MARY LANE SLOAN
Partner, REALTOR®, GRI®, ABR®, CRS®, SRES®, Ecobroker
Being a lifelong resident of Columbia, having grown up in the heart of Shandon, has given me a vast knowledge of the area and deep sense of pride for my community and it’s wellbeing. My daily focus is to better the lives of others whether in a real estate transaction, service opportunity, or leadership role.
It was my love of a close-knit community that led me Presbyterian College, where I obtained my degree in Elementary Education before returning to my hometown. After spending a few years working as a teacher, I quickly developed passion for real estate after buying investment properties with my husband. Through my own buying experience, I saw a true need for change in the profession. I knew that buyers needed more than a chauffeur and sellers needed more than a sign in their yard. By utilizing many of the skills that made me effective in the classroom, such as diligence, patience, problem solving, organization, and a positive attitude, I was able to help guide buyers and sellers, from all walks of life, through the home buying and/or selling process. I know first hand that buyers and sellers are looking for not only a sharp negotiator, but also a professional who can offer sound guidance, a patient ear, and the ability to stay level headed under pressure.
I love living in Columbia, and I am passionate about community service and community involvement through local organizations such as The Columbia Junior League, Presbyterian College Young Alumni Board, The USC Dance Board, The Midlands Homelessness Coalition. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, exercising, spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, and of course, watching the Gamecocks play football. Columbia is and will always be my home, and I am proud to have the opportunity to help make it yours.
What others are saying
They Were Incredible
Our agent, Mary Lane, and her team were incredible through the selling process. We felt the plan they laid out for selling our first home and the tools they use/provide to complete the sale made a huge difference. Mary Lane was extremely responsive and supportive. We have recommended Mary Lane and her team to several friends and neighbors who have also had wonderful experiences.
Mary Lane Sloan did a superb job in selling our home. We were very pleased with the professional and friendly service that was provided by everyone from The ART of Real Estate organization. Their level of organization and teamwork in selling my home was the best I have ever experienced. Every step of the way there was great communication regarding the process. Mary Lane Sloan has great knowledge of the Columbia market, and the work ethic to sell your home in a timely manner. We wish she had been the first agent we used; our home would have sold sooner if so. We will certainly recommend The ART of Real Estate to anyone wishing to sell or buy!
Mary Lane was very helpful and sold our house quickly at a price we thought was fair. The whole team made the process smooth and efficient. Everyone was very kind and quick to help!
Thank you, Mary Lane!
As a first-time home buyer, I am so fortunate to have worked with Mary Lane Sloan. She answered all my questions, explained things I didn’t know I needed to ask about, supported me through a couple of disappointments and helped me get into a fabulous home. I could not have asked for a better agent. Thank you, Mary Lane!
Her True Forte is Negotiations
Mary Lane was recommended to me by a trusted colleague at work when I first moved into the Columbia area. She turned out to have a great rapport with my wife and me, and took the time to give us an overview tour of the various Columbia neighborhoods. She was able to reconcile sometimes conflicting preferences to show us suitable candidate homes in an efficient manner. Her true forte is in the negotiation phase, which she managed very effectively. Thanks again, Mary Lane, for getting us our dream home!
Works Very Hard For Their Clients
Mary Lane was the best real estate agent I have ever used. She and her team executed a flawless purchase. I was never stressed or confused during the entire process. The ART Team works very hard for their clients, and it shows.
Mary Lane is an Expert
Mary Lane is an expert in this field and we were really able to rely on her expertise when buying the house. It’s been a long year searching but in the end, we’ve found the perfect home for us with her help! She is quick to respond and handle any questions we had and was able to jump quickly on a house that had a lot of interest. We are thankful for her and her team in helping us with every step of the way.
The ART Team is First Class
This was a wonderful experience for us. The ART of Real Estate team is completely first class. I would highly recommend this team to anyone buying a home.
Mary Lane exceeded our expectations! She was extremely prompt in answering emails & calls & always reached out to follow up when looking at houses and when he had any questions.
Reliable and Hardworking
I feel like Mary Lane is always available when you need her. She has helped my family find and sell on several different occasions, and has stayed consistent through each of them. I know I’m in good hands having Mary Lane as my family’s agent, and I know that she won’t give up until we are happy. I can’t thank her enough for all that she has done for us, and I would recommend her to anyone in need of a real estate agent who is both reliable and hardworking.