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
Mary Lane and her team are phenomenally professional. She was thorough in helping us with our home search and then even as we chose our home – she ensured that we got everything that we wanted. We had not even thought about a number of the details that she helped with. She is extremely punctual, friendly, and absolutely trustworthy. Before we purchased our home, she helped us sell our first home. We now think of her as a family friend.
So Impressed By Her Sincerity
We first met Mary Lane at an open house and were impressed by her sincerity. So we invited her to visit our home and interviewed her (and others) for the job at hand (selling our home). Her team – Brad Allen & Mary Lane conducted an informal and formal inspection, helped stage our home, and created a nicely designed listing. We received our first offer in three days – what we wanted with a clause to leave our home in 30 days. Mary Lane stepped in again to negotiate a bonus for us (since the buyer wanted to move in quickly), arranged for a professional attorney, and all the arduous stuff that goes into selling a home. She then did something we never expected – she helped us move into temporary housing and stayed in touch with us till she helped us purchase our dream home. Her access to the right resources is amazing and Mary Lane is an absolute professional.
Sold Our House In One Day
Mary Lane and her entire team did a great job at keeping us posted if changes, they were always in touch with us letting us know what was going on and sold our house in 1 day. I will highly recommend The Art to anyone looking to sell their house. They are friendly, professional and know their craft. We are very pleased with the service we received.
Mary Lane and The ART were awesome. Everything went very smoothly. Jenny and I were very satisfied.
I Trusted Her Completely
Mary Lane made each process so much easier than I expected. She is so knowledgeable about the buying and selling process, but also about builders and the Columbia real estate market. I trusted completely that she would help me make the right decision. I have recommended her to all my friends who are in the market for a house. The rest of her team was super responsive to all of my questions and kept the process moving smoothly.
We’re So Grateful!
Mary Lane made this transaction fast and easy for us! We are so grateful!
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!