An Absolute Privilege
Working with Michael was an absolute privilege. He was very attentive to all our requests and continuously found houses in our market and price range until we found the one that was right for us. He didn’t push houses or price points on us. He would schedule showings day or night and come prepared with all the information we needed to make a decision. Ultimately it was his craftsmanship in putting together our offer and not our offering price that won over the seller and landed us our new home over other offers. Truly we would not have been in our home without Michael. Thankful we got to work with him.
Mimi Was Fabulous!
Mimi was fabulous! She was able to adapt to our unique situation and ran with it. Moving from out of state was very stressful, but Mimi made sure everything in the buying process ran smoothly. She explained every step along the way and always made sure we felt comfortable. Mimi toured a home that just hit the market for us when we were in NY. She took so many photos and videos for us and we were able to get a great sense of the house. It ended up being the house we bought and we were so grateful she made it possible for us to “see” it!
She Had Our Bests Interest At Heart
There are not enough words to describe how grateful we are to Mary Courtney for guiding us through our first time house buying process! Although we went into the process feeling nervous and uniformed, those feelings quickly changed as soon as we met with Mary Courtney. She valued us and informed us and advocated for us every step of the way. She was available to show us many homes, and finally we found our perfect first home. She was so knowledgeable and it was evident she had our bests interest at heart. Inspections and the closing process could easily be a stressful process for some, but with Mary Courtney’s guidance and the information from the ART of Real Estate, the process was very smooth. We could not be more grateful!!
Brad was always available for questions and answers and had no issues with looking at all of the properties I wanted to see.
We had a tall order, moving our home and business from NH to SC. Mary Courtney guided us along the way with such great care and the experience of a pro. She always had access to her amazing team for all our unique questions and needs. I wouldn’t have wanted to go through this process with anyone else. Don’t let Mary Courtney’s sweet southern charm fool you, she is an on-the-ball agent who is efficient, responsive, knowledgable, and resourceful.
Followed Up Very Quickly
He followed up very quickly on everything we asked of him. If he did not have an answer to a question, he got us an answer very quickly. He worked beyond normal working hours to get what we needed.
Absolutely Loved Working with Michael
My husband and I recently purchased a home through Michael DeVita. We absolutely loved working with Michael. His calm, patient manner was a great help to us while we were looking for our first home. He walked us through the process step by step. We very much appreciate how easy he made this! It went quickly and seamlessly. We had a wonderful experience.
We are very happy we chose Michael as our realtor and absolutely recommend him to our friends and family.
Josee and Trevor Madison
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.
Helpful and Informative
Michael was very helpful, and answered our questions. Very informative to new home buyers.
Organized & Accommodating
Everything from start to finish was easy and organized. Sid was very accommodating, answering all of our questions, taking time to understand exactly what we were looking for, and making his schedule fit ours. He was with us every step of the way and made the home search and buying process as stress free as possible. We highly recommend Sid Mithal and The ART of Real Estate Team!
I was so impressed with the ART team from start to finish! Selling our home in 6 weeks seemed inconceivable. The pictures of our home were beautiful! I loved receiving a notice when someone entered our home. Bryan was always there to answer any questions and really worked to get us a contract. I love how everyone at The ART of Real Estate worked together for our benefit. I will recommend this team to everyone I know!
Always Available For Advice
The ART Team went above and beyond the call of duty for every aspect of our home buying process. Matt was excellent, and always available for advice. He was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Amazing and Extremely Helpful
Buying our first house was a great experience with The Art of Real Estate team! Mimi was amazing and extremely helpful! She answered all our questions, and even knew to check up on things we wouldn’t have even thought to. I am grateful for all her assistance and would love to buy a home with her again!
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.
We love Elizabeth!
We love Elizabeth! It’s like we’ve known her for years!
Everyone Was Friendly and Very Accessible
I absolutely loved working with Michael DeVita and the ART Team on finding a home that was perfect for me. The process seemed so easy – everyone I worked with was friendly and very accessible via e-mail, text, and phone. All of my questions were answered; I received great recommendations for a mortgage lender, inspections, and a closing attorney; and the whole process happened quickly and efficiently. Michael was fabulous at finding listings that fit my needs and was flexible and available to show places that I was interested in. He kept an open line of communication to update me with any and all information about listings and the buying process, and he was exceptionally helpful at finding out information from sellers and sellers’ agents. I would definitely work with them again and also recommend Michael and the ART Team to anyone looking for a home.
Very satisfied-always answered phone-was quick to answer with everything I requested – Would highly recommend Michael
Sid was Great
Sid was great. I appreciated everything he did. He was great with everything. He was always available. He always responded. He was excellent from beginning to the end.
Mary Lane and The ART were awesome. Everything went very smoothly. Jenny and I were very satisfied.
Professional, Patient, Honest, and Friendly
Elizabeth was professional, patient, available, honest, trustworthy and friendly. She worked with us under some of the most frustrating circumstances – trying to buy houses from difficult people. She was a joy to work with and we look forward to her finding my mother in law a house in the next year or so!
It’s hard to imagine a company with more attentiveness or better customer service.
The entire ART team made our first home purchase such a pleasant experience. It’s hard to imagine a company with more attentiveness or better customer service. Our agent, Bryan, went above and beyond to help us find the home of our dreams. He was always super organized and guided us through the entire process with a consultative approach. It was evident that he honestly cared about us and our desire to find a house we love. We will definitely be calling on Bryan and The ART of Real Estate for all our future real estate needs.
Mary Courtney Was Phenomenal
Mary Courtney was phenomenal throughout the process of buying my first home. She was patient and walked me through every step, advocating for me and making sure I was comfortable with what was happening. She made a potentially very stressful process much easier.
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.
Your Business and Happiness Are Top Priorities
Elizabeth Literati was an incredible partner on our exhausting journey to sell our current house (sold in 11 days) and buy a new house. We could not have asked for more patience, more zealous advocacy or a better personality. She shoots it straight and does everything she can to make the process easy and stress-free. She was available 24/7 to explain the process, encourage us and help us through whatever obstacle stood in our way. Elizabeth puts her clients first – making you feel like you, your business and your happiness are her top priorities. She sold my house in 11 short days and helped us find a new house – under difficult circumstances. She took the time to show us just about every house in Columbia that met our needs and worked her fingers to the bones to make the deals happen.
Bryan was an incredible agent throughout the entire buying process. He did a great job keeping me informed and explained all the nuances to me in way that was understandable and digestible. Bryan has a great sense of humor and enthusiasm that lessens the stress of the home buying experience. I was so grateful to have him as an agent throughout the process. I would recommend him to any friend, family member, or coworker for their real estate needs. Thanks for all of your hard work, Bryan!
Matt was very friendly and very quick to respond to any questions we had. We was also very knowledgeable and aware about every opportunities available.
Bryan did a great job keeping in contact with me and letting me know when things were completed or when he needed anything from me. If I happened to miss him, he would call me back ASAP. He is very reliable. I always had a great experience walking in the office, the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming.
We are completely happy and satisfied with your team at The ART of Real Estate. We highly recommend Becca Kelley to help you find your new home. Especially if your feeling nervous. She was available anytime we needed her and helped answer every question we had. Becca really listened to what we wanted in our new home and always provided. Thank you Becca for making this experience pleasant and less stressful than our experiences in the past:) Sincerely, Rick and Bonnie Mehl
We’re So Grateful!
Mary Lane made this transaction fast and easy for us! We are so grateful!
Mimi Had Our Best Interest In Mind
From day one, we knew that Mimi had our best interest in mind. Throughout the process she was there every step of the way, ensuring that everything was taken care of and we were happy. It was our first time buying a house and she made the process easy and painless.
First Class Agent
Mimi went above and beyond in helping us purchase our first home. She truly is a first class buyer’s agent.
Will Be Our Agent For Future Needs
Elizabeth is amazing! This was our first time buying a home, and we didn’t really know what to expect. Elizabeth listened to what we were looking for and helped us find the perfect home. We felt that she had our back every step of the way, and she has such a fun personality! I felt like I was calling up a friend any time we needed to ask her a question. We greatly appreciated her responsiveness and her professionalism. We could go on and on, but we will instead just say that Elizabeth will be our agent for all of our future real estate needs.
Amazing From Start to Finish
Mary Courtney was amazing from start to finish, she understood our needs, worked in our best interest the entire time and always kept us update on the process and where we stood. It was such an excellent and reassuring experience for first time home buyers.
Elizabeth did an amazing job helping us find a home! She went out even in the storm to look at a house last minute for us and helped us navigate the entire buying process with ease!
Couldn’t Have Wished For A Better Experience
My wife and I were first time home buyers and could not have wished for a better experience. Mimi Langford was a fantastic agent who was there for us every step of the way. She took care of every need and all of our requests. She was very knowledgeable of the process and kept us informed of everything immediately when it happened. We felt very reassured having her with us. The ART of Real Estate Team did a great job and different members stepped in to help with each part of the process. We were extremely pleased with the service they provided and would use them again.
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.
She’s a Rockstar
I’ve never heard of anyone being genuinely pleased with their real estate agent- but I can honestly say we were thrilled to work with Elizabeth. She educated us on the process, kept us informed as things progressed, and stayed upbeat and in our corner when things weren’t going as planned- as I’m told they so rarely do. She’s a rockstar.
We’re Forever Grateful for Bryan’s Dedication
We could not have asked for a better agent than Bryan Quinn. We feel as if Bryan has become a dear friend to us. For 10 months, Bryan showed us countless houses until we found just the right one. It took one or two showings for Bryan to know exactly what we were looking for. In fact, in the house that we purchased, my husband and I did not think that we were going to like it based off of the pictures. Bryan knew us better than we knew ourselves. After trusting him on needing to see the house, we fell in love and put an offer in on the house that night. During our home buying process, my husband and I also went through two major life altering events. Bryan was there not only for house buying support, but simply as a friend to pick us up and help us make it through. We are forever grateful for Bryan’s countless hours and dedication to helping us purchase our very first home!
Couldn’t Have Been Easier
Michael took time to show us everything we wanted to see and when we were ready he walked us through each step. It couldn’t have been easier for us as first time home buyers!
Mimi Did An Awesome Job
Mimi did an awesome job from the first day we met her and became clients. The overall experience from home searching to close is one that we are truly thankful to have experienced with Mimi and The Art Team. We are very happy and satisfied with the service she provided.
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!
Michael was an awesome agent, he went above and beyond when it was time to make our offer. He made it possible for us to get our dream house!
Michael Was A Constant Advocate For Us
Michael DeVita was our realtor as we relocated from the Upstate to Columbia. He was always quick to respond to our inquiries and most helpful while searching for the right house. We bought a new construction home in Blythewood and had several issues to address before closing. Michael was a constant advocate for us as we worked with the builder to fix the problems. I would use Michael again if we need a realtor in the further and would recommend him to anyone needing a realtor in the Columbia area.
The Team Approach was a Very Helpful Feature
The team approach meant that there was always someone I could connect with about questions or concerns at my convenience. I have a very erratic and unpredictable work schedule and so this was a very helpful feature of the process for me.
The pictures Jay made of the house were wonderful and showed it in the very best “light” possible. I believe this was critical to the quick sale of the home.
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!
An Absolute Pleasure
Sid was an absolute pleasure to work with. Explained everything in a way that was easy for us first time buyers to understand, kept us informed throughout the entire process, and was always available to answer any questions. Friendly and professional, with an excellent knowledge of the Columbia area. Sid was great at tailoring the search to exactly what we wanted, and we ended up in a home that we probably wouldn’t have found without him.
We Were Very Impressed With Bryan
My wife and I were very impressed with Bryan’s ability to help us find and close our new home. We had a pretty complicated deal: We were selling FSBO, and he helped us make an offer contingent on the sale of our old house. He had a excellent command of the local market and prepared a extensive pricing analysis on the home we found, which enabled us to come to terms at about $80k off the original list price.
I’ve already recommended Bryan to my sister and her husband who are first time home buyers, and would recommend him to anyone looking for a house in Columbia.
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.
The team did a excellent job from start to finish, any questions or concerns I had they were there to help instantly.
Wonderful Experience from Start to Finish
Absolutely loved working with Matt and the whole team! They explained every step of the process and I always felt taken care of. Wonderful experience from start to finish.
Elizabeth Did An Excellent Job
Elizabeth did an excellent job helping me and my wife find the perfect home for us! I was most impressed with how she read both of our wants/needs/desires and helped narrow down the search after only looking at a few houses with us! She also was instrumental in walking us through the process and making us comfortable with everything that has to happen when you purchase a new home. Overall her and her team were wonderful! I would recommend them to everyone!
Michael was absolutely fantastic!!! He was so helpful in walking us through the home buying process as a first time home buyer. He was always prompt in responding to questions and was always available when we needed him to be.
It Was A Joy
It was a joy to work with Michael. From the beginning, he communicated so well and explained the home buying process in a clear way. He found houses for us to look at that were in our price range, and they were what we were looking for. He made himself very available for us and was quick to update us during the whole process.
As a first time home buyer, I am glad to have worked with Matt and The ART of Real Estate team. Matt did a great job explaining the process and answering all of my questions. He went above and beyond many times. Having Jason and the closing team assist after finding a home was a tremendous value.
Michael is an Outstanding Agent
Michael was an outstanding agent. As first time home buyers we greatly relied on him to walk us through the process. He did so swimmingly, gaining our trust and have our best interest at heart from the first appointment. We will be recommending Michael to everyone we know based on his knowledge and professionalism!
Using The ART of Real Estate made the process go smooth. We never had to be home to let anyone in. All documents could be signed by email. Any questions we had we felt we could email Matt at anytime of the day. I would greatly recommend them to anyone buying or selling a home. We would not have purchased the home we bought if it wasn’t for The ART of Real Estate.
Our experience with Mary Courtney and The ART of Real Estate was an amazing welcome to the Columbia, SC community. You all not only found us a perfect house but introduced us to the community. We feel so lucky to have found The ART of Real Estate.
My Experience Was Great
My experience with The ART of Real Estate team was great! They made the process of buying my first home comfortable and easy!
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 Courtney was awesome!
As a first time homebuyer, I was a little intimidated by the home buying process. That was until I got with The ART of Real Estate. Everyone was incredibly knowledgeable and Mary Courtney was awesome! She made me a priority and we were able to find my house on the first day. If you’re looking to buy, this is definitely the way to go.
Looked Out For Our Best Interests
I can’t say enough about Elizabeth! She is extremely knowledgeable, personable and was always very quick to respond to questions.
Elizabeth provided a guide to home buying that really explained each step in the process which I found very helpful.
Purchasing a home when you are out of state can be a challenge, but with Elizabeth’s help and guidance, we were able to close on time, without issue. In addition, she was always looking out for our best interests, which was very much appreciated.
We will be back in touch once we are ready to purchase our next home, for sure!
Set Our Home Apart
Elizabeth and the entire ART team went above and beyond our expectations during the sale of our home. In fact, following the marketing process, we had a full-price offer on our home within two weeks! What impressed us even more was that we put our home on the market during the Christmas season and were told that it still might be a month or two before any serious interest was shown. The pictures, 360-tour, and other marketing tools were obviously exactly what was necessary to set us apart for our buyers.
Elizabeth remained in contact with us throughout the entire process up until closing. And with closing, there were some serious obstacles for our buyers. Still, Elizabeth kept us up-to-date, and she and the ART team did everything humanly possible to keep us on track for our closing date. And we closed on the date originally scheduled, in spite of what, at one point, seemed to be insurmountable odds.
We have sold and bought houses using other real estate agents and agencies before. But we have never been treated as respectfully and with kind of attention and humanity that Elizabeth Literati and The ART of Real Estate team showed us. We have been telling anyone we know about them and handing out cards when possible. And when we find our next home, we will be calling Elizabeth and the ART team once again.
Faster Response and Greater Availability
The ART of Real Estate team is just that – a team. Why is this important? Faster response times and greater availability. The pre-listing meetings, guidance and process were exceptional and I believe that elevated the fast traffic as well as the quick sale. Working with Matt Carroll is easy, as he always makes himself available, but more importantly, he’s seasoned and makes the process seamless.
Great Customer Service
Michael was great with customer service. Thank you for all the tools and attention to ensure a smooth process!
Caring and Attentive
Bryan went above and beyond our expectations and we could not have asked for a more caring and attentive realtor. He made house hunting very painless and we very much appreciate his patience with us. Buying a home is a very personal experience and Bryan was very good at never making us feel like any of our preferences were insignificant. We will be happy to recommend him and The ART of Real Estate to any one we know that is looking for a home.
Made Us Feel VERY Welcome
We moved down from Virginia and we can’t say enough about Matt and the whole staff and everyone that was referred to us. They are the best. Matt went above and beyond showing us around Columbia. Everyone has made us feel VERY welcome to the state of South Carolina.
Appreciated The Detailed Instructions
The ART of Real Estate makes the home search process easy and stress-free. I really appreciate (as a first-time homebuyer) the detailed instructions we received and the binder of useful information.
We Felt Very Comfortable
We could not be more satisfied with Mary Courtney. She was exceptional in every facet of the process. We felt very comfortable working with her and found her to be one of the most trustworthy people we’ve ever met.
Mary Courtney was absolutely the best! She is great to work with. I would recommend her to anyone and will definitely use her again.
We were extremely impressed with how Elizabeth and ART handled the sale of our home. The entire process went smoothly and we can’t think of anything we would have done differently. We will absolutely be contacting them for any future real estate opportunities and will recommend them to friends.
Very Knowledgeable In The Market
It has been a pleasure to work with The ART of Real Estate team. Especially being a buyer from out of state. Our agent, Matt Carroll, is very knowledgeable in the market.
A Real Pleasure
They made the whole process really easy for us. Matt was really helpful and a real pleasure to work with.
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.
Always Helpful and Friendly
Mary Courtney was amazing! Always helpful and friendly. She didn’t stop until she found us the right property especially since we didn’t know the area. It was a pleasure working with her and she made the whole process so much better than I had expected. Everything went smoothly and without any delay. This was exceptionally great because it was the holidays.
From the very start, I knew that I had made a great decision in choosing the ART team to help me find my first home. Within minutes of reaching out for more info via email, Brad had me hooked up with my realtor Michael. Within a week, I had an offer in on a house… and it fell through. Michael was so sweet and encouraging – he even sent me a little Starbucks gift card as a pick-me-up! Another great house came along and I started to feel overwhelmed by the whole inspection and mortgage process. But again, it was Michael and Brad to the rescue, providing me with their expert advice and opinions while not being overly pushy. Michael provided top notch recommendations for my mortgage broker, inspectors, and attorney, too. Now, I am finally a home owner and I couldn’t be happier! I would highly recommend Michael and the ART team to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Columbia area!
Michael Is An Amazing Agent
Michael was an amazing real estate agent. His thoroughness and determination to find us a house that was perfect for us made this experience great. I am confident in saying that without Michaels assistance, we would not have found the home we desperately wanted, and would still be renting an apartment. The team as a whole made this experience as stress free as it could be considering, and their willingness to help us and answer our phone calls no matter the day or time shows that they truly cared for us. Thank you for everything!
From the very start of our search for a new home, Michael was emailing us new homes on the market and working with us diligently to set up showings. Since we started our search in a different state, we needed someone who would work with our schedules and be ours eyes while we were away-that was Michael to a tee! He did an amazing job making our house hunt as enjoyable and stress free as he could. Overall, we feel like Michael did an excellent job helping us find our home. I would recommend Michael and The Art of Real Estate to anyone looking in the Columbia area and would use him and his team in the future.
Pleasure to Work With
Matt went way above and beyond what any other agent has ever done for me in the past. He helped take care of renovations to get my house ready to sell and kept me informed throughout the entire process. He, along with the rest of the ART team, were a pleasure to work with and I will continue to use them for all my real estate needs in the future.
Wouldn’t Buy or Sell with Anyone Else
The whole ART Team is amazing and beyond helpful! Mary Lane helped me purchase my house and then, years later, also sell it (very quickly I might add). The team made the purchase and selling process virtually painless for me and always took the time to explain anything I didn’t fully understand. Every single team member was responsive and on top of any issues that came up. I would highly recommend Mary Lane and the team and wouldn’t buy or sell with anyone else in Columbia! Thanks ART Team – it was wonderful working with you!
I Appreciate All That Your Team Did
I appreciate all that your team did. The sale of our house was a long and arduous process. We had one failed sale and the latest one almost fell through but your team salvaged it and we finally sold our house.
Painless and Stress Free
The process of buying a house with The ART of Real estate was painless and stress free! Our agent Elizabeth was always on top of the buying process and quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had. The whole transaction was so incredibly smooth, thanks in part to the team approach. My husband and I could not be more pleased!
Helped Us Understand the Process
Mary Lane was awesome! She was so easy to keep in contact with, and she always put our interests first! The rest of the team was just as professional and timely! When we hit a snag with our first house, Mary Lane and her team did the very best to fix the issue, or to help us restart our home search. Being first time home buyers, we had a lot of questions as we did not really know what to expect. The coordinators were awesome in helping us understand the process and helping us out. We would/will highly recommend this real estate company!
Having not sold a house in 23 years it was a great experience to find someone that is as knowledgeable as MaryLane, with the professional expertise to hold my hand during the entire process. The predictions, judgement skills, knowledge of the realtor/real-estate business is remarkable. MaryLane is able to calm me at times of stress, energize when needed, and provide support throughout the process. Her punctual responses and fast pace ability to help is most helpful. I am glad for not only MaryLane’s support but the entire team and their knowledge.
Most important is the pre-sales inspection of the house. The time for inspectors, investigation and testing is great. It gives owners the opportunity to make repairs and make decisions. Fantastic service. The owner inspections are less problematic after the pre-sales inspection.
Any question or concern Mary Lane would respond IMMEDIATELY whether a text, phone call or email. No waiting for an answer. We listened to her advice and acted on it. Bottom line- the house sold quickly and with a minimal amount of stress. Thank you Mary Lane and team for your professionalism.
Highlighted Experience and Professionalism
We absolutely loved Mary Lane. She made the house buying process so smooth. My husband and I were actually buying two houses at the same time….One in SC (Mary Lane) and one in GA (another agent). Dealing with another agent really highlighted just how experienced and professional Mary Lane is and how much she and The ART of Real Estate helped us manage throughout the house buying process in SC.
The Team Made All The Difference
After struggling with other realtors not being responsive, not showing up, etc we contacted Mary Lane Sloan. She was very professional, responsive, and guided us through every step of selling our home. The whole team was great and always courteous. We received an offer within 5 days of our house being listed. I know it was the real estate team that made all the difference. It’s such a relief to have our house sold and we are very grateful for everything Mary Lane Sloan and the team did for us.
Had a Contract in 2 Days
We shopped real estate firms before making the move to list our home. Each morning I passed the Art’s office on Millwood, and as I began our search, I decided to look at them. I was impressed to find the positive feedback on Zillow. We liked the plan Mary Lane had for our house, and the execution went off without a hitch – we had a contract in 2 days, and closed a month later. With the contract in place, it was great to have the team there to answer questions and guide us through the inspection process all the way to closing. We are impressed!
Provided Excellent Guidance
I cannot say enough good things about your team! Matt in particular was extremely knowledgeable and provided excellent guidance every step of the way. He truly made my move from out of state as easy as possible. I will be recommending your team, and him specifically, to anyone I meet looking to buy or sell in the future.
Definitely will recommend
Thank you, it has been a wonderful experience. We will definitely recommend you to our friends & family.
Smooth house hunting & buying process
Matt was incredible. He made house hunting and the buying process smooth. The ART of Real Estate was honestly the best. Thank you!
The best realtors we have encountered
My family was moving from out of state and the ART team did a fantastic job. They were amazing in this process. This is the third home we have purchased, and they were the best realtors we have encountered.
Above and beyond help
Matt Carroll went above and beyond in helping me find my desired house. His knowledge in the real estate industry was a valuable asset.
Very pleased, will use again
We were both very pleased with all of the help with The ART of Real Estate. We will definitely use you again in the future! Excellent service!
Matt is great
Matt is great! He was always very truthful and helpful. I would recommend him to anyone who is thinking of buying a house in the future.
Easy first time home buying experience
I would highly recommend Matt & the Art of Real Estate. Being a first time buyer, I was worried about how the process would go, but they made this whole process easy. I felt like all of my questions were answered and explained in terms that I could understand. I am very pleased with how this went.
Wonderful overall experience
The overall experience was wonderful. I would recommend your agency to everyone in the future that I know who would plan on moving.
I Could Count On Him
Matt is a great agent that worked around the family’s schedule to search for homes. Throughout the process I could count on him returning my emails, text or phone calls when I had a questions. His knowledge in the Real Estate and process really made me feel confident that he represented me as the buyer. Numerous occasions I had issues with the seller and instead of saying, that’s how it is, he dug into and got me the answers or made it right. Sometimes I think I was an aggressive client, but he was patience and tolerated my demands. I would definitely refer him to represent other clients because of his work ethics and plethora of knowledge about Real Estate. The family and I appreciate it a lot Matt and congratulations on your new born.
Easy & Stress Free
The ART team is amazing! Mary Lane and the team made selling our house a very easy and stress free process.
Kept Us Moving Forward
There were several negotiations necessary with the Seller due to findings of the home inspector. Mary Lane remained upbeat and kept us moving forward to solve the obstacles as they arose.
On Top Of It
She was always on top of it! She took all of the stress out of moving, and made us feel like everything was taken care of. She help in ways that wasn’t a realtor’s job to follow up with the items but she did it anyway! We are very new to the area and she understood that and helped us.
We Struck Gold with Mary Lane
We struck gold with Mary Lane as our agent. Having relocated from the northeast and being completely foreign to Columbia, Mary Lane provided us every tip and detail to the area that could only come from someone who has spent a lifetime here. She worked tirelessly to help us find and negotiate the perfect home that could meet our growing family’s needs – and did so with unwavering patience and positivity. We wholeheartedly recommend Mary Lane and her team at The ART of Real Estate.
Great Attention to Detail
Mary Lane & the rest of the team were quick to respond to questions or concerns & paid great attention to detail. They exceeded our expectations and were a pleasure to work with.
Smooth and Positive Experience
We were so fortunate to happen upon The ART of Real Estate and Bryan for our home buying needs! It was a smooth and positive experience thanks to Bryan. He was always positive and end helpful with every part of our searching and purchasing! His Team ethic was a very encouraging part of his attitude toward keeping us informed in every aspect of the process.
We enjoyed every trip and viewing of homes. Bryan was very patient with us and worked hard to help us find the home that met every part of our needs! We recommend The Art of Real Estate and Bryan to anyone who I searching for a new home!
Pleased with the Outcome
We weren’t even sure about listing the house when we met with Mary Lane and Brad. Based on their extensive knowledge of the market, we entrusted them with our listing, and were very pleased with the outcome. They coached us through the inevitable hiccups, and closed the deal in short order.
We were very pleased with the level of service the Art team provided. Through a stressful series of transactions, Mary Lane, Brad, Jason and the team were available to coach us through the process and respond to questions quickly and efficiently.We would recommend them to anyone.
Mary Lane and the team were great. They did an outstanding job helping us determine the right price for the house, marketing it, and getting the deal done. They were very helpful walking us through the ins and outs of all the documents and procedures. My wife and I were very happy with our experience with Mary Lane and the ART team.
Alleviated the Stress
Mary Lane did a wonderful job helping us navigate several obstacles selling our previous house so we could purchase the new house. She and the ART team were helping in alleviating a lot of our stresses.
Mary Lane was very knowledgeable of the areas we were looking in, and took the time to learn what it was we wanted. She was very helpful and patient throughout the whole process, and always available.
Helpful, Responsive and above all, Friendly!
Mary Lane went above and beyond to keep us in the loop on things and make sure that we were satisfied with the process. She’s a great agent and did a really wonderful job of rolling with the punches (and we had a few unforeseen punches along the way).
Everyone with ART has been helpful, responsive and above all, friendly! We have truly enjoyed this process and working with your team!
Perfect Combination of Comfort & Professionalism
I loved the perfect combination of comfort and professionalism that they achieve. I felt well taken care of but not over burdened. It was a good amount of information that was provided regularly and I appreciated the occasional phone call to help understand the information. I also appreciated that my opinion was respected while professional opinions were offered as well. Great experience!
Knowledgeable and Informative
When I decided to buy a home I knew little to nothing about Columbia. My agent, Matt, was very knowledgeable and informative to me about Columbia. His dedication to my needs in a house was beyond measures and he was dedicated to see me make the right decisions. Matt was very professional and gave me advice that I don’t think I would of got with any other agent. Thank you Art team and more of all, thank you Matt Carroll for helping me be a part of the American dream.
Smooth and Enjoyable
I entered the home buying process with little knowledge but everyone at The ART of Real Estate met me and my wife right where we were at and made the entire experience very smooth and enjoyable. No question was too small or phone call pushed aside. My wife and I now own a home that we love!
Always Accessible & Worked Hard
Our experience with ART and Mary Lane was great. She worked closely with us to make sure we were well informed and made the best decision we could. She was always accessible and worked hard to get us into the house we wanted. We will definitely be using ART and Mary Lane again for the next move!
Supportive and Caring
Mary Lane was not only professional and knowledgeable but also supportive and caring. She took time to understand what we wanted and helped find a property that uniquely fit us. I was very surprised at her patience and willingness/promptness to go see a property at any given time, even if it was only one that day. We are very happy to pass along her name to anyone buying or selling in the Midlands.
Above & Beyond
Excellent service; Bryan went above and beyond in his attention to detail and to bringing these purchases to closing.
I will always recommend Matt Carroll.
I am a first time home buyer. I had no expectations as to what a realtor was to offer me. I always assumed that they were in a business to make as much money on a sale as they could. With Matt Carroll I could not have been more wrong. Matt worked around my schedule to set up an initial meet and which he explained that above all else, he worked for me. He made the home buying process enjoyable and relatively quick. He even steered us away from some houses that would have made him more money because he knew exactly what we were looking for and was so knowledgeable of the areas that the houses were in. He knew the reputable home builders and he knew of certain HOW’S that were a little overbearing. He always kept us informed and went out of his way to get us any and all information and help. The biggest compliment came from the seller’s agent at closing. He privately told us that Matt is the absolute most professional agent he has ever worked with and it is Matt that gives them real estate agents a good name. I will always recommend Matt Carroll. I’d be thoroughly surprised if there was a better Realtor out there.
Mary Lane was an incredible blessing
We felt incredibly blessed to have Mary Lane as our agent. She was amazing throughout the entire process of selling our home. We had a very high opinion of Mary Lane before we retained her, and yet she consistently exceeded our high expectations. She was always incredibly responsive, hard-working, thoughtful, kind, considerate, professional, and patient. The advice she gave us was well-considered, and her wise counsel always proved to be correct. During the process of selling our home, we experienced a family health crisis. We were very distracted, and I can’t imagine how anyone could have helped us through the transaction process better than Mary Lane. She displayed excellent judgment and initiative. She innately knew how much information we needed and how much would be distracting. We truly felt that we were more than just Mary Lane’s clients. We will always be grateful to her, and we cannot recommend her highly enough.
Innovative company from A – Z
Innovative company from A – Z. Very pleased with the services provided…takes the stress out of the overall process. Great people and will highly recommend to friends and family.
Brilliant Support! As out of town buyers we relied heavily on Mary Lane’s guidance and recommendations. She was so patient throughout the process, listening to our needs and helping us navigate the ever changing waters of the real estate market. She was always prepared with market research, trends and sound advice that helped us make informed decisions. The journey took us to all four corners of Columbia and once we decided on a house, she acted on our behalf every step of the way. Mary Lane’s professionalism and acute business acumen are equal to her lovely personality. You will be confident that every detail is being considered and attended too when The Art of Real Estate is acting on your behalf. It is without hesitation that we recommend Mary Lane Sloan and her team to assist you with all your real estate needs. Superb!
Drove a Hard Bargain
Let me tell you about my experience with The ART of Real Estate, specifically with Bryan Quinn…
What initially attracted me to The ART of Real Estate was the up-to-date website with a young, professional team. I wanted the expertise of a team that would cater to a young professional in Columbia.
I was connected with Bryan and right off the bat, he and I hit it off. I gave him some general parameters and he immediately went to work with a bunch of potential houses.
What I really have to commend Bryan on was when I actually did make an offer on a house. Because of personal circumstances and the demands of the builder/seller, I’m pretty sure we originally only had 30 days of negotiation and closing…which is incredible and unheard of. There were multiple times during the negotiation and closing process that Bryan had to “rescue” the deal. In the end, we closed on the deal roughly 45 days after making an offer with $8,000 in concessions we originally bargained for.
At closing, the builder congratulated both Bryan and I of “driving a hard bargain” and getting “one of the better deals of 2015 he had to offer.”
Nothing Less Than Amazing
I was highly impressed with Mary Lane. She took my bad experience listing my home with another agent and turned it into something I have no regrets or disappointments in listing with this team. Everyone from The ART of Real Estate team made this experience very easy and pleasant. I was not available to handle a lot of issues and Mary Lane took care of every situation and resolved every issue in a very timely manner. She is nothing less than amazing. The complete team was absolutely the reason why my home sold at all.
Very Patient & Talked Everything Through
I cannot thank Bryan enough for all his help. I work a crazy schedule, so it was so nice to know I could email Bryan no matter the time of day and he would respond if not immediately, then early in the morning. He was very patient and always willing to sit down and talk about what was going on and what the next step was. If he didn’t know an answer he made sure he found it and communicated it back. I greatly appreciated him setting up all the contractors appointments to repair the home before closing. I don’t know how he managed to make the impossible possible, but he did! I also want to thank anyone else in the agency who helped out that I was unable to meet.
More Than We Expected
Our experience has been more than we have expected! The entire team were knowledgeable and responsive to ensure the process was followed very quickly. Constant contact was awesome! Would definitely recommend to others in the future! Awesome job!
Pictures, Website, and All Marketing Efforts First Rate
Matt Carroll saved us 2,500.00 dollars at closing by spotting an error no one else caught. Also, our termite company refused to honor their termite bond and Matt negotiated successfully on our behalf. Matt made himself available 24 hours a day. Matt Carroll has continued to share his knowledge after the sale of our old home and purchase of our new home. Pictures, website and all of their marketing efforts first rate.
Flexible and Efficient
Mary Lane and The ART of Real Estate were amazing both as individuals and also working as a team. They made the home buying experience enjoyable and as low stress as it could be, especially for the first time buyers. They were always happy and optimistic about all the options, and very flexible and efficient with the appointments.
I loved working with The ART of Real Estate. They worked tirelessly to help me get through my first home buying experience. I would definitely recommend them.
Like Working with Family
The Team made this experience much like working with family. Thank you so much for helping two seniors with such a life changing move. From the first day we felt that we had made the right choice in Realtors.
Brad Did An Excellent Job
Brad did an excellent job selling our house and negotiating the purchase of our new home. He assumed responsibility as our real estate agent when Mary Lane went on maternity leave. He was able to manage our expectations and provide sufficient communication to appease us during what we would consider an extremely high stress situation.
Knowledgeable in All Areas
Mary Lane and the whole ART team were fantastic to work with! They are very knowledgeable in all areas of buying and selling and everything in between! I would highly recommend their services!
A Pleasure to Work With
Paige and the entire ART team were a pleasure to work with! They are all very knowledgeable about all aspects involved in buying and selling! I would highly recommend them!
I Couldn’t Have Asked for a Better Guide
I am ecstatic with my new house! AND I can’t say enough good things about my real estate agent, Justin. He was extremely attentive and patient, no question was too foolish and no request too large. To say he went above and beyond isn’t doing his efforts justice. He had my back at every turn, went to bat for me with brokers and inspectors, and even stepped up to do others’ jobs at times in order to keep us on schedule. While buying a house was one of the most stressful times of my life, I couldn’t have asked for a better guide. I am immeasurably pleased with the quality of care I received and would recommend Justin and The ART of Real Estate to everyone!
Always Available to Answer Questions
The ART Team was AWESOME!!!! They were always available and answered questions and guided us through the complete buying experience.
Very Friendly and Helpful in Many Ways
My experience with Paige has been fabulous! We have been looking at homes for over a year- even before I moved to Columbia! She has been very helpful in recommending a mortgage lender as well as an excellent inspector, HVAC and termite companies and people that can help with repairs and painting. Moving to a new city where you are unfamiliar with surroundings and do not know anyone is daunting. She has been very friendly and helpful in many ways! I will recommend you guys.
Great to Work With!
Mary Lane, Brad, and Jason were great to work with on selling my house. Anytime that I had a question or concern, they responded quickly. The previous agent I had, did very little work in marketing my property, but The ART Team jumped right in and presented a solid approach and sold my house within a month. I wish I could use them on my new home purchase out of state. Great team effort!
Very Satisfied With Our Experience
Mary Lane and the rest of the team go above and beyond. We are very satisfied with our experience!!
Made the Process As Easy as it Could Be
I had the pleasure of working with Mary Lane Sloan and Bryan Quinn. They both made the process as easy as it could be for the buyer side even with dealing a terrible seller and ever worst sellers agent. Even though Mary Lane just had a newborn during this process she was still accessible and helped with dealing all the obstacles the seller threw our way. Bryan was also very professional and helpful and took over the full responsibility while Mary Lane was out. I applaud both of these agents and Brad Allen for having the patience and integrity for standing up for me as the buyer when the seller refused to complete repairs after already agreeing to them. This team helped guard me from what a true nightmare they were dealing with on the sellers side and took a lot of stress off me knowing they were handling everything in my best interest. I look forward to working with them again the next time I purchase a house, and will recommend them to al l other buyers I know! I also hope the sellers agent took a few notes on how to do her job after dealing with real professionals like Mary Lane Sloan and Bryan Quinn.
Made the Processes As Easy As Possible
Mary Lane is amazing. Her attention to detail and knowledge of everything from buying to selling is outstanding. Mary Lane guided us and helped us make decisions where needed. We highly recommend Mary Lane because of her professionalism and ease of communication. She made our buying and selling experiences as smooth as possible and always made sure we were taken care of every step of the way. Jennifer was great to work with when listing our house. She acted fast on everything to ensure all aspects were accounted for and covered. Jason was awesome with all the closing details and coordinating everything perfectly. He was also great at answering our questions in a timely manner as they arose. Brad made sure nothing ever skipped a beat. Anytime there was what we considered a hiccup, he was right on the spot making sure everything kept moving smoothly. Thank you to all of the ART Team members who treat their clients the very best. You all make the processes as easy as possible and it is much appreciated.
Mary Lane and the rest of The ART Team were very responsive throughout the shopping and closing process. Their attention to detail made me feel confident in their work as agents from the first meeting with Mary Lane where she provided me with extensive materials on each stage of the home buying process through to the closing package. I would certainly recommend them to others and in fact already have!
Delightful to Work With
Mary Lane was delightful to work with. She was very knowledgable, friendly, and patient as she guided my wife and me through many different neighborhoods and houses in search of the right home for us. We would definitely recommend her to others.
Smart, Kind, Thorough, and Sharp as a Tack
We had such a great buying experience, and we attribute that completely to Mary Lane. She is smart, kind, thorough, and sharp as a tack. There are so many factors that go into being a good realtor and Mary Lane’s got them all in spades. Grateful for her knowledge of the market, as well as her attention to detail. Her team at The ART of Real Estate was on the ball, letting nothing slip through the cracks. We are so pleased with them, and we love our new home. Highly recommend Mary Lane and The ART Team!
Willing to fight for you
We worked with Mary Lane Sloan and her team to buy our first home. We appreciated her quick responsiveness and her willingness to fight for us as buyers and not just try to make a sale. We would definitely work with her again without hesitation.
Professional, Organized, and Very Prepared
Mary Lane was professional, organized, and very prepared. She walked us through the process and answered all our questions. We loved our experience with her and the whole team! Thank you so much!!
Made us a priority
We highly recommend Mary Lane Sloan and her team at The ART of Real Estate. Mary Lane is from the Columbia area and is very knowledgable of the properties. She made finding the perfect home for us a priority.
Friendly and Professional
Mary Lane and her team did a great job meeting with us when we could go look at houses. They were experts in what they did and worked hard to make sure that we made it into our house in the time frame we had discussed. Always friendly and professional they helped us through the stressful process of buying our first house with ease. If we buy a house where they work we’ll be working with Mary Lane and her team again!
Goes the Extra Mile
I would definitely recommend to my friends. The ART of Real Estate really goes the extra mile and keeps you informed. Best buying experience EVER!!
Memorable and Stress Free Experience
The ART of Real Estate made this such a memorable and stress free experience! Would absolutely recommend for future buyers/sellers!
Matt did a phenomenal job of making sure things did not get too stressful and always had answers to my many questions.
Mary Lane is fantastic. She was so patient with us on our first home buying experience. I’ve already recommended her to two other friends.
She was available at all hours of the day and always tried to fit us even (even with just an hours notice). Great experience!!
Supportive and Confident
This process was long but the professionalism of the mortgage company and Matt made it easy for me. I’m very happy with the support and confidence of The ART of Real Estate. Thank you all!
Suggest to Everyone
Matt was such a great realtor and made the entire process a breeze. I would suggest the company to everyone.
I have sold one house and bought one with The ART of Real Estate. I could not have better people represent me. You hope to get folks who are completely committed to your interest. That’s what I got each time. Thank you.
Helpful and Patient
The agent at the company was very helpful and patient with me and my wife as we moved across country from the West to the East. We spent multiple days looking at home in different sides of Columbia and he was able to give us information about each area. When it came time to put in an offer, he gave us realistic expectations, (we were first time home buyers) but let us control what we wanted to ask for throughout the negotiations.
The ART of Real Estate has it all – a fantastic team who work together to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. They have technology, advertising, photography, professionalism and efficiency nailed. From the time we met with them to list our home to the closing, there was never a time that I couldn’t get a question answered or a situation handled. They are fabulous in every way and so well connected with other professionals that our home sold in one day and we closed on it 32 days later. Amazing company with amazing people who truly know and embrace customer service at its finest. Thank you The ART of Real Estate!
Provided Expert Advice
The ART of Real Estate flawlessly executed the sale of our home in 2 days and the purchase of another. They listened to what we wanted, provided expert advice and was readily available throughout the process. Brad, Jason and the rest of the team enabled the easiest closings we have ever been through. They seem to love what they do, care about their clients and thus provide some of the best service we have ever witnessed. We would wholeheartedly recommend them for any real estate endeavor! We would absolutely use them again, except for the fact that we love our new home so much!
Attentive to Issues
Mary Lane Sloan and The ART Team are fantastic. They are so responsive and work hard to find just what you need. They are always looking for the next progressive idea but not just the flashy ones. Also, you never feel abandoned after the process is over- they are just as attentive to issues or questions that may come up after closing. Highly recommend
Had Our Best Interest at Heart
It was great working with Mary Lane from The ART of Real Estate. She was thorough and quick to respond to any emails or phone calls. We really feel that she had our best interest at heart and could not be happier with our experience.
Very Professional and Organized
Very professional and organized. Amazing responsiveness. One of the top performing team in town. As my buyers agent, Ms. Sloan did a very good job of keeping me informed and advising me of my options.
Pleasure to Work With
Mary Lane Sloan is a pleasure to work with. She not only knows the area, the value of houses in the area, and how to seamlessly close on a house, but she does it all with grace, humor, and efficiency. She is a consummate professional with her knowledge and responsiveness. I highly recommend buying or selling your house with Mary Lane Sloan.
Very In Tune to Customer Needs
We worked with Mary Lane Sloan at The ART of Real Estate when we decided that we were going to buy a house. We found her to not only be extremely knowledgeable about the area, but also very in tune to her customers needs, in terms of price points, neighborhoods that suit them and their level of expertise in the home buying process (we were newbies and needed a lot of help!). She and The ART Team stayed in touch with us all throughout the process, helped answer questions that we had and assisted in the negotiating and closing process in every way that we needed. Even though it’s been a few months since we bought the house and have now moved in, she makes it a point to check in on us from time to time! Working with her and The ART Team was a pleasure, and we would absolutely recommend them!
Willing to go Above and Beyond
Paige found me my dream home in less than 48 hours! It is perfect and she and her team negotiated a fantastic price for me, as well as repairs that needed to be completed before I purchased the home. I will be using her team to list my current home soon and am confident they will be able to sell it for me. If I ever decide to buy another home I will use Paige as well. I can’t speak highly enough of her, her true love of her job, and her willingness to go beyond what I could have ever asked of her.
Patient and Courteous
We had a long slow experience choosing just the right house but Paige Edwards, our agent, showed extreme patience and courtesy with us through the entire process. Not to mention she was knowledgeable, capable, and thought of every tiny detail & guided us through the process with great expertise. I can recommend her real estate services with no hesitation & would definitely use her again.
I find The ART of Real Estate to be a rarity in this business because they are professional, courteous, honest, and efficient — all while achieving results. In this regard, The ART of Real Estate is not a real estate firm that places your listing on the MLS and then just sits around. They work hard for leads and it shows. Heck, one of their agents — Mary Lane Sloan — found me a new house and had my existing home under contract in less than a month!
The ART of Real Estate’s best trait, however, is communication. From day one, they constantly keep you updated not just on your home, but also market conditions, comps, etc. via personal and digital contact. The ART of Real Estate also diligently follows up with prospects to ascertain what they did and did not like about your house. Adjustments are then made to remedy any consistent negative feedback.
Simply stated: I have worked with numerous real estate agents in the past, but The ART of Real Estate has thus far outperformed them all. I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone serious about selling your house or finding a new home. Because The ART of Real Estate is definitely serious about helping you!
Professional and Knowledgeable
Paige Edwards helped us have a great home buying experience. She was professional and knowledgeable in all aspects. Working patiently with us from April to September, we were pleased with her efforts.
A Pleasure to Deal With
The team at The ART of Real Estate were a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend them. The process was smooth and they were very responsive at each step along the way. Call them and you won’t be disappointing!
Patient and Go the Extra Mile
The ART of Real Estate team is not only top notch in keeping abreast of the real estate market and advertising property if you have a house to sell, they are patient and go the extra mile to take care of any issues that might arise and explain to you what your alternatives are. They are very knowledgeable about the process of selling property and are willing to help calm any concerns you might have as a seller or buyer. There are many issues can can come up at the last minute in real estate transactions but they are patient and lend moral support and quality expertise. I recommend this group with no reservations.
Prompt and Knowledgeable
Mary Lane is the best agent in the Midlands. Her response time is always prompt. She is knowledgeable about every neighborhood and area in town. We were first time home buyers and she made the process easy and fun!
I think this is a great, great company. They sold my house in a month and a half, while another had my listing for four months and I never got an offer.
So much of real estate is nice faces who do very little. Here you have a dynamic company which actually matches smiles with the hard work to sell your house!
Team is a Well Oiled Machine
Always went above and beyond to work with us during the sale process. The whole team is a well oiled machine and understand the local market. We were out of town owners of a rental property and the team worked with me and my sometimes less than accommodating tenants to find a buyer for our property and close the deal.
Available at all Times
Very pleased with my agent. She was available for me at all times. Always responded back with me when I had questions and concerns. Her ease about what she know really made a difference to me being that I know I am not as patience as one should be under certain circustanances and situations.
Made my Dream Come True
I would like to “thank” Justin Drafts for helping make my dream of purchasing a home come true. He went above & beyond for me to get exactly what I wanted. If you’re in the market I would suggest and recommend Justin hands down.
Knows the Ins and Outs of Columbia
We purchased two homes and sold one home in Shandon. Our Realtor (Mary Lane Sloan) quickly understood what we were looking for and found us the perfect place. Twice!!
Mary Lane also sold our home before it ever came on the market. She knows the ins and outs of Columbia and has every imaginable tradesman on standby ready to assist getting things wrapped up quickly and professionally.
Highly recommend Mary Land and the ART Team.
Professional, Positive, and Responsive
The ART of Real Estate was highly recommended to us by two very close friends, one who sold a house and one who bought a house, to sell a house we inherited. We had had the house previously listed with two other agents with hardly any showings and no offers. They sold it in two months. The team showed the house more in a week than it had been shown in the eighteen months it had been listed previously.
The ART of Real Estate team was professional, positive, and responsive to our questions and concerns. My family and I strongly recommend The ART of Real Estate.
My experience with The ART of Real Estate was excellent. As a first time home buyer I was a little out of my league and skeptical about the buying process. My realtor, Justin Drafts, did an excellent job explaining the buying process to me and really put me at ease. Buying a home is a big life decision, but my realtor made my decision easy to make and the entire process couldn’t have gone better.
Professional Yet Laid Back
We worked with Matt to purchase our second home. He went above and beyond to help us find and purchase the perfect home for our family. He was extremely professional, yet laid back, and not pushy at all. He addressed all problems and concerns in a timely manner and he was always very helpful. We HIGHLY recommend Matt and The Art of Real Estate!!
Joy to Work With
Matt Carroll is a hard working realtor and a joy to work with. We had a specific type of home we were looking for, and Matt didn’t stop until he found it for us!
So if and when you choose Matt to be your realtor, you will not be disappointed!
Wouldn’t Use Anyone Else
Matt was the best real estate agent I could hope for. He kept in constant contact and answered every question I had. He went above and beyond what was needed. I was able to buy a better home than I thought possible. I will not buy or sell a house without using the Art of Real Estate.
Our agent, Matt Carroll, worked really hard to make sure we had everything we wanted in our first home. He had great availability and as stressful of a process it was to purchase our first house, the whole group helped to make things go a smooth as possible.
Matt was a fantastic resource in our house hunting experience. He was extremely patient with us and helped us to find exactly what we were looking for in a home.
He was very knowledgeable of the process and has been a great resource to us after the sale as well. He has been an excellent resource for us both during and after we found our home.
I have not lived in Columbia since 1974. I needed to ‘move’ my parent’s home. The ART of Real Estate was recommended by a business associate. From the moment I entered the office, the focus was on me and the property. In short, everyone at The ART of Real Estate are consummate professionals. I was kept in the loop every step of the way and am still amazed at the swiftness of the sale. For a quick, efficient and seamless transaction, The ART of Real Estate need be your only stop.
Friendly and Easy to Work With
The ART of Real Estate team was fantastic to work with. They were extremely responsive which was key for us since we listed our home with them after we had already moved out of state. Not only were they helpful with issues directly related to the sale of the home, but we once had a water issue while we were gone and they had plumbers in the home within just a couple hours of my call.
They were friendly and easy to work with, but also very knowledgeable of the real estate market in our neighborhood. While selling a house certainly isn’t my favorite thing to do, this team made it a much more pleasant experience. I would certainly recommend them to others.
Presented a Great Plan
The ART of Real Estate did a great job selling our home. They presented a great plan on the process they were going to use to market our home and it worked great. Our house was under contract is less than three weeks.
Responsive and Thorough
Paige Edwards worked hard to help us identify a great house for our family that met all of the criteria we were looking for and fit within our price range; she was responsive and thorough. Highly recommended!
Listens to Client’s Needs
I have had the pleasure of working with Matt Carroll twice now. He was my realtor when I purchased my first home and he is the one I called when I was ready to SELL my home! He takes time to listen to his clients and their needs and does exactly as he says he will. Matt Carroll’s bottom line is to ensure his buyer/seller is happy! I would definitely recommend Matt Carroll and the team at The ART of Real Estate to anyone!
Nothing but Praise
I have nothing but praise for everyone at the ART of Real Estate. I wish I could say everything went smoothly, but it did not. For every bump in the road, the team with the ART of Real Estate made it easy to fix and keep moving forward. While out with Matt, his knowledge was great. I’m 6′ 3″, so he would make me get into showers and tubs to make sure I would fit comfortably. Even after I found my house and moved in, Matt still checks in and makes sure everything is working out. If you need to buy a house, use the team at The ART of Real Estate!
Matt Carroll is a wonderful agent who helped us find exactly what we were looking for. Even after closing Matt has stayed in touch to check in and see if there was anything else he could help us with. We are so thankful that we chose to use Matt Carroll and The ART of Real Estate for our home buying process.
Respectful and Punctual
Matt was very knowledgeable and professional throughout the buying process. He took the time to assess what we wanted in our first home and pointed us in the right direction. He was able to negotiate a good price for our new home, and was able to get the builder to add extra for no cost. He was very respectful and punctual. We feel very comfortable recommending him to others.
Utilizes “team approach” in marketing and selling your home. The photos they took of our patio home were of excellent quality. The interior designer they recommended also did a beautiful job. They were very good to keep in touch with us during all phases of the process. 5 Stars!
Expertise is Unparalleled
Matt Carroll’s knowledge and expertise is unparalleled. He helped us sell two homes and purchase a new one. Matt’s familiarity with all aspects of the buying/building process made us feel comfortable with our decision even though the situation was far from smooth. We would highly recommend Matt to anyone in the area that is considering buying or selling their homes and we will definitely be return customers.
Very Hands On Approach
Working with Mary Lane was a positive experience. She and her support staff were very professional. She returned all pertinent email and phone calls in a timely manner.
We feel she helped us sell our home for the best
price making the negotiation process work for us.
Mary Lane used various listing services making our home visible to hundreds of potential buyers. The
photos were lovely and accurate. She has a very
hands on approach working with her clients thus simplifying the process. We were very happy with her services. Call her now to schedule an appointment.
Connie & Dave Pfrommer
Our agent, Mary Lane Sloan, provided excellent service. She gave use useful advice on how to prepare our house for showing. We appreciated the prompt response to our questions and timely feedback she gave after each potential purchaser had been shown the house. The closing process was smooth, concluded on time, and as scheduled. Ms Sloan has lived in Shandon neighborhood for many years and is an excellent source of information on everything from schools to community activities and resources. Her agency is involved in the community by sponsorship of events such as “Yard of the Month” and other activities. I recommend Mary Lane and her agency without hesitation.
Efficient & Responsive
Mary Lane was excellent. Very efficient and responsive. Picked up quickly on what we liked and what was important to us. Very knowledgeable about Columbia neighborhoods and offered a very practical perspective about resale values and price comparisons.
Professional Yet Fun & Friendly
Mary Lane was excellent throughout the process. She always bent over backwards to assist us throughout the process. She was always professional yet fun and friendly. We will certainly use Mary Lane in the future for our real estate needs.
Honest and Upfront About the Market Value of Homes
My daughter used Matt to purchase her home & recommended Matt for my move from NY to Columbia. He was very patient with showing me houses on 3 different trips to search for a house. He understood my requirements (I’m very picky) and guided me to the right areas & homes. He gave insight to the housing market, trends, neighborhoods, schools, shopping, traffic, etc. Matt was honest & upfront about the market value of the homes. He wasn’t just trying to make a sale. He wanted me to love the house & area that I chose.
Made the Process Simple and Stress Free
From the time we began looking for a home until we closed on the home we just purchased Bryan Quinn has been most influential in getting things done in a professional and timely fashion. He kept us informed through the whole process which he made simple and stress free. I can’t say enough about the positive experience we had throughout. We would highly recommend him as an agent for any one seeking to purchase a home. Thanks Bryan for all your support and care, we can’t say enough of how grateful we are.
Very Informative and Made us Feel Comfortable
Mary Lane was our real estate agent for our home purchase. She was very informative on the whole home purchasing process and made us feel very comfortable. She made time to talk with us, answer our questions, and when she was unavailable, there was always someone on her team that we could reach out to. We are happy that we chose to go with The ART of Real Estate for out first home purchase. They turned a stressful, complicated process into a very smooth and easy process. I would highly recommend The ART of Real Estate for anyone who is in the real estate market.
Professional Service and Consideration for Others Needs
As pre-approved buyers with an urgent need to purchase a large home we found ourselves utterly frustrated working/waiting with other local agencies. Mary Lane was referred to us and her service was prompt and excellent. In a speedy manner we reviewed homes, signed a contract, and proceeded through all financing hurdles. She is a highly skilled negotiator with a smile. Mary Lane’s professional service and her consideration for others’ needs are impressive. Months after closing she reminds us of tax issues and keeps us informed of the local property values.
The Best Agency
I have had experience with several real estate agency. I found this one the best. Matt was willing to go in the evening and weekend to show me homes. He sat with me during closing and even told me that the insurance I had was too high. He then called his office and asked the person to find me a more reasonable insurance. Most agency would not have care, Matt did. That make his agency, The Art of Real Estate the best.
Went Above and Beyond
Matt was awesome! Being first time homebuyers, he went above and beyond to show us all the houses we were interested in as well as some areas/neighborhoods we had not considered. We ended up purchasing one of his recommendations that we had previously looked over. We love our house and would highly recommend him to anyone!
Made My Dreams Come True
They are the best …never thought it would happen in a million years but until I was helped by The Art of Real Estate…they are the.best they made.my dreams come.true
Can’t Say Enough Good Things
Mary and her team are fantastic. I was a first time home buyer and she took all the necessary time to explain the process to me and find me the right home. I can’t say enough good things and I would absolutely recommend her and her team to anyone!
Quick to Respond and Very Good at Meeting our Needs
When we retained The ART of Real Estate, we had two houses to sell and very specific requirements for our new home. Despite a very competitive market in our desired neighborhood, The ART of Real Estate found us the home we wanted (really, a needle in a haystack) and helped us accomplish our goals. Throughout the process, The ART Team was quick to respond either by phone or text, sometimes late at night, and was very good about meeting our needs as we marketed our former homes. We would certainly consider using The ART Team again but don’t think we’ll ever want to move! We are very grateful to The ART Team and very happy in our new home.
Knowledge of the Area is Excellent
My wife and I have had the pleasure of working with Mary Lane Sloan on several occasions, both to sell a home and to purchase a home. Her knowledge of the Shandon area is excellent and her contacts helped make the process much easier in both selling our previous home and purchasing our current home. We highly recommend her.
Goes Above and Beyond
Mary Lane is an extremely knowledgable professional realtor. She works tirelessly and goes above and beyond to ensure your home sale is smooth. Selling a home is an emotional experience and she helped is navigate the process with care and grace. (And she’s pretty fun to work with too). I can’t recommend ML highly enough.
Provided Us With Realistic Expectations
We had a great house buying experience with Mary Lane Sloan. She was very knowledgable about the Columbia market and provided us with realistic expectations based on our requests. She found us a house that was perfect for us!
Professional, Highly Dedicated, Easily Accessible and Savvy
I would unequivocally and enthusiastically recommend Mary Lane Sloan to anyone purchasing or selling a home. In fact, I do so all the time. I have been fortunate enough to have Mary Lane as my realtor during both types of transactions. She is by far the most professional, highly dedicated, easily accessible, and savvy realtor out there. She knows the market inside and out. She utilizes social media in an expert manner, and is part of an incredibly impressive team known as the ART of Real Estate. After many experiences with other realtors over the years, I simply cannot imagine utilizing anyone other than Mary Lane Sloan and the ART of Real Estate.
Couldn’t be Happier With the Process
Mary Lane helped us purchase our first home and we couldn’t be happier with the process. The entire ART team helped us with every question we had along the way.
Fantastic Throughout the Entire Process
I was referred to The ART of Real Estate and to Matt through my lender and couldn’t be happier. Matt was fantastic throughout the entire process, including helping me navigate a purchase that fell through because of problems on the seller’s end. About two months after the original closing date, we closed on another home and are extremely happy with our purchase. Even after closing, Matt has continued to check in and has offered assistance with any questions I’ve run into. Although I’m hoping not to be in the market again anytime soon, I would definitely work with Matt next time!
Good Online Marketers
They reviewed our house and made specific recommendations about preparing it to sell. They were good online marketers. We received plenty of notice before each showing. We sold our house in less than 90 days.
Consistently Exceeded my Expectations
The ART of Real Estate has consistently exceeded my expectations for personal real estate transactions. They seem to work tirelessly to assist you with both (i) selling your local property and (ii) finding you a good match (size, amenities and price).
They have represented me at least 4 times, and each time I have come away with the sense that they were more than responsive and knowledgeable – they were proactive from the first day of engagement through to the closing.
Professional and Diligent
Mary Lane Sloan listed and sold my rental property during the worst real estate market in my lifetime. During the extended period it took to sell the property(due to the lousy market)Mary Lane kept in touch with me and let me know about any pertinent information. I believe that her professionalism and dillegance was the main reason the property sold. I have another property I am going to list with her soon.
True Pleasure to Work With
Mary Lane Sloan is an amazing Realtor and was a true pleasure to work with. She made the purchase of our first home an absolute joy for my wife and I. Since we moved to Columbia from Texas, we relied heavily on her extensive knowledge of area neighborhoods, sales trends, and even restaurant recommendations. Despite literally having a broken foot she showed us a number of homes over a two day period of time knowing that we had made nonrefundable travel arrangements. As a military family, we unfortunely had to leave Columbia before we wanted to and once again Mary Lane and the ART Team delivered two years later. Our house was sold literally within days of being placed on the market. I literally can’t say enough good things about her or the rest of the ART Team.
Extremely Diligent and Always on my Side
Mary Lane was great at helping to find houses that were in my price range and met my specifications. Once I chose the house I wanted to buy, Mary Lane was extremely diligent in making sure everything got done in time on my side such as getting inspections and loans. A new roof had to get put on the house and she helped to negotiate how much the seller would pay and how much I would have to pay. This would have been very stressful without the responsive help that she provided. The closing process went smooth and I would definitely recommend Mary Lane.
Very Responsive and Knowledgeable About the Area
The staff was very responsive and knowledgeable about the area. Brad was always available when I called and when I left a message he would call me back within the hour. I felt like we had a true partner in our home selling process
Made the Process Easy and Fun
Mary Lane Sloan was our realtor. I’m not overstating when I say that we consider her a blessing! We were moving here from Texas and buying our first home. We were befuddled. Mary Lane walked us through the whole process and held our hands throughout. It could not have been easier. Mary Lane made it easy and even fun. She knows Columbia! I almost wish we would need to buy another house……nah! But she is the best!
Well-Prepared and Detail-Oriented
Andrea and Brad were wonderful in helping us buy our first home in Columbia, SC. Andrea spent a great deal of time showing us various properties – she was so patient and knowledgeable and she always was well-prepared. Brad got involved after we made an offer to help navigate us through the negotiation/inspection process. Brad was extremely thorough and detail-oriented, important qualities when you are negotiating repairs. Both Brad and Andrea were kind and responsive. Though we bought our home two years ago, both have continued to stay in touch and have made recommendations on contractors to do work to our home. You would be in great hands with The ART of Real Estate should you select them to assist you in your home buying process.
Supportive, Knowledgeable, and Very Proactive
We worked with Mary Lane Sloan. She is very knowledgeable about the Columbia area. We were new to the Columbia area so her advice was very much appreciated. She also made herself available to show us properties during weekends and evenings, which was terrific. During the whole process, Mary Lane was supportive, knowledgeable and very proactive.
Responsive, Informative, and Available
The ART of Real Estate helped us sell our last house, and buy the house we are currently in. From start to finish, their whole team was responsive to our needs, informed about the things we didn’t know about, and readily available to guide us through both the selling and buying process. Someone also was available to help us. We had dealt with other realtors previously, but always seemed to just be another sell for them. ART listened to our needs, and now we are in our “forever” home. It is a great asset to have a team that not only loves what they do, but loves Columbia, and is genuinely interested in getting you into (or out of) the right house.
Helpful, Professional, and Friendly
Mary Lane was extremely helpful, professional, and friendly throughout our home buying experience. She made it as painless as possible and responded asap to emails, phone calls, and texts. We purchased a foreclosed home which is a trickier process, but it didn’t phase her! Mary Lane clearly knows the Columbia (and surrounding) area very well. She was also great on follow up and made sure we were happy with the entire process from start to finish. She even sends cards periodically just to say hi and wish us well. 🙂 If we ever sell, we will definitely contact Mary Lane first!!
Professionalism made Transition Nearly Seamless
Our experience with Matt Carroll from Art of Real Estate was exceptional. Matt was very helpful during the home search process and was very responsive to all our questions and concerns. His knowledge of the local area helped us narrow down a neighborhood that met all our needs. His professionalism and willingness to help made our transition nearly seamless even when we had an issue with our mortgage company not moving as quickly as we needed. I would strongly recommend him to anyone buying a house in the greater Columbia, SC area.
Would Work with The ART Team Again
We worked with Mary Lane Sloan and she was great. We had limited time to either find a place to buy, or to find a rental house and then continue looking for a house to buy later. Mary Lane showed us many houses in our range and meeting our preferences. We found a great house, in a great neighborhood. Absolutely, yes, we would work with Mary Lane again.
Great Job Negotiating
Mary Lane Sloan was my realtor when I wanted to buy a house last year. She assisted me as I looked at several homes before I made an offer on one. My first offer was not accepted; I have to admit, that offer was pretty low. I continued to look and then right before Christmas, I took Mary’s advice and increased my offer a bit. She did a great job negotiating to get the seller to accept my offer. They accepted and I got a great house at a great price. I would absolutely recommend The Art of Real Estate to anyone who is looking to sell or buy a house. Thanks Mary!
Helpful in Recommending Workers and Contractors
I had to house hunt, initially, online, since I would be moving from out of state.
I was connected to Matt Carroll and The Art of Real Estate from my first broker.. and decided to stay with him through the whole process. It took a little over a year and four visits to South Carolina to finally find the house that would work for me and my daughter.
Matt was there for me each time.. and took whole weekends off to show me the houses on my “to see” list. I don’t think I could have done this without him.. He has been most helpful in recommending workers and contractors to do some repairs.. and that is very appreciated. I would definitely use Matt Carroll and The Art of Real Estate again, should the need arise.. and certainly will recommend him to friends.
Found Us a Wonderful Home
My fiancee and I were first-time homebuyers, and Justin Drafts was such a big help to us. He guided us through the process and calmed our nerves. Best of all, he found us a wonderful house! He’s a straight-shooter, always available, and quite frankly just great to be around. I always felt like he was looking out for us.
Always Available When Needed
Very excellent experience. Mary Lane was amazing. She was with us every step of the way. She was available when we needed her and responded to us almost immediately. Definitely would recommend them!
Helpful, Attentive, and Sold Our House Quickly
The ART of Real Estate was very quick to address our selling needs. Due to relocation situation we were required to use a relo company and Mary Lane and her team were very understanding of the situation. They were helpful and attentive and worked to sell our house quickly.
Always on Top of Things
The best part about working with The Art of Real Estate is the team aspect. Everyone at the agency, not just our relator, played a part in making sure both our sale and purchase were quick and as painless as could be. We like quick responses, and The Art of Real Estate is good at getting and giving quick responses. Our relator emailed us as early as 6am, and as late as 10:30pm. We were thoroughly impressed with her abundance of knowledge of every aspect of both buying and selling, from simple home repair questions to things that dealt with our mortgage. This company truly takes their job seriously, is always on top of things, and works in nothing but a professional manner. This was the third time we used them.
Great Guide Through the Home Buying Process
I just bought a house and Mary Lane was my agent. She was wonderful! It was my first house and she was such a great guide through the home buying process. She was very knowledgeable, responsive and really went above and beyond to ensure everything went smoothly.
Extremely Responsive and Knowledgeable
I could not ask for more from The ART team. My husband and I worked with Mary Lane and she has gone above and beyond for us. Anytime we had a question she was extremely responsive and knowledgeable. If Mary Lane couldn’t get to us right away then someone else from The ART team would. Even when we called to see the house for what seemed like the 100th time, Mary Lane didn’t hesitate. She was always there with a smile. We can’t thank Mary Lane and The ART team enough for all that they have done. We couldn’t be happier!!
Honest and Excellent Communicator
Matt came highly recommended by our mortgage broker as he understood we desired a seasoned realtor that was honest and an excellent communicator. Matt met the mark and excelled at many others.
We had our ups and down during our home search as we had a seller back out on one deal, but Matt was there every step of the way providing guidance and reassurance better things are yet to come – He was right.
A new house hit the market and he made arrangements to get us in the same day. Come to find out, there was already another offer. We worked our way through the negotiation process which included him working his magic on his birthday weekend – we got the house and closed a couple weeks ago!
I also enjoyed working with the rest of the ART team through the inspection and closing process. These times can be stressful, but it was refreshing to know I had a team of highly qualified professionals representing my best interests throughout the process.
Honest and Hardworking Team
I could not be more happy with these folks. Matt is super professional and so is his team. Our experience of buying and selling our house was flawless. How many times can one expect great services these days. If you are looking to buy or sell in or around the capital, make sure not to settle for someone that tells you what you want to hear. Rather go with professionals like The ART of Real Estate where honest and hardworking people make sure you are treated fairly. These guys know the market and they go beyond to make sure you stay informed along the way as well as making the process enjoyable.
PS: I newer write reviews, but after this kind of serves, I just had to let the world know.
Helpful and Responsive
They were helpful and responsive to our needs while selling our home. We enjoyed working with both our agent as well as her company as a whole. The ART of Real Estate Team was very efficient in the closing process to include lining up inspections and contractors for repairs.
Serves Client’s Interests First
This real estate team knows the market and how to serve client’s interests first. Great experience from start to finish, and I recommend them to all my friends in SC.
Personal Touches and Expertise
We very much appreciate the expertise and personal touches by The ART of Real Estate both in selling our old home and buying our new one. Everyone on the team exceeded our expectations of real estate service.
Excellent Experience From Start to Finish
Every second of our home buying experience with Mary Lane was excellent- from start to finish. She was extremely professional, got things done in a very timely fashion, and gave excellent follow up as well. I love our house and hope we won’t move again any time soon, but we would definitely call Mary Lane again should we need to!
Always Available to Answer Questions
I recently sold my home with the help of The ART of Real Estate and only have the best comments about them. They knew exactly what they were doing and were always available to answer any and all of my questions, no matter how small. They were on top of everything during ever step of the way.
On-Point Without Being Impersonal
We worked with Mary Lane at The ART of Real Estate to find and purchase our home. My wife and I think that the best way to describe Mary Lane and The ART of Real Estate team is on-point without being impersonal. What this meant for us was that she truly listened to what we had to say about our ideal home, found us what we were looking for, and guided us in the purchasing process in a professional, yet friendly, way.
Mary Lane was almost immediately able to show us potential houses that were definite possibilities. It was a pleasure looking at these potential homes with Mary Lane. She was professional, friendly and courteous. It felt like we had a knowledgeable friend showing us homes. In looking at the houses, she continued to listen to our wants and needs and was ultimately able to find us what we wanted, within our budget.
Mary Lane and her team made the purchasing process of our home as stress-free as possible with her knowledge of the process and attentiveness along the way. We really couldn’t have asked for much more.
Helpful, Encouraging and Willingness to Talk at Any Point
The ART of Real Estate was very helpful in the process of buying our first home. Mary Lane, our agent, walked us through everything and was very helpful throughout the process. She was patient as we were learning everything as we went. I am grateful for her help, encouragement, and willingness to talk to us at any point in the process. Mary Lane gave us a huge overview the first time we met then walked us through step by step in the following months which was very helpful!
Super Helpful and Careful
They were super helpful in showing us a lot of homes and then carefully walking us through the buying process. We would and will recommend them to our friends who are looking to buy a new home.
Extremely Helpful Throughout the Entire Process
Bryan was extreamly helpfully through out my entire home buying experience. He was willing to work after hours ,weekends, what ever to fit my schedule. He kept me informed and updated on everything that was going on. I would recommend Bryan to anyone in the Columbia area looking to buy a home.
Nothing but Courteous and Helpful
The whole ART of Real Estate Team is exceptional. They are nothing but courteous and helpful. Our agent in particular, Mary Lane Sloan, sets the standard for real estate agents. Her knowledge, professionalism, and genuine care for her clients is on des play during the whole process. Whether she’s helping with understanding the paperwork, or knowing the ins and outs of the areas neighborhoods, you know your in good hands.
Knowledgable and Good Expertise
We worked with Matt Carroll to find and buy our first home. He was an awesome fit for us. Buying a house is a stressful process, but Matt helped us to feel confident and empowered to make good decisions. He used his knowledge and expertise to nudge us in the right direction during our search and again at the negotiation table, but we never felt pressured or uncomfortable. It felt like we were working with a very professional friend.
We also loved the ART of Real Estate team in general. They are set up to support you through the entire process and make sure you get through all the steps on time. After having this experience, it’s hard to imagine working with anyone else.
True Professionals in this Industry
Justin Drafts of The ART of Real Estate served as the Realtor for my wife and I during our recent purchase of a home. Justin’s knowledge, experience and attention to detail exceeded our expectations. He and the team at The ART of Real Estate are true professionals in this industry. I have no hesitation in recommending Justin Drafts and The ART of Real Estate to anyone looking to purchase property in the Columbia area.
Always There When Needed
Justin was perfect! Always there when we needed him!
Our home was a foreclosure so it was not a typical home buying experience. The seller was difficult to deal with and Justin did all he could to make everything work out! Hope to refer some others to him soon!
Great Recommendations and Helpful
Matt Carroll and everyone with The ART of Real Estate was so wonderful! We could have never moved without them. They answered all of our questions, gave us great recommendations, and we’re helpful in every way imaginable.
Helpful, Knowledgeable and Quick to Respond
We were first time home buyers, and The ART of Real Estate made the process painless. Everyone we interacted with there was helpful, knowledgeable, and quick to respond. I would highly recommend them and would not hesitate to use them next time I need a real estate agent.
Great Suggestions and Connections
Mary Lane is very knowledgable of the real estate market. She listens to what you are saying and makes great suggestions. She has great conncections with other agents which helps in getting the house shown.
She follows through with each step of the process.
Sincerity! I would use this team again without qualm, it’s a complicated process and this is a professional team. They responded in a timely manner at all hours. Was grateful for their input. Always kept me up to date when people viewed the house.
Mary Lane Sloan found my husband and I an investment property that we know has a lot of potential. We were able to get an offer submitted pretty quickly and closed within two weeks. She has provided insight into the home’s value once renovated and seems knowledgeable about the area and market dynamics. Would recommend.
Mary Lane was super helpful in helping me find my first home! I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy a house in the Columbia area! Being completely new to the process she helped me understand negotiating and the mortgage process.
Quick and Painless Process
The ART of Real Estate, in particular my Realtor, Mary Lane Sloan, did a fantastic job of guiding me through the experience of purchasing my 1st home. The process moved very quickly and painlessly. I felt as though The ART of Real Estate truly had my best interest in mind and I would recommend them to anyone looking to purchase a home.
Quick Responses and Professionalism
We had the greatest experience with The ART of Real Estate team. We enjoyed how quickly team members responded to us and the professionalism of the entire staff. Mary Lane was incredibly helpful & we found the home of our dreams with her help!
Made the Process Easy
I really enjoyed the help that Justin offered during the home buying process. If I had a question, he always had an answer–or at least a way to find an answer and got back to me with it promptly! I felt like he had my back at all times. He made the process very easy!!
Very Helpful Throughout the Whole Process
Mary Lane was very helpful throughout the whole process. She quickly responded to emails with the information we needed and helped us close on time. We would have preferred maybe more hands on walkthroughs in the houses we viewed.
Very Helpful and Responsive
We had a wonderful experience with The ART of Real Estate. Mary Lane was so helpful and very responsive. She helped us navigate the waters and we really enjoyed the process. Would highly recommend them!
Matt from The ART of Real Estate was very proactive while working with me. He gave us a ton of advice through the whole process. The closing team was very efficient. The best part was always having someone to reach out to every step of the way. The whole team felt like I was their biggest priority!
Experience Beyond Expectations
My experience with The ART of Real Estate was awesome and beyond my expectations. They satisfied all my needs and were able to place me in the perfect home.
I look forward to working with them again and recommending them to others.
Friendly and Helpful
We had a very good experience with The ART of Real Estate. Our Realtor, Mary Lane, was friendly and helpful. We would have not found our house without her help. She is very knowledgeable on the Columbia real estate market.
Helpful Through the Whole Process
Being a first time buyer ,to say I was a little nervous would be an understatement. Mary Lane and the rest of the staff at The Art Of Real Estate were wonderful in helping me navigate my way through the whole home buying process.
Excellent Agent. He was very help full to me. He guided me through the process with professionalism and confidence. He explain me every little details in the process of buying this house. Making this pain less, informative and educational.
Great Care and Professionalism
I was not very familiar with the company and was referred to them from a friend. I was impressed from the start. The care and professionalism made me feel special. Any time I had a question or concern, it was addressed almost immediately. This all made me feel comfortable and happy with my first home purchase!
Stress Free and Fun Experience
Matt Carroll and the team at The ART of Real Estate made buying our first house such a stress free and fun experience! I never doubted that they had our best interest in mind throughout the entire process! I would highly recommend giving them a call if you are buying or selling a house!
I just purchased a home today and it was my first home buying experience. If It was not for Matt Carroll and the team at ART of realty, it would have been too stressful. They took great care of me and made sure that all my questions were answered asap and I had a lot of questions. I even gave Matt a deadline of the time I needed to move by due to my lease ending on April 30th and he worked hard to get me to closed by April 14th. I would recommend them and will probably always keep in contact with them in case I purchase a home again. They were amazing!!
Very Professional and Courteous
Mary Lane was a wonderful realtor. She was very professional and courteous. We really enjoyed working with her and highly recommend her in the future. Very thankful for everything she did.
Great Experience and Expertise
The ART of Real Estate helped me find and purchase my new home. Great experience and expertise from the staff there. Matt Carroll was able to help me get the house I wanted at the price I needed.
Always Available to Answer Questions
I could not have asked for a better team to work with! The ART of Real Estate Team, came in and in one day, had a painter hired, yard work completed, house cleaned and ready for showing. I did not have to schedule anyone or do anything. AND our final offer was WAY over our first offer that was received before working with the ART Team. They kept me in the loop on sales and showings- if there was a suggestion made by a potential buyer, they took care of it- even down to having the yard cleaned for closing. They priced my home appropriately, and with intelligence and data. And because they work as a team, someone was always there to answer my questions. Great work, Team! Thanks so much!
Mary Lane said that she would do everything possible to decrease the stress of selling our home…..and she did! Everything went smoothly right through the closing. She was prompt in responding to texts, emails, phone calls, etc. She was an absolute joy to work with on selling our home.
Amazing Response Time
My husband and I are very pleased with The Art of Real Estate Team. They were the best when it came to listing and getting our home sold. Any questions you have there response time was amazing. They give you a personal touch that I have never gotten with another company. If you are thinking of selling your home, make The Art Team your partner. You will be happy that you did.
Wonderful Team of People
Absolutely wonderful team of people. Very attentive and helpful in all matters. Personable and professional in all dealings with them. I would definitely recommend contacting The Art Team for any and all real estate needs in the Columbia Metro Area. Excellent group of people.
Honest and Professional Advice
Hats off to you Matt and your team. Honestly I had never expected my house to get under contract this quick. I guess my decision of hiring Matt paid off, when my house went under contract within a week. Matt and Brad gave me their honest and yet professional advice and saved me couple hundreds dollars for unnecessary renovations I wanted to do to sell my house. I was kept informed/guided at every stage of the process. Selling a house can be a stressful process but you guys made it so much easier for me. I will definitely get your services again or recommend any of my friend in a heart beat. Great job guys. Keep it up.
We would definitely recommend The ART of Real Estate team, especially Mary Lane Sloan. She was very helpful and knowledgeable throughout the entire process, and always responded quickly to emails or phone calls. We really enjoyed working with her and would absolutely recommend her and the rest of the team at The ART of Real Estate.
Mary Lane LISTENED
I feel that Mary Lane LISTENED and truly acted as an agent for OUR best interests – not her own agenda. She did more than she had to. Very responsive.
The entire ART Team was awesome to work with. They were very personable but also professional and attentive to all our needs. Excellent team of people to work with. I would definitely recommend them for any real estate needs in the Columbia Metro Area.
Great at explaining things
The home buying process was stressful at times but Matt was great at explaining things and getting things the way I requested. Matt was always quick to respond and made me feel at ease when things came up, which was great being a first time home buyer.
Justin was awesome! Extremely helpful throughout the whole process.
We really enjoyed working with Mary Lane. She was very professional and helped us understand the process. We were very fortunate to have her as our realtor. Thanks for everything Mary Lane!!!!
The team was wonderful at helping a first time buyer navigate everything that needs to be done. I would highly recommend.
My experience with The ART of Real Estate was incredible. They satisfied all my needs in the purchase of my home.
Justin did a great job answering questions and managing the buying process!
Simple and Efficient
The honest input about changes to the home and price were greatly appreciated. The ability to sign most of the documents online and the way the team organized every detail made everything really simple and efficient.
Mary Lane had my best interest in mind
Mary Lane Sloan did a fantastic job of guiding me through the experience of purchasing my 1st home. The process moved very quickly and painlessly. I felt as though the Mary Lane truly had my best interest in mind and I would recommend them to anyone looking to purchase a home.
Bryan is very patient and awesome to work with.
Bryan was awesome to work with. As a first time home buyer, I wanted to make sure I was making the right decision and he was very patient throughout the whole process. He provided his opinion when he felt it was beneficial to me and I really appreciated that.
I would definitely recommend The ART Team!
Bryan was awesome!
Our agent Bryan Quinn was awesome!! He provided us with great care as to finding our dream home. I would recommend him to everyone who is in the process of looking for a home.
They made the process painless
We were first time home buyers, and The ART of Real Estate, and especially Mary Lane, made the process painless. Everyone we interacted with there was helpful, knowledgeable, and quick to respond. I would highly recommend them and would not hesitate to use them next time I need a real estate agent.
We’ve already recommended them
I was very impressed with everyone at The ART of Real Estate. They remained in constant contact with us giving us feedback and recommendations to make sure we were doing everything possible to sell our house. We have already recommended them to several of our friends.
Matt is very knowledgeable
Matt’s knowledge of the Columbia market was very beneficial in assisting in selling my home.
Mary Lane is extremely responsive and knowledgeable
I could not ask for more from The ART Team. My husband and I worked with Mary Lane and she has gone above and beyond for us. Anytime we had a question she was extremely responsive and knowledgeable. If Mary Lane couldn’t get to us right away then someone else from The ART Team would. Even when we called to see the house for what seemed like the 100th time, Mary Lane didn’t hesitate. She was always there with a smile. We can’t thank Mary Lane and The ART of Real Estate enough for all that they have done. We couldn’t be happier!!
Justin found us a house we love
My fiancee and I so enjoyed working with Justin. He guided us through the process of buying our first home and kept us from getting overwhelmed. Best of all, he found us a house we love!
Matt helped find just what we were looking for
Matt was awesome. He helped find just what we were looking for. Matt went above and beyond, even when the first property fell through. We made the right choice at the end of the day. A+
I really enjoyed working with Matt.
I enjoyed working with Matt. He spent a lot of time finding me a house that fit my needs. This is a very happy association! I found a wonderful home in a beautiful area – all close to many interstates and scenic vistas! Thank you, Matt!
Easy, enjoyable, and stress-free!
Matt made our first time home buying process easy, enjoyable, and stress-free. We would recommend him to anyone and will definitely use him again in the future.
Bryan has been the best!
Bryan has been the best! Very informative, and always helpful. We will recommend him to handle any future sales. We would also like to thank him for his thoughtfulness and caring!
Very pleased with the entire process.
We were very pleased with the entire buying and selling process. We loved that you offered the staging and the home pre-inspection. The virtual tour was awesome; far better than most I have seen. Thrilled to be in our new house!
Bryan made us feel at ease
Bryan was very personable and made us feel at ease as first time home buyers.
Matt’s bottom line is to ensure his buyer/seller is happy!
I have had the pleasure of working with Matt Carroll twice now. He was my realtor when I purchased my first home and he is the one I called when I was ready to SELL my home! He takes time to listen to his clients and their needs and does exactly as he says he will. Matt Carroll’s bottom line is to ensure his buyer/seller is happy! I would definitely recommend Matt Carroll and the team at The ART of Real Estate to anyone!
Matt’s knowledge & expertise is unparalleled.
Matt Carroll’s knowledge and expertise is unparalleled. He helped us sell two homes and purchase a new one. Matt’s familiarity with all aspects of the buying/building process made us feel comfortable with our decision even though the situation was far from smooth. We would highly recommend Matt to anyone in the area that is considering buying or selling their homes and we will definitely be return customers.
Mary Lane sold our home before it ever came on the market.
We purchased two homes and sold one home in Shandon. Our Realtor, Mary Lane Sloan, quickly understood what we were looking for and found us the perfect place. Twice!! Mary Lane also sold our home before it ever came on the market. She knows the ins and outs of Columbia and has every imaginable tradesman on standby ready to assist getting things wrapped up quickly and professionally. Highly recommend Mary Lane and The ART Team.
The ART of Real Estate is a rarity in this business…
I find The ART of Real Estate to be a rarity in this business because they are professional, courteous, honest, and efficient — all while achieving results. In this regard, The ART Team is not a real estate firm that places your listing on the MLS and then just sits around. They work hard for leads and it shows. Heck, one of their agents — Mary Lane Sloan — found me a new house and had my existing home under contract in less than a month!
The ART Team’s best trait, however, is communication. From day one, they constantly keep you updated not just on your home, but also market conditions, comps, etc. via personal and digital contact. The ART Team also diligently follows up with prospects to ascertain what they did and did not like about your house. Adjustments are then made to remedy any consistently negative feedback.
Simply stated: I have worked with numerous real estate agents in the past, but The ART Team has thus far outperformed them all. I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone serious about selling your house or finding a new home. Because The ART Team is definitely serious about helping you!
Mary Lane is an excellent source of information for Shandon
Our agent, Mary Lane Sloan, provided excellent service. She gave use useful advice on how to prepare our house for showing. We appreciated the prompt response to our questions and timely feedback she gave after each potential purchaser had been shown the house. The closing process was smooth, concluded on time, and as scheduled. Ms. Sloan has lived in Shandon neighborhood for many years and is an excellent source of information on everything from schools to community activities and resources. Her agency is involved in the community by sponsorship of events such as “Yard of the Month” and other activities. I recommend Mary Lane and her agency without hesitation.
Mary Lane uses a very hands on approach
Working with Mary Lane was a positive experience. She and her support staff were very professional. She returned all pertinent email and phone calls in a timely manner. We feel she helped us sell our home for the best price making the negotiation process work for us. Mary Lane used various listing services making our home visible to hundreds of potential buyers. The photos were lovely and accurate. She has a very hands on approach working with her clients thus simplifying the process. We were very happy with her services. Call her now to schedule an appointment.
5 star team approach
Utilizes the “team approach” in marketing and selling your home. The photos they took of our patio home were of excellent quality. The interior designer they recommended also did a beautiful job. They were very good to keep in touch with us during all phases of the process. 5 Stars!
Our house was under contract within 3 weeks
The ART of Real Estate did a great job selling our home. They presented a great plan on the process they were going to use to market our home and it worked great. Our house was under contract in less than three weeks.
Friendly and easy to work with, but also very knowledgeable about the market
The ART of Real Estate team was fantastic to work with. They were extremely responsive which was key for us since we listed our home with them after we had already moved out of state. Not only were they helpful with issues directly related to the sale of the home, but we once had a water issue while we were gone and they had plumbers in the home within just a couple hours of my call. They were friendly and easy to work with, but also very knowledgeable of the real estate market in our neighborhood. While selling a house certainly isn’t my favorite thing to do, this team made it a much more pleasant experience. I would certainly recommend them to others.
Quick, efficient and seamless transaction
I have not lived in Columbia since 1974. I needed to ‘move’ my parent’s home. The ART of Real Estate was recommended by a business associate. From the moment I entered the office, the focus of Andrea Reynolds and Brad Allen was on me and the property. In short, everyone at The ART of Real Estate are consummate professionals. I was kept in the loop every step of the way and am still amazed at the swiftness of the sale. For a quick, efficient and seamless transaction, The ART of Real Estate need be your only stop.
This is a GREAT company
I think this is a great, great company. They sold my house in a month and a half, while another had my listing for four months and I never got an offer.
So much of real estate is nice faces who do very little. Here you have a dynamic company which actually matches smiles with the hard work to sell your house!
Call the team, you won’t be disappointed
The ART Team was a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend them. The process was smooth and they were very responsive at each step along the way. Call them and you won’t be disappointed!
Mary Lane and the team are fantastic
Mary Lane Sloan and The ART Team are fantastic. They are so responsive and work hard to find just what you need. They are always looking for the next progressive idea but not just the flashy ones. Also, you never feel abandoned after the process is over- they are just as attentive to issues or questions that may come up after closing. Highly recommend!
Amazing company with amazing people
The ART of Real Estate has it all – a fantastic team who work together to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. They have technology, advertising, photography, professionalism and efficiency nailed. From the time we met with them to list our home to the closing, there was never a time that I couldn’t get a question answered or a situation handled. They are fabulous in every way and so well connected with other professionals that our home sold in one day and we closed on it 32 days later. Amazing company with amazing people who truly know and embrace customer service at its finest. Thank you ART Team!
Mary Lane and the Team are very knowledgable about the process details
Mary Lane and Team-
1. Make lots of use of electronic technology and tools
2. Are VERY responsive to needs, especially communication. Also flexible to work with special circumstances.
3. Work well together to make a sale happen
4. Seem to work with a sense of urgency
5. Require client to be a very active member of the total ‘Team’ to make sure there is common understanding of all assumptions, communications, needs, timing, etc. — everything.
6. Are very knowledgable about the process details
Best real estate team!
Best real estate team in Columbia! Wonderful experience. Totally professional.
Love the ART Team
Great people to work with. I would recommend them to everyone I know.
Mary Lane was great
Mary Lane was great. She answered all of our questions, patiently and honestly. She and the rest of the team made the process go very smoothly. They all seem to work well together and all seemed informed on each others clients which made getting something from them very quick.
Smoothest and quickest closing ever!
Thank you all for your help and support with this purchase. Smoothest and quickest closing ever!
Paige went above and beyond my expectations
Paige found my new home in 48 hours, and worked through all of the repairs, inspections, etc. flawlessly! I can’t want until I can list my current house with The ART of Real Estate. Paige went above and beyond my expectations. Loved working with her!
Matt was very helpful and knowledgeable
Matt was very helpful and knowledgeable in the Columbia market. His suggestions to sell the property quickly were very helpful.
Matt and the ART team are awesome
Matt Carroll and the entire ART team were awesome from beginning to end. They made my complicated move from Massachusetts to South Carolina, involving a home sale and a home purchase in a short window of time, as easy and efficient as it could possibly be. They are the ultimate professionals, and went above and beyond what was required.
Matt is a fantastic!
Matt Carroll has been a fantastic agent throughout the home buying process. Regardless of the situations that arose, he was always patient and willing to go the extra mile to make sure our process went as well as possible!
Mary Lane navigated and negotiated with a smile at all times
Mary Lane was recommended to us after three other agents had dropped the ball. A simple transaction turned a bit demanding due to our family situation and the other party’s relocation and legal advisors. None the less, Mary Lane navigated and negotiated with a smile at all times. We would like to stay in touch as we have decided to build a home in the future. Thank you to Mary Lane and the whole team, who stepped in when Mary Lane had other engagements.
Paige did a great job
We had a long road & many hurdles – Paige must’ve been very tired of showing us so many houses for months on end – but she kept at it. She was always available & eager to help us the next time. She really did a great job overall!
The ART Team helped us find a home that fit our needs.
The whole team really pulled through and worked together to help us through the buying process. After a dissappointing experience with a certain builder, The ART Team really helped us find a home that fit our needs.
Mary Lane is an awesome agent
Great Company and especially Mary Lane Sloan. She helped me buy my condo and was an awesome agent!
We were impressed!
We were very impressed with the speed and professional nature of our home buying with The ART Team.
Mary Lane is one of the best in the business in Columbia!
Quite simply, Mary Lane is one of the best in the business here in the Columbia area. From start to finish she was first-class in her approach to both meeting our needs and keeping us informed as the process played out. She was always easily accessible, quick to respond, and eager to do anything she could to help make this process smooth for me and my family. To say she succeeded would be an understatement!
Additionally, the whole ART of Real Estate team, especially Jason Fields, was a valuable resource and a pleasure to work with during the buying process. I have worked with other agents and teams in the past but having now experienced Mary Lane and The ART of Real Estate team’s level of professionalism and expertise they will be my go-to moving forward. Mary Lane was simply fantastic and the entire team is best-in-class. Moving forward I will gladly refer friends and family to The ART of Real Estate team!
Matt had a wealth of knowledge.
Matt had a wealth of knowledge. I felt like he had our best interest in heart. He had a lot of patience and understanding.
Bryan Quinn was always a professional
Bryan was always a professional when dealing with us. He has compassion for others and really listens to what his clients needs are.
We are so grateful to Mary Lane!
We are so grateful to Mary Lane for finding us the perfect fixer-upper in an amazing neighborhood. We were under a tight timeframe and are so thankful to have had Mary Lane’s help and support along this crazy journey. Thank you again!
Mary Lane is a wonderful agent.
Mary Lane is a wonderful agent. She was always a step ahead of what we needed.
Would definitely recommend The ART of Real Estate
Overall, The ART of Real Estate company was very good in all areas. Loved how different aspects of the “buying process” were taken on by different employees. Everything was handled so efficiently. Lots of “extra” help before, during and after closing. Would definitely recommend The ART of Real Estate, but personally hope we never move again!
Mary Lane more than exceeded my expectations.
The best thing I can say about Mary Lane is: (1) she found me a new home; and (2) she has my old home under contract — all in approximately one month. That is the absolute pinnacle of efficiency, and it also more than exceeded my expectations (by a long shot!).
Matt was diligent and supportive
Matt worked diligently with us over an extended period of time to find the house that met our needs. My wife and I thought that he would get frustrated with us because of the number of properties that we were looking at. He was extremely patient and showed us everything that we felt like we needed to see. When we found the house that met our needs Matt was supportive and did not try to push us into a decision. We will defintely use Matt again and recommend him to anyone looking for a property.
We had a great experience!
We had a great experience! Everything was so easy with the team concept; everyone was very nice and professional.
Matt Carroll is an outstanding real estate agent!
Matt Carroll is an outstanding real estate agent! He went above and beyond our expectations! His knowledge and expertise exceeded all expectations! We will be highly recommending him to anyone we know that needs real estate assistance!!
Matt’s knowledge and experience proved very beneficial
Matt was very helpful throughout the entire process! His knowledge and experience proved very beneficial for us coming from out of state. I would recommend his services to anyone buying or selling a home in SC.
Justin made our process very easy going.
Working with Justin at The ART of Real Estate was a great experience! We are first time home buyers and Justin made our process very easy going. The entire process went smoothly without any hiccups. My brother and I are greatly appreciative of all of his help, and we would definitely work with him again!
Mary Lane’s negotiating skills saved the day
Mary Lane was great! She patiently assisted me as I searched many houses to find exactly what I wanted. When I found one, the sellers didn’t come down on the price as much as I wanted so I continued the search. Mary Lane suggested that if I really wanted that house, to make another offer and close by the end of the year. I pondered that advice for a few weeks, then made the offer right before Christmas. The sellers still didn’t want to come down as much as I offered but Mary Lane’s negotiating skills saved the day and they accepted it. Ten days later, I closed on the house and got an excellent deal way below the comps for that area. If anyone is looking to buy a house in this area, Mary Lane is the go-to agent!
Thank you Matt!
I was a first time home buyer from out of state. In addition, I was trying to buy very quickly so I could qualify for the 2010 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit. In spite of the fact Matt was busier than ever with Tax Credit buyers, he was patient with my new wife and I and extremely informative. He helped me arrange financing through a contact and guided me through the counter offer process. Without Matt’s expertise, I would likely have given up on buying a house in 2010. If you’re on the market, you should certainly give him a call and put his unique skill set to work for you.
I would never consider using anyone else
Matt is an investor himself so he knows when a property is a good buy and can help steer you in the right direction. He helped find a foreclosure for me and took me through the whole process. It was much different than buying my previous home and I couldn’t have done it without him. He has been an agent not only for myself but also for some of my friends and no one has been disappointed. I would never consider using anyone else.
Matt will go the extra mile
Matt is personable and knowledgeable and will go the extra mile to assure his clients get the home they desire. His degree in Mechanical Engineering and his experience gives him additional insight into building a home as well as the ability to walk his clients through the process whether buying, building, or selling a home. He was a great help to me when I built my home. Matt continues to seek ways to assist his past and present clients and stays informed about current developments and issues relating to the real estate market. I highly recommend Matt.
An excellent choice of representation
Matt Carroll is an excellent choice of representation when looking for a new home for multiple reasons. The first being, he cuts no corners nor pushes you into making a decision before you are ready. He is as thorough (if not more so) than you when evaluating a potential home; looking out for details that a first time (or other) home buyer may not be aware of. In particular, he looks out for potential problems that could cost you in the short and long term. Having been in the Greater Columbia area for many years now he’s quite familiar with the landscape and history of the neighborhoods in the city. With Matt, you will have a most trustworthy and knowledgeable source to help you find the right home.
We couldn’t have asked for more in an agent
Thanks for your hard work as we planned to purchase this home. You’re simply the best! We couldn’t have asked for a more competent, friendly, and reliable agent. You did all the right things, your willingness to show the home and other things helped us to become more comfortable in deciding to make this purchase. Thanks again!
You’re the best!
We cant thank you enough for everything you’ve done for us! Thank you for your patience and finding the perfect home for us! You are truly the best! Love.
Thank you for sharing your energy, commitment and sense of humor with us as we saw nearly every available home in Columbia. We appreciate your patience and enjoyed getting to know you. We look forward to seeing you around the ‘hood. Thanks again.
Mary Lane is very helpful and gracious!
Thank you so much for all of your home buying wisdom! You were helpful and gracious with us during the whole process! We are so glad that you were our realtor! We feel very blessed to have had someone with your experience! As soon as we get everything together we’ll send you pictures of the changes! Or maybe you’ll have to come over for a visit! Thanks again.
Thanks for your help!
We both really appreciate all of your hard work and help. You found us the perfect home.
Brad is an excellent agent
Brad is an excellent agent and found us the perfect home for our family. He made our buying experience simple and easy and helped us out with all of the steps. He made sure to ask all of the right questions with the seller and everyone else, so that everything would be taken care of efficiently. During this stressful time, he was very quick at responding to any questions that we had and put us at ease knowing that we have an agent that we can trust.
Found my house on the first day
I had a great experience with The ART of Real Estate and Brad Allen, who took care of me in my first home-buying journey. Brad not only listened to my requests in a house, but also found me the perfect house on our first day of house hunting. He was very responsive to my needs and many questions throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend Brad to any of my friends, family, or colleagues and plan to work with him again myself, one day in the future.
Buying process was effortless!
Brad made the buying process effortless and a pleasure. He has been a great resource of information on contractors and service providers, and was a fantastic guide through the whole process. I would highly recommend Brad to anyone buying a home.
We found our dream home!
Brad Allen represented my wife and I in selling our first house and then purchasing our dream home. His photography skills were amazing and really made our home stand out from other properties. He also communicated with us several times a week keeping us up-to-date and answering all of our questions. We will definitely use Brad as our agent the next time we buy or sell real estate.
I want you to know that I really appreciate you being in my corner this whole time. I believe that your professionalism and concern for your clients is above and beyond the call of a REALTOR®. I feel very confident recommending you to my friends and family when purchasing their next home.
When I decided to buy a house, I can tell you that my expectations for how the whole thing would go had me nervous and scared. However, Mary Lane, you have been wonderful at doing your job! I most certainly appreciate your effort, your hard work and your dedication to me throughout the process.
You are amazing!
Dear Mary Lane, You are amazing! I am intensely grateful for all your hard work! You made the hardest thing I’ve ever done a little less painful. I will spread your name all over Columbia and tell everyone how wonderful you are! Thank you! Lots of love and gratitude.
Couldn’t have been better!
Best REALTORS® in Columbia! Had trouble with 3 other agents and finally decided to go with The ART of Real Estate. They took care of everything and are so easy to work with. Would recommend to anyone.
Thanks, Mary Lane!
Mary Lane was fantastic every step of the way and a real pleasure to work with. She grew up in the area and has tons of really useful knowledge about neighborhoods, specific houses, schools, and the area in general. We had a lot of questions, and when we actually were purchasing the house, we required a lot of interaction to negotiate inspection fixes and other things with the sellers. Mary Lane was extremely responsive and would call, email, or text us back pretty much immediately every time. She was really amazing in that regard and was always patient and professional in answering all of our questions. She also seemed to have an army of contractors, HVAC people, inspectors, electrictians, plumbers, etc who came out at various points who were reasonable and professional. Whenever we had a question or needed someone to check on something, she would give us three or four names of people who were all great. One of the things I particularly liked about Mary Lane was that she offered honest advice and was supportive without pushing for anything. She really helped us with our decision process and gave us great information rather than trying to get us to buy something that wasn’t perfect. In addition, we did a fair amount of looking online on real estate sites and Mary Lane always seemed to have house listings faster and/or had additional information before we could find them, which was really helpful. On top of all that, she’s also just a really nice person. We’re now in a house we absolutely love and I’m very grateful for that. I would highly recommend Mary Lane Sloan to anyone who asks (and I have been recommending her to friends already).
Best Experience even though we didn’t buy
Although we ultimately chose not to purchase a home at this time, we did want to comment on the performance of our buyer’s agent, Mary Lane Sloan. Her dedication, counseling, and professionalism have left a lasting impression on us. Mary Lane is one of the hardest-working people we know. Despite the fact that she was pregnant at the time, Mary Lane was always available, always responded quickly to blackberry messages, often had answers to questions before we asked them, and provided information and advice practically upon request. She volunteered to handle every task that arose and was incredibly proactive about solving our problems. Mary Lane was also very generous with her time and advice. We felt that her counseling was very balanced, knowledgeable, and reliable. More importantly, however, Mary Lane appreciates the art of diplomacy. She intuitively understood when we needed space and time to consider our options. In our experience, proactive people rarely have this trait. Finally, Mary Lane’s loyalty and professionalism impressed us. In our case, there were several times when we knew or suspected that Mary Lane did not agree with our decisions, but she was nonetheless sincerely supportive and loyal at every turn. Again, our experience, this is more the exception than the rule, and we believe that it makes a big difference in the professional world. While we did not ultimately purchase the house, Mary Lane’s approach to the final result has made fans of us both, and we will be spreading the word to our friends at every opportunity. Thank you, Mary Lane!