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Columbia Real Estate Agents

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SC Home Services
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Miranda B.
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I request the assistance of Merritt to perform a Home Inspection but to my surprise, he was also certified to conduct the Termite Inspection as well. To top it off, one price included both inspections. The price that I paid for both was the price I would've paid at other companies, who's only certified to perform a home inspection. My home is a patio home so it didn't take as long because there was no crawl space; it took approximately 1 - 1 1/2 hours (not sure) but he was very thorough. I was very impressed by the service I received from Mr. Harris. He was on time, actually got to the house before I did. When I got there he had already started on the outside. He was very thorough and once he was done he walked me through everything that he had done and saw. He was very detailed in his explanations and informed me that he would have a copy of the inspection report in my email by the end of the day, if not at least by that night (the inspection was at 10:00a.m.). Before I went to bed, my report was there. Because this was a house that I had rented and was getting ready to purchased, he gave me tips and suggestions. I highly recommend him to anyone purchasing a home.

  • 2 years in business
Corey W.
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An agent with Mac's Real Estate named Ben McCarter helped me purchase my first home a few months ago. He showed me as many homes as it took for me to find the one I really liked. When it came to closing on the home, his knowledge helped make the process as quick and painless as possible. I would recommend Ben and Mac's Real Estate to any of my friends and family looking to buy or sell a home!

  • 35 years in business
Steve G.
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Julius is highly professional and extremely knowledgeable about the real estate process. I was very comfortable knowing that all the details were taken care of accurately and in a timely manner.

  • 41 years in business
Cheri B.
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Kat Hackworth is a valued and most professional realtor. Her sincere wish to help you find that perfect property is priceless and her dedication in doing so is unequaled by others. She is a true asset in helping you either sell or purchase your property. I highly recommend Kat...you WON'T regret it!!

Matt Granger
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Arron R.
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Matt was always available and helped us through every stage of the home buying process. I recommend using Matt for all of your real estate needs.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Zach B.
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His expertise helped me with my investing decisions.

Rotihu A.
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Excellent Real Estate service provider in Chapin, SC

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We are a full-service real estate and wealth management firm that provides real estate services (residential, commercial, acreage, and investment properties), as well as all facets of wealth management, insurance, and retirement planning services.

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We help customers buy and sell houses or rent houses. We have help relocation clients to settle in here. We handle bank foreclosures, short sales, and property management.

  • 9 years in business
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We work with people looking to buy and sell their homes in Columbia, SC and the surrounding Midlands.

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Dabney Berne of Carolina Land Sale specializes in large acreage land sales and acquisition throughout South Carolina. His primary focus is on real estate investment and development, land banking, timber investments as well as sales of large recreational tracts and farms. Mr. Berne has extensive contacts throughout the southeast consisting of foresters, real estate developers, timber investors and large private land holders whom he employs in recreational land tracts, equestrian developments and timber investments.

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I assist sellers in marketing their home and getting the best terms. I enjoy working with lake properties, unique properties, and neighborhood homes.

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We can professionally and quickly assist you in selling your current home or in finding your new dream home. We are the short sale specialist for homeowners, and we do provide a superior level of professional and informed real estate services including appraisals to sellers and buyers in the following areas: • Bamberg • Calhoun • Cayce • Charleston • Irmo • Lexington • Orangeburg • Santee • West Columbia

  • 29 years in business
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One of the key factors that separate us from other real estate companies is our visionary leader. Eddie Wilder spends great time, effort and resources analyzing economic trends, so that we can stay ahead of an ever-changing market place. It has long been our philosophy to meet the consumer where they are, and to understand and even anticipate their needs. Our team matches our consumer's lifestyle needs with the perfect houses for sale in Columbia, SC and other surrounding areas. This philosophy has guided us to the social media platforms well-ahead of our competition. Our goal is to communicate with our customers with the format in which they are most comfortable. From seamless mobile integration and texting products, to listing videos and agent connectivity, we have positioned our team to be the most responsive to the needs of the consumer by quickly providing thorough, accurate and value-added information at all times.

  • 11 years in business
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We are local market experts and helpful partners for buying or selling a home: * Trusted resource for answers about the process * Innovative marketing strategies and technology * Expertise about neighborhood features * Ability to target home searches * Strong negotiation skills * Support through the closing and beyond * Foreclosure Expert

  • 29 years in business
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We offer residential real estate services for buyers and sellers, with an emphasis on superior service and superior results. Try us today, and let us exceed your expectations! Three time winner of Columbia Metropolitan's Best of Columbia Awards and Best of The State! We are Columbia's real estate boutique with worldwide exposure!

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I listen to my clients wants and needs and ensure a win-win situation for both parties. I am a expert negotiator that protects my clients best interest. I work hard for my clients and go the extra mile and treat each transaction as if it was my own.

  • 2 years in business
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I enjoy working with renters, buyers and sellers to get them just what they want. I go above and beyond to make sure my clients are satisfied. I have years of experience in property management in single and multifamily homes. I enjoys both the rental and sales aspect of real estate because the goal is the same even if the steps to get there are a little different.

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Team, Team, Team. We operate as a team at United because the more people you have working for you and specializing in certain aspects of the real estate process, the better your experience will be and the more your value will be maximized.

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We are a full-service company specializing in the Lake Murray area and investment opportunities in today's market. We have been in business for 14 years and a life resident of Lake Murray, depend on a realtor who knows the market and today's environment. We are here to serve the best interest of our clients.

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Every home is sold with a Rose! We provide real estate brokerage services to both buyers and sellers, specializing in land, new homes, resale, luxury, military relocation, first-time home buyers, foreclosures, broker price opinions, and commercial and investment properties. In today's real estate market, there is simply no substitute for a good Realtor®. Whether you are aiming to buy or sell a property, a hardworking full-time Realtor® can make the difference. When buying, selling or investing, rest assured that your individual needs and goals will be met.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a real estate agent do?

Real estate agents help their clients buy, sell, and rent commercial and residential properties. There are also real estate agents that sell industrial and agricultural real estate, but the majority sell residential properties. To become a real estate agent, you must be at least 18 years old, successfully complete real estate courses, and pass a real estate exam. Be sure to check for any required licensing, too. Often real estate agents will earn 5 percent to 6 percent of the total home sale price for their work in representing their client. Typically this commission is split equally between the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent. Here is an overview of what a real estate agent does, according to the United States Department of Labor:

  • Represent clients who are looking to buy, sell and rent properties.
  • Stay knowledgeable about regional real estate prices, mortgages, market conditions and related information, and advise clients accordingly.  
  • Determine competitive market prices by comparing properties.
  • Create and publicize lists of properties for sale, including details such as location and features.
  • Market properties through advertisements, open houses and listing services.
  • Show prospective buyers or renters properties.
  • Present purchase offers to sellers for consideration.
  • Mediate negotiations between buyer and seller.
  • Ensure that all terms of purchase contracts are met.
  • Prepare documents, such as loyalty contracts, purchase agreements and deeds.

What's the difference between a real estate broker and an agent?

Real estate agents and real estate brokers both help clients buy, sell, and rent residential and commercial properties. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, real estate brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses. Real estate agents cannot have their own real estate office and must work under a broker. Real estate brokers often have real estate firms and employ real estate agents. Those real estate agents may be employees of the firm, or they may work on contract and earn part of any commission they bring into the firm.

If you are a homeowner ready to sell or a buyer in the market for a new home, either a real estate broker or a real estate agent can help you achieve your goal. What is more important than their title is their track record and client success stories. When interviewing real estate agents or brokers to help you buy or sell a home, ask about their recent sales history as compared with the original listing prices. If you’re selling a home, ask how they would market your home and what price they would list it at. Whether you hire an agent or broker, you want a professional who will have your best interests at heart.

What should you look for in a real estate agent?

When you’re hiring a real estate agent you want to find a qualified pro who can negotiate the best deal for your home — whether you’re buying or selling. Reading reviews will help you weed out obvious bad operators; you want to work with someone who treats their clients with fairness and respect. That said, you also want someone who can play hardball and maximize your real estate deal. Ask for references from recent clients, and be sure to call them.

Experts encourage you to interview more than one prospective real estate agent before hiring. A home sale or home purchase is a big deal — sometimes the biggest deal in a person’s life — and you want to find an agent who will work hard for you. In today’s market, having a real estate agent who is social media savvy and has an attractive online presence is critical. Ask the agent how they plan to market your house. Review their listings, and ask yourself if they have professional photos with homes that are professionally staged. If the answer is no, they might not have the marketing savvy you’re looking for. Ask what price they would list your house at and why. Pay attention to how they communicate with you during your initial interviewing phase. Are they too busy to respond for several days? Are they clear and helpful? This information is a clue to how they’ll engage during the entire process.

What do real estate agents charge?

Real estate agents typically don’t charge a set rate to their clients, but rather earn a commission on the price of the final home sale. In traditional real estate, there is a buyer’s agent and a seller’s agent. The two agents receive 5 percent to 6 percent of the final home sale price and split it evenly, meaning they each earn roughly 2.5 percent to 3 percent of the total home sale. If you are a home seller, you may have fees associated with the sale that are above and beyond the commission the agents earn. The real estate agent may have you pay marketing fees, MLS fees, early cancellation fees, or more. Always ask pricing details before signing a contract so you clearly understand your financial obligations. Here are some of the average (and common) costs that can arise when selling a home:

  • Home inspection: $200-$350 or more, depending on region.
  • Home appraisal: $250-$400 or more, depending on region.
  • Professional real estate photography: $275-$550 or more, depending on photographer, square footage of house, and special requests like sunset shots.
  • Closing costs: Often split between the seller and buyer. An average range for the buyer to pay is between 3 percent and 4 percent, with the seller paying a lower fee at 1 percent to 3 percent of the home’s price.
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