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James Keith

Dr. Thomas W. Dabbs

I wanted to offer James my highest recommendations. After one realtor failed to find a buyer for my house (for over one year), I went with James. He advised me on how to make my house more presentable and found a buyer within a month. There were some tricky negotiations involving repairs that James handled, sparing me many headaches. The the end we closed with a deal that satisfied both parties. James is a straight shooter. He advocates strongly for his client, but he knows by instinct just how hard to push before a negotiation goes south. He is a true southern gentlemen, and he will work tirelessly to find the perfect home for you or to get your home sold at the right price.

Misty Rae

Jacob Klapper – 03/11/2020

After Trying to sell my home on my own, I hired Misty Rae with Metro Realty Group, to help me get it sold. She priced my home correctly and got it under contract immediately. She has been very professional, extremely knowledgeable and responsive to all the typical challenges and questions when selling one’s home. She has come up with creative ideas to difficult issues, always keeps me informed on the current status and has completely taken the stress off of me. This has been by far the best experience I have ever had with a realtor and would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling their home. I will definitely use her in the future for any real estate transactions.

Ruta and Micheal Couet – 04/03/2020

Sam Fiorini

Brian & Jennifer – 3/20/20

Sam helped us both buy and sell a home.  Both times he went above and beyond to help get the deal done.  We were out of town buyers and sellers of our home and Sam met inspectors and servicemen, on our behalf, multiple times.

I originally reached out to Sam to sell a waterfront lot my husband and I had owned for over 20 years on Lake Murray. He was able to negotiate the sale of the lot by also having the lot next door agree to sell, no easy task, as the adjoining owner was not easy to deal with. He went above and beyond  to close the deal. We then used him to purchase a home in Timberlake. Two weeks before closing, a neighbor’s tree fell onto the property causing extensive damage. Again, Sam went above and beyond to ensure all the repairs were completed and those that were delayed were prepaid prior to closing. I would highly recommend him. He has a great temperament and personality, especially when dealing with this Miami girl who was always in overdrive!

Danny – 1/9/19
Sam is the model real estate agent.  Responsive at any hour, any day, for any reason.  Extremely professional,  knowledgeable, and helpful.  Laid back and down to earth guy who will give you honest information even if it doesn’t benefit him.   I cannot recommend him enough.

Yoli – 8/18/18
Sam Fiorini, treated me and my family like life long friends.  He worked very hard to achieve the outcome we expected as the buyer’s.  Sam is an excellent realtor. Very knowledgeable in is field, very professional and his organizational skills were amazing.  The transaction went smoothly with no hidden surprises. I can’t say enough good things about Sam and this experience.  Sam truly cared and went out of his way to make us happy with the end results.
Thank you Sam for all your hard work. We really appreciate it!!

Rolanda – 6/19/17
Sam Fiorini was excellent for no other reason that he got results quickly.  I first met Sam on June 2, 2017 on that same day he made time pick me up and take me to the property, evaluate it and made some recommendations and soon thereafter listed the property.  On June 7, 2017 my property was  listed.  On June 9, 2017 I had was would become the offer I accepted in addition multiple offers.  On June 16, 2017 I closed on the sale.  I don’t think there is much else to say.  O could not be more pleased with Sam and highly recommend him.  He knows the area and is tied in with a team of professionals who are committed to your home buying and/or selling needs.

Sam assisted with purchasing a home during relocation to SC from out of state. Sam was very responsive from the first point of contact and remained so even post-closing. He was very quick to understand the type of property we were interested in and provided very useful guidance in selecting  properties to view. Sam was quite knowledgeable regarding market values, resale considerations, building options and able to offer guidance on contract negotiations.  Sam’s recommendations for home inspection services, lenders, attorneys, and cleaning companies were very helpful and instrumental in helping with a timely closing. We would work with Sam again and highly recommend.

Hudson – 5/26/17
Excellent experience.  Despite the property being low in value, Sam marketed the property energetically and helped me with some legal/title issues by coordinating lawyers and Richland County court.  Living out of town I needed a Columbia presence for me to help with this transaction.  Sam was able  to allow me to resolve these issues and close the deal quickly all without me needing to come back to South Carolina.  I recommend Sam Fiorini without reservation.

Dustin – 5/11/17
Outstanding realtor!  He worked hard to help me purchase a house in 2013, was my property manager when I rented it out after moving, and was the realtor when I sold the house in 2017.  I highly recommend Sam for realtor and property management services.

Jose – 3/27/17
Excellent Realtor! I met Sam in 2014 upon moving to the Columbia, SC area. He is a true professional at his craft, which in my opinion, made the home buying process much easier and gave me confidence. He even went to the point of setting me up with mortgage and insurance companies which both had  better quotes than I already had. I also had a friend who was in the market that I recommended Sam to and he closed on a beautiful home with a great price. So if you need a realtor, Sam is a choice you will not regret.

Calvin – 3/24/17
Sam’s a good guy. He assisted us during our home search while we were out of country. He kept us informed every step of the way. Tell Sam what you want and he will give you his honest and unbiased recommendations.

Sam is at good at what he does as a realtor. He is professional and helpful. He helped us find a rental property and find a tenant for rental. He is also managing the rental property for us.

3/21/17 – Tony
Sam is the most trustworthy and honest real estate person I have met.  He is a hard worker and a straight shooter.  He has a wealth of knowledge and a network of people to get you into the home that fits you.  All around outstanding service

Sam is a pleasure to meet and his real estate expertise is phenomenal. My home purchase was smooth, quick, thorough and easy. No surprises whatsoever. If you want an honest hard working realtor that keeps your best interest favored while professionally taking care of all the business leg work, then  Sam will serve you well. I’m happy to have had his representation.

Jennifer – 2/28/17
This was my 6th time at the closing table over the course of my life.  Sam is the most competent real estate professional I’ve  ever worked with.  He worked with the seller’s agent and mortgage broker to create every conceivable avenue to benefit me.  Sam, also, met with several of the various  inspectors at the home; he then arranged with repair lists in hand, to have all needed repairs made working closely with the sellers agent.  I could go on for another paragraph to list everything Sam did to benefit this transaction.  This was a small purchase in real estate terms, and I believe Sam Fiorini is the gold standard in his field.

Rosie – 2/25/17
Sam was instrumental in helping me find the right home. Because I lived out of state I had to depend on him for his expertise and honesty he made property video”s for me to view  and made sure inspections and paperwork was done in a timely manner also answered my phone calls and e-mails on the  spot.I now live in my So.Carolina dream home and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking real estate.

Celia Means

Ana Martinez – 05/03/2021

Celia help me find what i was looking for my family. She always keep me updated with the house process and help me a lot with everything. Thanks to her job i was able to see a big smile in my baby girl.

Elizabeth Napolitano – 05/01/21

Celia has gone above and beyond for us from the VERY first phone call I made to her. She was there literally 24/7 for me. She even did a FaceTime showing of a home I couldn’t go see in person. She never ever had any issues answering any questions I had or helping me with with the whole buying process. She made the whole process of buying our first home so seamless and I will always be grateful that I found such a wonderful realtor. She is now helping my parents find a home. I can’t say enough about how wonderful she is!

asmorgan14 – 12/21/20

Celia has been a tremendous asset as our go-to real estate agent. When we are looking to buy, she finds properties that fit our needs at reasonable prices. If we need repairs, she knows contractors who will show up, perform quality work, and charge reasonable prices. When it’s time to sell, she gives solid pricing advice, communicates feedback from potential buyers, nails down clear and actionable contracts, coordinates all the inspections, assertively negotiates repairs with buyer’s agents, and reviews the settlement statement to make sure it matches the contract. Basically, Celia is a consummate professional who understands both sides of real estate transactions extremely well. Hire her! She is a strong advocate for you whether you are buying or selling.

Jose Gonzalex via Google

Recently purchased my home last month!Celia Means Business!! If you need a sign that says Yes to Celia, this is it! Before I got her info, I’d already spoken with several other people. Some were nice, others all about business. But not Celia, she got to know me first and made me laugh even before I brought up the fact that I wanted a home. That’s someone you can trust to guide you with such a huge purchase you’re trying to make. For a little context, I was purchasing my first home and I had no idea what I was getting into. That’s why you can rely on Celia! When I say she does it, I mean it. On top of being understanding of my situation, she was always a phone call or text away from any answers I had. She’s been in the business for years, that’s why I chose her and I’ll come back exclusively to her from now on. Whether it’s from Downtown Columbia or Yacht Cove, she’s got you covered like nobody else. If you want it, she makes it happen. Recommends any and everyone she would personally go to for home inspections and the like. If you’re anything like me, you’ll have one person you can go to at any point in the process. Last thing you want to feel is lost or overwhelmed when buying that home of your dreams! I’ve already recommended to friends and family so don’t wait too long

Russ Scheider via Google

Celia is an outstanding real estate agent! She helped me find exactly what I was looking for and is a great source of knowledge. Highly recommend!

Silver Anchor334 via Google

Celia was a lifesaver when it came down to searching for properties! She has been so professional and very insightful when it came down to location and properties. we loved working with her!

alexishenriquez07 – 07/31/2019 via Zillow

Very helpful. Was able to answer all my questions and concerns and made the process as easy and understandable as possible. Definitely recommend to anyone looking to buy.

gop4me11 – 07/27/2019 via Zillow

Celia is intelligent, professional and efficient, as well as a great communicator. She showed our house more than any other and found a great offer. She deserves an A+ rating.

bradleybladon – 07/18/2019 via Zillow
Celia, truly puts her clients first above all else. Very pleasant demeanor and fantastic communicator. And did I say, knowledge second to none, which is a huge when negotiating real estate contracts for clients!!

vbrooks623 – 03/17/2019 via Zillow

My husband and I were first time home buyers and Celia was amazing! We ended up buying a foreclosure and she told us what all we needed to look out for and even recommended companies to use for certain projects. She made sure we looked at houses in good school districts for our daughter and with  low crime rates. AMAZING!!

klebesjoshua – 10/29/2018 via Zillow

We recently relocated to SC from up north and Celia helped us every step in the process of buying a new house in a different state and was able to answer every question I threw at her making our house buying experience a very smooth and easy process.

zuser20140807094039054 – 02/18/2018 via Zillow

As an investor, it is nice to have somebody as knowledgeable and professional as Celia. She knows the market and is very good at what she does. Any questions I have in regards to any particular property and or neighborhood I always go to her. She also helped me sell the my Rehabbed property.

Meshelle Windham-Davis -2016

I would like to say thank you to a wonderful realtor by the name of Celia Means. I know I’m a little later, but please share it to my head and not my heart. Celia is excellent at what she does and I highly recommend her. No Matter if your selling or buying a home, Celia Means will get the job done. Once again, thanks so much!

Steven Tucker

lawsgt244 via Zillow – 03/2021

Steve was an incredible help to us finding land on which to build our “dream home”. He showed us several properties and helped us understand the property values and comparable properties. We are moving from out of state and he was always available when we were in town. Not only did he help us through the purchase process, his knowledge of the area and advice has been invaluable. He was even available to answer questions after the sale was complete. We are very fortunate he was our realtor. I highly recommend him.

zuser20190629171017474  via Zillow – 01/26/2021

Steve Tucker was absolutely great and very easy to work with! I was purchasing a home in Columbia while still living in another state, so I had to lean on him every step of the way. Steve NEVER let me down! Always knowledgeable and responsive to my many inquiries. Even after closing, he continued to provide information and help necessary for my family and me to get settled. Personable, cares about his client’ welfare, and very knowledgeable! I would recommend him to friends and family alike!

Rachel C. – 04/23/2020

Steve is top notch! He pays attention to detail, cares about his clients, and treats everyone with respect and kindness! If you are thinking of hiring Steve for your real estate needs, think no more, hire him! You will be grateful that you did!

Valentina W. – 04/12/2020

Steve is truly amazing. From our first conversation he was informative, knowledgeable and friendly. He put these first time home buyers minds at ease. He walked us through the process and was with us every step of the way. He always responded quickly to whatever house we were interested in. We are absolutely loving our new home. Great experience. Thanks Steve for everything.

mschimsa – 03/18/2020 via Zillow

We had our house listed for over 18 months with another realtor without a closing before we enlisted Steve’s help. He guided us through the process and offered advice as to listing, price, and repairs. We had a offer within 3 weeks and closed shortly thereafter. Steve’s approach was refreshing and  effective. We would recommend Steve to anyone looking to move their house quickly while maintaining the desired sell price

kouririchins – 02/03/2020 via Zillow

I have worked with Steve on multiple transactions and every time he is just as thorough, prompt, knowledgeable as the last. He is consistently watching out for my best interest and has become a friend over the years. As an out of state investor, you have to put a lot of trust into a realtor and  Steve is the guy I would recommend to ANYONE!!! We wouldn’t use anyone else for any and all of our future Real Estate transactions

KraoHasanee – 05/28/2019 via Zillow

My experience with Steve has been nothing but great. I came to Steve very early but he is always very responsive and willing to help, even after the house has been purchased as well. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell. Steve is very professional and at the same time doesn’t  make you feel like you are just another client.

user670831 – 12/31/2018 via Zillow

Steve Tucker kept us informed through the whole process of our home sale he was professional, courteous, and willing to explain things when we wanted more information. We sold our home in 6wks from the day it went on the market.

user8253922 – 07/07/2016

Steve Tucker did a fantastic job and I was very impressed with the marketing of our ex-house. I was impressed from day one, not only with what Steve Tucker told us during our initial interview with him, but with the way he and his team tracked who looked at the house and any comments about the house. We received both good and bad feedback, but it was all greatly appreciated. The next time I sell my house or I hear someone looking for a realtor, I will be highly recommending Steve Tucker and his team.

zuser20150715184405600 – 10/13/2015  via Zillow

We relocated from out of state and were looking to purchase a home in the Columbia area. Our agent Steve, was very patient, understanding and helped us to find the perfect home. As out of state clients he was able to guide us through the process every step of the way.

rlfreeman80 – 09/23/2015

Working with Steve Tucker and his team was amazing. They got us a contract within a week and sold our house within 30 days. They were so easy to work with and always available to talk!

Jane Lafferty

Michelle Courson Cannon – 03/25/2020

Given my past experience with realtors, Ms. Jane Lafferty was at the top of my list. I have gotten to know Jane both as a realtor and after the purchase of our humble home, I am thankful that she and I have remained friends.  Senator and Mrs. John Edward Courson would agree that she is highly motivated to learn exactly what type of home you are looking for and she showed us a tremendous amount of energy and perseverance in her work habits.  Jane always contacted us to get each and every detail clarified prior to moving forward to the next steps regarding the purchase of a new home, which would have been overwhelming without her attentive knowledge and skills.  On a personal note, I am a biologist.  I was positively thrilled at how organized, efficient and brilliant Jane was throughout the tedious paperwork and deadlines that we had to meet. As I think of Jane the following words come to mind: curious, original, thoroughly dependable, honest, cheerful, excellent composure, very intelligent.  She always smiles, which makes knowing her such a wonderful pleasure! I recommend Ms. Jane Lafferty highly and without any reservations.

Jenny Yeager – 04/06/2017

Jane is one of the best in Columbia. She has more experience than anyone I know in this business. She was one I looked up to as a rookie in real estate and she could not come with a higher recommendation. People like Jane make it so I really enjoy my job. Thanks Jane!

Christoper Newbern – 07/09/2015

I have known Jane for many years. I first met Jane when I was looking for a house in the Columbia and surrounding areas back in 2009. Jane has since helped me buy and sell many houses, both for investment and my personal home. She taught me a lot about real-estate, and what to look for in a home. Jane was more than professional; she became a part of the family. Jane truly cares for people and will help you find that “perfect” house. She goes above and beyond what a realtor’s job description states.

Jacque Sugarman

zuser20170905101805073 – 10/18/2017 via Zillow
Fantastic to work with! Would not use anyone else but her from now on. She found what I thought was an impossible house for us in 1 day. Jacqueline was able to provided us with the all of the right people in order of us to close on our house. She was able to expidiate the process and close on our  house in only 30 days

Rosemarie Averhoff

Ron Heater and Patrick George – Nov 2020

I would like to take a moment of your time to tell you about our realtor, Rosemarie Averhoff. We first met Rosemarie in the spring of 2019 when we found out we were relocating to Columbia, SC area. Not knowing the area, we found Rosemarie to be a wealth of practical and relevant knowledge of the entire region. She was able to guide us to areas that we would never have known existed. Her patience with us allowed us to sort our exactly what we were looking for. This was a critical first step in finding our new home. We found Rosemarie the best at teaching us the ins and outs of South Carolina real estate local regulations, and all the pitfalls that anymore who buys in an unfamiliar area needs to know. All the years of her experience has certainly paid off for Rosemarie and then, us as well. Her friendliness and personal charm put us immediately at ease. Don’t let the friendliness deceive you, Rosemarie is a fierce negotiator for her clients. We were able to find exactly the home we were looking for, at a very fair price that was a result of her skills. You could look for a very long time for a realtor and would never find a better fit than Rosemarie Averhoff.

kshore10 – 10/18/2018 via Zillow

Rosemarie Averhoff is the best agent! She helped me find my home in NE Columbia in 2009. While I was still working/living in N. VA, she drove 1 1/2 miles round trip from Irmo nearly daily to ensure that repairs to the home were done in a timely and correct manner. She was my eyes and ears during  that time. Again, when I sold the property this year, 2018, she ensured that repairs were done in a timely manner. Thank you, Rosemarie, for always having my back! ***** Five stars to you

Ordell Koch – 10/27/2015 via Zillow

Rosemarie is a great agent; she has helped me buy a new home and sell the previous home, currently working with her to buy another home. She’s very knowledgable of the area and gives great tips on location and things to look for when it comes to location, great schools, and anything that might  affect resale value. She takes the time to listen to what you are looking for. She’s also very aware of the fair market price and really good in negotiations. Rosemarie has great contacts when it comes to lenders, home inspectors, and Home repair. If you want someone looking out for you and your family then Rosemarie is your Agent.

Mike Lawson

catmeow68 – 05/21/2018 via Zillow

Michael was a blessing! He was knowledgeable, honest, patient, kind and always available when we needed him. He pointed us in the right direction and new exactly from our description what we were looking for. He helped us find the perfect home. We are transplants from up north moving here to South  Carolina. So we really new very little of the area. He stood by us and for us when we were unable, being out of state. He truly made the transition much easier. He had our best interest at heart. He was able to find us the beautiful home we are currently in. Michael was not only our real estate agent he became our friend. I recommend Michael for anyone who is in need of a “Real” real estate agent

Michael Reed – 05/18/2018 via Zillow

Me and my wife received excellent representation from Mike Lawson. There were many times I wasn’t available yet he never pressured me or my wife and was always willing to meet or discuss at times where most realtors wouldn’t have. We enjoyed your service and thanks for helping me get my wife the  house she wanted.

user7577618 – 04/18/2017 via Zillow

Working with Mike Lawson exceeded any of my expectations. As a first time homebuyer, I was not familiar with the terminology or the best process to purchase a home. Right away Mike was incredibly friendly and knowledgable. Mike took the time to sit down with me and figure out what would be a good  fit for me and the best process to obtain home ownership. He was very helpful in explaining the entire process Mike was willing to meet me late so it was convenient to view homes and not interfere with my busy work schedule I truly believe his expertise helped tremendously and relieved my stress level considerably.I highly recommend Mike!