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I am a member of the Coldwell Banker United Realtors team and one out of three of Columbia's Most Referred Realtors, serving the Midlands region. Expect great things, visit my website today!
Troy is a licensed Broker/REALTOR in both South and North Carolina. He has worked with buyers and sellers in both states for some years now. Troy also has experience with the Ohio real estate market where he first learned real estate relocation services. Troy has worked real estate in several states and is one of the Top Producing associates with Coldwell Banker United Realtors - worldwide leader in the real estate market relocating tens of thousands of company employees yearly. With their proven network of global agents dedicated to service, agents are able to assist on both the buy and the sell end of the move. There are also a number of highly qualified support service organizations that have a relationship with Coldwell Banker and that are prepared to assist in the relocation process.
· E-Pro certified, Fine Homes Specialist Certified, and Relocation Specialist Certified. Member of the National Association of Realtors, Greater Columbia Association of Realtors and recognized Life Member Circle of Excellence recipient. I maintain current broker licenses in both North and South Carolina and ensure all of my training is current and leading edge.
· My prior affiliation with the Prudential Real Estate organization afforded me recognitions as a Chairman's Award recipient. Given to only the top 3% of agents within the Global Prudential Real Estate organization of over 60,000 agents. I was also the top listing and selling agent within the Prudential Palmetto Realtors office having sold nearly $30,000,000 million dollars of real estate in a two year period.
· I am also one of only three "Most Referred" Realtors among 5,000 other agents within our MLS market area.
· Days on Market: I have had the repeated privilege of listings lasting only days before they have been sold. My personal average days on market for 2006 was 25, well below the market average of 78 days. In 2007, given market changes my personal average days on the market are 45 days vs. the market average of 95 days.
Areas of Expertise
Recreational Real Estate
Custom Homes and Land Development
Carolina Retirement Homes
Golf Course Homes
As a Certified Relocation Consultant , I have assisted a number of families in their relocation throughout the United States on both the buying and selling side. If you are relocating with an employer that utilizes these benefits, know that not only have I and my family relocated with their services, but my clients have also been delighted by my representation of them in this process.
If you are not being relocated through a major Relocation Service, know that by choosing to work with me you are still benefiting from my expert relocation training and that I am equally committed to you in your relocation. I have helped clients from Africa, Asia, Latin America and parts of Europe as well as throughout the United States and Mexico, and I would like to help you find YOUR new HOME.
"I sincerely feel Troy Ott is in a league by himself. Moving up the corporate ladder, I have had the opportunity to buy five homes and sell four properties. Though my spouse and I are knowledgeable home sellers, we were extremely impressed with the value Troy added. Troy is one of the most capable, skilled Realtors with whom I have had the opportunity of working. His energy and strategic approach to marketing my home allowed me to enjoy a greater return on the invest-ment than I had expected. Consistent with his frequent sales price records in a given neighborhood, and as a result of his intelligent work ethic, I was able to net more than the amount for which other Realtors wanted to list my home. His approach was down to business, and he never squandered my time. I am very appreciative of his knowledgeable ap-proach, maintaining a tension between pushing the envelope and knowing when to take a conservative approach. I wholeheartedly recommend Troy; he is number one among the three dozen Realtors I have used or inter-viewed."
Willis V. and Deana H. Jowers (Sellers)
"I am a die-hard do-it-yourselfer, and was intent on selling my house by myself, but realized finally that my ambivalence about leaving my wonderful neighborhood was interfering with my efforts. In fact, I was deliberately sabotaging my own efforts, by not returning phone calls, not being home to take calls, and so on. I met many realtors in the last two months. Troy was the only one who seemed to "get" my house, which is an older home with many quaint features that would re-quire just the right family to appreciate it. I went with my gut and listed with him, and have been thrilled with the experi-ence. Troy listened carefully to everything I had to tell him about the house and the neighborhood, and wrote a wonder-fully descriptive ad that made me want to buy my own house! He ran the ad for only one day, and then called me at the end of the first day of real activity at my house, with the right offer from the right people---people who truly loved my house! I have had nothing to do. Troy has handled every detail, with grace and efficiency, and contacts me only when he needs me to sign something or make a simple decision. I never dreamed it could be this easy. I guess I'll have to do my own packing, though."
Susan Ryan (Seller); Sold In 5 Days
"After several frustrating months of attempting a FSBO, we tasked Troy with the truly challenging scenario of selling our home even though we'd moved 2000 miles away and had never even met him face to face. It was the best decision we could ever have made. Throughout the entire process, he was encouraging, communicative, and tireless in his search to find not just any buyer, but the right buyer. Our home was unique, and Troy recognized this fact and worked to identify buyers who could appreciate the little details that we felt made all the difference. In the end, Troy sold our home at a time in which the market had practically ground to a standstill, and we are forever grateful to him for that. Along the way, we have also gained a friend who we are looking forward to having dinner with one day when we revisit Columbia. We began this process completely skeptical of realtors and the real estate business, but can today, wholeheartedly and without hesitation, recommend Troy and his team."
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Ross (Sellers)
"You were diligent and patient in acquiring the listing, willing to work the property at a higher price than you first thought prudent, then successful in SELLING THE HOME FOR A RECORD HIGH PRICE. I appreciated your constant efforts through newspaper ads, MLS, personal showings, and open houses to bring people through the house. I know of over 50 people who visited the house in a short listing period and I believe that the exposure was the key to selling the place. Without your focused effort, so many would not have seen the house and it may still be on the market today. Thanks for your dedicated work."
Joseph Richardson (Seller)
"When we made the decision to sell our home, we thought we'd be able to handle it ourselves. Fortunately, we met Troy before we made any mistakes. He not only sold our original home within two days of the listing, he also found our dream home for us. It's currently under construction. The entire buying and selling process is much more time consuming and complicated than we ever realized. Without Troy working for us, we probably would have given up after just a few days, and we wouldn't be just a few months away from moving into our brand new house. TROY KNOWS THE MARKET, KNOWS THE IMPORTANT ISSUES, AND KNOWS HIS CLIENTS ON A PERSONAL LEVEL. We owe our peace of mind and our bright new future in our home to Troy."
Mundi Moss (Seller & Buyer)
"My family recently moved to Columbia from across the country. We had an idea of where we wanted to live in Columbia and dreamed of being able to put it all together. Troy Ott worked arduously to ensure that our dreams became a reality. He has incredible perseverance and helped us realize our objectives in every way regarding the purchase of our new home. He is the BEST Realtor around, no one else even comes close!"
Michael & Judy Ryan (Buyers)
"Selling our home in Myrtle Beach and moving to Columbia was a big step. Changes aren't easy. Troy Ott's kind assistance brightened an otherwise overwhelming time. His commitment to our satisfaction and unyielding standards of performance from the time he unlocked the front door and showed us the house to the closing at the conference table in the lawyers' office, remind us that the gift of service deserves recognition. Many realtors have served us well during a change of residence, but Troy Ott's name leads all the rest."
Nancy & Sid Rhyne Author & Homeowner (Buyers)
"Troy went above and beyond what was expected and ultimately, after nearly two weeks of arduous negotiations was able to secure the deal for us on our terms. I cannot express how truly grateful we are for all his work. In addition to Troy's extreme diligence on the purchase of our home at one point I found a home in Chapin that I was very interested in seeing. I learned that it had been withdrawn from the market and was very disappointed. I mentioned the house to Troy and he later called to say that he had located and contacted the owner, had obtained a key, and permission to show me the house. Together we looked at the house and ultimately decided that it was not for me. I know that not all Realtors would have been willing to do that because I had previously been dealing with another Realtor from another firm and gave her the same information that I ultimately gave Troy. She gave me the owner's number and said, "Good Luck." I cannot say enough about Troy's willingness to go the extra step to see that we got what we wanted on our terms. The end result of our dealings with Troy is simple - we bought an amazing home at an extraordinary price and are thrilled! Thank you Troy for your exemplary service!"
Kimberly Swartz & Carl Estridge (Buyers)
"My family and I recently moved from Oklahoma to Columbia and were looking to buy our first home. Troy Ott's excellent reputation led us to working with him as our exclusive agent. He listened to all our needs and delivered by finding the perfect home for us with excellent schools for our kids at an incredible price. He put our needs FIRST always and sacrificed both personally and financially to the bitter end to make sure we closed the deal! God bless you Troy, for making our dreams a reality!"
Don and Ashley Russell (Buyers)
"Troy worked extremely hard to ensure that we were aware of every house that came on the market and discussed the pros and cons of each home that we looked at in a honest and forthright manner. We are convinced that Troy's work ethic and customer service are the factors that led us to finding the home we were looking for in the neighborhood we wanted. We could not be happier with our new house and we highly recommend Troy to any potential buyer or seller in Columbia."
Matthew & Carla Roberts (Buyers)
"My fiancée and I were moving to Columbia from New York and North Carolina respectively. We were first time homebuyers, knew almost nothing about the housing market in Columbia, and needed to make our move quickly. We began our search on the Internet and stumbled onto Troy's incredibly informative website. During our Internet search we emailed or called at least seven different realtors. Troy was one of the first to respond, and his response was in the form of a detailed email with online photos and descriptions of the properties we were interested in. Upon meeting with Troy we discovered that his knowledge of the housing market in Shandon, Heathwood and the other "in town" areas in Columbia is remarkable. He was frank and thorough in his information about every property we saw from pricing per square foot, the street location, repairs needed, and the quality of renovations already done. Once we found the house Troy was invaluable in advising us regarding our offer, and the other important contract points. Troy was attentive to every detail in our home buying experience, and he works with top-notch people. He was able to recommend someone to help us secure financing, he had a tremendous home inspector on call, and on closing day he even arranged for a cleaning service to come to the house to make it ready for our move. I cannot imagine going through the home buying experience without Troy's expertise and assistance. "
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