CENTURY 21 Vanguard

CENTURY 21 J. Bolos is a full service real estate company, serving the buyers and sellers of the greater Columbia area. The brokerage is located at 1430 Richland St. in Columbia, SC. CENTURY 21 J. Bolos is an independently owned and operated franchise affiliate of Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate franchise sales organization, comprised of approximately 7,000 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 77 countries and territories worldwide with more than 102,000 independent sales professionals.
Columbia, SC
Real Estate Market Information
Homes Owned: 23,480
Homes Rented: 25,104
Median Home Price: $144,945
Area Schools: 113
Best Score: 5/10
Average Score: 1.2

Our Agents

Meet the CENTURY 21 Vanguard Team

Customer Testimonial

Sharon Bodiker

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Sharon was very responsive and I always felt like she was on my side, something I didn't get with my last realtor when purchasing. She was very clear and had good ideas. If she wasn't sure, she was honest and worked with the team staff to get me the right information. Wonderful experience and would highly recommend. - Kristina, Cayce Sc March 2018

Sami Hashash

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Sold and closed both of my properties in 30 days Great Agent - Brandon Gee March 2018

Joanne Bolos

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Joanne was a pleasure to work with, she was very professional and her extensive knowledge of the Columbia market ensured I got top dollar for my home! - Stephen, Chapin March 2018

Jackie Habit

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Best experience I've ever had. Jackie is amazing and so very helpful! - Haley Hutto, South Carol March 2018

Scott Lindenberg

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efficient, reliable and effective - Kai columbus Ohio February 2018

Lee Mullin

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Extremely helpful, patient, and adapted to looking for the style home I wanted. Loved how hard she worked and was always easy to get in touch with. I was extremely impressed. - Dylan Hundley: West Colu February 2018

Lynn Kincaid

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Very satisfied with Lynn. She was very thorough and spot on with her word. She took the time to make sure I received all the answers to my questions which were very important to me. Overall very professional and knowledgeable and easy to work with. - Terry In Jenkinsville November 2017

Mike Steed

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Mike is a great realitor and very patient.

The whole experience was great. It took a little longer to close but everything fell into place at the right time.

Everything from signing the contract to closing was great. Always communicated with me and was very confident in the loan process - Deepak, Irmo Sc November 2017

Fran Smith

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Fran Smith closed the deal with ease. - Karen Grimball, Charlest November 2017

Mark Smith

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Mark Smith had been looking at homes for and with me for a good while. He knew my "wish list" and found me exactly what I had been looking for. He brilliantly handled all negotiations for the property with a realtor who was representing an owner that had a tremendous sentimental attachment to the home. Once the contracts were signed, the process went as smooth as one could dream, even though there were several items that the inspectors required before closing. Mark took care of it all and kept me "stress free" which meant the world to me. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a home whether it be their first or their retirement home. - S. Curry October 2017

John Bolos

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I hired John (Johnny) Bolos as a seller's agent to help me sell my home at Arcadia Lakes, Columbia, SC. Initially, I was trying to sell the house by myself but it did not work out as realtors are very reluctant to deal with FSBO. Then John came fully prepared with price market analysis and convincing Power Point presentation. He was before everybody else, and although I interviewed another 10 realtors or so after him, I went back to hire John. He was very knowledgeable and ahead of everybody else. John is young, very energetic, and passionate about real estate. He is born for that; it is in his blood. Another major attraction was that John's company Century21 works at 5% commission whereas everybody else charges 6%. That was a big saving just to start. John and his assistant Maribel turned to be very professional, very responsive to phone calls and emails, and helped me through the process. John was available on evenings and weekends and if I would send him an email late at night, he would respond at around 6 am or so. John has good negotiation skills too. Once the home inspector came with some issues on the home inspection report, John also helped with hiring contractors. Sold the house after only 2 and a half months. We put it on the market for Memorial Day and closed on August 17, 2017. Overall, I am highly satisfied with John and Maribel and would strongly recommend Century 21. Thank you John and Maribel!!! - Georgi Petkov, Columbia, August 2017

Julie Smith

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good job - Raj Patel,columbia,sc June 2017

Sean Brennan

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Sean Brennen knows his business, gets to know his clients and their wants and needs. Sean's approach to selling my home and keeping me informed every step of the way gave me NO cause for concern that he would get my home sold. - Lois Martin May 2017

Alejandro Florez

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I bought my first home using Alejandro Florez. He made the process as painless as possible. He was patient and informative. I would suggest him to every person I know! I cannot sing his praises enough. If you're looking to buy or sell a home use Alejandro! - Mia Guinn, Columbia January 2017

Beverly McCullough

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Beverly McCullough helped us with the entire process, and was always there when we had an questions or concerns. It really felt like she was working 24/7 for us! - Bray, From Irmo, Sc To C November 2016

Richard Hine

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A wonderful realtor. Thanks You are all we were looking for in a realtor .Thanks a bunch for helping me get into my dream home. :) - Ms. T. Ruff Columbia Sc October 2015

Anne Bagnal

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Anne Bagnal treated our purchase as if it was her own. - Bob Young, Greenwood Sc September 2015

Troy Ketcham

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Troy Ketcham is the best ever. I thank God for him & his help. - Patricia Robinson July 2015

Sami Hashash

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You're the best ... You were on top of the sale beginning to end. I commend you . - John Joseph , Chapin Sc March 2018

Joanne Bolos

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Joanne Bolos had the property under contract after it was on the market for only 1 day. The pictures and descriptions of the house on online sites were extremely attractive and even made me want to buy my house again. When it came down to the negotiation she was very helpful and answered all of our questions. She was even able to get our asking price for our house from the first contracted party.

Joanne was highly recommended by a friend. When we met to go over the listing process she was very approachable and knowledgeable. - Hazel Bergmann March 2018

* After the client and agent affiliated with CENTURY 21® Real Estate LLC complete a transaction, the client may be asked to provide feedback to help the CENTURY 21® System and sales professionals continuously improve. The affiliated agent's Overall Rating is an average of all ratings the agent has received. The specific survey responses shown were selected by the agent and were authorized by the client for display purposes. Some customers who provided a testimonial may have received a Starbucks gift card from their CENTURY 21 Sales Professional as a thank you for completing the customer satisfaction survey.

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Demographic Data | Columbia, SC

Median Age: 30.18
Married: 24%
Households: 48,584


Population by Sex
70,151 Male
65,855 Female

Occupancy Types
6,710 Vacant
23,480 Owned
25,104 Rented


White/Blue Collar Jobs
42% White Collar
58% Blue Collar

Transportation to Work
78% Drive
4% Public Transportation
15% Walk/Bike/Other
2% Work from Home