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

Lynn Martin

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A+ on everything you want from a realtor. Would definitely recommend Lynn to family and friends. - Ivan Thompson, Lexington February 2018

Scott Lindenberg

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I appreciate the extra steps Scott took to assure my closing was successful - Wanda Dash eastover Sc January 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

Sami Hashash

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Sami was always available for questions and spent a lot of time explaining the whole process to me. This was my first home purchase. Sami was absolutely amazing, and I will only recommend him to anyone looking for a real estate agent.

I'm a 100% satisfied customer. - Laura Bush, Swansea November 2017

Fran Smith

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

Joanne Bolos

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Joanne was FANTASTIC! She did her research, knew exactly what we were looking for, was always available to take my husband and I to see houses and gave great advice. Joanne worked so hard to get us the house of our dreams! I will absolutely use Joanne again in the sale and search of our next home! - Kerri Wikel,lexington Sc October 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

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

Lynn Martin

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Lynn suggested a list price that was just right in attracting potential purchasers to the property. As the saying goes, price sells. - Tony Anderson, West Colu July 2017

Scott Lindenberg

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Scott was a personal friend before he became my Realtor, but had he not been I still would have been impressed. He was patient, kind, and professional throughout the entire home search and buying process. He frequently negotiated on my behalf with the seller's agent, and acted as my advocate in every situation.

I wasn't a typical buyer- I'd had a spreadsheet with every listed home that vaguely fit my criteria prepared for months before I reached out to Scott. He helped me prioritize which homes to visit, and what to look for once we started touring.

Also, Scott is the coolest. We worked in college radio together before he became a Realtor, he has great taste in music, and he laughed along with me at anything that struck either of us as funny. Top notch guy - Ari Robbins, Columbia Sc December 2017

Mike Steed

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I called on many homes, call backs were slow and not at all. Mike Steed called me within minutes of me showing interest.

That's the service I appreciate!

Mike is quick to get an answer to you and is good with details. - Larry Jett Lexington,sc September 2017

Sami Hashash

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The last two questions really don't apply, we didn't know. Sammy contacted me as soon as I sparked an interest in a home listed on Zillow. He has worked diligently to help us find our dream home, and that was not an easy task! LOL! We are so grateful to have met and worked with Sammy, he is awesome!!! We are first time home owners with his help, understanding, knowledge and personality it was a true pleasure to have him as a broker and hopefully stay in contact on a friendship level! Thank you Sammy for everything without you this would not have been possible, any other broker is just a broker you made it your purpose to be a friend. Thank you from the Jimenez Family!!!

He has gone on and beyond!

Sammy is an asset to Century 21 J. Bolos! Hold on to him!

We are in our new home! - Jorge And Kelly Jimenez, October 2017

Fran Smith

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I found Fran Smith online I was looking for local realtors in Columbia, South Carolina.. I called the number that was listed and Fran Smith did not stop working for me until my property was sold.. She knew the right personnel to ensure my property was sold.. She was friendly and very knowledgeable about a her business.. I would recommend Fran Smith to anyone buy or sale.. Thanks Fran you are AWESOME in all aspects.. - Shola Harris March 2015

* 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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Columbia, SC

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Closest Airport
Columbia Metropolitan
Closest College
BENEDICT COLLEGE
Closest Major Sports Team
AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS (A)
Closest Junior College
MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE-BELTLINE

Demographic Data | Columbia, SC

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

Overview

Population by Sex
70,151 Male
65,855 Female

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

Employment

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