Clients Say It Best – Troy Ott, Realtor

I consider my clients and their confidence in me and my company as the true sign of success. We invite you to join the positive experiences of our client community in your next real estate endeavor.

Summary of their experience:

I found Troy from an ad he ran in The State newspaper showcasing his 1% commission program, called him, and set an appointment. We met at my home and listed my property. His team “staged” my home, took photos, and within a week he had my home sold. He also helped me find and move into my new place. I have recommended a friend to him who now has his home listed and now SOLD with Troy. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a great real estate agent.
Sincerely yours, AUTHOR HEITLINGER

Our Wonderful Clients had the following to say:

We have known Troy Ott for over three years, both as a real estate agent and later as a friend and can wholeheartedly vouch for his personal character.He is a professional , highly responsible individual who has shown the flexibility to adjust to unforeseen changes in priorities and projects. He has demonstrated solid performance and a willingness to make his best contribution.In our association with him with the listing of our home and personally, Troy has employed professional skills and sound decision making judgment. He is a dedicated and committed individual who utilizes his talents in a productive and skilled manner. Troy demonstrates superior flexibility, utilizes a high degree of initiative, is self-reliant, cooperative, and expects nothing less than a high degree of quality in his approach to on­ going challenges .Troy is responsible, honest and reliable and will be an asset to any individual or organization that may need to rely on him or make use of his services. He should be recognized for his dedication, work ethic, talent and ability.
Sincerely yours, Ken S. Hayes

I’m an appraiser from the assessor’s office checking up on the sale of 520 S. Woodrow Street. Normally I’ve been sending this kind of e-mail when properties have sold significantly less but this property sold for a good bit higher than what we were expecting. I thought it would be good to just touch base with you about what you thought about this sale. We’re still showing it as asbestos siding but the listing showed it as “other”. Was the asbestos covered with another siding? Is there anything else about the house that made it easy to sell? Thanks for your help. Note to self: get Troy Ott to sell my house one day. No one but you could have done this. You are the MAN.
Stewart Livingston
Staff Appraiser
Richland County Assessor’s Office

Troy, thank you so much for working so hard for us with selling and buying our homes. Troy enabled us to sell our home fast and get into the perfect home for us. We knew nothing about selling a home but Troy made us feel comfortable and led us through the whole process from making our house more sellable and knowing what to expect all the way to the end, with questions after closing. He is an approachable Real Estate Broker who listens and has your best interests at heart, which is refreshing. He is without a doubt the best agent/advocate we have ever worked with and would highly, highly recommend him to buyers and sellers alike.
Richard and Sarah Burtt “Buyers & Sellers”

Troy, I want you to know, as a real estate broker of nearly 38 years, I am glad to have you on my “team”. You are truly a results driven individual and I am proud to drive my Columbia business to your door. I am pleased to have your friendship as well. When I am asked whom do I recommend in the Columbia, SC  market,  I will continue to send the business your way. I refer to you as the “sledgehammer” no one works as hard as you to serve and protect your clients collective interests.  Your clients are indeed fortunate to have someone like you representing them.
I remain your friend.
Thanks,
John M. Jebaily, CRP, CRB, CRS, GRI

 


I put my house on the market in 2011 listing it with three different reputable Real Estate Brokers, a lease to purchase company and sale by owner on two different occasions while being in financial despair the entire time. The last Real Estate Broker told me that I was “financially up side down” owing more on my house than it was worth in the real estate crash of 2007. I was ready to do a short sale or even let the house go back to the bank when I got a call from Troy Ott. Of course, I thought Troy was just like all the other Real Estate Brokers just wanting a high priced commission and not caring about the me being the seller. To make a long story short, Troy sold my house in SEVEN DAYS from the day I signed the committal Real Estate Brokers agreement and making a nice little profit in the mean time. I was in complete shock! During our relationship, Troy demonstrated integrity, professionalism, and much knowledge regarding the real estate market. Most of all, I felt like Troy was GENUINE and really cared about my best real estate needs and the best way to get me out of financial distress as a person. I can finally live again without having that paralyzing stress hovering over me every minute of the day. I am referring Troy to two of my friends that need to sell their houses, one in South Carolina and one who has a second home in the North Carolina Mountains. I hope he can work miracles for them as he did for me!

—All the Best, Linda

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While saying “thank you” is not enough, it gives us the greatest pleasure to tell you how pleased we have been with your services as our Real Estate Broker! Please share for others to read: Shortly after listing our home with Troy, my husband suffered a heart attack & underwent several major surgeries back to back. However, Troy’s professional, dedicated abilities never waivered. He continued to see that our home was shown and everything was taken care of. Not once did we have concerns about what was going on with our property. Troy also located the ‘perfect ‘new home site for us. The location, size, convenience, and price was all within reach and we were so excited! Due to these medical issues, we are presently putting things “on hold” for a couple of months, however, we will not hesitate to call Troy to proceed from where we left off as soon as things change. Thank you Troy for all you did for us and we will work together again in the near future! You are truly a dedicated professional and we feel blessed to have had the opportunity of knowing and working with you!

– Appreciatively, Larry & Lois Davis

Troy thank you very much for everything. You made the process of buying a home for us seamless and you had the right connections to make sure we got a lender that was tailor made for our needs. My wife and I never thought we could have obtained this home, but you moved mountains to make it happen and we will never forget all you did for us. You were very extremely helpful with all of our needs and as a first time home buyer you knew exactly what we needed to get the job done!

– Thank you, Eric and Beth Borden Buyer Cleint

Troy was our agent recently to help us with the sale of our house in Lexington, South Carolina.  He was very professional and knowledgeable regarding all of the necessary nuances necessary to both buy and sell a home.  He was very well connected in the Columbia area. He was especially good with the pictures to sell ones property, access to local agents, showcasing ones home with a luncheon to educate the agents regarding the home and location. He was very supportive with the ups and downs of selling a property in this down market.  We were successful and it was comforting to have someone you could rely on in the long process to get the job done. He also was excellent to work with on the purchase of our new condo. His work ethic and integrity are unsurpassed. With great appreciation and thanks to Troy and his lovely wife Pam, Woody and I are most grateful.

– Jean and Woody Windham

“Troy was a pleasure to work with. He helped us purchase our home six years prior. Since then we started a family and outgrew our home. More out of curiosity, we decided to put our house on the market. Through Troy’s ability to promote and market our house, it sold quicker than we ever expected. In turn, he helped us find the home exactly what we were looking for, which we thought we could never afford, for a monthly payment less than our other house payment! His network is extensive to help with ANY need you may have. He did everything within his power to make our purchase and transition into our new home an easy one! Thank you Troy!!!!!”

-Michael & Kristi Murphy

Troy I told my wife that if anyone could sell the house, you could. Your work ethic and positive energy are unsurpassed, you took a very difficult situation and made it work seamlessly for my family and I. We know you had to put a lot of extra effort into it, and that is truly appreciated. We also wish you and your family a happy holiday, and a great and healthy new year. I did gladly give your information to a friend that should be giving you a call on Thursday or Friday. I told her in no uncertain terms that if anyone could sell her home it would be you.

Thanks again for everything,
Damien and Inez McCall Seller

Troy thank you so much for the red velvet cake yesterday as well as for the delicious pecan pie a few weeks ago. Allison took half the cake home, and I have already started enjoying my share!

As you know, I was shocked and overwhelmed by the process of buying a piece of real estate nowadays, and as I told you and David, the experience brought out the worst in me. The amount of paper work and personal information required seemed never ending, and unfortunately I was coping the with flu and its after effects the whole time –which didn’t help. I don’t know anyone my age who has bought property recently; and when I told people all that was involved, they, like me, were in disbelief.

For you, David, Danny and all young people, this is routine business; and I certainly feel sorry about the amount of work you have to do and the time it takes. I guess I understand why the government and lenders require so much documentation, but it is regrettable that it has become necessary. I appreciate what each of you did. Troy this would not have happened but for your incredible focus and determination to serve my families interests, and for that we will sing your praises forever. It’s so sad that your generation cannot enjoy the good times of the past when a person’s word was honored, and if the check cleared the bank, the job was done.

I am always thankful for my many blessings and especially grateful I was able to buy this condo for Allison and her children. Under the circumstances, this will not be the happiest Christmas for them, but I hope getting settled in a new home will help.

Wherever your family gathers, I wish you the best Christmas ever–and good health, lots of happiness and much prosperity in the New Year!

Celeste Cobb 87 Year Old Buyer

Dear Troy,
I would like to thank you again for the job you did in getting the Sun view Circle house sold. This was a unique house in a unique neighborhood and from the beginning, I understood that it would be difficult to find a suitable buyer, which was desperately needed as my divorce agreement stated that the home was to remain on the real estate market for sale. Until the home sold, I was solely responsible for all payments associated with the home and all maintenance. It took a good bit of work to find the right buyer for the house, but in the end, everything worked out, and I believe you deserve the lion’s share of the credit for getting us a GREAT deal on a very difficult house to sell. Throughout the process, I found you to be exceedingly honest, ethical and hard working. I especially appreciate your attention to detail. Through. every step of the process, you made sure every i was dotted and every twas crossed. In short, you exceeded my expectations in ali aspects of our business dealings, and you did so without cutting comers or acting unethically or unfairly.
In any event, I was VERY pleased with the work you did getting the house sold and would gladiy use you again. Best of luck with all of your future home sales!

Jamie Marie Correll

“Troy was a pleasure to work with. He helped us purchase our home six years prior. Since then we started a family and outgrew our home. More out of curiosity, we decided to put our house on the market. Through Troy’s ability to promote and market our house, it sold quicker than we ever expected. In turn, he helped us find the home exactly what we were looking for, which we thought we could never afford, for a monthly payment less than our other house payment! His network is extensive to help with ANY need you may have. He did everything within his power to make our purchase and transition into our new home an easy one! Thank you Troy!!!!!”

-Michael & Kristi Murphy

Mr. Troy Ott is an exceptional individual who routinely demonstrates the highest levels of integrity, character, and professionalism. Troy has been responsible for three major real estate transactions for our family in the past four years, the first two of which occurred during my wife’s serious illness. No one could have done it better. He anticipated our needs and acted on his experience to ensure the transition into our lovely home was hassle-free. A natural leader, Troy gave us clear and concise directions to arrange the recently completed sale of our Columbia townhouse. When asked for specific documents relative to the sale of our home, Troy found what we needed in short order. Again, anticipating our needs, he moved the dosing of this sale to better accommodate us since we were moving overseas and needed the sale funds in place as soon as possible – something we did not ask him to do. I have never encountered such heads-up and personalized service from a real estate agent in the past. Without reservation, I recommend Troy to any person considering a purchase or sale of a real estate property. I can say with complete confidence that he will perform at a level rarely experienced for any real estate transaction. Louis A Clary

Troy has been involved in the sale of two of our homes. With the most recent sale Troy was able to call on needed resources to make the inspection process go quickly and efficiently. Troy also made himself available so that our closing could go smoothly even though we were living out of state at the time. Troy handled the transaction very well in today’s tough real estate market, his work ethic and integrity set the standard for the industry. He is simply the best Real Estate Broker we have ever worked with bar none. Jack and Kay Jay Seller

Troy,
I am elated on the purchase of my new home. I must say, I had no idea about the process of a short sale or the length of time it would take. Your professionalism, integrity, and hard work throughout the whole process put me at complete ease. You were very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions. Your response to my emails and calls were in a timely manner. I would not hesitate to use you again or recommend you to family and friends. Thank you again for all your hard work. I love my new home. God Bless!! Melisa Childs Buyer/Homeowner

Troy,
When we got the news we were moving across country, I was both excited and terrified at the same time. Having to jump head first into the country’s worst real estate market was, to say the least, scary. After receiving a referral to call Troy Ott, I had a little more hope in selling my home. Well, after only 2 months, we received an offer in mid-October. Against all odds of a bad market, an extremely difficult situation with our buyers, and being 2,000 miles away, Troy was able to sell the house. His faith never wavered and though it took 4 months to finally close, he gave me the confidence to stick with it. I can truly say I have never worked with a more consummate professional in my entire life. If it is going to sell, Troy is the one to get it done.

Troy,
God is good Brother all the time! From the very first time we met your integrity was never question and, your passion for people and their needs makes your job easy. Purchasing 155 Seaton Ridge Drive was a two months challenge and experience we will never forget. There were many times we just wanted to give up and try this again another time with another Retaliator Brother but, you never waiver and neither did you displayed lack of faith. You always took the time to keep us informed and as you would say “we keep our eyes on the prize.” As things began to look impossible your kind words of encouragement reminded us that we must continue to walk by faith and not by sight and Faith is also the evidence of things unseen, it was nothing but the grace of God through faith that we are now proud owners of 155 Seaton Ridge Drive, Thank you Thank you and may God Bless you and your family. V/R

Troy,
We have worked with several Real Estate Brokers in the past and Troy has been by far the best. We really appreciate your hard work and dedication to making this as smooth a transition as possible. You really were able to make things happen. All of the people you had us work with from termite inspection, home inspection, HVAC, mortgage specialist, and lawyer were top notch. Thanks for your help and we will recommend you to everyone we can.
Thanks Eric and Kimberly Banks

Troy,
     Just wanted to tell you thanks for all your help with selling the house. We could not have done it without you, your expertise and professionalism was the best we have ever experienced in a real estate transaction.  We  also appreciate you representing us at closing. We are now back in town and have received a copy of all of the closing docs. Thanks again for all your help.
Keith and Kim Overbay

It is our Pleasure to write this testimonial for you.
We are very impressed with Troy Ott his confidence and understanding of the whole process was right on. This was the first thing that impressed us enough
to go with him as our Real Estate Broker. His knowledge of the Real Estate Market gives you the ability to see and select homes to see, and to decided for yourselves. He keeps you informed thru out the process and the Quality of people he associates and partners with gives you a taken care of feeling. We were thrilled to have a Real Estate Broker that actually works for you. He is simply the best at what he does, no doubt.
We would recommend Troy to people for their dream home selection.
  Thank You So Much Troy WE LOVE OUR HOME !!!!
            Justina and Glenn Wilson

I bought a house in March 2008 – I could not foresee that I would soon meet my husband and that the housing market would plummet just as we were getting engaged and planning to move our lives out of South Carolina. I contacted Troy in November 2009. Despite the fact that my house was worth in the current market less than one hundred thousand he jumped on it and worked at selling my house like it was a million dollar lake-side property. I secretly referred to him at home as “the Bulldog” because he seemed to sink his teeth into something and not quit. He rushed me, sent emails in all caps that always included “ASAP” (as though I was working for him!) – and I loved it because I knew he was pushing to sell my home with a passion. I had many potential buyers very quickly who were unfortunately unable to get financing. But despite the dismal market/economy I had a contract within 5 months. I know that Troy has many other clients but many days I felt as if I was the only one. It’s a hard time to sell a home, you need a Bulldog working for you!

Teresa Plaag


 

Dear Troy,

Thank you very much for all your help selling my home in Lexington. Your expertise, knowledge, integrity,  and work ethic are unsurpassed. Really, if it was not for your persistence and professionalism  the deal would have fell through.  Your ability to manage the unusual situation involved with the sale helped me remain calm and confident that you would finish the deal!!! I especially appreciated the fact that you had a handful of contractors at my disposal and that they were available immediately to make repairs and improvements on the house in order to satisfy the buyer. I will and already have recommended you to future sellers!

Blessings,
Melissa Honour


 

Hi Troy;

Before this month gets away from us, we wanted to send a note saying thank you for all your great work getting our home sold. We are so happy to have the chance to move forward and couldn’t have done it without you!

As you know, our Lake Carolina home was listed with another well known Columbia real estate firm from March, 2009 until January, 2010 with absolutely no results. Granted, the economy was at best, challenging but still, we were left feeling frustrated, confused, and worried. Since we had relocated out of state in July of 2009, this process was even more difficult.

We had to make a change and luckily you took our listing in January, 2009. We were stunned and thrilled that you got our home UNDER CONTRACT within 10 days of listing it! That fact alone speaks volumes about your negotiating skills, client service, and experience. Not only do you possess the requisite knowledge to get the property sold, your innovative ideas and contacts made the process go a lot more smoothly. Particularly in this current economic climate, we feel you really spun some magic for us!!

We send our thanks and wish you continued success !

Best Regards,

John and Donna Hayes


I have just heard that you maybe interested in short selling your home and maybe thinking about do so with Mr. Troy Ott as your agent.  My name is Eboneika Lewis and I am currently short selling my home with Mr. Ott as my agent.
We brought our home over 2 years ago for the foreclosure price of $129,000 when it was actually worth $139,000.  Due to a relocation to New Jersey and the ecomony, we had to sell our house, but today it is worth only $95,000.  We knew that short sale was the only way to go, but didn’t know too much about how to go through with it.
I found Mr. Ott online by researching agents who specialized in short selling houses in the Columbia area.  Finding Mr. Ott has been such a relief and blessing to my situation!
I emailed Mr. Ott on February 4th and he emailed me and called me within 12 hours!!  He has explained the entire process step by step, and has never made me feel uncomfortable or stressed doing this short saling.  Within 2 weeks, we had over 5 offers on our house!!  We even had a bidding war that brought the price of our home to $10,000 more than the asking price!!!  Only Mr. Ott could have made that happened.
In less then 2 months, our house is today being inspected and the closing of our short sale is on or before March 30th!
Ms. Washington, have no doubt that Mr. Ott is the best at what he does.  I would recommend him to everyone I know, short sale or not, because he is a man with great character and respect.  He is always honest and upfront.  He is also a man who values you and your time, and he made us feel so important during this process.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  I hope that you have a great day and that this letter helps you with your decision.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Eboneika Lewis

 

“My husband and I recently relocated from Chicago to Columbia.  Both of us had lived here prior to moving to Chicago, so we figured finding a house would be easy.  We knew the neighborhoods, the market, you name it; finding the right house would be a cinch.  Our goal was to find a house in one week (because of a time crunch) and move in within the following six weeks.  While still in Chicago, we lucked out and found Troy to help us in our search.  I think we put together a list of 50 homes we wanted to see before returning to the area.  After we arrived, Troy patiently took us from one house to another…about 40 in all.  We saw the good, the bad and the ugly–mostly the latter.  After a few days of house hunting, he realized that value was our number one priority.  We kept going back to one home–one we saw day one–and that is the house we ended up buying.  At first, the sellers and their agent were not willing to negotiate, but Troy worked with us to make the sale.  He definitely put up a good fight.  Along the entire way, Troy was very responsive to our calls and emails, was extremely professional, and kept our interests a priority.  We will certainly use Troy when we sell our home and would highly recommend him to others.  Thanks, Troy!”
Thanks again!!
Elizabeth and Chad Dietrich

 


 

This note is to commend the fine work of Mr. Troy Ott in seeking, obtaining, and negotiating
the sale of our property in Lexington, South Carolina.
It was with deliberate thought that I chose to highlight these three processes separately which
are normally thought of holistically as part of completed home sale. In these uncertain financial times
each phase of a home sale can no longer be taken for granted. Troy realized this upfront and worked
diligently in every phase.
In seeking a buyer, Troy staged the home in spite of the fact that we were one thousand miles
away. He was considerate of financial resources and worked with his many connections to find
contractors at reasonable prices. With Troy overseeing the work, the outcome was done well, on
time, and inside the predicted budgets. Troy even found us a person to do the lawn which our
previous Real Estate Broker never even suggested.
In obtaining the buyer, Troy worked with the other Real Estate Brokers to minimize the need for counter
offers. He was a prolific communicator and we always felt we were in the loop. The offers were
tightly written and represented our interests. Troy’s natural acumen as a savvy business man was
clearly displayed in his attention to these seemingly small but important details.
In negotiation, Troy showed true innovation and was willing to do just about anything to
complete this sale. In our situation, the offer left money owed to the mortgage holder which we could
not afford. Troy worked with all parties, the buyer, the buyer’s broker, and even his own broker to
adjust the deal for a sure closing. I was amazed at the lengths he would go in order to satisfy all
parties. To say he was dogged in pursuit of this sale is nearly an understatement.
I have bought and sold 4 other properties in my life and worked with many Real Estate Brokers in the
process.

In short, Troy Ott is the most professional, honest and hard working Real Estate Broker I have had the
pleasure to work with. While I truly regret having to leave Lexington, I can recommend no one more
highly. To me, it seems the real estate industry has more than its share of fair weather sales people
who rode the seemingly endless price inflation of a skyrocketing economy. Now, when the times are
tough, there are few who really have the talent to work under these difficult conditions and lopsided
market interests. Troy Ott is just such a Real Estate Broker.

Sincerely, Danie l T. Norris, Ph.D.


 

“Three was definitely a charm! After 18 long months of listing our home with two other agents in the Columbia area, along came Troy Ott. Troy was referred to us by a complete stranger. This alone made me think, if he is good enough for a stranger to refer him, he is good enough for me. When I first called Troy about listing my home, I told him that I felt like everything possible had been done already to sell my home and felt like it was a lost cause. Troy had a very positive attitude and assured me that he had a marketing program second to none and that he would have my home sold before Christmas (This was only 3 months away). Sure enough on December 12th we closed on our home. The only reason we were able to close this deal was due to the persistence and knowledge that Troy has about the real-estate business. Thank you Troy and you better believe that I will refer all my friends to you!” Mark Dayvault (Seller)


“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 Real Estate Brokers 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 Real Estate Brokers 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 Real Estate Brokers 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 Real Estate Brokers 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 Real Estate Brokers 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)


Dear Troy, I want to thank you for the outstanding job you did in helping my wife and I obtain our first home. As first time home buyers in a new city we appreciated your market insight and expert guidance throughout the process. I was initially impressed with your personalized email housing updates, and willingness to work with our schedules. From our first meeting you were organized, knowledgeable and exhibited a thorough understanding of the area. When we decided on the home that we wanted to buy the situation was very unsure.

With numerous previous agents/buyers unable to make any headway on our short-sale home, you stayed on top of all interested parties on a daily basis for over a month. Your perseverance and determination made the ultimate difference in closing the deal. You were also incredibly helpful in scheduling our inspection, offering practical advice and making sure that we had all the important paperwork completed and turned in on time. You made what could have been a very stressful time in our lives go as smoothly and easily as possible.

Without your dedication in working with both the selling agent and the bank to push this deal through we would have missed out on this home. You went above and beyond what we expected in our agent, and we truely believe that with any other agent we would not be living in our “dream home”. I would highly recommend your services to anyone.

Thanks again,
Tyler and Katie McCurry

We are so happy with the experience we had as Troy for our Real Estate Broker. I am from a small town in Georgia, and my husband was deployed to Iraq we have a two year old son and i was currently 8 months pregnant with our second. My husband found out that he was going to be stationed at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. We decided with our family growing that we wanted to buy a house,and we were first time home buyers, so we needed a really good Real Estate Broker. My husband got in contact with troy, and I drove to South Carolina to go look at houses with him. It was extremely difficult with me being so far along pregnant and not being able to stay in South Carolina, and my husband being in Iraq. Troy took care of  everything. If not for Troy im not sure if we would have our dream home!!!!, and he made buying our first home easy plus making us money in the process, and getting us everthing we wanted at closing. Troy made our experience amazing by getting us exactly what we wanted not like most Real Estate Brokers that just try to put you in anything. Troy is very professional and down to earth, and we are so glad that we picked him as our Real Estate Broker.
thank you so much
jamie and cassi rellinger

Troy is a wonderful Real Estate Broker to work with. He helped me sell my home in a very difficult housing market in a difficult area and saved my home from going into foreclosure. His knowledge and ability to work with short sales and the lenders is fantastic. He was able to push through a deal that probably would have fallen through in the hands of a lesser Real Estate Broker. Troy and his wife Pam were both great in helping us get the house ready for showings and have very good and sound advice. When I go to buy a home again, I will be sure to use Troy again because of his great attitude and knowledge of the market.

David Crosby

Thanks again Troy!


Due to falling home prices and moving out of state, we were forced to sell our house through the short sale process. Troy Ott was instrumental in selling our home within a few months. He and his wife worked with amazing patience in negotiating with the bank and fielding all necessary calls, some of which took upwards of 3 hours.
Although we had several contracts fall through, Troy remained patient, persistent, and always optimistic with our situation. His positive attitude calmed me and reassured me that the sale would in fact go through.
If I ever have to buy or sell another house, I would want to use Troy Ott. He cuts through the details with precision and professionalism and I trust him. He is simply the best at what he does for a living.

Thanks again Troy!

Robin


Troy,

I just wanted to say thank you again for all your help these last couple of months. You were nothing but helpful, patient, and understanding, throughout the whole ordeal of losing our first home due to it not appraising.  We are extremely grateful and beyond happy with our new home which you made possible for us. Thank You!!!!!

Devon and Eric Shirley FIRST TIME HOME OWNERS


Troy,

I want to pause and thank you for all you did to help me as a first time buyer get into my awesome home! You were such a help throughout the entire process, which can be a little overwhelming at times! I really appreciated how you were able to level with me and keep things in perspective.

Please plan to come over for a cook out this Spring!

Blessings,
Paul


“We put our house on the market during the summer of last year.  Little did we know that we were entering the real estate market just before a steep decline.  Our agent at the time was like most agents and essentially placed the house on the home listing website and waited for it to sell itself.  Five months later we were still sitting with no offer in sight.  We needed a change of direction and someone to aggressively market our home in the toughest real estate market in years.  A friend of mine referred me to Troy Ott and Troy got it done.  If you want an agent to aggressively seek out potential buyers and then do everything he can to meet their needs once they show interest then Troy is the agent for you.  One potential buyer, whom I know well, told me that after dealing with Troy on our house that should he need to sell a house in the future that Troy would be his first call.  What better compliment can a potential buyer pay your agent?  Plain and simple…Troy gets things done.”
P. Jason Reynolds, Esquire

Hi Troy,

“Recently, the company I w ork for had to close its office in Columbia, SC. Fortunately I was offered relocation to Atlanta, GA. A co-worker of mine had recently sold his house fairly quick so I asked him who his Real Estate Broker was and he told me it was Troy Ott. I was very impressed that his house sold so quickly and that is when I decided to get in touch with Troy. Troy and his wife Pam were very extremely helpful in getting my house ready for viewing and they did a professional job in marketing my house for sale. It didn’t’ take long before I had an offer on my house (within one month) and I was able to close within 2 weeks. I would recommend Troy Ott to anyone who plans on selling their home, he is the absolute best at what he does, no one else even comes close.”

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Regards,

Kirby Tuten
Sr.Technical Service Engineer

VENTYX
Global Client Services


“As a real estate closing attorney, I have the pick of the litter when it comes to choosing a Real Estate Broker. I deal with a wide variety of Real Estate Brokers on the professional level from the Midlands, Charleston, Greenville, Aiken, Myrtle Beach and all in between. I can say without hesitation that Troy is one of the most, if not THE most skilled Real Estate Brokers that I have had the pleasure dealing with on a personal or professional level.

Troy brings a balance of negotiating skills, unsurpassed market knowledge, and tremendous network of associated professionals to help make the home buying or selling process as seamless and easy as possible. Buying or selling a home in the current market can be a perilous endeavor at best. Utilizing Troy’s expert services truly leaves nothing to chance.

The best first hand testimonial I can give are the dozens upon dozens of satisfied clients I have seen at the closing table who consummated their purchase or sale using Troy’s expertise. This is why Troy is my Real Estate Broker.”

– Thomas J. Harrington, Attorney


“I have worked in Columbia for a little over two years now and decide to take the big step and go from a renter to a homeowner. I first contacted Troy using the Century 21 website to request information about a few houses he had listed. Soon after receiving the information we set up a time to meet and view some houses. When meeting for the first time in person I was pleasantly surprised to not get the shocked look come across his face because of how young I look. In viewing previous houses I received shocked looks and felt like I was being talked down to because people thought I was very young. It gave me a great sense of respect that someone would take me serious as a homebuyer after previous encounters. Troy understood the type of home I was looking for and was able to take me to a house to view that had just been put on the market. This house was a perfect fit and it felt like home when I walked in. Troy used every resource available to make sure that all my questions and concerns were answered. I appreciate the time, patience, and effort you put forth in my quest to become a homeowner. I would recommend your services to anyone that is in the market to buy a home.”

– Mikal Reames (Buyer)


Dear Troy;

We wanted to thank you for going above and beyond for us in our recent relocation from Midlothian (Richmond), VA. Although we have made several long distance moves, we presented you with a number of unique challenges, not the least of which was coordinating the home search process long distance. You easily rose to the occasion by really listening to our specific criteria, efficiently setting up showings, communicating with us either via e-mail or phone on a consistent basis, and encouraging us to “trust the process”. Your positive attitude went a long way in keeping us on track!

With the current down turn in the economy, this move was a risky and stressful decision for us. We particularly appreciate the way you pooled your many resources to quickly achieve the desired results. We felt our time was used wisely which is particularly important on long distance house hunting trips. Further, you are very well versed in the nuances of the Columbia area and made a special effort to inform and educate us on pertinent information. Your many professional business relationships within the community (home and termite inspectors, lawyer, mortgage officer, sales center personnel, fellow Real Estate Brokers, retailers) not only made the process virtually seamless for us, it is also a testament to the respect your colleagues have for you. That fact alone speaks volumes to clients. Not only did we appreciate having your “connections” at the ready, we also were able to get things done a lot faster by working through the many sources you referred to us. Arranging to have our closing on a Saturday to accommodate our unusual time frame was the high point!

We sincerely appreciate the time, patience, and dedicated effort you put forth on our behalf. We found that you met each challenge in the process with professionalism, integrity, and a great attitude. As we begin our new life in Lake Carolina, we will be happy to recommend your services when the situation arises.

Best Regards,
– John and Donna Hayes 


“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 Real Estate Brokers 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 investment 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 Real Estate Brokers wanted to list my home. His approach was down to business, and he never squandered my ti me. I am very appreciative of his knowledgeable approach, maintaining a tension between pushing the envelope and knowing when to=2 0take a conservative approach. I wholeheartedly recommend Troy; he is number one among the three dozen Real Estate Brokers I have used or interviewed.”
– Willis V. and Deana H. Jowers (Sellers)


Troy, thanks so much for all you did in helping me to find a home. As busy as I was I thought that I never would find the time to take care of all that needed to be done. But once I found a home you took the reins and made sure that everything was taken care of for me. That type of service is as REASSURING as it is RARE. Did I mention that the house is GREAT by the way! Again, thanks so much for all of your help.
– Mike JeBailey, Buyer Client


Troy, you are the penultimate professional with a very personal touch. You seem to thrive in crisis situations, displaying outstanding leadership and tactical ability, and often anticipating correctly what is on the immediate horizon. I have particularly enjoyed how you use your established network to accomplish your’s and your client’s goals. To me integrity is defined through doing what you say you are going to do, without excuses. Your integrity is intact as far as I am concerned. Deidra and I have deeply appreciated your thoughtful gifts, and the quiet maneuvering around her condition. We have had a very difficult period recently, but you helped in measurable ways to alleviate our hardship. You reduced your own sales commission for us at a time when I was wary of the economic waters into which we were entering, and I am forever grateful for that act of kindness. Deidra has made 1020B her home and we both love it. For the more than four years of our marriage I have been chief cook and bottle-washer, but she has imprinted herself on this new home in such a wonderful way, often working through her pain to make it so. We have also enjoyed meeting Pam and the children, and look forward to getting to know others in your world. Smooth winds and folliwng seas dear fellow.

With respect,
– Lou and Deidre Clary, Buyer and Seller Client 


Hi! Pam and Troy,

We wanted to thank you for spending so much time with use while we were in SC. You really showed us how professional Real Estate Brokers can be. We really appreciated how important you made us feel. We definitely need more people like you in the world! We loved meeting your beautiful family too. You are truly blessed. Those cookies and strawberries were the BEST we’ve ever had. Thanks for being generous and kind to our family. You both are WONDERFUL!! Have a great spring!

With Love,
– The Williams Family


Thank you for being instrumental in the purchase of my first home. You provided excellent service and were there to guide me through every step of the process. You were extremely knowledgeable and had an answer to ever question that I had. I truly felt you cared about helping me find the home that was a perfect fit for me. Once again, thank you for being my Real Estate Broker. I would definitely recommend you to anyone interested in buying a home.

– Rico D. Beans


Working with Troy as our Real Estate Broker was an absolute pleasure! His patience and perseverance in helping us find the right house was fantastic. He is extremely knowledgeable of the Columbia and surrounding area markets, and he does his best to ensure that you make the right decision. He really listens to his clients and tries to find properties that meet your wants and needs. He’s also very assertive during the negotiation process to ensure that his clients’ interests are protected. We will definitely turn to Troy again for our future real estate needs.

– Eboni S. Nelson
Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina School of Law


Troy helped us sell our house very quickly in a very difficult market. We ended up selling it a little over 30 days after listing it. His wife did a fantastic job setting up our house for showings. She helped us rearrange furniture to open the rooms up and make them more visually appealing. We had never thought about arranging our furniture in the way she did, and we loved it. She also made a fantastic flier showing off the features of our house. Troy is very dedicated at trying to get you the best deal for your house. He negotiates in his client’s best interest and is not just interested in a quick sale. He also has great contacts for making repairs at the last minute who are very cost efficient. My wife would call around, and Troy’s contacts were the cheapest. They were also very friendly and effective.
– Wendy Spears


Troy, My recent experience with you of selling my home in King’s Grant (which you helped me buy!) and buying my new home in Heathwood was great. Although we hit the usual few bumps in the road, you handled all of them with grace and efficiency. You made a potentially traumatic event smooth and seamless. Thank you again for all you did. As I sit here, surrounded by boxes, I of course plan to never move again! Still, when and if I do, I certainly know who to call.
– Rachel Snowden 


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 is 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 in 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 also 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 Real Estate Brokers and the real estate business, but I can today wholeheartedly and without hesitation recommend Troy and his team.
Mark Ross


After having our home on the market for almost 4 months with not even a single offer, a friend suggested we call Troy Ott for help. From the moment we met Troy we could tell some big changes were in store for us. We had more traffic coming through our house in the first week than in all of the four previous months! We also had 2 offers within about a 2-3 week period! Between negotiating between the two offers, Troy without a doubt, went above and beyond his call of duty. If I had to pick one word to describe Troy it would be PERSISTENT (with PROFESSIONAL at a very close second)! If you need to sell a home quickly, professionally and hassle-free there is only one person for the job – TROY OTT! Thank you so much for getting the job done and for getting our family back together.
Paul & Kathy Manuel (Sellers)


“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 pull 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 Real Estate Broker around, no one else even comes close!”
Michael & Judy Ryan (Buyers)


“Troy Ott helped me and my husband sell our home for the price we wanted. As an attorney, my husband wanted the sale to be handled not only professionally, but ethically as well. Troy Ott surpassed our high expectations and put a great deal of time and effort to make us, and the buyers, satisfied. Many thanks for your hard work Troy!”
Dan & Liz Sullivan (Sellers) 
Sold in 2 Days


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 Real Estate Brokers 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 require just the right family to appreciate it. I went with my gut and listed with him, and have been thrilled with the experience. Troy listened carefully to everything I had to tell him about the house and the neighborhood, and wrote a wonderfully 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


“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 Real Estate Brokers 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 Real Estate Brokers would have been willing to do that because I had previously been dealing with another Real Estate Broker 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 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 Real Estate Broker around, no one else even comes close!”
Michael & Judy Ryan (Buyers)


“Troy Ott helped me and my husband sell our home for the price we wanted. As an attorney, my husband wanted the sale to be handled not only professionally, but ethically as well. Troy Ott surpassed our high expectations and put a great deal of time and effort to make us, and the buyers, satisfied. Many thanks for your hard work Troy!”
Dan & Liz Sullivan (Sellers); Sold In 2 Days


“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 Real Estate Brokers 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 require just the right family to appreciate it. I went with my gut and listed with him, and have been thrilled with the experience. Troy listened carefully to everything I had to tell him about the house and the neighborhood, and wrote a wonderfully 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


“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 Real Estate Brokers 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 Real Estate Brokers would have been willing to do that because I had previously been dealing with another Real Estate Broker 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 Real Estate Brokers. 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. “
The Holley’s (Buyers)


“You have been a wonderful Real Estate Broker and friend. We love our new home, and it is the perfect location for our family. Without you we might not have looked in this area. I appreciate your aggressive searches for us and like the way you were available when we needed you. I will definitely tell my friends about you.”
Martin and Scarlett Herbkersman (Buyers) “The Yarboroughs prayed as a family that God would allow us to purchase a home. We applied online and were referred to Prudential Palmetto Real Estate Brokers and Mr. Troy Ott became our agent. He delivered our home before it was listed for purchasing (it was in the process of being constructed). Mr. Ott has an exceptional team working on his side through faith in Jesus. Mr. Ott always maintained a COURTEOUS AND PROFESSIONAL ATTITUDE AND DEMEANOR at all times. We are extremely grateful for all that he has done. Thanks and God bless.”
Lowell & Jessie Yarborough (Buyers)


“I was looking for a vacation home at the beach and was drawn to use Troy because he is a licensed broker in both North and South Carolina. He helped me find the perfect home at the beach and handled every detail PROFESSIONALLY and with the utmost attention to ensuring that MY INTERESTS WERE SERVED throughout! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a vacation or investment property, from the mountains to the Carolina coast. My decision to work with Troy Ott as my Real Estate Broker was the best investment decision I have made in my lifetime!”
Charles Cain (Buyer)


“I would like to thank you for making my home selling experience a success. My home was part of a relocation and I had it on the market for 9 months with other agents, all of whom were unsuccessful in getting the job done. You were able to sell my home in only 3 weeks, because of your MARKETING STRATEGY, PROFESSIONALISM and HARD WORK. I will refer anyone in the Columbia area to use your services if they are buying or selling a home. Thanks Again!!!!”
Jarvis Allen, Regional Manager AutoZone (Seller)


“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)


“Troy Ott sold my investment property for a record price, and in one day. His work ethic and attention to detail are phenomenal. I chose him as my agent based upon his stellar reputation for integrity and his ability to produce dramatic results for his clients. He proved himself exceptional on both counts. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a Real Estate advocate to serve and protect their collective interests whether they are buying or selling a home.”
David Cain (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)


“Your attention to my needs allowed us to find the perfect home quickly! Your help throughout the process made it a smooth hassle-free transaction. I have now purchased three and sold two homes. Of all of my experiences I can honestly say my experience with you as my Real Estate Broker was the best by far! In my opinion, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Columbia, you owe it to yourself to work with the best, therefore your first phone call should be to Troy Ott!!!”
Erica Huggins (Buyer)


“Thanks for all you help selling our town home. With your commitment, we had multiple offers in just two short weeks after listing with you. When the first contract fell through, we were devastated. However, with your persistence, another deal was sealed that same day. If ever we choose to sell another property, you will be our Real Estate Broker of choice. We have every confidence that you will get the job done. Kind Regards,”
Dawn and Ron Pompeii (Sellers)


“When we first met Troy, my wife and I were trying to choose amongst many agents. It quickly became clear that Troy was the most prepared and the most committed to selling our home. Troy not only met our expectations, but exceeded them by taking all the busy work off our hands during such a busy time, but keeping us informed every step of the way. Troy sold our house in one week’s time, and after three moves I can honestly say that this was the easiest by far.
Mr. & Mrs. Adam Buckner (Sellers)


“After being in my old home for 11 years, I desperately needed a change. I had wanted to sell for years but wasn’t too keen on putting my home in the hands of a perfect stranger. After meeting with several agents and not being persuaded to let them represent me, I almost gave up the whole idea. Finally I got a call From Troy. We met and he presented his plan to sell my house and get me into a new one. I was convinced he was the agent for the job and after signing the contract things took off at record speed. It was clear that Troy knew how to handle his business. I just sat back and in two weeks there was a sold sign in my front yard. I also had signed the contract for my new home. Troy is an excellent agent. His professionalism, caring attitude and down to earth demeanor put him above the rest. Communicating with him was a breeze and no matter what I asked of him, it was taken care of in a quick and courteous manner. Calls were returned, emails answered and he was behind me every step of the way. I highly recommend Troy Ott to anyone who demands the best. He’s the one to handle all of your real estate needs. Thanks Troy. You’re #1!”
Ms. Sanyetta L. Kersey (Buyer & Seller)


“We were entirely pleased with the very efficient and professional services of Troy Ott and Vickie Ferguson regarding the sale of our previous home and the purchase of our new home. We were not really planning to move, but the opportunity to purchase our “dream home” came along and Troy and Vickie were instrumental in aligning Venus with Mars so it could all work out. We listed with Prudential on a Thursday evening and had Real Estate Brokers with their clients visiting our home the next day. Within one week we had accepted an offer on our previous home and had an offer accepted on the new home. That was amazing enough, but what we found extremely impressive was that we did not have to do ANYTHING. Troy and Vickie arranged for a home “polishing” by providing resources to touch up the landscaping and the inside of the house. They also arranged the necessary inspections and were there with us every step of the way. For anyone looking for full-service Real Estate Brokers who are expert in their field and wonderful people to work with, we highly recommend Troy and Vickie. “
Jack and Kay Jay (Buyer & Seller)


“Sherrie and I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your hard work in the selling of our lake house. As you are aware we were kind of ‘under the gun’ since we had a contingency contract on Sherrie’s dream home in North Carolina. When another buyer offered a clean contract to purchase that home we felt we were going to lose it because we had just listed the lake house with you a couple of days earlier. However, after advising you of our situation you went into afterburner and we had a solid contract to purchase our lake house six days later. We were able to remove our contingency and scheduled to close on our North Carolina home in just four days. Troy, we would not hesitate to recommend your outstanding professional services to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Columbia market. Thank you again.”
Les & Sherrie Scheer (Sellers)


“Ann & I wanted to say thank you for the great experience we had working with you. Your willingness to spend time, and effort with us for an extended period of time made the buying and selling of our houses easier. Putting our interest and preferences first allowed us to feel completely comfortable during the entire process. Your ability to communicate and relate our needs enhanced the trust we felt while working with you. Having both sold and bought, twice, with your help has been something we are able to look back on as a positive experience. The care and concern you put into working with us, leaves us with a great sense of respect for you. We are entirely happy and excited about the new house we currently are in, and will enjoy it as we continue to make it our home.”
Jabin & Ann Newhouse (Buyers & Sellers)


“Freager and I cannot express our gratitude to you for your efforts and diligence in getting our home sold. The fact that our home was on the market for about a month speaks volumes of your commitment to your client. You adjusted your schedule to accommodate us at all times. Since we were out of town for significant periods, you were quite instrumental in ensuring that any issues with our home were taken care of in our absence. During a very hectic time consumed by business and personal matters, you were only a phone call away to assist with any concerns. The fact that no detail was too minor for you to handle is testimony of your dedication to your client. You have our sincerest thanks.”
Sherry & Freager Sanders (Relocating Sellers)


“I attempted to sell my grandmother’s home myself with little action. Troy Ott offered his assistance and help in case I needed it. At first I resisted due to the fact that I wanted to sell it myself. After a few months I decided to go with Troy and in less than 2 months later the house sold for slightly under the asking price. He is very professional and did not hound me with the little irrelevant details. He took care of all the little details and leg work. All I had to do was show up for the closing. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a no hassle, worry free experience with buying or selling a home.”
Robert Baker, MSgt 169th Maintenance Operations Flight, (Seller)


“Troy found the dream house we described to him, the one we thought we would never find on our own, and represented us through thick and thin. He kept his cool and kept his eye on the prize – a tenuous deal with difficult circumstances didn’t faze him; he delivered the goods and closed the deal! Thanks Troy!
Emile & Allison DeFelice, (Buyer)


“Our home is one of the nicest in Chestnut Hills. We made many upgrades, had 5 bedrooms, hardwood floors, etc. Even with all of that and a tough market, our home was on the market for 3 months. I think that is pretty good at this time in the current market (November). We first listed at $220K at Troy’s suggestion. This was more than we thought we would get. We lowered it twice and still made a very nice profit. The closing was even challenging, but Troy was there every step of the way and made it happen. He constantly communicated with us via phone and e-mail as we had already moved away. We had almost 20 showings a week due to his extensive marketing and relationships with other Real Estate Brokers and lenders in the area. He recommended the painters and others to tweak our home and all were very qualified and economical. He found our moving company and got us on the road. I really couldn’t ask for more follow through from beginning to end. This was not the first property Troy sold for us. The other, a year previous, only took one month to sell. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He is aggressive and hard working but, is also very friendly and communicative which is so important when you want to know what is going on with such an important transaction.”
Dawn Pompeii, (Relocating Seller)


“Unique properties can be a blessing or a curse, and we found out that it depends on who is handling the sale. Our beautiful 100 year old home in the country had some features that we loved – built in furniture in nearly every room, 12’ ceilings, unpainted bead board walls – but not standard fare in today’s market. Instead of letting the market sell it, Troy asked us what we needed to get, and got it less than two weeks later. He didn’t create a marketing plan; he put a full fledged campaign into action 24 hours out of the gate. And got exactly what we were asking, over thirty thousand dollars more than what competing agents told us to expect. He even has a team that completed the punch list of small repairs for a very affordable cost. We now call Troy the “Rainmaker” because he makes it happen, plain and simple. Thanks Troy, you have
our business for life.”
Emile & Allison DeFelice (Sellers)


“When we were interested in selling our property in Columbia we were fortunate to have been put in touch with you. No one could have imagined that due to legalities it would take four years to finally get to the point of sale. We can’t thank you enough! Your assistance in every step of the long process was invaluable. The suggestions and calls (even on weekends) to keep us updated and informed were appreciated. The constant e-mails, faxes, and mailings in addition to your ability to
keep the momentum and interest of the buyers took a monumental effort I’m sure. Closing has finally arrived. It was a noteworthy pleasure to have had the expertise and commitment of such a realty professional. Again, thank you for working with us.”
D. Charl-Jon Robertson (Seller)

“As a real estate closing attorney, I have the pick of the litter when it comes to choosing a Real Estate Broker.  I deal with a wide variety of Real Estate Brokers on the professional level from the Midlands, Charleston, Greenville, Aiken, Myrtle Beach and all in between.  I can say without hesitation that Troy is one of the most, if not THE most skilled Real Estate Brokers that I have had the pleasure dealing with on a personal or professional level. Troy brings a balance of negotiating skills, unsurpassed market knowledge, and tremendous network of associated professionals to help make the home buying or selling process as seamless and easy as possible.  Buying or selling a home in the current market can be a perilous endeavor at best.  Utilizing Troy’s expert services truly leaves nothing to chance. The best first hand testimonial I can give are the dozens upon dozens of satisfied clients I have seen=2 0at the closing table who consummated their purchase or sale using Troy’s expertise.  This is why Troy is my Real Estate Broker.”
TJ and Lisa D. Harrington (Buyers)

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