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The Art of Real Estate
2903 Millwood Ave. Suite 200 Columbia, SC 29205
A well-respected Columbia resident for over twelve years, Matt Carroll attended the University of South Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also lettered in track and field all four years.
Experience and History
Matt owned and operated the Columbia, SC HomeVestors office, the company with the prominent yellow billboards that state "We Buy Ugly Houses" for 7 years. Matt has bought and sold hundreds of distressed properties since starting HomeVestors-Opportunity Knocks, LLC in 2003. He served a two year term as an alternate for the HomeVestors National Franchisee Advisory Council, a 12 member voting board which represents the interest of the franchisees to HomeVestors Corporate Management. In the summer of 2006, he partnered with Anne Bagnal and Bagnal & Carroll Real Estate was born. Then after 5 years of successful business together, in November of 2011, Matt and Anne took the opportunity to merge Bagnal & Carroll with another very successful firm in Prudential Midlands Real Estate. While with Prudential Midlands, Matt had a lot of interactions with the Art of Real Estate Team, a division of Prudential Midlands. Matt saw the value in what the Team was doing and realized that many of his thoughts and ideas of how Real Estate transactions and client relationships should be built were in alignment with how the team operated, and in November of 2013 Matt and the team joined together and opened a new office on Millwood Avenue in Columbia.
Associations and Services
Matt also served as the Chairman of the Rosewood Merchant's Association for several years and was an integral part of starting the Rosewood Crawfish Festival, the second biggest outdoor festival in Columbia. In December of 2006, Matt was appointed by Columbia City Council to serve on the City of Columbia Code Enforcement Task Force where he worked with 11 other Columbia residents and business owners to revise and improve the City of Columbia Codes.
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Matt is personable and knowledgeable and will go the extra mile to assure his clients get the home they desire. His degree in Mechanical Engineering and his experience gives him additional insight into building a home as well as the ability to walk his clients through the process whether buying, building, or selling a home. He was a great help to me when I built my home.
Matt continues to seek ways to assist his past and present clients and stays informed about current developments and issues relating to the real estate market. I highly recommend Matt.
-Julie, Northeast Columbia
Matt helped my mother buy her retirement condo in the Columbia market. He walked her through the entire process and made it painless. On top of all that, he got her a really great property for a great price! I highly recommend Matt Carroll to serve as your real estate agent!
-Russell, Downtown Columbia
Matt is an investor himself so he knows when a property is a good buy and can help steer you in the right direction. He helped find a foreclosure for me and took me through the whole process. It was much different than buying my previous home and I couldn't have done it without him. He has been an agent for me and some of my friends and no one has been disappointed. I would never consider using anyone else.
We were looking for a home but didn't know anything about the different areas. Matt was extremely helpful and zeroed in on exactly what we wanted. We lived out of state and he negotiated for us and was very successful for us in obtaining our present home. We were and are extremely happy with it.
I was a first time home buyer from out of state. In addition, I was trying to buy very quickly so I could qualify for the 2010 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit. In spite of the fact Matt was busier than ever with Tax Credit buyers, he was patient with my new wife and I and extremely informative. He helped me arrange financing through a contact and guided me through the counter offer process. Without Matt's expertise, I would likely have given up on buying a house in 2010. If you're on the market, you should certainly give him a call and put his unique skill set to work for you.
-Dave, Forest Acres
Matt Carroll is an excellent choice of representation when looking for a new home for multiple reasons. The first being, he cuts no corners nor pushes you into making a decision before you are ready. He is as thorough (if not more so) than you when evaluating a potential home; looking out for details that a first time (or other) home buyer may not be aware of. In particular, he looks out for potential problems that could cost you in the short and long term. Having been in the Greater Columbia area for many years now he's quite familiar with the landscpe and history of the neighborhoods in the city. With Matt, you will have a most trustworthy and knowledgeable source to help you find the right home.
-James, Midland Terrace
Matt Carroll was a fantastic REALTOR and I would recommend him to anyone looking for one. He knows so much about Columbia and its surrounding areas and is so willing to help you in any aspect. The best part about Matt is his honesty. I enjoyed working with Matt and would certainly work with him again if given the opportunity!
- Lauren, Forest Acres