Lifetime Member Circle of Excellence
Tom has been selling real estate for the last nine years. Tom has sold in excess of more than Twenty Five million in Closed transactions and is a lifetime member of the circle of excellence. Tom has lived in the Columbia area for the last thirty five years and has raised three daughters that have gone to the Lexington/ Richland school dist 5. Tom is dedicated to providing great customer service and factual information so his clients can make an informed decision. As owner and Broker in charge he promises to make your experience with W Realty a great one.
Rick has been selling real estate for the last four years. Even though his real estate career has been relatively short, Rick has already sold in excess of $8 Million in closed transactions.
Rick has lived in the Columbia area for the last 37 years and he and his wife Becky have raised one son who attended Lexington/ Richland School District Five.
Rick is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and on- time factual information so his clients can make an informed decision. As a Realtor®, he promises to make your experience with W Realty an enjoyable, lifelong relationship.
Celeste Carter joins W Realty as a Realtor* experienced in working with home buyers as well as home sellers. In the past four years Celeste has successfully handled a variety of real estate transactions representing veteran and first time buyers as well as selling a number of homes and land in the Greater Columbia area. She brings the experience gained from past sales of $2.5 million in real estate transactions to the market today. With an abundance of available homes in this market, Celeste can find you the best home suited for your particular needs. She has previously worked for American General Finance as a financial planner and loan officer as well as for Faulkner/Haynes and Associates as a Sales Coordinator.
Lisa has lived in Lexington for 4 years after moving from Charleston, SC where she lived for 15 years. She was born and raised in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania and attended Temple University with a focus on Finance while also in the real estate business part-time. Lisa owned a bookkeeping firm in Charleston, but closed it when her family moved to the Columbia area after her husband’s architectural firm opened an office in Columbia. The move presented an opportunity to rekindle her interest in real estate.
As a mother of four children in/graduated from Lexington One schools, real estate allows Lisa the flexibility to pursue her real estate career goals and have quality time with her family. Not only does Lisa have the real estate experience, but coupled with her financial experience she can help her clients through all aspects of their real estate transaction. She is honest and hard-working and strives to meet her client’s goals efficiently, whether it is finding your dream home or selling your current home.
|Melinda Hodges Ray
Melinda Hodges Ray comes to W Realty excited to help you in your Real Estate Transactions! She is native to the Columbia area growing up in West Columbia, and living in the Ballentine Area for over 20 years. She has successfully raised 3 children in the Lexington/Richland District 5. Her background is in Business Management, Real Estate Sales and Rentals, and Development and Construction. Melinda love for Real Estate and for helping others goes hand in hand. Protecting the clients interest and working hard for the client is my first priority. Her lifelong knowledge of all of the Columbia area gives her the ability to help you Buy or Sell the HOME OF YOUR DREAMS!
Becky has been listing and selling real estate for the last five years. She has lived in the Columbia area for the last 22 years where she and husband Rick have raised one son who attended Lexington/ Richland School District Five. Becky brings exceptional insight to W Realty as an investor in Real Estate Properties, along with offering clients Professional Home Staging as an ASP Certified Home Stager.
Teresa joins W Realty with over fourteen years of experience as a full time real estate agent. During that time, she has earned her GRI, ASR, & ABR. She has been a resident of Columbia since 1976 and has raised two daughters in the Lexington/Richland 5 school district. Teresa’s main goal is to assist you with the sale of your current home and make the transition into your new home as comfortable as possible. Teresa also has experience working with First Time Buyers.
| Chris Hayes
Chris is a born and raised West Columbia and Lexington native, having gone to school in Lexington District 2 and graduated from Brookland-Cayce High School. He has studied at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC and at the University of South Caroline here in Columbia. "Sales has always come natural for me and is something I have a true passion for. I have wonderful knowledge of the greater Columbia area and am very excited to meet and work with new people and provide superb client satisfaction"
Karen joined the W Realty team in August 2010 after spending 4 years as a closing coordinator and buyer's agent as well as in marketing and sales for 2 other local real estate companies while gaining the experience needed to obtain her broker's license. Karen has lived, worked, volunteered and raised her 3 children in the Irmo/Columbia area for the past 20 years. She is originally from the Tryon, NC area where her father has been in real estate business for 33 years. Her background also includes several years in the education and advertising fields.
Tad joined W Realty in December 2010. For the last four years, he and his family have lived in Lexington. His sons attend school in Lexington District One. Tad graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in Business Administration and MS in Industrial Labor Relations. Tad had a successful career with Mylan Technologies for 18 years and held the position of Director of Human Resources prior to relocating to South Carolina. He has experience in purchasing investment property and currently owns several rentals. Tad believes in a four prong approach to meeting your real estate objective: (1) Tad wants to understand your real estate goal. (2) He wants to work with you to develop a plan to meet your goal. (3) He believes in communicating during the entire process to keep you informed. (4) Finally, he will execute the plan to meet your goal. Whether you are looking to buy or sell your personal residence or are interested in investment properties, Tad looks forward to helping you meet your real estate goals.
Steve is a lifelong Lexington County resident. He grew up on the shores of Lake Murray and knows the lake by land and water like the back of his hand. He is an avid boater and fisherman. Steve's children are involved in softball and volleyball and he very much enjoys watching them play sports. Along with being a real estate agent Steve is also a licensed custom home builder. He has built homes on and around lake murray and has renovated some of South Carolinas finest homes from the Glassy mountain of the upstate to the coast and KIawah island. Steve would love to help you in any of your real estate transactions. He is dedicated to provide you with the highest level of service so that you can make an informed buying or selling decision.
Tonya was raised in West Columbia and Lexington County. A graduate of Airport High School, and has been in Public Safety for the past ten years. Tonya has a wonderful knowledge of the Great Columbia area. She looks forward to meeting and working with people to help them find the perfect home.
Since 2003, Jennifer has considered it a privilege to help many people buy and sell their homes in Irmo, Chapin, Lexington, Lake Murray, Shandon, Heathwood and otherareas of Columbia. Jennifer is a lifelong resident of Columbia. She graduated from Irmo High School and went on to receive a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Jennifer, her husband and 2 children currently live in Irmo. Having sold over $14 million of real estate, she has proven her expertise in this field. Put Jennifer’s experience and success to work for you! Her approach is a perfect balance of warmth and assertiveness that is needed in this real estate market.
Jay is originally from London, England, and has lived in Columbia since June of 1996. Jay is a veteran of the Communications industry and his background in education is in the sciences. He is also very interested in aviation, and is currently in the process of obtaining his Pilots license. Jay is very proud of the opportunity he has to deliver to his clients, and to W Realty.
I'm Here to Serve All of Your Real Estate Needs! Hello Neighbor!!!! Let me introduce myself, I'm Craig Johnson your local Real Estate Professional. I work with the dynamic team at W Realty; however, I really work for YOU - my valued client. Whether you are buying, selling or just looking around - my pledge to all of my clients is a courteous, honest and professional experience from beginning to end. Call me today and let me show you how EASY and FUN buying or selling your next home can be.
MY #1 GOAL IS YOUR TOTAL AND COMPLETE SATISFACTION !!!!
AS YOUR REALTOR I PLEDGE TO YOU THE FOLLOWING
I WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE TO YOU AS MY CLIENT
I WILL ALWAYS ANSWER YOUR CALLS AND RETURN MESSAGES PROMPTLY
I WILL USE EVERY AVAILABLE RESOURCE TO MATCH YOU WITH YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS
I WILL ALWAYS USE UNIQUE AND INNOVATIVE MARKETING TOOLS TO SELL YOUR PROPERTY
CALL CRAIG JOHNSON AT 803.420.0068
FOR ALL OF YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS
Mark Hood has been an agent with W Realty since 2013. He was born and raised in Lexington County and knows the area well. His brother Steve is an agent at W Realty also. Both of Mark's children attended Lexington 2 Schools. His diverse background includes Manufacturing Quality Control and Production Planning as well as years of experience in the construction industry.
Gary Kress specializes in assisting sellers and buyers in reaching their real estate goals in the Greater
Columbia area. He will go above and beyond to ensure that client’s expectations are realized. His
communication with you is on a regular basis to keep you up to date with the current real estate market
and its trends. He looks forward to the opportunity of helping you reach your personal goals whether it
is buying or selling.
As a longtime resident of Columbia Gary knows this metropolitan area. As a graduate of Lower Richland
High School, he went on to acquire a Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of South Carolina.
Gary understands it is a privilege to serve his clients, and he believes in earning your business through
hard work and dedication. The opportunity to work with you in achieving your American dream is the
priority. Gary invites you to call or meet with him to discuss your real estate needs.