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Peggy Aun

Real Estate Professional

803-920-9124
License Number: 86980
aunthemove@gmail.com

When Buying or Selling Real Estate, it is imperative to select an agent who not only has the skills and experience negotiating the best possible transaction, but also one with the professional background to deal with a wide variety of individuals and situations. Most deals fail because the Agent involved either has an inability to manage information, resources and crises effectively or because the personalities of the parties are not managed by the agents involved. With over 20 years of professional and management experience in business, Peggy is uniquely qualified to provide this very quality of representation and consensus building to you in the purchase or sale of real estate. She is known for giving her clients outstanding service through communication and education through each step of the transaction. Her goal is to help her clients make the best decision to meet their needs and wants. Peggy has two children, AJ (17) and Ana (14). She resides with her husband, local attorney Andy Aun in Chapin, SC, where she was raised as a child, and attended public schools. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, she started her career in the insurance business with Blue Cross Blue Shield, until most recently working with Colonial Life. Peggy has been involved in philanthropic work since 1989. She believes deeply in our responsibility to give back and serve others. The “lion share” of her involvement has been with the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs through the Junior Woman’s Club of Columbia (JWC) and the Chapin Junior Woman’s Club (CJWC). She has served as President of both clubs and received such distinctive honors as the 2003 Junior of the Year, and was consistently recognized as Top Junior for Corporate and Advertising Fundraising/Sales. Through this organization, Peggy became intensely involved in Palmetto Place Children’s Emergency Shelter, a shelter for abused and neglected children and the primary beneficiary of JWC’s philanthropic efforts. She has served in many positions on the Palmetto Place Board, including President. In 2009, she was honored to be selected as the Frank Sumner Smith Volunteer of the Year for Colonial Life Insurance Company. This distinction is awarded to those employees who distinguish themselves by their compassion and selflessness in philanthropic pursuits. In recent years, she has taken on roles more local to the Chapin area, serving on the “Chapin We Care Center” Community Outreach Ministry Board, President of the Timberlake Plantation Owners Association Board member of the School Improvement Council and PTO for Chapin Elementary School, Treasurer for the Chapin Intermediate School PTO, Vice President of the Chapin Middle School PTO and the School Improvement Council of Chapin High School. Her past involvement includes but is not limited to; Leadership Columbia, Leadership Colonial Life, Keep the Midlands Beautiful, Special Olympics, March of Dimes and Women in Philanthropy. Along with her family, Peggy is a member of Chapin United Methodist Church, where she serves as a member of the First Connection Team. In the summer of 2013 Peggy was blessed with the opportunity to perform Missionary work in Costa Rica. Peggy and her family also participate with “Keeping It Real” Ministries in Columbia, SC to feed the homeless. I would love the opportunity to serve you in all of your real estate needs.

Mark Bolding

Real Estate Professional

803-429-1023
License Number: 68228
bolding@bellsouth.net

My name is Mark Bolding and I have proudly served buyers and sellers of Residential and Commercial Real Estate in the Irmo, Balentine and Chapin markets of South Carolina for over a decade.These Lake Murray Communities are a great place to call home, provide an excellent education for your children, and a superb place to start or relocate your business for exciting future growth. My experience with personally owning, managing and developing both residential and commercial real estate for income, led me to begin my career as a Professional Licensed Real Estate Agent over 15 years ago. Years of personal experience in various areas of the Real Estate Industry allows me to use all I have learned for the benefit of you My Client.Additionally, our Professional Team at Exit Palmetto Real Estate Services brings you the benefit of a wealth of knowledge and technological tools designed to sell or purchase real estate in our area. A little bit about Mark Bolding: Born in Knoxville Tennessee and raised as a Ministers son in Florida, I completed my Bachelors degree at Eastern Kentucky University in Business Administration and embarked on a long and successful career in Hotel Operations throughout many cities in the Southern part of the United States. My wife Julia and I have chosen the Lake Murray area to be home for thirty years now. We are active in the Chapin Community and in our wonderful church. We invite you to join us, and experience life in some of the Souths best communities. To begin the process of Selling or Purchasing your new home or business site in our wonderful Carolina communities, please contact me at : 803-429- 1023 or email me at bolding@bellsouth.net . Please Text < EXIT WITH BOLDING > to 85377 for my Mobile Business Card TM for convenient access to my contact information.

Christopher Browning

803-920-3651
License Number: 116973
cbrowning@exitpalmetto.com

My name is Christopher Browning (although I usually go by Riff). I was raised in Columbia and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelors in Biology. I had initially planned on going to graduate school but after college, I worked as a title abstractor which sparked my interest in real estate. I then started working as a real estate appraiser in 2011 and later on in 2014, went to work as an appraiser for the Lexington county assessor's office. I covered everything from rural properties to lake properties. I have been married to my best friend Katie since 2011 and we have two rescue dogs who keep us busy and entertained! We live in Irmo and love the convenience of everything it has to offer. When I am not working, I enjoy being out on the lake fishing or just relaxing on the boat. I decided to become a real estate agent in order to help buyers and sellers find their dream homes. I believe with my appraisal background and knowledge, I can help you buy the property of your dreams or sell your property at a competitive price.

George Bryan

803-603-1718
George@exitpalmetto.com

Nicole Chin

Real Estate Professional

803-447-8369
License Number: 112790
nicole@exitpalmetto.com

Bonded by blood and now profession, Michelle and Nicole began this journey as a real estate team with the zeal of utilizing their close mother-daughter connection towards helping others navigate through one of the biggest life-altering decisions they may ever make: The Process of Buying/Selling a Home. With Michelle's many years of experience in the Real Estate industry coupled with her passion and expertise in Kitchen & Bath Design, along with Nicole's intuitive sense for marketing, problem-solving, and her Wofford background in Psychology, Spanish, & Collegiate All-American Golfer accolades, the mother-daughter duo are confident they can deliver the service you deserve. ?? Follow along the MC Homes Duo's journey via social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mchomesduo/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mc.homes/

Michelle Chin

Real Estate Professional

803-609-8847
MCRealEstate.Design@gmail.com

I have extensive experience in the housing industry having started in the interior and commercial design; while currently specializing in kitchen and bath designs. For over 15 years in the Midlands, I have worked with numerous builders and residential owners in helping them build homes that are personal, unique, and functional. My work has been recognized at the annual Parade of Homes at many premier home communities that include Ascot in Irmo, Quail Ridge in West Columbia, and Greenhill Parish in Elgin. I also provide staging consultation for owners preparing their homes for sale, and helping home owners upgrade their kitchen and bath with remodeling designs. I understand the building process having participated in numerous building activities since 2001. With this experience, I can provide unique insight to consult with my clients in helping them understand how to create an attractive sale for the seller while helping the buyer understand the pros and cons of the home they may consider. I am happily married for 23 years with three beautiful children. I have lived in the Columbia area since 1999 and have adopted the Palmetto State as my home. You can reach me at (803) 609-8847 or MCrealestate.design@gmail.com. Please text Columbiahomes4sale to 85377 for my Mobile Business Card for convenient access to my contact information. I look forward to representing you with all your housing needs!

Lisa Cloyd

Broker In Charge

803-764-7968
803-240-8247
License Number: 52340
lisa@exitpalmetto.com

My name is Lisa M Cloyd, Broker/Owner of EXIT Palmetto Real Estate Services, I specialize in getting great results for my clients. Our firm utilizes EXIT Realty’s state of the art technology to sell properties quickly; and enables our buyers to gain access to every available property on the market. Primarily serving Chapin, Irmo and Lake Murray areas, I sell homes in the Lexington Richland 5 school district. Client satisfaction and community involvement are keys to my success. I got licensed in 2005 and am in both South Carolina and North Carolina. One of my areas of expertise lies within the commercial spectrum, specifically in convenience stores. On these projects, I team up with my husband Chris Cloyd who is licensed as well. In 2009, I joined Exit Realty and focused on Residential Real Estate Sales. Since then, I have sold hundreds of properties. In 2014 I acquired my Brokers license. Today, I am the broker in charge at Exit Palmetto Real Estate Services located in the Ballentine community of Irmo, a suburb of Columbia, SC. I graduated from the University of SC with a major in Advertising, and a minor in Marketing. I also completed a certificate from Midlands Tech in Interior Design and Staging, all of which have enanced my experience in the real estate industry. Every year I engage in new programs to keep my skills sharp and up to date. What other people say about Lisa M Cloyd: “Nancy and I were so pleased with the service that Lisa gave us when she listed and sold our home in 9 days; which allowed us to buy the home of our dreams! She found us, a beautiful 13 acre farm with a pond. We just love our new place and thank her for finding the best property for us!” -Dr. Les A. Prosperity, SC “When my husband Scott and I decided to leave the cold weather in MD and move to SC we looked the state over, then we met Lisa Cloyd, who was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable of the area. She showed of tons of homes around the lake and found us the perfect one! Timberlake is our beautiful neighborhood in Chapin; and Lisa helped negotiate a great deal for us! We could not be happier here in our new home and Lisa Cloyd remains our newest friend! Thanks, lady for a job well done!” Cynthia & Scott M. Chapin, SC As the leader of Exit Palmetto, my goal is to have the best agents in town. So, I obtained facilitator status for the Brian Buffini Company which I use to train our agents to be effective, competent and confident professionals. I enjoy helping agents learn to build a solid foundation in their businesses and teach them about the significance of maintaining relationships with their clients and how to give exceptional service. A SC native, born in Charleston; my family moved to TN when I was six. I grew up in Johnson City, TN. After high school, I made my way back to SC, and have lived in the Columbia area ever since, and the past 28 years in Chapin. I am the mother of three grown children and have been married to my husband, Chris for over 35 years. As a member of Lake Murray Presbyterian Church in Chapin, I serve as a Deacon; and also serve on the Missions Committee for LMPC, as the laison for We Care, Chapin’s local food pantry. As a member of the Irmo Chamber of Commerce and the Chapin Chamber of Commerce, our company participates in the annual Okra Strutt and Chapin Labor Day festivals and numerous other events in our community throughout each year. We also partner with Lake Murray Country visitor center. Last year Exit Palmetto spear-headed the Ballentine Village’s 1st annual Trunk or Treat which was a big success with over 800 in attendance. The benefit was for fun and to help build community while we raised money for the Dutch Fork Animal Hospital emergency fund. My History: Founder of the Village Gourmet in 1980; I sold it after 6 years, Operated Cloyd and Co, a free-lance advertising company in the late 80's & 90's, While raising children, I worked in accounting within our family business and played USTA tennis for fun. When I am not working in Real Estate, I enjoy raising vegetables in our summer garden with my husband, reading, kayaking on Lake Murray and at Fripp Island. I also enjoy working out at the YMCA in Ballentine and doing Yoga.

Christopher Cloyd

803-904-6140
ccloyd5@aol.com

Kasey Crawford

803-794-7968
843-557-9150
License Number: 114576
kasey@exitpalmetto.com

Hi! My name is Kasey Crawford and I have lived in SC for almost 30 years. I graduated from Charleston Southern University with a bachelors in Business Management. I moved to Irmo from Charleston 11 years ago and I love the Irmo, Chapin, and Ballentine area. I live on Lake Murray a 50,0000 acre lake that’s the gem of the Columbia area. The lake is beautiful with restaurants, man made beaches, fishing, and family fun. I have been a stay at home mom for 16 years raising 2 amazing kids 11 and 15. Now that they are older, I am happy to start this new journey in my life helping you find the house of your dreams. We have the top 5 rated public schools in the Lexington-Richland area in the entire state of SC. This area is a great place to raise your kids and settle down with your family. My passion for real estate comes easy when your working with a team of agents that want the best for everyone. I look forward to working with you from listing your home to helping you find the perfect home. Please contact me at 843-557-9150 and or email me at Kasey@exitpalmetto.com.

Melinda Grant

803-764-7968
803-563-3670
melinda@exitpalmetto.com

Mashunda Hagood

864-237-7316
mashunda@exitpalmetto.com

Preston Hensley

Salesman

803-645-1698
License Number: REL.110427 S
prestonhensley@homepages.com

My name is Preston. I'm a South Carolina native and Real Estate professional with EXIT Palmetto offering top-notch client representation and support throughout real estate transactions of all types. The level of dedication I bring to my profession is determined by the strength of my relationships, old and new. My primary interest is in being part of the solution through service, and my door is always open. Very happy to help!

Tiarra Jones

Real Estate Professional

803-764-7968
803-459-5050
License Number: 115757
tiarra@exitpalmetto.com

Hi, My name is Tiarra Jones. I am A Real Estate Agent in Columbia, S.C. and the surrounding area. I have a genuine desire to help others in my Real Estate profession. My extensive experience in customer service gives me the potential to understand the intricate real estate needs of people and to be able to service those needs in a professional and timely manner. I have always had a passion for Real Estate, so I learned the business and embarked on a new career. Although my schedule is always open to my clients, in my leisure time I love participating in sports with my boys, traveling, fashion, and spending time with my family. I consider myself fortunate to be in this profession and to be able to help the members of my community. I promise to represent you with knowledge, integrity and compassion. Allow me to assist you on your journey to a stress free home buying/selling process !!!

David Kafitz

Real Estate Agent

803-764-7968
803-678-7110
License Number: 117108
david@exitpalmetto.com

Dr. David Kafitz is a driven professional who succeeds through hard work, deep analysis and great attention to the client/customer needs. He completed his bachelor’s degree in business at the University of South Carolina and his masters and doctorate degrees in education from Western Carolina University. Combining his expertise in business and education, Dr. Kafitz has worked as a teacher and executive in the public education and private business world for 25+ years. Serving the Lexington, Lake Murray, Irmo, and Chapin communities, Dr. Kafitz is able to help persons find the home, land or commercial site to suit their needs. By understanding the goal of each customer, he is able to assist with accomplishing the goal of buying or selling the perfect family home or investment property (residential or commercial).

Emily Kelly

Real Estate Agent

803-764-7968
803-667-5700
License Number: 108585
emily@exitpalmetto.com

After building a successful cleaning business, I decided to take on Real estate! I enjoyed my cleaning clients for over 12 years and loved being able to offer my clients exceptional service. I wanted to continue that same great service as well in Real Estate! I am NEVER too busy for your referrals!

Carl McClure

Real Estate Professional

803-764-7968
803-331-3224
License Number: 49770
carl@exitpalmetto.com

My name is Carl McClure and I specialize in helping buyers and sellers invest in real estate in the South Carolina areas of Irmo, Chapin, Lexington, Columbia NE and Lake Murray. Prior to becoming a real estate agent, I was a teacher and coach for over 30 years in the Columbia and Newberry areas. This along with being in real estate since 2005 has allowed me to become very knowledgeable of the schools, and neighborhoods in the Columbia area. As a real estate agent for EXIT Palmetto, I bring knowledge and solutions that exceed the expectations of my clients. I know how to help you with your unique needs and protect your best interests through every aspect of a real estate transaction. I am focused on providing you with the most personal attention and best service available. If you are considering buying or selling property in the Columbia and surrounding areas, I am the right man for you. You need a local expert working for you. I was born in Dayton, Tenn and moved to Hixson, Tenn at age 7. I graduated from Hixson High School then attended MTSU for 2 yrs. From MTSU, I went on active duty in the Navy. 3yrs later I returned to MTSU and received my B.S. and M. Ed degrees in education. My first teaching job was at Taylors Elementary in Greer, SC. After 1yr there and another year at Nutex Chemicals as the plant manager I came to the Columbia area. I have taught school at Seven Oaks Elementary, Chapin Elementary, Nursery Road Elementary, Mid Carolina Middle, and Birchwood High. After 30+ years of teaching and coaching I went into real estate. The same work ethics, drive, and people skills that made me a successful coach and teacher also make me the realtor for you. Please know that I am very community oriented and I would love the opportunity to earn your business and look forward to hearing from you. You can reach me at (803) 331-3224 or carl@exitpalmetto.com. Please text 2BuyorSellCallCarl to 85377 for my Mobile Business Card for convenient access to my contact information.

Kristen Meetze

Real Estate Agent

803-429-5161
License Number: 55674
kristen@exitpalmetto.com

Hi! My name is Kristen Meetze and if you are looking for someone who loves real estate then you have found your lady. I specialize in residential real estate helping buyers and seller with all of their buying, selling and investment goals in the Greater Columbia, SC area. There areas include Northwest Columbia, Irmo, Chapin and Little Mountain. Kristen Meetze's Experience As a third generation real estate professional, the love and passion for the business is in my blood. I grew up listening to my grandmother and mother share their stories about the business from across the dining room table. And I joined the family tradition when I obtained my license and started working in real estate in 2005. I have a deep rooted love for all things real estate even marrying a general contractor and developer. Along with my husband, we own Capital Kitchen and Bath; a one stop shop serving the Greater Columbia area with all of their remodeling, new construction and addition needs. I have an interior design degree. With it coupled with my experience from my remodeling business enables me to get your home market ready and help you with ideas and a plan to make a new property your dream home. I know the market trends! Kristen Meetze's Testimonials "Kristen was very knowledgeable and professional. We had our house listed with an agent previous and did not receive a contract in 8 months. Kristen had a contract for us within 2 months!" -K.S., Columbia, SC "Kristen helped us sell our home during a very difficult divorce. At no time did I feel she played to one side, but stayed neutral and assisted us in a very quick sell. I can't thank her enough!" -M.L., Irmo, SC "Kristen helped me purchase my first home. I could not have done it without her. Thanks for all of your help and for going above and beyond!" - C.S., Irmo, SC Exit Palmetto Real Estate Services Exit Palmetto is the newest Exit office in the Greater Columbia, SC area, but has some of the most experienced agents in the business. I found my home at Exit Palmetto because I was looking for a company that operated as a closely knit family. While healthy competition is positive, there is not one agent within our group that would not be willing stop and help if the need arose. What a wonderful thing, agents coming together to share their expertise, resources and skills. This is a team I want to be working with! Kristen Meetze's Vision I was born in Florida and when I was in elementary school my parent moved my family to Walterboro, SC- the Low country. Upon graduating high school, I moved to Columbia to attend the University of South Carolina to study Biology. I quickly grew to love the Columbia area and decided to make it my permanent home. Another passion that has grown with time is my thirst for knowledge and education. I am constantly learning, growing, reading, training and attending all classes possible. I believe this to me of #1 importance in order to be the best in the business. Whether you are looking for a new place to call home, for an investment property, or to sell a home, I have the knowledge and expertise to assist you in a smooth transaction. I guarantee that I will work very hard for you! Lets get started now, give me a call today!

Joyce Rapp

Professional Real Estate Consultant

803-764-7968
803-719-6256
License Number: 86699
joyce@exitpalmetto.com

Kristen Rodriguez

803-800-7215
akgmrodriguez@gmail.com

Welcome! My name is Kristen Rodriguez and I LOVE my job as a Real Estate Professional. I have been with EXIT Palmetto since the beginning of my career in Real Estate and love my EXIT family. Not only are my colleagues amazing but I feel like I have been blessed with the best clients around! I feel so honored to have received a 5 star Zillow rating from each and every one of them. They may start as clients but they end up as friends. I take extreme pride in my communication skills, attention to details and being partnered with amazing lenders and attorneys to assist in the smoothest transactions possible for each of my clients. I have a background in Customer Service for almost 20 years and I am proud to say that I was/am a military wife, my husband has recently retired after over 20 years of service in the US Army. I understand the stress that comes with moving and I am here to help alleviate it for you as best as possible. We fell in love with South Carolina and it would be my pleasure to show you around our area too. I work all over the Lake Murray/ Columbia/Chapin/ Irmo/ Ballentine/ Lexington areas and would be glad to help you buy and/or sell your next home. So please don't hesitate to call me today and see how I can help, I am also glad to talk to you about a career in Real Estate if you're interested.... 803-800-7215

Connie Shirey

Real Estate Professional

803-764-7968
803-944-4762
License Number: 64631
Connie@exitpalmetto.com

Mike Sloan

803-422-2746
License Number: 86401
jmsloan657@aol.com

Carol Smith

Real Estate Professional

803-764-7970
803-271-5132
License Number: 112360
carol@exitpalmetto.com

My name is Carol Smith and I was born and raised in Durham, NC where I met my husband Greg. I attended North Carolina State University where I earned a BS in Computer Science. I worked as a computer programmer until my first daughter was born in 1999 at which time I became a stay at home mom. I have been blessed with three wonderful daughters. In 2008, my family moved to Chapin, SC to enjoy lake living and raise our girls in an excellent school district In 2013, I became an assistant teacher in the four year old class at Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church where I taught for five years. My family attends Chapin Baptist Church where I actively serve in the Children’s Ministry. I have always been interested in real estate and with the motivation from a friend and real estate agent, I received my real estate license in 2019 and joined the experienced team at Exit Palmetto. Exit Palmetto works as a team providing a wealth of knowledge and technological tools designed to sell or purchase real estate in our area. I would love the opportunity to help you find your dream home or even a property to invest in. If life changes require you to move, I would love the opportunity to help you get your house sold so your can move forward with life’s next adventure. Please contact me at: 803-271-5132 or email me at gcsmith999@gmail.com. Please text EXITWITHCAROL to 85377 for my Mobile Business Card for convenient access to my contact information.

Lori Smith

Real Estate Professional

803-764-7968
803-678-7115
lori@exitpalmetto.com

Hi! My name is Lori Smith and we moved to Irmo in 2012 and have loved it ever since! We are a National Guard family so I understand the military life and rewards and struggles that come with it! We have three amazing children and a Goldendoodle named Luna, two snakes, a tarantula and the best hamster ever named Hamilton! I have spent the majority of the last 20 years working in childcare or the school system but then took a job working as the administrator at EXIT Palmetto. I then decided to take the leap into becoming an agent! It was something I had wanted to do for a long time and I am so thrilled to be here! I am ready to help you buy your dream home, sell your current home or whatever your real estate needs may be! I love making great friendships in this business where you are not just my client...you are my friend!
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