Columbia’s consummate Realtor professional. With over 30 years in the real estate business in Columbia South Carolina, Ray knows real estate. He also knows virtually every agent and real estate firm. He’s worked with them all on different transactions and is a “Realtor’s Realtor.” His team of Pros are top notch and you can be assured that you will have the best representation available!
Broker / Owner
Joined Ray’s team 2012. She has an Associates Degree in Education and has had real estate experience not only as an office manager, but also as a paralegal, and is the backbone to our successful team. Sarah has great communication skills and unbelievable organization skills to keep your transaction on track!
When you need to ensure that your closing goes as planned, you need a proven professional. In Ray’s vast experience, he understood the importance of having the best in this area. When you experience the smooth, hassle free experience of everything going ‘exactly as planned’, you will too.
Office: (803) 788-3010
Kent is a Realtor in the Myrtle Beach area serving Horry and Georgetown counties. He’s also Ray’s son and by that unique position has literally grown up in the real estate business. He has an incredible understanding of the real estate business. He’s a respected member of the Myrtle Beach Realty Community and currently serves on the board of realtors, Coast Carolina Association of Realtors. He provides expertise and insight to the team in this area.
Kevin N. Swaney
As part of a local community bank, Yadkin Mortgage offers a full range of home financing products along with excellent rates. Whether you intend to purchase, refinance or build, you can rely on me or any of our experienced, dedicated loan officers for the help you need. As a member of Ray’s team, Kevin will assist you through the often difficult and confusing process of finding and getting the mortgage financing that meets your specific requirements.
Mortgage Branch Manager | Yadkin Bank
We show your property in the best light – We use professional photographers for print and internet marketing. We will suggest home enhancements, staging your home if deemed necessary. We create high-end show sheets with floor plans. And we will arrive early for all showings making sure everything is just right.
Why List With The Ray Covington Team?
Experience counts – As does knowledge, talent and commitment. Ray’s has been selling Columbia area properties for 30 years and is one of the top brokers nationwide with millions in total sales. He has a long list of satisfied clients and the vast majority of his business is by personal referral.
Education is very important to Ray, as is keeping abreast with current trends and practices in the real estate industry. Consequently, Ray holds the following degrees and designations:
BA – University of South Carolina, Real Estate Management and Marketing
CRS – Certified Residential Specialist from NAR (National Association of Realtors)
CIPS – Certified International Property Specialist from NAR
E-Pro – Certified Real Estate Technology Expert from NAR
CDPE – Certified Distressed Property Expert from the Distressed Property Institute
Well connected and respected – Ray has been a leader in the residential real estate industry for the past thirty years. Ray is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences and seminars, is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and FIABCI, the leading international real estate network. Additionally, Ray is often sought out by the local media for his unique insight and expertise on the Columbia real estate market. Ray is recognized as a top-producing agents across the country who value excellence, personal and professional growth, and a commitment to share while giving back to others.
We work as a team – Providing professional service is one of our foremost intentions and the team concept delivers superior results. Someone is always available to respond to leads, show your property and answer yours and the public’s questions. Responsibilities are delegated by task. Ray is in charge of marketing, negotiating, and problem solving. Our “outside” team also includes the most highly respected closing specialist in the area, Katharine T. Canders as well as mortgage specialist, Kevin N. Swaney (see their bios below). Our “inside” team is the culmination of the best talent in the business to insure your every need is anticipated and met — Sara Neece, Ray’s Office Coordinator, will ensure that your experience is both enjoyable and stress-free. Our team even boast a coastal property/resort expert, Kent Covington, to provide you the ‘one stop’ resources designed to meet all your needs.
We show your property in the best light – We use professional photographers for print and internet marketing. We are uniquely aware that today over 85% of all home searches start on the internet. We use a powerful marketing plan to insure your home will be found where the buyers are likely to look! We will suggest home enhancements, staging your home if deemed necessary. We create high-end show sheets with floor plans. And we will arrive early for all showings making sure everything is just right.
Feedback – We have found that feedback is key in keeping the customer satisfied. Consequently we make it a top priority. Every time we show your property, emails will be automatically sent out requesting the purchasers’ interest and comments. The results are securely posted on the web and accessible by your username and password. Additionally we will call you weekly to keep you updated on market conditions.
You probably know how important it is to find the right real estate agent when you are focusing on a financial investment as substantial and as personal as your home.
What you should know about me is that I believe wholeheartedly in the unique, personal nature of real estate. You will see that revealed in how I follow through on what I promise, as I carefully guide you through the many steps and decisions along the way.
I am fully committed to providing you with what my company calls a noticeably higher level of service that will make your real estate experience as easy and as stress-free as possible.
You can expect from me:
- Personal and knowledgeable service that is genuinely responsive to your needs
- A “Neighborhood Specialist’s” familiarity with local communities, home values, and price trends
- Top professional skills continually refined through training programs respected industry wide
- Advice and guidance throughout the entire process
- Commitment to help you leverage Weichert’s many resources.
I can save you valuable time and effort in securing home financing, insurance, and home connections.
Feel free to contact me anytime at (803) 331-8833, whether it’s to get started on helping you realize your goals and dreams, or just to ask a question.
I would welcome the opportunity to make a difference for you.