Greater Columbia, Chapin, Irmo, Lexington and Lake Murray.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

500 Closings!

Yesterday, I closed my 500th transaction during my 15 years in real estate!

Thank you to my buyer client, Joe Hodges, for purchasing an investment property in the Chapin area.  This was his 4th real estate closing with me and my 500th closing overall since I entered the real estate business in 1998.  Joe received an appropriate gift at closing for being number 500.  It was a pleasure to close this transaction with my recommended closing attorney, H. Thomas Anderson.   I don't have exact numbers on this, but, I'm sure he has closed at least 1/2 of these 500 transactions.

Mel Coker, Joe Hodges, Tom Anderson at Closing

The sales volume for these 500 transactions is $83.4 Million.    As the chart below shows, the highest number of closed transactions has been in the following areas: St. Andrews/Irmo/Chapin, Lexington and Northeast Columbia and Lake Murray waterfront.

When you're ready to BUY or SELL in Greater Columbia, contact MEL COKER.  Mention "500 closings BLOG" and when you close with Mel Coker as your Realtor, you will receive a $250 LOWES GIFT CARD at closing (offer expires 12/31/2013).

Mel Coker
RE/MAX Metro Associates
Columbia, South Carolina
(803) 223-6214
Internet - Columbia Real Estate

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

South Carolina's Highest Mountain?

Quickie TEST...
Highest point in South Carolina?

It's Sassafras Mountain at 3,553 feet elevation in Pickens County in the Northwest corner of South Carolina (and on the border with North Carolina).  I've been up on the summit many years ago.

Now, the S. C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR), along with other public and private groups, is working to protect and improve access on the mountain.  Recently, the access road has been improved and an observation platform added.  Soon, other improvements will feature new trails, including a barrier-free section, and other public-use facilities such as restrooms.

But, the biggest news... a unique observation tower on the summit is proposed with architectural and engineering work later this year and construction beginning in 2014 if fundraising proceeds on time.  The observation tower will give visitors a 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and even Tennessee.  The project will be privately funded and donations are needed.

MORE INFORMATION on the Sassafras Mountain Improvement Project.
Donate at least $100 and a brick paver will be placed at the site in your name.  I've made my donation today.  And, you can make your donation by clicking here.

More Sassafras Mountain Information:
Wikipedia   |  |   Improvement Project Announcement

Help build this with your donation - click on the link above.

(images used with written permission of S.C. DNR)

Mel Coker


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Columbia, SC Realtor - Contact Mel Coker

I am a REALTOR for all of your Columbia, SC real estate needs. Believe it or not, not all real estate agents are Realtors. Call Mel Coker to buy or sell in Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin and at Lake Murray.


Mel Coker can assist you with buying or selling in Columbia, SC.  
Call (803) 223-6214
Visit my Columbia MLS Search Site

Mel Coker
RE/MAX Metro Associates
Columbia, SC