Grey Farthing

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I entered the Real Estate industry in Columbia, South Carolina in March of 1983 after graduating in the top 20% of my class from Virginia Military Institute with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1979. I then served in the military at Fort Bragg and Fort Belvior as an Army officer as a second and then first lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers and Reserves until 1986. I...
I entered the Real Estate industry in Columbia, South Carolina in March of 1983 after graduating in the top 20% of my class from Virginia Military Institute with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1979. I then served in the military at Fort Bragg and Fort Belvior as an Army officer as a second and then first lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers and Reserves until 1986. I grew up in the construction business in Southwestern Virginia doing various jobs since I was 13 from laborer , to bridge construction, building roads, mechanic helper and do takeoff for bidding of jobs. After the military I worked using my engineering degree for the Norfolk & Western Railway as an operations trainee and then over an extensive year program was promoted to an Assistant to a trainmaster then Assistant Trainmaster and finally Terminal Trainmaster from 1979 until 1983. After becoming a licensed real estate agent and going to work with Century 21 Grover Richey Realty, Inc. in 1983, I became a Broker-In-Charge and President of the company in 1985 and we built the company from 11 agents to 32 associates and worked very hard to achieve the number 5 company in the Columbia Real Estate market in 1987 & 1988. In 1988 I merged the company with Coldwell Banker and became the manager of the Northeast office in 1991 where I managed 55 sale associates and became the number 1 office in the Midlands in production due to expanding our markets into the new construction phases. I joined ERA Wilder Realty, Inc. in March of 2005 and I have been with this family locally owned business where I can better serve my clients and customers to gain the best training, relocation and Marketing programs in the industry. I was blessed to make the top ten in the company the first year I joined their team. I continue to update my skills and technology training to provide the best for my clients. I have been blessed through my close contact with my sphere of influence with over 1,838 satisfied clients as I continue to sell families their new homes in Columbia one home at a time. My goal is to find you and your family the right home in the area that you desire with the amenities that you need in the price that you can afford in the shortest time frame as possible with the least amount of inconvenience. Call me for a confidential interview to discuss the current price of your home or to explore the possibilities of finding that dream home today at 803.414.SOLD.7653! "Experience does not costs, it pays dividends!" so Call Grey to get that 33 years of negotiating expertise to go to work for you today!

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My Experience

  • - 2002 - 2007 Licensed Real Estate Appraiser - George and Leiter Appraisal Company, Inc. (work) 803.765.9701 (Fax) 803.765.9708 (cell) 803.414.SOLD (7653) - 1975 - 1979 obtained Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in the top 20% of the class - 1977 - 1986 Served in the Army Corp of Engineers as a First Lieutenant and the Army Reserves - 1979 - 1983 Worked with Norfolk and Western Railway using my Civil Engineering degree as an Assistant to Train master, Assistant Trainmaster and Terminal Trainmaster in various parts of the U. S. - 1983 moved to Columbia, SC to become a real estate consultant - 1984 became Sales Manager of Century 21 Grover Richey Realty - 1985 became licensed SC Real Estate Broker and President and Broker-In-Charge of Century 21 Grover Richey Realty - 1986 through 1988 became the #5 real estate company of Columbia, South Carolina - 1988 merged Century 21 Grover Richey Realty with Coldwell Banker Tom Jenkins- 1988 Assistant Manager of the Northeast office of Coldwell Banker Tom Jenkins Realty - 1991 Sales Manager of Northeast office of Coldwell Banker Tom Jenkins Realty and led the office to become the #1 real estate office in the Midlands by recruiting 11 agents from other companies and managing 55 agents to success - 1992 Assistant Manager of the Midtown office of Coldwell Banker Tom Jenkins Realty and Real Estate Broker in personal sales - 1993 Voted Branch Associate Of The Year by all associates of the Midtown office of Coldwell Banker Tom Jenkins Realty - March 2005 to present- I moved to ERA Wilder Realty, Inc, Midtown office and made the top 10 sales associates in the company my first year with this wonderful company and became a top referral associate. - March 1983 to August 2016 In my real estate career I have been blessed to have helped friends and families with Real Estate Sales and Appraisals of over 1835 satisfied customers and clients

My Credentials and Memberships

  • - 2002 Coldwell Banker United RealtorsŪRecognitions Member Greater Columbia Association of Realtors Lifetime Member of the GCAR Million Dollar Club Member of National Association of Realtors Member of South Carolina Association of Realtors Current Chapter Representative on the VMI Alumni Association and Former President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Palmetto Chapter of the Virginia Military Institute Alumni Association Forest Lake, Sertoma and Tarentella Club Memberships Professional Designations Licensed Real Estate Appraiser 2002-2007 Real Estate Broker Cartus Mobility Affinity Relocation Specialist CNMS CNBS CNAS USAA Real Estate Rewards Preferred Real Estate Agent CRS, Certified Residential Specialist ABR, Accredited Buyer Representative Coldwell Banker Chairmen Circle Member Coldwell Banker Sterling Society Member ERA Top Gun Academy Graduate

My Community Involvement

  • Personal Active at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church Married to Heather Rodman Farthing Father of 27 year old Fred Grey Farthing, IV Hobbies include basketball, tennis, golf, skiing, and making new friends

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