In 1993, five area top producers–all women–opened RE/MAX Advantage Realty in Columbus. They had been looking for a company designed for top-producing agents. The first office opened on Shuford Drive in what is now a pharmacy. In no time at all, it became the #1 real estate office in the area. This growth led to the need for a larger office. Currently, its location is 177 N Trade Street in Tryon. The five women started what has proven to be the most professional and highest producing real estate office in the area.
The office now has three men and five women REALTORS who serve Polk County, NC and surrounding South Carolina counties: Bonnie Lingerfelt, Broker/Owner; Jean Skelcy, Broker/Owner; Laura May, Broker; Jeff Miller, Broker; Ron Piccari, Broker; Karl Small, Broker; Laura Weicker, Broker; Karen Millar, Broker. Thanks to all–past and present–for helping us remain the area’s top sales producers among local competitors since 1993.