About Us

In 1991 Bob Mandel and Dan Kelly came together to celebrate Dan on the sale of his family printing business. Both were Management consultants, and each had some experience in developing property. Bob asked Dan if he was going to retire, and Dan said “no way.” He  then said, “So what do you want to do now.” Like many entrepreneurs he had considered other things but didn’t nail down what it was that would be the next chapter. He said I thought about Real Estate in Columbia where commissions then were typically 7%. Bob asked, “Do you want to do something about that”. The birth of Real Estate Advocates now shifted from an idea to what became a reality.

Since that time thousands of homes have been sold and millions in commissions saved by our clients and customers. The company follows their leader in doing real estate where our principles become before our profits. We say and do what we say for our clients. Now, with 25 local Agents and Brokers licensed with our company we continue to be the oldest and largest alternative commission program in the state. One size does not fit all, and we tailor the commissions and our involvement to the needs of our clients. We became one of the early Buyer’s Agents in S.C. and have a rebate program that often gives an incentive to our buyers to assist them in their real estate transactions up to $5,000. Yes, we pay you to buy a home. 

We have over 25 local Real Estate Advocates Agents and Broker's in all our markets ready to serve you. We have sold modestly priced homes throughout the state to million dollar homes where we save the seller $45,000 in commissions compared to the traditional commissions charged by most companies.

We also work with Real Estate Investors and smaller builders through our private lending, as well as buy houses for renovations and resale. If you know anyone looking for a loan and unable to get conventional lender funding please give us a call. We do short term creative financing for bridge loans, lease options, new homes, and home owners looking for refinancing. We are happy to give you references of some of our investors and homeowners.

We have helped people going through divorce, the loss of a family member, illness, job relocation, loss of a job, and sellers who needed to move to take care of a family member.

It is much better in every way to have a local flat fee company with local Agents who know the market, can deal with local Agents, and have access to your home and give access through a local secure MLS lockbox with accountability for your security. Our competitors in most cases cannot offer these services and products and put you at risk in the marketplace. 

So when shopping around, ask our competitors where they are located, and do they have licensed Agents working in their company. Ask do they offer Mls lockboxes and provide services similar to a full service Broker like we do. Also, ask them how long have they been in business. Shopping price can in reality cost you more with mistakes and lack of representation.



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Sign in to take advantage of all this site has to offer. Save your favorite listings and searches  and receive email updates when new listings you like come on the market . WE WILL PAY UP TO $5000 TO BUY ANY NEW OR EXISTING HOMES LISTED BY ANY AGENT OR BUILDERS WHEN YOU USE OUR SERVICES
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Ex. $200,000 listing save $6,000-$12,000 compared to 6% Mls listing

Our Real Estate Advocates Agents and Partner Brokers services include local Agent or Broker assistance for By Owner Mls flat fee Discount  listings in  Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Columbia, Hilton Head, Beaufort, Florence, Aiken, Sumter, Greenwood, and Rock Hill.

We also do Exclusive Buyer Agency service and give rebates to Buyers up to $5,000 depending on price and commission paid most anywhere in the U.S. Yes we protect you with our expertise at no cost to you and share part of our commission with you.

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 Broker in Charge Columbia- Dan Kelly

Broker in Charge Charleston-Kim Katich ---Broker in Charge Greenville Jonathan Steading



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