Testimonials


The Mather Company has a proven track record which can be seen in the testimonies from our past clients. Please take some time to read the following testimonies to see that we indeed are real estate agents dedicated to hard work, honesty and integrity. If you are a former client of one of our agents and would like to provide a testimony about their work, then please email us at Info@TheMatherCompany.com!


Charlie from The Mather Company was absolutely the right choice for our realtor. From the moment we contacted Charlie, we felt a sense of trust , professionalism, and calmness during the very stressful time of trying to sell our house. Charlie was always available, answered questions very quickly and new the Columbia market better than anyone else we talked to! He got the house sold in a very difficult market and took care of all the details. We would recommend Charlie to anyone and wouldn’t hesitate to use him again in the future!”
- Julie & Craig
O.B.G.Y.N. Graduating Resident and Sales Rep.

Charlie Mather was highly recommended to us, and for good reason. In addition to his considerable real estate expertise, we were consistently impressed with his service and prompt communication. Charlie worked weekends and evenings and even cut a vacation short to accommodate our schedule. Even after looking at dozens of houses without success, he never pressured us, but patiently continued to show us more homes until he eventually found our dream home! Even after closing, Charlie continued to help, consulting with us on renovations and recommending contractors. In short, we would enthusiastically recommend Charlie to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
- Miles and Anna
Lawyer and Teacher

We cannot say enough good things about our experience with Charlie Mather. This was our first time buying a home, and we could not have asked for a better realtor to guide us through the process. From beginning to end Charlie has gone out of his way to be helpful and very patient in walking us through the whole home-buying experience.

The service Charlie provided was outstanding. We were moving to Columbia from Mississippi, and so had limited time to be in Columbia. He spent a full week looking at houses with us, including Easter Weekend, despite having a new baby at home. After negotiating a contract on our home, Charlie would go to the house whenever inspections occurred and went himself to inspect the progress of various improvements we negotiated as part of our contract. He was in contact almost daily to give us updates on the house, the closing process, and any developments we needed to be aware of. When my parents went to Columbia to sign the closing papers for us (I was on my honeymoon), Charlie met them at the house despite a violent thunderstorm a few hours earlier. He inspected the house with them to make sure everything was as agreed in the contract, and demanded the seller fix a window that had broken in the storm as well as re-repair some of the brickwork that was not done to his satisfaction.

Charlie’s service did not end at closing. Charlie has been more than willing and available since we moved in to answer questions and help us with some of the new challenges of homeownership. I know I can still call him if I have any problems with the house and he will help me find a solution.

Charlie genuinely wants his customers to have a good home-buying experience. We had met with one other realtor before meeting Charlie, and found him to be pushy and did not feel like he listened to us. With Charlie, on the other hand, we never felt pressured to buy a house in a certain price-range or neighborhood. After learning our preferences, he was able to find a home that we really love (and he was very excited about showing the house to us). He was very patient with our thousands of questions about the home-buying process, and never made us feel stupid or pushed our questions aside as not important. We felt like we understood the process, and were never uncomfortable with any of the papers we had to sign.

We whole-heartedly recommend Charlie Mather as a realtor. We feel very lucky to have found him.
- Megan & Christopher
Psychologist and Emergency Medicine

“We had a wonderful experience with Charlie Mather as our realtor – we drove down to Columbia from Ohio and had less than 3 full days to search & find a house to buy, and without a doubt we were somewhat nervous & intimidated. But thanks to Charlie’s professionalism, honesty, and knowledge of the market in and around Columbia, our experience was relaxed & without much stress at all. Charlie asked all the right questions and quickly realized what characteristics we wanted in a home, and he went the extra mile for us and found the home we ended up buying – we certainly never would have found it on our own. We recommend Charlie Mather & The Mather Company if you are in the market for a new home, and especially if you are new to Columbia! Thanks!”
- Kyle & Kristen
Sales and Orthopedic Surgeon

“We had a tight timeline to find a home in Columbia. Once we contacted Charlie, he worked tirelessly to identify and show us homes that suited our needs, our price range and our neighborhood preferences. In one short weekend of house shopping, we viewed a dozen or so homes and felt confident enough to proceed with an offer. Charlie is professional and well-informed about real-estate in Columbia.”
- Schelyn
Nurse

“Dear Charlie, Thank you! You handled the sale of our childhood home with such care and professionalism. I would recommend your services to anyone who is seeking to sell or buy a home. You were patient and truly went beyond the call of duty to accommodate us and the buyers. For you to have sold our home in six weeks in this tough economy was fantastic. You actually brought to us the very type of buyer that we had prayed for…a young family, desiring to live among our mother’s huge camellia’s and our father’s ancient pine trees. He bought the property in 1949 because he loved those giant trees. Our mother grafted three inch camellias with the help of our grandfather when I was just a little girl. They are now 15 feet tall. Knowing that young children will again inhabit the house and play endless hours in the yard is truly a sweet ending and a lovely beginning for us all. You were professional, honest above reproach, thorough and timely in all follow-up, innovative and strategic in marketing, and conscientious in your communication with both parties. You were wonderful. Thank you, Charlie, for a job well done!”

- Marshall
Foundation Organizer

“Charlie was a great realtor to work with. He strived to make sure all our needs were met while looking for our first home. We ended up with a house that exceeds our expectations and couldn’t be happier thanks to Charlie’s hard work.”
- Erin
O.B.G.Y.N. Richland Hospital

“Charlie was a pleasure to work for a first time home buyer. He is a hard worker who puts the client’s interests first and always has a cheerful attitude. As a Columbia native he is very familiar with the different neighborhoods and which would be the best fit for his customers. Even after he found us a great house he has kept in contact to make sure we are happy. We would highly recommend his services to friends, family or anyone looking for a new home in Columbia.”
- Brett and Kerri
Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

“Charlie was a huge help in finding the right house for us. He spent lots of time and effort before we even looked at houses and kept looking until he found one that was perfect. He was always available and willing to work with our tight schedule. Charlie was a huge help in finding the right house for us. He spent lots of time and effort before we even looked at houses and kept looking until he found one that was perfect. He was always available and willing to work with our tight schedule.”
- Ted and Mehgan
Cyclist and Pediatrics

“As a young professional and first time homebuyer, I was truly fortunate to have a professional like Charlie working on my behalf. He has an amazing grasp of the market and goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that his clients are well informed, and aptly represented. Thanks to Charlie’s knowledge of the market, I was able to purchase a home tailored exactly to my specifications, before the property was even listed on the market. Most importantly, Charlie never treated me as “just a customer” – he took genuine interest in my search for a new home and provided personalized and thoughtful service at all stages of the process – his outstanding service truly distinguishes him among professionals. I would wholeheartedly recommend Charlie to anyone needing a real estate agent.”
- Curtis
Lawyer

“The Mather Company embodies integrity and professionalism and epitomizes knowledgeable, client-based service. From our very first meeting until after the closing, Charlie listened to my needs and wants in a home, was attentive to my preferences, and worked hard to find a house that met my criteria and fit my budget. Many realtors treat you as just another sale, but The Mather Company treated me as their client with an eye on serving my real estate needs long after the sale was complete. Charlie’s knowledge and experience was particularly helpful as he assisted me in navigating the process of purchasing my first home: he pointed out the pros and cons of each house that a first-time buyer’s untrained eye would otherwise have overlooked, he gave accurate estimates on the costs of potential repairs and renovations, and he was there to offer advice at every step of the way—from getting a loan to inspecting the house to making an offer. If you want a realtor who provides pro-active service and who is knowledgeable, experienced, and trustworthy, Charlie and The Mather Company are Columbia’s crème de la crème.”
- Jason
Lawyer

“Exceptional is the word I would use to describe my home buying experience with Charlie Mather. In the chaos of graduating from medical school, trying to sell my home in TN, and relocating to South Carolina, Charlie was diligent in researching the market to narrow down the selection to match our desired criteria. He went the extra mile by going to see each house we were interested in and emailing detailed commentary to further narrow our house hunt. My husband, my 15 month old son, and myself came to Columbia two months before our desired move date with a list of the final 10-15 houses we were interested in. The first house we visited ended up being the one we fell-in-love with and eventually purchased, though Charlie did take us to see 8-10 more just to solidify our decision. He was extremely accommodating even waiting in the car with our sleeping toddler while we looked at houses. Once we decided to make an offer, Charlie walked us through the negotiations with ease and professionalism making sure we were satisfied with the final offer. Charlie is a great person and wonderful realtor who I definitely recommend and plan to work with again in the future.”
- Rachel
Pediatric Resident
Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital

“Working with Charlie made me feel very confident about my first-time home buying experience. He knew the market, knew how things worked and was great at explaining things. Coming from out-of-state, I really appreciated working with someone who knew Columbia so well. We were able to quickly find a great home that met my needs and get it for a great price, and get through all of the administrative stuff without any hassles for me. I’ll definitely work with Charlie again and recommend him to my friends.”
- Jeff
USC Professor

“Charlie helped us find our first home. Charlie was absolutely wonderful to work with through the entire process! He did lots of research to find houses that matched our style and always had many for us to look at. He was willing to show us houses anytime of the day, any day of the week, and constantly did whatever he could to make home buying process an easy one. If we put as much love and care into our house, as Charlie did helping us find it, we will definitely make it into a wonderful home!”
- Steve
Project Manager

“After Match Day, my wife and I were very skeptical about being able to find a great place to live over 500 miles away from where we went to medical school. Working with Charlie turned out to the solution to our problem. Before even setting foot in South Carolina, Charlie had provided us the listings for over 50 houses that met the strict criteria we had sent him. Not only did that help us refine our search, it saved us a lot of time when we were finally able to come down and spend time looking at houses. Charlie was also fabulous to work with in person. He has a very calm demeanor and a profound knowledge of not only real estate in general, but the Columbia area as well. This proved invaluable as we spent hours looking at different houses all over the area. He provided new insight and a different perspective on our house search and ended up helping us find the perfect house for us and our situation. He also had the patience to sit hours a day in the car with an unhappy and cranky 18 month old, follow her around each house, and watch her go up and down the stairs so we could fully dedicate ourselves to the task at hand. I would recommend Charlie to friends or family without reservation.”
- Kenny and Tara
Orthopedic Resident

“We can’t say enough about Charlie Mather and The Wolfe Co. Relocating from another state is difficult and somewhat scary. Charlie made the process so easy for us. It is rare that you find a realtor as genuine and professional as Charlie Mather. Charlie was patient and helpful…we wouldn’t think of using anyone else! That’s why we recommend Charlie Mather, our favorite realtor and our friend!”
- Justin and Bri
Brianne K. Hoover, MD
Dept of Emergency Medicine and Orthopedic Resident
Palmetto Health Richland

“Charlie is an ideal realtor. Over the past couple months of searching for a house he has made a daunting task seem very manageable. He has an expert eye for details, and has been able to cull through hundreds of houses to find a select few worth visiting. He is patient and knowledgeable when answering questions. Charlie has made the experience of being a first-time house buyer easy and fun. He will go the extra mile, doing whatever it takes to ensure your satisfaction.”
- Greg
Orthopedic Resident

“Charlie worked with us to find the house we wanted in the price range we were looking for. Charlie did a great job of representing us throughout the process of moving and went out of his way to make the move as easy as possible.”
- Wiley
Emergency Medicine Resident

“Buying a house with Charlie was great. Everything was fast, easy, and turned out excellent. His knowledge of the area is exceptional and he knew all the in’s and out’s of the resident situation. He is a great realtor.”
- Brian
Emergency Medicine Resident

“Charlie, I want to thank you for all the time you have spent with Greg and Katie. I appreciate the advice you have given them as they work toward buying their first house. It is nice to know someone, who knows the business, is helping them with their decision. It has been a pleasure working with you.”
- Ann
Mother of Buyer Clients

“We could not have chosen a better realtor to represent us in purchasing our first home. Charlie was patient and experienced. He selected homes to show us that were tailored to our preferences, doing tons of research before taking us out to tour the homes. Charlie is an excellent negotiator. He took care of every detail for us as quickly as possible, even coming back to town during the middle of his vacation so that we could hurry to close. We plan on using him in the future for our real estate needs. Thanks for everything, Charlie!”
- Sarah and Ryan
Lawyer and Contractor

“Charlie Mather was the inspiration I needed to prepare and successfully market the selling of my estate home. He statically suggested the minor repairs and conditioning needed to insure the top listing price and quick sale of the house. He went beyond his duties and obligations as my agent to help me with the details, references, and rapid completion, that was needed to list my home. Through his honesty, integrity, and diligence, my house was ready to market with a top listing price and appeal in a competitive market. My house sold quickly with a 100% return on a small investment I made to accentuate the qualities and up most appeal of the house. JOB WELL DONE CHARLIE!”
-Patrica

“We can not thank you enough for all your hard work and diligence in helping us purchase a home for our son to live in while he attends USC. You provided not only excellent professional advice but the much needed peace of mind for us as Out-of-State buyers in a city we had only visited a few times. Your knowledge of the fluid market in Columbia and your connections with various contractors and housing experts made for a very pleasant buying experience for both our son and us. We look forward to future endeavors with you.”
- Judy and Todd Hardt

“Charlie Mather is an honest, hardworking agent with his clients’ best interests in mind. Charlie worked with us to prepare and sell our house, helping us to achieve our goal in a timely manner for top dollar. Charlie was creative in marketing and negotiating, and was frequently in contact with us. I would recommend Charlie Mather as an agent to anyone who is buying or selling a home in Columbia.”
- Jen and Chris
Mother and Orthopedic Resident

“Charlie Mather was a TREMENDOUS help to my family in finding just the right house in Columbia for our son, who attends the University of South Carolina. As out of town buyers, he was careful to educate us about each residential area, the prices, the proximity to campus and the future resale potential. He patiently showed us many options, helping us define what we wanted in the home. Once we made an offer, he assisted us in negotiating the best price, terms of the contract and closing details! What a great guy he is to work with and such a knowledgeable real estate agent. I would work with him again, in a heartbeat!!”
- Maggie Elliott
Interior Designer Charlotte, NC

“Charlie went WAY above and beyond our expectations for a realtor. Buying a home from out of state is challenging, but Charlie handled many of the hassles that come with closing without us even having to ask. He works very well with banks, inspectors, and other realtors, and he has many contacts in the Columbia area, including contractors if you’re looking to make renovations or upgrades. Our home buying process went very smoothly thanks to Charlie.”
- Richard
Emergency Medicine Resident

“Working with the Mather Co. is a blessing. Charlie is a true professional–he knows the market, he’s competent in all areas of the buying and selling process, and he keeps his clients in the loop and up to date on the market in general and on specific areas and houses within the market. His research is thorough. His insight is helpful. Whether looking for a family home or an investment, he guides his clients through every step. Charlie is patient, flexible, and is more committed to the client’s best interest than his own. I have recommended Charlie to some of my closest friends and will continue to do so!”
- John and Christine
Lawyer and Mother

“My husband and I were looking for a vacation home in order to be close to our daughter. Charlie listened to our needs and found a house in the same neighborhood as our daughter! Charlie was with us every step of the way. He was professional, courteous, and extremely helpful. We would definitely recommend Charlie Mather to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!”
- Lou Ann
Mother

“As always, thank you for all your time and hard work. Buying houses is stressful but exciting and you make it all the easier.”
- Brett
USC Student