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Courtney Melendez

Courtney Melendez

Chief People Person


I grew up in a military family where we moved every two to four years, so I’m no stranger to relocation. I originally came to SC by way of the University of South Carolina, drawn here by their equestrian team. I fell in love with the kind and sweet nature of the community and people here, so I stayed. I’ve now happily called Columbia home for more than 20 years and every single day I can find something more to love about our state.

My real estate career began immediately following graduation when I obtained my license and followed in the footsteps of my mother. I was blessed to have had a very successful career that spanned seven years. After spending the last twelve years in a few different roles, from outside sales to brand management, I’ve come full circle back to real estate – my first love. 

I’m a highly motivated and detail-oriented person, and my varied background has developed my passion for helping people thrive in their roles. I believe that a healthy company culture is fundamental for any successful business, and I’m so proud to support this dedicated and innovative group. I’ve personally bought & sold 6 homes in Columbia and having been a client of The ART of Real Estate, I’ve seen firsthand how exceptional the client experience can be when the right professionals are involved. 

Whenever and wherever your real estate needs may arise, our team would love the opportunity to serve you and your family and friends.