Columbia is part of the largest fully integrated network of real estate and auction professionals in the nation. The company has been an innovator in real estate marketing since 1925. Our Management team knows the needs of agents in urban and metropolitan markets. We address those needs by providing powerful marketing programs along with technology-based services that are unique to the industry.
Being a transplant myself, I know it's sometimes difficult to move to a new place where you know very few people, sometimes none outside your own home. I moved from Ohio in 1990 with my husband and two little ones. We knew no one, and it wasn't easy, but we fell in love with Lexington and came to appreciate all the Columbia Metro area had to offer. We have plenty of entertainment, shopping and restaurants, and we are close to several airports, making travel easier. The weather is one of my favorite things about South Carolina! All four seasons are pleasant, and there's just enough change that we get to experience the beauty of green grass, changing leaves and an occasional snow flake. I've had my Real Estate license since 2006 and my Broker's license since 2009. I manage the Lexington office and have about 45 great agents that work with buyers and sellers. We are very diverse with agents who speak Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Spanish and more! We look forward to helping you with all your Real Estate needs.
As Owner of United Real Estate Columbia, Winston Velpula combines his years of real estate experience with more than fifteen years in the IT industry; his knowledge of marketing and technology places him squarely in the role of innovator among his area peers. He was named Rookie of the Year during his first year of sales, and he has continued to be a strong presence in Columbia real estate ever since. Winston works alongside his wife Sylvia and has two daughters; he is also a generous supporter of local charities and a patient mentor and motivator to his agents.
Approx. 19 years of Real Estate Management experience, Very involved with local REALTOR Association ( 2008 President ), prior SC REALTOR Executive comm, to include Regional VP, currently on SCR Professional Standards Comm, Lifetime Member Circle Of Excellence, served on Richland County Board of Zoning Appeals, two terms on City Of Columbia Zoning Board, Residential & Commercial sales real estate experience.