Hello, my name is Jose Garcia. I was born and raised in Columbia and its surrounding areas including West Columbia, Red Bank, Lexington, Irmo, and Chapin. I graduated from Columbia College but my allegiance belongs to USC… Go Gamecocks! I am married to my beautiful wife, Laurel, who is also a Columbia native and owns/operates a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Irmo. We have a daughter, Lily, and absolutely love the city we live in.
Prior to becoming a real estate agent, I worked for Chick-fil-A in various capacities and for Lexington County Emergency Medical Services as an EMT. My time at Lexington County gave me an extensive knowledge of the city, while working for Chick-fil-A taught me how to provide genuine, hospitable service, and how to do business in an honest and honorable way.
My wife and I used J. King Real Estate to help us purchase our very first home, and Jason made us feel cared for and truly had our best interest at heart. This is why when I decided to become an agent, J. King Real Estate was top on my list of agencies I wanted to work for. I am confident that the experiences I have from my previous careers combined with this stellar firm will provide you with the best home buying/selling experience possible, and I am excited to be apart of this process with you!
Get to know Jose...
What is your favorite restaurant in the Midlands?
Who is the World's greatest Band/Artist?
"Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers."
Do beans belong in chili?
What is your favorite movie?
What scares the crap out of you?
What is your favorite event in the Midlands?
"Carolina Football Games."
Carolina or Clemson?
What would be the most difficult thing to cut out of your diet?
Who is your favorite Yellowstone Character?
"Never watched it."
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"My experience with Jose was great. I learned a lot about the housing market, what to expect in the home buying process. He was very trustworthy, honest and informative. Highly recommend him to others." - J.G.
"Initially contacted Jose regarding a listing that was already under contract. From there we established an immediate relationship. Providing crucial information for each and every property fitting the criteria i was in the market for. Viewing the properties, Jose was able to schedule showings almost immediately and arrived early to each property. After our offer was selected, Jose guided me throughout the entire process, meetings, timeliness, and documentation. He has a true love for real estate which is displayed through excellent stewardship." - J.A.
"I work with Jose in buying my first home. Jose was very knowledgeable about the local area, responsive with flexible schedule. Jose was always up to date and able to provide answer to all questions, I has many. Jose was able introduce and recommend people that was professional and well vetted. I am satisfied with my first home purchase." - N.N.
"Jose made the process of selling our home stress-free and easy. He stayed in constant contact with us and walked us through each step, providing knowledge and guidance. I highly recommend using Jose for any of your home buying or selling needs!" -fmmedley, June 2020
"Worked with Jose and I could not have asked for a better experience. Communication was fantastic throughout and ultimately got over the finish line. Incredibly grateful for finding my new home and for the top tier professionalism provided by this agency." - D.G.