Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Vote for My Husband's Company and Boss!

Hi everyone, for those who don't know, my husband and his best friend started a real estate company about 4 years ago here in Columbia, SC. Their heart and goal is for their company to be a company that brings God glory. They want to be different than the other companies out there. And the Lord has been kind to them and shown them favor during these years. It's been really neat to watch them grow! It started out just the 2 of them in a small 3 room office that they rented. About 2 years ago they bought a 4,000 sqft building in prime location in downtown Columbia where they now have several full time employees and also other real estate agents working with them. And, these past 2 years (2011 and 2012) my husband's boss, Charlie Mather, has been voted "Best Real Estate Agent" in a voting competition our local newspaper holds.

Each year our local newspaper, The State, has a competition called Reader's Choice Best Of, and they have a list of 100 or so categories and people can write in their votes for the different categories. 2 of the categories are "Best Real Estate Agent" and "Best Real Estate Company". Would you be willing to take a few minutes and vote for Charlie Mather and The Mather Company? If they win they get featured in the newspaper, which provides some awesome exposure for them; which a small (yet growing) and young company really could use.

As I mentioned previously, and you can see from the following picture, Charlie has won the award back to back years. We would love to see him win it for a 3rd time in a row. But even more so, we would love to see the company win. The largest real estate company in the Columbia area (they have like 10 locations and hundreds of agents) have won in something like 14 years in a row. So more than likely we're not going to beat them. But we're trying! And it would be really awesome to see them win that award!!!
Anyways, I would really appreciate it and it would mean a lot if you supported us by voting for Charlie and The Mather Co. It doesn't matter if you're from Columbia or not! Also, voting ends this Friday, May 31. So if you're willing to vote, be sure vote before then.

Ok, so if you're willing to vote, here's how it works. You'll need to go to the website listed below. Once there you'll need to fill out some information and then you'll see a section called "Categories". In this section you'll see 4 main categories on the left side which are: Entertainment, Food & Drink, Shopping, and Service. If you click on one of those categories a list of sub-categories will appear. This is where you write in your votes. There is a total of 103 categories. In order to submit a vote you must fill out at least 30 of the categories. To make it easier for you (especially those of you who aren't from around here) I'm providing a list of suggestions. But of course, you are more than welcome to fill this out with your own choices.

Alright, so here is the link to go vote: http://www.thestate.com/bestof/

And here is a list of suggestions:

Entertainment
Art Gallery - Columbia Museum of Art
Children’s Entertainment - EdVenture
Museum - State Museum

Food & Drink
Barbecue - Little Pigs
Brunch – DiPratos
Burgers – Pawleys Front Porch
Chicken – Zaxbys
Chinese - Miyos
Deli - Grouchos
Family Dining with Kids - Cracker Barrel
Fast Food - Chickfila
Hot Dog - Sonic
Ice Cream - Marble Slab
Mexican - Jalisco
New Restaurant - Cookout
Pizza - Mellow Mushroom
Salad - California Dreaming
Seafood - Blue Marlin
Southern - Lizards Thicket
Steak - Blue Marlin
Sushi - Miyos
Wings - Carolina Wings

Shopping
Art Supply/Craft Store - Creative Sewing Machine Center (this is the sewing store I work at!!!)
Childrens Clothing - Once Upon a Child
Gamecock Store - Garnet and Black Traditions

Service
Dance Studio - Gilbert Studio of Dance Arts (this is my Mom's dance studio!!!)
Dentist - Ben Jett
Heating and AC Service - Carolina Conditions
Law Firm - Law Office of Talley Lattimore
Pest Control - 1st Choice Exterminating
Photographer - Photos by JeeJee
Plumbing - Palmetto Plumbing of West Columbia
Real Estate Agent - Charlie Mather
Real Estate Company - The Mather Company

Again, voting ends on May 31, so be sure to vote before then. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this for us! And if you want to be even extra nice, feel free to pass this on to your friends and family who might be willing to do this! Thanks!