Molly Sims

RE/MAX at the Lake

A REALTOR® of Many Hats

Known for her lively work ethic and her ability to think outside the box when negotiating amazing deals for clients, Molly Sims is the definition of an outstanding REALTOR®. With a career volume of over $192 million, she proves time and time again that she is a true real estate professional in the Columbia - Lake Murray area who, simply put, loves her job.

Learning Is a Lifelong Process

After college, Molly hit the ground running at the start of her career with commercial real estate company, Leo Eisenberg. Here, she learned to juggle shopping centers across the Southeastern United States, managing existing and new projects. Later, she transitioned into the role of Director for commercial real estate investment and tax consulting firm, Arnold Development Co., requiring her to earn her real estate appraisers license.

In 1995, Molly married the love of her life, Keith Sims, and in the same year, the pair relocated to Tucson, Arizona, for Keith's job in the US Air Force. In Tucson, she decided to learn the financial end of the real estate business and went to work with Tucson Mortgage originating home loans. Now, armed with sales and appraisal licenses and the financial knowledge to assist home buyers and sellers, nothing could stop her. It is easy to see how her acquired experiences prepared her for a very bright and promising future.

In 1998, Molly and her husband moved back to South Carolina, where she formed Sims Investment and Tax Consulting. Having her own business allowed her growing family the time off needed to raise their two girls. In 2006, she joined a local Re/Max office, where she put on her REALTOR® hat and got right to work. In 2008, a Re/Max franchise ownership opportunity fell in her lap. Some may not have seized the opportunity given the real estate market at that time, but Molly saw the market differently. Fifteen years later, she remains an owner of Re/Max At The Lake in the Lake Murray area outside of Columbia.

Molly states, "It was the perfect time to buy a real estate franchise! Not one regret. Life is what you make of it."

Molly is grateful for the amazing group at Re/Max at the Lake and the wonderful community that she enjoys serving. However, she is most grateful for her business partner and good friend, Gina Breland, who has been an amazing mentor and broker to her during her time there.

Molly states, "She is terrific at everything I am not. She taught me to be detail-oriented and never to assume anything. Always verify, verify, verify. Salespeople tend to want to rush out and sell something, but she has always influenced me to look at the bigger picture."

Balancing work life and personal time was challenging as Molly began developing her career.

Molly states, "Real estate sales, if truly dedicated, can take away from personal time with your family and friends. My husband, an airline pilot, traveled quite often, and we didn't have a lot of family able to help us. It was definitely a juggling act. I owe much of my success to my husband & children for hanging in there with me. Joining me on home tours, at open houses and closings, they were there watching mom work, patient and kind about it all."

Securing New Adventures

To watch a family love their new “adventure” has always been Molly’s bread and butter. She enjoys watching her former clients grow as a family into their neighborhoods and community.

Molly states, “So many people I have sold homes to are still here and have become ingrained in the same community I love. They are business owners, teachers, personal bankers, police staff, volunteer workers, and fellow church members. I see many of them at the grocery store, the dry cleaners, and local high school athletic events. Some have even become parents or grandparents since their arrival here. It has been an honor to help grow our part of Lake Murray.”

As she stands back and admires her part in strengthening her community, Molly also takes pride in giving back. Since 2006, she has contributed a portion of every sale she makes to Children’s Miracle Network. She also enjoys aiding local community projects like Good Works, where they work on rebuilding homes in the neighborhood, local food banks like We Care, and much more. She appreciates that her office also assists with many local groups, whether collecting items for those in need or hosting medical fundraisers for struggling community members.

While life as a REALTOR® has provided a secure lifestyle for her family, Molly has always loved educating her clients about her favorite area and becoming a homeowner. Her joy in being a REALTOR® trumps her love of a paycheck.

Molly states, “Your top priority should be helping your clients through their real estate journey, not your pay. If you always, always, always let the client’s needs and goals guide you, you will be successful, and so will they! With my experience and knowledge, and a big dose of loving what I get to do every day, I aim to help future homeowners make the best decision for their circumstances. The client and their experience come first.”

Molly has no intentions of slowing down in the career she loves so dearly. She continues to flourish in her field, learn something new daily, and teach others who desire a fulfilling real estate career.

Molly advises up-and-coming producers, “Be kind and professional to other agents, no matter how they treat you. No matter how unprofessional or exhausting a situation can be, continue to put your best foot forward. Good impressions are always lasting impressions.”