Jill Moylan grew up on a farm in the Piedmont of South Carolina and remembers her family’s annual
adventure searching through the woods and rolling fields for the perfect cedar tree to adorn the farmhouse. Her husband John grew up in the Lowcountry, where he remembers walking down his hometown’s beautifully decorated main street after working in his family’s gift shop on Christmas Eve. Jill and John imagine that their own children, who grew up right here in Columbia, will enjoy their own holiday memories, whether as playing the role of cantankerous sheep in the church Christmas pageant, shopping for Families Helping Families, or annual holiday celebrations with neighbors and friends.
Jill says one of the most fulfilling aspects of her job is helping to create memories for future generations by finding special homes where memories will be made. “Over the years, it has been my privilege, as owner of Home Advantage Realty, to find homes for hundreds of families of all sizes and types: the stately home where three generations of family now gather to celebrate holidays in Forest Hills, the historic home in Olympia reacquired by the grandson of a prior owner, the Shandon home in need of renovation where a young couple hopes to be in by Christmas, the four recently purchased homes where babies have arrived or are eagerly expected, including twins in one home, or even the perfect new home for a fresh start in life when needed.”
Especially during the holiday season, we all think back to the homes of our youth, and understandably so. As Jill says, “Our homes are more than bricks and mortar — they shelter us and our most treasured loved ones, offer us respite from worry and rest from toil, and serve as the setting for our most significant life experiences.”
Whether finding a home with the perfect dining room for lively family dinners, or with a cozy fireplace where children will hang stockings and pets will gather, Jill and the team at Home Advantage understand the incalculable worth of both home and family. They stand ready to find the home that generations of your family will remember in years to come. Home Advantage Realty, an all local company giving Columbia families a reason to stay home for the holidays, for more than two decades.