About Carolina Realty Associates

We are a Family Owned Boutique Real Estate Company in downtown Greenville


Our Vision
The Vision and Goals of CRA are based on the simple commitments to Give and Serve. We believe that if we Give Oustanding Customer Service and if we Serve our Clients Interests above our own, that our company will experience exceptional results within the market place!

Our Core Values

  • Always treat our customers and clients with dignity, respect, and fairness.
  • Embrace our clients needs with a smile and give superior service.
  • ALWAYS conduct ourselves with integrity.
  • Have a passionate commitment to our clients' needs, our team, and to our community.


Meet Our Team

Jonathan Kostyra
Associate Broker, e-Pro, Green Broker
864-525-0736 // Mobile

me_229 Native of the Upstate
Jonathan was born and raised right here in Upstate South Carolina and has lived in the Upstate for over 30 years. Jonathan cheerfully extends "good old Southern Hospitality" to each and every client of Carolina Realty Associates. Jonathan knows the Upstate well and will generously share as much of that knowledge as possible with you.

Real Estate Background
Jonathan was raised by a single parent mother who gave 120% to her four children! Jonathan went to work when he was 16 years old at a local grocer. His nearly 7 year career at the grocer taught him much about customer service and serving the public. Jonathan graduated 10th in his High School Class and earned an Academic Scholarship to Greenville Technical College. He later transferred to Clemson University. Jonathan earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing with a concentration in Real Estate and has an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from GTC. From his youth he has always had an interest and desire to not only be involved in Real Estate but also with helping people. Jonathan works hard to build his business and life on the principal of integrity. He is an active and fully licensed South Carolina Real Estate Agent, REALTOR with NAR, and Broker. Jonathan strives to treat each of his clients in a professional, honorable, and trustworthy fashion.

Professional Associations
Jonathan currently serves his customers and clients as a Realtor and Associate Broker of CRA. Additionally, Jonathan holds the accredited GREEN Designation from the National Association of Realtors (Jonathan is one of Greenville's first Green Brokers or Realtors). He is a member in good standing with the South Carolina Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

Hobbies and Beliefs
Jonathan enjoys exploring the great outdoors with his camera and likes to hike, camp, and cycle. He also enjoys remodeling old homes on occasion. Jonathan believes that, "We all have a choice to make each morning when we wake up....to be positive or negative and that choice determines not just the outcome of our day, but our destiny!"

Mariea Coats

Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Taylors SC Realtor
864-322-0353 or 864-551-7679 // mobile
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Greenville SC Real Estate AgentA dedicated real estate agent with exceptional service, Mariea Coats has over 10 years experience in the Greenville, SC, market. Mariea works extensively with both home buyers and real estate investors seeking value and equity in their purchases. She has also become a savvy and competent listing agent as she has gained experience in this side of the transaction from past clients and referrals.

On the buy side, As an expert in foreclosures, short sales, and other distressed properties, she has been able to help her clients get the best deals through her wide-ranging knowledge of the overall Greenville market and her keen knowledge of Greater Greenville's neighborhoods and communities.  Overall, Mariea works hard to deliver exceptional customer service and satisfaction to both buyer and seller clients. Feel free to reach out to her today at the above number and let Mariea go to work for you!

Educational Background

A graduate of Georgia Tech and South Polytechnic State University, Mariea has both a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in the area of Management. With over 6 years in eSourcing and Purchasing she is skilled in customer service, research, and negotiations. Mariea knows the best methods of obtaining optimum value for you!

Hobbies and Interests
When she is not finding the latest and greatest investment opportunities, Mariea enjoys exploring and photographing the natural beauty of Greenville, SC.

Herschel Futrell
Greenville Realtor 864-363-8554 // mobile


Herschel joined Carolina Realty Associates following a career in Retail for over 18 years. Herschel worked in customer service, marketing and management where he learned many of the skills that give him the great ability to make his clients feel special and comfortable with the buying or selling process. Herschel would love to hear from you today!

Jacob Hunt 

Greenville Realtor
864-350-7542 // mobile

jacobhunt_245Jacob went to Clemson University and graduated with a B.S. degree in Animal Science with a Pre-Veterinary concentration along with taking 75 postgraduate hours at Medical University of South Carolina. Jacob grew up in the upstate and watched his parents invest in the real estate market. In 2010, Jacob bought his first investment property and has been a landlord ever since. Coming from a sales background and having and interest and love fore real estate, a career in real estate seemed like a perfect fit. Jacob has a special talent for finding value for real estate investors and home buyers alike.

Attributes that make Jacob stand out are his strong work ethic and commitment to making the client feel at ease through the real estate transaction. Jacob would like to help you find a home or investment property here in Upstate South Carolina and Greenville and help satisfy all your real estate needs.

Arick Kostyra

Realtor, Real Estate Consultant, and Listing Agent/Specialist

Cell - (864) 525-0217


Native Born Greenville South Carolina Resident

 Arick was born and raised in Upstate South Carolina. He currently resides in Greenville County and he knows the area well. His commitment is to help others discover Upstate South Carolina and find out why it is a great place to call “My Home in the South”. He takes pride in working hard for his clients to help them accomplish their individual Real Estate goals.

 Real Estate Associations

 Arick has held a Real Estate License in South Carolina for over 10 years as well as being a member of the National Association of Realtors. He is also a member of the Western Upstate Board of Realtors, and the Greater Greenville Board of Realtors/ Greenville MLS.

 Full Career and Background

 Arick worked for more than 20 years in the Retail and Wholesale Industry for Bi-Lo LLC and C&S Wholesale Corporation. He worked in various service roles with Bi-Lo/C&S and knows how to put customers first. His career there taught him the skill sets for meeting the demands of customers and clients in a high speed, fast moving market.

 Hobbies, Beliefs, and Interests

 Arick is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys road cycling the Swamp Rabbit Trail as well as various cycling routes in the Upstate. He also enjoys hiking/backpacking and taking advantage of the numerous trails in Upstate SC, North Carolina and Georgia.

 He is also an active real estate investor/handyman. He has remodeled homes to “flip” as well as undertaking renovations on his own residences. 

 Arick believes each day and breath is a gift and we shouldn’t take it for granted. He enjoys reaching out to help others in need through volunteering, giving, and playing an active role in his community, Church, and local non-profits. 

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Our Service Areas


To provide you with the highest level of service possible, our Real Estate Agents at the Carolina Realty Guide have specific geographic areas that we specialize in. We have a Greenville SC Realtor who specializes in Greenville County Real Estate, Greenville SC luxury homes, and Downtown Greenville SC condos. We have a Spartanburg SC Realtor, servicing Spartanburg County and Landrum SC Real Estate, and we have a highly knowledgeable Lake Keowee Realtor who also services the Lake Bowen Real Estate Market and some of our other Upstate SC Lakefront Properties as well as our Upstate SC Golf Communities. In addition, we also provide real estate services to the following Upstate South Carolina townships: Simpsonville SC, Mauldin SC, Fountain Inn SC, Powdersville SC, Taylors SC, Greer SC, Landrum SC, Travelers Rest, and Boiling Springs South Carolina. If you are considering relocating to one of these areas or considering buying or selling in one of these areas, we believe we would be an outstanding fit for needs. Please contact us with any questions.


Phone: 864-525-0736

Fax: 866-236-5775

607 Pendleton Street Greenville SC 29601