Wednesday, June 9, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
It’s a question that has loomed over homeowners for decades: should I sell my home or take a chance and rent it out? While there are surely benefits to both, in the current market, you’d be hard-pressed to do as well financially by renting your home out, instead of selling it. While there are many pros and cons to both selling and renting, selling is almost always the best choice for most homeowners and here some of the main reasons why:
The current market is HOT for sellers.
There is no telling what the future holds for home values but one thing is for certain – the current market just can’t be beaten. If you’re between the idea of selling vs. renting out your home, this could be the sole reason why selling is the best choice. This is especially true for homes in high-demand areas such as the Lowcountry! Regardless of how long you’ve been in your current home, chances are you’re going to get a signifi ...
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
In this market, finding the home of your dreams can seem more like a pipedream than actual reality, causing buyers to become increasingly frustrated and preventing potential sellers from listing their current home. For some, there is, fortunately, a simple solution: buying or building new construction. Thankfully, for those willing and able to take on new construction, land for new neighborhoods is slowly increasing while the market for existing homes remains at a standstill.
Is buying a new construction home the right fit for you and your family? Here are some of the key positive aspects to consider:
· Its convenience can’t be beaten. Starting with what was mentioned above, the availability of land used for developing new neighborhoods is on the rise and is projected to continue to do so, making it an ideal option for home opportunities throughout the Lowcountry. The convenience begins with ...
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
It’s all too easy to get caught up in the emotion and process of moving, that we often forget there is actually a proper etiquette to follow when packing up and leaving your home for the next family to enjoy. From cleaning, to what you should, and shouldn’t leave behind, here is how to make certain you are leaving your home in a manner that will leave the newest owners thankful!
· Clean up after yourself. While this might seem like a “no-brainer”, you’d be surprised at how many new homeowners walk into filthy houses after closing day. If a professional cleaning isn’t included in the contract, then, at the very least, make sure you take out the garbage and pick up anything dirty that might otherwise be left behind!
· Make sure everything is emptied out. This is one of the biggest annoyances reported by buyers come movinm ...
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
There’s no denying that smart homes and new constructions that come fully equipped with the latest technology are more and more becoming the norm in the housing market and the Lowcountry is no exception to this. While these features will give just about any homeowner piece-of-mind, there are also safety issues that should always be well-thought-out and understood when any new technology is put in place within your home.
Make sure to always follow these steps when dealing with the technology throughout your home and your family’s everyday life:
Personal Wi-Fi and Routers – Since just about everything that has to do with technology in your home will go directly through your family’s personal Wi-Fi, it’s important to start here when it comes to ensuring your home is safe and secure
· After you change the password, make sure the router is password protected. You should NEVER have a router in your home that is pu ...
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
There has never been a more opportune time for homeowners to put their home on the market and it is crucial that they have a trusted realtor at their side, guiding & advising them throughout the entire process! In a market where the majority of listed homes are receiving multiple offers, it’s more important than ever to confide in someone who you can trust and has expert experience in both the market and the Lowcountry community. While the current climate remains influenced by sites such as Zillow, it’s easy to understand why sellers are curious about listing their home FSBO, however, if you’re really serious about getting the best offer for your home, making sure you've dotted all the "i's" and crossed all the "t's" to protect you in the process, it can’t be stressed enough that choosing to partner with the best local realtor is your best option.
Here are the main reasons why it’s imperative to always choose a realtor in your hom; ...