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; ...
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
The market is hot and the Lowcountry continues to be in high-demand for potential buyers! If you’ve been considering selling your home in the next year, or two, it’s time to seriously consider selling now!
Here are four main reasons why you should take advantage of the market and list your Lowcountry home as soon as possible:
· Buyers are incredibly motivated due to historically low-interest rates.
While interest rates continued to decline throughout the last year, potential buyers became increasingly interested in taking advantage of them. Throughout the pandemic, and the rest of 2021, these rates are expected to remain steady at about 3.125%, which is the average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage today. As long as the interest rates for mortgages remain low, purchasing a new home, especially for first-time buyers looking for starter homes and those looking for vacation homes will continue to be appea ...
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
It’s no secret that the market is hot and homes continue to sell both at record paces and for unprecedented amounts. Due to these facts, along with the knowledge of increasingly low inventory, many homeowners are taking the plunge and choosing to get their homes ready for a listing. So, now what? While making the decision to put your home on the market might be the biggest decision you make throughout your home selling journey, whether or not you choose to use a realtor is, by far, the most important. While many homeowners think about the benefits of not having to pay a realtor when selling their home, it’s crucial that they know exactly what goes into listing and just how vital having a trusted realtor is for the overall sale and closing.
Here are some of the top reasons why you should always choose to work with a realtor, instead of FSBO (For Sale by Owner), when selling your home:
1. FSBO is incredibly time; ...