Wednesday, May 18, 2022 / by Sonya Reiselt
Creating connections with nature and each other is greater than ever and with summer just around the corner, now is the time to tackle those gardening & outdoor projects to take advantage of those connections during the Summer and Fall months.
A Social Front Yard
Did you know that one of the top places to gather over the past couple of years during the pandemic was the front porch! It really made us nostalgic for days gone by when families routinely sat on front porches and gathered with their neighbors and friends. Those days are back, we’re happy to say so the need to amp up those front porches is greater than ever. Get ready for socializing with comfortable seating, inviting colors, tables, good lighting, a great area rug, and an assortment of colorful container plants. Don’t have a porch? You can do the same with a front yard patio!
A Backyard for Bird Watching
The sales of bird feeders and seeds increased by 50% during the pandemic, as homeowners learned mo; ...
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 / by Sonya Reiselt
Bidding wars are common and are happening across the county for home buyers. When the real estate market heavily favors home sellers, this is not uncommon. As a home seller, this can result in a much higher dollar sale, but it can also be a daunting process to review since you need to choose the best offer that meets all your needs…and that doesn’t always mean the highest bid. While your potential home buyers are researching what they need to do to win a bidding war, you need to know how to effectively handle one.
Can you create a bidding war for your home? Let’s put it this way, you can create a higher demand for your home in these ways. First, if your home is listed in the MLS on a Monday, state that showings will not begin until Friday. This will give potential buyers 4 days to view your property on the internet, gaining interest, before being allowed to actually tour it. You can also set an offer deadline date and clarify that you won’t accept an; ...
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 / by Sonya Reiselt
You have many choices when it comes to realtors in the Beaufort market. Some of them are very experienced, focused, efficient, knowledgeable, and willing to go the extra mile for their clients… and some are not. Finding the right realtor to sell your home is critical and can make or break the sale of your home in many ways.
You’ll want to find an experienced local agent who has a strong knowledge of the market and community, uses a full range of marketing tools and resources to get you the best offer for your home in the shortest amount of time, charging a fair rate and consulting with you every step of the way. Whew…are you thinking that may be hard to find? I’m here to help. Here are the questions you should be asking.
1. How much? I’m starting here only because it is always the first question on every seller’s mind- How much will you list my home for? An experienced local agent will have researched the homes in your neighb. ...
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 / by Sonya Reiselt
Design trends in general, much like the fashion industry, are driven by factors mostly out of our control and the home industry is no different. A great example of ‘beyond our control’ would be the pandemic and the driving force behind material shortages in the home building and renovation industries. But the show must go on as they say, and experts have weighed in on the trends for this year.
Sustainability tops the list this year! No big surprise there. The use of eco-friendly, natural construction materials- like brick or stone for exteriors- and repurposed natural wood and low maintenance flooring inside the home.
Technology. Although I think we’ve been moving in this direction steadily for years, it has become an even bigger focal point this year as we struggle to keep energy costs down, protect our properties, and ease of use over our appliances and electrical components. A wise investment in many areas.
A Healthy Home. Not that a health; ...
Monday, November 15, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
The real estate market in Beaufort continues to be strong for sellers! The inventory of available homes remains at record lows while buyers are plentiful and looking for homes to purchase. October stats were as follows:
New Listings to the Market: 254
Pending Listings: 256
Sold Properties: 225
Median List Price: $389,590 (10/21) $329,900 (10/20) +18.09 (YOY)
Median Sold Price: $381,798 (10/21) $295,000 (10/20) +23.8 (YOY)
Median Days on the Market: 52 (10/21) 84 (10/20) -38.10 (YOY)
Absorption Rate: 1.38 (10/21) 3.48 (10/20) -60.34
If you are still considering selling this year, let's talk. Take advantage of the great seller's market and your home equity. I'm here to help any way I can.
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