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; ...
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
'Tis the season for homes decked out in their holiday best…looking all warm and cozy and ready for welcoming family and friends. Christmas decorating comes in all shapes and sizes, textures, and colors and has no boundaries as it comes down to your personal tastes. While many people tend to lean towards the reds and greens, the beauty of white, silver, gold, and blues adds just as much charm and seasonal glow to a home. Let your creativity bloom when decorating your home and let it be a reflection of who you are!
If you’re looking for a few pointers on getting started, here are some things to consider:
1. Will this space be used for entertaining? Remember to create ample space for your guests among the decorated areas.
2. If you’ll be serving food and drinks, create a space in the room to accommodate an easy access point for guests to come and go.
3. Measure the size of the room you are decorating, taking into consideration the windows and doorways.
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 ...