Real Estate Blog

low ball offer in real estate

If you’re looking to purchase a home in one of the few remaining buyers’ markets across the country, you should talk with your Realtor to see how far below listing price your initial offer should be. He/she will be able to pull comps for your market to determine how low of an offer you can negotiate.

However, most markets in the United States have done a full pendulum swing from the 2008 to 2012 downturn and are now very strong sellers’ markets. Charleston South Carolina is a great example for discussion. In real estate markets like Charleston, the best listings are going under contract within 24 or 48 hours of being listed. In higher price points or less demanded suburbs, this can take up to a week or two.

When sellers’ markets see such a low

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Selling real estate can be a tough job, and it’s much tougher when our clients don’t listen to the advice we offer. Whether you’re going to be buying or selling a home in the near future, please educate yourself on these suggestions we find ourselves making weekly!

For Home Buyers

what your realtor wishes you knew

The market is probably stronger than you think. Despite constant news headlines, social media articles, and blogs like this one, many buyers don’t realize just how strong our market is. Especially if they’re coming from another part of the state or country, it takes some time (and perhaps missed opportunities) before they’re brought up to speed. Brand new listings might require a full priced offer depending on the area or neighborhood. It’s important to have realistic

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home selling deal killers

Some home features are subjective and could very well appeal to the right buyer. Worse case, they pose a problem with an easy solution. For example, a lime green accent wall will turn off most buyers but can be easily remedied with a bucket of paint. However, there are 5 deal killers I’ve found in the literally thousands of showings I’ve done that consistently put a halt in the showing. And it’s a shame because sometimes buyers really love the home until they discover the deal killer.

If you’re a seller, and you realize that one of these applies to you, don’t worry. We’ve also included solutions below to keep your showings from getting derailed:

Above Ground Pools and Hot Tubs Create Hassel

Although above ground pools and hot tubs can be fun,

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condos versus townhouses

Condos and townhouses are the most affordable options for buying real estate since developers can build more of these per acre compared to detached, single family houses. When we talk with home buyers, they’re often confused about the difference between condos and townhouses. We’ve included below some important distinctions between the two types of property along with a checklist that should help you choose which option is right for you!

Condos: The Lowest Maintenance Home Possible

Many buyers compare condos to apartment living because paying bills is all that’s required. By definition, condos have no individual land ownership associated with them. In other words, a homeowner would own the unit itself. All of the common areas have shared

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wando high school in mt pleasant

Wando consistently ranks as one of the top public high schools in tri-county Charleston. As the only high school in Mount Pleasant, Wando has the combined students from the area’s 9 elementary and 3 middle schools. With a current enrollment of 4,060 students, this is by far the largest high school in Charleston. Its 100 acre campus was developed in 2004, although new buildings have been constructed since then to accommodate the growing Mt. Pleasant population. Because of the school’s size, you’ll find an impressive offering of 250+ academic courses, artistic classes like Orchestra and Photography, after school clubs, and competitive athletics.

Wando’s Recent Academic Achievements

From 2015 to 2016, Wando High School was recognized for the

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