The “Beach-Nut” Vacation on Hilton Head Island

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Coligny Beach Hilton HeadAre you a Beach-Nut? Hilton Head Island has several beaches to enjoy during your vacation.  If you like to explore, we have listed a different day of the week for a different beach.  We hope you have some fun in the Sun with our The Beach-Nut Itinerary!

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Living the Dream on Hilton Head

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Ready to make the move to the Hilton Head Area? The perfect home searches are listed below. The communities and their amenities are described here.  When you find your dream home on the internet, let us know and we will go check it out for you! Read the rest of this entry



7 Crucial Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Seller’s Agent

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talking with a real estate professionalYour home is likely the largest financial investment you have, so it makes sense to carefully choose the right agent to represent you when you sell it. The best real estate agent will walk you through the whole process, showcase your home in the best light, give you feedback from showings and open houses, and let you know whether you should accept a buyer’s offer up front or negotiate for a higher price.

It’s a good idea to talk to more than one listing agent before you sign on with one. As you’re interview listing agents, ask these questions so you can determine which agent will best help you sell quickly and for the most money possible.

1. What’s Your Real Estate Experience?

A listing agent who has been in real estate for several years or has sold plenty of properties has seen all kinds of scenarios. If this agent has overcome challenging home-selling hurdles before, he or she will know how to avoid or mitigate these stressful situations during your home sale, should they arise.

2. What’s Your Sale-to-List-Price Ratio?

This percentage will tell you if this agent consistently sells homes close to or over the list price, which is the price that’s set when the home goes on market.

3. What are Your Average Days on Market Stats?

In other words, how quickly do sellers’ homes go under contract with this agent? Agents who sell homes quickly often use advanced marketing or advertising techniques and are highly skilled negotiators.

seller texting her real estate agent4. How—And How Often—Will You Contact Me?

How frequently does the agent you’re interviewing provide updates or check in with his or her sellers? The best real estate agent will keep you updated about everything that’s going on with your listing—and contact you over your preferred method of communication, whether it’s email, phone call, or text.

5. When are You Available?

If you contact your listing agent after office hours or on the weekend, is your agent going to get back to you before Monday morning? If you work regular 9-to-5 hours, getting in touch with an agent who also only works those hours might prove difficult or inconvenient.

6. How Do You Plan to Market My Home?

Marketing is key to getting your listing in front of as many buyers as possible, including those searching online for properties, glancing at magazine and newspaper ads, and driving by homes that are for sale. During the interview phase, ask for the specifics of each agent’s marketing plan.

7. Can You Give Me at Least Three References?

Ask the agent you’re interviewing for testimonials from past home sellers—which can include online reviews or video testimonials—or a list of references. Call the agent’s past clients and ask general questions about their experiences to get an idea of the agent’s responsiveness, helpfulness, and tech-savviness.

We’re Available to Answer All of Your Questions

We’d be happy to answer your questions about listing your home, whether they’re these seven essential interview questions or general questions about the home selling process. Just give us a call or shoot us an email.



Vacation Itinerary “The Kingfisher” on Hilton Head

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3_Kingfisher_HHILooking for a fun filled week on Hilton Head Island?  “The Kingfisher” offers day trips to Savannah by boat,  a carriage ride in Historic Beaufort and Fireworks in Shelter Cove.  This itinerary was designed to fit perfectly with one of our big vacation homes or we can scale it back for a Sea Cloisters, Ocean Palms or one of our other properties!

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Looking for a great villa on Hilton Head?

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Hilton Head VillasHilton Head villas a hassle lifestyle.  Just lock the door and go!  The term villa is all encompassing and includes both town homes and condos.  The best way to shop for a Hilton Head villa is by view or how you plan to use it.  The searches below will help find the best villa that fits your needs. Read the rest of this entry



Vacation Itinerary “The Local” on Hilton Head Island

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Looking for the perfect vacation on Hilton Head Island with fun local things to do?

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Vacation Itinerary “The Local” on Hilton Head Island

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Bikes and Home Ready to Go!Looking for the perfect week on Hilton Head Island?  We will post a different itinerary for the next several weeks with ideas for ways to spend your days and nights on the Island.  Our first itinerary will be called “The Local” as it will be all things that are local! Read the rest of this entry



Buy the Lot Next Door on Hilton Head Island

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Buy the lot next door!Vacant lots offer compelling values in the Hilton Head Area.  The reason for this is potential buyers have been able to purchase homes for less cost than to build new.  Timing is in favor of buying lots on the Island, especially for the adjacent home owner.  Here’s why. Read the rest of this entry



9 Moments All Home Buyers Experience

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You’re armed with your pre-approval letter, your wants and needs list, and your knowledge of the real estate market. Now comes the fun part: searching for homes! Like any part of buying a home, the home search has its ups and downs. But once you’re living in your new home, spending weekends shopping for furniture and décor, and enjoying all the amenities of your new location, you know you wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. Here are the moments only home buyers understand.

home buyers searching for homes

1. When You Hit “Search” for the First Time

You put your price range, number of bedrooms, and a couple of must-have features into an online home search tool, then hold your breath while the results page loads. Look at all those listings! Your new home is just a click away!

sign pointing to home for sale

2. When You Make a Day of Driving Through Your Favorite Neighborhoods

You find yourself giving this excuse to friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, and anyone else who wants to make plans: “Sorry, I’m busy all weekend. I’m going to open houses!”

buyers looking at homes

3. When You Fall in Love with Several Different Homes

You just can’t help it! You’re picturing yourself reading by the window, cooking meals in the kitchen, decorating the bedrooms, exploring the trails nearby, and even running errands to the closest grocery store.

buyer who's stressed out

4. When You Go Overboard on Your Must-See List

Your Realtor warned you not to have a long list of homes. Now that you’ve seen a handful of properties, each new home is starting to look just like the one before it, and trying to keep them all straight is making your head hurt. The home buying struggle is real.

parents stressed out about listings

5. When Your Favorite Home Goes Off the Market

Another buyer scooped up your favorite property before you could even call your real estate agent for a showing, or worse, the home goes off market just before you’re about to make an offer.

attic stuffed with boxes and clutter

6. When You Tour a Home That Clearly Isn’t Ready to Sell

For a second you think you’re in the wrong place. There are fingerprint smudges on the windows, dust bunnies in the corners, clutter in the closets, family photos on the walls, home décor that’s easily 30 years old… Yikes. This looks nothing like the online listing photos you fell in love with!

looking at new listings

7. When a New Listing with All Your Criteria Hits the Market

This property has everything you’ve been searching for, and it just showed up in your inbox! You scramble to schedule a showing, make an offer, and thank your Realtor for signing you up for email alerts.

buyer talking with a Realtor

8. When You Still Don’t Understand Parts of the Closing Process

Even though your agent explained everything that happens after you make an offer, you’re still confused about some things, like the difference between “due diligence fee” and “earnest money.” Due diligence is a courtesy amount of a few hundred dollars you pay the seller to take their home off the market. (You get this money back.) But earnest money, which is a fraction of your down payment, you don’t get back.

new homeowners unpacking

9. When You Finally Move Into Your New Home

All those days spent researching neighborhoods, cancelling plans to go to showings, and taking pages and pages of notes about your favorite properties have paid off. The home is finally yours!

We’ll Help You Find Your New Home

The home buying process has its ups and downs, but we’re here to help you every step of the way. We’ll sign you up for alerts of new listings, coordinate showings, and guide you from your home search to the closing table. Ready to get started? Just give us a call!



Hilton Head Strong!

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“Hilton Head Strong” describes the great community we call home! This short video is about Hurricane Matthew and the outstanding people that work and live here.  If you love the Island, you will love this video!

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Hilton Head Bounces Back after Matthew!

If  you are planning a vacation to Hilton Head Island this year, you will find that the Island is a little brighter these days, with a bigger and better beach.  Tourism has bounced back big time since Mathew.  As well, real estate sales have been brisk in the Hilton Head Area since the first of the year.  It’s going to be a great year!  See you soon!




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