When it comes to selling your home, don’t go “Old School”

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There are only two types of seller’s in our real estate market today. There is the “Old School” seller. These sellers set a price and never change it. In fact, there is a good chance they will change their agents more times than their price. Then there is the “New School” seller. These sellers know their buyer is watching their property on the internet and have no problem adjusting their asking price if there is no activity. Can you guess which sellers will sell faster and most likely for more?

Let’s just take a quick look at the Old School Real Estate Market. In the not so long ago past, buyers could not easily determine how long a property had been on the market and did not have easy access to comps. These buyers had to walk into a real estate office or call their agent on the phone to get additional information. This gave “Old School” sellers a chance at bat because buyers had to call an agent to get more information about their property. The bad news for Old School sellers is the internet changed all of this.

Buyers don’t have to raise their hand in the market today. Buyer’s remain stealth with the internet until they spot a properly priced property with the criteria they are looking for. They have easy access to comps on internet sites including Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com . They can now see how long a property has been on the market and quickly determine if it’s priced right. They don’t even waste their time looking at an overpriced property. More bad news for the Old School seller!

What’s the solution for “Old School” sellers? When positioning your property for sale, if there are only a few showings, no second showings and no offers, there is only one reason. If your property has tumbleweeds blowing around the drive, adjust your value early and often! You will be amazed what happens!



Rainy Days are the Best Days to Look at Hilton Head Real Estate

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Rainy days are great days to curl up with a good book on Hilton Head Island, but they are also the best days for looking at real estate.  The reasoning behind this is that if you like a property on a rainy day, you are going to love it when the sun comes out.  If you are serious about finding the perfect property, contact one of our agents on the next rainy day.  We will even provide umbrellas, raincoats and galoshes!  We want to be your everyday and Rainy Day Realtor!



2018 – The Year of Multiple Bids on Hilton Head

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It’s January and we already have seen multiple bids on several properties we were working on.  Prices are still fantastic, but inventories are dropping putting the spotlight on these properties around the Island.  The best way to buy a property in 2018 is to be prepared.  If you snooze, you lose in this changing market.  Listed below are some ideas to win the bid in 2018 on Hilton Head Island.

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Awakening the Sleeping Giant on Hilton Head Island

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Last month, we had six homes over $2 million go “pending” on Hilton Head.  This big jump in buyer activity for luxury properties on the Island is good news for high end sellers.  With 6 sales in December 2017 compared to 1 sale the year before, this segment of the residential market is finally awakening.  Based on this news, high end buyers and sellers on Hilton Head might want to get off the fence soon!  See the market trend report below for more details why. Read the rest of this entry



Off Season Opportunities on Hilton Head Island

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Contrary to popular belief, the off season is a great time to buy or sell vacation properties on Hilton Head Island.   Most sellers think that they need to list in the Spring and buyers often think they should plan their purchase with their summer visit.  We have listed the best reasons why the off season on Hilton Head Island is a great time to buy or sell. Read the rest of this entry



Five Tips For Moving to Hilton Head Island

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If you have ever visited Hilton Head Island, the weather, beaches, residents and natural beauty are very hard to leave behind.  Living on an Hilton Head Island offers residents perks and benefits that make living here worth the big move.  If you are planning on living on the Island someday, we have listed five tips for moving to Hilton Head.

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Wow! A surge of Hilton Head Real Estate Buyers in October!

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina – Real estate sales activity on Hilton Head Island jumped this past October.  These big jumps in home and villa “Pendings” occurred in all price ranges.  This increase in buyers activity has decreased the “Active” villas available for sale.  Home inventories however, remain in check as sellers on the side lines re-enter the market. Read the rest of this entry



It’s All About…Fun Properties on Hilton Head Island

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We thought that the searches below may turn up something fun for you!  If you have a certain property in mind that you are looking for, just let us know and we can tailor the search criteria to only send properties that are a match.  Of course, feel free to return or save these searches as they will always be up to date.  Have Fun! Read the rest of this entry



The Hilton Head Market is Moving…Are you in the line?

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The Hilton Head Island Market is moving and we hope you are in line!  Of course, some segments are moving faster than others.  The fastest moving price range is under $350,000 for both homes and villas on the Island.  We have put together several searches for Island properties below.  You can revisit these links at anytime as they will always be updated in real time.  We can also put together an email program that sends these to you in real time.  Just fill out the form below for our hassle free link to our MLS.

Villas On Hilton Head Island

Villas under $350,000 

Villas $350,000-$750,000 

Villas $750,000-$1.5 million 

Villas over $1.5 million 

Homes on Hilton Head Island

Homes under $350,000 

Homes $350,000-$750,000 

Homes $750,000-$1.5 million

Homes over $1.5 million

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Come Visit Buoy #8 This Fall

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Fall on Hilton Head Island offers a relaxed pace, wonderful temperatures, beautiful sunsets and Buoy #8.  Thanks to Irma, we have a 13,000 pound buoy that washed up on Coligny Beach.  It has become a popular photo-op for visitors and locals.  Some Islanders want to keep it to symbolize our Island’s resilience to challenges like Irma and Matthew.  While she blew in only a week ago, the Island Resorts are open for business and agents are busy showing real estate once again!  
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