Money is flowing on Hilton Head today!

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A note from our mortgage guru: GREEN is the color of money, the harbinger of spring, and the tint of St Patrick’s beer. I am not a drinker, and spring happens without my interference. That leaves money. The happy news is that the money is flowing. The following positive changes have occurred  recently.

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Foreclosures v Short Sales on Hilton Head Island

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Short sales and foreclosures have many differences, but for buyers both can offer compelling prices on properties and both require negotiating with a bank.  To get  a handle on the differences for our buyers from a Hilton Head Realtors point of view, we have listed the pros and cons of each below.  If you are a seller and have not yet reviewed your options regarding a short sale, send us an email at or call me at (843)842-0805.  Included are links to the most recent short sales and foreclosures on Hilton Head Island. Read the rest of this entry

A Hilton Head Realtors Resolutions for 2011

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As we ring in the New Year there are many things we did right in 2010 which we would like to grow upon in 2011.  As well there are many things that we see in the year ahead that we could do better.  Our top ten list includes all the things we are resolved to do better as we serve you in 2011.  It is our hope that you will give us a chance to prove them to you.

1.  We will save our Hilton Head sellers time in 2011

Time is money.  The longer it takes to find a buyer, the more it costs us and our sellers.  Our commitment to our sellers is to spend the necessary up front time designing a marketing strategy, preparing the property for the market and properly pricing the property from the get go.  We measure our success by the number of showings and offers that we generate.  Sometimes tweaking is required based on this activity.

2.  We will notify our Hilton Head Buyers Immediately

With 25 years of selling real estate on Hilton Head Island we have built strong networks that provide market information and informs of properties often before they hit the MLS.  By building relationships with brokers, banker, business people and neighbors throughout the Low Country our network will help you get the right property at the right price Read the rest of this entry

Don’t let the good ones getaway on Hilton Head Island!

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In order to get a good property at a great price it is important to be in close contact with your Realtor on Hilton Head Island.  We are seeing deals pop up and sell quickly.  If you are a prospective Hilton Head purchaser and want to catch a rippin good deal,  the key to getting a great property at a great price is to have your Realtor call you as soon as they find something that matches your present or future needs.  Agents can also e-mail New Listings “ASAP” through a free Link by your MLS Realtor.   Read the rest of this entry

Motivated Hilton Head Buyer, Apply Now!

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We are now taking applications for motivated buyers on Hilton Head Island.  If you think you qualify for this position, please take a minute or two and answer the following 10 questions.  Please try to answer these questions as truthfully as possible.  If you have more than 50% true, it is important that you contact a Hilton Head REALTOR as soon as possible. Read the rest of this entry

Final clearance prices on Hilton Head Island, Everything must go!

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Dear Clients, Friends and Fellow Associates~

The market is getting better every day.  As the market makes the turn, we have properties carried over that did not sell.  These properties include homes, villas and lots around the Island that were quite simply, overpriced.  Some of these properties are now offered as short sales, a few are foreclosures and others are offered by realistic sellers.  The one common factor is they all now offer “final clearance sale pricing and everything must go”!

Listed below are the current foreclosures on Hilton Head Island.

Listed below are the current Short Sales offered on Hilton Head

As we head into the winter months on Hilton Head Island, these final clearance items will sell.  We encourage you to look over the above lists and let us know what sale items capture your attention.  If you would like more information or have a question, simply email us at  Thank you.

From an Island offering final clearance prices,

We are,

Robbie Bunting & Jane Hyers

P.S.  Our sellers understand the market and have priced their properties to sell! +++Click Here for great properties+++ We are proud to offer some of the best locations on the Island!!!


Mercedes on the Beach @ Hilton Head Island

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Smart money is buying homes on the Oceanfront right now.  In the month of August we sold six oceanfront homes on Hilton Head Island and the good ones are going, going….but not all gone.  This oceanfront home is clearly the best with a new price to match the rest!

121 Dune Lane~Hilton Head Island

 Designer: Stone & Stone
Builder: Bunting Construction
Interior:  J.Banks Design/Shelley Wilkins
On Lockbox Daily
 Hilton Head Island Oceanfront
This Sea Island Concept Home is brand new and offers casual comfort built with strong materials and skilled craftsmanship that will stand the test of time and sea.  Everyone loves the rich interior finishes throughout this magnificent building. 
Built like a Mercedes with features that will last including a Lifetime Kynar Panel Roof, Weather Shield Hurricane Impact Rated Windows & Patio Doors plus a total of 34 – 60 foot long auger-cast concrete pilings.  It also offers a 3-stop elevator, heated Pool and Spa, Ipe Wood Decking, outdoor fireplace, custom stones & granites, a 6+ car garage, a new Beach Ramp and incredible direct oceanfront views.  The rental projections range from $177,000 to over $200,000.  Included below is a link to an unbranded visual tour that you can copy and paste to send to your oceanfront friends.   Thank you.
121 Dune Lane
Unbranded Visual Tour
The seller is reasonable and ready to sell.  All serious offers(in writing) will be considered.  Please feel free to stop by and preview this exceptional home and bring us your best!  Thank you.
All the best~

Robbie Bunting &
Jane Hyers

Why sell or buy with Robbie Bunting at Dunes Marketing Group

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Benefit List for selling or buying Hilton Head Real Estate
2009 – Revised 8/5/09
  • This is our thirtieth (30th) year and Robbie Bunting’s  25th year with Dunes Marketing Group
  • Established in 1979, DMG is one of the oldest and most respected real estate sales companies in the Hilton Head area.
  • DMG has sold more than $5,000,000,000 (5 Billion) in Hilton Head properties since 1979.
  • DMG has five (5) highly visible Hilton Head, and Daufuskie locations that are open seven days a week generating thousands of interested real estate buyers every year.
  • One of the office locations is a unique real estate kiosk in the center of the busy Shelter Cove Mall. From the kiosk Dunes promotes its listings of properties and meets hundreds of prospective purchasers every year.
  • There are more than one hundred (100) full time experienced professional Realtors associated with DMG.
  • During 2008, DMG sold almost $265,000,000 in Hilton Head, Bluffton and Daufuskie. This number helped rank DMG as one of the top three performing real estate companies in Southern Beaufort County.
  • State of the art interactive website It’s a complete resource for buyers, sellers and anyone who wants to learn more about the Lowcountry. On the site, find all of DMG’s listings and access to the Hilton Head Island MLS. Also featured are community videos, new developments, news, a calendar of events, and our Agent Blogs. DMG listings appear on 34 real estate websites, currently including:,,,,,,,,,,,,,, classifieds,,,,,,,,,,, and
  • DMG Sales Agents regularly receive continuing education at all levels of ability.  DMG agents attend weekly, and sometimes twice weekly, sales meetings and property tours.  DMG agents are better trained and more knowledgeable than most other Hilton Head area Realtors.
  • DMG was awarded the Company of the Year for 2008 by the Association of Realtors.
  • DMG is a member of the Hilton Head Island MLS Service, which has more than fourteen hundred (1,400) Realtors.
  • Over the past three years, more than sixty (60) percent of all the properties sold by DMG were also listed with DMG.  We focus on our listings first and foremost.
  • DMG advertises regularly and extensively in virtually every major real estate publication in the Hilton Head area, as well as the Island television station, WHHI-TV.
  • DMG sponsors special Island events throughout the year to attract potential customers and support community activities.  One example would be the weekly fireworks during the summer in Shelter Cove Harbour.  Attendance has often been estimated to exceed 15,000 visitors.  DMG has an office open in the harbour and real estate information booths at these events.
  • DMG is a regular sponsor of Hilton Head charities, children’s activities, The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and community events.
  • DMG has more than 50,000 prospective purchasers in company data banks.
  • Approximately 30,000 pieces of direct mail for buyers and sellers are mailed every month by DMG.
  • DMG sponsors “mini-vacation” opportunities for prospective purchasers to visit and look at real estate.  These mini-vacations offer reduced cost on accommodations, golf, and tennis for our customers visiting again for a “second look”.
  • DMG publishes four issues annually of Palmetto Previews, a seasonal guide to Palmetto Dunes and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The publication is mailed to about 10,000 property owners and prospective purchasers. In addition, 20,000 copies are available in more than thirty locations throughout the area as “take one” and placed in the guest rooms at hotels and rental villas.
  • DMG is the number one sales company on Hilton Head Island for the sale of new developer properties in 2008!
  • DMG was the number one sales company for villas in Southern Beaufort County for 2008!
  • DMG was the number one sales company in Palmetto Dunes in 2008!
  • DMG was the number one sales company in Moss Creek in 2008!
  • DMG was the number one sales company in Palmetto Hall in 2008!DMG is a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (RELO), the largest relocation company in the world with 650 member firms, 4,700 offices and 120,000 associates in 20 countries doing more than 40 billion in sales annually.

Robbie Bunting has been the top agent with Dunes Marketing Group for the last two years and many of the past years.  We can help you get the job done.

Call or email us anytime at 800-932-3652 or . Thank you.

Your price or mine when it comes to selling your Hilton Head Property?

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Sellers on Hilton Head Island…please be creative!

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Ideas to Get Your Property SOLD in 2009

Marketing Ideas for Sellers in Challenging Markets  

  1. Since buyers have multiple choices in this market, the condition of the property is critical to the sales process.  The property must be near perfect to receive offers.  The homes that sell first are priced right and are in great condition.  (We are at an all time high in listing inventory on Hilton Head; the buyers can simply pick and choose and select the best property and value for them with little pressure to purchase.)
  2. In order to receive offers, we must be #1 in position within your neighborhood in terms of price, condition, and location.  If we are not #1 in all three categories, we must be #1 on price.
  3. The property must be easy to show and convenient to all Buyers and Agents.
  4. Creativity Counts!  Consider giving buyer concessions to trigger an offer.  These concessions could be anything from paying down interest rates, making 6 months of payments for the buyer in advance, paying down the buyer’s credit cards and /or repainting or re-carpeting the property.
  5. Consider writing an offer to the buyer to see if they will consider purchasing the property.  This has been successful for a number of agents across the U.S.
  6. Determine your net, net, net bottom line and let’s work towards getting the price in line with that position.
  7. Consider getting a conventional appraisal on the property to support the price and value we have established for your home and adjust if necessary.  The appraisal will help to support your value and price when the buyer applies for their mortgage.  However, please note the buyer’s mortgage company will not use this appraisal and will order their own independent appraisal. 
  8. Consider accepting the first offer.  Many times the first offer is the best offer.  Also in this market, the first offer might be the only offer.
  9. Consider offering a 4 or 5 % commission to the selling agent so the property is more appealing to the other agents.  This will provide the agent with additional incentive to show your property.  Therefore, they will be more likely to show your property versus the competition.
  10. Understand the market has changed and we must work together to get showings and offers.  Review your motivation to sell so we can get the best offer the market will bear.

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