8 Tips for Summerville Real Estate Buyers

Whether you are a first time home buyer or have a half dozen home purchases under your belt here are 8 tips to help make the home buying process smoother:

  • Research before you look. Decide what features you most want to have in a home, what neighborhoods you prefer, and how much you’d be willing to spend each month for housing.
  • Be realistic. It’s OK to be picky, but don’t be unrealistic with your expectations. There’s no such thing as a perfect home. Use your list of priorities as a guide to evaluate each property.
  • Get your finances in order. Review your credit report and be sure you have enough money to cover your down payment and closing costs. Then talk to a lender and get prequalified for a mortgage. This will save you the heartache later of falling in love with a house you can’t afford.
  • Don’t ask too many people for opinions. It will drive you crazy. Select one or two people to turn to if you feel you need a second opinion, but be ready to make the final decision on your own.
  • Decide your moving timeline. When is your lease up? Are you allowed to sublet? How tight is the rental market in your area? Do you have a home you have to sell? All of these factors will help you determine when you should move.
  • Think long term. Are you looking for a starter house with plans to move up in a few years, or do you hope to stay in this home for a longer period? This decision may dictate what type of home you’ll buy as well as the type of mortgage terms that will best suit you.
  • Insist on a home inspection. If possible, get a warranty from the seller to cover defects for one year.
  • Get help from a REALTOR®. Hire a real estate professional who specializes in buyer representation. Unlike a listing agent, whose first duty is to the seller, a buyer’s representative is working only for you.

We love assisting homebuyers with the purchase of their new home. Contact us today to schedule a free personal consultation to go over the home buying process. We work closely with all of our clients so you won’t go through the process alone.

Sherry – 854 444 0772

sherry@tsg843.com


5 tips for a quick Summerville area real estate sale

 

With the prime selling season just around the corner here are 5 steps to help you sell your home quicker!

1) Price it right from the start

Pricing really is part art and part science. A Competitive Market Analysis (CMA) is the starting point which will tell us what properties like yours have recently sold for, which we compare and contrast your home to and then get an idea of what your home’s value is. The art of pricing is knowing the local market, knowing the housing trends on a local level and knowing the current local demand so we can adjust the CMA price point to maximize your profit. Pricing is one area where hyper-local expertise is essential so you can get the greatest price possible without risking overpricing your home and missing out on potential buyers. Overpricing leads to inactivity which often makes potential buyers think there is something wrong with the home even if the price is adjusted latter just because of the number of days it has spent on the market compared to similar properties. The third piece of the pricing equation is your expectations. Once we have all three factors in place we can intelligently discuss a pricing plan that will lead to a successful transaction in the time frame you require.

2)Enhance your home’s curb appeal

Curb appeal is everything. The best way for you to decide what to do is drive up to and walk around your home as if you were a potential buyer of your home. How does it appeal to you?  What looks good about it and what are some things that you need to change? Whatever you notice you can rest assured most potential buyers will as well. Remember you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.

3) Update the interior and exterior

A fresh coat of paint inside and outside as well as new updated fixtures are relatively inexpensive ways to make your home more appealing.  These small projects can pay off huge in final sales price and time on market so if you can add a fresh coat of paint and some updates go for it.

4)Clean, store or donate, depersonalize

Start with a complete cleaning top to bottom. The mantra for preparing your home for sale is “Less is more.” Remove your favorite collectables, other knick knacks and that oversized couch that takes up your entire living room. Your goal is to make your home look less cluttered and in effect larger to potential buyers . Lastly take down family pictures, religious items and political posters to allow potential buyers to be able to envision themselves living there.

5)Good photos and good video

Make sure the absolute best features of your house are clear and obvious to potential buyers & utilize the emotional impact visual mediums provide to generate the right reactions. Just snapping random pictures with a smartphone is nowhere near enough today. Busy buyers needs to be motivated to want to see your home, don’t risk getting eliminated from their list of potential homes because of poor quality photos. Photos and video have an impact that words in the description simply can’t compete with. So make sure the promotional images make your home stand out in the Summerville Real Estate market.

For more tips and ideas to get your home sold quickly feel free to contact us today.

Sherry 854 444 0772

sherry@tsg843.com


114 Paddock Way Summerville

Outstanding home in a great neighborhood in Summerville. 3 bedroom 2.5 bath large and very private back yard all await a new owner. Priced to sell so contact us today before this beauty is gone. Sherry - 854 444 0772 sherry@tsg843.com


216 Equinox Ladson, SC

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4 Bedroom Single Level Centrally Located Move In Ready & Priced to Sell at $199,000

 

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY JUNE 17TH 1 -4 PM 

Come check out this move in ready Heatherwoods home.  This well thought out 4 bedroom smartly has the master bedroom on the opposite side of the other 3 bedrooms for privacy.  The open floorplan really maximizes the square footage and makes this home ideal for those family gatherings. The spacious living room is topped off with vaulted ceilings. The kitchen has white appliances and plenty of counter and cupboard space. The ensuite master bedroom has a separate shower with soaking tub, dual sinks and separate water closet along with a walk in closet. The yard has many shade trees as well as a full 2 car driveway.  This home is conveniently located to Oakbrook area restaurants and shopping, Downtown Summerville, Charleston International Airport, Tanger Outlet Mall as well as Boeing and the soon to be Volvo facilities. Residing in the Dorchester II School district within walking distance to the Oakbrook Elementary and Middle Schools and in the Fort Dorchester High School district makes this an ideal place to call home.


2054 Briar Bend Rd Ridgeville

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See what our client had to say about our transaction together.

Dan is amazing! I've never been so impressed with ANYONE in the realtor business. His background is perfect for finding that perfect buyer out there. He researched - not guessed - what would work best for the area my husband and I live in. His eye for marketing our home was beyond what we could have imagined or expected! Open house was flawless and he spent extensive time with every viewer...regular appointments as well. Never missed a beat or an opportunity. This won't happen for all, but our house sold for above what we had realistically hoped for in a little over two - yes, two - weeks. Trusting Dan was like having a (younger) brother in our corner when we had no family close by to lean on. Thanks, Dan!

Barb Kline

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A Private Gated Paradise for You to Call Home

This Amazing Home is Priced to Sell at $417,000

Within the private gated community of Winterseat in Ridgeville sits this stunning and private dream home. Offering an abundance of space, privacy and all the benefits of country living while only a short drive to the city.  This home is nestled on a very private 1.33 acre tree lined lot with pine trees, fruit trees as well as flowering trees.  This home was built to offer you the privacy and tranquility that is so hard to find today, resting up a long driveway and behind mature trees even the garage was designed to offer privacy.  When you enter the home you have a spacious foyer with a formal dining room and living room all recently tastefully painted with gorgeous hardwood flooring as well as grand ceilings that are hard to find in most modern construction. The kitchen sits in the back of the home along with the informal eating area both offering a great view of the tranquil backyard. The kitchen is complete with granite counters, stainless steel appliances (including a brand new dishwasher) and tons of cabinets and counter space.  Some of the high end features include custom baseboards and moldings throughout the home, gorgeous tray ceilings in the formal dining room, picture perfect oak wood flooring throughout the main living area and even all windows are perfectly encased to highlight the custom build and attention to detail. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with dual sinks, separate tub and shower, linen closet as well as a walk in closet with shelving.  The 2 other bedrooms are smartly on the opposite side of the home and have a full bathroom on that side. The large fully finished frog can be a fourth bedroom, office, play area or man cave. There is a separate laundry room that leads out to the 2 car side garage which has a lot of built in shelving for storage which we all can use. The back screened in porch is a great feature to have during the warm South Carolina evenings where you want to soak up the outdoors without the inconvenience of nature nibbling at you.  The backyard is completely enclosed with a 6 ft privacy fence.  There is a garden, fruit and flowering trees, rose bushes and a wealth of green space.