Keith Strawn's Blog

Real Estate Agent - (Ballenger Realty) - 27941
If you are seeking exclusivity and privacy, you may want to consider Spring Island, SC, just outside of Historic Downtown Beaufort, SC.  Since December 2014, 13 homes have sold on Spring Island, ranging in price from $680,000 up to $3 million. It truly is one of the most private and exclusive co...
Fellow Realtors, don't let anyone ever tell you Realtor's are not worth every penny of our commission.I recently had an owner/client with an uncooperative tenant. Showings were difficult to arrange, even with ample notice.After having a number of showings killed by the tenant over a 3-month time ...
Located minutes from downtown Beaufort, SC, the community of Habersham is a true original. The community was inspired by the coastal towns of 100 or so years go. The development team of Habersham -- which also developed the very successful Lady's Island community of Newpoint, have created a tota...
I just got an abject reminder of what  the importance of quick action when  you find a property which checks all of  your  boxes.Timeliness is everything.It's one of the oldest axioms in real estate," The home you saw today and are thinking about offering on tomorrow may be the same home someone ...
The beautiful  thing about real estate is that you learn new thing constantly. You couldn't make this job routine if you wanted to.Yesterday, May 6, I was seeking out information on whether a property at the Islands of Beaufort in Beaufort was "dockable," and, furthermore, whether it could accomo...
Kelly, Thanks for the email. It is great to hear from you. We will continue to provide update information on possible properties of interest.  Don't worry. You are not starting too soon. January 2016 will be here before you know it!!We are very excited about your move to  Beaufort, which we think...
I was asked by a buyer recently about a property which was listed twice --  at $60,000 and also at $289,000. What do you do when your raw land is not moving? You put a house on it.  This is an old real estate strategy to generate interest in a piece of land, in which a seller (usually at the adv...
I guess I should feel good that another Realtor here in town likes my listing text enough to cut and paste it for his own nearby listing. Below are Exhibit A, from my listing at 1213 16th Street, here in Port Royal, SC, and Exhibit B, from a nearby listing, listed a few weeks later (also in Port ...
With the real estate market in full rebound mode, it seems the opportunity to pick up a home at an investor prices are becoming fewer and farther between. Not so with vacant land, which continues to lag behind the recovery rate of homes. There are some tremendous opportunities in today's raw land...
I received an email this morning from a young fellow who had a few questions regarding fees associated with purchasing a home, so I thought I would share my response....Spencer,  Good morning. Thanks for your email. I would be happy to try and address some of your questions.  Your assessment of t...

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