kim peasley parker: Sumter SC October 2010 Market Update - 11/12/10 04:35 AM
September 2010 Sumter, SC Market Report     Market Summary Thru October 31, 2010    
October saw a decrease in the number of units sold to 51 down 23 units from September.  Interest rates are truly at historical lows, but buyers seem to be staying out of the market due to the economy and I think some apprehension about the elections.     The Year To Date Closings for 2010 continues to lag behind 2009 numbers and October contributed to that gap increasing.  I expect to see this gap remain as we don't foresee a tax credit coming back for … (0 comments)

kim peasley parker: Pricing Your Home - 09/09/10 02:19 PM
Pricing Your HomeSo you are ready to consider selling your home or you have to put it on the market?  Maybe you have an idea about what your house is worth or you know what you want for it.  Either way, what you are able to sell your home for is what the market will bear.When I met with sellers, I always tell them in order to sell your home you need to price it according to the market.  Granted we all might think our home is worth $1 million, but what is a buyer willing to pay. Realtors(R) use a … (4 comments)

kim peasley parker: Buyer's Fall? - 09/02/10 05:50 AM
Fall is just about upon us in Sumter, South Carolina.  As the temperatures drop from sweltering summer to a cooler fall, the enjoyment of shopping for a new home increases.  As a buyer, if you are still in the market to purchase a home, fall brings more opportunities.  The Sumter Market has traditionally tended to have slower home sales in the last quarter of the year.  For a buyer, this means less competition in purchasing your new home. Many positives result for home buyers:
Buyers can take a little more time to decide if a home is right for them Buyers … (2 comments)

kim peasley parker: Pre-Listing Consultation, Free for the Asking! - 09/01/10 03:28 AM
Fall also gives you the time to take on some of those projects you might have been putting off.  It also means that if you are considering selling your house on the next year, now is the time to consult a Realtor(R).  This consultation will be a great time to interview several agents and get some great advice on how to prepare your home for sale.   Be honest with the agents and tell them when you are looking at putting your home on the market and what your plans on.  A good agent will be glad to visit with you … (1 comments)

kim peasley parker: Cooler Weather... Cooler Sales... - 08/31/10 05:21 AM
Everyone breathe a collective sigh of relief.  Cooler weather seems to be around the corner, but with that historically the best selling season of the year is over in Sumter South Carlina. The Sumter market has historically been most active during the summer months and from the end of September through the start of the New Year, the closing of residential real estate tends to slow.   This doesn’t mean that if your home is on the market, you take it off.  (Unless of course you truly feel you need a break.)  It simply means that there are less buyers out … (2 comments)

kim peasley parker: May 2010 Market Update Sumter, South Carolina - 06/10/10 04:15 AM
Market Summary Thru May 31, 2010    
May was a busy month for closing transactions in Sumter, South Carolina.  While seeing 84 properties sell in Sumter County, we saw the pendings fall from 194 the end of April to 174 the end of May.  We are still seeing buyers in the market, but we are also receiving lots and I mean LOTS of phone calls for rentals.  Many potential home buyers in Sumter County, still qualify for the First Time Tax Credit.  Be sure and check it out!     In May Sumter county had 86 units close, down 2 units … (1 comments)

kim peasley parker: Buyer Agency - 03/13/10 05:31 AM

Buyer Agency
Buyer Agency is a term used to describe the relationship between a real estate purchaser and a real estate agent.  Every buyer is a customer until a Buyer Agency Agreement is signed.   As a customer, the buyer receives limited services limited to: Present all offers in a timely manner Account for money or other property received on your behalf Provide an explanation of the scope of services to be provided Be fair and honest and provide accurate information Disclose any "adverse material facts" about the property of the transaction which are within the licensee's knowledge   As a buyer … (6 comments)

kim peasley parker: Sumter Market Report February 2010 - 03/05/10 02:41 AM
February 2010 Sumter, SC Market Report     Market Summary Thru February 28, 2010    
February 2010 in Sumter county had 54 units closed.  This is up from January.  Looking are prior years it is normal to see an increase in units sold between January and February.  Buyers are still very active in Sumter County.  Many agents are experiencing more and more business.  The number of units pending increased from 127 in January to 167 at the end of February.  This is a good indication we will see more closings March and April.          Sumter County normally … (0 comments)

kim peasley parker: Sumter Market Report January 2010 - 02/10/10 03:44 AM
Market Summary Thru January 31, 2010  
 
Sumter county in December 2009 had 45 units closed.  This is down from November and December, but considering the time of year and holidays, this is not unusual.  Buyers continue to be active in Sumter County.  The number of units pending increased from 98 in December to 127 at the end of January.  With this number we should see more closings in the coming months.          While Sumter is getting off to a slow start in 2010, if you look at the Monthly Units Sold January is normally a slower month … (1 comments)

kim peasley parker: December 2009 Sumter, SC Market Report - 01/13/10 07:36 AM
    Market Summary Thru December 31, 2009    
Sumter county in December 2009 had 64 units closed.  This is down from November and December, but considering the time of year and holidays, this is not unusual.  There was a lot of buyer activity though with many buyers moving into the area.  The question that only time will tell is if we see an increase January and February.  We are currently a week and half into January and we are seeing closings.  This might not seem significant, but most home buyers close at the end of the month not near … (4 comments)

kim peasley parker: November 2009 Sumter, SC Real Estate Market Update - 12/07/09 02:18 AM
Market Summary Thru November 30, 2009
   
In November the number of units closed decrease from 111 in October 2009 to 77 in November 2009.  October 2009 had the largest number of units closed in Sumter County since August 2007!  Sumter County has been close to this number in the past two years, but has not reached this number.  This number is also very impressive due to October is normally a month of slower sales in prior years.  November did decrease to 77, but to put this in perspective in it is the fifth highest month for 2009.  November is … (2 comments)

kim peasley parker: Friday's Anthem Performed by the Academy Choirs - 10/02/09 07:45 AM
Friday is Red, White and Blue day at AgentOwned Realty.  The agent owners and mangement do this to support our troops and to show our appreciation.  Mama Liz started a group on AciveRain called "Support our Troops Friday" and I like to post the National Anthem.  I am fortunate and get to hear the National Anthem daily from the loud speakers at Shaw Air Force Base.  I like to post the Anthem every week to remind everyone how fortunate we are to live in the United States,  I also realize most Americans do not hear the National Anthem weekly unless they … (4 comments)

kim peasley parker: Wintergreen Subdivision Close to Shaw AFB - 09/24/09 05:34 AM
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kim peasley parker: Historic Sumter Home - 09/24/09 05:12 AM
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kim peasley parker: Linwood Plantation, Close to Shaw and Sumter - 09/24/09 04:08 AM
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kim peasley parker: August 2009 Sumter, SC Market Report - 09/22/09 07:53 AM
August 2009 Sumter, SC Market Report   Hope everyone had a good August and part of September.  From my talks with many Realtors®, we are seeing a very different market than what we have experienced in the past.  Yes, you can say "Duh, Kim, we all know that." But I am not talking solely about the level of sales.  I am talking about what is getting buyers' attention in properties.  All the Realtors® I have spoken with have found that homes they think will sell quickly do not.  Homes they think might linger on the market go under contract.  Buyers are … (1 comments)

kim peasley parker: I love my new perfume.... - 05/24/09 11:31 AM
 
  I waited many years and had much heart ache to become a Mom.  But today I realized that one of the sweetest parts of my new role in life is my new perfume.  Oh, it isn't anything fancy, but to my nose it is as sweet as any fancy, smancy designer perfumes people are paying outragous amounts of money for at stores I don't even dare look at the door!   My perfume varies by the day and more realistically by the hour.  I might leave the house smelling like Irish Spring or Zest or it might be Johnson's … (6 comments)

kim peasley parker: FREE Shred It Event at SAFE Federal Credit Union - 05/10/09 12:43 AM

Shred It Event in Sumter   Many people have been a victim to identity theft and now SAFE Federal Credit Union is sponsering a "Shred It" event at their Administration facility.  Members and community residents can participate.  Each person is allowed to bring up to four boxes of personal documents for shredding.  Items that are suggested include financial statements, concelled checks, credit card statements, credit card pre-approval letters, payroll stubs, insurance forms, old tax returns, and forms from doctors' offices.    The event in Sumter is: Saturday, May 16th 160 W. Wesmark, Blvd 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM   Identify … (2 comments)

 
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