spartanburg south carolina real estate: Are things really that bad?? - 10/04/08 02:40 PM
The negativity is everywhere; on TV, in the newspaper, people you talk to and other realtors.  It's really hard not to get caught up in it.  I read posts every morning about how other agents are dealing with the economy, gas prices and the housing market.  But, with all of that going on we had a closing this week with an agent that has had her best month (September 2008) in her entire career.  So that makes me wonder.  If we focus on the negative, things will certainly not look very good.  But if we focus on the positive; and you … (1 comments)

spartanburg south carolina real estate: It's a catch 22! - 10/04/08 02:39 PM
With all of the media coverage regarding the bailout and the general state of the economy consumers have gotten very nervous about spending; not just buyer houses, but every day spending!  This in turn just continues to make matters worse.  Not that we should go out and rack up credit card debt but we do need to boost the economy where we can and where we feel comfortable.

spartanburg south carolina real estate: Moving with a Teenager - 10/04/08 02:37 PM
Most parents probably know how difficult it is for a teenager to relocate to a new area leaving behind their school and all of their friends.  Getting them involved in the decision making process will make the transitions much easier.  Allowing them to have a say in the school they will be going to is probably one of the most important decisions you can get them involved in; after all, for a teen this is where most of their time is spent and where they will be making new friends.  Allowing them some say in the house will also make them … (0 comments)

spartanburg south carolina real estate: Don't Make These Mistakes When Pricing A Luxury Property - 10/04/08 02:30 PM
Most upscale or luxury properties are unique.  Most upscale property buyers lead busy lives and want this process to be as hassle-free as possible.  Many don't need to move so they will wait for the right property to come along.  So if you're selling an upscale home it needs to be clean, organized, updated, freshly painted and staged to show like a model home.  There are a number of pitfalls you want to avoid as a luxury home seller.
Don't underestimate your competition - you should view other homes on the market in your price range.  Even though each home is … (0 comments)

spartanburg south carolina real estate: Is This Solution to the bailout really that crazy?? - 09/26/08 11:45 PM
I'm against the $85 BILLION bailout of AIG. Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a "We Deserve It" dividend.  To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000 bona fide U.S. citizens, aged 18+.
Our population is about 301 million counting every man, woman and child.  So, 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up.  Now, divide 200 million, 18+ adults into $85 billion - that equals $425,000.00 each!   Yes, my plan is to give that $425,000 to every adult as a "We Deserve It" dividend.
Of course, it would NOT be tax … (0 comments)

spartanburg south carolina real estate: Downsizing is difficult for some. Downsizing in style is much easier. - 09/24/08 12:11 AM
We hear a lot about the Baby Boomer market.  Yes, they are real and they offer the Real Estate Industry a tremendous opportunity.  I include Realtors, Developers, Builders and Architects in that industry group who will prosper in this growing group.
Realtors must stop trying to sell bricks and mortar and sell Life Style.  No, Mother's Dining Room furniture will not fit in this home, besides it has no formal dining!   Instead, "It has this wonderful dining area with a great view of the outdoor gardens and waterfall."  It's open to the Gourmet Kitchen and Sun Room so you can enjoy … (0 comments)

spartanburg south carolina real estate: How do you determine who the BEST Realtor is? - 09/24/08 12:06 AM
Sure, years in the business is important, as is education, training and designations.  Is dollar production more important than the number of transaction sides?  "I'm a MILLION DOLLAR PRODUCER!" is over used.  If you are not a million dollar producer you are not going to have a full time career in real estate.
We measure our business success using one scale, Personal Referrals. With 80% of our business coming from our sphere of influence we have been able to grow our business even in this down cycle time.  When the market picks up our business will double!
It's the best possible … (0 comments)

spartanburg south carolina real estate: All Brick Ranch in Duncan, South Carolina - 09/18/08 11:55 AM

spartanburg south carolina real estate: Great Remodeled Home In Spartanburg, South Carolina - 09/18/08 05:52 AM

spartanburg south carolina real estate: Check out this unique Tuscan Style Home in Golf Course Community, Duncan, SC - 08/30/08 08:59 AM

spartanburg south carolina real estate: Here's Another Great Home in River Falls Plantation, Duncan, SC - 08/30/08 01:17 AM

spartanburg south carolina real estate: On The Golf Course, River Falls Plantation, Duncan, SC - 08/29/08 11:50 AM


spartanburg south carolina real estate: Thinking of Selling That Large Family Home? - 08/28/08 11:26 AM
If you're approaching retirement or just have too much house now that all the children are grown and on their own you may be thinking about selling the family home.  Before you do, you should ask yourself these few simple questions?
Do you need the equity from your home?  If you've owned your home for a while you've probably built some equity.  If this is your main source of retirement money, than selling could be the right choice for you.  It would be wise to consult your accountant or financial planner in this case.
Do you have more house than you … (0 comments)

spartanburg south carolina real estate: Creating Curb Appeal – It’s Called a First Impression for a Reason! - 08/22/08 01:24 AM
Unfortunately, we never a get second chance at first impressions and neither will your house.  Creating curb appeal is critical to getting potential buyers inside especially when buyers have so many choices.  The first thing you should do is take a walk around the outside of the house and make a list as you go.  Try looking at it through the eyes of a buyer.  If you were shopping for a home would you want to look inside?  Does this house scream "I'm Gorgeous Inside"??  Be objective!  It's hard when it's your own home.  If the outside of a house looks … (1 comments)

spartanburg south carolina real estate: Pricing is key to selling any home – part two – The Risks of Overpricing a Home - 08/20/08 03:33 AM
Pricing a home more than 3% over the market value could result in the following:
 Buyers may choose not to view the home at all because they perceive there are better values in other lower priced "comparable" properties.
 By pricing in a higher price range you eliminate potential buyers that otherwise might be able to afford the home if it were priced closer to the market value.
 If a buyer is willing to pay more than market value (and this is not the norm) they may not be able to get financing because the property may not appraise.
 While all of … (0 comments)

spartanburg south carolina real estate: Pricing is key to selling any home – part one – How to set the right price. - 08/20/08 01:32 AM
Determining the asking price requires up to date research, experience and judgment.  Knowing your current real estate market conditions and financing trends are a critical beginning.  Other basic steps include:
Comparing the home against similar properties in the neighborhood or area that have sold recently or that are currently on the market.
Determine what features make the home more appealing than other homes on the market.
Consider spending a reasonable amount of money on making cosmetic updates to enhance the appearance, marketability and earn the highest possible sales price.
Sometimes viewing the competition will assist in achieving these goals.  The current selling price … (0 comments)

spartanburg south carolina real estate: Duncan, South Carolina, River Falls Plantation, Gorgeous Golf Course Home, Pool - 08/16/08 02:08 AM

spartanburg south carolina real estate: 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home on the Golf Course - River Falls Plantation, Duncan, SC - 08/15/08 03:45 AM

spartanburg south carolina real estate: Is Downsizing Right For You?? - 08/11/08 12:50 PM

spartanburg south carolina real estate: Do you have clients who want to relocate to The Upstate of South Carolina? - 08/11/08 08:56 AM

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