What I Learned Today -- Dock Permits

Real Estate Agent with www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty) 27941

Islands of Beaufort, Dock PermitThe 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 accomodate a floater, which allows you to dock the boat in the water. I had some clients interested in the property, but a floater was a critical part of the deal.

The Office of Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) is the entity which issues permits, so I called a friend at the OCRM  yesterday to get his thoughts. Although  you are never permitted until  you go through the process, my friend can usually provide pretty accurate information on whether a dock is possible.

After consulting his maps and charts, my friend concluded that a dock was possible, but a floater was probably not, due to the width of the creek.

My friend,at some point in the conversation, mentioned there had been a dock permit some years back whih had expired. I reported this information to the prospective buyers, who asked me if the old dock permit included a permit for a floater.

I didn't think so, I answered, but I told them I'd be happy to call my friend.

Well, you can guess how this ends --- The old permit did in fact have a floater, which delighted my buyers to know end. They subsequently made an offer on the property.

What did I learn?  What you are looking for might  be easier to find than  you think, and never, ever assumer anything!!

Have a great day.





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