It’s December and with the whirl-wind of the holidays approaching, clients are asking me if they should list now or wait until the first of the year. Obviously we do not have a crystal ball answer, but based on my experience, I am advising as follows:
Why wait? True, there is a smaller pool of buyers during the colder months (think about those buyers who currently live in the North that cannot sell their homes because it is snowing) but even with fewer buyers, there is also fewer homes to chose from. The big factor being that tons of new inventory will be hitting the market in the early spring, and the best path to ensure a quick sale is to beat the rush.
Below is an interesting article from RIS Media’s House Call.
“The holidays are fast approaching, and if you’re considering selling your home, now is the perfect time to reassess your strategy for getting your property sold. With the colder temperatures and many people heading on vacation, it may seem like an inopportune moment to list your house, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Although it’s true that there are fewer buyers looking for a home at this time of year, the pros far outweigh the cons. There are less, yet far more serious buyers searching for homes in your market, and there is less competition with less homes on the market, and transactions happen far more quickly as there are less being processed.
Happy Fall! So happy to close 813 Pitt Street! The sellers were a dream to work with and I am so grateful to have met them and to be a part of this time in their lives. Happy sellers, indeed. Oh, and happy buyers too!
A kind note from the sellers: “Our experience with Jackie Kelly and the Cassina Group could not have been better. Our home was an older home in a market that was filled with competition from new homes and fresh renovations. Jackie sensed the love we had for our home and knew that we wanted another family to have the experience we did in raising our children there. She represented the home as if it were hers. Through a lot of ups and downs, she guided us to the unique buyer we hoped we’d find. She was always available and extremely prompt with everything and anything we needed. She is a professional and full-time realtor who knows what she is doing. We highly recommend her to anyone needing a realtor. We loved our experience with her, her assistant, Melissa, and the entire Cassina Group.
Tom & Janet Utsey
813 Pitt Street closed on October 29 for $1,258,250.
If I can help you sell your home, please contact me today. I have been selling in the neighborhood for years, and happy to provide you with a clear, concise plan to get your home closed! Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com
It’s back! And I a so excited for this exciting event!
Grab your friends and test your local knowledge, as I host Old Village/Old Mt. Pleasant Trivia Night at Red Drum Restaurant!
Oct 1st from 5-6:60pm at Red Drum Restaurant! Super fun trivia all about our neighborhood and surrounding areas.
DEEP WATER DOCK WITH 9 FEET AT LOW TIDE! Need I say more?!
Located in lovely Park West, you will love this custom Lowcountry home with dock on the Wando River, located on a private cul-de-sac in Masonborough. The panoramic water views along with Charleston charm make this home a one of a kind find! The home has a great layout for everyday living and entertaining with a formal dining room, living room, great room and an eat-in chef’s kitchen on the main floor. The master bedroom suite is also located on the main floor, with four large bedrooms and a flex space on the next level. High-quality craftsmanship abounds with luxurious features including Travertine and hardwood floors, multiple fireplaces, coffered ceilings, wainscoting, built-in cabinets, granite counters and so much more. The home also boasts many outdoorliving spaces including a covered front porch, deck, private backyard and a rooftop sundeck with panoramic views of the water.
Additional features of this stunning home include:
*Dual staircase leading to a grand front porch with columns, Travertine stone flooring, stunning mahogany French doors flanked with floor-to-ceiling shutters, tongue and groove ceiling and gas lanterns.
*2-story foyer with Travertine flooring, direct view of the water and sweeping staircase to 2nd floor *Travertine stone and Caribbean Walnut Hardwood flooring throughout main and upper level. Hand scraped hardwood and Travertine in lower level.
*Formal dining room with gas fireplace, wainscoting, coffered ceiling and French doors leading to front porch
*Formal living room/ library, currently being used as a billiards room, with wood-lined walls, built in cabinetry, coffered ceiling and 2nd gas fireplace
*Fully equipped Chef’s kitchen with commercial grade appliances – AGA stove and oven with pot filler, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and Dacor oven, warming drawer, microwave and wine cooler
*Amazing, over-sized back porch overlooking a very private back yard with water views, featuring Travertine floor, tongue and groove ceiling, with fans and gas lanterns
*First floor master bedroom with double doors leading to back porch *Spacious master bathroom with double sinks, walk-in, rain head shower, jacuzzi tub, double walk-in closets and stacked washer/ dryer
*Second floor with open loft/ flex space and four large bedrooms (two are en-suite and two share a Jack-n-Jill bath)
*Second floor laundry room with granite counter, wash sink and built in cabinetry
*Spiral stair case from second level porch to top sundeck with panoramic water views *Basement/ Garage level with 3 bay, 4 car garage and tons of storage.
*Lower level features a large family room with French doors that access the ground d level patio, built in cabinetry with sink and built in beverage cooler
*Outdoor kitchen includes crab pot filler and high output gas burner, cut out for a Big Green Egg, 5 burner gas grill and pot burner
*Pergola overlooking a fantastic oversized paver patio with in-ground fire feature! Perfect for year-round entertaining
*Adorable brick-walled home office which could be turned into a wine cellar *10 foot ceilings throughout, extensive trim and moldings, window box seats, wired for sound, Nest thermostat, central vacuum, wood shelves in closets, elevator shaft for all 3 levels
*The dock is accessible through an easement on the neighbor’s property with a shared walkway. The property has its own pier head and floater. Pilings can accommodate a boat lift. True deep water even at low tide, a rare find!
Offered at $1,499,999
For more information, contact Jackie Kelly at 843.991.9111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Real estate experts and economists agree sellers will continue to hold the cards
With few exceptions, analysts contacted by Inman News forecasted yet another year in which a scarcity of homes in the real estate market will allow private and institutional sellers to keep prices high, especially as a growing segment of first-time millennial buyers take the homeownership plunge.
“Clearly, 2018 appears to be another seller’s market,” said Mark Fleming, chief economist at First American Financial Corporation. “The shortage of supply relative to increasing millennial demand will not change next year. In fact, it may be exacerbated as more millennials decide to become homeowners and more sellers become prisoners in their own homes, as mortgage rates rise and fear of not being able to find something to buy increases.”
New construction on a large lot with 5 bedrooms, 3 baths & 3482 square feet. Offered at $1,365,000. For more information, click here.
*Lovely brick-lined walkway leading to a charming front porch with elegant mahogany exterior doors
*10-foot ceilings, 4-inch oak flooring, wood-planked/Shiplap walls, custom light fixtures, and solid core 5 panel doors
*Gourmet kitchen with stunning, oversized marble island (12 feet)
*Living room with gas fireplace and reclaimed mantle and large windows that offer tons of natural light
*Large, private back yard, fully fenced and surrounds a beautiful oak tree
For more information and/or to schedule a showing, contact Jackie Kelly at 843.991.9111 or Jackie@thecassinagroup.com.