Charleston-area Home Showings Drop for 11th Straight Month

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Interesting information from the Post and Courier, and while I must agree with the stats, I will say that working with a seasoned Realtor, who knows your market, is the key to going under contract quickly.  As an example, my most recent Old Village Listing 209 Greenwich Street, went under contract in 7 days. 

From Warren L. Wise, Post and Courier

While Charleston-area home sales are just slightly off last year’s pace through the first half of the year, home showings continue to lag.

For the 11th consecutive month, the number of people walking through doors to check out a house dipped across the Lowcountry in June.

The ShowingTime Showing Index for the Charleston region reported the number of doors being opened for prospective buyers dropped 6 percent in June. Showings have been down every month since last August and are off an average 9.4 percent over 12 months through June.

The good news is the negative showing rate has moderated in recent months from the double digits last fall and earlier this winter.

Sales are down for the year through July a scant 0.6 percent, but if more homes were available at price points people could afford, sales would be higher, according to Wil Riley of the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors.

“The rise in home prices is outpacing income growth,” he said. “In our region, the $53,000 median household income does not align with a median home price that’s climbing toward $300,000.”

Nationally, showings dipped 1.8 percent, and an official with the Showing Index said declines have moderated across much of the nation.

“Activity in the South and Midwest remains slightly slower than in 2018, though there is more buyer activity in the lower price quartiles of the market,” said ShowingTime Chief Analytics Officer Daniil Cherkasskiy. “Pricier homes continue to see less traffic compared to the same time last year.”

It has never been more important to work with a full time, professional Realtor who knows your market.  If I can help, please contact me at Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com

 

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1424 Pocahontas Street is now available for purchase for $550,000.  Large lot (almost a half acre) with mature trees lining the property, ready for your dream home in the highly desirable Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. Flood Insurance NOT required.  Email me for info, Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com.

 

Client Testimonials

Jackie went the extra mile…and so much more!
In a transaction that seemed to have an impossible list of extra barriers that would have usually caused buyer or seller to throw their hands up and walk, she was the glue that held things together.  Her professionalism, integrity and care are extraordinary.
Thank you Jackie!
– Mark
We loved working with Jackie. When we fell in love with our (now) forever home, Jackie helped us get everything in place as quickly as possible–we were under contract within a day and closed 30 days later! Jackie was incredibly helpful throughout the process–always responsive to any questions and making sure we were comfortable with the process. Jackie is friendly, professional, knowledgeable and diligent, everything you could want in a Realtor! As a first-time home buyer, I cannot imagine a better outcome, thanks to Jackie!
– Abby and Doug
We have bought and sold several homes with Jackie, and have always been very pleased.  She draws upon her extensive experience to smoothly navigate client’s through transactions, making what could be a stressful process easy and understandable.  Jackie is an asset to Charleston real estate we feel very lucky to have found her!
-Kate and Christian Malpeli
We can’t thank Jackie enough for bringing us the perfect buyer! She is prompt, professional and excellent at her job. She was determined to sell our house and she made it happen! Jackie is a Rockstar!
-Sarah and John Dewey

JUST SOLD IN THE OLD VILLAGE/ OLD MT. PLEASANT

I have had the best time helping folks find their new homes in our neighborhood!  Whether you are a buyer or a seller, I am happy to help you find the perfect match.
1479 Seminole Street
4 beds, 2.5 baths  
$706,000
1470 Seminole Street
4 beds, 4 baths
$775,000
211 Haddrell Street
3 beds, 1 bath
$645,000
212 Freeman Street
3 beds, 2.5 baths
$784,000
845 Marsh Grove Avenue
4 beds, 2.5 baths
$1,071,250

 

Please let me know if I can help with your real estate needs!  To see all homes for sale in the neighborhood, visit www.SearchOldVillage.com and if you would like to receive a listing homes SOLD in the area, email me at Jackie@TheCassinaGrouop.com

~Jackie

 

 

Meet Kim Richardson, Owner of the Pitt St Pharmacy

What a great chat with Kim Richardson! He is charming, sweet and genuine! Not only does he love his community and his work, but let’s just face it… Kim is instrumental to the fabric of the Old Village. We are very fortunate to have him!

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Q:  How and when did you end up owning the Pitt St. Pharmacy?       

A: I’ve been here for 22 years and have the great privilege of owning a true “soda fountain pharmacy” which is so rare today!   Growing up, my generation would go sit for an ice cream while our parents picked up their medicine.  It was a tradition I loved. It was a different perspective than how the world works today, where things are fast paced, the “drive-through mentality.” When I went to pharmacy school, I knew this traditional format was what I wanted, but there were hardly any left.  And rightly so! The business model has only a slim chance for success in today’s world since the “soda fountain” is not a profit center. This has forced the “mom and pops” to sell out to the bigger chains.  For me, the only way to achieve my dream was for the good Lord to put me at the right spot at the right time and that is exactly what happened!  In 1937, Dr. Wattie Zeigler started this pharmacy and here we are celebrating our 80th year.  Dr. Zeigler made his living literally with his mortar and pestle!  This process is called “compounding” and unlike most pharmacies, we still use this method today.  To “compound medicine” means to make unique medicines that are specific for each patient’s individual needs. Individualized medications are not available commercially.  This process sets us apart and is the bread and butter of our business.  We are one of very few pharmacies that work this way in the Charleston area.

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Q:  In your opinion, what makes this special?                                                                             A: This is “Mayberry!”  Families shop here and we have created a real sense of community!  Kids hang out after school and order a hand-made grilled cheese sandwich or Coke-Float and are able to charge it to their “account.”  Compounding medicine is what sustains our business, but our soda fountain is what makes us special.  It gives us notoriety, and we have been featured in newspapers, TV shows and movies!

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Q:  I know you take pride in community service. Talk to me about your recent mission trips.      

A: I feel blessed to be where I am, and with that comes my responsibility to “give back.”  I grew up in the days of “service to my community” and I continue that today.  We are proud to participate in Medical Mission Trips through the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church.  We take huge totes of medications to rural areas of Honduras where they literally have no hospitals, doctor care or even medicine.  We go with a team of doctors, nurses, dentists and more to a little community of 200 people and help in any way we can.  I feel blessed to have this opportunity!  Locally we support Camp Happy Days by providing all the medical supplies they need for their camp and we are a sponsor for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as well as many other local organizations.

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Visit Pitt St. Pharmacy at 111 Pitt Street or check them out at PittStreetPharmacy.com

Under Contract in 1 Day: 1479 Seminole Street, Old Mt. Pleasant

 

 

My listing at 1479 Seminole was priced to sell and went under contract in 1 day!

The real estate market is hot right now! Homes that are priced right are flying off the shelf. Contact me if you are looking for a home in the neighborhood or visit, www.SearchOldVillage.com.  It is imperative during this fast-paced market that you team up with a savvy REALTOR® who knows the market, can help find homes before they list, and can help navigate multiple offers for homes that come on the market for a reasonable price.  I am happy to help!

Jackie Kelly, Realtor®, jackie@thecassinagroup.com

 

Experience Sells!

2016 was a great year for Charleston real estate and for me professionally.  And I am thankful to my clients and friends for helping me achieve my goals!
  • I am thrilled to have SOLD MORE HOMES than any other real estate agent in the Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant neighborhood in 2016!*
  • I was awarded the 2016 Moultrie News BEST OF THE BEST REALTOR®!  
  • I achieved the Executive Level of The REALTORS® of Distinction Award, which is their highest tier and recognizes the top producing Charleston REALTORS®.

With 6,000+ REALTORS® in the Lowcountry, it is a given that you have a friend or family member who is licensed to sell.  But you need to ask yourself… Who has the experience and knowledge to get the deal done?  And who can provide the proper guidance for a  smooth transaction while maximizing my financial gain?

The decision of who represents you in the sale and or purchase of your life’s biggest asset needs to be taken seriously.  And as you know, I live in this neighborhood, specialize my business here, and I have been a top producer in this area for many years.  
 
I love what I do, and work hard everyday to provide superior service, expertise and advisement to my clients.  And I am thankful to have this opportunity!  If I can help, I am happy to do so.  To learn more, check out my website at www.SearchOldVillage.com or email me at Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com.
 
*Per Charleston Trident Association of Realtors MLS statistics pulled on 1/13 /17

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