March 2011

Found 12 blog entries for March 2011.

Just Listed!
Asheton Springs Neighborhood    
215 Huddersfield Drive
Simpsonville, SC 

Detailed Information

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Grand Entrance Welcomes You!

Look No Further! This home is the one you have been looking for! From the minute you walk in to this IMMACULATE 5BR, 4 Full Bath home with a 3-CAR Garage with grand two story foyer and family room you will call it HOME!

Kitchen for Entertaining 

Enjoy entertaining in your HUGE open kitchen with all the modern necessities! Stainless steel appliances, including the refrigerator! Gas stove top with a warming ledge to keep food warm while finishing the preparation of the rest! You will spend countless hours gathering around the large island with your friends and family! This owner has paid attention to

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What is a QR Code?

A QR Code is also known as a Quick Response code.  It's a funny looking two-dimensional square that is starting to pop up all over a variety of advertising mediums.  Originally, QR codes were invented by a Japanese company to track vehicle parts.  In retail, you'll see them side-by-side with bar codes, or on displays offering more information, linking to a questionnaire or a coupon. 

QR Codes are becoming very hot in the real estate industry - most commonly being used on sign riders to direct interested home buyers to more information about a home for sale.  Additionally, the QR code might be on the property flyer or flyer box itself.  Usually, QR codes will redirect someone who scans it to a website, pictures, a video like a virtual

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Ravenwood

A Meridian Homes community with large homes located in the highly sought after Five Forks area of Simpsonville, South Carolina the Ravenwood community offers amenities like a Pool and cabana.  Ravenwood is designed for families who want the most of everyday living.  Romantic, craftsman style ranch and two story home plans with covered front porches.  Three, four, and five bedroom options are available. 

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Directions to Ravenwood

Take I-85 or I-385 to the Woodruff Road Exit.  Go South on Woodruff Road, approximately 1 mile past Five Forks.  Ravenwood is on the left.

Contact the on-duty Ravenwood Agent at: (864) 641-4240

2 Raven Falls Lane

Simpsonville, SC

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Greenville South Carolina has Largest Rent Increase in Nation 

Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported that the average apartment vacancy rate was 6.6% nationally.  This is down from 8.0% last year, reflecting that more people are renting this year than there were the year before.

In addition, the number of occupied apartments rose by more during Q4 2010 than during any comparable period of the last 10 years.

What is most interesting is while the national average for rent increase is up just over 2%, Greenville, South Carolina rents have increased over 11% - topping the list for the largest rent increases nationally.

What does this mean?  Well, several things could be contributing to this, most of which is that with rental occupancy around 93.5%,

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Help ME, Help YOU!

The iconic 1996 line Tom Cruise (playing a sports agent) uttered to his stubborn client in the movie, "Jerry Maguire." 

It was the turning point in the movie where his client saw and heard real genuine desire from this slick, smooth talking sports agent to help him.  Why was it such a poignant moment?  Well, because up to this point, Cruise's client in this movie (played by Cuba Gooding, Jr.) didn't trust him, didn't see him as a person with HIS best interest at heart - so there was constant conflict.

We all can relate to this.  When we demonstrate a genuine desire to help others, they trust us with more.

So let's insert this into a typical scenario in a real estate transaction in today's market... 

Sellers are upset over falling

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Greenville SC MLS Market Statistics  (02/01/2011 - 03/13/2011) 

Current Active Listings: 6,881

 Average List Price: $236,067 Average Days on Market (DOM): 168 
 New Listings for Period: 1,757  # Sold in Period: 574  Average List Price Sold: $165,397
     Average Sale Price Sold: $155,030
 Sale Price/List Price Ratio: 93.73%  Average DOM Sold: 117  Average List Price Unsold: $194,873

Narrative of Greenville SC Market Statistics

There are currently 6,881 active single-family residence listings in the Greenville SC MLS for the period listed above.  The average list price for active lsitings is: $236,067.  The average days on market for all actives is 168 days.

There were 1,757 new listings for the period and 574 homes sold in the same

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Pending Sales in the Greater Greenville SC region decreased 38.2% since January 2010 to 323 agreements signed.  New Listing activity decreased 32.2%, which means sellers placed 1,052 new homes on the market.  At this rate, sellers should expect their properties to sell after approximately 111 days.

Prices Climbed upward.  Median Sales Price increased 3.8 percent over last January to $134,950.  Negotiations moved towards buyers as Percent of List Price Received at Sale decreased to 93.8 percent.  Months Supply of Inventory increased 5.8% to 12.6 months.

Interest rates are expected to remain around 5.0% and prices are expected to rise gradually in many markets.  Although the labor department reported that the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped

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In today's competitive market, there are many homes with the same (or similar) floor plan in the same (or nearby) neighborhood up for sale.  When "location, location, location" is the same or similar, how do you separate your home from the competition?...

Curb Appeal!

Buying a home requires the seller to create an emotional attachment for the buyer from the moment they pull up in their car.  However, what is equally important in today's web-driven world of online home search is how your home's curb appeal translates to online photos - which is where most of your buyer prospects are coming from.

While how the home looks on the inside is equally important, the exterior is what people see FIRST.  As the old saying goes...  You only have ONE chance to make

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Nothing makes me more irritated than when I feel like my time is wasted… especially if it could’ve been prevented all along!

Many of you know my wife and I just recently put our home up for sale (http://www.2075mountlebanon.com – shameless plug I know).  My wife also just so happens to be a Realtor® and the Broker-in-Charge of Delco Realty Group, Inc. and has the listing on our home.  I overheard a conversation she was having with the buyer’s agent to get feedback on a showing…

My wife (listing agent): Hello, I wanted to follow up with you and get feedback from you / your clients on our home.

Buyer’s Agent:  OMG!  My clients LOVED your home.  In fact, the husband wanted to make an offer on the spot (serious mancave at my house – 4 car garage with 1/2

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Your 24/7 Virtual Real Estate Agent! - Saved Searches

One of the most powerful features of the Delco Realty Group website is the ability to create Saved Searches (as many as you want, in fact!) and autoMAGICALLY be emailed a list of homes meeting your criteria, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Let's take you through a quick tutorial on how it works!

Step 1: Go to www.delcorealty.com (You will most likely already be here if you are reading this blog post online).

Step 2: On the right side of the home page, there is a framed box called "My Account."  If you are not already registered on our website, click "Sign Up Here for Your FREE Account" below the "Log In" button

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Step 3: Once signed up and logged in to your account, The "My Account" box will look

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