Lake Keowee real estate always goes through an interesting period about this time of year. Folks are doing a lot of traveling, but not a lot of playing around on or around the lake so you get plenty of people looking for real estate that have a pretty good idea of what they want. The pace is a bit more subdued as the numbers of buyers in the market are lower than most points of the year. Those are the serious shoppers, they’re just more patient. The situation is exacerbated by the lack of inventory. Their patience is causing anxiety as there is also a need to move fairly quickly when a good property comes on the market. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out. As always, some will get there dream Lake Keowee home or property while others will lament the one that got away.
How’s business? Still good, though not a lot of activity over Thanksgiving. We are working a couple of offers, showing a few houses and expecting to put a lake front house under contract soon. The lower level of activity makes this time of year a great opportunity to look over the tools of the trade, our advertising mechanisms, etc. It’s also the time we start planning for 2023. Time to dust off the crystal ball (who are we kidding, we use that thing all the time!) and figure out what the future holds in order to plan for it and give our customers and clients the best advice we can muster.
And, by the way congratulations to the Gamecocks. What an end to the 2022 regular season for those guys! On the Bowl season!
How to Sell Your Home For The Highest Price Possible
Here’s how to avoid mistakes that could cost hundreds, even thousands of dollars, when you sell your home.
The old notion of caveat emptor – “buyer beware” – has been turned on its head. Lately, with all of the talk about “buyers’ markets” and “changing real estate values,” as well as the myriad complexities and legal ramifications of today’s real estate transaction, a more appropriate sentiment may be “seller beware.”
Consider How Flexible You Can Be
With Terms and Occupancy
You may agree to their proposed terms, but change the length of the loan or the interest rate. You may be able to strike a deal that benefits them by giving them lower payments or a lower amount down, while making you better profits in the long run.
Also, remember timing isn’t everything.
If the buyer’s moving plans conflict with yours, consider some alternatives:
Change your plans.
Move and rent until you can move into your new home.
Stay and rent from the buyer.
Pay the buyer a bonus to change their plans.
Pay rent for the buyer until you can move out.
Check out the Lake Keowee Real Estate numbers for the year
• South Cove County Park — Campground closes Dec. 19-Jan. 1 — Park gates will open daily from 5 a.m.-10 p.m. through the winter — Day-use area closes daily at 9 p.m. • Chau Ram County Park — Campground closes Nov. 14-Feb. 28, reopens March 1 — Park gates will open daily from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. November through February with the following exceptions: (1) Park will close for safety when below freezing, ice present or flooding. (2) Park will close for Thanksgiving on Nov. 24-25. (3) Park will close for Christmas break Dec. 19-Jan. 8. • High Falls County Park — Campground closes Nov. 14-Feb. 28, reopens March 1 — Park gates will open daily from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. through the winter with the following exceptions: (1) Day use area closes daily at dusk. (2) Park will close for Thanksgiving on Nov. 24-25. (3) Park will close for Christmas Dec. 24-25. • Lake Hartwell access areas — All boat ramps managed by Oconee County will remain open through the winter — Friendship day-use area will close Nov. 14 and reopen March 1 — All restrooms will close and be winterized except for Friendship restroom, which is heated