Lake Keowee Real Estate Expert Blog Slowin’ Snow
Lake Keowee received a visit from a snow maker over the weekend. Laying down somewhere in the neighborhood of 5-8 inches depending on which end of Keowee you are on. As expected, the snow led to some power outages as well as some big fun. It’s not often we see snow in our area and when it comes, we often don’t know how to handle it. “Where are my ski pants and gloves?” “You have ski pants and gloves?” Fortunately, we leave all of those things in a winter weather bag that can be pulled out of the back recesses of the little used storage closet when the snow does, in fact, hit. Once the weather has passed after a paltry ONE or TWO days, we let those clothes dry out and put them back in the winter weather bag until next stroke of wintry luck.
The winter weather did put a damper on a lot of stuff being sold on Sunday, but by mid-Monday we were back in the office ensuring things ran as they should, i.e., smoothly. We were able to put our new house listing under contract last week as well as a waterfront Keowee lot listing. We have a couple of other listings getting a lot of activity, so it’s only a matter of time before someone bites on those (we still need a LOT more listings as there are many, many buyers out there that could quite possibly be interested in your property!). It’s early 2022 but we’ve got to get some more sales on the board!
For all of you sellers out there, now is the time to start thinking about getting your Lake Keowee home or lot on the market. What needs to be repaired, cleaned, updated, etc., make sure it gets done so the magic can happen. Before you know it spring will be springing!
Once you’ve decided to consult with an agent, the decision of which one to choose is probably the biggest and most important decision you’ll make in the entire process.
The best first step is to talk with close friends and relatives who have recently sold a home. Ask if they had a good experience, whether they would recommend the agent and if they had any reservations or things they wished the agent had done differently.
Also talk to professionals you may know in related industries, including lenders, title officers, contractors or builders, accountants or lawyers. Ask them what it is they recommend about the agents they refer and whether they themselves have ever used the agents’ services.
Finally, look around your neighborhood to see what agents seem to be listing and selling the most houses. Take a look at the ads, direct mail, brochures, signs and other materials that the agents use to promote the houses they sell.
- Do they seem professional and high-quality?
- Do they present an image of an organized, competent professional?
- Do they impress you as someone you may be interested in working with?
Keep in mind that if you don’t like the way they market themselves and other people’s homes, you probably won’t like the way they market yours either.
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