Thunderstorms in the Afternoon Lake Keowee
We’re officially into summertime now as attested to by the late and frequent afternoon thunderstorms. This past Tuesday we experienced the longest day of 2018. From here until the winter solstice every day will get 1 minute shorter, give or take a second or three, and with these long hot Southern summer days come the predictable and sometimes welcome thunderstorms.
In case you were wondering, they are created when rapidly rising warm air runs into the cooler air in the upper atmosphere forcing the water vapor in the warm air to condense. This air rotates around a while and ends up as rain and sometimes hail. #themoreyouknow
The past couple of afternoons we’ve experienced some good ones that have been accompanied by heavy winds and of course lightning which has led to some trees down and a smattering of power outages. So far we’ve lost a string of lights and a canoe. Let’s hope they calm down a bit as we enjoy the rest of the summer.
The good news is that after a typical storm rolls through you are left with some truly gorgeous days on Lakes Keowee and Jocassee. Some of my favorite lake afternoons are after just such storms when the temperatures cool down, the sky becomes clear, the water looks like glass and the table is set for the picture-perfect sunset.
With that longest day usually comes lots of Lake Keowee real estate transactions. This year was no exception. We will close $3.5M in Lake Keowee real estate this week and hopefully put another $1.5 under contract (fingers crossed). Those are the type of numbers that make us very happy, but certainly not satisfied. As I said last week we feel we can do more!
For you sellers, now is a great time to be on the market. Make sure you property looks its best and is priced competitively among its competition. Buyers, check out Lake Keowee after one of the storms. You’ll fall even deeper in love!
29 Essential Tips That Get Homes Sold Fast (And For Top Dollar)
Tip #10 or tip 10 which sounds a little more fun.
The key to effective marketing is knowing your product’s good and bad points. In the case of your home, accentuating the good can mean a faster sale for more money; failing to deal with the bad can mean months on the market and a lower-than-desired sales price.
The biggest mistake you can make at this point is to rely solely on your own judgement. Remember this is your home, a place of fond memories. There are bound to be emotional issues that can impair your ability to make an honest assessment of your home’s strengths and weaknesses.
In evaluating what improvements you can make, don’t be shy about asking others for their opinions. But make sure you’re getting an honest answer; some may try to spare your feelings, just what you don’t need. Fortunately, your Realtor won’t be shy in discussing what should be done to make a home more marketable.
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