Tropical Depression Lake Keowee Real Estate Rain Blog
Remember a couple of years back when we were all praying for rain? Well, our prayers have been answered! We’ve been the recipients of, by the end of the next few days, rain worthy of a Forrest Gump soliloquy (“Shoot, it even rained at night”). That’s on top of the downpours we had prior to this week, leaving us soaking and ready to begin praying for the rains to stop. I guess, be careful of what you ask for (law and prayers, semantics are always at issue).
All of this rain has put a damper on our real estate business, making it hard for folks to get out and truly appreciate the true beauty of the various lake properties available. It also makes it harder for folks to get real excited about being on the lake. Everybody knows rain is a part of life, but as referenced in a myriad of studies on gloomy days and depression (you’ll have to look those up, I know I’ve seen them and personally know rainy days bring me down ((and Mondays)) and yes we all sorely miss Karen Carpenter).
Rainy days affect us Lake Keowee waterfront realtors in several ways as we can’t get out and shoot videos, aerial videos and pictures on such days. Also the folks who clear lots can’t get out and make them look all pretty and presentable-like. That delays us getting new listings on the market, which delays them getting sold. So long story short, how about we all pray that the good Lord mixes in a few sunny days along the way?
However, the rain hasn’t stopped us from closing properties. We were able to close on a lot over the past week, teeing up a closing on a $600,000 house for this week and saving a closing on another lot. Fortunately much of that part can be done inside.
29 Essential Tips That Get Homes Sold Fast (And For Top Dollar)
We’ve made it all the way to #6! Since it’s raining outside, keep reading. What else do you got to do?
Tip No. 6 Your Tax assessment means almost nothing
Some people look to tax assessments to assign a value. The problem here is that assessments are based on a number of criteria unrelated to property values, so they often don’t necessarily reflect the true value of your home. Have you ever heard of two identical homes in the same neighborhood with dramatically different assessed values because one was purchased more recently than the other? Well, it happens quite often.
Lake Keowee Real Estate Expert Video Update May 2018