Are automated home values really all that reliable? Find out today.

Most people are familiar with Zillow’s Zestimate tool, which generates an estimated home value based on public data. But therein lies the problem; Zillow might factor in a home’s square footage, general location, and appearance, but they don’t know everything that factors into a home’s value.

For example, they might know where the home is located, but they don’t know where on a particular street it is and whether that spot provides an ocean view that would boost a home’s value. They also can’t factor in any upgrades you’ve made to the property.

"Automated home valuation tools don’t know everything about your home that affects its value."


Today’s market is…

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 Three must-ask questions for the real estate agent you’re interviewing.

Today I’m talking about the three things a buyer or seller needs to ask an agent when they’re interviewing them:

  1. How much experience have you had? You want to know how many homes they’ve closed because experience matters. The more situations that the agent has experienced, the more likely they are to have a solution.
  2. Are you a team or an individual agent? Make sure you know who you’ll be communicating with throughout the process.
  3. Will they give you timely feedback on urgent issues? For example, you want to know how a showing went right away and know about any inspection issues. A Realtor who communicates with you saying they don’t know yet is better than silence…

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The crazy state of the market in Charleston, South Carolina.

Today I'm talking about how crazy the market is in Charleston, South Carolina, and on the islands.

When you hear that prices are going up and that there's low inventory, that is really happening. The supply and demand are driving the prices up right now so if you have any interest in selling your house, now is a wonderful time to do so. We have more buyers looking now than we ever have.

Charleston is a wonderful place to be, and the beaches are a great place for a second home. We're seeing more sales but we have very few homes on the market. In the Wild Dunes area, we only have six properties. As soon as something comes on the MLS, it gets multiple offers.

If you're…

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