What You Need to Know About the Changes to Lake Murray


There are changes coming to Lake Murray. How will they affect you?

Lake Murray is one of the best assets we have in the Midlands. It's fun to live on and play in. If you're a seller
or a buyer, though, and you're interested in the lake there are some things you need to know.

Starting with sellers, you should know that starting this October they are going to start pulling the water level in
the lake down until about mid-December. If you're selling your property and a potential buyer sees that there is
no water below your dock, it could be hard to explain that the water will return in just a month or two.

So if you are interested in selling, you should consider speaking with us now before this process starts. By
contacting us early, we can also get great photographs done before the water level is lowered in order to show
potential buyers what the lake normally looks like.

If you're interested in buying a property on the lake, this may be a great opportunity for you. I'm not
saying that you're going to get a place for 50 cents on the dollar, but you could be able to get it for 5% to 10%
less than usual.

If you have any additional questions about buying or selling on Lake Murray, please feel free to reach out to me.
I look forward to helping you soon.

PQ: If you're selling your property and a potential buyer sees that there is no water below your dock, it could be
hard to explain that the water will return in just a month or two.

Q2 2017 vs. Q2 2018: How Has Our Real Estate Market Changed?


How did this year’s second quarter real estate market stack up to what we saw in 2017? Let’s find out today.

Whether you’re a buyer, seller, investor, or homeowner, understanding local market trends will be
critical to your success. That’s why today, we’ll be comparing the second quarter of 2018’s real
estate market to the second quarter from 2017 to determine how our Midlands area market has
changed over that time.

First of all, there were slightly more active listings on our market during this year’s second quarter than
what we saw last year, with there being 4,861 active listings in Q2 of 2017 and 4,998 in Q2 of this year.
Of those listings, 75.23% sold this year, while just 71.6% of those listed last year successfully
closed.

The average list and sale prices have also risen. This year, the average sale price during our second
quarter was $200,250. During the second quarter of 2017, though, the average sale price was
$195,382. This constitutes a year-over-year increase of 9.75%. Of course, this figure only accounts
for the average property values. Not every home in the Midlands rose in value by this amount,
but the statistic does give us a good indication of how our market has developed.

Another area of change we’ve seen in the last year is the rate at which homes are selling. Homes
during this year’s second quarter spent an average of 56 days on the market, while homes during the
second quarter of 2017 spent an average of 65 days on the market.

With all of these factors in mind, it’s clear that our real estate market right now is very solid. Those
who are thinking of buying have a great opportunity to do so. In fact, the faster you make your
home purchase, the better.

So, if you have any other questions, would like more information, or would like our help in making
your move, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

What Makes People Trust Our Team?

What does trust mean to my team and I? Today I’d like to explain.
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When I talk about trust, I’m not just referring to things like honesty or integrity. It’s my opinion that,
in real estate, honesty and integrity should be prerequisites.

Trust, therefore, means something deeper. It is something our clients place in us when they make the
decision to let us guide them through their real estate needs, whether they are buying, selling, or doing
both.

Clients trust that my team and I operate not only with honesty and integrity, but also with a high
level of knowledge and experience. Clients trust in us and our systems, which, for home sellers,
means a fast and profitable transaction.

If you have any other questions, would like more information, or are thinking of buying or selling any
time soon, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.