In the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton area there are more than 24 gated communities. As Realtors prepare to show property to customers and clients they first interview them on lifestyle choices and how they plan to use the property. Each of the 24 communities and other traditional neighborhoods have different features and benefits. It is the Realtor that showcases the different communities and available inventory to potential buyers.
If you do not plan to sell your home in the near future, you may not think about it, but as a property owner you want your neighbor who is selling their house to have the most exposure of their property allowing as many potential buyers to view it and make an offer.
Allowing easy access to the gated communities for Realtors is key to you receiving the highest and best offer. Many of the gated communities offer a buyer brochure right at the gate or a member for a day program. This partnership has benefited the communities, the professional advantage of a Realtor and most important the consumer.
Today’s consumer has done a tremendous amount of research online comparing areas of interests. However there is nothing like experiencing a community in person and seeing it through your own eyes.
As we wind down from the summer season, real estate typically picks back up in our local market. The thought of another cold long winter up north brings fall buyers looking to make the Lowcountry home. In our region, today’s buyer will see a slight increase in prices from last year; the median price point is up 3.8% at $253,288. Inventory levels continue to decrease at 8.4 months of supply.
Jean Beck is the executive vice president of the Hilton Head Island Association of Realtors.