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There are hundreds of factors to consider when selling a home. However, the presence of asbestos is not often taken into account. Asbestos is a hazardous material – but only under certain conditions. For this reason, it is important to obtain a home inspection and asbestos consultation to help reassure potential buyers that while asbestos may be present, it is not typically immediately hazardous. Many believe asbestos to be a problem of the past. However, they may be surprised to learn that asbestos can be found, in some form, in nearly 80% of structures built prior to 1978. Asbestos materials can be found almost anywhere in the home but are most common in pipe linings, boilers, insulation, and HVAC ductwork. This is not to say however, that all these…
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Prudential is by far the top real estate company in Charleston. A lot of home buyers see our signs and advertising and assume that we’re one of the top companies. But, they don’t have actual information to compare us with the rest. So, we’ve included some statistics below that were taken from the MLS along with other information about our company.      Prudential:  
  • sold 47% of properties on the MLS in 2007 – that’s almost 4 times what our next biggest competitor sold.
  • participates in 1 out of every 3 home sales in the MLS.
  • has been the top selling real estate company in Charleston since 1991.
  • is the largest real estate company in Charleston, with over 900 agents.
  • has 16 offices in James Island, Folly Beach, Mt.
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We’ve included our first quarterly letter of 2008 from Prudential Carolina Real Estate in Charleston. This letter to the public will be published in this Sunday’s Post and Courier (as it always is), so we’re getting it to our clients before it hits the press!    February 17, 2008   To our friends and neighbors,   Periodically we share our thoughts with you about our local real estate market. 45 days into a new year and looking toward spring, it seems a good time to do that again. The two questions on everyone’s mind are: “Is my financial investment in my home safe?” And, “Is this a good time for me to buy or sell?”   We all know there are some current challenges in the housing market, but there is also much good news that often gets buried…
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Today’s market benefits two groups of buyers:  first-time buyers, and buyers moving up.  It is an excellent market to buy, especially if you don’t have a current home to sell.  For this reason, we’re seeing a lot of first-time home buyers opting to buy instead of rent.  Since these first-time buyers are not having to make contingencies to sell a home before buying another, they are able to use that negotiating power elsewhere (price, for example). 


Even if you have a home to sell, it’s a very good time to move up.  It may take a little while to sell your current home, and you won’t get for it what you would have gotten even a year ago.  But, remember that you’ll also be paying considerably less for the home you’ll buy if you’re moving up.  For

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We’re just writing to let you know that we’ve added a new section to our website!  With the strong buyers market that’s resulted in the Charleston area, auctions are becoming more popular.  In response to this growing trend, we’ve incorporated Charleston real estate auctions into our website to better serve our clients.  We will be adding more information to the page in the coming weeks – as many of you know, we update the website on a daily basis.  But, we wanted to go ahead and tell you about this new addition.  Feel free to check it out using the link below!    

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Perhaps the two most important factors in any home sale are the condition of the home and how the home is priced. Condition and pricing can very easily make or break a sale (the latter leaving a home stalled on the market and susceptible to price reductions or lack of interest). Buyers are looking for a home that presents an impressive and attractive package both in respect to how the home looks and in how the home is priced compared to other like homes. Without a good impression and a good price, a home is almost impossible to sell, which can be difficult to overcome and stressful to deal with (especially for the sellers).


The reality of the real estate market is that homes need to present a unified and desirable visual image to buyers. This good

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With home flipping becoming as popular as it has in the past several years, interested investors and DIY'ers are forever seeking the perfect real estate market to flip homes. Several markets around the nation have been tapped into with great success. Although we have not seen as many home flips this past year, we saw quite a few in the previous years. Many of these homes that have been renovated for flipping have been what is referred to as “cosmetically fixed,” which means that mostly the visual aspects of the home have been improved. However, the calling card of a truly well done home flip is the updating of the home's vital systems, like the electrical and plumbing.


In an area like Charleston SC many of the older homes have a great location or

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In today's real estate market, two distinct types of agents have emerged – the buyer's agent and the listing agent. The typical image of an agent is of the buyer's agent who works solely for a client buying a new home. The listing agent, conversely, is an agent who specializes in preparing a home for the market and selling it.


The primary objective of a listing agent is to use smart marketing techniques that put the listed home in front of as many buyers and buyers’ agents as possible. This process goes far beyond putting up a sign and hoping that some interest is piqued. In fact, posting a sign is merely the start of a long and involved process. Where the buyer's agent deals mainly with prospective home buyers, the listing agent concerns him or

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When getting your home in Charleston ready to sell, don’t forget that there are many things that you can do to increase your home's value. After spending time addressing the inside of the home itself, head outside and apply the same critical eye to the yard and exterior of your home. This is your chance to create a real visual impact with your home. Curb appeal is very important in the sale of a home, as it is more often the curb appeal that interests people in a home in the first place.


There are so many different things that can be done to a yard to spruce up the home's appearance that it is sometimes hard to know where to start. If there is any junk lying about, start with getting rid of it. A clean slate to work on is always a great starting

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These days it is simply not enough to just throw your home on the local Charleston real estate market and hope for the best. We agree that sometimes this works, but if you want to get top dollar for your home you are going to have to ensure that it is set apart from the majority of listed homes on the MLS. So, how can the average home owners set their home apart from the others? Make a few upgrades. But - be sure to do it the right way!


There are several things that the average buyer takes into account when looking at a home. You probably already know what they are - after all, you bought the home you are now selling, right?! A great area to start is in the kitchen. Are the appliances out of date? Replacing them is well worth the expense, as new

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