WEICHERT REALTORS HIRES FOUR AGENTS 

Judy Grant, Shannon Docherty, Bob Steadman and Alexandra Simis have joined the Weichert Realtors real estate team. 

Grant, who will work out of the Hilton Head Island office, began her real estate career in Wisconsin. After their children finished college, Judy and her husband decided to move to Hilton Head. Before joining Weichert Realtors, Grant started her own “boutique’’ real estate agency. 

DESIGNING HOMES THAT EMBODY THE LOWCOUNTRY STYLE

Lowcountry style means different things to different people, from the traditional origins in the late 18th century (think Savannah) to the modern day that has incorporated traditional elements into 21st century splendor. 

Homes were built for comfort, practicality and for keeping the interior cool to provide an escape from the hot, humid southern weather. This included double-hung windows, porches to capture the afternoon breezes, transoms, pilings to raise the first floor to allow cooler air to circulate beneath the home and protect against high water tides, wraparound porches with awnings, and shutters for bringing the outside light and ventilation in. 

COLLINS GROUP REALTY WELCOMES LISTINGS COORDINATOR

Cameron Clark has joined Collins Group Realty as listings coordinator. He will provide comprehensive support and assistance to CGR’s listings team in the processing and logistics of properties listed in the Lowcountry. Clark is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. He previously worked as House of Representatives page at the South Carolina Statehouse. 

SCARE INVENTORY EXPECTED TO SHAPE FUTURE OF HOME SALES

As a veteran real estate pro and farmer, James Wedgeworth knows this to be true: “You can’t sell from an empty wagon.”

Which is his way of saying scarce inventory will shape the market for home sales — nationally and in Hilton Head — in the months ahead.

“It’s about a lack of inventory,” said Wedgeworth, co-founder of Charter One Realty and Marketing, noting that the number of homes available for sale has declined monthly for most of this year.

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IN HOME-TECH TRENDS

If you can dream it, we can build it. 

It sounds like a marketing slogan. But when it comes to smart home technology, what once felt more like fictional thinking out of a movie is becoming both doable and affordable.

If you live in the Lowcountry year-round, chances are your friends who live elsewhere are jealous. This area’s beautiful beaches, world-class resorts and wide selection of restaurants, shopping and activities make the the Lowcountry a top vacation destination, and a great place to call home.

Whether your rental property is a vacation villa by the ocean or a home for a family, professional management companies can provide peace of mind.

Owning rental property in the Lowcountry is full of rewards. Chief among them is the opportunity to enjoy your own piece of paradise.

Think about being able to rejuvenate. To reconnect with family friends. To be immersed in the relaxing comforts of our community.

COLLINS GROUP REALTY NAMED TOP LARGE REAL ESTATE TEAM IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND LAUNCHES NEW CHARITABLE FUND AND PROJECT

Collins Group Realty was named one of America’s most productive sales teams as a part of RealTrends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals, a ranking report produced by RealTrends and Tom Ferry International.  The team is now a member of the “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” and ranked the No. 1 large team in South Carolina. 

LOWCOUNTRY MARKET SIZZLES DURING THE SUMMER

The superheated market for Lowcountry home sales sizzled into summer, with no sign of significant slowing.

Scarce inventory, low interest rates and a pandemic-inspired trend to work from home are driving sales and pushing prices for homes on Hilton Head and Bluffton.

TRENDS THAT HELP PERSONALIZE THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

Dorm rooms have improved from the cramped, smelly versions of the past. Colleges realize that students crave some of the comforts of home. Students want their rooms to suit their personal style, whether they are into art, sports, music or even just a particular color. 

College is a major step. A well-thought-out dorm environment is helpful as students move into a different life stage.