Real Estate Blog

Buying a home is an exciting time and there’s a lot to learn along the way. A LOT.  I always advise my first time homebuyer clients to prepare themselves as much as possible for their new journey, but it’s impossible to learn everything ahead of time. In no particular order, here are some of the basics that I find are sometimes forgotten:

Property Taxes

Greenville property taxes are due on January 15 without exception. If you’re a day late the penalty is 3% and will continue to increase the longer you put off paying your bill. There is no way to charm your way out of a penalty so keep track of this date!  

Schools Assigned to Your New Home

If you’re a parent of a school aged child, the Greenville, SC schools assigned to your new home may

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Cost Effective Upgrades

When you start toying with the idea of listing your Greenville home, more often than not that pesky ‘to-do’ list pops up in one’s mind. You have to start thinking about where you should invest money and what will serve you in the long run. It’s easy to get carried away updating your asset with the hopes that it’ll bring in a higher selling price, however we know this isn’t always the case. Here are my top recommendations to update your home in a cost effective way:

Garden

I know not everyone has a green-thumb, but having a nice well-kept yard is important. You don’t have to spend a fortune putting in a new pond or a giant deck, these are costs you might not recuperate. For very little money you can hugely improve the first impression your home

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Your Life After Becoming A HomeownerSo you’ve dipped your toes in the Greenville real estate market, now what? After purchasing a home in Greenville there’s still a lot to learn and more importantly a lot to do! Luckily tech savvy app developers seem to understand that people need a hand with this and have created some great tools that will help you every step of the way.  Here’s a list of some of apps that will help simplify your life after becoming a homeowner.

1. SnapShop

Maybe you’ve just finished staging your home, but knowing how furniture will look in your new home can be challenging to visualize, especially with curved walls or oddly shaped rooms. This app will help you see how things will look, without having to do all the grunt work of actually moving the furniture around.

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At RE/MAX Moves, we’re committed to helping our clients make sure their Greenville home sells. There’s a lot to understand about Greenville real estate, and having the right mindset might just be of your biggest advantages.

Preparing Your Home For Sale

1. Be Flexible

Be open to offers and be prepared to negotiate. Easier said than done, I know. You want to keep in mind that selling your home is a process and can require a lot of patience and strategy on your end. When navigating through the Greenville real estate market, remember your long term goals and make decisions with that mindset.

2. Be Creative

Today in the Greenville real estate market, there are a lot of ways we can market your home and reach potential buyers. Long gone are the days when you could just put a for

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Staging your home

When going to sell your home in Greenville, or anywhere in South Carolina really, I can’t stress enough how staging your home properly will help you save time and get a better price for your home. Time after time, applying the rules listed below has helped my clients sell their Greenville homes:

1. First Impressions

The first impression homebuyers will have of your home is the exterior, an often forgotten or neglected part of the selling process. When people are interested in buying a home, often they’ll choose the location first. What many people don’t realize is that homebuyers may already be scanning your neighborhood before your home is even officially listed. I always highlight this to my clients, because while we can control when homebuyers

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Tracy TchirkowWe are excited to announce that Tracy Tchirkow has joined RE/MAX Moves as Greenville SC Buyer's Agent after previously being with Prudential C. Dan Joyner Realtors' Garlington Road office.  

If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in Greenville SC, don't hesitate to give her a call at 864.238.2561!



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Some great new features have just been launched on one of the Upstate's leading Greenville SC Real Estate websites, GreenvilleMoves.com.  Here's a rundown of what you can do.

Sort By MLS Number



When searching the Greenville SC MLS, you can now sort by MLS number allowing users to alway see the most recent MLS listings at the top, regardless of what other criteria they're searching by.

 

Search by Days on Website



This function allows users to only show homes for sale in Greenville SC that have appeared on the website in the past 1, 7, or 31 days. Now you can see homes that have recently been listed AND any that have come back onto the MLS after being under contract.

Get Local


This is a great new feature for people relocating to Greenville SC.

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Think you're alone relocating to Greenville, South Carolina?  Think again.  Greenville has become a hotbed for relocation over the past decade, with many regional, national, and internationally operating companies setting up shop in the Upstate.  Many of these postitions have brought people to our area from all over the globe, and similarly, have sent people from our area all over the globe.  

Of the record number of visitors to GreenvilleMoves.com this year, 3% will be searching homes for sale in Greenville SC from outside of the US, and 61% of our US visitors are searching from outside of South Carolina!  Yes, the majority of people searching for homes on GreenvilleMoves.com are finding us from across statelines!

So, where are they coming from?

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