So we’re headed home to Pennsylvania and West Virginia to be back close to family. And early in the wee hours of the morning, I listed our beautiful barn home. It’s truly bittersweet because we planned to stay here forever. We have so many memories in the short time we’ve been here and even got married here.
I just pray some other person or family will love it and care for it as much as we have.
One of the most common questions I get is , “How’s the market?” As many of you know, it’s been crazy busy! Inventory is in short supply but the deals are still happening. I encourage buyers to be prepared and to be patient.
All of us are working harder than ever, to find your piece of paradise or even to sell it. Multiple offers and quick sales often come with lots and lots of extra paperwork and negotiating. It often entails more liability as well with disgruntled buyers who didn’t win in the multiple offer process.
The best strategy like is I said, is to be prepared (pre-approved) and to be patient. While we all know how important this process is to you and that you really want THAT home, it’s also best to treat it as it actually is: a business transaction. It’s also good to remember that many times, an even better home comes along right after that first one got away. As I say, “Everything happens for a reason, even if we don’t know why that is right now.”
A good attitude can go a long way, in making the process less stressful for everyone.
Here are the May monthly reports to look at how the market is doing in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Jasper County areas. I look at these every month and know what’s going on in our market. You can also email me at Lori@LoriBaden.com for specific neighborhood reports. Or call me at 843.505.3132. Let me know if I can put my expertise and 21 years of experience to work for you. It would be my pleasure!
Contrary to what one might think, most of us rarely go to the beach around here, even though we live so close. Life and work gets in the way, but somehow… we still feel the good vibrations of our beloved Atlantic mother in our souls.
I finally got a rare moment to celebrate another dear friend’s birthday with a visit to the ocean. I thought I’d take a moment to share a few pics this morning before I get back to work.
This is definitely the most peaceful time to visit Hilton Head Island. The beaches are empty other than a few locals walking or fishing. Total serenity that I soaked in before we get super busy with tourists and real estate. It was a fantastic way to renew my spirit and remind me why we are so blessed to live here.
Enjoy! And don’t forget to let me know how I can help you find your piece of paradise. 843.505.3132 or Lori@LoriBaden.com.
Today is the first day of showings for 56 Full Sweep, Hilton Head Island. Interest is off the hook for this stunning golf and private pool property that is thoroughly updated and turn key ready! Considering the calls and emails already, I do not expect this property to stay on the market for long.
I don’t even have back the official tour videos yet but if you are interested, you better contact Lori Baden at 843.505.3132 today! See below the video for a link to the listing on my website.
Hear it here first… an update from Senator Tom Davis, on the future of the Jasper Ports. This project would mean so much to Jasper and Beaufort Counties in South Carolina, and to Savannah, Georgia too.
Call me, Lori Bee- eXp Realty, to assist you with your future in Jasper County. I live here and I care. 843-505-3132
One of things I love about this area is that there are many festivals and fairs, all year long.One of the biggest ones in the middle of summer is the Beaufort Water Festival. Joe and I went up Sunday to enjoy the Water Skiing Expo. Lots of fun.Here are a few pictures and videos from our afternoon.
So I have been more than a bit absent here lately on this blog. SO much has happened, and I haven’t had time to post. I’ll abbreviate it all quite a bit.
So I was promoted back in April to become the Assistant State Administrative Broker for eXp Realty. Very honored to serve in that position, when suddenly in early May, my beloved boss and State Broker, Jim Girard, announced his retirement. And then in June I was hired to be his replacement as the State Administrative Broker for eXp. What a whirlwind!
As if the transition paperwork of 15 local REALTOR boards and 16 MLS’s across South Carolina wasn’t enough, on June 15th, Joe and I managed to finally close on the home of our dreams and change our address. We now live in a Morton Residential Barn Home in rural Jasper County closer to Savannah, and are loving it. But this move, in this heat with all the work, has not been fun. I just keep reminding myself, just how truly blessed I am to have all these Second Chances, with love and life. Hence why we refer to our mini-farm as Second Chance Farm.
I’m reminded of that quote from Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” I keep asking Joe to pinch me to prove it’s all happening. So many dreams coming true…
I am currently only doing real estate sales and listings on a very limited basis, BUT I now manage 400+ excellent agents who can assist you all across the Palmetto state. I am happy to place your referral in the best hands, so please give me a call at 843-505-3132 so I can assist you. I love making dreams come true!
P.S. Some people to thank for a lot of these life changes:
First of all, my beloved Joe who I plan to rock that rocking chair for life with
My children Jacob & Hannah – who inspire their Momma to never give up
Joanie Horton – former owner, who knew this place was meant to be ours
Thomas Kersey – wonderful Listing Agent who was so helpful
Bannon Law Group – for a smooth closing
Homeside Financial – esp Christa Jensen & Stacy Kimrey who made this dream come true when everyone else said it was impossible
Jim Girard – my career mentor and always will be
Glenn Sanford – dear friend & founder of eXp, the model revolutionizing real estate
Our SC eXp Agents – love y’all and enjoying this ride with you
Bill Martini and Veteran Movers – you should check them out if you are local
Joseph Terry – for all of your physical help during this horrendous heat
Patti – for being my neighbor, confidant and screen repair buddy
Darlene Dudley – for providing us our temporary home the last 2 yrs
All of our family & friends – for your support and congrats
Even on the busiest of real estate days, God has a way of sayin’ : “Stop! Look what I did here, to take your breath away!”
The Church of the Holy Trinity is in Grahamville, SC near Ridgeland, and was on my way home last night from a listing appointment just up Bees Creek Rd. This has to be one of the prettiest churches in South Carolina, if not the entire South. Especially this time of year with the azaleas in bloom.
I thought some of you might enjoy God’s handiwork too.
Thought I’d run down to Alljoy Landing to catch a sunrise this morning. It was more than a bit cloudy but there was a bit of color. And I caught these gentlemen heading off to work, crabbing. A part of me was envious, but then I realized it may storm today. Then I was simply thankful for the food they provide, and prayerful, for their safe return.
Have you ever seen the Will Smith/Matt Damon/Charlize Theron movie, “The Legend of Bagger Vance?” Well, even if you are not a golfer, I do highly recommend it. Did you know much of it was filmed right here in Bluffton? Actually, quite a bit of it was filmed in the gated golf community of Colleton River. The clubhouse is adorned with pictures of the filming and memorabilia.
A lot of people are surprised when I tell them it was filmed here. It really does showcase just how gorgeous this area truly is. It’s also a fabulous place to live. Here is a list of homes currently for sale in Colleton River. If I can help you make your dreams come true, just let me know. It would be my pleasure. My phone is 843-505-3132.
And just to give you a bit of a preview, yesterday I ventured out to the HE Trask Boat Landing in Bluffton and captured this sunrise view of the Clubhouse. Thought you might enjoy it. It’s even more spectacular in person. Wouldn’t it be just fabulous to wake up to every day. Let’s make that happen….