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.
The Yost Group is a husband and wife team that together have a process in place that delivers an unbeatable customer experience to their clients and customers. That is why they are a top producing team and rising stars in the Greater Beaufort, Bluffton, and Hilton Head areas of South Carolina.
As a writer for Inman News, Missy has her finger on the pulse of real estate on a national level. She teaches other brokers and agents throughout the United States and the world about best practices and trends in the current market. Her warm and inviting nature gives a level of comfort to everyone she meets.
As a Military Relocation Professional, Darren works with clients worldwide who are relocating to the Greater Beaufort area. He has a process to ease the stress of relocation. He is patient and kind and always available to answer questions.
Personally, Darren and Missy relocated from Cincinnati to Bluffton six years ago. They now call Hardeeville home and are very involved with their community. They enjoy family, friends, and their French Bulldog Zoey. But most of all, they love living the dream in the Lowcountry 365 days a year.
So in case you didn’t notice, my name has changed. Yes, that’s a good thing. Actually, a great thing. I got married on Black Friday, ending 47 years of Bachelorhood for my Joe. LOL.
Actually, I’m the one that’s blessed… he waited 47 years to find “the one.”
We got married at home here in our barn. It was a gloriously beautiful fall day. Just perfect. I hope all of you will rejoice with us. We are truly best friends, in love.
And as a side note, I’ve been crazily busy with work too. Yes, I’m still in real estate. Still with eXp Realty. It’ll be 4 years soon. Since then we’ve grown from just over 1000 agents to 25,000+ nationally, and from 40 to well over 700 here in SC. Production volume has grown from $90 million a year in 2017 to over $581 million here in SC, in 2019. To say I’m proud, is an understatement! As Designated Managing Broker, I oversee operations in South Carolina for this wonderful company.
We have over 30 agents here locally to assist you, and I do referrals all the time. Locally, statewide and nationally. Let me know if I can assist you in finding your piece of paradise, like I’ve found mine. It would be my pleasure.
Super stoked to make this announcement and introduce Kasia Pawelek to everyone!
A savvy business woman and a breakthrough scientist with an artistic soul. Kasia specializes in residential and commercial real estate in Bluffton, Hilton Head, Hardeeville, and Beaufort. Over the years she has represented clients in sales and purchases of houses, condos, new construction, and land. She has earned FIVE STAR reviews from her clients and countless testimonials show 100% satisfaction with her service and knowledge of the area. She is an experienced professional that utilizes cutting edge technology. Kasia is there for her clients though the full process and beyond including recommending contractors, inspectors, lenders, attorneys, and many other professionals as well as helping with moving and local advice.
Upon moving to South Carolina from Michigan, Kasia was smitten with the Lowcountry and its housing opportunities. As an artist, she appreciates the beauty, symmetry, and picturesque views from homes and as a mathematician she focuses on market data, practicality, and investment potential of homes. That’s an ideal mix of both the artistic soul and realistic approach that would make your house both functional and beautiful, all at the right price. She loves working with buyers and sellers. She is committed to taking customer service to the next level. The only thing that gives her job satisfaction is seeing the fulfilled smile on her client’s face. As a co-owner of a small, local, real estate rental business she has developed an innovative and cutting-edge approach to marketing, market data analysis, and newest technology.
She is a world traveler and has wide international experience and collaborations. She can help arrange a professional to facilitate translations in Spanish, Polish, German, Italian, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, and Chinese. She gives her 100% in all her career endeavors.
Had a busy morning work wise and also with taking a continuing education course. But I find there is nothing better to focus and energize me for the day, than taking a moment to breathe and enjoy the view. That’s especially important here in the lowcountry, as I realize that is why people want to mover here and buy real estate.
Thought some of you, like me, might like the real report on the area market, in that link above. So many times when you ask an agent, “how is the market doing?” They simply respond, “Great!” Well, it actually is going pretty well but it’s a bit more complicated than that.
Prices are up a median of 5.4%. That’s good news. Pending sales are up 4%. Also good news. BUT… (there’s always a but, isn’t there?)…. New listings are down 10.1% and overall inventory is down 7.2%.
However a lot of that inventory is out of the price point that buyers are looking in (under $300K). We still have plenty of options at over $500K that are still drastically reduced from pre-recession days. There are still GREAT deals.
But we are facing an affordable housing shortage for relocating hospitality workers, school teachers, healthcare providers, fire and police officers, and more that will keep our community vibrant and functioning.
If you have a home in good condition available in the under $300,000 price range, I’d love to assist you in that sale today. I pride myself in my marketing and negotiation skills and would appreciate the opportunity to put my 17 years of experience to work for you. Give me a call at 843-505-3132 for your professional consultation.