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What the Q1 Numbers Say About Our Greenville Market


As we move into the second quarter of 2019, our Greenville market is looking stable, and now is a great time to sell.

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Now that we’re into the second quarter of 2019, it’s a great time to look back at the first quarter of our market to see where things stand between buyers and sellers as we move through spring.

To really gauge our market, there are four numbers I like to track: inventory, home sales, the average sale price, and the average days on market. Here’s how each of these numbers stack up compared to the first quarter of last year:

  • Inventory rose 6.8% to 4,271 active homes on the market
  • The number of sales dropped 1.7% to 2,768 homes
  • The average sale price rose 0.9% to $240,398
  • The average days on market rose 4.9% to 64 days

Just a few months ago, the U.S. News & World Report said that 2019 was going to be the best year for home sellers in recent memory.

What these numbers mean is our market is very stable, and stability is good. Just a few months ago, the U.S. News & World Report said that 2019 was going to be the best year for home sellers in recent memory. Interest rates are still very low, and 20% of all millennials say they plan on buying a home within the year. 

If you want to sell your current home and buy another home, I recommend putting your home on the market first and getting it under contract before looking for your next home. Otherwise, you run the risk of owning (and paying for) two homes at the same time.

If you have any more questions about our Greenville market or you need help buying or selling a home, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you.




Will We See You at Our Upcoming Home Buying Workshop?


Buying a home can be an intimidating prospect. We understand this, and that’s exactly why we’d like to invite you to our upcoming homebuyer workshop.

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During my most recent appearance on “Your Carolina,” I spoke with hosts Jack Roper and Megan Heidlerg about my team’s upcoming homebuyer workshop.

This amazing event will take place in our office (03 Woods Lake Road, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29607)  at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 30. We at Hamilton & Co. know that many of you may be interested in buying a new home, but aren’t sure where to begin. That’s exactly why we’re hosting this workshop.

At this event, future homebuyers will have the chance to learn about the real estate process from local professionals (including agents, an attorney, and a lender) in a low-pressure, stress-free environment.

This homebuyer event will teach you everything you need to know about taking advantage of our current market.

Armed with the knowledge we’ll be offering at this event, local buyers are sure to find incredible success in our current market. Not only is spring an incredible time to begin a home search, but interest rates have recently dropped, as well, making right now an amazing time to move.

This homebuyer event will teach you everything you need to know about taking advantage of our current market. Best of all, we’re offering breakfast to all those who attend.

Space is limited at this incredible, free event, so register now. You can save your spot by clicking here.

As always, if you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.



A Few Reasons to Consider Selling Your Home This Winter


The winter might be a better time to sell your home than you think. Here are a few reasons why.

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Winter may be the best time to put your home on the market. If you were waiting until spring, you may not have to. On my recent appearance on “Your Carolina with Jack & Megan,” I discussed why the winter is a fantastic opportunity for homeowners to get their properties on the market.

One of the biggest misconceptions in real estate is that the winter is a bad time to sell. However, lower inventory means less competition. If you wait until June or July, you’ll be competing against many other homebuyers. The more supply that’s out there, the more home prices get compressed.

If you wait until June or July to list, your competition will increase exponentially.

Secondly, this is the time of year where many companies are helping their employees out by giving them bonuses and year-end payouts. They are starting to collect those right now and will have a little bit of extra money in their pocket.

Finally, did you know that January is the No. 1 month for corporate relocations? With that being so, there will be a lot of people coming into the area, looking to pick a house quickly by January. You'll want to be on the market now to take advantage of those buyers.

Thanks again to Jack and Megan for having me. If you have any questions about why winter is a great time to sell or about real estate in general, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


How Can You Handle Pests and Other Problems in Your Home?


Pest and termite control is certainly an important thing for homeowners to pay attention to. However, did you know that moisture and mold control can be just as devastating and worrisome?

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Whether you’re thinking about buying, selling, or wanting to preserve the investment you’ve already made in your home, we’re here to give you smart advice to be able to do that.

I was recently joined by Tyler Rehn from Pest Guard Solutions to talk about what his company does and how they can help you. He runs a termite, pest control, and moisture control company. He married into a family who had this type of business and recently went on his own in the last year.

The No. 1 question people have for Tyler is whether or not they have termites in their home. His team’s experience makes it easy to find an answer. Another common question Tyler hears is about mold and moisture control. Everyone thinks about termite control when it comes to getting rid of pests, but when Tyler and his team start to look at homes, the moisture and mold side is something that’s often forgotten about.

Moisture and mold problems can be just as devastating as pest and termite problems.

A lot of times, when you’re putting your home on the market, wood destroying mold can be just as big of an issue as termites. It could be mold, fungus, or termites that could rot wood away and even lead to health issues.

If you want to know more about what Tyler and his team do, you can visit them here or give him a call at (864) 616-6308. They’d be happy to answer any questions you have. They even have a special offer for those of are subscribers of ours.

If you have any other real estate-related questions, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.






What Is Happening in Your Greenville Market?


Today I want to share our latest market numbers and help you decide if it is a great time to buy or sell.

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I was recently on “Your Carolina with Jack & Megan” to talk about the market, and if you're thinking about buying or selling, you won't want to miss this episode—which you can follow along with above as we discuss the latest developments in our market.

The first statistic we should consider is inventory, also known as the supply. When the market slows down, supply typically rises. Currently, we're still seeing supply decrease with a 2.7% decrease compared to this time last year. This indicates that it is still a strong market.

The average days on market (the amount of time it takes a home to sell) is another key indicator of overall market conditions. Currently, the average number of days on market is down about 3%, which means that we are still seeing a strong market, even though some people are saying it is slowing.

The numbers don't indicate a slowing. In fact, the average price of a home is still going up. We are up 8.4% from this time last year with a price of $245,000. It is still a seller's market below $250,000. If you put a home on the market that is $175,000 to $225,000, it sells very quickly.

The great thing about selling now is that there's actually less competition because there are fewer homes on the market.

Since it is fall, many people think that now isn't the time to sell because homes don't sell. However, this is a misconception. It is actually a very robust market here and we see a lot of homes sold. The great thing about selling now is that there's actually less competition because there are fewer homes on the market as you go into the winter months. The buyers that are out there are also more serious about finding a home and want to buy.

The entire Greenville area is still very popular. Specifically the Five Forks area as well as inside the city is becoming increasingly popular. In fact, we put a home on the market a few weeks ago in West Greenville that received 15 offers. People want to go into the village and fix homes up and make a nice community.

Days on market still does matter greatly. We try to price a home so that it sells in 30 to 45 days. If it does stay on the market longer than this, we don't want it to reach 60 days because then when buyers look at it they make lowball offers. You want to come onto the market and price to sell it quickly, or people may think that there is something wrong with the property.

If you have any questions about our current market, or if you're interested in talking about buying and selling, please feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to speaking with you soon.