Deadline for Platinum and Gold Sponsorships for Drew Sineath’s 4th Annual Fall Festival is Nearing

Drew Sineath’s Annual Fall Festival has grown and improved over the years plus we have moved to a new location with new activities to offer including a 5k Race with Crowfield Plantation’s Beautification Committee.

We are now offering a new level of sponsorship, Platinum. With this level you will be included in all our marketing. Space is limited for both Platinum and Gold, so reserve your spot today. Don’t miss out on this great marketing opportunity.

Gold ($500) – 10 Maximum

Deadline is Sept. 1

- All Bronze and Silver level benefits plus:

- Mentioned on Front Page of website from 9/1/10 to 11/15/10 along with Fall Festival photos

- Mentioned on website under Area Resources, Festivals & Events, Our Fall Festival (1 yr)

- Logo added to poster/flyer for advertising

- Mentioned in advertising done other than website and direct mail if committed by 9/1/10

- Set up Booth/Stand at event—Will be provided one 8 ft table and 2 chairs.

 Platinum ($1,000) – 2 Maximum

Deadline is July 15th

- All Gold level benefits plus:

- Premier placement on website and all marketing materials

- Logo included in commercial

- Logo included on billboards

- Large banner placed on either side of stage at festival

- Mentioned in any and all PR (radio interviews, newspaper articles, television interviews)

 Click here to view our Fall Festival page for more information and sponsor registration forms.

We are also allowing vendors this year. You can find the vendor registration form on our Fall Festival page as well.

Contact Kristen Lanier if you are interested in volunteering or would like more information. kristen@drewsineat.com or 842-725-1200.

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Other Neighborhoods 

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Drew Sineath – A Familiar Face…And a Rich Lowcountry Heritage Drew Sineath & Associates, Inc., is located in the heart of Goose Creek where Drew grew up and where he has chosen to rear his own family. Berkeley County is one of the fastest growing areas in SouthCarolina and Drew is pleased to be able to serve his clients in helping with all their real estate and mortgage needs. So when you have any real estate needs, whether you’re looking to buy, sell, finance or refinance, Drew Sineath& Associates is now a local one-stop location with excellent service.

South Carolina’s Mount Pleasant is Awarded as 2010 ALL American City

The news was announced last week in Kansas City, MO that South Carolina’s own Mount Pleasant wins this year’s All American City award. The city is already doing its best at getting the word out to its residents of its new designation by things such as new road signs and social media outlets like the city’s Facebook page.

In the city’s application video highlights of the community included the revitialization of Coleman Blvd, youth programs like the Jones Center programs teaching children to swim.

Click here to read the article from the Post and Courier or watch the city’s video application.

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 The Preserve  · Lakeview Terrace  · Indigo Place · Gibbes Forest · The Commons · Alston Court · The Hamlets · Adthan Place · Stonehurst · Friar’s Grove · Cadbury · Hearthstone · Haleswood · Chatfield · Pembroke 

Other Neighborhoods 

· Okatee · Longford Place · Devon Forest · Oak Creek · Foxborough 

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Drew Sineath – A Familiar Face…And a Rich Lowcountry Heritage Drew Sineath & Associates, Inc., is located in the heart of Goose Creek where Drew grew up and where he has chosen to rear his own family. Berkeley County is one of the fastest growing areas in SouthCarolina and Drew is pleased to be able to serve his clients in helping with all their real estate and mortgage needs. So when you have any real estate needs, whether you’re looking to buy, sell, finance or refinance, Drew Sineath& Associates is now a local one-stop location with excellent service.

Goose Creek Realtor Drew Sineath & Associates Comments on Historic Low Interest Rate for Charleston’s Channel 2 News

When news hit that the interest rate dropped again to a new historic low in over 50 years coupled with a report that new home sales decreased by 33%, local realtor Drew Sineath was asked to comment for Charleston’s Channel 2 News. Unfortunately Drew was unavailable so his marketing coordinator, Kristen Lanier, filled in for him.  Watch the video above or read the full story below.

Channel 2 talked to Kristen while she was covering for Drew Sineath & Associates new team members, Bob Winstead and Dianne McLawhorn, at Epcon Communities Marrington Villas at Cobblestone, a new development in Summerville SC offering luxury style detached homes and townhomes, while they trained in Ohio. Shown in the video above and pictured below.

Mortgage Rates drop: Good news for you
Raymond Owens
Published: June 24, 2010

Kristen Lanier is an agent with Drew Sineath Associates in Goose Creek. She works in marketing new homes for the company.

The news that interest rates dropped to a new low today came as a bit of good news in what has been a tough market recently for many agents like Kristen.

She says the lower interest rate helps ease the bad news out Tuesday that new home sales were down 33% in May. Lanier says while the drop is not good, it was expected, since the real estate tax credits are expiring.

She is hoping Congress extends the credits to September. As far as the business in general, she says their company had it’s best year ever last year.

They are hoping to end this year strong as well.

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Other Neighborhoods 

· Okatee · Longford Place · Devon Forest · Oak Creek · Foxborough 

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Drew Sineath – A Familiar Face…And a Rich Lowcountry Heritage Drew Sineath & Associates, Inc., is located in the heart of Goose Creek where Drew grew up and where he has chosen to rear his own family. Berkeley County is one of the fastest growing areas in SouthCarolina and Drew is pleased to be able to serve his clients in helping with all their real estate and mortgage needs. So when you have any real estate needs, whether you’re looking to buy, sell, finance or refinance, Drew Sineath& Associates is now a local one-stop location with excellent service.

Goose Creek Realtor Drew Sineath List 101 Sutton In The Hamlets of Crowfield Plantation

In the city of Goose Creek SC, Crowfield Plantation stands as one of the most prominent and well established pillar of the community. Crowfield Plantation was once a historic southern plantation built in the 1730s. Now it is home to some of Berkeley Counties’ finest homes. With over  27 subsections, Crowfield has homes for families of all sizes and income levels.

The Hamlets is the largest subsection and considered by many as the most prestigious. Homes range from $200k to $1 million. This community offers large estate-size, custom built homes surrounded by the natural beauty of majestic oaks, towering pines, and pristine wetlands for a truly tranquil atmosphere. Residents not only enjoy Crowfield’s amenities of miles of hiker/biker trails, acres of lake, golf course, pools, great parks and other recreation amenities, but they also have their own private pools, tennis courts, gift shop, bar and grill, and a semi-private Aurtur Mills golf course for a true golf club living experience at the Crowfield Golf and Country Club.

Drew Sineath & Associates has just listed a new home in The Hamlets. Check it out:

101 Sutton Lane is a rare find – nice wooded corner lot in The Hamlets of Crowfield Plantation. This home’s design and location lends itself to privacy in the well known golf community of The Hamlets. A nice shaded yard and a full front porch welcome you to this beautiful three bedroom home. There is new neutral carpet and paint throughout.

The entry has well kept hardwood floors that flow into the formal dining room. The family room has vaulted ceilings, a marble fireplace, and a large palladium window that allows tons of natural light. The large eat-in kitchen features ample maple cabinets, a breakfast bar with a ceramic sink, a built in desk, and large pantry. The breakfast nook has a bay window and sliding glass doors that lead to the screen porch and private backyard. Upstairs there are two good sized bedrooms and the master bedroom.

The oversized master bedroom is accented with a built in window seat with storage underneath and a palladium window. The master bath has a large walk in closet, dual vanities, separate shower, and large garden tub. The two car garage features a unique room that can be used as a workshop or office with a workbench, built in shelves and cabinets, and a/c. This home is truly move-in ready and waiting for you.

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 Crowfield Plantation: 

 The Preserve  · Lakeview Terrace  · Indigo Place · Gibbes Forest · The Commons · Alston Court · The Hamlets · Adthan Place · Stonehurst · Friar’s Grove · Cadbury · Hearthstone · Haleswood · Chatfield · Pembroke 

Other Neighborhoods 

· Okatee · Longford Place · Devon Forest · Oak Creek · Foxborough 

 Receive a free real time report to answer all your Charleston area real estate questions with Drew Sineath & Associates’ Market Snapshot.   

Click here to search for properties in the Charleston area. 

Drew Sineath – A Familiar Face…And a Rich Lowcountry Heritage Drew Sineath & Associates, Inc., is located in the heart of Goose Creek where Drew grew up and where he has chosen to rear his own family. Berkeley County is one of the fastest growing areas in SouthCarolina and Drew is pleased to be able to serve his clients in helping with all their real estate and mortgage needs. So when you have any real estate needs, whether you’re looking to buy, sell, finance or refinance, Drew Sineath& Associates is now a local one-stop location with excellent service.

David Weekley Homes Visits Drew Sineath with Information on Foxbank Plantation and Hunters Bend

Drew Sineath & Associates meets with new home agents from David Weekley Homes to learn more about their communities, floor plans, special features, and special offers. We enjoy hearing from these agents and thank them for assisting us with staying in tune to the new construction market.

Pictured to the left are Kellie Collins from David Weekley Homes at Foxbank Plantation. Click here to learn more about Foxbank Plantation in Moncks Corner SC. Click here to learn more about David Weekly’s floor plans and specials.

And Nick Tsakanikas from David Weekley Homes at Hunters Bend in Ladson SC. Click here to see floor plans and specials for Hunters Bend.

Drew Sineath & Associates has two full time buyer’s agent that are great at negotiating deals for new construction. Click here to see how using an agent can save you thousands on new construction.

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 Crowfield Plantation: 

 The Preserve  · Lakeview Terrace  · Indigo Place · Gibbes Forest · The Commons · Alston Court · The Hamlets · Adthan Place · Stonehurst · Friar’s Grove · Cadbury · Hearthstone · Haleswood · Chatfield · Pembroke 

Other Neighborhoods 

· Okatee · Longford Place · Devon Forest · Oak Creek · Foxborough 

 Receive a free real time report to answer all your Charleston area real estate questions with Drew Sineath & Associates’ Market Snapshot.   

Click here to search for properties in the Charleston area. 

Drew Sineath – A Familiar Face…And a Rich Lowcountry Heritage Drew Sineath & Associates, Inc., is located in the heart of Goose Creek where Drew grew up and where he has chosen to rear his own family. Berkeley County is one of the fastest growing areas in SouthCarolina and Drew is pleased to be able to serve his clients in helping with all their real estate and mortgage needs. So when you have any real estate needs, whether you’re looking to buy, sell, finance or refinance, Drew Sineath& Associates is now a local one-stop location with excellent service.

Drew Sineath’s Goose Creek Newsletter “Up The Creek: Your Connection to What’s Happening in The Lowcountry”

 

Welcome to Drew Sineath’s “Up the Creek,” a community newsletter with the latest and greatest on what’s going on in Goose Creek, SC and the rest of the Lowcountry. “Up the Creek” is the paddle to navigating your weekend activities. Find community events, garage sales, new business openings, community news, and an update of the real estate market in the Creek all in one place. We hope you find this information helpful. Enjoy…   

  

Art for Charity
06/11/2010
Help support the South Carolina Aquarium at a one night only art reception with a percentage of the evenings profits going to support the conservation efforts of the South Carolina Aquarium.

2010 World Cup at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
06/11/2010 – 07/11/2010
Charleston Battery player and soccer instructor, Kevin Jackson, will host a weekly soccer clinic at CML for kids ages 3-7. The six-session clinic will be held on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Kevin will lead (with the help of fellow Battery players) one hour of instruction, skills development and play on the front lawn at CML (off John Street). The cost of the World Cup at CML soccer clinic is $65/child for six one-hour sessions.

Insect Invasion Family Fun Event
06/12/2010
Buzz over to The Charleston Museum for a bug bonanza! FREE for Museum members and FREE with admission ($10/adults, $5/children, under 3 FREE).

Riverdogs Kids Baseball Camp
06/14/2010 – 06/16/2010
Come to The Joe and learn from a future pro! Campers ages 6-13 spend the day at Joe Riley Stadium and receive specialized instruction on Pitching, Hitting, Bunting, Fielding and Base Running. The instructors include RiverDogs players, coaches and staff as well as trained professionals who work with each group on agilities and coordination for maximum performance. The cost is $150 for three days; from 9-1. There is a fourth day hitting clinic on July 30th. Campers receive a RiverDogs Camp T-Shirt (required to wear each day of camp), a goodie bag, hot dogs & chips Days 1 & 2 and Pizza on Day 3.

This is their chance to spend 3 days with the next New York Yankees.

Summer Soirees Entertaining Class
06/16/2010
Summer gatherings are the best gatherings, and we’ll show you how to be the premiere warm weather hostess in town. Local woman-owned businesses Southern Protocol,Canapé and Stems are offering another “How To” entertaining class on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 with a Summer Soiree theme. The seminar will take place at Stems’ studio, 208 Coming Street,and will last from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Seats are $35 a person, please RSVP to contact@southernprotocol.com. Only a few seats left – grab a friend and join us!

Louie’s Kids Hosts 2nd Annual Big Chef / Little Chef Event
06/17/2010
The event has attracted Charleston’s top chefs for this one-of-a-kind gastronomic event where guests will taste delicious culinary creations courtesy of the “big chefs” and their “little” counterparts!  From 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, the twosomes will present their creations “Iron Chef” style with samples of their prepared dishes. After guests weigh in, the winners will be chosen by a few celebrity guests – Emmy Award-nominated television host, chef and author, Marvin Woods along with Biggest Loser, Season 6 finalists Heba Salama and Ed Brantley. The contestants will be judged on flavor, originality, and nutritional value of their dish.

Charleston Carifest 2010
06/17/2010 – 06/19/2010
South Carolina Caribbean Culture and Heritage Inc, was started in 2006. Our mission is to unearth, study, preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the Caribbean.

Carifest Symposium
Thursday, June 17, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Synagogues and Solidarity: Jewish Connection between Charleston and the Caribbean Arnold Hall (Jewish Center), College of Charleston, SC

Masquerade Fete

Mardi Gras Party
* Dinner & Dance Fundraiser in support of the Carifest Children’s Steel Band Project
Date: Friday, June 18, 2010
* Location: International Longshoreman’s Hall
1142 Morrison Drive (top of East Bay Street)
$30.00 pp

Carnival Street Parade
* Date: Saturday, June 19, 2010
Parade Route: Visitor’s Center on Ann Street to King Street to Carolina Street cross Rutledge to Fishburne into Brittle Bank Park
View the splendor of the Caribbean with colourful Revelers in beautiful costumes dancing to the beat of Reggae and Soca music through the streets on their way to Brittle Bank Park. “Playing Mas” Caribbean style.

Caribbean Carnival Celebration in the Park
* Location: Brittle Bank Park, 180 Lockwood Blvd., Charleston, SC 29403 (across from Charleston Police Station)
* Details: 2:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Cultural Festival in the Park- Steel Bands, Reggae/Soca Music, Caribbean Dancers, Indian Dancers, Caribbean Food, Drink, Crafts. Children’s tent area.
$5.00 in advance $10.00 at gate

Carifest After Party
Tropix Bar and Grill1531 Dorchester Road
10:00 PM to 2:00 AM
$10.00
Wine down and Whine down

*Tickets can be purchased:
http:carifestmasqueradefete.eventbrite.com
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Sweetgrass Basket Workshop at The Charleston Museum
06/19/2010
Learn to make traditional sweetgrass baskets with the Charleston Museum and basket maker Sarah Edwards-Hammond.

Father’s Day at the South Carolina Aquarium
06/20/2010
Give Dad a gift of fun and savings with the South Carolina Aquarium! Fathers can spend this Father’s Day holiday at the South Carolina Aquarium!

Lowcountry Safari at Freshfield Village
06/21/2010
Decorate a safari hat and binoculars and learn what lurks around us in the Lowcountry!

Performing Arts Center To Host Best Of Broadway Open House -“Select Your Seat” Party
06/22/2010
The North Charleston Performing Arts Center will host the annual BEST OF BROADWAY “Select Your Seat” open house party on Tuesday, June 22 from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm. Current and prospective BEST OF BROADWAY season ticket holders are invited to come out and “se

Sail into Ocean Fun with Agnes Pflumm!
06/23/2010
A family ocean education event and fundraiser will be held at the Charleston Maritime Center to celebrate how we are all connected to the ocean.

 


319 Huntsman Drive
Foxborough, Goose Creek, 319 Huntsman Drive. June 12th, 7am-1pm. Multi-Family. Household goods, Dec  … more
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151 Hearthstone Circle
GARAGE SALE – Crowfield Pltn, Goose Creek,151 Hearthstone Circle. June 12th, 7am – 2pm. Lots of CUTE  … more
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100 Hickory Trace Dr
Crowfield Plantation / Hunters Woods, Gse Crk,100 Hickory Trace Dr. June 12th, 8am-5pm. Moving / Es  … more
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106 Paige Court
Moving Sale! The Hamlets/Crowfield 106 Paige Ct. Sat. 7am-12. HH, lamps, Kirby vacuum cleaner, some  … more
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121 Ramada Cir.
Goose Creek St. James Est. 121 Ramada Cir. Sat. 7am-1pm furniture, books, toys, truck box, scuba ge  … more
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1413 Cimmaron Lane
ST JAMES II 1413 Cimmaron Ln. Sat. 7am. Hand tools, power tools, scuba divine equip., kid’s clot  … more
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110 Downing Ct.
Bridgecreek of Crowfield110 Downing CtFri & Sat, 9am-? Washer, dryer, furn., elect., more! All conte  … more
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13annandale Ave
Sedgefield, 13 Annandale Ave, Goose Creek, Sat, June 12th, 8a – 2p. Everything goes!
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Other Neighborhoods 

· Okatee · Longford Place · Devon Forest · Oak Creek · Foxborough 

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Drew Sineath – A Familiar Face…And a Rich Lowcountry Heritage Drew Sineath & Associates, Inc., is located in the heart of Goose Creek where Drew grew up and where he has chosen to rear his own family. Berkeley County is one of the fastest growing areas in SouthCarolina and Drew is pleased to be able to serve his clients in helping with all their real estate and mortgage needs. So when you have any real estate needs, whether you’re looking to buy, sell, finance or refinance, Drew Sineath& Associates is now a local one-stop location with excellent service.

Goose Creek Realtor Drew Sineath & Associates Now Offers Property Management

After much thought and consideration, Drew Sineath & Associates has partnered with a local property manager, Lindsey Hillman at Coastline Property Solutions.  So if you or someone you know needs to rent their home or if they are looking for a place to rent, call Drew Sineath & Associates.

Services include:

  • Residential rental services
  • Property marketing and advertising
  • Tenant screening, including confidential credit and background checks
  • Rent collection
  • Straightforward leasing
  • Bookkeeping services
  • Assistance understanding available tax deductions
  • Property inspections
  • Cleaning and maintenance services
  • Ensuring compliance with all governmental requirements and regulations

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 Crowfield Plantation: 

 The Preserve  · Lakeview Terrace  · Indigo Place · Gibbes Forest · The Commons · Alston Court · The Hamlets · Adthan Place · Stonehurst · Friar’s Grove · Cadbury · Hearthstone · Haleswood · Chatfield · Pembroke 

Other Neighborhoods 

· Okatee · Longford Place · Devon Forest · Oak Creek · Foxborough 

 Receive a free real time report to answer all your Charleston area real estate questions with Drew Sineath & Associates’ Market Snapshot.   

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Drew Sineath – A Familiar Face…And a Rich Lowcountry Heritage Drew Sineath & Associates, Inc., is located in the heart of Goose Creek where Drew grew up and where he has chosen to rear his own family. Berkeley County is one of the fastest growing areas in SouthCarolina and Drew is pleased to be able to serve his clients in helping with all their real estate and mortgage needs. So when you have any real estate needs, whether you’re looking to buy, sell, finance or refinance, Drew Sineath& Associates is now a local one-stop location with excellent service.

New to Market: Cute 2 Story Home with Full Front Porch and Pool in Goose Creek SC

Welcome to 321 Camelot Drive. This cute 2 story home conveniently located only minutes from schools, dinning, shopping, and entertainment in Berkeley County’s Goose Creek SC. A full front porch accented by bountiful flower boxes welcomes you to this four bedroom, 2.5 bath home. The entry way has hardwood floors and opens to a large family room complete with a wood burning fireplace. There is new carpet throughout. The eat-in kitchen has upgraded Pergo floors and tons of cabinet space. The dinning room leads to the screen porch overlooking a large privacy fenced back yard. A swimming pool, patio, and mature landscaping make this the perfect retreat. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, a hall bath with new flooring, and a large FROG that can be used as a bonus room or 4th bedroom. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and full master bathroom. This home is move-in ready and has tons of character. Come see it for yourself today.

 North of Charleston in Berkeley County sits Goose Creek, a quiet community with small town southern character. The Goose Creek area has drawn residents to the area since the late 1600s. The origin of the name is not known but it is believed to be named from the turns in the creek, thought to resemble a goose’s neck. The town includes the Goose Creek Church, one of the oldest in the state, inshore fishing charters and the annual Fabulous Fourth in the Creek celebration.

 Goose Creek is also well known for their family orientated atmosphere. There are parks through out the community as well as a strong recreation programs for sports such as t-ball, football, soccer, and basketball. The Goose Creek Recreation Center offers a full gym complete with an indoor track, exercise room, climbing wall, and free weights. The low yearly fee for Goose Creek residents makes this a unique amenity for the community.

 Recently added to the mix of fun is a new Farmers Market held at the Recreation Center on Thursdays from 3-6 pm.  

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 Crowfield Plantation: 

 The Preserve  · Lakeview Terrace  · Indigo Place · Gibbes Forest · The Commons · Alston Court · The Hamlets · Adthan Place · Stonehurst · Friar’s Grove · Cadbury · Hearthstone · Haleswood · Chatfield · Pembroke 

Other Neighborhoods 

· Okatee · Longford Place · Devon Forest · Oak Creek · Foxborough 

 Receive a free real time report to answer all your Charleston area real estate questions with Drew Sineath & Associates’ Market Snapshot.   

Click here to search for properties in the Charleston area. 

Drew Sineath – A Familiar Face…And a Rich Lowcountry Heritage Drew Sineath & Associates, Inc., is located in the heart of Goose Creek where Drew grew up and where he has chosen to rear his own family. Berkeley County is one of the fastest growing areas in SouthCarolina and Drew is pleased to be able to serve his clients in helping with all their real estate and mortgage needs. So when you have any real estate needs, whether you’re looking to buy, sell, finance or refinance, Drew Sineath& Associates is now a local one-stop location with excellent service.

Using a Realtor Can Net You 15% More Than Selling FSBO

Every year there are a small number of people who decide to try amature real estate and they often walk away less than satisified. We would call them FSBOs or (For Sale By Owners). These sellers that try to sell their homes without the aid of a licensed real estate in the hopes of saving some money bite off more than they can chew. Not only do these homeowners need to prepare the home for sale according to today’s buyer’s preferences but they have to venture into the land of pricing, marketing, screening, scheduling, showing and paperwork.

The National Association of Realtors researches and surveys these sales every year. For the past six years, their research has concluded that homes sold with a Realtor (R) tend to net the seller an average of 15% more than those homes sold by the owners themselves. It is all a perception game. Check out this excerpt from one of NAR’s articles on the subject. The numbers say it all.

But more telling than the decline in FSBOs is the fact that 40 percent of all FSBOs sold their homes to someone they knew prior to the transaction. This means that only 7 percent of all home sales are open market FSBO transactions. The rest are simply unrepresented sellers in private transactions.

From NAR’s 2006 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

Eighteen percent of FSBO sellers indicated that preparing the home for sale was the most difficult task when selling without the assistance of an agent, followed closely by understanding and performing paperwork (16 percent) and selling within their desired time frame (15 percent).

As for profit — after all is said and done, FSBOs don’t always come out with fatter wallets. Again, the numbers tell the truth.

Homes sold with the help of a real estate professional in 2006 sold on average for 32 percent more than FSBO sales. The median FSBO selling price in 2006 was $187,200, compared with $247,000 for agent-assisted transactions. To read full article, click here.

We often meet sellers who have unsuccessfully attempted this task and have now turned to a high octane agent who can move their home quicker and for a higher price. Not too long ago one such seller in West Ashley SC sent me a picture that speaks a thousand words. We sold there home in less than 30 days and in the midst of moving out they came across their old FSBO sign. To the right is the photo they sent me.

If you are considering selling your home For Sale By Owner. Take my advise and think twice about it, meet with a realtor in your community, then make a decision.

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 Crowfield Plantation: 

 The Preserve  · Lakeview Terrace  · Indigo Place · Gibbes Forest · The Commons · Alston Court · The Hamlets · Adthan Place · Stonehurst · Friar’s Grove · Cadbury · Hearthstone · Haleswood · Chatfield · Pembroke 

Other Neighborhoods 

· Okatee · Longford Place · Devon Forest · Oak Creek · Foxborough 

 Receive a free real time report to answer all your Charleston area real estate questions with Drew Sineath & Associates’ Market Snapshot.   

Click here to search for properties in the Charleston area. 

Drew Sineath – A Familiar Face…And a Rich Lowcountry Heritage Drew Sineath & Associates, Inc., is located in the heart of Goose Creek where Drew grew up and where he has chosen to rear his own family. Berkeley County is one of the fastest growing areas in SouthCarolina and Drew is pleased to be able to serve his clients in helping with all their real estate and mortgage needs. So when you have any real estate needs, whether you’re looking to buy, sell, finance or refinance, Drew Sineath& Associates is now a local one-stop location with excellent service.