For those who haven’t been keeping tabs on South Carolina’s surging population and real estate market, now may be the time to listen up if relocating to the “Palmetto State” is on the horizon. According to a Feb. 13, 2018 article from the Charleston Regional Business Journal, real estate agents have been quite busy lately showing off the best houses in South Carolina that the state has to offer. While the median sales prices have fluctuated over recent years, one clear trend laid out in the article is that houses in South Carolina that are for sale are spending less time on the market before being snatched up. According to data from the 2017 Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, the average time a home spent on the market has decreased from 86 days in 2013 to a mere 55 in 2017.
“2017 was the best year I’ve had, and I’ve already got two closings (this year),” a Carolina One Real Estate agent told the Charleston Regional Business Journal for its recent piece on real estate inventory across South Carolina. “I’m basically showing property around the clock … So my biggest problem is finding the inventory.”
It’s safe to say then that if marketing houses in South Carolina are your bread and butter, then business is good. However, the motivation for many of these realtors is link prospective homeowners with a property that truly fits their needs. The first consideration here is the type of living these clients want. If a city feel comes first and foremost, then downtown Charleston is an attractive option. Media reports indicate that the city is currently welcoming 34 new residents daily and the many young families who’ve flocked here are similarly responsible for an ever-growing tech start-up sector. If this sounds too hectic for you, then there are plenty of houses in South Carolina to be had that are closer to the Atlantic Ocean. In towns like Isle of Palms, Folly Beach and Sullivan’s Island, the true allure of laid-back living can be found.
For those researching houses in South Carolina, any agent would suggest working with a company that can boast decades of experience and grassroots knowledge of the communities it serves. With Carolina One Real Estate, that’s exactly the case. When narrowing down the field to find the setting and neighborhood that’s right for you, everything from square footage and number of bathrooms to the type of land that the property sits on and local school district options can be factored for. The net result of working with such experienced companies is finally finding that property to exceed expectations.