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Getting the trust of sellers and buyers to do real estate business with us starts the realtor-client relationship. Adding a wow-factor takes that relationship to a whole new level. Having a piece of in-depth knowledge on the real estate tools is crucial to make our business be ahead of the game. Going out to show properties takes about 80% of our time as realtors, and if there is one tool that will make a showing appointment, feedback, and report generation easy, that will be ShowingTime that is provided by many Multi-List Services. Here are the top three reasons why realtors should use ShowingTime.

  1. ShowingTime ensures that no showing request goes unfulfilled, meaning more showings and a higher chance of getting the home sold promptly. 
  2. Listing agents set showing rules and restrictions on their listings for simple showing scheduling, blocking off dates and times. The "Go and Show/Courtesy Call" allow agents to schedule showings at any time without confirmation - this type of appointment setting receives nearly 30 percent more showings.
  3. The system emails all agents that scheduled appointments to show your listings for a less than quick 30-second feedback questionnaire that can be shared directly with the seller with 1 click. This saves agents time and money because the listing agent doesn't have to call agents back multiple times to try to get feedback for sellers.    


Posted by Scott Realty Professionals on January 13th, 2021 2:40 PM

If you are planning to become a homeowner this year, these three facts about fall real estate will help you make an informed decision. 

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1. Price Fluctuations  Zillow reports show that around the same time last year, there is a 4.1% increase in the median home value in the USA. With Coronavirus coming into the picture, fall may see home values drop across the board, causing a bottleneck in the housing sector. While prices are forecasted to decline, experts believe that it to be temporary, and the housing market will see a sooner increase in some areas due to the restrained demand. Given the housing situation, the question for many homebuyers remains, is it a good time to buy a home? Yes, the fall real estate market may be the perfect time to be a homeowner. 

2. Low Inventory.  The low inventory levels limit the housing market from optimizing its potential; there are not enough homes to keep up with the demand. Distinctly, new construction homes are becoming more popular and are adding to the supply of housing inventory. For homebuyers who are looking for green and energy-efficient dwellings, the new construction projects would be their best option. 

3. Low Mortgages. The Federal Reserve announced that it is going to keep the mortgage rates low for the next few years. As of August, a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage carried an interest rate of 2.94%, according to Freddie Mac. Although buyers aren't sure how long rates will remain this low, today's rates are saving homebuyers a lot of money over the life of the loans and allowing them to buy more house!

Posted by Scott Realty Professionals on November 12th, 2020 12:23 PM

90% of home shoppers today are likely to start their research online. 89% of them use the internet to search for real estate agents. What does this mean for realtors? It means now is the best time to advertise HUD Homes to get buyer leads as long as you get an approval from HUD and/or the listing agent. There are a variety of homes on the HUDHomestore.com that may appeal to our home buyers. Knowing what they are looking for in a home is key to matching them with the best HUD home. Here are some tips to help you get started.

  1. Assist them in figuring out how much can they afford
  2. Inform them of their rights - Fair Housing Opportunity for All, RESPA, Borrower's Rights, Predatory Lending
  3. Shop for a loan
  4. Learn about homebuying programs - Tell them about HUD's special homebuying programs - GNND, $100 down program, Homeownership for public housing residentsIndian Home Loan Guarantee Program (Section 184)
  5. Shop for a home - Lead them to Shopping for a Home FAQ’s in the HUD Homestore website




Posted by Scott Realty Professionals on October 14th, 2020 4:16 PM

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Families have different priorities when it comes to relocating to different areas. Some would favor location with great amenities for the kids and the entire family to enjoy. While others will consider the size of the property and the number of rooms at the top of their must-have list. The moving season officially starts in April and ends in September, but due to the pandemic the movement of people had stalled for a few months and homebuyers housing demands declined for a few months. Now that many businesses are starting to open and operate again and people are going back to work, there are a lot of homebuyers feeling more comfortable in resuming their search for their next family home. So if your family favors location, community amenities, the size of the lot, and the square footage of the home, our Top 3 Best Cities in SC to live and raise your family are Beaufort, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island.

Beaufort is one of South Carolina's coastal areas and it's known for its antebellum mansions especially in the historic downtown.

Bluffton is a Lowcountry town with a great mixture of new families and many different style homes such as villas, townhomes, and modern homes. It is close to the beach and less than 20 minutes from Savannah, GA.

Hilton Head Island offers residents a suburban mix feel with highly-rated public school systems and minutes from the beach.

Are you ready to move into your new family to South Carolina? Call the professionals you can rely on at Scott Realty Professionals!

Posted by Scott Realty Professionals on August 11th, 2020 1:06 PM

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The common question is "Is it a good time to sell a property given the current situation?"

Homelight recommends listing your home as soon as possible if you are planning to sell your property within the next 24 months. If the economy comes to a significant decline, it will be more challenging to sell your home in the next 6 months versus now. Some of the buyers may have come to a halt on their home search, but those who remain financially stable would be enticed by low mortgages and more balanced market conditions. It is recommended to work with a realtor you can rely on as it is key to making the plan of selling your home to fruition. You and your realtor can have meetings using teleconferencing apps such as Zoom, FaceTime, GoToMeeting, and Skype if you are not comfortable with meeting in person. If you prefer to practice physical distancing, tapping in on technology is a great way to efficiently accomplish getting your home listed and on time. There are various virtual showing tools and applications that your realtor can use to show your home to potential buyers and restrict the physical showing of the property to the most serious buyers while taking all the extra health and safety measures. You can also use this time to declutter your home, spruce up the landscaping all while adding value to your home.

For all of your real estate needs, call the professionals you can rely on. Call Scott Realty Professionals.
Posted by Scott Realty Professionals on August 11th, 2020 12:41 PM

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