New Featured Listing – 1105 Harbour South

b087Prime Harbour Town location with views across the 18th fairway and sound. Updated baths , new appliances, refinished pine floors, new lighting,new carpet, barn doors and fresh paint. 1 car garage and elevator. Really a 3bedroom. Approximately 1700 sq. ft. plus bonus room with heat/AC.

 

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New Featured Listing – 8 Gadwall Road

b087Magnificent 7 bedroom Sea Pines Oceanfront. Located in the highly desirable South Beach area, this newer (2015) custom built home features a fabulous Great room with designer furnishings, a chef’s kitchen, 7 beautifully tiled bathrooms and an outstanding outdoor living space with expansive pool and spa area. A great family vacation home and a super rental property that will gross close to 400K in 2021. A must see for oceanfront buyers.

 

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New Featured Listing – 24 Spindle Lane

b087Completely updated 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath end unit with rear patio overlooking Windmill Harbour. Dramatic 2 story great room is flooded with natural light from its wall of wrap around windows. Open floor plan with modern kitchen featuring quartz counter tops, high end appliances and huge island with extra storage. 2 Master Suites, one on each level, with double vanities and walk-in showers. Loft is perfect for working/living/sleeping and a has a fully equipped wet bar. An architecturally unique unit for those who are nautically inclined with contemporary tastes. Owner is SCREA.

 

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Why living on Hilton Head is so special and how that affects the business here

Being realtors, we are often asked where we live and why. All of the principles of Clark, Cramer & Frank live in Sea Pines. We all love Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry. This is one reason why we adore what we do. We get to introduce people to this wonderful place that we call home. Because of the number of Island visitors, the Hilton Head area has a wonderful abundance of restaurants, golf courses, shops, marinas, parks, etc. Combined with the excellent weather, beaches, and water sports the Hilton Head area has consistently proven to be a great place to visit, live, or own a second home. In fact, in 2020 more people chose to purchase property in the Hilton Head area than any other year on record.

Even with the pandemic, which hurt restaurants, shops, and movie theaters, Hilton Head rebounded remarkably well in the second half of 2020. In terms of visitors, this year also looks very promising as people get vaccinated and restrictions on gathering are lifted. This makes sense as the pandemic has kept people inside for over a year. There is a great pent-up demand to get away and Hilton Head is a perfect drive distance for much of the southeast. All this bodes well for the majority of businesses on the Island.

Because of last year’s high demand for homes and villas, we’re faced with an all-time low number of properties to sell. For example, on all of Hilton Head Island there are only about 110 properties listed for sale considering all sizes and prices. This is an amazingly low level of inventory for sale. If you have considered selling your home or villa, the next few months may be the greatest opportunity we have seen in years to get the highest price in the shortest amount of time.

If you are looking to buy property on Hilton Head tell your realtor exactly what you want and be ready to act quickly when these properties come available. Well-priced properties go on the market and sell within weeks, days, and often even hours.

Whether you are interested in learning more about selling your property or looking to join the Island with a home of your own, the Clark, Cramer & Frank team is here to help. Reach us at (843) 363-4523 or at info@wesellseapines.com. Click here MLS Search to see what is for sale today.

New Featured Listing – 1838 Beachside Tennis

b087Absolutely spectacular penthouse villa with mesmerizing views over Calibogue Sound treating you to picture perfect sunsets every evening. Totally updated unit with LVP flooring throughout, updated kitchen, bathrooms, gorgeous new furnishings, new windows and doors, recessed lighting, 2019 HVAC, the list goes on. Ask for list of features and updates. Not currently a short term rental but if desired would be a great one. Or buy now and immediate occupancy upon closing is available. Large community pool and grill stations and private access to the beach. Walk to South Beach Marina Village for dining and entertainment.

 

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What is a Real Estate team and how do they work?

A real estate team is made up of two or more associated real estate agents who work together as a single unit within an office.

The team concept in real estate started to become popular in the 1990’s at which time the basic idea was for several agents to share recourses such as assistants, office space, etc. Often at that time, this is where the “team” relationship ended.

In more recent times, however, and certainly currently within the Hilton Head market, the team concept is very popular, but its definition varies greatly from team to team with some teams being teams in name only, and other teams functioning as “true teams”.

There are teams who share resources as described above, but where each team member handles individual client matters without much sharing of client responsibility with the other members of the team. At the other end of the spectrum, you will find real estate teams where the individual members jointly serve the needs of a single client, with each member contributing his or her talents in various efforts on the client’s behalf. Naturally, some individual agents are more skilled at negotiating, some at marketing, some at analyzing market data, etc. In this arrangement the client can benefit from the skills of several individual agents.

Clark, Cramer & Frank is such a team. At Clark, Cramer & Frank (“CCF”), we each contribute our efforts towards the best interests of our team clients. One of us serves as the “lead” agent so that our clients may have one individual contact agent, but the other members of the CCF Team are working behind the scenes contributing our input, skills and individual effort, and each of us is available to the client should the Lead Agent be unavailable at any given time. Even better for the client is the fact that, as a result of the team structure, each and every member of our team is financially motivated to obtain the best result for the client. Our team having been formed in 2009, we have been working together seamlessly for twelve years now with a track record of success to prove the effectiveness of our team effort. We are proud of our team and what we have accomplished and we are committed to continuing our collaboration as a “true team” for the benefit of our clients.

So when looking to hire a team, ask them how long they have worked together, what is the arrangement among the members of the team, and determine if they are a true team, or rather simply a group of agents sharing costs.

CCF is a true team – let us work for you. For more information contacts us at (843) 363-4523 or email us at info@wesellseapines.com.

New Featured Listing – 2 Black Duck Road

b087Custom built Sea Pines 2nd row beach home. 5 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths, detailed mill work, high ceilings, open floor plan, 3 master suites, wood floors, chef’s kitchen with gas stove, sub zero refrigerator, custom cabinets and granite counter tops. Dramatic entry with 2 story atrium, two car garage, good guest parking, great street appeal, attractive outdoor pool and covered porch areas. Located in the highly desirable Sea Pines South Beach area with an ocean glimpse.

 

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New Featured Listing – 42 Woodbine

b087Beautifully designed and sited, owner-built, four year old Sea Pines home. Gorgeous walnut flooring, Venetian plaster ceilings, open floor plan, and an enormous pool and spa accent this truly special property. First and second floor master suites and laundries, 4+ car tandem garage, tons of storage space, great golf views, and a gigantic bonus room. Fifth bedroom is currently used as a home-school study. Large .72 acre lot.

 

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Picking the Right Hilton Head Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling real estate can be one of the most important decisions people make in their life. A home or villa can be the most expensive single purchase you will ever make.

The right Realtor will assist you to purchase your dream house or sell your home quickly. The wrong agent can spoil the deal, putting you in a potentially bad position both legally and financially.

The following are a few tips to making sure that you have a real estate agent that will be a true colleague in this important sale or purchase:

  1. Find an agent with experience. There are always new, young agents full of enthusiasm and complete with promises to work on your behalf. There is no substitute for an agent, however, who has seen all of the pitfalls that can happen in a real state deal. It is important to find an agent that not only has experience but also has experience in the type of property you are looking to buy and sell. Real estate and the professionals that sell real estate come in many stripes. For example commercial real estate is very different from residential real estate. Make sure your agent is an expert in your real estate needs.
  2. Find an agent that knows the market. The glut of real estate companies on the Internet can be confusing and sometimes downright misleading. Don’t be fooled by fancy websites and the promise of reduced commissions. Having an agent that understands the Hilton Head market, local lenders, local vendors, neighborhoods, and most importantly, an agent that will take the time to truly understand your real estate needs is imperative.
  3. Make sure your agent is a full-time Realtor. Many people hold real estate licenses and dabble in real estate when the opportunity presents itself. The professional real estate agent is critical in knowing the increasingly complicated process of buying and selling a home.
  4. Make sure you are comfortable working on your real estate projects with this individual. During the selling or buying process, you may find yourself in daily contact working with your real estate agent. Make sure you feel comfortable working with your Realtor.
  5. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. As stated before, picking the right real estate agent is one of the most important components of a successful real estate transaction. No question is too small and no concern is trivial. Choose wisely.

For more information on real estate and picking the right agent, feel free to contact us at 843-363-4523 or email info@wesellseapines.comClick the link to see what’s for sale in the Hilton Head area. https://www.wesellseapines.com/mls_search-htm/

Why is the Hilton Head real estate market so hot?

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The past twelve months have been a period of uncertainty for millions of Americans. What has remained certain during this period, however, is a healthy housing market here on Hilton Head Island. With record-breaking numbers across the island, Clark, Cramer & Frank continued to lead the Sea Pines market with one of our strongest years ever.

The number of closings in Sea Pines peaked in July; most of these were homebuyers who started searching shortly after the pandemic arrived on U.S. soil. From golfing to boating, outdoor dining to beach reclining, the Sea Pines myriad amenities in offers solace throughout the year. As Americans leave high-density urban areas and more companies shift to remote work models, markets like Hilton Head Island have seen a healthy growth in home sales. Low interest rates have also contributed to a strong year, and many who planned to retire within the next three to five years have expedited that schedule thanks to a resilient economy and their portfolio performance.

Over the past six months, high demand has been met with declining inventory, creating a historically strong sellers’ market. Correctly priced homes and villas continue to sell within days of being listed—some the very same day—meaning buyers must move quickly with any offers or risk losing out on the opportunity. We highly recommend that motivated buyers begin the financing process as soon as possible, as current market conditions necessitate moving quickly and decisively.

Combined with upcoming projects such as the renovation of the Quarterdeck restaurant in Harbour Town, the return of the regularly scheduled PGA Heritage tournament, and ongoing infrastructure investments throughout Sea Pines, our market remains a strong investment for both primary and secondary homeowners alike. Rental properties are performing well with record numbers, and many have already booked through 2021. Buyers with long term plans to retire on the island are also buying now and renting in order to capture the healthy rental revenue.

While rental projections continue to rise, we expect the buying boom to cool later this year as urban markets correct and vaccinations will allow for the safe reopening of numerous industries. For current property owners, the next few months may be the best opportunity to sell that we have seen in decades. For buyers, 2020 has proven that a home in Hilton Head Island is one of the best investments one can make. Whether interested in learning more about selling your property, or looking to join the island with a home of your own, the Clark, Cramer & Frank team is here to help. Reach us at (843) 363-4523 or at info@wesellseapines.com.

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