What Will the 2020 Vacation Season Bring to Hilton Head Businesses?

With the RBC Heritage over, we will soon welcome the summer vacation season to Hilton Head Island. With COVID-19 fears diminishing as vaccinations are becoming more widespread, the visitors to Hilton Head are on their way! The Sea Pines Resort is on pace to have one of the biggest years in its 65-year history. Last year the pandemic caused enormous disruptions in tourist traffic. Starting in February nearly all island visitors stayed away. The resort, restaurants, retail, charter boats, etc. all came to an immediate stop. However, in May of 2020, we saw a dramatic turnaround and influx of visitors as people deemed Hilton Head a safe, drivable destination. Golf, biking, fishing, tennis, pickleball, and the beach, could all be enjoyed at a social distance, and working remotely became the norm. This surge in rental business continued for the rest of 2020. Restaurants and retail still struggled, but have seen good positive increases as the comfort level of going out in public has increased.

As for the real estate market, 2020 was as strong as we have ever seen. Sales volume and prices rose steadily during the spring, summer, and fall of 2020.  Currently, sales volume is slowing down, but not because of lack of demand, but because of lack of supply. The extent of this supply/demand shortage is a situation we have rarely seen on Hilton Head and in Sea Pines. More and more clients are looking for properties, but cannot find them because of the lack of inventory, or often find them too late; you must act quickly in today’s market, and not be shy when it comes to the price.

If you have ever considered selling your Hilton Head property, the next few months may be the best opportunity to get the highest price in the shortest amount of time that we have seen in decades. For more information on the Hilton Head market contact us at Clark, Cramer & Frank 843-363-4523, or email us at info@wesellseapines.com.

New Featured Listing – 1625 Port Villa

b087The only villa in Sea Pines where you have access to a private dock to keep your kayak or boat up to 24 ft. Easy access out Braddock Cove to Calibogue Sound and beyond. Two bedroom and 2 1/2 bath villa with amazing views over the water. Unit well loved and never rented and now available. Easy walk to the South Beach Marina Village.

 

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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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