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How to Choose a REALTOR

 

Lynne Riggs Anderson/REALTOR/Accredited Buyers Agent

By: Lynne Riggs Anderson
REALTOR/Accredited Buyers Representative

Whether it’s love at first sight or you’ve been considering buying a Hilton Head home for years, making the decision to buy is a big one.Purchasing property is the largest investment most Americans will make over their lifetimes. Choosing the right real estate agent or REALTOR to work with toguide you through that process is paramount to a positive, pleasant, efficient and financially productive experience. There’s a lot of agentson the island (nearly 1,400, according to the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors) and matching your wants and needs with an agent who can provide you the personality, drive and energy you

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Lynne Anderson- REALTOR/BUYERS ADVISOR

If you’re in the market for a Hilton Head Island home this summer, turns out first impressions are as important for houses as they are for people. That first look when you pull up to a property can set the tone for the remainder of the showing. A well landscaped home gives a property a sense of place and value. And if you're considering selling, good landscape design can add up to 20% of value to your home, a figure that rivals the return on a new bath or kitchen. Curb appeal is important to 71% of homebuyers when choosing their abode, according to a survey by NAR.

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recommends that homeowners invest 10 percent of the home’s value in landscaping.

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Accredited Buyer’s Representative

Buying a home or villa is no small matter. Besides being the largest, or one of the largest financial transactions you may ever undertake, it’s probably also the most complex. Additionally, if you're buying a second home, a vacation or investment property or pre-retirement home on Hilton Head, chances are you're searching in a market that you don't fully understand. That's where licensed realtors come in.

Local realtors have in-depth market knowledge of the available inventory, appropriate list versus sales price data, inspection concerns, lender resources, recommendations for remodelers and other sub-contractors, quietly held inventory that may not be visible on the national real estate hubs, and much more.

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Sea Pines Oceanfront Gem

BUILD IT, AND THEY WILL COME

By Lynne R. Anderson * REALTOR * Accredited BUYERS REP

Sounds simple right? The line made famous in the hit movie “Field of Dreams,” makes the process seem like an easy home run. Better take a deep breath and a couple of practice swings. While building your dream vacation home will certainly result in additional time with friends and family - build a beach house and they will visit - be sure and do your homework first.

KNOW YOUR TERRA FIRMA. Building in a coastal environment requires special considerations. When you find a beautiful lot, get a survey and make sure it includes the FEMA flood lines. Also know your property’s elevation for insurance purposes. Plan for a Tree and Topography Study;

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By:  Lynne R. Anderson, Realtor Accredited Buyers Representative 

You’ve vacationed here for years. Long, lazy strolls along Hilton Head’s picturesque Atlantic beaches, children and grandchildren pilgrimaging to join memorable family retreats, perfecting your game on world-famous emerald green golf courses… After years of enduring a long-distance love affair with the island, you’ve made the decision to buy. Now it’s not whether to purchase Hilton Head real estate, but what kind. Welcome to the great Villa vs. Home debate. In addition to the obvious differences such as square footage, proximity of your neighbors and ease of ownership, it’s time to shed some light on the pros and cons of villa ownership.

WHAT’S A VILLA REGIME?  

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