Keith Strawn's Blog

Real Estate Agent - (Ballenger Realty) - 27941
Looking for a tranquil, cozy Lady's Island homes? This 3 BR/2BA home is perfect for a family of any size. Located on a very quiet side-street, this well layed-out home lives large for its 1334 square feet. This home has a real fresh feel to it. No wonder It has been freshly painted, with new carp...
Kindness if a wonderful thing. Yesterday, I saw a woman purchase three new pairs of shoes for a grandmother who was school shopping for her granddaughters. I was fortunate to be a bystander for this magnanimous gesture. The grandmother was  struggling to find something affordable for the two girl...
Active Rainer Jeff Dowler wrote a great blog about "staging" our offers, to put our clients' best foot forward. Jeff's blog touched all the right bases about the actual presentation of the offers, so I won't belabor the point by repeating his points. However, I want to applaud the premise. Commun...
I get asked that frequently. I can't put my finger on why so many folks choose to relocate or retire to Beaufort. What I can do, though, is to look to the last six weeks, and quickly examine who we have helped transition to Beaufort.   My partner, Audrey Matisa, and I can tell you that in recent ...
Riddle me this -- What do you do when you have a contract pending, and, in no particular order, inspections reveal active termites, substantial wood rot and termite damage, plumbing that needs a complete overhaul?   Answer? Easy, you communicate. You keep talking. You keep the deal alive. You let...
Offered at $138,000, this property has the "wow" factor. A recently updated home sitting on approximately 1.5 acres, close to Saint Helena Island's beach access, and Station Creek boat launch. The grounds of this home are accentuated by huge beautiful open grassy area, which is perfect for myriad...
Located at 211 Burroughs Ave, this charming brick ranch home is in the heart of Beautiful downtown Beaufort. This 3/1 home has beautiful wood floors throughout, and move-in ready. The yard is fenced, and perfect for landscape enthusiasts, and families. This well-kept home is ideal for those buyer...
I "lifted" this very funny photo from the Pinterest page of Diane Morales, a Keller Williams agent in Saint Charles, ILL. I am not sure if this bug-eyed agent is directing his frustration at another agent's buyer client, or his own buyer client. This funny graphic made me harken back to the most ...
I recently met a gentleman who was looking to pick up raw, undeveloped land for "15 to 20 cents on the dollar." That is all good and well, I told him. But, I continued, "which dollar are you referring to"? Was it the dollar of the early 2000s, when land prices were exploding at 25 to 30 percent a...
Beaufort, SC real estate observers s have been waiting for years for the next step to be taken in Port Royal, where 50 acres of pristine waterfront property awaits development. For years, the South Carolina Ports Authority operated a lightly-used shipping port on the site. The port has been shut ...

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