Finding Homes for Sale in Charleston SC

Fri, Jun 21st 2013 10:00 am by nat wallen General

Finding Homes for Sale in Charleston SC

If you are looking for homes for sale in Charleston SC, there are many offerings and the areas can differ greatly. It is an easy area to understand because it is separated by rivers and marshes. James Island is an area close to the city and enjoys easy access to the beach and the  local restaurants. Mount Pleasant has many homes for sale in Charleston SC that buyers consider because of the school system.

If you are looking for a home, residents are typically generous with their desire to share their experiences. It is a polite city. Simply engaging someone in a friendly conversation can result in a wealth of information about where to look. Of cours...



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The People Make Charleston SC Houses "Homes"

Fri, Jun 14th 2013 9:45 am by nat wallen Charleston South Carolina Homes

Charleston SC Houses

If you already call Charleston SC home then you know what this vibrant city has to offer. Coastal living in the low country offers a comfortable, breezy pace that makes people feel like Charleston SC houses are some of the best real estate offerings on the east coast.

Fortunately, Nat Wallen has lived here his entire life. This experience and intimate knowledge gives Nat the ability to provide unique insight for buyers which helps them make prudent, well-informed decisions about their upcoming purchase.

Nat Wallen likes to discuss the different things that make him proud to share his hometown with his clients. Many of these things are not apparent and can only be full...



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A Look Back at the Homes For Sale In Charleston SC

Fri, Jun 7th 2013 9:30 am by nat wallen General

A Look Back at the Homes For Sale In Charleston SC

There are many homes for sale in Charleston SC to choose from compared to the booming market of the early to mid 2000’s. Throughout late 2005 and well into the 2006 market, the media started to discuss a real estate bubble that most likely going to burst. This discussion in the media had not affected the homes for sale in Charleston SC yet, but early in 2007 the rate of sale started to slow down considerably.

1997 to 2006 was primarily a buyer’s market. When sellers decided to place their homes for sale in Charleston SC during this time, all sold within a few months. When sellers started placing their homes on the market in early 2007, th...



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Foundation Types Found In Charleston SC Houses

Fri, May 31st 2013 9:30 pm by nat wallen Charleston South Carolina Homes

Foundation Types Found In Charleston SC Houses

Home inspections are an important part of the process when closing on Charleston SC houses. The low country atmosphere is very desirable (though some would disagree with that in mid July) but the elements here can also have an effect on houses in the area.

There are many types of Charleston SC houses to choose from and the foundation is always a good way to categorize them. The flood zones along the coast have an effect on how they are constructed, as a home’s flood zone determines the height at which a home’s ground floor can be above seal level.

Most of the lower priced houses in the new construction market are built on a slab foundation. Th...



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Houses for Sale in Charleston South Carolina - Obtain Top Dollar

Fri, May 24th 2013 6:00 pm by nat wallen Charelston South Carolina House Selling Advice

Houses for Sale in Charleston South Carolina - Obtain Top Dollar

Houses in Charleston South Carolina that are well prepared sell faster and for more money. If you are considering placing yours on the market, there are many things to do prior to presenting it to buyers. The natural tendency is to base your decision of the asking price by how much you need in order to move to the next destination. This is not always the best way to make decisions, as a buyer will only pay what they will pay, however, great steps can be taken in advance to accomplish the highest and best result.

Moving is a great excuse to go through everything that builds up over time and minimize what you have into what yo...



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Homes With Pools for sale in Charleston SC

Fri, May 17th 2013 6:17 pm by nat wallen Charleston Neighborhoods

Homes With Pools for sale in Charleston SC

Well, the weather is heating up and many people are now gearing up for a fun summertime. At this time of year it is very common to see homes with pools for sale in Charleston SC get snatched up. With this in mind, I have created a group of landing pages on my site that will help people dive right in (excuse the pun) to the search process.

This has proven to be a very effective way to niche advertise homes with pools for sale in Charleston SC. So how did I do it?

I took these steps:

  • I looked for a segment of the market that people wanted. Keep in mind, this thought did not come to me in mid January. Of course, living in Charleston I certainl...


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A needle in haystack? Or Houses for sale in Charleston South Carolina?

Thu, Apr 25th 2013 10:28 am by nat wallen A Day In The Life

Finding houses for sale in Charleston South Carolina is not quite the needle in a haystack as the title suggests. But there is certainly a drop in the number of homes for sale for the past few years.

Many buyers coming into the market feel like they're going to spend a lot of time sifting through Charleston SC houses, and this is really not the case, especially if you're looking for homes for Mt Pleasant SC homes for sale.

Supply and demand is very real in Charleston (as I am sure it is in any market.) This time last year there were 30% more sellers trying to sell. Buyers had the luxury of taking their time to really look through what options they have. Sellers were feeling much more stress...




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Renovating Houses for Sale in Charleston, South Carolina

Thu, Apr 18th 2013 10:26 am by nat wallen Invest in Charleston SC Real Estate

We all know the three important things about real estate. We have heard it over and over again. Location. Location. Location. This certainly still holds true, but it also makes things a challenge as the area grows.

There many people who would like to find a Houses for Sale in Charleston, South Carolina close to town, but many need a lot of work. Understandably, buyers try to focus in on being conveniently located. This poses a challenge. In fact, it is a challenge that I am currently facing right now on a personal level. No I'm not looking for a home to buy, but I am in the process of renovating my personal home.

We bought the house about nine years ago, and it was semi-renovated at the ti...




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Charleston South Carolina Real Estate Tips: Representing a Seller in a Multiple Offer Situation

Mon, Feb 25th 2013 9:48 am by nat wallen Real Estate

Working as an agent selling homes in Charleston South Carolina, I have found that representing the seller in a multiple offer situation is much different than when representing buyers.

Sellers are very happy to have more than one person wanting to buy their house. And as an agent, it really is a good position because we know someone's going to buy the home ultimately.

But I still don't really love multiple offer situation through representing the seller because I know that there's a buyer on the other end that will ultimately be let down. (I like selling houses, but I want everyone to feel good about it. With multiple offers, someone always loses)

With that being said, treating other agent...




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The "Must Do's" for Buyers in a Multiple Offer Situation on Homes in Charleston South Carolina

Fri, Feb 22nd 2013 10:20 am by nat wallen Invest in Charleston SC Real Estate

Now that the market in Charleston is really starting to heat up, agents are starting to see many multiple offer situation's. And while a lot of people would think that this is beautiful thing for us agents, in some ways it's really not so great.

Every time this happens I think about the buyer. They are making a huge financial and emotional decision, and there's a chance that it may not happen for them. With that being said, handling a multiple offer situation while representing a buyer can be a little bit tricky.

Sometimes the best advice is to put a really strong foot forward, but I try to make it a point to find out exactly where a buyer is coming from prior to offering any opinions on ...



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I sold a house in Mount Pleasant. A bittersweet end to the week.

Wed, Feb 20th 2013 9:28 pm by nat wallen Real Estate

Well it is been quite a week. I have had the opportunity to work several transactions, I listed three properties, and also helped some really nice people purchase a Mount Pleasant, South Carolina home.

Jay and Melanie are a recently married,  really nice couple. Melanie works as an interior designer for a large builder locally, and Jay owns his own kitchen design business.

They called me on one of my listings a few months ago, and it turned out that it just wasn't the right fit for them. We hit it off well and I began showing them properties in the "up to" $350,000 range in Mount Pleasant.

It was a bit of a whirlwind with them because they were looking in a really tough price range. (Supply...




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Helping an old friend in Mt Pleasant, SC

Mon, Feb 18th 2013 9:30 pm by nat wallen Real Estate

This market continues to amaze me. I have a good friend named William that I grew up with in Mount Pleasant, SC.

He became a builder after he got out of college and I became a real estate agent. He had the luzury of taking a few years off when the market crashed and became a boat captain. He managed a large yacht for someone in the Northeast and traveled for several years throughout all the islands in the Caribbean.

So he had the best of both worlds. He had the ability to build houses and help people for several years and take a little time off when things weren't happening in the building industry.

When he came back the market had still been somewhat soft, but he decided to buy a foreclosu...




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A Weekend in Charleston South Carolina

Thu, Feb 14th 2013 10:15 am by nat wallen Real Estate

I took a break from selling Charleston South Carolina homes today and decided to go downtown with my family.

There's always something good going on in Charleston South Carolina, so we took a look at what was happening in the area and came up with a really great plan.

Fortunately for us it was the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition this weekend.

We headed down to Brittlebank Park where we had some great food, and just enjoyed the cool weather.

One of the highlights of the trip downtown was the dog dock jumping contest.

I'd seen them on TV that I really didn't know too much about them. There are actually two forms of the competition.

One is where they judge distance, which is what most people ...




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Homes for Sale In Charleston - Cookie Cutters - Not Really.

Sat, Jan 26th 2013 11:33 pm by nat wallen A Day In The Life

Homes for Sale in Charleston SC - Cookie Cutters? Not Really. 

We all know the importance of balance and family. Too much work can make for an uneven life. While technically I am still working by writing this blog, the focus is not on selling homes for sale in Charleston, SC, the focus is on helping my little ones set goals and reach them. Please take a look at their note below and if they can help you with a cookie craving, please let us know.

Hello! We are Bella and Ruby Wallen!

Ruby is a daisy and I am a I am a brownie in the girl scouts.

We are selling girls scout cookies and we are hoping you will consider a purchase.

They taste really great and there are many yummy kinds, so...



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Mount Pleasant SC Real Estate - Snee Farm

Sat, Jan 26th 2013 8:33 am by nat wallen Charleston Neighborhoods

Mount Pleasant SC Real Estate - Snee Farm


Having grown up in Mount Pleasant, I remember a time when Snee Farm was literally out of town. There were only a handful of neighborhoods that existed and most were fairly close in toward town.

Then there was Snee Farm. It seemed like it was in the country and at the time was the premiere neighborhood because it offered golf, tennis, and a swim team.

Well today, Snee Farm is of course still there but the progress around the area has really grown. In fact, it is now almost in the center of town.

Sure, we all know things change and all areas have grown, but the reason for this focus is just to point out that even though the homes are older, and man...



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Time Capsule - Mt Pleasant SC Homes for Sale

Thu, Dec 27th 2012 9:30 pm by nat wallen A Day In The Life

Mt Pleasant SC Homes for SaleYou might think I am writing my biography with these blog posts, securing my place in history with significant information regarding Mt Pleasant SC Homes for Sale.

Well, I am not. There is a far more important reason for these words I give you that may very well impact the future history of sellers faced with the perplexing intricacies of placing their Mt Pleasant home on the market that goes far beyond my legacy.

Consider this post as my contribution to a time capsule. A time capsule that will one day be dusted off by people from a future time, curious about the past. Archaeologists willing to dig through terabytes of digital files to understand the sociological changes that have occur...



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Homes in Charleston SC - The Definition of Green.

Wed, Dec 12th 2012 9:15 pm by nat wallen Green Living in Charleston SC

"It is getting easier being green"

Homes in Charleston SC - It is easy being green.Well, I thought I knew what "being green" was. I really did. Of course the definition for me has changed over time and I am sure it has for many.  

At one time in my career, “being green” meant that I had little to no experience. That everything was new. And that I knew very little when it came to selling homes in Charleston, SC. Of course, I was “green” back in 1995.  Everyone has to start somewhere when it comes to a new career.

Several years passed and the issues of our world and the health of the planet became more prevalent in the media. “Green” had begun to make it’s way into the psyche of our culture, but still it seemed like it was “not really my...



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Homes for Sale in Charleston SC Are Selling!

Wed, Dec 5th 2012 9:15 pm by nat wallen A Day In The Life

Homes for Sale in Charelston SC are Selling!While I certainly do not have a crystal ball, I do know that homes for sale in Charleston SC are starting to have more showings now than anytime in the past few years.

I am certainly not one to dwell in the past, as the future can be a bright and sunny place if you choose to believe in it. This is especially true if you choose to believe what you see on TV and in the newspapers.

Think about it for a moment. Back in 2006 the market was at it’s pinnacle. Things were great. The media started to drip information into the American psyche that we were about to see the “bubble” burst. This slow drip started to see a steady flow of economists and other smart people beginning to predict the downfa...



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Charleston SC Real Estate Listings - The Stars Align

Thu, Nov 22nd 2012 9:15 pm by nat wallen General

Charleston SC Real Estate ListingsThe universe is starting to feel different.  When all I could do over the past few years to avoid negativity and keep pushing forward was to continue trying to help without thinking too much about the economy, optimism is now seeping into my day more often than not.

Yep. Good news to report here. Charleston SC real estate listings are selling and the inventories are starting to fall.

Back in the mid 2000’s, the inventory levels were extremely low. Basic supply and demand made it a challenge to help buyers and houses were hard to find.

Of course one may reflect back on 2005 as a great time to be in real estate, but I remember thinking... “gee, soon buyers will not be able to afford anythin...




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Mt Pleasant SC Real Estate is Booming Again!

Mon, Nov 19th 2012 9:15 pm by nat wallen A Day In The Life

Mt Pleasant SC Real Estate

A few days ago I had a long lost friend look me up and tell me he wanted to find a property to fix up and sell. I thought, “well, this should be easy”, as the last time I looked (which was only a few weeks ago) there were several fix up properties available in the Mt Pleasant SC real estate market.

So I started my search and found the number of foreclosure options dwindling. I was lucky enough to spot one in Snee Farm and called the listing agent to find that they had 17 showings scheduled and it was only day 2 on the market.

So what did we do?

Well, we scrambled. We went for a quick lunch/planning session, made a game-plan and with a full stomach, we started executing it. By 2:00 pm I ...




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Nat Wallen Real EstateNat Wallen is a Realtor in Charleston SC specializing in residential property sales. He has been licensed since 1995 and is the top listing agent with Carolina One Real Estate. Carolina One Real Estate is the largest company in the Charleston SC area of 700 plus agents. NOTE: Nat Wallen never solicits consumers interacting with his blog unless requested. YOUR comments are encouraged and welcomed. Thank you!

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"I did not know there was a contest, so when Charleston City Paper readers voted me as their favorite Realtor, it was really nice. Charleston is a beautiful place, but the people here are what make living here so great!" - Nat Wallen

The Carolina One™ Sign

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Every aspect of what makes a sale successful has been carefully dissected for your benefit. Even down to what colors are most memorable and recognizable together on the Carolina One Real Estate sign.

Drone Photography

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Luxury properties and large tracts of land need to be viewed from a different perspective to attract a buyer. Standing out to buyers on the web is critical, and drones can make that happen in the right situation.

Luxury Portfolio Program

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Carolina One sells more homes over $1,000,000 than any other company in Charleston. Our Luxury Portfolio Program includes high quality peripherals, professional photography and an international marketing reach including the Wall Street Journal, Luxuryhomes.com and our Luxury Homes magazine.

Coming Soon Program

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With nearly 1000 agents, I will share your homes as a "coming soon" offering in our private Facebook group. Your home will be exposed to all of the buyers Carolina One agents are working with and will sell your home faster, and for more money... and this may even happen before it is placed on the market.

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Showing Appointments

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Handling the day-to-day showing appointments is an integral part of the sales process. Nat is able to efficiently arrange showings designed to follow the guidelines that you determine.

High-Quality Photography

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Quality photography plays an important role in attracting a buyer for your home. By taking the time to determine the best angle, time of day and what photos to include in your marketing campaign, Nat’s photography speaks volumes.

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Careful attention to details will ensure your home is described and presented in the best light possible. By describing your home accurately and positively, Nat will work with YOU as the seller to craft the best feature and benefit list possible.

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