Susan Gardner

November 12, 2017

Why should I hire an agent to sell my home?

Selling a home can be quite an adventurous journey. In the many years I’ve been helping people sell their homes, I’ve found four compelling reasons owners should invest in hiring an agent versus selling on their own. An experienced real estate agent can efficiently guide you on the path to […]
November 6, 2017

Fun fact about Summerville – Bird Sculptures!

If you live in Summerville or have ever walked around the downtown area, you may have noticed some bird sculptures perched around here and there.  Although they may look random without plaques or any indication who sculpted them or who put them there, they are not just random.  They are […]
November 5, 2017

Avoid the Top 10 Selling Mistakes

Serious about selling your home? Before you sign anything, read about these common mistakes that home sellers make: Pricing Too High: It’s no secret, price is everything. Overpricing does more to discourage buyers than any other single factor. When you overprice, you put your home in competition with homes that may […]
November 4, 2017

How to Make a Strong Offer

Here are some important tips to be ready to make a strong offer when you find the house you really want: Be a Pre-Approved Buyer:A pre-approved buyer always has the advantage in an offer situation. Becoming pre-approved is very easy: you complete your loan application with a credit check prior […]
November 1, 2017

Seller’s List of 25 Fix-ups

The condition of your home will have a huge impact on how fast it sells, and its eventual selling price. Preparing your home for sale can pay you huge dividends. Many fix ups cost very little and consist mostly of time and some elbow grease. Here are some simple tips […]
October 3, 2017

Five Plumbing Inspection Tips

While purchasing a new home is exciting, you want to be sure you know what you’re buying.  Plumbing can be one of the most costly home repair expenses so it’s important to know the condition of your plumbing before purchasing.  Overlooked plumbing problems can result in flooding and leaks and […]
September 15, 2017

Home Siding Considerations

When you are checking out homes, there are several items in our market you need to be aware of – including siding.  In the lowcountry, vinyl, wood, brick and cement board are the most common types of siding.   There are advantages and disadvantages to all of them.  Stucco is […]
August 10, 2017

Preparing to Negotiate

Once you’ve identified the house you want to make a home, the next important step is getting it at the very best price with the very best terms. It’s easy to over simplify negotiations to just about price, but there are so many other things that come into play to […]
August 10, 2017

Finding the Best Financing Deal

Finding the right home for you is your primary goal, but enjoying it with a lower payment and better mortgage terms is a very important secondary goal. I’ve worked with many lenders over the years, and here are a couple of things to keep in mind when beginning the process. […]