Destination: Charleston

Moving to Charleston? Likely, you’ve been here before. Perhaps you came for a job interview, visited a few times on vacation, or have a child who attended CofC (go Cougs!). You probably feel like you know your way around Charleston. Maybe you’ve even done some research and have a pretty good idea of the local market and lay of the land. Or you’re a pro, having bought and sold eight homes already. You’ve got this….right?

Real Estate, especially in a new place, is not the time to DIY. You NEED a local expert to educate you on the Charleston market, help you find the property that meets your wishlist and budget, and proactively inform you on things you could never have anticipated remotely – termites, flood insurance, doing business with Southerners – eek!

We want to be sure you are comfortable and confident about what you want and the best move for your future. We will guide you and help manage expectations. We know you want to spend $300K on a bungalow mere steps from the beach on Sullivan’s Island, we do too. It doesn’t exist, but your Smith Spencer Real Estate agent can help you find the perfect property in Charleston for you.

Smith Spencer was our realtor when we made our big move from Chicago to Mount Pleasant. We needed a lot of hand holding, and they did so with patience, care, and flexibility. They were eager to show us the property we ended up buying, a million times, and never made us feel as if we were a bother. They remained calm, professional, and optimistic during our negotiations, and made us feel comfortable and confident with our decisions.”  -Nicole Temple

Destination: Charleston

Moving to Charleston? Likely, you’ve been here before. Perhaps you came for a job interview, visited a few times on vacation, or have a child who attended CofC (go Cougs!). You probably feel like you know your way around Charleston. Maybe you’ve even done some research and have a pretty good idea of the local market and lay of the land. Or you’re a pro, having bought and sold eight homes already. You’ve got this….right?

Real Estate, especially in a new place, is not the time to DIY. You NEED a local expert to educate you on the Charleston market, help you find the property that meets your wishlist and budget, and proactively inform you on things you could never have anticipated remotely – termites, flood insurance, doing business with Southerners – eek!

We want to be sure you are comfortable and confident about what you want and the best move for your future. We will guide you and help manage expectations. We know you want to spend $300K on a bungalow mere steps from the beach on Sullivan’s Island, we do too. It doesn’t exist, but your Smith Spencer Real Estate agent can help you find the perfect property in Charleston for you.

Smith Spencer was our realtor when we made our big move from Chicago to Mount Pleasant. We needed a lot of hand holding, and they did so with patience, care, and flexibility. They were eager to show us the property we ended up buying, a million times, and never made us feel as if we were a bother. They remained calm, professional, and optimistic during our negotiations, and made us feel comfortable and confident with our decisions.”  -Nicole Temple

Relocating Checklist

  • Consider renting initially to learn the various areas
  • Hire a local expert Realtor
  • Buy with confidence thanks to a Realtor on your team who is now your new bestie!
  • Hire a lender to pre-qualify you for your purchase - your Realtor can recommend a few
  • Work with your Realtor to learn about the local market, different neighborhoods, and a realistic timeline for purchase
  • Study up on local taxes, insurance, and various other costs regional including pest control, termite bonds, caring for grand trees, the average life-span of roofing, HVAC units, and paint jobs