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By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
Comments 7
   Recently an agent asked me how I help my clients with less than stellar credit. I have been teaching homebuyer seminars, finance classes and assisted hundreds of young families in reaching their financial goals. My ideas aren’t original, they aren’t brain surgery; they are effective. Basic mon...

By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
Comments 8
  Rarely do I delve into the deep end of politics, the righteous rip tide of religion or even discussions of personal preference in regards to matters of supreme subjection. Being of simple mind, many of the grayest areas are tucked in the corner of right and wrong. I find comfort in keeping my p...

By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
Comments 5
Coffee needs it, air conditioners require it to be cleaned and maintained, and even our cars have parts that depend heavily on a filter. The human body, in most instances, comes complete with a filter for the infamous instrument of communication. It can’t be seen, touched and never appears in por...

By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
Comments 4
An agent in our office recently met with a prospective buyer, who had some credit issues. The agent is still new, so she emailed the other agents in the office to get advice on how to help a buyer build up their credit. As always seems to be the case in our wonderful office, one of the agents, wh...

By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
Comments 3
Are you a double agent? Not as in the infamous dual agent, rather the agent that does double the work in almost every transaction? If not, I am certain you can name several double agents in your area. With lightning speed they answer their phone, the office phone and even your phone when needed. ...

By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
Comments 10
We have all seen the Angie’s List commercials, we have grown accustomed to researching consumer reviews on everything from tennis shoes to televisions; and certainly we are all familiar with the infamous traveler’s companion called Trip Advisor. It is common place to peruse the rants, raves and r...

By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
Comments 7
What is the point of having a horn, if you don't toot it every now and then! Recently I have taken on coaching as part of my day to day real estate tasks. It began by teaching classes to beginning Realtors then somewhat spread to those more experienced as well. As a former teacher, it seemed to b...

By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
Comments 0
I am Very excited to be able to spend some time at Somerset Point this Saturday, Oct. 6. We open the doors to the model at 11 a.m., and will be on site until at least 2:30. If you are unfamiliar with Somerset Point, maybe you could come out and visit. Somerset Point offers quality new constructio...

By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
Comments 47
Similar to the sudden sense of what now, after all the presents are opened on Christmas morn; slightly akin to an hurried evacuation for a pending storm only to see the sun shine down. Many Realtors are exceedingly rushed to acquire a new listing, the holy grail of commission only to realize mayb...

By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
Comments 48
I took my own advice. I decluttered, I depersonalized (well mostly) and I cleaned myself into a frenzy. Recently I introduced you to my absolutely worst client ever, and she is me. For years I have been the Queen of the conversion, lord of the living room make over and the Dr. Phil of spouting or...

By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
Comments 3
TradeWinds Plantation of Ladys Island is preparing for their Grand Opening on September 19, 2012. As the Beaufort SC market continues a healthy improvement, we look forward to welcoming new home owners to this tremendously convenient location! Homes starting at $179,000 with all the style and qua...

By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
Comments 6
I guess writing our experiences runs in my family, the below was written by my amazing cousin Jason Waters of the US ARMY Criminal Investigation Command, about life as a deployed soldier. I adore him and am so very proud of his ability to keep his sense of humor, a beloved family trait!   By Jas...

By Scott Bingham, www.BeaufortHomeNews.com
(BeaufortHomeTeam / Ballenger Realty)
Comments 0
  Just a note of encouragement from BeaufortHomeTeam!  There is one stat I want to point out as we wrap up this third quarter in Beaufort South Carolina.  The stat is called the Absorption Rate.  With regard to inventory, if there were no new listings, how long would it take at the current pace o...

By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
Comments 80
Feed them, and they will come. Maybe or maybe not; open houses can be debated all day. Are they worth the time, money and emotional warfare on the behalf of the overworked listing agent or are they a complete waste of energy? It has been my experience that Broker Open Houses, when done properly, ...

By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
Comments 34
Everything happens for a reason, or so they say. I always assumed that saying was just a phrase thrown around like a dish towel in situations when nothing else seemed to fit. I stand corrected. The past two weeks have been an interwoven blanket of confusion sewn tightly with the thread of random ...

By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
Comments 2
The sign is up, lockbox in place and the Internet is all a buzz with information on your property. Your Realtor is off to a great start and your goal is one step closer to success! Below is a short list I give all of my sellers the day after their home hits the market. It is just a reminder to be...

By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
Comments 2
This is just too adorable not to share!~ If you know of a spectacular baking god or goddess, surely you can help this small business owner with this delectable dilemma! Beaufort is chock full precious boutiques, delightful diners and of course our very sweet Sweet Vivi! Help her solve this cupcak...

By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
Comments 9
Coping mechanisms are as personal and unique as the individual in need of coping. What may ease pain, provide a desirable distraction or lift the woes of life’s little hiccups for one, may not help another at all. By now I thought I had experienced many of life’s harrowing hiccups, from the more ...

By Scott Bingham, www.BeaufortHomeNews.com
(BeaufortHomeTeam / Ballenger Realty)
Comments 1
Beaufort SC Market Update Just a quick update on what is going on right now in the Beaufort SC real estate market.  Just to make sure everyone is on the same page, let me define my areas:  The numbers are drawn from the Beaufort Multiple Listing Service, looking all types of residential units (si...

By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
Comments 49
Many say it is just putting lipstick on a pig; however, I have actually put lipstick on a pig and it most certainly does make a difference. Not only does it get a giggle out of all involved but the pig stands out from the crowd and as my grandma always says, a little color never killed anyone. Fo...

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