Can we talk about Greenville's housing market for just a second? Anyone buying or selling right now will tell you that the market is intense! High prices, amazing locations, fixer-uppers, cash offers, what’s not going on? There are a few things you can keep in mind when looking for or selling a property. The focus has shifted, and while some buyer/ seller needs will never change, 2020 has altered the market forever – at least – for the foreseeable future.
- Not One Home, but Two!
If you're a Greenville native, or from the Upstate of South Carolina in general, then you are probably aware of the growth the city and surrounding areas have gone through. Greenville has become the weekend destination for travelers and out-of-towners! With its charming scenes and unique local culture, more people have moved to our area. Some have even purchased a second home here. These second homes function as getaways, places for large families to gather, and even rental properties. A second home in Greenville County is a fabulous investment you're sure to get a lot of use out of.
- Office Space
If you’ve been considering remodeling your extra office space into a bedroom, den, or creating an open concept for your home, you may want to reconsider. Office spaces have become a major selling point, especially now that remote work is more prominent than ever. Many offices will never return to full in-person work, and we think that’s just fine. Nice, quiet office space can be a major selling point or the reason you should buy that property you’ve had your eye on.
- Outdoor Living
In addition to a nice office, if you have outdoor space, utilize it to your full advantage. A well-maintained yard and patio can be massive selling points for your home. Another thing to consider is who is moving to the area. Many people are flocking here from major metropolitan areas where they may not have ever had a yard or outdoor space. When renovating, think about creating an outdoor oasis for our new neighbors moving out of their concrete jungles.
- Kitchens, Y’all
One thing that will never change is the need for a beautiful kitchen. If you're looking to remodel any part of your home to up its curb appeal, then we highly recommend starting with the kitchen. Everyone wants their dream kitchen, even if they never plan on cooking a single thing. The kitchen is the hub of the home and it is imperative that you get it right when remodeling, buying or selling. After all, you're probably going to spend most of your time there when you're not in your office or enjoying your outdoor oasis.
Obviously, there is so much to consider when talking about real estate! Not everyone's needs are the same, so it is important to understand what you're looking for, and who would be looking at your property. Whether it's a new family looking for a big backyard, a big city transplant looking for a unique location, or the steadfast professional needing a nice office, there is a home for everyone in Upstate South Carolina.