Spring Real Estate Advice from Dan Hamilton

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Expert real estate agent Dan Hamilton shares his advice—not just for home buyers and sellers this spring but also homeowners looking to hold onto their current home. Thank you to Hamilton & Co for sponsoring this article!

The spring real estate market is about to pick up fast! In fact, it already has.

Typically, the Greenville real estate market slows down during the holidays as people travel and spend time with family and friends. Things stay slow through the first month of the year until February, typically picking back up around the Superbowl.

But this year is different.

This year we’re seeing the spring uptick earlier than usual, and with rates dropping (plus additional drops already hinted at by the Federal Reserve), buyers and sellers alike are ready to get moving this spring!

Whether you’re a homeowner looking to stay put, a potential buyer looking to move this spring, or a seller ready to take advantage of the market, as a real estate agent with over two decades of experience in Greenville, SC—I have advice for you.

For Homeowners Happy In Their Current Home

Just because the market is moving doesn’t mean you have to! If you currently have a home but have no plans of buying or selling this year, here’s my advice to you:

Keep your home in top shape.

Not just for resale value but for your own family’s quality of life! Check out my Spring Home Maintenance Guide for some ideas to get you started.

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Pro Tip: If you’re looking to make improvements to your home that also improve home value, let’s chat! At Hamilton & Company, we help each of our clients assess what improvements to make to their homes prior to selling, and would love to provide the same service for you. My team offers free Home Evaluations, identifying areas of improvement and pinpointing those high ROI improvements.

Stay up to date with the real estate market.

You may be wondering, “Why? I have zero plans to sell this year.” As a homeowner, you are also a real estate investor. Smart investors monitor market trends regardless of whether they plan to diversify their portfolio in the near future.

So what does keeping up to date look like? It can be as simple as following your favorite real estate agents and personalities on social media. I personally like to keep up with my friends Barbara Corcoran and Ryan Serhant.

Though you aren’t in need of a personal real estate agent in Greenville at the moment, it may be worth developing a relationship with one.

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Pro Tip: Having an “in” with a trusted real estate agent in your area can help you track your home’s value, keep up to date with your real local estate market, and more. At Hamilton & Company, we believe our relationship with our community and our clients exists before and lasts beyond the real estate transaction. We are here to educate both our clients and community about what’s going on in the marketplace so you can be an informed investor and homeowner. It’s just one of the reasons I love partnering with local organizations like Kidding Around Greenville!

If you’d like to take advantage of the free resources I offer through social media, Youtube, and more, click here to access my virtual business card.

For Potential Buyers This Spring

The news that spring real estate activity is picking up impacts buyers’ plans more than anyone else!

Get your pre-approval.

If you are thinking about purchasing a home this spring but have yet to be pre-approved, my first piece of advice to you: get your pre-approval.

Pre-approval offers flexibility in the home shopping process; telling you what you can afford and telling sellers that your potential offer is financially solid. Even if you aren’t planning to buy for a few months yet, reach out to a trusted lender and get the process started! You can always update your pre-approval down the road if needed!

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Pro Tip: Ready to get pre-approved but don’t know where to start? Let me recommend a lender! At Hamilton & Company, we have developed personal relationships with some of the best lenders in Greenville, and I would be happy to connect you with them. To get started, fill out this form on my website, and be sure to mention you’re part of the KAG family!

Start shopping sooner than later.

This spring, buyers will flood the market, raising home prices and sparking bidding wars. Get ahead of the craziness and find your home now while prices are low and competition isn’t as steep!

My final bit of advice – and this may be obvious – is to go ahead and get in touch with a realtor as well as a lender. A realtor can take your budget, wants and needs and create a personalized list of homes to visit. Having representation on your side through the process takes so much stress off. Don’t believe me? Just listen to the countless Hamilton & Company clients who have said just that.

For Potential Sellers This Spring

According to everything I’ve said so far, spring should bring lower interest rates, more buyers, and increased competition.

List your home early.

If you’re a seller looking to move this spring, waiting sounds like the right choice, doesn’t it? Though waiting may seem smart, I’m here to tell you that getting your home listed now may actually be the smartest decision.

Find a team that will customize your experience.

Buyers are looking to beat the inevitable bidding wars that will come this spring, and they’re looking for homes like yours! My team can offer you the most options for transitioning from your existing home to your next one – seamlessly and efficiently.

Not only that, my team offers MULTIPLE ways to sell depending on your timeline:

  • We can offer you cash upfront for your home.
  • We can buy your home from you, fix it up and split the profit with you on the backend.
  • We can list traditionally and take advantage of a competitive buyer pool with our proven marketing strategy.

The possibilities are endless and can be customized to your unique wants and needs!

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If you are interested in learning more about our selling options or just want to know what your home could sell for in this market, head over to my website DanHamiltonRealEstate.com and enter your address in the homepage search bar to get started!

Contact Hamilton & Co

Spring is going to bring a lot of changes to the Greenville real estate market in 2024. As your local real estate expert, I want to help prepare you for those changes – whether you’re planning to buy, sell, or stay in Greenville, SC.

If I can help answer any questions you may have about real estate here in Greenville, SC, be sure to reach out! You can fill out this short form if you’d like me to email you, or you can set up a 15 minute phone call with me here!

Learn more about Kidding Around Greenville partner, Dan Hamilton!

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About the Author
Dan Hamilton is a founder and Team Leader of Hamilton & Co. of Keller Williams Realty, which consistently ranks as one of the top producing real estate teams in South Carolina. Passionate about Greenville and the Upstate, Dan is also a former member of the SC House of Representatives and has also served as a Director for the Greater Greenville Association of REALTORS and the South Carolina Association of REALTORS. Dan and his wife Kelly are also parents to four children. On most weekends, Dan can be found on the sidelines of the soccer field either coaching or cheering on one of his kids.

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