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The Downing Group Blog

Clearing Up a Commission Misconception

Here’s the plain and simple truth about commission costs for homebuyers. Today I’m going to clear up a common misconception regarding how real estate agents get paid. Too many buyers don’t hire a buyer’s agent to represent them, thinking that they’ll avoid commission costs and extra fees that way. We list properties all around the… Read more »

First Real Estate Market Update of 2020

I’m here with the first market update of 2020, and, unsurprisingly, we still need more inventory. I’m here with your first real estate market update of 2020. Right now, our phones are ringing off the hook like crazy; it’s a huge rush from the people we talked with back in November who told us they… Read more »

3 Pro Marketing Tips

I’m sharing three tips to help you market your home properly for selling. We became the top listing team in Columbia this year, so I wanted to mention a few professional tips for marketing your home. 1. Use professional photography. Make sure your pictures are excellent. If you have an agent that thinks they can… Read more »

A Quick 2019 Recap From The Downing Group

This has been another record year for our team, and it’s all thanks to you. As 2019 is coming to an end, I wanted to bring you a quick recap of Columbia real estate. Not only has it been a great year for our market overall, but it has also been our ninth consecutive record… Read more »

What Makes the Holiday Season a Great Time to Sell?

Don’t buy into the myth that the holiday season is a bad time to sell. There are a couple of key benefits to selling during this time. Many people assume the holiday season isn’t a good time to sell a home, but is that true? Not exactly—it all depends on your situation. There are a… Read more »

Why Now Might Be Your Best Opportunity to Buy or Refinance

What’s happening as far as interest rates and mortgages go? Brian Prahl from Palmetto Mortgage Group is here to fill us in. Today I’m happy to be joined by one of our longtime preferred lenders, Brian Prahl, from Palmetto Mortgage Group. He’s here to bring some recent mortgage-related news to our attention. If you’ve been… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Pre-Foreclosures & Lease Purchases

Today we’ll talk about pre-foreclosures and lease-purchase options. Stay tuned! Even though I’ve talked about them over my years in the industry, I still frequently get questions from people about pre-foreclosures. You might have seen a property listed as a pre-foreclosure on Zillow before. The law states that the bank must notify the county as… Read more »

A Couple Quick Tips on Buying Lakefront Property

      Before you buy a lakefront property, there are a couple of tips to keep in mind.  If you’re thinking of buying a lakefront home out on Lake Murray, there are a couple of things you need to keep in mind before moving forward. First, decide what’s most important to you. What are… Read more »

How Can You Make Your Move as Smooth as Possible?

I’ve invited Lakelan Fennell of Nilson Van & Storage to join me to share a few moving and storage tips. Today I’m joined by Lakelan Fennell of Nilson Van & Storage to share a few quick tips to help make your next move as smooth as possible. First, make sure the moving company you’re thinking… Read more »

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