The Seabrook Island Real Estate Marketing A-Team!

We are halfway through the 2017 sales year – a great time to introduce the blogging world to two key members of Seabrook Island Real Estate!

Kelly Butorac, our Marketing Coordinator, and Alesia Link, our Listings Services Coordinator, are rockstars when it comes to going above and beyond to provide our clients with first class, state-of-the-art real estate services. There are two words that ring true when it comes to clients’ real estate expectations. The first is “trust” and the second is “communication” – especially when it comes to listings their property. Kelly and Alesia’s commitment to keep Seabrook Island Real Estate continually ahead of the pack, by finding new and unique programs on behalf of you, our Seabrook Island clients.

Kelly+Alesia_DSC_1218_f1c1_Rszd-RGBAs just one part of her marketing responsibilities, Kelly has made us the Island’s Real Estate leader in using social media and the internet to market Seabrook Island as a whole, the Club and most importantly, each of our individual client’s properties. (Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube and Private Communities!) Alesia is a new addition to our team (about two months ago) and is making her mark felt already through newly identified listing communication services. You will be hearing much more about these two as the summer and year goes on.

In the meantime, positive client reaction is making the first half of 2017 one of the best in a long time! As of mid-May, closed real estate sales are up some 35% over last year and our company’s average sales price is up some 40% over last year. In addition, pending sales, waiting to close, are also very strong for the rest of the spring and early summer.

I am signing off for the next 3 months! But there are two ways you can find out how things are going over the summer. Wait for the September Broker-in-Charge blog post or give me a call. I would love to give you an update!

Joe Salvo
Broker-In-Charge
843.768.7796 • jsalvo@seabrookislandclub.com

“Transaction” vs. “Transition” in Real Estate

83%! There were 41 closed sales on Seabrook Island in the first quarter this year and Seabrook Island Real Estate closed/sold 83% of them. People often ask why, year after year, is Seabrook Island Real Estate the overwhelming choice made by buyers and sellers? It could be great leadership? But that would be too simple an answer.

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More likely, it is because we believe we are helping our selling clients with a “transition,” not just performing a “transaction.” A “transaction” involves merely finding a buyer and writing a contract. A “transition” involves helping with every phase of a client’s real estate life, whether it is finding a way to scale back on treasure possessions that will not fit in the new location; providing professional photography to make their home look great to prospective clients; or walking clients gently through the difficult process of making repairs needed to get their home ready for sale.

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We’ve now arranged with a national service called “Everything But the House” (EBTH) to be the exclusive real estate company marketing their premier estate sale services on Seabrook Island. Learn more about EBTH here! In addition, we have added a new “Listing Coordinator” position to our Seabrook Island Real Estate staff to find even more ways to provide outstanding service to our loyal listing clients. Alesia Link has been hired to fill that position, and we welcome her to the Seabrook Island Real Estate team.

We also believe our is not only to sell, but also to welcome buyers “transitioning” to their new life as Seabrook Island residents and Seabrook Island Club members. It’s about the Seabrookers we help buyers to meet before they purchase a property. It’s about the experience we give them ahead of their purchase, using the Club amenities, the Lake House, meeting members of our various organizations or just walking the beach. We help them to quickly realize they have found just the right place.

To this overwhelming commitment to trust and service, you can add our database of over 20,000 prospects. Most of these individuals have been visiting Seabrook over the years, have asked us to keep in touch and are just waiting for the right time to “pull the trigger.” Our in-house Marketing staff provides consistent, continual follow-up through all social media outlets. (You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest!)

By the way, 41 sales on Seabrook is 10 more than last year, or a 32% increase for 2017. Really a very good start! So if you are looking to make a “transition” for whatever reason, call your favorite Seabrook Island Sales Executive to list your property and we’ll make sure we meet all of your needs.

Joe Salvo
Broker-In-Charge
843.768.7796 • jsalvo@seabrookislandclub.com