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Choosing your real estate professional is one of the most important decisions you will make when buying property.

The more you look around, the more you will see the value of working with us.

However, no matter whom you choose, these simple tips will help you find and purchase the home of your dreams more quickly and efficiently. 

Before you shop:

  • Be a smart consumer. Learn the financing basics. Know how to shop for a home loan that's right for you.
  • Get pre-approved. This takes very little time and lets you know the price range that fits your lifestyle.
  • Know what you want. The last thing you need is to close a deal and realize you bought a house you don't want. Ask yourself what you're looking for in a home, before you shop. Think about size, commute time and necessary repairs.
  • Keep your debt load to a minimum. Don't make major purchases or incur any additional debt until after your purchase. Pay down credit cards and don't apply for new ones. Remember, financial institutions evaluate your financial situation on your gross monthly income. Your total monthly house costs should not exceed 28 percent of your gross monthly income.
  • Be prepared to view new properties quickly. Sometimes homes sell quickly, so be ready to make fast decisions. Be accessible to change the terms.
  • Have instant access to your agent. Instant communication can mean the difference in purchasing the property of your choice.

Before you buy:

  • Submit a strong competitive offer.
  • Include a substantial earnest money deposit. Sometimes offers are accepted based on the amount of the deposit.
  • Try to minimize the number of contingencies. Fewer contingencies mean a stronger offer.
  • Hire an inspector. A professional building inspector or appraiser will make sure the house of your choice is in satisfactory condition.
  • Check zoning regulations and covenants. Good residential neighborhoods will be zoned to keep out commercial and industrial users. Read any restrictive covenants and make sure they fit your lifestyle.
  • Request an updated property survey. Be sure it clearly marks boundaries. Check for problems.

Military Buyers:

Members of our team are certified as Military Relocation Professionals through the National Association of Realtors.  Additionally, Luxe Group SC was co-founded by a retired Naval Officer who PCS’d 8 times in a 20-year Naval career - he knows a thing or two about moving and specifically how the military move system works (and sometimes doesn’t).  We understand the complexity of changing duty stations, the challenge of the time-crunch that military orders can present, and the stress of moving to a new duty station without much background on the area, the schools, or your new billet.  Our team is ready to flex with your needs, be available to answer your questions and calls at off hours depending on your current duty station and will go above and beyond for you, because you have answered the call of duty and service to our great nation!


The top 10% of homes in any real estate market determines the value and starting point of the luxury market. Depending on the community you are interested in for your new home in the Charleston area, the starting point for luxury homes can vary. In any market, typically the beginning of luxury pricing begins at $500,000.  Marketing and selling a luxury home comes with different demands. Our broker/owner has the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation, she has a proven track record of successful transactions with buyers and sellers in this exclusive market.

New Construction:

Yes - you need your own professional representation and negotiating assistance when building a new home! The processes between buying new construction and buying an existing home are vastly different. Having an experienced professional team in your corner keeps it fun and exciting while minimizing the hurdles you will encounter throughout the process.  Let’s talk about the new construction communities that are available and what they have to offer for your next home!


Our team is partnered with some of the nation’s largest banks and third-party servicers as well as many local lenders. We list, market, and sell investment properties throughout the Charleston metro area. Are you ready to expand your portfolio? Luxe Group SC is here for you.


Whether you choose to do business with us or not, we are here to answer any questions you have.