Island Vibes December 2023

21 Ask an Agent Meet Whitley Boyd By L. C. Leach III ear Agent: Is there any better time of year to buy or sell a home than another? I ask because with real estate markets usually dependent on interest rates, number of homes for sale and unexpected occurrences such as COVID, I didn’t know if warmer or colder months had any significance in making the best decision. Whitley Boyd: “There are a number of factors to consider when buying or selling a home. The ‘spring market’ has always been considered the launch of the busiest buying and selling season each year. The combination of warmer weather, pretty lawns and the goal for many people to move between school breaks create this peak season.” WB: “During this time, there are not only more homes for sale, but also more buyers looking. While the number of homes on the market is typically lower during the holidays, there are also fewer buyers looking at that time and there will potentially be less competition. Everyone has personal circumstances that must be considered.” WB: “The best time to buy a home is when you are ready and financially able to do so. Being prepared, having an open mind and prioritizing your needs versus wants will help you achieve your goals when the timing is right for you.” For more information, contact Boyd at Selling agency, Carolina One Real Estate 843-324-4761 Specialties: Charleston downtown/ Coastal Market Territory: 26 areas of the Lowcountry including Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, Hanahan and Goose Creek D REAL ESTATE The Refuge ISLE OF PALMS SINCE 2016 Open 7 Days a Week 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM (843)-242-8934 1517 Palm Blvd suite a Isle of Palms, SC Bingo Every Monday • Steak Night Every Tuesday Live Music Every Wednesday • Lobster Night Every Sunday Weekly Events WE MAKE FINDING THE PERFECT PROPERTY A SEAMLESS PROCESS. Krista M. Swingle REALTOR® Brand Name Real Estate Charleston, SC Hugh Swingle IV Property Manager In Charge (843) 474-1200 Responsive Results Driven Hands On