As a self-proclaimed "former Jersey guy," Charter One Realty agent Chris Della Rosa describes "the relaxed pace of the Lowcountry" as a welcomed and wonderful thing. In our latest "Meet the Agent" blog post, Chris talks about how the lure of real estate brought him from a professional career as a cinematographer to a successful career in the real estate industry. Catch up with Chris as he shares how he got his start, his team partnership, and his favorite spots around the Lowcountry.

Chris Della RosaCharter One Realty: When did you know that you wanted to pursue a career in real estate?

Chris Della Rosa: I've been pulled by the lure of real estate from a very young age when my mother started in the business back in the 70s. I used to help her sort listing books of…

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May Real Estate Market Report


Hilton Head Area Real Estate Market Report

Housing Supply Outlook - May 2020

Sellers are taking a more cautious approach to entering the housing market, even as buyers are returning in force due to near-record low interest rates. As the country continues to reopen, seller activity is likely to continue to improve however, continued concerns around COVID-19 may keep some reluctant sellers on the sidelines for now. For the 12-month period spanning June 2019 through May 2020, Pending Sales in the Hilton Head region were up 1.9 percent overall. The price range with the largest gain in sales was the $650,001 and Above range, where they increased 24.6 percent.

The overall Median Sales Price was up 4.3 percent to $330,000. The property type…

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With more time on our hands for home projects these days, growing a gorgeous Lowcountry garden might be one of the best ways to pass the time. 

There are many ways to add a personal touch to your home, perhaps none more impactful and fulfilling as a well-designed, well-maintained garden. Having a garden not only enhances your home’s outdoor aesthetic but tending it is also very therapeutic! In fact, flexing your green thumb offers many health benefits.

Whether you want to enhance a garden you already have, or you are just getting started, today’s blog features some of the most beautiful Lowcountry garden designs we’ve ever seen! Use these inspirational green spaces to help you create your own personal oasis.


Lowcountry Gardening: Raised…

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Charter One Realty agent, Tracy Dayton, has lived in the Lowcountry for more than a decade and enjoys every minute of it. She describes our island as "a big playground with so much to explore," and we sat down with her to find out why.

Catch up with Charter One Realty agent, Tracy Dayton, as she talks about how she got her start in real estate, the vibe of the Lowcountry, and her home community of Port Royal.

Tracy DaytonCharter One Realty: When did you know that you wanted to pursue a career in real estate?

Tracy Dayton: As a young girl I was always fascinated with homes, design, and construction. I knew one day that I would get to work in the field I felt so passionate about.

Charter One Realty: Tell us about your start in the business. How did the…

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Looking to brighten your home with touches of summer decor? Sunshine, sand, and surf are staples in the Lowcountry, and Saturday, June 20th was the summer solstice. With the official start of summer comes a desire to brighten your interior decor, right? 

Cue the music “Summertime and the livin’ is easy…”! While 2020 has forced many of us to postpone our summer travels due to the global pandemic, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the best of our Lowcountry surroundings, outside AND in.


Summer Decor Ideas: Affordable Touches

We combed our favorite Pinterest boards and decor blogs to bring you seasonal decorating tips for Summer 2020. Guaranteed to brighten up your mood and your home, these affordable and beautiful upgrades are easy ways to add…

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Sandie Major Charter One RealtyCatch up with Charter One Realty agent, Sandie Major, as she talks to us about how she got her start in real estate, the benefits of being a part of a team, and how the Lowcountry has changed over the years. 

Charter One Realty: When did you know that you wanted to pursue a career in real estate?

Sandie Major: I had vacationed here for many years and one winter driving home from work in the snow and darkness after being on my feet for 11 hours as a surgical assistant. I just decided I had enough of that, so I sold my house and moved down here. My sister already lived here and suggested real estate.

Charter One Realty: Tell us about your start in the business. How did the first year go?

Sandie Major: My first year was 2005, so it was amazing.

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Outdoor Living

Spending time enjoying our outdoor living spaces is a staple of life in the Lowcountry. According to the Weather Channel, Summer 2020 is predicted to be hotter than average. 

We are no strangers to warm summers! Our many sunny days help make Hilton Head Island one of the best places to experience a wide variety of outdoor activities for locals and tourists alike.  

However, if we must admit, some of us may have a love-hate relationship with the summer heat. While it may not be as appealing to utilize your outdoor space as the temperature rises, we want to offer you some creative ways you can upgrade your outdoor space to combat the summer heat and feel comfortable.

From simple and affordable shade options to more sophisticated cooling…

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For Charter One Realty agent, Duke Delcher, real estate isn't merely a line of work — it's a calling. This top-performing agent has assisted in the development of golf communities and been listing and selling and properties in the Lowcountry for decades. He has established quite a track record in the industry. As a partner of one of the top producing teams at Charter One Realty, Duke specializes in luxury golf communities and introducing clients to the property of their dreams.

Charter One Realty sat down with Duke to learn more about how he got his start, his team, and what he enjoys about his neighborhood and the Lowcountry.

Duke DelcherCharter One Realty: When did you know that you wanted to pursue a career in real estate?

Duke Delcher: I always liked…

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Home Upgrades

Lowcountry summer seasons bring with them a desire for affordable home upgrades. As we spend more time outdoors, sprucing things up on the exterior becomes a focus. 

The great news is, many improvements are easy, cheap ways to update your home. You can make a big impact with a small budget. We’ve gathered some of our favorite affordable home upgrades to consider this summer.

From a fresh coat of paint to new drawer pulls, flower pots to light fixtures...there are lots of options to consider when upgrading on a budget. If you are going for a southern-inspired style, we have lots of examples for you below.


Affordable Home Upgrades: Outdoor Ideas

  1. Add Flower Pots

    Treat yourself to new pots for your flowers and shrubs. Whether placed…

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When Charter One Realty agent, Judd Tracy moved to the Lowcountry in 2006, he had a brief stint in the mortgage industry before pivoting to real estate in 2009. In the years since, Judd has built up a thriving real estate business — assisting buyers, major investors, and sellers.

Charter One Realty sat down with Judd to learn more about how he got his start, his partnership with the Reed Team, and some of his favorite aspects of life in the Lowcountry.

Judd Tracy Charter One Realty

Charter One Realty: Tell us about your start in the business. How did the first year go?

Judd Tracy: Back in 2009 the local bank that I was a loan officer for closed their doors late September. I knew it was coming so I had gotten my Real Estate license beforehand so I could transition to…

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