Friday, October 30, 2009

Niche, Nature and Nice Neighbors
In the past week, I’ve had two terrific meetings with realtors from Pawleys Island who wisely chose to bring their clients to DeBordieu. It also became pretty clear that I think one of the roles I will play in my new/old position at DeBordieu is one of “outside-realtor liaison.” In fact….having formed some wonderful relationships with realtors in Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet over the past few years, it might just be my little niche. It was a lot of fun connecting with my realtor buddies and meeting their very qualified clients!

People: The first client was an extremely nice lady looking for a large home with a minimum of 4000 hsf. She needed it to be as nice and new as possible, with an elevator and good view. She and her realtor were pretty worn out after looking all over Pawleys Island so I treated them to a wonderfully, relaxing lunch at the DeBordieu Clubhouse. Afterward, the three of us visited just one house that fit her requirements and price parameters. She loved it, and she LOVED DeBordieu. Because this was her first visit to DeBordieu, she wants to come back when she can bring her hubby and spend more time.

The second client was an absolutely delightful retired businessman. His love of nature and wide open spaces made him a perfect fit for DeBordieu. There were two homes that fit his price parameters and could possibly reach the rental potential he was looking for. An avid photographer, he could particularly appreciate the way DeBordieu looked in the late afternoon light….absolutely gorgeous. Here’s some info about the homes we saw, click on the name to get to the link:
Places: Located in the Ocean Green area of DeBordieu, the 7 bedroom BRASELTON house is perfect for a big family. The huge kitchen opens to the Dining and Living Rooms, and the porches run the entire width of both levels….offering fabulous views!
The STUCKY house was also beautiful, and at just $1.7, one of the best oceanfront deals in the county! Located on a “back-flag” lot, this home has been updated, but thank goodness they didn’t touch the gorgeous woodwork inside.

Things: Hobcaw Barony – located right next door, to the south of DeBordieu, this 17,500 acre wildlife preserve was once home to Wall Street millionaire and presidential advisor, Bernard Baruch, and subsequently, his daughter, Belle. At Belle’s death, the property was placed in a foundation and preserved for teaching and research purposes. Today, Clemson University conducts research in the forest, and the University of South Carolina performs marine biology research in North Inlet. What great neighbors to have, eh?

There truly is no place like home…..and there’s no place like DeBordieu.

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