Technology in the real state market for Charleston, SC.

Bitcoin for real estate?What Bitcoin Is

First of all- what is bitcoin?  I mean, you may have heard about it, but what’s all the fuss?

Bitcoin was invented by someone or a group of people that wish to remain anonymous.  They wrote the code for bitcoin, implemented it, and then walked away.  It has been running almost untouched for just over a decade (since 2009, created by the alias Satoshi Nakamoto).

The beautiful thing about bitcoin is that it is a digital way to transact with someone (send or receive money) without there being an intermediary (bank) that takes a slice of your pie. So someone gets all of the intended money without a 3% (or higher) credit card, PayPal, Zelle, or bank fee.  It costs fractions less to send money, and you can send it across the world,…

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Our new Charleston Real Estate Website!After our first website launch in 2009 here at BuyingCharlestonRealEstate, we've had many different websites/looks over the years.  I'm proud to say I believe this one should be the best for all of those looking to buy or sell a house here in Charleston.

We've added a number of different features for those looking at houses or land, and also have a great sections for those that want to SELL their house in Charleston.  With so much competition now (we were actually one of the top 3 websites in Charleston before Zillow and the big ones came along), we have to constantly change things up to ensure you have the latest technology and tools available at your fingertips.

A few of my favorite items:

  • Communities/Areas Page - Shows the communities…

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Selling your house in Charleston? You have 1 shot to get it right

Selling a Charleston HouseLooking to sell your house on your own, or looking specifically for a Charleston Realtor?  Regardless of which path you are going to take, you need to have an exceptional plan in place, in order to sell your house.

  • Who are you going to hire?
  • What's your timeframe?
  • What kind of marketing will be done?
  • How are you going to stand above all the house-for-sale "noise"?

What I'm going to write about today is only ONE POINT in marketing your house.  And that is, marketing your house online PRIOR to getting the house on the market.  Yes- that's the magic pill.  The pill not taken certainly by MOST realtors.  Why?  I honestly don't know.  It is such a large mistake.  I…

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New Charleston MLS Listings

New home listings in Charleston

These are NEW real estate home listings in Charleston, that are JUST LISTED on the market.  I'm sure there are plenty of you out there, tired of seeing dated information on Zillow or Trulia.  Well, this website has a direct feed to the Charleston MLS system, so all listings are update multiple times a day, and are brand new!

  • Updated all day, every day
  • New listings only. Those 7 days old or older are removed.
  • Only listings that have come on the market right away.

These are typically the best deals for investors, and for home buyers as well (being new listings).  In this market, you have to beat out the other competing buyers, so get a jump on the competition!

Access the NEW listings here

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Search Charleston SC Real Estate via Our Mobile Website

Charleston Mobile Real Estate WebsiteWe are proud and excited to introduce our mobile platform for Android phones, IPhones, and BlackBerry devices, too!  Not only is our normal site a "responsive design" which adapts to any mobile platform, tablet, Ipad, or phone- but our Charleston real estate mobile website is specifically made for users on the go.

Here are a few unique and great features of our Charleston mobile real estate website:

  • You can view any home within a 5 mile radius from you, in an overhead map view.  Search any home on the street you're on!  This is a great means of going out and house-hunting yourself, and finding prices, statistics, and how long a house has been on the market- without contacting a realtor!

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We are excited to share with you a new capability to search any waterfront property in the entire Charleston area!  You can search by waterfront, beachfront, marshfront, deepwater, shallow water, and much more.  This is a great tool for those looking for an oceanfront house, or a home on tidal creek, or a condo right on the marsh.  Every area in Charleston is searchable, and you can search by one option alone or by all water criteria available.

It is also searchable with other variables such as single family home, condo, or land.  For example, if you’re looking for a waterfront lot to retire to, this search should make it easy to find in any area, and being any type of water, beach, or marsh front lot.

Give it a try; we think you’ll find it very…

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We are excited to announce that we have now added Virtual Tours to the functionality of our Charleston real estate website.  This means that if any Realtor in the Charleston MLS adds a virtual tour of any kind to their listing, our website will pull that data from the Charleston MLS and display the Virtual Tour for everyone to view.

So now you have one place to view all of the virtual tours, without having to go to other companies’ websites to view only their virtual tours.  You can see them all here- from every company, and every agent.

In the past, we have added Microsoft’s Birds Eye View and Google’s Street View, and now virtual tours.  We believe this will give you, the buyer, the best opportunity to view the home and surrounding area without actually…

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We wanted to remind all of our readers of the capabilities that our Charleston, SC MLS search has.  When searching for a home online in Charleston and the surrounding areas from your own computer- we’d like to give you the best virtual experience possible.  The way we accomplish this is by our implementation of the features and functionality of Google StreetView and Microsoft’s Bird’s Eye View.  We’d like to explain a little of both of these, below.

First, Google StreetView.  One of the unique characteristics this application has is the ability to get a 360 degree view of the surrounding street outside of the house.  It is an eye-level view from the street, and you can virtually “walk” down the street and take a look at the surrounding area.  With the…

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