GUIDE TO SELLING A HOME DURING A DIVORCE

Please note this guide is meant to provide a few helpful tips if you are beginning the process of selling your home during this difficult time. It is not intended as legal advice, and you should consult your attorney before making any legally binding decisions. I genuinely hope this topic doesn’t apply to many of my […]

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NO BULLARKY STUFF

NO BSThis week I’m going to give some reasons why it’s important to be upfront and honest, but also point out times it’s important to keep things to  yourself. BS can refer to all manner of things and there are many different names for it: hogwash, crap, bunk, or as I’m calling it today, No […]

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KEEPING IT REAL

Mary Childress is Not Your Typical Realtor. This is Not Your Typical Realtor Bio.  You may not be impressed with typical real estate bios. Don’t worry, I’m not either. They’re like cardboard—stiff, bland, and identical to every other bio out there. Instead of boasting ad naseum about awards and accomplishments you’re not interested in, I’m taking […]

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LOOK, A SQUIRREL!!

Look, a squirrel! I was walking my dog, Samson, yesterday and a squirrel ran across the sidewalk about a block in front of us, but Samson didn’t miss it. He momentarily forgot about his obedience training, his manners, his dignified pace at my left side… all of that.  He just wanted to go check out that […]

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HOME BUYER’S CHECKLIST

10 Things To Do After You Are Under Contract MUST DO A.S.A.P. STUFF!  1. Earnest Money – (Good Faith/Deposit) – Money that says you’re real and serious about buying the house. Make sure it’s delivered to my office, your closing attorney, or me (whatever is most convenient for you) in the time and format as stated […]

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CHAMPAGNE TASTE ON A BEER BUDGET

In honor of International Beer Day, let’s get into the saying “champagne taste on a beer budget”, and how it relates to real estate.​That saying gives beer a bad rap. It suggests that beer is bad, or not as good as champagne. It paints a picture of beer being “cheap” or lower quality. Truth is, there’s […]

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MOVING CHECKLIST

Before You LeaveRemember to Give Address Change to: ​Post Office Credit Cards and Charge AccountsSubscriptionsInsurance: Life, Health, Fire, & AutoFriends and Relatives BankTransfer fundsArrange check cashing in new cityArrange credit references Utility CompaniesGas, electric, water, telephone, internet, and cableGet refunds on any deposits madeMedicalAsk doctors and nurses for referralsTransfer prescriptions and medical information to include eye glass and […]

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Sea Turtle Facts

SEA TURTLE SEASONOne of the best things about visiting or living in Coastal Carolina is enjoying our beautiful beaches. We can enjoy the sun and sand while being mindful of the creatures who live there. Sea turtles are ancient creatures who spend most of their time in the water.  Females leave the water to lay eggs. They […]

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