~ We Position Your Property for the Global Market ~
Unlike most of the competition, the Keowee Lake Team markets your listing Globally
And Provides Excellence in Full Service Marketing
International buyers are looking for investment and vacation homes in areas like ours. Doug & Carol Patterson of the Keowee Lake Team offers you advantages that most real estate agents do not. As Global Marketing Specialists, we can broadcast your listing to over 40 top International property search web sites — in 19 languages — to brokerages, MLSs and real estate associations around the World and to International agents who work with investors in their countries; this allows us to network with, and send your listings to, over 500,000 real estate agents who are also active in the Global market. This is a service we provide to you, which is an extra expense to us, but we believe, “the more hooks in the water, the better.”
Above and beyond our Global marketing and other agent web sites, RE/MAX syndicates to hundreds of Property Search sites like Zillow and Realtor.com. Firms that rely only on the local MLS reach just 74.
Our website thoroughly translates into 83 languages, including the menu and
MLS displays, to aid international buyers who want to learn about our area.
International buyers are a significant part of the U.S. real estate market. According to the 2014 Profile of International
Home Buying Activity (published by the National Association of REALTORS®) For the 12 months
ending in March 2014, foreign buyers spent $92.2 BILLION (up from $82.5 Billion in 2012) on property in the United
States! That is about 7% of all U.S. existing home sales. Also, the average sale to an international buyer is 58%
higher than to an American buyer, and almost two-thirds of those sales are for cash. The nations with the largest
share of the market are China (24%) and Canada (15%). The U.K. and India follow at 6% with Mexico at 5%. They
buy here for quality of life, investment potential and security.
BOTTOM LINE: Foreign buyers spent $92 BILLION on real estate in the U.S. last year. Our large number of International offices is proof that our Global marketing network is
above and beyond the competition. The Keowee Lake Team can position your home in this market to take
advantage of this ever-expanding opportunity.