Protecting Your Home While You Are Away. What you should know.


This time of year we find ourselves thinking of vacations and planning away but are you planning for your home as well? You should be! Protecting your home while your away on vacation or any extended period of time is easy and takes very little time with proper planning. Here is a small checklist to help make this easier for you!

1. Contact neighbors to pickup mail or papers for you while you are gone.

2. Close all blinds and draperies to deter would be thieves

3. Install some timers on your lamps and set them to come on at different times during the day to give the appearance that someone is home.

4. If you have a main water shutoff into the home use it! Cutting off the water supply to the home will ensure no busted pipes and floods while you are gone. Be sure to cut off your water heater in this process

5. Inspect that all windows are closed and locked!

6. Notify trusted neighbors of how long you will be gone and they can help keep an eye on your home as well.

Following these simple guidelines can insure that you have a great vacation with no worries of what you may come home to! For more helpful tips on your home or information on Real Estate be sure to visit our website at

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Searching The Upstate For Homes?

No Need to jump from site to site! Get what you are looking for all in one place, visit to search the Upstate MLS for your next dream home, compare your home with others on the market and get a free evaluation, get tips on staging and curb appeal to help sell your home, or ask advice about your Real Estate situation. We are here to help you!

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REALTOR and Real Estate Agent, Do YOU Know The Difference?

I feel a lot of people don”t realize that there is a difference in dealing with the two. REALTORS are professionals at what we do. We uphold and stand by a Code Of Ethics in Real Estate Dealings and transactions that uphold the law and can help protect you. Real Estate Agents however do not abide by nor acknowledge these Ethical practices.  I know it may be hard to believe but the difference is clear!  It does seem strange to me why anyone would choose to work with someone who’s ethical behaviors may be questionable but each of us makes our own choice. For me a would choose a professional REALTOR every time. The choice is yours as well, make sure you do your homework when hiring or working with an Agent.

Upstate South Carolina Featured Listings

Looking In The Upstate? Land, Residential or Commercial. City, Mountain, Lake and Country Homes We Can Help. Search the entire Western Upstate MLS from Our Site and Find just what you are looking for! Here are some of our featured listings to get you started!

Charm and Character Collide

Charm and Character Collide in this charming Brick 3/2. Hardwoods, Updates and Ready To Move Right In. Incredibly located in a sought after area of Anderson. Country like living in the Heart of the City..see all the details at

Welcome To Woodland Heights Country Like Living In The Heart Of The City

Welcome To This Wonderful Neighborhood Known as Woodland Heights. Watch this short video to learn about this incredible location and some featured homes there for sale in this sought after school district.


Lake Hartwell an Anderson Treasure

If you have ever spent anytime in the Upstate you have surely driven over or at least seen Hartwell Lake. This 56,000 acre lake with nearly 1000 feet of shoreline offers something for everyone. From tournament fishing to boating or lake living you can find it all here.  Spectacular sunsets set the tone for this incredible living or retreat destination. If you would like to learn more about Lake Hartwell and all it has to offer just follow the link and explore all it has to offer!