2020 has been full of surprises and I am certain the remainder of the year will not disappoint, but hopefully, in a more positive way. As the year comes to a close, I hope you and your family have many opportunities to enjoy the season and each other.

In most years, Spring brings a flurry of activity to the real estate market. The last few months have already seen strong activity and I predict next year will continue that trend. Whatever it brings, please keep yourself and others safe and wherever you are, I hope joy finds you!

Berkeley Animal Center Needs Your Help

The holidays have left little room at the inn (also known as The Berkeley Animal Center) pets in need of a home. With an abundance of pets brought in to the center in recent weeks, the Center needs your help more than ever. There are many ways to help including adopting a pet, fostering a pet, making a donation or volunteering. Read more about how to help here.
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Realtors Help Those in Need

The Realtors Housing Opportunities Fund sprang into action after seeing the pressure COVID-19 was placing on the housing needs of local citizens. With so many out of work due to the pandemic, the need for assistance increased drastically. Read more about how local real estate agents are helping those in need.
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Shop Local this Holiday Season

With the holidays almost here, you are probably trying to finish your holiday shopping. While it may be tempting to handle all of your shopping through Amazon or other large retail vendors, consider shopping local this year. Retailers, like many businesses, have struggled this year due to the pandemic and this time of year may allow them to recover. If you aren’t comfortable going out, explore what Essentially Charleston has to offer this season. They offer the best of Charleston in an online setting for your safety and convenience. Local shops also offer safe shopping with personal attention and small crowds so you have the chance to find unique gifts for those on your shopping list.
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Charleston Holiday Market in Marion Square

The Holiday Market will take place each Saturday and Sunday before Christmas in Marion Square from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Come to the market and shop for farm products, packaged food vendors, artisans and crafters. The City of Charleston is offering vouchers for two hours of free parking downtown through January 1. Visit the link for more details on the market and parking.
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H.O.P.E. Acres Rescue

H.O.P.E. Acres Rescue provides rescue, rehabilitation and a safe haven to equines in need. This 100% volunteer organization is women-run and provides rescue throughout the state of South Carolina. Horses live on the Berkeley County farm where they receive rehabilitation and care until they are adopted. If you are looking for a worthy organization to donate your time or money to, I encourage you to consider H.O.P.E. Acres.
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A Little Entertainment

Every now and then, I like to browse the BadMLSPhotos website for some enjoyment. While I place a high priority on the quality of photos I use when I list houses, all agents don’t follow this same philosophy. If you have a little free time, visit this website for some entertainment and guidance on what you don’t want your home photos to look like when you are ready to sell your home.