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    The Toates Team Recognized on REAL Trends List of America’s Best Real Estate Agents

    By Patrick Toates | July 18, 2017

    The Toates Team is being recognized on REAL Trends list of America’s Best Real Estate Agents! The team was recognized as #5 by sides and #4 by sales volume for the Upstate of South Carolina. We thank our team and all of our friends who allowed us to help them in their Real Estate needs. Read More

    The Toates Team is #1 in the Company for December!

    By Patrick Toates | January 17, 2017

    Thank you to our incredible team and our amazing clients and friends who helped us to be #1 in the company for December! Read More

    Home Security in 2017: Here’s How New Technology Can Keep You Even Safer

    By Patrick Toates | January 9, 2017

    Securing your home is a top priority, and you will need to make periodic updates and upgrades to your efforts from time to time. Today’s criminals are highly intelligent, and they often use superior techniques to break into homes criminals from past years and decades did not use. As homeowners’ efforts to secure their homes... Read More

    Embracing a Bidding War: How to Choose the Best Offer for Your Home

    By Patrick Toates | April 8, 2016

    The Greenville market is hot and some sellers are lucky enough to be in a situation where they see multiple offers come through on their property. Now the only decision left is which one to choose. It may be easy to look at the amounts offered and go with the highest one, but that is... Read More

    Remodeling 101: How to Create a Proper Budget for Any Renovation, Large or Small

    By Patrick Toates | March 18, 2016

    Whether you’re readying to put your home on the market or you haven’t updated your space in a while and want to modernize, approaching renovations can be a struggle. With so many things to fix up, both large and small, it can seem overwhelming to prioritize, set the money aside and get to work. If... Read More

    3 Ways You Can Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

    By Patrick Toates | March 7, 2016

    If your personal budget is similar to many other people’s budgets, your home mortgage payment is by far the largest expense that you pay for each month. In fact, this payment may easily account for 20 or 25 percent or more of your take-home income. Understandably, you may be focused on trying to pay this... Read More

    Buying for the First Time? The Ultimate Guide to Surviving the Mortgage Process

    By Patrick Toates | February 5, 2016

    If you have heard nightmarish stories from friends and family members about the home mortgage application process, you are not alone. In fact, some of these stories may have even been a reason why you have held out on moving forward with your plans to purchase your first-home. While some have indeed had unpleasant experiences,... Read More

    How relatives can give a gift for a cash down payment

    By Patrick Toates | November 30, 2015

    A new house is a major investment. Even if you have a mortgage, the bank and the seller will still expect a sizeable down payment. That’s why lots of people regularly gift down payments to friends and relatives – it’s a great way to help young people start out on the path of home ownership. ... Read More

    How to Improve Your Landscape and Gardens Before Showing Your Home

    By Patrick Toates | November 19, 2015

    Curb appeal is often neglected by sellers. So much attention is spent getting the inside of a home cleaned up that the outside is left until last. This is a mistake. Landscaping and gardens are the first things a prospective buyer sees. Following these tips ensures homes look their best and give a positive first... Read More

    The Toates Team Recognized as the Top Berkshire Hathaway/C. Dan Joyner Producer for September!

    By Patrick Toates | October 23, 2015

    The Toates Team was recognized as the top producer for the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/C. Dan Joyner residential real estate company. Put your trust in this group of experienced professionals.   Read More