Kiawah Island Getaways Real Estate Investment

Real Estate Investment

Kiawah Island Getaways Real Estate Investment, Since 1996

Leveraging our 20+ years of experience as Kiawah Island property owners and managers, we offer a seamless real estate investment client experience. We'll guide you through every step, from finding your dream property to coordinating renovations and ensuring exceptional management.

Shawn and Jeanette Lawson
Shawn and Jeanette Lawson

Why Choose Us For Real Estate Investment?

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20+ Years of Investment Expertise on Kiawah

We have spent our lives investing in and managing properties on Kiawah. We can find you the best property at the best rate.

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Ability to Arrange and Manage Renovations

We have strong connections with skilled local craftsmen for high-quality renovations. We will arrange and oversee your renovation to make sure it is done right and finished on time.

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Exceptional Property Management

We are the top management company on Kiawah for vacation rentals - check out our 4.9 Google rating. See our Kiawah Island Property Management page.

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We Are Fun and Easy To Work With

Unlike larger, impersonal agencies, we're a family-run operation and fun and easy to talk with. Just give us a call! Click here to see more about us and our story.

FAQ - Kiawah Island Real Estate Investment

Kiawah Island Getaways uses MLS, Multiple Listing Service, to advertise its database of information about properties that are for sale. Real estate brokers and agents use the MLS to share information about properties for sale and find available listings for prospective buyers. A qualified buyer can view Multiple Listing Service (MLS) listings with any licensed agent.

Kiawah Island Real Estate (KIRE) listings are private listings not posted with MLS. These are only shown on KIRE’s website. And KIRE listings may only be shown by a KIRE agent. This limits the marketing of the property.

When you sell a property through Kiawah Island Getaways Real Estate, you are working with us, as well as a network of over 6,000 MLS agents in the Charleston area. Your listing will be included in the Kiawah MLS listings. We will work with other agents in the area to ensure that your property is well-marketed. It will be shown to Kiawah buyers by us, and by other MLS agents. On the other hand, should you choose to sell through the local private listings of KIRE, Kiawah Island Real Estate, your property will ONLY be shown by their own agents. This prevents the thousands of MLS agents from showing the private KIRE listings.

KIRE encourages buyers to look at properties they have privately listed – in other words, their agency is representing the buyer as well as the seller. In the real estate world, this is known as a dual agency. One agency that represents both the buyer and seller can be awkward, as it is difficult to provide the best interests of two separate parties. However, at Kiawah Island Getaways Real Estate, we represent your best interests. No gray area. No conflicts.

With 15 years of real estate experience and 20 years of Kiawah rental experience, no one knows the Island like we do! We also know the rental market here inside and out, offering perspectives on investment properties that other agents don’t have. Lastly, our relationships with architects, contractors, decorators, and more offer our buyers a turnkey service they won’t find anywhere else.

No, an MLS agent is not able to show a KIRE listing. If a buyer is interested in a listing that belongs to KIRE, then KIRE requires that the buyer work solely with them, not only to see the property, but to handle the purchase. The MLS agent is removed from the negotiation altogether.

If they are licensed agents, yes.

For MLS and KIRE listings on Kiawah, the standard commission paid by the seller to the listing agent is 6% of the purchase price. Half of the 6% commission is given to the buyer’s agent. The buyer pays no commission to the agent.

However, if an MLS agent provides a buyer for a KIRE property, the MLS agent is removed from the negotiations and, provided the buyer has not previously toured with a KIRE agent, the MLS agent is offered a referral fee ranging between 0.9%-1.5% of the sales price. If the buyer has, at any time, toured with a KIRE agent, the MLS agent is given nothing for referring the buyer.

There are two ways to handle this—dual agency, and designated agency. We prefer designated agency. This is when one licensed agent represents the seller, and another licensed agent represents the buyer. Designated agency allows both agents to truly represent their client’s best interests and enables the agents to advise their clients during negotiations, rather than just facilitate the sale.

Contact Us & Get Started!

To get started, simply give us a call or shoot us an email. We will work with you to determine your budget, the right location, and discuss your potential revenue.

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