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We had just met and couldn't resist the photo op!

We had just met and couldn’t resist the photo op!

It has been sometime since Patricia and I got together. And there have been a lot of changes over the years. We have changed businesses at least a few times, but we have always been in sales or sales related jobs. We have lived in New Jersey a few times, Atlanta, Jacksonville, and now in Mount Pleasant, SC, just east of the Cooper River from Charleston, SC. Hair styles have come and gone, and so has facial hair…Mark’s!

We are still here!

We are still here!

After more than 25 personal real estate transactions we learned about the good, the bad and the ugly parts of real estate transactions! There are many stories to be told about some of the houses we bought, the ones we didn’t, and the ones we shouldn’t have. We learned about real estate agents from personal experience and what makes one better than another. And we learned why some agents always have loyal clients and others are always looking for new clients for their next transaction! When we made the decision to enter the business, we knew that we wanted to be the ones with loyal clients who would always refer their friends to us for their real estate needs.

Our business has done well and we are very thankful to our many clients who trusted us so much with their transaction that they trust that we will treat their family and friends with the same way. It is a great time in real estate and Mark and Patricia Fuchs Team Up for Success with our clients as we have for these many years!

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Copyright 2011 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

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Calm seas and beautiful skies make for a great crusie.

It was a full moon last evening. A perfect time for a 3-hour tour of Charleston Harbor on the Schooner Pride. And that is exactly what Dunes Properties had hoped for to thank the agents and staff who have worked so hard helping clients buy or sell properties along the Charleston Coast. About 50 joined Randy Walker, Broker-in-Charge and President of Dunes Properties of Charleston.

There was a threat of rain, but that never materialized. The picture to the left is the weather we enjoyed. A cooling breeze, calm seas and a full moon combined to make this a very relaxing, and refreshing adventure. Agents from our offices in Kiawah, James Island, the Isle of Palms, and The Real Estate Studio as well as our Folly Beach vacation rental staff enjoyed a very pleasant evening.
When you work hard every day helping people (our clients), through this difficult market, it is nice to be able to take a moment to remember what the Charleston Coast has to offer. The Charleston Harbor is unlike anywhere else. From the Harbor you enjoy the scenic views that surround it. The Battery, Fort Moultrie, Patriots Point, and the beautiful Ravenel Bridge that links it all together. We have a lot to offer and helping people to understand that they aren’t just buying a piece of real estate. They are buying into a lifestyle in a place that has so much to give.
Dunes Properties has always said the Nobody Knows the Charleston Coast Better. Cruises such as this, help make that true for all of our associates.

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A lovely part of the Charleston Coast.

 

It has been a difficult time for the past several years for the economy in general. However, real estate seems to be at the center of the doom and gloom, and real estate agents have suffered as much as anyone during this economic down turn. Almost as much as the home owners they represent.

A number of agents have left the business. Many got into the business because they saw it as a way to make lots of money…They were wrong! Others got into the business because it appeared glamorous. They saw successful agents driving expensive cars and enjoying the finer things without, from their view, too much effort…They were wrong! It wasn’t a profession to them, just a job that they thought paid lots of money.

Patricia and I got into real estate with our eyes wide open. We understood that Realtors® are professionals in a field that is very complex and changing every day.  In our careers in the corporate world, we had over 20 personal real estate transactions where we were represented by professional Realtors®. Our NJ Realtor® handled most of our transactions, and referred us to other professional Realtors® in Ponte Vedra, FL and Atlanta, GA. We learned about how much work professional Realtors® take on in behalf of their clients.

Patricia was first to become a Realtor® and I followed her several months (OK, 2 years) later. Why did we do it? We wanted to help people by following the example of our Realtors®. They provided real service to us and that’s what we do for our clients. Our personal experiences taught us that there are many, many things to follow-up on to complete a transaction. From the negotiations on sales price, through inspections, and following up on deadlines and mortgages, a professional Realtor® makes it light work for their clients. We do that for ours.

We love helping people. We love our profession as Realtors®. If you are interested in buying or selling on the Charleston Coast, contact me at Mark@MarkandPatriciaFuchs.com, or Patricia at Patricia@MarkandPatriciaFuchs.com.  As part of Dunes Properties of Charleston, Nobody Knows the Charleston Coast Better.        

      

 

Professional Realtors® serving the Charleston Coast.

 

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A view from the roof at Morgan Creek Grill.

I just love where I live! I’m guessing that you love where you live, but if you don’t, the Low Country is a place that you will fall in love with very quickly. I took this picture with a Blackberry from the roof top at Morgan Creek Grill one afternoon this past week.

We were having a nice visit with our friends, the Samuelsons, and enjoying the food at the Grill. It has been very hot for the past several weeks, but on this evening the breezes were cool and comforting. Great friends and good food!

Patricia and I have lived here since 2002. We moved from Morristown, NJ where we had lived on and off for over 25 years. That last winter in New Jersey was difficult in many respects, but the weather was really nasty. We left in a snow storm that followed us down I-95 for many, many miles. When we finally arrived very late at night, there were our friends, the Samuelsons, who greeted us and helped us to settle in for the night.

Living in the Low Country has always reminded me of New Orleans where I grew up. There is so much in common between the two. In New Orleans we had swamp. Here we have marsh. There the canals in New Orleans that were like the area around Shem Creek, in some cases. In New Orleans we had heat and here we have heat. On the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain there were places like Morgan Creek Grill. We always had fresh seafood, just like we have here. Great friends there, just like here.

All of these things are in common between here and there, so for me it was easy to fall in love with this place. After all, it was like I had come home! You can make this your home, It is an easy place to fall in love with, and as Mikey’s brother say: “Try it! You’ll like it!”

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Some of the women in the Dune Properties IOP office.

There are days when things just seem to come together.  The weather was very hot. The office was busy. Then someone noticed that six of the women in the office were dressed in black and white outfits. It wasn’t like anyone planned it. It just happened! Then one of the women wanted a picture of all of them together and I had a camera.

The first idea was to move outside to the Adirondack chairs in front of the office. After all, the chairs are a part of the Dunes Properties logo and these hard-working women represent the spirit of Dunes Properties on IOP and in Mt. Pleasant. That almost worked, but a car side-swiped the post protecting the sidewalk just as we were about to take the picture. We thought we had better move inside to safety.

We settled on the conference room credenza as the perfect place and then the fun began. The end result is the picture above. Not bad for a group of realtors just having a little fun.

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