5 Things to Look for When Shopping for a Luxury Property in Effingham County and Savannah

Luxury properties are not the same everywhere. The location, the amenities, and the price are different. Before you start looking for luxury properties, you need to know what exactly you are looking for. The luxury property market is one of the most lucrative markets in the world. That is why you need to be careful and know what you are looking for. If you don’t, there is a good chance you will get scammed or waste your time looking at properties that are not worth your time.

Buying a luxury property is, well, different. It can be far more nerve-wracking than buying a standard, run-of-the-mill home because buyers are spending far more money on the home and want to get it right. Invariably, then, buying a luxury home takes a lot more research and careful shopping. The chief characteristic of a luxury home isn’t just that it costs a lot more, but that it has all the features that allow the owners to feel they are living in extravagance and opulence. So read on to 

1. The Right Location

The first consideration in buying a luxury property in Effingham County and Savannah is exactly the same as for any other property – but even more important. And that prime consideration is location.

Location is one of the most important factors that determine a property’s value, and that means, of course, that luxury homes are usually built in the most desirable, most enviable locations. But those top-notch locations vary widely, ranging from secluded mountain locations to far-flung desert locations to secluded and gated areas within an urban setting. The first thing to look for, then, is a location that is right for you.

When shopping for a luxury property, keep in mind that “[l]ocation is the crown jewel of home ownership. . . . An expansive, private, tree-lined property that keeps prying eyes out is a necessity when it comes to luxuriant living. Wealthy buyers desire exclusivity on their property; a concealed oasis, a place to be free to relax and wind down in the utmost of secrecy. Whether the property is an exclusive beachfront or an expansive ranch all luxury home buyers want the perfect clandestine location.”

To find that just-right luxury location that meets your specific needs, contact a Effingham County and Savannah agent. Just call (912) 695-6932 to discover more.

2. Must-Have Amenities

Also, a luxury property is in many ways all about the amenities. So when shopping, be sure to look for a property that has all or most of your must-have amenities.

Luxury homes often come equipped with some pretty outrageous and extravagant amenities. In fact, the line between public and private amenities can get more than a little blurred when you consider tennis courts, swimming pools, shooting ranges, bowling alleys, and rock-climbing walls – all amenities that can be found in upper-end luxury properties.

The trick, then, is to shop for a home that has the amenities you want and are willing to pay for, but doesn’t come equipped with amenities you don’t want. Even though you’re paying top dollar for a luxury home, there’s no need to pay for features you don’t want and will never use.

3. The Latest Technology

To be worthy of the name, a luxury property in Effingham County and Savannah should be equipped with the latest technology and smart devices. 

As a luxury-home buyer, you should be able to, with the touch of a button on an iPhone, “lock your doors, control your home’s climate, control lights, and control your alarm system all from the other side of the country! These are the built-in features that today’s luxury home buyers are looking for, and builders who install these wireless home-automation devices are spot-on with the trends that luxury-home buyers want.”

Again, check with a Effingham County and Savannah agent at (912) 695-6932 to make sure the home you’re interested in is in fact equipped with such technology.

4. Distinctive Design and Premium Materials

Two other things to look for when shopping for a luxury property is a unique distinctive design and the use of premium materials.

Certainly, one of the reasons people buy luxury homes is to have something unique, that is, a home not in the standard cookie-cutter mold. Most often this uniqueness will be found in the design, and it is that which makes such a home worth the price and makes it esteemed and desired.

A luxury should also be constructed with premium materials, as well as having premium fixtures throughout. No matter how big it is or how many desirable amenities it has, a home without premium materials should probably be scratched off your list. 

5. An Experienced Effingham County and Savannah Agent

Finally, one of the most important things to look for when shopping for a luxury home is a local agent with plenty of pertinent experience. The main reason for this is that luxury homes just aren’t marketed the same way as other homes.

A standard home is typically listed on the MLS, and that’s where you and/or your agent can go to see what is available. But this just isn’t the case with luxury homes most of the time. A luxury home may not be listed on the MLS and may not have a for-sale sign in the front yard. Such a home will be marketed and sold through different channels – very often, word of mouth rather than public-facing marketing. Sellers don’t want a bunch of tire-kickers, people who aren’t serious buyers coming to their home (which does happen).

I, Lisa Ortiz, REALTOR®, am the number one agent to call if you are interested in finding and buying the right luxury property. Call me today at (912) 695-6932 if you are interested in more information on finding and buying the right luxury property in Effingham County and Savannah.

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