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Seabrook Island Realtor Michelle Almeyda-Wiedemuth Builds Her Custom Home on Seabrook Island

Our project sailed through the process quite smoothly and after receiving our permits we were able to start building. This has been the direct result of working with experienced professionals.

If you are considering building your dream home on Seabrook Island, Kiawah Island or Johns Island, South Carolina I would love to educate you on the process and help you make this dream a reality. Below I have outlined a few tips to get you started but first let's briefly discuss why new construction is a good idea.

New Construction Tips for Building on Seabrook Island

Hire a Seabrook Island realtor who can help you select the right lot, recommend builders and architects with experience on Seabrook Island and in coastal communities. Building on the coast presents different issues and challenges that require a unique skill set and knowledge base. 

Hire a Seasoned Builder Who Will Turn Your Seabrook Island Real EstateDream into a Reality

I personally like selecting a builder before an architect for this reason, most builders have experience in working with many architects. Their experience can provide you with valuable insight into what the design and building process will be like after you purchased your home in Seabrook Island Real Estate For Sale. An experienced builder can direct you towards an Architects who specializes in your design aesthetic. And an experienced builder can work with the architect to achieve your goals while working within your budget. 

I suggest you meet with several builders before you hire. Remember, this will be a long-term relationship. While it goes without saying that you want to work with a reputable and skilled builder, having a good rapport will also go a long way towards a smooth and enjoyable experience. Personality and communication style matter. There are many experienced and reputable builders in Charleston county, Johns Island and Seabrook Island, but there is only one builder that is right for you.

Be Sure to Ask Questions Like: 

  • How many Seabrook Island and/or Kiawah Island projects are you currently working on? (The busier they are the further down the list your Seabrook Island project may be)
  • ​Will you oversee the daily work at my home? Or will I be assigned a project manager? 
  • ​Will you or a manager be onsite overseeing subcontractors everyday? Beware of the absentee builder. Subcontractors that are consistently unsupervised can cost you time and money.

Hire a Local Architect with Seabrook Island Experience

As a local he/she will be familiar with Seabrook Island building requirements and regulations, they will help you navigate the local architectural review boards and represent you at meetings that you, when possible, should plan to attend. Your Architect will help you select an engineer and landscape architect. Your architect will be another long term and intimate relationship, so I recommend the same process as when you selected your builder. Ask lots of questions and if possible, meet face to face. 

As someone with experience in Seabrook Island Real Estate For Sale and who is currently building on Seabrook Island, I can make some great recommendations and tell you about my first hand experience.

Top 3 Things to Consider When Building a New Home on Seabrook Island, SC

  • Building the home of your dreams can also double as an investment into your future.
  • ​A custom home is one-of-a-kind, it is a special blend of your individual wants and needs. It is an expression of you & your lifestyle with maximum functionality.
  • ​Renovations can sometimes cost more money and require more time.

Additional things to consider

  • One of a Kind:   If you're property is the only one of its kind on the market, you are at an advantage and would do well to consider exploring a higher listing price
  • Appraisal: And don't let the fear of appraising be your deciding factor. Most of our buyers are coming with cash, no appraisal necessary

Additional questions to ask before selling your Seabrook Island home:

  • Affinity: Does the listing agent have an affinity for Seabrook Island?
  • Appreciation:  Does he/she appreciate your home?
  • Value: Does he/she appreciate the value of owning and living in a private gated community?
  • Real Estate Agent: Is the agent taking market value and conditions into consideration when suggesting a list price? or are they suggesting a price that is lower than market value? and leaving your money on the table.

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 1002 Landfall Way Seabrook Island, SC 29455

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What They Say About Michelle

I would describe her as calm, effective, and organized with a very sunny disposition. She has all the connections you will need. Michelle was also excellent at maintaining notes and contracts. Michelle handled everything beautifully. I’ll admit I was likely one of the more detail-oriented clients she’s come across, and I could not count over a year how many emails went between us. She never showed one ounce of feeling pestered or worn out. She is very patient and sweet. That being said, I would say Michelle’s most surprising skill was “turning it up a notch” when necessary to get people where they need to be and to move things along. I highly recommend Michelle. You will be well looked after.
– Nikelle B.

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About Michelle Almeyda-Wiedemuth

I’m your future Seabrook Island neighbor and local realtor. I'm a wife, boy mom, relationship builder and dream finder. I'm tenacious, industrious, dedicated, reliable and fiercely loyal. I’m passionate about my family, people, building relationships, real estate, home decor, food, wine and travel.

After spending almost four years traveling and living abroad, I discovered Charleston, South Carolina and then Seabrook Island. Having lived in beach communities like The Hamptons, I was drawn to Seabrook. I loved it so much that I decided to build a new home and our new lives here. Want to know why I choose Seabrook? 
Michelle Almeyda-Wiedemuth
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About Seabrook Island South Carolina

  • About Seabrook Island: Seabrook Island, formerly known as Simmons Island, is a barrier island in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 1,714 at the 2010 census, up from 1,250 in 2000. Seabrook Island is part of the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area.
  • Elevation: 5′
  • Area: 7.06 mi²
  • ​Weather: 83°F (28°C), Wind E at 10 mph (16 km/h), 75% Humidity
  • Population: 1,762 (2019)
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