Selling


Why John Robinson & Dunes Marketing Group?
We Get The Job Done!


Established in 1979, DMG has sold more than $4,500,000,000 in Hilton Head Island and Lowcountry properties.

DMG has eight (8) highly visible Hilton Head, Bluffton and Daufuskie Island office locations that are open seven days a week generating thousands of interested real estate buyers every year.

One of the office locations is a unique real estate kiosk in the center of the busy Shelter Cove Mall. From the kiosk Dunes Marketing Group promotes its listings of properties and meets hundreds of prospective purchasers every year.

There are more than one hundred (100) full time experienced professional Realtors associated with DMG.


During 2006, twenty-nine (29) DMG agents sold in excess of $5,000,000 of real estate. This number helped rank DMG as one of the top three performing real estate companies in Southern Beaufort County.

DMG sales agents regularly receive continuing education at all levels of ability. DMG agents attend twice weekly sales meetings and property tours. DMG agents are better trained and more knowledgeable than most other Hilton Head area Realtors.

DMG is a member of the Hilton Head Island MLS which has more than 1,000 Realtor members.

Over the past three years, more than 60% of all properties sold by DMG were also listed with DMG. We focus on our listings first and foremost.

DMG advertises regularly and extensively in virtually every major real estate publication in the Hilton Head area, as well as the Island television station, WHHI-TV.

DMG sponsors special Island events throughout the year to attract potential customers and support community activities. One example would be the weekly fireworks event during the summer at Shelter Cove Harbour. Attendance has been estimated to exceed 15,000 visitors. DMG has an office open at the Harbour and real estate information booths at these events.

DMG has more than 50,000 prospective purchasers in company data banks.

Approximately 30,000 pieces of direct mail for buyers and sellers are mailed every month by DMG.

DMG sponsors mini-vacation opportunities for prospective purchasers to visit and view real estate. These mini-vacations offer reduced cost accommodations, golf, and tennis for our customers visiting again for a “second look”.

DMG publishes four issues annually of Palmetto Previews, a seasonal guide to Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, South Carolina. The publication is mailed to approximately 15,000 property owners and prospective purchasers. In addition, 25,000 free copies are available in more than thirty locations throughout the area and placed in guest rooms at hotels and rental villas.

DMG is the #1 sales company on Hilton Head for the sale of new developer properties!

DMG was the #1 sales company for villas in Southern Beaufort County for 2009!

DMG is a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (RELO), the largest relocation company in the world with 650 member firms, 4,700 offices and 120,000 associates in 20 countries doing more than 40 billion in sales annually.



Marketing Your Home

Marketing your home will be one of the most important things I do. The Lowcountry is experiencing a buyer’s market, which means that for every prospective buyer, there are approximately four homes they may see that meet their search criteria. My goal is to prepare and market your home in such a way that it sits at the top of a buyer’s list of choices.

I market extensively to all buyers, using both print ads and internet ads, as well as direct mailers and company email programs. As buyers become more sophisticated, I have found that internet advertising has become increasingly important and I focus a great deal of attention to this avenue.

Realtor Database – Hilton Head Island Multiple Listing Service
This is a comprehensive listing of property on Hilton Head Island and the surrounding Lowcountry. This gives your property exposure to over 1,000 agents and vastly broadens the avenues for buyers to receive information on your property.

MLS Tour – Hilton Head Island and Bluffton

Your home will be included on the MLS Tour of New Listings. The Hilton Head Tour is conducted on Wednesdays and the Bluffton Tour is conducted on Thursdays. This allows all agents an opportunity to see your home and offers the most viewing potential.

Advertising in Local Publications
In addition to internet advertising and market exposure, your home will be promoted in our local newspaper, the Island Packet, along with various real estate magazines for optimum exposure.

Website Placement
Your home will be featured on my website, www.HiltonHeadExpert.com and will be included in my “Featured Listings” section.

Open Houses
We will offer periodic opportunities to invite the general public to view your home through Open House tours. This opportunity allows me to showcase your home in strategic fashion to maximize value.



Preparing Your Home For Sale


Your home can be sold quickly and at a fair price. The following tips have proved invaluable to owners and are worth your special attention:

Get rid of clutter. Throw out or file stacks of newspapers and magazines. Pack away most of your small decorative items. Store out-of-season clothing to make closets seem roomier. Clean out the garage.

Let the sun shine in! Open draperies and curtains to show how bright and cheery your home can be. Wash your windows and screens to let more light into the interior.

Keep everything extra clean. Wash fingerprints from light switch plates. Mop and wax floors. Clean the stove and refrigerator. A clean house makes a better first impression and convinces buyers that the home has been well cared for.

Get rid of smells. Clean carpeting and drapes to eliminate cooking odors, smoke, and pet smells. Open the windows.

Put higher wattage bulbs in light sockets to make rooms seem brighter, especially dark rooms. Replace all old bulbs.

Make minor repairs that can create a bad impression. Small problems, such as sticky doors, torn screens, cracked caulking, or a dripping faucet, may seem trivial, but may also give buyers the impression that your home is not well maintained.

Tidy your yard. Cut the grass, rake the leaves, trim the bushes, and edge the walks. Put a pot or two of bright flowers near the entryway.

Patch holes in your driveway and reapply sealant, if applicable.

Clean your gutters.

Polish your front doorknob and door numbers.

Bathrooms sell houses, so make sure that your bathrooms shine!

Remove all unnecessary items that may clutter space. This includes closets.




John Robinson, Dunes Marketing Group, PO Box 21326, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925
Office (843) 842-0885 | Mobile/Text (843) 422-3767 | Toll Free (800) 258-5202 | Fax (843) 842-4788 |
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