Southeast Discovery Adds Master-Planned Community Spring Island to Its Line-up of Quality Communities to Consider for Retirement Relocation or Second Home Purchase

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South Carolina Community Spring Island Added to Real Estate Consulting Firm’s Website After 5-Point Vetting Process

Spring Island Community in South Carolina

“Adding Spring Island to our website was a relatively easy decision for our firm as it is a high quality development with a sound and sustaining long term master-plan.”

Southeast Discovery, a real estate consulting firm specializing in guiding Baby Boomers with their real estate needs in the niche markets of retirement relocation and second homes in the Southeast region, has added South Carolina master-planned community Spring Island to its list of quality communities to consider for southeast retirement relocation or second home purchase.

“We have a rigorous vetting process for the communities we choose to feature on our website or recommend to our real estate clients,” said Marian Schaffer, Principal and Founder of Southeast Discovery. “We don’t recommend communities or add them to our site unless we have visited the community ourselves, checked it out extensively, and received honest feedback from current residents. Spring Island easily met all the requirements we want to see in a quality community featured on our website, and we feel comfortable recommending the community to clients looking for a home in the coastal region of South Carolina.”

Spring Island, located midway between Hilton Head Island and Beaufort, SC, is the nation's first conservation-based development. Only 400 home sites are planned on this 3,000 acre coastal sea island. Spring Island features an award-winning golf course, the best of boating and fishing opportunities, exceptional equestrian facilities, a 13,000 square foot sports complex, 1000 acres of private nature preserve, and many other world-class amenities.

Schaffer shared that to be featured on the Southeast Discovery website, communities must demonstrate merit in the following categories:

Good location: The community or real estate must be close to a natural attribute like a beach (coastal location), offer mountain views (mountain communities), be located on a lake (interior locations), or must offer proximity to a desirable town or city.

Amenities: “We want to see a community that features completed amenities rather than ‘proposed’ amenities,” said Schaffer. “Buyers today do not want to take the financial risk of buying into a community that exists only on paper, but rather, a community that offers reality and a lifestyle that is already in place.” Completed amenities can include golf courses, clubhouses, fitness and wellness centers, indoor/outdoor pools, walking trails, dog parks, community gardens, onsite restaurants, and gated entrances.

Sound developer: “We vet the developer behind the project and find out what their motivations are,” said Schaffer. “Is it simply to make money – or do they have a passion for what they’re creating? We like to see a developer who cares about the end product they’re producing for their targeted buyer and we also want to see that the developer is in a position financially to deliver on their plan.”

Quality housing choices: Schaffer shared that her company will consider communities for inclusion on her website in all price ranges, “but no matter what, we like developments that offer quality built housing. Whether it’s a community that features $300k homes or $850k homes, we’re looking for homes that have sound construction for our clients. The homes may be small, and their features can be basic, but we want to see sound construction.”

Resident feedback: “In addition, we like to talk with current residents to hear how they like the community – are they happy they purchased in the development? We prefer to look at communities that have a base of residents living in the community, rather than it being a start-up development.”

“Adding Spring Island to our site was a relatively easy decision for our firm as it is a high quality development with a sound and sustaining long term master-plan,” said Schaffer. “Stewardship of the land and preserving the natural habitat is important to this community and its residents – which is a unique feature to residential master-planned community development. This attribute of Spring Island has impressed our firm and is one of the main reasons we wanted to feature this coastal South Carolina community on the Southeast Discovery website for our readership.”

About Southeast Discovery
Since 2004, Southeast Discovery has been a trusted resource for candid information and insight on communities, developments, and general real estate in the Southeast. Through its highly-ranked web portal, newsletter and blog and its one-on-one work with clients, Southeast Discovery helps buyers actively looking for a retirement or second home in the Southeast navigate the process of identifying the right area and community for their needs. To learn more, visit

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