A Greenville real estate agent and her daughter are recovering after being struck by a vehicle as pedestrians while visiting Folly Beach.
Melissa Tofield, an agent with Wilson Associates Real Estate, and her daughter Ashley, a Clemson University student, were walking across a street in Folly Beach on May 6 when they were struck by an SUV, according to the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors. Tofield and her daughter were transported to MUSC where “they have each faced multiple surgeries with more forecasted,” according to a GoFundMe account set up to help the family.
The GoFundMe account, which was set up by fellow agent Melissa Morrell of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner Realtors, had raised over $16,000 as of earlier this week, with a goal of ultimately raising $50,000. The funds will be used to cover the Tofields’ medical expenses, Morrell said, adding that mother and daughter both have further procedures ahead of them.
The Tofields have been dumped from MUSC and are continuing their recovery at home in Greenville, Morrell added. Melissa Tofield is an agent with “years of experience and market knowledge,” according to her bio on the Wilson Associates site. She is “a long-time Greenville resident with a successful real estate career as a top-producing agent with a strong network of personal, work and community service connections.”
Hartness to add The Meadow
Hartness, the urban village located on the Eastside of Greenville and known for its striking architecture and design, has announced the release of a 53-homesite area called The Meadow.
Bordering the community’s nature preserve, The Meadow will feature numerous natural amenities as well as a combination of home styles unique to Hartness. The release of The Meadow comes on the heels of the recent opening of Hotel Hartness, as well as the release of Woodland Retreat, an 11-homesite enclave announced last November.
“Architecturally distinct custom home neighborhoods are scarce in Greenville, and The Meadow is a significant new and noteworthy offering for Hartness. These new neighborhoods provide various opportunities to create your own customized dream residence in an amenity-rich village set against one of the area’s most stunning pieces of land,” said Sean Hartness, chief executive officer of Hartness Development. “Hartness is a special place, and we are thrilled to present new opportunities to make the community home.”
The Meadow is located in close proximity to natural amenities including the Hartness nature preserve, a park, a trailhead and butterfly garden. Home plans for The Meadow feature a collection of residence types that include townhomes, cottages, village homes, estate homes, and homes with rear courtyards and spaces for carriage homes. Several plans feature spacious yards and can accommodate outdoor living concepts such as swimming pools and outdoor kitchens.
Greenville home sales dip, prices rise
The median sales price of a residential home in the Greenville area continues to edge upward, even as year-over-year closed sales dropped for the eighth consecutive month, according to April figures released recently by the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors.
Closed sales in Greenville fell 17.2 percent year-over-year in April, according to GGAR, a dip consistent with the rest of South Carolina. Sales statewide dropped 23.4 percent in April, according to SC Realtors, with each individual market recording a year-over-year drop—ranging from 9.9 percent in the Pee Dee to 27.9 in greater Augusta and greater Columbia.
Median sales prices in Greenville, though, continued to tick upward, rising 1.5 percent to $302,500 in April from $298,000 during the same month in 2022. South Carolina as a whole saw median sales prices increased 2.5 percent year-over-year, with three markets —Central Carolina, Greenwood and Piedmont—suffering median price declines in April.
Inventory in Greenville continues to increase, with April seeing 3,601 homes on the market compared to 1,599 during the same month in 2022. But the region is still short on available housing—Greenville had three months’ supply of inventory on hand in April, GGAR reported , still well shy of the six months’ supply that is considered a balanced market.
Parkins Mill home listed for $2.9 million
A 7,000-square-foot home in Greenville’s Parkins Mill neighborhood on a 1.5-acre lot landscaped by Dabney Peeples Design has hit the market for $2.9 million.
Built in 1995, the five-bedroom, seven-bath home at 6 Mount Vere Drive features a grand foyer, circular front driveway, 10-foot ceilings and custom made mahogany doors, among other amenities. New copper gutters, a copper bay window overhang, and architectural roof shingles were installed in September of last year. The residence also includes three fireplaces, a three-car garage, and six sets of double doors that open onto an exterior entertaining space.
The single-owner home was designed by Maresca and Associates of Charleston. Anne Carter Hughes McNabb of Wilson Associates Real Estate is the listing agent.
Agresta joins Colliers Spartanburg office
Colliers South Carolina has announced the appointment of Demi Agresta as marketing manager for the commercial real estate company’s Spartanburg office.
Agresta will be responsible for the development and execution of marketing strategies to build brand awareness, drive engagement and generate leads. Her expertise in strategic marketing and design enables her to create compelling content that resonates with clients and prospects across various channels.
Agresta holds a bachelor degree in film and digital media and a minor in strategic communications from Carson-Newman University. Prior to joining Colliers, she spent several years in corporate marketing for the manufacturing industry, developing her skills as a designer and marketer.