Sheet(rock) Happens!

Sheet(rock) Happens!

It happened on a Tuesday.  Before Closing.  And no one breathed a word about it to me until weeks AFTER Closing. Real estate, of course, is all about the properties, but then again it’s equally about the people...and, frankly, that’s what makes the business particularly interesting and compelling.   So, when PEOPLE set out and [...]

Night Crawlers

Night Crawlers

This is a story based on our experiences of getting our little ones to sleep... neither of them slept through the night for 13 months, and so sleep was a precious commodity in our house for about 3 years. With pacies and bottles and blankies at feet, The challenging task is long since complete Of [...]

Unjoyment

Unjoyment

Don’t worry:  Google doesn’t recognize the word either... In fact, when you try to Google the word “unjoyment,” it’s an immediate battle between Google and your auto-correct to see which is faster at changing it to the word “enjoyment.”    I quite like that, and it seems that technology is one step ahead of psychology [...]

Empty Nesters

Empty Nesters

The laundry’s caught up.  The fridge seems bare.  There’s an unusual hush around the house.   It all seems a little bit odd, disorienting, and exciting at the same time.  Yes, I said exciting...   It may seem callous (or even sacrilegious) in today’s society to suggest that excitement should fill some of the newly-vacated [...]

Introduction

If we aren't already acquainted, I am Chip Collins. I’ve been a Lowcountry resident since 1992, and I founded a local boutique real estate company back in 2002. My wife, Carrie, and I have two college-age daughters, Martha Preston and Sallie, recently rendering us as official empty-nesters, which was the inspiration for my first official [...]