When you want to really get to know a place, you follow the locals. Because let’s face it: glossy travel brochures and reviews on TripAdvisor just don’t capture the essence of a community or culture. That’s because, most of the time, the visitor’s hotspots aren’t the local haunts, and the local haunts —the locally popular neighborhoods, restaurants, parks, and cultural venues—are the true heart of the community.
So if you’re considering a move to Spartanburg, South Carolina, you need a local to show you around. Enter Rogers Brandt Settle. She’s as local as they come. Born and raised in Spartanburg, Rogers slipped away for a few years (she graduated from Furman University in Greenville, but don’t worry - she has a degree from Spartanburg’s Converse too), but Spartanburg’s youthful energy, vibrant cultural scene, and myriad opportunities for young professionals brought her home.
Now, she’s putting her art and interior design degrees to work in the real estate business, not only introducing buyers to the trendiest neighborhoods and hottest hangouts in Hub City but also showing them the design potential of every space they consider.
Buying a home is a fussy-enough business without the added burden of obstructed vision. Many buyers look at a home and see only the seller’s decor and arrangement. Rogers helps you see a home’s possibilities, transforming a space from what it is now to what it could be. From the front door to the back, Rogers helps clients envision a home that suits their needs and satisfies their personal design tastes.
But design isn’t the only part of her job Rogers loves. Showing properties means showing off Spartanburg, and Rogers loves showing off Spartanburg. Whether it’s introducing buyers to historic neighborhoods such as Converse Heights, meeting with them at one of downtown’s chic restaurants, or recommending which of Spartanburg County’s many trails to hike or bike first, Rogers loves helping newcomers find their niche in her hometown.
Of course, finding your niche starts with finding the right home. A home may well be the biggest thing you buy, so you want to make sure you choose the house that has the features you’re looking for at a price you can live with. Rogers puts her sharp knowledge of the market and keen design sense to work for you, helping you better understand your options and realize your vision without a bunch of added stress. From identifying properties ideally suited for your unique needs and preferences to helping you broker the right offer, Rogers coordinates all the details of the home buying process so that you can focus on other things. And when tough decisions need to be made, Rogers is there to help you make them.
Best of all, when Rogers helps you move to Spartanburg, you gain a neighbor as well as a real estate agent. She lives in Converse Heights with her husband and their two dogs. When not at the office or showing a home, you might catch her having a bite at Lime Leaf or going for a hike in Croft State Park. You can bet you’ll run into her somewhere, because, for all its big-city vibe and continued growth, Spartanburg still has the heart of a small town. And, really, that’s what called Rogers home.