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Why do some Myrtle Beach properties expire or fail to sell?

by Jerry Pinkas

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It’s a classic scenario: family gets excited to sell their house, the family finds and hires the first realtor they see online, realtor says he/she will sell their house quickly and for top dollar, the house sits on the market for months, contract with realtor expires, house fails to sell. Has this scenario played out for you or someone you know? Do you ever find yourself wondering why some houses sell quickly and for top dollar, while other comparable houses sit on the market for weeks and weeks and do not sell? Well, as you may have guessed by now, that is exactly what we are going to be talking about in today’s blog post. We are going to be discussing why properties expire or fail to sell, and what you can do if you or someone you know finds themselves in this scenario in sunny Myrtle Beach, SC.

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What does it mean if a property listing expires?

Before we jump into the meat and potatoes of today’s post, we first wanted to cover some basics. What does it mean if a property listing expires? It means that the property has not been sold by the end of the time period stipulated in the listing contract that was set and agreed upon between the listing real estate agent and the seller. In our blog posts, we talk quite frequently about how important it is to have a good real estate agent by your side from beginning to end. And this is another reason why it is so crucial for you to do your homework on who you are locking arms with and trusting to sell your home. The time period set in the listing contract can go by very quickly if you are not working with the right person who is educated and driven, and working day in and day out to find the right buyer for your home.

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What are the main reasons why properties expire or fail to sell?

There are a few main reasons why properties expire or fail to sell, and the first one we are going to touch on is the price. Overpriced homes are the number one reason why homes fail to sell, and unfortunately is one of the biggest deterrents to buyers and having a successful transaction. The price may have been set by an overzealous real estate agent, or simply because the owner believes their home to be worth more than it actually is. But it is important to understand that even the most talented agent and sophisticated marketing tactics will have a very difficult time bringing an eager buyer to the table with a home that is priced beyond what it should be. The listing will be doomed to begin with and all the advertising and marketing used to promote the property will prove to be fruitless, along with a lot of wasted energy and time. So settling the right price on the property from the beginning is crucial. 

The next reason why properties expire or fail to sell can arise from picking the wrong realtor to help sell your house/condo. Again, we have covered this topic numerous times throughout different blog posts because it is vital to understand when looking to sell your home. And we realize how tricky it can seem to find and hire on the right realtor that is going to work hard in your best interest from beginning to end. But choosing the right agent can mean selling your house quickly and for top dollar, and choosing the wrong agent can mean a lot of wasted time and energy, as well as your property still not sold once the contract with the agent is up. Which scenario would you rather have?

 

At this point, you may be asking yourself how do you know if you are picking the right real estate. And one way you can be confident in your decision is asking the realtor for a list of reviews from past clients they have worked with. This will help you be able to get a feel for how the agent works and what other people, who are just like you, have experienced with this realtor. You also want to look for a few key characteristics in the agent such as honesty and dedication, as well as the success rate of the agent on selling homes, how large their network is and how well they know the area. Do not get fooled by agents that tell you things because they know you want to hear them – make sure you are doing your homework to ensure that the agent is someone that you will be successful with.

Lastly, poor real estate marketing can attribute to a property expiring or failing to sell. This goes back to what we just talked about with finding the right real estate agent. If your property does not get the proper marketing and attention it deserves, it is not going to get in front of the right people to buy it. It is easy to just upload the listing online, but the right realtor will really know how to push and market the property so it is appealing and alluring to other buyer agents and potential buyers. Things that should be standard in this regard include incredible photography of the property, stunning video tours, and detailed descriptions that highlight the home’s best features.

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What should I do if my listing has expired or failed to sell?

When you want to list your property, ideally, you would start by calling our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts to avoid your property expiring or failing to sell with other agents. However, if you find yourself in a situation where you have tried to sell your home with one, two or even three real estate agents who could not seem to get the job done, you have come to the right place! Our team has had amazing success with people just like you, and we have sold their home or condo not only in a shorter time frame than it was on the market when it expired but also for top dollar.

How do we do it you ask? Well, here at Jerry Pinkas Realty, we utilize tools such as the Cash Offer Program and The Guaranteed Results Program, which allow us to get more buyers through your home and ultimately create more demand for your property. And as we all know, the more people that walk through and the more eyes that are on your home, the quicker it sells and more money is able to be put in your pocket! Additionally, we are the only real estate team in the Myrtle Beach, SC area that offers The Platinum Marketing Program.

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It is important to understand that there are three types of buyers that will potentially purchase your home or condo. They consist of in-town residents, out of town buyers, and buyers that are already working with other real estate agents. In order to get the best offer on your home, you need to make sure you are marketing on every level, especially to all of these buyers. Here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts, we guarantee to market your property for more, and in more places, as our media sources have proven to advertise properties efficiently and aggressively to a large number of qualified buyers. Our goal is to get your home sold for the most amount of money, in the shortest amount of time and with the least amount of hassle. So if you are looking to sell your home in Myrtle Beach, SC, give our team a call today. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you soon! 

 

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Are properties selling in Myrtle Beach?

by Jerry Pinkas

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The secret is out about Myrtle Beach, SC. People have their eyes on the area for many reasons, and there is no denying that many couples, families and even retirees are relocating here to live the enviable lifestyle that this beautiful area affords. If you are a homeowner and wondering if houses are selling in this area, today’s blog post is for you! It can be tricky trying to understand the trends and what the market is doing, but we hope that this post will give you a little insight to how and why properties are selling in sunny Myrtle Beach, SC.

What factors contribute to properties selling fast in Myrtle Beach, SC?

There are many factors that contribute to whether or not a house sells fast or sits on the market for a while. The first factor we are going to talk about is the property itself. If the house or condo is located in a great part of town, priced right, newly renovated and has all the bells and whistles buyers are looking for, then naturally the property will appeal to many buyers and will most likely sell quickly. On the other hand, if the house or condo is located in a less desirable part of town, is priced too high, has outdated appliances, doors missing and the roof is about to collapse, naturally, it may take a little longer for the right buyer to come along to take on the project. With properties like this, many buyers see a huge renovation, a large price tag and a lot of time spent having to update the property. Which is not to say that the property will not sell if it is in that condition, but again, the right buyer will have to come along to see the potential of the property.

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The second factor that can contribute to a property selling fast or not is the real estate agent. Some people think that all real estate agents do is list the property online, do one showing and the property magically sells for top dollar. In reality, there is so much that an agent does behind the scenes to prep, market and sell the property that many people do not realize. So if you are working with a real estate agent that does not know how to properly market the house/condo, does not have a strong network and is not skilled at negotiating on their client’s behalf, then you may have a more difficult time not only selling your property but getting the price you want. You also have to make sure that your real estate agent is working in your best interest and keeps your listing as a priority amongst their other listings.

And as we spoke about above, your real estate agent will be able to give you advice and guide you on what improvements and renovations should be done to the house for it to sell at top dollar. As a homeowner, you may think that your property is perfect and that any person walking in off the street and want to purchase it. But the right agent will come in with the skills and knowledge of the market and what buyers are looking for to help you determine what improvements are worth spending the money on and what can be skipped. So having a strong, honest and skilled agent by your side can make all the difference in your selling experience.

 

What time of the year is the best to sell in Myrtle Beach?

Simply put, the best time to sell in Myrtle Beach, SC is during the summer. Why the summer you ask? The summer months are the most popular time for people to visit the area. With summer break, the warm temperatures and glistening beaches, it is no wonder that Myrtle Beach is a popular destination for many people from across the country. And with so many people visiting, they will be able to look at properties to purchase either as a second home or to relocate to altogether. Now don’t get us wrong, the spring, fall, and winter are good times to sell too, but if you are looking to get top dollar, the summer months may just be your best bet.

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Why is Myrtle Beach, SC such a popular destination?

How much time do you have for us to answer this question? Myrtle Beach, SC is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. With over sixty miles of stunning uninterrupted coastline, residents are spoiled year round with incredible beaches and a lifestyle many only dream of. And not to mention it is the perfect spot for those who enjoy surfing, boating, fishing and watersports such as jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, scuba diving and much more!  Combine all that with incredible entertainment, temperate weather, low taxes, low cost of living, affordable housing market and an incredible sense of community, and you have yourself a recipe for an ideal place to call home. Myrtle Beach, SC is also a great place to retire and the area has seen a growth in the retiree population over the past decade.

Now we are sure that everyone is familiar with how demand works. Especially in relation to real estate, the more people you have looking and wanting to purchase homes, the faster the inventory goes and the stronger the housing market is. And with so many people wanting to live in Myrtle Beach, SC, or even simply buy a second home as a vacation spot, there are many people looking to purchase houses and condos and many are selling quite quickly. So if you ever find yourself wondering if properties are selling in Myrtle Beach, just think of all the reasons someone would want to live here and why so many people are flocking here from around the country.

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What should I do if I am interested in selling my property in Myrtle Beach, SC?

By now we hope we have provided you with enough information to understand just how desirable the Myrtle Beach area is, and how the demand affects how the market moves. If you are currently living in Myrtle Beach, SC and are looking to sell your home, give our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts a call today! As we have talked about in previous posts, we have a separate team of agents that are solely dedicated to our buyer clients and a separate team of agents that are solely dedicated to our seller clients. We believe this is the most effective way for us to work with and serve our client base, and it allows you, as the seller, to be confident that your agent is working in your best interest throughout the entire process and transaction.

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We know you have your choice of realtors in the Myrtle Beach area, and we understand how tricky it can be to choose one to represent you in the selling process. Our agents here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts are hard working, honest, have an impressive network and are incredibly knowledgeable of the area. We have helped numerous individuals, couples, families and retirees in the area sell their home and we know we can do the same for you. Why have average when you can have the best? Give us a call today, we look forward to working with you soon!

 

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Myrtle Beach Real Estate Agent Reviews

by Jerry Pinkas

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It's no secret that the Myrtle Beach, SC real estate market is booming! People are flocking and relocating here from across the country to live a lifestyle that many only dream of. And can you blame them? Not only does Myrtle Beach, SC offer some of the most stunning beaches you can find, but the temperate weather, affordable living, and endless entertainment make the area hard to resist. And while many people would love to live here year round, there are many people that make their way to Myrtle Beach, SC throughout the year to enjoy all that this beautiful area has to offer. It really is a tourist’s paradise and a hard destination to resist when planning a vacation! 

 

Whether you are looking to sell your current home, buy your forever home, or looking for a second vacation home in Myrtle Beach, SC, one of the most important things you can do is to find a real estate agent that is knowledgeable, hardworking and has a proven track record of success. Who you trust to help you purchase a home or condo can make all the difference in your experience and ultimately your success in the process. Myrtle Beach real estate agents are everywhere, but how do you know that you have the right real estate professional that is going to answer all of your questions, negotiate the best deal, help you purchase or sell your home and be working in your best interest every step of the way? Well, as you may have guessed, that is exactly what we are going to be talking about in today’s blog post. If you or someone you know is looking to buy or sell in Myrtle Beach, SC, today’s topic is one you do not want to miss!

 

Why should I be picky about which real estate agent I choose to work with?

This is a great question and one that once you understand the answer, it can make all the difference in how you purchase and/or sell your homes now and in the future. Your real estate agent is someone that represents you and your best interests during the buying/selling process. And since many people do not fully understand all the ins and outs of the real estate world, they look to their agent to help answer questions that arise, guide them in decision making, trusting that they are negotiating in their best interest and properly completing all documents. And while it may sound like the agent has a big job in the overall process, it is because they do. And that is exactly why you want to make sure that you have the right person in your corner.

Some people think that it does not make a difference who your real estate agent is and may hire on the first person they meet. But just take a second and think about this: If you have an agent that does not know the area well, does not work hard for their clients and is inexperienced in negotiating, there is a pretty fair chance that you, as the client, will not get the best possible deal when buying or selling your home. And since buying a home is likely to be one of the largest purchases you make in your lifetime, why would you leave it to just anyone. You could end up overpaying for a home, or worse, make a terrible purchase and end up with a money pit. A good real estate agent will tell you the good, the bad and the ugly with any property no matter how much potential commission is on the line.

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What traits should I be looking for in a real estate agent?

There are a few important traits that you want to be sure to keep an eye out for when looking to hire a real estate agent. First, you want to make sure that your real estate agent has a successful track record. You may want to look at any online reviews the real estate has and ask for references from past clients. This will really help you get a better idea of how the agent works and what you can expect if you were to work with them. Next, you want someone who is honest and who will always work in your best interest. The worst feeling is having to second guess if your real estate agent is giving you advice based on what is best for you or if they are working in their own best interest. Lastly, you want a real estate agent who knows the area inside and out, and who has a solid network of people in their corner.

 

Why should I go with Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts when buying or selling in Myrtle Beach, SC?

Listen, we know you have your choice of realtors when it comes to buying and selling in Myrtle Beach, SC. And we understand that it can seem like a daunting and difficult task to choose which real estate agent to bring on to work with you. But luckily, here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts, we can take a lot of that stress and guesswork off your back. Not only are we ranked highest in Myrtle Beach Real estate, but out agents are knowledgeable, decisive, honest, dedicated and always work hard in the best interests of our clients.

Now you may be asking yourself what separates our team from other agents in the Myrtle Beach, SC area. Well, here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts, we have a set of agents that are solely dedicated to working with our buyer clients and a separate team of agents who are solely dedicated to working with our seller clients. We know that many real estate agents in the area are both listing and buying agents, but we believe that this can be a conflict of interest for the client. See, if you are on both sides of the buying and selling fence, it can be difficult to represent your client thoroughly and truthfully. We believe this is the best and most effective way to serve our clients. So whether you are looking to buy or sell, you can be confident in knowing that our agents are knowledgeable and have perfected their craft because they do it all day, every day.

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Now you may be asking yourself what some of our clients have said about our team here at Jerry Pinkas Realty. Our clients have described our agents as go-getters, hard working and dedicated. We have so many happy clients and our success speaks for itself. Our hope is by now we have shed some light on why it is so important to do your research before hiring on a real estate agent and why you should work with our team when buying and/or selling in Myrtle Beach. Our team is knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate and always go above and beyond for our clients on a daily basis. So give us a call today and let us help you find and buy your dream home, or list and sell your current home. This is what we do, we do it every day and we are good at it. We look forward to working with you soon!

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Does For Sale By Owner Work in Myrtle Beach?

by Jerry Pinkas

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Thinking of selling your home? Have you ever thought about doing For Sale By Owner? If so, today’s blog post is for you! Now, what does “For Sale By Owner” mean you ask? Well, pretty much exactly what it says. It means that you, as the owner of the home, are doing every part of the home selling process – pretty much everything that an experienced real estate agent would do if you were to hire them on. And while it is an option for couples and families, we tend to think that nothing trumps having an experienced and knowledgeable real estate agent by your side to help you avoid the pitfalls that can be costly. 

Now we are not going to be all one-sided and tell you that everything about listing and selling your house on your own is all bad, as there are some potential perks that can arise from the situation. But more times than not those perks do not outweigh having an experienced, dedicated and hardworking real estate agent in your corner. So we are going to be touching on both the perks and the downfalls of selling your house on your own so you are able to make an informed decision on if it is something you are considering for you and your family. 

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What are the perks of doing For Sale By Owner?

Now, while there are many more reasons why For Sale By Owner is not the best route to take when selling your home, there are some aspects that are appealing to sellers. One of the top reasons is that you make more money from the sale of the home because you do not have to pay to bring on a real estate agent. And depending on the value of your home, you could end up pocketing thousands, possibly even tens of thousands of dollars, by saving on the commission of an agent. This in fact, as we mentioned earlier, is the biggest reason why homeowners attempt to sell their home on their own. But as we will touch on a bit later, you are also opening yourself up to some risks and downsides that may not be worth the money that you could potentially pocket. But more on that later.

The next perk of selling your home yourself is that you have complete control over the process and the sale. This means that you can make your own opinions about how you want to market the home, what price you will list the home at, how you choose to negotiate with potential buyers, how you prepare and stage the home for showings, etc. What we are trying to say here is that all the decisions that encompass the home selling process are in your hands. And while this may sound wonderful, it can also be met with some trial and error, wasted time and money, and a whole lot of frustration. Just something to keep in mind if you are new to the real estate world and have not listed/tried to sell a home before.

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The final perk that we have for you today when it comes to For Sale By Owner is that you are able to dedicate all your time and put your full attention into selling your home. If you were to hire a real estate agent, and if they are a good one, most likely they will have other clients and other listings to keep their eyes on. If you are choosing to sell your home yourself, you obviously would not have many other distractions, especially the sale of another home, to worry about. But on that same note, if you had a realtor in your corner, while they have other clients they need to assist, they are also working/thinking/breathing real estate every moment of the day. So in this case, while you don’t have other distractions in terms of other listings, you may have to think about your 9-5 job, take the dog to the vet, go grocery shopping, take the kids to soccer practice, and the other millions of daily tasks that consume our everyday life. So, yes, while it seems nice and practical for you to have your eyes on your house listing 24/7, do you really have the time to keep your eyes on your house listing 24/7? Just something to think about… 

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What are the disadvantages of doing For Sale By Owner?

Now that we have covered some potential benefits of selling your home on your own, it is time to drill down into the nitty-gritty of some of the disadvantage of taking this route to sell your home. The first disadvantage we wanted to highlight is that there may not be as much financial benefit as you may think. It is true, you do not have to pay the fees and commissions to a real estate agent, but what many people do not stop to think about is the fact that you may not obtain as high a selling price for your home as you would if you were working with an experienced real estate professional, which ends up being a downside for you in the end.

One of the biggest mistakes people make when selling their home themselves is not pricing the house right. And the two main factors that we have seen in which determine a home sale are 1.) price, and 2.) marketing. Now a respected and established real estate agent will know how to price your house competitively and market your house correctly based on neighborhood data for the area, which in turn will attract the right, qualified buyers and make you the most money. Your real estate agent will also be able to negotiate on your behalf to ensure that you are getting the best deal.

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Another aspect to take into consideration is that marketing a home is not an easy thing to do, especially if you are starting behind the curve with not having an established network to work from. Good marketing of a home ensures that your listing is being seen and noticed by buyers that could potentially be a good fit for your home and everything the area has to offer. It is one thing to post a listing online – anyone can do that – it is a whole different ball game to make sure the listing stands out and is seen by the right audience. Also, you will need to qualify the buyer, which many people that are not real estate agents have a hard time doing. An example of this would be knowing the difference between if a buyer is pre-qualified or pre-approved. Do you know and understand the difference between the two? If not, check out a previous blog post here.

The last aspect we are going to talk about today surrounds researching your area and the laws that are in place. Every area has its own set of regulations and laws surrounding selling a home, and you need to read up and make sure that as a seller you have all the necessary paperwork for making a legal real estate transaction. We can’t stress enough to you how important this is and, while it can be frustrating and time-consuming, it is a vital step if you are wanting to do For Sale By Owner.  A big perk in hiring a professional real estate agent is that they know all of this information and conduct this type of business working every day. Taking the worries out of the process for you!

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Does For Sale By Owner really work?

As you can tell from the information above, selling a home is hard work. We are not saying it can’t be done on your own, but you are more likely to have a better experience and get more money for your home if you are to work with an experienced real estate agent in your area. And that is where we come in! Here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts we have a wonderful team of experienced and knowledgeable real estate agents that are here to help you during the home selling process. We actually have an entire team that is solely dedicated to the home selling process, so you can rest assured that they know what they are talking about. This is what we do, we do it every day and we are good at it. Let one of our real estate agents work with you and for you to sell your home quickly and for top dollar. We look forward to working with you soon!


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Home Selling in Myrtle Beach

When you think of the home selling process, what comes to mind? Maybe inconvenient showing times and unqualified buyers? Possibly a long and tedious process, paired with overwhelming frustration, and sprinkled with a bit of anxiety? While some people, unfortunately, do not have the best experience, the home selling process can actually prove to be a very painless and exciting adventure for individuals, couples, and families. There are many factors that go into your home selling experience, and one of the main ones being the team you have in your corner representing and working for you. The right real estate agent can make all the difference in getting your home sold fast and for top dollar, as well as helping to avoid the pitfalls that can prove to be frustrating and a waste of everyone’s time. In today's blog post we are going to be talking about a few mistakes that we want you to avoid when it comes to selling your home and red flags to keep an eye out for that can end up hurting you. 

What mistakes do I want to avoid when selling my home?

There are a few mistakes that you do not want to make when you are trying to sell your home, and keeping an eye out for these and can make a big difference in your selling experience. Many people are so focused solely on the sale of the property that they do not stop to think about things such as house keys, lock boxes and the security of the home during the selling process. At Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts, when we list a home we go to great lengths to make sure that your home is secure and that we are not allowing people in that should not be there.

First off, it is important to understand the gravity of the internet these days as it can be both your best friend, as well as a source of unwanted attention. Depending on your realtor and where it is listed, most anyone can go online to see your property listing and therefore you are exposed to a great number of people. And while this can be a great asset as more eyeballs equal more potential offers and buyers, you want to be aware and cautious of the exposure as well. The key to it is to make sure that you are giving access only to the people that are qualified to see your home and not some stranger off the street. Now, most people are qualified because they are there with a realtor, but these are potential instances that we want you to avoid because we see them every day.

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Now you may be saying to yourself that most homes are secured with a lockbox to avoid this very issue. And while this is true, some realtors use old and weak technology that does not stand up against intruders. You may have seen the lockboxes where you have to arrange the numbers to get in to retrieve the key, and we can assure you these are still very popular and very unreliable. Think about it: if the realtor is not protecting the code, the people that are with the realtor will be able to see what the code is and can, therefore, access the house at any time.  Same goes with the old push code lockbox as you can almost hear which numbers are being entered.

If the realtor does not change the code after each showing, which most realtors do not as it is a hassle, the people they are with can access the home at their convenience, and as many times as they want. Here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts we do not use old technology as we want to make sure that your home and property are secure at all times to avoid putting you and your home at risk. What makes us different? We use an electronic system that is much more sturdy and trustworthy. What is the difference in the old lockboxes and what we use? Well, in order to access our lockboxes, you have to have an app on your smartphone, be a realtor in our area and also have an appointment prior to (meaning, you can not just walk up to the door and get the key) in order to access the box. We are able to track what time that agent went into your home or condo, as well as know what time they left. There are also emails that are sent out after the appointment, an automated phone call and a few other things to follow up on the appointment. Again, we want to make sure your home is secure and your keys are not lost or end up in the wrong hands. We want to help you avoid these rookie mistakes as they are things we see every day and are the reasons that we bring you these blogs each week.

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Another issue that we want to make sure to help you avoid when trying to sell your house fast is the thought process that you are going to get the proper attention and traction you need just by sticking the listing on the MLS and on social media. One thing we do very well here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts is getting your property and the listing out there in front of numerous people. The more people the listing is in front of, the greater chance you have of obtaining multiple offers, therefore allowing you to be picky with which offer you end up choosing. That is also how you get maximum dollar, and in some cases, even above asking price. Getting the listing proper exposure is one of the reasons why we are so good at what we do and have such great success rates, as well as many happy customers.

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What should I do if I am interested in selling my home in Myrtle Beach, SC?

Give our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts a call today! We know there are many qualified agents in the Myrtle Beach, SC area for you to choose from when the time is right to sell your home. But when it comes to trusting the right team with your most precious (and costly) asset, you want a team that knows the area, has a proven track record of success and will work hard for you day in and day out. And that is exactly what we do, we do it every day and we are very good at it. It is one thing to just take on a listing and post the property online, but when trying to sell your home fast and for top dollar, you want a team that has some extra arsenal up their sleeve. Give us a call today, we look forward to hearing from you soon!

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The Differences Between a Listing Agent and a Buyer’s Agent

by Jerry Pinkas

Do you need a listing agent or buyer agent

We understand the confusion that can come with buying and selling a home, especially if this is your first go around with either. There is verbiage that you may not understand, contracts that seem a mile long and you may not be sure where to start with the whole process. We get it and are here to help decode a real estate mistake that we see all the time that can end up making a large difference in your experience with buying and selling a home in Myrtle Beach, SC.

In today’s post we are going to be talking about the differences between a buyer’s agent and a seller’s agent, and why knowing the difference between the two can save you from pitfalls that can be costly and frustrating. 

Why is it important to understand the differences between a listing’s agent and a buyer’s agent?

At Jerry Pinaks Reality we want to make sure that you avoid a major pitfall when you are buying or selling a home. A lot of the time we see people who hire on an agent they found online and do not take the time to ensure that agent is the right fit for their needs. If you are buying a house, you want to make sure that you go with an agent that is strictly focused on helping their clients buy homes. And if you are selling your home, you want to make sure that you find an agent that is strictly focused on selling their clients’ homes.  Here at Jerry Pinkas Reality we do not have agents that do both – in other words, we have a separate group of agents that only work with buyers and a separate group of agents who only work with sellers. Why do we do it that way you may ask? Well for one, there are two completely different skill sets for each group. And two, they only work to the advantage to the client they are working with.

Now understand this -  if you are out there looking to buy a property, is that agent that you picked up online or found randomly only going to show you the things they want you to see? Like their other listings? Or are they going to stop what they are doing with you because they have a scheduled closing appointment to be at? This is why we have split the team here at Jerry Pinkas Realty down the middle and again, we have listing agents who are only in charge of listing properties and only work for our sellers and will never disclose any confidential information that you have given to them. Same with buyers, they will never disclose any information to weaken your ability to purchase and will only focus on getting you the best deal. Because what can happen is you hire on an agent to help you buy a home and come to find out they are working on the side with the seller – which could lead to a bad deal for you. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, you want to get the best deal and work with an agent that has your best interests at heart. And that just happens to be what our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Reality does best. 

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What are the responsibilities of a buyer’s agent?

A buyer’s agent is responsible for assisting their client throughout the buying processes, and has many duties to ensure the process is successful and runs smoothly. One of their responsibilities is to assist their client in finding properties that meet their desired criteria. Typically, the agent will sit down with their client and go through a list of all their wants and needs in a new home. The agent will then take that list and search for homes that they believe to be good matches and set times to show the potential homes to their client. It is also helpful to point out here the importance of a good buying agent, as most of the time the agent will have access to listings that you will not be able to find on your own. For example, they may have connections and relationships that will inform them of properties that are not listed online yet. As a buyer, this will give you first access to listings and the ability to see properties before other buyers without this inside information.

Another responsibility of a buyer’s agent is to assist in determining which property is best suited for their client. It is one thing to search for listings that may fit their buyer’s initial criteria, but it is another ball game to dig deep into the listings and help spot problems when showing the home such as if the neighborhood will be noisy at night and what costly repairs need to be done. The buyer’s agent will research the history of each of the properties they show and help their client to make an informed and educated decision based on all the information they find.  

The buyer’s agent is also responsible for making and negotiating offers on their client’s behalf to ensure that the offer is fair and not too generous or insulting. They will be able to guide their client on things such as whether they should push for the pool to be serviced prior to moving in or whether the carport is really worth the extra money. Another responsibility for the buyer’s agent, similar to the seller’s agent, is to follow through on the contingencies (and make sure everything is met) until the sale closes.

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What are the responsibilities of a seller’s agent?

Now that we have touched on the responsibilities of the buyer’s agent, we are going to move on to those of the seller’s agent. A seller’s agent main goal is to sell the property for the highest price in the shortest amount of time, and to do this the agent must assist the seller in valuing and properly pricing the property to put on the market. The agent will ensure that the home is accurately and competitive priced and, since these two do not always add up, you want to make sure you have an experienced agent who is able to understand how to create the proper balance and sell the house for the price the seller wants – which can be trickier than you think. 

The seller’s agent will also suggest any necessary repairs and improvements to the home. It is important to understand that when the market is bad, buyers can be particular about the home they purchase because there are so few houses listed on the market. On the flip side, when the market is good, buyers are also particular because there are so many houses listed on the market. So either way, buyers are usually always picky which means that every details counts when it comes to selling the house, especially if you are looking to take home a certain number from the sale. The selling agent will be able to walk through the home and point out which details are the most important and worth spending money on. An example of this would be thinking your shutters just need a little coat of paint when in reality they really need replacing or thinking you should upgrade your kitchen countertops with expensive granite when in reality many buyers are actually not looking for granite in which case would be a waste of money.

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Not only will the seller’s agent do things like host open houses and put a ‘for sale’ sign up in the yard, but they are also responsible for marketing the property to buyer’s agents. This can be done through posting the property on the MLS, as well as networking with other agents who may have buyers that would be interested in the house. The seller’s agent will also present and negotiate offers on your behalf. They will help decide the difference between fair offers and low offers, as well as let you know if the market is going to allow you to sit and wait around for the offer that you really want or if you should take an offer that is presented. Having trouble understanding legal jargon or details presented in the contract? Your agent will be able to put things into more simple terms for you to understand and also outline what needs to be done in order to complete the transaction should you choose to accept the offer. Lastly, the seller’s agent is responsible for following through on the contract contingencies until the sale of the homes closes (same as the buyer’s agent). 

 

What should I do if I am interested in buying or selling a home in Myrtle Beach, SC?

If you are looking to buy or sell a house in the Myrtle Beach, SC area, give our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Reality a call today! As we have discussed throughout this blog, we split our team down the middle between buying agents and selling agents, and will be able to match you with the right team member to assist you. We understand the needs of buyers and sellers alike and can help you avoid the pitfalls that can prove to be not only costly, but also time consuming and extremely frustrating. This is what we do, we do it everyday and we are very good at it. Why have average when you can have the best? We look forward to speaking and working with you soon!

 

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When is the right time to sell in Myrtle Beach?

by Jerry Pinkas

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If you keep up with our weekly blogs, you know that we touch on quite a few questions that surround the home selling process. And, as you may have guessed, today is no exception. When the time comes for you to sell your home in Myrtle Beach, SC things can seem a little confusing and you may have a lot of questions. Especially if this is the first home you are selling your home, you may feel your brain spin a few times while trying to wrap your head around everything. We can assure you, however, that it is not as overwhelming or scary as you may think, and when working with the right realtor and team, it can actually prove to be a very exciting time for you and your family.

A question we get quite frequently here at Jerry Pinkas Realty is when the right time to sell in Myrtle Beach, SC is. And as you may have guessed, that is where our blog post is going to take us today. If you or someone you know has been trying to figure out the best time to put your/their house on the market, and are interested in other items that go into the process, this one is for you. We hope you enjoy this post and that it covers any potential questions you have or that may arise in the future!

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When is the best time to sell my house in Myrtle Beach, SC?

The answer to this question, simply put, is right now! Contrary to other markets across the country, Myrtle Beach, SC has a very strong market year round. Residents here do not have to worry about a blizzard in the winter or a hot ghost town in the summer. With a pretty temperate climate, Myrtle Beach, SC has a welcoming charm and something for everyone to do, no matter the time of year. The market is hot and houses are selling fast, so if you are ready to list your house the time is now! With many vacationers, retirees and people relocating, Myrtle Beach, SC is an ideal place for people to settle down, or even to purchase a second home in. And with warm weather, sunny days, breathtaking beaches, stunning golf courses, endless entertainment and incredible dining options, we do not blame them for having their eyes on Myrtle Beach!

Now if we are really going to break it down, while the market is strong year round, it is no secret that Myrtle Beach, SC has a lot of spring and summer visitors. With some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, many people venture here for spring and summer breaks to soak up the warm weather and enjoy beach days with their family and friends. Due to the large volume of people (and eyeballs) here during that time, spring and summer can definitely be a hot time (pun intended) for you to sell your house. 

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What contributes to Myrtle Beach, SC having a good market year-round?

If you have ever been to Myrtle Beach, SC you will understand why this is such a hot market and why people are flocking here from all over the country. Whether they are relocating for the weather, beaches or beautiful homes, or just looking to purchase a vacation home, there is always something for everyone to do and an adventure to be had around every corner. As we touched on above, the Myrtle Beach, SC area has also been an ideal place for people to retire to. Beautiful golf courses, pleasant weather and an affording cost of living all contribute to the ever-growing retiree population in the area. All in all, and we understand we may be biased, Myrtle Beach is one of the top places in the country to live. And with the influx of people and booming market, we have a feeling that we are not the only ones who feel that way. 

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What things can I do to help my house sell fast once it is on the market?

Now that we have covered the ins and out of the best time to sell your house, next we wanted to touch on certain things you can do around your home to help it sell quickly, and for top dollar. Because let’s be honest, at the end of the day you want the home selling process to be quick, as stress free as possible and walk away with the most amount of money. And here are a few tips and tricks to help you achieve this!

First, and one of the most important steps of the home selling process, is to find an agent that will work hard for you and your family. You want an agent who not only knows the area well, but also has a track record of success. It is no secret that the first thirty days of your house being on the market is a very important time, and you do not want to waste your time or the beginning momentum with someone who is still learning the ropes. The right agent and team will know exactly what advice to give you on any improvements the home needs, make sure the marketing material accurately reflects your home and will work with you to set a listing price. We cannot stress enough the importance of having the right realtor by your side!

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Second, you want to make sure the home is DE cluttered and all personal items, such as pictures, are removed from around the house. When a potential buyer walks through and sees the home, you want to have a clean and tidy canvas for them to picture settling into. If you have a variety of pictures and clutter everywhere, it will limit the appeal to the buyer and make it more difficult for them to imagine their own life in the space – they just see the home you live in. Third, if you are not looking to make any major renovations, it is always a good idea to update fixtures in the kitchen and bathrooms that may be a little old, professionally clean the carpets/floors and paint any rooms that are looking dull. These are great ways to spruce up the home and give it a slight facelift without breaking your wallet.

Lastly, it is always a great idea to give the home some curb appeal if it is lacking. The front of the home is the first area a potential buyer will see, and you want to be sure to make a good first impression. Doing things such as painting or replacing the front door, adding some fresh flowers to the front yard, updating the landscaping and adding a new mailbox are all things that can drastically change the appeal of the front of the home without spending an arm and a leg.

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What should I do if I am looking to sell my house in Myrtle Beach, SC?

We know you have your choice of realtors in the Myrtle Beach, SC area when it comes to selling your home. But when it comes to something as important as selling the most expensive asset you will probably ever own, you want to make sure you are in the best hands and have a realtor that will work hard for you. That is where we come in. Our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Realty has a proven track record of success, and we are confident you will have a positive and successful selling experience with us. Give us a call today and let us work with you to sell your home quickly, and for top dollar. This is what we do, we do it everyday and we are good at it. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you soon!

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How to Sell My House Fast in Myrtle Beach SC

by Jerry Pinkas

 

How to Sell my Myrtle Beach Home Fast

The time has come to sell your house in beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC. Between your mile long “to-do” lists and overwhelming thoughts of all the packing that needs to be done, you find yourself consumed with the excitement that comes with closing one chapter and opening up a new one. We see it all the time. And whether you are just moving up the road to a different neighborhood, or are changing cities and zip codes altogether, one thing will be the same – you will want to sell your house quickly and for top dollar. And as you may have guessed, that is exactly what we are going to be talking about in this week’s blog post.

We are going to be brining you all the ins and outs of selling your Myrtle Beach, SC home in the fastest amount of time, while still getting the most amount of money. Whether you are a first time home seller or a seasoned pro, we hope that you will find this information helpful and insightful as you start the process of listing and selling your home!

What is the most important step when trying to sell your home quickly and for top dollar?

While there are many important factors that go into selling your Myrtle Beach, SC home quickly and for the most amount of money, we are going to be talking about the most important one first. And that is finding the right agent to list with. We are not sure if we can fully get across just how vital it is that you trust your listing to the right agent in just one post, but we sure are going to try.

Your real estate agent (AKA your new BFF) is going to make all the difference when it comes to selling your home, and the relationship you form with them is going to be the foundation of your home-selling process. Your agent is more than likely going to be the first expert you will meet on your journey, and you will find yourself relying on them the most for information, their opinion and their expertise. After all, you are trusting them to sell one of the most precious and (probably) the costliest investment of your life. It is important to find the real estate agent that is right for your specific needs, one that will work hard for you and one that will produce results.

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But instead of just preaching, let us give you a real life testament of a situation that hammers our point even more. We received a call from a husband and wife who had their home listed on the market for two and a half months with no showings, no traffic and no offers. And with the area being such a hot market for families, visitors and retirees, our ears perked up when we heard this. They proceeded to tell us how they saw our marketing everywhere, they saw our name everywhere and they wanted us to list their house. After a few questions, we discovered that they had listed their house previously with a friend of theirs who is a licensed real estate agent in the state. And while working with friends does not always prove to be a fail, in this instance it did.

Needless to say, we took on their listing, spent a lot of money on marketing, got the house in front of a lot of people and ended up under contract in seventy-two hours (a cash offer just two percent under listing price, may we add). You may call it luck, but we call it hard work, experience and dedication to our clients. So if you are thinking of listing your house, we want to urge you not to make the mistake that so many do. Don’t just pick any agent or rush into a decision of who to list your house with because there is so much that goes into the process. You can have any agent go online and stick the listing on the MLS, but it takes a specific agent and team to be on their game to know how to serve you best and have a proven track record of success. And we have found that driving traffic is one of the most important things you can do when selling your house. The more traffic and eyeballs you have on the listing, the higher the potential offers that you will receive, and the better chance you have of selling your house fast.

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What are some other tips to sell your home quick and for top dollar in Myrtle Beach, SC?

We thought you would never ask. While listing your home with the right agent is at the top of our list (if you are wondering why, just scroll up a bit), but there are also other things you can do to help your home sell quickly. The first one being pricing the home right from the start. This is also where the right realtor comes in because they can work with you to determine what the number is based on the current state of the home, comps in the area, etc. Another thing you can do is to boost your homes curb appeal, as this is the first part of the home that potential buyers will see. And you know what they say, first impressions are everything. Updates such as painting/replacing the front door, adding some new flowers, updating the landscaping or replacing the mailbox if it is dated can really go a long way.

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Now on to the interior. Minor updates such as a fresh coat of paint on the walls, updating fixtures and professionally cleaning the carpets are never a bad idea. And on that note, you want to make sure to DE clutter the home and remove personal items, such as pictures, to ensure that buyers see a clean and open canvas that they can easily turn into their own. Staging the home to show how rooms are supposed to be used can also help with this. You also want to make sure to remove your pets, and their paraphernalia such as food dishes and toys, when you have house showings. While you may think that your pet is the most precious thing in the world, buyers may not have those same warm and cozy feelings.

The last tip we have is to ensure that your listing has good photos (and many of them!). Seeing as how many people go online to start their home buying journey, having beautiful, alluring images online that accurately represent the home are a must in todays day and age. And this again goes back to having the right listing agent, as they should be able to give you advice on what buyers are looking for and use those images to market the listing properly to give it the traffic and attention it deserves.

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What should I do if I want to sell my home in Myrtle Beach, SC?

Give our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Reality a call today! As we spoke about earlier, deciding on the right realtor for your needs can make all the difference in not only your experience, but also how quickly and for how much you end up selling your home for. Save yourself time, energy and many frustrating days by starting your home selling process with a team that knows the area, has a proven track record for success and will work hard for you and your family. This is what we do, we do it everyday and we are good at it. Give us a call today, we look forward to working with you!

 

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So the time has come to sell your beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC home! You are probably experiencing a lot of excitement for a new chapter to come, but you also may be feeling a little anxiety as you look at your seemingly mile long to-do list to get the house ready for showings. We see it all the time. But eventually the time will come when all the boxes are checked, “I’s” are dotted and “T’s” are crossed – you can rest easy now as you wait for the offers to come through the door. It sounds simple, right?

As we have talked about before, we get a lot of questions that circulate through our door here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Team. One question that we get asked quite frequently is in regards to selling a home in Myrtle Beach, more specifically about what potentially can go wrong when you have a buyer looking to purchase your home. And while there are many things that can go perfectly smoothly during the purchase, as with all things, there are items that can definitely go south. And as you may have guessed, that is exactly what we are going to be talking about in todays blog post.

What is the biggest problem that you see when selling a house?

As we talked about earlier, the question we get asked all the time is what problems we see that slow deals down or make deals fall apart when you are selling a property. As you can imagine, we have seen it all – the good, the bad and everything in between. One of the issues we see consistently is a problem with the buyer of the property submitting an offer on the home and ending up not being properly qualified. Picture this: an offer comes through, everyone is excited that it is finally happening and you find out after 25 or 30 days that there is an issue with financing. Major bummer, we know.

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Everyone is excited to get the deal done and closed, but what many people do not realize (or do not want to admit) is that deals fall apart sometimes and it is very disappointing. It is always better to find these things out upfront and make sure that the buyer is not only serious, but is a qualified buyer to purchase your home. As you can imagine, when this does not happen it not only wastes people’s time, but also is very upsetting and frustrating. This is one of those things that we want to make sure you avoid when you are selling a house, and that is where we come in. Our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Reality are here to help you and give you the guidance you need to ensure that potential buyers really are ready and qualified to move the purchase process along.

We also want to touch on the fact the issues can arise at any point throughout the purchasing and closing process, not only when it comes to financing. There are contingencies and issues that can arise even when you have a buyer that wants to make a full cash offer. The best way to avoid these pitfalls that can be costly and frustrating is to work with an experienced agent that knows the area and can ensure that you do not waste your time or energy on offers that do not have the proper backing. You want to make sure that you go into the selling process with an open mind and an understanding that anything can happen – good or bad – but that the right agent will ensure you are taken care of at every point.

 

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Should I be more confident if the buyer has been pre-qualified and/or pre-approved?

Absolutely! But before we get into this topic too much, we want to properly define these terms so you can fully grasp what they can mean to you during the selling process. The terms pre-qualified and pre-approved, while they sound similar, do have some differences and it is important to know how to differentiate the two. When we talk about a buyer being pre-qualified for a mortgage, all that means is that they have submitted a financial overview (such as debts, incomes and assets) to a lender and that lender has given them an overall picture of the size of the mortgage that they can qualify for. And while this is usually a pretty simple process, it is important to understand that this is not a comprehensive look at the buyer’s ability to purchase a home – it is simply an overview at the potential of the loan amount. 

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Now don’t get us wrong, having a pre-qualified buyer is great. But on the other hand, having a pre-approved (especially a fully pre-approved) buyer is an even better scenario.  What is a pre-approved buyer? We thought you would never ask. The pre-approval process is one that is definitely more involved and takes other items into account. A buyer will complete an official mortgage application, and the lender will then review the buyers tax information, verify their credit score, verify that they are employed, verify their income, etc. At the end of the evaluation, which typically takes around 21 days, the lender will provide the buyer the specific mortgage amount that they qualify for. So as you can see, having a buyer that is pre-approved does hold more weight than someone who is just pre-qualified. But in the end, having a buyer be either pre-qualified or pre-approved trumps someone who has not gone through either process, and can therefore be a much more appealing buyer with less risk for potential issues arising down the road.

On a side note, if you are a buyer, going through the process of getting pre-qualified or pre-approved is a great way to see where you stand when trying to get a mortgage. You can see what things you need to work on, spend time on and essentially work to correct to attain the type of financing you are looking for. On the other hand, if you do not have time to work on fixing the things holding you back, it may be a good way to understand the type of home you can afford and therefore refine your search based on what makes sense for your current situation. And since the pre-approval process can take around 21 days, you may want to start the process sooner rather than later if you are in a hurry to purchase a home.

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What should I do if I am looking to sell my house in Myrtle Beach, SC?

We understand the process of putting your house up for sale can be a mix of emotions. On one hand you may be stressed and overwhelmed thinking of the process and all that must be done to prepare, and on the other you are excited about new beginnings and all that lies ahead for you and your family. Our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Realty have seen it all and we understand all that goes into the home selling process, which is why you should give us a call today. Our team can give you great insight into the marketplace and help you to avoid the potential pitfalls that can be not only costly, but extremely frustrating as well. We have helped numerous people successfully sell their home with ease in Myrtle Beach, SC and we are confident we can do the same for you. This is what we do, we do it everyday and we are good at it. We look forward to hearing from and working with you!

 

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How to sell a house in Myrtle Beach, SC

by Jerry Pinkas

 

How to sell a house in Myrtle Beach, SC 
So the time has come to sell your house in beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC. In the midst of all the emotions that come with leaving behind a home filled with memories, you now are faced with many tasks and decisions in the days ahead.  Everything from how to stage your home, who to choose to photograph the house, what to price it at to sell quickly, and even down which realtor to trust this whole process to. We know it may all seem a little overwhelming, but that is where today’s blog post comes in.
We see many individuals and families around the Myrtle Beach, SC area that make a big mistake in which can cause the whole process to be extremely stressful and tiresome. And that mistake is making the wrong decision when looking and deciding on a realtor. Many people want to sell their house quickly, and for top dollar, and we completely understand that. But do not let the emotions of what some realtors say to gain your business cloud your decision. Because in the end, that decision of who to trust your home selling process to can make all the difference. In today’s blog post, we are going to be talking about some simple steps to selling your home fast and for the best price, as well as some tips to help you avoid choosing the wrong realtor. We hope it brings some clarity on the topic of selling your house and eases the process for you and your family. 
What steps should I take if I am looking to sell my house in Myrtle Beach, SC?
There are a few steps that we believe will be helpful if you are looking to sell your home in Myrtle Beach, SC. The first step we want to touch on is the potential of getting a storage unit. Why would you spend money on a storage unit you ask? Simply put, to DE-clutter your home. Buyers are typically drawn to more open spaces and floor plans, and having too much furniture or clutter around the home can easily make the space feel tired and closed off. Utilizing a storage unit for extra items around your house can make all the difference. 
The second step that will help in the process of selling your home is to hire a professional to stage and photograph your home. Staging your home is a terrific way for people to see how the space in your home can be best utilized, and sometimes it takes a skilled eye to bring the space to life. It is also a good idea to bring in a professional who knows exactly what buyers may be looking for, as well as to help to incorporate a more neutral look to the home. Because, let’s be honest, not everyone will have your same taste in cheetah area rugs and bright pink guest towels. It is also always a good idea to have creative, up to date images of the home to help with marketing materials and social media sites. Hiring a professional who knows all the right angels, spaces and color contrast can go a long way. 
The third step we wanted to touch on is the importance of finding the right real estate agent to work with. And because we feel this is such an important step, we have dedicated an entire section below that goes in depth of why your real estate agent can be a large factor in the success you have with selling your home (please see below for more information on this). The fourth step is to remove any personal/personalized items that you have have throughout your home. We know that your house is your sacred space and you have worked hard to make it feel like your own. But as we touched on earlier, people want to envision themselves living in the home, not walk down memory lane of all the memories you’ve had in your life. It is best to keep the space very neutral to ensure that buyers can see the home for what it is and not have any distractions. 
The fifth step is to make small upgrades throughout the home. Now don’t think that you have to go overboard or do a major remodel, but if you feel your cabinets can use new knobs or the bathrooms can use new finishes, it is never a bad investment and also makes the house look fresher and newer. The sixth step to aid in the process of selling your home is to amp up the curb appeal! This is usually the first impression that buyers have on the home, so making sure the outside and front of your home is tidy and fresh looking is very important. Maybe plant some new flowers to give the home a little pop of color or incorporate some outdoor furniture to show how the front yard space can be utilized. 
Why is it so important to work with a good realtor? 
We can’t say enough just how important it is to work with an experienced, trusted realtor during the home selling process. While we know this can be a very personal and difficult decision as you meet and interview different candidates, like we said before, it can make all the difference when it comes to selling your home, and for top dollar. How do you choose the right realtor? The one thing we can say is not to just go with someone because you ‘hit it off’ on a friendly level. Sure, they may love the same college football team or went to school with your second cousin, but that does not always mean they are the right fit to sell one of your largest investments – your home. 
So what are the top things you want to check off your list when looking for the right real estate agent? For one, a proven track record or sales. This proves that the agent will know all the right moves in order to sell your home fast, and for the right price. You also want to make sure that they are familiar and can easily point out all the benefits, as well as any potential negatives, of your home and neighborhood, and be able to tell you what buyers will love and dislike about your home. This is especially helpful because some people may spot certain aspects of your home during the showings that may be a bit outdated or not appealing to certain buyers. Your agent should know how to speak on these things and ease any concerns that may arise. They should be ‘ahead of the game’ and know your home inside and out to not only help speed the selling process along, but to also justify why the home is worth the asking price. 
What should I do if I am interested in selling my house in Myrtle Beach, SC? 
We know there is a lot to think about when it comes to selling your home, and how overwhelming everything can seem at first. Questions such as how to stage your home, how to price it to sell and which real estate agent to list with are all things that may pop up as you begin the process. And to that last point, the one thing we hope you take away from this blog post is how important it is to list with the right agent and work with the right team who not only has a proven track record, but a team that will be honest, supportive and dedicated to you. That is exactly what our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Realty offers. We have worked hard to help individuals, couples and families buy and sell their homes in Myrtle Beach, SC, and we know we can do the same for you. We do it everyday, and we do it very well. Give us a call today, we look forward to working with you!So the time has come to sell your house in beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC. In the midst of all the emotions that come with leaving behind a home filled with memories, you now are faced with many tasks and decisions in the days ahead.  Everything from how to stage your home, who to choose to photograph the house, what to price it at to sell quickly, and even down which realtor to trust this whole process to. We know it may all seem a little overwhelming, but that is where today’s blog post comes in

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So the time has come to sell your house in beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC. In the midst of all the emotions that come with leaving behind a home filled with memories, you now are faced with many tasks and decisions in the days ahead. Everything from how to stage your home, who to choose to photograph the house, what to price it at to sell quickly, and even down which realtor to trust this whole process to. We know it may all seem a little overwhelming, but that is where today’s blog post comes in.

 

We see many individuals and families around the Myrtle Beach, SC area that make a big mistake in which can cause the whole process to be extremely stressful and tiresome. And that mistake is making the wrong decision when looking and deciding on a realtor. Many people want to sell their house quickly, and for top dollar, and we completely understand that. But do not let the emotions of what some realtors say to gain your business cloud your decision. Because in the end, that decision of who to trust your home selling process to can make all the difference. In today’s blog post, we are going to be talking about some simple steps to selling your home fast and for the best price, as well as some tips to help you avoid choosing the wrong realtor. We hope it brings some clarity on the topic of selling your house and eases the process for you and your family.



What steps should I take if I am looking to sell my house in Myrtle Beach, SC?

There are a few steps that we believe will be helpful if you are looking to sell your home in Myrtle Beach, SC. The first step we want to touch on is the potential of getting a storage unit. Why would you spend money on a storage unit you ask? Simply put, to DE-clutter your home. Buyers are typically drawn to more open spaces and floor plans, and having too much furniture or clutter around the home can easily make the space feel tired and closed off. Utilizing a storage unit for extra items around your house can make all the difference.


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The second step that will help in the process of selling your home is to hire a professional to stage and photograph your home. Staging your home is a terrific way for people to see how the space in your home can be best utilized, and sometimes it takes a skilled eye to bring the space to life. It is also a good idea to bring in a professional who knows exactly what buyers may be looking for, as well as to help to incorporate a more neutral look to the home. Because, let’s be honest, not everyone will have your same taste in cheetah area rugs and bright pink guest towels. It is also always a good idea to have creative, up to date images of the home to help with marketing materials and social media sites. Hiring a professional who knows all the right angels, spaces and color contrast can go a long way.

 

The third step we wanted to touch on is the importance of finding the right real estate agent to work with. And because we feel this is such an important step, we have dedicated an entire section below that goes in depth of why your real estate agent can be a large factor in the success you have with selling your home (please see below for more information on this). The fourth step is to remove any personal/personalized items that you have have throughout your home. We know that your house is your sacred space and you have worked hard to make it feel like your own. But as we touched on earlier, people want to envision themselves living in the home, not walk down memory lane of all the memories you’ve had in your life. It is best to keep the space very neutral to ensure that buyers can see the home for what it is and not have any distractions.


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The fifth step is to make small upgrades throughout the home. Now don’t think that you have to go overboard or do a major remodel, but if you feel your cabinets can use new knobs or the bathrooms can use new finishes, it is never a bad investment and also makes the house look fresher and newer. The sixth step to aid in the process of selling your home is to amp up the curb appeal! This is usually the first impression that buyers have on the home, so making sure the outside and front of your home is tidy and fresh looking is very important. Maybe plant some new flowers to give the home a little pop of color or incorporate some outdoor furniture to show how the front yard space can be utilized.


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Why is it so important to work with a good realtor?

We can’t say enough just how important it is to work with an experienced, trusted realtor during the home selling process. While we know this can be a very personal and difficult decision as you meet and interview different candidates, like we said before, it can make all the difference when it comes to selling your home, and for top dollar. How do you choose the right realtor? The one thing we can say is not to just go with someone because you ‘hit it off’ on a friendly level. Sure, they may love the same college football team or went to school with your second cousin, but that does not always mean they are the right fit to sell one of your largest investments – your home.

 

So what are the top things you want to check off your list when looking for the right real estate agent? For one, a proven track record or sales. This proves that the agent will know all the right moves in order to sell your home fast, and for the right price. You also want to make sure that they are familiar and can easily point out all the benefits, as well as any potential negatives, of your home and neighborhood, and be able to tell you what buyers will love and dislike about your home. This is especially helpful because some people may spot certain aspects of your home during the showings that may be a bit outdated or not appealing to certain buyers. Your agent should know how to speak on these things and ease any concerns that may arise. They should be ‘ahead of the game’ and know your home inside and out to not only help speed the selling process along, but to also justify why the home is worth the asking price.


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What should I do if I am interested in selling my house in Myrtle Beach, SC?

We know there is a lot to think about when it comes to selling your home, and how overwhelming everything can seem at first. Questions such as how to stage your home, how to price it to sell and which real estate agent to list with are all things that may pop up as you begin the process. And to that last point, the one thing we hope you take away from this blog post is how important it is to list with the right agent and work with the right team who not only has a proven track record, but a team that will be honest, supportive and dedicated to you. That is exactly what our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Realty offers. We have worked hard to help individuals, couples and families buy and sell their homes in Myrtle Beach, SC, and we know we can do the same for you. We do it everyday, and we do it very well. Give us a call today, we look forward to working with you!


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