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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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