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Can You Purchase A New Home In The Myrtle Beach Area Without An HOA?

by Jerry Pinkas

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It is no secret that we get many questions here at Jerry Pinkas Realty, and one that we see quite frequently is, “Can I buy a house or a single-family home in Myrtle Beach, SC that is not within a subdivision with HOA fees?” And the answer to this question is yes! In today’s blog post we are going to be talking about everything HOA – the good, the bad and the ugly, as well as what you can expect if you were to purchase a property within an HOA governed community. So if you have been toying with the idea of purchasing a property in an area that does not have an HOA, today’s blog post is one you sure do not want to miss!

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What is an HOA?

Before we get into the meat and potatoes of today’s blog post, we first wanted to start by properly explaining what an HOA is. First and foremost, “HOA” stands for Homeowners Association, and it is an organization within a condominium, subdivision or planned community in which enforces rules within its jurisdiction for the residents of the properties to follow. Once you purchase property within the set area, you automatically become members and are therefore required to pay the HOA fees that have been set for the residents. It is important to understand here that not all HOA’s are created equal, and therefore the fees and requirements can vary among neighborhoods. Some HOA’s are very restrictive on what residents can do with their properties, while others can tend to be more lenient and give residents more freedom.

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What are the benefits of having an HOA?

There are many perks that come with having an HOA, and we are going to be touching on just a few of them here. One of the main perks of having an HOA is that it keeps the neighborhood uniformed, and residents are held to a standard of how to keep their property. For example, if you live in a neighborhood with an HOA you can be pretty certain that your neighbor will not have a bright pink house, an unruly, unkept yard , and multiple cars parked every which way on the property. Most of the time the homes will be very aesthetically pleasing and kept up (well, at least on the outside!).

Another benefits to living in a community that has an HOA is that the common areas and amenities are usually very well maintained. Everything from over-seeded, perfectly manicured lawns and clean play areas, to well-lit streets, freshly painted walls and smooth asphalt. Some neighborhoods also features swimming pools, walking trails, sports courts, parks and barbecue pits. Additionally, properly protected property values and a sense of community are other perks that you can find when looking at neighborhoods and areas that feature an HOA. 

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What are the benefits of not having an HOA?

As you can see, there are many benefits that can come from being part of a community that has an HOA. However, there are also many benefits that come from being part of a community that does not have an HOA. And as you may have guessed, one of the main perks to not having an HOA is not having to pay an HOA fee. Now, we want to point out here that HOA fees vary based on neighborhood. Some HOA fees tend to be a little high, and there are others that are on the lower end (by “lower” we mean about $10-$15/month). For many people, the perks of having an HOA outweigh any money that is due to the association, while others think that fee is a complete waste of money and do not want to include that in their monthly expenses. It is all about personal preference, weighing the pros and cons, and eventually settling on a decision that works best for you and your family.

Another downside of buying in a community with an HOA is that you typically do not have the freedom of doing whatever you want to your home. From the example above, if you one day got an itch to paint your home bright pink, we are willing to bet that your HOA would not give you the stamp of approval. If one thing is out of line per the set rules, you will typically be notified right away and asked to fix whatever was wrong. And it is your responsibility to fix it in a timely manner. Also, you may be assuming that these neighborhoods with no HOA’s may be located in parts of town that are less desirable. And that is just simply not true. There are many beautiful new construction homes without HOA’s that are located just a couple blocks from the beach! So don’t think that you have to sacrifice location in order to be part of an non-HOA community.   

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Is the internet a good place to search for homes in Myrtle Beach, SC that do not have an HOA?

The answer to this question, simply put, is no. Now do not get us wrong, the internet is a great tool for a lot of things and can prove to be an okay place to start your search. But the internet just does not compare to having a experienced and knowledgeable real estate agent by your side sending you and showing you listings that meet your criteria. Why would you want to waste your time trying to search and comb through information on the internet? A good real estate agent may even have access to homes that have not yet been listed on the internet, allowing you to get your eyes and hands on it first. So while the World Wide Web can be handy, we do not recommend it as your main weapon for searching for these types of communities.   

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What should I do if I am interested in purchasing a new home in the Myrtle Beach, SC area that does not have an HOA?

If you or someone you know is looking to purchase a property in Myrtle Beach, SC in an area that does not have an HOA, give our experienced team here at Jerry Pinaks Realty a call today! As we touched on above, there is no substitute for having a knowledgeable and experienced realtor by your side to ensure you have a smooth and successful buying experience. Allow one of our agents to sit down with you and learn and exactly what it is you are looking for in a new home, and show you possible properties that meet your desired criteria. Rest assured we will show you the good, the bad and the ugly, and allow you the chance to compare different properties to ensure you are making the best decision for you and your family.

Now we know you have your choice of realtors in Myrtle Beach, SC, and you may be asking yourself what sets us apart from other teams in the area. For one, we have a separate set of realtors that are solely focused on our buyer clients, and a separate set of realtors who are solely focused on our seller clients. This is a huge advantage because you can be confident that your Jerry Pinaks Realty agent will not only be knowledgeable in the buying process and able to answer all the questions that arise, but also that they will work hard in your best interest. Why have average when you can have the best? We know you have questions, and we have the answers! Give us a call today, we look forward to hearing from you and working with you soon!

 

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Can I Make Money With Short Term Rentals?

by Jerry Pinkas

How to make money on short term rentals

It is no secret that Myrtle Beach, SC is a popular destination for many couples, families, retirees and vacationers throughout the year. People are drawn to the beautiful beaches and incredible lifestyle that this area affords its residents and guests. Knowing the draw and popularity of the area, have you ever wondered if it would be a good idea to purchase a rental property? If you have, you are not alone! A question we get asked all the time here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts is, “Can I make money on a short-term rental?” And as you may have guessed, that is exactly where our blog post is going to be taking us today!

Can I really make money with short-term rentals?

If you are wondering if you can really make money off short term rentals here in beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC, the simple answer is absolutely yes you can! Myrtle Beach, SC and the surrounding areas are the home to some of the most beautiful beaches and coastlines in the country. The lure of the beach and ocean has not gone away, nor will it go away any time soon. There is definitely not a shortage of people that are flocking to the area to take in the relaxing beach lifestyle, fun activities and delicious restaurants that our extraordinary city provides residents and guests alike. To bring this idea home, close your eyes and imagine this. It is Fourth of July weekend and you live across the street from the beach. You have a garage with a cot in it. We are sure that people would consider this prime real estate and you would be able to rent it out. Crazy, huh!? Therefore, if you are thinking of buying a rental property but are not sure if there will be renters looking for places to stay, let us assure you that if you buy it, they will come!

 

Now obviously there are things you need to do on your end to ensure that people will want to rent your property. First, you want to make sure that the space is clean and appealing. No one wants to stay in a rental that has not been taken care of and is very much outdated. You also want your marketing to accurately reflect what renters can expect to find. An example of this would be to have professional images of the space taken and a brief description of the property, as well as surrounding amenities, things to do and restaurants to enjoy. You want renters to not only get excited about the space itself but also about the area they will be staying in and exploring during their time there.

Now you may be asking yourself how we know this works. And to be honest, that is a fair question. Well, we practice what we preach! We have agents here in our office that own condos and successfully rent them out – and we can help you do the same! Here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts, we can help guide and direct you on which condos would be a good investment to rent out, as well as which properties to stay away from. Allow us to help you find that the property that will be the best return on your investment and end up being a money machine for you each month.

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What are the perks of someone renting through me versus just getting a hotel room?

There are many things that draw people to looking at short-term rental properties versus just securing a room at a hotel. First, many people enjoy the coziness, amenities and homelike feeling that many rentals afford their visitors. Hotel rooms can tend to be stale and lack the personal touch, while rentals can feel like you are staying at a friend’s house and allow you to feel a little more comfortable. Also, many rentals will have amenities such as a kitchen for cooking meals (and therefore potentially saving families money during their vacation), have different rooms to enjoy (and also separating the parents from the kids) and overall allow visitors to settle in a bit more.

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Lastly, rentals can tend to be less expensive than traditional hotels. If you are going on vacation to Myrtle Beach, SC with your extended family, you can usually find a larger house that will accommodate everyone. Not only are you all able to stay together under one roof which makes for beautiful memories and a whole lot of fun, but you can also split the cost between everyone that is staying there. Typically, this tends to break down less per night than everyone staying in separate hotel rooms. As you could imagine, this is a huge draw for renters and makes short-term rental properties more appealing than finding a hotel to stay in.

How much money can I make each month with short-term rentals?

It is difficult for us to answer exactly how much money you can make on your short-term rental in Myrtle Beach, SC as there are many factors that go into determining how much you should be charging per night. Things such as the condition of your property and how many the place can sleep, as well as how close it is in relation to the beach and other restaurants and activities around town. Obviously, if you have a house that can comfortably sleep a family of 5 and it is right on the water you can charge more per stay than a one-bedroom condo that is several blocks away from the water.

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You also want to take into consideration the time of year that will bring you the most renters, and therefore the most rental income. We are willing to bet that you will have more people wanting to rent out your property during the summer months when many individuals, couples and families are heading to the beach to soak up the warm summer sun. As opposed to the winter months when there are less out of town visitors that would be looking to rent your property. So as you can tell, there are many factors that should be considered when trying to determine just how much money can be made from your rental property. But rest assured, Myrtle Beach, SC is a popular destination for many vacationers all throughout the year, and you are sure to have people looking for a place to call home for a few nights and/or weeks.

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What should I do if I am interested in buying a rental property in Myrtle Beach, SC?

By now we hope we have given you enough information to fully understand just how lucrative a rental property in sunny Myrtle Beach, SC can be. If you or someone you know is interested in purchasing a rental property in the area, be sure to give our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts a call today. Allow our agents to sit down with you to fully understand your wants and needs in a property, as well as show you different options that meet your requirements. There are many wonderful properties around the Myrtle Beach, SC area that are calling your name! Let us help you answer.

Now you may be asking yourself what sets our team here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts apart from other real estate teams in the area. And as we have spoken about before, our team is comprised of a set of agents that are solely focused on serving our buyer clients and a separate set of agents that are solely focused on serving our seller client. So you can rest assured that your agent will be knowledgeable and have a lot of experience with the buying process to ensure you have the best and most successful experience possible. Why have average when you can have the best? This is what we do, we do it every day and we are good at it. We know you have questions, and we have answers. Give us a call today, we look forward to hearing from and working with you soon!

 

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Top Things To Avoid When You Are Purchasing A Condo

by Jerry Pinkas

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Have you or someone you know been thinking of buying a condo in beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC? Are you excited about the possibilities of condo living, but have questions or concerns about the buying process? Do you stay awake at night wondering about all the things you should/need to avoid when looking to purchase a condo, and wish you had an experienced and knowledgeable real estate agent to help you navigate these potential pitfalls? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then this blog post is for you! Today we are going to be talking about all things condo and give you information on how to avoid the buying mistakes that are costly. So without further ado, lets jump in!

Is the internet a good place to find information on condos?  

Now more than ever, we know there is a lot of information available to you at your fingertips via the World Wide Web. And while this is a luxury in a lot of ways, it is also important to understand that not all the information that you find online is accurate. There is a lot of misinformation that people are taking in, especially when it comes to buying and selling real estate. So while it is okay to browse online, the best way to get information is to talk to a knowledgeable and experienced real estate agent in your area. Not only will they be able to answer all your questions, but they should have a great handle on what is going on with properties in the area and give you advice accordingly.

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What are some of the main things to avoid when looking to purchase a condo?

It is no secret that condo living is a great way to go for a lot of people, especially millennia’s and seniors who may be retiring and looking to downsize their living space a bit. But there are a few things to keep an eye out for when you start your search. Understanding that things have changed a bit can give you a leg up. What do we mean by that? There are buildings that have had past and/or present litigations, slip and fall defects, construction defects and other similar things can be considered minor, but are still things to look out for. You want to be aware of the condition of the building you are buying into so there are minimal surprises down the road.

You will also want to keep an eye out for the HOA (Homeowners Association) budget. Does it have reserves? Do they have money in the bank or are they losing money? Do they have a cash call? These are all very important things to know and questions that should be asked. Also, you want to know about HOA meeting minutes and what is going on. When it comes to big projects, you want to see if they have been completed, if there is some other project that is going on that needs to be finished up and any potential future projects they have planned. For example, if there was a damaged roof from a storm, you want to know if there is any mold that has subsequentially arisen from the water damage. Another big area you want to look into is any balcony issues, as these can be costly. You want to know all these things before you get involved and invested in the property. Lastly, we want you to understand that the skill of the agent you are working with is a direct relation to how successful your experience will be. So finding a great real estate agent that is knowledgeable and will work hard in your best interest will give you the best chance of success in your buying experience.

 

Are you buying a condo or a condotel?

First off, you may be asking yourself what exactly a condotel is. A condotel, while it is not a condo, usually has a vacancy sign outside and is typically rented by the night, by the week and/or by the month. Does the property you are looking at have a rental desk, a central phone system, daily maid service, and valet parking? If so, these are all signs the property may be a condotel. It is important to understand the difference so you know exactly what type of property you are looking at and do not invest your time looking into in a building that ultimately will not fit your needs. Our team here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts will be able to walk you through more of the differences and be sure to steer you clear of these properties if you are looking to purchase a typical condo unit. And on a side note, if you ever do find yourself looking to purchase a condotel, we have some unfortunate news for you. You will find that 99 percent of banks will actually not finance a condotel.

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Why is it important to work with a good lender when looking to purchase a condo?

There are a number of reasons why it is so important to work with a good lender when purchasing a condo. One of these reasons is because, if you are working with a good lender, they will be able to help you review any litigations on the property, as well as review the home owner’s documents on your behalf. Why would they do this you ask? Because as much as you do not want to put money into a bad property, they do not want to loan you money on a project that is going to get them in trouble either. So using the correct lender is definitely a bonus on your end. It also never hurts to have an extra set of eyes on things to help ensure you are making the best decision given your current situation, as well as your wants and needs in a property.

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What should I do if I am interested in buying a condo in Myrtle Beach, SC?

If you or someone you know is looking to purchase a condo in sunny Myrtle Beach, SC, be sure to give our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts a call today! As we have touched on throughout this blog post, while the condo buying process can be an exciting time, there are also a few pitfalls that you want to be sure to avoid as they can be very costly, frustrating and time-consuming. Making sure that you have a knowledgeable and dedicated real estate agent by your side can help ensure that you have a successful and stress-free buying experience. We understand that you have your choice of real estate agents to choose from in the Myrtle Beach, SC area, and you may be wondering what sets our team here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts apart from the rest?

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For one, we have a separate team of agents that are solely dedicated to our buyer clients, and a separate set of agents that are solely dedicated to our seller clients. So when starting your condo buying journey, you can be confident and sleep easy knowing that your real estate agent is extremely skilled and knowledgeable about the buying process and will always work hard in your best interests. We have helped numerous individuals, couples, families, and retirees find their dream condo in Myrtle Beach, SC and we know we can do the same for you. Why settle for average when you can have the best? Give us a call today, we look forward to hearing from you and working with you soon!

 

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Do you need a termite inspection on a condo

Have you or someone you know ever had to deal with termites at your/their home or condo? If you have, then you understand not only how costly it can be, but also how it can turn your life completely upside down for a good amount of time. Termites attack thousands of homes and buildings each year in the United States, and homeowners fork out millions of dollars annually to repair the damage they cause and treat the termite problem itself. And if you think that just because your condo is on the ninth floor of a concrete building that you are exempt from this potential issue, you are sadly mistaken. And as you may have guessed, that is exactly what we are going to be discussing in today’s blog post!

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What are termites and how can you identify them?

Before we get into the meat and potatoes of today’s post, we wanted to give a brief overview of what termites are and how you can possibly detect them. Termites are often referred to as the “silent destroyer” as they do not come out into the open which makes them very difficult to detect at times. In some cases, termites can be secretly thriving and hiding in your home, condo or yard and do not show any immediate signs of the damage that is being done. If you are looking for information on how you can detect these pesky creatures, termites usually have straight, beaded antennae, their wings are equal size, they have uniformed waists and measure approximately 1 cm to a few millimeters in length.

Primarily, termites feed on cellulose (which is a part of wood), but they are also known to damage books, insulation, paper and even filtration system and swimming pool liners. Additionally, while there are different types of termites, they all feed on detritus which include dead trees and plants, as well as dead parts of living trees including wood. And unfortunately, regardless of their construction type, all homes have the ability to provide cellulose food which in turn harbors termite infestation. So while you may think this issue may never present itself in your living space, all house foundations, shelves, furniture and even books can draw in termites and provide a cozy place for them to stay and live. Now, this information is not meant to scare you, but rather provide you with the knowledge and tools to be aware and alert to catch it fast if you see any signs of termites in your home or condo. 

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What types of termite’s attack condos?

We may be giving you more information than you originally thought you were looking for, but we figured we would educate you on everything related to termite and condos so you can better understand how everything is related. Subterranean and drywood termites are the two specific types of termites that frequently attack condos. Subterranean termites are known to attack buildings from underground by entering through cracks in concrete slabs or from flowerbeds through tunneling under siding that is close to the soil. On the other hand, while drywood termites do not live in the soil, they tend to attack condo buildings in the spring and summer during their mating flights. They also tend to land on the wooden trim around windows and doors and make their nests in small cracks in wood to start new colonies.

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Can termite’s travel from one unit to another in a condo building?

Now don’t freak out, but the answer is yes. It is no secret the damage termites can do to a single-family home, but when it comes to condos, termites can be downright destructive and can easily travel from one condo unit to the next. Of the two, subterranean termites are the worst because they often enter the building through expansion joints between two slabs, allowing them to easily and swift fully inhabit two or more units at the same time. On the same note, if these subterranean termites were to invade one unit, they can enter the neighboring unit by traveling through the common wall. Due to the fact that these types of termites are able to stay hidden, they tend to cause damage to multiple condo units before they are even discovered or detected by the residents.

At the same time, drywood termites are also able to move freely between condo units. You will see this especially if they have inhabited exterior wooden trim, a wooden fence, or a carport, as drywood termites then gain access to the several units that these areas are attached to. Now you may be asking yourself what happens if a unit in a condo building is affected by termites. And, as you can probably tell by now when termites invade condo buildings the exterminating process can prove to be extremely challenging. This is especially true if there are several units in the same building that have termites.

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Why do I have to pay for a termite inspection, even if my condo is located on the 9th floor of a concert building?

Hopefully, by now we have equipped you enough information for you to understand why you need a termite inspection, even if your condo is located in the upper levels of your condo building. It is always better to be safe than sorry, and just because your building is made from concrete does not dismiss it from the potential of a termite infestation. And as we spoke about earlier, even if the unit does not outwardly show any termite damage, you never know what is going on within the walls and unseen areas of the condo unit. The termites may have spread to your unit from a neighboring unit and you want to bring in a professional so they can assess the situation. Additionally, some pest inspectors will also look for leaks, beetles, mold and water damage within the unit when they come out for the termite inspection. This is a huge bonus as it will give you a better overall picture of the status of the unit, and allow you to fix any potential issue before it gets worse down the line.

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What should I do if I am looking to buy/sell a condo in Myrtle Beach, SC?

If you or someone you know is looking to buy or sell a condo in sunny Myrtle Beach, SC, be sure to give our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts a call today! We have seamlessly helped numerous individuals, couples, families, and retirees through the buying and selling process and we know we can do the same for you. Our real estate team is different from most in our area because we have a separate set of realtors that are solely dedicated to helping and serving our buyer clients and a separate set of realtors that are solely dedicated to helping and serving our seller clients. So you can trust that your Jerry Pinkas real estate agent will not be educated and well versed in the buying or selling process, but also that they will work hard in your best interests. We know you have your choice of realtors in the Myrtle Beach, SC area, but why have average when you can have the best? Allow our dedicated team of agents to serve you today. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you soon!

 

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What does it cost to sell real estate in South Carolina

Have you been thinking of selling your home in Myrtle Beach, SC and find yourself wondering all the potential costs that are associated as a seller? Do you find yourself scratching your head whenever someone starts talking about the selling process and all it entails? If so, today’s blog post is for you! While some may find themselves overwhelmed by the thought, the selling process does not have to be a daunting experience. Once you understand how it all works and who is responsible for what, you may just find yourself getting excited to sell your current property and daydreaming of all the potential that your next chapter can bring. So without further ado, let’s jump into today’s topic and discover what costs the seller is responsible for!

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What are closing costs?

When buying or selling a home, it is crucial to understand not only the process but all the fees and costs associated with the purchase or sale of the property. The last thing you want is to be surprised with having to pull your checkbook out when everything is said and done. With that being said, closing costs encompass all the charges and fees that are related to the sale of a home beyond the agreed upon price of the property itself. Now it is also important to realize that these costs vary based on things such as property type, region, and lender, but you can usually bet on seeing inspection fees, transfer fees, appraisal fees, title search fees, loan origination fees and commissions that are paid to the real estate agents.

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What closing costs are buyers responsible for?

While this blog post is mainly focused on closing costs associated with sellers, we also wanted to make sure to touch on some of the closing costs that buyers are responsible for as well. And while buying a home can be an exciting time, it is crucial to understand that purchasing a home requires more out-of-pocket money than just what covers the down payment. You also need to take into account the money needed to pay for services rendered, which are also known as closing costs. It is important to understand that if, as the buyer, you do not have enough money on top of the purchase price to cover the buyer’s closing costs, there is a possibility that the transaction may not close at all.

Typically, if you are a home buyer, you will pay between (roughly) two and five percent of the purchase price of your new home in closing costs. So, for example, if you were to purchase your new home for $150,000, you may expect to pay between $3,000 and $7,500 in closing costs. Other potential costs include recording fees, title policies, courier charges and inspections. It is important to note as well that the buyer is required to cover their portion of the closing costs when the property is closed on.

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What closing costs are sellers responsible for?

When it comes to selling your home, you may be under the impression that every dollar from the sale is going to go directly into your pocket. And while you have the potential to make a lot of money from the sale, you also must stop to realize the costs that come with the closing on your property. So before you run off and plan how you are going to spend all your incoming cash, make sure to know exactly what that final number is. One of the larger costs for the sellers in the closing process is the commission that is paid to the real estate agents that are involved in the transactions. And while these commissions are negotiable and can vary to a degree by market, the average/typical commission is six percent of the sale price of the property. That percentage is split between both the buyer’s agent and the listing agent. So, as an example, if a property sells for $350,000 there would be a $21,000 commission that both the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent would split.

Another cost for the seller during the closing is the loan payoff, which you will often see is slightly higher than the remaining balance on the loan due to prorated interest. It is important to note that, in some cases, you may be forced to pay a prepayment penalty as you are paying off the loan prior to the end of the term. You may also have to pay recording fees or transfer fee/taxes, which are taxes imposed by the local government or state to transfer the title from one owner to another. Next, most sellers typically pay the owner’s title insurance premium, a wire transfer fee, document preparation fee and attorney fees if you were to have your own attorney represent you during the settlement process.

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Other additional closing costs the sellers can be responsible for include unpaid homeowner association dues (and dues included up to the settlement date), any liens or judgments that are against the property and prorated property taxes. Also, depending on how the contract is written, the seller may also have to pay for termite inspection and remediation if there is an issue, as well as repair bills or a credit for potential repairs for things that may come up during a home inspection. It is important to note here that the seller’s portion of the closing costs is deducted from the amount they receive from the sale of their property.

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

If you or someone you know is looking to sell their home in sunny Myrtle Beach, SC, give our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts a call today! If this is your first time selling your home, we understand how overwhelming the process may seem. And if you have sold homes in the past, you understand how important it is to have an experienced and knowledgeable real estate agent in your corner throughout the entire process from start to finish. Our team of agents will work hard for you to ensure the sale of your home is as stress-free as possible, as quick as possible and you get top dollar for your property.

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If you follow our blog posts then you have seen us talk about the many reasons that set us apart from other real estate teams in the area. One of them being that we have a separate set of real estate agents that are solely dedicated to our seller clients, and a separate set of real estate agents that are solely dedicated to our buyer clients. Why does this matter? For one, you can be confident that your Jerry Pinkas real estate agent is knowledgeable and well versed in the buying or selling process because they do it every day, day in and day out, for our other clients. They will be able to walk you through the entire process, answer any questions that arise and work hard in your best interest every step of the way. Why have average when you can have the best? Give us a call today, we look forward to hearing from you and working with you soon!

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How long does it take to sell a home in Myrtle Beach?

by Jerry Pinkas

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Have you been thinking of putting your Myrtle Beach, SC home on the market and find yourself wondering how long it will take for the perfect buyer to come along and purchase it? Myrtle Beach, SC is a hot destination and many people are making the move to enjoy the incredible lifestyle our wonderful city affords. But even with the influx of people, there are still many factors that attribute to how long it will take your home to sell. And 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 thinking of putting their home on the market and are wondering how long it will take your home to sell, today’s blog is a can’t-miss and a must-read! 

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How long does it take to sell a home in Myrtle Beach, SC?

We wish there was a more cut and dry answer to this, but the time it takes to sell a condo or home in the Myrtle Beach, SC area varies from property to property. As we will discuss in more detail below, there are multiple factors that can affect the selling time of your home or condo, and it is nearly impossible to accurately predict it prior to listing the property for sale. You may think that you have the best house in the neighborhood with the most updated finishes and overall the hottest listing, but if the right qualified buyer does not come along right away you could be waiting a few weeks or months to sell. While it helps to have a property that hits everything buyers are looking for, it is difficult to predict exactly how long it will take to actually close the sale.

What factors contribute to how long it can take for my home to sell in Myrtle Beach, SC?

As we touched on above, there are many things that go in to and can affect the selling time of your condo or home in Myrtle Beach, SC. There are two main variables that can affect the selling time of the property the most, and the first one we are going to be talking about is how the property is priced. We all know that if a home or condo is listed below what it should be, buyers think they are getting a smoking deal and the listing is more likely to sell quickly. On the other hand, if a home or condo is listed above what it should be, buyers are usually less inclined to purchase the property because they think they can get more for their money with another property. Overpricing your property is a sure way to have your listing sit on the market longer than you may want and increase the time it takes for the home to sell.

 

A good way to avoid incorrectly pricing your property is to have a knowledgeable and experienced real estate agent by your side who can guide you in finding and settling on a competitive price for your area. Your agent should know the comps in the surrounding areas, give you advice on any renovations to do to help your home appeal to more buyers and (kindly) pull you back to reality if you feel your home is worth more than it really is. Competitively pricing your home is one of the main factors that can affect if it sells quickly to the right buyer, or sits on the market waiting for the right person to eventually come along.

The second variable that can affect the selling time of your home is how the property is marketed. Now some people may think that just listing your property online is enough to get the right buyer through the door. But, unfortunately, that is just not the case. Any agent can list a property online, but it takes the right educated and knowledgeable agent to know exactly how to market the property and get as many eyeballs on the home as possible. Because, as we all know, the more eyeballs on the property mean a greater chance of the property selling fast, and to the right qualified buyer. Especially in today’s day and age with social media and social networking, there are so many different ways and varying outlets to get your property out there. And the harsh reality is that if you do not take advantage of these marketing platforms, someone else will and their property can potentially take away good, qualified buyers leaving your home to sit on the market longer than you may like.

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What can I do to help my Myrtle Beach, SC home sell faster?

There are a few key things you can do to help your Myrtle Beach, SC home sell more quickly. The first, and most important, is to have a good real estate agent by your side. We have talked about this in many previous posts, but that goes to show just how important it is and how much it can impact your success. Your real estate agent should be knowledgeable about your area, have a proven track record of success and willing to work hard to help you sell your home. Also, as we spoke about above, your real estate agent should be able to recommend any renovations that should be completed prior to listing your home. This will help to ensure buyers see a livable space and not a large, overwhelming renovation project.

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Another way to help your property sell quicker is to make it appeal to potential buyers by staging your home. One of the first things you want to do is DE clutter the space. This is a great excuse to go through your belongings and give away/throw out items that you no longer need, and is also a great way to ensure you are not moving and hauling things to your next home that you do not need. You also want to remove any personal items such as photographs throughout the home. Why is this necessary? It helps the potential buyer to see a blank canvas that they can turn into their own home, instead of feeling like they are walking through yours. Be sure to organize furniture in a way that opens the space, not closes it, and keep the spaces organized and tidy at all times as you never know when a showing may pop up. 

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

If you or someone you know is looking to sell their home in sunny Myrtle Beach, SC, give our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts a call today! We have helped numerous individuals, couples, families and retirees successfully sell their home, and we know we can do the same for you! Our team is unique in that we have a separate set of realtors that are solely dedicated to our seller clients, and a separate set of realtors who are solely dedicated to our buyer clients. So you can be confident that your Jerry Pinkas Realty agent will not only be knowledgeable on the best practices to sell your home quickly but also for top dollar and with the least amount of stress. 

We know you have your choice of realtors in the Myrtle Beach, SC area, and we will work hard to get your home or condo sold in the shortest amount of time. This is what we do every day and we are good at it. Why have average when you can have the best? Give us 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

Top Real Estate Agents in Myrtle Beach SC

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

For Sale by Owner in Myrtle Beach

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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How to Find the Best Realtors in Myrtle Beach, SC

by Jerry Pinkas

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So the time has come to purchase a home. Whether you are a first time home buyer or are a seasoned pro purchasing your fourth rental property, the home buying process is a fun time filled with excitement, optimism, anticipation and yes, even some nerves (the good kind!). Part of ensuring that you have a good experience is making sure that you have a knowledgeable and reputable real estate agent by your side from start to finish. And as you may have guessed, that is exactly where our blog post is going to take us today. We are going to be talking about how to find the best realtors when looking to buy a house in sunny Myrtle Beach, SC, and how to avoid the pitfalls that can prove to be frustrating, time-consuming and costly for you and your family.

 

What questions should I ask a realtor before I feel comfortable hiring them on?

One of the main ways to be fully confident in the real estate agent you hire on to help you purchase a home is to ask a few questions upfront. You can think of these as interview questions because you are, essentially, interviewing the agent to represent you and your best interests during this process. So do not feel bad if the agent gives you an answer you don’t like – they are just saving you from potential frustration and let down in the future if you were to go with them. As you keep reading below, we have outlined a few important questions to ask your potential real estate agent prior to bringing them on board. These questions will hopefully help you decipher which agent is best suited to meet your needs.

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-Do you have any references?

This is arguably one of the most important questions to ask your potential real estate agent. Being able to see and read about the experiences that past customers had can be such an eye opener. Now, don’t get us wrong, we understand that people can leave poor reviews over something minor or if a misunderstanding occurred. But if there is an overwhelming amount of people that did not have a good experience, or if they are cautioning others not to use the agent, then maybe you want to dig into things a little deeper. It is also important to understand that while people may feel inclined to leave a good comment, not everyone who has a good experience will take the time to post a comment. They simply go on with their lives. But more times than not, if you have a bad experience at a restaurant or other establishment what is the first thing many people do? They go online and leave a bad review. So you can trust that if a real estate agent has a poor rating that you may want to think twice about having them represent you in such a large purchase.

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-What is your schedule and availability?

We understand that everyone is busy. And more times than not, a busy real estate agent is a good real estate agent because they have returning clients, referrals or just a lot of new business coming their way. But no matter how many other clients a real estate agent has, at the end of the day they should always make you feel like you are most important. So asking this question and getting the reassurance that while yes they are busy, they give you the impression that they will always be available to take your calls, answer your questions and be there when you need them. If they do not give you that reassurance and make you feel like you are just a number to them, then you may want to keep searching.

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-What percentage of your business is working with home buyers?

This is another very important question to bring up when looking to find the best realtor in Myrtle Beach, SC. The reason we think this is so important is that here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts, our expert team of buyer agents are solely focused on helping buyers find and purchase the home of their dreams. We have two separate teams, one solely dedicated to helping people sell their homes and another team solely dedicated to helping people find and purchase their next home. Why do we do things this way? We feel that allowing our agents to focus and perfect their craft of the buying or selling process allows them to better serve our clients.

You can feel confident and secure knowing that your buying agent from Jerry Pinkas Realty walks, breathes and lives this. Any question you have or any issue that may arise will be tackled with knowledge, honesty and with the best intention for our clients in mind. We think this is so important when it comes to finding good real estate agents. And we know that not everyone does it this way, there are agents out there that conduct both the selling and buying side of the business. But we feel that this way allows us to better serve our clients and give them the best possible buying experience. 

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-How many homes did you help buyers close in the past year?

You also want to be sure to ask how many buyers that the agent helped close a house for in the past year. Why is this important you ask? Well, you want to be sure to understand not only how many clients they were hired on to help, but how many clients they successfully helped to find their dream home. Because there is a big difference between ‘working’ with individuals, couples, and families to purchase a home, and actually having it happen. You essentially are asking for their success rate in the previous year. If they only helped one client close on a house last year, you may want to think twice about bringing them on to help you.

What are the advantages of going with Jerry Pinkas Realty if I am looking to buy in the Myrtle Beach, SC area?

By now we hope that you understand a little more of what to look for in a real estate agent when buying a home in Myrtle Beach, SC. Maybe you are a buyer and do not know the area very well and need a team behind you who is well versed in the different neighborhoods, style of homes and amenities available. Or maybe you know the area and you have signed up for email alerts from numerous real estate agents around town and can’t seem to figure out who is the best choice to go with. Regardless, here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts we know what questions you should be asking because we have helped numerous people find their dream home, and we know we can do the same for you. Why have average when you can have the best? We are on your team; we are working for you. We work solely, and without exception, in the best interest of the buyer. So give us a call today and let us work with you to find your dream home in beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

 

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