Myrtle Beach Home Buying Tips

If you are looking to purchase a condo or house in the Myrtle Beach, SC area and are finding yourself constantly searching online for information, today’s blog post is for you! Sites such as Realtor and Zillow are popular web destinations for people looking to find neighborhoods, listings and price ranges on homes and condos, but you need to be cautious and keep things in mind when you are browsing the internet. In today’s post, we are going to be talking about things to look for, as well as things to avoid, when starting your home search.

Why is the internet not a great place to get all your information?

In today’s day and age, we all rely on the internet for, well, pretty much everything. You can buy clothing online, buy your groceries online and search for an answer to any question in seconds. And while the internet has proven to be a great asset in many ways, it can also prove to be a hindrance when it comes to buying a condo or home. It is important to note that the internet has the potential to display incorrect information and does not always answer all the questions that may arise during your searches. The only way to ensure you get all the answers to your pending questions is when you are sitting in front of one of our experienced team members here at Jerry Pinkas Realty.

It is really easy to get excited about beautiful pictures online of warm beaches, glistening water perfectly staged rooms and manicured lawns. Everything seems and looks new to you and your mind races with all the potential possibilities. You may find yourself on one of the popular real estate sites and/or be getting listing offers from hundreds of realtors from around the area. And honestly, all of that means nothing if you are getting fed the wrong information, or information that is not relevant to what you are looking for. You can be spammed with a ton of information that may make the home search seem overwhelming and out of reach. There are a lot of things that you want to stay away from, as well as things that you will want to consider, that are not necessarily readily available or easily outlined on the web. 

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Can you talk about a few real-life examples of mistakes you have seen buyers make?

Here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts, as you may assume, we see a lot of different situations and mistakes that people make. And unfortunately, many people find or come to us only after they find themselves in a situation that has caused a lot of frustration, wasted time and proved to be very costly. All these reasons are why we tell you to come to our team first so all these annoyances can be avoided. 

One situation that sticks out for us involved a lady who purchased a condo with another realtor and after some time was wanting to list it on the market. The condo ended up being an alligator and she found herself getting bill after bill each month, and overall it ended up being a poor purchase for her. Long story short, we ended up selling the condo for her. A short time later the lady called us after watching our videos online and asked if she could come into the office to speak with an agent. She ended up leaving the office saying that after just thirty minutes of speaking with one of our agents that she learned more than the entire time she was with her previous agent. This just goes to show that we do not want you to get sold like most other real estate agents tend to do. We want to give you all the information – the good, the bad, the ugly – in hopes that you are equipped with everything you need to make the best decision for you and your family.

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But that is not our only story. We had a lady and gentleman come to us after purchasing a new construction home in a subdivision and thought that they could save a little money by going into the model home and speaking directly with the builder. In the end, they actually ended up paying $50,000 more than they should have paid for the home. How do we know that? We had a buyer’s agent on our team help a family buy a home right next door, exact same layout, size, everything, for $50,000 less than that couple. Our real estate experts know all the incentives and how to get the best deal for our clients. We can compare this situation to someone walking into a dealership to buy a car and then be trying to negotiate the sticker price themselves. Well, as you may have experienced yourself at some point, this does not always work out in your favor. It is always better to have an expert on your side that is well versed in the product, which in this case is the area, neighborhood, home, and comps, to not only ensure that you do not overpay for the property but also to help negotiate to get you the best possible deal. 

Are you really giving out a free book?

We want to make you an offer. At Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts, we understand that there is a lot of information out there that is not necessarily true. As we mentioned above, the internet especially is a place that harbors misinformation and can be very confusing for people. “Finding the Home of your Dreams” is our book that will give you some of the things you may want to consider, as well as some things that you may want to stay away from. It is normally $19.95, but all we are asking you to do is pay the shipping and handling and we will get that out to you. Why are we doing this you ask? We want to make sure you are equipped with all the right information and avoid the pitfalls that can be costly. And we are not trying to say that this book as all the answers, but it is a good start before you are able to actually come in to sit down and speak with one of our agents.

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What should I do if I am looking to buy in Myrtle Beach, SC?

If you or someone you know is looking to buy a condo or house in Myrtle Beach, SC, make sure to reach out to our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts. As we spoke about above, while the internet can be a good starting point, you do not want to get all your information or base all your opinions on what you find online. You may be able to get an idea of the listings that are out there and price points for certain areas, but in the end, you want an experienced real estate agent by your side. And that is where we come in. Our team here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts is here to provide you will all the information (good and bad) about potential properties, answer and all questions that arise, and ultimately help you make the best decision given your wants, needs, and budget. 

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When you meet with one of our team members, you will see that not all real estate agents are the same. We don't sell you like others do! We listen and give you information that is valuable prior to purchasing land, a condo or a house. The real estate agent you choose can make a major difference in the outcome! We have helped many individuals, couples, families, and retirees find their dream home in the Myrtle Beach, SC area, and we know we can do the same for you. And since we have separate teams dedicated for clients looking to buy and sell, you can be sure that your Jerry Pinkas real estate agent has mastered the skill set needed to help you on your journey and find the best property. This is what we do, we do it every day and we are very good at it. 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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