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 the 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 angles, 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 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!
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