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 bringing 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.
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.
What are some other tips to sell your home quickly 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 is 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.
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 is a must in today’s 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.
What should I do if I want to sell my home in Myrtle Beach, SC?
Give our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Realty 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. 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 every day and we are good at it. Give us a call today, we look forward to working with you!