If you keep up with our weekly blogs, you know that we touch on quite a few questions that surround the home selling process—how do I sell my home in Myrtle Beach? And, as you may have guessed, today is no exception. When the time comes for you to sell your home in Myrtle Beach, SC things can seem a little confusing and you may have a lot of questions. Especially if this is the first time you are selling your home, you may feel your brain spin a few times while trying to wrap your head around everything. We can assure you, however, that it is not as overwhelming or scary as you may think, and when working with the right realtor and team, it can actually prove to be a very exciting time for you and your family.
A question we get quite frequently here at Jerry Pinkas Reality is when the right time to sell in Myrtle Beach, SC is. And as you may have guessed, that is where our blog post is going to take us today. If you or someone you know has been trying to figure out the best time to put your/their house on the market and are interested in other items that go into the process, this one is for you. We hope you enjoy this post and that it covers any potential questions you have or that may arise in the future!
When is the perfect time to sell my house in Myrtle Beach, SC?
The answer to this question, simply put, is right now! Contrary to other markets across the country, the real estate market in Myrtle Beach, SC is very strong year-round. Residents here do not have to worry about a blizzard in the winter or a hot ghost town in the summer. With a pretty temperate climate, Myrtle Beach, SC has a welcoming charm and something for everyone to do, no matter the time of year. The market is hot and houses are selling fast, so if you are ready to list your house the time is now! With many vacationers, retirees and people relocating, Myrtle Beach, SC is an ideal place for people to settle down, or even to purchase a second home in. And with warm weather, sunny days, breathtaking beaches, stunning golf courses, endless entertainment, and incredible dining options, we do not blame them for having their eyes on Myrtle Beach!
Now if we are really going to break it down, while the market is strong year-round, it is no secret that Myrtle Beach, SC has a lot of spring and summer visitors. With some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, many people venture here for spring and summer breaks to soak up the warm weather and enjoy beach days with their family and friends. Due to the large volume of people (and eyeballs) here during that time, spring and summer can definitely be a hot time (pun intended) for you to sell your house in Myrtle Beach.
What contributes to Myrtle Beach, SC has a good market year-round?
If you have ever been to Myrtle Beach, SC you will understand why this is such a hot market and why people are flocking here from all over the country. Whether they are relocating for the weather, beaches or beautiful homes, or just looking to purchase a vacation home, there is always something for everyone to do and an adventure to be had around every corner. As we touched on above, the Myrtle Beach, SC area has also been an ideal place for people to retire to. Beautiful golf courses, pleasant weather and an affordable cost of living all contribute to the ever-growing retiree population in the area. All in all, and we understand we may be biased, Myrtle Beach is one of the top places in the country to live. And with the influx of people and the booming markets, we have a feeling that we are not the only ones who feel that way.
With temperatures in the summer that rarely break the nineties, and winters that seldom get below freezing, this is the perfect mild climate for someone who wants to enjoy the outdoors year round. Myrtle Beach hosts a list of attractions ranging from beaches and golfing to amusement parks and aquariums. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk was named the nation’s #3 Boardwalk by National Geographic. And for those who want something more rustic, there’s camping, swimming, hiking, biking and fishing.
What things can I do to help my house sell fast once it is on the market?
Now that we have covered the ins and out of the best time to sell your house, next we wanted to touch on certain things you can do around your home to help it sell quickly, and for top dollar. We know what you want—cash for your home in Myrtle Beach. Because let’s be honest, at the end of the day you want the home selling process to be quick, as stress-free as possible and walk away with the most amount of money. And here are a few tips and tricks to help you achieve this!
First, and one of the most important steps of the home selling process, is to find an agent that will work hard for you and your family. You want an agent who not only knows the area well but also has a track record of success. It is no secret that the first thirty days of your house being on the market is a very important time, and you do not want to waste your time or the beginning momentum with someone who is still learning the ropes. The right agent and team will know exactly what advice to give you on any improvements the home needs, make sure the marketing material accurately reflects your home and will work with you to set a listing price. We cannot stress enough the importance of having the right realtor by your side!
Second, you want to make sure the home is decluttered and all personal items, such as pictures, are removed from around the house. When a potential buyer walks through and sees the home, you want to have a clean and tidy canvas for them to picture settling into. If you have a variety of pictures and clutter everywhere, it will limit the appeal to the buyer and make it more difficult for them to imagine their own life in the space – they just see the home you live in. Third, if you are not looking to make any major renovations, it is always a good idea to update fixtures in the kitchen and bathrooms that may be a little old, professionally clean the carpets/floors and paint any rooms that are looking dull. These are great ways to spruce up the home and give it a slight facelift without breaking your wallet.
Lastly, it is always a great idea to give the home some curb appeal if it is lacking. Updating a ho-hum yard can be the fastest and most cost-effective method of increasing the sale value of your house. The front of the home is the first area a potential buyer will see, and you want to be sure to make a good first impression. Doing things such as painting or replacing the front door, adding some fresh flowers to the front yard, updating the landscaping and adding a new mailbox are all things that can drastically change the appeal of the front of the home without spending an arm and a leg. First impressions cannot be overstated, and people make their first impressions when they’re getting out of their car and walking up to the front door. Many people will have passed judgment on a house based on that front yard alone, for better or for worse.
What should I do if I am looking to sell my house in Myrtle Beach, SC?
We know you have your choice of realtors in the Myrtle Beach, SC area when it comes to selling your home. But when it comes to something as important as selling the most expensive asset you will probably ever own, you want to make sure you are in the best hands and have a realtor that will work hard for you. That is where we come in. Our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Realty has a proven track record of success, and we are confident you will have a positive and successful selling experience with us. Give us a call today and let us work with you to sell your home quickly, and for top dollar. This is what we do, we do it every day and we are good at it. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you soon!
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