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September 29th, 2015

VIDEO: Early offers – should you accept?

Today, I’m going to answer a question from a seller: “Should I take the first offer I get, or should I wait?” There’s a myth that I want to dismantle right off the bat: if you get an offer within two or three days, it doesn’t mean that the home is underpriced.

A lot of sellers don’t trust early offers. But let’s say there is a buyer looking in your neighborhood all week, and they haven’t found their dream home yet. Then your home hits the market, and it’s the perfect property the buyer has been waiting for. They come and see it, and then they make a fair offer. They are serious about buying your home!

It is okay to accept an offer early on. The longer a home is on the market, the more buyers will wonder what’s wrong with the property. Also, if a home is on the market for a long time, you will receive lower offers because buyers think you are desperate to sell.

So, if you get an early offer, it’s acceptable to negotiate or accept fair offers. Your real estate agent can help you determine if the early offer is serious. We listed your house to sell it, and there’s nothing wrong with getting that transaction done early.

If you have any questions on today’s topic or about real estate in general, give me a call or send me an email. We look forward to hearing from you!

September 10th, 2015

VIDEO: How Can You Add Value to Your Myrtle Beach Home?

When you’re getting ready to sell your home, you probably want to sell it for the most money possible. I have some good news for you, because you don’t need to spend a ton of money to do this! Forget about kitchen remodels and major renovations. There are many less expensive ways to add value to your home.

My wife and I built a home eleven years ago, and while the home isn’t old, it’s certainly not new anymore. We’re not moving anytime soon, but we wanted to add some value to our home for our own enjoyment and also for when we decide to move.

Now, you have to understand that the kitchen is where you will get the highest return on your investment. Instead of getting new cabinets and counter tops, we installed a new tile back splash and replaced all of the appliances within the kitchen. This was quite simple, and gave the kitchen a very new feel.

We also did some work on the master bathroom. Instead of putting in new tubs and showers, we repainted our cabinets and installed new drop sinks. We also replaced the lighting fixtures and put a chandelier over the bathtub.

Another thing that I recommend is to eliminate carpet from your bathroom or living room. Buyers appreciate hardwood floors, and even laminate hardwood will work.

These are some really inexpensive ways to add value to your home, and there are many other things you can do to add value. If you’d like to know more about this topic, I’d be very happy to speak to you about it.

August 27th, 2015

VIDEO: Do you need assistance moving?

Today I have the honor of having Charlene Blanton of Caring Transitions with us. She’ll be speaking about what her company does to help people transition from one home and into another. Myrtle Beach is a big destination for retirees, and Charlene assists people with moving and downsizing their homes, and a lot of them happen to be older people.

There are a variety of living arrangements for retirees in Myrtle Beach, whether it’s low-maintenance subdivisions or independent living communities. What Charlene has found is that a lot of people in the Myrtle Beach area have Relocation Stress Syndrome (RSS). This is actually a clinically diagnosed feeling of stress and anxiety when someone moves out of a home and into a new, less comfortable environment.

Caring Transitions helps people move out of their homes, and this can help to ease RSS. Lots of times these older homeowners have a lot of stuff to move, and it can be a stressful situation just thinking about how they’re going to get it all out of their home and into another location. That’s where Charlene comes in and assists them.

If you know someone who is need of this type of service, please don’t hesitate to contact Charlene or myself. Also, if you’re looking to buy or sell real estate in Myrtle Beach, please feel free to reach out to me!

August 7th, 2015

VIDEO: The importance of home inspections

If you’re purchasing a new home, you’ve probably waited patiently throughout the building process and are anxious to move in. In fact, you might be so ready to get in there that you don’t consider getting a home inspection.
Many people look confused when we tell them, YES, you need to get a home inspection on your new home! We recommend this 100% of the time to our buying clients. Make a home inspection a contingency that occurs prior to closing, even if the home is brand new. The home can look amazing and perfect, but there are things underneath that can’t be seen that may have problems.

Many people are shocked that we recommend home inspections on new construction properties. However, I recently closed a new construction home where we advised the buyer to have an inspection contingency. You know what happened? The inspector found six things that were covered by the contract that were not complete or functional. These are things the buyer would have discovered later and would have to fix on their own!

More than anything, home inspections provide peace of mind to the buyer. If an inspector comes in and finds nothing, that’s great news! You can rest assured that your brand new home you’ve been waiting patiently for is truly ready to go.

As always, for any real estate tips, advice, or assistance, give us a call or shoot us an email. We would love to hear from you!

July 26th, 2015

VIDEO: The reason for the final walk-through

Today, I want to discuss a real estate concept many people aren’t familiar with: the final walk-through.

If you’re a buyer in a transaction, prior to you signing your documents at an attorney’s office, you will take a final walk-through of the property you are about to purchase. This is simply to ensure the home is in great working order and that you’re getting the home you thought you were getting when you did the inspection three or four weeks prior.

Many times, Realtors will perform the final walk-through for you. This is usually the case when our clients are buying a secondary home out of the area. After we do the walk-through, we call our clients who then close through mail if everything sounds as it should be.

If you have any questions about this topic or any other real estate topics, give us a call or shoot us a quick email. We would love to hear from you!

July 3rd, 2015

VIDEO: How to Get Your Offer Accepted?

Multiple offer situations are fantastic news for sellers – but what if you’re a buyer? Today, we take a look at how you can make the most of a competitive market and get your offer accepted!

When competing with other buyers, it always boils down to motivation. If the home is absolutely perfect for you and your family, there are multiple things you can do to submit a winning offer. You can improve the terms, move up dates, and put more down, among other things, in order to really grab the sellers attention. If you know this is a home you want to be in for awhile, you need to be prepared to offer asking price, if not a little more.

My first home sale ever, we ended up having the buyer pay a little more than the home was worth in that particular market. However, they loved the house so much they ended up staying there for 15 years! Bottom line: if you love the home and there are other people competing, you need to make a highly compelling offer. On the other hand, if you have options, you don’t have to make a better offer than the other buyers!

If you have any questions about how you can submit a winning offer, or if you need real estate assistance of any kind, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We would love to help you make your real estate dreams a reality!