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The most important decision you
have to make besides the important decision of selling your home is finding the right
Charleston SC Realtor to list your home for sale. You need to
select someone you can trust. This is because you need honest answers to important questions like how much is my home worth or how long will it take to sell
my home .
One important characteristic to
look for in a good Realtor is their ability to listen. Good real
estate agents will always find time to listen to what is important to their
clients. They will also repeat back to the client exactly
what their goals and objectives are. The Listing Agent will do this in
order to fully understand the clients goals and objectives. This will
guarantee that their
home's unique selling situation will be incorporated into the home’s
customized marketing plan. What determines a successful home sale?
The Charleston Home Advisor defines a successful home sale as your home receiving maximum
market exposure while earning the maximum sales price, all while meeting your scheduled time line to move. In today’s real
estate market, your home receiving maximum exposure will require marketing your
home over the internet. This is because statistics show us that the
overwhelmingly majority of home buyers will start
the home buying process by first searching and utilizing the Internet. By
listing your home with a
Charleston SC Realtor who maintains a prominent local and national Internet
presence, like the Charleston Home Advisor real estate web site, you guarantee
that your home will receive the best internet exposure possible.
Besides marketing your home on the
Internet, there are many other marketing strategies that are important to the
sale of your home.. My favorite is the Agent Owned yard sign. The Agent Owned
Realty yard sign is recognized and respected throughout Charleston County by
both area residents and fellow local Realtors alike. Charleston County
residents have come to know and respect the attractive white and blue Agent Owned
Realty yard sign. They see our sign and associate it with honesty, integrity
and hard work.
There is a long list of reasons why you need
the best Charleston SC Realtor to sell your home and I have just listed a few
for you to review:
- Extensive knowledge of the
local market- You need a Charleston SC Realtor who
knows and appreciates your homes value. I will conduct an extensive market
analysis of your home by comparing and incorporating homes recently sold in
the neighborhood. I will also conduct an analysis for homes currently
listed on the market. During the home appraisal process, there are
important and necessary adjustments which need to be made in order to derive
at the true market value. I will provide you with a thorough explanation
of how I necessary adjustment were made to determine your home's suggested
list price.. The housing market and inventory of homes is constantly changing
and you need a Realtor who is well informed. You need a professional who
can help guide you with making well informed decisions.
- Personal Brochure-
will prepare a personal brochure utilizing my personal knowledge for your home
and make it appeal to the potential buyer. This brochure will highlight the
benefits and features in a way so that someone can see how owning your home is
making the right decision. The brochure will be available in electronic
format and sent via email to my already identified buyers obtained from my web
site and are part of my extensive database. This electronic brochure will
also go to local realtors and other prospective buyers.
- Virtual Tour-
develop a complete virtual tour of your home which will focus on the main
points and areas of your home which standout. By highlighting your home’s
best features, you increase the odds of getting a full price offer in a short
period of time. There are potential buyers today who will not even consider
buying a home which doesn’t offer a virtual tour for them to review over the
Internet. You need the best technology working for you. This virtual tour
will not only be on my web site but on many other heavily visited local and
national web sites.
- Verify buyer’s mortgage
financing- This is a simple proactive way to stop problems from
happening but it involves extra work and organization. I will always be
proactive working hard for you to make sure that everything on the buyers
financing side is on schedule and ready for closing.
- Prepare contracts and
addendums- The first contract you sign is not really a contract. It
is the state of South Carolina’s disclosure form which requires every Realtor
by law to determine their relationship with the buyer. The main contract you
sign is the one to purchase South Carolina Real Estate and additional
addendums as needed. In the agreeing to Purchase South Carolina Real Estate
contract, you have rights, contingencies, time expirations, stipulations, and
various clauses which need to be completed in order to protect your interests.
- Consider sellers counter
This most generally happens and it is a time when you will need
a very strong negotiator working on your behalf. Your having the right
Realtor working for you can make the difference of thousands of dollars. I
have seen home seller’s time and again compromise their side of the
transaction many different reasons. You need a Realtor to communicate why you
need to proceed in a certain direction in order to maintain a favorable
- Review South Carolina’s
Seller Disclosure form- The South Carolina Real Estate Commission
requires all property owners to disclose any know material or latent defects about the
home. I will review the seller's disclosure form its accuracy and be proactive
in addressing any concerns regarding the home.
- Negotiate home inspection
repairs- Often time’s home buyers will ask that everything be repaired
or replaced before they will agree to remove the inspection contingency. This
is where a firm and tactful approach with the new buyer’s is needed in order
to eliminate any unreasonable requests for costly repairs. My negotiating
skills can save you from spending thousands of dollars.
- Finalize details with
settlement attorney- The settlement attorney needs to coordinate the
transfer of funds. You need a Realtor who understands the money trail. Time
is of the essence, you are entitled to timely disbursements of funds.
- Attend closing to assure all
goes as planned-
You need representation for the entire transaction
and this means attending the closing to review the HUD-1 settlement statement.
- Timely responses to all your
calls or emails- You will receive timely feedback on all potential
buyers and possible contracts. Your being better informed makes for a
- Variable Commission-
I can offer you a lower commission. Call me for specific
The Internet is real and plays
a big role in Charleston's real estate market for attracting qualified buyers to
purchase your home. You need the best Internet exposure available to
guarantee your home receives the best exposure. So, why wouldn’t you want the
best local internet real estate web site working for you?
There are many other selling
strategies I look forward to discussing with you in detail. Please call me to
schedule an appointment for us to meet and discuss these ideas in depth.
- AgentOwned Realty
1400 Palm Blvd.
Isle of Palms, SC. 29451
843.224.3233 - Fax 843.725.6532
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