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Remodeling Your Home For Resale

Home For Resale Myrtle BeachWhen you put your Myrtle Beach residence is on the market, you’ll likely have a hard time finding purchasers if your home is not clean, worn out or obsolete. Remodeling a home for resale is not a new idea. This type of updating of a home has less to do with personal taste and the objective is to make your home more appealing in order to obtain top dollar when you go to closing.

When you redesign to resell, you mostly consider the return on your financial investment. Your real estate agent will likely provide you some tailored suggestions based upon your budget. If not, consider the following updates:

  1. Kitchen Updates

The kitchen area is a huge selling point for most house buyers. When planning a kitchen remodel, make style choices based upon what is presently popular in your market. Focus on components, style enhancements and devices updates based upon spending plan. Cultured stone countertops are popular, however sellers have many attractive options.

  1. Include Curb Appeal

Your front yard and entry area is the very first thing individuals see when they your home. Include plants, make sure the lawn remains in good condition, and make sure your entry way is painted and attractive. Pressure washing the house and looking for areas that need a pain touchup will help to prevent potential buyers from finding problems and repairs they can use to discount the price.

  1. Bathrooms

The bathroom can be a substantial differentiator in a house, particularly for people with big families. Updating or even adding a bathroom can set you apart from other houses on the marketplace, and it is generally money well-spent.

  1. Main Details

Painting the walls and the exterior of the home and fixing any damaged doors and windows frames are all big repairs that purchasers will catch. Installing hardwood floors or changing the carpets, refinishing any stained or worn hardwood floors will also help improve the home for resale value. These less-expensive changes make an older home look fresh.

Give Full Potential Real Estate a call before you list your home for more ideas on how to make it appeal to Myrtle Beach buyers. We have the experience in this market and will fully explain what you need to do in order to get top dollar for your home.

Full Potential Real Estate, LLC
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-492-4537
http://fullpotentialrealestate.com

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Real Estate Sales – Should you fix up your home before listing it?

Myrtle Beach real estateYes, you should fix all of the obvious things you can.  When home buyers visit homes, they look for the things they see that obviously need some fixing.  Most buyers would rather not see the repairs in front of them.  They want to buy a house that is in ‘perfect’ repair.

You should put yourself in the buyer’s shoes.  Think like a buyer.  Would you want to repair or fix up anything in your new home?  No, you would not.   While you are still in the buyer’s frame of mind, tour your house.  Make a list of all the things you see that need repair.

Here are eleven obvious things to look for and correction any defects:

  1. Do your walls need a fresh coat of paint?
  2. How about the trim?
  3. Are all of your floors and carpets in good shape? Do they need cleaning?
  4. Are your windows and shades okay? Are the screens in good condition?
  5. Do your appliances work properly?
  6. Eliminate squeaks and cracks of all kinds.
  7. Is your basement clean and organized?
  8. Is your roof in good condition and non-leaking?
  9. Check all faucets, fixtures and knobs.
  10. Make your lights as bright as you can.
  11. Clean the fireplace.

The time and effort you put into this list will save you money and aggravation in the sales process. You can do these repairs yourself or hire someone else to do them for you.  The money you spend doing this will come back to you in savings.  Your house will show better and sell faster in tip-top shape.

Myrtle Beach Home Services is a great place to start if you are looking for service providers such as a handyman, electrician, plumber or painter just to name a few. You don’t have to sift through a long list of providers – there is just one business per category. They will provide a free estimate so you have a good idea of what it will take to get your home ready for sale.

When you are ready for the market, call Full Potential Real Estate. We are not only a Myrtle Beach Real Estate Agency, we are also real estate brokers. We can assist you from listing your house through the closing. Call today and speak with Cheryl or Jeff and put all your real estate fears to rest.

Full Potential Real Estate, LLC
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-492-4537
http://fullpotentialrealestate.com

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Real Estate Market Reaches Equilibrium between Buyers and Sellers

Myrtle Beach Real EstateThree months ago, the “Current Market Conditions” survey showed that overall the U.S. housing market was displaying a rare balance between buyer demand and seller supply for the first time in eight years. The latest quarterly survey shows that equilibrium has been achieved —  41% of real estate agents said more buyers than sellers; 40% said there were more sellers than buyers, and 19% reported a 50-50 balance.

Most notable exceptions are in the Northeast, Chicago metro area, and in the Western states. (See Second Quarter chart.) Home buyers outnumber sellers by considerable margins in Chicago and the West, while sellers outnumber buyers in the Northeast.

Additional proof of a balanced nationwide housing market between buyers and sellers was reported by the National Association of Realtors, which estimated a 6.5 month supply of unsold homes in its May report. An inventory supply of 5.5 to 6.0 months is considered balanced.

The second quarter national survey also found:

  • Fifty-six percent of real estate agents said it is now on average, taking more than 60 days from listing to contract to sell a house. This is up from 55% in the first quarter and 35% a year ago. Twenty- eight percent said it is taking more than 90 days to contract.  Only 15% of existing homes for sale are selling in 30 days or less.
  • Housing inventories are continuing to increase: 86% now report a good supply of homes in virtually all price ranges. This is up from 81% in the first quarter and 38% a year ago.
  • Sixty-six percent of member agents reported that annual home price appreciation is now five percent or less. This is down from 8-10% a year ago. Home price appreciation of more than 10% is now 16%, on average.
  • The percentage of home sellers getting 95% or more of asking prices is currently 68%, compared to 90% a year ago. Three months ago it was 75%.
  • Multiple offers from home buyers are also down substantially. Currently, the estimate is 32%.  It was  39% in the first quarter and 70% a year ago.
  • First-time buyers still account for one of three homes for sale nationally. Repeat and move-up buyers are most active in higher priced real estate markets. Recent home price appreciation and rising mortgage rates & interest rates have had only a minimal negative effect on first-time buyers, on average. Exceptions are marginal qualifiers.

“We welcome a balanced, more orderly marketplace for both the consumer and real estate professionals,” said Michael Bearden, president and CEO of HouseHunt, Inc. “Double-digit price appreciation is simply not sustainable for a multi-year period and will eventually drive away entry level buyers.“

Second Quarter Current Market Conditions Survey:   Regional Results

U.S.   South  Midwest    Northeast    West     California*     Chicago*

More Buyers

41%    40%     49%         30%          47%       39%              50%

More Sellers

40%    44%     30%         50%          34%       41%              19%

50-50

19%    16%     21%         20%           19%        20%            31%

Time on Market:

0-60 days

44%   35%     31%         48%           49%        49%              35%

More than 60 days

56%    65%     69%         51%                51%        51%              65%

Sale vs. Ask Price:

90-95%

35%    35%     29%         37%                26%        29%              34%

95% -100% Plus

65%    65%     71%         63%          74%        71%              66%

Annual Appreciation:

5% or less

66%     57%     70%        73%                65%              75%                     61%

5-10%

18%    30%       20%                   19%         15%          11%              31%

 

More than 10%

16%    13%       10%                     8%                20%                14%                     8%

Inventory:

Good Supply

86%     86%     90%         96%              83%                 90%                    92%

Limited Supply

14%     14%     10%           4%             17%                  10%                     8%

Multiple offers:

Yes

32%     35%     33%           34%      32%          18%                     55%

No

68%      65%     67%          66%              68%               82%                     45%

Activity:

First Time Buyers

33%     34%      41%                     47%       42%           44%                    35%

Move-Up & Repeat

67%    66%      59%         53%              58%                 56%                     65%

 

*California survey percentages are included in both U.S. and West  results.

**Chicago Metro survey percentages are included in both .U.S. and Midwest results.

Full Potential Real Estate keeps an eye on the trends. Call us today for specifics on what is happening in the Myrtle Beach area.

Full Potential Real Estate, LLC
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-492-4537
http://fullpotentialrealestate.com

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Myrtle Beach Real Estate Terms – From Appraisals to Comps

Myrtle Beach Real EstateWhen you’re selling your home or other real property, you don’t have to know everything about the process. It does help to have a practical knowledge of the terms that come up during the process.

Keep in mind, these aren’t intended as “be all, end all, penultimate” definitions.  They’re working definitions for pragmatic folks. Let’s go…

Myrtle Beach Real Estate Terms

1) Acceptance – A legal term referring to the acceptance of a buyer’s offer by the seller. Acceptance is often preceded by a number of counter offers between the parties.

2) Appraisal – a professional opinion of the value of real property.  Most jurisdictions have careful rules defining who may call themselves an appraiser, and most lenders have a “stable” of approved appraisers whom they use regularly.  Typically, the lender making the new mortgage loan will require that the property appraise for at least as much as the purchase price.  Occasionally, a buyer will require the same thing in an all cash transaction.

3) Bridge Loan – Short term loans used to “bridge” any time gap between the sale of a home and purchase of the next one. These loans can be valuable when escrow is delayed on the sale of a home and the seller has committed to the purchase of another home. Bridge loans are also known as “panic loans”, but can be a life saver.

4) Coinciding Settlements – when a buyer needs the funds from the sale of his prior home (which is under contract to be sold) in order to purchase his next home, he may well make settlement under his sale a contingency for settling on the home he is purchasing.  In reality, the sales don’t usually coincide.  They usually take place back to back.  Funds from the first are often wire transferred to the second.

5) Closing – Depending upon the state you live in, Closing can have different meanings. Generally, the closing of a real estate transaction refers to the exchange of necessary documents, execution of the same and transfer of money.

6) Comps – This term refers to the sales prices of similar properties in the area of a house in question. Comps are used to help determine the fair market value of a property.

7) Conditions – any conditions which must be met before the sale can be consummated.  Some typical conditions include things like the property’s appraising for the purchase price or more, the property’s being in good condition when a home inspection is done, the buyer’s loan being approved.

As you can image, there are many real estate terms for which you have a general understanding.

Buying or selling a home can be confusing. Call Full Potential Real Estate before you make any final decisions. Having an experienced Myrtle Beach Real Estate Agent on your side can make all the difference.

Full Potential Real Estate, LLC
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-492-4537
http://fullpotentialrealestate.com

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Helpful Tips In Buying And Selling A Myrtle Beach Home

buying and selling home Myrtle BeachThere are lots of homes for sale that you can buy and flip to earn extra money. Even though it is currently a buyer’s market and considering the market has stabilized, many experts believe real estate investors can still make profit from buying and selling houses. The key to successfully buying and selling homes regardless of the state of the market or the price range of similar houses in the same area is being extra careful and vigilant.

It also helps to learn and follow some useful tips in buying and selling Myrtle Beach homes. If you are considering entering the real estate industry and start to buy and sell homes to make extra profit, here are some tips that can help you succeed.

  1. Invest in repair tools and equipment. If you see yourself buying and selling homes for a long time, you should consider investing in home repair tools and equipment as well as learning basic home repair skills. This will help you save money on contractor costs, especially if you plan on buying fixer-uppers. With the right tools and necessary skills, you can buy an affordable house and make some repairs to bring up the price and make it look more appealing to your target buyers on your own. As a result, you can quickly sell the house at a higher price and instantly get your profits.
  1. Spend a lot of time on research. Many real estate experts believe that it is extremely important to learn everything about available homes for sale. If you know the house you are planning to buy, you are more likely to sell it quickly and more effectively. Moreover, before buying a house regardless of whether through a short sale or not, it is important that you know the house inside and out so you know who to market it to. Targeting the right buyers is also one of the keys in effective buying and selling of real estate properties.
  1. Opt for a house in foreclosure or short sale. If you want to earn more, you should opt to buy and sell a house that is in foreclosure or offered via a short sale. In today’s market there are fewer foreclosures and short sales but they are still available. The only thing you have to worry about is how you can make the home buying process easier and faster. You can do so by working with a real estate agent in Myrtle Beach. Make sure that you work with a real estate agent who has years of experience in this specific type of real estate transaction. Full Potential Real Estate has years of experience buying and selling homes in foreclosure as well as in short sale transactions.
  1. Always think that home prices will not easily increase in a couple of months. Most often, home prices do not easily or quickly increase from the time you bought a house by the time you put it back in the market. Thus, if you want to quickly sell the house as soon as you bought it, do not expect to receive high profit if you are not going to make some improvements to the house. Think of the money you spent improving the house as part of your investment. If you target the right buyers, you will be able to easily sell the house at a higher price and earn your profits.

Call Cheryl Woodward today if you are looking to work with a reputable and experienced real estate agent in the Myrtle Beach area.

Full Potential Real Estate, LLC
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-492-4537
http://fullpotentialrealestate.com

 

 

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Why Inspect Myrtle Beach Homes For Sale Before You Buy

Myrtle Beach Homes For SaleWalking through Myrtle Beach homes for sale is not sufficient for buyers to see all the flaws the house has. Although you as a buyer are already aware that the house you are buying is not perfect, you still want to have it inspected by a professional home inspector to be sure which areas need repairs and replacement.

Although the results of a home inspection can help you to possibly lower the final price of the house or obtain discounts from the seller, home inspection is also a way for you to get to know your future home better. Because having Myrtle Beach homes for sale professionally inspected is an additional expense in a real estate purchase, you only want to do this when you are very sure on your choice of house.

To maximize the benefits of home inspection, here are some tips that you can consider following.

  • Hire a licensed and trained inspector – Make sure the inspector that you will hire is licensed and trained. If you do not know where to look, you can ask for recommendations from your real estate agent. You should hire an inspector that has experience with the same type of house as to the one you are buying. Moreover, the inspector should provide you with objective observations on the house and should not make you worry about the results of the inspection.
  • Write down your questions and concerns – As you go through the house for the first time, you will surely have a lot of questions, which an inspector can help you answer. Write down your questions on a piece of paper and bring it with you when you meet with the inspector. It helps if you discuss these with the inspector before the actual inspection so the inspector knows what he specifically needs to focus on when he goes through the house.
  • Ask if you can go along in the inspection – There are inspectors who prefer to work alone but there are also others who will allow the home buyers to go with them in the inspection. Ask your inspector politely if you can go with him in the inspection. This makes it easier for the both of you to discuss the results of the inspection since you were there to witness it firsthand. Plus, coming along with the inspection gives you the opportunity to learn more about the Myrtle Beach homes for sale that you are considering buying. Thus, you know where to go or what to do should there be an emergency.
  • Create a maintenance plan – There is another good use for the results of the inspection other than lowering the price of the house. After the inspection, the report that you will receive from the inspector can help you to create a maintenance plan for the house.

Keep in mind that certain parts of a house can easily break down or wear out when no one is using and maintaining them. Some of the necessary maintenance tasks that an average home needs include replacing or cleaning plumbing valves, changing the filter in the HVAC system, and monitoring leaks.

Depending on the results of the inspection, you will know which areas need regular maintenance and what your home will need to ensure its efficiency in the future. More specifically, you will know what you need to in the coming months to keep your home in an utmost condition. Knowing this now will also allow you to prepare for it financially.

Need professional assistance looking for Myrtle Beach homes for sale? Call Cheryl Woodward now.

Full Potential Real Estate, LLC
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-492-4537
http://fullpotentialrealestate.com

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What Smart Homeowners Look For In Myrtle Beach Homes For Sale

Myrtle Beach Homes For SaleWhen checking out Myrtle Beach homes for sale, there are certain things homebuyers are looking for. And although homeowners are different and they may have different tastes and needs, they are looking for different things and features in a home. On the other hand, if you are targeting a certain group of homebuyers, it will be easy for you to determine what they are looking for.

Generally, however, all homebuyers are looking for something special and eye catching in every home they visit. And these include the following:

Up-to-date kitchen

According to experts, the kitchen is often the first room that homebuyers want to look at when they visit Myrtle Beach homes for sale. And for many homebuyers, the kitchen is what makes or breaks their decision to buy the house. This is why, if you are planning to sell your home, you need to make the kitchen up-to-date. You can do this by repainting the walls and replacing worn out counters and cabinets. You should also consider replacing some of your kitchen equipment and appliances with ones that are sleeker and more modern.

A welcoming and relaxing first impression

Some homeowners will start assessing the house the minute they see it from inside their cars. Some do not even have to get out of the car to assess whether or not a house suits their needs and tastes. Considering this, you need to make sure that the house you are selling makes the right impression at first sight. And to do this, you could repaint your sidings, have your yard landscaped, or add plants on the front door.

Modern bathrooms

Aside from the kitchens, another room that homebuyers look at is the bathroom. Real estate professionals believe that most homebuyers do not only want a clean and sanitized bathroom. They also want a bathroom with modern features such as advanced sinks, vanity cabinets and toilets. You do not have to spend a lot of money on this. You can simply replace cabinet handles, towel bars, shower heads and faucets with ones that offer a more recent design. Other ideas that you might want to consider is an open floor plan and water-conserving fixtures for the bathroom.

Neutral colors

According to recent reports, Myrtle Beach homes for sale that have more neutral colors sell more quickly than those with bolder colors. The reason for this is because neutral colors cater to a wider range of homeowners. More specifically, it allows homeowners to be able to see or imagine how they will decorate the house. They will also be able to easily plan how they will decorate the room. Moreover, if they decide they want a different color fir their walls. They can just paint over the walls.

Aside from these, an important thing to remember when selling homes is that the house you are selling should be clean, neat and tidy. Organize your stuff and make sure there are less of your personal belongings on display. Need professional assistance looking for Myrtle Beach homes for sale? Call Cheryl Woodward now.

Full Potential Real Estate, LLC
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-492-4537
http://fullpotentialrealestate.com

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Preparing Myrtle Beach Homes For Sale Through Proper Staging

Myrtle Beach Homes For SaleAccording to many real estate experts, the best and easiest way to quickly sell Myrtle Beach homes is through proper staging. Aside from being able to sell quickly, proper staging also helps to improve the value of a home.

There are different ways of staging a home. Some requires you to spend money such as renovations and home improvements. Others, on the other hand, require your time and effort. Keep in mind that you do not have to spend a lot of money in staging the house that you are selling. Sometimes, you only need to do some cleaning and organizing. Simply rearranging the furniture and adding or removing decor can effectively stage your home.

Below are some staging tips that you can consider for your Myrtle Beach homes for sale.

1. Get rid of all the clutter. Clutter not only means the dirt inside the house. Clutter can also be your unused tools, the pile of mail and letters, all those extra utensils and other unnecessary items that no one is using. According to experts, one of the primary causes of clutter is having too much furniture. To get rid of clutter, you can start with reducing the furniture inside the house.

Start with the ones that you are no longer using. If you are having difficulty deciding which ones to remove, think of the things and items in the house that you can live without.  Remember that the primary goal of staging is to make the house look bigger and more spacious and you can do this by removing some of the items that you no longer use and need.

2. Repurpose furniture. You do not have to get rid of all extra furniture. Try placing them in a different room. For example, that extra armchair may cause the living room to look crowded but it could make your bedroom look more comfortable. Also, that old dining table can be repurposed to a writing desk or library table that you can place in your home office or study room. You can add lamps and other decorations on it so people will know its purpose.

3. Transform all space into useful rooms. If you have closets that are not being used and is only accumulating junk, dust and debris, it is time to transform it into a beautiful and useful space. Keep in mind that many home buyers will be looking at all spaces in the house, including that forgotten closet, the basement and inside the cabinets when they come in for a visit. Thus, transforming all spaces into useful rooms will help sellers better prepare their Myrtle Beach homes for sale.

First, clean the unused room and use your imagination on how best to use that room. For example, you can transform that unused closet into a mini library or a reading nook. Or you can also make it into an extension of the kids’ room where they can stash their toys. The basement, if cleaned and decorated, can be transformed into various types of rooms: an entertainment room, yoga or workout studio or playroom. Really, all it takes is your imagination and creativity.

4. Ensure proper lighting. Do not forget that proper lighting is what makes a house look comfortable and welcoming. Thus, make sure that you have at least 100 watts of lighting for every 50 square feet of space in your home. Also, use more than one or two lighting fixtures in each room. Combining different types of lighting fixture, such as task lighting, ambient and accent lighting, will provide each room with more warm and inviting effect.

For more staging tips to help you sell Myrtle Beach homes for sale quickly and in a higher value, call Cheryl Woodward today.

Full Potential Real Estate, LLC
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-492-4537
http://fullpotentialrealestate.com

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Secrets To Successfully Buying Myrtle Beach Homes For Sale

Myrtle Beach Homes For SaleIf you are currently looking at Myrtle Beach homes for sale in preparation for your first home purchase, you are on the right path. You should know that there are other things that you need to consider in order to ensure a successful and smooth home purchase transaction.

According to real estate professionals, here are the top things that you need to accomplish a successful home purchase.

1. Secure an approved mortgage

It is not enough that you are pre-qualified for a home loan. You need to be able to secure an approved mortgage loan before you continue looking at homes for sale. Having a pre-approved mortgage loan will not only help you make the entire home purchase process faster and smoother but, more importantly, it will give an edge among all the other homebuyers looking at the same house that you are currently checking out.

With a pre-approved mortgage loan, you already know how much of a home purchase budget you are working with and you will be able to more effectively look at houses for sale. This will reduce the time you spend shopping around and prevent the devastation and frustration that you can feel when you find a house that you really want to buy only to find out after applying for a mortgage loan that you cannot afford it.

Real estate agents will assist you in getting a pre-approved mortgage loan so you will know how much money you are working with. Cheryl Woodward will work with you all throughout the home purchase process starting from getting pre-approved for a mortgage loan up to the closing transactions.

2. Have the property surveyed

There are two important things that will result in having the property you are looking to buy surveyed by professionals. Basically, this will provide you with a detailed map of the specific property lines that you are buying. Knowing this will help prevent any potential dispute with your neighbors when you decide to purchase the property and maybe have the property expanded or renovated. In addition to this, you will be able to easily determine how much property tax you are expected to pay if you know the exact boundary lines of the property you are buying.

3. Save money for additional costs after the home purchase

When buying homes, you should know that it is not only the down payment and closing costs that you are required to pay, there are other costs and fees that you need to pay for after the home purchase transaction. These include property taxes, utilities, repairs, maintenance fees and homeowners’ fees. After you have moved into the house, be sure that you have money left to cover a couple months’ worth of these fees.

4. Hire a home inspector

Before you sign the home purchase contract, it helps if you hire a home inspector and have the house inspected. Keep in mind that not all Myrtle Beach homes for sale appear as good and beautiful as they seem to be. A professional home inspector, after going through the entire house, will be able to provide you with a list of all the issues that could potentially cause problems after you have moved in. You can then use the list to further negotiate the price of the house. You can ask the seller to either pay for or accomplish the necessary repairs before you move in. The repair costs can also be deducted from the total purchase price. It will all depend on how well you or your real estate agent negotiates with the seller.

Buying Myrtle Beach homes for sale is a huge financial investment that every homebuyer should handle with care. For professional assistance, call Cheryl Woodward today.

Full Potential Real Estate, LLC
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-492-4537
http://fullpotentialrealestate.com

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Conway Home Selling Tips

Conway home selling tipsIf you are looking to sell your homes quickly, you will surely benefit from these unique Conway home selling tips. Indeed, today’s sellers are getting more and more creative, devising effective ways to sell homes at reasonable prices and at a much faster rate. Aside from these, many real estate agents are also applying creative sales strategies in order to benefit both buyer and seller.

 

Continue reading below to learn about some of these creative Conway home selling tips that sellers and real estate agents are currently employing.

 

Make a strong and lasting first impression

Today’s buyers are very particular with houses that they are considering buying. And with the other homes for sale in the neighborhood or city, you need to gain an edge over your competition. You need to make the house that you are selling stand out and be more noticeable among buyers. And when buyers finally visit to take a closer look at the house, it should leave a strong and lasting positive first impression.

 

You can do this by making minor and simple upgrades to the house. Walk through the house and note where you can make little adjustments to improve its overall appeal. Consider focusing more on areas that potential buyers will surely poke through such as closets, the kitchen and bedrooms.

 

There is no need to spend a ton of money on this. Always remember your goal of increasing the home’s overall appeal and making sure it leaves a strong and lasting positive first impression so you will not have to spend more money than you intended. You can start by replacing old carpets and rugs, stripping worn out wallpaper and many others.

 

De-clutter, thoroughly

One of the top Conway home selling tips that you will often see is de-cluttering. Remember that buyers are coming to your house to see whether or not it is something that they can live in for a long time. They want to see themselves in every room. They want to see their family photos on the shelf or on the wall. If your house still has all your personal belongings, how will your potential buyers see their selves living in the house?

This is why you need to do a thorough de-cluttering. Remove all your personal belongings including photos and everything that tells the house is still lived in. But be careful in stripping most of the furniture and things in the house. You still want to leave some things behind to further encourage the buyers to buy the house.

As you de-clutter, consider moving furniture around and changing the floor layout of every room to make them appear larger. Remember most buyers are looking for lots of available space in a house that they want to buy. Thus, you need to make sure they see how spacious your house can be.

Do not forget your home’s curb appeal

If there’s one thing that a real estate professional, including Cheryl Woodward with Full Potential Real Estate., have learned, it is that buyers asses homes often just by looking at its exterior. It has become extremely important for home sellers to improve the curb appeal of the house along with doing minor repairs and revisions inside the house.

And like indoor upgrades, improving your curb appeal should not cost you a lot of money. Your primary goal in enhancing the exterior look of your house is to invite people in. It should be welcoming and enticing enough to prompt the potential buyers to look at the rest of the property. Some cost-effective ways to improve your curb appeal include power washing, adding a fresh layer of mulch on your flower beds, and repainting your siding and/or front door.

Consider selling via an auction

According to recent reports, many sellers are now ending up selling their houses through an auction. You should know, however, that there are certain limitations to this particular way of selling your house.

There have been sellers who were not satisfied with the final selling price of the house. Thus, if you are selling the house to pay for some loans or to generate funds to move to a new location, carefully consider this option of selling your home and seek professional advice from Full Potential real estate agents.

You should also know that there are additional fees that you need to pay for in order to have an auction. And commonly, you will have to give at least 8 percent of the house’s selling price to cover these auction fees. Plus, you also have to carefully prepare limited disclosure statements since these could damage the agreement with your buyer. Again, working with a real estate professional will help you succeed in selling your house and may be a better alternative than through an auction.

Give Cheryl or Jeff Woodward a call now for more Conway home selling tips. Our highly skilled and well trained real estate agents will help you sell your home.

Full Potential Real Estate, LLC
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-492-4537
http://fullpotentialrealestate.com