Benefits of Using a Myrtle Beach Real Estate Agent For Selling Your Home

Myrtle Beach Real Estate Agent If you are considering selling your home, you may be considering selling it yourself rather than hiring a Myrtle Beach Real Estate Agent. If you are not sure of the benefits of using an agent, then this article will be of help to you.
In a 2011 profile of sellers and homebuyers which was produced by the National

Association of Realtors indicates that For Sale By Owner (FSBO) listings accounted for approximately 10% of all home sales on average. The report also indicated the average sold listing for an FSBO was $150,000 as opposed to an agent assisted sale for $250,000. Many homeowners considering selling their homes believe that they can save money if they sell their homes themselves only to find later they were mistaken. Selling a home appears to be easy but many homeowners who are considering FSBO don’t understand all of the ins and outs of selling a home. The Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers indicates that the most difficult tasks for FSBO are:


  • • A clear understanding of today’s housing market and listing their home at the right price point.
  • • Lack of knowledge of the paperwork and how to correctly prepare the documents.
  • • Underestimating the time needed for all phases of a sale. This includes proper marketing both on the internet and offline, showing your home to prospective buyers, keeping up with correspondence regarding the home.
  • • Where to spend your money to prepare your home for sale.
  • • Knowing what is a reasonable time frame to expect to sell your home.

A Myrtle Beach Real Estate Agent Will

1. Although you may feel that you are saving money, a Myrtle Beach real estate agent is worth the commission you will pay. When you think about all the things that an agent can do for you from the minute your home is listed until it sells, the commission is money that is well spent. In many instances an agent can sell your home much faster than you could do it on your own.

2. An agent that lives and works in your area will have a better understanding of the market. They understand home values, the benefits of living in your area and the local competition.

3. A real estate agent knows how to sell a home. This is their job and if they don’t do a good job they won’t last long. Ask the agent to give you the names of other home sellers that have worked with recently and then give those homeowners a call. In the current economic market, selling a home takes experience and dedication. You want someone that knows how to attract buyers.

4. A good agent will be able to tell you what you need to do in order for your home to sell. You want an agent that will be honest with you and give you advice on staging your home, making any necessary repairs or simply de-cluttering your home for a quick sale.

5. A local agent can list your home on the MLS where it is accessible to all the agents in the area. This is a tool that is only available to a licensed real estate agent and allows them to get your home in front of thousands of prospective buyers through their buyers agent.

6. A Myrtle Beach real estate agent knows how to effectively market your home. They will know how to promote hour your home on the internet, distribute flyers in the neighborhood or hold an open house.

7. A seller’s agent will represent you in any negotiations. Their job is to ensure that your interested are protected at all times.

Selling a home is one of the most stressful decisions a person will make in their lives. If you are selling your existing home, a Myrtle Beach real estate agent can help protect your interests and potentially increase the amount you are able to receive for your home while saving you money in marketing your home.

Jerry Pinkas and his team would love to assist you with selling your home. The market is improving and now is the time to investigate the possibilities. Give us a call today, we are your Myrtle Beach Real Estate Agent.

Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts
604 N. 27th Ave Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

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