In most instances a new home buyer will start their search by using the internet. This is especially true in Myrtle Beach where many buyers are from out of the area. You can use the internet to browse for new properties and get a general feel for an area.
Even though you can get a general feel for pricing and the general neighborhood, at some point you are going to need to contact a Myrtle Beach real estate agent. By working with a local agent that knows the area you can be kept informed of any new listings, potential building plans for the immediate area and other information that would be hard to track from a distance. You can often take a virtual tour of a property before you jump in the car and start the actual search process.
How Tech Savvy Is Your Myrtle Beach Real Estate Agent?
When you are looking for a Myrtle Beach real estate agent you will want to make sure they know how to utilize the internet. This will help to speed up the process of finding of property that meets your specific requirements and allows you to do the initial review of properties right from the comfort of your easy chair.
With this in mind you will want to be sure and ask them if they are familiar with the internet. Ask them what method of communication they prefer. If they don’t have email in their answer, you may want to think twice before contracting with them. Another good way to judge the internet savvy of a Myrtle Beach real estate agent is to have them show you a virtual tour of a few homes. Ask them to find specific listings of what you need and see if they can easily find a few homes that match your criteria.
Look online for the profiles of Myrtle Beach real estate agent. Do they state right in their profile that they utilize the internet for both selling a home and assisting buyers to find just the right home? If so, then this is probably an agent that keeps up with the current market trends and will have a lot of facts right at their fingertips.
A good Myrtle Beach real estate agent will take the time to continually hone their skills with courses, online classes and webinars. These classes often entail online marketing, working with specific age groups such as retirees and first time home buyers. Always ask the agent during the interview what courses they have taken lately.
You will want to inquire as to the number of sales that a real estate office has had in the last couple of months and how they accomplished this. Ask for references of homes that have been sold and then follow-up with the new owners to see how the sales process was handled.
One great way to judge the communication and negotiating skills of a Myrtle Beach real estate agent is to see if they really listen to you and follow what you are saying. We recently worked with a couple that came to us very frustrated because the last agent only listened to their price point and not the specifics of what they needed. They were visiting Myrtle Beach and did not have a lot of time. This agent wasted precious time by taking them to see homes that didn’t come close to matching what they asked for. The agent could have saved a lot of time by having the couple review listings online and then narrowing down the actual homes they would tour prior to their arrival in Myrtle Beach. This is the approach we took and we were able to have them settled into the home of their dreams in short order.
If saving time, frustration and money sound good to you, then you want to find a Myrtle Beach real estate agent that will listen to what you want and use the modern tools we have available to find you the perfect home.
At JP Real Estate Experts we pride ourselves in being internet savvy. You can trust us to use the most modern means to find your dream home. Click here to be added to our watch list for properties that meet your specific criteria.
Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Team
854 Frontage Road West, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
We want to be your Myrtle Beach real estate agent of choice!