Myrtle Beach Home – Will It Sell?
We are embarking on a new year and you may be considering selling your Myrtle Beach home. Yes, the real estate market isn’t the greatest, but there are things you can do to make your home stand out and sell for close to its appraised value.
In order to sell your home for top dollar, you need to win the beauty contest and price war with all of the other houses on the market in your price range. The money and time you invest in your Myrtle Beach home BEFORE you put it on the market will save you money and time once you have listed your Myrtle Beach home and after you have a contract. Once your Myrtle Beach home is under contract, it will be inspected and the company will make a listed of needed repairs. If you have taken care of the obvious items a head of time, this list will be short and you can move on to closing on your home much faster.
Your Myrtle Beach home has to look its best from the outside first and then from the inside. People are looking and if they pass your home and it doesn’t have “curb appeal” they will tell the real estate agent to keep on driving.
4 Steps To Improve Your Myrtle Beach Home
- A fresh coat of paint. Start by taking a hard look at the outside of your Myrtle Beach home. If you have siding, do the trim and doors match the siding? Are they scratched or in poor condition? If you do not have siding, does the paint on your home look appealing? A recent study by HGTV showed that painting your home has a 300% return on your investment. Even small items such as painting the door on your Myrtle Beach home can make a huge difference in its curb appeal.
- Landscaping. Be sure that your bushes are trim, especially shrubs that may obstruct windows and make the interior of your Myrtle Beach home appear darker. Even in winter, make sure that your lawn is clear of clutter and debris. Sweep fallen leaves off walkways and driveways.
- De-clutter and depersonalize your Myrtle Beach home. Pack away stuff that is not needed until after you move. Clean off counter-tops and clean out closets. Remove any old furniture that make a room look over crowded and small. Your home should be clean and this includes inside your refrigerator and oven. As you are cleaning, take a close look at your walls. Are they scuffed or discolored. The last time you painted your home did you use colors that were appealing and “in fashion” at the time but are now out-of-date. A fresh coat of paint in a neutral color will increase the interior “eye-appeal” of your home and make it look inviting. Repair or replay any damaged shutters or blinds. You want a fresh sunny look and feel for your Myrtle Beach home.
- Do any necessary repairs. Be sure to fix anything that is broken or in needs repair. A handyman can be a big help in this area. Do you have drywall that is dented from children playing? Is the toilet leaking or continues to run after flushing? Do you have broken or cracked windows. Are you blinds in need of repair? Go through your home room by room and make notes of what could be fixed with a little effort.
We work with real estate agents across Horry County and they all say the same thing – it’s the small things that make a difference when you are trying to sell your Myrtle Beach home. A fresh coat of paint, a refrigerator that is cleaned out, a lawn that is well maintained, these are just a few of the items that can make a difference.
If your goal is to sell your home for the highest dollar possible, it must look like it has been well maintained. This can easily be accomplished with the help of experienced professionals. Myrtle Beach Home Services is a group of professionals that can help you will all your home maintenance needs.
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