Information For Sellers
Since you might want to offer your property for sale, this is the page to start your research for the real estate sales person. When selling Oceanfront property, understand the insurance issues; with residential single family homes be sure to disclose all the information about the HOA. Condos present some unique opportunities, both as investments and as a second or permanent homes.
Know what type of individual who might want to live in, North Myrtle Beach itself, or Surfside Beach, or the city of Myrtle Beach; each has its own unique flavor. Pawley's Island and Litchfield offer a little of the old world atmosphere. While Conway and Georgetown give you small town Americana while being close to the sandy beaches and warm water of South Carolina. This whole area is called the Grand Strand, with Brookgreen Gardens, Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach; great vacations can be enjoyed here, along with golf, with over 115 active courses to challenge without frustrating your potential buyer. Make sure you use an agent who understands all of these issues and will help you market your property the right way.
Before working with a Licensed Real Estate agent you may want to familiarize yourself with some of the documents that you may be asked to help complete and then sign. The state of South Carolina has for several years followed a rule of law that "protects the public"; this means that the Real Estate Agent is required to inform you of the laws and then ask you to sign documents attesting to this fact. There should be no fear on your part in doing this, in fact you should wonder about an agent who "does not" inform you. This process not only establishes how the agent and you will work together, but protects both of you down the road as the sales process moves forward.
These links provide the documents and in some cases explanations from the State of South Carolina how they should be used. Taking the time NOW will allow you and your agent of choice to work together for your mutual goals.
Agency Relationships - explains the legal side of working with a Real Estate agent
Residential Property Disclosure - this document is to be shown to Buyers concerning the condition of your property
Dual Agency Agreement - this is used when the agent who has listed your home shows the home to a potential Buyer who they are also working with
South Carolina Real Estate Commission FAQ document
The next link provides a series of Articles from Realty Times a respected publication that works toward a better understand of the real estate market. Here you will find information that will help you make the best choices when working in partnership with your real estate agent.