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3 Things Sellers Should Look For When Choosing An Agent

Posted 06/24/2019

Situated 24 miles south of Charleston, S.C., Seabrook Island offers a secluded, island lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of the city but still close proximity to great dining, shopping, and world-class healthcare facilities. When it comes to finding the right buyer for your island property, here are three things sellers should consider before listing with a real estate agent.

  1. A Seasoned Veteran – When evaluating potential agents for your home, ask how long they’ve been selling on the island and research their selling history over the past six months. While it is good for the agent to demonstrate sales knowledge by number of houses sold during that time period, it is even more important the agent you choose has experience selling homes similar to yours in features, square footage and desired price point to ensure they bring the right buyer to your home.
  2. Accessible Advocate – The agent you list your home with will be the primary advocate for your property. Ensure they are on the same page when it comes to making your home a priority and that you don’t get lost in a sea of listings. A great agent will be able to balance other listings with consistent communication and effort selling your property specifically.
  3. Island Intricacies – Residential real estate is local. Each market has several subsets of neighborhoods and communities that your agent should have a firm understanding of. Seabrook Island is no different. This is a close-knit island community where subtleties and island intricacies can make all the difference. The agent you choose should have a robust marketing plan that brings in buyers from both the island and other markets, but it’s imperative that they understand the nuances of the island market. While Spring is a popular time to list, is there a particular month to list that can yield a higher sale price? Are there certain words to use when describing the home that resonates with desired buyers? The more focus your agent’s practice is on selling properties on Seabrook Island specifically, the better.
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