Statistics from Premier One tell us that 82% of home buyers will start their search for Houses for Sale Charleston SC (or anywhere for that matter) by browsing the Internet. The internet is often used for browsing new homes, this is more relevant when distance involved.
While searching the web can give you a feel for prices and for neighborhoods, at some point you’ll need to get working with a local realtor. Your local realtor knows that area and they have detailed information about schools, taxes, neighborhoods, and even crime statistics.
The benefit of working with a realtor is they know how to market and price a house for sale or get you to a home that is in line with your price range. Their expertise speeds up the search for your new property, it means too that your computer will do the grunt work for you, then you get that house of your dreams without lifting a finger!
Be sure to ask any potential realtor about their online presence. Sit with a local agent to get that online virtual tours on a few of the homes that you are interested in. If you’re not familiar with the web yourself, you’ll realize very quickly how much of your time and effort it will save you.
Often, realtors will state on their websites they are web proficient. That means that they know more about current real estate marketing economic indicators in their business as well as gathering the facts concerning properties at their fingertips.
Most realtors will take the time out to go to special courses for upgrading their skills. That course could cover everything from offering homes to the elderly to market trends. When choosing the best real estate agent, be sure to ask about their sales history and any accolades they have earned this year.
Check the sales that their office recorded last month and inquire how many are the realtor’s you are considering. Does they mind you check on the sold houses or reach out to the seller to get a feeling for how the transaction went?
Can you go along for a few walk-through of houses you are interested in to see how the realtor work with others before you sign with them? Can you ask others in the industry how they do business. Take time and go online and check their social pages too.
If you’re interested in saving time, money, and aggravation, put in all of the time finding the realtor who knows what you need.