4 Fundamentals of Selling a Home Today

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your real estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

4 Fundamentals of Selling a Home Today

Here are four things sellers should understand about today’s market to make their homes as saleable as possible:

1. Real estate pricing is very local: "When you're looking at comparables, you have to see what's sold in the past three months. Look at your competition and what's under agreement," advises Colette Casey-Brenner, sales manager at Coldwell Banker Arlington, Mass.

2. Get property pictures online: Stage the property, then take pictures and video. Better yet, hire a professional photographer to do the job.

3. Disclosure is key: Tell potential buyers what’s wrong before they figure it out. That eliminates last-minute re-negotiations and cold feet.

4. Clean, clean, super-clean: A clean and clutter-free property makes potential buyers likely to pay more, says David Kelman, an associate with RE/MAX Landmark in Milton, Mass.

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"Carolina Joe" Idleman

Source: Boston Globe (04/29/2010)

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