Saturday, April 30, 2011

Myrtle Beach Expired Home Listings

Why does a MLS listing expire without a sale?

Each morning, there is a new list of Myrtle Beach homes and condos that fail to sell. These are called "Expired Listings". Typically, these properties have been listed for sale with a Myrtle Beach Realtor for 6 or more months and were not sold.

So why does a perfect home or condo end up on the Myrtle Beach Expired List?
The answer will differ depending on who you ask...

- Ask a Seller and they will say the agent didn't do anything.
- Ask an Agent and they will say that the seller over-priced the property.
- Ask me and I will say the property was not marketed aggressively.

You have to decide which answer you will accept, yet most professional agents across the country would agree that the marketing of a property for sale has the biggest influence on the success of the sale.

Putting a property on the MLS is not marketing. Everyone puts their listings on the local MLS and the internet. The key is to choose a realtor who goes beyond the norm to market a home. E-blasts, database farming, brochures, flyers, phone calls, fax marketing and the list can go on and on - these are the types of things that are done to get a property sold.

Just last week, over 200 properties showed up on the MLS expireds list. That means 200 properties failed to sell in one week alone. Think about how many that will be in a year's time.

If you have a home for sale in North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, or anywhere else in the country, you need an agent that has a written marketing plan to get your property sold. If they can't show you a plan then you are taking a great risk if you choose to use them to sell your property.

Remember, a strong marketing plan keeps you off the Myrtle Beach MLS  Expireds list.

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Real Estate Website Made With Buyers in Mind

When we recently had the C21 Harrelson Group redesigned, we spent a lot of time researching the various MLS products and templates until we found the one that we felt would be the most easy-to-use, informative, and fun way to display and inform our buyers of just what Myrtle Beach has to offer. We spent hours researching the many communities, listing the amenities, taking photos, and hoping to be one of the most highly informative real estate sites on the Grand Strand.

We plan to add even more as we go along, but we hope you, as someone interested in possibly investing in a condo or home in Myrtle Beach, will take some time and explore what we've put together for you.  Look through the pages that describe Barefoot Resort, Carolina Forest homes for sale, Prestwick Golf and Tennis, Prince Creek, and all the other communities we've investigated for your benefit - so you can make the best decisions and see everything before you decide!

Visit our website, use our tools, and enjoy the fun of exploring real estate in Myrtle Beach!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Plantation Lakes Homes are Selling

Plantation Lakes Homes in Carolina Forest

Homes for sale in Carolina Forest are selling at a faster pace this year than any single year since 2006. This is great news for the for those looking to sell a home in the area. The listings that are on the MLS in Myrtle Beach are getting more showings, resulting in an increase of purchase offers.

Over the past few years, foreclosures and short sales have had a negative impact on homes in Carolina Forest as well as homes in Plantation Lakes. The great news is that the number of Plantation Lakes foreclosures are drying up - giving the community a chance for recovery soon.

If you are thinking of selling a home in the area then it may be worth the time to get an updated evaluation of the market value so you can see how the changes in the market have impacted your investment.

If you are thinking of buying a home in Plantation Lakes or any other community in Carolina Forest then you may not want to wait any longer. You have been smart to wait until the market hit bottom yet waiting any longer may cost you thousands. This doesn't mean that you have to buy today or buy never.  Yet, if you are looking for great value then this will prove to be the best year to purchase a Plantation Lakes home.

Feel free to email or call Greg Harrelson with Century 21 The Harrelson Group for a no-obligation report on what is going on in the Plantation Lakes community. A great real estate investment starts with a thorough understanding of the Myrtle Beach real estate market.