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Conducting detailed research will significantly improve your outcome when selecting a home and its location. Utilize the excellent real estate resources that are available online. Study the market data online for an accurate picture of the current residential market. The following are four things I suggest you do. You should learn how to determine an accurate market valuation of a property, arrange to receive a daily list of new properties on the market, arrange regular showings, and start discussing financing with a lender. 

  1. The first item I recommend is market valuation. Use a Realtor, comparative analysis, or mathematical progression, to quickly and accurately determine the correct market value of the homes you are looking at. You should be aware that sellers often overprice their homes. You will find that knowing the accurate market value of the home to be of utmost importance in the price negotiating process.

  2. The second item I highly recommend is receiving a daily hot-list. Make arrangements with a Realtor to receive a daily email of new listings that have come on the market since the prior day. Take a minute every day to glance at the listings. You will be amazed at how this will keep you on top of things. Provided enough information you will be prepared to make informed, educated, decisions in regard to your housing needs. When you want to search particular parameters such as price, square footage, bedrooms, and location, you should use the Charleston Trident MLS.

  3. The third item I recommend is regular showings. You should arrange regular, continuous showings, with your Realtor. You should personally visit homes on the market, on a regular basis. You can arrange showings by contacting any qualified Realtor licensed in South Carolina. Showings are typically arranged between the hours of 8am-8pm, Monday through Sunday. Some properties require a 24-hour notice. On this website, MLS Search can be used for extensive research, scheduling showings, arranging loans, arranging termite inspections, arranging home repairs, and scheduling closings. The homes shown on this site are primarily located in Folly Beach, James Island, Johns Island, West Ashley, Downtown, and Mt Pleasant. 

  4. The fourth item I recommend is financing. Start arranging your financing. Financing for a home purchase is the vital step in the buying process. There is no better time than now to get a document from a lender stating that you are pre-approved. Please note that mortgage brokers are unlike bank lenders. Bank lenders are employees of the bank. Mortgage brokers work directly for you and in your behalf. A mortgage broker will do everything possible to arrange a suitable loan for you. A good Mortgage Broker will charge you and amount around 1% of the value of the purchase. It will be on the settlement document and is paid at closing


Marion Lee Taylor
Charleston SC Realtor
Closings |Settlement