Home Buyers from other states look at real estate in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area, and like everywhere else they have been, looking for the fantastic foreclosures, short sales, or distressed property. Recently I have been working with some that want to buy a home but have a long list that the house must contain in addition to a price far below comparables.
Yesterday I did a MLS search of Myrtle Beach homes for sale for a Buyer entering all the "must have" requirements of the home interior and yard. Of the thousands of homes currently listed for sale in the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors (CCAR) MLS system, one home made it through the search. When I emailed the listing she added an additional "must have" requirement of "close to the beach". The one home that met all requirements except the last is a home located about forty miles from the beach. When I suggested she may want to remove one or two of her requirements she was shocked because she said she saw homes on the internet that had everything on her "must have" list and she thought that my search would have provided her with details on those homes. Since I know many public sites are rarely up-to-date I had her give me information on one home she had seen previously. I looked through the MLS and that home sold and closed almost a year ago.
The Buyer has decided to reconsider her "must have" requirements for a home and we will view several homes when she comes to Myrtle Beach in a few weeks. She realized that she can get more for less as long as the requirements were within reason.