Myrtle Beach Real Estate Agent Share Home Buying Tips

Managing Real Estate Broker with Full Potential Real Estate, LLC

Buyers AgreementMany people are investing in different types of properties without enlisting the help of a real estate agent. Even those who are buying their home for the first time, choose to embark on this venture on their own. While this will save them from paying commissions and other potential costs on the services of property professionals, going this route has increased risks.


If you don’t want to hire Myrtle Beach real estate agents to help you buy a home, but you still want to ensure a successful transaction, here are some professional tips from these experts.


Make a list of the areas where you would prefer to live


You will need to consider the lifestyle of your family or the families of your target market when listing locations. They should be able to live comfortably in the locations you choose. For example, it should be near major commercial and business districts and good schools for the kids. If you are targeting big families with small children, think of neighborhoods where there are a number of parks and recreational centers. Also consider other accommodations available in the neighborhood, as well as the costs of homes in the area.


Are you thinking about retiring? You should consider an adult community that limits small children and has lots of amenities. The communities often offer transportation to local attractions and shopping opportunities.


Check property sales information in each of the locations you listed


To ensure you will make money from these locations, you will need to get property sales information from each of the locations. These documents are usually available and can easily be obtained by a real estate agent. On the other hand, these documents are not entirely off limits to people looking to buy and invest in properties. As soon as you get access to this data, you can properly compare prices, properties, and locations, and eventually determine where and what particular home to buy.


Secure a home mortgage ahead of time


Applying for and getting approval for a home mortgage loan may take time. You can seek the assistance of loan consultants to help you secure your loan more quickly. Having an approved mortgage loan when you are inquiring about a new home gives you an edge over other buyers.


Don’t forget to arrange building and pest inspections on the property


After determining which property to buy, you will need to arrange building and pest inspections. These are necessary for you to ensure you are buying the right property. If the inspection results come back with a lot of reports for repairs and renovations, you will need to discuss this with the seller. You can use this in your negotiation of the purchase price.


By utilizing a real estate professional you can save your time because they have already done the research on many local neighborhoods and can provide you with a wealth of information.


Full Potential Real Estate, LLC
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Comments (19)

Katerina Gasset
The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
Amplify Your Real Estate & Life Dreams!

Hello, Cheryl. These are great home buying tips that homeowners will definitely appreciate. Thanks for sharing this!

Nov 04, 2015 02:15 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Welcome to ActiveRain, great tips and thank you for sharing. Have a great week!

Nov 04, 2015 02:54 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

HI there and welcome to Active Rain, Cheryl Woodward, great blog post.

Nov 04, 2015 04:40 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I remember buying my first home.  I would have been totally clueless without the help of an agent.  I felt protected.  Even today, after 30 years in the business, I shutter to think of buyers or sellers trying to go through the process on their own.  

And, Welcome to the world of ActiveRain blogging.  You'll find this platform a valuable resource where we freely share and learn from each others experiences. 

Nov 04, 2015 05:44 AM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker Associate ,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Well done in the "RAIN"!

Nov 04, 2015 06:38 AM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Good afternoon Cheryl Woodward  Congratulations on your first post here in the Rain.

Nov 04, 2015 07:01 AM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Great suggestions that your readers and potential clients will find useful and helpful.


Nov 04, 2015 09:29 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Very good advice Cheryl!

Welcome to Active Rain, looking forward to reading many more of your posts, let me know if there is anything that I can do to help as you get started here.

Nov 04, 2015 11:15 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Welcome to ActiveRain! Those are good tips - the best one is it's risky to skip using the services of a professional!

Nov 04, 2015 08:02 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Cheryl Woodward great tips to post for buyers to follow to make their real estate transaction go smoothly....

Nov 04, 2015 09:02 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

and welcome to's a great place to learn, share, market and network....and I hope you enjoy all of it....

Nov 04, 2015 09:03 PM
Mery Fernandez Empire Network Realty Luxury Brokerage
Empire Network Realty INC. - Orlando, FL
The Rise of An Empire, Let's Build Yours!

Hi Cheryl! Welcome to the world of Activerain, may your blogging  create a whole new chapter in your Real Estate Career.

Nov 04, 2015 10:36 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Cheryl Woodward Welcome to Active Rain!  As REALTORS who have been here (on and off) for more than 9 years, it's well worth it!

Nov 04, 2015 10:51 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Welcome to ActiveRain Cheryl Woodward and congratulations on your first blog post!  I look forward to learning more about you, your business and your community

Nov 04, 2015 11:39 PM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Some really good advice for FSBOs without bashing their choices. Great first post Cheryl!

Nov 05, 2015 06:21 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Welcome to ActiveRain,  it's great to have you aboard.  I look forward to reading more of your posts.

Nov 05, 2015 06:21 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

HI Cheryl Woodward, I just wanted to stop by again and say hello and tell you that I love Myrtle Beach.

Nov 05, 2015 11:44 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Welcome to Activerain and awesome first post. Keep up the great work!!!

Nov 08, 2015 06:11 AM
Gilbert Real Estate Experts: Colby & Michele Myers
Flat Fee Etc. Real Estate - Gilbert, AZ

Congratulations on your first post.  We look forward to reading more.  Welcome to ActiveRain!  Thanks for sharing.

Nov 08, 2015 11:58 AM