Carolina Farms & Estates
Selling Your Property is More than our Profession...It's Our Passion
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1830 Hands Mill Hwy,Rock Hill,SC29732

Carolina Farms & Estates

Selling and Listing land and homes in South Carolina and North Carolina. Specializing in large tracts of land and homes with land.

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Avoid The Most Common Mistakes When Selling Your Home or Land

Avoid The Most Common Mistakes When Selling Your Home or Land

Here are the most common mistakes Carolina Farms & Estates see people making when selling their property.

Your Land or Home You Are Selling Is Priced Too High

This will certainly turn buyers off, have you frustrated, and you may have to make several contingencies or offer incentives in order to get buyers even interested in making an offer. While you may feel your home or land is special, asking more than the fair market value will usually get you nowhere. The property will sit on the market longer than necessary and will soon get a stigma as if "something must be wrong with it". The simple fact is that there is nothing wrong with the property or the marketing, it is simply priced too high. Starting off with a fair market price is always the best way to hit the market. Buyers do not mind paying for property that is priced fairly. 

Your Property Is In Bad Condition

While your home in its current condition may work for you and your family, if there are obvious repairs that need to be made, or it is terribly outdated, fixing these problems will not only make it easier to market your home, but will also increase its value. In most cases this increase will be considerably greater than the money you put into making the changes. If your land needs a "shave and a hair-cut", the time to do it is before you put it on the market for sale. Make sure the buyers can walk or drive the property to see the full potential it has to offer.

Your Land or Home Is Being Marketed Incorrectly and You are Possibly Using the Wrong Agent

When selling your land or home, there are no guarantees that the ultimate buyer will simply walk through the front door or happen-across your land while out for a walk. In many cases you will have to bring your land or home to the buyer. Effective marketing will help ensure that your property receives maximum exposure to attract a ready, willing, and able buyer in the shortest period of time. Tim Helline and Kyle Hoover with Carolina Farms & Estates specializes in land sales and the sale of homes with land. Stacy George and Sarah Helline specialize in typical home sales- whether new or previously owned. We have years of experience in sales, marketing and negotiating. It is extremely important when selling your home or land to find an agent that specializes in what you are selling. You would not go to a brain surgeon to have a pace-maker put in. Both are very qualified physicians, but specialize in different ares. The same goes for Real Estate agents.

By adhering to the advice in these simple tips, you can avoid the biggest mistakes property owners make when selling their properties, and the process will be smoother and more profitable in the long run.

If you are thinking of selling your land or home, give Carolina Farms and Estates a call at 803-324-0803. We will connect you with the correct agent that specializes in the property that you are trying to sell. Our agents will guide you in the pricing of your property, and will market the property to the correct buyers.

On My Mind

THERE IS NO GREATER COMPLIMENT THAN A COMPLIMENT FROM YOUR PEERS

 I can live for two months on a good compliment - Mark Twain

As I sit at my desk, day in and day out, I can hear the commotion of phones ringing, clients stopping in, printers printing and people talking. Oh, and at our office, an occasional yelp from an excited dog!

Several calls this week made me sit back and reflect on why we do what we do -  and that being we go the extra mile for the industry, community and our peers.

One call came in from another agent from a different firm. He said something like this - "Tim, I have a client looking for land and I have no idea what I am doing. You guys are the experts in this area - can I refer my client to you and have you help him find what he needs." 

A buyers agent from another company had a client that put a tract of land we had listed under contract. One of the terms of the contract was that the property had to perk. (Our company always handles the perk for our buyers) The agent was unsure of how to get a property perked and had the buyer take responsibility for it. The buyer got frustrated with the process. The agent called and asked if we could help her client get the perk test done. Kyle Hoover from our office was more than willing to help.

An appraiser called today and asked Tim for his opinion on a tract of land that he needed to appraise for an estate. He calculated out the price of the land at $5000/acre. He asked a local agent that he knew what his opinion was. It differed by A LOT. He said, "I figured I just needed to call the land guru and get your opinion.

We work hard around here at Carolina Farms and Estates. Not only do we work hard for our clients to make sure they get the best price for their land or home, we also work hard for the industry to make sure that all clients are taken care of - whether they are ours or not.

Feel free to call us at any time and ask questions regarding selling or buying land - It's what we do and we love doing it!