Monday, December 25, 2017

How To Price Your Inherited Home In Greenville For Sale

If you’ve inherited a property and you’re planning to sell it, make sure you read this blog post for 3 tips about how to price your inherited home in Greenville for sale

Did you inherit a property that you’re now thinking about selling? While an inherited property can be a wonderful gift from a loved one who has passed on, it can also (quite frankly) be a costly burden. So selling it makes sense and allows you to use the gifted equity for some other purpose. But selling an inherited property may not come easy to you, especially if you haven’t sold a property in a while. So here’s how to price your inherited home in Greenville for sale…

Tip #1: Price Quick To Sell

Some people price their inherited property at an amount they think the market might pay for the house. However, there are many factors that go into this price and one of the biggest considerations is: how fast do you want to sell? Selling through an agent “on the market” can take months, and you’ll have to pay for the house and maintain the property the entire time. That can be costly and can eat into the higher price.

Many property owners quickly learn that they’re almost better off to price slightly lower for a faster sale… they might get less for the house but they also pay less on repairs, carrying costs, effort, and time, so it’s ultimately a trade-off that might turn out to be a total wash.

Tip #2: Avoid Pricing Based On Fond Memories Or Emotion

One of the biggest challenges that property owners of inherited property face when trying to price their property for sale is separating the happy memories from the true value of the house. The house might be worth a certain amount on the market but you may have such fond memories of growing up in the house or of happy times in the house that you accidentally use that emotion to increase the price. (This is VERY common.)

A better approach would be to work with a real estate company and find out what they can offer you, and recognize that the price might be lower than you were expecting… not because the house isn’t worth as much but because your wonderful memories have accidentally inflated the price!

Tip #3: Build In Discounts For Repairs

If you inherited the property from a loved one who had lived in the property for many years then you might find out that the property needs some repairs. You could choose to do this work yourself and then ask for a higher price but why do that when you could save yourself the time and effort (and what you’d have to pay for equipment, supplies, or a contractor) and instead just ask for less and give a “repair discount”. That way you avoid the hassle of the work, and you still come out the same financially.


An inherited house can be a lot of work so if you’re thinking of selling it, you’re certainly not alone. But how do you price an inherited house? These tips will guide you on how to price your inherited home in Greenville for sale.

Why not bypass all the work and cost of selling through an agent and instead get in touch with us today about selling your inherited property to us here at Mason Buys Houses? Just call us at 864-300-2110 or click here and enter your information in the form.

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Alternatives to Listing Your Home in Greenville: Explained

Do you want to sell your home in Greenville? If so, we want to share some possible alternatives to a listing. Many people aren’t aware of the options that are often available! Check out our latest post to learn more about what is available for you!

Selling your house can be a daunting task. The process of listing isn’t always as simple as is seems. There are repairs to make, cleaning to maintain, open houses, showings, bills and other hurdles to clear all while you are trying to move!

There are alternatives to a listing that can work much more efficiently in some situations. Consider some of these alternatives to listing when you are ready to sell your Greenville house!

Rent To Own

Setting up your house in a rent to own structure is a great way to get the property in front of many more potential buyers. It is also a way to guarantee you will get full retail value for the home, sometimes more. There are MANY people out there looking to buy a home, but they fail to qualify for a traditional mortgage because of a minor blemish on their credit from years ago, they are short on a down payment or they have another mortgage on a different property.

These are great people, who will be likely to pay a higher than average rent in exchange for the chance at home ownership. To get started, the buyer will pay you an agreed upon “lump-sum payment up-front. This acts as a deposit should you fail to hold up your end of the deal. The buyer will also pay you a higher than average rent, with a portion of the rent going toward their down-payment.

At the end of a year or two, the buyer must purchase the home outright. There are many ways you can set this up. Choose the terms that work for you!

Hold As a Rental Property

Have you ever pictured yourself as a landlord? In some situations, it can be a lot of work. While other times, and with careful screening, you can find great, low-maintenance tenants. Many people who aren’t able to sell the traditional way, will instead opt to rent their home out.

If it seems like too much work, you can always hire a property management company to help you with routine maintenance and rent collection. Many people find owning a rental property is an excellent way to secure extra income.

Selling to A Direct Buyer or Investor

When you choose to sell your home directly, you will likely save many out of pocket costs you encounter when listing. You won’t need to pay a listing agent, make repairs or clean up. With a direct sale to an investor, the process typically runs much more quickly. Direct buyers are often paying in cash, so they are able to close without relying on bank funding.

When you sell your house directly, make sure to read the fine print and that the terms are agreeable to you. When selling on your own, you will not have a professional to help guide you. Not all home buyers are the same!

Auction Services

Many people are turning to auction services to sell their [marlet_city] homes. Choose a site or person who will generate buzz about your property using excellent marketing. The goal here is to draw attention to your home and encourage buyers to outbid one another.

An auction is great for people who want to want to sell and have a definitive date. By selling quickly, you can potentially save thousands as opposed to listing your home.

Factor in your mortgage payment, homeowners insurance, property taxes, repairs and general depreciation, and you’ll see that holding on to a home, that isn’t income generating, is only costing you money.

Do you want to sell your house in Greenville? We can help you achieve your goals right now! Send us a message or give us a call to learn more! 864-300-2110

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Creative Holiday Themed Open House Ideas for Greenville

If you are trying to sell a Greenville house during the winter months, you might want to incorporate a few festive touches into your open house. We have put together some creative holiday themed open house ideas to help you sell your Greenville house fast!

Many people wait to list their houses until after the holiday season, however, when done correctly, it can actually be a great time to sell your Greenville house! Many people are looking to buy before year-end or relocate during winter break. Reaching these people is key to selling! And by offering a warm and welcoming open house, your property will stand out to these prospective buyers!

As with any open house or home showing, it is important to engage the prospective buyer’s senses. The holiday season is a wonderful time to incorporate elements that will do just that!

How to Host a Holiday Themed Open House in Greenville

Think Warm and Cozy

Your house should feel warm and welcoming. No matter the climate in which you’re selling, a house’s interior can embrace the coziness of the season. Stage the house to include warm blankets, fluffy pillows, and items that will make your prospective buyer want to curl up with cocoa and a good book. If you have a fireplace, now is the time to light it. Electric fireplaces can also give the comfy vibe and can be used without the heat in warm climates.

Really Think About The Lighting

Sometimes the natural light isn’t enough. Your house should be well lit, but not so well lit that you feel like you are at the doctor’s office. Keep lighting soft and warm. Try out different lighting options and you will see what a difference your lighting choices can make.

Incorporate Seasonal Smells

There aren’t many people who dislike the scent of freshly baked cookies or bread. Vanilla and pine are also popular, and universally liked choices. You can use oils or candles to add a light scent to the air. No matter how you choose to incorporate smell, keep it very mild. Some people are more sensitive to scents, and you don’t want your efforts to be offputting.

Offer Comfort Food

There are delicious snacks you can serve that will conjure up warm holiday memories. (Or just be delicious.) Get creative and offer pumpkin pie bites, gourmet cookies or biscotti. Keep food light and don’t serve anything that will be too messy. As far as refreshments, you can serve apple cider, cocoa or maybe it’s finally time to purchase that fancy coffee machine.


Be careful playing the Holiday Hits on repeat. While some people absolutely love Christmas music, others avoid it at all costs. Keep things low-key. Instrumental versions are nice or choose to have light classical music playing in the background. It should never be played loudly. It should be almost unnoticeable.

Depersonalize The Decorations

Decorate with minimal seasonal items. Think of classic looks you might find gracing the pages of catalog ads. Traditional, wintery and clean. When you have people viewing your house, take down personal items such as stockings with names, decorations made by the kids and the “Baby’s First Christmas” ornament. Religious items shouldn’t be too overpowering, you want to create a warm and welcoming environment for as many people as possible, and you will want them to feel as if they are in their own home. You can always put your personal items back after the showing.

Hold Off On a Tree

A traditional tree can be large and cumbersome. Usually, furniture is moved around and rearranged, making spaces look cluttered and not as welcoming. Unless you have a wide open room with plenty of EXTRA space for a tree, you might want to consider a small, tabletop version instead.

Do you want to sell a house in Greenville? If so, we have creative solutions to help you! Send us a message, or give our team a call now!

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Selling Your House While Divorcing in Greenville

If you’re going through a difficult divorce and trying to figure out what to do about your unwanted real estate, then keep reading this blog post to give you our best suggestions about selling your house while divorcing in Greenville

Divorce can be challenging and emotional. Yet, in the midst of the difficult situation, you might be like other divorcing couples who own a house and are trying to figure out how to go about selling your house while divorcing in Greenville. Here are our best strategies and ideas to help you navigate the real estate portion of your divorce as carefully and efficiently as possible.

Houses In Divorce Can Be Complicated

During a divorce, the two parties seek to split their assets in half. For some assets are liquid (such as money), it’s very easy to do. For other assets, including real estate, it’s much harder to do because how do you split a house in half? It’s one asset that derives its value from being whole, and it’s usually a structure built on a plot of land, so it’s not going anywhere.

Since cutting the house down the middle isn’t an option, should one party get it or the other? And maybe in some divorces, one party might be invited to take the house only if they can pay for it (which is a massive expense a time that people rarely want to incur such expenses).

Here’s How To Split The Real Estate Asset

The best way to split the real estate asset is to sell it:

The property itself might have some expenses incurred during the sales process, or there might be outstanding bills, or there might still be a partial outstanding mortgage on the property. So the two divorcing parties should probably just sell the property and direct their attorneys to apply the money earned from the equity to any outstanding debts.

The remaining amount can then be split between each party, with each party getting an agreed-upon percentage (such as 50/50).

But this begs the question — how do you sell the property?

The Fastest Way To Sell A Divorce House

When it comes time to sell, most people think of selling through a real estate agent. Unfortunately there’s a few problems with this:

  • the agent will make the owners pay out-of-pocket to fix up the property first — but who pays for that?
  • the agent will then list the house, which can take 3-6 months to sell (sometimes longer) — can either party wait that long?
  • the agent will then involve both parties in the negotiation with the buyer and there is A LOT of paperwork to shuffle back and forth

This is a costly and time-consuming way to sell, and it can actually make the divorce proceedings so much worse.

Fortunately, there’s another way to sell and that’s to sell your house to a real estate buying firm (which is what we do here at Mason Buys Houses). The real estate buying firm will buy your house quickly, for cash, in as-is condition (and as a bonus, there are never any commissions or fees to pay). You don’t have to clean up or fix up the property and the sale can be completed in days, not months, with very little paperwork.

If you’re going through divorce and want to just be done with it and move on with your life, just reach out to us and tell us about the house you want to sell. We specialize in buying divorce houses and we can help you expedite your divorce by buying this house from you.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

What If My House Won’t Sell During A Divorce in Greenville?

If you’re going through a divorce and you’re trying to sell a house, you might be wondering, “what if my house won’t sell during a divorce in Greenville?” That’s a good question to ask so be sure to read this blog post and we’ll share our best answer with you…

What If My House Won't Sell During A Divorce inA divorce can be a challenging situation: it’s complicated, it’s expensive, it’s time-consuming, and emotions are running high. And in all that effort you also need to sell your house so that you can split the value of any equity in the house and put it all behind you. But what if your house doesn’t sell? If you’re going through a divorce and wondering, “what if my house won’t sell during a divorce in Greenville?” then here’s what to do…

What Are The Reasons Your House Doesn’t Sell?

Unfortunately, there are many reasons your house might not sell. Some of the reasons are related to the normal market conditions (and they might be present even if you weren’t going through a divorce). But there might be additional reasons that your house doesn’t sell — for example, maybe you have a complicated divorce or there’s a lot of conflict between each party in the divorce and this makes it too difficult for the buyer to negotiate on the sale of the property.

This Delay Adds To The Problem!

If the house is not selling as quickly as you’d like, this just adds to the problem and it ultimately ends up costing you more — in bills and taxes and mortgage payments, as well as in additional attorneys fees.

Simply put, you might be hoping to get a high price for your house but your divorce could actually be scaring people away and costing you money.

Fortunately there’s another option…

Strategy For Divorce Houses: Sell To A House-Buying Company

Here’s an effective strategy for people who are trying to sell their divorce house — instead of listing the house with an agent, sell the house directly to a real estate buying firm like us here at Mason Buys Houses. As real estate buyers, we may not always be able to pay the market price for a house… but many divorcing people realize that holding out for a higher price can actually be a costly strategy once you factor in the cost of repairing the property, the carrying costs while you wait months for an agent to find a buyer, and then the agent’s commission (sometimes thousands of dollars).

If you’re wondering, “what if my house won’t sell during a divorce in Greenville?” and if you want to sell your house fast, a real estate buying firm like ours is the fastest and simplest choice to get the property out from the middle of your divorce, give you money for it, and allow you to wrap up this portion of the divorce proceedings.

To learn more about our real estate buying program and how we might be able to help you out in this challenging situation, click here and fill out the short form or give our team a call at .

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Tax Tips For Selling Your Greenville House!

It’s almost that time of year… yes, tax season is almost upon us! If you are selling a house in Greenville, you will love these tax tips for selling your home! This article is for informational purposes only!

For specific questions, contact a trusted tax professional, or the IRS! 

Not All Profits Are Taxable

You will be able to exclude a high portion of your profits so long as certain conditions are met. Typically, you will be able to exclude $250,000 from your tax return, and up to $500,000 if filing a joint return. (However, if you sell for a loss, you won’t be able to take a deduction for that amount.)

The deduction is only available when selling your primary residence, and can only be used once every two years. To qualify for the deduction, you must have lived in the residence for at least two of the past five years.

It is important that whenever you move, your address is updated with the IRS.

Other Exclusions

If you do not meet the requirements above, you might still be able to exclude a portion of your profits from your income tax. There are many special conditions you can meet in order to receive a prorated, tax-free gain. If you need to sell because of a change in your health, a job change or other unforeseen circumstances, you will be able to write-off a portion of the profit.

Reporting the Sale

You will need to report the sale if you receive a 1099-S form from the closing agent. This form provides the IRS with information regarding the proceeds from real estate transactions. To avoid reporting, make sure that you are able to exclude all profits. Let the agent know at the time of closing that the form will not need to be issued. Even if you are able to deduct all profits, if the form is issued, you will still need to file it with the IRS… even if no money is owed.

Capital Gains Taxes

If you are selling an investment property or house you have only owned briefly, you will likely be subject to the capital gains tax. Capital Gains taxes are dependent on how much you make. If you have a lower income, you will pay no capital gains taxes. People in higher tax brackets can pay upwards of 20%. Short-term assets are typically taxed the same as ordinary income.

First-Time Homebuyer Credit

Depending on the dates you bought and sold, you might have to pay back all or part of the credit you received. Typically if you move within 36 months of purchasing the home, the credit must be paid back upon the sale of the home. Special rules apply and can be found in Publication 523 from the IRS.

Deduct Selling Costs

When selling your Greenville house, you will be able to deduct any reasonable cost when selling your home. This includes the closing costs, improvements made in order to sell the house, assessments, marketing costs, agent fees and so on. Keep track of every cent you spend in an effort to sell your home. Come tax time, this can amount to major deductions!

No matter what time of the year you sell, it is always important to seek the counsel of professionals. Consult your agent, accountant, and attorney to make sure you have set up the best terms for yourself.

Don’t stress too much about taxes when putting your house up for sale in Greenville. Odds are Uncle Sam won’t be getting his hands on your profits.

Do you want to sell your house in Greenville? We can help! Send us a message or give our office a call today!

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Financing Options For Greenville Home Owners In Different Situations

Any homeowner may at some point need to sell or buy a new home. While it is obvious that buyers are the ones that need to know what their financing options are, even sellers need to know the financial arrangements their potential buyers come up with.

A home is an investment that is not only expensive but is also worthwhile and therefore needs to be adequately prepared for. Starting from a general point of view, the following post describes the financing options that are available for a person involved in the real estate business:


Investments in real estate usually involve large amounts of money which ranges from a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars. Most investors do not have the financial capacity to out rightly cover most of their real estate investment; hence most properties are purchased with leverage. Real estates can be financed in various ways depending on whether you want to finance a commercial property or residential property.

In this article, we will narrow our options to financing residential real estate properties.

The best time for buying any real estate property still remains in an up trending market. However, if you don’t have a good credit rating or enough liquid assets, purchasing real estate in the present market could be a pain in the neck. Read more at LinkedIn…

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You do not need to get stuck when venturing into real estate because of money. There are several good financing options for residential properties as described in the post above.

In addition, with all the competition going on in the market, you can secure yourself a pocket-friendly loan. The following post gives you the kind of options available for you:

4 Niche Loan Options That Are Helping New Home Buyers

Mortgage Guidelines Now More Flexible

When you buy a home, learning about the array of available mortgage types can pay off. Your real estate agent or lender might tell you about common 20 percent down conventional loans or low-downpayment FHA loans.

But as a proactive home buyer, you can research niche loan types that may help you achieve homeownership faster and at better terms.

With that knowledge in hand, you’ll come at home buying from a different angle. You will be better equipped and educated to choose the right loan for your situation. Read more at The Mortgage Reports…

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The loan options described in the post above are readily available. As such, you can capitalize on them so you can get the cash you need at the best rate available in the market.

Financing options are not limited to when you are only selling or buying, there are some that are available for transitional times. These include when you need to sell and buy another home. The following post discusses more details:

Financing Options to Bridge the Gap between Selling and Buying

The home-buying and -selling process can sometimes be a precarious thing as most sellers need to sell their house before having the money to buy a new space. But what happens if you stumble upon your dream house before coming to contract for a sale?

If you find yourself in this situation, you’ll want to explore gap financing options, which will allow you get the money for a new home, without having to rush into a sale of your own. Read more at C21 Affiliated…

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You have so many ways to cater for the different needs you may have at any point of your home ownership process. Always be on the lookout for options that are tailor made just for you.

For more professional help, home selling advice, or to sell your Greenville home for a favorable cash offer, call Mason Buys Houses today!

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3 Things You Can Do In Greenville to Prepare Your Inherited House For The Sale

If you inherited a property that you intend to sell, make sure you read this blog post all the way through to know the 3 things you can do in Greenville to prepare your inherited house for the sale

Prepare Your Inherited House For The SaleWhen a loved one passes, it can be a difficult time for everyone. And although inheriting a house might seem like a wonderful way for a loved one to pass something of value on to you, it can also be a burden. Houses take a lot of work to maintain, keep clean, and keep up-to-date. If you’re thinking about selling an inherited house, or if you are still exploring your options, here are 3 things you can do in Greenville to prepare your inherited house for the sale…

Preparing Your Inherited House For Sale — Tip #1

Perhaps the most important thing to do is to save the memories for yourself. It’s easy to discover that you have many mixed emotions about the property, and that can actually keep people from selling an inherited property. Instead, they just pay to hold onto the property but never really enjoy the property. The best step here is to understand that you are experiencing emotions about the memories and about the person who lived here. The house itself is just the structure.

So if you’re thinking of selling but want to preserve the memories, do something special in the house — take pictures, gather some of the furniture and photographs and other mementos that you will cherish. You’ll have a few things that represent your memories and you’ll still be able to sell the house to keep it from becoming a burden.

Preparing Your Inherited House For Sale — Tip #2

Chances are, you inherited the house from someone who lived there for a while. When this happens, you’ll find out that the person who lived there may have taken very good care of the house but after living in the same house for a while there might be areas of the house that they didn’t use very much, or perhaps areas of the house that they used for storage. The best way to help your inherited house sell is to clear the house out, clean it up thoroughly, and present a beautiful empty house to buyers.

Preparing Your Inherited House For Sale — Tip #3

Last, you should think about giving your house a paint job. If you inherited the house from someone who lived in it a while, they may have cared for the house but the wall colors may have faded. A paint job is affordable for you and it’s an easy way to help a house feel fresh and lived-in, even if you choose not to make any other updates or renovations to the house.


When your loved one passed the house on to you, they did so because they wanted to give you this gift. But selling the inherited house may make the most sense. So you’ve just read 3 things you can do in Greenville to prepare your inherited house for the sale.

Wondering how to sell your house quickly and easily without any hassle or dealing with an agent? That’s where we can help. We are professional house buyers and we’ll make you a no-obligation cash offer for your house. Click here to enter your information or call our office at to learn more.

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How To Sell Your House in Greenville During the Holidays – A Guide for Sellers

Do you want to sell your house in Greenville but have felt reluctant because of the holiday season? We can help you sell your home now with our great tips for selling your home during the holidays!

The holidays can be an excellent time to sell! With fewer homes on the market, your house will stand out to potential buyers. People moving during this time will usually have a reason why. You will often find many people who are ready to purchase ASAP! This post will help you use the time of year to your advantage. Read on to learn more!

Think: Warm, Inviting & Homey

No matter who you are or where you live, people love to feel a cozy vibe when walking in the door. During showings or open houses, you can offer seasonal snacks such as cookies, biscotti or brie. Offer espresso, hot cocoa or apple cider. If you have a fireplace, light it. In warmer climates, you can use an electric fireplace, with the heat setting turned off.

Seasonal scents can help create the atmosphere you are looking for. Gingerbread, pine, and freshly baked bread can all make people feel right at home… just not all at the same time! You want to keep it cozy… never cluttered or distracting.

Hire a Professional

Hiring a professional to decorate your house doesn’t just happen in the movies. Look for a professional home stager or interior designer who can help you turn your house into something right out of a movie set. A professional will have an impartial eye and can help you rein it in when need be.

Working with a designer will likely require you to purchase decor outright, however, there are staging companies who can bring chic pieces right to your door. The items are returned after the showing or sale.

Don’t Put Out Every Decoration You Own

Even the most beautiful holiday decorations can appear cluttered if not used sparingly. Many of us have mismatched boxes of ornaments, collected over time and stored in a holiday hodgepodge. If you are selling your house during the holiday season, show some restraint with the items you put out. Rudolph with the missing nose should stay in his box this year.

In addition, personalized items can make prospective buyers feel as if they are intruding. When you are showing the house, put away stockings with names and decorations made by the kids. Of course, you can put them back out the minute your guests have left.

Don’t Forget Curb Appeal

Your front yard is the first thing people will see when viewing your house. Including simple and tasteful decorations can be a huge factor in making people feel welcome. Don’t go overboard, but a few seasonal items will help foster the warm and inviting environment you wish to create. Lighting can be a wonderful addition to evening showings. Keep pace with your neighbors. You don’t need to light up the whole neighborhood, however, you don’t want to be the only dark house on the street either.

Seek Out The Right People

Think about who might be moving during the holiday season. Families might be moving during the Chrismas break. Investors might be looking to purchase before the end of the year. Students and staff might also choose year-end to relocate. Make sure your home is advertised where it can reach these demographics. Advertise near a school, showcase your listing in a local business journal or place an ad in a University newspaper.

Stay optimistic and implore some “out of the box” techniques to find your ideal buyer! And if you don’t find a buyer during the holidays… relax. January is only a few days away!

Do you want to sell your house in Greenville? No matter what time of the year, we can help! Send us a message, or give our office a call today!

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

4 Things You Need to Expect When Selling With an Agent

Are you working with a local Greenville agent to sell your house? Or maybe you’re thinking about it? If so, we’ve collected the top 4 things you need to expect when selling with an agent — to help you navigate this process easily!

There are many ways to sell your house and many people choose to work with an agent to help them during that process. Do you plan to work with an agent? If so, here are 4 things you need to expect when selling with an agent in Greenville…

4 things you need to expect when selling with an agent


#1. Money

A real estate agent is a professional who performs a service for your benefit. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, and yet many people are surprised when they learn that the agent charges a commission for their service… and this commission can be thousands of dollars in some situations! For some people, that’s okay because they want the benefits that an agent provides, but it can be a costly surprise if you’re not prepared.

#2. Time

You probably want to sell your house as quickly as possible. An agent wants that too. However, an agent is at the mercy of what buyers want… and agents will work hard to find a buyer for your house but they can’t always guarantee that your house will be sold within a certain timeframe. (Note: if you need to sell in a certain timeframe, the fastest way to sell is to skip an agent and just let us buy your house directly. Call us at to learn more about this service).

#3. Showing

For an agent to find a buyer who wants to buy your house, they have to show it to people. Buyers will obviously want to walk through the house and decide for themselves if it’s the right house for them. Therefore, if you work with an agent, you should expect the agent to arrange showings with buyers – which means you may need to leave your house while buyers walk through it.

#4. Unknowns

Agents provide a great service but the truth is – agents can’t control the process. There are many unknowns that will influence the sale of your house. These unknowns include: the number of other sellers selling similar houses, the number of buyers who want to buy, the number of banks willing to lend money for mortgages, the state of the economy in the city, within the state of South Carolina, and in the country as a whole. Therefore, you may want to sell right now at a certain price, and the agent will do their best but you may be forced to sell later at a lower price.


Selling your house can seem daunting, which is why many people choose to work with a real estate agent. If that’s how you want to sell your house, make sure you know these 4 things you need to expect when selling with an agent in Greenville.

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