If you stopped on this page, you might be asking – “Who should I hire to sell my house on Lake Hartwell?” You may have a friend with their real estate license, or maybe you want to be loyal to the agent who sold you the house. In our experience, sellers who choose a listing agent for similar reasons often regret their decision. We frequently get those listings after the first agent fails. Unfortunately, the time spent on the market without selling usually ends up decreasing the final sales price on the property. A property listing is never as attractive as it is when it’s brand new. The longer your house sits on the market without selling, the more likely agents and buyers will both assume something is wrong with the property.
In the past 18 years, Parker has sold the highest dollar volume of real estate on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina. For 2016, the Quigley Team took the top spot among agents in SC on Lake Hartwell, as did the company as a whole. Our small, individually-owned company, beat out national names like Keller Williams, Re/max, and Agent Owned! Those accomplishments speak volumes about what we have to offer in terms of service, marketing, and local knowledge.
Common Mistakes Inexperienced Agents Make When Listing on Lake Hartwell
- Overpricing the Home: This is the most common mistake, and it happens much of the time. After 21 years in business, I know the market on Lake Hartwell and can price lake home effectively. Overpricing a property leads to a longer listing period – price reductions don’t have the same impact as listing at the right price in the first place.
- Under pricing the Home: Agents are often so eager to get a listing that they fail to inform the seller that they don’t understand the value of lake property. You can avoid this costly mistake by hiring an agent who is experienced in selling real estate on Lake Hartwell.
- Failure to Use Professional Photographers: Buyers today will eliminate properties without seeing them in person, and having poor quality photography puts sellers at risk of missing out on showings.
- Failure to Expand the Reach of the Listing: We joined both the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors, as well as the Georgia Association of Realtors in order to enter our Lake Hartwell properties for sale in the multiple listing service for both of those associations. Agents from other areas have sold several of our listings that they may not have known about if we hadn’t joined those associations. In addition to other realtors finding our listings that way, our listings benefit greatly from appearing on the websites of individual agents in those areas. As of 2018, we have joined the First MLS as well, which covers the Atlanta area.
If you don’t say, “I hired Parker Quigley to sell my house on Lake Hartwell,” you might just find yourself saying “I’m never going to sell my house on Lake Hartwell!”
“I had listed my home with another company, who had my listing for a year. The agent was pitiful and still hasn’t come to get his lock box & sign after a year and a half! I hired Parker to sell my house on Lake Hartwell and immediately started getting activity. She was on the other end of the line every time I called. She is what being a professional is all about! Thank you Parker for taking care of my real estate transaction like it was your own home.”