Frequently Asked Questions:
What makes Palmetto Moon Properties different from traditional real estate companies?
Palmetto Moon Properties was created to do real estate differently…your way! If you want or need to sell your property fast, we can help. At Palmetto Moon Properties, we don’t simply say we put clients first, it’s our company motto. We listen to your needs and work tirelessly to surpass your expectations. By being small, you get all the services, marketing, and access of larger brokerages, but with what we call “down home personalized service”. We specialize in helping people live the American dream of property ownership and making it as easy as possible. So whether you’re a buyer, seller, or both, you are our #1 priority.
What is the difference between other full-service agents and SC Property Gals?
Jennifer Padgett, Betti Williams, and Trisha Walker, affectionately known as SC Property Gals, each came from traditional real estate firms and brought a unique specialty. It’s these specialties which makes Palmetto Moon Properties stand out from the crowd. With decades of experience, they believe you deserve a full-service real estate brokerage team that has your best interests at heart. Just as you choose a specialist when you have health concerns, it is equally important you choose a specialist when purchasing real estate assets.
Jennifer Padgett loves home and investment property sales. She thrives helping investors find great properties with immediate cash flow but she goes further by getting those properties rented! While many agents run from people who call about rentals, Jennifer is there to help them. When her renters are ready to buy, she’s right there to help them find their dream home plus she finds new tenants for her investors – talk about a win-win! Her specialized service is appreciated by all her clients!
With decades of awards for her real estate sales and expertise, Betti Williams is the Queen of Negotiating contracts. Whether your buying or selling a property worth $100K or negotiating million dollar cash lake property deals, she knows how to position for the best deal possible. With the current sellers market, frustrated first time homebuyers have a better chance of winning a contract offer with her as their agent. She is truly a negotiating genius – don’t take our word for it, just ask her clients!
Trisha Walker is the founder and broker of Palmetto Moon Properties. She found her niche early in her real estate career. Just ask anyone who knows her and they will tell you she’s a land gal. She is passionate about helping people achieve their dream of owning land, especially those who need owner financing. I you have land you want to sell, she’s your gal! She has a network of land investors to get you an offer fast. Many clients come to her seeking their perfect “middle of nowhere” to settle and create a family farm or to build their dream home and retire in the peace and quiet of the country. Trisha works tirelessly until she finds the perfect one for each of them.
SC Property Gals live up to the company tagline, Stellar Service. Simply the Best. They help you find or sell your property, negotiate the best price and follow through inspections and other paperwork to get you to the closing table. With SC Property Gals you get everything traditional agents provide and much more! Their goal to make the process of buying and/or selling your property as simple and efficient as possible for you, while still earning you the highest return on your investment.
What is the MLS (Multiple Listings Service)?
The Multiple Listings Service (MLS) is a national marketing database that is set up by a group of cooperating real estate brokers. The MLS provides accurate and structured information about properties available for sale and is the most popular way that buyers, sellers and agents find available homes for sale in their target market. Our local branch in Columbia is called Consolidated Multiple Listing Service.
Do I really need to be on the MLS to sell my home?
Property sells all the time without being listed on the MLS, but it takes significantly more time and work. Over 90 percent of buyers start their search on the Internet, and over 80 percent of agents utilize the MLS to stay up to date with what is on the market. When considering these statistics, the MLS stands out as undoubtedly the best way to get your property in front of potential buyers. MLS listing gives your home the exposure and placement on the internet necessary to be found by motivated agents and buyers, not only locally but Internationally. If you want to try to sell your home or land yourself, we do offer our flat fee Listing Only Service .
Do I pay up front to list my home with Palmetto Moon Properties?
There are no upfront fees to hire us to list your property with an exclusive right to sell contract. We pay for marketing expenses including professional photography and drone videos when needed. Our commission as the listing broker is paid at closing from your proceeds and will be listed on the settlement statement along with the selling broker’s commission. We do have a clause in our listing agreement that we be reimbursed for marketing expenses if you choose to back out of the listing agreement before the end of our exclusive right to sell contract term.
You can choose our MLS Only Service which is a one-time fee paid when you order.
Are there any additional Listing Agent fees?
No, not under normal circumstances. There have been times when clients needed clean outs, landscaping, painting, specialty nationwide advertising, etc. Those ala carte service fees are agreed upon in writing and paid up front by you to our vendors or a vendor of your choice. We try to make it easy to sell your house and that will sometimes require outside help. Our goal is to stage the home so it sells quickly and get the best deal we can.
Does is cost money to hire Palmetto Moon Properties to help me Buy a Property?
In SC, sellers typically pay both sides of commission so it cost you nothing to hire us to represent and negotiate for you. More importantly, we walk you through the process step-by-step and make it as smooth a transaction as possible. Buying a home or land should be fun and we strive to make sure our buyers have that experience. Please note there are times when a seller refuses to pay our commission. It mostly occurs with homes for sale by owner (FSBOs). If that happens and you want to proceed with the purchase, you would be responsible for paying our commission at closing.
If you purchase our land using owner financing, click here for FAQ’s.
How do negotiations work with Palmetto Moon Properties during a home purchase or sale?
Palmetto Moon Properties is dedicated to making sure you receive the best bang for your buck whether you’re a seller or a buyer. We work to maximum value whether you’re selling, or you are a first-time homebuyer. SC Property Gals will negotiate the sale or purchase of property with the potential buyer or selling agent, presenting all offers to you and providing recommendations on counter offers when necessary.
How long does it take to list my home?
When listing your home with us, it will appear in the MLS and on dozens of real estate websites within one to three business days. Once we meet and tour your home, provide you with a free market analysis, and you sign all your paperwork giving us permission to sell your home, we try to have it up in 24 hours. Sometimes that isn’t possible so we will ask you to sign a document stating the delay due to repairs, cleanouts, etc.
Can I cancel my listing?
Yes. You can cancel your MLS listing at any point during the selling process. That being said, we have an incredibly high success rate and are confident you will be happy with our service. Please remember if you do cancel before our contractual term ends, you will be responsible for reimbursing us for marketing expenses.
Do I need to provide photos for my listing?
No. Palmetto Moon Properties hires a professional photographer to produce high-quality, compelling images for each listing. We also offer optional aerials and drone videos.
Will my listing look like other MLS listings?
Yes, they’ll be in the same familiar format used around the internet. We so our best to tell a story so your listing stands out from the rest, but the format will be the same. With our timely responses & attention to detail, you can count on us to show your home effectively and bring you a contract at the earliest opportunity.
Can I edit my MLS listing?
Absolutely! We require an MLS input sheet for all properties but to request changes, simply email: Trisha@PalmettoMoonProperties.com and we will get your changes entered within 24 hours.
Is a yard sign included with my listing?
Yes, all signs and marketing materials are provided to you at no additional cost. However, they are not mandatory so if you do not wish to have a sign, we will not put one up.
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