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March 8, 2021

Meet Our Realtor - Amy Hawkins

Amy HawkinsIn a year of uncertainty, we are constantly amazed at how our family of realtors continues to grow. At Better Homes Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living, we strive to create an ever-growing team with the best and brightest realtors the coastal region offers. Therefore, we are overjoyed introducing you to the newest member: Amy Hawkins.

Originally from Saginaw, Michigan, Amy called California home for many years. It wasn’t until 2002 that she made the cross-country journey to Little River. Amy was instantly drawn to the community's coastal scenery and charming atmosphere. She said, “I knew we had found our forever home.”

Amy knows a thing or two about having a solid work ethic. She was previously employed in the food and beverage industry for numerous years, leading to a managerial position at Hilton.

She recently transitioned to the world of real estate after deciding to retire her kitchen apron, so to speak, and learn the ins and outs of the field. Amy has always felt a calling to become a realtor®, saying she is thrilled by the opportunity to help others find their dream home.

In Amy’s eyes, honesty is crucial to making any relationship work. “I believe in doing things the right way,” she said. Amy is devoted to guiding her clients every step of the way and ensuring that the process is quick and easy.

“Whether buying or selling, it’s important to me that you understand the aspects of your real estate sale,” she said.

Her passion and charismatic nature make Amy a real go-getter that any client would be lucky to work with.

Rest assured that our team is backed by individuals like Amy, who are ready to serve you.

Our mission is rooted in providing everyone with the tools necessary to find their little corner of paradise. Reach out to us today and see what makes us stand out against the rest.

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Feb. 12, 2021

Meet Our Realtor - Joanne McPoland

Joanne McPolandAt Better Homes Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living, we are always excited to have the opportunity to welcome a new realtor® into our ever-growing family of real estate professionals. Today, with great pleasure, we introduce the most recent addition to our team: Joanne McPoland.

Raised in Long Island, NY, Joanne was first attracted to the Grand Strand by the low cost of living, year-round warm weather, the 60-mile stretch of beach, and world-class golfing.

“After growing up in New York,” Joanne said, “the southern charm of this stunning oceanfront community felt like a little slice of coastal paradise.”

Before receiving her realtor’s® license in September 2019, Joanne spent more than 30 years working in customer service across various fields, including retail, technology, and medicine.

Now, as a licensed realtor® with BHGRE Elliott Coastal Living, Joanne will use her vast talents and passion to assist the people of her adopted community with all their real estate needs.

Above all else, Joanne always puts the needs of her clients first.

We asked Joanne what motivates her. Joanne responded, “I’ve always been driven: one governed by an unyielding need to succeed and an unquenchable passion for helping others. Nothing motivates me more than being able to use my skills to help others achieve their goals.”

Later, we asked Joanne what strengths she had to offer to her clients and the BHGRE Elliott Coast Living family.

Joanne said, “ I believe my unbounded enthusiasm, coupled with my extensive customer service experience and backed up by the resources of the BHGRE Elliott Coastal Living brand, make me an invaluable asset towards any would-be property owner’s home-buying search.”

So, if you are looking to buy or sell real estate in the Grand Strand, remember Joanne McPoland and the local real estate pros at Better Homes and Garden Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living.

For over 60 years, our friendly team of real estate professionals has proudly served the people of the Grand Strand with all their real estate needs. Using the latest technology and most innovative marketing techniques, we guarantee that our dedicated real estate professionals will find you the property of your dreams.

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July 24, 2020

Meet Our Realtor - Bill Ferner

Bill FernerAt Better Homes and Garden Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living, we are always so excited when we get the privilege of welcoming a new member into our ever-growing family of real estate professionals. Today, it is with great pleasure that we introduce the people of the Greater Grand Strand to our newest realtor®, Bill Ferner.

A native of New Jersey, Bill first fell in love with the Grand Strand while on vacation with his wife. “My wife and I,” Bill said, “had been coming to the Myrtle Beach area every summer for over 25 years. We came so often that this spectacular community soon began to feel like our true home. So, one day, we decided to pack our bags, sell our home in New Jersey, and move south”.

Fast forward four years, and Bill’s love for the Grand Strand has only grown with each passing day. Now, as a realtor® with BHGRE, Bill is thrilled to be able to welcome newcomers to his beloved coastal community by helping them find the home of their dreams.

Bill is a people person who meets every challenge with equal passion and professionalism. “I easily connect with everyone I meet. My favorite part of this job is having the opportunity to meet so many new people and getting to help them find their dream home.”

We asked Bill what assets he brought to the table as a realtor®. Bill said, “I’m a highly motivated professional who always pays attention to details. I am a quick thinker and a good listener, and I love the beach environment and the coastal lifestyle with all my heart. As such, I am a perfect advocate for this community and an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy or sell real estate on the Grand Strand.

So, if you want to buy or sell real estate in the Grand Strand, remember Bill Ferner and the local real estate pros at Better Homes and Garden Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living. For over 60 years, our friendly team of real estate professionals has proudly served the people of the Grand Strand with all their real estate needs. Using the latest technology and most innovative marketing techniques, we vow never to rest until you have found the beach home of your dreams.

Posted in Realtors
May 5, 2020

Meet Our Realtor - Will de Hostos

Will de HostosAt Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living, we are more than a business. We are a tight-knit family of professionals dedicated to our community's well-being and our clients' happiness. Few things excite us more than when we get to add another branch to our ever-growing family tree. As such, we are thrilled to introduce the people of the Grand Strand to our newest realtor®– Will de Hostos.

Originally from Bridgeport, CT, Will fell in love with the Carolina Coast when his feet hit the sand. “There is something extraordinary about the Grand Strand. Perhaps it’s the southern hospitality, the 60-mile stretch of the Atlantic coastline, the beautiful sunrises and colorful sunsets,” Will said. He also stated, “Of course, there is the fresh coastal cuisine, the world-renowned golf courses, and an endless litany of outdoor events.” I quickly fell in love with this community!

We asked Will, “How would you describe yourself?” He said, “I am a people person through and through. I pride myself on being honest, trustworthy, and dependable in all my dealings.” Will is bilingual and fluent in both Spanish and English.

“ I will always provide my clients with the best customer service possible by guiding them through their real estate options from beginning to end,” Will promises always to put your best interest first.

“Together we will turn your dream of beach home ownership into reality!”

So, if you want to buy or sell property on the Grand Strand, turn to Will de Hostos and your friends here at BHGRE Elliott Coastal Living.  For over 60 years, we have been proudly serving the people of the Grand Strand with all their real estate needs. Using the latest technology and most innovative strategies, our friendly team of real estate professionals will work tirelessly to help you turn your dream of homeownership into a reality.

Will you send an email or give him a call today? He is ready and waiting to help you along your journey.

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July 28, 2018

Meet Our Realtor - David Cox

David CoxHello Again!  We are introducing you to another beach real estate agent, David Cox, who has joined our Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living team in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  David is a multi-generational native of Horry County, which is an asset as a real estate agent. As a long-time Horry County resident, he knows the many real estate opportunities available, their location, and the demographics.

David’s parents managed a local department store, which opened doors for his father to explore real estate opportunities.  David was a four-sport athlete in high school, and when he graduated, he attended the University of South Carolina.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, which has been put to good use as he writes blogs for Elliott Beach Rentals.

After graduating from college, David had a successful wholesale apparel business before settling in Loris, buying and operating a local furniture store until 2013.  During this time, David married his wife, Karen,  and they had eight children and sixteen grandchildren.

Becoming a father led to David’s entrance into the political arena—first as a PTA representative, then as an advisory board member. Finally, in 2008, he ran for a position on the Horry County School Board and won.  One of his main agendas was to have enough schools built for the population of Horry County without using portables, which are inconvenient, unsightly, and less secure than a school building.  Apparently, in conjunction with other board members, his agenda was successful since five new schools were recently built in Horry County.

In 2013, while suffering from extreme retail burnout, David was offered and accepted a position with Elliott Beach Rentals, the sister company to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living.  Although he did go to real estate school and received his real estate license in 2013, he only recently decided to pursue a career as a real estate agent.  Let’s see how David feels about his budding real estate business.

Q:  David, there are many real estate agencies located in North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, and along the Grand Strand, but you chose Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliot Coastal Living. Why?

A:  Although I received my real estate license in 2013, I did not actively pursue a career in real estate until recently. Because of my loyalty to the Elliott’s, I chose Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living as my agency to support them.

Q:  How will you market yourself to a potential client that causes them to choose you as their agent?

A:  For many people moving to the Grand Strand, this will be their last move as they settle into retirement. Because I’ve watched this county grow from 79,000 residents in 1970 to 323,000 today, I am familiar with growth patterns, demographics, and local eccentricities many agents may not have, particularly inland. Many families move here because of a job change or to start over, bringing with them school-aged children. As an elected member of the Horry County Board of Education, I can offer insights into the 57 schools in Horry County and make suggestions based on needs and expectations regarding the kids’ education.

Q:  What will make you different from other real estate agents on the Grand Strand?

A: The local real estate agent is often the first person a potential homeowner will meet when moving to the Grand Strand. I believe it’s important that these soon-to-be residents have confidence in the professionalism and sincerity of that agent; I offer my services to anyone considering a move.

Q:  What assets do you have that will contribute to your success as a beach real estate agent?

A:    There’s an adage that says, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”.  Because I’m politically connected and a lifelong resident, I believe I know who and what. If a client has a question, and I don’t know the answer, I know someone who does.

Q:  Now that you are a North Myrtle Beach Real Estate Agent, what do you like best about the job?

A:  Working with an agency that is supported by a professional corporation like Better Homes and Gardens opens a plethora of opportunities that smaller mom-and-pop agencies can’t offer.

Q:  As a real estate agent at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living in the Myrtle Beach area, you will not have set office hours, so you must be self-motivated. What motivates you?

A:  I’ve been self-employed for most of my adult life. If a person is not disciplined and dedicated, it’s easy to get complacent and lazy. However, I’m neither complacent nor lazy. Success motivates me; it always has, and it always will!

Q:  When you list a house for a client in the Myrtle Beach area, what means of marketing will you use to reach other realtors and potential clients?

A:  Because we are a member of the Better Homes and Gardens family, we have state-of-the-art advertising tools. Almost at the touch of a button, I can compose flyers and pamphlets; I have templates for social media and means of sending mass emails. Elliott Coastal Living takes a backseat to no one regarding reaching out and touching the masses.

Q:  What do you think will be the most rewarding aspect of your job as a real estate agent for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living in Myrtle Beach?

A:  The most rewarding aspect of real estate is helping a family turn a house into a home. Buying a new house and moving is emotionally taxing; the upheaval can be especially traumatic if any puzzle piece fails to connect. As a real estate agent for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living, I am confident I have the skills and the means to minimize any problems that may arise.

David sure sounds like he will be a top-notch real estate agent.  His knowledge of the locale, demographics, real estate opportunities, and school districts will be beneficial as he assists future real estate buyers and sellers in their endeavors.  David says, “If you’re moving to the Grand Strand and looking for a dependable agent, please call me. I can help, I promise.”  If you want David Cox to help you buy or sell a piece of Horry County real estate, please call Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living.

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Feb. 27, 2018

Meet Our Realtor - Danese Stephens

Danise StephensHello again!  We are back to introduce you to Danise Stephens, another new beach real estate agent that is joining our team at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Danise grew up in Lake View, South Carolina, approximately 60 miles from Myrtle Beach.  Her father farms, so of course, she has an agricultural background.  She has always been very involved in the business aspect of his farming operations.   Danise graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, earning a BSBE degree.

Danise soon decided that teaching was not the career for her and became a Social Worker with the Marion County Department of Social Services in Marion, South Carolina.  After 31 years of state service, Danise retired for a few weeks.  Deciding retirement was also not for her then, she relocated to Cherry Grove, South Carolina, and started a new career as a sales representative in timeshare for the last eight years.

Danise does take time to enjoy herself and indulge in her hobbies.  She likes being on the beach, listening to the tranquility of the ocean and the seagulls.  She also enjoys visits to the mountains, smelling the clean air, and taking in the sights and sounds.  Most of all, she enjoys meeting new people, relaxing, and having fun.

As you can see, Danise has a wide range of experience in many areas.  She received her Real Estate License in 1986 and her Auctioneer’s License.  She decided to put her Real Estate License to use and joined our team at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living, which has offices in North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, and Pawleys Island.  Let’s see how Danise is feeling about her newest career.

Q:  Danise, there are many real estate agencies located in North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, and along the Grand Strand, but you chose BHGRE.  Why?

A:  I know the Elliott Family and the reputation of their long-standing Company.  I want to work for a family-owned business with good values and customer-oriented services.   I know that BHGRE offers a robust training program for new agents, a key asset to growing a successful Real Estate business.

Q:  How will you market yourself to a potential client that causes them to choose you as their agent?

A:  I am very familiar with Cherry Grove and North Myrtle Beach, which will help me locate the type of community where my clients are interested in buying a home.  I also like to help people, which I have done my entire career as a social worker, and I have their best interests at heart.   I am sure this will be apparent as I am working with my clients.

Q:  Now that you are a North Myrtle Beach Real Estate Agent, what do you like best about the job?

A:  Knowing that I can help people fulfill their dreams.

Q:  When you list a house for a client in the Myrtle Beach area, what means of marketing will you use to reach other Realtors and potential clients?

A:  I will use social media to get the listing out to the MLS and as many potential buyers as possible.  I will also use tools provided by BHGRE and my social contacts.

Q:  How will you create your client base as a Myrtle Beach Real Estate Agent?

A:  I will utilize my sphere of influence (friends, family, business associates), make phone calls, and do mailouts.  I will also work opportunity time at the BHGRE office several times weekly, receiving leads.

Q:  What do you think will be the most rewarding aspect of your job as a real estate agent for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living in Myrtle Beach?

A:  One of the most rewarding aspects of my job will be helping someone’s dreams come true, which is often buying or selling a home, second home, or vacation home.

Danise Stephens sounds ready to help you make your dreams come true, too.  She also has a wide range of experience in sales, public relations, and finance.  She will work hard for you.  If you would like Danise to help you buy or sell your Myrtle Beach property, please contact Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Feb. 6, 2018

Meet Our Realtor - Janna Nance

Janna NanceHello again! We are back to introduce you to our newest beach real estate agent, Janna Nance, who we are happy to add to our team at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Janna grew up in Lake View, South Carolina, as the daughter of farmers and learned at an early age that to be successful, you had to work hard and persevere.

Janna was very active in sports throughout high school, which was an invaluable lesson in teamwork and self-discipline. She was a cheerleader and played softball, basketball, and volleyball. After graduating high school, Janna attended the College of Charleston and earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. After college, Janna worked as a Clinical Counselor and Social Worker for twelve years.

Then, she decided to attend Nursing school at Florence Darlington  Technical College to become a Registered Nurse. Upon completing her RN degree, Janna attended USC- -Spartanburg through a satellite program at Horry-Georgetown Technical College and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  She worked as a Labor/Delivery nurse at Loris Hospital in Loris, South Carolina, for three years.

Moving up the ladder, she was offered a position as Nursing Supervisor at Little River Medical Center, where she worked for several years. Janna became licensed as an Esthetician and transitioned to DermaVogue, where she worked as a Nurse Injector, Laser/Skin treatment specialist, and Office Manager for eleven years. Although it sounds like Janna was very busy educating herself and working, she did take time to get married and has six stepchildren and six grandchildren. Janna also finds time for her hobbies, such as tennis, collecting antiques, and painting furniture. Janna enjoys going to auctions, buying furniture, making it more appealing by refinishing it with paint/stain, and reselling it for a profit.

In 2017, Janna once again pursued additional education. She earned her real estate license and became a real estate agent for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living in North Myrtle Beach. Let’s find out how Janna is feeling about her new business as a beach real estate agent.

Q: Janna, there are many real estate agencies located in North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, and along the Grand Strand, but you chose BHGRE. Why?
A: I was familiar with the Elliott Company because we rented our beach house for five years. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living has great curb appeal and a nice workspace. When I interviewed with them, it felt like a good fit with a familial atmosphere that was very comfortable and cozy. They have the latest technology and training for their agents as well.

Q: How will you market yourself to a potential client that causes them to choose you as their agent?
A: I have years of varied work experience that I bring to the table, and I am very knowledgeable of the Myrtle Beach area and Horry County. My company is franchised with Better Homes and Gardens–a branded name that my clients will recognize as being associated with good products and services. I am persistent, determined when completing tasks, and very competitive. I play to win, whether it is getting the best price for a client’s property that is for sale or finding the perfect property for my clients for a reasonable price.

Q: What assets do you have that will contribute to your success as a beach real estate agent?
A: I am willing to go the extra mile to find my clients the property that fits their specifications and persevere until I find it. I have a strong work ethic and enjoy helping people since I have been a helper “by trade” my entire working career. As I stated earlier, I am a competitor and like to be the best at whatever task I pursue. I also live at the beach and know the lifestyle well and the area itself.

Q: Now that you are a North Myrtle Beach Real Estate Agent, what do you like best about the job?
A: I enjoy meeting new people and getting to know them. I also like the atmosphere in the office at BHGRE, where everyone is very helpful, and the resources are outstanding.

Q: As a real estate agent at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living in the Myrtle Beach area, you will not have set office hours, so you must be self-motivated. What motivates you?
A: The primary motivation in any task or job I pursue is the need to succeed. I want to do the job well, and of course, I want to succeed financially. Helping other people motivates me, so helping them buy or sell their property will give me great pleasure.

Q: When you list a house for a client in the Myrtle Beach area, what means of marketing will you use to reach other realtors and potential clients?
A: I will list it in the MLS, which is the listing site that will reach all realtors and potential clients. I will also use the technology available to me through Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living and send emails to clients looking for property if it meets their criteria. I will do my homework in this area and gather knowledge from other, more experienced realtors in my office to get more ideas and continue to grow.

Q: How will you create your client base as a Myrtle Beach Real Estate Agent?
A: I will be working in the office during a specific time a couple of days each week to get leads and follow up on them. I will make daily phone calls, prospect for unfamiliar neighborhoods, and use my social contacts.

Q: What do you think will be the most rewarding aspect of your job as a real estate agent for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living in Myrtle Beach?
A: The most rewarding aspect of my job will be helping people reach a goal they have set, such as buying their dream home or selling a property quickly and for as much money as possible. I will enjoy being a key player in making a person’s dreams come true.

Doesn’t Janna sound great? She has much experience working with the public and enjoys helping people reach their goals. If you want Janna Nance to help you buy or sell your Myrtle Beach area property, call Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Dec. 8, 2017

Meet Our Realtor - Ron Jackson

Ron JacksonWe are so excited to announce that earlier this afternoon at the Coastal Carolina Association of REALTORS® Holiday Membership Luncheon at Myrtle Beach Marriott and Spa at Grande Dunes, our Broker-in-Charge, Ron Jackson, was named REALTOR® of the Year!

In January of this year, Ron–who has both South and North Carolina broker licenses–was named CEO. Before that appointment, he was the Vice President of Sales for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living.  He has consistently been one of Elliott’s top sales producers and has been with the company since 2006.

President and Owner of Elliott Realty, the parent company of Elliott Beach Rentals and BHGRE ECL, Rick Elliott, illustrates, “Our family has a tremendous amount of respect and confidence in Ron.  He has strengthened our brand, Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living. It is a great place to work and grow a career in real estate.  He creates a partnership with each of our sales agents and staff with a true focus on helping them be successful.”

In his current role as CEO, Ron manages day-to-day operations, strategic talent attraction, and agent development utilizing the technology, education, and training tools available through Better Homes & Garden Real Estate.

Each year, the Coastal Carolina Association of REALTORS® recognizes one outstanding REALTOR® with the prestigious REALTOR® of the Year award.  This is awarded to a REALTOR® who is nominated by current CCAR members based on his or her contributions to and participation in activities of the local Association, The State and National Associations, and the community.

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Aug. 15, 2017

Meet Our Realtor - Teresa Graham

Teresa GrahamHello Again!  Our team at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Elliott Coastal Living in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is continuing to grow, and we are back to introduce you to another new agent, Teresa Graham.  She grew up in Loris, South Carolina, approximately 35 miles from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Teresa’s father was a contractor, and her mother was a full-time housewife.  According to Teresa, she learned a plethora of information on buildings, architecture, and design from her father, who worked on multi-million-dollar building projects.  She believes her interest in homes and real estate comes from her father and his passion for the building process.

Teresa attended Tabor City High School in North Carolina, where she played softball and volleyball.  When she graduated, she attended Horry-Georgetown Technical College, which is approximately 10 miles east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and majored in Photography.

After earning her degree, Teresa worked for an Insurance Agency in Loris, South Carolina, approximately 20 miles west of North Myrtle Beach.  She worked in the Insurance Agency for years until she decided to take some time off to be a full-time housewife to her husband, Perrin, and stay-at-home mom for her three children:  Kayla—now 26; Hunter—now 20; and Tristen, who is currently 14.  She also has two “fur babies”—an English Bulldog, Pickles, and a Silver Lab, Bullet.

As Teresa’s children grew older, she began working for the family business Carolina Linen, where her responsibilities included management, payroll, human resources, and accounting.  She worked for Carolina Linen for over 15 years.

Teresa enjoys staying active and spending time outdoors.  Her hobbies include spending time on the beach, paddle boarding, and with her children.  Additionally, she has always been interested in photography, home design, and renovating, making the transition to real estate easy for her.  Now that Teresa has become a beach real estate agent let’s see how she feels about her business.

Q:  Teresa, there are many real estate agencies located in North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, and along the Grand Strand, but you chose Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living (BHGRE/ECL).  Why?

A:  Coming to BHGRE was an easy decision for me. To begin with, the staff and support at BHGRE are fantastic. BHGRE is large enough to provide diverse properties for diverse clients’ needs but small enough to offer unmatched customer service. They have made the transition easy for me, with room to grow. I’m excited to grow alongside a well-respected company.

Q:  How will you market yourself to a potential client that causes them to choose you as their agent?

A:  I will highlight my strengths as an effective communicator. I find that clients respond most readily to genuine agents. I’m confident clients will respond to my demeanor and “Southern hospitality.”

Q:  What assets do you have that will contribute to your success as a beach real estate agent?

A:  I’m incredibly driven, and I believe I have a unique ability to understand people and make their dreams realities. I have a great understanding of the market and promise the ultimate satisfaction for my clients.

Q:  Now that you are a North Myrtle Beach Real Estate Agent, what do you like best about the job?

A:  The greatest joy, for me, is working with and meeting wonderful people. Whether selling an old home or finding your dream home, I still experience great happiness when we accomplish our goals. I love making the buying and selling process rewarding and exciting.

Q:  As a real estate agent at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living in the Myrtle Beach area, you will not have set office hours, so you must be self-motivated.  What motivates you?

A:  I have always been an extremely driven and inherently self-motivated person.

Q:  When you list a house for a client in the Myrtle Beach area, what means of marketing will you use to reach other realtors and potential clients?

A:  I will use all websites available, including BHGRE and the MLS, which will reach all realtors.

Q:  How will you create your client base as a Myrtle Beach Real Estate Agent?

A:  I will use my many friends and family members to create a client base fed from web interaction and face-to-face correspondence.

Q:  What do you think will be the most rewarding aspect of your job as a real estate agent for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living in Myrtle Beach?

A:  Nothing is more exciting than the gratifying feeling I get from helping people meet their real estate needs. You can count on me to always do what’s in their best interest. I pride myself on being honest, trustworthy, and knowledgeable in the real estate market. I know how important it is to find your dream home or get the best offer for your property. Therefore, I will make it my responsibility to help the clients achieve those goals, whether they are an experienced investor or a first-time buyer. I can help them find the property of their dreams.

It sounds like Teresa is ready to start using all the experience she has gained in public relations and marketing to be one of the best real estate agents in the Myrtle Beach area.  If you would like Teresa Graham to help you buy or sell your beach real estate, call Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living.

Posted in Realtors
May 9, 2017

Meet Our Realtor - Lynne Bryant

Lynne BryantHello again.  We are introducing you to one of our Better Homes and Gardens Elliott Coastal Living Real Estate Agents in North Myrtle Beach, Lynne Bryant.  Lynne has been a beach real estate agent since 2004, and she has a great deal of experience selling Myrtle Beach Real Estate—Oceanfront condos, Cherry Grove channel houses, beach houses, and other beach real estate and residential properties in both South Carolina and North Carolina.

Lynne grew up on a farm across the South Carolina state line in Columbus County, North Carolina, approximately 30 miles north of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Lynne’s father was a mechanic and a farmer, and her mother was a textile worker for over 50 years until she retired.

Lynne attended Nakina High School in North Carolina, where she was a cheerleader.  She also met her husband in elementary school, became sweethearts through high school, and married when they graduated.  Lynne and her husband farmed in the spring and summer, and her husband worked with his dad, building homes in the fall and winter.

In 1978, Lynne and her husband began to purchase and sell real estate in North and South Carolina.  In 1982, they formed their own company and have been building and selling homes in the Cherry Grove area of North Myrtle Beach for more than 35 years.

Lynne and her husband, Lloyd, had two children: Rocky and Tracy.  They are all part of three generations of construction, buying, and selling real estate.  Lynne’s father-in-law, husband, and son have all contributed a lot of work toward the residential development in North Myrtle Beach and other areas. Lynne and her daughter, Tracy Bryant-Ray, are licensed real estate agents working together with Better Homes and Gardens Elliott Coastal Living in North Myrtle Beach to assist others who wish to buy, sell, or learn more about the beach real estate for sale in North Myrtle Beach as well as the other areas where they are licensed to sell real estate.

Lynne has five grandchildren: A grandson, Wesley, is a high school senior this year and will attend Pfeiffer College in the fall to develop his golfing skills further.  Roxanna, a granddaughter, attends South Columbus High School, where she is active on the volleyball and track team.  She also has 9-year-old twin grandsons, Bryant and McKinley, who are active in football, baseball, soccer, and the North Myrtle Beach swim team.   Her step-granddaughter, Jaclyn, graduated from Eastern Carolina University and works in Loris, South Carolina.

Lynne is very proud of her family.  Her favorite pastime is devoting as much time as possible to her family, whether attending any sporting events they participate in or cooking a meal for everyone.  She loves having her whole family together.  Lynne is also passionate about her Better Homes and Gardens Elliott Coastal Living Real Estate business.  Let’s find out how Lynne turned her beach real estate business into a successful endeavor.

Q:  Lynne, how long have you been a real estate agent?

A:  In 2004, I decided it was time to make it official and assist others in buying and selling real estate in addition to buying and selling our real estate. I received my real estate license as a Real Estate Broker in North Carolina in 2004 and began working with Elliott Realty in Cherry Grove in 2006.

Q:  There are many real estate agencies located in North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, and along the Grand Strand, but you chose BHGRE.  Why?

A:  Our construction business has been busy in the Cherry Grove area of North Myrtle Beach since the late 70’s.  Through the years, we have had many transactions with multiple real estate agencies in the area.  Elliott Realty was the largest in the Cherry Grove area, offering sales and rentals. Senator Dick Elliott and his son, Rick Elliott, both welcomed me to their company.

Q:  How do you market yourself to a potential client that causes them to choose you as their agent?

A:  I have lived within 30 minutes of the Grand Strand all my life and have been buying and selling real estate in the area since the late 70’s.  Working with buyers, I can answer most of their questions. If I can’t, I know the person to ask to get the correct answer.  Working with sellers, I have an extensive client database to assist in getting their property sold. I can give reliable answers if a client has questions concerning the area, construction questions, or general questions.

Q:  What do you attribute your beach real estate agent success to?

A:  I attribute my success in life to my belief and faith in my lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I have truly been blessed. Being part of a family of three licensed contractors has kept me busy.  Having been in the business for over 35 years, working with people honestly and treating others as I would want to be treated is a significant part of my success.

Q:  As a North Myrtle Beach real estate agent, what do you like best about the job?

A:  I like to feel I have helped someone.  To help people reach their goals is a satisfying accomplishment.  Whether it is finding them a new place to call home, a vacation spot they love for their family, or an investment property to gain income, I like knowing that I have helped them find the property they desire at the price they want to pay or to know that I have assisted a seller to present, market, and sell their property for the best price they could receive.  Being friends with all my clients at the end of the real estate transaction is very important to me.

Q:  Being a real estate agent in Myrtle Beach is very competitive. What do you do that has earned you the title of “one of the best” real estate agents in the Myrtle Beach area?

A: I just do what I feel is essential for each situation.  I have been told many times that I have gone beyond the call of duty, but that is what it takes sometimes to accomplish my goals.

Q:  As a real estate agent at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living in the Myrtle Beach area, you do not have set office hours, so you must be self-motivated.  What motivates you?

A:  As I said before, I like to help people.  When my phone rings, I receive an email or a text message. I do my best to attend to each one promptly.  It doesn’t matter if I am working with a buyer or a seller or if their transaction involves hundreds, thousands, or millions of dollars. I am motivated to help them achieve their goal.

Q:  When you list a house for a client in the Myrtle Beach area, what means of marketing do you find most valuable in reaching other realtors and potential clients?

A:  The internet is our best means of marketing property today, however, word of mouth from previous clients has kept me busy over the years and still is.

Q:  You seem to have a very good client base in the Myrtle Beach area.  How did you create it?

A:  My client base has been building for a long time.  I also strive to ensure my clients have the best possible beach real estate experience so they will be satisfied with my services.  Satisfied clients return or recommend you as a beach real estate agent when their friends need my services.

Q:  What do you find most rewarding about your job as a real estate agent for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living in Myrtle Beach?

A:  It is great to tell clients about our affiliation with a significant and nationally recognized household name.

Lynne Bryant is one of our best North Myrtle Beach real estate agents.  As you can surmise from her answers above, she is very committed to assisting her clients in buying or selling beach real estate properties for sale.  If you would like Lynne to help you buy or sell beach real estate, please call Better Homes and Gardens Elliott Coastal Living in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

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