Myrtle Beach Real Estate News

Gene Carter and The Beach Pro Team


August 2015
Volume 2015   Issue 08
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Gene Carter CDPE

Professional, Courteous Service /
28 Years Experience / Oceanfront, Waterway & Golf Real Estate Specialist in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Surfside, Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island, Carolina Forest


1107 48th Avenue N, #110

Myrtle Beach

South Carolina  29577  

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Interest rates continue to drop and more options have become available.  Contact me for details.




Click on the "Calendar of Events" below for more happenings. 



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Greetings from the Grand Strand!

Of course the beaches have been packed with tourists lately but the sales activity for resort properties has been a little sluggish over the past month. This is typical as the attentions of potential buyers and sellers this time of year become focused on important upcoming seasonal responsibilities - getting kids ready for school, picking fantasy football teams...

Buying activity typically picks up again in the early fall as the golfers and "empty nesters" start showing up. There are sometimes bargains to be found, even more so as we get closer to the end of the year - although great opportunities can pop up any time.

If you're planning to sell in the near future, early fall is a great time to list, particularly if you own a vacation rental property. Most owners tend to think of their yearly cash flow as one number. In reality, because of the seasonal aspects of the income, most vacation rental properties exhibit great positive cash flows during the peak rental season while the cash flows can be quite negative in the off-season. If you are planning to sell in the near future, it might be a worthwhile exercise to isolate your anticipated cash flow for the next six months or so. The number might surprise you.

It often turns out to be a good financial decision to sell this time of year, even though the price you obtain may not be as high as you could achieve in the spring, because of the negative cash flow considerations during the off-season. There may also be tax advantages available to some owners if a sale closes in this calendar year. Please contact me if you want to discuss the pros and cons of listing now versus selling later. Remember, it doesn't cost anything to list and you will never have to accept an offer you don't want!

NEWS FLASH. Although my newsletters and website will continue to look the same, my Beach Pro Team and I have moved to RE/MAX Southern Shores. This was a tough decision since the 5 years I spent with The Hoffman Group were very productive for me and my team (as well as for my clients and customers I hope). After a great deal of research and careful consideration I decided that the advantages offered by the leading real estate brand in the world were too great for me to pass up.

I will continue to operate my Beach Pro Team in much the same way I have up until now - although I plan to utilize RE/MAX'S resources (extensive marketing, worldwide brand recognition, massive referral network, etc.) to better serve my clients. RE/MAX's powerful marketing and 100,000 worldwide agents have enabled it to hold the number one market share in the United States and Canada since at least 1999.

Locally, RE/MAX Southern Shores has been number one in total sales volume among all the real estate firms on the entire Grand Strand for each of the past three years and is leading again so far this year. The Sun News readers chose it as the "Best of the Beach"' among all Grand Strand real estate agencies in 2014. The company covers the entire Grand Strand by maintaining three full-sized offices - one in Myrtle Beach, one in North Myrtle Beach, and another in Garden City.

Pam Treadaway, my long-time assistant, made the switch with me. Our email addresses, toll-free phone number, eFax number, website, and my cell phone number remain unchanged. Both of our direct phone numbers have changed -  843-839-6975 for Pam and 843-839-6973 for me.

I firmly believe this new platform will allow me to serve my buyer and seller clients and customers more effectively.

That's it for this month. Read on for the latest monthly reports and my latest Best Buy picks.

See you at the beach! 
July Reports


Below are links to several detailed reports on the current state of our local real estate market complete with statistics for just about anything imaginable.  Please keep in mind that these statistics cover a broad range of properties and that particular areas or developments may behave quite differently.  


As always please contact me if I can be of service in any way.

See link below to interpret terms used in these reports.

News to You

This new monthly newsletter feature shares press releases that caught my eye in the previous month.  Here they are.  (These articles are on my website under "News/Useful Info"). 
Best Buys (My Picks)

The following current listings are exceptionally well-priced and represent great values.  The spreadsheets are sorted by price.  These are live links to listing details and they will change according to changes in the MLS (Pending, Sold, etc.).  The listing details are in the same order as the spreadsheets. Please call me directly if you find something of interest to you.


OF/OV Homes Brochures:         Link to Listings 

OF/OV Homes Spreadsheet:    Link to Spreadsheet 


OF/OV Condo Brochures:         Link to Listings

OF/OV Condo Spreadsheet:    Link to Spreadsheet

Non-OF Condo Brochures:        Link to Listings  
Non-OF Condo Spreadsheet:   Link to Spreadsheet  
If you are considering buying or listing any property on the Grand Strand, or if I can be of assistance in any other way, please contact me.  Also, please feel free to forward this newsletter to friends or acquaintances and of course I will be happy to add them to my email list.

Finally, please let me know if you are going to be in the area and would like to get together.

See you at the beach!

Gene Carter
Beach Pro Team
Cell Phone:  843-455-4785

The material provided is for informational and educational purposes only and sometimes contains current or forward-looking statements on real estate market conditions, and should not be construed as legal, investment and/or real estate advice.  Although the material is deemed to be accurate and reliable, we do not make any representations as to its accuracy or completeness and as a result, there is no guarantee it is without errors, and is not necessarily the opinion of RE/MAX Southern Shores or its agents.