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South Myrtle Beach Area

Myrtle Beach is the brand name of the Grand Strand and many people also think of North Myrtle Beach when they hear “Myrtle Beach”. The homes for sale in North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach are nice but very congested and crowded with tourist. The south Myrtle Beach homes for sale may be the best place to purchase. The south Myrtle Beach area consists of Surfside Beach, Garden City, Murrells Inlet, and Pawleys Island. This area is growing in popularity and the more quiet, pristine beaches have been a fan favorite.

Myrtle Beach Area Foreclosures

On April 15th 2011, there are 5020 residential homes for sale in the Myrtle Beach Metro Area (Listed in MLS). Out of those 5020 homes for sale, 198 have the stipulation of sale being a foreclosure. That leaves Myrtle Beach, SC foreclosures at only 4% for residential homes. There are 4540 condos/townhouses for sale (listed in MLS) in the Myrtle Beach Area. Out of those 4540, there are only 119 foreclosures which leaves the foreclosure rate at only 2.6%. Before we jump to conclusions about the foreclosure phase being gone, out of the 5020 residential houses for sale, 386 are listed as potential or lender approved short sales (7.6%). Out of the 4540 condos/townhouses for sale, 437 are listed as short sales (9.6%). To conclude, foreclosures may be going down in numbers, but short sales are still very common and popular.

Myrtle Beach Real Estate

Myrtle Beach real estateReal Estate used to be a business of creating relationships, getting out there and doing good ol’ fashioned handshakes. Now real estate consists of social media marketing and the power medium called the internet. Getting your face and “brand” out there on the internet is now the most important part of the business aspect of real estate. When people search “Myrtle Beach Real Estate”, we want our name and company to be the first thing they see. Also if someone if surfing social media sites we would like them to come across one of our pages and capture their attention. It is statistically proven that more people searching for a home use the internet before contacting an agent. The internet is not a fad anymore; it is a way of life.

Myrtle Beach voted #1 in the “Top 25 Beaches in the US” by TripAdvisor

Trip Advisor is a great site to use when traveling to get honest reviews on hotels, restaurants etc. The reviews are posted by people who have actually stayed at these locations and there is no paid advertising in the reviews. Myrtle Beach edged some prestigious beaches such as Panama City and Miami Beach to be voted the #1 beach in the United States.
Myrtle Beach is a town as well as a metro area. People sometimes forget about the beautiful parts of the Myrtle Beach area such as Garden City, Surfside Beach, Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island. The name Myrtle Beach is a strong brand name but these other beaches have grown to be just as nice if not nicer. When you head south of Myrtle Beach to these beaches you will realize fewer hotels and more of a family beach aspect. When moving to Myrtle Beach to primarily live, I recommend to check out these south strand towns where it is much less touristy and much more peaceful.

Article (Trip Advisor.com)- http://www.tripadvisor.com/TCBeaches-g191-United_States.html

The Highways of Social Media

If you are somewhere between the ages of 14-28, social media is about as natural as tying your shoes. Facebook, Twitter and Youtube are all part of a normal internet session where you check your statuses, pictures and videos. The crazy part about this “Fad”, is that it is actually NOT a “Fad”. Many companies and entrepreneurs use social media as a prime marketing medium. Obviously many business people and entrepreneurs aren’t between the ages of 14-28, but these older folks are taking classes, reading walkthroughs and teaching themselves how to use social media. Especially in a time of hardship in the economy, social media is free and can be very easy if knowledgeable of the subject.

Many people create a Facebook or Youtube for their business and after two weeks give up on it thinking they are getting no results. I like to explain social media in two ways. One being it is like Novocain. The results are not immediate but over time it will work slow and steady and get the job done. Two, creating a social media network is like designing a bunch of roads and highways that all lead to YOU. So if someone stumbles upon your Facebook, they may see your Youtube link, then your Twitter link, and then end up at your personal website. All these “Highways” should lead to you, your contact information, and/or personal website. It is FREE and EASY so what is everyone waiting for? Get out there and create your social highway!!