Good evening Mr. Powell,
I am a licensed Realtor in Rock Hill, SC. I have lived in South Carolina all my life.
You have received a good bit of great advice from the Realtors that are closer to the area you are referring to. I hope that you will allow me to give you my advise regarding Real Estate-no matter where you are thinking of relocating.
First of all, you need to have your "own" Agent Represent you while "searching" for a home. They will do ALL the homework for you and advise you accordingly. Please remember that a "Buyers Agent" represents YOUR best interest- not the Sellers of the properties that you inquire about. You also do not pay the Buyers Agent that YOU hired to work for you in the majority of the cases. The Seller pays the commission to the agent that SELLS their home.
In South Carolina, Realtors are to advise you when working with you that they are representing the Seller, their client, unless you request them to represent you, by a Buyers Agency Agreement. Until you do this, you are considered a customer. I will be glad to email you a SC Agency Disclosure Form is you will send me your email address at Kimberly.Gaffney@allentate.com.
Secondy, please allow me to introduce you to the Company that I represent. Allen Tate Realty and Allen Tate Family of Companies.
Please go to the website at http://www.allentate.com.
CLICK ON ABOUT US....AND ALSO "RELOCATION". It will take you directly to the INTERNATIONAL RELOCATION WEB SITE that we are affiliated with.
The reason that I want to tell you about Allen Tate Realty is that our company IS the NUMBER ONE Privately owned REAL ESTATE COMPANY in NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA.
Our company is also one of the initial contributors and members of the INTERNATIONAL RELO COMPANY called.. the "LEADING REAL ESTATE COMPANIES OF THE WORLD". We can help any buyer or seller, no matter where they live, no matter where they are moving to.
Since you live in England, I can refer you to an agent that specializes in working with Buyers that live out of the US.
Most of all, just continue digging until you feel comfortable with who you end up having represent YOU as a Buyer. If I can be of assistance to you at all, please feel free to contact me.
Although I do not LIVE at Myrtle Beach I would be happy to represent you and do ALL your homework! :)
My website is at http://www.allentate.com/KimberlyGaffney.
I wish you much luck and hope you have the best Real Estate experience ever this year when you find that RIGHT PROPERTY for you, once you find that RIGHT REALTOR for you.
Kimberly Gaffney, REALTOR
Allen Tate Realty
1602 Ebenezer Rd
Rock Hill, SC 29730