The Myrtle Beach, S.C. branch of HomeBridge Financial Services Inc. will be hosting a Real Estate Roundtable Summit Meeting in an effort to share strategies and tactics that can attract homebuyers from outside the state to the area. Set for Thursday, May 8 at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, HomeBridge’s “Real Estate Roundtable–Spotlight: The Grand Strand” event will bring together a small group of leading real estate professionals, marketing experts and influential local media representatives, for a closed-door discussion on local trends and issues as they pertain to real estate in the Myrtle Beach area. While attendance at the roundtable is invitation only, plans to share the event with those who cannot attend include a via a Google Hangout, in addition to video recaps from each participant and a white paper summary.
Historically, as Myrtle Beach’s temperature rises in April and May, more and more people from outside the area begin actively looking to purchase properties around the Grand Strand. With statistics showing that February’s residential sales figures are down nearly eight percent for the area versus sales a year ago, it’s more important than ever for the local real estate community to be able to attract additional buyers to Myrtle Beach and leverage the interest active buyers already have in the market.
The event will be hosted by Roy Dunn, a mortgage loan originator from the Myrtle Beach office of HomeBridge Financial Services and a 25-year veteran of the financial industry. Michael Maely, WMBF (NBC) news anchor, will moderate the discussion, as Steve Jones, real estate reporter for The Sun News, will be on site covering the event for the News’ business section.
“Interest in Myrtle Beach is always on the rise this time of year, but interest alone doesn’t correlate to people moving into our area and actually purchasing homes. While some of the people participating in the Real Estate Roundtable are competitors, we’re all coming together for the greater good of sharing best practices that can bring more people into Myrtle Beach and in turn, strengthen our local economy,” commented Dunn.
The “Real Estate Roundtable-Spotlight: The Grand Strand” will include a “who’s who” of notables from the Myrtle Beach housing and business community. In addition to Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce and Laura Crowther, CEO of the Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors, confirmed participants in the panel discussion will include:
►Anna Marie Brock: The top producer at Weichert Realtors Southern Coast, having achieved Ambassador Club sales level for 2007-2011 and President's Club sales level for 2012 and 2013.
►Brendon Payne: Real estate agent with CENTURY 21 The Harrelson Group and ranked among the top 25 CENTURY 21 agents nationwide.
►Greg Harrelson: Realtor and president of CENTURY 21 Harrelson Group, ranked in the top one percent of all Realtors nationwide.
►Jamie Broadhurst: Local area real estate expert and owner of CENTURY 21 Broadhurst.
►Janice Ash Sialiano: Selling along the Grand Strand since 1986, she was the number one sales associate company wide in 2013 and placed within the top one percent worldwide for Coldwell Banker.
►Mandy Becker: Myrtle Beach native and broker/owner of RE/MAX Southern Shores, the Grand Strand's number one real estate firm by sales volume in 2012-13.
►Martha Thill: Recipient of Centurion and President's Award with CENTURY 21 Boling & Associates, Thill has 25 years of experience in the title insurance industry, the majority of which was dealing with New Jersey and Connecticut residents.
►Matt Harper: Real estate agent with Beach Realty Group, known for his personal approach in finding the right properties to fulfill not just the needs, but also the dreams of his clients.
►Michael King: Owner of KingOne Properties and responsible for selling more than $1 billion in real estate along the Grand Strand.
►Nancy Skelley: A broker at RE/MAX Southern Shores with more than 25 years of experience in the Myrtle Beach area.
►Paige Bird: Realtor with RE/MAX Ocean Forest, consistently ranked as a top five RE/MAX agent in South and North Carolina for nine years.
►T.J. O'Brien: Realtor and co-owner of Prudential Myrtle Beach Real Estate, which will become Berkshire Hathaway Home Services later this summer, and ranked in the top one percent of Prudential Realtors in North America.