Buying or selling, my goal is to make the process fun and enjoyable….
I’ve been a resident of Carolina Forest since 2012 and have been enjoying the beaches of coastal Carolina since 1997. Originally from Indiana, I met my wife, Caryn, at the Indianapolis Zoo where we both worked. Together, we have raised two children who are now in college. Our son is pursuing a degree in Finance and Business at The Citadel in Charleston, and our daughter attends Methodist University where she plays volleyball.
My lifelong interest in marine biology provided a lot of fun and exciting opportunities and took our family around the country before finally settling down in South Carolina. The constant draw to the ocean in combination with the mild winters and beautiful summers make the Myrtle Beach area our perfect forever home.
I’m looking forward to getting to know you while having a little fun throughout the process of finding you a home. I’m an agent experienced in the Grand Strand with a background of more than 30 years in business management, real estate investment, and building construction. I am a detail-oriented, hardworking individual with a wealth of knowledge about buying and selling real estate. With my strong negotiating skills and hard work ethic, no one will work harder to ensure you get the most property for your money.
Finding Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I will work with you to find the right home at the best price, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter.
Selling a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show it to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.
Here’s what clients say about me.…
10/2020 Purchased a Single-Family Home in Little River, SC
“Craig does not disappoint! I have worked with him for over 14 months while living out of state. He's very honest and bonus, very knowledgeable about Horry County, amongst other things. Craig has gone above and beyond from doing virtual showings to getting all questions answered in a timely manner on a lot of potential homes. The real estate market is so fast-moving that you must have an agent that will be just as fast, and Craig certainly is that agent! Craig doesn't stop at "under contract", he's a great advocate in the closing process as well! Highly recommend Craig Atkins!”
Garrett and Brandi C__________________________________________________________________________
7/2020 Sold a Single-Family Home in Conway, SC
“Craig was awesome from the very start! He explained everything in detail and made sure that we understood the process. Most importantly he was always available for questions and meetings. His knowledge of the local market was bar none. Great preparations on his part allowed our home to sell within 2 days! If you want to sell your home, Craig is the guy to make it happen."
Erik and Heather K___________________________________________________________________________
6/2020 Purchased a Single-Family Home in Myrtle Beach, SC
“Craig Atkins helped us achieve homeownership! We could not have asked for a better agent! Craig helped us every step of the way! We had many questions and he was so helpful every time we called! His knowledge and expertise are excellent. We highly recommend Craig if you are looking for an agent! Keith and Barbara Moore"
Keith and Barbara M_________________________________________________________________________
5/2020 Purchased a Single-Family Home in Loris, SC
“I recently had the pleasure of working with Craig on a last-minute notice to him, as the scheduled agent was not able to meet with me. I live in another state and was only able to schedule for two days in search of a house in SC. He asked what I specifically needed for the house and he did not waste my time showing houses that did not meet my requirements. In just two days, I put a bid on the perfect fit and it was accepted. I returned home and he kept in contact on a regular basis and now having gone through the negotiation process and closing, he continues to help us by recommending businesses to get the house ready for our move. Very nice and trustworthy, I highly recommend him from a buyer's perspective."
Marilyn and Bill M____________________________________________________________________________
5/2020 Purchased a Condo in Myrtle Beach, SC
“Craig was a great help in the home buying process. As a first-time home buyer in a new area, he helped me through the entire process. Craig helped me look in all areas I was interested in and gave his expertise in different areas he thought I would enjoy! From searching for a home to closing on a home Craig helped with everything in between and made the process enjoyable and easy to navigate. Craig's response time was always quick and even after the process is over, he helps with any questions I have. I would not have picked a different realtor to purchase a home with and will use Craig if I am ever in the market again! I would highly suggest Craig as he is not only a great realtor but also a great person and friend!”
4/2020 Purchased an Oceanfront Condo in North Myrtle Beach, SC
“We had a great experience with Craig. He was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly throughout our entire process. We appreciated he was always fast to respond to any questions or concerns we had. We would definitely recommend Craig to our friends and family for any real-estate transactions.”
Kim and Tom W______________________________________________________________________________
4/2020 Sold a Single-Family Home in Conway, SC
“Craig Atkins sold my home in Conway, SC in 2019. I found him to be very professional, courteous, and excellent in negotiating, very honest, trustworthy, persistent, and responsible. This was a difficult sale (no fault of his) but he handled it well to the end. I was an out of state seller so he had to make sure maintenance and repairs were done well and in a timely manner. I am most appreciative of his hard work and believe if his hours were tallied compared to his commission, it wasn't worth his time spent to complete the sale. I would use him again as a realtor in a heartbeat.”
JoAnn S ___________________________________________________________________________________
03/2020 Relocation company client for Single-Family Home in Myrtle Beach, SC
“If you're looking for a realtor who knows what they're doing call Craig! Craig goes above and beyond for his clients. His keen awareness of market activity and trends is second-to-none. He is always quick to respond and gives honest opinions and guidance. In every aspect of real estate, Craig knows what he is doing. Five stars aren't enough, we give him 10!”
Randall and Laurie H__________________________________________________________________________
9/2019 Purchased a Condo in Murrells Inlet, SC
“I met Craig on a whim and that was the best meeting ever. Craig has not only been my realtor, but he has also been a wonderful new friend. Craig's care and compassion are well above average. He is so accommodating and patient knowing how hard it is to make decisions when buying a home. He takes his time and walks with you throughout the entire process. I feel so lucky to have met him, he made this experience all worth it.”
7/2019 Purchased a Single-Family Home in Murrells Inlet, SC
“Craig is amazing! He goes out of his way to schedule showings, he’s very knowledgeable & has pointed things out to me that I never would’ve thought to look for in homes. He has done research on areas that I’m not too familiar with and keeps me informed of any changes in the market. It’s been a real pleasure working with him!”
Marianna P ________________________________________________________________________________
RE/MAX Southern Shores
Welcome to the online home of RE/MAX Southern Shores, the Grand Strand's only real estate firm to employ only full time, career-minded, real estate professionals!
RE/MAX Southern Shores was founded in 1988 and continues to dominate the Grand Strand market with a focus on helping agents master the basics of real estate sales and outstanding client service. RE/MAX offers a highly proficient and specialized team of directors that empower agents to be more proactive and efficient. The team also offers endless support to the agents while extending community relations, customer service and extreme detail to every transaction to ensure a successful, on-time closing for client satisfaction. Since 2012, RE/MAX Southern Shores has been the real estate sales leader in Horry and Georgetown counties, closing over $500 million in sales in 2018.
CEO Mandy Fulford opened RE/MAX Southern Lifestyles in May 2007. Since then, the company has grown to four offices, a support staff of accounting, marketing and office professionals, and over 135 real estate agents. RE/MAX Southern Shores proudly services all property types including luxury homes, commercial real estate, new homes, investment purchases and property management through its affiliate Stay & Play Myrtle Beach.
- Started in 1988
- Mandy bought in 2010 and changed the name of her company from Southern Lifestyles to Southern Shores
- #1 in sales volume in Horry and Georgetown counties since 2012
- Over $500 Million in sales in 2018 with 2,350 transactions
- 135 agents in four offices
- Coverage Areas include the entire Grand Strand from Georgetown to Little River plus just over the North Carolina border covering Calabash, Sunset Beach and beyond
- Agents close, on average, 18.7 transaction sides
- 2009, 2014, 2018 The Sun News Best of the Beach Real Estate Agency
- 2016 RE/MAX Carolinas Region Brokerage of the Year
- Qualified for Power Broker Report and Real Trends 500 every year since 2013
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