Realtor in Greenville, SC

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Greetings All,

My name is Dan, and I have been a Realtor for a little over a year, and I recently moved to Greenville, SC. I've had my eyes on the upstate for years, and it is as amazing an awesome as everyone made it out to be!

I got my license when I was living in the retirement/equestrian town of Aiken, SC, and if you didn't have the right last name or $200,000 cash in hand, you weren't getting any help. Also, the locals thought satan lived in ATMs, and while they all have cell phones and email accounts, none of them replied to email or answered their phones because that mean they would actually have to do something that day, and that anything newer than the 60's was too new fangled and there fore evil. I have/had a list of where I emailed countless agents to no avail, and gave up calling after the third or fourth time. It took three weeks to get a reply on a house, and when they did reply, it was to inform me that A) they were training the new girl on how to reply to email and B) when I told them I had proof of funds, they quit talking to me. After I got my license, every agent in my office came to me because I knew investors and boy oh boy did they have the perfect investor deal!!! The owner's meth head son was living in it, they started repairs and stopped, it was in the bad part of town, and he bought high and won't take a penny under $30,000 on a house that might be worth $5,000-$10,000 (I think he paid half that for the houes originally). Also, the cops had to be called because the son broke in and decided to paint his hallucinations on the wall. My favorite incident was the agent who came to the HUD house that a former patient of mine owned (I was an EMT for nearly eight years). She refused to enter the house becuase of her "allergies." Parts of the floors were sunk in, I think the guy took a mobile home and cut one side off and butted it up to his SF becuase you could open a window that was flush against a brick wall, and the house that was once really nice had been wrecked by negligent family and the effects of sitting there. Being my first HUD, I asked her if making a crazy low ball offer would be offensive or get her in trouble. She said no to both becuase the commission was already built in, no matter what the house got sold for. I went home, crunched numbers, and made that low ball offer. Not only did she take it personal, she refused to make the offer in part because the house was in good condition. The one she refused to walk through. When I offred her $500 out of my pocket to make the offer, she said she worked WAY too hard to make a low offer. I have made those type of offers for an investment team, and they do get accepted...until the closing attorney or his receptionist flat out lied to us and said the contract wouldn't be accepted, even though it already was. She waited till the last minute on Friday to tell us this (this firm's way of dealing with its issues), and we couldn't clarify the issue in time (this was during the ice storms that wrecked the south east, so a lot of the office people we had to deal with were stuck at home). My guys panicked and forfeited their earnest money. A coworker scooped the house up when it came back on the market for 5k more than our winning bid. My guys had intentions of whole saling that deal for 5k. My coworker was working for a land lord who was looking to increase his portfolio.

I say all that to say I've dealt with just about every kind of agent, especally those who don't understand an investor's needs or time frame. I've dealt with good ol' boys and old money/old people ways. If you need any help, I'd be honored to help. If there are any meet ups, I would love to go. Heck, anyone want to hang out, grab lunch, and talk shop or the weather or celebrate a deal or see a movie or what ever, hit me up!

I look forward to meeting with and working with many of you for a long time to come!

-Dan

Dan, 

Good luck in Greenville its a great area!

Thank you!

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Hi Dan!

Aiken is one of my key word alerts, we are moving there( closing on August 3rd) Moving from Maryland. Enjoyed your post! This year I dealt with 3 different Realtors, one in Aiken, to buy,one in Maryland to sell and one in Canada ( settling my moms estate, selling her rental and her primary home) Very interesting to see how different realtors from different areas work. I too am considering getting my Realtors license, for personal use and investment. We may try and get to the meetup in Greenville if we are settled.

Congrats! I would encourage you to get your license. If you're looking for an office in Aiken, try the Coldwell Banker down town. It's an office full of great people; most transplants like yourself. Meybohm is the biggest office in town, but only because Mr. Meybohm started it decades. Their agents are "eh" for the most part. I am with Keller Williams in Greenville, and I know there is one in Augusta, and maybe one in North Augusta. KW as a wehole offers the best support and trianing I've ever seen.

Let me know if you make the meet up. We're only two to two and half hours from Aiken, depending on where you are. I think Columbia has meet ups, and I am not sure about Augusta, but Augusta has a few REI clubs. Go to a few before making the plunge for full membership. The CREI up here seems amazing, but I've only been to one meeting.

If there is anything I can help you with, or you need to vent or anything at all, please get in touch with me. I have a ton of friends and contacts down there that would love to help you out. 

Dan,

My wife and I are looking to possibly move into the Greenville area within the next couple of years from Virginia. I have been a Licensed Realtor in VA in the past, I am also a real estate investor as well as operate another family business that I am trying to retire from.

I have been looking into the tax lien sales in South Carolina, actually picked up several in the Myrtle Beach area, with my goal to actually acquire the properties if possible.First are you familiar with tax lien sales?  And can you recommend any title companies in the Greenville area.

Hope to keep in touch an make some lasting connections in the area.  May also be looking to to a 1031 exchange in the Greenville area in the next year or so.  Would possibly like a wholesale lot of rental properties or a mix of commercial. 

Randy

Originally posted by @Randy Simpson :

Dan,

My wife and I are looking to possibly move into the Greenville area within the next couple of years from Virginia. I have been a Licensed Realtor in VA in the past, I am also a real estate investor as well as operate another family business that I am trying to retire from.

I have been looking into the tax lien sales in South Carolina, actually picked up several in the Myrtle Beach area, with my goal to actually acquire the properties if possible.First are you familiar with tax lien sales?  And can you recommend any title companies in the Greenville area.

Hope to keep in touch an make some lasting connections in the area.  May also be looking to to a 1031 exchange in the Greenville area in the next year or so.  Would possibly like a wholesale lot of rental properties or a mix of commercial. 

Randy

Don't mean to hijack the thread love Greenville and Easley Area. My parents live in Easley SC. I would be very interested in your Myrtle beach properties. If you are looking for cash partner to purchase them.

Alex

I sent you a private message. Let me know if I can do anything else for you!

Originally posted by @Randy Simpson :

Dan,

My wife and I are looking to possibly move into the Greenville area within the next couple of years from Virginia. I have been a Licensed Realtor in VA in the past, I am also a real estate investor as well as operate another family business that I am trying to retire from.

I have been looking into the tax lien sales in South Carolina, actually picked up several in the Myrtle Beach area, with my goal to actually acquire the properties if possible.First are you familiar with tax lien sales?  And can you recommend any title companies in the Greenville area.

Hope to keep in touch an make some lasting connections in the area.  May also be looking to to a 1031 exchange in the Greenville area in the next year or so.  Would possibly like a wholesale lot of rental properties or a mix of commercial. 

Randy

 I sent you a private message. Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you!