Today, we are back to introduce you to Dennis (D. J.) Bellamy—one of our dedicated Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living beach real estate agents in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. D. J. grew up with three sisters in Little River, South Carolina, which is approximately four miles outside of North Myrtle Beach and is known for its Annual Blue Crab Festival. D. J.’s father was a United States Marine and his mother owned a travel agency.
D. J. met his fiancée while he was attending North Myrtle Beach Middle School, but they did not start dating and get engaged until much later. He and his finance have two children–a daughter, Allyana, who is a competitive dancer, and a son, Dennis, a toddler. They live in beautiful Carolina Forest real estate, a well-planned community a few miles outside of Myrtle Beach.
The Carolina Forest development has several different communities. Some are golf communities, some are waterfront communities and others offer Myrtle Beach townhomes for sale and condos for sale in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Due to their excellent school systems and close proximity to oceanfront communities like Myrtle Beach, the Carolina Forest real estate is in demand, especially by families with school-age children.
D. J. graduated from North Myrtle Beach High School and attended both South Carolina State and Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Horry-Georgetown Tech is approximately five miles north of Myrtle Beach. He earned a degree in Business and Marketing and went on to get his Real Estate License. Let’s find out how D. J. feels his Better Homes and Garden Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living business is doing?
Q: D. J., how long have you been a beach real estate agent for BHGRE in North Myrtle Beach?
A: I have been a beach real estate agent for three years, but I am licensed to sell anywhere in South Carolina.
Q: There are many Myrtle Beach real estate agencies located along the Grand Strand. Why did you choose BHGRE in North Myrtle Beach?
A: There are actually several reasons. One is that the BHGRE branding carries prestige, is a household name and is a well-known national brand. The name is associated with a sense of comfort and well-being which is exactly what a client wants when they are searching for Myrtle Beach real estate.
Also, the Elliott’s—who own BHGRE—are almost like family, because I grew up around them. My grandmother used to clean oceanfront condos and other North Myrtle Beach real estate for Senator Dick Elliott. When I got old enough, I also worked for Elliott Beach Rentals. The Elliott’s are honest and have a good business reputation in the Myrtle Beach community.
Q: Do you prefer to sell Myrtle Beach oceanfront condos for sale, Beach homes for sale, houses for sale in Myrtle Beach or land for sale in Myrtle Beach?
A: I do not have a preference when selling beach real estate. I enjoy selling all properties if there is a demand for it.
Q: As a North Myrtle Beach real estate agent, what do you like best about the job?
A: I enjoy the beach culture and beautiful, scenic area where I get to show my clients the ambience of the Myrtle Beach oceanfront condos for sale and homes, as well as the real estate within the cities of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and along the rest of the Grand Strand.
Q: As a beach real estate agent at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living in North Myrtle Beach, you do not have set office hours, so you must be self-motivated. What motivates you?
A: Of course, the main purpose and motivation of any job is to earn money to support your family, so that is a priority. But, I also like to be competitive and work hard to find my clients the exact piece of Myrtle Beach real estate that they are looking for.
Q: When you list a house for a client in the North Myrtle Beach or Myrtle Beach areas, what means of marketing do you find most valuable in reaching other realtors and potential clients?
A: I find that social media is the most effective way to reach most potential clients and other realtors and of course, the MLS, which is a listing website. I also use a lot of word of mouth.
Q: Everyone who is searching for a home wants their dream home for a dream price. What is the most challenging aspect of finding your clients their dream home in the Myrtle Beach area?
A: Sometimes it is a challenge to get the client to understand that the closer to the ocean front you are, the more expensive the Myrtle Beach Real Estate is going to be. The best thing to do is show the clients comparables for houses in the locations that they think they want to scout. That will illustrate to them how much they will need to be able to finance to purchase their dream home.
Q: What do you find most rewarding about your job as a beach real estate agent for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living in North Myrtle Beach?
A: I like being my own boss. I also like being responsible for all my business decisions, both good and bad. I enjoy making my clients happy by selling their homes for the best price possible and finding them the home they feel is perfect for them.
Dennis (D. J.) Bellamy is ready to go to work for you. If you want D. J. to help you buy or sell Myrtle Beach real estate, call Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living today at 843-280-5704.