Today we would like to introduce you to another one of our Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living Myrtle Beach real estate agents, Esben Salling. Esben grew up in Kolding, Denmark with one older sister. His mother was a housewife and his father was in management in the Insurance Industry.
Esben was a good soccer player during his school years, but he excelled in ballroom dancing. He was taking ballroom dancing lessons at age six and started competing at age eight, winning approximately two trophies a year in local, regional, and national competitions. He stopped competing at age 22.
After Esben graduated from high school, he went to a local college in Denmark and majored in music and language. Esben speaks five languages—English, German, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish. Upon graduation from college, Esben went into military service as a part of a M.A.S.H. (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) unit as a nurse after completing boot camp.
When Esben finished his tour of duty in the service, he began an apprenticeship with International Transportation and Logistics. He was hired as an employee after completing his apprenticeship and was sent to America on a two-year Visa.
While he was working in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Branch of International Transportation and Logistics, Esben met an American woman that would eventually become his wife. Soon after the couple met, Esben’s Visa expired, and he had to return to Demark to get it renewed. The American Embassy renewed his Visa and Esben returned to America, married his sweetheart and had two children—a son and a daughter. Esben has been married to his wife for 33 years and they have 5 grandchildren.
Esben raised his family in Racine, Wisconsin while working for International Transportation and Logistics for 18 years. He decided to change companies and went to work for Master Lock as Supervisor of Transportation for several years to supervise a major transition where he got a lot of experience in customer service, sales and price negotiations.
Tired of shoveling snow, he decided to move to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where the climate is always mild. He opened a Patio Furniture Store at Tanger Outlet Mall and he and his family rented Myrtle Beach real estate during this time and enjoyed the weather and beautiful ocean.
All of Esben’s years’ experience in customer service, retail sales, and negotiation prepared him well to become a Myrtle Beach real estate agent once he decided to dissolve his retail store business. In this exclusive interview with Esben, let’s see what he has to say about how he manages his business as a North Myrtle Beach real estate agent.
Q: Esben, as a Myrtle Beach real estate agent, what do you like best about your job?
A: I really enjoy meeting people and helping them find the Myrtle Beach homes they want and to fulfill their goals. I get great satisfaction from doing it and have fun, too.
Q: When you decided to go into the real estate business, you had many North Myrtle Beach realty agencies to choose from, why did you choose Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living?
A: BHGRE offered a nice package of services that fit the customer’s needs assisting me in providing them with a pleasant experience while helping them buy or sell North Myrtle Beach real estate. They also had a good reputation as a company to be affiliated with for Myrtle Beach real estate agents.
Q: How do you market yourself to potential clients that influences them to choose you as their agent?
A: I stay in constant contact with all leads for months and years, so when they are finally ready to buy, they will use me. Seventy-five percent of my customers are buying second homes or rental property for investments. I also market to the rental industry, which I keep up-to-date on, and am very knowledgeable about, so I am competent to share this information with my clients.
Q: There are many different types of Myrtle Beach real estate: Myrtle Beach oceanfront condos for sale, beach houses for sale, land for sale in Myrtle Beach, and North Myrtle Beach homes for sale. Which do you prefer to sell?
A: I love to sell oceanfront homes for sale in Myrtle Beach, City of North Myrtle Beach real estate, oceanfront condos, as well as vacation rentals.
Q: What means of marketing do you find most valuable in reaching other realtors and potential clients when you list houses for sale in Myrtle Beach?
A: The number one source is listing in the Myrtle Beach MLS and 70 other websites. I also send emails to other Myrtle Beach real estate agents about the new listing with great pictures as well as conduct open houses.
Q: How did you create your client base?
A: I created my client base through referrals, farming the community, the website, and from previous clients. If you give good customer service, your previous clients will return when they want to purchase Myrtle Beach homes again as well as give glowing referrals to friends and acquaintances.
Q: What do you find most rewarding about your job as a North Myrtle Beach real estate agent for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living?
A: I really enjoy being able to make a living by helping people fulfill their dreams of owning Myrtle Beach real estate. Seeing the smile that says, “That’s it!” and being able to get the Myrtle Beach property at the right price is the greatest reward for me as a Myrtle Beach real estate agent.
Esben Salling really does enjoy meeting clients and working with them to find the perfect Myrtle Beach real estate for their needs. If you want Esben to help you buy or sell Myrtle Beach property, please call Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living in North Myrtle Beach at 843-280-5704.