Hello Again! We are back to introduce you to another beach real estate agent, David Cox, who has joined our Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living team in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. David is a multi-generational native of Horry County which is definitely an asset as a real estate agent. As a long-time Horry County resident, he is very knowledgeable of the many real estate opportunities available, their location, and the demographics.
David’s parents managed a local department store which opened doors for his father to explore real estate opportunities. David was a four-sport athlete while in high school, and when he graduated, he attended the University of South Carolina. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism which has been put to good use as he writes blogs for Elliott Beach Rentals.
After graduating from college, David had a successful wholesale apparel business before he settled down in Loris, buying and operating a local furniture store until 2013. During this time, David married his wife, Karen, and they have eight children and sixteen grandchildren.
Becoming a father led to David’s entrance into the political arena—first as a PTA representative; then as an advisory board member; and finally, in 2008, he ran for a position on the Horry County School Board and won. One of his main agendas was to have enough schools built for the population of Horry County without the use of portables which are inconvenient, unsightly, and less secure than a school building. Apparently, in conjunction with other board members, his agenda was successful, since there were recently five new schools built in Horry County.
In 2013, while suffering from extreme retail burnout, David was offered and accepted a position with Elliott Beach Rentals which is the sister company to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living. Although he did go to real estate school and receive his real estate license in 2013, he only recently decided to pursue a career as a real estate agent. Let’s see how David feels about his budding real estate business.
Q: David, there are many real estate agencies located in North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, and along the Grand Strand, but you chose Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliot Coastal Living. Why?
A: Although I received my real estate license in 2013, I did not actively pursue a career in real estate until recently. Because of my loyalty to the Elliott’s, I chose Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living as my agency, so that I could support them.
Q: How will you market yourself to a potential client that causes them to choose you as their agent?
A: For many people moving to the Grand Strand, this will be their last move as they settle into retirement. Because I’ve watched this county grow from 79,000 residents in 1970 to 323,000 today, I am very familiar with growth patterns, demographics, and local eccentricities that many agents may not have, particularly inland. Many families move here because of a job change or to start over, bringing with them school aged children. As an elected member of the Horry County Board of Education, I can offer insights into the 57 schools in Horry County and make suggestions based on needs and expectations when it comes to the kids’ education.
Q: What will make you different from other real estate agents on the Grand Strand?
A: Often the local real estate agent is the first person a potential home owner will meet when moving to the Grand Strand. I believe it’s important that these soon-to-be residents have confidence in the professionalism and sincerity of that agent; I offer my services to anyone who is considering a move.
Q: What assets do you have that will contribute to your success as a beach real estate agent?
A: There’s an old adage that says, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”. Because I’m politically connected and a lifelong resident, I believe I know who and what. If a client has a question, and I don’t know the answer, I know someone who does.
Q: Now that you are a North Myrtle Beach Real Estate Agent, what do you like best about the job?
A: Working with a agency that is supported by a professional corporation like Better Homes and Gardens opens a plethora of opportunities that smaller mom and pop agencies can’t offer.
Q: As a real estate agent at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living in the Myrtle Beach area, you will not have set office hours, so you have to be self motivated. What motivates you?
A: I’ve been self employed for most of my adult life. I know that if a person is not disciplined and dedicated, it’s easy to get complacent and lazy. However, I’m neither complacent nor lazy. Success motivates me; it always has, and it always will!
Q: When you list a house for a client in the Myrtle Beach area, what means of marketing will you use to reach other realtors and potential clients?
A: Because we are a member of the Better Homes and Gardens family, we have advertising tools that are state of the art. Almost at the touch of a button, I can compose flyers and pamphlets; I have templates for social media, and means of sending mass emails. Elliott Coastal Living takes a backseat to no one when it comes to reaching out and touching the masses.
Q: What do you think will be the most rewarding aspect of your job as a real estate agent for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living in Myrtle Beach?
A: The most rewarding aspect in real estate is helping a family turn a house into a home. Buying a new house and moving is emotionally taxing; the upheaval can be especially traumatic if any piece of the puzzle fails to connect. As a real estate agent for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living, I am confident I have the skills and the means to minimize any problems that may arise.
David sure sounds like he is going to be a top-notch real estate agent. His knowledge of the locale, demographics, real estate opportunities, and school districts will absolutely be beneficial as he assists future real estate buyers and sellers in their endeavors. David says, “If you’re moving to the Grand Strand and you’re looking for a dependable agent, please give me a call. I can help, I promise.” If you want David Cox to help you buy or sell a piece of Horry County real estate, please call Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living at 843-280-5704, and we will put you in touch with him.