Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Garden City Realty announces its February agents of the month

Lee Hewitt, Broker-in-Charge of Garden City Realty recently announced that Darryl Rogers is the top listing and June Hiller is the top selling agent for February.
Rogers has been with Garden City Realty since April 2009. He has been a member of the National Association of REALTORS and the South Carolina Association of REALTORS for twelve years and a member of the Coastal Carolina Association of REALTORS since 2003. Rogers is the firm’s 2009 Top Outgoing Referral agent and its 2012 Top Listing Transactions agent. He is experienced in residential and resort sales along with new construction. He is available at 843-652-4268, 843-455-9303, or

Hiller has been with Garden City Realty since 2001 and specializes in resort, vacation home and residential markets throughout the Grand Strand.  She is a 2004 graduate of the Coastal Carolina Association of REALTORS leadership program and is a member of the Garden City Beach Community Association. June can be reached at 843-333-3201 or

Monday, March 3, 2014

Voted 2013 Best of the Beach

Garden City Realty was voted best vacation home rental company in the visitors voice section of the 2013 Best of the Beach contest, a specialty publication of The Sun News.

This recognition marks the fifth year in a row that Garden City Realty placed in this category, taking first place in 2010 and 2009.

Voting for the annual Best of the Beach contest spanned two weeks at the end of August and into September. Winners were announced the first week of October. The visitor’s voice section of the contest was created for non-subscribers, mainly tourists, who visit or live along the Grand Strand.  

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Looking Forward to Another Great Year at Garden City Realty

It’s been quite some time since I’ve made a blog entry here. Well folks, where to start? Last year was quite busy, we had a great summer. We gave away four family portrait sessions through our Facebook page to guests who stayed with us May through August. It was very successful and the photos turned out great! The winning families were featured in our 2014 Vacation Rental Brochure and a few of their photos are available to view on our website – under the Guest Services tab.

We also completely redesigned our website – yay!! That was quite a task, taking nearly 10 months to complete. But the end results are fabulous and the response has been very positive. The redesign includes updated and advanced search options, enhanced photography, and streamlined navigation to help visitors find things more quickly.

And oh, I can’t forget that Garden City Realty was voted best vacation home rental company in the visitor’s voice section of the 2013 Best of the Beach contest. This recognition marks the fifth year in a row that we have placed in this category, taking first place in 2010 and 2009. We appreciate everyone who voted for us. Thank you.

There is so much more happening this spring and summer, to keep up please like us on Facebook. While you’re there, enter to win some of our contests and submit your photos to us too – if we like them we’ll share. Don’t forget to visit us on Pinterest and Instagram.

- Kimberly Raley-Kimes
Advertising and Marketing Director, Garden City Realty

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Where has the summer gone? Back to school commercials have already started inundating radio and television, and this Saturday I plan to take advantage of South Carolina’s tax-free weekend with my daughters back to school list in hand. 

In just a few short weeks, the beaches will be empty and classrooms will be filled with anxious children readjusting themselves to a hazy yet familiar routine. Fall activities will be in full-swing replacing the long days of summer with football games and, dare I say…homework.

We did not take a family vacation this summer, but fortunately for us we live at the beach so we have the luxury of packing a lunch and spending the day ‘where the map turns blue’ anytime we like. We did however spend spring break at the magical kingdom governed by a mouse, so I think we ‘did good’ this year, even if it felt more like boot camp than a vacation.

One of the best things about working for a vacation rental company is meeting folks who travel hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles, to spend their vacation with us and our little piece of the coast. I love to see the little children, some visiting the beach for the first time, experience the different sights and sounds of the ocean. The vast, openness of the ocean, crowds of people, seagulls and pelicans and of course, let’s not forget the sand, miles and miles of sand. Experiencing all this at once can often be overwhelming for some children, and for others it’s awe-inspiring. To witness these moments through their eyes is truly an amazing experience. 

So parents, if your family has yet to take its summer vacation make sure to have camera at the ready, encourage those ‘cheesy’ grins and snap away. Let them pose in the surf, build sand castles or simply collect sea shells. In fact, be ready to take photos anytime, anywhere. These are the moments we will never get back, so enjoy them while they last and document every minute.  

-Kimberly Kimes
Garden City Realty
Advertising & Marketing Director
Garden City Beach Vacation Rentals | Surfside Beach Rentals | Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals - 2008