The History of Garden City Realty
Garden City Realty was established in June 1973 when Eugene (Beau) Forshee, Fred L. Wilcox and M. Murray McLendon purchased Martin’s Real Estate Co., changing the business name to reflect the office’s location at the corner of Dogwood Dr. and Atlantic Ave. in Garden City Beach. That first office – consisting of two rooms – served the company well until 1978 when Garden City Realty moved to its present location.
In 2001 Garden City Realty acquired By the Sea Realty and its on-site office in the oceanfront Surf Master by the Sea building.
In 2009, Garden City Realty purchased and merged Condotels with its vacation rentals department. Since 1973 rentals has grown from 18 properties to more than 500.
Today Garden City Realty’s stockholders include Lee Hewitt, Broker-In-Charge of Real Estate Sales who has been with the firm since 1981 and Dennis McElveen, Broker-In-Charge of Vacation Rentals, who began his career with Garden City Realty in 1977.
The Sales Department has 10 sales professionals with more than 200 years of combined sales experience. All Garden City Realty agents are multi-million dollar producers who strive to provide clients with the most satisfying, well-informed experience available when buying or selling real estate.
In addition to extensive knowledge of the local real estate market, Garden City Realty can assist real estate needs worldwide through our affiliation with the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.
Garden City Realty is proudly affiliated with: Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, Myrtle Beach Area Better Business Bureau, Garden City Beach Community Association, National Association of REALTORS, South Carolina Association of REALTORS, Coastal Carolina Multiple Listing Service and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.