Welcome 2014! With the winter weather striking the North so hard, we are seeing a very active market locally. The economy feels a bit more optimistic, thus helping real estate further improve. I feel that with money being made in the stock market, some people are pulling out and starting to invest in real estate again. Here on the coast of South Carolina, our market has more room to move, as we are off the bottom with the best deals being made last year. We are starting to see a shortage of inventory and that can push prices up again. Our market isn't running away but we are finally starting to see some positive responses. Last year was my best year, even beating out the best times in the height of the market. I came in at #1 for RE/MAX in South Carolina, #3 of all agents from all firms on the Grand Strand and out of 53,000 RE/MAX agents in the USA, I came in at #98. Hard work truly does pay off and with a great support team, I feel we will have another super year! If you or anyone you know are seeking real estate or looking to sell, I'm here to help!