Karen Watts - REALTOR®
- NameKaren Watts
- Work Phone843-353-0393
- DesignationABR - Accredited Buyer's Representative, GRI - Graduate REALTOR® Institute, SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist, SRS - Seller Representative Specialist, MRP - Military Relocation Professional, RSPS
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Making Horry County my permanent home more than 30 years ago, I’d spent a lifetime visiting this vacationer’s paradise, but not as anyone would have ever guessed. My grandparents owned a farm in Socastee, an area outside the city limits of Myrtle Beach, and on this farm they grew tobacco, had chickens, cows, and pigs and grew vegetables to sell to the local restaurants. Hard to believe, right? My maternal ancestors had lived in the area since the late 1700’s.
I became a REALTOR® in 2015. It seemed to be a good fit after my other life experiences.
I began in the service industry early, in high school, and discovered I enjoyed working with the public. My earliest experiences included dental assisting, then sales with a credit reporting agency, & then management with Eckerd Drugs.
…and then, I fell in love….
I had always loved the outdoors, and decided to get a fun part-time job at a plant nursery. That was the beginning of a passion that still lives in me today. I got a degree in agriculture, with an emphasis on golf course management, then decided to start my own business: laissez-faire landscapes, inc. Almost 20 years later, I continue to operate this business today, on a very limited basis with select clients.
In my leisure time, I pursue a more sustainable environment through organic gardening with a focus on biodynamics. Getting fresh eggs daily from my chickens and the joy of gathering food from my own garden is rewarding. I especially enjoy growing herbs.
When I became a real estate agent in 2015, I mostly enjoyed helping people find new homes.
Gradually, I found an untapped niche in the real estate market where I felt I belonged. This niche is the sale of land for the purpose of creating a homestead, a mini-farm, a community garden, a personal garden at your home, or keeping chickens, and the like. This land sales specialization has stemmed from my 'love of the land' and my agricultural expertise. I assist buyers in finding particular properties that are less restrictive where they can have a beautiful home, while also enjoying their land to grow a garden, raise chickens, start a mini-farm or homestead. There are many, many restrictions in most communities and subdivisions and I concentrate my business on knowing where and what the restrictions are in our area.
This is my way of sharing my expertise in the coupled fields of agriculture and real estate to assist anyone wanting to venture into growing their own food, raising animals, and living a more sustainable life.
I am a REALTOR® with Carolina Pines Realty, Inc., a small, family-oriented real estate company. Please allow me to help you in your search for property or to assist you with the sale of your property. I will work tirelessly to assist you with your real estate dreams!
‘ …working towards a more sustainable world, one acre of real estate at a time’.