A Yankee guide for moving to South Carolina.

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Real Estate Agent with Beach and River Homes

Just a couple of quick tips. As a semi-Yankee (Maryland) now residing in South Carolina, let me share just a few quick tips to help you assimilate if you're making a permanent move to South Carolina.

  1. Consider yourself a guest in South Carolina, remember you chose to come here and were not officially invited. Act as you would if you were visiting the home of a good friend.
  2. Give yourself 18 months before you decide to run for a seat on your Home Owner's Association. Better yet, NEVER run for a seat on your HOA. Leave the power trip in the past and enjoy your life here in sunny South Carolina. If you must put yourself in some position of authority, remember these words: "I don't give a damn how you did it Up North!" you'll be hearing them a lot.
  3. If you want to meet your neighbors, YOU must take the first step. Walk around your neighborhood and take the time to say hello and introduce yourself to everyone you meet. Keep it short, sincere, and humble (refer to tip #1) and I promise you'll be rewarded.
  4. When you meet someone that was born and raised here, do your best to be a friend. These are the finest people in the world and I have forged a few great friendships with my neighbors that have never lived anywhere else.

 

I hope never to live anywhere else and I hope I'm not overstepping my bounds by "officially" inviting you to join us here in South Carolina.

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Rainmaker
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Ray Nellum
Fort Smith Real Estate
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Robert, those are some great suggestions for almost anywhere.  Great job.
March 27, 2008 10:32 PM
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Jeremy Blanton
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Robert, I would add to those coming to Horry County.... Please learn how to pronounce the county name.  It is Horry with a silent H...just like honest!
March 27, 2008 10:45 PM
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Robert Slick
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Jeremy,

Excellent point! It took me some practice to pronounce Horry County.

March 27, 2008 10:55 PM
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Michael Johnson
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I think this should be posted in all the major newspapers up north.  Fantastic advice!  
April 03, 2008 07:08 PM
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Doris Freeman
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Nice post, everyone everywhere can use it.
April 04, 2008 09:47 PM
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