Linda Given

    Linda Given

    Linda Given
    GRI, ABR,CRB, CRS,e-Pro

    Born in Walterboro, SC in 1943
    Grew up in Columbia, SC
    Schools -Graduated from Dreher High School, Columbia, SC 1961
    Attended Winthrop College 1961 to 1963

    Licensed to sell real estate with Anchor Realty Company in 1981
    Earned broker's license in 1985
    Moved license to RE/Max Southern Shores in 1991- 100% Club
    Moved license to C-21 Coastal Carolina Properties in 2001- Emerald Recipient of Master's Club

    Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) - 1986
    Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) - 1990
    Certified Buyer Broker (CBR) - 1995
    Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) - 1997
    Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) - 1997
    Received Certificates of Professionalism for Voluntary Continuing Education almost every year
    since its inception in 1989

    President - 2 Terms (1993 and 1994)
    Vice President - 3 Terms (1988, 1991 and 1992)
    Secretary - 1 Term (1987)
    Treasurer - 5 Terms (1998 , 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
    Director - From 1985 to present
    Chairperson - Education Committee (6 terms)
    Served on various committees of the Board including Professional Standards, Grievance, By-
    Laws, Finance, Community Service, New Member Orientation and Greater Horry Association of

    REALTORS' MLS Committee:
    Distinguished President's Honor Board Award 1993 and 1994
    REALTOR Image Award May 1991
    Local Board REALTOR OF THE YEAR 1994

    Regional Vice President -Region II - 1996 and 1997
    Director - 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
    Chairperson of Honor Board/Minimum Services Group - 1995
    Secretary of Honor Board Committee
    Served on various committees and working groups, etc. since 1985

    Served as Vice-Chair of Scholarship Committee - 1995
    Served as member of several REF committees

    Member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church
    Choir member, Elder
    Active in Sunday School, Various Bible Study Groups, Worship Committee, Land Acquisition
    Committee and Grand Strand Women's Day

    Presently serves as member of North Myrtle Beach Citizens Advisory Committee (2001, 2002)
    Past member of North Myrtle Beach Planning Commission 1999-2000
    Served a 3 year term on MB Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors - 1996 to 1999
    Presently serving a 3 year term on Ocean View Memorial Foundation - 1997 to 2000
    Member of Road Works Committee - 1995/96
    Graduate of Leadership Grand Strand - 1995
    Member of President's Roundtable - 1991 to 1996
    Founder and major fundraiser for the Michael B. Nash Memorial Soccer Scholarship begun in
    1993 which awards one or more scholarships each year to deserving seniors at NMB High
    Works with Grand Strand Board of REALTORS each year on fundraisers or as a volunteer for
    such organizations as Sea Haven, Junior Achievement and South Carolina Cares for Children
    Served as Board Member of Horry County Chapter of American Cancer Society
    Has worked with various other charities such as United Way, Mother's March, etc.

    My Client Testimonials

    Linda as always is a true professional and takes great pride in her craft. She is amazing to work with for your property needs. ~ Kelly and Mark
    Linda is a lifetime local who knows the area, knows the neighborhoods and the market. She's a "Southern Lady", polite, professional and experienced. I would recommend Linda to anyone. ~ Jim S., North Myrtle Beach
    Kemp Nash and team was managing my rental property for 10 years. They are simply amazing - super helpful and professional during the whole time we were working together. ~ Bridget
    Linda was very helpful answering all our questions.I had dealt with her over the years and knew I would have a good experience with her. We have moved out of state, but would use her again if we were in SC. ~ Tim Johnson, NC
    Linda has been an excellent agent on previous deals. The best. ~ David Spoolstra, North Myrtle Beach
    Linda Given has been our realtor since we moved to the North Myrtle Beach area in 2017. She has helped us with four different properties and we have always been very pleased with the services she has provided for us. She makes the process as easy as possible and we trust her judgment on property pricing, showing, and negotiations. She is very pleasant to work with and listens to our questions and ideas and provides good advice. We highly recommend her...she is the best! ~ Dave and Jean Spoolstra, North Myrtle Beach, SC
    Linda was a pleasure to work with from start to finish! She was excellent at communicating during the process and made everything less stressful. Any time I had a question, she was very prompt at answering the phone or calling me right back. I would highly recommend using Linda for any of your real estate needs. ~ Alex Todd 4325 Landing Road Little River
    Linda Given was personable, experienced, and thorough. She listened to our needs, accommodated our oddities, priced our property accurately, and negotiated the sale skillfully. She is, above all, honest. I would highly recommend her to represent family or friends. ~ Barbara Chartier, North Myrtle Beach, SC
    Linda provided us with a realistic sales proposal and then followed through to make it happen fast. Our property sold in one week! Thanks, Linda! ~ L.Barnes NC
    Linda is a joy to work with! This is the 4th property we have purchased using her. She is extremely knowledgeable and answered our questions in a timely manner. We would only buy from her or Century 21 Coastal Lifestyles!!!! I will definitely recommend Linda to family and friends looking to purchase in the area. ~ Amy Hargrove, Little River
    A very nice person and funny. Enjoyed working her. ~ Kenneth Epley Marion Ohio
    We have worked with Linda before and were very satisfied with the process and the results. She is very easy to work with and responds to questions and concerns immediately. We were pleased with the results of her negotiations with the buyers' agent to get us a fair price for our condo. We have used Linda three times and will use her again if we buy any other houses in this area. ~ Jean and Dave Spoolstra, North Myrtle Beach, SC
    We would highly recommend Linda Given and Century 21 Coastal Lifestyles for the purchase of property in the Horry SC area. In addition to her knowledge of the area and years of experience, Linda Given is truly dedicated to providing outstanding service to her clients. ~ The Holts
    if you are in need of a true real estate professional, just call Linda. she makes it happen. we bought a new house and sold our current house in 90 minutes. Fun,easy, carefree and genuine service from a fantastic lady. ~ Roger Parks-North Myrtle Beach
    Linda was a great help when we purchased a condo in 2014. Her knowledge of the market and surrounding area was the reason we decided to contact Linda in looking for another condo this year. She focused of the type of condo we were interested in and we were able to quickly make up our minds on the location and the unit. She kept us up to date and made sure we understand all the details of the properties that were for sale. Because of our past experience with Linda she is handling our listing to sell the condo we purchased in 2014. ~ Philip Aldinger / Waxhaw, NC
    Thank you for helping me find the perfect house for me! ~ Pamela Willet
    I felt very confident in dealing with Linda, since I live out of state I felt I could have been taken advantage of, but that was far from the reality. She helped set the place up and get it ready for sale after I had a bad renter. The work was done quickly and affordable, she took the stess out of a stressful situation. ~ walter tiles oshkosh,wis
    Linda Given and Kemp Nash - as per usual - are so wonderful to work with! When buying or selling your home, you want them in your corner. They are extremely professional, informative, and helpful - and treat you like family too. They give excellent advice on marketing your home. We have been thrilled to have Linda and Kemp assist us in buying and selling a home. They always have your best interests at heart. We highly recommend Linda and Kemp - The Dream Team! ~ Leslee and George Hudgins, North Myrtle Beach, SC
    Linda is extremely well qualified and experienced and is knowledgeable of the area real estate market in the area. She is dedicated to providing outstanding service to her clients, always giving full attention to their best interest. On a personal level, she is honest and highly ethical and protective of her clients. Linda has represented me in both the purchase and sale of real estate in North Myrtle Beach. I have never considered the representation by anyone else in the buying or selling of real property in the area. ~ Mel Evans, Glen Allen, Vurginia
    Linda did a wonderful job helping us buy our beach condo. Linda is kind, courteous and extremely trustworthy. We hope to work with Linda again very soon! ~ Robin Hess, Sunset Beach NC
    I was well satisfied with Linda. She was available and patient dealing with my older mother who was unsure about selling her beach home. I would definitely use Linda again and recommend her and the whole organization to friends. ~ S. Fulbright, Hickory, NC
    We have worked with Linda on the purchase of two homes in North Myrtle Beach and have found her to be an excellent agent. We would recommend her to anyone needing a realtor. She is very knowledgeable of the area and the whole process involved in buying property here. She is also a very nice person and we enjoyed getting to know her and to work with her. ~ Jean and Dave Spoolstra, North Myrtle Beach, SC
    Knew Linda when she lived in Columbia back in the 70's. Her Mother ,Vivian, is a very dear friend of mine. As one of my other friends who has lived at the beach for 30 plus years always said, If anyone at the beach can sell it, Linda Givens can. His former wife was also in real estate when she was living.. Linda works hard and has lots of energy..She is a pleasure to be around and to work with.. Since I was not at the beach, I do not feel as though I can answer any of these questions. ~ Kay Hall Columbia, S.C.
    Linda Given was very easy to work with and always accessible. Since we live out of state that was very important. I would recommend Linda Given to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in the Myrtle Beach area. ~ Pam Mercer, NC
    Linda Given did excellent work for us in finding a house in North Myrtle Beach. We are moving from Maine and she helped us take care of things 'long distance' that would have been difficult without her help. She also gave us good advice on local merchants and services that are helping us set up our house just the way we want it. ~ Dave & Jean Spoolstra, Saco, ME
    We have purchased from Linda before in the past. She was the only realtor we considered when looking for our latest purchase. She is the BEST! Linda is a pleasure to work with. She is like family. We trust her completely. ~ Amy Hargrove, LIttle River
    Linda was always available when we came into town. She provided effective and efficient service that allowed us to spend as little time on the "sale" project as possible. She arranged for the work needed and got everything done, as we were out of town. Linda was just as helpful with this sale as she was with our initial purchase of the property 20 years ago! ~ Janice Ross, Durham, NC
    Linda Given has again helped us select and purchase a beach property for retirement. We had scanned many of the available places, but her selection turned out to be the ideal one for us. She knows this real estate market and her performance speaks for itself. She makes the entire process enjoyable, informative and addresses all the needs of the buyer in a gracious way. ~ Albert Zaranka, Fulton, New York
    Linda gave me two showings of the property I was interested in, and eventually did buy. And we did a final walk through a few hours before closing. She explained the provisions of all paperwork/contract between the two of us, and the seller and buyer (me). She answered all my questions well and helped me to establish my step by step process towards purchase.. A long time resident, she knew the area well and gave good professional advice. I really felt she had my best interests at heart. ~ Fonda Wolfe, North Myrtle Beach, SC
    Very easy and satisfactory to work with. Always reachable. Kept us on tract ~ Jack Dearhart, N Myrtle Beach SC
    Linda Given has gone above and beyond our expectations and has been a pleasure to deal with for many years. First class service! ~ Monty Cheek - High Point,NC
    Linda Given went above and beyond to help us find our new home! She was so patient and friendly through the whole process of making several offers. Her knowledge of the North Myrtle Beach area helped tremendously. We highly recommend her and have listed our other condo with her at Cherry Grove. She is simply the best in our opinion! ~ Monty and Jim Cheek
    Meeting Linda was like seeing an old friend you haven't seen in years. Very sweet and felt very comfortable right away. Her knowledge of the area was outstanding and her behind the scene work negotiating for us was a pleasant surprise. She is sweet, but works hard for what you want & can deliver. ~ James & Melissa Davis
    We dealt mostly with Kemp Nash while selling out home. I have never been more impressed with an agent as I have been with Kemp. He is truly a very professional, dedicated and caring agent. There are not enough words that I can say to profess my extreme satisfaction and appreciation of Kemp Linda ant their agency. ~ Carol Romesburg
    Made good contacts and helped us sell ~ Lewis Johnson
    I have bought and sold 5 homes over the years and must say Linda made this sale the easiest of all. She is a true professional who deals with the hiccups without stressing the parties involved. I encourage everyone to at least give her a phone interview, you will not regret it. ~ A.N.Wilkins / North Myrtle Beach, SC
    Linda was wonderful in every way! She understood our situation and timetable and supported us through the entire process of finding our new home and guiding us every step of the way. Both during and after the sale she couldn't have been more helpful!! Would highly recommend her to anyone for their real estate needs! ~ Renee A. Kozak


      My Experience

      • I received my SC sales license in 1981 and my broker's license in 1985. In 1990 I received my NC real estate license.

      My Credentials and Memberships

      • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
      • Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manage(CRB)
      • Certified Real Estate Specialist (CRS)
      • e-PRO
      • Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI)
      • Member of Coastal Carolina Association of REALTORS

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