Derek Fairfax

    Derek Fairfax

    I am an Horry County native and a full-time Realtor® with CENTURY 21 Thomas. I take pride in my strong work ethic and honesty. These qualities have enabled me to build many long-lasting relationships.
    My goal as a real estate agent is to help both buyers and sellers by making each real estate transaction as smooth and simple for them as possible. While building a good relationship with my clients, I will provide all the professional service and assistance to help you reach your real estate goals.
    Please stop by my office, call or email me. It would be my pleasure to assist you with your real estate needs. Thank you for considering me as your Realtor®. I look forward to working for you in the future.

    My Client Testimonials

    Very helpful and knowledgeable. We told Derek what we were looking for and he found it. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends and I will call on Derek again. Very satisfied Very satisfied with Derek Awesome and highly recommend Century 21 Thomas ~ Glenn and Kay Conner, North Myrtle Beach
    Derek sold a previous property for us and his professionalism, personality, honesty and caring nature is 2nd to none. I would deal with him in the future and no one else. ~ Hank Dunham Uniontown Pa
    While talking with Derek it became obvious he is very familiar with the real estate market in Horry County, and was also informative to parts of the search and purchase process where we have had less experience. Since we were conducting our search from another in the "hot" market conditions, we needed him to be highly communicative and ready to dedicates significant time to us when we physically were able to be in the Myrtle Beach area, and he came through every time! Although the market made the process somewhat frustrating since homes were selling so fast, he kept at it with us, and connected us with the other services and information necessary to close on our home. We highly recommend Derek to be your Realtor! ~ M Novak, Melbourne FL and Myrtle Beach, SC
    Derek worked all hours trying to help us get a condo at Myrtle Beach at a price point that we wanted. ~ Glenda Brown, Spartanburg SC
    Derek is the best!!!!!!!!!!!! From our first discussion to closing he was excellent and I highly recommend. ~ Dave Francis
    I was very impressed with Derek Fairfax . He always kept me up to date on everything that was going on.He answered any and all questions that I had promptly.This was the easiest sale that I have ever made. Never thought that it could be this simple. Derek helped make it that way. He did everything that he could to accommodate us time wise and travel wise. We have a business that we have to be at everyday so this helped us alot. ~ Sharon Hinson Dillon
    We have worked with Derek Fairfax on several transactions and could not be more pleased. Dereks understanding of our needs and his local area knowledge was especially helpful in both the buying and selling process. Derek will exceed your expectations with his honesty and integrity. SG ~ S G. North Myrtle Beach
    I could not have been happier with Derek Fairfax. He was incredibly knowledgeable, responsive and professional. I would recommend him to anyone looking for Real Estate services. Excellent agent! Derek Fairfax made me feel 100% confident through the whole process from the listing through the closing. Hes a true professional and if ever I need real estate services again Derek will be the person I contact. ~ Tara Ellis
    He is always prompt and curtious. He answers calls, txt, emails almost immediately. He is willing to assist in any way that he can. He will find out the answers to any and every question. He is meticulious. Very detailed in the photographs of the listing. Very motivating description of the property. I listed the home at the beginning of the corona-virus outbreak. I was expecting a long-haul during these difficult times. Derek had a contract on my home in 5 hours and a closing in 7 days! Service just doesn't get any better! Derek is a fantastic Real Estate Agent!!! ~ Lynn Millard Carolina Shores, NC
    I would like to provide a personal endorsement for Derek Fairfax and recommend him to anyone looking for homes or property in South Eastern North Carolina and North Eastern South Carolina. Derek is a kind and thoughtful professional, he always provided carefully thought out answers to our questions, researched when needed and gave us sound advice about market values and the suitability of land for retirement and planned activities. He kept us patient when we were getting impatient and now we are the very happy owners of a property on a quiet rural street, close to the beaches and close to good friends of ours who are also retiring to the area. Derek eagerly did more work then his commission was worth: He walked across many rural properties with me, went home late, went home dirty, made all the arrangements for and oversaw the county perc test and always looked out for my wife and my best interest. For a great home and property buying experience call Derek Fairfax. ~ Jeffrey Widder, Bel Air, MD
    Honest, patient, prompt, knowledgeable and kind. Since we have owned our own business for 43 years we can read people very well. Derek is the real deal, always concerned about what is right for us. We first met Derek in 2018 when we were looking for a condo in the North Myrtle Beach area. He went way out of his way to make sure we bought the right condo for us even though it was not the most expensive one that he showed us. When we were home in Pa and saw a place we might like he went to the condo and skyped with us. We bought that condo and since last fall have been looking for a house. We aren't the easiest buyers but Derek was only professional and polite when we would not have blamed him for losing his patience. Derek's goal is always to find you the right place for you and he manages the seller's agent with the same patience and knowledge that he shows us, always doing what is best for us. ~ Brenda McKenrick, Calabash, N.C.
    He is always willing to go above and beyond. He responds quickly, he is willing to show me any and every home that I would like to see. He responds to ant questions, concerns, issues, with a timely and quick response. He has shown me many homes (50+) over a 2 year period. He always makes time for me even when it is peak seasons. He also is willing to go to homes in both SC and NC. He stopped by about 2 weeks after the sale to see how my progress was coming. He also offered his assistance if I needed help with anything. He follows through on every detail. He answers every question that I might have in a very timely manner. He makes all the necessary contacts to make sure that everything is complete. Ladies at the front desk are always polite and helpful. They also seem trustworthy. ~ Lynn Millard 833 Bogie Lane, Carolina Shores, NC 28467
    I feel lucky to have found Derek. I initially spoke with Derek regarding a property I had found online, and he was very knowledgeable of the property and the area, and was able to advise of potential pitfalls and legal issues with the property. Following that initial discussion, with Derek's help, I was able to find a number of other properties in the area meeting my criteria, and he arranged for prompt showings and obtained detailed information for me to make a good decision for me, offering insight on the area and rentals. When I found the property I was looking for, he walked me through the offer process, and took care of everything, while also giving good advice and advocating and negotiating to ensure the best deal. Throughout the escrow process he made all the necessary arrangements for inspections and vendors, coordinated with my lender and attorneys and the seller, all while keeping me informed, getting my input, and periodically checking in to make sure everything was going well and to see if I had any questions. I really appreciated Derek's help and input, and willingness to go the extra mile throughout the process. I'm not sure what I would have done without him. Always professional and polite, and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend working with Derek, and I look forward to working with him on future transactions. ~ Kevin, N Myrtle Beach, SC
    Derek Fairfax was only a call or text away since we lived out of town. Derek was quick to get answers we needed. I would recommend Derek because he was very special and professional broker at all times. ~ Ken and Joan Garner 1120 Elmwood Ave. High Point, NC 27265
    We contacted Century 21 Thomas related to a property we were interested in and Derek answered the call. When we identified the property he made us aware of some litigation that was going on with the property and advised us against pursuing that property but offered to assist in looking at other properties. Derek was the ultimate professional every step of the way. We had never dealt with a realtor before and couldn't imagine having a better experience. ~ Rick and Susie Burleyson - North Carolina
    We would HIGHLY recommend Derek Fairfax (Century 21 Thomas) to anyone needing to find a home. Derek went above and beyond our expectations. His expertise and professionalism was Absolutely AH-MAY-ZING... Do not ever hesitate contacting Derek, he found us our dream and forever home after relocating to NC from NH.. ~ Cindy and Peter Wilford, Carolina Shores, NC
    Derek was very knowledgeable about the area and was able to answer all my questions. He informed me of all the stages of my purchase and went far and beyond my expectations. ~ Oscar Olivares Jr.
    When we decided it was time to downsize, Derek helped us sell our house and purchase a condo. He was extremely knowledgeable in both aspects of selling and buying. One of the things we appreciated most was his approach. He was never pushy and patiently answered all of our questions. When it came time to negotiate offers, he worked hard to get us the best price for our house and then negotiate a good deal on the condo we ultimately purchased. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a hard working, down to earth agent! ~ Chip & Mylissa Bellamy, Little RIver, SC
    Working with Derek Fairfax in the sale of my property was a great experience from the initial consultation to closing. He was very professional, knowledgeable and thoughtful during the process. Derek did a good job of keeping me informed and making useful recommendations along the way. I would recommend Derek to anyone looking to buy or sell property in the Grand Strand area. ~ Mike Hughes, Okla
    Derek Fairfax is an exceptional Realtor who is very knowledgable about the North Mrytle Beach area. We would definitely choose Derek again and highly recommend him. ~ Anne C Cherry Grove SC
    He is all of the above....and never pushing the agenda...i respect him for that...and in the RE world its a rarity He took care of both my sale,and new home purchase (in another town)..very pleased ...he is very well educated in the RE business and a tireless worker to boot..polite,well spoken....truly professional He uncovered some real issues with my property i was not aware of,and everybody else FAILED to inform me...WISH I had his services initially. he found a cash buyer for me..helped me fine a top atty. to deal with home overlap,,and a successful resolution to the entire situation...cannot RECOMMEND him highly enough ~ Tom Rushmore Pelion, SC
    Derek went above and beyond in every aspect of our buying and selling we could not have asked for a better realtor ~ Lori Hales, North Myrtle Beach S.C.
    he is the BEST..he contacted me after my earlier listing with another company had expired,,and quickly pointed out the REAL reason my home had not sold....approx 1/3 of home was OFF the lot and in hwy one EVER told me about this during purchase..and title co typically evaded the issue..Derek steered me to a expert R.E. atty in area..who soon was able to arrange a purchase of needed land from SCDOT...which made my home completely marketable...The initial sale to me was an absolute abortion..with most involved running from any responsibility....Derek also found a CASH buyer for me, in a short time..Cant recommend. him highly enough..He is smart..and well educated in all aspects of the R.E. business. Polite ,and caring as well...He also did a spectacular job for me in my next my agent..dealing (exhaustively) with a- low response- agent mostly covered in last page...he is the BEST....He instantly uncovered the prior home 'home overlap' issue..while NO ONE else did..or decided to ignore it..hmmmm....Looking back..he saved the day for this 'benign' purchase of 4518 Bruin was DEF. SHOVED up my ASS See last remarks on previous pages..he is an outstanding individual..he SAVED me from all certainty...from having to DUMP this prop. for 3.00 See previous remarks...he spent HOURS on details concerning legitimate sale of my home.....he spent HOURS as my agent dealing with a rather reluctant broker in another county...Derek is as dedicated as it gets..I hope C-21 Thomas realizes WHAT an ASSET he is to their company... ~ Thomas H. Rushmore...W.Columbia, SC
    Made the process very simple. Derek was attentive and has excellent communication skills. Always on time, polite and very knowledgeable of the market he is in. No doubt I would use Derek again. ~ Paul, New York
    We were purchasing a place in NMB site unseen. Derek Fairfax, our agent handled everything for us. Derek is very knowledgeable with the area and that put us at ease. Every question and concern was answered quickly and with care. Derek explained everything to us with care. Derek is simply the BEST, we feel Blessed to have worked with him. We know anyone would feel the same. ~ RJ McBride, NMB
    Derek handled everything for me during the sale of my condo because of my husband being in the hospital and passing away unexpectedly. I could not come to Myrtle Beach during this time and Derek did a very good job of keeping me informed and handling everything that needed to be done. ~ Ronye Blackburn; King, NC
    Derek was an excellent agent to work with as we purchased our new home in North Myrtle Beach South Carolina. He has a wonderful attitude and a calmness about him that just makes you feel secure that hes doing everything he should to make our purchase experience as easiest As possible. ~ Pamela Gunter, North Myrtle Beach South Carolina
    I found Derek Fairfax to be an excellent realtor. He was polite, knowledgeable and was quick to respond to any questions I might have had. We were dealing with a difficult seller and he managed to stay professional through the entire negotiator process. I would certainly use Derek again and would recommend him to anyone that might have a need for a realtor in the area. ~ Tracy Schaeffer, Pottstown PA
    Working with Derek to purchase my home was a great experience. As a first time homebuyer, I was not familiar with the terminology, best process, or people to involve. Right away Derek was incredibly friendly and took time to determine what would be a good fit for me. He even recommended a home inspector and an attorney in the area, which I ended up using and greatly appreciated. I valued his opinions when it came time to put in an offer and truly believe his expertise helped tremendously in that offer getting accepted. I highly recommend Derek Fairfax! ~ Carrissa, Myrtle Beach SC
    Derek Fairfax with Century 21 Thomas was truly amazing at helping my fiancé and I. We are both 20 and 21, we knew nothing about purchasing a home and Derek explained things to us very well and was available for questions 24/7. He was very patient with us and was very knowledgeable. We have alaready begun telling our friends who are looking to buy to contact him and we will continue. He was awesome!!!! He is one of the bests, if not THE best!!! ~ Hannah Maynard, Longs
    I would definitely use Derek again. The whole process from start to finished went smooth and quick. ~ Jeanne Gennarelli Little River
    I am from PA and have spent the past 2 years searching the south for my home purchase. I have worked with Real Estate agents in FL, GA, NC, SC. Mr. Derek Fairfax is one of a kind fantastic Realtor! He absolutely went above and beyond in every aspect of the home search. I felt like I was his only client, even though he had many. He was willing to show me appx 50 homes. Anything and everything. I went back and bought the first place that he showed me. A month after the sale, he stopped by and cleaned out my gutters! He is the best! I would absolutely recommend him to anyone who needs his great service. I hope that I get a chance to refer someone to him. He was willing to answer questions about anything. I had many since I had only been here a few short times. Century 21 Thomas is lucky to have him on the team! ~ Lynn Millard Little River, SC
    we were so fortunate the day we call the agent Dereck from the century 21 sign at the house were wanted to look at. His urgency to provide outstanding Customer Service was greatly appreciated due to the fast decisions was had to make finding a new home and relocating 450 miles. We Love our new Home and want to say Thank You to Derek for all your hard work in making this new purchase a great experience. ~ Sandi & Mike Totten, Myrtle Beach
    Derek did an excellent job representing us on the purchase of our beach condo. Not only was he extremely helpful before our closing, but after as well. I would highly recommend Derek Fairfax to my friends and family. ~ John Vastis
    Without Derek Fairfax, I probably would not have purchased my home. Derek's approach was laid back, not trying to pressure me. Additionally, I had a large level in trust that Derek had my best interest in mind. As Derek is Christian, I could discuss with him that I was looking to God to open and shut doors if this house was not meant for me. Derek's honesty and willingness to answer all questions patiently also went a long way to put me at ease. He promptly returned my phone calls. ~ Sharon, Rochester New York
    Derek Fairfax helped us with a purchase and sale all within a two month timeframe. He communicates constantly to let you know what is going on. He was also kind enough to help me move into our house which was not an easy task. If you are looking for someone to either help you buy or sell a property in the area, in my opinion, Derek would be the best choice. ~ Milton Campbell. Taylorsville North Carolina


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      • National Association of Realtors
      • Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors

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      • Grand Strand Miracle League Volunteer

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