John Creel

    John Creel

    I grew up in Horry County and bought my first beach property when I was a freshman in college. For thirty years after graduation from Clemson University, I was in sales and sales management positions on a state, regional or national level. My wife and I lived in Charlotte but we always maintained close ties to North Myrtle Beach. Our beach house in Cherry Grove was a favorite family destination. About 100 years after my great grandfather first crossed the Pee Dee River to relocate his family just west of Conway, I crossed the same river and came back to Horry County.
    In the first year of my career in real estate, I earned the Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) designation and the ePro designation. Since then, I've taken courses on short sales, Cooperative Short Sales, and foreclosures (CDPE-Certified Distressed Property Expert). Real Estate keeps changing and knowledge of property and the market is sometimes just the beginning of serving prospective buyers and sellers.
    If you're considering coming to the beach, give me a call. Whether you're looking for a second home, retirement home, investment property, or a primary residence, I'd love to share my knowledge of our wonderful area with you and use my expertise to help you find, negotiate and purchase that perfect property. I can even teach you to pronounce Horry just like a native. And remember... every day is a good day to be alive and living on the coast of South Carolina!

    My Client Testimonials

    Sold our condo quickly above list price. John handled everything great. Well done! ~ Paul Brown, California
    john creel did a great job ~ john haley
    John Creel worked so much harder for us than we ever expected...previous experiences had us thinking a buyer's agent was a necessary evil, not the incredible asset they can actually be. We really underestimated the value a good agent can do provide and John delivered and then some. ~ Dean & Debbie Banaian, Manchester NH
    Jonn Creel was very professional. I felt comfortable doing business with him. It was easy and smooth to work with him I hope to work with him again in the future. Thank you John . Nava ~ Noveria Epps-Gore 1100 Commons Blvd #308 Myrtle Beach SC 29572
    John Creel is an A+ for Century 21 Thomas, he cares about the people he represents. We would use him again. ~ jerry & nancy Longs SC
    John was very personable & professional. He was a pleasure to work with. His knowledge of the area was extremely helpful. I would highly recommend him. ~ John Aromando
    I have worked with John several times now over the past few years to acquire rental properties and lots for development. His expertise and understanding of needs/requirements has been outstanding. It also has made the process far more streamlined. John has consistently gone above and beyond! John is always willing to assist with negotiation and works very diligently. He is easy to get in contact with and is helpful from the start of looking at properties to closing. John is excellent at what he does and is extremely easy to work with. He handles each transaction with efficiency and professionalism. He is easy get in touch with, listens to needs/concerns, and extends patience and understanding. Buying rental properties has come with chanlleges and John is always willing to help ease the process. ~ Kari, Myrtle Beach SC
    John Creel made the whole home-buying experience easy and pleasurable. My remote location could have made this very difficult, but John was incredibly helpful and flexible in meeting my schedule limitations and answering any ongoing concerns that I communicated during the purchase process. He is an invaluable asset to Century 21 Thomas and all of your current and potential customers. ~ Jim Brundage, COL(R), Northern VA
    John was fantastic. Very personable, friendly, and new the area well. He made it his point to get to know us and what we were looking for. He was not pushy at all and showed us plenty of options. My husband and I really enjoyed working with him. He has made it a point to continue to help us with any questions we may have as well as continue to keep contact with us. Very professional but also very personal. We both felt very relaxed with him and developed a trust in him immediately. We would definately recommend him to others if looking for homes in the area. We look forward to personally connecting with him when we move to the beach and plan to invite him to our new home. ~ Veronica and Tim Phelps, Port Republic, MD
    John listened to what we were looking for in a vacation property. He literally showed us everything in those parameters as we honed in on what we liked. He took care of all the negotiations and his experienced shined through to ensure we got the property we wanted. He represented us well when dealing with the sellers as well. John Creel is a great fiduciary! ~ Beth Oxentine, Waxhaw, NC
    John Creel went above and beyond the requirements of a realtor in selling our property! ~ Almeria Turner, West Columbia,SC
    John, Was the realtor from Zillow who contacted me. He was next in queue, random broker. He did do a great job and it was a pleasure to work with him. I offered asking price so no negotiations, seller accepted my offer. John did a great job. ~ Dennis Loftis, Conway, SC
    We loved working with John Creel for the purchase of our home. He was very knowledgeable about the area, he was patient as we tried to determine what we were looking for, and very professional throughout the entire process. ~ Zach Uphold, Myrtle Beach
    John was awesome during the whole process even though we live in different states, but he was always available and a true joy to work with! ~ D. Black, Queensbury NY
    All of the above. ~ Judith Liebert = 4440 Nassau Ct. Little River, SC 29566
    I would recommend John Creel to anyone that is interested in buying property in the on the Grand Strand Coast and even inland. He has lived there a long time and knows the area and can show you the places that will best suit your needs. ~ Joe Fleming - Pfafftown, NC and North Myrtle Beach, SC
    John offers excellent knowledge about the area and works diligently to assist his clients. We have bought several properties and had very specific needs on all of them and John has always been able to deliver in a very timely manner. ~ Kari, Myrtle Beach SC
    The organization I represent has worked with John for 3-4 years now and he has always delivered excellent service, knowledge, and options to meeet our needs. ~ Kari, myrtle Beach SC
    John was very helpful and engaged with our search for a beach front condo even when our property search expanded into Myrtle Beach proper. He was on-top of gathering information on the various properties and communicating with us through out the search. He was so successful in helping us we ended up purchasing two properties!! A few months later we are very happy with our selections and look forward to working with John on our next purchase in the Myrtle Beach area. ~ Stephen, North Carolina
    I'd sent out an online inquiry about the property and received a few responses. John Creel's was by far the most informative. When I followed up with him by phone, he was very knowledgeable about the property and also provided additional resources for my search. His manner, expertise, and helpfulness were key to the decision to select him as my realtor. John was a tremendous asset during my property search. He had a good grasp of what I wanted and was always cheerful, patient, and helpful despite the large number of properties I wanted to visit (and revisit). John's area and market knowledge as well as his demeanor were of tremendous value during in the sale negotiations. Throughout the entire process, John responded promptly to emails and calls. I will work with John again when it's time for my next purchase as well as recommend him to others searching for property in the area. ~ Theresa F, Wake Forest area NC
    This is the third time I worked with John Creel. I did not consider any other agent because of my pleasant past experience . I was not surprised at the ease at which my house sold. John made it hassle free for me. From start to finish John Creel was professional and very aware of every step that needed to be addressed. John Creel always answered the phone when I called and explained every thing in detail . He always made sure I understood and was patient while he was explaining. John Creel knows the area so well and referred an excellent engineer for an inspection and also an excellent law firm for the closing. ~ Betty Roughgarden Bellegrove Oaks
    I recommend John Creel if you are trying to sell your home! ~ Jane Osborne, Gun Barrel City, Texas
    I am extremely satisfied with John Creel's expertise while I was buying and selling properties. John was always prompt answering my phone calls and investigating my concerns. John made my first home purchase in South Carolina pleasant. Recently John found a beautiful house for me and sold my house in approximately two weeks. I believe it sold so quickly because of the wonderful pictures he took and the knowledge he has with describing the features that he knows are important to buyers in the area. I would highly recommend him . John Creel negotiated the price of my purchase so I was able to buy a home that i am very happy with.He knows the area so well that he was able to make the inspection and closing go smoothly. John Creel always understood what my needs were. No matter what time or how many times I called he always answered quickly and explained so I understood in a respectful way.He is trustworthy because after working with him many times he always had my best interests in mind. All aspects of the purchase of my home went smoothly from start to finish. ~ Betty Roughgarden Myrtle Beach
    John did a great job. He was willing to show us as many houses as needed to find the the right one. This was the second time we have used John. He sold us this house and we called him when we were ready to sell and purchase another. We will definitely be calling him again. ~ Jimmy and Brenda Rowe Granite Falls NC
    John Creel was extremely professional, knowledgeable, easy to reach, and great to work with. ~ Kari, Myrtle Beach
    Mr. Creel was very patient with me, very courteous ,and very respectful. He was very professional , while being very friendly. Great to work with. John Creel is a very good realtor. He helps his clients and looks out for them.I needed a lot of help. ~ Lena Landers Charlotte N C.
    We would recommend John Creel,to anyone buying or selling a house,he is a fine honorable man,that listens to your needs, & always called us back with answers to our questions. We will certainly be Happy to recommend him. ~ Nancy & Jerry Speer
    I would highly recommend John for the purchase of your next house, Apt or Condo. He has been part of the local area his whole life and can assist you in your search. ~ Marian Parrotta, MYrtle Beach SC
    I would like to say I appreciate all your help and helping me to understand and I definitely would recommend you to family and friend once again thanks John Creel. ~ John Duncan Conway
    John Creel was attentive of my needs from start right through the closing , offering help even after the closing. I have bought and sold homes before but this was by far my most positive experience because of John's expertise in every aspect of the real estate business. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends. Since I was from out of state I did not expect the inspections and closings to be as smooth as they were but John Creel's attention to detail made the money deposit and closing contracts the best closing I ever had. He's negotiating skills and knowledge of the area are top notch. John Creel"s performance was always very respectful and understanding and he took the time to listen to my needs. I have already recommended John Creel and Century 21 Thomas to friends. ~ Betty Roughgarden Conway Sc.
    During the summer of 2014 I first contacted John Creel to look at several properties. John was very pleasant and accommodating. At that time I told him I would be selling my property soon, but I wasn't yet in the market to buy. John didn't rush me or pressure me in any way. A full year later I returned with my husband and listed our property with John since I was already comfortable with him and with his abilities. During the selling process John was always ready and available to answer any questions or concerns. He made himself very accessible. The closing went smoothly as well, even though we were out of state. I would definitely recommend John Creel to my friends and relatives. ~ linda: massachusetts
    John Creel responded to our initial call promptly and with a friendly attitude even during evening hours. He was available when we called, if not he promptly called back. John took into account my special request for a place with lots of natural sunlight, he delivered. I would recommend John because he seems to enjoy his work and tries to satisfy the client. ~ Melvin and Dorothy Clayton, NC
    Liked John's local knowledge of the area since he owned home in area. Liked the way he laid out marketing plan since second home for us. He also had permant home in Conway but always quick to answer any questions or concerns ~ Gail Black, Lilburn GA
    John did an outstanding job marketing the house and representing us. John is the right choice if you're looking for active involvement and a pleasant real estate experience. ~ Chris Coley, Charleston
    Good Job John ! ~ Danny & Martha Andrews
    Has been very helpful in the past, and a pleasure to know and work with. ~ Hamp Avant, Whiteville,NC
    Very knowledgeable of what we were looking for. Helped us wherever he could. Also handled things when we were not in the area. I would recommend John to anyone that would like to purchase a home. ~ Ed Reeder Myrtle Beach
    I would recommend John Creel because of his thoughtful, courteous, friendly, and professional manner(s). ~ Andrew Keyes - Greensboro, NC
    John Creel was able to get to know us and our needs through pleasant conversation. He was able to discern the type of property that would suit us, even though we were unsure. He knows the area so well and drove us around places he thought we would like. He also introduced us to some of North Myrtle Beach's beautiful scenery. John obviously loves North Myrtle Beach and his enthusiasm is contagious. I would recommend John Creel to others because he was there for us during a difficult time with kindness, patience, encouragement and expertise. John Creel went beyond expectations in showing properties to us and ensured we closed in a timely manner. We were not sure what we wanted. John was so patient and showed us a variety of appropriate properties. It has been six months since moved in and we love our new home. Thanks to John's hard work. ~ Anna Louise Moore North Myrtle Beach, SC
    John Creel was always professional, knowledgeable, helpful, courteous, and fun to work with. He could teach a class to other real estate professionals on how to do the job well. ~ The Moores
    John Creel was always reachable which is very important is a sales transaction. He went above and beyond what you would expect a sales person to do. He tried very hard to get our property sold for us. We would definitely use him again and would recommend him to others. ~ Richard McGhee, Newton
    John was a wonderful representative for us in our search and purchase of our new home. ~ Russ Paul, Little River, SC
    We would highly recommend John Creel for your Realtor needs as he is a very effective negotiator. As an example, by working with the listing agent and writing a letter, John helped us recover our Home Inspection and Legal costs on a previous contract when the sellers were unable to close. We thoroughly enjoyed working with John! ~ Bill & Robin Odom, Manakin Sabot, Virginia
    John did a great job again. This was my 2nd purchase he handled. He made the process smooth being an out-of-state buyer. Great job. ~ Paul Brown, California
    From our initial contact to the closing of the sale, John did an outstanding job of keeping me informed and communicating my thoughts to the seller. ~ Craig Opacic, Pittsburgh


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