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Robert Gates

Broker-In-Charge & Owner
Contact Robert Gates
(cell) 803-600-8472

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Charles Robert Gates, Jr., Rob, has a Civil Engineering degree from Clemson University. After graduating college, Rob started his career in the construction industry, where he successfully operated a road and underground utility business.

Rob's background also includes starting, owning and operating a residential and commercial development company, a trucking business, a commercial landscaping operation and a pine plantation farm. These businesses completed projects throughout South Carolina and included working with several nationally recognized builders and contractors, in additional to countless federal, state and local municipalities. Some of these clients included Ginn Development, Essex Homes, Honda Motor Company, Verizon, SCE&G, University of South Carolina, SCDOT, US Department of Housing & Urban Development, City of Columbia, City of Georgetown and many others.

Real estate transactions were heavily involved in Rob's construction and development businesses, which quickly lead to a real estate career also. Rob and his wife, Dawn, began investing in property in Garden City Beach and Pawleys Island in the early 2000's. Their properties in Litchfield Beach were always the first choice for rest and relaxation. Soon the love of Pawleys Island, brought Rob and his family here permanently. After serving as broker over sales for a small firm in Garden City Beach, Rob's entrepreneurial nature led him to start his own brokerage right here at home in Pawleys Island. While serving as broker, Rob has gained experience in working closely with clients and banks to solve problems with distressed properties.

Let Rob assist you in your next real estate venture, whether it be a primary residence, a second home, a rental investment, a residential or commercial development, or a recreational tract.  

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Dawn Gates

Owner & Realtor
Contact Dawn Gates
(cell) 803-600-8954

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Dawn Bowden Gates has a Graphic Communications degree from Clemson University.  After graduation, Dawn started her career in the printing and marketing industry, where she worked in design and sales.

Her husband's strong background in engineering led them both into the construction and development business.  Dawn continued her marketing and design work for their construction, trucking, landscaping, and development businesses.  Dawn became a SC licensed contractor and served as the CEO of their construction business, where she earned certification as a Woman-Owned Business Entity.  Dawn, along with her husband, Rob, quickly and successfully built their construction business to hold an Unlimited SC Contractor's License and was honored two consecutive years with the Contractor of the Year Safety Award.  While in the construction and development business, Dawn built an impressive client list that includes many nationally recognized companies, such as Honda, DuPont, Verizon, SCE&G, US Steeplechase Association, FedEx, Walgreens, Piggly Wiggly, Arbys, Zaxbys, and many more.

Being heavily involved in numerous residential and commercial development projects, Dawn became a licensed Realtor so that she could handle the land acquisitions as well as marketing and selling of the finished product firsthand. Her property acquisitions included real estate along the coast of SC, including Garden City Beach and Litchfield Beaches.  Dawn has also served as manager for two Home Owners Associations, one of which included over 100 properties.  Owning numerous beach home rentals in the area over the past decade afforded Dawn the opportunity to learn the vacation rental business firsthand from an owners perspective.  Dawn has been a client of many Realtors in the area as well as most of the Property Managers, which made her quickly realize there was a need for something better and led to the start of Sea Star Realty.  Dawn and Rob's love for the area landed them comfortably in North Litchfield Beach where they are raising their two young children.  Dawn is proud to be a co-owner and Realtor for Sea Star Realty.

Contact Dawn today to hear how her property management approach is unique with the homeowners interest at the forefront. Dawn would also be happy to show you around the area and use her vast experience to help you market and sell your property or acquire the property that best fits your needs and desires. Dawn has been the top selling agent in Surfside Beach since 2014, which is a testament to her hard work and dedication. 

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Lauren Davies

Licensed Property Manager
Contact Lauren Davies
(office) 843-235-0000

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Lauren moved from New Jersey to Myrtle Beach 4 years ago with her family, and has been in the Vacation Rental business for three years now. As a new mother, she embraces a very busy home life, all while making time for her career in property management, recently succeeding in obtaining her Property Management License. Lauren takes pride in knowing each and every property inside and out to better serve our guests, as well as our homeowners, and is ready and willing to help you find that perfect Vacation Home for you and your family.

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Caroline Gold

Licensed Property Manager
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(office) 843-651-1000

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After attending Aiken Technical College for Human Services, Caroline relocated to Surfside Beach in 2010 from North Augusta, South Carolina. It was here that she met her husband, and found her love for the Grand Strand, and all it has to offer. Caroline has been in the Vacation Rental business for 3 years, and has built a reputable relationship with our home owners, and return guests. Her extensive knowledge of reports, organization, and her ready to succeed attitude shows daily here at Sea Star Realty. 

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Taylor Pierce

Licensed Property Manager
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(office) 843-651-1000

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Originally moving from Michigan, after living near the beach for three years, Taylor is truly enjoying the vacation home rental industry. With her extensive knowledge of each property and attentiveness to each guests needs, she will surely be the key to your perfect beach getaway. Taylor spends her free time with her husband and four year old daughter Randi; she is also an active member in the children’s ministry at her community church. If you want the perfect vacation at any time of the year, Taylor is the one to contact today!

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Tom Sawyer

Realtor
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(cell) 843-833-2445

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Tom, a native South Carolinian, spent his childhood years growing up in Charleston and Georgetown. After graduating from Newberry College, Tom spent 38 years selling engineered textile products to the pulp and paper industry, which required extensive travel throughout North America.

Having tired of the 'big city life', Tom settled at North Litchfield Beach in 1976 and has been there ever since. After an early retirement in 2000, Tom became active in Real Estate and has witnessed many changes along the SC coast over the years. His vast knowledge of the real estate market on the Waccamaw Neck would be an asset whether you are looking to buy or sell.

Call Tom today to learn more about real estate opportunities here at the beach.

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Julie Wylie

Realtor
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(cell) 803-730-8816

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Julie started her work career in Insurance and then moved into the computer world as a Computer Programmer.

In 1989, she started a new career in Real Estate.  Julie was Rookie of the Year in her first year as a Realtor.  Ever since that time she has succeeded in helping people find their dream homes.  She also took a leave of absence from selling for 2 years to learn the mortgage business, where she worked as a Loan Originator and a Loan Processor.

Julie has always loved vacationing in Garden City, so she decided to move to the beach permanently 10 years ago and absolutely loves it.

Contact Julie and let her find your new home at the beach!

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Stacy Stilley

Realtor
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(cell) 704-651-0046

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Roetta Mickle

Realtor
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(cell) 803-424-4418

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In 2004, after spending three decades teaching and counseling in the public school systems in Kershaw County, SC, Roetta obtained her real estate license.  Combined with her love for the coast and her hobby of “people”, Roetta decided to become a Realtor.  This gave her the opportunity to combine her talent and skill of working with people and her love for the coast to help her clients find a property that they will love and where they will be able to make lasting memories.  

As a child, trips to the Grand Strand helped Roetta develop a serious love for the coast.  As result, she and her family realized a long time dream in 1993 when they purchased a property at Garden City Beach.  Since that time, they have enjoyed spending family time at their “second home” right here at the beach!  Roetta and her husband, Willie, have two daughters and four grandchildren.  All are very active in sports and the Mickles travel as a family to support whoever is playing in a game!  Her hobbies are spending time with family and friends (new and old!), sporting events and the beach. 

Contact Roetta today and start making your memories without delay!