Garden City Realty Joins Luxury Portfolio International®

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Garden City Realty expands its reach with membership in Luxury Portfolio, the leading global network of luxury real estate brokerage firms.

Garden City Realty, Inc. recently joined Luxury Portfolio International®, the fastest growing luxury property network, with more than 200 affiliate companies around the world and more listings above $1 million than any other luxury real estate organization.

“Luxury Portfolio is delighted to have Garden City Realty as part of our distinguished Broker Collection. The company has an impeccable reputation for luxury marketing along South Carolina’s Grand Strand, and we are committed to helping them achieve even greater success,” said Paul Boomsma, president of Luxury Portfolio. “Luxury Portfolio boasts the most comprehensive marketing program in the industry, encompassing print advertising in high net-worth publications, an award-winning website and premium marketing materials. The scope of the program benefits Garden City Realty and all of our members, as well as the luxury clientele they serve.”

Since 2002, Garden City Realty has had more than $506 million in real estate sales in the Murrells Inlet, Garden City Beach, and Surfside Beach areas of the Grand Strand. Recently, Garden City Realty was named in the Momentum Club, which acknowledges Leading Real Estate Companies of the World members that dramatically improved their company's outgoing referral performance from 2013 to 2014 based on a certain increase in closed transactions resulting from client introductions made to other affiliates throughout the network.

“As Myrtle Beach and other areas along the Grand Strand become more attractive to the luxury and international markets, it is strategically important that Garden City Realty positions itself to capture this clientele,” said Lee Hewitt, Broker-In-Charge of Sales at Garden City Realty.

Luxury Portfolio International® markets more than 25,000 properties of the world’s most remarkable properties annually on its award-winning website, The site attracts more than 1.2 million high-net-worth visitors a year and features a total inventory of available properties in excess of $41 billion. Luxury Portfolio is unmatched in the global arena, with members in 30 countries, site translation in nine languages and multiple currencies and visitors from 200 countries/territories visit the site every month.

About Garden City Realty

Since its establishment in 1973, Garden City Realty’s rental department has grown from 18 properties to more than 500 and the sales department has had more than one-half billion dollars in sales volume in the past 20 years.

Today, Garden City Realty’s stockholders include Lee Hewitt, Broker-In-Charge of Real Estate Sales who has been with the firm since 1981 and Dennis McElveen, Broker-In-Charge of Vacation Rentals, who began his career with Garden City Realty in 1977.

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