Sept. 13, 2018

Lowcountry Jewelers

Located in the historic Island shops, Lowcountry Jewelers brings more than 100 years of combined expereince. It is evident in everything that they do, their love of jewelry. Their skilled staff is made up of fine jewelers, creative designers, goldsmiths, diamond setters and a GIA Certified Appraiser.

One of their popular items is the Pawleys Island Shell. To find a Pawleys Island shell on the beach means you will be blessed. According to local legend, you can only find this shell on Pawleys. Lowcountry Jewelers offer this item in sterling sliver or 14kt gold, with or without diamonds.


Learn more about Lowcountry Jewelers Here

The Jewel of the Lowcountry

Sept. 11, 2018

Classic Custom Home Building

"There's no place like home... There's no home like a Classic"

Classic Home Building is a local family owned and operated business. They are a member of prestigious Southern Living Custom Builder program and has built nearly 1,000 homes in the Carolinas. Along with unique custom homes, Classic help homeowners realize the true potential of their home through simple and complex revitalizations.

Founded in 1999, they are one of the most trusted and respected home building teams on the Grand Stand.

Credentials / Certifications • South Carolina Builder of the Year 2013 • Certified Master Builder • Member Horry Georgetown Home Builders Association • Area’s Exclusive Member Southern Living Custom Builder Program • Certified Green Building Professional • First in the State to Offer FORTIFIED® for Safer Living • IDS Member

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Sept. 6, 2018

See You In The Gardens

Imagine a psychedelic world of electric colors and endless flowers; majestic birds and a flutter of butterflies overhead; white tail deer, otters, and alligators in their natural habitats; sculptures as lifelike as their subjects; and traveling through hundreds of years of history in a few steps. Got a clear vision? Welcome to Brookgreen Gardens.

Brookgreen Gardens is a wildlife preserve, National Historic Landmark, an accredited outdoor art museum, natural wonder, and more, and it has been an inspiration, refuge, and retreat for Georgetown County for more than 85 years. Every day, Brookgreen offers a selection of tours, programs, and exhibits for all ages, and gives you the option to stroll through the gardens on a guided tour or explore these beautiful spaces on your own. Each season, new exhibitions and special events make Brookgreen Gardens...Ever Changing. Simply Amazing.

BROOKGREEN GARDENS | 843.235.6000 | 1931 Brookgreen Dr., Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 |

Aug. 1, 2018

Downtown Pawleys Live

one-day festival coming to Downtown Pawleys, behind the Island Shops

Downtown Pawleys Live, Music, Food and Art festival will take place Sunday, September 2, 2018, 1pm – 8pm. Gates open at 11:30am.

DOWNTOWN PAWLEYS LIVE, is a unique all day festival with the best regional bands, art, fresh food, craft beers, vending artist and more. The acts, refreshments, and location have been carefully selected to provide a high quality, low country vibe and ensure an awesome time celebrating the end of summer and bringing our community together.

Downtown Pawleys Live is a music, food & art lovers day, “We are thrilled to bring such talent to our area.” Linda Lane, DPL organizer. Live Bands include; The Folk, Indie & American sounds of Sweet Sweet, The Reggie Sullivan Band, which has become one of the Hottest bands in South Carolina, Empire Strikes Brass a high energy Brass-Funk-Rock band hailing from the city of Ashevlle, N.C. The Blue Dogs, featuring longtime partners Bobby Houck and Hank Futch, return to Pawleys Island for their ONLY 2018 appearance. Joining the Blue Dogs for the festival is longtime Georgetown resident, Phillip Lammonds (now residing in Nashville). And from Athens, Georgia, the Multi-instrumentalist, Randall Bramblett Band, well known for a long catalog of songs covered by Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Hot Tuna, Delbert McClinton and more. His soulful sounds and top shelf band have critics calling him the “Southern Steely Dan.”

With the new improvements to the parking area behind the Island Shops the concept of the Downtown Pawleys Live one-day festival was born. “We are excited to offer our guests and tenants a great parking area to shop, dine and enjoy all that the Downtown Pawleys Island Shops have to offer,” said Christy Whitlock, event founder. “Keeping with our area’s traditions, while making improvements; Downtown Pawleys Live is intended to bring our community together”.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Hobcaw Barony. Hobcaw Barony is 16,000 acre tract of land dedicated to research and education in the fields of coastal ecology, marine biology, and the humanities relating to coastal South Carolina. Clemson University and the University of South Carolina each maintain multi-million dollar research facilities at Hobcaw. “Hobcaw Barony was a natural choice for us. It’s a hidden gem that promotes history and education. It’s the size of Manhattan,” said Whitlock. ‘We want to promote taking care of our environment and natural resources’. Proceeds will contribute to the great educational value Hobcaw Barony provides, like continuing to host thousands of primary and secondary school-aged children in our area and state.

Advance Tickets $20 on-line. Day-of Tickets $30 at the door. Children 12 and under are free

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July 23, 2018

Whats Included In A Home Inspection

A home is the biggest purchase most people will ever make, and a home inspection is always recommended before buying a home. It’s important to realize the condition of your investment. While some little quirks may be nothing to worry about, there may be more serious issues that only a professional home inspector can assess. Here’s a helpful infographic that shows you what’s covered in a home inspection.

What's Included in a Home Inspection
March 9, 2018

Locally Grown, Internationally Known

The company was originally founded by one of the most recognizable faces in Low Country Real Estate – Doc Lachicotte, bringing decades of experience and knowledge of the area to the Real Estate market. Now, one of the most respected real estate teams in the industry, Lachicotte continues to evolve & grow with combined leadership with the Cooper family. The two families, with a long established relationship, merged in 2012 to become a full service, Real Estate firm representing clients in buying, selling & leasing of both Residential and Commercial properties as well as Vacation Planning and Property Management. The team of experts has been involved with many of the finest properties in the area.

With powerful affiliations -- Christie’s International Real Estate for the Residential arm and NAI Global (New American International) for the Commercial arm of the company, Lachicottes scope and breadth is not only local but global with the strength of these brands behind the company. “We understand the importance of exposing our client’s properties beyond the local market, but we also remain focused on our homegrown roots. Our mindset naturally gravitates toward the lifestyle of the area, the history, the charm & the beauty of what we have the privilege of selling, while protecting it at the same time” says principal, Chuck Cooper. “We believe that leadership in Real Estate begins at home, and remain deeply rooted in our community with uncommon insight and long-standing relationships”, continues Kathy Besse, Marketing Director.

Our Team is skilled at offering a seamless Real Estate experience. We pride ourselves on offering more to our clients – we embrace the Art, we cherish the Culture, we know Real Estate and we live the Lifestyle. Whether you are buying or selling your home, investing in a commercial property or planning your family vacation, Lachicotte is here to help guide you through the process. You’ll receive custom solutions through a valued partnership with a singular focus: You.

Posted in Lachicotte News
Feb. 20, 2018

Top Producers of 2017

Lachicotte is pleased to announce our top agents of 2017. Your hard work, professionalism and dedication paid off. We can not wait to see what you achieve in 2018! Congratulations!

Posted in Lachicotte News
Feb. 20, 2018

The Start of a "New Legacy"

Today, The Lachicotte Company proudly announces the start of a “New Legacy” as the Cooper Family siblings (Gina, Chuck, Gary and Christy Whitlock) purchased Doc Lachicotte’s interest in the established real estate company in Pawleys Island along with the existing Lachicotte office building. All four siblings are licensed real estate agents and 3 of the four were already in partnership with Doc in the company. The two families working together is nothing new as the two companies (Vintage and Lachicotte) merged back in 2012. When the time came to make the difficult decision for Doc to sell, he and his family knew that this was the right fit for everyone. The Cooper family could not be more excited about working with such a seasoned, talented group of agents and staff to build on the existing foundations and reputations established over many years in the community. The Lachicotte company will continue to be very civic/community minded and client-focused in all facets of the business. The full service brokerage offers services ranging from Property Management, Residential Sales as the areas exclusive affiliate of CHRISTIE'S International Real Estate and Commercial Sales through NAI-Lachicotte. There will also be a strong focus on creating a culture where agents and staff will be supported through training, a full service in-house marketing team and professionalism.

Posted in Lachicotte News
Nov. 29, 2017

Max Jones Receives MiCP Designation

Max Jones Receives MiCP® Designation

Pawleys Island, SC – November 21, 2017: Max Jones, NAI Lachicotte, has received the MiCP® Designation. Max Jones received this designation by attending NAI Global University in Atlanta, GA that took place November 15-17th. NAI Global is a leading global commercial real estate brokerage firm.

“We are very pleased to have Max Jones as part of our firm,” said Chuck Cooper, President of NAI Lachicotte. “The success of NAI Lachicotte is a testament to his quality as a Realtor. Our office is very fortunate and will benefit from his talent.”

NAI Global offers 4 NAI Universities each year to allow its brokers to attend the Lipsey School of Real Estate. This is a two (2) day live program developed to target today’s unique environment within Commercial Real Estate. Topics include – Business Development, Selling by Phone, Negotiating, The Perfect Tour, Performance Leasing, Financial Literacy, Team Brokerage, Presentations that Win, Consultative Brokerage.

Max Jones is a lifelong resident of Myrtle Beach, SC. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has been a licensed REALTOR since 2014. Max is highly involved in all areas of commercial brokerage including leasing management, sales, listings for retail, restaurant, office and medical office.

About NAI Lachicotte

In 2017, the commercial arm of Lachicotte became known at NAI Lachicotte. This affiliation with one of the largest commercial marketing companies in the world brings together a strong local name (Lachicotte) with a globally respected and recognized brand, North American International (NAI) to create a dynamic force in the Grand Strand’s commercial real estate market.

NAI Lachicotte offers a complete range of Commercial Real Estate services to buyers, sellers, owners, and investors on a local, regional and national level.

About NAI Global

NAI Global is a leading global commercial real estate brokerage firm. NAI Global offices are leaders in their local markets and work in unison to provide clients with exceptional solutions to their commercial real estate needs. NAI Global has more than 400 offices strategically located throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific, with over 7,000 local market professionals, managing in excess of over 425 million square feet of property. Annually, NAI Global completes in excess of $20 billion in commercial real estate transactions throughout the world.

NAI Global provides a complete range of corporate and institutional real estate services, including brokerage and leasing, property and facilities management, real estate investment and capital market services, due diligence, global supply chain and logistics consulting and related advisory services.

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Posted in NAI Lachicotte
Oct. 20, 2017

September Agents Of The Month

The Lachicotte Company is pleased to announce Cynthia Murray as the top listing agent and Darissa Thompson as the top selling agent for the month of September 2017. Congratulations!

You can contact Cynthia Murray at 843-240-3223 or here

You can contact Darissa Thompson at 843-457-9449 or here