Since 1986

  • $7 Billion in real estate valuations
  • 35,000 appraisals

Our appraisal clients have included most major banks, mortgage companies, relocation services and government institutions.


  • Mortgage Loans
  • FHA/HUD and USDA Financing
  • Divorce / Marriage Dissolution
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Retrospective Valuations
  • Property Tax Appeals
  • Price Negotiations
  • Charitable Contributions
  • Rehab and Flipping
  • Foreclosure Auction
  • REO and Short Sale Consultation
  • IRS Taxes
  • Gift Valuations

Geographic Areas

North Strand, South Strand, central Myrtle Beach, western Horry County, Little River, Longs, North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach, Pawleys Island, Conway, Loris

Property Types

Condominiums, Condotels, Waterway Property, Vacant Land, Single Family Homes, Golf Villas, Investment Property, Rural Property, Equestrian Estates, Multi-Family Property.

Specialized Negotiations

Short-Sale, Pre-Foreclosure, Bank-Owned and REO Property

$7 Billion in Real Estate Valuations

Real Estate Appraisals


Real Estate Tax Appeals

If you own real estate in Horry County or Georgetown County and question whether your property tax assessment is accurate, we can help you protest the county’s valuation. If you would like our assistance in the appeal process, please contact us by email at or by phone at 843-497-9155, Ext. 104.

Certifax Founder

Kay Van Hoesen

Kay Van Hoesen has been appraising locally since 1986. She is a certified real estate appraiser in South Carolina as well as FHA-approved. Kay is also a licensed real estate broker in South Carolina and a participating member of both the National Association of Realtors and the Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors.

“Had it not been for Kay [Certifax founder], I would have undoubtedly left bag after bag of money on the table either as a buyer or seller.”


~ Attorney Scott Umstead, Myrtle Beach, SC

“Kay is a master appraiser … If you really want to know the market and value, you won’t find a better appraiser than Kay Van Hoesen.”


~ Tracey Magdeburg, President, A+ Appraising, Maggie Valley, NC

“I trust them so much, that whenever I’ve needed personal residential appraisals, I’ve always insisted on using Kay.”


~ Bill Hazen, Commercial Appraiser, Hazen Company & Associates, Myrtle Beach, SC

“They can simplify your life and save you from making some serious mistakes.”


~ Dave Brunko, President, Investors Mortgage Co., Myrtle Beach, SC

“She identified and successfully bid at auction [for us] on a condotel which throws off great cash flow and in addition would currently sell for in excess of $40,000 above what we paid less than 3 months ago.”


~ Sheldon, Investor Buyer, Philadelphia, PA

“Kay did everything and more that she promises on her website … saving us over $3,400 a year in property taxes.”


~ David Aston, London, UK

Certifax Headquarters

Certifax, Inc., incorporated in State of South Carolina 05/31/1988

1297 Professional Drive, Suite 201, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: 843-497-9155 • Fax: 1-866-281-6320