Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand Resort Residential Specialists in Oceanfront, Waterway, and Golf Course Properties

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.

Appraisal services in South Carolina–Horry County and Georgetown County–for virtually any residential purpose including:


  • 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

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.

Real Estate Investments


You’ll find Waterway Property

Certifax founder Kay Van Hoesen represents private-party investors, equity groups, and hedge funds in acquiring below-market properties.

If you’re a serious investor, we can help you find under-priced real estate.

Contact Kay for more information at 843-497-9155, Ext. 104 or by email at
Service Area


Serving the Grand Strand area surrounding Myrtle Beach, SC

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



Kay Van Hoesen
Certifax Founder

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.

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