Experience an Adventure with the Family in Myrtle Beach

Experience an Adventure with the Family in Myrtle Beach

Are you and your family wanting to do something a little different on your next vacation to Myrtle Beach? If the answer is yes, then we have to tell you how you can experience something new in the area. Summer will soon be over and that only means that the kids will be heading back to school soon, so why not do something new and exciting. Staying with us in one of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep your family close to where the fun is at. Let’s look below at where you can experience a new adventure.

Hunt for Fossils

Experience an Adventure with the Family in Myrtle Beach

One thing that many families love to do and take advantage of is hunting for fossils such as shark teeth and more. Here in Myrtle Beach your family can head over to Fossils Forever and learn how to hunt for shark teeth. This 90-minute adventure your family will be able to learn how to search through the sand and shells to find these beautiful fossils. Some of the teeth that you may find are said to be thousand years old. The price for this adventure is $14.50 for Adults & Youth ages 6 & Up, and children ages 5 & under are free with a participating adult. Don’t miss this fun adventure as you hunt for fossils and shark teeth!

Ahoy There Matey

Heading down to Murrells Inlet is where your family can book a pirate adventure. This is perfect for the kids as they get to explore the high seas in a fun pirate treasure hunt! Climb aboard the Sea Gypsy and help use the treasure map to find the treasure that has sunk in the sea. This is an hour-long adventure that takes place daily on the high seas. Your children will even get to see a battle with water cannons as they defeat Pirate Pete! Admission to this fun adventure is $25 for Adults & Children ages 3 & up, Toddlers are $12 each and Infants are Free. Have the time of your lives on the high seas aboard a pirate ship and sail away at sea for at least an hour together!

Float Down a River

Experience an Adventure with the Family in Myrtle Beach

Tubing down a river is something you will often see in the mountains, but did you know that you can do it here in Myrtle Beach? Head over to River Island Adventures where your family can enjoy a day floating along the Waccamaw River. Located just 7 miles from the ocean in North Myrtle Beach is where your family can do an adventure like you’ve never done before. Be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen, a hat and your swimsuits as you enjoy this new adventure together as a family. What a great way to end your summer vacation than to experience this adventure in the area.

While there are many other fun adventures that your family can take part in, these are the few we thought you’d enjoy. If you still haven’t booked your next vacation to the Myrtle Beach area, now is the time. We hope that you and your family will be able to enjoy staying with us at Sloan Realty and will enjoy your end of the summer vacation!

Family Fun Activities for the Beach

Family Fun Activities for the Beach

Going on any vacation is always fun but when you spend it with the ones you love make it better. We at Sloan Realty can tell you that finding fun activities that everyone in the family will love is sometimes a little difficult. When you are staying in the Myrtle Beach area, it’s hard to find a place where you all can have a little fun on the sand. Below are a few of the family fun activities that you can enjoy while enjoying a little sun, water and fun in the sun.

Sand Drizzle Sculptures

Family Fun Activities for the Beach

Have you ever made sand drizzle sculptures when you were a kid? You can either go down close to the water or you can get a bucket of water and add dry sand to it. Then you grab a handful of the wet sand and drizzle it. It can be a lot of fun to kids of all ages and that includes the adults too. As a family you can see who can make the best sculpture and the tallest. It doesn’t matter who the winner will be either because you are all winners!

 Play Hot Potato

This is a classic game that is often played at kid’s parties with a potato or small ball. But since you are at the beach on vacation, then you will want to use something else like say a beach ball. It doesn’t have to be a big beach ball, but one that everyone can pass around quickly enough before the music stops. Be sure to bring a beach ball, a small radio and the family and have a friendly game of “beach” potato!

Build a Sandcastle

Family Fun Activities for the Beach

For many children, building a sandcastle on the beach is what they live for on every vacation. But having the whole family get in on the action of building the biggest and best sandcastle is what everyone wants. Grab a few buckets, shovels and some sandcastle molds and make the best sandcastle that you’ve ever made. Have the kids go and find several shells, driftwood and a few other things they find on the beach for decoration. Just have the best time making the sandcastle or sandcastles together as a family.

Make Art in the Sand

One thing that many children love to do, is to play in the sand. So why not make the sand their art canvas and draw their creations on the beach. They can use a small stick or a shells edge to draw their artwork. Decorate it with shells, sea glass, wood, seaweed and more. Let your child’s imagination run wild while they are enjoying their time at the beach. Take a picture of their artwork with the child standing next to it and one without them. Then when you get back home, get a few copies made of the artwork and frame it for them to remember that trip for years to come.

There are so many other fun things that you and your family can enjoy while on vacation, but we wanted to share these with you. If you are still looking for a place to stay when you visit Myrtle Beach, check our vacation rentals out today. We can’t wait until you visit us on your next trip to the Myrtle Beach area!

5 Ways Your Kids Can Help with the Move

5 Ways Your Kids Can Help with the Move

Moving to a new home can be exciting but also stressful for both you and your kids. But if you allow your kids to help get in on the move and preparing to move, then it will be better on your whole family. Give your kids some responsibilities that will not only keep them entertained but will also make them feel important during this big move. We at Sloan Realty have compiled a list to help you and your family make this move as stress-free as you can.

House Hunting

5 Ways Your Kids Can Help with the Move

The first stage of moving is finding another home to live in. Let your kids provide you with some input on where to move to. Bring them when you go look at a house or two and ask for their opinions on the home. You will learn some important insights from them about what they thought of the house and what they didn’t. This will help the kids be able to adjust a little better if they are included in the decision making when it comes to where you move to.  Finding a house just isn’t about what you like, but it’s what the whole family loves.

Letting Things Go

When moving, one rule of thumb to remember is less is best. Honestly, you never know how much stuff you have until you start to pack. Then it seems you find everything that you haven’t used in years. A good rule of thumb for getting rid of things easier is if you haven’t used it in the past two years just let it go. This goes for your kids too, if they have clothing or toys that they haven’t worn or played with in years, let it go. But allowing your kids to help get rid of things is the best as they can say what they want to bring with them to the new house. If your kids are having a hard time parting with something, just let them know that there are less fortunate children out there who have nothing. Most times, this works like a charm and it helps them feel like they are doing something special too.

Label Boxes

5 Ways Your Kids Can Help with the Move

After you have packed up a box or more, let your kids label the boxes. Asking them to help participate in with packing will help them adjust a little better too. And when you are finished packing up each room, finding them will hopefully be a little easier. Just including your kids in something like labeling the boxes can make them more excited for moving.

Let’s Clean Up

After the house or say each room is packed up and hopefully on a truck headed to your new home, you will want to clean it. But cleaning the house on your own can be stressful, so why not let your kids help. Even toddlers can help clean up like wiping down surfaces and sweeping corners. If you assign each kid with a cleaning task appropriate for their age then your old home will be clean in no time. By middle school, your kids should be capable of doing things such as vacuuming, dusting and wiping the fridge clean. Just remember to not give the tasks to your kids if it involves using a lot of chemicals. But asking for help with the dusting, vacuuming, sweeping and more can help you not feel so stressed out.

Unpack their Room First

5 Ways Your Kids Can Help with the Move

Once you have moved into your new home, you want to get your kids involved in the unpacking process. Put them in charge of unpacking their own boxes for their new room. Let them put their books on their bookshelf or their clothes in their dresser or closet. Just remember that you can always go back and rearrange what they have done if you don’t like it. But asking for their help with unpacking can help you as well. Once they have finished their bedrooms, then you can ask them to help put away other boxes in the house. This will help them feel important and will have less anxiety about moving to a new home. Make this process fun for them as they too are adjusting to a new home.

There are many other things or ways to help your child not be stressed about moving, but these are a few we thought you would like. If you haven’t moved yet but are thinking of moving to the Myrtle Beach area, then please give us a call at 800-476-1760. We hope that you and your family can have a stress-free move.

Preparing Your Home to Place on the Market in the Myrtle Beach Area

5 Tips for Preparing Your Home to Place on the Market

We understand that preparing your home to place on the market can be difficult. So, we compiled a small list that can help you get your home ready for the market in the Myrtle Beach area. We at Sloan Realty can help you with putting your home up on the market and getting the best value for your home. Let’s look below at a few steps and things you can do to help get your home ready to sell.

Closet Space

When it comes to selling your home, storage is something that every home buyer is looking for. If they are coming from a small home or even an apartment, their storage space for closets have been limited. So here is a little tip for you, take half of the stuff out of your closets then neatly organize them. The buyers will snoop to see the closet space, so keep all your closets and cabinets clean and tidy.

Kitchen is the Heart of the Home

5 Tips for Preparing Your Home to Place on the Market

Did you know that the kitchen is the heart of the home? It’s where you as a family may have gathered to spend time together and it’s the kitchen that many home buyers are looking at. They are looking for a kitchen that feels like it was made just for them. If your cabinets are old or look outdated, then update them or change them a bit. You can do this without having to spend a ton of money to freshen it up. If you have a little extra money, buy one fancy stainless steel appliance for your kitchen. Reason being is when people see one high-end appliance, they think that the rest are expensive, and it updates the kitchen. Also, give the walls a new neutral color so that the new homeowners can envision their own style.

Take the Home out of your House

One of the most important things to remember when selling your home is to depersonalize it. Take the more personal things out of the house or pack them away before staging your home. This helps because it not only keeps things private for you, but also allows the potential buyers to imagine themselves living there. Staging is everything and you want to make sure that your furniture is arranged to showcase the floor plan the best. Make your home be the home that everyone wants!

Always Be Ready to Show

We understand that life can become busy and hard to want to keep clean. When you have your home on the market you have to always be ready for a potential homebuyer to come see the home. You have to have your home in tip-top shape and that means not leaving dirty dishes in the sink and keeping the dishwasher cleaned out. Also, it means making sure that your bathrooms are clean and there are no dust bunnies in the corners of your living room. It may seem like it could be an inconvenience but keeping your home clean will help it sell.

First Impression is the Only Impression

5 Tips for Preparing Your Home to Place on the Market

As potential homebuyers come in and see your home, the first impression is the only impression. Buyers have already judged your home before they walk through the front door. So, it’s important that you make people feel welcome, warm and safe as they approach your home. Curb appeal is everything, so sprucing up the landscaping will go a long way. You will typically get a 100% return on the money you put into your homes curb appeal. Make your entry way warm and inviting by adding a small bench, a console table with some fresh cut flowers in a vase.

Now that you have completed the list on how to prepare your home for the market, allow us to help list it for you. We at Sloan Realty take pride in being your realtor and hope that we can help you find a new home in the process of selling yours. Give us a call today at 843-449-0835 and allow us to help you sell your home and find a forever home in the process. We’d love to get you the perfect home or vacation home in the Myrtle Beach area.