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!

Maximize Your Curb Appeal Before You Sell Your Home

Maximize Your Curb Appeal Before You Sell Your Home

Are you thinking of putting your home on the market this spring? It should not come as a surprise that before you list your home that you need to make it sparkle & shine. After all, prospective buyers will be coming through your home peeking in every nook and cranny to see what kind of space your home offers. But while it’s nice to focus on the inside of the home, you also want the outside of your home to be just as beautiful as the inside. Having the right curb appeal when you place your home on the market can help bring in more potential buyers. We at Sloan Realty have come up with a few easy and inexpensive steps to help maximize your curb appeal before you sell it.

Make Your Home Sparkle on the Outside

Maximize Your Curb Appeal Before You Sell Your Home

Whenever you have a home for sale on the market, you want to make sure that it has that sparkle and shine to it. For many potential home buyers, they want to see your home shine as bright as it can and making sure your driveway is clean is a start. Over the years our driveways can become dirty from dirt, years of driving on them, from grass clippings and more. While repaving may seem like a good option for a few people, it’s not necessary for most. Having someone come out and cleaning your driveway can sometimes be a little costly, but these days you can purchase one for less than $200. You can use the pressure washer to clean the siding on your home as well so this can be a good investment for your current home and your future home.

Tidy Up the Landscaping

Maximize Your Curb Appeal Before You Sell Your Home

While many potential buyers don’t care about what the landscaping looks like, to many it does. If you haven’t tidied up the front beds or don’t have any in front of your home, it’s a must do. It can get pretty costly to redo the landscaping, but we suggest only do a few things to help with the curb appeal. While some front yards may need more than $200 worth of work done, you can get it done for less than that price. We suggest that you do the work yourself or ask a few friends to help, put down some fresh mulch and add some easy-to-care-for plants. If you aren’t too sure which plants would work best for the area, we can suggest a few. Yarrow, Sea Pinks, Daylily’s, Lavender and Silver Beard Grass are all beautiful plants and work well in the climate in the south. Mulch can be your friend when it comes to add a little extra curb appeal to your home.

Decorate Your Porch

Maximize Your Curb Appeal Before You Sell Your Home

Another wonderful way that you can add to your curb appeal is by adding a few easy things to your front porch. If you have a small front porch you can add a few small things to help make it seem larger. Adding a few small planters by the front door or on the steps can help add some color to the house. Maybe changing out the light fixtures can help add a new look to your home as well. Adding a few additional things such as a small bench or a few rocking chairs to it will make the front porch inviting and welcoming to all potential buyers. Add a new welcome mat and an elegant wreath to the front door area to help make it cheerier and inviting.

Freshen up the Front Door

Maximize Your Curb Appeal Before You Sell Your Home

This is one step that many homeowners overlook when they freshen up their curb appeal, the front door. Adding a fresh coat of paint to yours is not only a cheap and easy trick, but it can transform the way your home looks. Leaving that lasting impression on every potential homebuyer is just what you are wanting, so you don’t want to miss this step. Buyers will often times wait outside of the home for a few minutes while their agent is getting the keys out of the lockbox, so they have time to look at the front door. We suggest putting on a coat of paint that will help warm up the home and entry way but will also add to the curb appeal of your home. You can never go wrong with a classic color such as red, black, gray or even a coastal color such as light green or light blue.

While there are many other ways that you can help maximize the curb appeal to your home, these are just a few that we thought you’d enjoy and are affordable. Adding these few easy steps can help bring in more potential buyers and it can help you sell your home more quickly so you can enjoy your new home in the Myrtle Beach area. If you are still looking for the right home or the perfect realtor, please contact us today! We hope that you and your family will be able to sell your home and find a new home in the area.

Things to Do When It Rains on Your Vacation

Activities to Do When it Rains on your Vacation

Do you have a planned family vacation in one of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals this summer? Whether it is raining, too hot or you just want to explore the Myrtle Beach area there are several things to do if it rains on your vacation. Look below at a few of the places we recommend to many of our guests while an afternoon storm happens to ruin the fun outdoors.

Ripley’s Aquarium

Activities to Do When it Rains On Your Vacation

Ripley’s Aquarium is a great attraction that everyone in your family would enjoy! Whether it is raining out, hot or you just want to explore the area head on over to Broadway at the Beach. They have many great exhibits within the aquarium that your kids may never want to leave. And be sure to check out Ripley’s Mermaids where you can watch a show and get to take a picture with one. This is one attraction that your kids will want to always go to whenever it rains! You can purchase tickets online or directly at the aquarium. Be sure to check out their hours of operation and know that if it rains, it will become crowded so get there early if you can.

Myrtle Beach Room Escape

Myrtle Beach Room Escape happens to be one of the newest attractions for many to play. This is a real-life adventure game that you will have to use teamwork from your friends and family. You must “escape” your room within 60 minutes by solving puzzles, searching for objects and more. Each room is different so no room is alike. There is no age limit on this attraction, but know that if you have a younger child who might get scared easily, this might not be the thing for you. You do have to make reservations online to be able to enjoy this so just check out their website to see what is available for when you’d like to go.

Rockin’ Jump Myrtle Beach Trampoline Park

Activities to Do When it Rains On Your Vacation

Rockin’ Jump Myrtle Beach is another great attraction for you and your family to enjoy. If you have ever been to an indoor trampoline park before then you know what it is all about. But for those who have never visited one before, it is fun for all ages. Not only will you get to jump with your kids, but it will give you exercise for the day too. Be sure to check out their website for their hours of operation and the prices of the admission.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is a family-friendly dinner show that will make you feel like you are a part of the show. Inspired by an 11th century four-course feast you to enjoy. The tournament is a 2-hour live performance that includes jousting, sword fights and more. Plus, while you are eating there are no utensils because in those times they didn’t exist.

Things to Do When It Rains On Your Vacation

There are also many other places you can check out such as the Myrtle Beach Mall, Tanger Outlets and the Coastal Grand Mall. No matter what the weather is like these activities can be enjoyed for a few days while you are on vacation. If you are still looking for a oceanfront condo give us a call at 800-476-1760 for our last minute discounts. We at Sloan Realty look forward to seeing you soon!