Our Firm

Our dedication to observing the utmost standard of excellence, local market knowledge, and our effectiveness in representing buyers and sellers sets By the Beach apart in a crowded field. Our property management serves the wishes of both residents and property owners by providing professional management service and by meeting the needs of owners and residents. Experience, dedication and focus by our entire staff, without ever compromising quality customer service, is the main reason for our success. BY THE BEACH ACCREDITATION AND EDUCATION:

  • Realtor Licensing, State of South Carolina Board of Realtors (2003)
  • Member of IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management) (2009)
  • Private Lending for Commercial Properties (2010)
  • Single Family Investment Purchase and Resale (2006)
  • Multifamily Acquisitions and Emerging Markets (2009)
  • Executive Management (2006)
  • Foreclosure and Short Sale Transaction Specialist (2003)


Jason Merritt : Broker in Charge

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Jason Merritt Broker in Charge

Jason Merritt is a licensed Real Estate Agent/Broker who has been involved in real estate investments since 1992. His education in real estate and marketing provides a powerful set of skills for our team. He is in charge of the Acquisition Team and is responsible for all the pre-sale activities leading up to the purchase of a property. Specializing in foreclosures, short sales, multi-family acquisitions, rehabilitation projects and single-family wholesale transactions; investors can be confident that their investment in Myrtle Beach property will be handled knowledgeably. His expertise in market analysis, cash flow and budget analysis can insure your Grand Strand investment will be a profitable one.

Mac or PC
Mac, and that is never likely to change.

Tech Addiction:
Adobe CC

Favorite Places Other Than Myrtle Beach:
Beech Mountain, NC; Costa Rica; Atlanta, GA; Miami, FL; Manhattan, NY; San Francisco, CA

Favorite Restaurants:
Sun City, Indo Cuisine, E-Noodle & any place with great pizza!

Favorite Activity:
Riding my custom built bicycle and spending time with my wonderful wife and friends. Snowboarding is also my favorite winter sport.

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Benny Baldonado : Finance Director and Strategist

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Benny Baldonado Finance Director and Strategist

Benny is a co-founder of By the Beach, Inc. and The Department of Redevelopment, which are asset management, real estate consulting, and property development firms. He is a recognized and respected leader in the community due to his volunteer work among several charitable organizations. Known for having the strategic vision to achieve business goals, his proven track record of developing multiple successful projects is well known in Myrtle Beach. He has extensive experience in analyzing real estate acquisitions for the best possible return on your investment in Grand Strand real estate. The comprehensive network of third-party advisers, financial specialists and skilled tradesmen that he works alongside are a testament to his team building capability.

Mac or PC?
PC, but that is likely to change.

Professional Priority:
Putting the wants and needs of my clients first

Personal Priority:
My Son Noa

Favorite Places Other Than Myrtle Beach:
Toronto, Canada ~ Go Maple Leafs!

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Kevin Grant : Real Estate Advisor

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Kevin Grant Real Estate Advisor

Kevin a native of Myrtle Beach . In 1998 he obtained a real estate license . He has a tremendous amount of experience in real estate investing as well .

Kevin is connected in the community through mentoring youth and volunteering in the local schools.

Kevin enjoys golf,travel and family .He and wife Ursula, has 4 kids Ariel , Tanisha, Sadreona, and Deontrae .


Ray Brathwaite : Real Estate Advisor

Ray Brathwaite Real Estate Advisor

Kevin Hotchkiss : Real Estate Advisor & Marketing

Phone: 843.902.1599 Email Me    
Kevin Hotchkiss Real Estate Advisor & Marketing