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 clients have included most major banks, mortgage companies, relocation services and government institutions.
Certifax also provides brokerage services for investor buyers, scouting out the best deals at foreclosure auctions, among private bank lists, and from numerous other sources including MLS.
Appraisal services in South Carolina–Horry County and Georgetown County–and Brunswick County in North Carolina for virtually any residential purpose including:


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


Real Estate Sales & Investments


Experienced in all Residential Property Types including Waterway Real Estate

Kay Van Hoesen represents private-party investors, equity groups, hedge funds, and mortgage lenders. She is founder, senior appraiser, Broker in Charge, and owner of Certifax, Inc.
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. 103 or by email at
Kay is a certified real estate appraiser in South Carolina and North Carolina as well as FHA-approved. She 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.



Service Area


Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser in South Carolina and North Carolina

Geographic Areas:

North Strand, South Strand, central Myrtle Beach, South Brunswick Islands, 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



Saving People Time and Money


Don’t Make this $70,000 Mistake

Savvy in all aspects of residential real estate, the Certifax appraisers have saved countless people from overpaying, like this couple who almost overpaid on a condo by $70,000! This is why you should always get an appraisal, whether it’s lender mandated or not.


Kay Van Hoesen
Certifax Founder

Finding Under-Priced Properties

For flippers and serious investors, Certifax founder Kay Van Hoesen specializes in finding deals among numerous sources including foreclosure auctions. Click HERE for details.

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