APPRAISAL SERVICES

CAPABILITIES

Whether for a mortgage related financial decision, estate planning, purchase decision, or just a general valuation inquiry, EF Hucks & Associates has a reporting product that will meet your needs. Our appraisal department strives to provide quality work in a timely manner at a fee that is profitable for both us and reasonable to the client.

Our on staff researchers provide our appraisers with a complete list of all commercial transactions on a weekly basis. Our appraisers meet to analyze each commercial sale in an attempt to have knowledge of every comparable transaction when developing an opinion of value. Our researchers also track residential transaction, permits and builder trends to provide our residential appraisal department in depth knowledge of the housing market trends.

Our team has a well-tested tool box of knowledge and experience to assist you or your institution in making an educated financial decision. Our extensive analysis tool box includes, but is not limited to:

  • Extensive transactional data review tools
  • In house tracking of local market real estate transactions
  • Member of local Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors (MLS)
  • Subscription to CoStar and other major data resource systems
  • Long time relationship with brokers and market participants
  • Detailed transaction and income analysis tools
  • Ala mode residential appraisal software
  • Extensive Excel experience and training
  • Argus
  • Experience consulting with investors during the decision making process
  • Comprehensive Narrative Appraisal Report

(full/intensive report – meeting USPAP requirements)

  • Standard Narrative Appraisal Report

(normal report – meeting USPAP requirements)

  • Condensed Narrative Appraisal Report

(minimum report – meeting USPAP requirements)

In addition to our Appraisal Services, we offer consulting services that may meet the client’s needs in lieu of an appraisal. Please see our consulting services page for additional information.

OUR APPRAISAL TEAM

Buddy Hucks

Buddy Hucks

MAI, SRA

Buddy Hucks, MAI, SRA is the President of EF Hucks and Associates and EF Hucks Consulting, LLC.  Buddy has almost 35 years of commercial and residential real estate appraisal experience, of which for over five years he was the vice president of Bay State Appraiser Corp (as subsidiary of Loyola Federal Savings and Loan, Baltimore, MD), where he served as review appraiser for the bank’s Grand Strand portfolio of residential loans.

In 1991, Buddy founded EF Hucks and Associates, an independent appraisal company in Myrtle Beach, SC, specializing in appraisals for lenders along the coast of South Carolina.  Through EF Hucks Consulting, LLC, and over the past 20 years, he has monitored the market by tracking all real estate activity to assist in conducting market studies for clients such as developers, land owners and lenders in the area.  He is the recognized authority for Real Estate trends along the Grand Stand.  Buddy maintains that he is “not just a pencil pushing appraiser,” but a knowledgeable market participant in the area.

During the past 25 years, Buddy has consulted and advised developers and been actively involved in the sale and development of over $400 million in real estate along the Grand Strand.  In the early 1990s, he partnered in an investment group that bought and sold approximately $20 million of RTC troubled assets.  His personal investment partnerships have developed, bought and sold almost $70 million in real estate along the Grand Strand.  Buddy has developed and sold 230 condominiums and residential lots over the past 25 years.  He has also owned and sold over 500 acres of development land in the area.  He acted as a Consultant and Broker on one of the largest Real Estate Transactions in Horry County History for over $60,000,000 known as North Beach Plantation.

Jim McNeill is a member of the Appraisal Institute and holds the MAI and SRA designations. He has has a Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University. He holds appraisal licenses in both North and South Carolina, and has been a property appraiser for over 35 years.

James McNeil

James McNeil

MAI, SRA

Edward Kelley

Edward Kelley

Edward Kelley is a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser who has a Bachelor of Science degree from The Citadel in Business Administration.  He has been active in real estate sales and appraisals since 1976.

David Curry, MAI is a commercial real estate appraiser/consultant with over 19 years of experience appraising in Horry and Georgetown Counties.  David holds the Appraisal Institute’s MAI designation and is the Past President of the South Carolina Professional Appraisers Coalition.  He currently sits on the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtor’s MLS Committee.  David joined the team at EF Hucks and Associates, Inc., in 2010 and strives to keep the company on the cutting edge of technology, systems, and education.  He oversees a team of professionals with experience in site layouts, 3D design, site identification, marketing, feasibility analysis and valuation.  David’s relationship with local agents, contractors, bankers, and other  professionals provides a single source for investors.  He has experience in a long list of property types for appraisals, consulting services, and site selection; however, he specializes in restaurants, professional office space, and medical office space.

Dave Curry

Dave Curry

MAI

Craig Sturgill

Craig Sturgill

Craig Sturgill has been actively engaged in real estate valuation and consulting since 1986.  He is a state certified general appraiser in South Carolina and North Carolina .  He graduated with honors having attended Lorain Community College and Kent State University and is currently pursuing a Masters in finance from Liberty University.

In addition, Mr. Sturgill has extensive collateral experience having personally owned, managed, and developed various investment properties including multi-family, mini-storage, office, storage condominiums, and commercial multi-tenant facilities.  He has also developed residential properties including seven major subdivisions totaling more than 600 acres.

Mr. Sturgill is married with five children and resides in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.  He is active in the community and his church having served as trustee or board member in churches since 2001.  In his spare time he likes to travel, bike, kayak, scuba, and snow ski.

Amit Patel is a Certified General Appraiser and has a BS degree in Real Estate and Finance from the University of South Carolina. He is a Candidate for Designation of the Appraisal Institute.

Amit Patel

Amit Patel

Russell Elmore

Russell Elmore

Russell Elmore is a Certified General Appraiser and has a BS degree in Real Estate and Management from the University of South Carolina. He has been an appraiser since 2006 and is a Candidate for Designation of the Appraisal Institute.  Russ is a member of the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Professional Appraisers Coalition and was the 2015 Legislative Chair.

Scott Cloer is a Certified General Appraiser and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wofford College.  He has been an appraiser since 2007.

Scott Cloer

Scott Cloer

OTHER SERVICES WE OFFER

Appraisals

Whether for a mortgage related financial decision, estate planning, purchase decision, or just a general valuation inquiry, EF Hucks & Associates has a reporting product that will meet your needs.  Our appraisal department strives to provide quality work in a timely manner at a fee that is profitable for us and reasonable to the client.

Consulting

Studies created by the E.F. Hucks Consulting team are informative for a variety of purposes including purchasing, selling, land planning, developing and re-developing of real estate.  EF Hucks Consulting has been a due diligence partner in countless transactions along the Grand Strand for over 25 years.

Site Selection

EH Hucks Consulting understands the history of, and possibilities for, the Grand Strand real estate market.  GIS technology and local experience provide an excellent platform for EF Hucks Consulting to assist clients in making knowledgeable decisions for real estate development along the Grand Strand.

Forensic Expert Witness

With 30+ years of experience, local knowledge, and thorough research we are able to prove our adjustments and opinions for complex valuation assignments and eminent domain cases. Incorporating GIS mapping and 3-D imagery “tools” assist in visualizing the data results.