Summer days spent riding bikes, playing baseball, or swimming. Red clay covered skin served as the only sun screen in those days.
eric mitchell // october 10th, 2018
Name: Eric Mitchell
How long have you been in Greenville? 47 years. Grew up off Pelham Rd "out in the sticks" back then.
Most interesting fact about you: I'm small. Really...I'm not 6' 5" but only 5' 5" now...I've already shrunk over an inch. Everything else is known. My life is an open book! ;-)
Your background: I was born in Salisbury, MD August 20th, 1967.
My parents escaped the hillbilly life of southwestern Virginia and found themselves in Pocomoke City, MD with 3 young kids and a bright future…but certainly not in Pocomoke.
In 1971 my dad was offered a position as a meteorologist with the new National Weather Service office at GSP. My parents secured a VA loan and built a house in Pelham Woods. Our house was one of the first few in the neighborhood. There were a few kids already there but it quickly grew into a neighborhood full of young families with kids. A storybook type of place, really.
Summer days spent riding bikes, playing baseball, or swimming. Red clay covered skin served as the only sun screen in those days. Most of us still keep in touch. The Eastside was thriving and the growth was exponential. I remember when Haywood and Pelham was a 3-Way stop…as was Roper Mtn and Woodruff.
I'll never forget the first time Mark Smith and I drove on Verdae going to school at JL Mann. Downtown Greenville was in shambles in the 80's. I remember the first time going into downtown while a Winthrop College student in about 1989 or 1990. There was a little bit of revitalization going on by that time with The Hyatt and a couple of bars. Greenville was on the way to greatness…The greatest city on the planet, actually.
After graduating college in 1990, I moved back to Greenville and went to work for TeleCable. First in production and then to sales for a few years before joining the team at WSSL FM 100.5. In 1999 I took a sales job at WASV TV "The New 62" before going to FOX Carolina in 2003 and then to WYFF 4 in 2010. In May of this year I decided to move to a more independent lifestyle with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services C. Dan Joyner Realtors.
I'm having a blast in real estate and aim to be the top agent in Greenville by providing crazy-awesome service and communication! "Call, Text, or Email…I promise I won't leave you hanging". I took my years of marketing experience to develop and exclusive marketing strategy that has already proven successful!
My wife Kary and I have 20 year old twins that are Clemson students. We love travelling together and fine dining. We also own two Twice The Ice locations. Currently reading or watching: The Diaries-A Gage Hartline Thriller by Chuck Driskell Fanatical Prospecting by Jeb Blount The Listing Agent Lifestyle by Dean Jackson
Hobby: Real Estate, Triathlon, Playing Drums
Tagline / Motto: "Call, Text, or Email...I promise I won't leave you hanging" and "I promise crazy-awesome communication and service" Who do you work for? Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services C. Dan Joyner
What is your day-to-day on the job? There are no two days alike in the Real Estate business. I do have particular systems and blocks of time that are imperative to complete every single day.
Particularly as a new agent, I have to spend a lot of time prospecting and looking for new clients. I also spend a decent amount of time daily working on my marketing strategy.
The part that is the most enjoyable for me is the daily interaction with my clients. I love spending time helping people realize their dreams by buying and selling property. Truly, it's joy to see someone realize great benefits in a transaction...whether it's a first time buyer, an upgrade seller and buyer, or an investor that's flipping property. It's all a joy.
How do you think Greenville would describe you in one word? Energetic
How would you describe Greenville in one word? Utopia
Besides residence, where is your favorite Greenville morning hangout? The Caine Halter YMCA
Besides residence, where is your favorite Greenville evening hangout? Augusta Grill