You could say Dunes Realty is in Billy Nichols’ blood. He started out at Dunes just like his father, Gairy--spending high school summers working in the Unit Services Department, delivering linens and doing whatever was necessary to provide the best vacation possible to their renters.
When Billy was not working at Dunes, you could find him on the beaches of Garden City and Surfside Beach, and he spent a significant part of his life in the creeks of Murrells Inlet. Whether fishing, water skiing, wake boarding or just hanging out at “The Point” with friends, Billy knows and enjoys everything the “South Strand” has to offer.
While away at college, Billy managed to work two more summers at Dunes, continuing to learn all aspects of the business. He earned a degree in Finance from Wofford College and a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from Clemson University, which included classes in finance, law, construction management, architecture, and city and regional planning.
After graduating from Clemson, Billy moved to Charleston where he spent two years in commercial retail leasing. In 2010, his father asked him to come home and join the family business. Without hesitation, Billy returned to Dunes Realty as a Realtor Associate as well as remaining a part of the vacation and rental staff.
Billy and his wife, Kelsey, live in Murrells Inlet with their daughter, Annie, and their black lab, Wally.