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The Perfect House

"Kevin helped us find the perfect house and we appreciated all his time and efforts doing so. We will pass his name along to friends, family, and anybody looking to buy in the area!

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Feels like Family

Our real estate agent Marge Ulcickas was outstanding and above and beyond. She really took care of us and made us feel like family. I highly highly recommend Marge.


Simple and Easy

Graham made the buying process simple and easy. He helped me get the best deal possible and fought for a little more! Highly recommended for all types of realty purchases.

Buyer | Nikolas W.

Grizzy is awesome!

Amazing follow thru!

Guy D

Friendly and Professional

Mike did a great job working with us when we decided to sell our property. He is friendly, professional and kept us updated along the way. I recommend working with Mike when you decide to make the move

Seller | Mark T.

Engaging and Pleasure to Work With

Looking for a run of the mill, not involved agent? Well, then keep looking, because Sold by the Sea & Graham King are not what you want. Graham King was an absolute pleasure to work with. From day one he was engaged with us, working what seemed any hour of any day to help us get into our home. He answered all of our questions, even the ones I felt were probably obvious. His level of engagement and enthusiasm and passion for his clients is a breath of fresh air. I don't plan on buying a house, but I can 100% say that if I would ever need to, Graham is the only one I would even consider calling. Don't take my word for it. Call or email him yourself, you WILL NOT regret it!

Buyer | Christopher N.

From Realtor to Friend

We contacted Gloria Baker with Sold Buy the Sea Realty to show us a property several months ago. We were living at the beach, 2 hours away, so our drive time was always a factor in the showings. Over the weeks that followed, Goria showed us several homes, I actually lost count of how many. She was always so mindful of our drive and was so courteous and friendly. She was also very helpful and informative about any issues or questions we had. With our search being during the holidays, Gloria still always made it convenient for us to make appointments for inspections and closing. We can't say enough good things about her, in fact, we consider her our friend. Thank you Gloria for all your hard work. We appreciate all you have done.

Buyer | Another Happy Client

Above and Beyond

Dawn and her agents and staff of her company have always been the most professional team to work with. Their communication is outstanding, their knowledge of the market, and of all of the builders and Resources around the community are excellent. I often tell people that there’s probably not another real estate company around that can compete with them! Thank you Jill and thank you Dawn For always going above and beyond! Good luck in 2024!

Buyer & Seller | David

Going the Extra Mile

Best agency in Wilmington and Hampstead. Dawn is my agent and she always goes above and beyond. She finds out exactly what you are looking for, finds it quickly, and gets you the best deal possible. She is fast with answers and always goes the extra mile. Sold by the Sea is Highly recommended!!!

Buyer & Seller | Jennifer

Patient & Kind

Jocelyn is amazing ! She is the best, kind, patient, honest, she became our family

Another Happy Client

Invaluable Guide

I would highly recommend Julie Jadick for all your real estate needs. Julie has helped guide me through two purchases and has always made the process a breeze. Her knowledge of the area is invaluable and she always goes above and beyond for her clients!

Buyer | Sara

No question was too big or too small

Julie was amazing to work with. She responded to all of our questions no matter how big or small in a timely fashion. She took her time with us and we never felt rushed. We will continue to be on the look out for that perfect spot for my mom to live in with Julie helping us

Buyer | Denise

Complete Satisfaction

Julie Jadick was absolutely awesome to work with! Her attention to detail is outstanding and we know she was totally committed to our complete satisfaction. I highly recommend her and her team.

Another Happy Client

Knowledgeable and resourceful

Taylor Martino went above and beyond in helping me buy my condo in N Topsail Beach. We had a virtual showing and she handled so much of the transaction electronically. This saved me so much time and travel. Her knowledge of the market and trends and use of technology sets her apart from most other realtors. She provided a list of vendors to help with mortgage, inspection and closing. She was very helpful after the sale with finding contractors for repairs. I highly recommend Taylor Martino and Sold Buy the Sea

Buyer | Another Happy Client

Trustworthy and Referable

I found Ms. Jocelyn online, she was ready to help me from the moment that I saw the property. I was very happy to have her, she was very clear. She took time for all details, even with the bank when I had an issue that was too difficult for me. She was never tired of explaining something to me, even after so many times. My case was very difficult but she did her best to get it done. Sometimes I would get angry and she found a way to make me calm again. She is very sweet and nice, I really love her! All of my family love her as well! I said to my children if God bless me and I have to buy another house, I have her. I trust her and I am going to refer her to everyone in my family and all my friends.

Buyer | Another Happy Client

So Very Valuable!

Selling your house is a crazy, overwhelming, and stressful thing. I couldn’t have asked for a better realtor to have by my side. Taylor was not only very responsive, very precise, knowledgeable, and attentive, She was extremely meticulous in every aspect of the process. I can’t recommend her enough, you won’t be disappointed. Very valuable.

Seller | Ashley W.

Smooth and Simple Process

Sold by the Sea made the process of buying a house smooth and simple. I have personally known Graham for more than a decade and knew he was my first choice when buying a home. Highly recommend him for anyone needing a great Realty company.

Buyer | Another Happy Client

Start to finish, Aleigha helped get the job done

Aleigha helped us find our new home from start to finish. We looked a a lot of homes as she guided us along the way. Aleigha is very professional and a pleasure to work with. Her knowledge of the area was a plus for us as we had no idea where to look. We highly recommend Aleigha as your Realtor . She gets the job done!

Buyer | Robert & Aly B.

Graham fights hard for his clients

Graham is an absolutely amazing realtor. We have bought and sold 3 homes in the past five years for various reasons and I have plenty of experience to compare his performance against. My wife and I used him to not only purchase our home in Leland but to sell it, as well, when we decided to move back to our home county. The housing market is flooded with realtors and sifting through them all to find someone who is professional, personable, competent, and efficient is a tall order. Graham possesses all of these qualities in spades. He fights hard for his clients, knows the market incredibly well, and gets things done. He anticipates any potential issues and has a game plan for everything. He outlines every aspect of the buying/selling process and his expertise makes an otherwise stressful situation feel as calm as it possibly can. Our closing almost fell through (no fault on our side) and he worked tirelessly with the buyers and their realtor to ensure that our home sold. When we initially purchased, his understanding of the market helped us come in strong without overpaying and I never once felt as though he wasn't giving 110%, with our best interest at the forefront of everything. If you are looking for someone you can count on to buy or sell your property, you can stop looking now that you have found Graham. You will not find yourself in better hands and I don't say that lightly.

Buyer & Seller | Another Happy Client

Another completely satisfied customer.

I began to search for a house back in February while I was in the middle of a seventy-four night cruise in South America. I was introduced to Mike through one of my best friends. Mike was also a neighbor. While on the cruise ship I would pick out properties I liked to get information on regarding neighborhoods, etc. We did live video showings of several homes. Upon finding the just right property, I made an offer and it was accepted. All of the work was done remotely and in a timely manner. A completely satisfied customer and now a friend having moved to the area in late May. And one of the best things of all, Mike will serenade you with, North To Alaska, as you look for houses or as he is selling yours!

Buyer | Gary W.

Mike’s knowledge of the local market was right on.

I would like to relay the absolutely enjoyable experience I had working with Michael Griswold while listing and selling two lots in Topsail Bluffs.His knowledge of the local market was right on. He went out of his way to see to the care and maintenance of the lots as I was an out of state owner, which resulted in a higher sale price. We became good friends during the transactions by virtue of our common interests, his personable disposition and his continuous "step forward" attitude. I would be thrilled to have an opportunity to refer friends, family and anyone else considering the area to him as the most competent agent I've ever worked with in over 40 years of real estate dealings.

Seller | Another Happy Client

Do yourself a favor & work with Taylor.

Taylor was great to work with! She was extremely responsive, informative, knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Our house was sold within days with multiple competing offers. We needed to relocate out of state quickly and Taylor walked my wife and I through the entire process. She listed the house with urgency along with gorgeous pictures and she was able to help us meet our rushed timelines and above our asking price! I would highly recommend working with her if you ever have the chance. Thank you!

Seller | Aaron W.

Can't recommend Taylor enough!

Selling your house is a crazy, overwhelming, and stressful thing. I couldn’t have asked for a better realtor to have by my side. Taylor was not only very responsive, very precise, knowledgeable, and attentive, she was extremely meticulous in every aspect of the process. I can’t recommend her enough, you won’t be disappointed!

Seller | Another Happy Client

Thank you Dawn and the Sold Buy Sea team for finding our dream home!

Working with Sold Buy Sea has been nothing less than an exceptional experience. Dawn’s professionalism, experience, and vast knowledge of the realty world eased the stressors of being a new home buyer, and made the entire process enjoyable for myself and my fiancé. I enthusiastically recommend Sold Buy Sea for any and all realtor services.

Buyer | Kenny H.

Taylor was great!.

She was super confident in her ability to sell our house and get us a great price! We also used her to buy the house and it was super easy! She's great and very knowledgeable

Seller | Rosalie S.

Through the entire process we felt we were in great hands with Gloria.

When we set out to buy a beach home in the Wilmington area, we were connected with Gloria. What started as an exploration quickly turned into a serious search and in great part due to Gloria's great research awareness and relationship in the area with the many builders. We wanted a new construction and properties moved very quickly. Gloria helped us explore, choose and close on a new home in 6 weeks which feels incredible in retrospect. She represented us well and stood up for our interests even when it was a sellers market. She followed up relentlessly and coordinated with all the parties to get us to closing very rapidly. Through the entire process we felt we were in great hands with Gloria. She has great connections in the community and even connected us with a property management company that we continue to use. We would recommend her to anyone looking for an agent who can help them with buying a vacation home at the beach

Buyer | Another Happy Client

Nothing but good things to say about Gloria!

This is the second home I have sold with Gloria. My home sold in 24h so the process was very fast, no issues. I have nothing but good things to say about Gloria!

Another Happy Client

Sue is the only Realtor we have used and it will stay that way. She is amazing!

Sue Knox is my Realtor and I would recommend her over and over again. She helped us with everything and made sure to get us to showing as soon as they were available. We ended up buying land to build on and she found us a great lot 7 minutes from the beach in a great neighborhood. She’s gone above and beyond helping make connections and keeping the building company up to date and making sure they are working diligently and quickly to get everything that we need to close and build the house. Sue is the only Realtor we have used and it will stay that way. She is amazing!

Buyer | Christina W.

Best Realtor Ever

Gloria, you are still the best realtor ever to us & just as great a person!!

Jeffrey & Margie C.

Professional and Encouraging

It was so wonderful to have Gloria as my realtor. She is so professional & encouraging. Gloria goes above & beyond to make one feel comfortable & understood. Thank you for selling my house. I would recommend Gloria to family & friends.

Seller | Joan C.

Dedicated and Hard Working

Ashley is a dedicated agent and works hard for her clients!. Thank you Ashley for being the BEST agent I have ever had the opportunity/pleasurer to work with. I wish all of the agents we talk to/deal with were as eager to work as you!! As previously mentioned, we will call you again as soon as we are ready to sell.

Buyer | Deanne O.

Taylor is Amazing

Taylor did an amazing job for me from day one until the end of the day my house closed on. I was amazed by her availability and knowledge of the business. She kept me grounded on issues of importance and aware of the implications a wrong move could have. She also knew the value of respecting that it was my house which in the end left decisions up to me but was not afraid to make strong recommendations as to where those decisions should land. I met Taylor’s beautiful son and husband and could immediately see her value of loyalty and sense of the group working as a whole. Overall she was a mild well mannered young lady without fear of showing tenacity at times. She was in my corner from day one and will be again when I next need to be represented by an agency.

Seller | Craig B.

Pleasure to Work With

It’s was a pleasure working with Taylor ! She always communicated what was going on, was completely professional , and knew the Wilmington area market. Her son was pretty cute too!

Sellers | Jodie and Joseph G.

Awesome and Amazing!

Taylor is an awesome realtor. She did an excellent job in handling the purchase of a lot for us. She was very helpful and worked with us during the whole process, even speaking with the construction company and helping to arrange meetings with them. She kept us well informed throughout and was very responsive. We would definitely work with her again. I recommend her 100%

Buyers | Jeremy & Jenny R.

5 Stars

We give Dawn a 5 star rating in all areas. She is a hard working, dependable, knowledgeable professional Real Estate agent with good resources to support her business. Dawn went the extra miles to meet and see our property, took awesome pictures, more than once, and posted them to multiple sites, online. She kept us informed of each step of the process of the sale of our farm. She provided a thorough market analysis and shared her professional opinions and knew when adjusting tactics may be needed. She completed all tasks promptly. As we have been, you will be glad to work with Dawn Berard and like us, enjoy a successful property sale.

Seller | Rebecca R.

Caring and Attentive

Working with Susan Reinoehl throughout our new build was a really good experience. Because we had never built from a purchased plan and from the ground up, we had many concerns and questions. Susan proved to be the best agent for us as we were confident she would stay on top of our concerns and make sure all our questions were answered to our satisfaction and not forgotten or overlooked. She offered her opinion when I asked and helped me to consider options I had not thought of. Susan is a very caring agent and was so attentive to our needs, especially when making sure my husband's mobility issues were addressed.

Thanks to Susan our dream home has become a reality. Her advice and support through closing was invaluable. Her professionalism, knowledge, honesty, integrity and hard work ethics are very much appreciated and respected. Her commitment is reflected in her attention to details, a quality hard to find and very highly prized.

Susan is an outstanding agent, very customer focused and a definite asset to Sold Buy the Sea Realty. We highly recommend her and would not hesitate to refer our friends and family.

Buyers | Joyce & Shannon F.

Exceeded All Expectations

Garrett and I have high expectations...but Sue was so excellent, she exceeded all expectations. She brought expertise to the table and showed she understood this crazy market better than any other realtors we interviewed. Not only was she knowledgeable, but also kind and understanding. It is not often that someone is good at so much! We feel so lucky that Sue was willing to work with us in selling our home! We are overjoyed by her results!!

Sellers | Kate & Garrett

Above and Beyond

Grace was incredible and truly went above and beyond to sell the house at maximum price. All of our options were explained to us, with solid input/suggestions. She was an excellent communicator and let us know the minute anything new happened. It was a crazy week but she handled it (and us) with respect and kindness. Love her!! The house sold in a week with 10 offers placed!!

Seller | Susan O. 

The BEST Realtor

Laurie is the BEST Realtor ever! She is so very helpful and responsive. She dealt with my every concern promptly, professionally and kind. She is very knowledgeable about the area and is a HUGE resource. Even if it’s a tough transaction, she will get you to the finish line of your closing.

Buyer | Jennifer R. 

Professional and Encouraging

It was so wonderful to have Gloria as my realtor. She is very professional & encouraging. Gloria goes above and beyond to make one feel comfortable and understood. Thank you for selling my house. I would recommend Gloria to my family and friends.

Seller | Joan C. 

Perfect Fit for our Family

Gloria Baker was an excellent agent. I fully trust her to represent our family, whether we are buying a new home or selling our current home. She's not just a real estate agent; she's family in our eyes. Her passion for helping people reach their dreams is admirable! Integrity is one the most important characteristics in a person, and I don't question her integrity for a moment! We will definitely use Gloria for future real estate opportunities!

Seller | Abigail T. 

Hardworking and Knowledgeable

Gloria Baker was my agent for the sale of my Mom's house after she passed. The sale was challenging because even though the home was in a desirable neighborhood it did need some work. Gloria made suggestions on how to enhance the property so to be more attractive to prospective buyers. She communicated well and kept us informed during the entire process. You will not find a more kind, trustworthy, professional agent for your real estate needs.

Buyer | Patricia F. 

Exceptional in Every Way

Susan Reinoehl was the real estate agent for the recent sale of our home in Hampstead, NC. After 44 years in that location, and having never purchased a home together, my husband and I did not even know where to begin when it came to buying or selling a home. It all seemed so overwhelming to even consider. Fortunately, we knew Susan and asked for her help. She made the process so easy to navigate. She is knowledgeable and truly listens and understands what is needed throughout the process. Her honest and kind nature helped us through any doubts we had about selling. It was after all where we raised our son and had made so many memories. It was difficult to believe we could live anywhere else. We could not be happier with the exceptional service that Susan and the Sold Buy the Sea Realty team provided. If you are looking for someone to go far beyond what is expected, please consider Susan and this team. Forever grateful to you all!

Sellers | George & Tamara M. 

Forever Grateful

Gloria Baker helped me realize my dream of being a first time home owner. I am so grateful for her taking the time to work with me and encouraging me along the way. She showed me homes that were everything I asked for and if something was not right, she wouldn't pursue it. Also, I am not tech savvy and she took care of all the paperwork, directing me step by step. Thank you Gloria for making my dreams come true!

Buyer | Patricia T.

Extremely Professional

In the past, Grace represented us on the purchase of two homes and most recently on the sale of our home. She is extremely professional and her communication was excellent - by phone, text, and email. This was especially important because we were in a different state for several weeks after accepting the offer.

Seller | Patsy V.

Highly Recommend

Sue has been great. A few years back she helped my father sell some property and she did great with him too which is why I wanted to use Sue again. She was on it since day one. She always answered my questions, she was very fast to respond, and I never felt out of the loop. I would highly recommend her and I hope to recommend her in the future. She’s a great real estate agent and a great person.

Seller | John H.

Handled Every Detail

Initially, I considered NOT engaging a realtor for the transaction and approached Grace as a friend. After giving it further consideration, I felt it made sense to engage a professional.

This turned out to be the best decision I made. Her input, suggestions, and efforts LITERALLY saved me a considerable sum of money.

She handled every little detail from the initial contact to the final closing. The sale would not have likely occurred without her efforts!

Buyer | Peter O.

Above & Beyond

We have bought and sold 16 homes in our 51 years of marriage and by far Susan was the best realtor we've ever worked with. She did above and beyond the call of duty – very professional and a joy to work with. Thank you Susan!!

Buyers | George & Susan W.


Our service from Ashley Ferri were totally outstanding. Very professional, thought of everything, highly organized. She truly made our sale a breeze.

She was very knowledgeable about Estate Sales, Estate Lawyers and made our experience with the buyers lawyers painless. We will surely ask for her by name should any more of our property become available!

Seller | Mike P.

Much Appreciated

Simply put - Jeff Sanchez made the entire process of finding a new home and selling our old home go smoothly.

When searching for a new home, he never tried to steer our aspirations, rather he was a guide that rolled with our personal preferences whenever they changed. He kept us alerted about homes introduced to the market we may be interested in, and set up appointments for viewings promptly. He was always available with advice or guidance for us when needed and his clear, concise communication was well valued. When we found a home we liked, he rapidly completed paperwork, got us under contract, and helped us navigate the due diligence process with ease - he even crawled under the house to perform an inspection with me!

When it was time to sell our house Jeff was knowledgeable on the area price points, which invited immediate interest that lead to our house going under contract in just a few days. Again, Jeff rapidly completed paperwork and guided us from the seller side of the exchange with confidence.

His services are much appreciated and we highly recommend Jeff, as we would have never been able to find our current home without his assistance. thanks a million Jeff!

Buyer | Andy D.

Timely & Courteous

Laurie provided professional, timely and courteous service. She helped us through the intricacies of buying beachfront property and cheerfully acted as go-between for all the agencies you must work with to buy property on the coast. I would happily work with her again.

Buyer | Tom B.

Best NC Agent

Here's our tribute to the best NC agent in the whole state.

Our decision to move out of the region was not an easy one to make; there were both emotional as well as practical weeds to wade through. Once the decision was made we set out to choose an agent. We interviewed a total of four real estate brokers, spending some eight hours in the process. We chose Laurie because she was far and away the broker who presented the most coherent and aggressive plan to sell our home. Of course selling a home is not without its challenges. At every twist and turn, Laurie has shown both a constant and competent manager of the process. We love working with such a delightful and professional real estate broker.

Seller | Mike C.

Quintessential Professional

I recently had the pleasure of working with Graham King. His attention to detail and meticulous help through out the entire process of my home purchase was stellar. Graham is truly the quintessential professional with a moral compass of steel. I would highly recommend his services!

Buyer | Brenda

Very Knowledgeable

Sam Camblin was incredible! He was very knowledgeable, responsive and helped my family and I find a perfect house for us! He took his time and made sure that we didn't feel rushed into buying a property that didn't fit what we were looking for. I will recommend him to anyone for their real estate needs!

Buyer | Matt & Colleen


The attorney was wonderful! I feel so blessed to have had such a wonderful team together to help with the sale and purchase process. It could have gone any better!

Buyer & Seller | Jane B.

So Pleased

We are so pleased with the services we received from Gloria Baker when purchasing our house. Gloria was with us every step of the way. She worked diligently to make sure we found the exact home that met our needs. Gloria was always available and responsive to our questions and requests and scheduled viewings quickly and at our convenience. Each time we saw a different home with her, it contained something that we had previously stated as a preference. There was no time wasted looking at homes that did not meet our requirements. We made an offer on our current home within two weeks of beginning the search and Gloria used her professional savvy to advocate for us to get the best deal possible. She used her expertise and resources to guide us through the whole process very successfully and smoothly. We highly recommend Gloria Baker to anyone looking for property to purchase. You will be in good hands! Thank you, Gloria!

Buyers | Norm & Diane

Nothing But Great

My experience with Gloria Baker has been nothing but great! I have known Gloria for 17 years and have retained her for purchasing, selling and renting!

Gloria is professional and goes out of her way to make sure all aspects of the sale/purchase go smoothly. She is accommodating and willing to go the extra mile to make the experience great for her clients. When I have real estate needs, Gloria is the person I call. I recommend her without hesitation to anyone looking to buy or sell property!

Buyer & Seller | Melany T.

We Love Gloria!!

We love Gloria!! We had the privilege of working with Gloria when we bought our home in 2009, and she made such an impact on us then, that we chose to contact her when we wanted to list our home in 2017. Gloria is so wonderful to work with! She came and toured our home and gave us feedback on a few things she thought would help with our listing. She was completely understanding and patient with us and was always available for us to talk if we had any questions or concerns. Back in 2009, we were new home buyers and she walked us through each step and was very supportive and understanding. I would recommend anyone to Gloria because of her honesty and genuineness. She is truly a wonderful person and an excellent realtor. She takes time to listen to your needs and works really hard to fill all of them. We are going to miss her because we moved all the way to Idaho!

Buyer | Ashley & Clayton A.

Simply Outstanding

My experience with Dawn Berard was simply outstanding! My wife and I were looking to purchase our first home for our family. Dawn worked with us on a very personal basis and helped us to understand the home buying process. At one point, Dawn even told us that, "You might decide to buy this townhome, but I rather not sell it to you!" She was always looking out for our best interest, which really stood out to me, separating her from the rest of the Realtors in the Wilmington area. She is very knowledgeable and always available. She would show up on short notice and take us to see potential homes. It was her hard work and dedication that enabled us to purchase our first home! We could not have done this without her. We would highly recommend Dawn to any first time home buyer! It was an absolute pleasure working with her.

Buyers | Ashton and Co.

Phenomenal Agent

Dawn Berard was a phenomenal agent! She not only made the home buying process fun and exciting, but she negotiated the sellers down to a price that was less than what we said we would pay! She not only carefully listened to our requests, she fulfilled them. For every small detail that came up, Dawn either had an answer ready or she would get back to us with one very quickly. Her wealth of knowledge in the Wilmington area is extraordinary and her negotiation tactics are remarkable. Dawn Berard is a true professional; polite, respectful, and responsive to ALL phone calls and numerous questions. In short, Dawn went above and beyond to make our real estate purchase happen and I will be certain to recommend her to anyone looking to purchase and/or sell their home!

Buyer | Taylor R.

Would Recommend to Others

The best agent that we ever had. Dawn has total interest in the buyer and what our needs were. She did an outstanding job at the two walkthroughs with a very difficult seller. I would use Dawn again and would recommend her to others!

Buyers | Mark & Sandy

Made the Process Very Smooth

Dawn Berard was referred to us from Jillian F, a friend of my wife, who had worked with her recently on a new construction home. Jillian was very pleased with Dawn, as are we! Dawn is very knowledgeable, a strong advocate, and has a great relationship with the builders. She made the whole process very smooth and we would absolutely work with her again. If my wife or I have any friends, co-workers, or family members that are looking to buy or sell, we will send them to Dawn! :)

Buyers | Brandon & Jane B.

Could Not Be Happier

We had decided to move from Wilmington area to Charlotte (crazy right). We lived in a very isolated area and on a gravel road to boot. Dawn listed the house and within a short time and at a time 2009 when the market was made, we sold and were able to move on. Dawn and her staff work hard to help. We then had land in Wilmington area to sell and again Dawn did it! We could not be happier and recommend her and her agency to anyone!

Sellers | John and Ann H.

Was Everything We Could Have Asked For

As first-time home buyers, Sam was everything we could have asked for in a realtor. He was patient and listened to us, he was very knowledgeable, and he made the whole process so painless and streamlined. By the end of the whole process, he was as much of a friend as he was a realtor and advisor. We are so happy with our new home and would recommend him without hesitation.

Buyers | Dana & Daniel R.

Listened to Every Need

I have never been so emotionally attached to a realtor/company. Grace Hodgkins at Sold Buy the Sea Realty taught us so much about the home-buying process, listened to our every wants and needs, stuck up for us, and represented us so well. Thank you forever! We LOVE our home!

Buyers | Tayler & Craig K.

Above & Beyond

Shawn went above and beyond. Since I am located in York, PA he made sure I was informed of all decisions and milestones immediately via text, phone calls, and email. He also did a lot of FaceTime with me to ensure that the property I located was what I wanted and did our final walkthrough via FaceTime. Nice use of modern technology.

Buyer | Karen R.

Best Agent Ever

Garrett Mannerz is the best agent ever! We purchased our home with his help and he was exceedingly helpful finding us options to look at. Even while he was on vacation in Florida he kept in constant contact and always made himself available. Ten months later we decided to sell our home and move closer to our children. Garrett sold our house in SIX days. Again he was always there and always available to talk. If our agent where we purchased our home was 10% as efficient in keeping in contact, returning phone calls, available to answer questions, etc. we would have been happy. What this boils down to, is that Garrett was more helpful to us than our out of the area agent. We highly recommend him as a top notch agent who knows his business.

Buyers | William & Patricia D.

Wonderful Experience

Shawn really made my first home purchase a wonderful experience. He really made everything easy. His knowledge of the home market really helped and made myself (the buyer) feel at ease.

Buyer | Michael M.

Always On Top of Things

Communication was very simple. We felt Dawn was always on top of things!

Frederick & Ellen

Knowledgeable & Friendly

Peter was knowledgeable, friendly, checked by every week and gave updates, always answered our questions.

J. Moore

So Down to Earth

Garrett was so down to earth and real. We never felt pressured or rushed. He made sure to stick with us until we found the perfect house. My fiancé and I are polar opposites, so it was no easy task! Garrett made the entire process fun and exciting!

Buyers | Erick & Cassie

Sold in Less than 3 Months

Had our house on the market for over a year - Dawn sold our home in less than 3 months! We were thrilled!

Sellers | Steve & Sue

Listened to Us

Shawn would listen to us and would look for the houses for us and kept us within our budget.

Buyers | Robert & Susan

Really Helpful

It was really helpful when Gregory suggested improvements to do so the home would sell faster, and it did!

Seller | Susan

Best & Easiest Purchase

The best and easiest home purchase... Garrett Mannerz was the best - returned calls immediately (even while on vacation), was patient, knowledgeable, and kind. Looking to purchase a home? Don't go anywhere else!

Buyers | The Davenports

Professional & Considerate

Shawn was professional, considerate, and always willing to help with any problem. He offered suggestions to help us sell our house quicker. Would recommend him to family and friends. He treated us with utmost respect; a gentleman.

Sellers | Gary & Margie

Above & Beyond

We loved working with Caroline because of her expertise, area knowledge and “above and beyond” service!

Joan & Frank

Excellent Job

Dawn, you did an excellent job! You were always looking after any mistakes & found several but you go them corrected. You were always looking after your client.

Jim & Donna

Outstanding Realtor

Caroline is an outstanding realtor. More importantly, she is an amazing person who put our needs before her own. We are blessed to have met her!

Jen B

Thank You

Thank you!! I had been using a company that I dealt with while previously living here 3 years ago. But in the three years I have been looking, they did nothing to help. So I think you for your quick response and especially introducing us to Caroline!

John & Charlene B

Watched Out For Me

I used to think that a real estate agent was only there to find you a home. Sold by the Sea Realty showed me that was only the first step. They watched out for me throughout the process, including status reports, referrals, recommendations, and follow-up with the seller, lawyers, seller's agent, etc. They made my home purchase easy.

Buyers | Mr. & Mrs. O'Connell


Caroline was the most thorough realtor we ever worked with. Every question or concern we had, you got the answers for us and we LOVE our house!


Easy to Work With

Dawn was great! She is so sweet and easy to work with, even when I was stressing out!


Good Experience

Marge is very efficient. Her personality makes her enjoyable to work with. I had a good experience.

Louanne K.

So Happy

THANK YOU so much for everything. I cannot have imagined going thru this process without you! I'm in heaven and so happy in my new home!


The Best

Dawn is the best real estate CONSULTANT and PROFESSIONAL I have ever dealt with! She is the only real estate professional I would deal with in the Wilmington area and vicinity.

I initially met Dawn in her role as broker representing sellers of various properties and was impressed by her expertise. She carefully listened for our very unique property requirements and did a wonderful job of presenting the right properties to meet our needs. Since I was seeking help to find my son the right property and her properties did not meet our needs perfectly Dawn became our consultant and agent to help seek and find the right one. After finding the right property, Dawn did a fabulous job as our buyer's agent to get us to negotiate the best value price offer for my son's our new property. When we needed local expertise to repair and upgrade the property, Dawn was there with an extensive list of vetted contractors. She did a wonderful job of guiding my son through the maze of his first house purchase and has kept in touch, unlike most salespeople. I wholeheartedly recommend Dawn if anyone needs an experienced professional for any real estate transaction in the Wilmington area. She is not only a broker but a good CONSULTANT and ADVISOR to have on your side!

Buyer | Richard L.

Could Not Have Done It Without You

Your professional ability as well as your personal touch were the best! We would absolutely work with you again. Couldn’t have done it without you.

Bob & Shirley B.

The Best Realtor

Shawn Heiser is the best Realtor, and if you are looking for a home, he is the person you will want to have has your Realtor.

Shawn listened to our needs and wants in a home, what kind of area we wanted to live in, and most importantly kept us within our budget.

Shawn also would go through home searches each day to find us the perfect home. He would only send you the houses to review that he knew met your needs and wants. We lived about 7 hours away from the Leland area. So after letting him know what houses we were interested in, he would then go to the house and take a video of it, send it to us, and give us his honest opinion of what he thought about it. After seeing the videos we would then setup appointments for only the homes we were interested in.

Shawn also went out of his way to find the best contractors to fix the repairs needed to our home before closing. Shawn would even go buy the home to make sure the repairs were done. He also met with the home inspector and stayed with him while doing the inspection.

Shawn was very accessible and kept in contact with us on a daily basis.

Shawn always made us feel like we were his most important client.

I cannot say enough about Shawn. Just that if you are looking for an outstanding Realtor, Shawn Heiser is the person you will want to have as your Realtor.

Buyers | Robert & Susan


Excellent to work with and extremely knowledgeable about today’s market.

Erin B.

Very Welcoming

We are from California. We really appreciated the personal attention. Felt very welcoming.

Mal & Dani W.


Grace has Integrity and character and goes beyond what was expected.

William T.

Always Kept Us Informed

You were creative in your marketing of our home and always kept us informed and up to date. Our home was listed twice before we tried you. You sold it for us.

John & Ann H.

One of the Best

You are one of the best. Couldn't have done it without you.

Bob & Shrley Brehmer

Great Overall Performance

I thought you went over and beyond to answer any questions and solved all problems. Great overall performance.

Mike D.

Thank You

Without Dawn's help with the seller, we would have not had a place to live (buyer Possession) for those few months leading up to the closing. Thank You for all your help!

Buyers | Mike & Chastity S.

Very Knowledgeable

Caroline is very knowledgeable and communicates frequently!

John S.

Very Enthusiastic

Very enthusiastic and customer driven.

Eric E.

Laid Back & Honest

If you need a dedicated, laid back and honest realtor; Dawn is your girl!

Vanessa & Teri H.

Very Knowledgeable

Caroline is very knowledgeable and communicates frequently!

John S.

Made All the Difference

Your honesty, accessibility and personality made all the difference in this purchase. Thank you for your expertise and patience. We feel like you are not only our agent but our friend.

Buyers | Greg & Tanya M.

Beyond Thankful

When my husband and I decided to move from NT to NC the whole process seemed overwhelming and unobtainable but lucky for us we found the perfect agent, Caroline Watkins. We are way beyond thankful for Caroline. She is very professional, efficient, enthusiastic agent with a wonderful sense of humor that is topped only with her beautiful southern charm that made our stressful move seem to go off with ease. Highly recommended!

Buyers | Terri M.

One Smart Cookie

I don't make any decisions in real estate without Grace Hodgkins. She lives up to her name in patience & integrity. Grace also happens to be one smart cookie, and she intuitively knows what we want! I can't wait to work with her again!

Lara & Philip


Excellent to work with and extremely knowledgeable about today’s market.

Erin B.

Always Available

Caroline was always available to answer our questions. If there was anything we needed, she would get it to us right away. She was very professional and easy to work with making our experience wonderful!

Pat & Joe S.


Grace was honest and made sure I had all of the information required to make an informed decision. She helped make home buying an easy process.

Robert C.

Honest & Hard-Working

The thing I liked most about working with Dawn is her honesty and hard work!

Shannon N.

Above & Beyond

Dawn went above and beyond for us, making our relocation to Wilmington a breeze. We will always use Dawn as our Realtor. I always knew she would have the answer to any question or situation and would have our best interests in mind.

Charlie & Jen B.

Very Helpful

We wanted a vacation condo. Kim found us one, helped with the punch list, and corrections before we signed the mortgage. This was very helpful since we live in Raleigh.

Richard M.

Made All the Difference

Garrett Mannerz of Sold Buy the Sea Realty went above and beyond in finding us the perfect home to fit our budget in our limited area where we wanted to move to. He is a devoted family man and THAT made all the difference. He understood exactly what we were looking for.

Susana W.

A Great Advocate

Your energy and ability to not only find what we asked for but fund options you thought we would be interested in was great. Dawn was such a great advocate for me and my husband. Without her knowledge and persistence, our home- buying experience would not have been the positive experience it was.

Nicole & Damon B.

Determined to do a Good Job

Marge was a pleasure to work with. She was determined to do a good job and she did!

Herbert & Virginia F.


Gloria Baker has been a phenomenal agent throughout my home buying process. I emailed her while overseas with the Army, looking to move to Wilmington upon my return home. Having met her through a friend two years prior, I knew I wouldn't want to do business with anyone else.

Over the course of three months, Gloria met with family members that were viewing properties on my behalf. Unable to talk to one another over the phone until the last month, Gloria kept me updated almost every day with properties to consider. Eventually, we settled on the perfect property.

She aided me in obtaining a VA loan, gave honest insight, and made me feel like I was a genuinely cared-for client. As a first-time home buyer, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Gloria is more than great at her job, she's a great friend to have!

Alex M.


Shawn was wonderful. He helped me as I put an investment property on the market, making sure repairs and renovations were done. I am in another state and he was so helpful. Thanks Shawn for all of our hard work.

Louise P.

A Pleasure

Gregory Maley was a pleasure to work with when searching for my new home. He was so helpful in finding the property that was fit for me. His experience in real estate made it effortless for me to find all the homes that were in my interest. Just to name a few, being prompt, flexible, and knowledgeable are the skills that Gregory brings to the table. Ultimately, he is simply a resourceful person. I will certainly be using this real estate for my next property and future properties to come. Thank you so much for a job well done Gregory! I love my new home.

Chris F.

Great to Work with

Love working with the SBS team, everyone in the office is second to none

Tiffany S.

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