Home Inspection Vital to Avoiding Surprises, Expediting Sales

Have you ever wondered, after making a major purchase, whether you’d made the best decision? One of the best ways to minimize any “buyer’s remorse” after a real estate transaction comes well before you sign the final papers: hiring a home inspector.

Nearly every buyer gets a home inspection done during the “due diligence” period between the initial offer and the closing. Nowadays many sellers are also hiring home inspectors, to arm them with the most complete information about their home’s condition.

A home inspection is a thorough, detailed evaluation of a home’s visible and accessible components and systems, including the structure, foundation and roof, wiring, plumbing, heating and air conditioning. The purpose is to give the client, whether buyer or seller, a better understanding of its condition.

Home inspectors are professionals, often with backgrounds as contractors or building-code inspectors. They are licensed by the state, and must meet a stringent set of standards. Every inspection covers a checklist of issues that must be addressed in the final report to the client.

It’s important to understand what a home inspection isn’t.

It’s NOT an appraisal. The inspector will offer no opinion about a property’s value.

It’s NOT an estimate of what repairs might cost. That will require bids from qualified contractors.

It’s NOT a legal guarantee against a possible lawsuit alleging misrepresentation.

What it IS, though, is a snapshot of a particular house at a specific point in time.

From a buyer’s point of view, it’s obvious why an inspection is a good idea. When you’re putting up more money than you’ll likely ever spend on anything else, you want to know exactly what you’re paying for. And, of course, when thinking about the place you plan to make your home, you don’t want unpleasant surprises.

Here’s why a seller should also have an inspection done, ideally before the home is listed for sale.

· The inspector’s report can be a marketing tool. If everything is in great condition, your agent can say so in advertising your property.

· If any significant issues turn up, you can address them ahead of time, before a prospective buyer ever knows about them.

· Minor issues can be disclosed in advance. We don’t want to scare the buyer!

· An inspection helps keep things moving forward smoothly toward the close, avoiding delays while negotiations or last-minute repairs drag on.

· Inspections put the seller in a better negotiating position, by making sure there are no surprises.

Once a house is under contract, a buyer’s inspection may discover something that wasn’t already disclosed, or fixed. That very likely is because the seller didn’t know about it. If that happens, the buyer can take advantage of the “due diligence” period to walk away from the deal.

The cost of inspection is based on the house’s size and age. (Older houses may have more complex issues, or have harder-to-reach spaces.) The fee will be a few hundred dollars, in most cases less than $600. The inspector will present a written report to the client. Clients, of course, should share those reports with their real estate agents. It’s normally possible to schedule an inspection within a week or less. Expect it to take two or three hours.

One detail the homeowner needs to take care of in advance of an inspection: Make sure any clutter is removed from access points to crawl spaces and utilities, such as electrical panels, plumbing connections and the like. The inspector won’t be moving stuff around to get to where he needs to go; that’s the homeowner’s responsibility.

The buyer may have to coordinate the schedule with the seller to get access to the house. It’s a very good idea for the buyer to be present during the inspection. This lets the client walk through the house with the inspector and see the issues first hand. This will give much better context about how serious – or how minor – each issue is than just relying on a written report.

Often the inspector will go back and re-inspect after repairs are made. Sometimes this is included in the initial inspection fee, but it can be an extra charge. An alternative to a re-inspection is for the seller to document repairs by providing the buyer with receipts from contractors.

Every home inspection is going to find something. That doesn’t mean it’s a terrible home; even brand-new houses usually have some issues an inspector will flag. It’s typical to do some triage: separate what’s critical, and must be addressed immediately, from matters that might be less important, or that can wait.

For example: A missing hand rail on a front porch might be something a buyer could easily put off until later. Unless the buyer plans to have his elderly mother move into the house, which means the rail must be replaced immediately!

That’s one reason I like to work with, and recommend, a number of inspectors who are good about telling the client what’s more important, and what’s less. They are responsive and not necessarily alarmists. The best inspectors make sure the buyer understands everything they have found.

Regardless of which party has the inspection done, the seller will have some decisions to make.

Should the seller make the repairs, and raise or maintain the asking price? Or disclose a problem and negotiate a reduced price? Either strategy can make sense, though it’s often more profitable to make major repairs than to leave them to the buyer. For example: Listing a house with a brand-new roof, or heat pump, or modernized bathroom may justify more money on the sale price than the actual cost of those improvements. Many buyers are happy to pay more to avoid the hassles of getting repairs made themselves after closing the sale.

Homeowners should consider a pre-listing inspection a valuable investment, which will simplify negotiations, increase the odds of closing the sale quickly, and almost always help increase the selling price.

Have a question about buying, selling or any other real estate matter? Let me know and I’ll address it in a future article.

Article By:
Michelle Clark
Intracoastal Realty

Thursday Update: Under Contract through 4/1/2015

Under Contracts
Selling Agent Listing Agent Property Address Town List Price  
Michelle Caviness Co-Broke 8409 Rosemary Lane Wilmington $270,560
Keith Beatty Bobby Branson 205 Birdie Lane Wilmington $199,500
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 828 Ovates Lane Wilmington $281,900
Co-Broke Susan Keck 121 Yacht Basin Landing Hampstead $289,560
Co-Broke Carla Lewis 1033 Club Court Belville $528,900
Co-Broke Vance Young 1024 Arboretum Drive Wilmington $599,000
Co-Broke Nicole Valentine 104 Durands Wilmington $169,000
Co-Broke Robi Bennett 1536 Honey Bee Lane Wilmington $125,000
Keith Beatty Keith Beatty 6240 Chalfont Circle Wilmington $174,900
Vanessa Rieker Bob Huntley 6015 Cedar Ridge Drive Wilmington $225,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 6501 Red Bay Court Wilmington $147,900
Ed Thear Co-Broke Lot 4 Compass Point Leland $100,000
John Burgee Ashley Garner 1006 Heron Run Drive Leland $249,900
Sonia Morris Gwen Hawley 1204 Williamsburg Court Wilmington $299,000
Angie Pool Lisa Wayne 2836 Valor Drive Wilmington $165,000
Carla Lewis Vance Young 1614 Landfall Drive Wilmington $199,000
Ashley Garner Co-Broke 301 Government Center Drive Wilmington $210,138
Buzzy Northen Co-Broke 21 Pipers Neck Road Wilmington $2,595,000
Co-Broke Brenda Mitwol 5638 Wood Duck Circle Wilmington $199,000
Co-Broke Lisa Wayne 2708 Valor Drive Wilmington $159,900
Co-Broke Lois Dixon 1727 Castle Hayne Road Wilmington $159,700
Nicole Valentine Co-Broke 216 Princess Street Wilmington $12,000
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 812 Ovates Lane Wilmington $334,900
Zander Koonce Co-Broke 458 Racine Drive #C306 Wilmington $42,875
Zander Koonce Co-Broke 454 Racine Drive #E206 Wilmington $42,875
Eva Elmore Co-Broke 290 Okeechobee Road Wilmington $273,000
Gwen Hawley Co-Broke 2520 Sapling Circle Wilmington $155,000
Co-Broke Sonia Morris 1016 Wellstone Court Leland $279,000
Co-Broke Susan Lacy 12 Merrimac Drive Wilmington $169,500
Diana Holdridge Co-Broke 8730 Ramsbury Way Wilmington $349,900
Carla Lewis Co-Broke 1524 Black Chestnut Drive Wilmington $819,900
Co-Broke Bob McCorkle 1523 Grandiflora Drive Leland $224,900
Jimmy Hopkins Co-Broke 5901 Tropic Court Wilmington $299,000
Co-Broke Jane Marr 3901 Botsford Court #103 Wilmington $125,000
April McMunn Co-Broke 9316 Long Putt Court Wilmington $150,000
Co-Broke Jimmy Hopkins 802 Ocean Blvd. Carolina Beach $110,000
Co-Broke Jimmy Hopkins 1304 Snapper Lane Carolina Beach $120,000
Michelle Clark Co-Broke Lot 252 Simmerman Way Leland $329,500
Vance Young Co-Broke 1404 Landfall Drive Wilmington $399,000
John Mohr John Mohr 6790 Summerhill Glen SW Lot 105 Ocean Isle Beach $30,000
Edwina St. Pierre John Mohr 7265 Seashell Lane SW #108 Ocean Isle Beach $289,900
Co-Broke Janeise Collins 716 Sloop Point Road Hampstead $164,500

Thursday Update: Under Contract through 3/25/15

Under Contract

Under Contracts
Selling Agent Listing Agent Property Address Town List Price
Co-Broke Gwen Hawley 702 Nut Bush Court Wilmington $120,000
Zander Koonce Co-Broke 456 Racine Drive #307 Wilmington $45,800
Keith Beatty Keith Beatty 305 Coral Drive Wilmington $624,900
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 820 Ovates Lane Wilmington $296,900
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 827 Ovates Lane Wilmington $334,900
Co-Broke Alicia Devereaux 811 Boca Court Wilmington $357,500
Ashley Garner Co-Broke 1172 Shipyard Blvd Wilmington $114,000
Nicole Valentine Robbie Robinson 1600 Sturdivant Drive #43 Wilmington $184,900
Co-Broke Angie Pool 154 NE 2nd Street Oak Island $239,900
Zander Koonce Co-Broke 328 Harlandale Drive Wilmington $324,900
Co-Broke Phil Brady 1706 Lincoln Road Wilmington $188,000
Jane Dodd Co-Broke 712 Mallard Crossing Drive Wilmington $224,900
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 104 Watersfield Road Leland $159,900
Phil Brady Co-Broke 3804 Willowick Park Drive Wilmington $297,110
Cameron Brand Co-Broke 1041 Natural Springs Way Leland $380,000
Wendy Fincher-Hughes Co-Broke 201 Fayemarsh Road Wilmington $518,500
Nicole Valentine Jeanne Campbell 301 Smugglers Court Wilmington $169,900
Tom Poston Co-Broke 5813 Wrightsville Avenue #191 Wilmington $189,900
Co-Broke Diane Steelman 95 S Lumina Avenue #6J Wrightsville Beach $600,000
Michelle Clark Co-Broke 3050 Braewood Court Leland $189,900
Lois Potratz Angie Pool 2104 Ainsdale Court Wilmington $479,000
Michelle Clark Co-Broke 904 Twisted Oak Place Wilmington $749,000
Co-Broke Juan Santos 200 Lawton Circle Wilmington $79,900
Co-Broke Joe Fox 1821 Vincennes Place Wilmington $499,000
Co-Broke Zander Koonce 5032 Nicholas Creek Circle Wilmington $429,000
Vance Young Betsy Leonard 1565 Hawthorne Road Wilmington $109,900
Co-Broke Bobby Brandon 428 Bayshore Drive Wilmington $274,000
Co-Broke Ashley Garner 2307 Mimosa Place Wilmington $399,900
Co-Broke Eva Elmore 101 Stoneybrook Road Wilmington $409,000
Co-Broke Jane Marr 1918 Knollwood Drive Wilmington $379,000
Joy Morgan Co-Broke 5575 Sun Coast Drive Wilmington $212,400
Alicia Devereaux Alicia Devereaux 505 Sandman Drive Kure Beach $577,500
Keith Beatty Paula Ferebee 6521 Fawn Settle Drive Wilmington $260,760
Co-Broke Joyce Barnwell 110 3rd Avenue S Kure Beach $179,000
Gwen Hawley Co-Broke 216 Fairford Castle Hayne $148,500
Margery Jordan Co-Broke 5565 Sun Coast Drive Wilmington $231,300
Co-Broke Robbie R./Trey W. 697 Sunset Drive SE Bolivia $99,000
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 826 Riddick Court Wilmington $289,900
Eva Elmore Co-Broke 2033 Graywalsh Drive Wilmington $514,900
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 2501 Hawes Court Wilmington $149,900
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 4602 Andros Lane Wilmington $149,270
Keith Beatty Zander Koonce 419 Vallie Lane Wilmington $193,500
Keith Beatty Paula Perkins 8518 Emerald Dunes Road Wilmington $115,000
Co-Broke Chris Hoskins 609 John D Barry Drive Wilmington $214,750
Grace Schroeder Co-Broke 1648 Gores Landing Road SW Ocean Isle Beach $305,000

Southport, Happiest Seaside Town!

Coastal Living Magazine has named Southport, NC as one of the top 10 finalist for their contest of ‘America’s Happiest Seaside Town.’ I can’t think of a more accurate statement to describe this coastal town.

I moved to Southport, NC nine years ago from the Washington DC area. To say it was a culture shock is an understatement! I came from a large city that was non-stop hustle and bustle. I was now living in a small Southern town that moved along on Island time. It took a little while for me to acclimate to this new style of living, but it was the best decision I have ever made!

Walking down the tree-lined streets feels like I’m stepping onto the set of a movie. That may be because Southport has been the backdrop to multiple movies and shows. Safe Haven, I Know What You Did Last Summer and A Walk to Remember are just a few of the movies filmed here.

The picturesque town is just the beginning of the allure of this little fishing village. The people who live here are just as charming as the place they call home. When I first moved here I couldn’t understand why strangers would just walk up to me and start chatting. Coming from the city, I thought they wanted something from me or they had an ulterior motive. As I relaxed, and my outer shell softened, I realized they were just being nice. Wow, these people actually took the time to get to know their neighbors! They were living out the old saying, “stop and smell the roses”. What a novel concept! Imagine actually caring about the strangers in your community. You don’t know them personally, you don’t play golf with them every Thursday. Still, these strangers are interested in how you day has been.

Be sure to vote for our little piece of happiness! Voting ends on March 31. http://www.coastalliving.com/travel/happiest-seaside-town

If you want to experience living in this quaint seaside town which exemplifies Americana plan your trip today and give me a call to help you find a home that lets your happy shine!

Take it from this “Northern” girl, you don’t have to be born in the South to be a Southerner at heart!

Article By:
Laura FitzHugh
Intracoastal Realty
910-477-1124 (direct)

Thursday Update: Under Contract through 3/18/15

Under Contract

Under Contracts
Selling Agent Listing Agent Property Address Town List Price
Keith Beatty Ashley Garner 812 Cheryl Lane Wilmington $199,900
Co-Broke Ashley Garner 309 Windsong Road Wilmington $309,900
Co-Broke Susan Keck 2901 Colonel Lamb Drive Wilmington $164,900
April McDavid Rachel Kastner 4910 Shelley Drive Wilmington $158,000
Ashley Garner Co-Broke 5300 Dawning Creek W ay Wilmington $189,900
Micheal Pirkey Co-Broke 707 E Nash Street Southport $215,000
Co-Broke Susan Lacy 5614 Chelon Avenue Wilmington $489,000
Lois Potratz Co-Broke 1405 Eastbourne Drive Wilmington $316,350
Co-Broke Jeff Terry 400 Virginia Avenue #305B Carolina Beach $179,000
Don Harris Co-Broke 7225 Nordic Drive Wilmington $163,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 7027 Cayman Court Wilmington $465,000
Paula Perkins Co-Broke 2016 Ashland Court Wilmington $275,000
Co-Broke Tee Woodbury 301 East Renovah Circle Wilmington $424,500
Sharon Pate-Batts Co-Broke 149 Olde Point Road Hampstead $280,000
Co-Broke Deb Hays 108 Stonehead Court Wilmington $357,500
Co-Broke Ashley Garner 2211 Gibson Avenue Wilmington $254,900
Co-Broke Paula Perkins 619 Wild Dunes Circle Wilmington $387,500
Co-Broke Lisa Wayne 4156-F Breezewood Drive #202 Wilmington $99,000
Co-Broke Carla Wiechman 1632 Tall Ships Lane Wilmington $299,900
Co-Broke Argie Franck 5914 Oleander Drive Wilmington $600,000
Co-Broke Sharon Brock 8911 Sedgley Drive Wilmington $269,900
Nicole Valentine Nicole Valentine 6233 Chalfont Circle Wilmington $175,500
Vance Young Co-Broke 1904 Fernwood Way Wilmington $274,900
Bob McCorkle Co-Broke 2820 Valor Drive Wilmington $154,900
Jane Dodd Co-Broke 606 Salo Street Wilmington $286,900
Sandra McNeil Co-Broke 710 Kelly Road Wilmington $209,900
Co-Broke Michelle Clark 203 Crooked Creek Lane Wilmington $209,000
Bob Fannon Co-Broke 1261 Wellington Avenue Wilmington $50,000
Michelle Clark Co-Broke 5025 Dockside  Drive Wilmington $579,140
Co-Broke Lois Potratz 100 Turtle Cay Drive #1 Wilmington $136,500
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 343 Lido Drive Wilmington $239,900
Co-Broke Alicia Devereaux 1101 S Lake Park Blvd #A18 Carolina Beach $234,500
Vance Young Vance Young 2113 Anson Drive Wilmington $399,000
Co-Broke Cara Lewis 5704 Courtland Palce Wilmington $429,900
Co-Broke Betsy Leonard 610 Mohican Trail Wilmington $159,500
Co-Broke Shirley James 103 Summer Salt Lane Carolina Beach $290,000
Nicole Valentine Nicole Valentine 321 Gregory Road Wilmington $115,000
Angie Pool Nicole Valentine 6253 Chalfont Circle Wilmington $669,000
Susan Keck Co-Broke 3932 Brinkman Drive Wilmington $162,500
Ruby Verricchia Co-Broke 231 NE 66th Street Oak Island $79,000
Linda Register Linda Register 12 Schooner Drive #D-3 Ocean Isle Beach $152,000


Thursday Update: Under Contract Through 3/11/15

Under Contract

Selling Agent Listing Agent Property Address Town List Price  
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 3711 Merestone Drive Wilmington $115,449
Co-Broke Jimmy Hopkins 139 Horne Place Drive Wilmington $164,900
Co-Broke Nicole Valentine 554 Grande Manor Court #206 Wilmington $299,000
Lee Crouch Vance Young 4010 – 4110 Carolina Beach Road Wilmington $1,685,000
Penny Tillery Eva Elmore 3605 St Johns Court #B Wilmington $79,900
Co-Broke Alicia Devereaux 9729 Wayne Street NE Leland $118,500
Carla Lewis Co-Broke 206 Windemere Road Wilmington $215,000
Co-Broke Betsy Leonard 311 S Front Street Wilmington $1,300,000
Co-Broke Angie Pool 693 Stone Chimney Road SW Supply $289,000
Laurie Rogers Co-Broke 810 Cape Fear Blvd Carolina Beach $290,000
Melissa Lester Co-Broke 4640 Laver Drive Wilmington $340,000
Bob McCorkle Bob McCorkle 168 Up the Branch Road Delco $58,700
Co-Broke Nan Weiss 609 Kings Arms Court Wilmington $224,900
Pam Kersting Co-Broke 715 N 4th Street #303 Wilmington $185,000
Keith Beatty Betsy Leonard 928 Royal Bonnet Drive Wilmington $295,000
Zander Koonce Zander Koonce 617 Elfin Court Winnabow $99,900
Co-Broke Alicia Devereaux 531 Maple Branches Drive SE Belville $152,500
Co-Broke Shirley James 1505 Grove Point Road Wilmington $372,500
Co-Broke Melissa Primm 302 G Avenue Kure Beach $229,000
Betsy Leonard Co-Broke 415 Dock Street Wilmington $275,000
Co-Broke Lois Potratz 501 Hitch Court Wilmington $344,000
Lois Potratz Co-Broke 370 E Second Street Ocean Isle Beach $624,900
Joyce Vietto Co-Broke Lot 103 Knollwood Drive Hampstead $45,000
Co-Broke Lisa Wayne 3809 Verdura Drive Wilmington $325,000
Co-Broke April McDavid 205 S 5th Avenue Kure Beach $214,900
Jeff Terry Co-Broke 520 Barksdale Road Wilmington $174,987
Keith Beatty Pam Kersting 3004 Sunnybranch Drive Wilmington $1,295,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 582 Steele Loop Wilmington $309,900
Harper Fraser Co-Broke 231 N Crestwood Drive Wilmington $164,900
Co-Broke Ashley Garner 114 Central Blvd Wilmington $89,900
Bob McCorkle Co-Broke 612 S 14th Street Wilmington $50,700
Rodney Harris Co-Broke 318 Queen Street Wilmington $160,000
Co-Broke Paula Perkins 8508 Hammock Dunes Drive Wilmington $289,000
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 1760 Corcus Ferry Road Hampstead $975,000
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 8109 Spring Peeper Lane Wilmington $234,500
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 1123 Veranda Court Leland $201,900
Allen Phillips Co-Broke 295 Bonnet Way Southport $145,000
Co-Broke Linda Register 6329 Tall Pines Court Ocean Isle Beach $144,500
Tori Humphrey Co-Broke 3624 Windy Point Road SW Supply $229,000


Thursday Under Contract Update: 3-5-12

Thursday Under Contract Update: 3-5-12
Under Contracts through Wednesday of this Week


Selling Agent Listing Agent Property Address Town List Price 
Keith Beatty Michelle Clark 1211 Verandah Way Wilmington $349,900
Co-Broke Laurie Rogers 738 Tuscan Way Wilmington $301,607
Paula Perkins Diana Holdridge 7104 Trailmark Road Wilmington $360,000
Ginny Tyndall Joe Capellini 8327 Vintage Club Circle Wilmington $339,999
Deb Hays Robi Bennett 5470 Wood  Duck Circle Wilmington $285,000
Sandra McNeil Co-Broke 214 Heartwodo Drive Hampstead $206,900
Keith Beatty Rainelle Mishoe 2601 Alamance Court Wilmington $245,000
Argie Franck Co-Broke 309 Fair Lakes Drive Wilmington $1,280,000
Chris Hoskins Susan Lacy 12 Merrimac Drive Wilmington $169,500
Co-Broke Vance Young 1402 Amhearst Court Wilmington $179,000
Co-Broke Alicia Devereaux 314 I Avenue Kure Beach $299,900
Co-Broke Eva Elmore 122 Captains Court Wrightsville Beach $368,500
Jimmy Hopkins Vance Young 6800 Hardscrabble Court Wilmington $579,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 1900 Edgemont Lane Wilmington $500,000
Pam Kersting Carla Lewis 6904 Runningbrook Terrace Wilmington $799,900
Co-Broke Vance Young 1818 Vincennes Place Wilmington $449,000
Mchael Pirkey Michael Pirkey 0 Cowpen Landing End Road Wilmington $235,000
Co-Broke Terry Lee 4722 Carya Drive Wilmington $129,900
Co-Broke Lois Potratz 247 Silver Sloop Way Carolina Beach $309,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 1919 Hudson Drive Wilmington $184,900
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 1425 Parkland Way Leland $188,800
David Eggleston Ashley Garner 2201 Gibson  Avenue Wilmington $239,500
Zander Koonce Zander Koonce 1351 Regatta Drive Wilmington $799,900
Co-Broke Don Harris 105 Capps Court Wilmington $110,000
Jeff Terry Alicia Devereaux 504 Alabama Avenue Carolina Beach $104,500
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 825 Riddick Court Wilmington $279,900
Lois Potratz Co-Broke 517 John S Mosby Drive Wilmington $369,900
Michelle Clark Co-Broke 512 Charlotte Avenue Carolina Beach $275,000
Co-Broke Gwen Hawley 1612 Landfall Drive Wilmington $655,800
Jimmy Hopkins David Eggleston Jr 325 Foxhall Court Wilmington $255,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 19 Northwood Drive Wilmington $149,900


Thursday Under Contract Update: 2-26-15

Under Contract

Thursday Update: Under Contracts 2-26-15
Under Contracts through Wednesday
Selling Agent Listing Agent Property Address Town List Price
Co-Broke Lynne Boney 1936 Brookhaven Road Wilmington $299,000
Co-Broke Chris Hoskins 609 John D Barry Drive Wilmington $214,750
Susan Keck Co-Broke 6301 Spicewood Street Wilmington $125,900
Harper Fraser Co-Broke 117 Poplar Branch Way Hampstead $189,900
Carla Wiechman Co-Broke Lot 101 Windsor Court Hampstead $40,000
Susan Keck Co-Broke Lot 6 Hidden Bluff Trail Hampstead $35,900
Susan Keck Co-Broke Lot 5 Hidden Bluff Trail Hampstead $35,900
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 4602 Bentley Drive Wilmington $359,000
Jane Dodd Co-Broke 4316 Ashley Park Drive Wilmington $171,900
Co-Broke Bob Huntley 5914 Chester Street Wilmington $159,900
Co-Broke Susan Keck 104 Yacht Basin Landing Hampstead $287,880
Co-Broke Robbie Robinson 305 S Lake Park Blvd #107 Carolina Beach $249,000
Nan Weiss Co-Broke 4800 West Grove Drive Wilmington $230,000
Co-Broke Laurie Rogers 940 Anchors  Bend Way Wilmington $359,900
Keith Suttle Co-Broke 2425 Louisiana Street Wilmington $76,000
Co-Broke Patty Lyerly 1 Gum Swamp Road Delco $39,000
Co-Broke Nicole Valentine 7465 Nautica Yacht Club Drive #50 Wilmington $112,000
Lois Potratz Keith Beatty 53 Riddick Court Wilmington $279,900
Co-Broke Vance Young 1633 Verrazzano Drive Wilmington $585,000
Co-Broke Michelle Clark 3332 Bougainvillea Way Wilmington $439,500
Co-Broke Susan Keck 204 Bates Retreat Hampstead $362,210
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 3901 River Front Place #201 Wilmington $121,900
Nicole Valentine Nicole Valentine 1926 Deep Creek Run Wilmington $309,000
Co-Broke Jimmy Hopkins 1311 Pinfish Lane Carolina Beach $411,900
Keith  Beatty Co-Broke 328 Causeway Drive #C17 Wrightsville Beach $100,000
Co-Broke Nan Weiss 937 Wild Dunes Circle Wilmington $349,000
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 4617 Andros Lane Wilmington $148,740
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 4623 Andros Lane Wilmington $138,740
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 4619 Andros Lane Wilmington $138,740
Co-Broke Bobby Brandon 5472 Eastwind Road Wilmington $259,000
Co-Broke Bobby Brandon 7005 Forest Bend Lane Wilmington $281,999
Michelle Clark Co-Broke 107 Glendale Drive Wilmington $129,900
Mark Bodford Mark Bodford 15 Shearwater Street #A Wrightsville Beach $950,000
Co-Broke Vance Young 8420 Bald Eagle Lane Wilmington $2,395,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 509 N New River Drive #A Surf City $259,500


January 2015 Top Producers

Saturday Full Page 02-14-15

Intracoastal Realty Announces Top Agents and Producers Club

Intracoastal Realty recently announced their top producers for the month of January. Vance Young won Closed Volume Team of the Month with $6.4M in sales and Trey Wallace won Closed Volume Agent of the Month with $3M in sales. Vance Young won Listing Team of the Month with $13M in new listings and John Mohr won Listing Agent of the Month with $3.2M in new listings. Vance Young won Under Contract Volume Team of the Month with $9.1M in contracts and Nicole Valentine won Under Contract Volume Agent of the Month with $3M in contracts.

Wilmington – Lumina Station Office: Top selling, under contract, and listing team was Keith Beatty. Top selling agent was Trey Wallace. Top listing agent was Pam Kersting. Top under contract agent was Joe Fox

Wrightsville Beach Office: Top selling, under contract and listing team was Vance Young. Top listing and under contract agent was Eva Elmore. Top selling agent was Mark Bodford.

Carolina Beach Office: Top selling agent was Joyce Barnwell. Top under contact agent was April McDavid. Top listing agent was Chris Hoskins.

Oak Island Office: Top under contract agent was Renee Yost. Top selling agent was Judy Kemmer. Top listing agent was Bob Pierson.

Ocean Isle Beach Office: Top selling agent Bob Williams. Top listing agent was Linda Register. Top under contract agent was John Mohr.

New Homes & General Brokerage: Top selling, under contract and listing team was Jimmy Hopkins. Top listing, under contract and selling agent was Nicole Valentine.

Joining the Multi-Million Dollar Club with at least $3M in closed volume through January 2015 are: Vance Young, Michelle Clark, Keith Beatty and Trey Wallace.

Thursday Update: Under Contract 2/12/15

Mid-Week Update: Properties Under Contract Through Wednesday

Selling Agent Listing Agent   Property Address Town List Price
Pam Kersting Pam Kersting 2508 Tonbo Trail Wilmington $385,000
Lynne Boney Betsy Leonard 423 S Front Street Wilmington $685,000
Susan Keck Co-Broke Lot 16 Dolphin Drive Hampstead $35,000
Clay Draughon Clay Draughon 707 Blind Bridge Road Magnolia $115,000
Co-Broke Robi Bennett 1315 Windsor Pines Court Leland $159,900
Keith Suttle Co-Broke 426 Windemere Road Wilmington $309,000
Keith Beatty Bob McCorkle 15446 US Highway 421 Watha $125,000
Co-Broke Jeanne Campbell 2127 Echo Lane Wilmington $279,900
Co-Broke Clay Draughon 114 E Island View Drive Hampstead $59,500
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 6305 Welmont Drive Wilmington $155,000
Co-Broke Paula Perkins 820 Winged Foot Lane Wilmington $385,000
Co-Broke Argie Franck 1800 Eastwood Road #210 Wilmington $219,975
Vanessa Rieker Co-Broke 5161 Mako Drive Wilmington $289,900
Vanessa Rieker Co-Broke 618 Condo Club Drive #106 Wilmington $85,000
Vanessa Rieker Co-Broke 139 Driftwood Court #139 Wrightsville Beach $342,000
Helene Rexing Carla Lewis 2217 Oleander Drive Wilmington $350,000
Michael Collins/David Eggleston Jr Co-Broke 802 Dock Street Wilmington $175,000
Marcello Caliva Elizabeth King 2127 Harborway Drive Wilmington $619,000
Co-Broke Michelle Clark 3038 Braewood Court Leland $199,991
Renee Yost Co-Broke 103 NW 27th Street Oak Island $146,900
Co-Broke Sandy Ledbetter 2121 Ocean Blvd #A Topsail Beach $367,000
Co-Broke Sandy Ledbetter 1915 N Shore Drive Surf City $335,000