Haitian Rescue Mission

If you have been wanting to get involved in helping Haiti during this devastating time, here is your chance. One of our local agents has opened up his heart to help. Now, it is your time. Remember, there is no amount too small for this cause! They need every penny they can get right now. Click here to visit his Go Fund Me.


Thank you!

Unfinished Room? Don’t let it scare you!

via Daily Prompt: Unfinished


If you are thinking of buying a house and one of the rooms is unfinished, do not walk away just yet. Imagine the possibilities? You are the visionary for what the room will become, not someone else.

Or maybe you are the one that owns the home and that unfinished room lingers in the back of your mind as you avoid working on it. Maybe you need a fresh set of eyes or some help implementing your vision. Call us today for creative tips. 910-367-2965

Maintenance Tips for the End of Summer- Prepare for Fall

Before the leaves begin to fall and the winters chill blows in, it would be a great idea to do some maintenance on your home.



  1. Have the furnace inspected.
  2. Take a look at the roof for damages.
  3. Check for mold.
  4. Make sure gutters are ready for falling leaves.
  5. Look at siding for damages.
  6. Inspect the insulation.
  7. Check your detectors!

These are just a few tips that will get you ready for the fall season. It is better to find small issues before they become a huge issue. For more tips, call us at 910-367-2965!

Sell Your Home in the Fall!

If you think that the spring/summer is the best time to list your home, think again! Although there are more buyers during this time because kids are getting out of school, people still need to buy homes in the “off season” as well. If everyone lists their home in the Summer months, think of how your home will stand out in the Fall. There will be less to choose from therefore making your home more desirable. Here are some tips if you are thinking of listing your home during the fall.



The brilliant leaf colors only look lovely while they are still on the trees. Make sure to keep your yard raked, weeded and trimmed. A clean canvas is more pleasing to the eye allowing more room to the imagination. Their vision of what their flower bed could be in the spring and where they think their couch should go will be easier for them to picture.


If you are still living there while it is listed, before you leave for a showing, turn on all the lights. This will make the home appear larger and more cheerful, avoiding the dungeon feel. When they open the door, you want them to feel cozy. One of the best ways to do that is through their five senses. Brew a fresh pot of Pumpkin Coffee or burn a fall scented candle.

For more tips, call Sold Buy the Sea Realty at 910-367-2965!

New season, new look!

As one season ends and another begins, we often find ourselves reflecting on the past. Sometimes we like what we see in the mirror and other times we do not.


It’s time for a fresh start and exciting new beginnings, wouldn’t you agree? You would be amazed at how satisfying updating a wall color, swapping out the old curtains with new ones or simply hanging beautiful art can be.


If you are not in a position to purchase a new home, then the best way to relieve that desire is to spruce up the one you are currently living in. If you are thinking about selling your home in the future, slowly working on updating the features home buyers now desire will be less painful if they are done in small doses. When you are ready to list or buy, we would love to help.

Call us today. 910-367-2965

Custom Built Homes

If you are tired of looking for  the perfect home that has everything on your checklist and not having any luck, then maybe it is time to have someone build exactly what you want! You deserve to have the floor plan you desire, the area you prefer and with all those special touches that YOU choose. Call us at 910-367-2965 to learn more about custom built homes in North Carolina.


New Home Owner? Plant your first tree….NOW

Nothing says I live here until you have dug in some dirt……But First…..


Ensure you have the right tree for where you would like to plant it. If you are looking for shade in the years to come, make sure you choose something that will get big enough to cast those shadows you desire. Does it have enough space to spread its roots? Make sure it is far enough away from buildings.

Don’t forget your soil, as it will impact the life of the tree you plant. If you have a hot, dry yard, stay away from those who prefer moist, cool soil.

Want results and want them now? We all tend to be that way sometimes but remember, a quick growth is not always the best growth. Those saplings tend to loose more branches and die sooner than those that took their time to develop into something strong and beautiful.


After you have decided on the perfect tree, make sure you do not plant the roots to deeply, they may die an early death. Dig wide and shallow!

And remember, trees love Autumn. In the Fall, trees focus all their energy on growing new roots. In the spring, they work on new twigs and leaves.


So, grab a shovel with family and friends, mark it on your calender and enjoy the many years you and it will spend together!