Sherwood and his wife Diane were a pleasure to deal with!
My wife and I recently bought a home - as everyone is aware, the real estate market has been insane - Sherwood and Diane guided us through the home buying process in expedited fashion.
They both worked tirelessly around the clock to ensure a smooth transaction all while protecting our best interests'.
In addition to their consistent communication & guidance, their calm demeanor created a stress free process even though there were a few bumps along the way (to be expected when buying a home).
Thank you both for your expertise - we love our new home!
My wife and I had an excellent experience with Sherwood. We were extremely satisfied from the start of our experience til the end. We recommend them to anyone. They were thorough with dealing with the selling agent, they helped with working with the surveyor and soil specialist to determine whether the land was buildable. They also put us in touch with a lender on short notice who got us pre approved over a weekend. He was very fast thorough and efficient.
Sherwood and Diane created a top-notch buyer experience. Cannot recommend enough! They both went above and beyond every step in the process to help us navigate a crazy market, contact agents/buyers to get every single question of ours answered day or night, make arrangements for viewings (even Facetiming us houses while we were out of state!), and more importantly get us the house of our dreams. They really took the time to listen to us and understand what we were looking for in a new home. Their knowledge of the area, industry, negotiation skills, and responsiveness is unmatched. Overall, great and genuine people. Wilmington's dynamic duo!
Sherwood and Diane delivered a Professional experience in every aspect of the home selling process. They have deep knowledge of the market and do detailed research to maximize pricing opportunity. Along with putting together an exciting marketing presentation that best shows the real estate.
Our experience and results showed how valuable they truly are!
Thank you Sherwood and Diane!
Sherwood skillfully guided us in buying our home in Wilmington. Sherwood listens and asks the right questions to help our thinking. They showed us many homes because we changed our minds more than once as to what house we wanted. Always patient and available to answer our questions. Strategic thinkers who proved their negotiating skills with our purchase during a sellers market. Diane was on top of every detail related to our purchase. Sherwood and Diane make the perfect team. Definitely highly recommend them.
3/4/21 Bought a single family home in Brunswick Forest, Leland, NC
Moving from Northern VA to Wilmington, NC, we were clueless about the area and the communities.
After researching various realtors in the area, we decided on Sherwood and Diane Strickland of Coldwell Banker/ Sea Coast Advantage impart to their informative and easy to use website.
Buying a home remotely could have been stressful; but our selection to contract with knowledgeable, experienced, professional and highly communicative realtors made it a smooth and stress free experience.
They dedicated three days showing us homes in various communities while at the same time explaining and guiding us on the local economy, beaches and restaurants.
With Sherwood’s stellar negotiation skills, we were able to agree on a mutually beneficial agreement with the owner. Once the process was underway, Sherwood, to coin a phrase was “our eyes and ears” and oversaw any ongoing pre closing updates with the various vendors involved in our purchase since we were not able to be there until closing day.
Diane’s almost daily updates, her expertise with documentation, scheduling inspections and follow-up on repairs that were needed on the home was exceptional.
Even after closing and moving into our new home, Sherwood and Diane continue to reach out to us to say hello and ask if there is anything, we need.
We highly recommend Sherwood and Diane Strickland as your realtors.
Thank you both; it was truly a pleasure working with you.
All the best,
Michael and Sabra
Sherwood came recommended to my wife and I from a family friend that also used Sherwood and Diane to help them find and build their dream home in Wilmington, NC. We liked Sherwood the moment we met him!
He has a great personality and is very knowledgeable about real estate in the Wilmington area. Sherwood's many years of real estate experience along with his knowledge of construction, helped us find the perfect home in the ideal location. He also helped us find the right builder that could accommodate all our needs. We highly recommend Sherwood to anyone looking for the perfect home or property here in Wilmington, NC.
Sherwood and Diane are true professionals and were great to work with in every way. Excellent communication throughout the sales process to closing. Their experience and knowledge lead to multiple offers quickly. Their advice assisted us in selecting the best offer and terms for all parties.
I highly recommend Sherwood and his team.
We began working with Sherwood about 2 1/2 years ago. We found him to be a consummate Real Estate professional. Very knowledgeable and educated on real estate markets, friendly, patient, and available. Phone calls were always returned in a timely manner, he understands the clients needs, and he always puts the clients best interest first. Working with us was a little challenging because of our particular wants and needs, but his professionalism and fortitude was superior. With his help, we ended up buying a lot after viewing several homes.
Diane is another professional. She is friendly, amazingly organized, keeps track of all details, makes sure all documents are correct and completed on time, delivers on what she says is going to happen, has sound appraisal skills and a few other zillion things.
They, as a team and their staff work extremely well together and provide the highest professionalism and knowledge of the Real Estate Markets that we have experienced. It was pleasurable to work with Sherwood even through the challenges of looking for that perfect home. We look forward to his listing our existing home when we move into our new one.
If you are in need of a realtor, look no further than Sherwood and his wife Diane. They are professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and go above and beyond to help.
We began our journey of selling our home with them coming into our home and giving us feedback on what we needed to improve before the house went on the market. We took their expertise to heart, and spent the next few months implementing the things they suggested.
Once our home was on the market, they were in constant communication with us via text, phone, and email. Their suggestions and feedback were invaluable.
We had a contract on our home within 2 months and sold in December right before Christmas (a time known to be challenging to sell due to the holidays).
If you are in the market to buy or sell, Sherwood and Diane are your best choice. Their knowledge, compassion, attention to detail, professionalism, and expertise are like none other. We will always choose them for our real estate needs and we suggest you do too.
Wow, just wow! They went above and beyond I ever thought a realtor would. They always answered my calls and addressed my concerns. 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. They were brutally honest with what they thought about the property and always had my best interest at heart. Alexis Holder was outstanding!! I had run into an issue where the lender was having trouble making the closing date and they made sure me and my daughter were taking care of! I have nothing but great things to say and would recommend this group 10/10 to ANYONE searching or selling a home! Thanks to you all!
Sherwood was very knowledgeable and professional. I always felt that he had my best interests in mind. I was shown several houses and received sound advise.
Sherwood and Diane were excellent in both helping us find our perfect home, negotiate and close with ease. Sherwood is very well connected and respected in this community. We appreciated his expertise as well as his friendly, compassionate attention to our needs. Highly recommend this team for anyone looking for a home in SE North Carolina. Thanks Strickland Team! You rock!!!
Sherwood, Diane and their team are the absolute best real estate team you’ll find here in Wilmington, NC. They recently helped up sell our home and purchase another (all with both closings on the same day). This is the second time they have helped us buy a home. They made every part of our experience stress free due to their expertise. I can’t thank them enough for all they do! They truly are the best!
Awesome experience! Sherwood’s team sold my two beach condos very quickly at excellent prices! Sherwood and his team took care of all sorts of details, keeping my stress level low! Thanks!!
The Sherwood Strickland team is the best real estate experience I’ve ever had. They sold both of my condos in under a week and had multiple offers on each property. More importantly, they actually netted me more money than I had expected or had hoped for. Funny, but another area agent wanted me to list them for $15,000 less. Sherwood and Diane are the best!
We loved working with Sherwood and Diane! We were referred to them as the “top” real estate professionals in the Wilmington area and they did not disappoint! They listened, learned about us, and ultimately(after a lot of work) found our home for us. Not only are they great real estate brokers, they are great people. We would highly recommend them!
Rob and Lindsay Close
Sherwood and Diane are the best. They both have their strengths and they really use them well to assist their clients. Sherwood has the knowledge on the homes, the neighborhoods & what to look for when checking out houses.
Diane is amazing at answering all of our questions, researching, and keeping everything organized.
And they're both great at negotiating on our behalf.
I have used them for 3 of our transactions and have been happy with each one (buying twice and selling once).
Sherwood and Diane helped us to buy a house in the most professional and expert of the ways.
We lived in Pennsylvania and we could not travel to North Carolina to see the house.
Sherwood and Diane coordinated all the details and we are now living in a house we love.
As a first time home buyer, I was nervous and very unfamiliar with the whole home buying process. With Sherwood knowledge and expertise, I was able to buy a home and walk away happy, he was there at all times with any questions I had would highly recommend
Sherwood, Diane, and Lexi were a joy to work with! They were extremely knowledgeable about the process, had great insight into new listings that fit our needs, and were immediately responsive day or night 24/7. I would highly recommend working with this team as you will not be disappointed!
The Strickland team did an amazing job of seeing our purchase through to completion. We had a lot of moving parts, in that we were from out of state. Sherwood and Dianne covered every detail, leading us through every step along the way! We would not hesitate to tap into their expertise again!!
Sherwood and Diane were amazing right for the start. They went above and beyond while trying to sell our home. They were easy to reach and always did what they could to make us happy. They also worked hard to get us the best possible offer on the tile frame that we had. They are both extremely professional and and knowledgeable.
Sherwood and Diane were amazing to work with throughout the home buying process. They both had amazing knowledge of the local area and were able to provide fantastic insight on what properties were a good value, and others that were overpriced. We were buying during the COVID-19 outbreak, and Sherwood was able and willing to remotely show us any and all properties. After closing Sherwood maintained contact with us and made sure to make a couple trips to our property, as we were not able to move in until a couple weeks after closing. We would highly recommend anyone in the Wilmington or Hampstead area to work with Sherwood and Diane.
Sherwood and Diane Strickland are the best realtors in our coastal NC area. This was my 4th family transaction with them and they treat you like family. Sherwood has master negotiation skills that can help any client get their home sold in any market. During Covid-19, he was able to get us 3 separate buyers during the unprecedented real estate market. They have a lot of experience in our area and are very well respected. Sherwood and Diane work around the clock to make sure each real estate purchase and selling of your property goes seamless as possible. They do a wonderful job of communicating every step of the way and they make sure your loan approval process goes smoothly. I've been in the area over 15 years and they are the only realtor in Wilmington NC and the surrounding areas that I would trust. Definitely hire them for any real estate sale or purchase! They have truly helped our dreams come true! They over delivery that's for sure and they are pleasure to work with.
My wife and I recently sold a house in the Wilmington/Leland area. We currently lived in Raleigh and we knew we had to pick a good selling agent not only to represent us but to be able to work harder since we were not local to the area. We had the pleasure to work with Sherwood and his wife Diane. From the first time we met, they worked together as a team and not only provided guidance but also provided us with resources to get our house ready for showings. Thanks to their hard work and dedication we had an offer in days and closed earlier than expected!
Sherwood and Diane Thank you for always being there when I called or text with questions!
Professional, informative, personal, friendly. This was a very good experience, it was such a pleasure to work with Sherwood. We followed his professional advice and our home sold in less than 2 days
Experience with Sherwood was fantastic. I could not recommend him and Diane enough. Very down to Earth and easy to work with. Were always available when needed and made the whole process stress free.
We began looking for a place in Wilmington nearly five years ago. We found the Stricklands on line began our relationship.
Though we had not yet sold our home in NJ, we scheduled a trip to Wilmington to meet with the Stricklands. Diane and Sherwood identified a number of houses for us to look at, though we were not ready to buy. This process continued for a few years and multiple trips to Wilmington. All the time Sherwood and Diane were seeing what we liked and didn’t like about the houses. They spent an extraordinary amount of time with us and we didn’t feel any pressure from them.
Sherwood offered to find us a good realtor to sell our NJ house. He ended up connecting us with one of the top realtors in our area. She eventually sold the house for us. We had moved to our condo in Florida and were ready to buy in Wilmington.
We returned to Wilmington and the Stricklands identified more houses for us to see. We had brought our dog with us. We finally found one we liked and made an offer. When the engineering report came back with some negative comments, I told Diane that I didn’t want to go through with the deal. They were very helpful in getting me out of the deal and recovering money I had put up in the process. They did not try to convince me to go through with the purchase.
They continued to look for our house. Sometimes we would receive a call and Sherwood would walk us through a house via facetime. On our next trip, they found a house which really met our specs. We discussed the value and the comps with the Stricklands. We made an offer which, after some negotiations, was accepted.
Diane connected us with a legal team to represent us. She also took care of the inspections, surveys and all the formalities connected with the purchase. We were back in Florida while she continued to contact us regarding all the details. We closed in about 20 days with everything taken care of. Diane also sent me a list of contacts for all the required utility and service changes. It was all very painless. We didn’t have to go to the closing. They had all the required documents available for signing on line. After moving in, we unpacked hundreds of boxes and had a ton of packing materials. The movers were ready to charge us to remove them but Diane found someone who was self packing, who came to pick up all the boxes and padding. What a relief. They even bought us a dinner at a nice local restaurant.
This is the third house we have purchased. We have had good experiences with our realtors. However, the Stricklands were really an exceptional group. They took care of every detail from finding the house to negotiating, to closing and more. They seemed prepared to show us properties endlessly, and without pressure, until we found what we were looking for. If you’re looking for property in the Wilmington area, these are the people you want to work with.
We came across quite a few bumps in the road with our sale and our purchase. Sherwood and Diane made that very easy to overcome. I’m not sure many realtors could’ve done what they did to get us to close on time. Great experience!
Sherwood and Diane were very professional and friendly. They got an offer on our house in two weeks. They made a stressful process easy to deal with and guided us through everything from showings to inspections to closing.
I would definitely recommend them to anyone needing a realtor in Wilmington.
We recently relocated to Wilmington and were very lucky to find Sherwood and Diane Strickland to help us find a home. They were so helpful through the whole process. They made sure everything went smoothly and that all our questions and concerns were addressed promptly. They helped us every step of the way, and I highly recommend them to anyone buying or selling a home! They are simply the best!
Sherwood, Lexie and Diane are amazing! They made purchasing our first home the most pleasurable experience.
The knowledge and expertise of Diane and Sherwood helped us make educated decisions while Lexie hustled to get everything glued together.
Lexie is thoughtful, organized and punctual! While we are so happy to have found a home, part of us is a little sad to stop looking at houses with her because she is so great at her job!
We cannot recommend Sherwood and Team enough, especially for a first time home buyer. Trust that they will help guide you through to find exactly what you are looking for
Thank you again, we are so excited to have found our home!
Sherwood and Diane helped my wife and I to find and purchase a home recently, and not only were they completely helpful and on-the-ball, but we are now friends (it's hard not to like them!). My wife and I were looking for something very unique to our interests, and Sherwood took the time to figure out exactly what that something was, and then he directed us toward a perfect fit. He was patient with us and did not engage in any of that annoying constant-contact salesmanship that so many agents are guilty of. Once we were under contract, Diane stepped in and took charge. She managed communications (and there was a LOT of communication) between the seller's agent, us, the inspectors (electric, plumbing, HVAC, pest control, etc.), and she managed the home visits for those inspectors to do what they needed to do. Diane was highly organized, did a great job aggregating and summarizing information for us, and she was also extremely patient with us all along the way. I highly recommend hiring Sherwood and Diane, and I'm sure we'll be working with them again in the future.
Sherwood Strickland and his team (Lexie/Diane) were exceptional in ever aspect of our condo purchase. They went above and beyond our expectations from the initial call ( which was late on a weekend to meeting us the next day at the property for a showing). Fulfilling the many requests we had throughout the process in finding home inspectors, attorneys, filing our deed to setting up our electrical account. We will be using them in the future and recommending their services to our friends. We highly recommend Sherwood Strickland.
Could be more satisfied with the professional effort put forth by this team. Not living in Wilmington full time and having our home on the market was a challenge. Diane and Sherwood went above and beyond what was expected to assist us in getting necessary things done. They have our highest recommendation.
Sherwood was our listing agent as well as our purchasing agent. He was incredibly knowledgeable of the local area and especially skilled and helpful throughout the negotiation process for both our home sales. We were very pleased with our final selling price as well as the final purchase price of our new home. We trusted Sherwood's negotiation strategies and were very happy with the outcome. His wife and business partner Diane is extremely organized and took us masterfully through all the logistics, tasks and steps involved in both house sales. She never missed a beat! They compliment each other perfectly in terms of their skill sets and teamwork. My husband and I began to refer to them as a dynamic duo! They also have great connections within the industry that made the process much quicker. We couldn't recommend Sherwood and Diane more highly!
I am a small business owner and have held an active Real Estate license for over 13 years. When it came time to sell my personal residence, I knew with my day to day full time job, I would be unable to give my home the attention it needed to sell it quick, for the price I wanted. I have worked with hundreds of agents over the years on a professional level, and always choose Sherwood and Diane when it comes to buying and selling for me personally. Sherwood is a "get it done" kind of guy, and Diane is always quick to answer questions and handle all aspects of the transaction. If your looking for results, and want a team that has seen it all when it comes to the inner workings of deals and negotiation, Sherwood and Diane have the experience necessary to get it done!
Sherwood and his wife Diane work together as an incredible team dedicated to help you find the perfect home that fits your lifestyle. They met me on very short notice and are experts on the Wilmington area. Sherwood is a Wilmington native. They took time to find out a little about me and my wife and what we would be looking for. They did not rush me and encouraged us to wait until something ideal would come along. Once we found a house in an excellent location Sherwood and Diane helped us to be the first to look at the property. They were up at 5 am contacting the listing realtor directly. Over 10 people were lined up to see this house within 8 hours of listing. Sherwood and Diane helped us with a strategic offer that would avoid a bidding war and it worked. We had an acceptable offer within 6 hours. Sherwood is one of the few certified master negotiators in the State of NC. After the offer was accepted Diane is a wiz at connecting all the dots and moving the logistics forward. We closed in 12 days and also got several thousand dollars in closing allowances from the seller thanks to her suggestions.
Sherwood and Diane are great realtors but also wonderful people and it was a pleasure getting to know them and a feel that we are good friends already. We highly recommend them!
Sherwood and Diane were amazing to work with!!! They were well versed on properties that matched our needs, very responsive and attentive and hard working. They made our new beach house dreams come true!!!
Very good to work with. Very attentive to what we desired in a home. Good communication throughout the entire process. His knowledge of building practices and his ability to recognize marginal construction techniques in houses we looked at before we decided on one was VERY helpful. I would highly recommend Sherwood to anyone. If I need an agent again, he is the only call I am making.
Let me begin by stating that I rarely, if ever, give 5 Star reviews...for anything! That being said, I would give Sherwood and Diane more if it allowed.
We have now bought, sold, and bought with the Stricklands and we will not use another realtor as long as we are in the greater Wilmington area.
Sherwood and Diane have the rare combination of experience, expertise, and genuine caring for their clients.
The best thing I can say about them is that they sacrifice their own quality of life for YOURS.
We went through a difficult buying process this past month and the Stricklands had our best interests at the forefront every step of the process. We wouldn't have gotten through it without them and we are forever grateful for taking care of our family.
Whether you are relocating to the area or just moving across town Sherwood and Diane Strickland are the team for you!
I couldn't be happier with the services and guidance I received from Sherwood and Diane Strickland in helping us secure a fine building lot and excellent contractor for our new home. They provided invaluable insights to the region and the market (I live 400 miles from Wilmington) and we benefited from Sherwood's experience in home construction. Sherwood and Diane provided the honest pros and cons that we needed to make educated decisions and they supported us throughout our journey and were present during our initial meeting with the builder. Sherwood and Diane have my highest endorsement.
What a wonderful experience! Association with Sherwood and Diane was highly privileged. From day one, we knew that we are in safe hands and dealing with a team who will go miles to protect client’s interest! They are highly professional, dependable, responsible and honest. They are a great team; who brings incomparable knowledge, huge patience, personal touch, anytime availability to answer any questions, strong local network for due diligence and most importantly; negotiation skills to ensure that deal will be in their client’s favor. Absolutely the best experience we have had with realtors. I rate them A++ in all areas. I would, without any reservation, strongly recommend them to anyone with real estate needs.
Sherwood and Diane were a great help in getting our house sold super fast. They explained everything in detail on the pricing and stayed in close contact throughout the process including all the closing changes. They are savvy negotiators. We recommend them both if you want to have your house sold quickly!
Diane & JR
Sherwood and Diane's great teamwork, combine with their knowledge, made the transition of selling our house easier and less stressful for us. They are always there to answer questions and offer solutions thats reasonable for all the parties involved. Its been a great experience overall!
We met Sherwood quite by accident. We are from NJ and vacationing in Wilmington specifically to search for a possible retirement home. We inquired about a property online, and Sherwood responded immediately. It was the best chance encounter we ever had. Sherwood’s knowledge of the area is unparalleled, and his negotiating skills unmatchable. Based on his guidance and expertise, we landed on the perfect home. But even more than that, we made a friendship that will last throughout our lifetime. If you’re searching for a home in Wilmington, you’d be foolish to choose anyone else.
Sherwood and Diane were very helpful during the purchase of out first home. They were always available anytime when we had any questions, or concerns. They were always professional, fair, and honest with us.
Sherwood and his team made my first home purchase totally painless. They were quick to respond to my questions, whether it was on the weekends, or evenings. He went so far as to recommend and help coordinate fencing service after I had purchased my home. If I need real estate advice or assistance in the future, Sherwood will be my first call.
Fantastic Realtors, great knowledge of the local area. Would highly recommend for anyone who is looking for a knowledgeable local couple that has been in the business for a long time. Sherwood and Diane specifically were able to accommodate us by face timing many houses for us, as we were originally out of state buyers. This was very helpful and provided us a showing of the house, that we wouldn't have had otherwise.
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
110 Dungannon Blvd., Suite 100
Wilmington NC 28403