A resident of North Carolina since 1994. We relocated from the Philadelphia, PA area. My husband and I were searching for a better "quality of life" that didn't include a 2-3 hour commute from work in the winter which is what originally drew us to Southeastern NC and ultimately to Brunswick County. We decided that if "we're going to make this move, let’s go to the coast and be near the ocean."
Married to my high school sweetheart, Joe (since 1973), and the mother of 4 amazing children, 2 of which remain in the Philadelphia area, 1 in Denver, CO and 1 in Southport. In addition to our already large family, we have been graced with 2 sons in law and 3 beautiful grandchildren. Joe and I are certainly enjoying this new chapter in our lives in the role as grandparents.
Moving to Brunswick County changed every aspect of our lives. One of the biggest life changing experiences was learning to sail in 1998. Not long afterwards we bought our first boat, and soon after that helped to found the Southport Sailing & Boat Club, now one of the area’s premier boating/social clubs. Now an avid sailor, I have a real passion for the natural beauty and surroundings of Brunswick County and am always happy to share with others the amazing “quality of life” that living here offers.
I have a strong passion about the career and the industry that I’ve chosen as evidenced below. If you or someone you know may be interested in my services please don’t hesitate to call or email. Whether buying or selling, my clients have the opportunity to tap into some hard earned expertise to assist them in making Good Decisions about their real estate investments.
Certified Construction Contract Administrator, Boney Architects, Wilmington, NC – 7 yrs
Licensed Real Estate Agent – 2002
Broker License – 2002
Graduate REALTOR Institute – GRI - 2003
Certified Residential Specialist – CRS – 2005
* Currently serving on the North Carolina CRS Board of Directors
Accredited Luxury Home Specialist – ALHS – 2007
Brunswick County Association of REALTORS®
* RPAC Contributor
* Professional Standards Committee
* Strategic Planning Committee
* Budget & Finance Committee
* By Laws & Policy Committee
* MLS Committee
* Board of Directors
* Vice President (2008)
* President Elect (2009)
* President (2010)/Past President (2011)
North Carolina Association of REALTORS®
* Legislative Committee
* NCAR Rising Star (2007)
* NCAR Leadership Academy Graduate (2009)
* Board of Directors (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
* Professional Standards (2010-2012)
* State Political Coordinator for Senator Bill Rabon (Brunswick County’s Senator)
National Association of REALTORS®
* Convention Attendee
* Mid Year Legislative Meetings – 2001-2011
Southport Sailing & Boat Club (Founding Member)
Prudential Real Estate – Chairman’s Club, President’s Club, Leading Edge Society
Consistent Top Producing Real Estate Agent
“Always do the right thing, be honest, work hard, have a little fun along the way, and if life treats me well, share it with others.”
I strive to be:
* A Trusted Advisor
* A Skillful Negotiator
* A Master Marketer
* And to Manage the Details for my clients.
Mary Ann is a terrific agent. She offers solid advice based on extensive experience & her knowledge of current market conditions. Her attitude is uplifting & positive which reassured us through the entire process. She helped us find local contractors to get the home ready for sale. Overall a wonderful experience because of Mary Ann.
Mary Ann was awesome. We are not from the area and she really went above and beyond to help us and guide us through the process. She also helped us negotiate one heck of a deal. I just can't say enough good things about Mary Ann. She also hooked us up with a builder who is also great and he will be building our dream home in the fall. Mary Ann made the process so easy. If you are looking for a great agent in the Southport NC area, go with Mary Ann Mcarthy.