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Wade Wilson

2516 Independence Blvd Suite 102
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 799-5531
(910) 619-3502
(910) 799-3238
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2516 Independence Blvd Suite 102, Wilmington, NC 28412
Biographical Information
I have lived in the Wilmington, North Carolina area since I was two years old, with the exception of the time I lived in Chapel Hill going to school. I have been married for over 25 years to Ashley Burton Wilson, and have two exceptional children.  One is a graduate of UNC-CH living in Wilmington, and one is a graduate student at UNC-CH.  Ashley is also a Realtor, we work together on the Wilson Team with Barbara Crawford and Lindsey Bridges.

I have a diverse work background, having worked in advertising, steel, biomedical, and publishing. From 1993-2006, I was the owner/operator of Encore Publications, a local business that produced Encore Magazine and other specialty publications. After 13 years of successfully running that business I decided it was time for a change, and sold the company to Morris Multimedia.

I have always been interested in the real estate business and enjoy working with people. I have been with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast since September 2007. Prior to that I worked for a year in Brunswick County real estate and development at Cape Fear Realty.

I have lived her my entire life, so I know the region. I hope you'll consider me for your real estate needs.

Testimonials (go here for more!)
Top 3 reasons we would use Wade again:
1.  Very personable- while remaining professional.
2.  Excellent communicator- responded promptly to both phone calls and e-mail...and quick to pass along feedback from showings.
3.  Honest.  When we asked questions, we always felt like he was giving us a truthful answer (versus telling us what we wanted to hear).  We felt like this was very important in getting a SOLD sign in our yard.
—Dale and Mandy Middleton

Boards I have served on include:
Cape Fear Coast Convention and Visitor's Bureau Board, 1997-2002
(Board Chairman, 1999-2001);
Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Board, 1999-2001;
DARE (Downtown Area Revitalization Board, 1997-2001;
Lower Cape Fear Arts Council Board, 2002;
Community Growth Planning Board, 200-2002;
Lower Cape Fear Historical Society Board, 1995-2004

UNC-Chapel Hill, 1982-1987, BA in English / Journalism / Public Relations
New Hanover High School, 1979-1982
Laney Real Estate Class, August - December, 2006

Spare Time
In my spare time, I enjoy water sports, tennis, snowboarding, golf and soccer.

Real Estate Milestones

The Wilson Team activity in 2016
Had over $6.3 million in sales
Number of transactions: 33
Listings sides: 20
Buyer sides: 14
Highest listing sold: $527k
Lowest listing sold: $14k
Highest buyer: $686k
Lowest buyer: $51k
Top 200 Realtors in the local MLS in total volume and transactions
Made Sea Coast Best of the Best all four quarters of 2016

The Wilson Team activity in 2015
Had over $5 million in sales
Number of transactions: 23
Listings sold: 15
Buyer sides: 8
Highest listing sold: $530k
Lowest listing sold: $10k
Highest buyer: $340k
Lowest buyer: $32k
Made Coldwell Banker Best of the Best all four quarters
Top 200 Realtors in the local MLS in total volume and transactions

The Wilson Team activity in 2014
Had over $6.39 million in sales, slightly over 2013 and second best year ever behind 2012.
Number of transactions: 33
Listings sold: 19
Buyer sides: 14
Highest listing sold: $800k
Lowest listing sold: $28,500
Highest buyer: $440k
Lowest buyer: $57,500
Top 97 Realtors in the local MLS in number of transactions
Top 100 Realtors in the local MLS in total volume
Made Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Best of the Best in three out of four quarters

The Wilson Team activity in 2013
First and foremost, my wife Ashley got her license and joined the team.
In 2013 we had over $6.3 million in sales, second best year ever behind 2012.
Number of transactions: 28
Listings sold: 16
Buyer sides: 12
Highest listing sold: $1 million
Lowest listing sold: $49,000
Highest buyer: $525k
Lowest buyer: $27,300
Top 100 Realtors in the local MLS in number of transactions
Top 111 Realtors in the local MLS in total volume
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Best of the Best second and third quarters

The Wilson Team

Wade Wilson
NC License #253396

Ashley Wilson
NC License #275182

Lindsey Bridges
NC License #294445

Barbara Crawford
NC License 298134


What my clients are saying (13)

04/30/2017 - steedman lyles

Wade Wilson helped our family with the sale of an older home in Carolina Heights that had been in the family for 47 years. I was the family designee for the real estate negotiations and the selection of a realtor. Several good realtors were recommended for our consideration to list the house, but we chose Wade and his team - based on his high level of expertise in the neighborhood. We were extremely pleased with his efforts and the effective results in getting a unique, historic property sold in a timely manner. I am a professional mortgage banker and have a thorough knowledge of the residential real estate world. Wade epitomizes what a true real estate professional should be! He was persistent in a polite way and had excellent follow up skills both before and after he obtained the listing. His communication skills are excellent, and we were given accurate and timely updates throughout the the entire process. His advice and opinions were solid and mutually beneficial to marketing and selling the house. I highly recommend him and wish all the realtors that I work with in the mortgage business had the same level of class and professionalism that Wade does!

04/18/2017 - KRini

We were moving from out-of-state, and Wade did everything possible to help us with the purchase of a house. We were so pleased with his service that when we saw a house we really liked a couple of years later, we had no qualms about entering the real estate market again, with Wade's assistance. He went above & beyond (even painting a door for us!), acting as both our seller's agent for our previous house and buyer's agent for our current home. The very first day our house was on the market, Wade set up an Open House, from which we received an offer, and ended up selling to that party. Wade is not only a knowledgeable, affable, hard-working real estate agent, he's a genuinely nice person.

04/15/2017 - noalblackmore

I can not over state how effective Wade was with the sale of my wife's house. Expert value analysis, responded immediately to every request, and walked us through the entire process. All of this from a professional native to the area. We do not hesitate to fully recommend Wade Wilson and his real estate team.

04/14/2017 - wheatly78

Wade Wilson is an outstanding realtor and a southern gentleman. He is honest, smart and provides excellent guidance selling or buying real estate. Wade worked diligently to sell my house and absorbed all the headaches that come with selling real estate.

04/13/2017 - bwilliams401

Wade has handled a transaction for me. I was satisfied and would not hesitate to recommend him. Honest, hard working, local guy who is primary breadwinner for his family.

04/12/2017 - ddfluv

Wade not only has sold a house for me but I have also bought 2 houses with him as my agent. All my transactions have been excellent & I feel he has given me superb advice on all situations! I would definitely recommend Wade to anyone looking to buy or sell a house

04/12/2017 - varhos37 vh63

We approached Wade and Ashley Wilson with fairly specific details of what we were looking for in a place to downsize. Within a very short period of time they were able to find exactly what we were looking for. We then listed the house we owned with them. They gave us good advice for what was needed to make the space attractive to potential buyers, as well as advice on realistic pricing. We found each of them to be very professional and we were comfortable that they worked with our very best interests in mind.

04/12/2017 - cshunley

Wade helped us find a wonderful house in the Historic District of Wilmington. His knowledge of the market and trends enabled us to purchase at a reasonable price and with fair concessions. would use him again.

04/11/2017 - zuser20160321053915909

Very helpful and always going the extra mile to make sure I'm in the know and happy with the process. Always responsive and offering advice on the next step.

04/11/2017 - cwfrancisco

Wade first met with us three years before we sold our house and moved. After running the numbers and comps, he advised us not to sell at that time. Three years later the market was better and we once again met with Wade to see what we could do.

Wade held an open house right when we put ours on the market and we were under contract very quickly after that. This put us on quite a timetable to find our new home. Wade worked tirelessly to find us what we wanted. He listened to our needs and showed us tons of properties. We ultimately settled on what has turned out to be the perfect house, and Wade kept us calm, grounded, and advocated for us as the deal was being negotiated. There turned out to be some crawl space work that we felt had to be done before we closed - Wade went above and beyond, even checking on the progress of the work in the week heading into the closing.

We closed on the sale of our old home in the morning, and on the purchase of our new home that afternoon. Wade knows this town and the market very well. His experience, honesty and integrity are hallmarks of his work, and allow you to be confident that you are making good choices when buying and selling.

In short, Wade is the man.

04/11/2017 - deborah doucett

Wade did a good job selling our house. We would have liked to have received more for our home but Wade did get a fair price (considering that the market had crashed) and did a good job handling the details. I'm sure we weren't the easiest clients he had worked with, since we had moved a thousand miles away, but he was reassuring and everything turned out well in the end.

04/11/2017 - barbaracrawfordm

I first met Wade when my "For Sale by Owner" listing was not getting enough traffic and he was gracious enough to have completed some research for me. While I was able to sell the property shortly thereafter, I called upon Wade to help me locate my new dream home. He was kind and thoughtful with his approach and always had my back when representing me to the seller. The purchase was extremely challenging, as it was new construction with a builder who had financial issues. Not only was Wade ever-present during the purchase process, he also had followed up with me and the builder on outstanding issues long after I took possession of the home. I would highly recommend Wade as a real estate professional!

10/30/2015 - jaydud

I have purchased 2 homes with Wade over the years. He is very knowledgable about the area and helped us buy an REO property most recently. Throughout the process Wade was very responsive and went above and beyond to ensure the purchase would go through. I would recommend Wade to anyone looking to purchase from first time buyers to investors.

Active Listings (4)

Property Address Details Price
304 N 15th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 - Wilmington, NC real estate listing
304 N 15th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
5 Bed(s) | 4 Total Bath(s) | 3,192 SqFt$449,000
1828 Hawthorne Road, Wilmington, NC 28403 - Wilmington, NC real estate listing
1828 Hawthorne Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
4 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 3,197 SqFt$430,000
737 Windgate Drive, Wilmington, NC 28412 - Wilmington, NC real estate listing
737 Windgate Drive
Wilmington, NC 28412
3 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,701 SqFt$245,000
3133 Castle Hayne Road, Castle Hayne, NC 28429 - Castle Hayne, NC real estate listing
3133 Castle Hayne Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
B-1 Zoning | 0.51 Acre(s)$148,000

Team Members

Ashley Wilson
(910) 619-0024
Office: (910) 799-5531
(910) 799-3237
Barbara Crawford
(910) 632-4586
Office: (910) 799-5531
(910) 782-8812
Lindsey Bridges
(828) 231-6422
Office: (910) 799-5531
(910) 782-8812

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