Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage has announced the opening of a new office in Holden Beach with the acquisition of Rampage Realty, a locally owned, independent real estate firm specializing in Brunswick County beach and mainland properties. The new office will operate out of Rampage Realty’s existing office on the Causeway at 3247 Holden Beach Road in Holden Beach. Rampage owner Linda Stephens and her fellow brokers, Vickie Lemar and Brenda Peebles, will remain with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, and five additional brokers will join the firm immediately to significantly expand its presence and reach.
“Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage is very proud to align ourselves with such a well-respected local firm and sales team and we’re confident our partnership will be very successful,” said Tim Milam, president of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. “Prior to this acquisition, we had one gap in our locations along the state’s southeastern coast and that was Holden Beach. With the opening of our new Holden Beach office, we now have a consistent presence along the entire coastline from Jacksonville to the South Carolina border, which enables us to better serve our buyers and sellers throughout the region.”
Rampage Realty was established in 1989 and then acquired by Linda Stephens, a former teacher turned REALTOR® and an active member of the Holden Beach community since 1996.
“Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage is the leading real estate firm in southeastern North Carolina,” said Linda Stephens. “By aligning our local expertise with Coldwell Banker’s capabilities, we can better serve both our buyers and sellers.”
In Brunswick County, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage closed $230 million in home sales in 2013. Its closest competitor closed a little more than $50 million in Brunswick County.
According to Tom O’Neill, broker in charge of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage’s South Brunswick office, Holden Beach is “hot” right now and is a popular destination for homeowners who enjoy a quiet, family-oriented beach. Holden Beach features more than eight miles of pristine beaches and is conveniently located midway between Wilmington and Myrtle Beach. In 2013, the average sales price for home on the island of Holden Beach was $515,000.