WILMINGTON, NC – Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage recently opened a new, 2,000 square foot office at 10020 Beach Drive SW in Calabash, NC in southern Brunswick County. The new office, which opened in mid-July, brings to 13 the number of Sea Coast Advantage offices in Southeastern North Carolina, with a geographic reach ranging from Jacksonville to the north to Calabash to the south.
The Calabash office is the third new office that Sea Coast Advantage has opened this year. In March, Sea Coast opened a new location at 2516 Independence Blvd at Barclay Commons in Wilmington. In June, the firm opened a new, 18,000 square foot office in Dungannon Village at Autumn Hall in Wilmington.
Jennifer Brown is the Managing Broker of the new Calabash office, which is comprised of 11 Sea Coast Advantage agents and one full time administrator. Brown is also the Managing Broker for the firm’s Holden Beach and Shallotte offices.
“We have an ideal location on Route 179 in Calabash and we are right next to the busiest intersection in town,” said Brown. “This is a very high traffic area and we anticipate a lot of walk-ins, which is unusual in these days of online marketing. But the Calabash market is different. Buyers and sellers here want to work with someone local and they want to interact directly with their agent. Most of our agents live here and are within five minutes of the office. And most are already doing business here, so the Calabash office was a natural expansion for us.”
Nine of the 11 agents who comprise the Calabash office relocated from Sea Coast Advantage’s Shallotte office. Two are long-time residents of Calabash but new to Sea Coast Advantage. Prior to opening the Calabash office, Shallotte was the southernmost location for Sea Coast Advantage. The new Calabash office extends the firms’ reach to the South Carolina border, as the Town’s southwest border is the South Carolina line.
“The market in Brunswick County is very strong and we are excited to have a bigger presence in Calabash,” said Tim Milam, president of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. “The office has great visibility and it’s very convenient for both our agents and our clients. It also bridges the gap between our Shallotte office and our partner firm, Coldwell Banker Chicora Advantage, which has six locations in the Myrtle Beach area.”
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage is the largest and best-selling real estate company in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and Onslow counties, with $1.4 billion in closed sales volume and 6,364 closed sales transactions in 2016. Sea Coast Advantage was founded in Wilmington, NC in 1988 and joined Coldwell Banker in 1993. Sea Coast Advantage is staffed by more than 450 real estate agents in 13 offices in Wilmington (Autumn Hall and Midtown), Leland, Jacksonville, Carolina Beach, Topsail Island, Hampstead, Southport, Sneads Ferry, South Brunswick, Oak Island, Holden Beach and Calabash.
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage also has an ownership interest in 18 Coldwell Banker Advantage offices in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Southern Pines and six Coldwell Banker Chicora Advantage offices in Myrtle Beach, SC. Together, these 36 offices and 1,045 agents closed $3 billion in sales and 14,450 in transactions in 2016.