WILMINGTON, NC – Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, the largest and best-selling real estate company in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and Onslow counties, has promoted two members of its management team to guide the company’s continued growth and success in southeastern North Carolina. Denise Kinney, formerly Vice President, Director of Sales, has been promoted to Vice President, General Manager. Tom O’Neill, formerly Broker in Charge and Manager of the South Brunswick and Holden Beach offices, has been promoted to Director of Sales for the entire company.

As VP/General Manager, Kinney will oversee and streamline operations, manage the Brokers-in-Charge who oversee each of the company’s 11 offices, and manage the Relocation and Internet Leads departments. Kinney received her real estate license in 2001 and joined Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage in 2007.

In his new role as Director of Sales, O’Neill will work with the company’s existing agents to develop and grow their business, better serve their buyers and sellers, and execute new ideas to increase production. He will work out of Sea Coast Advantage’s headquarters office in Wilmington so he can have easier access to the firm’s 425 agents from Jacksonville to Holden Beach. A UNCW graduate, O’Neill started his real estate career in 2004 with a large brokerage and development firm in Las Vegas. He returned to Wilmington in 2012 and joined Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage the same year.

“We anticipate the real estate market will continue to strengthen in 2016, and as the #1 real estate firm in the region, we've seen a significant increase in demand for services from both our agents and their customers,” said Tim Milam, president of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. “Denise and Tom both have the leadership and expertise needed to help our business grow and help our agents work more effectively, which in turn, ensures that our buyers and sellers receive superior customer service. Denise and Tom both have very successful track records with our company and we are proud to have such outstanding talent on our executive management team.”

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage is the largest and best-selling real estate company in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and Onslow counties, with more than $1.2 billion in closed sales volume and over 5,800 closed sales transactions in 2015. Sea Coast Advantage was founded in Wilmington, NC in 1988 and joined Coldwell Banker in 1993. Sea Coast Advantage is staffed by more than 400 real estate agents in 11 offices in Wilmington, Leland, Jacksonville, Carolina Beach, Topsail Island, Hampstead, Southport, Sneads Ferry, South Brunswick, Oak Island and Holden Beach.

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage also has an ownership interest in 18 Coldwell Banker Advantage offices in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Southern Pines with an additional 375 agents serving those markets. With the addition of these offices, closed sales volume for Sea Coast Advantage in 2015 totaled $2.2 billion with more than 12,000 closed sales transactions.
In 2015, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage was the #1 Coldwell Banker company in NC and #3 Coldwell Banker company in the nation. For additional information, go to

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