WILMINGTON, NC – Sherri Pickard
, Managing Broker of the Wilmington office of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, was named “2016 REALTOR® of the Year” by Cape Fear Realtors (formerly WRAR) at its annual Installation and Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 14, 2017. This is the highest award presented by Cape Fear Realtors and is given to honor those REALTORS® who have provided outstanding service to Cape Fear Realtors, their profession, the State and National Associations and to their community.
At the same event, Tim Milam
, President of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, was installed for a three -year term on the Cape Fear Realtors’ Board of Directors.
Pickard is a 13-year veteran of the real estate industry and joined Sea Coast Advantage in March 2008. In 2015, she served at President of Cape Fear Realtors and in 2016, she served on various North Carolina Association of Realtors committees, including “Risk Management Advisory Group” and co-chair of the NC Homeowner’s Alliance.
“Sherri is an extraordinary leader and the REALTOR® of the Year award is well deserved,” said Milam. “Under her leadership, the Wilmington office has grown significantly, and she will be helping to manage our transition into two new offices this year – one in Barclay Commons in February and one at Autumn Hall in May. We are honored to have someone of Sherri’s caliber on the Sea Coast Advantage team and congratulate her on such a prestigious award.”
Pickard is a graduate of NC State with a degree in Math Education and earned her Master’s in Business Administration from New York University. Pickard was a college basketball coach for 15 years before transitioning to real estate in October 2004. She has earned numerous designations over her career, including GRI, Certified Short Sale Specialist and Certified Pricing Specialist.
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 $1.39 billion in closed sales volume and over 6,300 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 400 real estate agents in 12 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 $2.5 billion with more than addition of these offices, closed sales volume for Sea Coast Advantage in 2015 totaled $2.5 billion with more than 12,000 closed sales transactions.