The Sherwood Strickland group was able to find and move me into my new house within 30 days. As a first-time homebuyer, the process could not have been any easier. We went out and viewed 5 homes on the day we met, none were for me for various reasons, but the heartache stopped there. One day later he brought me to a house and the offer was made and eventually settled.
They analyze your price range and desires like no one else in the business; and are fast to get you where you need to be. I don't give 5 stars to anyone, but this team deserves it.
Sherwood and Diane made our home buying experience wonderful! We moved from Pennsylvania to Wilmington, NC and were clueless about the area, neighborhoods, schools etc. Sherwood and Diane know it all! They are super informative, professional and help any way they can. We couldn't have picked better realtors. They go WAY above and beyond, are well known and respected here and are just great, great people.
Sherwood is very professional and easy to work with! Very knowledgeable about the Wilmington area home market. He and Diane make a great team. They were very responsive with any questions or concerns I had about the new home buying process. I had very good experience and highly recommend!
I found Sherwood and Diane on Zillow when I was looking to move to Wilmington. They responded to my request quickly and were very knowledgeable about the area. Their communication was great and very responsive. They made the whole process easy and understandable. Their knowledge of local vendors was a huge help. Great team and would work with them again and recommend to anyone!
Sherwood and Diane are an amazing team. They listened to what we wanted in our house and the rental income we had hoped for. They worked with us several days. We did find an amazing house.
Of course is was so nice there were several offers. Sherwood and Diane had so much local knowledge and expert negotiation skills our offer was accepted. They worked quickly and very professionally throughout the process. They also had the local contacts needed for inspections, repairs, mortgage contacts, etc. I would recommend them highly.
As nonresidents of NC, we needed to identify replacement properties for a 1031 tax exchange. Sherwood was recommended as an exceptional realtor. And, from our experience, he most certainly is. My wife , son, and I met Sherwood and Diane Strickland (herself an accomplished professional) at Topsail Beach, NC. Beforehand, Sherwood spent time speaking with us about goals. We agreed to identify 4 properties within our plan. When meeting, Sherwood reviewed the properties, pointing out strong and less so qualities, rental histories, and potentials for growth. He discussed these points further on site and fully answered our questions. We found a home and successfully closed. Sherwood was instrumental and earned an A+.
We were so thrilled we were referred to the Strickland team of Sherwood and Diane. They are truly a dynamic duo! They worked tirelessly from offer stage to our close date just 32 days later; we had a date we needed to stick to and they made sure it happened! They were always super responsive to both emails and phone calls at any time! We feel very fortunate to have worked with them on making our dream of Heline Hideaway II a reality! They are the BEST.
My husband and I worked with Sherwood when we were on the hunt for our forever home. Sherwood and his team helped us tremendously from start to finish. They were always there when we had a question, and always knew the answers. I appreciate them more then they know for getting us to "OUR FOREVER HOME"!
Diane and Sherwood made the entire process of buying our dream home a magnificent experience. Their vast knowledge of area real estate coupled with their boundless energy to help us find just the right home was evident from the beginning. Diane's level of expertise in executing required documentation, scheduling necessary inspections and keeping everything running as efficiently as possible far exceeded our greatest expectations. Sherwood came to our rescue on more than one occasion to literally become our eyes and ears when we were unable to physically be present. After closing on our property, Diane and Sherwood continued to reach out and offer any help we may have needed being new to the area. It is truly a wonderful feeling to have had the opportunity to work with two very dedicated, efficient, responsive, lovely individuals. Thank you Diane and Sherwood for everything!
Sherwood and Diane worked around the clock for us! Our house sold in exactly 24 hours! We have a new baby and they made everything as painless and convenient as possible for us. Not to mention they found our dream house for us before it was even on the market! I highly recommend for anyone looking to buy or sell!!
From the moment we started considering putting our house on the market to after closing on our new home, Sherwood and Diane provided stellar service. Day one on the market they scheduled 9 showing resulting in multiple offers. Then they found us our current home and helped us get it under contract before it went to open market. Every vendor they recommended was professional and everything just seemed to happen with little to no intervention on our part. I'd strongly recommend Diane and Sherwoods services to anyone look to buy or sell a home in the area.
Sherwood & Diane were AWSOME they knew I needed to sell quickly. They sent a Professional Photographer to my house to take pictures inside and out. Within 24 hrs, I was on the Internet... The house started showing that weekend! They kept me updated during the entire process. They SOLD my House within the time frame I needed. If you're looking to Buy or Sell, I would definitely recommend them.
Sherwood Strickland showed great knowledge on every property we looked at. He Was always reliable! when ever I had a question he just a phone call away. He showed his nogatition skills and experience once I found the property I wanted to purchase.
We had a limited amount of time when looking for a home. Sherwood and Diane dedicated 3 entire days in helping us find our dream home. They possessed a wealth of local knowledge and provided excellent counsel during the negotiations. We ended up making an offer and after a lot of long distance communications we are now the owners of a lovely home. I recommend the "Strickland" team without hesitation.
David & Kim
Sherwood and Diane are a great team! They are always readily available to answer any questions you might have and are so quick to go look at any properties of interest. Thank you for helping me buy my first home and making it as easy and smooth as possible!
I cannot express my appreciation enough for all that Sherwood and Diane did in helping to find a suitable house for my aging disabled parents. They accessed our needs and worked unfailingly to find the perfect home. Sherwood and Diane had the patience and calm demeanor to put my parents at ease during this stressful time of their lives. Seeing the amount of unceasing effort that Sherwood and Diane put into finding the perfect home, many times pointing out features that my parents needed before I could even think of them myself. They had our complete faith and did not let us down. I would highly recommend Sherwood Strickland to anyone looking for a hardworking, efficient real estate agent, and would happily work with them again should, our needs arise.
Sherwood and Diane are absolutely the greatest! I live out of state and recently purchased a second home in Wilmington with the help of this outstanding team. The difficulty of searching for a home while still living and working five hours away was completely removed by their professional approach and attentiveness to every detail of the process. They spent lots of time learning about my desires and needs in a home and always had a list of qualified houses for me to view whenever I arrived in town. I highly recommend the Sherwood & Diane team!!
Working with Sherwood and his team was a great first time home buying experience. We didn't expect the find "the house" as quickly as we did which was a pleasant surprise. Sherwood and his team were always on call and helped us get the right home for the right price and even had most our closing costs covered by the seller.
Diane and Sherwood are definite assets to the Wilmington and surrounding areas. Their knowledge of NC real estate laws and regulations will put you at ease every step of the way to buying or selling your home. In the event you are forced into a short sale scenario, the Sherwood Strickland Group are THE go to team in the area. I highly recommend the Sherwood Strickland Group for all your real estate transactions in the Wilmington and surrounding areas!
Sherwood & Diane Strickland are an impressive dynamic duo! I moved to Wilmington about 4 years ago and have been looking for the right home since I got here. After going under contract on 2 different homes and not closing due to unforeseen circumstances we finally found another home we were interested in. Not being happy with the due diligence of other agents we contacted Sherwood and Diane to try something new. When we got to the home Sherwood was quick to point out any flaws or challenges we may have with it. He also gave great advice on both immediate and future upgrades that would need to be done. Both Diane and Sherwood were very knowledgeable about the area. They gave us all the information we needed including the pros and cons of the home and the area. Sherwood's previous contracting experience made him a great critic of the house. He supplied great recommendations of contractors for work we had done immediately. Diane's knowledge of the market was extremely helpful in deciding a fair offer and value of the home. They thought of things that a first time buyer (or any buyer) may not think of and went above and beyond responding to questions offering sage advice. THEY ARE EXPERTS! We continue to interact with Sherwood and Diane with questions on the house and they even offer unprompted advice on ways to improve our dream home. I knew they were great before but on our final walk through when Sherwood had a concern about the garage door not working properly he brought it up immediately, contacted Diane to get her opinion, and they had a contractor out there to fix the problem that day. From our experience there are many realtors out there looking to sell or buy a home for you, but Sherwood and Diane are looking to put you in the best situation to start your new home ownership in the best possible position with honest and beneficial advice. We look forward to working with them on our current home and would contact them right away if we were ready to sell our home! Thank you Diane & Sherwood!
Sherwood and his wife Diane were wonderful to work with! As first time home buyers, we knew nothing of the process and they took the time to explain each step and why it was necessary. They were always available if we had questions and were awesome at negotiating needed repairs and coordinating all required inspections. They made the whole process easy to understand and painless! If we ever decide to buy again in the future, Sherwood will be the first person we call!
Sherwood knows Wilmington and it seems like Wilmington knows Sherwood! He was very helpful in describing the different neighborhoods in their current state and how they came to be (which is useful for someone buying investment property). He is very professional, expeditious, and has a great vision for the current / potential quality of a home as he has an extensive home construction background. His negotiation skills at top notch. I'm confident that we would not have been able to purchase the home we wanted (multiple bid situation) if we didn't use his strategy. His knowledge of the area, knowledge of home construction, and passion make him an excellent real estate agent... and he's a fun guy who seems to love what he does. Highly recommend him and will use him for the sale of my home in the future.
We had the pleasure of working with Sherwood and Diane twice. Once when we first moved to Wilmington almost 4 years ago, and again recently with relocating. The knowledge and expertise that they have is second to none and with their assistance we were able to list and sell our house in under 48 hours. They were there every step of the way and went above and beyond to assist and answer any and all questions we had from listing until post close. I highly recommend Sherwood and if I am ever relocated back to the Wilmington area he will be one of my first calls.
Sherwood and his wife Diane are a strong and professional team. From our first meeting with them we were impressed by their knowledge of the local market and their comprehensive strategy for selling our home. Throughout the process, they each played to their strengths and guided us in arriving at a winning plan to find a buyer in a slower season for home sales. We appreciated their proactiveness as well as their responsiveness to any questions we had. They were never pushy but provided us with the information we needed to make sound decisions. We were particularly grateful that they negotiated with the buyer a one-month rent-back for us until the construction of our new home was complete.
My family just relocated to Wilmington, NC. My new employer recommended Sherwood and Diane as realtors. This was the greatest recommendation. They have great area knowledge and connections.
Every part of the process seemed to go flawlessly. The search was quick due to the advance list of available inventory that was given to us ahead of the home visits. Once we identifed the top candidates, Sherwood took me back and spent as much time as I needed to be sure we were making a good decision. During the negotiation, they were able to get us a price that we were comfortable with and have the seller fix one "high priced" concern we had.
Throughout our entire process, Sherwood and Diane introduced me to some of their network including a loan agent, handyman, and local contractors in the area. These all will make our transition to the area that much easier.
If you are considering a real estate agent in the Wilmington area, Sherwood and Diane would be a great choice for you.
Sherwood and Diane did an amazing job. They are very professional. Each step of the way they guided us and helped us understand the process of purchasing a home. They made sure we closed on time. Sherwood and Diane treated us as family. They are honest and hardworking. They went above and beyond to help us find a temporary place to stay since we were moving from a different state. Now we are in a beautiful home that fits our families needs perfectly. I've already referred them to a family member and I will continue to refer them. You can't go wrong working with this team. They will give you their very best!
Sherwood and Dianne were fantastic to work with. We were from out of town and they were great. They worked with us on the weekends we were able to come in town even on Labor Day weekend. They provided us excellent advice in many different areas and helped us find and close on our home. I highly recommend using them. They are also certified to work with the military through USAA which is how we got connected with them.
Sherwood and his wife, Diane Bernatz are quite the team. I was already focused on the market and they provided me a rapid review, showed some exemplary homes, always conscious of my price range, floor plan interest, and other intangibles about the neighborhoods. We were able to move fast, but not to rush. I felt like I got the house I wanted after viewing several representative ones. He and Diane were my advocates throughout with contractors, inspectors, insurance, and finance agents. I particularly like their husband/wife, male/female repartee with me and my wife, giving us naturally different perspectives which enriched our thinking process and ultimate offer. I totally recommend them.
Sherwood and his wife Diane are a fantastic team, truly top notch professionals. I found the process straightforward and efficient, as I was living in Raleigh and commuting to Wilmington, which was very stressful and time-consuming. They had narrowed down viable properties for me so we looked at properties on 3 occasions, and I bid on two properties almost immediately after seeing them. His advice was sound and to the point, as Sherwood knows the market in Wilmington very well. They also followed through, and quickly responded, so this kept the ball rolling and we were able to get into a contract within a few weeks. The inspection was negotiated well, and items were corrected within the diligence period. Diane kept the paperwork moving at a brisk pace. Buying a house is always a stressful process but Sherwood and Diane really put the client first and I felt this was very smooth. Highly recommended!
I am so thankful to have an agent like Sherwood. It was a great feeling to know that he had our best interested at heart. As first time home buyers, we were not exactly sure what we wanted and he was so patient yet guided us when we needed it to find the perfect home. I was so impressed with their negotiation skills and their confidence, that is not something everyone can do.
All of our questions were responded to quickly but more importantly were well thought and explained so that we could clearly understand. Sherwood knows so much about the Wilmington area and individual neighborhoods as well and it made the process of finding our perfect home so much easier.
I look forward to working with them in the future and I would encourage anyone looking for a home or property in Wilmington to reach out to Sherwood and Diane Strickland. They are wonderful people and great real estate agents. Thank you both so much for your hard work.
For our move from Connecticut to North Carolina, we interviewed 6 realtors. Sherwood had us when he said "I will handle both ends of this for you". He did just that. He found us the best selling agent in our CT area (not even with Coldwell Banker!), and coordinated the entire process with him, sometimes on a daily basis. Sherwood was helping us look down here by remote control 2 months before we sold in CT. Once we got down here, Sherwood and Diane worked non stop. Calls returned in minutes. Showings sometimes within hours. We ended up deciding to build and their knowledge of that process was amazing. They found us everything we needed - insurance, even construction financing!
If you are considering relocating to this area, you really need to contact Sherwood. He and Diane made this whole experience a breeze.
Sherwood and Diane were great to work with. They showed us a handful of properties and help us narrow our search significantly. It was nice to get automatic the updates so that when a new property would come on the market or get reduced, we would be the first ones to go see it. When we finally did find the house we loved, Sherwood and Diane were great at helping us negotiate a good price and figuring out all the details. There was never a point in the buying process that I felt lost because they were always there to answer questions and point us in the right direction. I highly recommend these guys!
Sherwood and Diane are truly an awesome team. From start to finish, they exhibited total professionalism, knowledge, and patience. We ultimately found a house that we bought, and we love, and for a reasonable price (assisted by Sherwood's negotiation skills!). Sherwood even helped us pick a realtor to sell our house in our last location (Washington DC) and that was huge -- the sale went extremely fast and well, because we had the right realtor there as well. We both recommend them without reservation.
Sherwood is very knowledgeable about this local area. His knowledge of how to sell a house from start to finish, and what to expect along the way, made things go smooth. Dianne was extremely prompt with all paperwork, and kept me in the loop every step of the way. These two really go the extra mile when it comes to making sure their clients are happy. They made themselves available outside of business hours and were a pleasure to work with.
I recently purchased a home in Wilmington via Sherwood and Diane. As a remote buyer leveraging the expertise of Sherwood and Diane was critical in finding the best fit! Through mutiple trips we always had the best support in lining up the showings and providing feedback on the positives and potential concerns of each home opportunity. Once the offer on the table was accepted - the team guided us through each step that allowed for a seamless closing. Sherwood even completed a final walk through the day of the closing to ensure everything was spot on!
I had a wonderful experience as an out of town buyer looking for a vacation home near Wilmington. After months of on-line hunting, I finally decided to go with Sherwood and within two days put a bid in on a perfect home...after a few days of negotiations, the property was mine! We had some difficulties with the home being occupied by an uncooperative tenant, but Sherwood was very diplomatic but firm and all inspections and repairs were handled. Behind the scenes, his team made the paperwork move swiftly and they crossed every T and dotted every I in the back and forth details required. I always knew the entire team had my back and worked to make everything go smoothly. They were the best realtor team I've ever worked with and I'm no novice in buying or selling property. Highly reccommend the Sherwood Strickland TEAM as the best realtors in the area!
Sherwood and Diane are unmatched as professionals. They developed a strategy and process to present my property in the best possible light. They were on top of every detail and made what could have been a bumpy closing period go through smoothly. The house sold in less than three weeks after listing it! Thanks to Sherwood and Diane!
Our experience with Sherwood and Diane was nothing short of excellent. While listed with another agency out property was on the market for close to three months with no sign of a buyer. From day one of joining forces with Sherwood and Diane we could tell that things were about to change drastically. We were proven to be correct, evident by the fact that within a few days of being represented by Sherwood and Diane there was a bidding war waging between two potential buyers. By the end of week one the property was under contract! I attribute this to the professionalism, knowledge of the market, negotion skills and "let's get it done" attitude Sherwood and Diane brought to the table. Their ability to assess the situation we were in trying to sell our property in a short amount of time and give us a no nonsense breakdown of positive yet realistic expectations was unmatched by any real estate agency I've worked with in the past. It goes without saying; Sherwood and Diane far surpassed our expectations. In the world of real estate specialists Sherwood and Diane's performance is what RIGHT looks like!
Being a first time homebuyer, I was nervous and knew very little about the market or home-buying process. I couldn't have picked anyone better than Sherwood and Diane to help me through the process. I gave them a list of my wants (which were rather specific) and shortly after contacting them I was under contract to buy my dream home. There were multiple offers on the house but Sherwood worked with me to craft an offer that I was comfortable with and would be attractive to the sellers. Any concerns or questions I had were addressed quickly and knowledgeably. Diane was efficient and thorough and guided me through every step that needed to be taken. I would highly recommend Sherwood and Diane to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in the Wilmington.
I met Sherwood about five years ago when I plan to buy a house here in Wilmington. It was a raining day. Sherwood drove me and my wife around from downtown to Monkey Junction to Hampstead and visited several open houses and new home sites. It was a short trip as well; however, I remembered many of his words regarding the school ranking and local traffic to my work place. The unique thing to use Sherwood as the buyer's agent is not only the access to his local knowledge and his skillful professionalism; it is that you immediately have a team to work with you on your real estate journey. Anytime if there is a question Sherwood needs to make sure a correct answer, he will communicate with Diane immediate to confirm or find the precise answer for you. With my local knowledge grow in these years, I also found that the information he told me regarding the local schools and local economics fits what I learnt from my local experience. When we came to the decision of buying a new home this spring, he and Diane helped us with many details and take care of us even after the home closed. We are very grateful for the pleasurable experience we had with them as our buyer's agent. We would like to provide our highest recommendation for Sherwood and Diane for any one looking to purchase a home in Wilmington area.
I have used him on several occasions for real estate, always professional and works very diligently to ensure his client has a excellent buying experience.
My wife and I attempted to do a \u201CFor Sale by Owner\u201D for 45 days and did not get very good traction; we met Sherwood Strickland at a showing and knew right then that he should be our listing agent for our Wilmington, NC home.
Sherwood found a buyer before the house officially hit the market (during Pre-listing) and in less than three weeks, we had an offer, contract, and closed on the house.
We had excellent experience selling our home with Sherwood Strickland’s assistance. Sherwood and Diane Strickland provided service well beyond that of a \u201Ctypical\u201D agency. The Sherwood Strickland Group were very professional, organized and thorough with every step of the process. I always felt at ease and trusted Sherwood was looking out for my best interest
Sherwood and Diane are the premier real estate agents in our area. They assisted us through both the buying and selling process with information, recommendations and unbelievable responsiveness. Their level of professionalism is unparalleled and we highly recommend team Strickland. Thank you Diane and Sherwood.
Sherwood and Diane were both extremely knowledgeable and professional with our home buying experience. They made sure to find homes within our budget and that had our list of must-haves. When we were ready to see a home(s) they made it available to view that day or the following day. The responsiveness of any questions we had was also taken care of immediately. We also appreciated all local information given to us after seeing each home as far as distances to the nearest highways, main intersections, beaches, downtown, shopping centers, etc. They would also show us the quickest route to get home or to local attractions. Since we are new to Wilmington, this was very helpful as it allowed us to explore and learn the area around us. When it came to negotiating certain aspects of the home such as keeping appliances, adding home warranties and extra costs needed from the inspection they went above and beyond our expectations. Anything we asked for they made sure to work out with the sellers. We are very grateful for the pleasurable experience we had with them as our realtors. We will be sure to use them for any other home purchases in the future and would like to provide our highest recommendation for Sherwood and Diane to be used as realtors for any one looking to purchase a home.
I'm not sure where to start with how great Sherwood and his wife Diane were! This is my third home that I've purchased and I can say I have never worked with such a great team of realtors as I did with Sherwood and Diane. They catered to our every need and want with the search for our perfect home and made everything realistic we wanted, happen! They were available for every urgent/sudden call we had, any concern we had was immediately taken care of etc. I couldn't of asked for a better experience or easy going process than I had with them. I will certainly be using them in the future and HIGHLY recommend anyone who is in the market for a home, to work with this team. Can't thank them enough and look forward to working with them again in the future!!
Diane was very helpful and made the entire buying process easy for my wife and I. Our negotiations with the lender and builder were simplified through her, and although she advised on the best price to offer, she was not at all pushy. She understood our needs, and explained things to us very simply so that we could understand each agreement, being we were first-time home buyers. I would recommend her and Sherwood to all of my friends who are now getting "house fever".
Wow is the best way I can sum it up. Being someone who was credit challenged, Sherwood helped my wife and I find a wonderful home as a rental that we lived in for a few years (he received no compensation for doing so). Over the past 4 years he stayed in touch with my family, and I finally asked him to see what he could do about helping us buy our first home together. I didn't think it would be a reality but exactly 2 months after sending him that text my wife and I were able to close on a beautiful brand new home. When it comes down to negotiations you better believe that you will have the best of the best in your back corner. I have and will continue to refer my friends and family to Diane and Sherwood Strickland.
Sherwood and Diane helped my wife and I buy a new home and then sell our old home. They were always available and very responsive to our questions and needs. Their professional, real-estate expertise allowed us to get into a new home and then sell our old home all within a 3 month window; and that time-frame is from the first time we did a walk-through of a new home until the time we listed and eventually closed on our old home (which we accepted an offer less than a week from the date it was put on the market). Both Sherwood and Diane bring a lot of knowledge to the table, they truly make a great team. My wife and I really enjoyed working with them and hopefully we will have an opportunity to work with them again. We would recommend them to anyone!
Sherwood and his team partner Diane were absolutely outstanding. They were extremely professional, they took the time to explain everything, they did their homework before we met, they offered advise from a vast amount of experience, they kept me in the loop during the entire process with emails, phone calls and text. End result was they got the house sold in a really timely manner with no issues. You can't go wrong with them!!!!
Sherwood is very knowledgeable about real-estate and construction. He is very professional and someone good to have in your corner to help make a stressful and sometimes difficult decision a bit easier.
|2341 Ocean Point Drive|
Wilmington, NC 28405
|3 Bed(s) | 4 Total Bath(s) | 3,663 SqFt||$1,299,900|
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Wilmington, NC 28405
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|1017 Upper Reach Drive|
Wilmington, NC 28409
|3 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 2,862 SqFt||$495,000|
|2341 Ocean Point Drive|
Wilmington, NC 28405
|R20 Zoning | 0.46 Acre(s)||$399,000|