My Info

Sherwood Strickland is a Wilmington native with a unique perspective and experience in real estate sales, construction and development. A second generation Realtor, he has worked in residential real estate for more than 18 years and knows the Greater Wilmington market like no other. This local expertise is what enables him to offer a superior level of service to all of his clients, from high net worth individuals and empty nesters to first-time homebuyers and investors. Sherwood’s passion for the coastal community makes it easy for him to understand why his clients want to call this area home and motivates him to help new clients discover all that Southeastern North Carolina has to offer.  

Sherwood and his wife Diane work together and comprise the Sherwood Strickland Group. They each bring their own unique strengths to the process of selling and buying a home. Sherwood works closely with buyers and sellers and uses his construction knowledge, eye for detail, and business acumen to guide his clients to make quick but informed decisions. Diane is a research expert and her knowledge of current and past inventories, area trends in valuation, and time-on-the-market are key data points for both buyers and sellers. Sherwood and Diane are both Certified Master Negotiators, a distinction that only 24 REALTORS® in the state of North Carolina can claim. Sherwood is also a CARTUS, AFFINITY-HES USAA & NFCU Certified Agent and is uniquely qualified to assist relocation clients transitioning into or out of the Cape Fear area.

Sherwood and Diane’s business philosophy is simple: “we never want to be the biggest…we just want to be the best we can for our clients.” The SS Group would rather serve 50 clients to the highest level than 100 clients who do not feel 100% fulfilled. Sherwood and Diane promise to go the extra mile, create solid relationships, and bring their own personal style, client sensitivity and innovative ideas to ensure that each client receives an exceptional experience.  

In their leisure time, Sherwood is a sports enthusiast and a retired bodybuilder who still actively trains and understands the value of discipline. He is proud to hold the 2010 title "Mr. North Carolina" State Bodybuilding Champion. He and Diane enjoy the coastal lifestyle and can often be found enjoying family, friends, biking and long walks with their Bernese Mountain dog, Samson.

What my clients are saying (50)

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02/20/2021 - tkoehncke

Sherwood and Diane are true professionals and were great to work with in every way. Excellent communication throughout the sales process to closing. Their experience and knowledge lead to multiple offers quickly. Their advice assisted us in selecting the best offer and terms for all parties.

I highly recommend Sherwood and his team.

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02/15/2021 - linda l belcher

We began working with Sherwood about 2 1/2 years ago. We found him to be a consummate Real Estate professional. Very knowledgeable and educated on real estate markets, friendly, patient, and available. Phone calls were always returned in a timely manner, he understands the clients needs, and he always puts the clients best interest first. Working with us was a little challenging because of our particular wants and needs, but his professionalism and fortitude was superior. With his help, we ended up buying a lot after viewing several homes.

Diane is another professional. She is friendly, amazingly organized, keeps track of all details, makes sure all documents are correct and completed on time, delivers on what she says is going to happen, has sound appraisal skills and a few other zillion things.

They, as a team and their staff work extremely well together and provide the highest professionalism and knowledge of the Real Estate Markets that we have experienced. It was pleasurable to work with Sherwood even through the challenges of looking for that perfect home. We look forward to his listing our existing home when we move into our new one.

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02/11/2021 - zuser20140522201625046

If you are in need of a realtor, look no further than Sherwood and his wife Diane. They are professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and go above and beyond to help.

We began our journey of selling our home with them coming into our home and giving us feedback on what we needed to improve before the house went on the market. We took their expertise to heart, and spent the next few months implementing the things they suggested.

Once our home was on the market, they were in constant communication with us via text, phone, and email. Their suggestions and feedback were invaluable.

We had a contract on our home within 2 months and sold in December right before Christmas (a time known to be challenging to sell due to the holidays).

If you are in the market to buy or sell, Sherwood and Diane are your best choice. Their knowledge, compassion, attention to detail, professionalism, and expertise are like none other. We will always choose them for our real estate needs and we suggest you do too.

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Active Listings (4)

401 Dungannon Boulevard Property Photo
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 Total
SqFt: 3,348
$938,500
6129 Wrightsville Avenue Property Photo
R-5CD Zoning | 1.20 Acre(s)
$875,000
2207 Sterling Place Property Photo
Beds: 5
Baths: 6 Total
SqFt: 4,843
$530,000
401 Dungannon Boulevard Property Photo
MX Zoning | 0.16 Acre(s)
$248,500

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