The Strickland team did an amazing job of seeing our purchase through to completion. We had a lot of moving parts, in that we were from out of state. Sherwood and Dianne covered every detail, leading us through every step along the way! We would not hesitate to tap into their expertise again!!
Sherwood and Diane were amazing right for the start. They went above and beyond while trying to sell our home. They were easy to reach and always did what they could to make us happy. They also worked hard to get us the best possible offer on the tile frame that we had. They are both extremely professional and and knowledgeable.
Sherwood and Diane were amazing to work with throughout the home buying process. They both had amazing knowledge of the local area and were able to provide fantastic insight on what properties were a good value, and others that were overpriced. We were buying during the COVID-19 outbreak, and Sherwood was able and willing to remotely show us any and all properties. After closing Sherwood maintained contact with us and made sure to make a couple trips to our property, as we were not able to move in until a couple weeks after closing. We would highly recommend anyone in the Wilmington or Hampstead area to work with Sherwood and Diane.
Sherwood and Diane Strickland are the best realtors in our coastal NC area. This was my 4th family transaction with them and they treat you like family. Sherwood has master negotiation skills that can help any client get their home sold in any market. During Covid-19, he was able to get us 3 separate buyers during the unprecedented real estate market. They have a lot of experience in our area and are very well respected. Sherwood and Diane work around the clock to make sure each real estate purchase and selling of your property goes seamless as possible. They do a wonderful job of communicating every step of the way and they make sure your loan approval process goes smoothly. I've been in the area over 15 years and they are the only realtor in Wilmington NC and the surrounding areas that I would trust. Definitely hire them for any real estate sale or purchase! They have truly helped our dreams come true! They over delivery that's for sure and they are pleasure to work with.
My wife and I recently sold a house in the Wilmington/Leland area. We currently lived in Raleigh and we knew we had to pick a good selling agent not only to represent us but to be able to work harder since we were not local to the area. We had the pleasure to work with Sherwood and his wife Diane. From the first time we met, they worked together as a team and not only provided guidance but also provided us with resources to get our house ready for showings. Thanks to their hard work and dedication we had an offer in days and closed earlier than expected!
Sherwood and Diane Thank you for always being there when I called or text with questions!
Professional, informative, personal, friendly. This was a very good experience, it was such a pleasure to work with Sherwood. We followed his professional advice and our home sold in less than 2 days
Experience with Sherwood was fantastic. I could not recommend him and Diane enough. Very down to Earth and easy to work with. Were always available when needed and made the whole process stress free.
We began looking for a place in Wilmington nearly five years ago. We found the Stricklands on line began our relationship.
Though we had not yet sold our home in NJ, we scheduled a trip to Wilmington to meet with the Stricklands. Diane and Sherwood identified a number of houses for us to look at, though we were not ready to buy. This process continued for a few years and multiple trips to Wilmington. All the time Sherwood and Diane were seeing what we liked and didn’t like about the houses. They spent an extraordinary amount of time with us and we didn’t feel any pressure from them.
Sherwood offered to find us a good realtor to sell our NJ house. He ended up connecting us with one of the top realtors in our area. She eventually sold the house for us. We had moved to our condo in Florida and were ready to buy in Wilmington.
We returned to Wilmington and the Stricklands identified more houses for us to see. We had brought our dog with us. We finally found one we liked and made an offer. When the engineering report came back with some negative comments, I told Diane that I didn’t want to go through with the deal. They were very helpful in getting me out of the deal and recovering money I had put up in the process. They did not try to convince me to go through with the purchase.
They continued to look for our house. Sometimes we would receive a call and Sherwood would walk us through a house via facetime. On our next trip, they found a house which really met our specs. We discussed the value and the comps with the Stricklands. We made an offer which, after some negotiations, was accepted.
Diane connected us with a legal team to represent us. She also took care of the inspections, surveys and all the formalities connected with the purchase. We were back in Florida while she continued to contact us regarding all the details. We closed in about 20 days with everything taken care of. Diane also sent me a list of contacts for all the required utility and service changes. It was all very painless. We didn’t have to go to the closing. They had all the required documents available for signing on line. After moving in, we unpacked hundreds of boxes and had a ton of packing materials. The movers were ready to charge us to remove them but Diane found someone who was self packing, who came to pick up all the boxes and padding. What a relief. They even bought us a dinner at a nice local restaurant.
This is the third house we have purchased. We have had good experiences with our realtors. However, the Stricklands were really an exceptional group. They took care of every detail from finding the house to negotiating, to closing and more. They seemed prepared to show us properties endlessly, and without pressure, until we found what we were looking for. If you’re looking for property in the Wilmington area, these are the people you want to work with.
We came across quite a few bumps in the road with our sale and our purchase. Sherwood and Diane made that very easy to overcome. I’m not sure many realtors could’ve done what they did to get us to close on time. Great experience!
Sherwood and Diane were very professional and friendly. They got an offer on our house in two weeks. They made a stressful process easy to deal with and guided us through everything from showings to inspections to closing.
I would definitely recommend them to anyone needing a realtor in Wilmington.
We recently relocated to Wilmington and were very lucky to find Sherwood and Diane Strickland to help us find a home. They were so helpful through the whole process. They made sure everything went smoothly and that all our questions and concerns were addressed promptly. They helped us every step of the way, and I highly recommend them to anyone buying or selling a home! They are simply the best!
Sherwood, Lexie and Diane are amazing! They made purchasing our first home the most pleasurable experience.
The knowledge and expertise of Diane and Sherwood helped us make educated decisions while Lexie hustled to get everything glued together.
Lexie is thoughtful, organized and punctual! While we are so happy to have found a home, part of us is a little sad to stop looking at houses with her because she is so great at her job!
We cannot recommend Sherwood and Team enough, especially for a first time home buyer. Trust that they will help guide you through to find exactly what you are looking for
Thank you again, we are so excited to have found our home!
Sherwood and Diane helped my wife and I to find and purchase a home recently, and not only were they completely helpful and on-the-ball, but we are now friends (it's hard not to like them!). My wife and I were looking for something very unique to our interests, and Sherwood took the time to figure out exactly what that something was, and then he directed us toward a perfect fit. He was patient with us and did not engage in any of that annoying constant-contact salesmanship that so many agents are guilty of. Once we were under contract, Diane stepped in and took charge. She managed communications (and there was a LOT of communication) between the seller's agent, us, the inspectors (electric, plumbing, HVAC, pest control, etc.), and she managed the home visits for those inspectors to do what they needed to do. Diane was highly organized, did a great job aggregating and summarizing information for us, and she was also extremely patient with us all along the way. I highly recommend hiring Sherwood and Diane, and I'm sure we'll be working with them again in the future.
Sherwood Strickland and his team (Lexie/Diane) were exceptional in ever aspect of our condo purchase. They went above and beyond our expectations from the initial call ( which was late on a weekend to meeting us the next day at the property for a showing). Fulfilling the many requests we had throughout the process in finding home inspectors, attorneys, filing our deed to setting up our electrical account. We will be using them in the future and recommending their services to our friends. We highly recommend Sherwood Strickland.
Could be more satisfied with the professional effort put forth by this team. Not living in Wilmington full time and having our home on the market was a challenge. Diane and Sherwood went above and beyond what was expected to assist us in getting necessary things done. They have our highest recommendation.
Sherwood was our listing agent as well as our purchasing agent. He was incredibly knowledgeable of the local area and especially skilled and helpful throughout the negotiation process for both our home sales. We were very pleased with our final selling price as well as the final purchase price of our new home. We trusted Sherwood's negotiation strategies and were very happy with the outcome. His wife and business partner Diane is extremely organized and took us masterfully through all the logistics, tasks and steps involved in both house sales. She never missed a beat! They compliment each other perfectly in terms of their skill sets and teamwork. My husband and I began to refer to them as a dynamic duo! They also have great connections within the industry that made the process much quicker. We couldn't recommend Sherwood and Diane more highly!
I am a small business owner and have held an active Real Estate license for over 13 years. When it came time to sell my personal residence, I knew with my day to day full time job, I would be unable to give my home the attention it needed to sell it quick, for the price I wanted. I have worked with hundreds of agents over the years on a professional level, and always choose Sherwood and Diane when it comes to buying and selling for me personally. Sherwood is a "get it done" kind of guy, and Diane is always quick to answer questions and handle all aspects of the transaction. If your looking for results, and want a team that has seen it all when it comes to the inner workings of deals and negotiation, Sherwood and Diane have the experience necessary to get it done!
Sherwood and his wife Diane work together as an incredible team dedicated to help you find the perfect home that fits your lifestyle. They met me on very short notice and are experts on the Wilmington area. Sherwood is a Wilmington native. They took time to find out a little about me and my wife and what we would be looking for. They did not rush me and encouraged us to wait until something ideal would come along. Once we found a house in an excellent location Sherwood and Diane helped us to be the first to look at the property. They were up at 5 am contacting the listing realtor directly. Over 10 people were lined up to see this house within 8 hours of listing. Sherwood and Diane helped us with a strategic offer that would avoid a bidding war and it worked. We had an acceptable offer within 6 hours. Sherwood is one of the few certified master negotiators in the State of NC. After the offer was accepted Diane is a wiz at connecting all the dots and moving the logistics forward. We closed in 12 days and also got several thousand dollars in closing allowances from the seller thanks to her suggestions.
Sherwood and Diane are great realtors but also wonderful people and it was a pleasure getting to know them and a feel that we are good friends already. We highly recommend them!
Sherwood and Diane were amazing to work with!!! They were well versed on properties that matched our needs, very responsive and attentive and hard working. They made our new beach house dreams come true!!!
Very good to work with. Very attentive to what we desired in a home. Good communication throughout the entire process. His knowledge of building practices and his ability to recognize marginal construction techniques in houses we looked at before we decided on one was VERY helpful. I would highly recommend Sherwood to anyone. If I need an agent again, he is the only call I am making.
Let me begin by stating that I rarely, if ever, give 5 Star reviews...for anything! That being said, I would give Sherwood and Diane more if it allowed.
We have now bought, sold, and bought with the Stricklands and we will not use another realtor as long as we are in the greater Wilmington area.
Sherwood and Diane have the rare combination of experience, expertise, and genuine caring for their clients.
The best thing I can say about them is that they sacrifice their own quality of life for YOURS.
We went through a difficult buying process this past month and the Stricklands had our best interests at the forefront every step of the process. We wouldn't have gotten through it without them and we are forever grateful for taking care of our family.
Whether you are relocating to the area or just moving across town Sherwood and Diane Strickland are the team for you!
I couldn't be happier with the services and guidance I received from Sherwood and Diane Strickland in helping us secure a fine building lot and excellent contractor for our new home. They provided invaluable insights to the region and the market (I live 400 miles from Wilmington) and we benefited from Sherwood's experience in home construction. Sherwood and Diane provided the honest pros and cons that we needed to make educated decisions and they supported us throughout our journey and were present during our initial meeting with the builder. Sherwood and Diane have my highest endorsement.
What a wonderful experience! Association with Sherwood and Diane was highly privileged. From day one, we knew that we are in safe hands and dealing with a team who will go miles to protect client’s interest! They are highly professional, dependable, responsible and honest. They are a great team; who brings incomparable knowledge, huge patience, personal touch, anytime availability to answer any questions, strong local network for due diligence and most importantly; negotiation skills to ensure that deal will be in their client’s favor. Absolutely the best experience we have had with realtors. I rate them A++ in all areas. I would, without any reservation, strongly recommend them to anyone with real estate needs.
Sherwood and Diane were a great help in getting our house sold super fast. They explained everything in detail on the pricing and stayed in close contact throughout the process including all the closing changes. They are savvy negotiators. We recommend them both if you want to have your house sold quickly!
Diane & JR
Sherwood and Diane's great teamwork, combine with their knowledge, made the transition of selling our house easier and less stressful for us. They are always there to answer questions and offer solutions thats reasonable for all the parties involved. Its been a great experience overall!
We met Sherwood quite by accident. We are from NJ and vacationing in Wilmington specifically to search for a possible retirement home. We inquired about a property online, and Sherwood responded immediately. It was the best chance encounter we ever had. Sherwood’s knowledge of the area is unparalleled, and his negotiating skills unmatchable. Based on his guidance and expertise, we landed on the perfect home. But even more than that, we made a friendship that will last throughout our lifetime. If you’re searching for a home in Wilmington, you’d be foolish to choose anyone else.
Sherwood and Diane were very helpful during the purchase of out first home. They were always available anytime when we had any questions, or concerns. They were always professional, fair, and honest with us.
Sherwood and his team made my first home purchase totally painless. They were quick to respond to my questions, whether it was on the weekends, or evenings. He went so far as to recommend and help coordinate fencing service after I had purchased my home. If I need real estate advice or assistance in the future, Sherwood will be my first call.
Fantastic Realtors, great knowledge of the local area. Would highly recommend for anyone who is looking for a knowledgeable local couple that has been in the business for a long time. Sherwood and Diane specifically were able to accommodate us by face timing many houses for us, as we were originally out of state buyers. This was very helpful and provided us a showing of the house, that we wouldn't have had otherwise.
Our experience with Sherwood and Diane was great. Both knowledgeable and made the entire process a breeze. Sherwood pays a lot of attention to detail when out checking out potential homes. I would definitely recommend them to any prospective customer.
I would consider my family and I to be very privileged to have had Sherwood as our agent. My wife and I came up from FL looking for a home in Wilmington, with limited time to visit the area. From beginning to end Sherwood was always prepared, extremely profession, and always looking out for our best interest. His knowledge of the area and quick responses to our questions gave us the warm and fuzzy that we were in good hands. As I write this review, my wife and kids at our new home waiting for me to finish up my last day at work down here in FL. They are extremely happy with our home and the community we reside in. I can not wait to join them. Thanks Sherwood!!
Sherwood and Diane are the best. They went above and beyond to help us have the best experience selling our home. We felt very confident with their expertise and honesty. They deserve more than five stars.
Sherwood and Diane Strickland were outstanding. Their depth of knowledge, experience and expertise shone through at each step of the transaction. They helped us buy and close remotely in North Carolina while still living in Massachusetts. We would not have been able to do this without their support and their willingness to go the extra mile. They also remain super helpful post close - a time when the Realtor can lose interest and walk away. Both Sherwood and Diane have remained engaged with us and have been willing to help even though the purchase is now complete. It has been a pleasure to deal with them, and I'd strongly recommend them to anyone with real estate needs.
Very professional and knowledgeable. Sherwood and Diane were very congenial helpful at all times and work as a perfect team. I would highly recommend them with their expertise in representing a homeowner to sell their home.
Diane and Sherwood Strickland exceeded expectations with the sale of our home! They provided personalized and tailored service throughout that made this one of the most pleasurable experiences. They provided expert market analysis, advice, strong negotiating skills, and their keen inisight led to a quick offer and subsequent sale. They worked flawlessly and seamlessly through all the technical aspects of the transaction that minimized any stress and kept everything on track and on-time! Highly detailed oriented, extremely professional and courteous! Highly recommended and would use again for any future transactions!
Sherwood Strickland and his wife Diane were a realting power couple when it came to helping us buy and close on our house in 2018. Diane's extensive realting knowledge and Sherwood's background in construction/ability to point out any flaws or positives really helped us go through with them as our realtors. They were incredibly helpful and made the process seem very easy for us first tine home buyers and we will definitely keep in touch with them should we decide to move or sell in the future.
Very professional and knowledgeable about the area and the local housing market. Sherwood is very personable and accommodating. He engenders my trust and complete confidence in his ability to meet my personal needs and interests with tireless energy and concern. I recommend Sherwood without reservation and would not hesitate to refer him to my closest relative or friend.
Sherwood and Diane helped me with my recent home purchase. They were great at following through right to the end of the process. During the search process Sherwood was always willing and able to show me numerous properties so I was guaranteed to find the perfect home. Once I found it, Diane and Sherwood both helped make sure I was happy with the purchase price and all the negotiating steps along the way.
I think what really sets them apart is their local knowledge and expertise. Sherwood is a former contractor so his eye for detail and understanding of what needs to be fixed is invaluable. They also have someone on speed dial for any issue that may arise during the process because they have worked this area for so long.
I am incredibly pleased with my home buying experience and would highly recommend Sherwood and Diane to anyone looking to buy or sell in Wilmington!
My wife and I met Sherwood and Diane through a referral from our sister and husband. Sherwood and Diane dazzled us with their availability, insights, advice, local knowledge, and amazing humor. Absolutely the best experience we have had with realtors...we would heartily recommend Sherwood and Diane to anyone needing to find a home that fits their needs and budget.
Sherwood and Diane took the stress out of selling our home. The second they walked through our door they took care of us. The selling process went so quickly, we found our buyer in under two weeks. If we had questions or concerns they answered quickly and communicated well. I’d recommend them to anyone!
Achieving the best value in our home took concise analysis and presentation by the Strickland Team. Diane Strickland was attentive to our likes and dislikes, saving time. When negotiations got tough we were glad Sherwood brought everyone together for a successful closing.
Sherwood and team make selling your home a very easy experience. Sherwood's ability to negotiate along with Diane's coordination and professionalism throughout the time my house was on the market shows they are a great team!
Very professional and highly recommended them. Its easy to tell they have been doing this for a long time.
Sherwood and Diane were a great team that walked us through the process of buying our first home. They were always very responsive and answered all our questions in a timely manner. We are so grateful to be in our new home with our family!
Sherwood & Diane were excellent at showing properties that we would be interested in...when we found the property we wanted to buy, Sherwood made sure to get an offer in right away as properties are selling quickly...they were very responsive to answering questions that we had to get us through the buying process & made sure paperwork & home inspections were done in a timely manner...would definitely recommend Sherwood & Diane.
As a first time buyer I was very nervous about buying but they made the process as painless and exciting as possible. They were familiar with the VA loan process and were always a step ahead.
I relocated to Wilmington about 8 months ago. I found Diane and Sherwood through company relocation program. I am very happy with their service. They very professional and knowledgable. With impressive construction business background, Sherwood knows the house structure from inside out.
When you see an interesting house, they never hesitate to show you the house, they always try to let you grab the opportunity ASAP.
They are not only great professional that helps the finding, negotiation, paper work. Best of all, they have connections with local business, from inspections, lending, attorney to handy man.
**update**, After living in the house for a while, one major issue I learnt, in a hard way, they failed to advise me, as local expert, (not sure intentionally or not). Remember there is always a conflict of interest between you and your agent..
Sherwood and Diane took the time to make sure we got the best deal possible on our home purchase. They worked hard to find homes that fit our needs. Thanks!
Sherwood and Diane were willing and prepared to help us find the house we were looking for. From the very begining, they were very responsive and helpful through emails and setting us up with a portal using our requirements for houses. If we had questions, they had answers and in a relatively short amount of time. They were willing to work with us around our schedule (we only had a few days for house hunting) to set up showings. Sherwood was friendly and easy to talk to during showings. They both did what they could to help us get into a home we would love. We would recommend Sherwood and Diane Strickland to help you find your new home!
Sherwood has gone above and beyond the typical duties of a real estate agent. He responds quickly to questions and received quotes for a painter and a fence before my closing. I highly recommend him and his wife, Diane. They are a fantastic team!
Sherwood was outstanding. Very professional and knowledgeable. When we found the house we wanted, Sherwood was driven to close the deal for us. It was an unusual situation with the seller having two mortgages and personal relationships with the banks that complicated the situation. Sherwood was determined to find a solution and navigated the complex scenario perfectly. We couldn't be happier with Sherwood's performance.