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.
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 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 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.
A most knowledgeable professional, Sherwood Strickland had the expertise to assist me in every aspect of my search for a home. Sherwood understood my needs and directed my search over a period of months as I was situated in southern California during my search. I cannot speak more highly in regard to his patience and excellent service to me. He has a special knowledge of the Wilmington area and its surroundings which proved to very helpful in my decision making. He is one who not only understands real estate including obtaining income property, but also financing, local regulations, understanding of construction methods and materials, areas which might be of concern with regard to flooding, hurricanes and amenities such as convenience to shopping and quality of schools. I recommend Sherwood Strickland without reservation.
It was such a pleasure working with Sherwood and Diane; communication was easy, actions were promt, and we felt very comfortable that we were getting the best advice. We were also impressed with their dedication as we were not always in the area and our house required extra attention to be ready for showings. Thanks
Sherwood and Diane Strickland really went the extra mile to make me feel comfortable with the process, and got a fair price for my house. I never felt abandoned, as they held my hand the whole way. This is definitely a full-service team! Doug D
Sherwood and Diane were great. I had already started the process of moving up to DC and as such, I was gone much of the time. They worked with the contractors to make sure everything was all ship shape by the time we went on the market. Because of all that work up front, the house sold very quickly.
If I had another house to sell in the area, I would use them again!
We were from out of state and chose Sherwood and Diane based upon their negotiation expertise. We have to say, they are a powerhouse team! They reviewed multiple houses with us long distance through face time. When we came out in person, they gave us unlimited time at all hours of the day to help us find our dream home. Can't say enough about these two. If you want undivided attention, sharp negotiators, and local experts who shared insights about the community--as well as two very fun and loving people--then this is your team!
Where do I start with the accolades: My venture into purchasing a home started many, many months ago because I could not articulate fully my needs in a home. Sherwood and Diane helped me to determine what my needs are over my wants by taking me to dozens of showings. Little by little they helped me to fine tune the needs. Then, we had to find the right location, again they were patient with me until a settled in on two areas. Of course they guided me by sharing the pros and cons to all areas.
Now I was ready to start looking for my forever home. The Wilmington market is hot and I put solid bids on multiple homes but ultimately lost out. What I really appreciated from the team (Sherwood and Diane) was their honest appraisal of the homes. Many agents would simply tell you to add more money to the bid. They cautioned me often not to exceed my budget and not to pay more for the home then it was worth.
In the end I found a home while I was away on business. I was unable to be their in person but, I had developed a trusting relationship with my realtors and had them view the home for me. (They knew exactly what I wanted because they took the time. Not all realtors will be as devoted to their clients.) I made an offer over the phone based on their recommendation. I was not disappointed when I saw the house for the first time. I was blown away. It was a perfect fit.
The next hurdle was the closing. I can't go into too many details but there was a solid hurdle in the way. They worked hard to find a solution. I was able to complete my close in less than 30 days.
You will not find a better realtor in the Wilmington area.
Sherwood and Diane know not only the area, they know the design and builders of, in my opinion, all the communities. Having previewed and shown thousands of homes over the years, they do a fantastic job of matching clients needs and wants to the homes available for sale. They communicate constantly with one another and so no detail is overlooked. They have great sensibility when working with a client; in that it is as though they are walking in the clients shoes.
It was a pleasure working with Sherwood. He is very knowledgeable, helpful and great to work with. He stayed on top of every aspect of the purchase/build of my new home. I'm already getting him involved with another project of mine. Thanks so much for all your help.
Sherwood is the consummate professional. His support and continued followup on my listing were the keys to the sale. During the sale when complicated barriers were presented Sherwood contacted, coordinated and presented solutions which resulted in success. I highly recommend Sherwood and Diane to anyone seeking true knowledgeable real estate representation. It doesnt hurt that they are really nice people either.
Sherwood goes above and beyond to make sure you are happy with your decision as well as show you all of your options. He is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable! He spent 2 days showing us approx. 20 houses to give us an idea of the area and what is available.
Sherwood was an outstanding realtor that took the time to listen to what we wanted in our next home and then assisted us in finding the perfect house. Once we decided on a house, Sherwood helped us find contractors to complete the many renovations we needed to make this house our dream home.
I would highly recommend Sherwood to anyone.
If I were asked to describe Sherwood and Diane in two words it would be attentive and efficient. They truly listened to the needs and wants we were looking for in a house and every obstacle that came up during the building and closing of our house they were able to quickly fix it without us having to stress. This was very impressive to us because we were having a home built in North Carolina when we were living in New Jersey. During the process, they fought to lower our purchase price, pushed to get us extras, sent us pictures of the process, caught mistakes that the builder made and already had them fixing them when we were informed of the mistakes. They were so impressive that Sherwood even drove me to the utility company after our closing to make sure I had no issues. Having bought and sold a number of homes in New Jersey and Florida, I have never seen any realtor provide as much customer service as these two have. Since then I have already introduced them to my sister in law, her best friend and they will work with my in-laws when they move down next year.
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!
|2341 Ocean Point Drive|
Wilmington, NC 28405
|3 Bed(s) | 4 Total Bath(s) | 3,663 SqFt||$1,299,900|
|5825 Harbor Breeze Drive|
Wilmington, NC 28409
|4 Bed(s) | 5 Total Bath(s) | 3,235 SqFt||$1,100,000|
|1818 Senova Trace|
Wilmington, NC 28405
|4 Bed(s) | 5 Total Bath(s) | 3,240 SqFt||$859,900|
|1017 Upper Reach Drive|
Wilmington, NC 28409
|3 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 2,862 SqFt||$495,000|
|100 Great Pine Court|
Wilmington, NC 28411
|3 Bed(s) | 4 Total Bath(s) | 3,544 SqFt||$455,000|
|Lot 18 Ocean Point Drive|
Wilmington, NC 28405
|R20 Zoning | 0.46 Acre(s)||$399,000|
|517 Raleigh Avenue|
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
|3 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,200 SqFt||$339,000|
|Lot 38 Upper Reach Drive|
Wilmington, NC 28409
|R-15 Zoning | 0.95 Acre(s)||$130,000|
|1701 Jel Wade Drive 8|
Wilmington, NC 28401
|LM Zoning | 0.00 Acre(s)||$55,000|