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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.

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03/07/2021 - mc84777

3/4/21 Bought a single family home in Brunswick Forest, Leland, NC
Moving from Northern VA to Wilmington, NC, we were clueless about the area and the communities.
After researching various realtors in the area, we decided on Sherwood and Diane Strickland of Coldwell Banker/ Sea Coast Advantage impart to their informative and easy to use website.
Buying a home remotely could have been stressful; but our selection to contract with knowledgeable, experienced, professional and highly communicative realtors made it a smooth and stress free experience.
They dedicated three days showing us homes in various communities while at the same time explaining and guiding us on the local economy, beaches and restaurants.

With Sherwood’s stellar negotiation skills, we were able to agree on a mutually beneficial agreement with the owner. Once the process was underway, Sherwood, to coin a phrase was “our eyes and ears” and oversaw any ongoing pre closing updates with the various vendors involved in our purchase since we were not able to be there until closing day.
Diane’s almost daily updates, her expertise with documentation, scheduling inspections and follow-up on repairs that were needed on the home was exceptional.
Even after closing and moving into our new home, Sherwood and Diane continue to reach out to us to say hello and ask if there is anything, we need.
We highly recommend Sherwood and Diane Strickland as your realtors.
Thank you both; it was truly a pleasure working with you.
All the best,
Michael and Sabra

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03/04/2021 - jpflacker

Sherwood came recommended to my wife and I from a family friend that also used Sherwood and Diane to help them find and build their dream home in Wilmington, NC. We liked Sherwood the moment we met him!
He has a great personality and is very knowledgeable about real estate in the Wilmington area. Sherwood's many years of real estate experience along with his knowledge of construction, helped us find the perfect home in the ideal location. He also helped us find the right builder that could accommodate all our needs. We highly recommend Sherwood to anyone looking for the perfect home or property here in Wilmington, NC.

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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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Baths: 4 Total
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