About Carolina Plantations Real Estate

From L to R: Nolan Payne/Owner & BIC, Kyle Lincke, Al Karg, Melissa Klein BIC of Leland office, Patricia Lods, Derek Davis, Sabrina Williams, Nancy Boston, Court Terhune, Mitch Williams, Shane Porter, Doug Terhune.

Looking for a second home or place to retire takes more than a day or two. Sometimes, it can take months or years, so wouldn't it be nice to have someone on the ground here who becomes your friend and trusted confidant?


The team at Carolina Plantations Real Estate understands your concerns for finding that special place where you'll quickly feel right at home. Your search involves a lot more than finding a nice home and no other real estate firm in Southeastern North Carolina is more prepared to assist you on your journey. We are not your typical general real estate brokerage firm where we open up doors till you cry Uncle. Our goal is to provide you with all the pertinent information you need to make a well educated decision. Nobody does what we do.


In 2006, Carolina Plantations Real Estate opened its doors and has since helped thousands of clients who have been considering calling this area home.


Nolan Payne - is from Winston Salem, NC and moved to the beach in 2009. He joined Carolina Plantations in 2010 and learned all about the various communities in the coastal area. Over the years he has helped many clients from building their home, to purchasing an investment property and everything in between! He loves spending time with his wonderful and patient wife Julie and his 2 fun boys when not helping clients accomplish their real estate goals. In 2023 he became the owner of Carolina Plantations Real Estate and is looking forward to continuing helping folks discover their own slice of paradise at the coast of NC!


Alan Karg - is from Oil City, PA and has been a Southeast North Carolina resident for the past 29 years.  He has worked in the real estate development world for 27 years, and has spent the last 14 years helping people join the Compass Pointe community in Leland and also lives in Compass Pointe.  He is dedicated to helping people purchase their retirement home or homesite to build on, or a second home for the family at the beach.  His vast knowledge of Brunswick County keeps his clients on top of new opportunities when they become available.  Being from Northwest PA, Alan is a big Pittsburgh Steeler and Pittsburgh Penguin fan, and enjoys spending time with his wife Erika, and older children Meghan and Alex when they are not working or back from college.


Nancy Boston - is originally from NY and has nearly 25 years experience in Real Estate. She and her husband Dr. Jim Boston moved here nearly 8 years ago and Nancy has become an expert in finding solutions for her clients.


Derek Davis - Born and raised outside Atlanta Georgia, Derek joined the Army and moved to North Carolina in 2001. For over 20 years, he has called North Carolina “home” and has been fortunate to visit a good portion of America and also Europe, but he is always glad to get back home to North Carolina.


Shane Porter - Born and raised in Missouri, Shane grew up on the tranquil waters of Truman Lake and the Lake of the Ozarks. After joining the military and serving his country, he realized how happy he was in North Carolina and decided to put down roots here. He started his career in real estate in 2016, which provided more family time here in NC. For the last 8 years, he has been busy finding new home solutions for clients looking to relocate and/or retire to Coastal North Carolina. He looks forward to the opportunity to help you find the right area, community and your dream home.


Kyle Lincke - Growing up in the Midwest, Kyle has a true appreciation for people who are considering Coastal North Carolina as a place to retire or relocate to. Years ago, Kyle's family moved to Wilmington and quite frankly, he has never looked back as he is not a fan of snow, cold weather and congestion (sound familiar)? For the past 15 years, Kyle has called Wilmington home, for he loves the beach and sunny days. And there is always something going on here, be it concerts, live theater productions, festivals, endless restaurants to sample or taking a stroll along the 2-mile Riverwalk.


Sabrina Williams - Born and raised in Coastal North Carolina, she has a solid first-hand knowledge of what this area has to offer. She has been able to witness the extraordinary growth from Wilmington to Brunswick County to Myrtle Beach. When she is not working with her team at Carolina Plantations, you will find her and her husband at a sporting event with their two children or enjoying a lazy day on the boat with the kids and their two Labradors.


Court Terhune - is our dedicated Director of Operations and is responsible for database management, telemarketing efforts and the building & grounds.


Mitch Williams - is a community specialist in Coastal NC with over 20 years of experience. He's known for his genuine approach and laid back demeanor working with clients searching for the perfect community. Mitch grew up on a working family farm and graduated from UNC Wilmington and played baseball for the Seahawks, and loves sports. He works with his wife Sabrina who is also a broker at Carolina Plantations, and they love mixing work and family life together. If you don't find Mitch working, you can find him at one of his two children's events. Mitch is grateful for the opportunities that working with folks in their search for the perfect place to retire have brought to him, and he looks forward to serving the community.


Patricia Lods - has over 40 years of Real Estate and Real Estate administrative experience and is the anchor of Carolina Plantations. Patricia is responsible for database management, lead generation, closings, sales reports, I.T. and much more.


Melissa Klein - is a long time resident of Brunswick County and one of the most professional and friendly Brokers you could ever meet. Her strengths are her vast knowledge of the area and her determination to leave no stone unturned in your search for the right place to retire to!


Doug Terhune - began his career in real estate in Brunswick County by working for two of the largest developers in the area. His foresight in creating the #1 Real Estate website in Southeastern, NC, and purchasing Plan View Design, the #1 Custom Home design firm in Brunswick County, has propelled Carolina Plantations to be consistently ranked amongst the top real estate firms along the coast!


Haley Wilson - (not pictured) is a Certified Professional Building Designer (CPBD) and is the Vice President of Plan View Design. Haley is the only designer in SE NC that designs homes in 3D - and that allows our clients to see their entire home, both inside and outside, in full 3D color prior to groundbreaking. Her homes have won more awards in Brunswick County than any other designer or architectural firm. Since 2006, Plan View Design has won more awards for homes designed in Brunswick County than any other custom home designer, and the reason is simple. PVD is the only company that designs homes in full color 3D – which means you see your home both inside and outside before the first shovel is in the ground. Plus, the Brokers at Carolina Plantations work with just about every custom home builder in Southeastern North Carolina, so from selecting your plantation, homesite, design and builder, we are with you every step of the way. No other real estate firm has the resources that Carolina Plantations has. Click here to see a full Gallery of Award Winning Homes

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