2019 in Review

Whew! The holiday are now in our rearview mirrors and it loos like we survived, literally 2019 had an auspicious beginning as our real estate market in Coastal North Carolina was suffering from a Florence hangover. Typically, any time in an area is affected by a natural disaster, real estate sales sag until the infrastructure is replaced and life gets back to normal. Florence, the woman who visited Coastal NC but outstayed her welcome is responsible for a downward blip on our radar screen however, it wasn’t really all that serious.

Demand for real estate in Brunswick County continues to outpace just just about every county in America. We are still the #1 fastest growing county in NC (by %, not # of people) and believe we are the 4th fastest growing county in America. Yes, little did old use here along the southernmost coast of NC but, why wouldn’t we be? We offer mild year round weather with four seasons, over 50 miles of beaches, very affordable housing/taxes, a large variety of retirement communities/plantations laden with endless amenities. Vibrant arts & theater presences, awesome dining options, upscale shopping and some of the friendliest people anywhere. Oh, an no traffic, potholes or snow!

Why Carolina Plantations

Carolina Plantations is clearly the #1 Retirement Expert in Coastal NC. We opened in 2007 and for 13 years in a row, we have surpassed the sales figures of the previous years. I cannot begin to explain to you how proud Doug is of this amazing group of Realtors we have assembled here with one goal in mind: provide our clients with important information so that they can make well-educated decisions.

With $75,873,083 in sales just in 2019, a 4.6% improvement on 2018, our offices together represent one of the Top 7 real estate companies in our county, and that is out of over 200! We once again were awarded the Top Referring Brokerage Firm at both Brunswick Forest (10 years in a row) and Compass Pointe – which means we have welcomed thousands of people to Coastal NC.

Thank You

These numbers though would have never happened if it wasn’t for our wonderful base of clients who have trusted us – and in many instances, with your friends & family members. We are honored to be of service to you and will always do everything we can for you. On behalf of our team, Thank You!!

Speaking of thanking, we secure prospective leads from a number of resources including our #1 website www.CarolinaPlantations.com, 55 places, Zillow, Realtor.com, SoutheasternDiscovery.com, Private Communities and a number of individual Realtors located across the states. We appreciate you trusting us with your clients as well.

As for 2020, history says that election years are generally very good for real estate, as nobody really wants to rock the apple cart. Just look at what the major stock market indices did in 2019 – up nearly 20 – 38% across the board!! That is just CRAZY! Employment and interest rates are at their lowest levels in our lifetimes, nationwide housing starts are up, car sales are over 17m annually again, plus we continue to have a wide selection of affordable new/resale homes here on the coast. We at Carolina Plantations look forward to helping you find your dream home on the Coast of North Carolina in 2020!

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