Eliminate. Eliminate. Eliminate.

In every job we accept, we learn at least one thing. Right/Wrong, Good/Bad – as long as our brain is still sending impulses to the rest of our bodies, we must be learning something at work. Perhaps not everyday nor as often as we wish, but learning happens. In fact, I feel very comfortable that I would not be alone by stating that I learned more about how “not” to manage people and a company from my previous employers than learning the correct way to manage. Sound familiar anyone?

At the end of 2001, I made a bold personal decision to leave a 20 year career in Industrial Automation and jump into real estate – an industry that had long piqued my interest. My first boss in the business was an ear to ear grinner from the Bay State that provided me the basic platform of information needed to be successful in this arena. Dan Shattuck was one of those rare bosses whose teachings were actually valuable and had practical use.

My first gig was at Winding River Plantation in Brunswick County, NC. Our sales office, which was several attached mobile homes with a teal colored metal roof, is still located on the corner of Hwy 211 and Zion Hill Road. Dan had been with the Blue Green Corporation for about seven years and had recently relocated from a project at Fairfield Glade in Tennessee. Dan liked to teach and well, I needed to learn, so it proved to be a good combination.

Something Dan shared with me 11 years ago still rings very true today, and that is when people come down to Brunswick County to visit St. James, Sea Trail, Ocean Ridge, Brunswick Plantation, Winding River Plantation, Rivers Edge, Crow Creek, Brunswick Forest, etc., they are actually coming down to eliminate. In addition to eliminating communities/plantations, many of our clients have other destinations to preview such as Charleston, Asheville, Florida, Hilton Head, and so on. Dan explained that on someone’s first visit down, your #1 goal was to make sure you are on their list for their second visit down!

Whether it is a conscious thought or not, people are eliminating as they tour each area, home and community. And this is a good thing because if you don’t eliminate the possibilities, your search for that perfect community to retire to will stall.

 

So if you have yet to set out on your journey to find retirement utopia, do yourself a huge favor and write down a list of destinations and communities that are in the running. At the end of every day of your search, eliminate something. Could be just a home style, a community or a particular town, but make progress and you will be grateful as every strike of the pen gets you one step closer to the rest of your life!

A Wonderful Private Community Worth Looking At

When you’re looking for property around Wilmington, North Carolina, whether for a new primary residence, a retirement or vacation home, or for finally building that dream home, take a close look at the Porters Neck Plantation real estate that we have on our website. You’d be hard pressed to find real estate with such a rich history as this has. Back in the 1700s the original Porters Neck Plantation was a working plantation that operated along Futch Creek, 14 miles north of downtown Wilmington. With the 20th century came the Intracoastal Waterway and the Porters Neck community that has been the epitome of a quiet, coastal retreat ever since.

Porters Neck Plantation real estate is made up of 850 secluded acres encompassed by Live Oak and majestic Sweet Magnolia trees. Residents here can take advantage of the Tom Fazio designed 18 hole championship golf course, pool, tennis, fitness center and stately clubhouse, with a private club for members, grille room, pro shop, restaurant and banquet facility.

This private community is just 15 miles from Wilmington – close enough to be able to enjoy everything a city like Wilmington has to offer and yet far enough away to provide a quiet and peaceful existence. Come tour the plantation and take a look at the many stately architectural styles to be found here. Call us at 910 755-7557 today if you would like to tour any of the properties we have for sale at this time.

THE BIG CATS GOLF COURSES, BEHIND THE GATES OF OCEAN RIDGE PLANTATION

Can you keep up with the Cats? Located in southeastern NC, you will find some of the most talked about cats on the coast…..no, not feral cats, but the 4 cats that dominant the golfers’ paradise in the Grand Strand area. 

The “Big Cats, golf courses,   Tiger’s EyePanther’s Run, Lion’s Paw, and Leopard’s Chase,  are all behind the gates of Ocean Ridge Plantation,  located just miles from Sunset Beach, NC. Several of these courses are award-winning and “must plays” in the Grand Strand area.

Just 20 minutes from downtown Myrtle Beach, SC, and 30 from historic Wilmington, NC, Ocean Ridge Plantation offers access to 72 holes of premier golf, just seconds away from your home.

Ocean Ridge Plantation hosts custom and semi-custom homes that give you quick access to these courses.  Homes and cottages ranging from 1,200 square feet to 5,000 square feet are nestled along these course, and just minutes away from the private beach club that is exclusive to Ocean Ridge Plantation.

When exploring Coastal NC for your future retirement home, we invite you to bring your clubs, bring your beach towels because the total lifestyle of the Carolina’s are harbored at Ocean Ridge Plantation. 

River’s Edge Golf and Plantation—Luxury Townhome – The Ultimate in Living!

Coastal North Carolina has so much to offer in quality of lifestyle and home living.  From open verandas, to sweeping porches with panoramic views of marsh habitat to long range fairway views, the views from your home are like postcard pictures throughout the seasons.  One of the most popular planned communities with these types of views and quality of living is River’s Edge Golf and Plantation located in Shallotte, NC.

 

A question that many ask is, “how do I afford a waterfront home?”   Well, the team at River’s Edge have answered that question with their upscale townhome living.  These waterfront and Golf course front townhomes have become a very popular trend with the baby-boomers.  Why, you may ask?  Simple, having no maintenance, no yards to mow or rake in the fall allows for more activities for you and your loved one to participate in.  In addition, these homes are open and spacious like that of a traditional single home.

Townhomes at this golf plantation include the Bluff Townhomes, which overlook the Shallotte River, and the Gallery Townhomes that face the 10th Fairway of one of the finest Arnold Palmer Designed Golf Courses on the coast.

The Bluffs are the waterfront townhomes which allow for you to sit on the back porch and feel the breezes from the ocean coming up the river. Not only do you get the great water views, but the golf course views are spectacular as well.  Looking down on the 17th and 18th fairways of this fine course is one of the best benefits of living at River’s Edge Golf and Plantation

The local barrier island of Holden Beach, NC is just a few miles down the river, so the smell of the ocean is in the air.  The sounds of this tidal marsh are live time HD!  Birds of all species fly and perch in the marsh grass.  Heron’s make their calls every morning, sounding off to the new day.

The Gallery Townhomes are nestled along the 10th fairway of this pristine Arnold Palmer designed course.  These homes are designed with details that are also reflective of the larger waterfront townhomes.  Nestled in the hardwoods of River’s Edge, the breezes are enjoyed from the porches of these homes as well.

So many baby-boomer negate townhome living due to the stairway issues.  Well, problem solved!  All Luxury townhomes at River’s Edge Golf and Plantation are equipped with the infrastructure for elevators, but many of the homes have elevators installed, so there is never a need to climb the stairs, unless it is part of your daily workout regimen.

If you have never considered a Luxury townhome, you will be pleasantly surprised what you will discover at River’s Edge Golf and Plantation.  Come, visit, golf and stay! 

River’s Edge Golf and Plantation—Luxury Townhome – The Ultimate in Living!

Coastal North Carolina has so much to offer in quality of lifestyle and home living.  From open verandas, to sweeping porches with panoramic views of marsh habitat to long range fairway views, the views from your home are like postcard pictures throughout the seasons.  One of the most popular planned communities with these types of views and quality of living is River’s Edge Golf and Plantation located in Shallotte, NC.

 

A question that many ask is, “how do I afford a waterfront home?”   Well, the team at River’s Edge have answered that question with their upscale townhome living.  These waterfront and Golf course front townhomes have become a very popular trend with the baby-boomers.  Why, you may ask?  Simple, having no maintenance, no yards to mow or rake in the fall allows for more activities for you and your loved one to participate in.  In addition, these homes are open and spacious like that of a traditional single home.

Townhomes at this golf plantation include the Bluff Townhomes, which overlook the Shallotte River, and the Gallery Townhomes that face the 10th Fairway of one of the finest Arnold Palmer Designed Golf Courses on the coast.

The Bluffs are the waterfront townhomes which allow for you to sit on the back porch and feel the breezes from the ocean coming up the river. Not only do you get the great water views, but the golf course views are spectacular as well.  Looking down on the 17th and 18th fairways of this fine course is one of the best benefits of living at River’s Edge Golf and Plantation

The local barrier island of Holden Beach, NC is just a few miles down the river, so the smell of the ocean is in the air.  The sounds of this tidal marsh are live time HD!  Birds of all species fly and perch in the marsh grass.  Heron’s make their calls every morning, sounding off to the new day.

The Gallery Townhomes are nestled along the 10th fairway of this pristine Arnold Palmer designed course.  These homes are designed with details that are also reflective of the larger waterfront townhomes.  Nestled in the hardwoods of River’s Edge, the breezes are enjoyed from the porches of these homes as well.

So many baby-boomer negate townhome living due to the stairway issues.  Well, problem solved!  All Luxury townhomes at River’s Edge Golf and Plantation are equipped with the infrastructure for elevators, but many of the homes have elevators installed, so there is never a need to climb the stairs, unless it is part of your daily workout regimen.

If you have never considered a Luxury townhome, you will be pleasantly surprised what you will discover at River’s Edge Golf and Plantation.  Come, visit, golf and stay!