Can you believe it’s September already! I love the Fall here at the beach! We have a lot of exciting events in the coming weeks including the Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival, the Salty Paws Festival, and the Fall Festival in downtown Wilmington!

While sales activity slows a little in the Fall, historically we stay very busy…there is no rest at Coastwalk Real Estate!

Looking back at the year so far, I’m pleased to report that as a company, our sales volume (through August 2011) is up 97% year to date (compared to 2010).

This is due in part to great prices, low interest rates and our high impact marketing. At Coastwalk Real Estate, we combine local market expertise, along with aggressive marketing, and good old fashion hard work!

So what does it take to get a home SOLD in this market? 1) Your home should be priced to reflect current comps. There are many variables, so it’s crucial to have an experienced agent on your side. 2) Your home should be in good showing condition, both inside and out. 3) You need maximum, high impact marketing that generates buyer leads for your home. For additional tips and resources, please visit my website at

Year to date on the island, there have been 227 home and condo sales according to MLS. Prices range from $56,000 to $1,275,000. There are also 52 additional homes and condos that re PENDING, or that have contingent contracts.

For the year, this puts the island on track to easily eclipse 300 sales.

With regards to land sales, there have been 67 home sites SOLD on the island this year according to MLS, with an additional 7 that are PENDING or that have a contingent contract.

The market has its challenges, but there is light at the end of the tunnel!