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Welcome to ButchSaunders.com, your one-stop source for Wilmington, NC, real estate.

Use our state-of-the-art property search, including an interactive map search, to find all of the availablel listings by ALL local real estate brokers. These listings are updated daily from the MLS.

Or, use our Community Guide to browse Wilmington, NC neighborhoods and subdivisions to help you in your search for Wilmington real estate listings. Our community searches will keep you up to date with the latest properties in the Wilmington, NC, neighborhood or subdivision you are interested in.

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About Wilmington North Carolina Real estate 

Ranging from townhomes in center city to Georgian masterpieces in the historic district, Wilmington, North Carolina, offers the best of every style. With many homes for sale in Wilmington to choose from Wilmington NC offers something for everyone. Lovingly encompassing neighborhoods like Sea Watch on the beachfront to condos on Historic Water Street, the city manages to give its residents every option for nightlife and family life within its borders. Singles and couples will find the amenities they want within walking distance of Harbor Oaks, and families will find the best of public and private schools and neighbors they'll enjoy for decades in The Cape.

Wilmington offers an appealing mix of elegance, culture, and history where you can take a stroll along the Cape Fear River, or window shop on Front Street, or dine in at one of the fine restaurants that abound. You can also watch a show in the 1,500-seat Wilson Center, that has hosted Broadway shows, rock concerts and dance performances as well as the North Carolina and Wilmington Symphony Orchestras. Thalian Hall is a local theater which opened in 1858 and is one of the oldest theaters in the USA and Wilmington’s suburbs feature popular parks, playgrounds, jogging paths, tennis and basketball courts, and so much more.

The Real Estate Market of Wilmington 

The real estate market of Wilmington NC has proven to be a great investment over the long haul.  With consistent real estate growth in median home sales year over year, purchasing a home in Wilmington is not only providing a home for your family, but has proven to be a great investment.  

Low crime and great schools have provided a solid foundation for real estate in Wilmington.  With a variety of home prices from entry level to multi-million dollar properties, Wilmington has something for everyone.

Wilmington NC Offers a Rich Culture

Wilmington was established in 1739 and is a city of filled with culture, beauty, and a captivating history. The streets are all lined with ancient oak trees sprinkled with Spanish moss. The city also boasts beautiful neoclassical architecture, which is best viewed on a narrated horse-drawn carriage tour. Water is a way of life in this quaint coastal North Carolina town. The Cape Fear River, once known as "Sapona" by the Native Americans, "River Jordan" by the Spanish, and "Charles" by the English, is the main feature of the historic downtown area and hosts over two miles of river walk. The Wilmington Riverwalk was recently named, "America's Best Riverfront" and, it’s easy to see why.

The boardwalk has a wide variety of boutique shops and host of dining options, all with the backdrop of Cape Fear. Wilmington is also known as the "Port City” because of the large port located 30 miles from the mouth of the Cape Fear River. The port plays an integral role in Wilmington’s bustling economy.

Leveraging the Power of the Internet to Sell Your Home

There is no doubt that the Internet has changed the way homes are bought and sold today.  With well over 90% of home buyers starting their real estate search online, it’s critical that YOUR REALTOR understands the power of the internet.

Butch Saunders and his team understand the importance of internet marketing for real estate and has invested in the most advanced real estate technology available to market your home online.  

From providing a Property Search displaying ALL of the local listings by ALL real estate brokers, to automated virtual tours to sophisticated reverse prospecting technology which allows Butch to find buyers who are searching for homes just like yours; you will be amazed in how we handle real estate.   

There are a lot of reasons why hiring Butch can be your smartest move when buying or selling Wilmington real estate, here are just a few.

  • Understanding The Market - Butch Saunders and his team know what is happening in the current Wilmington real estate market and they understand the trends that buyers are looking for.  Knowledge and experience of the local market ultimately results in a HIGHER sales price for your home and selling it FASTER.

  • Education and Experience in Wilmington Real Estate - Butch Saunders and his team will guide you through the complex procedures and real estate paperwork that are involved in selling a home. Make sure your REALTOR has the experience you need to represent you properly.  Butch Saunders has years of experience working in Wilmington NC Real Estate and knows the ins and outs of Wilmington from residing here all of his life.

  • Electronic Real Estate Forms - Butch Saunders and his team once again leverage technology to remove the pain points from your real estate transaction.  Using Sly Slope, Dot Loop and DocuSign, the days of having to fax contracts or deliver paper transactions are over.  A truly paperless system and perfectly safe and legal, we write our agreements electronically and utilize an electronic signature.  This is not only convenient, but speeds up the signature process, especially if one of the parties is out of town.  All of the signed documents are electronically stored for you anytime you need them.

  • Communication - According to the National Association of REALTORS, communication is the number one complaint about many real estate agents.  Butch and his team take communication with their clients very seriously.  From utilizing video eMails, text messages or an old fashion phone call, we communicate how YOU want to be communicated with.

  • Gauging Offers - Any good real estate agent should have a nose for recognizing a solid buyer and will be able to glean out the serious buyers from those who are simply looking. Taking your home off the market when you cannot get to the closing table is not only inconvenient, but can cost you time and money. Butch and his team know the right questions to ask and the right documentation to require.

  • Making Your Home Easy To Show - When you hire Butch and his team, you won’t have to spend your personal time scheduling and conducting showings of your home.  Butch Saunders uses blue tooth, electronic lockboxes which makes showing your home easy.  His lockbox showing system even requests feedback from the showing agent and provides it to you - the seller, via an app for your smartphone.

  • Negotiation Expertise - All of our Real Estate agents are highly trained in negotiating and those skills can go a long way in getting you the best price. Understanding contract details and structuring all purchase agreements, amendments and addendums to your advantage is critical when a real estate sale is on the line.

  • Professional Contacts - With a lifetime of living in Wilmington NC, Butch Saunders has critical contacts with local contractors, inspectors, landscapers and can help you find a solution for any problem you may encounter.  

  • Professional Real Estate Photos - With the internet playing such a large role in the marketing of real estate today, having your Wilmington home shown in its best light is critical.  Butch Saunders and his team can provide professional real estate photography and even drone photos to insure your home is displayed in the best light.