5-Star Zillow Seller Reviews

Sherwood & Diane were AWSOME they knew I needed to sell quickly. They sent a Professional Photographer to my house to take pictures inside and out. Within 24 hrs, I was on the Internet… The house started showing that weekend! They kept me updated during the entire process. They SOLD my House  within the time frame I needed. If you’re looking to Buy or Sell, I would definitely recommend them.

Diane and Sherwood are definite assets to the Wilmington and surrounding areas. Their knowledge of NC real estate laws and regulations will put you at ease every step of the way to buying or selling your home. In the event you are forced into a short sale scenario, the Sherwood Strickland Group  are THE go to team in the area. I highly recommend the Sherwood Strickland Group for all your real estate transactions in the Wilmington and surrounding areas!

We had the pleasure of working with Sherwood and Diane twice. Once when we first moved to Wilmington almost 4 years ago, and again recently with relocating. The knowledge and expertise that they have is second to none and with their assistance we were able to list and sell our house in under 48  hours. They were there every step of the way and went above and beyond to assist and answer any and all questions we had from listing until post close. I highly recommend Sherwood and if I am ever relocated back to the Wilmington area he will be one of my first calls.

Sherwood and his wife Diane are a strong and professional team. From our first meeting with them we were impressed by their knowledge of the local market and their comprehensive strategy for selling our home. Throughout the process, they each played to their strengths and guided us in arriving at  a winning plan to find a buyer in a slower season for home sales. We appreciated their proactiveness as well as their responsiveness to any questions we had. They were never pushy but provided us with the information we needed to make sound decisions. We were particularly grateful that they negotiated with the buyer a one-month rent-back for us until the construction of our new home was complete.

Sherwood is very knowledgeable about this local area. His knowledge of how to sell a house from start to finish, and what to expect along the way, made things go smooth. Dianne was extremely prompt with all paperwork, and kept me in the loop every step of the way. These two really go the extra  mile when it comes to making sure their clients are happy. They made themselves available outside of business hours and were a pleasure to work with.

Sherwood and Diane are unmatched as professionals. They developed a strategy and process to present my property in the best possible light. They were on top of every detail and made what could have been a bumpy closing period go through smoothly. The house sold in less than three weeks after  listing it! Thanks to Sherwood and Diane!

Our experience with Sherwood and Diane was nothing short of excellent. While listed with another agency out property was on the market for close to three months with no sign of a buyer. From day one of joining forces with Sherwood and Diane we could tell that things were about to change  drastically. We were proven to be correct, evident by the fact that within a few days of being represented by Sherwood and Diane there was a bidding war waging between two potential buyers. By the end of week one the property was under contract! I attribute this to the professionalism, knowledge of the market, negotion skills and “let’s get it done” attitude Sherwood and Diane brought to the table. Their ability to assess the situation we were in trying to sell our property in a short amount of time and give us a no nonsense breakdown of positive yet realistic expectations was unmatched by any real estate agency I’ve worked with in the past. It goes without saying; Sherwood and Diane far surpassed our expectations. In the world of real estate specialists Sherwood and Diane’s performance is what RIGHT looks like!

My wife and I attempted to do a “For Sale by Owner” for 45 days and did not get very good traction; we met Sherwood Strickland at a showing and knew right then that he should be our listing agent for our Wilmington, NC home. Sherwood found a buyer before the house officially hit the market  (during Pre-listing) and in less than three weeks, we had an offer, contract, and closed on the house. We had excellent experience selling our home with Sherwood Strickland’s assistance. Sherwood and Diane Strickland provided service well beyond that of a “typical” agency. The Sherwood Strickland Group were very professional, organized and thorough with every step of the process. I always felt at ease and trusted Sherwood was looking out for my best interest.

Diane was very helpful and made the entire buying process easy for my wife and I. Our negotiations with the lender and builder were simplified through her, and although she advised on the best price to offer, she was not at all pushy. She understood our needs, and explained things to us very simply  so that we could understand each agreement, being we were first-time home buyers. I would recommend her and Sherwood to all of my friends who are now getting “house fever”.

Sherwood and his team partner Diane were absolutely outstanding. They were extremely professional, they took the time to explain everything, they did their homework before we met, they offered advise from a vast amount of experience, they kept me in the loop during the entire process with emails,  phone calls and text. End result was they got the house sold in a really timely manner with no issues. You can’t go wrong with them!!!!

The Strickland Company sold my condo on or about June 30, 2015. Three months later, I was reviewing our family financial status when I realized that the household budget has improved tremendously due to the sale of the condo. My next thought was about Sherwood and his very competent partner,  Diane, who were extremely professional and overcame some major obstacles to complete our sale. I realized that they did an outstanding job and I never fully expressed our sincere appreciation for their very effective strategic approach, their limitless energy and enthusiasm for marketing our product, and their continuing communications in keeping us informed of the status of our sales campaign. This report is a key part of my expression of gratitude. Note that my wife and I felt like it was ‘our sales campaign’ because the Strickland team incorporated us as a key part of the sales team every step of the way to a successful closing. We have already recommended Sherwood and Diane to other families who are trying to sell their properties and we plan to continue to recommend them.

Sherwood and Diane performed exceedingly well on both the buy and sell sides of both of our transactions. They were always professional and responsive, presenting clear and cogent explanations to questions and concerns. It was a pleasure to work with them, and we would highly recommend them.

I have used Sherwood Strickland in a purchase and also two home sales. I have been very impressed and have recommended him to friends and coworkers. I have had the opportunity to have had to purchase and sell many homes over the years and Sherwood is by far the one agent I have had zero issues  with. He is very knowledgeable about the area and has vast resources to meet all your real estate needs. Sherwood and his team put together a great listing for my home, which was on the market less than one month before it sold. I would highly recommend!

For the past 1 1/2 years I have had the pleasure to work with Diane Bernatz. It was a very difficult short sale compounded by the fact that the sale was in North Carolina and I reside in California. Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. If it were not for Diane I would have thrown in the  towel and gone for a foreclosure which would have been a huge mistake. This was a painful experience for me but because of Diane it is now in my past. Thank you Diane, you got the job done!

We couldn’t be more pleased with Mr. Strickland and Ms. Diane Bernatz, they are true professionals. The exceeded our expectations when it came to knowledge, responsiveness, and commitment. I would not hesitate to work with them in the future or to recommend them to friends and family.

Outstanding realtors going above and beyond. Staged our condo for a quick sale and also sold almost all our furniture. They covered every detail with utmost professionalism. We wished we could have taken them with us to help us on our next home purchase. We would definitely recommend both  Sherwood and Diane without hesitation.

Excellent knowledge of the area. Familiar with my relocation procedures to ensure the process went very smoothly. Great communication and responsiveness through text/email/phone conversations. Strong negotiation skills and insightful at providing advice and strategy. Contractor background and  industry connections was beneficial. Very professional and efficient staff, I have nothing but good things to say about Sherwood and his team.

The level of professionalism from Sherwood and his team was outstanding. They brought in a outstanding photographer, made staging recommendations, and expertly negotiated the terms of the sale of my home all of which greatly contributed to my home only being in the market for 3 days. As an  active duty military member who understands buying and selling homes with short live in time and the need to sell within a strict timeline I would highly recommend Sherwood and Diane.

Sherwoods team did an excellent job marketing my house and exceeded our expectations on getting our house sold. His attention to detail and execution was the reason we chose him over the competition. His team kept us in the loop and was extremely responsive when we had questions or needed their  expertise.

Very professional service!!! Fully dedicated to customer’s interest. He made the whole transaction feel like a breeze….Excellent marketing, exposure and home pricing. They listed my house on a Monday and had two offers by the weekend.

I have dealt with Sherwood and Diane as a buyer, a seller and as a lender. They are responsive, knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. I have recommended Sherwood and Diane to a number of people and always without pause or regret. I believe the service anyone experiences with these folks  will far exceed expectations.