5-Star Zillow Buyer Reviews

07/18/2018 – vraneyd
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Bayshore, Wilmington, NC.

Sherwood and Diane Strickland were outstanding. Their depth of knowledge, experience and expertise shone through at each step of the transaction. They helped us buy and close remotely in North Carolina while still living in Massachusetts. We would not have been able to do this without their  support and their willingness to go the extra mile. They also remain super helpful post close – a time when the Realtor can lose interest and walk away. Both Sherwood and Diane have remained engaged with us and have been willing to help even though the purchase is now complete. It has been a pleasure to deal with them, and I’d strongly recommend them to anyone with real estate needs.

07/08/2018 – brendan monaghan9
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Wilmington, NC.

Sherwood and Diane Strickland were outstanding. Their depth of knowledge, experience and expertise shone through at each step of the transaction. They helped us buy and close remotely in North Carolina while still living in Massachusetts. We would not have been able to do this without their  support and their willingness to go the extra mile. They also remain super helpful post close – a time when the Realtor can lose interest and walk away. Both Sherwood and Diane have remained engaged with us and have been willing to help even though the purchase is now complete. It has been a pleasure to deal with them, and I’d strongly recommend them to anyone with real estate needs.

Sherwood Strickland and his wife Diane were a realting power couple when it came to helping us buy and close on our house in 2018. Diane’s extensive realting knowledge and Sherwood’s background in construction/ability to point out any flaws or positives really helped us go through with them as our  realtors. They were incredibly helpful and made the process seem very easy for us first tine home buyers and we will definitely keep in touch with them should we decide to move or sell in the future.

Very professional and knowledgeable about the area and the local housing market. Sherwood is very personable and accommodating. He engenders my trust and complete confidence in his ability to meet my personal needs and interests with tireless energy and concern. I recommend Sherwood without  reservation and would not hesitate to refer him to my closest relative or friend.

My wife and I met Sherwood and Diane through a referral from our sister and husband. Sherwood and Diane dazzled us with their availability, insights, advice, local knowledge, and amazing humor. Absolutely the best experience we have had with realtors…we would heartily recommend Sherwood and Diane  to anyone needing to find a home that fits their needs and budget.

Sherwood and Diane helped me with my recent home purchase. They were great at following through right to the end of the process. During the search process Sherwood was always willing and able to show me numerous properties so I was guaranteed to find the perfect home. Once I found it, Diane and  Sherwood both helped make sure I was happy with the purchase price and all the negotiating steps along the way. I think what really sets them apart is their local knowledge and expertise. Sherwood is a former contractor so his eye for detail and understanding of what needs to be fixed is invaluable. They also have someone on speed dial for any issue that may arise during the process because they have worked this area for so long. I am incredibly pleased with my home buying experience and would highly recommend Sherwood and Diane to anyone looking to buy or sell in Wilmington!

03/28/2018 – user44639714
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Murraysville, Wilmington, NC.
Sherwood and Diane were a great team that walked us through the process of buying our first home. They were always very responsive and answered all our questions in a timely manner. We are so grateful to be in our new home with our family!

03/27/2018 – mnigro14

“Sherwood & Diane were excellent at showing properties that we would be interested in…when we found the property we wanted to buy, Sherwood made sure to get an offer in right away as properties are selling quickly…they were very responsive to answering questions that we had to get us through the buying process & made sure paperwork & home inspections were done in a timely manner…would definitely recommend Sherwood & Diane.”

08/22/2017 – Christina Provini
Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Silver Lake, Wilmington, NC.
Sherwood and Diane made our home buying experience wonderful! We moved from Pennsylvania to Wilmington, NC and were clueless about the area, neighborhoods, schools etc. Sherwood and Diane know it all! They are super informative, professional and help any way they can. We couldn’t have picked  better realtors. They go WAY above and beyond, are well known and respected here and are just great, great people.

Sherwood is very professional and easy to work with! Very knowledgeable about the Wilmington area home market. He and Diane make a great team. They were very responsive with any questions or concerns I had about the new home buying process. I had very good experience and highly recommend!

I found Sherwood and Diane on Zillow when I was looking to move to Wilmington. They responded to my request quickly and were very knowledgeable about the area. Their communication was great and very responsive. They made the whole process easy and understandable. Their knowledge of local vendors  was a huge help. Great team and would work with them again and recommend to anyone!

Sherwood and Diane are an amazing team. They listened to what we wanted in our house and the rental income we had hoped for. They worked with us several days. We did find an amazing house. Of course is was so nice there were several offers. Sherwood and Diane had so much local knowledge and  expert negotiation skills our offer was accepted. They worked quickly and very professionally throughout the process. They also had the local contacts needed for inspections, repairs, mortgage contacts, etc. I would recommend them highly.

As nonresidents of NC, we needed to identify replacement properties for a 1031 tax exchange. Sherwood was recommended as an exceptional realtor. And, from our experience, he most certainly is. My wife , son, and I met Sherwood and Diane Strickland (herself an accomplished professional) at Topsail  Beach, NC. Beforehand, Sherwood spent time speaking with us about goals. We agreed to identify 4 properties within our plan. When meeting, Sherwood reviewed the properties, pointing out strong and less so qualities, rental histories, and potentials for growth. He discussed these points further on site and fully answered our questions. We found a home and successfully closed. Sherwood was instrumental and earned an A+.

We were so thrilled we were referred to the Strickland team of Sherwood and Diane. They are truly a dynamic duo! They worked tirelessly from offer stage to our close date just 32 days later; we had a date we needed to stick to and they made sure it happened! They were always super responsive to  both emails and phone calls at any time! We feel very fortunate to have worked with them on making our dream of Heline Hideaway II a reality! They are the BEST.

My husband and I worked with Sherwood when we were on the hunt for our forever home. Sherwood and his team helped us tremendously from start to finish. They were always there when we had a question, and always knew the answers. I appreciate them more then they know for getting us to “OUR FOREVER  HOME”!

Diane and Sherwood made the entire process of buying our dream home a magnificent experience. Their vast knowledge of area real estate coupled with their boundless energy to help us find just the right home was evident from the beginning. Diane’s level of expertise in executing required  documentation, scheduling necessary inspections and keeping everything running as efficiently as possible far exceeded our greatest expectations. Sherwood came to our rescue on more than one occasion to literally become our eyes and ears when we were unable to physically be present. After closing on our property, Diane and Sherwood continued to reach out and offer any help we may have needed being new to the area. It is truly a wonderful feeling to have had the opportunity to work with two very dedicated, efficient, responsive, lovely individuals. Thank you Diane and Sherwood for everything!

Sherwood Strickland showed great knowledge on every property we looked at. He Was always reliable! when ever I had a question he just a phone call away. He showed his nogatition skills and experience once I found the property I wanted to purchase.

We had a limited amount of time when looking for a home. Sherwood and Diane dedicated 3 entire days in helping us find our dream home. They possessed a wealth of local knowledge and provided excellent counsel during the negotiations. We ended up making an offer and after a lot of long distance  communications we are now the owners of a lovely home. I recommend the “Strickland” team without hesitation.

Sherwood and Diane are a great team! They are always readily available to answer any questions you might have and are so quick to go look at any properties of interest. Thank you for helping me buy my first home and making it as easy and smooth as possible!

I cannot express my appreciation enough for all that Sherwood and Diane did in helping to find a suitable house for my aging disabled parents. They accessed our needs and worked unfailingly to find the perfect home. Sherwood and Diane had the patience and calm demeanor to put my parents at ease  during this stressful time of their lives. Seeing the amount of unceasing effort that Sherwood and Diane put into finding the perfect home, many times pointing out features that my parents needed before I could even think of them myself. They had our complete faith and did not let us down. I would highly recommend Sherwood Strickland to anyone looking for a hardworking, efficient real estate agent, and would happily work with them again should, our needs arise.

Sherwood and Diane are absolutely the greatest! I live out of state and recently purchased a second home in Wilmington with the help of this outstanding team. The difficulty of searching for a home while still living and working five hours away was completely removed by their professional  approach and attentiveness to every detail of the process. They spent lots of time learning about my desires and needs in a home and always had a list of qualified houses for me to view whenever I arrived in town. I highly recommend the Sherwood & Diane team!!

Working with Sherwood and his team was a great first time home buying experience. We didn’t expect the find “the house” as quickly as we did which was a pleasant surprise. Sherwood and his team were always on call and helped us get the right home for the right price and even had most our closing  costs covered by the seller.

Sherwood and his wife Diane were wonderful to work with! As first time home buyers, we knew nothing of the process and they took the time to explain each step and why it was necessary. They were always available if we had questions and were awesome at negotiating needed repairs and coordinating all  required inspections. They made the whole process easy to understand and painless! If we ever decide to buy again in the future, Sherwood will be the first person we call!

Sherwood knows Wilmington and it seems like Wilmington knows Sherwood! He was very helpful in describing the different neighborhoods in their current state and how they came to be (which is useful for someone buying investment property). He is very professional, expeditious, and has a great  vision for the current / potential quality of a home as he has an extensive home construction background. His negotiation skills at top notch. I’m confident that we would not have been able to purchase the home we wanted (multiple bid situation) if we didn’t use his strategy. His knowledge of the area, knowledge of home construction, and passion make him an excellent real estate agent… and he’s a fun guy who seems to love what he does. Highly recommend him and will use him for the sale of my home in the future.

My family just relocated to Wilmington, NC. My new employer recommended Sherwood and Diane as realtors. This was the greatest recommendation. They have great area knowledge and connections. Every part of the process seemed to go flawlessly. The search was quick due to the advance list of  available inventory that was given to us ahead of the home visits. Once we identified the top candidates, Sherwood took me back and spent as much time as I needed to be sure we were making a good decision. During the negotiation, they were able to get us a price that we were comfortable with and have the seller fix one “high priced” concern we had. Throughout our entire process, Sherwood and Diane introduced me to some of their network including a loan agent, handyman, and local contractors in the area. These all will make our transition to the area that much easier. If you are considering a real estate agent in the Wilmington area, Sherwood and Diane would be a great choice for you.

Sherwood and Diane did an amazing job. They are very professional. Each step of the way they guided us and helped us understand the process of purchasing a home. They made sure we closed on time. Sherwood and Diane treated us as family. They are honest and hardworking. They went above and beyond  to help us find a temporary place to stay since we were moving from a different state. Now we are in a beautiful home that fits our families needs perfectly. I’ve already referred them to a family member and I will continue to refer them. You can’t go wrong working with this team. They will give you their very best!

Sherwood and Dianne were fantastic to work with. We were from out of town and they were great. They worked with us on the weekends we were able to come in town even on Labor Day weekend. They provided us excellent advice in many different areas and helped us find and close on our home. I highly  recommend using them. They are also certified to work with the military through USAA which is how we got connected with them.

Sherwood and his wife, Diane Bernatz are quite the team. I was already focused on the market and they provided me a rapid review, showed some exemplary homes, always conscious of my price range, floor plan interest, and other intangibles about the neighborhoods. We were able to move fast, but not  to rush. I felt like I got the house I wanted after viewing several representative ones. He and Diane were my advocates throughout with contractors, inspectors, insurance, and finance agents. I particularly like their husband/wife, male/female repartee with me and my wife, giving us naturally different perspectives which enriched our thinking process and ultimate offer. I totally recommend them.

Sherwood and his wife Diane are a fantastic team, truly top notch professionals. I found the process straightforward and efficient, as I was living in Raleigh and commuting to Wilmington, which was very stressful and time-consuming. They had narrowed down viable properties for me so we looked at  properties on 3 occasions, and I bid on two properties almost immediately after seeing them. His advice was sound and to the point, as Sherwood knows the market in Wilmington very well. They also followed through, and quickly responded, so this kept the ball rolling and we were able to get into a contract within a few weeks. The inspection was negotiated well, and items were corrected within the diligence period. Diane kept the paperwork moving at a brisk pace. Buying a house is always a stressful process but Sherwood and Diane really put the client first and I felt this was very smooth. Highly recommended!

I am so thankful to have an agent like Sherwood. It was a great feeling to know that he had our best interested at heart. As first time home buyers, we were not exactly sure what we wanted and he was so patient yet guided us when we needed it to find the perfect home. I was so impressed with their  negotiation skills and their confidence, that is not something everyone can do. All of our questions were responded to quickly but more importantly were well thought and explained so that we could clearly understand. Sherwood knows so much about the Wilmington area and individual neighborhoods as well and it made the process of finding our perfect home so much easier. I look forward to working with them in the future and I would encourage anyone looking for a home or property in Wilmington to reach out to Sherwood and Diane Strickland. They are wonderful people and great real estate agents. Thank you both so much for your hard work.

For our move from Connecticut to North Carolina, we interviewed 6 realtors. Sherwood had us when he said “I will handle both ends of this for you”. He did just that. He found us the best selling agent in our CT area (not even with Coldwell Banker!), and coordinated the entire process with him,  sometimes on a daily basis. Sherwood was helping us look down here by remote control 2 months before we sold in CT. Once we got down here, Sherwood and Diane worked non stop. Calls returned in minutes. Showings sometimes within hours. We ended up deciding to build and their knowledge of that process was amazing. They found us everything we needed – insurance, even construction financing! If you are considering relocating to this area, you really need to contact Sherwood. He and Diane made this whole experience a breeze.

Sherwood and Diane are truly an awesome team. From start to finish, they exhibited total professionalism, knowledge, and patience. We ultimately found a house that we bought, and we love, and for a reasonable price (assisted by Sherwood’s negotiation skills!). Sherwood even helped us pick a  realtor to sell our house in our last location (Washington DC) and that was huge — the sale went extremely fast and well, because we had the right realtor there as well. We both recommend them without reservation.

I had a wonderful experience as an out of town buyer looking for a vacation home near Wilmington. After months of on-line hunting, I finally decided to go with Sherwood and within two days put a bid in on a perfect home…after a few days of negotiations, the property was mine! We had some  difficulties with the home being occupied by an uncooperative tenant, but Sherwood was very diplomatic but firm and all inspections and repairs were handled. Behind the scenes, his team made the paperwork move swiftly and they crossed every T and dotted every I in the back and forth details required. I always knew the entire team had my back and worked to make everything go smoothly. They were the best realtor team I’ve ever worked with and I’m no novice in buying or selling property. Highly recommend the Sherwood Strickland TEAM as the best realtors in the area!

Being a first time homebuyer, I was nervous and knew very little about the market or home-buying process. I couldn’t have picked anyone better than Sherwood and Diane to help me through the process. I gave them a list of my wants (which were rather specific) and shortly after contacting them I was  under contract to buy my dream home. There were multiple offers on the house but Sherwood worked with me to craft an offer that I was comfortable with and would be attractive to the sellers. Any concerns or questions I had were addressed quickly and knowledgeably. Diane was efficient and thorough and guided me through every step that needed to be taken. I would highly recommend Sherwood and Diane to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in the Wilmington.

I met Sherwood about five years ago when I plan to buy a house here in Wilmington. It was a raining day. Sherwood drove me and my wife around from downtown to Monkey Junction to Hampstead and visited several open houses and new home sites. It was a short trip as well; however, I remembered many  of his words regarding the school ranking and local traffic to my work place. The unique thing to use Sherwood as the buyer’s agent is not only the access to his local knowledge and his skillful professionalism; it is that you immediately have a team to work with you on your real estate journey. Anytime if there is a question Sherwood needs to make sure a correct answer, he will communicate with Diane immediate to confirm or find the precise answer for you. With my local knowledge grow in these years, I also found that the information he told me regarding the local schools and local economics fits what I learnt from my local experience. When we came to the decision of buying a new home this spring, he and Diane helped us with many details and take care of us even after the home closed. We are very grateful for the pleasurable experience we had with them as our buyer’s agent. We would like to provide our highest recommendation for Sherwood and Diane for any one looking to purchase a home in Wilmington area.

Sherwood and Diane were both extremely knowledgeable and professional with our home buying experience. They made sure to find homes within our budget and that had our list of must-haves. When we were ready to see a home(s) they made it available to view that day or the following day. The  responsiveness of any questions we had was also taken care of immediately. We also appreciated all local information given to us after seeing each home as far as distances to the nearest highways, main intersections, beaches, downtown, shopping centers, etc. They would also show us the quickest route to get home or to local attractions. Since we are new to Wilmington, this was very helpful as it allowed us to explore and learn the area around us. When it came to negotiating certain aspects of the home such as keeping appliances, adding home warranties and extra costs needed from the inspection they went above and beyond our expectations. Anything we asked for they made sure to work out with the sellers. We are very grateful for the pleasurable experience we had with them as our realtors. We will be sure to use them for any other home purchases in the future and would like to provide our highest recommendation for Sherwood and Diane to be used as realtors for any one looking to purchase a home.

I’m not sure where to start with how great Sherwood and his wife Diane were! This is my third home that I’ve purchased and I can say I have never worked with such a great team of realtors as I did with Sherwood and Diane. They catered to our every need and want with the search for our perfect home  and made everything realistic we wanted, happen! They were available for every urgent/sudden call we had, any concern we had was immediately taken care of etc. I couldn’t of asked for a better experience or easy going process than I had with them. I will certainly be using them in the future and HIGHLY recommend anyone who is in the market for a home, to work with this team. Can’t thank them enough and look forward to working with them again in the future!!

Wow is the best way I can sum it up. Being someone who was credit challenged, Sherwood helped my wife and I find a wonderful home as a rental that we lived in for a few years (he received no compensation for doing so). Over the past 4 years he stayed in touch with my family, and I finally asked  him to see what he could do about helping us buy our first home together. I didn’t think it would be a reality but exactly 2 months after sending him that text my wife and I were able to close on a beautiful brand new home. When it comes down to negotiations you better believe that you will have the best of the best in your back corner. I have and will continue to refer my friends and family to Diane and Sherwood Strickland.

Above and beyond! We recently relocated from Pennsylvania and purchased a home in Hampstead, NC with the help, guidance and expertise of Sherwood, Diane, and Amy. To say it was a pleasure to work with this team would be an understatement. We truly believed we were their only clients throughout  the process from beginning to end. Knowing they were also dealing with other clients at the same time as us really does speak to their commitment to each and every client. The entire process of purchasing a home, especially from 500 hundred miles away, is certainly a daunting task, but these fine folks made it as easy on us as it could possibly be. They answered every question, informed of things we never would have thought of, and did it all with the utmost efficiency and kindness. They were truly our eyes and ears here while we remained in PA. We simply cannot say enough about the Strickland group…honestly. Not only are they tremendous at the ins and outs of real estate, they are even better people. I think the biggest compliment we can give them is that we now consider them friends…and they are a dime a dozen. You want to buy or sell in the Wilmington area? Go with the Sherwood Strickland Group…you will not be disappointed! Thanks y’all!!! You’re the best!

If anyone in the Wilmington market is looking to purchase a home please by all means contact the Sherwood Strickland Group!! From the moment Sherwood and his partner Diane contacted us they gave us their upmost respect, full attention and professional thoughts on how to navigate through this  exciting yet previously thought difficult process. From start to finish they were there at every beckon call. Not once did we feel second or third best! Morning or night, Diane catered towards our needs and helped us negotiate an outstanding offer and acceptance. Even after closing when questions arose Diane didn’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call or answer. If anyone is looking and hasn’t found the Realtor of their dreams please call or text us and we will pass along their information??!! Or you could just look up Sherwood Strickland Group in Wilmington. Happy New Years to all!!!

My wife and I worked with Sherwood and his team for well over a year as we went through the decision making process. They never rushed us and were always willing to speak with us, meet with us, and show us properties as we were trying to decide between buying an existing property or building a new  house. We eventually decided on a new house. Sherwood’s relationship with the builder we chose was very helpful in getting the house we wanted on the lot we wanted. Sherwood’s team will continue to support us during the construction phase which is especially helpful as we do not currently live in Wilmington. I can highly recommend Sherwood without any reservations.

My parents were moving from Maryland and we wanted to get a head start on their home search by getting a feel for the market and exploring potential homes. Sherwood responded quickly, asked questions to make sure he understood our goals, and arranged home visits that matched our schedule. His  experience and knowledge of the Wilmington area helped us quickly narrow down options. My parents signed a contract on a home 7 days after arriving in Wilmington! They closed on the house 3 weeks later, and couldn’t be happier with their new home. I also need to mention that Sherwood had a great team backing him up! They proactively addressed all of the issues that typically hold up closings – allowing this transaction to move smoothly. I highly recommend Sherwood to any home seeker!

We worked with Sherwood and his team for the purchase of our new home. His entire team was so helpful and responsive. Sherry Inman is the agent from his team that helped us through the process. She was wonderful!!! Overall a great experience…

Sherwood and Diane were amazing assets in purchasing our new home. We were a family of 5, relocating to a new area- and Sherwood made us feel very welcome. We had our kids in tow, and Sherwood made a point to make them feel comfortable, as well. So thankful Sherwood was on our side with his mastery  negotiation skills- he really went to bat for us. The whole process was smooth – and that is because of this very skilled real estate team. From soup to nuts- A to Z- the Sherwood Strickland Group covers it all. Grateful we found them!!!

Susan and I wholeheartedly recommend Sherwood and Diane for your real estate needs in the Wilmington, North Carolina area. Although we have purchased a number of homes over the years, the purchase of our retirement home was more complicated than most. Diane and Sherwood were there each step of  the way to to ensure things went smoothly and continue to be there for us now after the sale is complete. Simply stated consummate professionals you can trust to work in your best interest.

Sherwood was always available if we needed to see a property or just ask advice. He took the time to get to know us and what we like, then advised us on what areas that would interest us. He pointed out both the positive and any concerns we might have when looking at a neighborhood. We ended up  buying a new home under construction, his experience as a builder helped us every step of the way.

Sherwood and his team are amazing! They make you feel very important and treat you like a part of the family. My family and I relocated to Wilmington and had some very specific needs due to elderly parents have to live with us as well as four teens. His team was tireless in searching for the  perfect home for us. Sherwood spent countless hours helping us get acquainted with the area and getting to know our family and making recommendations as to what would fit our needs based on our family dynamics. During our house hunting trips Sherwood would make the most use of our time by showing us houses in different area and getting us familiar with the roads, shopping, schools and neighborhoods of the Wilmington area. I constantly recommend him to others and Sherwood is the only real estate agent I will use!

Sherwood did a great job for us when we were looking to buy in the Wilmington area. We moved here from out of state and was very patient with us as we were trying to decide what to do. When we did decide to build a new home Sherwood did a great job helping us negotiate with the builder, came to  the various walk through meetings and made sure everything was done right before we moved in. I appreciate all the work he put into helping us. We love our home, love the neighborhood and now call Sherwood a friend!

My wife and I used Sherwood to buy our first home and he made the process so simple. Every house we looked at he would point out cool things we could add or change. He really made us feel like he genuinely cared about us and what we were looking for. We are planning on buying again in 4 or 5  years and Sherwood is who I will call. I definitely recommend him!!!!!

Having experienced several major corporate relocations over my career, I can say without reservation that Sherwood Strickland and Diane Bernatz were by far the most outstanding real estate agents we have ever had the pleasure to work with. They were always timely in responding to questions,  worked tirelessly on leads and follow-ups, and were extremely open and honest when discussing options pertaining to properties we were considering throughout the Wilmington NC area. As we continue to explore future real estate opportunities, we will not hesitate to rely on them to represent us in the future, and would not hesitate recommending them to anyone requiring astute and knowledgeable professionals.

Can’t say enough about Sherwood & Diane. They were very helpful and patient guiding us to find a house with the features and location that would work best for our family. After the purchase, Sherwood helped us settle into the neighborhood and the house, making recommendations, meeting contractors  when we couldn’t, and even showing us around the area. To this day, Sherwood & Diane have continued to lend a hand whenever asked. Five years later, the house Sherwood helped us find has proven perfect for our family!

Sherwood and Diane were incredible in our pursuit to find a retirement home in the Wilmington, NC. We had limited time in the area and Sherwood met with us on a Saturday and was showing us homes on a Sunday. After we got home we kept the line of communication open and in a short few weeks we put  in an offer for a house and Sherwood negotiated a good settlement price. Since we were out of the area – the settlement was done remotely with electronic signatures. He was a great resource, knew all the right people and worked doggedly to get what we needed. I recommend him and Diane without any reservation or hesitation.

My husband Jim and I bought a home in Porters Neck from Sherwood and Diane. They were fantastic. Even though we are in the real estate business too, and typically do not buy emotionally, we found THE HOME and I immediately said to Sherwood “do not loose this house” !! He immediately set about to  negotiate for us and in record time we had an accepted contract and everyone was happy. We recommend Sherwood and Diane to everyone!!

My wife and I were moving back in 2010 and Sherwood with his knowledge and expertise, found us our new house within a couple of weeks. He listen to what our needs and wants were and only showed us houses that met our criteria. He is very professional and is dedicated to make sure you not only  find a house you love, but also makes sure that the condition of the house is up to his standard which are very high. Would recommend him in the future and will use him on my next move whenever the time comes.

3 years ago, my husband and I moved to Wilmington from the mid-west and were extremely lucky to find Sherwood Strickland a local real estate agent in the Wilmington/Wrightsville beach area. He and his partner Diane Bernatz worked tirelessly to find us a home that fit our needs and budget. They did  an amazing job of finding and showing us many homes. Their knowledge and expertise of the home buying process is quite impressive. They made the experience fun and easy. Sherwood knows the area very well and showed us properties we would never have found on our own. We are in a home that we love, it is perfect for our retirement needs and in an area that we love, close to all the beaches, which is what we moved here for. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any of your real estate needs. It will be a most pleasant experience. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Sincerely, George and Dana from ( Kansas City, MO )

Sherwood and Diane were so helpfull with the whole process of searching and buying a home. They went above and beyond and spent countless hours showing us property to find exactly what we wanted. I couldn’t imagine using anyone else for our buying and selling needs.

About five years ago, we were searching for a home in Wilmington, NC. Sherwood and Diane were available whenever we needed them. Because we lived in MA, we could not always fly down to look at every house; so Sherwood and Diane looked at the houses, took photos, and emailed them to us. When we  were interested in a property, Diane instantly provided us not only with particulars of the home, but association bylaws, and more. Not only did they find us just the right house, but their enthusiasm made the process enjoyable!

verything I asked for was right there! Sherwood is so personable and made me feel like I was the most important person. He is so knowledgeable about construction and knew exactly what to look for. I am just sorry I have happily purchased my home and our business relationship is over. Even so,  we still keep in contact; anyone would be lucky to have him for their home buying experience. Thanks Sherwood!

Outstanding realtor. Great knowledge of the market. Sherwood went out of his way to be sure that we found the right home and spent a lot of time with us showing us homes. Couldn’t be more pleased with his service. Also, his partner Dianne is outstanding. She has helped us during the purchase  process, and afterwards with various issues, i.e., maintenance, etc.

Best damn realtor I’ve ever encountered – bar none. I’ve bought and sold over a dozen homes in various states, working with realtors recommended by USAA – who are the cream of the crop. Sherwood and Diane are the creme de la creme – the best of the best.

Sherwood Strickland and Diane Bernatz are truly remarkable people who happen to be the best real estate agents in the Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach area. We bought a home from them back in July 2011 but our relationship didn’t end there! To this day, I can contact them and ask them questions  about real estate and/or homeowner issues. They have never hesitated to contact me right away and help me in any way they could. Sherwood even waited for the Termite Inspector’s annual inspection for me when I couldn’t be home! The first day we met them we found them to be incredibly talented, organized, and at the top of their game in showing us countless homes in order to find the perfect match. In the naturally nerve-wracking process, they made us feel at ease right away! Sherwood & Diane have been very gracious, kind & considerate in making sure we are comfortable and satisfied with our purchase. They have withstood the test of time and I know they would not hesitate to help us if they could. I highly recommend anyone looking for real estate in this area to contact Sherwood & Diane and be prepared to be blown away with their friendly, professional manner and services.

Sherwood Strickland and Diane Bernatz are a Fantastic Team! My husband and I are very pleased with their level of professionalism, combined years of experience and dedication they provided for our journey as we found our dream home! Sherwood listened to our needs – and steered us in the right  direction. Diane’s attention to detail is impeccable – which ensured home inspections, contracts and closing went extremely smooth. My husband and I were able to make an offer on our home while vacationing in Wilmington NC. Therefore we were very pleased to have the Dynamic Duo working on our behalf as we were 800 miles away – from sellers acceptance until closing. Three Cheers for Sherwood and Diane!

We used his services to purchase our current home & we were very impressed with his team & all his skills. We are now using Sherwood to sell our home. We trust him & his team & we highly recommend him.

When relocating to the Wilmington area for a new job, I was introduced to Sherwood and Diane through my company. Even before we moved to Wilmington they were there to help in any way possible. We relied on their expertise of real estate and the Wilmington area to find us our home. We were on a  very tight time table to find, close and move into a house. Both Sherwood and Diane went above and beyond our expectation and found a great home in a great neighborhood with time to spare. Our home buying experience was fantastic; we would definitely recommend this team to any of our friends and/or family. Thanks again for all your support and assistance during this process.

We connected with Sherwood’s team while investigating a short sale home. We were new to home-buying, and Sherwood’s agent, David Leinwand, really helped educate us about the process. We ended up not going for the short sale, but David took us under his wing and showed us a handful of places in  the same area. We ended up finding exactly what we wanted, and we just celebrated our first year anniversary of home ownership last month. Diane Bernatz was also very helpful in finalizing the details and negotiating with the sellers. We really appreciated David’s and Diane’s insight and help with buying our home.

I was very pleased with my home purchasing experience with Sherwood Strickland. He gave me expert advise on the market and did a great job listening to what my home and financial needs were. He was very responsive and helped me get the price that I wanted for my new home. I would highly recommend  anyone in the area to use Sherwood Strickland for their selling or home purchasing needs!!!

Sherwood is incredibly knowledgeable and guided us from beginning to end through the purchase process. His expertise was invaluable. I would highly recommend him and his team for any sale or purchase in SE North Carolina….he is hands down the best!

Sherwood is a true professional, very caring and has a fantastic personality: he knows the region extremely well and had many great suggestions regarding real estate investment and home buying. It has been an extremely good home buying experience for me and I highly recommend Sherwood for any of  your future real estate requirements. He is always ready to help!!!