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.  zuser20150601220600474

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.  mmasciere

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.  danandmarthah

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 identifed 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. mgressner0

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!  sandi4d

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.  David Eason

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!  PaulCastagno

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.  zuser20150307132530931

Sherwood and Diane were great to work with. They showed us a handful of properties and help us narrow our search significantly. It was nice to get automatic the updates so that when a new property would come on the market or get reduced, we would be the first ones to go see it. When we finally did find the house we loved, Sherwood and Diane were great at helping us negotiate a good price and figuring out all the details. There was never a point in the buying process that I felt lost because they were always there to answer questions and point us in the right direction. I highly recommend these guys! mwdudley4

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. jeffjarrett703