Please Pardon our Dust

Please pardon our dust! Ocean Isle Beach has been undergoing some big construction projects to improve the quality of life of our residents and tourists. From the system-wide parks and recreation plan to the introduction of roundabouts, we’ve been busy!

On the Island – the Town Park Master Plan will introduce a new playground, outdoor performance stage, promenade, restroom facilities and more! Additionally, a $5 million project to renovate the Ocean Isle Beach Park was just approved by the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners. This park is located off the island on Old Georgetown Rd (179) between 904 and Ocean Isle Beach Rd (affectionately called 4-Mile Rd by locals). The plan for the expansion to the park on Old Georgetown includes four new baseball fields, a press box, concession stands, restrooms, six pickleball courts, a dog park, a walking trail, fitness stations, two basketball courts and additional parking. We’re getting our parks all spruced up.

While we’re hard at work to improve the parks here at Ocean Isle Beach, there’s still plenty of outdoor activities to do!

Check out some of the amazing concerts that will be rockin’ the island every Friday night, all summer long – concerts are located next to the Museum of Coastal Carolina on the island.

Located in the same park area on the island, every Tuesday night you can enjoy movies in the park. Best of all – admission is free to this event as well!

Pricing Your Home Right Matters

Once the decision is made to sell your home, and you’re ready to choose a real estate agent to represent you, one of the elements of the interview process will involve establishing what your asking price should be. This is a key step in marketing your home because the wrong price attracts the wrong buyers and will negatively impact the marketing potential of your property. Right pricing encourages maximum exposure, buyer excitement, and positive offers. At Sloane Realty you can count on us to price your home right the first time!


North Carolina Real Estate Home Pricing - Important Tips

During the first couple of weeks your home will be busy with buyers’ agents coming to preview your home so they can sell it to their clients. But this only will happen if it is priced right. If a property is priced incorrectly – that could result in:

  • Fewer buyers are attracted to overpriced homes
  • People may look but offers don’t follow
  • Marketing time is prolonged
  • Property attracts lookers and makes competing listings look better by comparison
  • If the property does go under contract above true market value, the lender’s appraisal may fall short and buyers may lose their financing
  • Property may eventually sell below market value as bargain-hunting buyers look for “stale” listings

    Let our agents provide the research and data to set your home’s value. The ability to accurately establish pricing is one of our agent’s key skills. While the internet can provide a wealth of information – it can’t replace expert consultation, true local market knowledge and the ability to effectively account for property specifics. During the research, our agents will go through a questionnaire with you to gather key home facts and identify those characteristics that will affect the value of your property.


    • More buyer showings in the first 3 weeks of highest activity
    • Greater potential for multiple offers
    • Marketing time is shorter
    • The home is a “hot” listing when it’s new
    • Property attracts serious buyers already actively comparison shopping in your price range
    • Transaction dates and mortgage contingencies proceed smoothly when the lender’s appraisal can validate the sales price

    Give us a call at Sloane Realty on 866-931-5201 or email us if you’d like to meet to discuss how to price your home for sale in today’s market.

Where the Locals Recommend Going

This summer why not experience the Brunswick Islands on your vacation like the locals do. It’s the residents that know where the best places to go to eat, party or just relax are and so all of us at Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty are going to share a few of the best places with you. The others will have to wait until you move here full time and then discover for yourself!

2014-06-25_0724Bird Island – This 1,300 acre State Preserve barrier island is connected to Sunset Beach and is reachable by boat, walking, or biking along the beach. The only inhabitants of this island are flora and fauna. Bring your boat on vacation and venture out to enjoy the shoreline, dunes, maritime forest, and marshlands around the island. Spend the day tanning, exploring or just relaxing with friends.

Tubbs Inlet Located near Sunset Beach, Tubbs Inlet is easily accessible by boat or kayak. The fishing here is exceptional. Access points are through Jinks Creek or the public launch at the base of Ocean Isle Bridge.

2014-06-25_0726Sharky’s Restaurant Come out on Friday nights where you can enjoy live music on the back deck with the locals. Located at 61 Causeway, Ocean Isle Beach, NC.

Brunswick County Chamber and RotaryEvents for your professional side including seminars, arts festivals, golf tournaments, and Business After Hours get-togethers.

2014-06-25_0726_001Fibber McGees – This well kept secret is an Irish pub located in Sunset Beach. It’s where you can enjoy a full menu that includes appetizers, sandwiches & paninis and dinner entrees as well as drinks. They have daily food and drink specials, live music, full bar and great food! Located at 1780-1 Queen Anne St., Sunset Beach.

Sunset Beach Concert Series – Every year between Memorial Day and Labor Day this free concert series takes place at the Village Park in Seaside Village, Sunset Beach. Concerts are held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, weather permitting. Bring a beach chair and wear your dancing shoes! Be sure to check the Sunset Beach Concert Series Lineup to see what bands are playing and when.


Devaun Park

Travel back in time to a neighborhood where leisurely strolls along tree lined sidewalks and chats on the front porch with passersby are the norm, not the exception. Add soft breezes blowing off of the Atlantic Ocean through a blanket of mature oaks, pristine natural lakes, a riverfront park with stunning views and a centrally located village square. This is Devaun Park, a new urbanism community in an ideal setting along the Calabash River near the Atlantic Ocean. These fine Calabash real estate properties are surrounded by championship golf courses, and other great public amenities.