Hampstead-based residential real estate company is expanding by opening an office in Pender County’s growing coastal town of Surf City.
Coastal Realty Associates, launched in 2013, leased space with six offices at 204 Roland Ave. in Surf City on Topsail Island, not far from the ocean, said Andrew Smith, broker in charge and owner.
The agency recently moved into its new space, known locally as the old Bank of America building, and opened this week. Its responsible broker is Garrett Cox.
Smith said Coastal Realty Associates’ natural progression has been to expand north into Pender County, where the company is one of the top sellers.
“It has always been one of our priorities over the past two years to go to the island,” Smith said. “We keep moving north because we’re trying to stay ahead of growth. Surf City is already developing at an exponential rate, especially since the new bridge has been put in place.
He said the Surf City office is outfitted with beach cruisers and surfboards and aims to showcase the beach town experience.
“At the end of the day what we, as agents and just agents in general, do over there is try to sell people on the North Carolina coast,” Smith said. . “It’s much easier to sell someone the idea and the lifestyle we all live and enjoy here when you have a second row beach position.”
The company has 50 employees and its Hampstead office is located at 17117 US 17.
One of the things that makes Coastal Realty Associates unique “is that most of the people who work here live in the greater Hampstead-Holly Ridge area,” Smith said, “and so that makes us very knowledgeable about what we’re doing. let’s do ”.