James M. Diaz

REALTOR®/Broker – Wilmington, NC

Whether searching for your first home, a second home, or a way to embrace retirement life – James can help you find the way. When you are thinking of moving on to something new and are considering listing your property – James’ dedication and years of networking will get your home sold. James has lived in North Carolina for over ten years and real estate is not only his profession…it’s his passion. Just recently, when enjoying some beach time, he asked ‘how is it possible to live in a place where you always feel you are on vacation?’ (true story…confirmed by his wife). How about you? What draws you to this area? Is it the charming port cities, the old-fashioned fishing towns, the riverfront boardwalks, or soft sand beaches? Maybe it is the stunning communities offering golf, tennis, pools, natural preserves and endless social activities? Southeastern North Carolina is unique – and it is growing in leaps and bounds. Want to check it out? Just say Home, James – and then trust the drive.

Get the Sea Coast Advantage

James Diaz, REALTOR®/Broker and the Home James Realty Team are proud to be members of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. This provides you with superior leverage that comes with being the largest and best-selling real estate network in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, and Onslow counties. We will navigate your real estate journey with both expertise and enthusiasm.

Available Area Properties

  1. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,034 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
  2. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,729 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
  3. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,388 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,215 sqft

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  1. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,302 sq ft
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,250 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,049 sqft
  3. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 915 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft

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(all data current as of 12/17/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

What’s in a Name?

Although considered an urban myth, Queen Victoria (1837 to 1901) is typically credited as the source of the phrase “Home, James, and don’t spare the horses.” The story is she would say this to her footman, James Darling, when she needed to go home and time was of the essence. In truth, during the 1600s coachmen in general were commonly referred to as James, leading many to believe the idiom may have had earlier origin.

In the 1930s, Elsie Carlisle recorded “Don’t Spare the Horses,” written by Fred Hillebrand. This entertaining song tells the tale of a cantankerous 1890s date night!

The term was more familiar to me from various British and American television programs. Regardless of how it became a part of our vernacular, at the end of a day of being out and about, I commonly turn to my wife and ask “where next?” When she is ready to call it a day, I’m sure you can guess her typical reply… “Home, James…and don’t spare the horses!” Let our team take you home. We won’t spare the horses. Say Home, James, and trust the drive.


James is very professional, communicates well, efficient and knowledgeable. We recommend him highly for any real estate transaction. Thanks again for the quick and easy sale of our house.
– wild8013

Very professional, always on time and quick with responses. Most of the information to due with the property and closing James was ahead of the game and had answers before I had questions. I would highly recommend him to find another investment for me!! Looking forward to working with James again.
– mrjones3474

James has been undeniably a tremendous help. Professional and courteous, James has been patient with all our questions and thoughts and helped us navigate and zero in on what we really wanted. Always available and thoughtful, his knowledge of Leland/Wilmington area was of great help as were his negotiating skills. James is personable and friendly and highly recommended.
– lov2ride55

James Diaz worked with us over a long period of time trying to find the right house for us (all from hundreds of miles away). He was patient and quick to respond.
– Christina Westbrooks

James Diaz was fully engaged with us during the entire home buying process, including setting us up with a local mortgage bank. James is affiliated with Seacoast Realty, a Coldwell Banker network.

Thanks to James Diaz we were settled into our North Carolina forever home with 90 days of moving into the Wilmington area. He was even responsible for helping us find the ideal rental house for us and our three “puppies” while we house hunted. Also, thanks to James’ knowledge of the local market, we were able to purchase our home for thousands below the listing price. We cannot say enough good things about James Diaz.
– user5394101

James was absolutely great. He was very responsive, had the right and truthful answers, and was always friendly and polite. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a home. He has a vast amount of knowledge, and will do his best to help put you a home that’s what you want and fits your needs. He helped make every transition seamless and transparent.
– bstznut

I’ve moved up and down the East Coast, and as such dealt with a lot of realtors- some good, some terrible. Honestly, James is the only one that has been great – his communication and honest opinions were appreciated, as well as his post-transaction follow-up. Highly, highly recommend James, I promise you will not be disappointed!