Since 2007, I’ve called North Carolina home. Originally from Staten Island, NY, I know firsthand what it’s like to relocate to the coasts of the Cape Fear region in search of a lifestyle change. The Cape Fear region includes Wilmington, Southport, Hampstead, Leland, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Oak Island and Rocky Point. It’s only an hour from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Before joining the world of real estate, I enjoyed working in a few other fields. I am a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and I still enjoy cooking and entertaining. For 10 years, I worked at the Hotel Thayer at West Point, followed by 15 years with Paychex, Inc.

Soon after moving here, I found myself sharing my love of the area with others, and in 2013 took my passion to the next level by becoming a RELTOR®/Broker. I enjoy helping others navigate their journey. I find many of my clients are in situations similar to my own. My wife and I raised our children in the Hudson Valley area of New York and relocated to North Carolina when they were nearing adulthood. Our daughter and her family are in the process of building their first home. Our son joined the market by taking advantage of incentives in his area and now owns a condo of his own.

My wife, Heidi, and I can often be found with our children and friends around a boisterous dinner table. Our daughter, Lauren received her Bachelor’s and Master’s through the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). In 2012, with the ceremony held on the majestic Battleship North Carolina she married Adam and in 2015 they welcomed their daughter, Ella Jean, into the world. Our son, Christopher, graduated with a degree in Business and IT from NC State University in Raleigh. He now lives in the Charlotte area, along with his four legged ‘sidekick’ Casey.

My wife and I both enjoy participating in social and charitable events in the community, and I love to share those opportunities with those who are new to the area. With so many clubs, activities, and groups, we have found there are many ways to stay busy – and just as many ways to enjoy the natural beauty of the area in solitude! Finding a balance right for you will be a breeze.

It would be my pleasure to join you on this important journey. Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, a retirement home, an investment property or selling, just say Home James, and trust the drive.

James M. Diaz, ABR Realtor® / Broker
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Phone: (910) 524 – 2562
Email: jamesdiaz@seacoastrealty.com
Leland: 481 Olde Waterford Way – Suite 104; Leland, NC 28451
Wilmington: 110 Dungannon Blvd., Suite 100; Wilmington, NC 28403