About

In 2007, my wife, Heidi, and I decided to make North Carolina our home. Originally from Staten Island, NY, I know firsthand what it’s like to relocate to the coasts of the Cape Fear region. 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, I found myself sharing my love for Southeastern NC with others, and in 2013 I took my passion to the next level by becoming a REALTOR®/Broker. I find many clients are in situations similar to my own and I enjoy helping them navigate through the process. 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. We have always been family oriented, and we can often be found surrounded by family and friends at 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 Battleship North Carolina, she married Adam. In 2015 they welcomed their daughter, Ella Jean, into the world, and in 2020 we were blessed with our grandson, Jett Hudson. Our son, Christopher, graduated with a degree in Business and IT from NC State University in Raleigh and is now living in Charlotte with his beautiful wife, Hali.

Both Heidi and I enjoy participating in social and charitable events in the community, and we 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.

As the team lead for Home James Realty I can assure you we have years of experience, local market knowledge, and have earned the trust of our past clients. Whether you’re thinking of buying or selling, just say Home James, and trust our 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