Reviews & Testimonials

Reviews from Zillow and Facebook.

James and his staff are wonderful people to know and do business with. Extremely professional and knowledgeable. James not only represents the real estate business at the highest level, but also is a tremendous person. Our experience could not have been better and I would recommend James and his team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Super responsive to all details and questions.
-Brunswick Forest – Leland, 2020

Not only is James personable, but he is knowledgable and honest in helping you select a home. As a first time home buyer, I really had no idea where to start, but James simplified the process and helped me realize my dream of owning my own home. I couldn’t ask for a better experience, he always answered the phone and my questions. If I could give him 6 stars I would. Highly recommended to anyone. – Samuel – Wilmington, 2019 

James did a great job in selling our house. It was a new construction that we had built but then decided not to move to NC and live in it. Because we were out of state, James had to handle all the details of sub-contractors coming in and fixing up the details before it went on the market. We put in on the market in mid-October and by mid-December it was sold. – Brunswick Forest Client, 2019

After reading some reviews, I reached out to James to discuss the market and the possibility of selling our home and also purchasing another home. The call was genuine and we had a very good feeling about working with James. We scheduled a date and time to meet in order to tour several homes and also to have James look at our home for listing. We ended up purchasing a home that James had listed just a few days before and he professionally handled the delicate issue of representing both the seller and the buyer. James then moved on to list our home, including having photos taken for the listing. Our home sold within 24 hours of the listing going live. Every detail of this transaction was handled professionally and James went above and beyond his responsibility when necessary. I would highly recommend contacting James Diaz for any real estate transaction as we could not have asked for a better experience. Now that both transactions have closed, I am confident that we will remain friends. – Mark Moninger, 2018

 James was persistent in trying to find buyers for our house. He handled everything in a most professional way. He hired someone who showed us how to stage our house to maximize its attractiveness. He held many open houses. Bottom line: he did everything possible to help sell our house and was ultimately successful. – Leland

James was very professional and handled all our questions and concerns with integrity and honesty. He was very prompt in his responses and worked diligently to assist us in this process. We would highly recommend James and are so glad we chose him to help us in our transition. – Michael and Donna Goodman, 2018

James was extremely helpful in every stage of our new home purchase. He was professional, knowledgeable and took the time to listen to our wants. I highly recommend James Diaz. – Southport

James was recommended to us by my mother-in-law who had used him before in the past. She thought he would be a good match for our family and that he was! We loved him! James was the straight forward kinda guy we needed. He made the process of buying a home so much easier. It felt more like talking  to a friend than just our real estate agent. We would highly recommend James for your real estate needs!! Thanks James for helping our family buy our perfect home! – Leland

James did an outstanding job as our realtor when we wanted to sell our house in Leland. He is very knowledgeable of the Leland housing market, as well as all the real estate details that affected us. He updated us every few days – we never had to wonder what was happening with our sale. In short,  James was the best and made the whole experience most enjoyable. – Leland

Not only was my experience with James excellent, he went above and beyond what one would ever expect. The situation involved my 90 year old mother selling her home in NC, as well as myself living in CA, yet trying to assist from CA and remain calm throughout it all. Not an easy feat! Thank you, James, for going above and beyond. From, of course, the listing, to assistance with furniture, providing ideas and options, as well as ensuring we got the most from the sale as possible. James did more than anyone would have ever been expected to ensure a smooth sale and transition for my mother! – Leland

James Diaz exemplifies what a perfect real estate agent should be. He told us the truth at all times during the process of buying one home and selling another and helped guide us to good decisions. He never pressured us but made suggestions that turned out to be right every time. If you’re buying or selling a home, James is the perfect choice for an agent.  – Carolina Beach

James Diaz was the perfect fit for us. His knowledge in real estate was excellent! James was on top of everything at all times through the selling process. I would recommend James Diaz to anyone selling their property! – Willow Woods

Working with James Diaz is a wonderful experience. I found him to be professional, responsive, knowledgeable, patient and thorough. Our working relationship developed over many many months as we started looking for one thing and ended up with something entirely different, all the while, James was present, he listened, he was never pushy and he was always most interested in making sure we ended up with exactly what we wanted. I would highly recommend Mr. Diaz to anyone that wants a hard worker, a responsive agent and an honest person.– Michele Kanatous

Our family chose James Diaz to be our realtor on 3 separate occasions. We bought 2 houses from James and he sold one for us as well (very quickly might I add). He is always a pleasure to work with and provides exceptional customer service. He’s honest, knowledgeable and classy with a great personality and very professional. Thank you James for going above and beyond, you truly are one of the very best! 
– John and Melissa Wiseman

James was recommended to me for my home buying experience and I now know why! He is amazing to work with! Very responsive and helpful, never pushy! He’s there every step of the way for your home buying experience. Highly recommend! – Leland

James is personable, reliable and honest. When we wanted to see a house, James was always available except when he’s out of town, but even then he made sure we were taken care of. James gives his input on the houses we see, discussing both the pro’s and con’s. We never felt pressured for anything. We would highly recommend James to help you find your home! – Wilmington

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

James was great! We had gone through two realtors before him because they hadn’t met our expectations. We finally found James and hit the jackpot. James had an engaging personality, he was honest, great attention to detail, he understood the local housing market and was very easy to get ahold of. He helped us find our first home and we couldn’t be happier! – kmcrosbyrn03

Very professional, always on time and quick with responses. Most of the information to do 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

Our agent, James Diaz, was a pleasure to work with! He was easy to talk to and knowledgeable of the area. He thoughtfully considered our preferences as he showed us both land and model homes and was mindful of our budget constraints. Our many questions were answered clearly and patiently. He gave of his time freely, even arranging meetings with local builders on our behalf. He helped to negotiate a fair price for our purchase and continues to help answer any questions that arise. We are so pleased we have James looking out for our interests! We would highly recommend him! – mnarellirwin

James Diaz was a delightful guide through the Wilmington area. Linda and I were Colorado natives with Grands in Durham and a “vague beach dream.” James devoted many days escorting us to properties from Topsail to Kure and, inland from Leland to Calabash. When we decided on a wonderful new build in Mallory Creek Plantation and returned to Colorado to sell our old house, he kept us abreast of construction and quickly resolved any problems here. Our new home purchase could not have gone more smoothly. – gleyerly

James worked with me for almost 2 years to find the perfect retirement home and community. He was invaluable in his professional expertise in helping me evaluate a wide range of choices both in style, age, and location. His ability to evaluate and understand my needs and translate that into great choices was amazing. He is not only a true professional but is also a caring, compassionate, patient, and fun person. I could not be happier with my experience or my new home and recommend him very highly! – vfquinn

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 within 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 in a home that’s what you want and fits your needs. He helped make every transition seamless and transparent.
– bstznut

James was very detail oriented, assisted us along every step. Always available to answer any questions! When our builder would say something wasn’t able to be fixed, he had our back and got it done!
– zuser20160927060439720

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! – kevinb82

James Diaz was my agent in buying my new home in Leland, North Carolina. He is an excellent, exceptional, supportive real estate agent. He not only took the time and effort to explain and navigate through buying a new home construction but was exceptional through the total process. I highly recommend James Diaz to buyers, sellers, friends and family. – cgraham144

It was an absolute pleasure to work with James during our home building process. This was our first time building a home and we weren’t very knowledgeable about the process – with a difficult builder to boot! James was very helpful and knowledgeable throughout the entire process! He was very honest with us in all instances. He negotiated with the builder and didn’t take no for an answer! He was very responsive with all questions we asked, no matter when we asked him and to add to it all, he didn’t abandon us after closing. I would recommend James to anyone looking to purchase a home! Great to work with! – mrsashleynmajors

The true definition of a partner is someone that will educate, help and aid in assisting what your end result will be. With James, he was all of those put together. He is patient, knowledgeable, caring and most importantly a true professional at his job. He made my transaction easy, fun, and hassle free. I would feel highly comfortable recommending him to a first time homebuyer, a veteran of homebuying, or an investor. Thanks James. – Brandon Korman

James Diaz is an excellent agent who helped us find a house that met our needs and more. Moving to NC from the north, we had many questions about housing and James was always there to help us. He answered our questions in a professional and timely manner. James is a dynamic agent who will work for you seven days a week! He listens to you and finds houses that work for you. I was so impressed and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home in the area. – sparepat

James is very friendly and very, very easy to deal with. He explains everything and in such detail, that even I could understand. He never complained about the million texts or emails. He was on top of everything and always got answers for me. I recommend this man for ANY real estate dealings you may have. I hope we can remain friends!! – Karen Jacobson

James Diaz was recommend by friends who had a very positive experience working with him prior to their home purchase. When we first contacted James, we owned 3 houses and he was aware our interest was a) exploring the area which was unfamiliar to us and b) we were not purchasing a 4th house until we sold at least one. Prior to meeting, I tried to give him via email and phone things we liked and didn’t like. When we met, he showed us homes that fit our wishes – if there was something we didn’t like, we told him – he listened, asked good questions, and picked homes we liked. We sold one house and came back and rented in the area for a month – inventory was low but James found a perfect home but we decided as part time residents, it was too much house and we decided we wanted something smaller. He showed us a great single family home that we liked but a second house we owned was under contract and we decided to wait. We left, sold a second home about the same time that James sent us information on a home that had just been listing. We packed the car and drove 900 miles – we relooked at the single family we both liked and the new listing. The same day we entered a contract for the new listing and moved in 14 months after first meeting James. He was always very patient, responsive, professional and fun! This was our 11th home purchase and I’ve had a real estate license for 30 years – I’ve worked with a few great people and many bad ones – I can honestly say that James Diaz is one of the best! – adkskiers

Professional, knowledgeable, courteous, reliable and responsive. Understands his clients needs and works to find the right property. What else can you ask from a Real Estate Professional? – samrose66

I was placed with James through the USAA Movers Advantage program and I couldn’t be happier with who the choice they gave me for a Realtor in my area. James was very attentive and helpful through the entire process from the search to closing. As a new home buyer I was very clueless in the entire process of home buying. He made it very easy and stress free! He answered all of my “newbie” questions and guided me in the right directions to help me make my decision. He was knowledgeable, very honest and up front and you could tell he genuinely cared about his clients and wanted them to be happy with their experience and new home choice! You could tell he was not all about just making the sale! All qualities that I very much appreciated! I have already recommended him to a co worker as I know they will be in good hands!!! – user2677468

James Diaz, was a true professional. I believe James made my transition from Long Island, New York seamless. He was available to answer questions and help with getting all my utilities reassigned under my name. Who to call, when to call. It made things go smoothly it was a great help I feel lucky to have met James Diaz and I would recommend him to anyone without any hesitation. – Nellie Gonzalez

Efficient, knowledgeable and always ahead of the next requirement in the process. Provided a wide range of home choices and styles, also demonstrated in depth experience with the various neighborhoods and development options. James is easy going, no pressure and listens to the clients observations and requests. – orchidlvr2

James was very responsive from the first time we spoke and he did an excellent job is synthesizing everything we told him we liked and disliked resulting in our purchase of the perfect house at an great price! – tessym

We absolutely love James! He was always there when we needed help, considering we are first time buyers, and continues to be there if we have questions. We were on a very tight frame of buying, and James made it work! We plan on using his guidance in the future, every time. – klmoore91

I could not have found a better agent. He has been working with me long distance through email, text and phone. He’s found me painters, handyman, plumbers and tile people. He also listens to me talk about my grandchildren. Lol! – georgeannwilson

First time home buyer, who didn’t have a vast knowledge base of the process. James explained everything in detail, making me feel extremely comfortable and at ease with the entire process from start to finish. I went in with the idea I wanted a specific property but he recommended I look around to ensure that was exactly the what I wanted. After looking, we found a better property that instantly felt like home. I would absolutely recommend James to anyone I know looking to purchase/sell. And would definitely use him again to sell/purchase! – Lauren Poor

James was extremely responsive to any request via email, phone or text. When showing houses, he was knowledgeable about features as well as problem areas. He always provided suggestions for improvements that could be made. He quickly assessed our needs and wants and only showed appropriate houses with a few “thinking out of the box” at our request. Throughout the buying process he was efficient and guided us through any steps needed. He was aggressive in searching for a home in the area we wanted, writing letters to the entire community to procure a seller. He worked his “magic” during negotiations, getting us a fair price and a favorable time schedule. Highly recommend James!
– patriciamccartan

James was a wonderful agent. He went above and beyond, coming to meetings he didn’t have to be at, just to watch out for our interests. He was always available, getting back to us almost immediately when called or texted. He made the process of finding a home relaxing and enjoyable. I would highly recommend him for your real estate search. – user9253246

We put a bid on a bank owned property that required substantial renovations. James guided us through the process of bidding on a foreclosed property. He also was a great help coordinating the various inspections and estimates we had done before we put in our bid. When it came to the actual renovations, he gave us some great suggestions, and even sent us pictures of other listings that gave us ideas on how to design our own kitchen. James is knowledgeable, easy to work with and very caring. We would recommend him to anyone who needs a buyer’s agent. – Jon and Linda

James Was AWESOME to work with. He understood exactly what my wife and I were looking for and helped to find us the perfect fit for our first home. If you’re looking to buy a new house in the Brunswick county or the New Hanover area, this is the man to see!!!! – bcanales910

James has been extremely thorough and helpful as we started the process to build our new home. His knowledge and honesty are appreciated. When issues have arisen with the builder, he has been able to bring resolution to our satisfaction. He also had to expedite information required by the mortgage lender. We believe that James has been instrumental in finalizing the details that will allow the next steps to move forward. We would highly recommend him to any prospective clients! – santucci1938

We had a short window of time to find our home. James was so responsive and listened to our needs to make the process of purchasing a home in 5 days a reality. He knew just what we needed, answered all our questions, and helped us navigate the entire process easily and with professionalism. We were even able to leave a day early when there was an issue at our home in NJ. He took care of all preparations for us to move into our home and took extra steps to make sure we were comfortable with the entire process.
– jmccullough1284

James helped me out every step of the way to help ensure the process of buying my home went smoothly as possible. He was very willing to work with my schedule and was very responsive and professional throughout the entire process. – Vince Tulipani

James was very professional and easy to work with. He kept us up to date along the way and answered all our questions in a timely manner. I would highly recommend him to friends and family looking to buy. – dognibenerph

James was excellent! The biggest aspects I loved about the way he worked with us were: he wasn’t pushy, he was always a text or a phone call away, got us in to view a home quickly, and brought great pros and cons about our selection of homes to consider. Since we weren’t in any hurry to buy a home, James really let us come to him when we found homes we saw interest in and that helped us not feel overwhelmed. He let us go at our own pace and stayed with that pace. Once we got more interested in a home to purchase he was right up to speed and had everything taken care for us. As a first-time home buyer, he really made us feel taken care of and he had lots of contacts to get the right answer to our questions. I appreciated that he brought up downsides about some of the homes we were considering that we hadn’t thought about and those really helped us with our decisions. He has a great attitude and sense of humor. He worked hard for us at all hours of the day and he works with a great team! Thanks again James!
– hrjmyjunk13

James is a very knowledgeable person and a pleasure to work with. He knows the Wilmington area very well. He is honest and will do whatever it takes to make the costumer happy. – jamesmdolan