Our History

Established in 2022, The Saltwater Agency was founded by a group of experienced agents who wanted to change the game in the real estate industry. With a team of nine expert realtors, we have a combined total of over 3,000 career closings and two office locations in Shallotte and Wilmington, covering all coastal NC from Calabash to Topsail Beach. Our top priority is helping our clients achieve their goals, and we treat every client like family, providing first-class care and support throughout the entire buying or selling process. We understand that buying or selling a home can be stressful, which is why we’re always accessible and available to help. If you’re looking for a real estate agency that truly cares about your needs and goals, look no further than The Saltwater Agency. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your real estate dreams!

Our Team

Our Services

What we do: Buyer’s Agent

Our Buyer’s Agents provide personalized service and expert guidance to help you find the perfect property at the right price. We take great pride in our community and work tirelessly to find our clients their dream home in the same area that we have come to know and love. For our out-of-town buyers, we provide a comprehensive tour of the area, showcasing all the hidden gems and local hotspots that make our hometown so special. Our experienced agents have a thorough understanding of the local real estate market, and we use that knowledge to help you navigate the buying process with confidence. From making an offer to negotiating contingencies and closing the deal, we’ll be there every step of the way to make sure your interests are protected. At The Saltwater Agency, we’re committed to providing unparalleled service and support to our clients. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, we’ll take the time to get to know you and your unique needs and preferences. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your real estate goals as your agent!

What we do: Seller’s Agent

Our team of experienced agents is dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible outcome when selling your property. We’ll work tirelessly to ensure that your property sells quickly and for the highest possible price. Our customized marketing plans, which include professional photography, virtual tours, and targeted advertising, will showcase your property to potential buyers. As your Seller’s Agent, we’ll handle all the negotiations on your behalf, working to secure the best possible terms and conditions for your sale. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way and provide regular updates on the progress of your sale. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your real estate goals as your agent in coastal North Carolina.

What Our Clients Say

We are very proud of the service we provide. See what our client have to say about us, our properties and services.

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Holden Beach, NC


Highly likely to recommend | 5.0

Extremely professional and knowledgeable about all the areas we were looking for, and very conscientious about helping us find what we wanted. Mr. O’Conner worked with us over a 24 month period until we found exactly what we desired. In addition, he continued to help facilitate the mortgage process and assisted at various points during the process. This included dealing with the listing agent. I am not sure we would have been able to complete the entire process without him. It was a comfort to us knowing he kept a sharp eye on everything. We now have our dream retirement due to John! I would highly recommend John for all your real estate transactions in the Brunswick county area! Thanks John!

Agent: John O'Conner

Sold a Single Family home in 2022 in Leland, NC

We can’t recommend Seth highly enough! He is straightforward and very knowledgeable. From day one, he steered us in the right direction. He is very responsive with questions and concerns and always answers texts, phone calls and emails in a timely manner. We give Seth high marks in all categories!

Agent: Seth Barbee

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Thomasville, NC

Amanda is amazing! She was very patient with me during the entire process and made sure that she was always available whenever I needed her. She helped me craft an offer on my house that resulted in a fantastic deal. My emails and texts were always answered quickly and she was incredibly patient with all of the questions and worries that I had as a first time homebuyer. If you need to buy or sell a house, go with Amanda. You won’t be sorry!

Agent: Amanda Farabow

Bought a home in 2020 in NC, 27107

Amanda was a great match for us for the first time home buying process. She was always available when we had questions and issues and was involved in every step of the process. Amanda always had patience with us during the whole process and helped us find our perfect home and always worked for us to get the best. If you are in search of a realtor please contact her, she is the absolute best and you won’t go wrong!

Agent: Amanda Farabow

Bought a home in 2023

Mandy is an experienced professional and was very available. She has a great personality and makes the stress of selling and buying a home and selling land easy. Unfortunately, Mandy just helped us find our forever home or I would say we will use her in the future. We will be letting all our friends know about how great Mandy is to work with.

Agent: Mandy Pope

Bought a Single Family home in 2020 in Leland, NC

John was the most helpful and respectful realtor. We worked with John during the most critical time of the Covid Pandemic. Having to do things virtually with regards to buying a new home, was stressful to say the least. However, John made the process smooth and enjoyable! He was extremely responsive to all of our questions. He took the time to show receptive properties virtually and clarify anything that was needed to give us a better understanding of the property. Our experience was successful! We found and purchased a beautiful home, where we are making endless memories. We couldn’t have been happier with the experience we shared with John. We highly recommend him to anyone. We have already given his name to friends and family. We hope to work with him again in the future!

Agent: John O'Conner

Bought a Single Family home in 2020 in Sunset Beach, NC

I love working with Sarah on the purchase of my house lot! She is very knowledgeable about the area, very willing to work on my behalf and is still helping me after the fact. I will definitely enjoy living in the neighborhood that she serves and I will absolutely be referring my friends to her!

Agent: Sarah Herald

Showed home in 2022 in Wilmington

Me and my family just spent the weekend being driven around by Seth in an effort to explore the Wilmington, NC and surrounding area real estate market. Seth provided key data on community size, dates of build-out, builder info, and provided a comprehensive list of communities to review in lead-up to our visit. He was responsive on the phone, email, and text. With Seth’s guidance we narrowed down our list of choices from over a dozen communities to three, all of them being strong contenders for when we move. We will definitely seek to work with Seth when it comes time to purchase property.

Agent: Seth Barbee

Bought a home in 2020 in NC


Steve went out of his way to make sure we found the right home for us. He was there anytime we needed and was always happy to help. You’d be hard pressed to find a more knowledgeable realtor. Thanks again Steve for everything you did for us!

Agent: Stephen Prokop

Sold a Single Family home in 2021 in Sunset Beach


Highly likely to recommend |5.0

When choosing an agent, we had a vast many that my husband and I knew personally. We decided to work with Mandy because of her hard working, go getter personality. If you are looking to sell quickly, call Mandy. In 2 days, she had our house listed and sold in 4 days with multiple offers. Kirk & I would highly recommend Mandy for your selling needs. She’s truly gifted in this profession.

Agent: Mandy Pope