James Diaz - Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage Realty

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James Diaz

481 Olde Waterford Way Suite 104
Leland, NC 28451
(910) 371-1181
(910) 524-2562
(910) 371-1190
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481 Olde Waterford Way Suite 104, Leland, NC 28451

I am a native of Staten Island, NY. Before moving to the Wilmington area my wife Heidi and I raised our two children in the Hudson Valley area of New York - Newburgh. Our son, Christopher, recently graduated from NC State and is currently living in Charlotte, NC.  Our lively granddaughter, Ella, along with our daughter, Lauren, and son-in-law Adam, live nearby in the Leland area.

As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America I enjoy cooking and entertaining friends and family. For 10 years I worked at the Hotel Thayer at West Point, and then enjoyed 14 years with Paychex, Inc. My wife and I both enjoy participating in social and charitable events in our local community.

I've called North Carolina home for almost 10 years now. During my four years as a Realtor/Broker, I've learned that there is truly a home for everyone - and I look forward to taking you on the journey of home sales and ownership in the Cape Fear region!

I'll steer you in the right direction - whether you are a first time buyer, interested in community lifestyles or starting a new chapter in your life and it's time to sell.

Just say Home James and I'll guide you to success.

What my clients are saying (50)

07/28/2018 - 35 home

James has been the most competent, helpful, attentive, nicest and friendliest agent we have ever worked with. His dedication and constant contact is unmatched. Thank you so much, James!

07/23/2018 - orlando cardona lti

James Diaz is a great agent. He works incredibly hard to find you the right home and explain things in a way for even the most amateur of buyers. I would reccomend Mr. Diaz to anyone buying a home in Wilmington or the surrounding areas and would go to him again in a heartbeat if I needed to buy another home.

07/06/2018 - wsrisher

James is a true professional and was a pleasure to work with. He established quick rapport with the developer, that allowed me to seal the deal quickly. James made himself avaliable throughout the entire building process and provided valuable recommendations during construction. James assited with my final inspections by providing a recommendation for a certified inspector. I'm extremely happy with my new home and the location and, James was an integral part of that. I consider James a friend and highly recommend his services.
Thank you James!

06/25/2018 - dandauer831

James was great! We're from NJ and were looking for a Townhome in the Wilmington area. James took us through the entire process and was able to assist us with all of our North Carolina needs. He continues to be an excellent resource even after the close of the home.

06/24/2018 - mrszoop

In using James we had a very smooth and uneventful sale of our home which is exactly what you want. We have purchased and sold numerous homes all across America and James was the best realtor by far. You won't go wrong in choosing James next time you buy or sell your home.

06/20/2018 - klevintow

Knowledgeable, professional yet very personable, hardworking, upbeat and positive, logical and creative skills, good communicator and provides reliable and timely updates. Highly recommend!

Thank you for your review. Your comments and ratings are very much appreciated!James

05/27/2018 - zuser20180212044858986

James Diaz was an excellent realtor in a tough negotiation for our first time home purchase of our dream home. James was patient and understanding- always a fair representative of both sides. James had a flexible schedule for us and met us at the home several times to address our issues and concerns. James was also present at our closing and came back to our house after to take pictures of us in front of our dream home where we plan to raise our family. James offers honesty, integrity and the transaction was seamless with very little stress. We are forever thankful for James!!

Thank you for your review. Your comments and ratings are very much appreciated! What a beautiful home! James

05/20/2018 - millerruffrider

I was interested in purchasing a home in Compass Pointe, without traveling to NC. James was very helpful, listened to exactly what I wanted and assisted me through the process step by step as I hadn't purchased a home in 50 years. James was available well into the evening hours and helped me through all the electronic paperwork as well. He was always professional, patient and helped coach me through the process from beginning to end. Being this was a long distance transaction, James touched base with me continuously through the process and kept me up to date. I would highly recommend James.

It was a pleasure working with you and your family. I wish you all the best as you begin your southern lifestyle! James

05/03/2018 - goodys1516

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

I enjoyed getting to know you both! I look forward to continuing our friendship.James

04/07/2018 - user93700184

We had a wonderful experience with James Diaz. He was laid back, knowledgeable and very helpful. James showed us exactly what we were looking for and once we decided to purchase a home he took care of everything. James was also extremely helpful with local vendor recommendations as we were new to the area. We highly recommend James Diaz for your real estate needs.

04/06/2018 - amg6586

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!
-The Holly family

03/22/2018 - mooreja7

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.

03/20/2018 - markmoninger

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.

02/05/2018 - lodam

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.

01/30/2018 - johnsafran49

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, 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!

12/18/2017 - triplett sandy

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!

08/31/2017 - user9606378

Our family chose James Diaz to be our realtor on 3 separate occasions. We have 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!
Sincerely, John and Melissa Wiseman

08/31/2017 - kmcrosbyrn03

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!

07/29/2017 - farmerwendy75

My son and I were moving from out-of-state, with a firm budget, and a deadline. James was aware of the difficult task ahead of him, yet he stayed positive that he would find us a place to call home within my budget and timeline. When we had questions, his response time, as well as his knowledge, were excellent. When he showed us listings, he would point out the good and bad features of a home, so we could make an informed decision. I felt that James was most concerned about finding the best home he could for us within our budget, not about selling us a house and moving on to the next client. He even continued to respond to a few questions I had after the closing. James went above and beyond my expectations in finding us a home. I would highly recommend James Diaz as a real estate agent. He is professional, knowledgeable, honest, and caring.

07/28/2017 - Sabrina Orchard

Such a great experience for a first time buyer! He was always there with all of the details and put it my mind at ease! Always available whenever I needed something, even though it took us a while to find the perfect house!

06/22/2017 - cbmorin101

We are first time home-buyers and James was patient, helpful, and friendly for every step of the process. We would recommend him to anyone for his knowledge of the market, flexibility, and professionalism. James is the best!

06/16/2017 - mompool47

James Diaz is very thorough and personable. James was there every step of the way from listing to closing. He offered suggestions for donating items to charity and even helped me replace an outside light bulb! I would highly recommend James Diaz.

06/09/2017 - nfocus03

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!

06/07/2017 - Haly

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!

05/08/2017 - zuser20170103160917137

James has gone beyond what most Realtors would do. He was always professional, pleasant and patient in answering questions and getting information.
Even after the sale he did things to help us transition to the new home.

04/14/2017 - wild8013

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.

03/15/2017 - mrjones3474

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.

03/14/2017 - mnarellirwin

Our agent, James Diaz, was a pleasure to work with! He was easy to talk to and knowledgable 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!

03/11/2017 - Gary or Ingrid

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.

03/11/2017 - vfquinn

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!

03/11/2017 - gleyerly

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.

03/10/2017 - Christina Westbrooks

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.

03/09/2017 - user5394101

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 withj 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

01/26/2017 - bstznut

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.

12/23/2016 - zuser20160927060439720

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!

11/14/2016 - dpickman

James had provided exceptional customer service and excellent follow through skills. He was in communication with the realtor who was selling our home to assist with the timing and coordination of the sell and purchase. A true and caring professional at his job. I would recommend him to anyone who is seeking exceptional service and devotion to his job. Thanks James for all of your hard work and dedication.

10/10/2016 - kevinb82

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!

09/29/2016 - cgraham144

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.

09/26/2016 - mrsashleynmajors

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!

08/09/2016 - Brandon Korman

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

07/30/2016 - sparepat

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.

07/19/2016 - Karen Jacobson

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!!

05/25/2016 - adkskiers

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!

04/11/2016 - samrose66

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

12/19/2015 - user2677468

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 knowledgable, 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!!!

11/21/2015 - scotter scala1

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 any one without any hesitation. Nellie Gonzalez

09/18/2015 - orchidlvr2

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.

09/08/2015 - tessym

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!

07/14/2015 - klmoore91

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, everytime

07/06/2015 - georgeannwilson

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

Active Listings (11)

Property Address Details Price
1040 Club Court, Belville, NC 28451 - Belville, NC real estate listing
1040 Club Court
Belville, NC 28451
4 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 3,593 SqFt$499,000
1016 Sandy Grove Place, Leland, NC 28451 - Leland, NC real estate listing
1016 Sandy Grove Place
Leland, NC 28451
3 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 2,587 SqFt$439,000
2182 Talmage Drive, Leland, NC 28451 - Leland, NC real estate listing
2182 Talmage Drive
Leland, NC 28451
3 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 3,283 SqFt$425,000
36 N Lamplighters Walk, Hampstead, NC 28443 - Hampstead, NC real estate listing
36 N Lamplighters Walk
Hampstead, NC 28443
3 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 2,770 SqFt$369,900
1054 Stonebridge Lane, Leland, NC 28451 - Leland, NC real estate listing
1054 Stonebridge Lane
Leland, NC 28451
3 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 2,485 SqFt$344,900
1017 Ginger Lily Way, Leland, NC 28451 - Leland, NC real estate listing
1017 Ginger Lily Way
Leland, NC 28451
3 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 2,542 SqFt$339,900
1626 Grandiflora Drive, Leland, NC 28451 - Leland, NC real estate listing
1626 Grandiflora Drive
Leland, NC 28451
3 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 2,438 SqFt$339,000
2115 Talmage Drive, Leland, NC 28451 - Leland, NC real estate listing
2115 Talmage Drive
Leland, NC 28451
3 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,535 SqFt$279,900
3224 Gardenwood Drive, Leland, NC 28451 - Leland, NC real estate listing
3224 Gardenwood Drive
Leland, NC 28451
2 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,830 SqFt$279,900
1132 Jordan Lake Court, Leland, NC 28451 - Leland, NC real estate listing
1132 Jordan Lake Court
Leland, NC 28451
3 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,563 SqFt$215,000
1007 Dowling Court, Leland, NC 28451 - Leland, NC real estate listing
1007 Dowling Court
Leland, NC 28451
LE-PUD Zoning | 0.29 Acre(s)$130,000

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