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.
If you are buying or selling a home, James is the one you want to call. I am an interior designer in the home industry and I know many realtors. James is easy going, but he is on it! We worked with him in both the buying and selling process and we are thankful we did. James was thorough, prompt, courteous, patient, logical and professional. He knows his field extremely well. You can stop looking, you've found your realtor.
James was great to work with. Kept us informed and worked with us on offers, inspection and closing. Was very personable and professional. I highly recommend James to anyone wanting to buy or sell their home.
Extremely knowledgeable of the current market. Kept us up to date on all discussions when negotiating price changes, showings and issues. Made excellent recommendations based on knowledge of sales in the area. Honest and trustworthy and a great personality.
I found my experience with James to be extremely professional. I felt comfortable with him knowing he is knowledgeable and completely honest. James not only pointed out the positive but also the negative because he was concerned we found exactly what we wanted. He was such a pleasure to work with and I will recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor.
James did an excellent job helping plan to buy a home and coaching me on what was possible. He also did a great job selecting properties to consider and was very patient with this process. He is very knowledgeable about the market and presented excellent advice about the pros and cons of each property and neighborhood. I selected to have a new construction home built and again James did a beyond expectations job negotiating my deal. He got me everything I asked for and at the price I could afford and that was reasonable. The he helped me get with an outstanding mortgage broker, Joey Milam at Alpha who di the deal for me start to finish inside of 3 weeks! Closed on time and we are delighted with our new home!
James was straightforward with what to expect and was always prompt and easy to get a hold of.
James was also quick to give us lists of vendors for all the work we needed done around the house and worked with them directly which helped tremendously as we lived out of town.
I cannot recommend him enough for how smooth he made selling our house to be.
James knows the area market, prepares an extensive, detailed comparison report to assist in a fair asking price for your home and has a very successful marketing plan for your particular home. After that, it just gets better!
James is a timely and informative communicator, a very perceptive listener and gives encouragement and support when needed. He goes over every detail of an offer and or contract and helps the seller get through the entire selling process. One of the things we liked best about working with James is that he is ALWAYS accessible! We are so glad he worked with us on the recent sale of our home.
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.
He is the best there is! No one can do better than James Diaz. He is the ultimate professional who truly cares on a personal level for his clients. He had been through a tough time with my mother on a previous transaction and he handled it with the utmost understanding. He is a real human being and we can never thank him enough for helping us and my mom.
James was very patient with my husband and myself during our house hunting experience.
We decided on a new build. Unfortunately, during our building process Hurricane Florence hit. The day after Florence hit, James drove to our home to check for any damage. Living in Pennsylvania at the time, it was comforting to hear from him. Fortunately, damage was minor - lost some siding.
We thank James for his support during a rather trying time.
Knowledgeable, thorough, honest, persistent, attentive, and friendly. All good! Highly recommended. James Diaz made the home selling process a lot less stressful.
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.
James was such a joy to work with. I had him covering a lot of ground and price ranges all over the board, he told me it didn't matter he was here to help me find exactly what I wanted. James your the best.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
3 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 3,100 SqFt
3 Bed(s) | 4 Total Bath(s) | 3,026 SqFt
5 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 3,831 SqFt
3 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 2,468 SqFt
LE-PUD Zoning | 0.35 Acre(s)