Real Estate Scorecard applauds one of the leading coastal North Carolina communities continued success

Thursday, 31 December 2015

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Real Estate Scorecard applauds one of the leading coastal North Carolina communities continued success. Brunswick Forest in the Wilmington area celebrated a record year in sales, having welcomed just over 340 families during 2015 to this award-winning, lifestyle-focused community. As the year wound down, sales remained brisk, despite the fact that, traditionally, November and December are slow periods in the real estate market. Forty-five contracts were written and there were 29 closings during the month of November, which was the busiest sales month ever for the community.

All of this sales success and growth has not shifted the original focus of one of the top Wilmington NC communities, which was to create a place for families to live and enjoy an active lifestyle. “We’ve grown considerably in the years since we opened in 2007, but we still maintain a focus on one family at a time,” says Jerry Helms, Brunswick Forest’s director of sales. “We want every family that moves to Brunswick Forest to feel welcomed from the moment they purchase their home site and their green future owners’ sign goes up on their property, to the day they move in to their Brunswick Forest new home and beyond. Our community as a whole is made up of individual families, and we never want to lose sight of that.”

New Neighbors Sarah Sholes and Jay Antonelli

One of the many families that Brunswick Forest welcomed in 2015 is Sarah Sholes and Jay Antonelli—two lovebirds who are anxiously-awaiting their October wedding date. The couple has special ties to the community not only because they built their lovely new home in the Cape Fear National neighborhood of Brunswick Forest, but also because Jay proposed to Sarah on their home site during a routine visit to view construction progress. “It was my idea to go to the lot,” says Sarah. “I remember when we drove up there was a table set up with a white tablecloth. Jay called my father and said, ‘Dick, I got an issue here, I need your help. I’m about to propose to your daughter and I need your approval first.’ That’s when I started crying.” Jay had a little help from the couple’s Brunswick Forest sales executive in planning the small outdoor picnic for the proposal which included a bottle of champagne, chocolates and an antipasti platter. “It’s funny because, afterward, we were sitting there sipping our champagne and enjoying the moment, and there were other people driving by wondering what we were doing,” Sarah says.

Sarah and Jay relocated to Brunswick Forest from Wall Township, New Jersey. When initially considering their move, they knew they wanted live in coastal North Carolina, but did not have a particular community in mind. After visiting Brunswick Forest, they were impressed with the community’s amenities and high-quality home builders. “Every time we came down, we saw something else that we loved,” says Sarah. “Brunswick Forest just offers so many little things that add up. It feels like home to us.”

Resident-Centered Development

The constant additions and expansion of the community that attracted Sarah and Jay is also a key part to the community’s continued success. Brunswick Forest’s emphasis on the small details that make the whole of the community is a central element to the community’s sales strategy. “We are focused on providing a wonderful lifestyle experience for each individual within the community,” says Helms. “With each decision we make as far as additions to the community—whether it be to our builder team or new businesses coming to The Villages—we ultimately have our residents and their well-being in mind.”

Take a peek at Brunswick Forest new homes

Additions to The Villages

Coming in 2016, The Villages at Brunswick Forest will see the addition of several new businesses. This 160-acre commercial town center, located in the front of the community, will welcome an Irish pub, a wine bar, a new Farm Bureau office as well as offices for Berry Financial and CAMS. In addition, Brunswick Forest preferred builder, Legacy Homes by Bill Clark, has plans to open offices within the community in the upcoming year.

Additions to the Builder Team

Straight on the heels of welcoming four new preferred builders to the team in 2015, Brunswick Forest has added another custom home builder in Wilmington to its team for the new year. David Weekley Homes brings several decades’ worth of experience to the community as the largest privately-held home builder in the country, and has plans to build new single-family homes within Brunswick Forest’s upcoming neighborhood, Spring Branch. “A large part of our sales success within the community can be attributed to our partnerships with our builder team,” says Helms. “We align ourselves with some of the best in the industry to help bring the utmost in quality to our customers. I’m excited to have these custom home builders in Wilmington on our team, and I look forward to working with them for years to come as we continue to grow the community, one family at a time.”

Call Brunswick Forest directly at 877-588-4313 to schedule a tour of one of the leading Wilmington NC communities.

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