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New Construction
4 Bed 4 Bath Home
Oceanview 2nd Row
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Holden Beach Canal House
3 Bed 2 Bath Canal Home
Floating Dock and Pier
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Holden Beach Oceanfront Lot
250 ft Oceanfront Lot on HB
385 Ocean Blvd. West
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Holden Beach Oceanfront Condo
2 Bed 2 Bath Condo
Holden Beach Oceanfront
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From the time we encountered Martha, we were impressed with her knowledge of the local real estate market, along with her energy and availability to meet our needs as well as accommodate herself to our erratic schedules. When we called she made herself available, when we asked questions, she had or promptly produced answers. She has been a font of information regarding shopping, contractors, repair services, restaurants, and even veterinary services, all of which are essential to people who are moving into a new location. Driving to the various locations with her was like being on a paid guided tour.

We are very appreciative for her help in getting us into our new home in record time. We recommend her agency and services to anyone looking to purchase in the Ocean Isle and Holden Beach areas.

Elizabeth and Gerard Devine


I can't thank you enough for your help and assistance with the sale of our family canal home on Holden Beach. In spite of the current market, an agent from your office provided the buyer, and we were in contract within 17 days of listing! Given that we are located out of town; your help arranging for cleaning, patching and prepping the house for sale was exceptional and very reasonable. Everything you said you & your company would do for us you did. I also want to compliment you on your exceptional and well ranked Holden Beach Real Estate Website, as I believe featuring our beach cottage on your home page helped to facilitate a quick sale.

For a pleasant, professional and efficient experience, I will always highly recommend Martha Lee with Martha Lee Realty.

Sincerely, thanks very much
Wayne Rohde
Pace Financial Group LLC
191 West Nationwide Blvd., Suite 150
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Dear Martha Lee,

Just in case you do not already know this, I want to make you aware of the professionalism
of one of your agents, Brent Shaver. Brent was the Agent On Duty one Sunday afternoon in
February when we met. I immediately liked him. He's so energetic and eager to please ( not
pushy ) and somehow has all the answers. Brent went above and beyond my expectations of
a Realtor. He helped me close a quite strenuous deal on May 4th at 108 Salisbury Street on
Holden Beach. My hat is off to Brent Shaver. Truly he is an asset to your company.


Bonnie Fish


How fortunate was I to have you on the receiving end of my first phone call to Martha
Lee Realty!

It has been a pleasure to work through this purchase with you. Martha Lee Realty is
blessed to have you as a representative. You are genuine, thorough, professional, and
a realtor I will happily refer to everyone I know.

Thank You,


You know I love you guys at Martha Lee Realty. You were extremely helpful in putting my home on Holden Beach on the market. I loved it that we got an offer the day the sign went in the yard. Go figure?? and then to think we would be under contract within 7 days, I was trilled! Even when things got frustrating with the bad storm we had and the roof leaking, you hung in there with me and kept me on task to complete repairs and prepare for Closing. you guys are great!

What I love in a company is integrity, genuine compassion, and lots of flexibility. You gave all of this to me, and I thank you. It has been an honor to work with you, and your staff at Holden and at Ocean Isle Beach. I know if I were to call you ever again you would assist me. I will definitely recommend Martha Lee Realty to anyone needing real estate assistance and help in the Holden Beach area. You guys are awesome, and I can't wait to see you in the spring. Love you Martha.

Karen Glass

To the Broker-In-Charge of Martha Lee Realty:

It has been two weeks today that we closed on the property at 115 Lumberton Street, Holden Beach. Barbara Andrews was our agent. We just wanted to tell you about our fantastic experience with Barbara. From the moment we met her we were impressed with her professional, low key, super sweet personality. In the last 25 years we have been a part of many real estate transactions, none that were handled with such professionalism and knowledge as that we experienced with Barbara. There was no question that went unanswered or phone call that wasn't’t returned within minutes. In the beginning when we had not settled on a house, Barbara always made the time to meet with us on short notice or could tell us about the property, pros and cons. She never discouraged our interests but helped us see how each property could meet our needs. When we settled on 115 Lumberton, negotiations went smoothly and quickly. When that turned into a short sale and we were faced with a situation that we had never encountered, Barbara explained the process each step of the way and kept us informed of the progress or non-progress (which seemed to be the norm).

During those two long months of short sale negotiations, Barbara always, always stayed positive saying “don’t give up, I know things will work out” when we would become discouraged. She was so upbeat and encouraging, that it made us keep going. She never wavered in her convictions or sounded upset on the phone. At long last we closed on the property exactly on the day we had hoped and our 2 children were able to spend 4 wonderful days with us.

On the afternoon after closing, I finally sat down and looked over the paperwork closely and then realized that Barbara’s commission amount seemed to be lower than I thought it should be. In our next conversation I enquired about that and she stated that there had indeed been an error, but to correct this would have delayed the closing. We could not believe that she had done that for us and never mentioned it. What integrity and selflessness.

In conclusion, we owe our deepest appreciation to Barbara Andrews for a job not just well done but exceptionally well executed. Barbara, we will always remember you in our hearts as the agent who helped make our dream come true. We wish you all the best.


Sitthisin and Gaye Watanasiriroch


I looked at the site this morning and I want to tell you again what a beautiful job you've done. You took the best picture we've ever had of the house--the sun and shadows are gorgeous! You copy is professional and inviting too.

A tidbit--in Welsh mythology Avalon is a place where kings go to rest their spirits. It was our plan from the beginning that Avalon be worry-free and restful.

Thanks for all of your attention to our listing, Lee. If effort would ever sell a house, ours would already be off the market!


Thanks, Martha.

We're off to Washington for a few days until Wednesday. Then on Friday it's Philadelphia to pick up our Bermuda cruise. Be back sometime after the 1st of Nov. Perhaps we can swing by after that.
You've made all this very easy for us. We appreciate what you have done.

Charlie & Rose Ann


I am so impressed with your work. You just listed my lot at Oyster Harbour two days ago, and it sold today at full asking price. That is truly amazing.
Great job! Thank you so much!

Virginia Clark


What a great experience it was working with you on the sale of our lot in Oyster Harbour. You were very easy to stay in touch with, you constantly kept us up to date on the activities while the lot was for sale, and your suggestions on improving the lot were valuable. We listed the lot with you Sept. 22, 2005, and one month later we had an offer that turned into the sale of the lot. You went beyond our expectations.

Thank you,

Dennis and Barbara Gesse

I have nothing but praise for Martha Lee and her staff. Martha approached me in early December 2005 about re listing my St. James Marina property, assuring me that she should be able to have it sold by the end of January 2006. I did re-list it and it did sell before the end of January. I have another property in SeaScape that I plan to list with Martha Lee Realty; however, to their credit I was advised to delay this listing until the market conditions improve for SeaScape. It has been my experience that most real estate firms would do anything to get me to list the property now. I very much appreciate the professionalism of Martha Lee and her staff.

John Dail
J. Arthur Dail, Inc.

Martha is excellent, she really knows Oyster Harbour. It didn't matter that I was on the other side of the country, she was very quick to respond and had all of the resources I needed. Best of all, she had my property listed on July 5th and under contract by July 11th!
Success speaks for itself...

Chris Maguire
Portland, Oregon

Thanks Lee. We are going to forward on to mortgage companies Monday am. We are very excited. God always has a plan!! This one will work out so much better for us. The price and furnishings alone are such a savings!!! Plus with the rental income for the year already, it is great!!! With our new addition in May, "God willing!!!", we will want to come down and enjoy it with her, Jess and Nick. Everything always works out.

You have been wonderful and are a blessing to us!!!


Thank you so much for your email...we feel really blessed to have "found" YOU! We are so pleased with our new home...I talked to the builder on Monday - he needs us to be there to have the garage door repaired and we still need help with the sprinkler system...our neighbor showed us how to turn it on...but lots of the sprinkler heads are turned the wrong way...one is spraying on the neighbors house....BUT they said to call and let them know when we would be back and they would make an appointment for all this.....and we will stay in touch - we would love to have dinner with you and your wife, Nancy. Again - THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Talk to you soon!


Dear Clyde!

I just wanted you to know that you made my day today! You are an absolute joy to be around. Thanks so much for the warm welcome you extended to my husband and I. You made our time with you most enjoyable and your dog……….I just love! I look forward to building a winning relationship with you and your office staff. Thank-you so much for the kind words you said about me to your client, Lia. I really appreciate it. And thank-you for giving me the opportunity to serve her! Serving others is the key to success but most importantly……happiness!

Kindest regards,

Renee Britt
Community Specialist
The Waterford Company of the Carolinas

Hey, Lee.

It was even greater than we could have imagined. Clay learned to ride his bike on Saturday, and by Sunday morning we all rode to the beach. Graham can go to the pier on his own (he and I snuck off fishing early Sun. Our neighbors are happy to have kids in the neighborhood (I hope that lasts!) One retired couple was so inspired by Clay's commitment that they took their bikes out of storage and toured the "hood". Lindley is totally in love with the Kowabungalow. It was hard to leave, and I'm plotting a way back down before Memorial day.

J.S. Myers


Thanks so much for your hard work on selling our Oyster Harbour lot. As out of state owners who are full time real estate investors, we appreciate having a broker who is onsite to help us with our transactions and who gets us the exact price we are looking for!

Tom Burns
Managing Partner
Toro Properties Group

Dear Martha Lee,

I don't know if you remember us or not but we met you a couple of weeks ago. We are working with Doug Kivett in finding us either a piece of land or a community and/or both. I am writing this to you because what I have to say needs to be said. Working with realtors many times I have not met one quite like Doug. I was impressed by a number of things:

#1) he returned my phone calls in a timely manner;
#2) he did what he said he was going to do. If he said I'll send you listings this afternoon, it was done;
#3) He answered the phone each and every time as if he was glad I called and seemed genuinely interested in talking to me and by the way, took the time to talk to me;
#4) He was an extremely good listener and after talking with us over the phone and meeting us in person, he knew exactly what we were looking for and reminded us of that fact more than once when we seemed to vacillate;
#5) he took us out to lunch (always an important thing, you know)'
#6) he gave us good advice about other communities and continued to ask us questions to make sure we were all on the same track;
#7) he became our hero when we finally found a piece of land we wanted and he fought for us to have it. He is by far the most likeable realtor we have met and as our dearest friends commented after meeting him and knowing all that he has done for us: "Tell Doug we think he is one class act." I mean, having this kind of experience doesn't come along all the time.

Doug is the kind of man who has character and shows it in his work. I know this because I'm a psychoanalyst and I know good character when I see it. I found him to be honest and also one more important thing: he was not manipulative like other realtors can tend to be. He remained objective, honest, and caring. He is the kind of person both my husband and I would like to get to know better as a friend when we settle in that area. And believe me we are picky about our friends.

Please pass this message on to Doug. He deserves this kind of recognition and more.

Dr. Connie Numbers

Dear Martha

On Tuesday I had the opportunity to show your home listing at 141 Carolina, Holden Beach. Thank you for providing me the opportunity to show this lovely home. We had a change of schedule on Tuesday, instead of looking at homes on Ocean Isle my clients decide they preferred Holden Beach, therefore, I had not had the opportunity to call in advance to make arrangements to view your properties. The folks in your office were very courteous and helpful when I called at the last minute requesting to view some of your home listings. Please send a long my sincere thanks to those who were manning the phones on Tuesday, and to Bob Lawrence who made a special effort to return my phone call regarding his listing.

Deborah Ahlers

Martha Lee,

Thank you for sharing these great properties with us, we are still reviewing our options and would appreciate your keeping us informed on other properties that come on the market. I am in the process of reviewing new business opportunities and will let you know what or decision of moving or investing in one of your properties is by April or May.

Thanks again

Len Alcaro

Hello Martha Lee:

I received your letter yesterday outlining the outstanding progress that you've made with sales in Oyster Harbour. I want to thank you for being our ambassador. You have done a wonderful job of marketing Oyster Harbour, in spite of the "bumps in the road" we've encountered (signs or no signs?
gate open or closed? rear gate or no rear gate?). You have done more for this community than anyone, and I want you to know that your efforts are appreciated.

I attempted to contact you by telephone once before, after I resigned from the board, but my call was never returned. I was not sure whether this was intentional on your part or not, but I hope that it was an oversight and not a slight as a result of my not scheduling a meeting with you prior to the April 8 board meeting.

After reading your letter, and upon the strong urging of my husband, I feel the need to clarify some things that you may or may not know. While I was board president, I did everything in my power to get the board to meet with you and work with you on the issues at hand, to no avail. The majority of the board at that time, however, against my strong opposition, voted to forbid any board member from having discussions regarding Oyster Harbour's rear gate with Martha Lee or her associates, citing that this was not an issue with which the board should be involved. This was, in fact, one of the issues that impacted my decision to finally resign.

I don't know what happened to change the minds of the remaining board members, and I don't really care. I can only say that I am grateful that the board ultimately changed it's stance on this and finally met with you to attempt to resolve the rear gate issue with your help. Better late than never.

I wish you all the best, and I want you to know that I am grateful for all you've done for Oyster Harbour. The community is all the better as a result of your efforts.

Mary Beth Bell

Dear Clyde,

We want to thank you for your help in our search for a prospective new home for our relocation and retirement. The information you supplied and the time spent with us is very much appreciated.

Having spent many years in the real estate business myself, I understand how hard it can be to orient someone who knows little about the area market. As obvious "tire-kickers", Elaine and I are grateful for your welcoming attitude, patience, and professional approach to our "discovery tour".

We've all but decided to focus on the Calabash area of NC, but with your help, we feel well educated about the attractions of the area you showed us, and would have no difficulty in referring anyone to you for competent real estate services.

Thanks again.

Jeff and Elaine MacConnell

When I started house hunting I first used the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce website. This is where I came to know Martha Lee Realty After surfing their website for properties I decided to call. Mr Jim Coffey answered as the agent on duty and quickly set out to assist me in my real estate needs. After a few conversations, Jim presented me with a comprehensive layout of properties for me to view. He eased the fear and lightened the load of purchasing property from out of state. The professional and courteous assistance given to me reflects that he genuine cares for his clients. He handled my queries in a timely and efficient manner. All my questions were responded to rapidly. Mr. Coffey provided the highest quality of service. With Jim's contributions, I believe he will be a top producer for Martha Lee Realty and his conscientious, dedicated service and willingness to go the extra mile reflect great credit upon himself and the success of the real estate network. I extend my gratitude and appreciation for his support which exceeded my expectations.

Susan Krs
1883 Duck Haven Ave SW
Supply, NC

my name is Ed Gartner and I am now the proud owner of Fast Eddie's Texaco Xpress Lube Plus. This venture was made possible because of the support of my real estate professionals at Martha Lee Realty. When I called from N.J. Martha Lee Realty put together several properties base on my needs and gave me alot to view. When I arrived in July MLR Broker arranged to meet with my wife and I. She came well prepared and highly motivated to find a building for my needs. We spent 2 day looking at properties and then we found my current location the only problem was it was not for sale. That did not stop Martha Lee Realty. They tracked down the original owner, put us together, and the rest is history. My heart felt thanks go out to Martha Lee Realty

Ed Gartner
Fast Eddie's Texaco Xpress Lube Plus 120 Holden Beach Rd. Shallotte, N. C. 28470

My wife and I were purchasing a home in North Carolina while living in Southern California. Our situation was unique in that we were unable travel out to view the properties. In addition we were on an accelerated timeline, needed to get into a home quickly, and would be conducting a by-phone closing.

Joe Hutchins took the time to understand precisely what we were looking for. In addition to finding us exactly what we wanted he was our eyes and ears while we could not be there. He kept in constant contact and kept us fully aware of what to expect. He went above and beyond our high expectations. We consider him a great agent and good friend and look forward to working with him in the future. We do not hesitate to refer Joe Hutchens of Martha Lee Realty to our family and friends.


Roger and Nancy Peeples

I want to compliment J.D. Joyner and tell you what a wonderful job he did assisting us with our lot purchase in River Bluff. Your real estate office is very professional, and very friendly, and I want to tell you how happy we are. My husband and I feel very good about this purchase. Thank you

Claudia Callender

Latham, N.Y.


I wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was to work with you and your staff, especially Joe Hutchens, who did an excellent job helping me look for property on Holden Beach. We looked at every option including lots, condos, 2nd row, and canal houses, then worked through the all details to determine what the best options were for my family from both an investment and personal perspective. His knowledge of the area was excellent and it was clear that the entire Martha Lee Realty team openly shared information so their clients essentially leverage the knowledge of the entire staff. That is a huge advantage when investigating any property, but especially beach property. Joe was clearly working for my interests, has outstanding integrity, and was a great guy to spend afternoons with while looking for property. He went to bat for us during contract negotiations and we were able to purchase a nice property significantly under market value.

Where there is a great team, there is a great leader.... thanks for all your hard work to groom a great organization and thanks to Joe and your team for their efforts on my behalf. It was a pleasure !

Kent Green
Vibration Technical Team Leader

Cyndi was a superb agent for us. We are very pleased with our purchase, and will recommend her to anyone who is looking for a real estate agent in the Sunset Beach, Myrtle Beach areas.

Also, thank you and Cyndi for the beautiful Martha Lee "Blue Crab" print which we display with pride in our condo at Colony I. We have vacationed in Ocean City Md each summer for over 30 years and always look forward to crabbing (catching blue crabs) in the Chesapeake Bay. You have perfectly captured its likeness in your painting.

Jim Baker

From the first phone call to the signing of the contract for the purchase of our new home, the Holden sales team at Martha Lee Realty displayed an intimate knowledge of the properties that were for sale in the area and made the purchasing process an easy one! They listened to what was important to us, asked the right questions, which enabled us to quickly make the decision to buy. Everyone we came into contact with at their office is professional and knowledgeable. They provided quick turnaround to our many our phone calls and emails. We consider them not only our Realtor but also our new
friends at the Beach. Although we purchased our home in July, we still call their office when we need
advice about the Holden Beach area.

Your friends,
Al & Trish Lodovichetti

To Martha Lee Reality

To Whom It Concerns,

I, Rick Moore, am very pleased with the service that I received from your real estate company. The agent, JD Joyner, was aware of the market values of houses in the area and provided detailed reports to substantiate these values. JD’s communication was always prompt and displayed a caring and supportive impression. What is most impressive; is when the buyer’s agent and the buyer’s both comment on his pleasantness and how easy it is to work with JD. His calming effect in the stress of selling a house is in direct proportion to his Christian beliefs. JD, it was my pleasure to have you as my agent.

Rick Moore

Hello Bob...

Good morning to you ..Thank you so much for your help this past weekend. I really appreciated everything that you did for us. Please send me a list of contractor's inspector or just call one up for me. Please let me by my cell phone if the seller's accepted my often or not.
Again ,thanks for your hard work to in finding something for us to spend time at the beach.
Blessings to you.

Take care,


I just wanted to drop you an email and thank you for all of your help. We will be coming down on July 9-21 and hopefully we can hook up. Maybe we will have time for a round of golf!?!? I'm sure you are really busy but it would be nice to see you. Connie and I are going to move down within 2 years so I hope that you are still selling Real Estate. You made it very easy for us to purchase our condo and being in sales I know that the % wasn't the greatest so I would like to treat you to a round of golf and Dinner for you and your wife. I hope all is well and when you get a chance please email me.

Thanks again!!!
Kevin and Connie Fine.


I just wanted to let you know how much Connie and I appreciate the time that you spent with us on our "condo hunting mission". Being in sales myself I know that sometimes it's not always easy to get people exactly what they are looking for. You spent the time with us and got us exactly what we
wanted at a fair price for both parties. I called my insurance agent {in NY} and a girl in the office there bought a unit in Sandpiper Bay in march!! What a small world it really is in Sunset Beach N.C.!! I have contacted an agent in Shallotte for our insurance and we should be closing in 2 weeks and
will have our money then. I hope that you are enjoying your couple of day's off with your family and we look forward to finishing this deal and working with you on it. Thanks again for such a pleasant experience.

Kevin Fine.


Thank you so much for all the work you did for us on the mobile home. We're still looking for a vacation spot to buy in your area. If you find anything that you think we might be interested in, would you send it to us to view.

We have 3 that we're talking over right now.

I must say we we're excited about the other one that got away. I guess it just wasn't meant to be.

Thanks again Bob you're a nice man and did a great job for us!!

Lucy and Don---and the babies (dogs) runt and will



Martha Lee was our realtor when we were looking for property in the brunswick islands. She was so helpful and was willing to do whatever it took to find us just what we were looking for. Our search started "on-line" as we live in columbia, south carolina and we wanted to see what was available. Her website was helpful and easy to use. After the web search, I followed up by phoning several of the realtors I found on the web. Martha Lee was eager to help us start our search and immediately set up an appointment for us to come and view some properties. When we arrived at her office later that week, she treated us like we were her only clients. She had an information packet put together with all the details about each of the properties we were going to see as well as some general information about holden beach and ocean isle. We were most impressed by her hard working attitude, and great customer service skills. We knew immediately that we would buy our beach home from Martha, and have been thrilled with our choice. Thanks Martha!!!!


Pat and Bill Felmly

To owner or sales manager,

My wife and I had the most pleasant real estate experience of our lives with Bob. We had a very limited time frame to look at condos and he spent alot of time before we came down and with us in our "condo hunting mission". Being in sales myself I know how difficult it can be sometimes to help people find what they are looking for. Bob was with us every step of the way and listened to us and got us what we wanted for the price that we wanted to spend. I know that the commission that Bob will make on this transaction is minimal, but he still treated us like we were buying a million dollar property. He should be commended on his professionalism, integrity, and honesty. All hard traits to find in today's
society. We plan to move permanently to N.C. in the future and hopefully at that time Bob will still be selling real estate, because he is the only guy that we will deal with. Thanks to Bob again and we are looking forward to closing on our condo at Sandpiper Bay.

Kevin and Connie Fine
Jim Moroney's Harley-Davidson Sales manager

Martha Lee and Martha Lee Realty represented my husband and me in the purchase of a small beach house in Yaupon last January. Martha made us feel that our questions and concerns were as important to her as those of her wealthiest clients. Phone calls and e-mails were returned promptly and there was never any doubt that she was on our side throughout the transaction. We always recommend Martha Lee and her associates to friends and acquaintances who express an interest in buying a home in this area. She and her company are a real pleasure with which to do business.

Shayne and Edgar Martin

We have found Martha Lee Realty to be a very fine real estate firm. Martha is clearly a leader in the use of technology in selling real estate. We were first introduced to Martha several years ago as a result of our internet search for beach property. We were so impressed with her web site and subsequent follow-through on our requests for information, that we used her firm to purchase an ocean-front lot without ever having visited it. Martha has faithfully kept us updated on the appreciation of our property and always responded very promptly to our requests for information.
Needless to say, we plan on using Martha Lee Realty for future real estate transactions in the Brunswick beaches market.

Bill Scher and El

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