Over the past 10 years, Joel has built an extensive knowledge base. His diverse experience encompasses the acquisition and sale of a wide variety of real estate, from starter homes, investment properties and coastal estates, to luxury condominium, 1031 exchanges, manufactured homes, bank owned properties and vacation rentals.
A native of North Carolina and a Wilmington resident since 1995, Joel has a comprehensive understanding of local property values, school districts, and subdivisions. An educated professional and astute business sense, he realized his natural aptitude for sales and affinity for working with people from building a successful furniture import business with his family.
Though he has earned referrals and trust as a result of his vast expertise in the Northeast Wilmington market, as he has lived there for many years, Joel is always willing to travel wherever the interests of his clients should take him.
Joel enjoys sharing his extensive local knowledge and putting his negotiating skills to work for the benefit of his clients.
This was our second house that Joel helped us purchase. He was always very responsive and easy to get a hold of. If he didn’t have the answer he would get the answer quickly and thoroughly. We enjoyed working with Joel.
My husband and I were looking for our first home and could not have chosen a better realtor than Joel! Joel was extremely knowledgeable in regard to pricing, long-term value, location, and more... He took the time to understand our wants and needs and what we were looking for -- and we were in a serious time crunch! He treated us as his most important clients, though I know he had a lot on his plate. He helped us navigate a lot of the stressful parts of buying a home and supported us from start to finish. Even though we had just met Joel, we felt like we had a friend who was keeping our best interests in mind. I highly recommend Joel for any and all of your real estate needs!
Simply put, Joel is the best! He is responsive, honest, and works for you. He listens to your needs and wants and will help you find your perfect home. Having purchased two homes with Joel and sold one, he displays his vast knowledge of the market and trends.
Joel did an outstanding job listing our home. He held a brokers luncheon, featured our home on realtor magazine, photography and drone were beautiful.
Our experience with selling our home and buying our new home was nothing short of amazing with Joel! He was there for us every step of the way and always made us feel like we were his #1 priority. There were many late night or weekend questions we had and he never hesitated to help us no matter the time of day! He is super knowledgeable and made us feel at ease with the whole process. We cannot thank him enough for his guidance!
Great to work with, works at your pace and works for what you want. Listed and sold our home ( multiple offers in a short time frame. Helped us purchase new home and purchase well below listed price.
Joel is simply amazing at what he does. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient and giving of his time. He knows the business of selling a house well from addressing damage from the recent hurricanes and preparing the house for listing to closing, I felt extremely comfortable and confident working with Joel. Joel took the time to understand my needs and was patient throughout the entire process. Thank you, Joel, for going above and beyond my expectations! I would most definitely recommend Joel to anyone who needs a professional, knowledgeable and experienced realtor.
I was in a rush to gather some local real estate knowledge to help me make a decision on selling a home. I contacted Joel over a weekend. He immediately made himself available to educate me on the market and property values, including lots of great comp data. Throughout, he was highly professional, knowledgeable and responsive. A fantastic experience all around. Thanks Joel.
Joel was professional and super helpful in his negotiating skills and helping us to get the best results in the sale of our home. We would definitely recommend him for any of your housing needs.
I just worked with Joel a second time to buy and sell a homes. Joel knows the market, is extremely personable and quickly responds to any of your requests. Great guy and great realtor.
Loved working with Joel twice within 2 years! Joel is professional, attentive to detail and very easy to work with. I can highly recommend him to anyone seeking a truly professional Realtor.
Joel went above and beyond from showing properties to negotiating a contract to the closing. A true professional who has been absolutely great to work with!
My wife Amy and I could not be more grateful to have had Joel be our agent! He was extremely professional and got our house sold literally in 3 days! I recommend Joel not only because he's an outstanding agent, but because he's also an outstanding person!
Joel was recommended to me by a friend. Best decision I could have made. Very prompt, very professional, and very flexible. I work 3rd shift and Joel had no problem working around my schedule. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anybody.
Joel made our experience of buying our first home incredibly easy and stress-free. He is a true expert in his field and an advocate for his clients. He will make sure you will get your dream house at the best price! He is extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with!
Joel was very patient and a pleasure to be around! I always looked forward to our house searches together. I was not in the market for a new home but I'm so happy he suggested Belle Meade!!! I felt very comfortable asking any question and i had a lot of them since it had been 19 years since i had bought a house. So glad he was my agent for both selling my house and for the purchase of my new one!
Joel was very professional and thorough during our search for a home in Wilmington. I have and will recommend him to others who are looking to purchase or sell in the area.
Can't say enough about Joel, Top notch real estate professional! he listed our home and had it sold in 2 days and helped us on the purchase of our new home as well. Very professional and we have referred him to several friends and will continue to use him on any future sales or purchases. You can definitely count on Joel to help with any real estate needs!! Thanks again Joel
My house was listed for a day before I had an offer. I had to close on my house while I was out of town on business and Joel took care of all the leg work I would have normally had to do prior to the house closing. I would suggest him for any real estate transaction you may need.
I ran into Joel by inquiring a home with him as the listing agent. After we met at the property and spoke for a bit about what I was looking for, it was just smooth sailing from then on. We looked at several properties together and had an answer for every question I had, he did his research before we even walked in the door. My journey from "Hi Joel, I'm just looking, I might buy a house" to "I just bought a house" was less than three months. This was my first home purchase and I can say with certainty because of his help the stress was non-existent. He helped me find what I was looking for did everything he could to ensure I got it, and I did! I couldn't recommend him enough to anyone buying or selling a house. This is your guy.
Joel did an amazing job selling our home. He hired a great photographer to take amazing photos of our home. Advised us many things we did know went along with selling our home. We were able to get more for our home then when even thought possible. It was a pleasure and a blessing having him help us sell our home!!
Joel was incredibly patient with us throughout the entire process. He worked with us for over 2 years while we painstakingly made all the decisions involved in selling our home and purchasing another home. He made us feel as if we were his only clients, negotiated everything in our favor and made sure everything went smoothly. We are now living in the perfect house, one we were able to spot the hour it came on the market thanks to the portal Joel set up for us. We were never late to the listing game, and he did everything possible to ensure we could see any and every home right away. We are so appreciative of Joel's patience, consistency, hard work, and dedication.
Best of the best! Our experience with Joel was nothing less than outstanding. As we were not exactly sure as to what we were looking for, Joel demonstrated excellent listening skills, a great mastery and knowledge of the local area, and appropriately challenged us to consider homes outside of our comfort zone in order to better define our search. In the end Joel helped us find the perfect home for us - we could not be more satisfied. During the negotiation process, he was realistic, supportive, assertive, and most importantly, effective. Having purchased several homes throughout our lifetimes, this was without question the best experience we have ever had working with a realtor!
Joel sheesley is very knowledgeable and he truly careing. To be first time home buyer I was unaware of all the processes and procedures that came with the home buying process. Joel coached me through the entire process from loan to close and beyond. If tour looking for first class service, look no further.
Joel is out for your best interest. He spent countless hours trying to find our family all the things we were looking for in a home. He is a trained professional full of integrity and I would most definitely recommend him to absolutely anyone in any situation. I can't say enough good things about him!
Extremely knowledgable in every aspect of the business. He was very helpful and was available all the time which is a huge plus and has no problem taking lots of calls for whatever questions you have. He really worked hard to find the house that I wanted in the area I wanted and the price that fit me best. He was the best realtor I've ever dealt with by far
Just closed on our first home with Joel! He's awesome. He found us the perfect place and was a pleasure to work with. His knowledge and expertise are unmatched. He is definitely the expert realtor! Choose Joel, he's the best.
Very patient& knowledgeable. Willing to look at listings multiple times. Kept my expectations realistic. Negotiated price of house we were buying from owner to more in line with others sold in neighboring communities
We were very pleased to have listed our home for sale with Joel. He provided a personal and professional experience during the entire process of listing to closing. Joel responded promptly to answer any and all questions. He insured we were informed about each step along the way. We would certainly seek Joel's real estate expertise if needed again in the future.
I am not good at reviews, so I am going to get rite to the point. Joel is an excellent agent, and I would highly recommend him. If I have to buy or sell a house again, I will defiantly use Joel again.
Joel did a great job for us from start to finish. As out-of-town purchaser's, he was instrumental in finding a home and even helped with our renovation and when it came time to Sell, we of course went with him again. I would highly recommend Joel as his insight into the local market helped us tremendously with letting us know the "extra things" we needed to do for a quick sell!
Joel is a fantastic realtor! He's helped me buy and sell a few homes and I appreciate his attention to detail, patience and market knowledge. Joel's marketing team with their professional pictures and videos far surpassed my previous experiences. I recommend Joel to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home.
Joel went above and beyond to help us find a house in Wilmington. My wife and I love riding our bikes from our house to the beach. He helped us locate a 3 bedroom house in our budget.
Very professional, And Knows everything about the area. I was a hard one to find a house for. And he did it. And was very helpful . I will be using Joel in any future home buying or selling i do.
Joel was an absolute pleasure to work with...always available, full of knowledge and extremely personable! Whether I called for neighborhood and school information, purchase/financing options, or to simply relay some of the challenges involved with relocating from overseas, Joel listened and provided some positive input. I would definitely use Joel to sell/purchase a home in the future.
Joel did an excellent job handling the sale of my house. He is very knowledgeable and reliable. He was great and easy to work with, and I'd highly recommend him for all your real estate needs.
My parents and I both utilized Joel as our realtor. We all were impressed with his professionalism as well as his work ethics. Joel took the time to get to know us on a personal level which I feel helped him in picking the right houses to show us. The process has been seamless and as stress free as possible. I have truly enjoyed working with Joel through my purchasing process.
This is the second home bought thru Joel.He is a very good agent. He had our interests in mind when gathering homes for inspection. Knows how to find what you want and to get the best offer to the seller. Did a gr eat job at getting seller to fix all of the problems pointed out in the Home Inspection.
He is a first-class real estate agent and would highly recommend him to friends and family . Very personable,friendly professional and all around great to have him as our agent.
We would recommend Joel to anyone! He was AMAZING to work with in our journey in finding a new home for our family!!! He was never pushy and was always there for whatever we needed!!! Joel was available on weekends when we wanted to go view homes and would not rush us!!! When we found our perfect home he was right there every step of the way and very involved in the hole process!! He fought for us when there were other offers on the table and would not stop intill the sellers took the offer! He got us our forever home and was professional but fun to work with the hole way through!!!!
I've used Joel Sheesley both for buying and selling a home. I've recommend him for many of my friends and co-workers and will continue to do so. Joel really helped to take care of things while I spent time traveling out of town while trying to sell a home. If i ever move back to Wilmington, I know who i'm calling to find me a home!
Joel made our first home buying experience a breeze. Very knowledgeable, he listened to our needs/wants and found the spot for us! Not pushy and willing to work at your pace. Joel and his contacts got the job done. I would highly recommend working with Joel for your real estate needs and we will be calling him when its time for our next step!
Joel is a great guy hands down. He's honest, funny, and gave us an overall excellent first time home buying experience. Whether you're open to anything or extremely picky like us, he's going to find what you're looking for. I never once felt lost in the experience. He kept us informed and updated us on every step of the process. I'd recommend him to anyone.
Working with Joel was a big breath of fresh air! He made the stressful process of trying to move my home not as bad as I thought it would be. Throughout the experience I never felt that Joel was trying to pressure me into what he thought would be good for me. He asked the right questions to where it seemed like he was in my head. This made finding the right house extremely easy and when we found it, we knew it was the right one. I honestly feel that anyone who worked with Joel would be extremely lucky to have a realtor that cares so much about their customers. My name is Tommy Moore and I would be glad to be a reference for anyone who is considering working with Joel. Please feel free to ask him for my information. PS--Thanks for the phenomenal job, Joel!!
Thank you, Tommy!! You were great to work with. Patient and understanding. I feel like we got great results on your purchase and I'm thrilled to know that you are so happy with it!
Joel was a great help for my family. We gave him one call and he jumped right in. He took us to multiple homes until he found us exactly what we were looking for.
I have already referred a couple of my friends to him.
Working with Joel was a very good experience for a first time home buyer. He took the time to explain everything in "English" which was very helpful in making decisions. He is very knowledgable about the area and the value of the homes. Wonderful experience
We contacted Joel when we decided to put our house for sale. He helped us in the preparation with great suggestions and comments to make a good showing; Joel was fantastic. Communication is one of my most important things when working with anyone, and that is one of Joel's best qualities. Even when we had no showings for a period he would call us to make suggestions or to reassure us. He is extremely knowledgeable of the market and a joy to work with; always making us feel comfortable to ask a question. We still call him for advice if we have a question on anything with the real estate market. And Joel, I knows you guys all read your reviews; thank you again for all the personal assistance you gave us through this process.
Thank you, Jackie. I do read these reviews and I appreciate the kind words. It's been a treat to work with you and George throughout the whole process and look forward to doing more business together in the future!
Joel was right on top of the latest information available on new listings. He spent a great deal of time learning what I had in mind and trying to find the best match for me. He was helpful in explaining in detail the process I would be going through in purchasing a new home. Since I had been recently widowed, I needed someone I could trust and depend on to guide me through the process of house hunting and purchasing. He was the man to do it all! I am very pleased with his kind and knowledgeable disposition and would certainly recommend him (and have done so already) to anyone looking for a home in Wilmington and the surrounding areas.
Barbara A. Vickland
My wife and I moved here from out of state and knew very few people other than our grandchildren (reason for moving here). The luckiest thing that happened to us was meeting Joel Sheesley! He is not just a great agent, but also a caring and helpful person. We have now bought and sold twice through Joel and could not be more pleased - he negotiated the absolute lowest prices when we bought and got more on the sale of both houses than we thought possible.
If you are in need of a real estate professional, do yourself a favor and talk with Joel. You'll be glad you did.
A we began researching the Wilmington, NC area, I first contacted Blue Coast Realty. Joel followed up and was helpful, interested, and informative
from the very beginning of our search. Once we were finally able to spend a
week visiting the area, Joel was eager to help. He generously spent several days with us to cover the entire area. Joel was always easy to work with, very professional and knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to recommend
him to anyone interested in relocating to the area or purchasing property
or a house in the Wilmington area.
Joel went the extra mile working in my schedule and negotiating my deal. I had a limited time frame since I was purchasing from out of town and he made everything work.