Hello from Coastal North Carolina and thank you for visiting our site!  It is our goal as your full service real estate company specializing in the Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, Calabash and Shallotte areas, to provide you with superior service and to assist you in making "Good Business Decisions" at all times. 

In March 2020 we celebrated our 21st year of residency in North Carolina; it is hard to believe how fortunate we were to make the move when we did in 1999. As former residents of Danbury and New Fairfield, Connecticut, we discovered the beautiful beaches and golf courses of the South Brunswick Isles in October 1997 while on a vacation to visit our son in college, and decided then was maybe the time to "MAKE THE MOVE". We liked the beaches, the friendly people and the slower pace of life, but had no immediate intentions of moving South. A couple subsequent visits and we knew we were destined to migrate South. Within 18 months, we built a new home in Ocean Isle Beach and said goodbye to our friends up North. It did not take long for us to settle into our new Southern lifestyle. We continue to enjoy the milder weather, uncrowded beaches, great restaurants, cultural events, golf courses, low property taxes, and, best of all, our many new friends and neighbors. My wife is a retired Registered Nurse.


After having worked for over 15 years with Coldwell Banker Real Estate, I began Fred Thorne Realty in 2003 to better serve my clients and personal referral business. We are both very involved in our community and Fred is a member of the American Legion Post 503 in Calabash NC, past Director with the Brunswick County Association of REALTORS®; former Director Sunset Beach Business and Merchants Association and was President of The Sunset Beach Concerts 2012 to 2018.

My local expertise and extensive real estate experience of 35 years will benefit you whether you are serious about buying or selling a home at this time, or are a returning client checking out the many homeowner resources I offer. In the spirit of the relaxed lifestyle existing in the South Brunswick Islands, I invite you to contact me for more information about property in our area, whether it is for a permanent home, second home or investment property. Enjoy our website and be sure to check our the many features to keep you up to date on the local market.  If you have friends or family considering the area be sure to mention my name. I love referrals.


Thank you Fred