Dan Big Dan Willard

Intracoastal Realty


39 Reviews


1900 Eastwood Rd, Ste 38
Wilmington, NC, USA 28403

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As a first time home buyer – I had a typical first-time experience – I started working with another Agent who really didn’t seem to care about me, or did not like working with first-timers. Through a referral from friends, who had bought a home in Carolina Beach with Dan some time ago, he came to my rescue! He was very professional and knowledgeable about all things to do with market conditions, and he had great resources which made a real working team for us. More important – he had incredible patience, and never applied any pressure, from December of last year until a smooth closing in August.
\r\nDan even did a strategy session for me and my Cousin in June, and we developed a funding approach with Dan’s “top lender” where we pooled our financial resources to be able to shop at a better price point. We found a great home which met all of our requirements and in a great location too. Big Dan’s deep attention to details was awesome and his constant communication always kept us informed.  We will be recommending him to family and friends!

Aaron Bone and Adam Pippin, Wilmington, NC


We are a retirement age couple from Northern Ohio. When it became clear that we could no longer tolerate the long, dark winters in Ohio, our children in Wilmington began an initial house search for us. Dan is well versed in the experience of Northerners moving South, and did his utmost to keep us fully informed and make the purchase smooth.  Our son and daughter-in-law had purchased a lovely home in Wilmington and had utilized Dan Willard as their buyer’s broker some time ago.  Based on their very positive experience, we also contracted Big Dan to be our broker.  Dan is the “Go To” man. He becomes heavily engaged with his clients, and full of details and ideas for negotiating - you may even receive an email communication from him at 2:00 am - as he thinks of one more piece of information to let you know about.  “BD”, did an outstanding job in leading us through the hoops of investing in a second home for our retirement – all this from a great distance. We couldn’t be happier with the whole process.  It’s been a pleasure and we highly recommend him. 

John & Elaine Gallovic, Mentor, Ohio


Dan is the consummate professional. He leads a team that took my wife and I from the start of the purchase process to the end in a confident and professional manner over what became a long process - starting with having to beat out other offers. Dan is the kind of guy who will start off as an agent, but wind up as a friend, and we would recommend him to anyone.

Eric and Kim Griffin, Wilmington, NC


Big Dan and I worked years ago on my very first home purchase which went very smoothly – and it was just very natural to go back and work with him again on my next home buy. He had stayed in touch with me and has become a friend. He was always there for me with any questions.  We toured the general area and saw many homes in order to really select the right community for me. He worked tirelessly and intelligently with me and a builder’s team (while always representing my side of the table) as I sorted through a build vs. buy decision, which included multiple offers and lots of work. Big Dan is the best and I’d recommend him highly.

Tom Cruz, Wilmington, NC


Dan worked tirelessly and enthusiastically on our behalf until we found just the right house- a wonderful home in the beautiful neighborhood of Landfall. His attention to detail and research spoke volumes as to his "purchase" mentality.  The use of his Dream Team also assured smooth-sailing ? while we were hundreds of miles away. What has impressed us even more, however, is what Dan continues to do after the sale.  He not only represented us at closing, but has continued to be our "eyes and ears" in Wilmington - checking on the house during the recent freeze, meeting with workers and contractors, and arranging for Landfall Security to monitor the house in our absence.  Working with "Big Dan", we not only found the perfect second home for us, we also found the perfect Buyer´s Broker!

Tim and Carolyn Eichenbrenner; Charlotte, NC


I didn't want any more time to pass before I let you know how much we appreciated all of your help with our purchase in Porters Neck Plantation, and thank you for everything you did to make our home buying process easier.  It was a pleasure dealing with you, Dan.  It was great knowing we could count on you to be thorough and prompt; and truly, just knowing we could depend on you. If the occasion should arise, I would certainly recommend you to anyone wanting to purchase a home. Again, thanks for everything!”

Tom Myslinski, Apex, NC


Big Dan, We just wanted to drop you this note to express our sincerest appreciation for the incredible partnership you championed in our pursuit of a dream retirement home in the Wilmington area. Having never worked with a Buyer’s Agent before, you have certainly set the bar by which others will be hard pressed to challenge. The professionalism and enthusiasm you displayed in counseling us through the buying process was unparalleled. We just wish we had someone with your methodology while searching for our former homes. It goes without saying, if someone we know needs a resource for home buying in North Carolina, you’re “The Man”.

Kevin and Deb Holly, Arlington Heights, IL


Dan- Not only did you find the home we had been searching for, but you handled all the elements for the purchase of our new home in Landfall with a professional, quick and polite manner.   You were also excellent at solving any situations that came up - making the real estate transaction a smooth and easy process for us – all this, while we were in Atlanta!  Thanks again. 

S.M. Coons, Atlanta, GA


Dan, in making five real estate purchases in three states, we've worked with some real pros. But I can say without hesitation that of all the agents we've worked with, you're number one. Thanks to your knowledge, professionalism, and efficiency, our relocation was smooth sailing from start to finish. You just did a super job for us. I’ll look forward to sending other folks your way!

David and Pam Cordle, Farmville, VA)


“Only superlative can adequately describe Dan’s actions as a Buyer’s Agent.  He has outstanding knowledge of the housing market.  He keeps full records of every instance in negotiations. He has first-class contacts in all affected sectors of the industry, i.e. banks, inspectors, insurance, attorneys, etc..  He is always available for consultation and advice.  He has a very positive attitude towards his Clients – other people’s problems are his opportunity! Dan is cheerful, prompt, reliable and truthful.

W. Bodack, Easton, MD