Dan Big Dan Willard

Intracoastal Realty


39 Reviews


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

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Dan Willard combined the best attributes of professionalism and friendliness. By the time we got done with our home search, we felt not only that we´d landed the perfect home in the perfect place (Porter´s Neck Plantation) but we were absolutely certain that we´d made a good deal. Without Dan´s professional knowledge and guidance, we would always have wondered just how well we did in this major purchase. Now, thanks to Dan´s guidance, we´re certain that we bought not only well but wisely.

J. Keller & L. Keller, Rutland, VT)


Big Dan - We couldn’t imagine working with anyone else during our recent relocation to Wilmington, NC from the Triangle.  The entire process was incredible; we have never worked with a realtor as caring, team-oriented and organized as you! We can’t thank you enough for advising us to weigh the pros and cons for each property we viewed and for informing us about all aspects of the properties we were interested in from flood zone maps to police reports—we were always “in the know” with you by our side.  We’re very excited to be moving into our new home and look forward to working with you again in our future real estate ventures. (Mike Ettefagh, Cary, NC)

Mike Ettefagh, Cary, NC


"Big Dan is a class act!  His assistance and persistence in keeping our builder, attorney and lender on track for deliverables prior to closing was invaluable.  He is a true client advocate, keeping your best interest in mind throughout the process.  Thanks Dan!" (Terry Loding, Chicago, IL)

Terry Loding, Chicago, IL


I just want to thank Big Dan for everything, and I mean "EVERYTHING" he has done for me.  Since this was my first home purchase, I can honestly say that I was in complete darkness as to the process of purchasing a home.  However, Big Dan took my by the hand led me to the light! His research, knowledge, and attention to detail is just amazing! I initially contacted Dan regarding a property that was under contract and didn't mention to him anything about the address.  But, from the little details that I provided him, he dug up all the necessary information and shot me an email that night.  Yes, at 11pm!!!  Now, that is dedication and you cannot do that if you don't have passion in your job. I could easily write pages about Big Dan, but all I want to say is:  Thank you very much for soaking up all my stress out during this transaction.  You have a customer for life!!

Y. Murakami, Wilmington, NC


We could not have asked for a better agent through the entire process. Dan helped us narrow our focus and encouraged us to ask the right questions. He always looked out for us and worked in our best interest. Being very connected individuals, we found it welcoming that he was always reachable to answer any and every question. And as first time home buyers, we had plenty of them. Big Dan strove to make us feel like we were the #1 priority and for that, we thank him.

Bobby and Jill DuFour


When my husband and I found Big Dan’s web site – we thought “this guy is down-to-earth” – and we were right!  Being first-time home buyers we had no idea on how to get started.  We had limited time, and limited funds to purchase a home.  BD made life so easy for us – he set us up with an experienced lender for a VA loan; and we found a neat home in Leland. He negotiated a great price and terms for us – we understood values in the neighborhood – and he even negotiated that two major repairs be completed before closing at the sellers expense.   He got most of the job done while I was in Texas and my husband as stationed in Afghanistan.  Thanks to BD’s communications and texting skills – distance was never an issue.  We learned so much from him. It’s rare when you find a man so caring for his clients. We will always recommend him to friends and family! 

Monica and David Harris, Pembroke, NC


Being a first time homebuyer, I was very fortunate to be referred to “Big Dan” Willard by my employer. I really had to depend upon his skills and knowledge of the market. He has a great team of resources to work with as well. He guided me like a father and supported me like an old friend! Could not have asked for a betterfirst experience!

Jamie McLellan, Wilmington, NC


We just closed on our house yesterday – a second home - and had to say thanks again to Dan for a job well done!  Dan skillfully maneuvered us through all the hurdles from finding the right home to making/presenting the offer (against 7 other bids) and providing a smooth and on-time closing with his team. We just had to sit back while Dan orchestrated to perfection every detail (many we had not even considered). Dan is truly “The Maestro” for a real estate transaction. If we decide to purchase another property, our first call will be to Dan, and we will recommend him to Family and Friends! [Dawn and John Bennett, Garner, NC]

Dawn and John Bennett


As non-local buyers, Dan went to great lengths to make sure we were always informed about each important step in the buying process.  His video and photo captures of the inspection process, and later of the requested repairs completion, were enormously helpful, and saved us considerable travel time and expense.  As a buyer's agent, Dan is a tireless advocate for his clients; it was never about "making a sale," but rather always about making sure that we felt comfortable that we were finding the right place at the right price, in a way that met our needs.  Experience with prior agents left us frustrated, feeling like there was never enough communication or attention to detail; not so with Dan!  He's a tireless advocate for his buyers, and as such, we will be recommending Dan to Family and Friends!  [R. LaBlanc, Durham, NC]

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