…..because I feel I’m starring in the remake of The Invisible Woman.
I emailed TWO different realtors in two different parts of the North Carolina shoreline we plan to scour, The Outer Banks and the beaches off Wilmington NC, like Figure Eight Island, in each case making reference to a specific home that interested me and asking for either a return email or a phone call. I explained that I am a NYer looking to leave so perhaps that’s the X factor that turns NC realtors off. I’ve read more than one review of coastal towns where old time residents say things are RUINED by the invasion of New Yorkers who move down. I can relate. I’ve certainly seen the invasion of NYers in RI (well CT residents mostly, but just as bad) and we do bring a certain je ne sais quoi when we move south of the Mason Dixon Line.
But still, isn’t the job of a realtor to sell me something or at least show me what’s available? That’s what I thought but maybe I’m wrong. I don’t feel I should make a phone call to follow up. I’m assuming they are not interested or worse, they are both Luddites who don’t read their email.
I had never heard of Figure Eight Island, or any of the beaches off Wilmington for that matter, until I read an article in a North Carolina tourism magazine. Kure Beach. Carolina Beach. Bald Head Island. Wrightsville Beach and the farthest north, a private enclave, Figure Eight. All gorgeous. As for Figure 8, I was put off right away reading that it attracts tons of A-lister Hollywood celebs, and even Al Gore, yikes, but then I saw the houses and thought hey, maybe what that island needs is a huge Trump yard sign to mix it up.
Look at this perfect perfect perfect beach house. Blue on the outside and more blue on the inside but not too blue. The only blue that’s too much is the price tag, way over my budget but wow, this would be a dream come true. The photo gallery in the link is better than the YT video but the video gives you a better sense of where the property sits relative to the beach. Protected, far back enough it seems not to get flooded in a hurricane. What say you Earth Image?
Not only have I not heard back from either realtor, I had to call the town police today for a non-emergency reason and the lieutenant to whom I wanted to speak had his voice mail on. I left a message about 11:40 this morning. No call back. Now SEE why I’m getting an Invisible Woman complex? What’s it all about Alfie??
Maybe I’m too nice?