RE/MAX Ocean Properties
3326 Bridges Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
About UsLiving the Dream at the Crystal Coast starts with one of our many professional and reliable Real Estate Brokers here at RE/MAX Ocean Properties! Our Broker/ Owner's, Matt & Meredith Johnson planted the seed for RE/MAX here at the Crystal Coast in 2006 with their office in Morehead City, and expanded into the Beautiful Emerald Isle Community in 2015. RE/MAX Ocean Properties Broker's pride themselves on putting their professionalism, ethics, and experience first for all their clients and transactions. In return, they have received dozens of prestigious awards over the many years of service and continue to put their clients, their community, and their standards first each day. Our agents are well trained, well equipped, and very knowledgeable of our local area. We have agents that specialize in Investments, Relocation, Military Moves, Luxury Homes, New Construction, Commercial Development, and many more specialized fields. Don't hesitate to contact one of our wonderful RE/MAX Ocean Properties Real Estate Broker's for any of your Real Estate needs today! RE/MAX Ocean Properties -Morehead City, NC - 252-269-9172 RE/MAX Ocean Properties - Emerald Isle, NC 252-354-3900
Remembering RE/MAX Agent Alton Best
We have sad and heavy hearts as we remember an incredible man in our office Alton Best. He was a pillar in his community, a devoted husband, father and he loved the Lord. He was so humble, usually spoke in a whisper, and would do anything for friend. His real estate career spans decades and if you had any interaction with him you would say "Wow, what a gentleman". He won countless awards and accolades with zero marketing. Blessings to his lovely wife Glenda and family. We will miss his smile.Obituary Alton Best
A Community of Stewardship
RE/MAX Ocean Properties isn't just real estate. While we love what we do for our clients and their real estate needs, we are involved in our local community through service and time. Several of our agents serve in civic positions amongst the School Board, Planning Boards, County Commissioners, on the CCAR Real Estate Commission, Garden Clubs, and chair local festivals and events. We want to give back to the community we call home.
RE/MAX 2021 Global Day of Service
On October 6th, our RE/MAX Team partnered with Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity. We are long time supporters but this was on a whole different level of hands-on participation and we loved it. We gained first-hand knowledge from our foreman about incapsulated foundations and why they are necessary on our coastline. This home has been in the works for 3 years for a hard-working local family. Can't wait to go back when it's time to lay the flooring. Praying for no squeaks in the subfloor!
BackPack Friends of Swansboro
RE/MAX Ocean Properties supports many local charities and BackPack Friends is a wonderful organization. Today, we donated $5,000 and packed 561 backpacks that are delivered to schools in Carteret, Onslow, Jones, and Craven counties. There warehouse is located in Swansboro, called "The Shack" runs on donations and volunteers. The day starts with a prayer by Director Danielle Abrahams, volunteers form an assembly line and pack away. Agents Tricia, Norma, and Tara were packing for the kids!
SportsCenter's Trunk or Treat
We love supporting our local community, especially kids. A community staple for 30 years, The Sports Center of Morehead City offers recreation, exercise, and many programs for kids & people of all ages. This will be an be annual event, Agents Nancy Harris & Gina Harris handed out treats to over 300 kids. Can't wait until next year.
Wizards of Winter, A Christmas Dream
The Wizards of Winter, a premier rock band performed A Christmas Dream musical at the Carteret County Civic Center for 2 nights. RE/MAX was the premier sponsor benefiting BackPack Friends of Swansboro. These close to sold-out crowds were entertained by rock legends from the Wizards of Winter, a first for our coastal community. Looking forward to many successful years to come, all for the kids at BackPack Friends!
Ringing the Bell for Charity
Every year you will find us at the Lowe's Food grocery store in Morehead City "ringing the bell" for the Salvation Army. Our regional MLS Board is a big sponsor and agents from all over the community participate. This year, Agents Karen & Sean Ahern and Nancy Harris were ringing for a worthy cause.
RE/MAX Ocean Properties Honored for Annual Awards
RE/MAX Ocean Properties held their 2020 Awards Ceremony on July 13, 2021 at Morehead City Country Club, Morehead City, North Carolina. Several of our stellar agents and their teams were recognized for their hard work and dedication to their real estate clients. "In these unforeseen times of Covid-19, we were proud to honor and thank our real estate team in 2020," stated Matt & Meredith Johnson.Carteret News & Times
Platinum Team Award - Meredith & Matt Johnson
Brokers/Owners of RE/MAX Ocean Properties and Team Johnson, have qualified for the esteemed RE/MAX Platinum Club Team Award, which honors high-achieving real estate agents for their service to buyers and/or sellers during the past year. "We love what we do everyday. The Crystal Coast is our home and has a lot to offer families and business owners alike. With every transaction we create new friends. Having an amazing team in our office makes it's that much more enjoyable."
"AMERICA'S BEST" by RealTrends - Top 3,100 RE/MAX AGENTS
Alton Best, REALTOR with RE/MAX Ocean Properties was named in the Top 3,100 Agents by REALTrends in 2020 at #64 and awarded the 100% Club Award. "Alton is the consummate professional. Born and raised on the Crystal Coast, Alton takes great care with each and every client. His transactions are seamless and there isn't any challenge Alton can not solve. He goes above and beyond for his clients. We are extremely blessed to have as Alton part of our Ocean Properties Team." Matt Johnson
Team Ahern - 100% Club Team Award
Karen and Sean Ahern have been with RE/MAX OP for 3 years, previously with Coldwell Banker for 17 years. This is one of many accolades they have received. "They are a dynamic duo and provide their clients with incredible customer service" says Matt Johnson. This is Karen's hometown and she is a pillar in the community with her involvement in the annual Swing for Scholarship Golf Tournament for Carteret County Association of Realtors.The Aherns
Scott McAloon - 100% Club Award
This retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 has implemented the lessons he learned after 30 years serving in the Coast Guard into his real estate career. What started out as a part-time gig has blossomed into helping many military families with their home buying/selling decisions along our Crystal Coast. "Scott is loved by our military community and a real hero in our office", says Matt Johnson. The Coast Guard motto is “Semper Paratus” means “Always Ready” and that he is to assist his clients.Scott McAloon
Mark Mansfield - 100% Club Award
Mark is a local hometown hero and is actively involved in our Crystal Coast community. He is a founding member of our Regional MLS and served as President. He served on the Board of Education and is a current member of our County Board of Commissioners. He also goes by the name of "Coach" for West Carteret High School and REALTOR OF THE YEAR. "Mark is an asset to our RE/MAX family since joining us in 2014, he has a wealth of real estate knowledge", says Matt Johnson.Mark Mansfield
Dennis Goodwin - Executive Club Award
Dennis grew up in Morehead City. In 2016 he retired after 40 years as a pastor and 33 years as a military chaplain, retiring as a Colonel. He is a member of our Carteret County Board of Education and active member of the Beaufort Ole Towne Rotary Club. "Dennis is a joy to work with and well-liked by his clients. He treats everyone with respect and truly has a servant's heart", says Meredith Johnson. Being a REALTOR comes natural to him because helping others is his life's work.Dennis Goodwin
Tricia Mangum - Executive Club Award
Tricia has been a REALTOR for 25 years and provides the best customer experience to her clients. Tricia is originally from Hickory NC, a graduate from East Carolina University but has called the Crystal Coast home for many years. "Tricia is the rock in our office, always smiling and willing to lend a helping hand. Her clients think the world of her and it shows in her client reviews", says Meredith Johnson. This is one of many awards Tricia has received since becoming a REALTOR.Trisha Mangum
Jennifer Harvell - Executive Club Award
"Jen has been with our RE/MAX family since 2018 and an asset to our team. She knows the in's and out's of Atlantic Beach and is a great negotiator" says Matt Johnson. Jen or as her friends and family call her "Jenny" is a local gal. Her real estate career spans many years and her clients adore her. When she isn't assisting them to list or buy their forever homes, she can be found helping out her family-owned business near the circle in Atlantic Beach, BT's Bar and Restaurant.Jennifer Harvell
Mary Catherine Thomas - Executive Club Award
Mary Catherine or as we like to call her in our RE/MAX family "MC" loves real estate. From Eastern North Carolina, she began her real estate career in 1987, after graduating from ECU. She has been with RE/MAX for many years and we are happy she calls RE/MAX OP home. "Mary Catherine possesses extensive real estate knowledge and provides the best experience for her clients" say Matt Johnson. MC has many designations/specialties after her name, she is a true professional.Mary Catherine Thomas
Jarvis Cox - Executive Club Award
"Jarvis has been with RE/MAX OP for over 10 years and he is a force of positivity, he adds a lot of energy to our office" say Matt Johnson. Originally from Wilson North Carolina, Jarvis has called the Crystal Coast home for many years. Having been a REALTOR for 48 years, he also specialized in the land and timber industry. He brings a wealth of knowledge to our firm and willing to lend a helping hand. Jarvis has many clients, they enjoy working with him time and time again, a true partnership.Jarvis Cox
Gina Harris - Executive Club Award
Gina has lived in Pine Knoll Shores for 8 years and vacationed here since childhood. She is originally from Pittsburgh but lived in Henderson before calling the Crystal Coast home. She believes our area is a hidden gem and she loves sharing it with others. "Gina has assisted clients from out of state and many from Henderson, she is involved in her local community and knows the area very well" says Meredith Johnson. Gina has extensive experience with investment properties as well.Gina Harris
Jimmy Paylor - Executive Club Award
After successful individual careers with RE/MAX OP, Amber Kimball & Jimmy joined forces to become a team in 2021. "They shared a common goal for their clients, to have a flawless transaction while enjoying the process" says Matt Johnson. Jimmy is a Carteret County native and salt of the earth, he knows the area so well. A person you can trust with your real estate needs.Jimmy Paylor
Alan Leary - Platinum Club
Alan Leary is a Carteret County native and loves where he lives. The Crystal Coast has so much to offer, the pristine waters and friendly neighbors are a reason to call this place home. Alan has been a REALTOR for almost 30 years and has earned many awards. "Alan is intentional, he offers all his clients a smooth transaction. He becomes a friend and stays in touch" says Matt Johnson. Alan and his wife Christine, also a REALTOR have worked together to welcome families to our Crystal Coast.Alan Leary
Charles "Chuck" Egerton - Platinum Club
Chuck is a retired marine and settled on the Crystal Coast many years ago. He is the Broker-In-Charge of our RE/MAX Emerald Isle office. "Chuck offers all his clients a wonderful transaction, he has a strong attention to detail and is very knowledgeable on investment strategies" says Matt Johnson, Owner of RE/MAX Ocean Properties. As an investor himself, Chuck specializes in investing and making sure his clients get good ROI on their real estate investments.Chuck Egerton
Norma was born into a military family, raised in Newport, but now calls Morehead City home. She loves our Crystal Coast and all it has to offer. Norma owns several investment properties and advises her clients in this market. In 2018 she served as President of Carteret County Board of REALTORS and is very involved with our local community. "Norma provides exceptional service to her clients and has an tremendous work ethic" says Meredith Johnson.Norma Wagaman
Kathy was raised in Eastern North Carolina and has lived throughout the US but the blue waters of our Crystal Coast were calling her home. She has been in real estate for 17 years and is a master at her craft. She is extremely knowledgeable about Emerald Isle and the surrounding area. "Kathy is diligent and committed to her clients and her business. She sets specific goals and achieves them year after year" says Matt Johnson.Kathy Heckman
Tara Powell - nccoastalteam.com
Tara has lived on the Crystal Coast for 13 years, a great place to raise a family. She has an MBA in Global Management and had a successful career in marketing and project management before transitioning to become a Broker/Team Leader. She has many designations and maintains a high level of integrity while representing her client's interest. "Tara is dedicated and driven to provide her clients with the best information in their home buying or selling decision-making process" says Matt Johnson.Tara Powell
Dave Brisson, a North Carolina native, he has called the Crystal Coast home after retiring from the Air Force and as an airline pilot. "Dave possesses extensive real estate knowledge on 1031 tax exchanges, managing and building multi-family housing", says Matt Johnson. He loves our community how neighbors are always helping neighbors. I great place to live and invest along our beautiful waterways.Dave Brisson
Nancy has lived by the NC coast for almost 30 years. She lives and breathes her motto: "the cure for anything is saltwater: sweat, tears and the sea" by Isak Dinesen. She is an Navy wife, mom, and loves nature. Nancy is active on social media where she shares her extensive knowledge of our local areas on the Crystal Coast. "As an Educator for 15 years, Nancy understands the value of negotiations and client interactions. She brings a tremendous amount of value to our team" says Matt Johnson.Nancy Harris
Carteret County Economic Development
Morehead City, North Carolina
RE/MAX Ocean Properties hosted guest speaker Michele Querry, Director of Carteret County Economic Development at our recent June Round Table. These monthly meetings bring our agents together to discuss various topics relevant to our community. Michele has seen a lot of growth within our county in recent years. She is the "go to" person for businesses inquiring about moving, building, or available commercial land or rental space. Michele can provide the statistics for growth and access to new web capabilities and she connects with community leaders such a Matt Johnson, our Regional MLS President and RE/MAX Broker/Owner, the CC Chamber of Commerce, and town counsel members. Exciting news to share is a co-working space will open soon in the historic downtown waterfront of Beaufort called The Vault. The first of many shared work-spaces available to our community. Visit the CCED website or reach out to Michele to find out more about one of the fastest growing communities for economic development is Carteret County.