ResortQuest Delaware has announced its acquisition of Seacoast Realty, making it the state’s largest beach real estate brokerage. The two companies have had a substantial impact in the area’s real estate market in the past, stretching from North Bethany to Fenwick Island, and westward, and now, into Ocean City, Md. Representatives from ResortQuest said they are confident that their move will only bring more success.
“We’re very excited about this decision,” said ResortQuest Marketing Manager Tim Fisher. “These are both great real estate companies in their market, and they should work well together in the business.”
With a quarter-century’s experience providing real estate services, Seacoast Realty is one of the top real estate firms in Sussex County. Serving Sea Colony and the surrounding Quiet Resorts since 1972, ResortQuest Delaware is also one of the area’s top resort real estate, vacation rental and homeowner association management companies. Together, they are the county’s leading real estate brokerage.
“We’re excited about the future of this new, stronger and more diverse local company,” said Patrick A. Davis, ResortQuest Delaware’s vice president and general manager. “Seacoast is an established, successful real estate company and we believe it will enhance ResortQuest’s presence in this market.
“With 60 years of combined real estate services experience at the beach and surrounding areas, in complementary markets, we believe the collective relationships of these two great companies will serve our clients and customers well – and offer a strong platform for ResortQuest’s future growth in this unique market,” he added.
The impact of these businesses in southeastern Sussex County and Ocean City, Md., has been overwhelming in the past decade. Last year, the two companies combined for 579 transactions in Sussex County – more than any other brokerage – totaling more than $249.79 million in gross real estate volume, according to the Sussex County Association of Realtors’ Multiple Listing Service.
With the addition of Seacoast’s rental inventory, ResortQuest Delaware now also represents more than 950 vacation rental properties in Southern Delaware and Ocean City, Md. ResortQuest Delaware and Seacoast will employ nearly 160 team members year-round, growing to 400 in the peak summer season, and will offer services from 10 offices in southern Delaware, as well as its newly-opened location in Ocean City, Md.
For more information about ResortQuest Delaware and Seacoast, call 800-732-2656 or visit them online at ResortQuestDelaware.com/seacoast.