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Meet Wilmington NC REALTOR®

Clay Ritter

I grew up in Raleigh NC, and in my senior year of high school joined the US Navy, going into their Aviation Electronics advanced program. During my time in the Navy I received incredible training, worked on amazing aircraft, worked on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, all while visiting many different countries.

After the service I started working for a Nortel Networks in Raleigh, and spent the next 18 years in various roles, including new product introduction, project management, and sales. In 1998 I married my best friend and partner for life, Tammy Ritter (also a Broker at BlueCoast Realty!). Together we’ve raised four children and built a life for ourselves here in Wilmington. We love people, working together, and serving our community. My wife Tammy LOVES the beach, and in 2001 our family moved to Wilmington, where I took over as the lead Pastor of a local church, and Tammy started her Real Estate career.

In 2018 I stepped away from my role as a pastor, obtained my NC Real Estate license, and have joined forces with my wife to form Hope Street Realty. Our team combines Tammy’s years of experience in the Real Estate market with my business, sales, and marketing background to create a buying and selling experience that is second to none!

Our Values:

  • INTEGRITY - Our word is our bond, and we will never misrepresent the truth.
  • Attention to DETAIL - So that every aspect of your transaction is smooth and hassle-free.
  • Above and beyond SERVICE - Whether it’s staging your home, arranging inspections, or coordinating contractors, we offer a full-service experience.
  • Latest TECHNOLOGY - Full HDR photography, electronic document transfer and signing, customizable search tools, and a full digital marketing package for all listings.
  • Most important - RELATIONSHIP. It’s about building relationships built on trust and loyalty.

Our motto:


Give us a call, we’re ready, willing and able to make your home dreams come true!

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What Clay's Clients Say

"Clay helped our family buy a house to care for my aging father. He was so helpful and responsive throughout the process, starting with our first call on a Saturday night through multiple text messages 7 days a week until we closed. He went above and beyond to help my family see the house before the close so we could prepare. He was professional and friendly during every interaction, and helped us feel comfortable about our decision. I would highly recommend Clay!"

Kimberly Furlong

"Tammy was sensitive to my situation and incredibly helpful through the entire process. As a recent widow, I was often hesitant but Tammy remained the constant source of knowledge that I needed. We shared a deep faith that the Lord was guiding all and this brought comfort to me. When potential buyers began 'pushing the envelope' regarding concessions Tammy handled all negotiations with professionalism. Potential clients can feel confident in this agent and her team’s integrity."

Nora Dovichak

"I have worked with Clay and Tammy Ritter for over 20 years. During so many closings I have witnessed an amazing level of buyer representation to their clients. In this market, the negotiation skills, consistent communication, and local knowledge that they provide is what buyers want and need today! Not only do they have clients for life, clients become family with them. So I highly recommend the Hope Street Team for Wilmington, Brunswick, and Pender counties for expert and caring buyer and seller representation."

Russell Smith

"Clay stepped right up when we connected through zillow. He became a crucial partner in finding a second home in Wilmington, NC for us that can serve as an income property as well. In this crazy market that was a tall order. We live in FL to complicate things! Clay worked so hard to make it feel like we were walking through properties while facetiming us. I am thankful to have him as our realtor...he made it seem easy!"

Shari Hohos

"Clay and his team are the real deal. From start to finish, he and Tammy review everything from finding the right house, and willing to meet at any time. I know I was not an easy client as I was so unsure of where life was taking me and my family. He stuck in there and I am so happy with our home. Tammy handled everything that comes after in a home-sale. It was all wrapped up so effortlessly for us. Fabulous team!"

Sheila Corcoran

"Clay and Tammy were both very helpful with me being a first time home buyer. They took my wife and I through the process and made sure it all made sense to us. Would definitely recommend. Very happy with the house we bought."

Alex Ecklund

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Clay Ritter's Featured Wilmington Listings

4 Beds 4 Baths
Be ready to be impressed when you step inside the foyer at 10222 Hawkeswater Blvd. This spacious 3 story, 3169 sq ft home has upgrades galore & is in move-in ready condition! On the 1st floor, you will notice the expansive wall of bookcases, 9' ceilings, under stair storage, beautiful floors, formal dining room, powder room, spacious living room w/ gas-log fireplace, informal dining area, walk-in pantry, roomy kitchen & mudroom w/ a desirable ''drop zone'' perfect for organizing shoes, coats or even school bags. The chef lover's kitchen has an oversized center island, stunning granite countertops, stylish subway tile back splash & stainless steel appliances. Head upstairs to the 2nd level and find the large primary bedroom complete w/ a walk-in closet & beautiful en suite. Plus 3 more generously sized bedrooms w/ plenty of closet space & laundry room. On the 3rd floor is a huge flex space w/ a full bath, additional storage & window seat, which makes for a great family room, theater room, guest quarters or 5th bedroom. Enjoy warm days & nights on the screened back porch surrounded in privacy by a nature preserve on 3 sides & fully fenced backyard. Hawkeswater at the River offers fabulous amenities including a community pool w/ clubhouse & fitness center. The gated 40 slip marina (slips available for purchase) offers deep water access to the Brunswick River. 2 slips are reserved for residents to use for day docking. This property is conveniently located to the Brunswick Riverwalk Park w/ scenic walking trails along the water, fishing pier, picnic grounds, playground, fresh seafood & farmer's markets during the summer months. Just a short drive over the river to downtown Wilmington for nightlife, concerts, entertainment & fine/casual dining. Brunswick county beaches within a 30 minute drive. Sought after Belville Elementary school district. Come and enjoy the coastal lifestyle at the beautiful Hawkeswater at the River! There is something here for everyone!

10222 Hawkeswater Boulevard, Leland

6 Beds 3 Baths
Your new home in Scotts Hill Bluff awaits! This stunning 6 bedroom, 3 bath brick home features spacious interiors and timeless design. Enjoy the luxury of a saltwater in-ground pool on a half-acre lot creating the perfect oasis for relaxation and entertainment. Gourmet kitchen boasts quartz countertops, an expansive island, farmhouse sink and soft-close drawers. First floor features living room with fireplace and timeless dIning room. Primary suite is on the main level with luxury heated flooring option in bathroom, walk-in closet, dual vanities and walk-in shower. There are four guest bedrooms on second floor. Family room above the garage can be used as an additional living room/bedroom/game room. The generously sized laundry room is complete with sink and cabinets. Head on up to the third level to find an additional bedroom and office space. Expansive deck is an ideal place to host gatherings. Trex deck has been freshly stained. Enjoy lounging in the charming screened-in back porch. The half acre backyard is enclosed with wrought-iron fencing. Mature landscaping, large rocking-chair front porch, extra-long driveway and side-entry garage enhance the home's curb appeal. Property has well-so no water bills! Oversized two-car garage provides ample storage-perfect for storing your water toys. House shows beautifully and it is obvious owners have immaculately cared for this home. Living in Scotts Hill Bluff gets even better-Marsh Creek@ Scotts Hill Marina is conveniently nearby offering dry boat storage and wet slips. Abbey Nature Preserve is also in close proximity with 62 miles of nature trails. Home is districted for top rated Topsail schools. Opportunity to own a home in Wilmington with such a large lot and in-ground pool doesn't present itself often. Summer is just around the corner and soon you can be poolside. Book a private showing today. 108 Great Pine Court may be your next place to call home.

108 Great Pine Court, Wilmington

3 Beds 2 Baths
Ready for your new vacation home? Check out this ideally situated island home! Located on the beach side in a prime location at the center of the best amenities that Oak Island has to offer! This home is the perfect retreat for those seeking a coastal living getaway. In addition this home has a strong rental history on VRBO (property#2045210) with a 4.9 out of 5 stars review. The 2023 rental income grossed over $57,000 and the 2024 bookings are 15% above the 2023 bookings. The fully furnished home includes 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and includes a new roof, vinyl shake siding and Trane HVAC system. As you enter the home you are greeted with a layout which maximizes both comfort and convenience. The spacious family room is perfect for gathering on summer nights and the large kitchen serves as the hub and includes a coffee bar! The tranquil outdoor space includes mature landscaping, peach trees, privacy shrubs and a fenced yard. Entertaining is easy with the paved driveway, basketball court and no lack of storage with the detached garage which is perfect to house all of your beach toys!The highlight has to be location as it is a short walk to the beach, the Publix shopping center and the sports park with pickleball and basketball courts and splash pad. Shopping and dining on the island are just blocks away and for an adventure, you can explore the nearby Oak Island LIghthouse and Fort Caswell. The quaint town of Southport is just a short drive away and if you want additional experiences, Wilmington is just 30 minutes away or you can take a ferry over to the popular Bald Head Island for a day trip! Best of all there are no HOA fees, and the lot is not in a flood zone!Don't miss this chance to own this versatile beach property!

4403 E Oak Island Drive Unit #Lot 2, Oak Island

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