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Brett Knowles

 CNAS, CNBS, SPS,CARTUS, Global Luxury Specialist 
110 Dungannon Blvd., Suite 100
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 799-3435
(910) 279-3000
(910) 769-6850
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110 Dungannon Blvd., Suite 100, Wilmington, NC 28403

Brett's family has called the Wilmington area home since the 1700's, forging a family tradition nearly three centuries strong. Throughout his lifetime, Brett has been presented with many opportunities elsewhere, but has always remained loyal to this wonderful coastal community. "All my business decisions have been based on my hometown," Brett says. "My family is here. I love the beaches, and my family's heritage is here. I can't imagine anything that could ever take me away from this area."

Wilmington's small town charm tends to easily captivate people that way. Brett's earliest memories are those of splashing in the water at his grandparents' beach house. To this day, he and his wife and two daughters can be found at Brett's parents home every Friday night for a family cook out. With family ties this strong to the community, nothing could ever lure Brett away from Wilmington. After graduating from college (UNC Wilmington, of course), Brett was a fast-rising employee of a major international bank. When presented with the opportunity for a promotion requiring a move to another state, Brett assessed his priorities and kindly replied, "No thanks."

This scenario has played itself out several times and in each instance, his answer has been the same. "Raising my family here means more to me than any job ever could," Brett says with his friendly Southern smile. It should come as no surprise then, that Brett's solution to this dilemma was to tie his business career to the community he's so passionate about.

As one of the Greater Wilmington area's leading real estate professionals, Brett's lifetime of local knowledge lends him the insight to help make your home buying or selling goals a reality. Combined with his background in mortgage banking and his friendly, low pressure approach to the business, you'll see why Brett has become widely known as Wilmington's Hometown Resource.

Perhaps more important than his local knowledge or experience is Brett's ability to relate to his clients' needs. As a father, a Wilmington native and a man appreciative of the rich history and unlimited potential of this area, Brett brings a genuine, caring approach to each of his clients. "I love this area and it's people," he says. "I also love introducing people from out of town to our little corner of the world. I truly believe life is different here from anywhere else."

When the time comes for your next move, or if you'd like to explore the opportunities which await you in Wilmington, rely on Wilmington's Hometown Resource for all your real estate needs. Whether you're looking to buy or sell, there's not a better choice than Brett Knowles. Call him today to schedule a free, no-obligation private consultation. You'll be glad you did!


Brett is involved in many organizations, charities and hobbies which include:

  • Member of The Wilmington Industrial Development Committee of the 100
  • Member of Wrightsville Beach United Methodist Church
  • Past and current parental involvement with Eaton Elementary School, Wilmington Academy of Arts and Sciences and Cape Fear Academy
  • Sponsorships and support with New Hanover County Public Schools and Coastal Christian Academy
  • UNCW Seahawk Club member and Captains Fundraising Member
  • Wolfpack Club member
  • Supporter of The Wilmington Hammerheads Professional Soccer
  • Sponsor & Coach of various youth athletic organizations
  • Supporter of Historical Activities and Events
  • Member of The Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the Confederate Veterans and The Cape Fear Civil War Round Table.
  • Avid High School, Collegiate and Professional Sports Fan
  • Active participant in basketball, snow skiing, and surfing.


In his free time Brett enjoys boating around Wrightsville Beach with his wife Amy & two daughters

Brett Knowles

Wilmington Hometown Resource

910 279-3000

Award Winning Top Producer

What my clients are saying (35)

06/22/2018 - user3991168

I hired Brett to sell my house and he helped me me get it under contract within the first two weeks. Brett and his team provide the necessary infrastructure to get the job done.

04/28/2018 - phylliss vis

I have used Brett Knowles services to sell a house several years ago and told my family about the experience. Returning to Wilmington Brett helped me purchase a home, helped my daughter and son-in-law sell and purchase a home and helped my son-in-law brother to sell and purchase a home. This all happened in about six weeks because of our need and the relentlessly high standard that Brett Knowles set for himself personally and professionally as well as the team he employs. He is personable and a very skilled negotiator and will not hesitate to advocate for his client in their best interests. This is how you build a lasting business. The foundation has to be honest and its leader attending to integrity with out exception. People just have no reason for not working with Brett and that is what I said when he completed his presentation at our first meeting. "I can't think of one reason for not working with your company. So what is the next step?" I wish Brett and his company continued successs and many blessings. Phylliss Reynolds

10/11/2017 - mjones28411

Brett is great to work with. He knows the area well having lived in Wilmington his entire life. He and/or his office assistants keep you informed throughout the process so you always know where you stand.

10/10/2017 - antiques175

Brett's knowledge and skill showed on this sale. Buyers were lined up from day one! We had an untimely HOA assessment to deal with along with several potential buyers with unique views of business ethics. His experience and patience allowed us to make a decent profit in a few short years. His team provided a seamless closing, considering the frequent desire for change introduced by several potential buyers.

10/03/2017 - ladylinda lp

We had a great out come with the buying and selling of our homes with the Brett Knowles team, everyone on the team was professional and very knowledgeable in there areas of expertise.Lori you are awesome and we are very happy with our new home! Thank you to the team of Brett Knowles!

08/11/2017 - smith37d

Brett was always available to answer questions. He went the extra mile and took care of matters eventhough I was not in town to oversee the property. He is a tough negotiator and works with both parties to find the best deal for you, his client. Fantastic, helpful staff!

07/27/2017 - susanarrowsmithkirk

Brett recommended a condo that just came on the MLS, I had not seen it. We acted quickly, put in an offer and Brett's negotiation skills landed us a very good deal. His office staff Allison and Robin are exceptional!

05/18/2017 - zuser20170328054614264

Brett and his team were very professional and knowledgeable about the real estate industry. Our experience with Brett was a very positive experience with little stress and a quick sell! We would highly recommend Brett and team for anyone interested in selling!

03/29/2017 - sewingpmt

Brett Knowles has sold two homes for me and both experiences were very positive. His knowledge of the local market is impressive and he gave me good advice on how to show my home. I also enjoyed working with his staff on contract and closing details.

03/23/2017 - dteter270

Brett Knowles and Team have helped us with the purchase of several homes including investment properties and our primary residence. He is originally from Wilmington so his local knowledge is second to none. He not only knows the character of the different subdivisions but has lots of experience with sound construction practices as well. His team are very proficient and make the whole process smooth and painless. I would highly recommend Brett Knowles and Team to anyone needing expert realty services.

03/21/2017 - user71775264

Brett and his team were extremely helpful! They made this entire process easy and stress free. I would highly recommend them to handle all of your real estate needs.

03/07/2017 - lyklos

Brett and is team were fabulous with my in laws selling their home. They were kind, knowledgeable, and helpful while walking my in laws throughout the entire process! Thank you Brett! - Roberta Y

11/22/2016 - Allen Davis

Brett has the ability to quickly and effectively cover pros and cons of each decision throughout the entire selling process. Strong knowledge of local market, able to tailor and adjust the sale price for a good balance with time on the market. Very dependable.

07/02/2016 - zuser20140621132522376

We had a rough closing on a house that was just not selling due to all the new building going on in Wilmington, and had an extended period off the market due to the holidays. Prior to getting a contract on the house and initially in the closing process, I felt that communication could have been improved. However, as the closing dragged on and on and on to no fault of Brett's, he was excellent at communicating with me, the buyer's realtor, the buyer's lender and all parties involved. I was extremely pleased with how he handled a very difficult closing and how he kept me in the loop. Brett made sure he did everything he could to get my house to close. I really appreciated his honesty during that difficult time. I'm very glad that he kept suggesting that I try to ride it out, as the stress relief since the final bell sounded is much more than I ever imagined. Thank you, Brett, Robin and Allison for all of your hard work!

06/07/2016 - gwinnw

Brett's initial visit before signing with him was a thorough walk through of our house and property. He indicated areas where we could make improvements to facilitate the sales process and outlined his sale approach. His professionalism made a lasting and positive impression. We signed with him, made the changes he suggested and two days later we had a buyer for the listed amount. A true gentleman and great Realtor with a superb team. He truly does know Wilmington.

05/03/2016 - user5198973

Brett Knowles meets all criteria for a excellent realtor. He is responsive to all avenues of communication. We handled all stages from another city and felt confident that the team was taking care of everything. Excellent communication by computer. New experience since we purchased our last home. A good experience, a little stressful as we were in the process of selling our home in another city.

05/03/2016 - bwomble12

Very knowledgeable about all local properties and fair,competitive values. I would highly recommend him for his real estate expertise. He has a superb real estate team that communicates well at each stage with all parties involved in the process. The Brett Knowles team continues to provide relevant monthly local real estate news and market information since our purchase in 2016. If I were to purchase real estate in the future I would definitely utilize his service.

11/09/2015 - harris070271

This was my second time dealing with Brett and his team. Brett, once again, was able to get a fair market value for my home. He and his staff went above and beyond explaining the entire process to me. I enjoyed working with his team.

08/05/2015 - elmorris96

Brett came recommended and I would do the same. When negotiations were tough, he always made it better and was on our side. Above and beyond his call of duty. Relationship felt more personal than any other business relationship.

04/04/2015 - j steve mcgowan

My agent was a very knowledgable and helpful member of Brett's team named Diane McGowan. She was amazing to work with. She found out exactly what we were looking for and went to work and 2 months later we are in our new house that we love. Brett Knowles and his team and the best around.

12/30/2014 - B Barrett Keefer

Brett was outstanding in helping us buy our home in Wilmington, NC. He listened to our needs and desires as we shopped though the listed homes for sale in the area. When we viewed a home that seemed perfect for us, Brett's knowledge and intuition assisted us in making a successful bid. Without Brett, we probably would have missed out on this home (due to multiple offers). Throughout the home buying process, Brett was patient and diligent. He and his staff were always there to answer questions, deal with the seller, contact utility companies, etc. We really felt like we had the "A" team working with us throughout. I give my strongest recommendation to Brett and his team.

12/21/2014 - scsi4u

Brett started out by making an effort to understand our preferences and limitations in choosing homes to view. When we narrowed down to the home we wanted to pursue, he was top notch in working with the selling agent to find common ground, and ultimately closing on the home. He and his assistant Amanda both were timely and accurate with all information, and helped us with all the details of not only the closing, but finding contractors and services to work with after closing. I highly recommend Brett as a preferred realtor!

11/07/2014 - Norman Bidwell

Our experience with Brett and team was exceptional! Within 11 days of putting our home on the market we had a good contract and one month later living in a new home 640 miles away in Florida. You cannot ask for better results than that! The whole process went quite smoothly in a short period of time. Thank you Brett and Amanda.

08/17/2014 - phylliss vis

I was looking for a real estate agent that would be available to me with good communication, have high standards as far as how business is conducted and respect my opinions and with out pressuring me into any decisions. I found Brett Knowles and his team to meet this expectation with out exception. Profesional brochures and note books were prepared for my individual home. Brett negociated a deal for the selling price that was in line with my expectations. A team member was assigned to me who walked me through the entire process with knowledge and understanding. There was always someone advocating for me in the process of selling my home. I have recommened this agent and his team and will continue to do so.

08/13/2014 - user4590345

Brett and his staff were terrific throughout the process. He helped us with staging and finding the right price for the home we were selling. He and his staff walked us through all of the paperwork and assisted us throughout the process. Working with them was a great experience.

08/12/2014 - user1284910

Brett Knowles did an excellent job in marketing our house and negotiating the settlement price. He was totally focused throughout the entire process and as a result the house sold in a matter of weeks for 97% of the asking price. Highly recommended for prospective sellers!

07/25/2014 - jlsmithjr0

Brett was/is great. His suggestions to help the house show better were right on and in no way conflicted with what I was prepared to do to facilitate the sell of the house. Our first meeting, he showed up with a notebook full of comps and was fully and professionally prepared. When the house was under contract, an issue came up with a water conditioner that was thought to be a fixture when in fact it was a rental unit. When I told Brett that he and I had discussed this, he did not argue the point and took care of the matter out of his own pocket. Brett "walked the walk" and had sense enough to know that strong relationships are built out of loyalty, honesty and doing what's right. I will most definitely use Brett again if the opportunity arises and wholeheartedly recommend him as the one of the upper 10 % of Wilmington's real estate agents.

06/03/2014 - zuser20140603124409032

Brett and his team are outstanding. We orignally were referred to Brett Knowles thru a work associate when relocating to the Wilmington area. His knowledge of the local market was very helpful in us making our decision on the prefect home. We really enjoyed the home buying process. We have purchased many homes in the past and I can say this was not the case with other real estate agents we delt with. His client care team were very much on top of our closing process. They were responsive to our needs and had everthing in place for us to close. We could not ask for a better experience! We will be referring all our friends to you Brett.

05/11/2014 - buncylou

Brett Knowles and his assistant Amy were very efficient and did a good job communicating every step of the way in the process. I would highly recommend them to anyone buying or selling a home.
Brett Knowles and his secretary Amy were efficient and professional throughout the process of selling my home, which went under contract within 3 days of listing. They kept me informed by e-mail every step of the way during the whole process. I highly recommend them to anyone buying or selling a home.

04/08/2014 - jerryfipps

Brett has sold two properties for me and helped with purchasing two others. I have been most pleased with his service in all respects. Both of my sales were under contract, one in two weeks and the other in three days and both closed on schedule. And, the three day property was handled in such a way that the selling price was more than the asking price.

01/13/2014 - user3914547

Great knowledge of the area and neighborhoods. Able to direct us to appropriate properties and away from ones that we didn't need to see- saved us a lot of time. Helped us successfully navigate a complicated closing. Has a great team helping him.

12/13/2013 - amyk 75

I really appreciate everything you and your staff did during the process of selling my home. The presentation you made of my home during our initial meeting was very professional. I could sense your dedication to selling my home. I knew my home would get all the possible exposure in the market necessary to sell it in timely manner. Thank you for a very positive experience in the selling of my home.

12/12/2013 - htast

As first time buyers, we were so happy that we chose Brett and his team. We had no idea were to start. Brett took the time to meet with us to find out exactly what we were looking for & then he and his staff took care of the rest! He knows the area inside and out and helped us find the perfect house. We could not be happier! Thanks Brett!

12/04/2013 - msbatlantic

Brett Knowles and his staff are fantastic! His expertise in marketing is unsurpassed and his anticipation of market conditions was spot on. We have bought and sold several homes through Brett and would not think of having anyone else assist us with our real estate needs. Brett Knowles A1!

10/05/2012 - Jim Whitmeyer

Brett Knowles made the process of buying a new home so easy for my wife and I. You can really sense how much Brett cares about you and we consider him a friend.

Active Listings (9)

Property Address Details Price
6611 Windingwood Lane, Wilmington, NC 28411 Property Photo
6611 Windingwood Lane
Wilmington, NC 28411
4 Bed(s) | 5 Total Bath(s) | 3,515 SqFt$509,900
6228 Stonebridge Road, Wilmington, NC 28409 Property Photo
6228 Stonebridge Road
Wilmington, NC 28409
5 Bed(s) | 4 Total Bath(s) | 3,378 SqFt$425,000
5014 Thrush Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403 Property Photo
5014 Thrush Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
4 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 2,501 SqFt$329,900
2808 Fletcher Court, Castle Hayne, NC 28429 Property Photo
2808 Fletcher Court
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
4 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 1,885 SqFt$235,000
63381 Oleander Drive 2-04, Wilmington, NC 28403 Property Photo
63381 Oleander Drive 2-04
Wilmington, NC 28403
R-15 Zoning | 0.00 Acre(s)$234,000
7304 Rabbit Hollow Drive, Wilmington, NC 28411 Property Photo
7304 Rabbit Hollow Drive
Wilmington, NC 28411
3 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,698 SqFt$225,000
26 Crane Pointe, Hampstead, NC 28443 Property Photo
26 Crane Pointe
Hampstead, NC 28443
R-20C Zoning | 1.57 Acre(s)$175,000
906 Spring Valley Road, Wilmington, NC 28405 Property Photo
906 Spring Valley Road
Wilmington, NC 28405
3 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,056 SqFt$169,900
2301 Rockhill Road, Castle Hayne, NC 28429 Property Photo
2301 Rockhill Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
R-15 Zoning | 0.51 Acre(s)$15,000

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