Meet Brett


Brett's family has called Southeastern NC 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, the rich history, and my family's heritage. I can't imagine anything that could ever take me away from this area."

The community’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, daughters, son-in-law and grandson can be found at Brett's  home every Friday night for a family cook out. Just as he did with his parents in earlier years. With family ties this strong to the community, nothing could ever lure Brett away.

After graduating from college 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."

In actuality, this scenario has played itself out several times throughout Brett’s lifetime, but 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 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 “Your Hometown Resource”.

Perhaps more important than his local knowledge or experience is Brett's ability to relate to his clients' needs. As a father and grandfather, a local 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 its 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 Coastal Southeastern N.C., rely on “Your 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 Knowles – “Your Hometown Resource”


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
  • Preferred realtor to Novant Health, New Hanover Regional Medical
  • Past and current parental involvement with Eaton Elementary School, Wilmington Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cape Fear Academy along with various other New Hanover, Brunswick & Pender County Schools
  • Sponsorships and support of New Hanover/Pender/Brunswick County Public Schools, Coastal Christian Academy and Cape Fear Academy
  • UNC Wilmington Seahawk Club Member and Captains Club Fundraising Member
  • NC State University Wolfpack Club & Savage Wolves Member
  • Supporter of The Wilmington Hammerheads Professional Soccer and Wilmington Sharks Baseball
  • Sponsor & Coach of various youth athletic organizations
  • Supporter and Advocate of Historical Activities and Events
  • Genealogical Societies – SAR, SC, MOSB and DMWV along with Cape Fear Civil War Round Table
  • Avid High School, Collegiate and Professional Sports Fan
  • Active participant in basketball, golf, snow/water skiing, surfing and fitness activities


In his free time Brett enjoys boating around the beautiful coastal waterways with his wife Amy, two Daughters, Son-in-Law & Grandson.