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Meet The Team

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JOY DONAT

Joy‘s roots are in Pinehurst, North Carolina where her father was a successful commercial real estate broker and developer.   She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a proud Tar Heel!  Joy’s professional career began in Washington, DC area where she performed sales and marketing services in the high-tech industry.  Moving to Denver, CO, she eventually created her own public relations firm serving major international companies including Microsoft, Toshiba, as well as a number of high-tech start-ups.  

Returning to North Carolina, Joy initiated her real estate career in 2007 with several leading real estate firms in Wilmington before starting her own company, Pinehurst South Realty, which is named after the development in Pinehurst that her Father started 40 years ago.   Joy has enjoyed the opportunity to serve a number of International clients over the past few years, closing multi-million dollar real estate deals with prominent families who were focused on calling North Carolina home.   Joy’s extensive knowledge of the area, passion for the coastal life-style, and commitment to her customers ‘ dreams and desires combine for a uniquely powerful force on the real estate scene.

Joy served as the Vice Chair of the Board of the North Carolina China Council from 2013 – 2015.  She is a member of the Women’s Impact Network and is an active promoter/supporter of The American Heart Association, Cape Fear Community College, and the Boys and Girls Club of America.  In her spare time she enjoys playing golf, skiing, fishing, boating, CAbi clothing, and thoroughly enjoying a most active life with her husband, Luke, and dog, Bella.

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LISA SLEDZIK

What does Lisa Sledzik's 30 years of accomplished real estate and mortgage banking experience bring to the table? If you are searching for a Realtor with unparalleled representation, keen and skillful marketing, reliable and fact-based pricing expertise, then you have found your Agent!

A long-time resident of Wilmington; previously residing and working in areas including Cincinnati, OH, Greenville, SC and Greater Boston, Lisa brings national experience to our coastal community as well as an invaluable network of trade resources. She understands the current marketplace; local, national and global trends. She has an extensive knowledge of inventory, past and present. Her transparent communication coupled with her desire to provide a positive experience for her clients, are what set Lisa apart.

Lisa is an avid traveler and gourmand with a flair for regional decor. You may recognize her from her national exposure on HGTV's House Hunters which showcased Wilmington to a 25 million viewer market. Her professional expertise combined with Sotheby's International Realty's brand, marketing and technology guarantees her clients will receive superior representation, service and results.

Lisa Sledzik is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) and a Certified Estate Manager (CEM). She is also a member of the National Association of Realtors, Cape Fear Board of Realtors and the philanthropic group of Women's Impact Network (WIN).