Sarah Friesema Southport, NC realtor standing on front porch

IT'S NICE TO MEET YOU

I'm Sarah, a Realtor®
and marketing expert who believes that
your home has a story
to tell. I craft stories that sell.   

MY STORY

All of us have moments in our lives that change our course. Finding Southport was mine. 

I was working as a copywriter for an award-winning web design agency in NYC. I have to laugh typing these words now, because it sounds like my dream job. And for a while, it was. I've always had a love affair with words and I felt incredibly lucky to be able to tell the stories of businesses, brands and neighborhoods in a way that felt like more than advertising - it was connection. 

But the hours were long and the commute unbearable. Needing a change of pace, I hopped a plane to Southport to visit my parents, brother and sister. Feeling every bit the weary traveller after shedding the hustle and bustle of city life, I stepped into Moore Street Market for lunch. 

I ordered the Sweet Daddy and sipped on tea, while reading inscriptions inked on the wall by patrons before me. Otis Redding crooned in the background. And I was home.

I fell in love with the live oaks, made friends with strangers and craved the breeze off the river, heavy with salt and promise. A place where I could set my watch by the tides and let the slow, southern spirit envelop me.

White heron flying over Cape Fear River
historic home Southport, NC

I visited Southport many times over the next few years, always heartbroken when it came time to leave. I returned to get married on Bald Head Island, and again to introduce my first born to the sea. And finally, my husband, two-year-old son and I packed up a truck and made our last trip south. No longer visitors, but heading home. 

Over the past seven years, I've fostered my love of marketing and community by helping small businesses develop their brands. I launched a successful home organizing business. I had another child and grew deeper roots. Becoming a real estate broker felt like the most natural next step - an opportunity to do the work I love, while helping others create a beautiful life in a place that I can't get enough of. 

 

 

AT THE HEART OF IT...

I'm a marketer who loves to tell a story. A mom who understands the importance of setting roots. And a homebody who knows that location is everything when writing the next chapters of your life. 

CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

Lists. So many lists

FAVORITE PLACE IN BRUNSWICK COUNTY

Old Smithville Burying Ground 

HIDDEN TALENTS

Check my Instagram for proof  :)

Organizing & whistling

GUILTY PLEASURE

Strange podcasts

PROBABLY LISTENING TO

My kids fight 

Old Smithville Burying Ground Southport, NC
books and Pellegrino on a beach blanket

A FEW THINGS I BELIEVE

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
 

- Henry David Thoreau

LET'S HANG OUT

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Pretty houses, messy kids & a snapshot of life along North Carolina's southern coast.