The Sandman Team of Coldwell Banker Seaside Realty is a full-time, full-service, true real estate team. John Leatherwood, Lisa Strydom and Debbie Knieper work together to provide excellent marketing, negotiations and transaction management for their clients.
John Leatherwood is the Sandman. People are always curious of how John became known as the Sandman, so we asked him “In the late ’80’s, I was working with some folks who were looking at Oceanside Lots in Duck, a sandy dune area. The wife turned to me on the spur of the moment and said “You sell sand … You’re the Sandman”! I kind of liked it and have used it ever since. And boy has it worked! People I talk too sometimes cannot remember my real name, but they remember “The SANDMAN.” This was never more obvious to me than when I called a fellow REALTOR® at his home to discuss an offer. His 12 year old son answered the phone … when I asked for his Dad, and told him my name, “John Leatherwood,” he responded …”oh, the Sandman!”.
John has been on the Outer Banks since 1985. He believes his success in real estate has been a result of his willingness to provide excellence in service to his clients. This creates a loyal and vocal clientele who are proud to refer friends and family to conduct business with John.
Debbie Knieper’s real estate career started in 2001, we asked what was the key to success in Outer Banks Real Estate. “I found out immediately that education was the key to quality service to all of my clients. Living in a second home market sets you apart from a typical residential market. That is why I strive to perform at my utmost best for all clients whether investors, second home owners, co-ownership or permanent residence. 2014, I joined the Sandman Team with John Leatherwood and Lisa Strydom. We are a team that pays attention to details and communication!” says Debbie.
Debbie always looks forward to the next prospective buyer or seller as it entails a new adventure because each client and each property is unique and different in its own way.
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