REALTOR Patty Ballard worked with us to identify our needs for a beach home on Topsail Island.  She quickly identified and showed us listings that met our needs.  Within 2 weeks we had found our dream home on Topsail Island!  In an extremely competitive market, Patty Ballard worked with us to submit an offer which was accepted by the seller.  She worked on our behalf every step of the way in a knowledgeable and professional manner.   A very happy day when we were handed the keys to our beach home!  Thank you Patty for your due diligence and making this home purchase an exceptionally great experience for us!   

~Michael and Anne C.   - Raleigh, NC


There are no words to express my huge gratitude to Patty!  From the very beginning she was professional and honest she did her homework and knew exactly what I needed and was able to guide us from the beginning to the very end.  She is first and foremost an amazing person and is genuine. She will have only your best interest at heart.

She is always available for all of your questions via phone, text, or email and will listen to your suggestions and let you know what will and will not work. She understands how personal this is and that everyone works so hard for their homes and that sometimes it is hard to think that the reality of your home is only $150,000 and not the $500,000 that you envisioned and yes we all think our homes are worth so much more than they are but thankfully Patty will keep you grounded and get you the best possible deal.

When the sale gets tough, she only gets tougher and puts her head down and will fight to keep your deal alive and not let you make the mistakes. She knows this real estate business inside and out and she knows how to make the deals, so have faith in Patty and sit back and relax. Don’t let the stress of the situation get to you. Let Patty who is so calm and grounded take the lead when the tough stuff happens and it gets tough. I personal know that she has got your back and will not lead you astray and believe me ours got tough and she personally saved our deal three (3) times and still managed to get it closed within seven (7) days of our original closing date. 

If you put your faith in Patty, she will take the best care of you and make you feel like you are the only client she has because to her you are not a number or paycheck. You are someone that she wants to help and be successful in the crazy real estate world.

Again, I would highly recommend Patty with all your Real Estate needs. She is Professional, Accommodating, Trustworthy and Tenacious... Yep, she is that good!

 ~Melissa and Scott Schumaker


Patty was Awesome!

~Hannah Dubois


"Cannot recommend more! Patty was AMAZING!!! Patty helped us buy our first coastal home! Patty walked us through every step of the way and was always there when we had questions. Thank you so much for making this process easy and enjoyable! Patty prides herself on offering superior customer service with an emphasis on meeting and exceeding our needs. Patty’s dedication and commitment will provide you with the unparalleled service that you deserve, making the process both enjoyable and stress free. Patty will work hard to ensure that your interest are protected and your left feeling confident that you’ve entered into the best deal. I had the best experience working with Patty. She helped us find the perfect coastal home in such a short period of time. She was always flexible when finding times to look at homes and she went above and beyond to make sure we found exactly what we were looking for. We would not had it any other way and I highly recommend working with her. I want to say a special thank you to Patty. We are so happy in our new coastal home and could not have done it without you. Thank you for being so genuine and caring throughout the entire process.

~Pamela and Gene Stuffel, Clients


"Such an amazing experience! From showing to closing she was there every step of the way. Went far and beyond to make sure we received what we felt comfortable and happy with. Recommended to anyone interested in buying or selling a property, she will get it done. Thanks Again!"

 ~Danny Collins, Client


"It was a blessing working with Patty! She was so patient with us and worked really hard making sure everything flowed & was ready for closing. Things were very stressful being states away & my husband being away, yet she helped make it work. She worked around our schedules and met us when we were able to get in town & helped keep me grounded through all of the emotions with first time buying. She also went out of her way to go to our house before closing making sure last minute touches were done before I traveled to be here. Overall it was a great experience & we are now happy home owners!!"

~Alyssa Swindall, Client


"From the start of this home search more than 5 years ago, to breaking ground with Saltwater Construction Group, bridge loans for the house and property to listing, touching up and closing there has been absolutely no hassle with Patty Ballard and Saltwater Real Estate Group, Inc. Anyone looking for that good ole fashion country hospitality from a great husband and wife team look no further. Harry and Patty did more than they should have from the start and kept the same attitude through the end of both buying and building a house to listing and selling. Definitely not in it for the money, she's in it to make you as happy and comfortable as possible with explaining everything she can to help ease the process of either side of the spectrum of buying/selling. Thank you again and I hope that your family takes care!!! Best Realtor experience yet!!"

 ~Jonathan Smart, Client

"Amazing and quick sale on our home ! It was a pleasure doing business with you again. Thank you so much for all that you do/did to help us before and during our sale.

-Jaliegh Smart, Client


"My husband Marty gave Patty a great testimonial while he was on the phone with our real estate agent that was selling our home in VA . He told him you could take a lesson from my agent Patty who is helping us purchase our new home in Sneads Ferry. She never left me guessing about what was going on. She contacted me every day to update me on the progress of our offer, contract and closing. She did a great job.

~Marty and Roberta Pelland, Clients


"From the beginning Patty was professional and genuine. She understood and almost knew what we were looking for just from casual conversation. The experience with her as our real estate agent will be missed if/when we move away. She is one of the few in her occupation that I have had the pleasure of working with. Thank you Patty for all your assistance."

~James & Brandi Schneider, Clients