Client Reviews

"Monica Rolquin is a Broker of the highest caliber, who meticulously works on behalf of her clients. My wife and I decided to make Wilmington, NC our new home and we found Monica while looking for homes over the Internet. Over the course of a year, she kept in touch, followed up with every request and made us feel extremely comfortable as we relocated. I have been a licensed Broker for 7 years and there are only a few Brokers whom I trust. I can actually say that Monica has reached the top of the list. Monica's in-depth knowledge, unique educational background and excellent people skills make her an invaluable asset to anyone who considers buying or selling real estate. I wish everyone could experience the overall satisfaction that stems from having Monica as your Broker. Ultimately, I feel Monica provides the best representation in the real estate business." – Willard Jones, Wilmington

"Monica's 'accent on service' truly represents her approach. We had the pleasure of working with Monica on the sale and purchase of our homes and cannot say enough good things about her professionalism and determination. Her knowledge and appreciation for the Greenville Sound area is unmatched. Although we had lived there for 7 years, we learned a great deal from her when she listed our home. Her legal expertise with a big dose of patience helped us through the same day settlements, both of which went off without a hitch due to her untiring attention to detail and willingness to work on our behalf. She is an outstanding real estate agent with competencies in market analysis, real property law, and negotiating strategies. She is kind, gracious, easy to work with, and patient. Put simply, Monica is a woman of integrity and a professional of the highest caliber." – Beth and Jack Renwick, Wilmington

"My wife and I have worked with Monica on three separate occasions, buying two homes and selling one. Our transactions were complicated by the fact we live out of state. Monica made the process stress-free, exceeding our expectations at every turn. She was very skilled at understanding what we wanted in a home and narrowed the listings down to help us find the perfect place. She spent a considerable amount of time with us. She really understands the process and the complications of a beach community and has a great network to get any questions answered. Our second home purchase was a short sale and Monica was the difference maker in getting through this painful process. She left nothing to chance and helped us get the home of our dreams!  On the selling side we needed to sell quickly. She helped us sell in two days for a great price; not much more can be said about that!  Monica is by far the best real estate professional we have ever worked with." – Ed Vanyo, Missouri

"My wife and I have bought and sold several houses in both NC and Georgia and the customer service, the knowledge of the local area and Monica's skill in helping us sell our home here in Wilmington was above and beyond the call of duty. Not only did she offer suggestions to stage our home for potential buyers, her legal background complimented her expertise in the real estate market. This was in a time the economy had tanked and there was a surplus of homes on the market. We had worked with another agent and company with no results and almost no showings. Monica went the extra mile in marketing our home to potential buyers which produced the results we needed. Monica is by far the best real estate professional we have ever worked with." – Mike Giles, Wilmington

"Monica's professionalism, expertise and brilliant understanding of our needs and wants were outstanding. She guided us through the entire [home buying] process and her follow-up skills are second to none. She is by far one of the best Realtors in the business and take it from someone who has purchased and sold homes in 5 states, multiple times.  In addition, my wife and I consider her a friend and look forward to seeing her from time to time.  An absolute pleasure to be around and work with on any given day." - Charles Constantino,  Connecticut

"We cannot say enough about the experience we had with Monica during our recent home purchase. Monica went above and beyond in assisting us in every aspect of the process to find the home of our dreams. Monica knew the market well, responded immediately to our questions and dealt with our issues.She provided excellent recommendations to companies (inspections, mortgage, insurance, etc.), making things so easy for us even though we were from out of state. If you are seeking a professional, caring, responsive, fair real estate agent, look no further than Monica. You will not be sorry." - Robert and Jane Sanguinetti, New Jersey

"After my mom passed, I had to sell her house. I lived in a different city so finding the right agent was imperative, someone I could trust to be there if I couldn't. I interviewed several agents and Monica was immediately my first choice. She was smart, honest, and knew the high-end market. I was impressed with her innovative ideas and savvy. The house had a unique floor plan, high quality details, and a beautiful waterfront lot in a wonderful area. Unfortunately, the market crashed and it took nearly 3 years to match the right buyer with the house. Monica stayed with us, remained positive, never gave up, and negotiated an excellent deal with a quick closing. A true professional from Day #1. She earned my respect and I give her a stellar recommendation. THANK YOU, MONICA!!" - Marnie Brooks, Cary

"Monica Rolquin just closed 2 deals for my husband and me, as sellers and buyers, on a hot day in late July. It was Friday, and the selling part for us took 2 years, one and a half with another realty company and 6 months with Monica. She trail-blazed the process like no other professional we’ve ever worked with, despite the unnerving timing of closing 2 homes on a Friday! As disenchanted as we had become with the sale of our home, she offered smart tips to de-clutter, rearrange and invest in small upgrades. Despite our wariness, we completed our tasks, and her smart, savvy, targeted marketing plan included immediate feedback after every showing. There is no doubt in our minds that we would not have closed our home without Monica! She even brought husband Jim to help us with closing yard work in 100 degree weather, when my husband and I were exhausted from packing, moving, details and heat! Monica’s commitment to us is and has been unwavering, especially through the buying process. Her wise counsel, area knowledge and legal expertise facilitated the endeavor and we found a home within about 2 weeks! Monica Rolquin single-handedly and forever changed our perception of the realty business. We gratefully consider her our biggest advocate, and now, a friend “in the neighborhood.” I guess you could say we have a “mutual fan club,” thanks to her unwavering services that made us feel like we were her total focus, though she was as busy as ever. It takes a special skill set to follow up on all the details, sincerely listen to clients, know the market and legalities, negotiate for what she’s heard as important, all the while making it look easy and fun. In this day and age of skepticism, she restored our confidence in the real estate business, and we thank her mightily!" – Karen Pappas, Wilmington

"We got in touch with Monica Rolquin through another agent in another part of NC, and what a goldmine Monica turned out to be. We felt that 100% of her attention was on us, the buyers, which was not easy as all the negotiations were done long-distance! Right from the first moment we met we knew her to be a very professional lady. She took us to view the houses we'd seen online but soon realized what our likes and dislikes were and by the very next day had lined up more houses to view. So from beginning to end Monica was a gem. It was a real pleasure getting to know her and we hope to continue being in contact with her. If you are looking for a good agent, we strongly advise you contact Monica Rolquin!" - Peter and Lynette Davies, France

"We have purchased and sold with Monica as our agent. She was quick to find us purchasers for our house and because she is so knowledgeable of what is on the market, she was able to help us find the right house to purchase quickly. She is the best real estate broker we have dealt with in 41 years of buying and selling." – Joe and Jean Rogers, Wilmington 

"We had the pleasure of working with Monica regarding the purchase, and more recently the sale of our property in Hampstead. Considering this was our ninth real estate transaction, we have to say that Monica is, by far, the best of the best. Having to complete the transaction long distance is particularly stressful. Yet, Monica was always available. She always provided excellent, honest information, knowing that we needed to make the final decisions. She provided appropriate updates and truly assisted us in areas that we knew nothing about when dealing with coastal properties. Every time we received a communication from Monica, we’d say “Thank God for Monica!” We highly recommend Monica as a broker and relocation specialist. She is personable, organized, and diligent." – Bob and Rita Epsom, Illinois

"I bought my home with Monica as my Realtor almost 8 years ago. That experience was wonderful so I figured I would use her services again for the sale of my home. Again, the experience was top notch. Monica counseled us on the current market trends and developed a solid plan to sell our house for the best possible price. We were only on the market for 4 days before we had multiple offers with the highest and best coming in over list price with a very strong offer. This enabled us to be aggressive with the purchase of our new home and everything worked out perfectly. As with all transactions, there were a few glitches along the way but they were not on our part. Monica was always there to give sound advice and help guide us through to closing. I am so happy I found Monica 8 years ago and I am sure I will use her services in the future. She is one of the best." - Willard Jones, Wilmington

"I liked Monica the day I met her and decided to use her services on the spot. I found Monica to be very frank about what to do to sell my home which I greatly respected. In looking for my new home she listened to what I was looking for and the location I was hoping to find. In the end, my home sold for top dollar and she negotiated a good deal for me on my new home. Throughout the process I was kept informed and paperwork thoroughly explained to me. She helped me with contacts when necessary and was with me through the closing and still offering any advice or tips I might need in finding reputable contractors. Monica has a great knowledge of the Wilmington area and I truly do not feel anyone would be disappointed with her service. Thank you Monica." - Diane Speer, Wilmington

"Monica was nothing less than perfect as my personal Broker for both my family's house and my first investment property!  Sincere, patient, knowledgeable, and professional are a few of the adjectives I can confidently use when describing Monica as a Broker.  Her service was so  exceptional in helping my family relocate from New York that I have since referred other people to Monica for her unique help in purchasing real estate" - Dr. Perry Castellano, Wilmington

"We could not have had a finer real estate agent than Monica! She went "above and beyond" to make our search for a new home in Wilmington a success. We would most definitely recommend Monica Rolquin to anyone we know who is anticipating a move to Wilmington! Super woman!" - Connie Moser, Wilmington

"We were making a long distance move to the Wilmington area and are so glad we were recommended Monica! She helped us so much and had a lot of patience with us during our process of searching the areas online. Her website is user friendly and she set up great searched for us. She communicated with us and answered all questions and when we were ready to come to the area and search she took the time to give us honest information and helped us make a great choice that worked for our needs. She helped with every aspect of our process from negotiating, mortgage broker, attorneys, subcontractors, and general information needed to make our move easier. Her help doesn't stop after you close, she is there for anything you need. Easiest move we have had in years thanks to her help and support!" - T. Marshburn, Wilmington

"Monica has represented me as both a buyer and a seller of a rental property and her knowledge and expertise are supreme! Even on a family vacation Monica was updating me on the sales process. It's an extra bonus that Monica has her law degree so I was always confident the entire process was above board. Monica pays great attention to detail and always reminded me of due diligence dates to keep us on track. She is a professional who wants to help you with everything from a rental investment to a lovely waterfront luxury home. I now have a friend and real estate agent for life!" - Kim Murrill, Wilmington

"Monica Rolquin helped me sell my house in a very difficult economic climate, and I couldn't have done it without her.  Her knowledge and experience were indispensable.  From promoting the listing, to accurately pricing the property, to handling all the negotiations during the sale, Monica came through every time.  She made herself available to me any time I needed, and her level of commitment and professionalism were superb.  Monica always made me feel like I was a valued and important client. I couldn't imagine working with any other Realtor and I'd recommend Monica to anyone purchasing or selling a home." -   David Sepkoski, Wilmington   

"When Karin, my fiancé, decided to put her house on the market we knew selling was competitive.  We prepared the home to the best of our ability and put it on the market with not one but subsequently two well known, large real estate agencies.  Karin had her home listed for approximately 7 months through these two reputable agencies.  Monica had been recommended to us finally by a real estate agent that I had found success through in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  I read up on Monica's background and experience.   I knew immediately that we had discovered a Varsity Team in Monica Rolquin.  Also once Monica had become Karin's agent it became apparent that Karin's home for the past seven month's was not truly listed or represented for this competitive and difficult market.  Monica's approach was a clear and concise game plan with some wow features I have not seen before.  Result's were immediate with numerous showing's and finally the acceptable offer we anticipated.   In far less than half the time it was listed by two other agencies!!  You can put a bow on your referral of Monica Rolquin as a real estate agent, because you would be giving that selling party a gift!" - Charles Harrington, Colorado 

"Contacting Monica was one of the best decisions made when purchasing our first home. The whole process was made simple and she guided us along the way. If anyone is looking for a very experienced, straight forward, and responsive Real Estate Professional who is wonderful at negotiating and an all around great person I would highly recommend contacting Monica Rolquin today" - Donnie and Bethany Bullers, Wilmington

"It was not my first home purchased, I worked before with some Realtors in other states and countries, but Monica Rolquin was the best, great agent. I was only in Wilmington for a few days, and bidding against four other buyers. With Monica's advice and support I won the bid and bought my new condo. She helped me prepare everything for closing over the internet long-distance because I work out of the country. Thanks.  I have a home in Wilmington, and hope to do more business with Monica in the future." Akli Aggar

"Without Monica's knowledge, determination, hard work, dedication and her outstanding commitment to us, we would have never found or bought our dream home. Her legal background was very critical in enabling our transaction to close under extraordinarily difficult circumstances.  We have been blessed with a wonderful Intracoastal waterfront home thanks to Monica."- Mike and Carrie Lewis, Wilmington

"Monica made purchasing our home easy and pleasurable....She was always there for us ... returning phone calls immediately. Her negotiating skills got us the home we wanted for a very fair price. She made sure everything ran smoothly. I would recommend Monica to everyone!" - Deidra Kubeck, Wilmington

"Monica was the first and ONLY real estate professional we dealt with during our transition from NE PA to Wilmington. Monica was thorough in her approach and translated what we said about our needs/desires into positive action. It was a pleasure to work with her on our real estate transaction and provided a way for Connie to begin teaching ESL at the literacy council." - Glenn Moser, Wilmington

"Monica made it so easy for us to relocate to beautiful Wilmington, NC.  Her guidance on which neighborhoods were best for our family was invaluable and she always showed us the best properties within our price range.  We were so happy with her service when we purchased our first house that we have continued to use her to represent us.  Monica helped us purchase land on the Cape Fear River where we built our current home and she sold our first house in less than two months.  She has exemplified integrity and professionalism in all our business with her."- Ben and Tiffany Erichsen, Wilmington

"Monica did a great job for us in our search for a vacation home near our family in Wilmington.  Through her superb knowledge of the local real estate market and her accurate advice, we were able to buy the right property to suit our needs, at the best price.  It took only a little bit more than one month for her to find the house, negotiate and close it, and all this happened while we were residing abroad in Europe.  Now we are able to enjoy our lovely vacation home and are also confident that we made the right investment." Daniel and Henriette Tieman, Belgium

"Dear Monica, 'Thank you' for the excellent job you did while helping us select the right house at the right price at the right time.  The properties acquired with your very able assistance produced a quick profit and appreciation.  To say that you are a capable, honest and loyal Broker would be an understatement.  Hope you will continue to help us in the future." - Dan and Nancy Clark, Wilmington

"Monica did an excellent job in selling our personal residence in Landfall for us.  Her expert knowledge of the real estate values in our community and her appreciation for the uniqueness and desirability of our property enabled her to list it for more than we expected, and we had it sold for full price in just one day.  The level of service Monica provides in the process of getting the transaction closed is detailed and exceptional.  We also sought Monica's expertise when we decided to purchase a second home at Wrightsville Beach.  Her acute negotiating skills and ability to find 'a deal' enabled us to purchase that property below its then market value and it has appreciated considerably since then.  We refer Monica to all our friends and family for their real estate needs in the Wilmington area and highly recommend her to you if you are looking for an exceptional broker." - Nan and Joe Girardi, Wilmington

"Monica demonstrated and executed efficiency and clarity in every step of our experience. She initiated contact with us after noticing we had taken our property off the market for several months. Within just a few weeks we had an excellent offer and closed on the property. Monica was always in touch with us about what was needed or what was happening. Communication via e mail and telephone was thorough, thoughtful and effective. Her expertise and knowledge of the local area was a true asset to selling our property, from pricing, marketing and finally negotiating. We appreciate the time and attention Monica devoted to our transaction and will highly recommend her to anyone looking t buy or sell in the area." - B. Gilmore and J. Mills, Wilmington

"Dear Monica, I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for your brokerage services during our latest activity in Landfall.  The attention we received was well beyond our expectations.  In our business there are many factors that we, as builders, can control in our efforts to provide quality to our customers.  The success of these ventures came down to having quality, professional brokerage representation and to that end, we could not have asked for more.  From your thorough research as our 'Buyers Broker', your knowledgeable input during planning, and your flawless execution as 'Agent for the Seller', your performance was exemplary!" - Shannon Idol, General Contractor and President, CMD Corporation.

"Monica was both the listing and selling agent for our home and was very conscientious in both roles. Her advice regarding pricing, her attention to details, and her follow-up were exceptional and resulted in a very favorable sale for us.  When it was time to look for a new home to purchase, Monica always kept our goals in mind in helping us find the perfect house for us.  Her skillful negotiation and her thoroughness in handling the details made the purchase of our home go as smoothly as we could have hoped for." Richard Horgan, Esq., Wilmington

"As a recent client of Monica, I told her the details of what I was looking for and she narrowed it down better than I could have myself. I was shown about four houses and am now the happy owner of one of them. She does not play games, takes you exactly to what you're looking for, helps you negotiate the price and keeps you informed both verbally and by e-mail of all correspondences. It was painless, smooth and a positive experience. I had a time frame of one month from searching to closing and she pulled it off. She knows the right contacts to help you with the process (mortgage, insurance, lawyers) and they were professional and got the job done.   She is GREAT at what she does and I highly recommend her for your real estate needs." - Dolores Duffy, Wilmington

"I have bought and sold several houses in my lifetime and I would have to say Monica was probably the most thorough Realtor that I have used. She took time to make sure that I understood each document and there was no "stupid" question. If the time comes to buy/sell a house I will call Monica." - Patty Cain, Wilmington

"When we recently decided to put our home up for sale it naturally wasn't the best time in a market that was very unstable.  We interviewed several Realtors and selected Monica for her years of experience, knowledge of the Wilmington housing market and her presentation to us of just what we could expect to see in order for her to sell our property.  Monica certainly came through!  We valued her opinion and fully trusted her in every way during this period.  I believe her ability to recognize and change marketing tactics is what sold our home.  As with any sale, thee are always some issues and Monica was there to provide the expertise, advice and ability to make things happen.  We highly recommend her for the job!!!" - John and Susan Trynosky, Wilmington

"I am grateful to have had Monica's valuable knowledge and unending perseverance throughout this arduous short-sale [purchase] transaction.  Monica stayed on top of every aspect of the process, responded quickly to all requests of the unorganized lender, and kept us well-informed in the process.  Best of all, she responded promptly to our phone calls and questions without exception.  I would highly recommend Monica for anyone looking for a competent, qualified, and experienced agent - and you definitely want her on your side in a difficult transaction.  Thanks again Monica."  - Carl Parker, Leland

"Monica helped us with the process of selling our property, keeping us informed and advising us on what to do. She also spent a lot of her time helping us find our perfect family home. Monica has extensive knowledge of Wilmington and the surrounding counties, school districts and what the neighborhoods are like. I would recommend Monica to my family and friends.  She is very professional and reliable." - Rachel Skinner, Leland

 "Monica did a fantastic job.  The property sold very fast, with no problems at all.  She is also handling my other properties and I'm hopeful that these will sell shortly.  Monica is always on top of my needs and calls when things come up." - Wayne Futch, Castle Hayne

"Monica, my wife Joan and I have very much enjoyed our business relationship that can best be characterized as 'fast, distant and profitable.' 'Fast' in that you submitted an offer for us in less than four hours after meeting you and explaining our needs and you recommending the property that met those needs.  Also 'fast' in that you sold that property for us a couple of months after we decided to put it on the market.  'Fast' because the time from when we met you  to completing our second closing was less than eight months. 'Distant' in that we resided in China during the relationship.  'Profitable' in that your advice in initial property selection and setting the listing price when we put the property up for sale all resulted in us making money.  Thank you for your efforts and we would not hesitate to recommend you."  - Joan and John Berra, China

"After dropping a previous real estate agent that did not meet my requirements, I highly recommend Monica Rolquin to you as a real estate agent.  She has always been available, flexible to accommodate my schedule and her knowledge of the area has been of the most importance and value to me.  She takes her job seriously and acts very professionally and I know that I have my real estate agent in the Wilmington area for my future investments." -  Alfredo Viejobueno, California.

"Monica was very helpful with our search for an investment property in the Wilmington area.  She was very resourceful and made herself available in order to accommodate our schedule.  She gave us excellent advice and information about the growth of Wilmington and in the end made us feel very comfortable working with her.  Overall, Monica was a pleasure to work with.  She made it very easy for us considering we are out of town clients.  I would definitely ask for her assistance again." - Patrick and Hillary Rondero, Charlotte

"We purchased our home and sold our home with Monica! She is brilliant and will guide you in the right direction. I was most impressed with her negotiation skills and her professionalism." - Brooke Ransdell, Wilmington

"Monica's help was absolutely essential to the successful resolution of my real estate problem. She is very knowledgeable, has a lot of experience, very prompt and very pleasant to work with." - Julia Eskander, Lake Waccamaw

"In selling the house we loved, it was important to find the agent who would take the time to know how much it meant to us and be able to find the right buyer for our property.  After interviewing other agents, it was clear which agent we felt the most comfortable with and who was the most professional.  Monica's experience and insight to the market made all the difference.  She made the process easy, efficient and enjoyable.  In fact, the house went under contract in less than 2 weeks with multiple offers and sold at full asking price." - Tim and Missy Harrison, Wilmington