Coastal Realty Connections Inc
The first thing you notice about Donald Howarth upon meeting him is his Scottish brogue, followed quickly by his wit and good humor. What's also immediately evident upon introduction, is that this is a man who enjoys what he doesusing his incredible background and understanding of the coastal real estate market to assist, guide and serve clients.
While Donald has spent more than 25 years in senior real estate positions in the coastal Carolinas, his career in real estate began 30 years ago in his native Scotland, where he was part of the team that managed the reconstruction of a ruined castle whose rich history dates back to the 1200's. Fully restored, Kilconquhar Castle with its newly added resort amenities was offered on an interval ownership basis. Donald's work exposing international clients to the ownership opportunities at the castle brought him to the U.S., where he was offered a position with Fairfield Communities, a leader in residential and vacation development. At Fairfield Donald quickly worked his way up through the ranks to serve as Sales Manager in New Bern, North Carolina and then Vice President of Sales in South Carolina, concentrating on the Myrtle Beach region. It was in New Bern that he met his wife of 22 years, Trisha Buck Howarth.
After seven years with Fairfield, Donald took a position with the developer of Bald Head Island, overseeing the company's resale brokerage. Following record-breaking results within the resale division, Donald was asked to serve as Director of Sales for the entire sales operation, including the company's new products division, comprised of homes, homesites and interval ownership cottages, where he achieved historic sales in all categories.
Following a 10-year tenure with Bald Head Island Limited, Donald served as Vice President of Sales for The Coastal Companies, a corporation with beach, marina and golf-themed developments located throughout Brunswick County. During his nearly seven years with the company, Donald was directly responsible for the operations, sales, administration and marketing functions for various company holdings. Concurrent with his time at The Coastal Companies, Donald served as president of Amscot Incorporated, a consultancy offering extensive expertise in all aspects of real estate, from sales force recruitment and training to start-up community sales, marketing and development.
Coastal Realty Connections represents the culmination of 30 years of real estate industry experience and the opportunity for clients interested in better homes and home sites in southeastern North Carolina to be offered the highest levels of service and attention. Donald leverages his vast personal experience and his extensive network of sales, construction and marketing associates to bring an unmatched understanding of the area's real estate market conditions and offerings. Coastal Realty Connections is proud to be the preferred third-party brokerage firm referred by Landfall Realty.
Donald is a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Commerce (now part of Edinburgh Napier University) where he majored in Business. He has served on board-level positions with multiple homeowner associations, and his professional memberships include the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors, the North Carolina Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Donald and Trisha are active supporters of the Brunswick Community College Foundation, where Trisha is a past president, and are active members of the local Chambers of Commerce.