Stand out

to seal the deal


Real estate is competitive.

Limited supply, high demand, location, interest rates, investor activity, and marketing and advertising.

Hi, I’m Danielle Gillespie, the powerhouse behind Gillespie Group Real Estate. I specialize in helping clients stand out and gain that competitive edge.

40 UNDER 40

Cape Fear Real Producers announced its 40 Under 40 a select group of top-performing real estate agents in Wilmington in late 2023. This was the second year I had been recognized for high performance and was honored to receive this year’s recognition.


In the competitive Wilmington real estate market, two things make all the difference: standing out and specialization.

With an agent by your side, you’ll have the power to capture attention and make your mark when selling or buying a home. And let’s not forget the importance of their specialization. It can be the game-changer that ensures your success.


Ranked in the Top 300 Agents in Wilmington

– Featured in Cape Fear Real Producers Magazine in 2022, 2023

– Featured on HGTV, Island Life


Let me tell you something, my friend. Standing out is the name of the game, and it’s the reason I’m standing here today.

Back in 2018, I made the move to Wilmington, ready to dive headfirst into the real estate world. And let me tell you, if you want to make it in this business, you need two things: an intimate, lightning-fast understanding of the local area and a competitive edge that sets you apart from the rest.

So, what did I do? Well, I rolled up my sleeves and got to work. I immersed myself in this incredible community, getting to know every nook and cranny. I made it my mission to become the go-to expert on Wilmington real estate.

But it wasn’t enough to just know the area. I needed a strategy, a plan to make my clients shine. And that’s when it hit me: I needed to stand out. I needed to be the one who grabs attention, the one who makes deals happen.

Fast forward five years, and here I am, the Managing Broker of Carolina One Properties – Carolina Beach, leading a team of absolute rockstars at Gillespie Group Real Estate. Together, we closed a whopping 99 transactions last year, totaling just shy of $50 million. That’s the kind of success that comes from standing out in a sea of mediocrity.

Expertise matters. Don’t go at it alone.

When it comes to this major investment, don’t rely on your best friend’s friend or dear Aunt Sally. Trust me, expertise matters. Find yourself an agent who lives and breathes real estate, who’s in the industry day in and day out. With their guidance, you’ll secure top dollar when selling and protect your wallet when buying. Don’t take chances—don’t leave any money on the table. Get the professional support you deserve.


When it comes to finding the right agent, you’ve got to be selective. You need someone with the right kind of experience, someone who knows your area like the back of their hand. 

And that’s where I come in, surpassing the competition with my expertise and dedication. In the beautiful Wilmington NC area, I’m here to help you with all your real estate needs. Whether you’re buying, selling, building, or investing, I’ve got you covered.

But let me tell you about the areas where I truly excel.


Oh, Carolina Beach, it’s a paradise like no other. And guess what? I live, work, and play right here in CB. I’ve got my finger on the pulse of this incredible place, always keeping a keen eye on what’s coming to the market. If you’re interested in Carolina Beach or Kure Beach, you’ll want a real estate local like me by your side, navigating the market together.


Need more space? Expanding your family? Want that extra room for when friends visit? No worries at all. I’ve been in your shoes, my friend. I understand the excitement and challenges of moving up to the next chapter in your life. Let me share my secrets for finding that perfect home when you’re ready to move up. Just a little heads up: it requires some serious choreography. So, let’s dance and make it happen!


Are you considering a move to the Wilmington area? Well, I’ve been there too. Let me tell you, relocating to Wilmington was the best decision I ever made. And since then, I’ve developed the most seamless home-buying process for my clients who are going through a relocation. I make it easy, my friend. Let me share my relocation approach with you, and together we’ll make your move a breeze.


If you’re looking to create generational wealth through real estate investing, I’ve got you covered. I not only help families find short-term rental properties, but as a multi-owner of a short-term rental investment portfolio and the co-owner of STR To Wealth Coaching, I can provide you with guidance to make it as profitable as possible. Let’s explore how real estate investing can be your source of wealth.

Gillespie Group Real Estate Team

Not only do I bring my own expertise to the table, but I also have the privilege of leading an exceptional real estate team known as Gillespie Group Real Estate, a Carolina One Company. Our team is composed of highly accomplished women who are top producers in the industry, and each of us brings our own unique strengths to the table.

One area where the team particularly excels is in serving first-time home buyers and navigating the world of new construction. The team understands the specific needs and concerns that come with these types of transactions and is here to guide you every step of the way.

So, my friend, when it comes to finding the perfect agent, look no further. My team and I cater to a wide range of clients, just as diverse as the properties we represent. So, no matter what your real estate goals are, we are well-equipped to assist you. We welcome all inquiries and look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

**This** caught my eye and I’ll tell you why!

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The Who’s Who list

See who’s embarked on a real estate journey in the last few months with me to buy a home or sell a home.

The Perfect Beach Getaway with Cash Flow Potential

The goal was to find an ideal Short-Term Rental (STR) that could serve as my client’s personal paradise but also generate passive income when they were away. I remained committed to the search working diligently alongside my clients for 2 years until they found the perfect place at the perfect time. We previewed quite a few single-family homes but ultimately landed on a condo in Oak Island that had wonderful amenities and a stunning view. I helped them learn the ropes to manage their own rental and how to get started so that they could be off to the races!

Maximize Profit and Minimize Stress

The goal was to sell my client’s home for the most money possible, as smoothly as possible, considering it was a 1900s Wilmington bungalow that needed some work. We formulated a listing strategy game plan, the client prepped the home exactly how we discussed, and ultimately had 7 offers to choose from resulting in a 30k over list price offer. I helped to coordinate all repairs and negotiations as smoothly as possible from start to finish leaving my client happy and walking away with more than he anticipated. He was a second-time client and we both agree that we look forward to making his 3rd purchase together.

Finding the Perfect Beach Home for Every Generation

The goal was to find a home at the beach that could accommodate a growing family as well as a multi-generational household. Finding a home at the beach with a mother-in-law suite that is move-in ready is hard to come by but we found it and negotiated a $25k under-list price offer.

Ready to buy a home or sell your home?

Let’s connect and discuss how we can make things happen for you. I’m Deal-Making Danielle and I’m here for you! Plus, I’ll be sure to send you:


Beachtown, our Wilmington magazine to your inbox


**This** caught my eye and I’ll tell you why – Homes for Sale Hot Sheet

If you’re ready to embark on your real estate journey, Together, let’s make your real estate dreams a reality.

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