My name is Joyce Barnwell and I specialize in helping buyers and sellers invest in real estate in Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina and the surrounding areas of Leland, Castle Hayne, Hampstead and Ogden.
I have over 30 years of real estate experience with over 20 of those years as an owner of a real estate firm. I am well aware of the numerous issues that can arise when trying to purchase or sell property and have the knowledge and expertise to reduce or eliminate those issues and make the entire process flow smoothly.
It takes a “seasoned veteran” to know where problems can exist and help avoid or at least minimize the issues as soon as they arise. If you are thinking about listing your property in New Hanover County, I would love the opportunity to discuss how my marketing plan can get your property sold in the shortest amount of time for the highest price possible.


I believe that in a changing field like real estate, it is important to stay current and to spend the necessary time and resources on education.

I hold the following designations and certifications:
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
Certified Residential Broker (CRB)
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Graduate of the REALTORS Institute (GRI)
Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS)
Short Sale & Foreclosure Certification (SFR)

My husband, Brant, and I first bought a vacation home at the beach in 2003. We loved it so much that we picked up and moved full-time in 2004. Our little part of the world is a great place to weekend, or live year-round. When not selling real estate, we love to play golf, travel and spend time with family and friends.

Joyce Barnwell, REALTOR® - Intracoastal Realty – For “SIMPLY THE BEST” in service, knowledge and performance, give me a call and let’s discuss your real estate objectives. Whether you are looking for a primary home, a vacation home or an investment property in the Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina and the surrounding areas of Leland, Castle Hayne, Hampstead and Ogden, I will make the process enjoyable.  Give me a call toll free at (877) 617-7654 or shoot me an email at


Paige MurrayPaige Murray is a agent with the Joyce Barnwell Team. Born and raised here in Wilmington, NC, Paige is the true definition of a coastal native. Paige attended elementary, high school, and graduated college here in Wilmington. With the title of a local, Paige can help you to navigate Southeastern North Carolina’s unique housing market to find the best fit for you and your family. She knows the ins and outs of the land, making her your go-to Realtor. Paige utilizes the latest real estate technologies and social media marketing strategies in order to get your home SOLD!  She will give important tips and recommendations to maximize your house's selling potential. It is her goal to meet and exceed your expectations in a Realtor; she wants nothing more than for you and your family to feel confident during one of the biggest investments in your life.  In her spare time, Paige enjoys going to the beach, boating, and spending quality time with family and friends. Paige has a background in pediatric nursing, but is now fully focused on Real Estate. Being part of the Joyce Barnwell Team Paige is backed by extensive knowledge. Joyce has over 30 years of real estate experience with over 20 of those years as an owner of a real estate firm. Call us today with any questions you may have!


Whether you are searching for or selling a home in Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington, or surrounding areas, give Paige a call today so she can guide you through the process!



  • My husband and I had the unique opportunity to meet and obtain Joyce Barnwell as our "personal" REALTOR. The reason we address her as our "personal" REALTOR is multifactoral. First, Joyce makes it her "personal" concern to know her client's needs and match them with current market listings. Second, she makes herself available on her own "personal" time to accommodate her client's schedules (seven days a week). Finally, Joyce is the most honest, genuine and hard working REALTOR (friend) that we have ever had the pleasure of knowing. We have and we will always call Joyce our "personal" REALTOR. L. & T. F. - Rockingham, NC
  • Joyce Barnwell is a proactive REALTOR who is always looking for ways to market properties, create local demand, and educate possible clients about Pleasure Island. Once you meet and get to know Joyce, you will find a true friend who you will enjoy continuing to know after business dealing. S. C. - High Point, NC
  • "Joyce is a very experienced and knowledgeable realtor who quickly learns the needs of her customers. She knows the market inside and out which is invaluable to sellers and prospective buyers. Joyce is highly organized and responsive and a good friend long after a transaction".
    S. F. – Reidsville, NC 
  • "Joyce has been terrific every step of the way in purchasing our vacation home nearly 500 miles from where we live in Pennsylvania. After identifying some possible houses on the Web and reviewing them with Joyce, she was quickly able to understand what we were looking for and focus on those types of properties. By the time we were ready to fly down to CB, she had identified 25 homes within our price range and accompanied us to see every one over a single weekend. By Sunday afternoon we had found what we wanted, but we needed to get back to PA. Joyce helped us to make an offer, then navigate remotely until the final closing when we flew there in the morning, closed on the property and sipped cocktails in celebration by 3:00 p.m."
    Dr. S. Gagnon - Collegeville, PA