Meet Our Team
Michelle Clark has put together a tremendous sale force. Each associate and assistant offers their own unique brand of expertise, integrity and enthusiasm making the Michelle Clark Team the top choice for buying and selling real estate in Wrightsville Beach, Landfall Wilmington and all of New Hanover County.
An Ohio native with a background in sales and negotiations with a Telecommunication company’s real estate division began Michelle on this path. This position allowed her to use her strong negotiation and organization skills, which has been valuable to her clients.
Since becoming a Broker at the Wrightsville Beach Intracoastal Realty office Michelle has received several professional designations. To better understand what luxury home buyers are looking for Michelle is an Accredited Luxury Home Specialist, ALHS. Being a specialist ensures she offers a high level of service unique buyers’ needs before making a luxury investment. Michelle is also a Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource, SFR. This additional education allows Michelle to better work with buyers and sellers of short sale properties and keeps her up with current market conditions to offer her clients the best possible service. Most recently Michelle became a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, SRES, where she gained a deeper understanding of the real estate needs and desires of customers age 50 and over.
Michelle is a strong believer in doing the right thing. Honesty and integrity are important values that she uses daily. It is evident in Michelle’s work ethic as well as the service she provides for the community. While working hard for clients, Michelle also balances her time to stay involved with many local organizations, including American Heart Association Heart Walk Co-Chair for over 5 years, Women’s Impact Network Membership Chair, and is very involved with Wrightsville United Methodist Church. She is a Leadership Wilmington Alumni and was commissioned in 2015 to be a Stephen Minister.
When Michelle isn’t working you may find her boating, walking, playing tennis, traveling, enjoying wine or perhaps driving one of her American muscle cars.
Her relationships don’t end when the keys are handed over. Michelle makes it a point to help people moving to the area get acclimated to the area and find groups and people with similar interests and hobbies. Whether you are buying, selling, or investing, know that Michelle and her team will go the extra mile for you!
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In 2012, after 17 years as a real estate broker for in Manhattan, Wendy along with her husband, John and two daughters, Avery and Cuyler, decided to make life at the beach permanent. The McElhinneys live in Landfall and are members of The Country Club of Landfall and St. Mark’s Catholic Church. Wendy recently joined the Michelle Clark Team and looks forward to calling Wilmington home…and saying goodbye to winters!
As a Managing Director at Cassidy Turley, Wendy was part of a top producing team responsible for over 2 million square feet with clients in every top tier city east of the Mississippi. Her strong organizational skills and client relationship experience have produced valuable business associations and, more importantly, lifelong friends.
Wendy is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree and has a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University. She also has an Advanced Professional Certificate in Real Estate from New York University.
Professional affiliations include Wilmington Regional Associations of Realtors, National Realtors Association, Cape Fear CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women).
Linda Woods is a native of Georgia, received a BBA in Finance and studied law for a while at Georgia State University. She had a legal and corporate career in Atlanta for many years. Linda held a very interesting position at BellSouth Corporation’s international headquarters until 2001 when she fell in love with Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach.
Linda had extensive experience with contracts and acquired negotiating skills which made real estate an easy “second career” move. Her eye for quality and design complements residential sales. She knows the market very well after 10 years as a local Broker. Linda coordinates and manages all aspects of your real estate transaction to achieve a smooth closing. Along with the exceptional people and resources of Intracoastal Realty and The Michelle Clark Team, she will make sure you meet your goals with the highest level of comfort possible.
Linda holds designations as an Accredited Luxury Home Specialist and e-Pro, and serves on Intracoastal’s Professional Development Committee. She did volunteer work for a few years as a Guardian ad Litem for abused and neglected children, volunteers for Welcome Home Angel, and currently serves on the New Hanover County Board of Equalization and Tax Review mediating appeals. Linda’s interests are varied. She has traveled extensively and was an avid snow skier for several years. Linda remembers her most interesting sale was in Landfall for Warren Buffet’s sister.
A North Carolina native, Kelly Strickland has lived from the Capital to the Coast! After living in Raleigh and on Hatteras Island on the Outer Banks, Kelly attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and soon found her home in the Cape Fear Region.
Programs and Special Events
Kelly's zest for the coastal lifestyle and her love for the outdoors naturally led her to the position of Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator for the town of Wrightsville Beach, a position she held for nearly 10 years. In addition to her work at the park, Kelly has planned and coordinated numerous programs and special events for all ages, 5 to 85. Strong communication and excellent organizational skills have followed Kelly into the real estate business. Personable and focused, Kelly genuinely likes working with people and always strives to provide the very best services for her clients.
Team Sports and Team Work
If you are interested in sports, Kelly can direct you to the right team or fitness class or fishing spot! Kelly truly understands the importance of teamwork and how, working together, she can facilitate a wonderful experience for you and your family. Anyone who plays sports understands the importance of being on the same page with the same goals to achieve success. Let Kelly help you achieve your home dreams!
Board of Directors: Domestic Violence Shelter and Services
Wilmington Family YMCA
Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors
North Carolina Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors
Susan just loves the Wrightsville Beach lifestyle...walking or biking to the beach, restaurants, school and church. As a resident for over a decade, she is thoroughly familiar with Wrightsville Beach and all it has to offer. Susan is very enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge with potential buyers in the area. Susan is a native of Fayetteville, NC and attended Saint Mary's in Raleigh and UNC-Chapel Hill.
Susan and her husband Larry are the proud parents of a daughter and son, both of whom attended Wrightsville Beach School. They too love the beach lifestyle and enjoy surfing, fishing, sports and the natural beauty their surroundings offer. Also, Susan and Larry have a number of residential investment properties and are knowledgeable about the advantages of investing in this area.
Susan is very involved in the community and sits on the Wrightsville Beach Historic Landmark Commission. She is also a past president of the Harbor Island Garden Club. She enjoys tennis, bridge and walking the "Loop"
All in all, Susan would be a very helpful ally in the pursuit of a primary, secondary or investment property in the greater Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington area.
A Wilmington resident for nearly two decades, Nikki Hawthorne prides herself on knowing the Wilmington community. Since 2004, Nikki and her husband have run one of Wilmington’s most successful recruiting companies, giving her an opportunity to work with many newcomers to the area. During this time she often helped new arrivals find a career and neighborhood! This experience has also honed her relationship skills, understanding the delicate balance in negotiating. Previously she had been a leading sales executive with a major international pharmaceutical company. Nikki has also earned a BS in Psychology from Lynchburg College in Virginia.
Nikki values her customers' time and makes a point always to be available for a call, meeting or email. Customer care is a priority for her, and she believes this helps to set her apart. These values make joining the Michelle Clark Sales Team a perfect fit. Nikki is an expert on the entire Wilmington area but is particularly passionate about the Landfall, Wrightsville Beach, and Mayfaire areas. Nikki, her husband, and two kids enjoy living near the beach and soaking up all that Wilmington has to offer. When not working, she enjoys boating, biking, and staying active with her family. As a member of the Country Club of Landfall and a volunteer at St. Mark Catholic School, Nikki is immersed in this wonderful community she call's "Home." Let her help you find your's today!