Serving Coastal Carolina For Over 43 Years 910.792.7733

The Willetts Team

Emily Willetts ~ Broker, CRB,CRS,GRI


Willetts Properties is a full service Real Estate Company owned and managed by Emily Willetts. Devoted to all aspects of real estate, our business has now expanded to include the acquisition and marketing of New Homes Communities and Property Development.

Originally from Seattle, Emily married her husband Bill, a Brunswick County native, in 1964 and relocated to the area. She began her real estate business over 38 years ago and has been a consistent multi-million dollar producer throughout her career.

Education and achievement have always been priorities for Emily. This has led her to obtain designations and leadership positions within the industry and earned her a reputation she "wouldn't trade for anything" - that of honesty, integrity and knowledge of the real estate business that she loves. Her business continues to thrive, coming 100% from personal referrals from her much-valued clients and agent relationships built upon through years of networking nationwide.

Emily's consistent thinking "outside of the box", fueled her desire to create an organization that not only meets these challenges, but allows her to continue to lead the way in today's global marketplace. This innovative management style led her to be the first in the area to hire a full time Sales and Marketing Director whose focus is developing and orchestrating the most effective way generate viable leads.

Generating viable leads, however, is not the only component that results in the sale of real estate. This requires an agent whose wisdom and expertise can match qualified buyers with listings. Emily has assembled a team of the areas top-producing Brokers, whose standard of excellence patterns her own.

Willetts Properties has distinguished itself from the competition with a proven track record for success. We continue to be the leading choice for both homebuyers and sellers.
Professional Achievements and Designations
  • CRB - Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (Charter Member)
  • CRS - Certified Residential Specialist (Charter Member)
  • GRI - Graduate, Realtors Institute, Chapel Hill NC
  • Certified Relocation Specialist
  • Certified Third-Party Relocation Manager
  • Taught Pre-Licensing, Sales and Marketing, Management, Investment
  • Brokerage for Cape Fear Community College and for a national franchise
National and North Carolina Association of Realtors:
  • State Association Regional Vice President, 1986-1988
  • State Director, multiple years
  • Served on State Executive Committee, Budget & Finance, Long-Range
  • Strategic Planning, By-Laws, Issues Mobilization, Education, etc.
  • Leadership Development Task Force for NCAR, 1998-2000
  • Seminar Speaker
  • Silver Service Membership
Brunswick & Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors:
  • BCAR President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Director
  • WRAR Director, Budget & Finance, By-Laws, Strategic Planning, Legislative, Membership Committees

Joanne Wesson ~ Broker/REALTOR, GRI


Joanne lives in Southport and works in general brokerage in the Southport/Oak Island area.
  • Real Estate Sales ... 2004 - 2009
  • Bank of America : Asst. Mgr./Loan Officer 1993 - 1998
  • Southport 2000 - Executive Director.. 1990 - 1992
  • VMS, Inc. - VP Mktg. 1988 - 1990
  • Greensboro Area Chamber of Commerce... Mgr./Communications Dept. 1978 - 1988
  • Real Estate Sales: Richardson Corp. 1973 - 1978
  • Native of Carthage, NC. Moved to Greensboro, NC in early 1960's.
  • Attended Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC
Married, husband Jerry who retired from State of N C and Coast Guard. Two sons and three grandchildren.

I love to travel and have been to Europe many times, Hawaii twice and spent 3 years in the Caribbean, mainly St Croix and San Juan. In my younger days I was an avid tennis player and loved water skiing. Now it's reading. I do love this area and try to contribute something through volunteering with local civic and community organizations.

I am a Past President of Lions Club, and the NC 4th of July Celebration. Other communitiy activities include Southport Historical Society, Southport/Oak island Chamber of Commerce, Dosher Hospital Volunteers, Trinity United Methodist and various civic organizations. Of course, I am a member of the local, state and national real estate trade organizations.

I love interacting with people and showing them this great community. I came here with the intention of staying two years and never left. Yes, we all know the weather is perfect but it's all the other things that make this area so attractive. A fantastic mix of people from all socio/economic backgrounds, an area rich in history and limitless recreational oppourtunies with the ocean, Intracoastal Waterway and creeks and streams everywhere.

It's my job to listen to the client, understand their needs and match those needs to the right area and perfect property

Jerry Wisdo ~ Broker/REALTOR SFR, e-Pro

Pat Wisdo ~ Broker/REALTOR SFR, e-Pro

Jerry and Patricia Wisdo hail from the Winston-Salem, NC were they lived with their 3 sons for over 23 years. They originally moved from Hershey, PA in 1983 when Jerry was transferred by his company and North Carolina soon became home. In 2006 Jerry and Patricia retired and moved to Southport. Still being young in age and heart they wanted to do something together and meet people, real estate fit the bill. After receiving their license in 2006 they joined Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty. In August of 2009 Jerry and Patricia were honored to join the Willetts team, with over 38 combined years of sales, financial and marketing experience. Patricia comes with a strong background in sales, both having owned her own business, along with working for a national company in local and corporate sales. Jerry being from the corporate world adds his financial and acquisition expertise, having an solid emphasis on being customer focused and result oriented. There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional, integrity, market knowledge, effective negotiation skills, all of which are hallmarks of how they work. That said, in their experience as being a part of the Willetts Properties Team as real estate professionals, they have also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting their clients first. This means keeping themselves accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to the needs of their clients. They are here to assist you in buying or selling in Historic Southport, Oak Island, Bald Head Island, Caswell Beach, St. James Plantation, Winding River, Boiling Spring Lakes or Brunswick County and its beaches. Please feel free to contact them at anytime.


Mark Greene ~ Broker, GRI

  • Licensed Real Estate agent 1987
  • Graduated from Western Carolina University in 1988
  • Commissioned Officer US Army 1988
  • Began my career in real estate working for my father's firm in Mooresville, practicing general brokerage and working on acquisition, design, and marketing for several new home communities. NC General Contractor License 1990
  • Deployed for Desert Storm 1990-1991, returned home and opened my own firm Lakeland Realty, Inc specializing in assisting clients with A&D projects for residential and commercial property.
  • Deployed Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003-2005.
  • 2009 hired as a consultant by a 3 banks to work in the Special Assets departments, my responsibilities included evaluation of assets, construction completion projects, management of field services, and marketing/liquidation of their portfolios. To date we have closed $51,700,000.00 in REO property.
I grew up spending as much time as possible on or near the ocean, and when my daughters graduated from High School in 2010, my wife Julie and I decided it was time to make the move back to the coast. We discovered Southport/Oak Island about 10 years ago, and fell in love with the people and the area. We have 2 daughters Meghan and Jordan...Meghan graduated from UNCW in 2012 and lives/works in Wilmington, Jordan will be a Senior this year at Catawba College. We sold our home and business properties in Mooresville and moved to Oak Island in 2012.

Sandra Hall ~ Broker/REALTOR, ABR,SRS, e-Pro, & SFR

Sandra is so excited to be a part of the Willetts Properties team. Originally from Greenville, NC Sandra worked in sales customer with a pharmaceutical company for over 15 years. Sandra and her husband, Bill decided that they wanted to be closer to the coast and moved to Kure Beach. While living on Pleasure Island, Sandra was in general brokerage and has now relocated to Leland, NC. Leland is only a ten minute drive to downtown Wilmington.

Sandra enjoys the many challenges in real estate, but especially helping a first time home buyer find that perfect home. Sandra is a people person and a great fit as the onsite agent for two growing communities, Lanvale Forest and Mill Creek Landing, in Leland. The builder for these two communities is Southern Home Builders with over 32 years of building experience. Sandra's hobbies include walking her two shitzu puppies, painting in acrylics and watercolors, photography, and gardening. Sandra will listen to your needs and find you a perfect home.

“There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will only reach your goals with the help of others.”