Gay Atkins



3369 Holden Beach Rd Holden Beach, NC 28462

The Queen of Holden Beach Real Estate!

Gay Atkins has lived on Holden Beach since 1981. She's had the pleasure of watching it change from an isolated quiet little beach, to a more sophisticated water-bound paradise. Gay's 35 years in the real estate industry, 27 years as a Brunswick County resident, and 18 years serving in local government has afforded her the opportunity to know this area intimately and understand its unique characteristics. She understands the excitement of exploring this area and the thrill of discovering that it is still possible to afford that permanent or second home along the coast.

Gay has always felt that the key to serving her clients is to listen. She strives to determine their goals, priorities, living preferences and sense of timing. She is responsive, diligent, and will work at your pace. Gay is here to assist you and help you find the home you've always dreamed of. 

Gay first entered real estate in Greensboro, NC, in 1971 where she started working for a builder assisting in managing projects. In 1974, she obtained her real estate license and began selling. In 1981 Gay moved to Holden Beach to start working in our local market. 

In 1985, Gay ran for Holden Beach Commissioner, which she won. She also served our beautiful community as Mayor.  

Gay is a world traveler, visiting Europe, Africa, South America, Monaco, Italy, and even more. One of Gay's favorite places to visit is Egypt, she felt that the history of the region was completely captivating. Gay also enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family. She has a cat named Simon who watches over her dog, Rusty.


Gay's knowledge of Holden Beach real estate is priceless, her reputation alone brings a line out the door of people wanting to work with her. If you want experience, Ms. Gay is veteran in the local industry.



Walter Coley

I don't know how to say what I feel, but words cannot express my appreciation for all your help in selling my home at Seascape. You and Brenda have done all that you could to make the sale possible and I will be forever grateful. We will continue our friendship in the days and weeks ahead. Many, many thanks to you and Brenda.


I used to work in real estate and have known many realtors over the years. Gay is the best. After researching some local agents, I contacted her at the last minute for a weekend trip on a holiday weekend to see some homes. She organized a rental for our visit, spent a day and a half showing us homes, and helped with an offer we decided to make. Gay is a true professional that knows the area and the market. She provided as much info as she could obtain on each house, made suggestions for houses we hadn't noted, and provided market information. She is so patient and friendly and extremely responsive. I look forward to continuing to work with her.

W. Overcash

THE BEST!!!! We have dealt with Gay three times and have always been pleased with her service.

William S.

I have worked with Gay Atkins both on the buying and selling sides. I find her an excellent broker & agent!!

Laurie & Jim C.

We can't give enough praise to Gay. She knows the community and how to get things done. She kept in touch with us throughout the process of selling our land, and did far more for us, above and beyond any other realtor that we have ever known. We can't say enough good things about her. We highly recommend using her to buy or sell your property.

James West

Gay and her team answered questions for me when I initially thought about selling--easy to talk with and no pushing. Once I decided to sell, team was realistic and super responsive throughout process. Everything went great and now I'm using them to buy a home. Very happy with service.


If you want a hands-on Realtor, with extensive expertise in local properties and someone who will stay in touch, do the little things at the last minute to help the sale (like sweeping out the entryway)!!This is your person. I am in another state trying to sell a home in Waterford...she has been on top of everything I needed to consider, change or think through. She reads the market and after over 20 years of working with her on various properties...she has never failed us!!


My wife and I have bought and sold over a dozen homes all across the country. We have worked with numerous realtors over the last 40 years and Gay Atkins is the BEST we have ever worked with. She knows her market, is an expert in her field, is straight shooting and honest. She has ALL of the attributes you want in a realtor. As a absentee owner she has looked out for our property, keeps us abreast of what is happening on the island, and is always there to answer a question. We strongly recommend Gay for any and all of your real estate needs.

David G.

I would certainly recommend Gay. She did an excellent job helping sell my home. Very professional and accessible. No complaints whatsoever.

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