Sylvia H. Pate



3369 Holden Beach Rd

It is so important to work with someone who has a knowledge base of local market trends, familiarity of local communities and can assist you with a team of experts for your real estate transaction.  If you are looking for that kind of excellent real estate assistance in Holden Beach or other areas on the Brunswick Islands of NC or in the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand area of SC, you need to speak with me.  I am a true “local Carolina girl” having grown up in Myrtle Beach, SC and my family has had a residence at Holden Beach, NC since 1968, affording me with a huge knowledge base and experience in both the SC and NC markets.  

After a career in economic and workforce development, I began a second career in 2012 in real estate. Before my real estate career, I was the Director of the Regional Center for Economic, Community and Professional Development at the University of NC at Pembroke. I have a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership and Management and am a Realtor licensed in both North and South Carolina.  I have continued with my real estate education having completed the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Resort & Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS) and Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designations as well as Strategic Pricing Specialist and Certified Property Expert (CPE). 

My approach will be to provide you with innovative and customer-focused assistance in the coastal areas of North and South Carolina.  I promise to provide you with a successful real estate experience that exceeds your expectations and my former clients can attest to my professionalism as I provide effective performance guarantees, market knowledge and exceptional customer service. …so call me whether you are a 2nd home buyer, 1st time home buyer, investor or just looking to change homes or if you are in the market to sell your home.

I look forward to assisting you with your real estate goals whether it is finding “your perfect place at the beach” or selling your home.  Give me a call so I can provide the most creative marketing, technical, and support systems for a seamless, positive experience. You can count on my 35+ years of professional experience to guide you in purchasing or selling your home, condo or lot.


Awards, Designations & Memberships

  • 2014 Quality Satisfaction Award
  • 2015 Pinnacle Quality Service Award
  • 2017 Quality Satisfaction Award
  • 2018 Quality Satisfaction Award
  • Annual Multi-million Dollar Producer
  • Member of National Association of Realtors
  • Member of the NC & SC Association of Realtors
  • Member of Brunswick County Association of Realtors
  • Member of Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors
  • Accredited Buyer Representation (ABR)
  • Resort and Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS)
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
  • NARs Commitment of Excellence Endorsement





Honestly, 5 stars is not enough to rate Sylvia! She is a "cut above the rest" and wonderful realtor. She went above and beyond with her diligence and helped me find the perfect beach house. Not only that, but she helped me every step of the way all the way up to closing! She kept up with important milestones during the process, met with inspectors & engineers, ensured dates & documents were all taken care of. I had complete trust in her. Sylvia is so down to earth and completely honest!! She is not out to sell a property to just sell it! She gives you the back story on different listings and is more than helpful in finding exactly what you are looking for. She alone made the whole process completely painless, not to mention always responded to any email or text quickly with any and all the information I needed even if it was the second or third time I asked the question! She always ensured I completely understood various things during the process. If I ever need another realtor in the area she is the ONLY choice for me! If you want a dependable, honest, and VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE realtor...CALL SYLVIA!


She goes beyond to help you with your journey to find a home. Sylvia has been with me about one year she showed us homes and kept us informed on the market. She is straight up with you all you have to do is tell her what you want and price range and she goes to work . Really going to miss her


Sylvia greatly helped my wife and myself, which was needed as we were new to the area. She brought us far and wide to view homes, and then helped us through the purchase process. We would gladly work with her again should the need arise.

davis brian63

Sylvia is a great realtor, she knows the local market and we highly recommend her for your real estate needs. She helped us sell one current property and purchase our new property. She walked with us through both transactions and helped us in so many ways. As out of town sellers/buyers it was reassuring to have Sylvia watching out for us locally.

Sylvia was an answer to our prayers. She listed our house and in a month sold out house as well as the family farm, which another realtor had put on the market for over 6 months. She then used her local knowledge and expertise to find the perfect home. She then helped us sell her mother's house and our personal farm. She was very impressive and I highly recommend her. She is a skilled and remarkable realtor.

Sylvia was a pleasure to work with. She had answer to my question almost be for I asked them. Most of the time Sylvia answer was I already too care of that. She was amazing.

Excellent realtor with great personal knowledge of the area! Sylvia went above and beyond our expectations in helping us find our property. She is definitely a realtor we will recommend to friends and family who are looking for either a home or property in Brunswick County.

Sylvia Pate is a pro. At each stage of the buying process she guided me and provided sound advice to protect my interests and support my ultimate goal of buying a home in a market I did not know well.

b francis
I worked with Sylvia on the purchase of my home in Sunset Beach NC. She did a lot of footwork because i lived out of state. We found 7 homes to look at in one day . Worked out a deal on 1 of them and closed on a home 2 weeks later. It was Great working with her.

Sylvia went above and beyond in assisting me purchase a home in Myrtle Beach while I was still residing in South Jersey. Her knowledge, expertise and overall caring about finding my dream home spoke volumes. If you are looking for a real estate agent who will get the job done ... talk to Sylvia Pate ... you will not be disappointed

Sylvia's persistence paid off and she found us the home we were looking for. She was responsive and met all of our requirements for our home. I would definitely recommend her for real estate agent.

A. Adams
Sylvia was excellent in helping find and purchase our land in Brunswick County.

J. Shelton
Sylvia Pate did a great job while selling my house and additional lot ! She communicated information in a timely manner. Offered her expert opinion as needed.

C. Sykes
Ms. Pate did an outstanding job and spoke with me every day . She know what I was looking and wanted for my price range. Even after the sale she checked on us . Great job Ms. Pate !!! We're just so very pleased with everything Sylvia has done for us.

T. Shelton
Very professional agent!

M. Rodriguez
Sylvia was a great asset in the purchase of the property.

B & D Suttles
Our overall experience with Sylvia Pate has been positive and exceptional. We have been so impressed and pleased with Sylvia Pate and her knowledge, professionalism and hard work, that we have recommended her to family members who will be needing a realtor in the near future. She not only listens, but is friendly and constantly kept us informed. Sylvia Pate has been a blessing to us and made the process of selling and buying homes and land much less stressful.

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