Trusst Builders Forms Exclusive Sales Agreement with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

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August 13, 2012 / By Trusst Builder Group

Trusst Builder Group, a Leland NC custom builders company and developer of quality homes and neighborhoods throughout New Hanover and Brunswick counties, has formed an exclusive marketing alliance with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage to market all Trusst Builder Group homes. Featured neighborhoods in Leland include Brunswick Forest on Hwy 17, Ashton Place on Olde Fayetteville Road, and Hearthstone on Lanvale Road. Coldwell Banker Sea Coast will also market Trusst’s House Calls program in which homeowners can select from a portfolio of house plans to be built within the neighborhood of their choice.

“This alliance is unique in our marketplace,” said Shawn Horton, owner of Trusst Builder Group. “Other builders have agreements with brokerage firms to market a specific neighborhood, but this is the first time a local builder has formed an exclusive agreement in which ALL Trusst Builder Group properties will be marketed through Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. This is a testament to the faith that we have in Sea Coast and their ability to bring buyers to our neighborhoods.”

Added Horton, “I started my real estate career as a broker at Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage so I am very familiar with their culture and commitment to customer service. Trusst Builder Group is proud to be teaming up with the #1 real estate firm in southeastern North Carolina and we are confident this allegiance will expand our reach in key markets.”

In mid-August, Trusst Builder Group will relocate its corporate offices from two locations in Brunswick Forest to a new, 2,968 square foot space at Suite 130 at 1022 Grandiflora Drive in the Magnolia Greens Retail Center off of Hwy 17 in Leland. This will allow the firm to consolidate its operations and sales team to one location, which will increase efficiencies and provide customers with easier access.

The new location will also put the sales team in close proximity to the Leland office of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, located at 1018 Grandiflora Drive within the same retail center.

The Trusst Builder Group sales team is comprised of Shawn Horton, Broker and owner; Ann Munna, Broker and new home specialist; Ray Caffee, Broker and new home specialist; and Steve Crager, Broker and new home specialist. All team members are licensed real estate agents and maintain their licenses through Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage.

Trusst Builder Group may be relocating its headquarters and expanding into new neighborhoods, but it remains committed to maintaining its presence in Brunswick Forest, according to Horton. Trusst Builder Group, LLC was formed in 2012 as a partnership of Trusst Builders and Hearthside Builders. Together, the two companies have built more than 80 percent of the homes in Brunswick Forest and anticipate building many more, from brick patio homes and bungalows, to townhomes and executive homes. Brunswick Forest Realty continues to market all Brunswick Forest properties.

“Trusst Builder Group is an extraordinary builder of the highest caliber that has built more than 2,000 homes in neighborhoods throughout New Hanover and Brunswick counties since 1992,” said Tim Milam, president of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. “They are unique in the quality and value they bring to each of their homes, whether it is an executive home in Brunswick Forest or an entry level home in Ashton Place. The same attention to detail and value is apparent in all Trusst Builder Group homes and we’re excited to have the opportunity to market their homes in all of their neighborhoods.”

According to the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors, Coldwell Banker® Sea Coast Advantage is the largest and best-selling real estate company in New Hanover and Brunswick counties. Sea Coast Advantage was founded in Wilmington, NC in 1988 and joined Coldwell Banker® in 1993.  Seacoast Advantage is staffed by more than 300 real estate agents in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, and Onslow counties. It operates offices in Wilmington, Leland, Jacksonville, Carolina Beach, Topsail Island, Hampstead, Southport, Sneads Ferry, South Brunswick, and Oak Island.

Trusst Builder Group, LLC is a 2012 collaboration of Trusst Builders and Hearthside Builders. Trusst Builder Group is unique in its ability to build value-priced, custom-quality homes where premier finishes are standard. For more information, visit

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