Hall of Fame

Tim Milam

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Tim Milam, CEO of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, has used his hard work and perseverance to create one of the top-performing companies in the Coldwell Banker system. For more than 22 consecutive years, his company has been the No. 1 market leader in Southeastern North Carolina, and he is a member of the Coldwell Banker International Chairman’s Circle.

The company’s motto, which Milam constantly highlights to his sales associates, is “to do something nice for someone each week.” His leadership style focuses on setting a stellar example of doing what is right. When asked about his success, he will always give the same answer: “Our people are the very best of the best.”

“Our culture and attitude toward our agents are very simple—we work for them and they do not work for us,” he says.

Throughout his time in the industry, Milam has become known for supporting many community and charity organizations, taking on the role of current vice chairman of Wilmington Business Development; past chairman of the United Way of Wilmington; past chairman for the Muscular Dystrophy chapter in Wilmington; past member of the Advisory Council, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity (his company has built six homes for Habitat) and chairman of BASE (Business Alliance for a Sound Economy). He was also inducted into the 2019 Wilmington Cape Fear Home Builders Association Hall of Fame. In both 2019 and 2021, Milam was selected to the Greater Wilmington Business Journal’s Top 100 Power Players, awarded to businesses and officials that have the greatest impact on the region’s business and economic landscape.

“We prepare our agents to face today’s consumers by offering great knowledge of all aspects of the transaction,” says Milam. “Consumers expect us to deliver great advice in an easy-to-communicate method, as well as provide suggestions for the lender, title company, warranty company and attorney for closing. Discussing your customers’ expectations and communication method upfront is very important.”

Tim Milam

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

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