About Jim


Jim’s connection with the area began in the early ‘70s when he first visited Wrightsville Beach with family friends.  It continued in 1983 with his first purchase of beach property and construction of a vacation home, and culminated in 1997 when he and his family – wife Kathy, son Brad, and daughter Kristen -- officially “transplanted” from Charlotte to Wrightsville Beach on a full-time basis.

Real Estate Development and Sales – After moving to the coast Jim became a licensed contractor and real estate broker and has been involved in real estate development, construction and sales in the area.  He has built a number of high-end homes at area beaches and Landfall.  Jim was the managing partner and majority owner of the SeaWatch development at Kure Beach.

As an “absentee” owner of vacation and investment property for more than 35 years, and more recently as a full-time resident in the area, Jim understands both the joys and challenges that out-of-towners face when identifying and purchasing coastal property on a “long-distance” basis.  His knowledge of the various market segments, special requirements of coastal construction, and rental potential of properties, enables him to play an invaluable role in evaluating different options.
 
More about Jim – A native of Salisbury, Jim graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1976 with a BS in Business Administration.  In 1977, he co-founded Datasouth Computer Corporation where he served as a director and executive officer for 21 years.  He is actively involved in the Wilmington community and serves on the Boards of Communities in Schools of Cape Fear, and in the past on the boards of Cape Fear Builders Guild, Wachovia/Wells Fargo Bank, Junior Achievement of Cape Fear, and the Greater Wilmington Chamber Foundation.  In addition, he has served on the PTA boards at Wrightsville Beach School and Noble Middle School, as well as the president of the Hoggard High Athletic Booster Club.  Jim is also an active member of Wrightsville United Methodist Church where he has served on a number of committees.

Professional Affiliations – Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors  *  North Carolina Association of Realtors  *  National Association of Realtors 

Contact Jim today for professional assistance in evaluating your buying options:   910-443-3992

Contact Jim today for professional assistance in evaluating your buying options:  
910-443-3992
jbusby@intracoastalrealty.com