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Thurston Dawson

Broker / Realtor
laser focused house hunter with an eye for design


  • Nick-Name: Thurston
  • Hometown: Biloxi, MS
  • Years Living In Wilmington: 6
  • What Brought You To ILM? There were a couple of scenarios that resulted in my arrival at ILM. The main one was I took a Facebook quiz of where I should live after college. After four different tries I liked the result of California so I headed west.....or so I thought. Due to my directional issues and distrust in Google Maps I ended up in North Carolina. At that point I decided I would just stay in ILM. Besides my partner of 6 years was already here so why not. Glad I followed my heart and not Google Maps. 

Favorite Spots In Wilmington:

  • You should never go hungry in this town. My favorite restaurants are Freddie's in Kure Beach (best pork chop ever), Cape Fear Seafood Company in Monkey Junction and Port Land Grille in Lumina Station.
  • There is also nothing like being able to drive out on the beach at North End in Carolina Beach, back up to the ocean and spend the day with friends and family.
  • It is also nice to be able to relax and enjoy a cold beverage on the pier over the ocean at the Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar in Carolina Beach.

Local Spot Tourists Don't Know About ...

The North End at Carolina Beach.... but only if you have 4wd or friends who do to get there.

Unexpected Facts:

  • I graduated with a degree in Animal Science from Mississippi Sate University.
  • I attended veterinary school but decided it was not for me.
  • I have traveled more outside the US than within.

Why Do You Love Real Estate?

I developed a passion for real estate at a young age when traveling with my parents to view potential homes for our family. It was not until after college that I fully realized my passion. From viewing homes to design and staging, I love being able to take a house and help turn it into a beautiful home for families to enjoy and create memories.

Most Unique Thing You've Seen In Real Estate:

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