In 2011, Mike Meola began his real estate career as a Weichert Real Estate agent in New Jersey, after finishing a 30-year law enforcement career. While in his native state, he worked as a Detective with the Elizabeth, NJ Police Department, and then went on to work as a State Investigator with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, before joining Weichert.
After being a yearly vacationer in the Outer Banks since 1994, Mike and his wife Paula finally realized the dream of owning a home in the OBX in 2013. They made it their forever home in 2015.
Being a full-time, year-round resident of Corolla since 2015 has given Mike the time to explore and get to know all of the areas of Corolla, including the 4 X 4 communities of Swan Beach, North Swan Beach, and Carova. Working in the security and hospitality fields during that time, Mike became intimately involved with tourism and owning a second home. Whether that home is for personal use only, or a rental property, Mike can help you navigate through both buying and selling in the Outer Banks.
Mike has sand in his soul and is a beach bum at heart. He loves spending time enjoying the beaches and tranquil sound waters of the entire OBX with his family and friends. Mike and Paula are also huge dog lovers and have a rescue female pitbull. She was found on the side of a highway on July 4, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas, and she had recently had a litter. Independence was our name for her, “Indee” for short, and she is now a beach bum, too.
"There are so many wonderful things to say about Mike Meola, I don't know where to begin. When my husband and I decided we were going to look for a house in Corolla, we had no idea where to start. I began my research and, by luck, stumbled upon Village Realty's website. I started scrolling through the realtor biographies and came across Mike. There was just something that drew me to him. Little did we know that I stumbled upon not only the best realtor I have dealt with but also a man who would ultimately end up being a treasured friend . When I say that Mike made what could have been a very stressful process easy, it is an understatement. We began a long two year search for our second home in our happy place. Mike was with us every step of the way. We live out of state, and we felt that trying to be on top of things was going to be impossible. Mike made this process easier than we ever thought it could be. He did video walkthroughs with us and explained in depth the real estate process in N.C. He is so knowledgeable of the area and quite honestly talked us out of most houses that we looked at. He did this because he listened. He knew what we ultimately wanted and made sure it happened, even when we got frustrated and impatient and just wanted a house immediately. He pointed out things that we never would have thought of. I own a real state settlement company and have worked closely with realtors my entire career. Mike is one of the best I have seen. To say we were impressed is an understatement. In fact, we spent so much time talking and getting to know him, we now consider him and his beautiful wife very close friends. If you want an honest, hard-working man that loves the Outer Banks and knows the area, look no further. We love Mike!" - Tricia and Matt P.
"Easy breezy! Mike was always professional and quick to respond, react or handle a situation. What could sometimes be a stressful time, we were always put at ease and he made the whole process really quite simple. We would highly recommend Mike to anyone thinking about buying or selling in the Corolla area. Calm, courteous, caring, professional, knowledgeable, and just an overall nice guy. Thanks, Mike!" - Tricia and Will.
"Mike Meola is a professional, knowledgeable, honest, and hardworking realtor. We were pleased with multiple real estate transactions because of Mike’s experience and proficiency in both commercial and personal real estate. He understands the market and guides one through the process with little to no stress. We highly recommend Mike for both buying and selling in the Outer Banks." - James and Kim P.
"The best thing about Mike was his patience with us while we were walking around properties in a driving rainstorm on a cold Saturday afternoon in February. We are sure there were many other places Mike would have rather been, but he took all the time we needed and answered our questions about the different properties. Mike was easy to work with and always very responsive to us during the process of searching for and purchasing property on the Northern Outer Banks. Mike is knowledgeable about the real estate market and put us in touch with quality service professionals in the area to get appraisals and surveys and he worked and communicated well with the seller’s agent to make sure we closed on time. We will definitely use Mike for any of our future real estate needs on the Outer Banks." - Will and Gena C.
"We highly recommend Mike Meola as a real estate agent - one of the best we have ever worked with. We had a challenging transaction as we are living overseas at the moment, but Mike led us through every step of the transaction - keeping us well informed and giving us great advice. He understands the market exceptionally well and led us to a great listing price and three credible offers in a short period of time. Mike was always available for a call and handled some special items for us at the house since we could not be there in person. Great experience! Thanks again, Mike!" - Kevin & Nancy.
"Mike assisted my husband and me with the purchase of a lot in Carova this spring. I have worked with many real estate brokers and agents on several real estate transactions over the years and can say with confidence that Mike is the best agent/ broker I have ever used. Mike is extremely responsive to questions, often responding immediately even after business hours. Mike shows great attention to the details enabling the transaction to close smoothly and as quickly as possible in today’s market. We had an issue with getting a surveyor up to the 4x4 area and Mike stepped up and went above and beyond literally drove the surveyor up there himself. He always kept us up to date as to the process and was there for us as the dual agent every step of the way. As mentioned above, Mike represented us on the purchase side of the transaction. I also would not hesitate to use Mike as my listing agent if I were selling a property in the Outer Banks." - Nikki B .
"We would like to thank you for all the help you gave us in our search for a house in the Outer Banks. We especially appreciated the thorough virtual tours you gave us in lieu of us being there in person because of the virus and the fact that we lived in New Jersey. We were so grateful that you virtually walked us to the beach, steered us away from houses that might need more work than what we were interested in doing, responding to all our texts in a timely manner, and walking us through the entire process. We also want to thank you for the ongoing help you have given us by answering our questions and making contractor suggestions. You definitely went above and beyond." - Cyndy & Bill B.
"From start to finish, selling our home in Corolla was easy working with Mike Meola. He is a true professional - there was no pressure to accept an offer, he walked us through every step in the process and gave us very sound guidance and input. We had a true advocate in Mike. We'd welcome the chance to work with him again!" - Carol Pino.
"Mike has his finger on the pulse of the Corolla real estate market and he gets the job done! His expert assessment of the Corolla market and his listing advice were the keys to the successful sale of our vacation property. When we were ready to list he was on top of everything, collaborating with us on our pricing strategy and crafting a listing that drew a lot of interest. His guidance and advice were invaluable, as we weighed multiple offers and throughout the entire process all the way to closing. We especially appreciated his responsiveness whenever we reached out to him, even at odd hours. We highly recommend Mike for all your real estate needs in Corolla!" - Sheila & Sharon.