Business Profile: The Oceanaire Realty

by | Jun 1, 2020 | Business, Holly Ridge, Real Estate, Relocate

The Oceanaire Realty mission is “To provide families with the guidance and knowledge they need to comfortably and confidently make a decision regarding the purchase or sale of their home.”

Herman G. Alberti originally established The Oceanaire Realty in 1979, and today the legacy is continued by his grandson, Broker/Owner Doug Yopp, who grew up in Sneads Ferry. Reestablished in 2017, The Oceanaire Realty serves 21 Regional MLS counties with a primary focus on New Hanover, Pender and Onslow.

Yopp’s personal motto is the same as the North Carolina State Motto — Esse Quam Videri. It means “To be rather than to seem.” He says, “To me it means not to pretend
to be something, but to be it — a good father, husband, son, friend, coworker, neighbor and person. It’s definitely not easy, and we all have our failures, but I think it’s a fantastic ideal to strive for.”


Yopp and his team are built to serve as a resource for each team member individually. They work together to learn, grow, improve and encourage each other toward their individual and collective goals. They are not in competition with each other, and
that team mentality has helped them become better people and agents, and allowed them to be expert and constantly improving resources for their clients.

In 2018 The Oceanaire Realty added the Triangle MLS to their service area and recently opened a formal office in Downtown Raleigh. This puts the team in the very unique position to operate in 36 counties, more than a third of the state, and help clients from the Triangle to the Coast.

“Our combined experience across these areas and access to information that allow our clients to explore both markets with a single resource sets us apart,” Yopp says.
Their company slogan is “Providing the experience you need to make your best move — serving NC from the Triangle to the Coast.”

The Oceanaire Realty team makes it a point to give back and encourages others to support local causes such as Toys for Tots and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. They also support many local schools and sports leagues. Yopp says, “Giving back is
important, and philanthropy is my background from years spent working in higher education fundraising and development.”

The Oceanaire Realty
U.S. Highway 17 N., Holly Ridge
(833) OCN-AIRE (626-2473)

About the author

Sandi Grigg

Sandi Grigg

Growing up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina and attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I always dreamed of working on the coast. I earned my degree in Marketing/Branding and started to build a life with my spouse and son. Together, we enjoy fishing, going to hear live music and spending time with family. At home I love to cook and write recipes, take on DIY home improvement endeavors and grill out with friends. Being a part of the Carolina Marketing Company team has showed me that you really can enjoy your job, and we feel like a family. I am truly grateful to have a career I love.