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Thinking of Relocating? Think Delaware.

Delaware: heart of the mid-atlantic

From the Delaware River in the North to Dover the "centrally-located" State Capital, to the sandy shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Eastern Sussex County, Delaware offers a vibrant collection of unique lifestyles. We always say, "There's something for everybody!" Whether you're seeking a quiet retreat or an active adult community surrounded by amenities and attractions, you're sure to find the perfect sweet spot right here in the First State.

What Others Are Saying

After living & working many years in MN we finally retired and decided we would like to move near DC to be near my daughter. After much researching and searching, we decided on Southern DE as the best place for our retirement years. Fortunately, we found a great team of realtors at Active Adults Realty to help us choose the location and house we dreamed of. Everyone in the office was helpful. We started our search on the right track by being asked some pertinent questions about what we were looking for. Without their help we could not have done it! We really appreciate Active Adults Realty's hard work! Thank You!

Ting Ni

This past weekend my husband and I had the good fortune to meet with Ron Mercante from Active Adults Realty. He showed us some really terrific communities which had exactly what we were looking for. The homes he showed us were exactly what we wanted. There was absolutely no hard sell. In fact, we had explained we are not ready to purchase for a bit yet. That was no problem. Ron spent all the time we needed showing us around and answering all of our questions. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We are so happy we chose Active Adults Realty. I know they know exactly what we want and showed us perfect matches and showed us homes in our price range. We could not have been more pleased. I am looking forward to doing business with them in the near future.

Dennis and Anne

We've been in our new house for a month now. Mike was a fantastic help from the very beginning. He provided a wealth of information about the area. He showed us a variety of home sites and builders. Using my extensive wish list, he quickly helped us locate a quality new home builder with a floor plan that checks off nearly every single item wished for. He provided helpful input as we made our selections from the vast array of options and was available whenever we had questions. Our new house immediately felt like home from the moment we moved in. Perfect!

Janet Leszl

We were put at ease right away, Elliot Welan was always an email or text away to help with questions or concerns. He kept us informed of the progress on our new build. We were truly looked after during the process from beginning to end, now we have a new friend and neighbor!

Maureen and Marguerite

There's something for everyone.

We’ve got everything you need to know about life in Delaware—answers to all your financing and real estate questions, local news and events, and even advice on the best golf, places to shop, and local restaurants.

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Pricing your home correctly can be the difference between a quick sale and waiting weeks for the right buyer. Even if you aren't quite ready to list, we'd be happy to tell you just how much your home is worth in today's hot market. Just let us know where to send your free estimate!

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Meet the Active Adults Realty Team

Why Choose Us

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Christine Davis Associate Broker / Owner

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Kathy Sperl-Bell Founder, Associate Broker, REALTOR®, ABR, SRES

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Linda Chick REALTOR®, SRES

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Elliot Welan REALTOR®, SRES

Elliot keeps active with his career in real estate. “I have made it my business to know the new home builders in the area and I am familiar with their models and quality of homes they build. While real estate is keeping me busy, we still find time to enjoy exploring the local area as well as traveling to other places overseas. I enjoy physical fitness activities, sports, movies, restaurants, poker and, “trips to see the grandkids!”

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Donna Beck and John Beck REALTOR®, SRES

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Marie started her career in real estate in 2013. The move to Active Adults Realty was a no-brainer. “I find the specialized service offered by the Team at Active Adults Realty, a very unique experience for Boomer Buyers. Active Adults Realty agents treat their clients the way I would want to be treated if I was relocating and buying a new Delaware home! As an Active Adults Realty agent, my goal is to provide the most successful relocating experience for my clients, Boomers and beyond.”

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Ingrid Kollist REALTOR®, SRES

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Ron Mercante REALTOR®, SRES

Ron successfully completed real estate pre-licensing classes and received his real estate license in September of 2017 and immediately joined the team at Active Adults Realty.

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Judy Robinson Office Manager

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Francine Balinskas REALTOR®, SRES

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Amy Kellenberger Listing Specialist , REALTOR®, SRES, PSA, CMRS

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Leslie (Lea) Troup REALTOR, ABR, SRES

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Bill Davis Broker / Owner

As a Owner / Broker of Active Adults Realty, our team has access to the tools and resources to get the job done from start to finish. I have been involved in many aspects of the home building and selling industries. I started working in the building industry in 1981 as a home remodeling carpenter, working my way up through all aspects of the building process from reading blueprints to finish carpentry and final walk thru.

I started working as a REALTOR in 2005 after a back injury that took my services out of the manual labor industry. I quickly became a force to be reckoned with starting with my first Brokerage in Dover, Milford, Harrington and Seaford offices, learning the market from Smyrna south. 

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Rich Carlucci REALTOR®

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Missy Robinson REALTOR® SRES, ABR, RCC, CNHS, ASP Stager

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Brooke Jones Transaction Coordinator / REALTOR®

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Michael Malone REALTOR®, SRES

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Audrey Hammond REALTOR®, SRES

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Bill Bell Associate Broker, REALTOR®, SRES


Active Adults Discover Delaware

The Delaware Real Estate Resource

Consider this website as your comprehensive Delaware real estate resource. Here you can preview properties for sale in the Delaware area, tour our Delaware neighborhoods and if you like, maybe even get to know us better.

How do you like to search? Our website is designed to provide Easy Search Navigation-no matter how you like to do it. Search by Neighborhood, Search by TownSearch Our Featured Properties and New ListingsSearch the Neighborhood Map or create a Detailed Property Search.

It's all about providing you the tools you need to confidently complete your Delaware real estate transaction. Those tools include easy to use Delaware property search toolsmarket stats and Delaware area info. If you need our expert Delaware real estate assistance, Active Adults Realty agents are a click or call away. No pressure, no strings - just great service Most of our Agents are Baby Boomers who relocated to Delaware from elsewhere in the states.

We’re on FacebookGoogle and Linked-in. Watch us on YouTube, too. Read what our clients say. We are armed with the most current information on Delaware’s Neighborhoods and New Home Communities and towns; have lots of local knowledge and years of experience to properly assist you in making the best decision for your new life in Delaware.

What is Delaware?

When most people hear “Delaware,” they think about the fabulous ocean and bay beach towns of Lewes, Rehoboth, Dewey, and the Quiet Resorts. What many people don’t realize is the incredible variety of lifestyles and neighborhoods available – all of which are just a quick trip from the beach. Delaware is a small state and we are all familiar with communities in Delaware’s SussexKent and New Castle Counties that have appeal for many of our active adult Clients.

Sussex County is also known as “lower-slower Delaware” boasts nationally-known beaches, recreational activities, galleries, restaurants and more. The area offers a variety of housing options in the resort towns of Rehoboth Beach or Lewes depending on your price point. You’ll find wonderful historic towns and neighborhoods a little further inland like Milton and Georgetown, old-fashioned, rural Mayberry-type downtowns in Millsboro and Bridgeville, and to the south in the Quiet Resorts, Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island.

Kent County is located in the middle of the state. The area is saturated with world-class museums and attractions, restaurants, exciting gaming casinos and harness racing at Dover Downs Casino & Racetrack and the Dover Air Force Base. Dover is the state capital, rich in colonial history and Delaware hospitality, and is conveniently located mid-way between New Castle and Sussex Counties.

New Castle County is our Northern-most County and a popular choice for NJ, PA, MD Boomers with Greater Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley conveniently located between New York City and Washington, D.C.

Wilmington is Delaware's largest city with Middletown being the fastest growing area and home to several popular 55+ active adult communities. What’s your preference? Whatever it is, Delaware has it and Active Adults Realty will find it with you!

Ready to Explore Delaware Neighborhoods?

Let's face it, you're not just buying wood, brick and mortar on a piece of dirt when you buy a property. We're talking lifestyle here! That means you really need Delaware's local area information if you are to make a quality home buying decision.Delaware's got a big reputation for having a lot going on including our parks and beaches, state-wide trails, tax-free shopping, annual festivals and arts and education. Learn more about “Delaware’s Boomer Way of Life” by searching available homes for sale, perusing local relocation services, reading current real estate news and market trends or subscribing to our email newsletter, “Boomers and Beyond at the Beach … in Delaware," and get caught up by reading our past publications.Are you ready to take your online tour of Delaware? If so, the Delaware Neighborhood Explorer offers a searchable interactive map and list of neighborhoods. Drill down and you'll find all kinds of terrific area facts and awesome photos to give you a glimpse of this great area we call home. Oh, don't forget to request your comprehensive Delaware Relocation Kit now. It's our way of saying welcome to Delaware!

How Much is your Delaware Home Worth?

In any market condition, that's the #1 question asked by home sellers. If you have to sell your Delaware home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Question is how much is it worth? Pricing your Delaware home accurately, the team at Active Adults Realty will make selling your home so much easier.

We look at our Home Listing Process as a “business partnership” between the Seller and The Team. Expect us to know the market and be able to counsel you on the process and what you can do to best maximize your value of your home. It’s our business to know the reasons why we may not want to list your home.

We know real estate and the local market, and we understand what Boomers are looking for – and looking at - when they visit properties. Your Delaware home will receive maximum exposure with our exclusive marketing plan. Plus, we promise every aspect of the selling process will be managed to your complete satisfaction.

Request your Delaware Home Evaluation. today-it’s totally FREE! Your home will be priced properly using current data to perform a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). In the CMA, we'll collect and compare data for homes that have recently sold in your neighborhood. This system will compare other homes - comparable to yours - in terms of house size, lot size, improvements, locations, and schools. Remember, we don’t want to be your first Listing Agent. We want to be the ones that get your home sold!

Got Questions? We have answers.

It’s not unusual to have questions. We recommend that you prepare yourself for the journey by educating yourself. This will ensure you are a knowledgeable home buyer prepared to make a confident home buying decision. Knowing what we know, it is our goal to ensure that your decision to move here is a pleasurable one. Please explore these popular links also utilized by our Clients... Buyers’ FAQs, Our Blog, Moving TipsMeet the TeamThe Cape Gazette and more about Active Adults Realty. If you don’t see the answer, call us at 302-424-1890 or email us.

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