Our Raving Fans

After several months of house hunting it became apparent we’d have to build. Doug set up land searches, found us a builder & walked us through the whole process. Patience & responsiveness are his strong suits. We won’t buy from anyone else!
Diane and Steve G.

The Oceanaire Realty

On September 1, 2017 The Oceanaire Realty was reestablished in Southeastern NC – serving the 21 Regional MLS counties with a primary focus on Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender, and Onslow. In May of 2018 the Triangle MLS counties were added to its service area to include Wake, Durham, Orange, Johnston and 12 others. This unprecedented coverage area puts our team in a unique position to help our families from the Triangle to the Coast.

After working for and learning from a premier real estate team in the Triangle and a top team in the state of North Carolina, Owner/Broker Doug Yopp felt a call to continue the legacy of his grandfather, Herman G. Alberti, and his successful real estate business. He originally founded Oceanaire Realty in 1979.

Alberti, as he was known, served Topsail Island, Surf City, and surrounding communities as a broker and REALTOR® for nearly 30 years. Born in New Hanover County to German immigrants, he served his country overseas during WWII, was later stationed at Camp Davis in Holly Ridge, and had a distinguished career with the US Post Office. Additionally, he served three two-year terms as mayor of Holly Ridge. He was Doug’s inspiration for becoming a real estate professional, and also heavily influenced his personality and strong desire to help others. His passion for serving the area and people in so many capacities is at the heart of what The Oceanaire Realty is all about and what it strives to do every day. Our focus is always on our clients. We have the experience to help you make your best move.

Herman Alberti’s original business card