Meet our sales team of Broker/Realtors who are happy to help Buyers and Sellers fulfill their dreams of purchasing or selling “A Beach Place” on Topsail Island or the surrounding mainland.

A Beach Place Realty Brokers are experts in the local real estate market and well equipped to provide information that allows buyers and sellers to make informed decisions. Whether boating, fishing, or a quiet walk on the beach is your favorite pastime, our Topsail Island specialists can help you find just the right home, condominium, lot or business location.

To find current listings for sale on Topsail Island, search our MLS real estate listings. Our Brokers are available to answer questions, provide market data, and be your guide to the local real estate market.

Dutch Bageant


Cell: 910-264-3909

Dutch has over 45 years’ experience in residential real estate sales, home building, and remodeling. As a real estate broker and contractor, he offers a unique knowledge and perspective to his clients.

Dutch’s construction background and vast experience assists his clients in all aspects of their residential real estate transaction. Dutch started his career installing hardwood floors learning the many phases of new home construction. He quickly worked his way up to Division Coordinator for a large production builder.

He then moved on to opening his own custom home building company, Bageant Homes Inc. serving Western Maryland. After visiting Topsail Island for a couple of beach vacations with his wife and two sons, they shortly after packed up and moved to Topsail.

Dutch moved his company to the island and the remodeling and repair division rapidly grew adding storm protection to the list of services. He now manages his company while working along with his wife at A Beach Place Realty. Dutch works closely with clients who want to achieve the dream of living the island life, using his unique knowledge and experience.

Laura Bageant

Realtor, Broker in Charge


Laura, began her career in real estate working with a national home builder in Maryland. From there, her passion for real estate took off. She and her husband, Dutch, worked closely as a team marketing homes for their custom home building company, Bageant Homes, Inc.

Laura grew up taking annual beach vacations with family and inspired her love of the coast. After only two beach vacations to Topsail Island, Laura, Dutch and two sons made the decision to move to Topsail Island. Within in a couple of years, “A Beach Place Realty”, was created.

Laura, is a NC Realtor and Broker-in-charge assisting Buyers and Sellers with their primary, secondary and investment properties on Topsail Island and surrounding mainland. A Beach Place Realty is a full-service real estate company handling residential sales and property management of vacation rentals and long-term rentals.

Laura, looks forward to making your transaction, as relaxing as a beach vacation. “Everyone needs ‘A Beach Place’, for a week or a lifetime!”

Jeffrey 'Chop' Corliss


Cell: 717-743-3467

Jeffrey, better known as “Chop”, is a veteran with 21 years of active duty with the Navy. While active duty he graduated Cum Laude, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Citadel, and completed his MBA via Brenau University.

Post military, Chop, started a property management company catering to Army war college staff and students. Simultaneously, he spent the next 10 years as a Government Contractor completing various projects for different Government Agencies.

Chop now calls Topsail Island home and is a Property Manager and Broker/Realtor with A Beach Place Realty. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Wendy, and they have raised 3 children together who all serve their communities as nurse and police officers.

With Chop’s real estate knowledge and military background, he can offer a full understanding to every part of the transaction with a complete understanding of military relocations and achieving the dream of life on the island.