Contact Information

Tom Ryan, Broker
ERA Strother Real Estate

102 S. Steele St
Sanford, NC 27330
Cell: (919)721-8860

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Welcome to Carolina Trace where enjoyable lifestyles and friends flourish!



Located in the Sandhills of Central North Carolina, the award winning Carolina Trace Development is a private gated community offering the best of the region. Carolina Trace, in Sanford, North Carolina is a growing destination for families, friends and retirees. They have discovered Trace is a "Special Place," with its two - Robert Trent Jones Sr. 18 hole golf courses with full service country club, (A new Country Club building has just been completed in 2009!) Olympic pool, and tennis courts.   Carolina Trace has 24-hour security and has been ranked in the top 20 communities to retire. Don't forget the 12 swimming pools, 24 all weather lighted tennis courts, walking trails and world famous North Carolina weather. Since golf carts are also allowed on Carolina Trace roads – you can visit your friends and neighbors in Carolina Trace on your own golf cart! No wonder people say "Trace is MY Place."  In Sanford , NC

Carolina Trace has been developed as a Lake - Golf community designed for whatever your Life-style desires. It has approximately 2500 rolling acres of hardwoods, pines and flowering trees.  Lake Trace encompasses 315 acres of wonderful fishing, boating, kayaking, with approximately 7 miles of shoreline. 

The website was designed for easy searching of homes and lots – all in the boundaries of Carolina Trace. All MLS Home and Lot listings are updated in real-time as soon as new properties are added, changed, or sold. My purpose is your enjoyment of the instantaneous upgrading of the Multiple Listing Service of information on homes and lots in our community.

My wife and I have lived in Carolina Trace and are transplants from Connecticut. We purchased property in 2005 as a 10 year plan and this was soon moved up to the following year - so I understand when folks are interested in checking out Carolina Trace or Sanford, NC Real Estate, because we have been in their shoes a few years ago…….


The highlight of my day is to show new friends and potential neighbors the available homes and lots in our Carolina Trace community. Whether you may be buying or selling real estate – I will show you what properties are available, or work with you to get your property ready and sold as soon as possible.

I DO truly care about each and every one of my clients and totally enjoy finding the RIGHT home whether it be new or existing in Carolina Trace. If you are seeking that special someone ----- please contact me for more information or a personal tour of Carolina Trace -and Sanford NC Real Estate.