The Rich Company
Farm & Timberland

Farm & Timberland

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Our agents are full time; real estate is all we do, all the time.
They are highly trained, experienced and respected agents with combined experience of over 350 years.

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The Rich Company offers a large selection of real estate in Washington NC, Beaufort County, and coastal eastern North Carolina. Luxury waterfront homes, mid-range homes, starter homes, condos, historic properties, commercial, new construction, lots, farms and timberland, and acreage for sale throughout Beaufort County, North Carolina. The Rich Company also covers Bath, the oldest town in N.C. The Rich Company has been the number one sales leader in Beaufort County since 1972. Now is the time to buy real estate in coastal Carolina...Enjoy sailing, boating, fishing...all just minutes from the Intracoastal Waterway. E-mail or call 1-800-849-2456 to find out more about what our agents can do for you. They will gladly provide you with current information on available properties in eastern North Carolina.  


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Pirate Cove

January 24th, 2019 by ResidentialCommercialFarm & Timberland

Building lots and homes are available now in Pirate Cove. Pristine neighborhood.

Peninsula Acres

January 24th, 2019 by ResidentialCommercialFarm & Timberland

Peninsula Acres is a quiet, peaceful neighborhood. This area is sought-after because of beautiful homes and lots and being located in Bath School District. Only 20 minutes from Washington, NC.

Washington Park

December 27th, 2018 by ResidentialCommercialFarm & Timberland

The Town of Washington Park, population 451, is located on the Pamlico River in Beaufort County, halfway between Raleigh and the Outer Banks. It is a historic bedroom community adjacent to the City of Washington, population 10,000, the county seat. The town, incorporated in 1923, is a quiet single-family residential community. Washington Park has a full range of urban services in next door Washington: health care, hospital, waterfront downtown, recreation, cultural, and governmental offices. Washington Park is a built-out community of 212 homes.  Only 12 lots remain unbuilt. The town has a beautiful waterfront park. Next to the Town hall is RA Dunston Park with tennis courts and the kiddie tot lot. A mix of old houses, new houses, old families, and new families, gives Washington Park a close-knit character that is special.


December 18th, 2018 by ResidentialCommercialFarm & Timberland



Oak Ridge

December 13th, 2018 by ResidentialCommercialFarm & Timberland

103 Pinecrest Court, Washington, NC 27889 (MLS # 100137428)

This very well maintained 3BR, 2BA home on a quiet cul-de-sac offers one level living, with a walk up 252 sq ft bonus room over the garage that is sub-floored and paneled, just waiting to be finished! Vaulted ceilings in the living room and master bedroom make for a comfortable and spacious feel. Relax and enjoy your gas fireplace or head out to the deck with retractable automatic awning and enjoy the peace and quiet this neighborhood offers. This property is ”high and dry” at 30 ft above sea level, still within city limits, and very convenient to medical services, hospital, the river, and Historic Downtown Washington. The established landscaping, walkways and deck make this better than a new construction, its move in ready waiting for you to make it your own

Choose your new home in Smallwood

December 6th, 2018 by ResidentialCommercialFarm & Timberland

Smallwood is a desirable neighborhood located in Washington, NC near all amenities. Beautiful homes are nestled amongst rolling hills and nicely landscaped lawns. Great area for riding bikes and strolling on paved streets. You will fall in love with Smallwood as soon as you enter the subdivision. Family atmosphere. Near Hwy 264 with easy access to Greenville, NC and points beyond.

Beaufort Pointe

November 21st, 2018 by ResidentialCommercialFarm & Timberland

403 N Market Street, Washington, NC 27889 (MLS # 100137382)

October 27th, 2018 by ResidentialCommercialFarm & Timberland

Newly-renovated historic beauty in the heart of little Washington! Within easy walking distance to downtown shopping and restaurants, and only 4 blocks from the riverfront. Updates include fresh paint inside and out, two HVAC units, stainless steel appliances, updated plumbing and electrical, new light fixtures, and fresh landscaping. Original hardwood floors and a beautiful living room fireplace. Formal dining room and updated kitchen with breakfast nook. Fenced-in backyard. This home is move-in ready!

Join Our Team

October 27th, 2018 by ResidentialCommercialFarm & Timberland

The State of Real Estate

August 2nd, 2018 by ResidentialCommercialFarm & Timberland


We are halfway through 2018 and real estate in Eastern NC and Beaufort County is red hot! These are very exciting times as we approach sales numbers not seen in 12 years. Homes sales for the first six months of 2018 were at 297 compared to 235 during the first six months of 2017. That’s a 26% increase! The average home price increased to $199,473 during this period compared to $185,895 last year. That is a 7% increase. The current inventory of available homes in Beaufort County stands at 335 homes. The average price is $275,437 and the average Days-On-the-Market (DOM) is at 184. Home prices in Beaufort County currently range from $20,000 to $1,200,000. The average non-waterfront price, right now, in Beaufort County is $229,060.

Waterfront home sales during the first six months were even more impressive. Fifty-seven waterfront homes were sold in Beaufort County in the first six months of 2018 compared to 38 last year. That’s a 50% increase! Also, the average price of a waterfront home increased from $305,589 to $325,125. The Days-On-the-Market (prior to selling) also improved from 273 to 251 in 2018. The current inventory of waterfront homes in Beaufort County stands at 100 homes with an average list price of $390,952 and an average DOM of 240.

The sale of waterfront building lots of less than 3 acres is at 13 lots in 2018, the same as the first six months of 2017. Average price per sale decreased from $98,461 in 2017 to $66,496 in 2018. Average DOM increased from 209 to 241. Non-waterfront building lots of less than 3 acres improved from 30 in 2017 to 39 in 2018. The average selling price also improved from $25,235 in 2017 to $31,587 in 2018. Average DOM vastly improved from 545 in 2017 to 278 in 2018.

Currently in Beaufort County there are 432 land tracts available, priced from $4,900 to $5,000,000. There are 120 waterfront land / lots available, right now, at an average price of $147,352.

There were 15 commercial properties sold in Beaufort County during the first six months of 2018 compared to just 7 commercial properties sold in the first six months of 2017. The average price per sale is at $183,060 in 2018 versus an average of $186,785 in 2017. The largest commercial sale in Beaufort County so far this year was $2,745,900. There are currently 41 commercial properties available in Beaufort County with an average price of $350,253. Prices for available commercial properties range from $2,000 to $3,975,000.

Realtors in Beaufort County are working hard for our customers. Our listings are shared with over 5,000 members of our NC Regional MLS. A property listed by a Beaufort County Realtor receives global exposure and is syndicated on over 100 websites worldwide. If you are considering buying or selling a property in Beaufort County, contact a local Realtor for guidance on pricing, marketing, and all the steps necessary to buy or get your property sold by a professional.

If you have specific real estate questions feel free to contact me, Tom Atkins, at or call me at 252-943-1169.

The Rich Company
Main Office
1468 Carolina Avenue
Washington, NC 27889

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Bath Branch Office
423 Carteret Street
Bath, NC 27808

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