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Nick Carter Team
Contact: Nick Carter
1240 Kings Hwy.
Lewes, DE 19958
Phone: Cell: 302-228-6425
Secondary: 302-236-6952

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When it comes to buying or selling property in and around Lewes, you want to hire someone who knows the town - and who better than someone that grew up on Lewes Beach? That's what the Nick Carter Team offers . . . LOCAL EXPERTISE!!

Years of Experience in Dealing with Lewes Real Estate

Providing real estate services to the southern Delaware region since 1997, The Nick Carter Team has accumulated the experience and know-how that you'll want when you're buying a new home or selling one you currently own. The Nick Carter Team has been the Jack Lingo REALTOR® Lewes office Top Producer and/or Top Sales Team for the past eight years, and regularly appear on the branch's leading sales charts. He and the team will find you the buyer or seller that's the perfect match for your situation, and do it promptly.

I WILL answer my phone!

Whether you've found a property that you want to see, in the process of closing out a purchase or have questions about selling your current home... we're ALWAYS available.

We've dedicated ourselves to providing immediate and dependable service, and you can always count on us to be there when you're in need.

About Us


Nick Carter

office phone: 302-645-2207
cell phone: 302-228-6425


My great-grandfather William Purnell Carter lived at 207 W.4th Street in Lewes and my grandfather Frank (Pats) S. Carter Sr. lived at 345 Market Street and 412 Bay Avenue in Lewes. Pats built his beach house on the bay front in 1923 and my father bought his home on Lewes Beach on Bay Avenue in 1946 where I grew up. I had such a great childhood on Lewes Beach; swimming, water skiing, sailing at the Lewes Yacht Club, fishing, scuba diving and surfing at Indian River Inlet.

The current 9th Grade Lewes Academy on Savannah Road was my school for 12 years; while attending Lewes High School I played basketball for 3 years and football for 2 years; I graduated in the class of 1965. I joined the Navy Reserves while in high school and applied to the United States Naval Academy. After high school, I attended Columbian Preparatory School in Washington DC for one year prior to my plebe year at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. During my 4 years at Navy, I was an active member of the Navy Sailing team earning a Varsity Letter during my sophomore year.

I graduated from USNA in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science Degree and was commissioned as an Officer in the US NAVY as an Ensign. My father was a member of USNA '42 and a World War II Veteran, my grandfather graduated from USNA in 1909 and was a World War I Veteran.

After graduation I reported to San Diego, CA and soon thereafter deployed to Vietnam for two back-to-back tours of duty on a Naval Combatant Ship - the USS ORLECK (DD-886) as 'Gun Fire Support Ship' just South of the DMZ and 'Pilot Rescue Ship' for the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) in the Tonkin Gulf.

After 3 years aboard ship, I taught Anti-Submarine Warfare and left the Navy in 1975 to attend graduate school at San Diego State University seeking my MBA in Finance. I started my own Solar Energy Company in 1977 and in 1980 joined Prudential Securities in La Jolla, CA as a Stock Broker. After 10 years, I decided to switch careers and received my California Real Estate Broker's license and worked as a Realtor and Mortgage Broker in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. from 1990 to 1997.

I moved back to Lewes in December 1997, obtained my Delaware Real Estate Broker's License and joined Jack Lingo Realtors in Lewes on January 1, 1998. I have known the Lingo family since 1957 when they built their home across the street from our house on Bay Avenue in Lewes.

I married Laura A. Draper (Laurie) from Milford, DE in 2000, and we are busy raising our two kids, Frank born in 2002, and Annie born in 2004.


We look forward to working with you!


Positions held and distinctive achievements:

  • Past Commodore - Lewes Yacht Club

  • Board of Directors Member - Lewes Yacht Club

  • Founder and Board of Directors Member - LYC Foundation

  • Past President - Wolfe Runne Home Owners Association

  • Vice President - Wolfe Runne Home Owners Association

  • Finance Director - City of Slaughter Beach

  • Past President and Founder - United States Naval Academy Alumni Association, Delaware Chapter

  • Past President and Founder - Delaware Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation

  • 2000 Delaware Campaign Manager for John McCain for President

  • Life Member - Ducks Unlimited

  • Vietnam Veteran - 2 Tours aboard USS ORLECK (DD-886) 1971 & 1972

  • 1970 Naval Academy Graduate


Laurie Draper Carter

office phone: 302-645-2207
cell phone: 302-236-6952


Laurie was born in Milford, Delaware in 1962, graduated from Milford High School in 1980, Hood College in 1984, and taught her first year in Montgomery County Public Schools.

She returned to Sussex County Delaware to teach elementary school, middle school science, and also coached high school tennis. Laurie holds a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and a master's degree in Business. In 1992, she left her teaching and was hired as the "Chief of Environmental Education" for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

Since the birth of her children, Laurie started her own Commercial Swimming Pool Management Company which she continues to operate today as Carter Pool Management, Inc. Laurie has been assisting her husband, Nick Carter in real estate since 1998, and became a licensed agent in 2007.

Laurie knows Coastal Sussex County very well and is happy to "teach" clients about the natural, cultural, and historic beauty of Delaware, and many advantages of buying and selling real estate.


Jill Racz


office phone:  302-644-7946


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