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Ten Years of Trusted Topsail Realty Experience

Established in 2011, Starfish Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage firm located in the heart of Surf City, North Carolina.

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Over the past decade, the Starfish Realty Sales Team has been making Topsail Island dreams come true. Whether we are assisting sellers or relocating buyers, our aim is simple: to make you the star of the show while we take care of scheduling and strategy.


As Surf City locals, our speciality in Coastal North Carolina real estate includes: 


  • Primary and secondary coastal homes.

Investment properties and 1031 exchanges.

  • Homes for retirees and first time home buyers. 

  • Expertise in condominiums, townhomes, and land development.

All brokers at Starfish Realty are members of the National Association of REALTORS and as such are bound to that organization’s strict code of ethics. Each Starfish Realty agent is also a member of the local Multiple Listing Systems, the Topsail Island Association of REALTORS and the Jacksonville Association of REALTORS Broker and Owner Lisa Sparrow currently serves on the Pender County Tourism Board.


Our experience with clients in Topsail Island and beyond has taught us that a successful real estate firm is built on attentive customer service, meticulous attention to detail, and an in-depth understanding of client needs. You won’t find a more dedicated team of Realtors® in North Carolina.

Meet the Starfish Realty Sales Team

Lisa Norman-Sparrow

A passionate broker and creative sales person, Lisa has been in sales most of her professional life. Her real estate career began in North Carolina’s Triangle and found its happy home on the coast. Lisa is dedicated to running a smooth ship and will go above and beyond to find you the coastal property of your dreams while ensuring a stress-free experience along the way.

When she’s not in the office or showing homes, you can find this real estate superwoman spending time with her dogs and her husband Rusty, who has spent his entire career building homes on Topsail Island and in the Triangle area.

Licensed Broker in Charge

Jane “Jill” Pittman

Jill discovered her passion for real estate after working in the insurance industry for over 25 years. To Starfish Realty, she brings a wealth of experience in customer service and a true willingness to understand her clients’ needs and desires. In fact, building relationships with clients is her favorite part of the job, whether the client is purchasing or selling a home.

In her spare time, Jill enjoys participating in local charity golf events (she was the co-captain of UNC’s women’s golf team in her college years!), watching the Tar Heels, and fishing on her dock. She is a director of the Topsail Island Association of Realtors Board and helps lead their Special Events Committee.

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Cindi Canupp

Cindi’s 30-year career in accounting and tax preparation began in a small public accounting firm in Asheville, where she was born and raised. She then spent several years in public accounting and tax software training. It was the purchase of their Sneads Ferry home that made Cindi and her husband full-time residents of the NC coast and led Cindi to discover her passion for real estate. Although new to the industry, Cinda has decades of experience in helping her clients achieve their goals. Her meticulous attention to detail and reliable communication are deeply appreciated by clients.


When she’s not showing homes, you can find Cindi enjoying the beach and reminiscing about her days in the air. Raised by a family of aviators, she made her first solo flight at the age of 15!

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