The Shipley Co. Difference

Land is more than a price tag. It’s the place you raise a family, where you play, dream, escape, explore and unwind. Land will test you, teach you and sustain you. As locals to the North Carolina area, we understand that the value of land goes far beyond a number. Our passion for land and the impact it has on those who interact with it guides our approach at The Shipley Co. We take pride in taking the time to create a personalized experience for each of our buyers and sellers, ultimately arming you with the knowledge of the value of your land along with long-term services designed to maximize its worth. 

How do you put a price on home? We look beyond the numbers and assess the value of your property on the deepest level, utilizing our expertise in forestry and land management. 

Thorough. Transparent. Passionate.

We get to know our clients and the dreams they have for their land. Next, our team draws on our intimate knowledge of North Carolina and southern Virginia and handpicks the best deals for our clients while providing comprehensive insight on how to optimize and continue to increase the value of their land. We’re passionate, hardworking and dedicated to our clients. 


We aim to make the listing process easy, transparent and satisfying by clearly communicating the value of your land while presenting realistic expectations. We utilize the most thorough tools when listing, such as drone footage, high definition photography, detailed maps and descriptions. We carefully advertise the unique characteristics of your land to give prospective buyers the best understanding of it, whether they decide to visit your land in person or not. You deserve to feel like you’re leaving your property in good hands for future generations. 

We help you sell land.


We are experts when it comes to bringing our clients’ visions to life. We see the full potential of every property, from family-centric properties with a home to vacant acreage with timber land. We do our best to match our clients’ dreams with the perfect property for them and their lifestyle. We then tap into our extensive network to find the best fit for their needs, offering guidance on specific upgrades and improvements along the way. 

We help you buy land.


We have years of experience managing land and timber and advising on best practices. Our team holds multiple Registered Forester designations, one of the highest honors in the field of forestry. When it comes to land and timber management, The Shipley Co. offers unparalleled expertise.

We help you manage your land and timber.

At every turn,
we add value.

Nothing is more personal than property, which is why we tailor our process to match your needs. We work one-on-one with our clients to add as much value as possible to their property before listing, drawing on our years of experience and expertise in the land & forest management industry. Fencing, wells, timber management, utilities and soil quality are just a few of the areas we carefully consider before helping you list your property at the best value.

We believe in transparency throughout the entire process. We communicate clearly, honestly, and directly. With our knowledge of the local area as well and our expertise in land management and forestry services, we provide insight into how to optimize the value of the land for years to come. We’re a long-term ally in your property journey.

At the end of the day, we’re passionate about what we do and we are masters of our craft. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that our clients have an excellent experience. We’re educated, experienced and enthusiastic about helping our clients, whether they’re buying or selling. 

Dariel Buczek

I have been a NC real estate broker since 1999, and John Shipley is one of the best realtors I know. 

“He helped our family estate to list and sell the family farm to a wonderful family. The qualities I like about John are his kindness, efficiency, and honesty. You can not go wrong hiring John to handle your property. My family and I highly recommend John and have known him for 20 years.”

and the Saunders family