Cathy and Marcus Larose, owners of Coldwell Banker Advantage Southern Pines and Pinehurst, have a love for real estate and working with people – it is what led them to start their own real estate company. They started Larose and Company in November 2005, affiliated with Weichert Realtors in February 2006, and quickly became one of the top companies in both sales, rentals, and agent count in Moore County. In February 2013, they affiliated with Coldwell Banker Advantage, the largest Coldwell Banker affiliate in the U.S. in annual sales volume.

Along with their team of 50 Coldwell Banker Advantage agents, Cathy and Marcus provide residential real estate services and specialize in relocation assistance, military relocation, first time home buyers, and luxury properties. They strive to deliver a noticeably higher level of service that will make their clients’ real estate experience as easy and as stress-free as possible. This mission has greatly contributed to making the Coldwell Banker Advantage franchise the #1 Coldwell Banker in North Carolina and #1 in Moore County.

While growing their business, Cathy and Marcus saw the increasing need for rentals in Moore County. The real estate market had just crashed, and homes were not selling, inventory was increasing, and banks were not lending. At that time, they realized there was a true need to be a liaison for owners for the rental of their properties and there were only a few companies in the area that offered property management services. In 2009, they established the property management division, Sandhills Rentals, LLC, focusing on quality property management for long-term rentals, short-term/vacation rentals, commercial property, and association properties. They also provide golf packaging as well as concierge services. Sandhills Rentals quickly became one of the top management companies in Moore County.

Sandhills Rentals LLC recently hired Matt Vick to run their vacation rental / golf package division. Matt was the Head Golf Professional at Pinehurst #9. He is an accomplished player and very knowledgeable about golf in the area. In fact, he won the Carolinas Club Professional Championship last year which qualified him for the Wyndham Championship. He is also a past contestant on the Golf Channel’s Big Break. Matt will be using his knowledge and skills to organize golf trip for groups coming to Pinehurst. 

Their commitment as your local real estate agency is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve. As a testimonial to that, they truly believe that when you are an informed buyer or seller, you'll make the best decisions for the most important purchase or sale of your lifetime. This is why it is their goal is to keep you informed on the trends in the marketplace using the latest tools and technology for the local area. As local experts as well as community members, their objective is to work diligently to assist you in meeting your real estate goals.

When they are not working, Cathy and Marcus love to spend time with their children – Jordan and Willie – and their rescue King Charles Cavalier, Prince. They enjoy playing tennis and golf, and believe it’s important to give back to the community and local businesses.

Community Involvement
Cathy, Marcus, and all the agents and staff at Coldwell Banker Advantage and Sandhills Rentals are very active in the community and love supporting local business and organizations. They are very involved with Sandhills Children’s Center, each year participating as an office and team at the Annual Bocce Bash and Festival of Trees. They are also active members of the Chamber of Commerce and love participating in local events and activities. Huge supporters of the military, they also take part in yearly Patriot Hunts, which are dedicated to helping Wounded Warriors, servicemembers, and families. Cathy, Marcus, and their team also love to help animals. They coordinate and hold an annual Pet Adoption Day, when local animal shelters bring out dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens who are up for adoption to find them their forever homes. Local vendors also attend to provide information on their pet supplies and services. In addition, Cathy and Marcus are very involved with their church, Brownson Presbyterian, and are both active Mid Carolina Regional Association of REALTORS® board members.