About Us

Tom Carney and Jodi Fried are full-time REALTORS® and for over 25 years have helped hundreds of people just like you buy or sell real estate in the area.

Referrals are the key to success in real estate, so we have made it a top priority to be sure that every person is not just “satisfied,” but delighted with our efforts on their behalf. If you’re interested in numbers, we have sold over $100,000,000 in real estate. That is hundreds of happy customers.

Buying a home? We will take the time to listen to your needs and desires in order to find your dream home. Your total satisfaction is our number one priority. We specialize in the Sussex County, Fenwick Island and Bethany Beach areas.

Selling a home? We will get your home sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Our online and offline marketing programs will give you the edge you need to sell your home. We don’t want to just list your home. We want to sell it! Fast!

Relocating? If you are moving to Sussex County, Bethany Beach or Fenwick Island, we can assist you in collecting the information you need to make your transition as smooth as possible. Feel free to contact us for any information. We love to assist people in relocating, and we’ve helped many people move to our area!

We have built a reputation for client satisfaction, and we are devoted to making your move as easy as possible. You will have the added benefit of working with an agent who understands your needs when buying, selling, or relocating. Finding the right home is only the beginning. We will assist you every step of the way to ensure smooth sailing

If you’re buying or selling, we would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you. There would be no obligation on your part. Contact us or call us today to discuss your real estate needs.

For buyers, We Will

  • Show you how it’s possible to buy a home with little or no down payment.
  • Show you how it’s possible to buy a home with a mortgage below the market rate.
  • Show you how it is possible to buy a home with poor credit or past financial trouble.
  • Show you the amount of loan for which you qualify.
  • Explain the various forms of financing that are possible.
  • Help you get the lowest interest rate on your mortgage.
  • Give you an accurate estimate of the total cash required to purchase a home.
  • Show you homes in any neighborhood of your choice.
  • Show you any home available for sale regardless of which real estate company has it listed or advertised.
  • Give you the facts on past appreciation rates in neighborhoods and areas.
  • Write and explain purchase documents before you sign anything.
  • Help you obtain a mechanical inspection of the property if you desire.
  • Walk through the home with you prior to settlement.
  • Attend settlement with you and help explain all closing documents.
  • Keep you informed along the way.
  • Keep in touch after the sale.

For sellers, We Will

  • Explain the entire selling process.
  • Use multiple listing and other sources to show how much Buyers are paying for a property with features similar to yours.
  • Share proven tips and techniques that will help your home sell quickly.
  • Explain how our marketing plan is designed to keep you informed on all activities to sell your home.
  • Place information about your home through our multiple listing services.
  • Arrange for a tour of your home by our sales associates so they also can see its features and benefits.
  • Qualify buyers before showing your home.
  • Promptly present and advise you on all contracts.
  • Explain the closing process so you have an accurate estimate of the amount you will receive at settlement.
  • Keep you informed from contract to acceptance to closing.
  • Help you find a new home anywhere in the country through our free relocation service.
  • Work to obtain a mutually acceptable and properly complete offer-to-purchase and vie you a signed copy.
  • Attend the closing and help explain all details.

We will provide a one-of-a-kind quality for personal service that you’ll want to recommend to all your friends.


Layton Associates
121 Atlantic Avenue
Ocean View, DE 19970