About the Nick Carter Team

Nick Carter

phone: 302-645-2207
cell: 302-228-6425
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Nick's great-grandfather William Purnell Carter lived at 207 W.4th Street in Lewes and his 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 Nick's father bought his home on Lewes Beach on Bay Avenue, where Nick grew up in 1946. Nick 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 Nick's school for 12 years. While attending Lewes High School he played basketball for 3 years and football for 2 years; Nick graduated in the class of 1965. He joined the Navy Reserves while in high school and applied to the United States Naval Academy. Nick attended Columbian Preparatory School in Washington DC for one year prior to his plebe year at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. During his 4 years at Navy, he was an active member of the Navy Sailing team earning a Varsity Letter during his sophomore year.

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

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

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

Nick married Laura A. Draper from Milford, DE on March 18, 2000. Their son Frank S. Carter IV was born in 2002, followed by their daughter, Anne Draper Carter in 2004.

Nick looks forward to working with you!

Positions held and distinctive achievements:

  • 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
  • Past 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

phone: 302-236-6952
cell: 302-236-6952
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Laurie was born in Milford, Delaware in 1962, graduated from Milford High School in 1980. She went on to attend Hood College in Frederick, Maryland graduating with a bachelor's of Early Childhood Education in 1984. Laurie spent her first year as a teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools but she soon returned to Sussex County. Between 1985 and 1992 Laurie taught elementary school, middle school science, and coached high school tennis in the Milford area.


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. That same year Laurie earned an MA in Administration Management from Wilmington College. Laurie maintained the position of Chief of Environmental Education until the birth of her first child in 2002.

After the birth of her son Frank, Laurie started her own commercial swimming pool management company, Carter Pool Management, LLC (CMP). CMP provided lifegaurds, routine pool service, and renovation management for private and commercial pools all over Sussex County until it's sale in 2015. After selling Carter Pool Management Laurie started another business, Carter Aquatics. Carter Aquatics is a custom pool building, renovation, and consulting company. As a nationally certified pool operator, Laurie is able to conduct pool and spa inspections for real estate purposes through Carter Aquatics.

Laurie has been assisting her husband, Nick Carter in real estate since 1998, and became a licensed agent in 2007.

Laurie has recently reurned to teaching at the Sussex Consortium and is the head tennis coach for the Cape Henlopen Girls Varsity team. She was awarded Coach of the Year in 2017 after just two years in the position.

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


Positions held and distinctive achievements:

  • Henlopen Conference Girls Tennis Coach of the Year 2017
  • Head Coach - Girls Tennis, Cape Henlopen High School
  • Certified Pool Operator (Association Pool & Spa Professionals - APSP)
  • Past Pool Committee Chairman - Lewes Yacht Club
  • Past President - Wolfe Runne Homeowners Association 
  • Past DNREC committee liason - Town of Slaughter Beach, DE
  • Past USS MISSOURI 16 inch gun fundraising campaign leader - For Miles Historic Association
  • Past Sussex Academy Founding Board Member
  • Past President - Milford High School Alumni Association

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