Longleaf Properties

of the Sandhills, LLC


Navigating the landscape of real estate requires more than a map. At Longleaf Properties, we work with multiple builders to find the best fit for you. When you let us work with you to find the right property, the right floorplan, and the right builder, you get to experience the satisfaction of seeing your real estate dream become a reality. If you’re starting from scratch, we can help with that too. We’ll build a solid foundation so that you can build the home you’ve always envisioned.

Are you ready for Longleaf Properties to make your dream home a reality?

Our Team

Tim Evans

 Tim Evans is a Realtor, Land Developer and founder of Longleaf Properties of the Sandhills.

Born and raised in Fayetteville, NC, Tim spent many years in the antiques and interiors business. Tim’s passion for people, lead him to pursue a new career. After working with a local real estate franchise, Tim founded Longleaf Properties of the Sandhills in 2013 and is the driving force behind our vision of creating big ideas and delivering solutions. Focusing on land, new construction and developing has opened new opportunities. His love for nature and country properties has created a niche which is still being crafted.

Being an artist at heart, his passion for creativity continues to challenge his desire for the need to be different.

Referred to as the go to person for country lots and properties, Tim has 15 + years of experience in the real estate business.

Tim is a Fayetteville native, father of two sons, and grandfather. He enjoys gardening, nature, working on his land, and spending time with his sons and their family. His grandchildren have brought new love to his life.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world”



Melanie Sather

Melanie Sather is a realtor and senior marketing specialist at Longleaf Properties of the Sandhills.

With over 13 years of experience as a small business owner, Melanie has worked with many clients, builders, vendors and fellow real estate agents. Her current responsibilities include real estate transactions, creating marketing plans and promotional materials at Longleaf Properties, as well as collaborating with builders on a variety of construction endeavors.

For Melanie, being a part of the Longleaf family means she gets to do more than simply sell real estate. She works along with you and your company, understanding your goals and your competitors in order to develop an emotionally evoking design that captures your customers’ attention and grows your business. Melanie strives to bring your vision to life!

Melanie is also a proud North Carolina resident, an army wife, a stepmother of four, and a grandmother of two. She enjoys traveling, relaxing at the beach, boating, cooking, and spending as much time as possible outdoors with her family. She is a passionate, positive person who deeply loves creativity and chocolate.

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and with fear for newer and richer experience.”  – Eleanor Roosevelt

Shannon Sessoms

Shannon Sessoms is our Transaction Coordinator and newest addition to Longleaf Properties.

Shannon is a Fayetteville native who after many years in the banking industry, decided it was time to set off on a new adventure and join Tim and Melanie in their pursuit of helping people find their dream homes. She is energetic, creative and artistic at heart. Shannon enjoys meeting new people which makes her a great fit with the Longleaf family.

Shannon and her husband live in Hope Mills and have raised two loving children and a Doberman. She loves spending time with her family and her dog. She enjoys running, the beach, working in her yard and anything that’s artistic and creative.

“Be the reason someone smiles today!”

Both Tim and Melanie helped us through the home “selections” process with professionalisms, knowledge of the products and they made what could have been a very stressful time to be a fun and enjoyable experience.
They both communicated to us during the entire process putting any anxiety we had to ease since I was still in Savannah and Todd had began working in NC.
We would definitely recommend Tim and Melanie to anyone that is looking to buy an existing home or purchasing a pre-sale home!

Todd and Robin Compton

Happy Buyer

“Having the worries that come along with selling your home is scary and nerve wracking. Having Melanie as our agent really put our minds at ease! She is on phone standby with any questions we have, and is always wiling to go the extra mile to make us feel comfortable with the selling process! She listed our house and within just hours, we had people ready to walk through our home and had written offers in just days! We are completely satisfied with our choice of agent, and will only use her for any future home purchases! Thank you Melanie, you rock!”

Josh and Brittany Nuzum

Happy Buyer

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