Owner of Nora Alan Group, Josh Hodges, photographed working on a bathroom of "The Chestnut Street House" in Wilmington, NC.
“It’s way behind the times,” said Josh Hodges, a Wilmington resident and owner of the Nora Alan Real Estate Group. “Wilmington is literally going to be the last city to get on board with this.”
Hodges, who owns several properties downtown, said not allowing VRBOs is detrimental both to local small business owners and to tourists who want more than a corporate hotel experience in an area that touts its own charm and history.
“If we don’t want to thrive and get ahead, then we’re doing a good job of getting in our own way,” Hodges said.