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Meet the Village Realty Staff, October 2022

Meet the Village Realty Staff

For more than 25 years, we have been a locally managed company. We offer vacation rentalsreal estate sales, and association management services throughout the Outer Banks. We strive to provide uncompromising service, quality accommodation, and outstanding representation to our clients and customers. 

Our dedicated staff is a huge reason we continue to be so successful. We are thankful to have such dedicated individuals on our team. Because of this, we have developed a blog series that will highlight our employees. You’ll see many are longtime residents of the area. Whether they are originally from here or grew up vacationing in the Outer Banks, our staff have one thing in common: their passion for the beautiful Outer Banks!

View the second installment of this series.

Stacy grew up in Northern Virginia and studied economics at James Madison University. In 2004, she decided to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and moved to the Outer Banks. Stacy joined Village Realty in 2008 as a vacation specialist. In 2021, she was promoted to Guest Relation Manager. She now lives in Kill Devil Hills with her daughter. In their free time, they enjoy playing disc golfthrowing axes, and soaking in as much of the nature and peace that the Outer Banks have to offer. 

What do you like most about working at Village Realty? Meeting and getting to know the guests, people I work with, within the company, and our guests and owners. 

What three words would you use to describe the Outer Banks? Solitude, refreshing, nature 

What do you enjoy most about your job? Problem-solving, something new every day, people I work with, within the company, and our guests and owners. 

Which beach access is your favorite? I am more of a sound person! I enjoy accessing the sound via Salvo Day Use Area. I also enjoy accessing the oceanfront via Hillcrest or Jennette’s Pier

Where is your favorite place to go for an after-beach snack? John’s Drive-In for a milkshake! 

What is a must-have in your beach bag? A good book must be in the beach bag. 

Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Alyssa has called the Outer Banks home since 2010. She joined Village Realty in 2016 as a reservations specialist and was later promoted to Corolla Rental Manager in 2018. In 2021, she became the director of Owner Relations, where she and the owner relations team help to be the main point of contact for all homeowners in the rental program. She lives in Kill Devil Hills with her husband, daughter, and dog and is an avid beach lover. On her days off, you can catch her spending time at the beach with a book in her hand! 

What do you like most about working at Village Realty? The support! From day one, I have never felt as though I couldn’t reach out to anyone on the team, either my direct team or anyone within the company, for guidance or advice on handling a situation. Even with how big Village Realty has become, we are still a family to each other. We all try to help ensure that we are all being cared for, even during the crazy summer months! 

What three words would you use to describe the Outer Banks? Community, paradise, compassionate 

What do you enjoy most about your job? Working with our owners to solve problems, get to know them, and bring them into our VR family. We love our homes, but the relationships that we build with our owners are what makes my job fun! 

Which beach access is your favorite? Abalone – right next to Farmdogs!

Where is your favorite place to go for an after-beach snack? Starbucks, all the way! There’s never a bad time for an iced coffee. 

What is a must-have in your beach bag? My Kindle. I love to read, and it is such an easy way to always have a book with me. 

With his wife, Debbie, Keith has called Kitty Hawk home for the past 33 years. Together, they raised their four children here and are now the proud grandparents to six wonderful little ones.

What three words would you use to describe the Outer Banks? Home sweet home

What do you like most about working at Village Realty? Working at Village has allowed me to meet some wonderful owners and guests. Many I have become dear friends with.

Which beach access is your favorite? Winks Beach in Kitty Hawk

Where is your favorite place to go for an after-beach snack? Shipwrecks is my after-beach spot

What is a must-have in your beach bag? Budweiser is always in the cooler

Abby has been part of the Village family for just over four years. After spending a summer as a reservationist, she moved to her current position as Accounts Payable Manager for Village Realty Holdings. 

What do you like most about working at Village Realty? Collaboration. Information is power, and the different teams work well together to ensure everyone is equipped with the knowledge/training needed to do their job. It makes for a great work environment. 

What three words would you use to describe the Outer Banks? Briny, beautiful, community 

What do you enjoy most about your job? The versatility of doing a variety of tasks. No two days are the same. 

Which beach access is your favorite? June Street 

Where is your favorite place to go for an after-beach snack? John’s Drive-In. I love their milkshakes! 

What is a must-have in your beach bag? I am an avid reader, so you are guaranteed to find a science fiction book in my beach bag. 

Nick has worked with Village Realty since March of 2022. He grew up in the mountains of southwest Virginia, but the Outer Banks always held a special place in his heart. After vacationing here as a child, he decided to move here in the summer of 2010. He is beyond happy to call Nags Head his home and to welcome everyone to experience the beautiful OBX. 

What do you like most about working at Village Realty? My co-workers! 

What three words would you use to describe the Outer Banks? Beautiful, safe, relaxing 

What do you enjoy most about your job? My favorite part about my job is helping people positively experience their vacation and helping people make lifelong memories. 

Which beach access is your favorite? My go-to beach access is Bonnett Street. 

Where is your favorite place to go for an after-beach snack? I enjoy all of Country Deli’s fantastic sandwiches. 

What is a must-have in your beach bag? My must-have beach item is my Bluetooth speaker (but do not forget your sunscreen). 

Tisch is a born and raised Outer Banker. Her family extends way back to Portsmouth Island, but mainly in the Hatteras area. She loves all things outdoors and enjoys being on the water. She has been the Sales Administrator for Village Realty for 12 years. She says she enjoys her job and the people she works with. 

What do you like most about working at Village Realty? The family atmosphere 

What three words would you use to describe the Outer Banks? Home sweet home 

What do you enjoy most about your job? I get to help people every day. 

Which beach access is your favorite? I live on the oceanside, so my house access or Barnes Street 

Where is your favorite place to go for an after-beach snack? Cahoon’s Market or Waves Deli (I love the peaceful southern beaches) 

What is a must-have in your beach bag? Sunbum sunscreen and a good read. 

Sam has been the email marketing manager for Village Realty for a little over a year. She explains that it has been exciting to see the seasonal changes from the past years and learn about the new consumers coming down to the Outer Banks. 

What do you like most about working at Village Realty? The people! Everyone is ready to lend a hand and help at a moment’s notice.

What three words would you use to describe the Outer Banks? Sunny, historical, beaches. 

What do you enjoy most about your job? Marketing the beach – I get to look at pictures of the beach for most of my day! 

Which beach access is your favorite? I love the Lillian Street access in Kitty Hawk. 

Where is your favorite place to go for an after-beach snack? Holy Cow Creamery in KDH. 

What is a must-have in your beach bag? A Powder Pouch. It helps get sand off you when you leave the beach.

What do you like most about working at Village Realty? The autonomy of my job. 

What three words would you use to describe the Outer Banks? Beautiful, remote, spiritual 

What do you enjoy most about your job? Using my case management skills in a new way. 

Which beach access is your favorite? Oregon Inlet during the off-season. 

Where is your favorite place to go for an after-beach snack? Art’s Place in Kitty Hawk or Surfin’ Spoon in Nags Head. 

What is a must-have in your beach bag? My Kindle! 

Be sure to check back this time next month to read the second installment of our Meet the Staff blog. There will be another round of amazing and talented Village Realty staff to get to know!

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