Meet the Sell OBX Team - Dru, Jeff and Karen. Dru Ferrence and Karen DelVacchio have been working in real estate on the beach for years. Now Dru's son Jeff is coming on board and they are teaming up as The Sell OBX Team!
Jeff Ferrence has lived on the Outer Banks since 2001. While growing up in Wilmington, Delaware, Jeff began visiting the Outer Banks before he could walk. He could be seen rolling in the waves since his days in diapers, and still spends as much t… Read More »
A graduate of Salem College and Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management with a master's degree in management, Connie Burke also is a chartered financial consultant with an extensive background in private banking.
Born and raised in northeastern North Carolina, Connie Burke spent much of her childhood on the Outer Banks. So, following sojourns in Raleigh, Chicago and Williamsburg, Connie and family have returned to the Outer Banks to savor the … Read More »
Greg has lived on the Outer Banks since 1994. Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, he has been visiting here since birth on a regular basis. His family history goes back to the early 1800s on Hatteras Island in the Village where every one of his ancestors was born. Many of his great-grandparents, great-great grandparents and other family members were lighthouse keepers at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse when it was first built in 1803. It could be said that Greg and his family ha… Read More »
Kathy Bowman Sawyer, a native of North Carolina, has been fortunate to have lived on the coast for the last 36 years.
Kathy’s real estate began in 1985 in Emerald Isle. Her time there was brief because a golden opportunity arose to move to the Outer Banks in 1987.
Kathy has brokered for almost 30 years. She is a graduate of North Carolina Realtor’s Institute. Along with her GRI designation, she has the Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist designation. She has sold pro… Read More »
Eddie Goodrich is a native and lifelong resident of North Carolina. A true Tar Heel, he was born feet first on May 4, 1950 and began walking immediately. He graduated from Oak City High School in 1968 and graduated from Atlantic Christian College in 1972. He vacationed on the Outer Banks his entire life.
Eddie has been a Real Estate Broker since 1978 and has been involved in Real Estate brokerage and land development on the Outer Banks since 1983. The real estate … Read More »
Marcia fell in love with the Outer Banks when vacationing with her family as a child, spent her first summer here in 1973, and returned in 1974 after graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University to make this area her home. She spent several summers working backstage at the Lost Colony and then went on to become the sales manager for a local newspaper. She began her real estate career in 1985, and came to Village Realty in 1988 as one of the first onsite agents for The Village at… Read More »
Awarded the 2006 sales agent of the year award and the 2006 Platinum Sales Award.
Caroline is a lifelong resident of the Outer Banks with ancestors hailing from all areas of eastern North Carolina including Rodanthe, Duck, Currituck County, Tyrrell County, Wanchese and Manteo. She has witnessed the growth of her beloved Outer Banks home and loves being involved in the development, as well as helping others find their own special place in this great part of North Carolina. Car… Read More »
Laura Spencer started her real estate career with Village Realty in 1987 in the Guest Operations/Housekeeping Department. She acquired her North Carolina Real Estate Broker's license in 2005, and started working part-time in sales in the Columbia, NC office in early 2006.
Being a native and resident of Columbia/Tyrrell County, Laura thought this would be a great opportunity to assist sellers and buyers interested in being fellow residents of such a wonderful place to l… Read More »
Dru began her real estate career in Delaware in 1983 with a commitment to quality and integrity. For 20 years, she deftly and successfully combined raising a family, contributing to the community, and practicing real estate.
Born in Asheville, NC, and educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dru was anxious to return to her native state and especially her beloved Outer Banks. After settling in, volunteering in the community, and making friends, she joine… Read More »
Mark Pearson started his real estate career in 1989 as an on-site sales representative for a small homebuilder in Maryland. He worked in the field as a sales representative and construction supervisor. At the management level he has been involved in sales and marketing, operations, purchasing, production, land acquisition, and land development.
Mark lived and worked summers at the beach while studying business administration at the University of Maryland and always dreamed a… Read More »
After spending years of annual family vacations on the Outer Banks, Randy and his wife, Nancy, moved here permanently in 1991. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech (an avid Hokie!) and had a successful career in TV cable advertising prior to becoming a Realtor in 2002. Randy lives in Nags Head with his family and enjoys all the Outer Banks has to offer. He is currently mastering the sport of stand up paddleboarding, enjoys playing golf and working out.
Randy’s philosophy as a Real… Read More »
Our friends live in the Village year round and recommended Karen DelVacchio, who they knew and trusted. We spoke with her, told her what we wanted and she gave us lots of information to review. She told us to get pre-approved and to look in to several insurance companies, settlement companies. It gave us a better understanding of beach rental and ownership. She kept us up on all the listing and comps. Doing what Karen said saved us so much leg work and stress. … Read More »
Bettie Kellogg is a true native of the Outer Banks. Since 1946, her family has owned and operated a building supply company, Kellogg's, and a retail business, The Cottage Shop, with locations in Manteo, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Duck.
Bettie graduated from East Carolina University in 1971. She then taught high school, worked in the family business, and raised three sons. During this time, she has been involved in numerous volunteer organizations such as the Oute… Read More »
Bob graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in English in 1984, and quickly moved to Nags Head. Bob entered the real estate property management field in 1986, and received a broker's license in 1988. He has completed the 300, 400 and 500 courses at the Institute of Real Estate Management, and has earned Certified Property Manager designation. Earning the CPM and meeting an extensive set of standards also enabled Village Realty to be awarded the prestigious Acc… Read More »
No stranger to the coastal lifestyle, John Register grew up not far from here in Virginia Beach. The wide open beaches in Carova were just a short trip by boat or jet ski, and the Outer Banks became a favorite weekend destination. By the mid-90s, it was an easy choice to make this his permanent home. With more then 22 years of combined sales, construction and real estate experience, and his extensive knowledge of the Outer Banks marketplace, John can provide you with everything yo… Read More »
Ashley always loved vacationing on the Outer Banks with her family every summer while growing up. After earning her Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Marketing Management at Radford University in 1997, Ashley moved directly to the Outer Banks. Her first job as Group Sales Assistant at the Sanderling Inn Resort in Duck gave her experience in corporate retreat sales and event planning. Ashley then moved into real estate as a … Read More »
Born in New York and raised in Trumbull, Connecticut, Rick moved to Northern Virginia in 1977. He then spent the next 37 years achieving leadership roles in two major corporations with worldwide operations. When his wife, Linda, introduced him to the Outer Banks in the late ‘80s, Rick fell in love with the simpler lifestyle, the natural beauty, and the fishing. After that, the couple vacationed here almost yearly until, in 2013, when they fulfilled their dream of making the Ou… Read More »
Cathy has specialized in helping others find their dream homes since 1997, when she began pursuing her real estate career with Village Realty.
Having lived in the 4-wheel drive area of Carova for 3 years and then moving to the boating community of Colington Harbour, she enjoyed some of the hidden treasures of the Outer Banks. Combining her extensive knowledge and love of the Outer Banks with her personal experiences in purchasing, remodeling and owning rental homes, Cathy has… Read More »
Paige Bayliss was born on the Outer Banks, a true local, and loves everything beach living has to offer, including the fishing industry. She attended the University of North Carolina and East Carolina University, earning a degree in communications, and after graduation decided to return to the slower pace and quality of life that’s only possible living at the beach.
Paige lives in Manteo with her husband, John, and puppy, Finley. She enjoys anything that involves being on … Read More »
Vanessa was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia and spent her summers vacationing with her family in their Southern Shores home and working on the Outer Banks. She attended Mary Washington College and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in Mass Communications. Vanessa loved the Outer Banks so much that following her college graduation she decided to make the Outer Banks her permanent home. What better way to help others indulge their love of th… Read More »
Jessica Evans is a native of the Outer Banks. She began her real estate career in the commercial market in South Florida in 2004, after graduating from the University of Miami in 2003. Jessica also has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from East Carolina University with a concentration in Real Estate. From 2008 to 2012, Jessica worked exclusively with Nan Haverty at Beacham and Company Realtors, a top-selling luxury firm in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jessica has first-han… Read More »
Matt relocated to the Outer Banks from Richmond, Virginia. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in marketing. He possesses the skills necessary to effectively serve you in buying or selling property on the Outer Banks. Matt has worked in sales since his arrival on the Outer Banks. He has an understanding of the local market and an understanding of what his customer's want and can expect. His immense love of the area combined with his enthusiasm, se… Read More »