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 the Outer Ba… Read More »
Meet the Sell OBX Team – Dru, Jeff and Karen. Dru Ferrence, Karen DelVacchio and Jeff Ferrence collectively bring over 70 years of real estate experience to the Sell OBX Team and is one of the most productive, respected and experienced real estate teams on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The three-person team consistently closes over 50 transactions every year. Service to clients is outstanding because there is always a team member available to work on behalf of their cl… 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 »
Meet the Sell OBX Team -Karen, Dru and Jeff. Karen DelVacchio, Dru Ferrence, and Jeff Ferrence collectively bring over 70 years of real estate experience to the Sell OBX Team and is one of the most productive, respected and experienced real estate teams on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The three-person team consistently closes over 50 transactions every year. Service to clients is outstanding because there is always a team member available to work on behalf of their cl… Read More »
A native of North Carolina, Kathy Sawyer has been fortunate to have lived on the coast since 1977.
Kathy’s real estate career 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 actively brokered real estate for 34 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 »
Meet the Sell OBX Team -Dru, Jeff and Karen. Dru Ferrence, Karen DelVacchio and Jeff Ferrence collectively bring over 70 years of real estate experience to the Sell OBX Team and is one of the most productive, respected and experienced real estate teams on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The three-person team consistently closes over 50 transactions every year. Service to clients is outstanding because there is always a team member available to work on behalf of their clients.
Dru began her… 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 »
In 2011, Mike Meola began his real estate career as a Weichert Real Estate agent in New Jersey, after finishing a 30-year law enforcement career. While in his native state, he worked as a Detective with the Elizabeth, NJ Police Department, and then went on to work as a State Investigator with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, before joining Weichert.
After being a yearly vacationer in the Outer Banks since 1994, Mike and his wife Paula finally realized the dream… 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 »
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 »
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 »
Jessica Evans grew up on the Outer Banks and attended Dare County Schools. She began her real estate career in the commercial market in South Florida in 2004, after graduating from the University of Miami in 2003 with a Bachelor's of Science in Communications. After earning her Master's Degree in Business Administration from East Carolina University in 2011, she entered the residential real estate market working as an executive assistant to one of the top selling agents in th… 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Jakob earned his degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Operations Management from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2011. He began his real estate career right after graduating as an Operations Specialist. Since then Jakob has worked for multiple real estate companies in various operational roles. Jakob earned his real estate license in 2015 and eventually landed at Village Realty as a Rental/Property Manager before joining the Sales Team.
As an Outer Banks n… Read More »
Marcia fell in love with the Outer Banks as a child and, after graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, moved here to make it her home. She spent several summers working backstage at the Lost Colony and then became sales manager for a local newspaper. She began her real estate career in 1985 and came to Village Realty in 1988. She was recognized as Sales Agent of the Year a number of times and has been one of the top producers for many years including the se… Read More »
Natalie has been practicing real estate on the Outer Banks since 2015. Her knowledge and experience with insurance, home improvement sales and hospitality have proved invaluable in guiding her clients through the home buying and selling processes.
No stranger to the area, Natalie has been visiting relatives in Kitty Hawk since she was a small child until finally relocating here in 2000. She spent some time in Wilmington studying English at UNCW and worked for a few yea… 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 »
Vivian McPherson began her real estate career as one of the owners of a rental home on the Outer Banks. Vacationing here with her family since 1975, her love of the outdoors firmly planted her toes in the sand by 1983. After studying briefly in Sao Paulo, Brazil, she returned home to graduate from East Carolina University with a BA in Political Science. While raising a family and operating a fishing business from Oregon Inlet with her husband Will, she pursued her current re… Read More »
Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Stephanie graduated from The Ohio University in 2018 with Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Sociology and Dance. Stephanie had been vacationing on the Outer Banks her whole life when she decided summer vacations weren’t enough. After graduating college, she packed her bags and moved to Corolla. Eventually, she found her way to Kitty Hawk. Here, she adopted her beloved Beagle-Cavalier mix, Ozzy. Currently, Stephanie's little family resides in Kill De… Read More »
Tara is a North Carolina native through and through. Born in Raleigh, she has lived everywhere from the east coast to the mountains.
Tara grew up in Plymouth, attended high school in Granville County, and lived in Raleigh for more than 20 years. In Raleigh, she was a travel agent for 13 years and then earned her real estate license in 2006. She worked with two large, well-known real estate firms selling real estate and working in corporate real estate and relocation. Tara move… 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 »
Growing up and enjoying life on the Outer Banks has given me great insight into all this area has to offer. From watching wild horses while four-wheeling on Carova Beach to fishing off the Nags Head Pier, I’ve explored this beautiful stretch of sand from one end to the other. One of my favorite things about living here is being able to enjoy both the busy and fun-filled activities of summer along with the slower pace of life that comes with the off-season in the fall and wi… Read More »