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Friday, April 05, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

Meet the Broker: Ryan Naylor

Meet Broker/Realtor Ryan Naylor, the youngest member of the KBT Realty Group team, with seven month on the job, after passing his North Carolina state real estate exam on the first try. Ryan has already had success in real estate, with showings and closings.

Why real estate? As Ryan says, real estate is pretty much in the family: his mother is a Realtor, currently doing inside sales at KBT Realty; his father was a Wall Street commercial lender; Kirk Pugh, Ryan's step father, is also his Broker-in-Charge; and, his grandfather is a producing agent.

As a Millennial, the tech-friendly environment at Keller Williams is especially appealing. He sees the company rolling out new technology on a daily basis. The Kelle app puts tools at a seller's fingertips, and makes buyers' searches more efficient and focused. Ryan notes that technology can empower an agent with personalization and information that makes the best use of both real estate expertise and a clients' time.

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Monday, January 21, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

Meet the Broker: Fred Teachey

Meet Broker/Realtor Fred Teachey, who brings close to 25 years of local experience to KBT Realty Group - associated with Keller Williams. Fred is from the Wilmington area, and now lives in Castle Hayne, just a few minutes from the North Branch of the Cape Fear River.

The Cape Fear River is a destination for boating, family recreation, and enjoying the weather. This area was under water after Hurricane Florence, but people are recovering with help of the entire community.

Fred sees that the market in the Castle Hayne area is strong, with home prices increasing, low inventory, and attractive interest rates. There are a number of programs to help buyers qualify for mortgages, and more programs coming to the area every day, some specifically to assist with hurricane recovery.

Fred Teachey sells property throughout Pender County, New Hanover County, and Brunswick County. He sees that there are exciting things happening in the Castle Hayne and greater Brunswick County area. Th ...

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Friday, October 26, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

Meet the Broker: Debbie Alford

Broker Realtor Debbie Alford sees post-hurricane opportunities in Wilmington North Carolina for both real estate buyers and sellers.

With incentives from lenders, and available properties with little or no storm damage, Debbie feels this is a great time to purchase your next home in Wilmington NC.

From beautiful downtown Wilmington on the Cape Fear River, and the outstanding opportunities to own one of the many historic homes, to a coastal North Carolina neighborhood that will fit any family, Debbie can help you find your "fit" in this stunning area.

"Let's erase September," says Debbie, "and hurricanes Florence and Michael, and continue rebuilding and repairing Wilmington and the beaches. We will always be #WilmingtonStrong."

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Thursday, October 18, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

How to Find A Real Estate Agent in Wilmington NC, and Everywhere Else, Too

Buying or selling your home, the first step is to find a real estate agent who can guide you in making decisions.

The first thing you should understand is the difference between a real estate agent, a realtor, and a broker. It’s more than just semantics:

Real estate agent: a person who holds a state-issued license to practice real estate

Licensed real estate salesperson: the same as a “real estate agent,” more commonly used term in some geographic areas

Realtor: a member of the National Association of Realtors

Broker: a real estate agent who has extra education, a specific number of hours of experience, and who may have additional certifications, depending upon the state in which they practice

In North Carolina, individuals must complete a state-approved 75-hour broker pre-licensing course and then pass the North Carolina Licensing Exam. After receiving a broker’s license, brokers have three years to complete 90 additional hours of state-m ...

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Friday, October 12, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

Meet the Broker: Tom Bartus

Broker Realtor Tom Bartus, with KBT Realty Group, has been a real estate agent since 2006, working to match home buyers with homes. Tom is a New Jersey transplant, having moved to the Wilmington area in 2005. He has been in real estate for a long time; Tom's was previously a senior executive in the food industry. He has extensive corporate leadership experience, and has traveled much of the world.

Why real estate as a second career? Tom says it's fun, and that he likes meeting people. The problem-solving aspect of being a broker appeals to him. People have needs and wants, he says, and he likes matching those against the houses that are available. Interacting with people, negotiating for both sellers and buyers, and making transactions happen are on the list of skills that Tom brings to the table for home buyers and sellers.

Tom specializes in real estate in the southeastern North Carolina area, from Onslow county to Southport, helping homeowners successfully buy and sell ...

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