Monday, September 21, 2020 / by Anne Rose
Call KBT, and the person who most likely picks up the phone is Janine Pugh, Director of Client Development. "Of the Kirk and Janine Pugh marriage, I'm definitely the social one," Janine laughs. "I love being able to talk with people and connect with them."
With a personality that is, as she describes it, very chatty, very outgoing, and very personable, Janine is perfectly suiting for her role at KBT.
For five years, Janine has been working with people who register on the KBT Realty Group website. If they are considering moving to the southeastern coastal North Carolina area, she is one of the first people at KBT that they are going to interact with.
Janine's job is to work with prospective buyers to determine which communities they are considering, what their lifestyle is going to be like when they get to the Wilmington area, and to help them narrow down the types of neighborhoods they are thinking about, as well as the types of homes they are thinking about. ...
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 / by Anne Rose
Alecia Walker, Broker/Realtor, has been selling real estate for two years. Prior to real estate, she tried her hand at selling cars, but decided that wasn't the best use of her skills. She was in the Marine Corps for ten years before that, getting out in 2017.
She joined the Marine Corps right out of high school. Alecia did boot camp in Parris Island, South Carolina, and then did additional training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Her military career took her to Camp Pendleton, in southern California, and Oahu Hawaii. She has two children - a Hawaii baby, and a North Carolina baby.
She has been out of the Marine Corps for three years, and is happy making Jacksonville her home. She loves the ever-changing, friendly, supportive and largely military family environment of the Jacksonville. Her family is thriving in Jacksonville, and she works from Swansboro and Emerald Isle, all the way south to Topsail and Surf City, with a concentration on assisting military families in the ...
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 / by Anne Rose
Meet Tori Holt, Broker Realtor with KBT Realty Group in Wilmington North Carolina. Tori started her real estate career in January 2020, while finishing her degree in Criminal Justice at University of North Carolina - Wilmington. She has always been interested in criminology and the justice system, but has decided to pursue real estate as a full-time career.
Tori was born and raised in the Wilmington area. Being a beach girl, she can't imagine calling anywhere else home. She lived on Middle Sound Loop Road her entire life, and has deep ties to Wilmington's Middle Sound Loop - Ogden area. Having lived in Wilmington, though, she knows all of Wilmington and the beaches and has friends across the entire area.
She enjoys working with first time home buyers, especially people her age who are considering buying their own home. "It's really exciting for me to be a part of that," she says. Going out to seek out new business and connect with potential clients is also fun for Tori, who i ...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 / by Anne Rose
Meet Johna Herbinger, Broker Realtor with KBT Realty in Wilmington NC. Johna moved to the Topsail Island Beach area a year ago, from New York state. She and her family wanted to be near the water, and chose Surf City because it was the closest she could get without being directly on the beach.
She often walks the beach before sunrise. Every Wednesday morning, she volunteers with the Topsail Turtle Project, walking one mile of beach looking for turtle nests during nesting season.
Johna points out that Realtor.com recently posted an article that states Topsail Island is one of the most affordable beach communities in the United States. The name "Topsail" actually came from the pirates who used to hide behind the island on their ships, waiting to see the tops of the sails of ships to attack for riches.
Johna sells real estate from Hampstead south to Holden Beach: the whole southeastern North Carolina coast. She is happy to introduce prospective buyers to t ...
Friday, June 28, 2019 / by Anne Rose
Meet Rebecca Robbins, Broker, Realtor with the KBT Realty Group, and her dog Mazy. Rebecca is new to the KBT Team in Wilmington NC.
Rebecca loves Wilmington, and the Cape Fear area's dog-friendly attributes a are high on the list of reasons she chooses to live here. She tries to take Mazy with her everywhere she goes. From parks, outdoor restaurants, beer gardens, farmers' markets, and even many retail stores, options for dog owners are numerous.
One of Rebecca's favorite places to walk with Mazy is Smith Creek Park, off Gordon Road. Smith Creek Park offers a beautiful dog-friendly walking trail. In the summer, the park trail is particularly inviting in the evening when the temperature has cooled a bit and the sun is ready to set. Smith Creek Park is near Murrayville, and Rebecca loves showing clients homes that any dog would approve of.
Originally from Durham NC, Rebecca moved to Wilmington in 2008 to go to college and fell in love with city. She has been in real estate ...