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Wednesday, July 10, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

Meet the Broker: Johna Herbinger

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 ...

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Friday, June 28, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

Meet the Broker: Rebecca Robbins

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 ...

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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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