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Featured Agents

Raju Uppalapati

Chief Executive Office/Principal Broker

252-491-9999
252-305-0707
License Number: 187530
raju@uppalapati.com

Raju Uppalapati is a highly successful veteran of the real estate industry with first-hand, real-world experience in real estate, sales and marketing, home building, real estate development, property management and hospitality sectors. For 18 years, he served as CEO of BD&A Realty and Construction, a premier luxury real estate and construction company on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. In partnership with BD&A, he has assisted in building over 2,000 luxury homes and developed many prestigious communities throughout Eastern North Carolina. Raju has managed over 60 sales professionals and sold over 1 billion dollars in real estate. Raju founded Elan Vacations, an Outer Banks luxury vacation rental company, and served as CEO for nine years. Currently, Raju is leading Outer Banks real estate team (Eillu Group), which markets and sells properties in the Outer Banks. In addition to his years of real-world experience, Raju holds an MBA from Wright State University and a Masters in International Management from the University of Texas. Raju is well known in the community for his honesty and win-win approach.

Vijaya Uppalapati

Broker

252-491-3333
252-207-3400
License Number: 213930
vijaya@uppalapati.com

Vijayasree Uppalapati is a business professional with extensive experience in real estate, technology, marketing and healthcare services industries. A graduate of Andhra Medical College, Vijaya started her career as an emergency room physician in India and the British Virgin Islands. After a successful medical career, Vijaya began to focus on the business world, helping establish and manage many real estate and hospitality ventures. In addition to Eillu, she oversees the day to day management of a technology and marketing company. Vijayasree is a licensed NC Real Estate Broker and enjoys helping buyers and sellers fulfill their real estate needs. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends and committing time toward many community and wellness organizations and efforts.

Jane Ford

Broker

252-599-0055
License Number: 212824
jane@outerbanksrealtygroup.com

A native of Hermitage, PA, Jane Ford vacationed with her family on the Outer Banks throughout her childhood and teenage years before moving here in 1996. Living on the Outer Banks allows her to indulge her passion for surfing, sailing and horseback riding. Another of Jane's passions - creating decorative finishes and large-scale murals - can be seen in properties from Corolla to Hatteras. In addition to being an award-winning real estate agent with 20 years experience in real estate, Jane graduated from Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bio Chemistry. She completed a Masters of Secondary Education from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. Jane is fluent in Hungarian and is a certified paralegal with a specialty in environmental law.

Inna Pencheva

Associate Broker

252-207-6647
innapenchevaobx@gmail.com

Inna has lived in The Outer Banks since 2002. She moved to Wilmington, NC for a few years to finish her degree in Applied Mathematics in 2007. Originally from Bulgaria, Inna has fallen in love with the beautiful beaches of North Carolina. She has been selling Real Estate in the last 4 years and is dedicated in helping buyers and sellers with their Real Estate transactions. " I am here to guide you through all the aspects of the process and make it as smooth as possible. I negotiate the deal, I work hard to solve issues and I follow through on lenders, inspectors, surveyors, insurance agents, attorneys, and contractors. I am responsive, professional and patient and most importantly, I do it all with your best interest in mind. "

Cooper Hawk

252-202-4019
cooper@outerbanksrealtygroup.com

Mark J. Massey

Realtor / Broker

252-202-4335
License Number: 188389
mark@outerbanksrealtygroup.com

26 Year OBX resident, 21 Years of OBX Real Estate Sales and New Construction Experience. Loyal, repeat client base.

Teri Tillett

Broker, Realtor

252-489-8138
teri@outerbanksrealtygroup.com

As a native of Suffolk, Virginia, I vacationed on the Outer Banks my whole life. I relocated here in 1997 after marrying my husband, Mark, and have learned quite a bit about the real estate market on the OBX over the past 19 years. Prior experience includes the mortgage industry, title insurance, and real estate sales in Virginia. All of this has provided me with knowledge of all aspects of the Real Estate industry. I have raised three wonderful children on the Outer Banks, son Bill, and twin girls, Gray and Courtney plus some pretty special dogs, too. My spare time is spent with my children and we enjoy tennis and the beach.

Monique Mandvere

Broker/Realtor

252-489-0304
252-489-0304
License Number: 294773
monique@outerbanksrealtygroup.com

Missi Dermatas

Associate Broker

336-327-8758
License Number: 302232
missi@outerbanksrealtygroup.com

After moving to the Outer Banks in 2012, I instantly fell in love with the beauty, and the family friendly small town community. I own a surf shop in Kill Devil Hills, and am raising my children here. The schools here are amazing and rated at the top in the state. I became interested in Real Estate after selling my own home and relocating to the Outer Banks. I will always do my best, whether to find a client their forever home, or a beautiful family vacation home, for many lovely memories that will last a lifetime.

Greg Bailey

252-305-9596
gregobx@gregobx.com

I have lived on the Outer Banks since 1984 and can think of no better place to live with my wife and three daughters. Great beaches, people, and schools along with great investment property potential. Let me help your Outer Banks property dream come true.

Wanda Wise

Associate Broker

252-491-3333
252-599-7870
License Number: 223415
wanda@wandawise.com

Wanda, originally from Pennsylvania, spent many years as a computer operator and office manager for the York Daily Record. Wanda, her husband Sam, and their family fell in love with the Outer Banks after vacationing here in 1980. They realized a dream when they built their investment beach home in South Nags Head in 2000. As empty nesters, Sam and Wanda began eyeing a move to the Outer Banks and she pursued a real estate license in Pennsylvania. Her immediate success in Pennsylvania meant an easy transition to the Outer Banks in 2004 as a full time real estate broker with the top producing Riggle Team, originally starting with BD&A, currently with Eillu Real Estate. Wanda’s background in accounting and customer service has served her well in real estate and her ethics and integrity make her an excellent advocate for her clients. Her experience as a vacation home owner allows Wanda a unique perspective on the Outer Banks real estate market. She is constantly striving to expand her market knowledge in order to best service her buyers and sellers and her commitment to doing whatever is best for her clients results in the ultimate in customer satisfaction. Wanda’s designations include Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Short sale Foreclosure Representative (SFR), and Resort and Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS). She enjoys the beach and boating here on the OBX. Make a “Wise Choice” and call Wanda.

Jack Riggle

Associate Broker

252-491-3333
252-457-6457
License Number: 185778
jack@jackandcarolriggle.com

Throughout his 30+ year real estate career, Jack has offered clients and customers the highest degree of service. Not only has he mastered the art of multi-tasking, but he is a financial guru! He has managed the sale of new homes for builders through the largest real estate company in the Metropolitan Washington market and he engineered their “Guaranteed Sales Program”. He also gained valuable experience as a Mortgage Broker before relocating to the Outer Banks in 1999 and continuing his real estate sales career. As a broker, Jack is held in high esteem among his peers, clients and customers. His positive, “can do” approach to his business and life contribute not only to his success but also in prosperity for others. “Jack’s knowledge and honesty is refreshing. He is not only our Realtor, but has become a friend,” are just a portion of the comments shared about Jack by his clients and customers.

Carol Riggle

Associate Broker

252-491-3333
252-202-8806
License Number: 207024
carol@jackandcarolriggle.com

Carol is known as a pioneer in the real estate industry, having created the first Real Estate Career Counseling Division in the United States in 1981. She joined Jack to further build their real estate business in 2001. “Our clients receive the best we have to give and one of us is always available,” says Carol. Their combined efforts have consistently placed them in the top percentile of all Outer Banks Realtors. Carol’s success can be attributed to her personal touch and genuine caring about others. She has the ability to listen and hear what clients want and need. “We know we’re doing something right when our clients and customers keep coming back to us and refer others to us; that’s the ultimate compliment,” says Carol.

Jeremy Jensen

Associate Broker

252-564-2437
jensenrealestateteam@gmail.com

Dan Martier

252-267-6762
dan@outerbanksrealtygroup.com

Originally from Pittsburgh PA, Dan started vacationing here as a very young boy in 1969. Eventually Dan's family purchased a summer home in 1974. Spending the entire summer on the OBX was a dream come true. Working every summer here through college truly made the Outer Banks of NC home. Dan with wife Laura and children Josh and Lucy have been year round residents for 23 years. The Martiers are very talented musicians/celebrities and contribute time and talents to stimulate the local culture through performance, teaching and event planning. When Dan is not selling real estate he is behind his drums creating music along with the rest of his family.

James Monroe

Jim Monroe

703-909-9913
License Number: 274884
jim@outerbanksrealtygroup.com

Jim has been a homeowner in Southern Shores, NC for 20 years. His background includes the following: active service in the Marine Corps, a college graduate who attended both George Mason University and the University of Virginia, as well as the Founder and President of Cardinal Mortgage Company in Great Falls, VA with offices throughout the Commonwealth for over 20 years. Jim was a certified VA State Construction Inspector and has built several homes. These skills bring a variety of expertise to those looking for permanent homes, rentals, renovations, as well as new construction. His motto is “there are no problems, only solutions". Jim enjoys golfing and fishing on the Outer Banks.

Marti Thoms

Provisional Broker/Sales Admin.

252-491-3333
252-599-0834
marti@outerbanksrealtygroup.com

Marti Thoms is an experienced Sales Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. Skilled in Sales, Marketing, Statistical Analysis, Residential Lending, Credit Review, Customer Satisfaction, and Customer Retention. Marti is a strong sales professional with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration from George Mason University and a North Carolina Licensed real estate broker. She has lived on the Outer Banks for over 20 years, making her dream a reality. She is always happy to assist others with that same dream of owning a home on the beautiful Outer Banks.

Desmond Steyn

252-491-3333
252-202-9617
License Number: 300167
desmondsteyn@rocketmail.com

Michelle Register

Realtor

252-491-3333
252-544-3499
License Number: 284822
michelle.register@eillu.com

Before obtaining her Real Estate license in 2015, Michelle worked for 23 years at a private laboratory focusing on customer service and physician satisfaction. Most recently, Michelle worked for Century 21 in Greenville. Her team was recognized for 2016 end of year results: 2016 Overall Team producer 2016 Listing Team of the year 2016 Selling Team of the year and the award for Quality Service Team Producers. She has distinguished herself with two designations: ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative) and RSPS (Resort and Second Homes Property Specialist). Michelle has a 99% buyer’s satisfaction rating during her tenure at Century 21. She continues to strive for ways to help buyers find the best property for their needs and navigate all the details to make moving in a reality. Her attention to detail allows Michelle to zero in on how to best show your listing to get top dollar and a faster sale. After years of vacationing in the Outer Banks and ready for a fresh perspective; she moved to the Outer Banks and joined Eillu. In her spare time, Michelle is an active volunteer for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She donates a portion of her commission to this foundation. She served 8 years with the US Army Reserves.

Jolene Craiglow

Provisional Broker

252-491-3333
252-455-2903
License Number: 310740
jolene@outerbanksrealtygroup.com

I grew up in Ohio, but spent my summers in NC with my grandparents. I fell in love with the area and knew I wanted to live here when I "grew up". So, at 26 I moved to NC. I spent 10 years working in the school system. I left there to work for a property management company. I fell in love with the Real Estate business. I have a strong desire to make people happy, and helping them find the perfect home for them is one way of doing that!

Carol Pendleton

Associate Broker

252-573-8040
License Number: 213710
carol@outerbanksrealtygroup.com

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Outer Banks Realty Group
Raju Uppalapati
3712 Suite B North Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252-491-3333

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