Keith is one of North Carolina’s top agents. Raised in Charlotte, North Carolina – he graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC with a B.S. in Education. A resident of Wilmington since 1983, he began as a self-employed business owner. Since joining Intracoastal Realty in 1993, he and his team has sold over 5000 properties totaling over $1 Billion in volume. Keith has been the leading agent at Intracoastal Realty for 19 consecutive years in number of homes sold and has ranked in the top 3 realtors in the Wilmington marketplace for the past 11 years. He specializes in working closely with buyers and sellers as well as advising builders and developers on marketing and selling new homes. Keith’s prestige not only affirms his abilities and expertise, but also his attention to details and keen insight.
“If you are thinking about buying or selling your home, look no further than Keith Beatty and his team at Intracoastal Realty! I had the privilege of working with Keith as my realtor when I wanted to sell my house in Wilmington, NC. Keith’s knowledge of the real estate industry and market, truly sets him apart from the rest. I couldn’t have done it without his advice and assistance throughout the entire process- from the listing to the final offer and close. If you want a listing in the MLS and a sign in your yard, you can get that anywhere. If you want a trusted partner, you want Keith Beatty and his team! Thank you, Keith!”
“Just a note to say thank you for everything that you did to make my house hunting adventure a breeze. Everything seemed to have fallen in the perspective places. Thank you for your professionalism and kindness.”
Drew Pittman is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina who comes from a family of real estate professionals. Drew moved to Wilmington in 1999 and started his career in Real Estate Full-Time with Keith Beatty in 2003. As the Team Leader, Drew concentrates his efforts on managing the team’s listings, Internet Presence and assisting the buyers agents. He is a graduate of the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Major in Business management and marketing. Drew is heavily involved in his Church as well as the UNCW Alumni Association. Drew and his wife Kelly, are excited to raise their two children here in Wilmington.
“Working with Drew is a genuine pleasure. He’s a quality person who quickly establishes the trust that’s so important. He always goes the extra mile, no matter what is involved, to ensure that we receive the help we need. We highly recommend Drew, and would confidently turn to him for assistance again.”
Lewis and Sharon Deaton
“WOW! Bob and I are still amazed at the worry-free selling experience you created after we listed our home with team Beatty. Every showing and each detail of the negotiation process was handled professionally. From start to finish, the service you provided exceeded our expectations. Thank you for smoothing out the wrinkles and reducing the stress in the selling of 1500 Old Lamplighter Way.”
Bob and Susan Wilson
Aimee was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. While she has a deep love for her hometown, she always dreamed about living at the beach. Aimee’s dream finally came true when she moved to Wilmington with her husband, David, and mini goldendoodle, Penny. Aimee attended college at Virginia Tech University where she earned a business degree in marketing management. After graduation, she moved to New York City where she worked in customer service and merchandising for a big fashion company. Aimee then moved to the DC Metro area where she began her career in real estate.
Aimee loves connecting with new people and realized her passion of servicing and helping others when she transitioned to a career in real estate in 2014. Also licensed in Virginia and D.C., Aimee prides herself on providing the utmost customer service and enjoys creating lasting relationships with her clients. Her compassion, superb attention to detail, and unparalleled customer service shines through in every transaction. Aimee believes firmly in educating her clients and walking tandemly with them throughout the process to ensure a seamless experience. Aimee has further enhanced her expertise in the real estate industry by earning her Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation which sharpens and maintains the superior skills needed when representing home buyers in a real estate transaction. In Aimee’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, going to the beach, and traveling.
Alex was born and raised in Greenville, North Carolina, and grew up taking family trips to the Wilmington area. He attended NC State University and graduated with a BS in Finance. While at NC State, he was very involved with Ducks Unlimited including two years served as the chapter president. After graduation he was determined to see more of the world, moving to St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
He spent the next few years working as a bartender and honing a woodworking passion as a boat builder. That experience steered him in to becoming a mate on multiple charter boats which led to furthering his education and getting his 100-ton Captain’s License. His plans to continue a career as charter boat captain were derailed on September 6th, 2017, when Hurricane Irma, the largest recorded hurricane in Atlantic history, passed directly over St. John devastating the Virgin Islands. Alex’s house was one of the many homes destroyed in the storm. During the massive cleanup and rebuilding of the island, Alex formed a demolition company that worked on over 70 properties, mitigating mold and water damage.
Alex left the islands to pursue another love of his, live music. He moved to Boulder, Colorado, where he worked at two live music venues and also a company that did set design for music festivals. He loved the music industry and the snowboarding but the pull to return to the coast of NC and set down roots was too strong. He wanted to be closer to family and friends and Wilmington was just the place to be. When not working, Alex loves being on the water, board sports, and spending time with his recently adopted German Shepherd, Mack. Surrounded and supported by the unbelievably qualified Keith Beatty Team, Alex looks forward to assisting customers and friends with any of their real estate needs.
Amy grew up in small eastern North Carolina farm town called Clayton. Her love of animals was innate, as she grew up around horses, cows, and ducks. In 1991 she graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Hospitality Management. In 1998 she married John Zabriskie and worked in property management for years before having their son Zach. Amy stayed at home raising Zach until the last few years when real estate/property management started tugging on her heart again. She currently works as the executive assistant to Keith Beatty. She has a gift for design and does help families transform their house in to a home. John and Amy spend many weekends cheering on Zach at his baseball games. She has two spoiled rotten golden retrievers who love the beach! Amy loves exercising, including running half marathons and enjoys boating during the summer months.
“Amy is a true professional who is an absolute pleasure to work with. She was a great assistance in our purchase of our home at 213 Inlet Point Drive and the lot at 217 Inlet Point Drive. Amy did all the right things to make a property buying experience pleasant. We began our search several months before the final purchase. Even though we freely admitted to Amy that we were just looking for a future retirement home, she dedicated her time and effort to assist us as if we’re going to write a contract immediately. Since we were both working at the time, we were only available for our home search on the weekends and Amy cheerfully accommodated our availability whenever we asked. In addition, we found her advice and counsel extremely useful in every respect. We greatly appreciate Amy’s professionalism and positive attitude. She is an invaluable asset to the Intracoastal Realty Corporation. More importantly, she has become a friend we will always cherish.”
Stephen & Ellen Helmerson
Bill Boyer is from Tidewater, VA and relocated to the Wilmington area in 1992, a few years after graduating from James Madison University. He currently resides in Wrightsville Beach. The Wilmington area allows his wife, Holly and two girls, Lily and Ella, and him to enjoy the coastal lifestyle that he had growing up in the Virginia area. He has spent the past 18 years in the Real Estate industry, working closely with buyers and sellers and recently transitioned to the Keith Beatty Team. Bill enjoys getting to know each of his clients so he can better serve their Real Estate needs and desires. He would be happy assist you in finding your new lifestyle on the North Carolina Coast.
“We came to Wilmington from the DC area. First trip was the first to the area. Met with Bill, sensed his honesty and integrity; asked him if he would work with us and we would eventually buy a house from him. Six months, about six trips, and after Bill filtering and showing us 60 – 70 homes we bought a beautiful home in Landfall. Our commitment and investment in Bill paid off handsomely. He then oversaw and was with us thought the administrative issues; offer, financial, legal, closing. What a wonderful process; and still occasionally Bill calls to see how we are doing and if we need local assistance with anything.”
Arthur and Candace Burns
“For the past year I have come to know Bill as my Real Estate Broker, friend and now peer. From the beginning Bill welcomed my wife Eileen and I into the Wilmington area and worked diligently to find us a home that fit our needs entirely. He was available whenever we needed him for advice, a showing or just had general questions regarding the Wilmington area. I couldn’t think of a better person to help us make a smooth transition from New York to North Carolina. His overwhelming friendliness, professionalism and respect for our needs turned him from Real Estate Broker to friend. I appreciated his time and service so much that it provided me the incentive to seek a career with Intracoastal Realty. Now I am surrounded by a team of dedicated professionals and am proud to work with him as a peer! That’s a great story.”
Bob & Eileen Grasso
Bob is a native of Nebraska and graduate of University of Nebraska where he earned a Bachelor of Journalism with minors in speech communication and history. He began his real estate career in Greensboro, North Carolina. An experienced agent, Bob understands buying and selling is one of the biggest decisions in a client’s life and views representing and guiding his clients through this process as a privilege.
Bob specializes in residential, investment and commercial properties. Real estate is his passion and helping clients buy or sell their property is his number one priority. “My bottom line is to help each of my clients, buyers and sellers, make their home dreams come true! I provide superior service to every single client. My business is only successful if my clients are successful!”
As an active member of the real estate community, Bob has served as president of a local association and currently serves as the 2021-23 North Carolina RPAC Trustee, Cape Fear REALTORS® RPAC chair and on the North Carolina REALTORS® Legislative Committee.
Bob enjoys spending time with his children; Austin, who recently earned his Master in Chemistry from UNC Wilmington and Allison, who is a civil engineering in Charlotte. His hobbies include anything “Nebraska” sports relate and is the watch site leader for the NC Huskers Wilmington chapter. He also enjoys following local, state and federal politics. His idea of a perfect place to live is surf, sun and sand so Wilmington and it’s beaches are the perfect place. Allowing Bob to assist with your real estate needs truly means you will “Experience the Exceptional!”
Brandon is a native of a the beautiful countryside of western Maryland and the grandson of a builder and master carpenter. As a real estate broker with Intracoastal Realty, Brandon serves clients in all aspects of buying, selling and leasing of real property. He works diligently to bring buyers and sellers together to make informed, intelligent decisions within the real estate marketplace. He has worked in various service industries ranging from buying and selling commodities to logistics. This varied background provides an excellent foundation for effectiveness within the real estate market. He has studied a broad range of course work in business, history, world cultures and religions, theology and geology. Brandon received an Associate of Arts degree from Hagerstown Community College in Hagerstown, Md and has taken part in course studies at the College at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Brandon enjoys time with his family, learning, and playing golf.
Elena Wright has called Wilmington, North Carolina her home for the majority of her life, making her a true local to this beautiful, coastal city. After spending a few short years in the hustle of a metropolitan city, the alluring and easy-going community of her hometown drew her back in with open arms. With a devoted passion for business and a motivation to educate new homeowners and pleasantly surprise seasoned clients, Elena seeks any challenge that comes her way providing a noteworthy experience for her clients. Having a vast appreciation for what makes a house a home, Elena creates a comfortable yet professional environment for buyers and sellers alike. Elena notes, “A home is where you wake up; what you come back to after a long day’s work; it’s where you spend time with friends and family; it’s what you miss when you are away.” Elena makes it her mission and her commitment to sell your present property as well as finding the home of your dreams. Take advantage of her vast local knowledge as well as her attention to detail and seasoned negotiating skills.
Jessica (or “Jess” as she is known by many) was born & raised in the small farm town of Benson, North Carolina. Every summer her family spent time vacationing at her grandparent’s home on Topsail Island. Some of her favorite childhood memories were spent on the coast of NC and the ocean has always felt like her “safe haven.” So naturally, after graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Business, Jessica decided Wilmington was the perfect location to begin her career with the local Home Builder’s Association. There she was involved with the large scale projects such as the Parade of Homes and Sales & Marketing Council. This was her first of many opportunities to work directly with builders, contractors & realtors in the surrounding area. In 2005, Jessica joined the Intracoastal Realty family as an Agent Manager working directly under the Broker-in-Charge overseeing 80+ realtors and obtained her real estate license.
She continued her career path within the building industry as a mortgage loan processor and then with a commercial real estate & development company. These opportunities only continued to enhance her knowledge & experience throughout the Carolinas in the property management & development world. But her passion for the individual connection within residential real estate brought her back to Intracoastal Realty. Along with the opportunity to work for one of the Nation’s top real estate teams, it was an easy move to return to what she loved & so she joined the Keith Beatty Team. “I consider it an honor & privilege to be a part of such a wonderful team with an amazing presence in the community. I am blessed to be on Keith’s team & to be able to learn & work alongside such great people…it truly is like family. I guess we’re just one big Beatty Bunch!” In her spare time, Jessica enjoys gardening, reading, volleyball, boating, fishing, attending church on Sunday & spending time with her family/friends & four legged fur-baby, Lily. Jessica is an active volunteer with the Brigade Boys & Girls Club and serves as a committee member with the Eastern NC Make-a-Wish Foundation.
In the world of real estate, Jessica strives “to put my client’s needs first & listening is the key…I make every effort to check all the boxes on their dream home wish list!” Jessica is excited to begin helping you make that wish a reality! Should you have any questions or if I can be of assistance, please feel free to call me directly at 910-279-0256 or send me an email at Jwest@intracoastalrealty.com.
“Jessica West is what I would define as one of those rare young individuals. She displays characteristics of the kind of people from my generation that were considered professionals . She takes her career as a realtor very serious. Jessica is dynamic, energetic, determined , and eager to put together the very best fit for her client. She is loyal, dependable, and responsible. Jessica has qualities not seen in so many so-called realtors such as excellent communications skills, attention to the smallest detail, she keeps her promises, she makes time to be “there ” for the client. Jessica is not one of those part-time realtors, who work around their schedule. I know this because she has been my realtor as a buyer, and seller. Jessica is currently working on another property for me and I know she will have great success in finding just the right fit. In the real estate business I know of a very popular saying location, location, location…Jessica West has her own aphorism: Professional Professional Professional. Anyone who is ready to make one of the most expensive and important investments in their lifetime needs Jessica West as their realtor.”
Originally from Pilot Mountain, NC, Joanna grew up spending a lot of time at the beaches in the Wilmington area. After graduating from East Carolina University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, she taught a few years in the public school system. She eventually found herself “home” in Wilmington where she found her calling in real estate. Whether clients are considering their first home, downsizing, or up-sizing, she can help you achieve what you are looking for. Joanna understands that buying or selling a home can be very stressful and she takes pride in making the process as smooth and efficient as possible for her clients. Joanna feels very fortunate to call Wilmington her home and is very passionate about the coastal lifestyle. When she is not working, you can find her on the beach, boating, or spending time with family, friends and her Maltese, Lexi.
June Bell is a native of Wilmington N.C., she attended the University of NC of Wilmington with studies in music and communication, and is a graduate of North Carolina College of Theology with a Doctorate of Theology. June began her real estate career as broker in 2001 and was broker-in-charge for the 1000 acre golf community ‘ Magnolia Greens Plantation’ within her first year. June Bell is proud to be apart of the renowned Intracoastal Realty Keith Beatty team which has sold over 6000 properties totaling over $1.5 Billion in volume. June has an eye for detail and uses her Master Certified Negotiation Expert certification in representing her clients buying or selling needs
Kelly Stegall is a REALTOR who combines her love for the industry with her passion for helping others. Establishing a genuine relationship with her clients is a priority for Kelly. Her ultimate goal is utilizing her vast knowledge of the area, consistent communication skills and knowledge of the properties currently available in the market, Kelly assists her clients find the right house to call home is her.
Kelly takes a dynamic approach in practicing real estate. A great place to live is important, but Kelly is about more than buying a new home. She understands the value of our communities, amenities, schools and neighborhoods. This approach offers the best opportunity for her clients to create the lifestyle they desire.
Kelly previously enjoyed a career in education and counseling for over 10 years, and loves transferring her skills into the real estate field. A long-time Brunswick County resident, she, her husband and their three children enjoy the beach, baseball and the great weather all year long. From the moment your journey begins searching for a property in the greater Wilmington area until the moment you close on your new home, Kelly will be there with you to ensure a positive real estate experience.
Kristin is a native of Maryland and began her real estate career on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. As a graduate of Drexel University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Design and Merchandising and was also a member of Delta Zeta Sorority.
She has enjoyed living in several wonderful places on the east coast, including spending several years living on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, before returning to the Maryland/DC/Virginia area where she started her family. Since moving to North Carolina, Kristin has become an active member in her community as the Membership chair for the Cape Fear Mother of Twins Club, she is also a board member of the North Carolina Mothers of Multiples Club and is currently serving as Treasurer for her son’s Boy Scout Troop. And is a member of the Coastal Pender Rotary Club.
Kristin has always been passionate about sales and has spent more than 20 years helping customers/clients find what makes them happy. She is committed to exceptional customer service and will deliver nothing less. Family is incredibly important to Kristin, and as a mother of 4, she understands balancing career and family. She knows, first hand, how having the perfect place to come home to after a long day is key. So,whether you’re looking for your first home, your dream home, downsizing or relocating, Kristin is committed to providing you with the highest quality service. When making the type of investment that buying a home requires, you deserve to have all of the latest market information that Intracoastal can provide. A noticeable higher level of service will make your real estate experience timely and pleasurable.
Kristine Turner was born and raised in eastern North Carolina. Kristine has lived in the Wilmington, NC area for the past 15 years and will use her area knowledge and professional commitment to give you the service and guidance you desire. Kristine understands that buying a home is the biggest investment most people will make in their lifetime. Whether buying or selling a home, Kristine will uphold your real estate needs with great integrity.
Kristine graduated from ECU and moved to Wilmington, NC to write for an international surf magazine before getting into real estate. Kristine has also worked in sales and marketing before joining the Keith Beatty sales team.
When she is not working, Kristine is an avid surfer and enjoys what our coastal community has to offer. Bike rides to the beach, fishing the intracoastal waterway and playing the ukulele are a few things Kristine enjoys in her free time. She is also the owner of a local artisan hand fan company, VIXI Hand Fans, that designs and sells custom hand fans. Kristine’s parents helped in the creation of the Carolina Medical Mission, and Kristine has continued to help with this organization that provides free medical care for the disadvantaged in the Philippines.
Contact Kristine for all of your real estate needs. She would love to show you what our beautiful coast, downtown and surrounding areas have to offer.
Mark Yow was born and raised in Wilmington and is a true local. Along with his wife Charlotte, Mark has two daughters, Katherine and Lilly-Anne. Learning the development business from his father, Lionel Yow, and his grandfather, Edgar Yow, Mark has a love of the land and the proper methods of development. The knowledge he acquired the past 30 years from the many developments in which he partnered with and learned from some of the best developers in the Wilmington and surrounding area benefits his clients as he understands the land development process from start to finish.
From land acquisition to home sales, Mark has experienced the financial challenges and the ins and outs of development from the permitting phase through infrastructure completion to the completion of the homes to be sold. Mark is excited to be a part of the Keith Beatty Team and Intracoastal Realty adding value to serve investors and developers that want to grow and enhance our wonderful area.
On the personal side, Mark’s favorite hobbies are duck and deer hunting. In addition, he is an ordained minister who enjoys traveling the world to preach. He enjoys going to the islands with his family to enjoy their natural beauty and to snorkel. Mark’s clients will enjoy his calm demeanor, inviting personality, local knowledge and attention to detail. He truly gives his clients exceptional service in both residential, residential development and commercial transactions.
As an Eastern North Carolina native, McKenzie has spent majority of her years in the Wrightsville Beach, NC area. Graduating from North Carolina State University with Magna Cum Laude honors, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing.
Post-graduation, McKenzie returned home to Wilmington to begin her professional career working in the construction industry for her father’s residential building company, Barker and Canady Custom Homes, Inc. She quickly discovered that this was an industry that excited her greatly. Wanting to expand her knowledge in the real estate side of the market, she associated with Intracoastal Realty and the Keith Beatty team.
In her free time, you can catch McKenzie taking in the beautiful scenery on the Wrightsville Beach Loop or cruising along the Intracoastal waterway with friends and family. She soaks up every aspect of the coastal lifestyle and hopes to help many clients to do the same. Her understanding of the coastal lifestyle as well as the diverse amenities in the Wilmington area make her a knowledgeable agent for customers to find the right neighborhood to enjoy all Wilmington has to offer.
McKenzie’s understanding of marketing, construction, negotiation as well as local market conditions for the Wilmington area add value to her client relationships. She understands the importance of communication with her clients as well as keeping them involved in the process leading up to a successful real estate transaction. You will “Experience the Exceptional” with McKenzie as your real estate agent.
Melissa Bachman moved to visit Wilmington, NC in November of 2000 from Dallas, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and will always be a Longhorn-“Hook Em”. Melissa has over 20 years of Sales and Business Development experience, and last worked at PPD, Inc. as an Associate Director for Business Development. She left her role at PPD in 2004 to become CEO of Bachman Enterprise, also known as, Mom. After the kids left for school in 2010 she decided it was time to begin focusing on what she does best which is sales. Real Estate was a perfect fit since she has a passion for helping people determine where they should live and assisting them with finding the perfect property to meet their needs and lifestyle.
Melissa has served as a board member for the Children’s Museum of Wilmington, worked diligently for the Junior League of Wilmington and the National Charity League Sea Turtle Chapter, constantly involved with the PTA for New Hanover County Schools as well as St. Marks Catholic School PTO , a member and supporter of the Tri-Pink Ladies, and was the Chairman of the Board for the Dayschool at St. James Episcopal Church in downtown Wilmington. While not attending basketball, golf, tennis, cheer, and volleyball with her very active children, she and her family like to fish, boat, bike, and enjoy the all the marine life that Wilmington has to offer.
Melissa is prepared, organized, has a knack for the details, is warm and engaging, and prides herself on never being a stranger. She is a key component of the Keith Beatty Team at Intracoastal Realty, which sold over $200 Million in real estate in 2020. Call her today to start living the Salt Life you have always dreamed about.
“Buying a house on Topsail Island was a dream come true for my wife and I. We thought the process would be very difficult but in the end we would be very happy. We are very happy and thanks to Melissa the process was a breeze for us. Melissa did all the work, she handled every issue as if she were buying the house. Finding Melissa was by chance, her closing the deal was meant to be.”
“It is our pleasure to recommend Melissa Bachman as a real estate agent! She is the best in the business here in the Wilmington, NC marketplace. She worked diligently for us to sell our house and purchase our new home. We were under time constraints as we were moving to our preferred high school district and she worked tirelessly over the summer to make sure it all happened for us! I was most impressed with her contract negotiations and technological expertise. We were able to sign numerous documents on-line which was very helpful as my husband travels for work. She returned all phone calls and emails the same day and I know worked long hours for us into the night. All of this with a smile and great attitude. She kept us positive! If you are looking to buy or sell (or both) a home in the Wilmington market, look no further. Melissa is heads above the rest!”
Laura and Thomas Rollins
“Melissa Bachman is by far the best realtor I have ever worked with. Melissa has taken the time to understand exactly the type of properties I am interested in, monitors the MLS on my behalf and sends new properties for my review prior to them being displayed publically. She also has shown me several properties that aren’t even listed as she is in tune with the marketplace and knows of homes being sold by owners. This is critical for me as I grew up in a different state, currently live 3 hours from Wilmington and could never do this on my own. She is on time, professional, personable and full of detailed knowledge surrounding the unique needs of owning a home in a coastal community (something I am unfamiliar with). Her explanations of how to make an offer, the paperwork surrounding them and advice on marketplace approach have been thorough and on target. She is able to rapidly provide me property details that I am unable to obtain on my own in order to enable me to make sound decisions on appropriate price points and the potential costs of any given property. This includes utility costs, insurance, taxes, association rules and regulations, boat slips, CAMA nuances, floor plans and property lines. I could not imagine doing this on my own and would highly recommend Melissa to any person seeking to purchase a home in the Wilmington area.”
Patrick Canady, a North Carolina Native, graduated from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He has been a real estate broker for 11 years. He specializes in Residential Sales working with buyers and sellers in New Hanover Pender and Brunswick Counties. He has been a multi-million dollar producer. He has a strong work ethic and unmatched dedication to client service. Let him help you find your coastal home today!
Sandy Thorpe was born in Rocky Mount NC but relocated with his family to Wrightsville Beach at a young age. He attended local schools till high school where he went to Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg Va. After attending Ole Miss for college, Sandy moved to Florida to obtain his 100 ton Captains license which lead him to captaining boats and fishing tournaments from the Carolinas to the Bahamas. Even working for country music singer George Strait on his boat for a little while. After many years traveling the coast, he joined a yacht brokerage where he learned about helping clients with buying and selling big ticket items. After obtaining his real estate license, it was hard for him to turn down an opportunity to join the Keith Beatty team.
Born and Raised in Southern California, Sarah spent her days enjoying the sunshine and the palm trees. After completing High School at a Montessori Charter School, Sarah attended California State University of San Bernardino. It was there, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.
Being the daughter of a registered nurse, helping others has always been a top priority for Sarah, who grew up Volunteering in the hospital. Sarah also volunteered with multiple animal adoption agencies and organizations since 2005. It is a passion she truly enjoys.
Soon after completing her degree, she met Nick Becton while on a weekend trip to San Diego. Little did Sarah know that her soon to be husband was an NFL Offensive Lineman with the Chargers at the time of their meeting. For the next 6 years, Sarah would travel the country following her husband’s NFL career, before he retired. They moved back to his home town of Wilmington with their two children to enjoy the mild climate, southern hospitality, amenities including beaches, parks and historic Wilmington as well as it’s close proximity to Raleigh and Myrtle Beach for more entertainment and sporting events.
When she’s not working, you can find Sarah enjoying family time with her husband and their two energetic and fun-loving little boys.
Sarah’s outgoing personality, attention to detail, rich communication skills and knowledge of the area give her clients a professional experience while purchasing or selling their properties.
Contact Sarah to truly “Experience the Exceptional” with your real estate needs.
Originally from Raleigh, NC, I came to Wilmington for the summer in 1994 and never left! I entered the real estate industry soon after moving to Wilmington. Having spent time early in my career in New Home Sales, I eventually transitioned into Long Term Property Management, which ranged from the marine industry and boat slips to residential homes. Now back on the New Homes side of the business, I believe the most important part of real estate is building relationships and developing trust! I take the time to get to know my clients and to discover and fully understand their needs. The trust they develop in me will put them at ease during all their real estate transactions. I am excited to be part of the Keith Beatty Team and the new community of Rachel’s Place. When I’m not onsite at Rachel’s Place, I enjoy all Wilmington has to offer! I am a beach girl at heart and love spending time in the sun and on the boat fishing, swimming and floating!
As a native of North Carolina, Shanon Kelly has experienced much of this beautiful state by living in all three regions. She grew up in Cary but has always loved the ocean and coastal living, which led her to Wilmington to attend UNCW. Shanon graduated with an education degree and taught 2nd grade before obtaining her Real Estate License.
Along with Shanon’s patience and organization she is committed to providing excellent client care before, during, and after a sale. Understanding individual personal goals is the center of her real estate practice.. Her promise to listen, respond, and deliver 100% to all of her clients makes the home buying process as seamless as possible, and hopefully fun!
As a Seahawk alumni and a Wilmington resident, Shanon is confident and happy to call Wilmington home. From the natural beauty, seasonal events and history of Wilmington to its resident’s southern hospitality, this coastal city makes for a wonderful place to vacation or reside.
Backed by an amazing team with years of experience, you can rest assured that when working with Shanon, you will be well taken care of.
“Shanon helped us find our dream home from 3,500 miles away. We found her to be very knowledgeable of the area and extremely helpful and responsive throughout the entire home buying and ultimately moving process. In addition she is extremely kind and truly cares about each of her clients. We would undoubtedly recommend her to anyone moving to the area.”
Kaitlin & Dan Yadlosky
“Making a move from Portland, OR to Wilmington, NC was made so much easier having Shanon Kelly as our realtor. She made herself available at our convenience to search different communities until we found the perfect one for us. She totally got what we were looking for in a new home and lifestyle and helped us find and buy the perfect house. Everything went smoothly thanks to Shanon and we very lucky to have found her. She is very knowledgeable, professional and a delight to work with. We highly recommend her!”
Gerri & Jerry Michaels
Steve Cline is a true native of the “Tar Heel” state, born at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC grew up in Hickory, NC and a graduate of Western Carolina University….After moving to Wilmington in 1989, he immediately became involved in the real estate industry spending his earlier years on the sales teams of major developments such as St. James Plantation and Bald Head Island….After partnering with Intracoastal Realty in 2001 and later with The Keith Beatty Team, Steve has positioned himself to expertly assist and negotiate on your behalf – whether buying or selling your primary residence—or your coastal vacation home getaway in Wilmington and our area beaches.
Leisurely, Steve enjoys spending time with his two daughters – as well as taking advantage of our relaxed coastal lifestyle –on the beach, boating and golf!
“Steve was a tremendous help finding our beautiful ocean front home. He knows the area so well. Steve always gave us the highs and the lows of each opportunity, leading us to pick the right home in the right place. Not only did he help with our new home, but provided excellent guidance on restaurants and shops and all the things it takes to make a new place home. He was also a great help all the way through the closing process. We enjoyed the home buying experience and highly recommend Steve!”
Rob and Susan Manning
“Steve helped us sell our condo. Throughout the process he was very knowledgeable, helpful and responsive. We would highly recommended Steve to help you with any of your real estate needs.”
Alan and Melissa Burrus
A Pennsylvania native, Tracel’s first introduction to NC came when she selected Fort Bragg as her first duty station after graduating from West Point. She fell in love with the people, the history, and all the state had to offer. Following multiple moves around the country over a 20-year career as a Sales and Business Development Executive, she and her husband chose Wilmington to raise their children. Tracel is an avid runner. Her favorite races are the Wrightsville Beach half marathon and the Army Ten Miler in DC. She also enjoys participating in her children’s school and extra-curricular activities as well as exploring the growing restaurant and craft brewery community here in Wilmington.
Tracel is a trained financial counselor through the Dave Ramsey Company and coach’s families that want to establish a budget with the goal of leading a debt-free life. She believes the dream of home ownership is a blessing and wants to help you make your dream come true. Tracel is excited to combine her passion for real estate with her business experience to assist in your next real estate purchase. Whether you are moving across town or across the country, Tracel has the experience to assist you with your move.
I was born and raised in High Point, NC, traveled the country as a flight attendant out of college where I lived in Washington, DC followed by Alexandria, VA, started a family in Cardiff By The Sea, CA and called that home for 12 years and then finally got smart and realized that there is no finer place to live than right here in Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington NC! I absolutely love living here. I chose to raise my three children right here for the last 12 years and I don’t ever plan to leave! The clear, clean ocean, the peaceful beaches, the friendly, laid back community and the simple living are just too hard to beat.
Once I had children, I gave up my position as a flight attendant to become a mom where I honed my skills as a chef, chauffeur, nurse, manager, negotiator, and problem solver! I worked hard at that job for 19 years, but as we know, all good things must eventually come to an end…My oldest daughter flew the coop last year to attend college in Santa Barbara, CA, her sister is leaving to become a Tar Heel in the fall and my 12 year old son is just too easy which has left me with lots of free time. I decided it was time to take on a new challenge and was lucky enough to be hired onto The Keith Beatty Team.
I can’t wait to help you find the perfect home so that you too can experience the joy that I feel every day from waking up in such an extraordinary area of NC. Maybe you already live in the jewel we have, but your needs have changed-a growing family who needs more space or perhaps, like me, you need to downsize as your children begin to leave the nest. Maybe you live in another beautiful city, but you dream of having a beach retreat? Whatever your needs may be, I am confident that I, with the support of my team, can help you find your dream home or can help you market and sell your current home. Please don’t hesitate to call or text me anytime on my cell phone at 910-524-4787. You may also email me at Tdas@IntracoastalRealty.com. Thank you and have a great day.
If you need, want or are looking for a Realtor, look no longer. I have sold eight (8) residential houses, so I have some experience. Tracy Das with the Keith Beatty Real Estate team at Intracoastal Realty is the best Realtor I have ever worked with. She is the consummate professional, knowledgeable, relentless, patient and easy to work with. I highly recommend her to help or assist you with selling or acquiring your next home.
Valerie Vanhook was born in Raleigh, North Carolina but relocated with her family to Kure Beach in 2000. Attending school in the Wilmington area from 3rd grade thru college has earned Valerie the title of an area local. Growing up here in Wilmington she has gained an enormous amount of knowledge of the coastal area including, neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and local events making her the perfect person for all of your real estate needs. Valerie is very grateful to be a part of The Keith Beatty team working with one of the leading agents in the area, and with all of the successful and experienced team members. In her spare time Valerie enjoys going to the beach, being on the water, spending time with friends and family and her yellow lab, Ella.
“Valerie has been a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her and would definitely use her again in the future. Valerie worked with me and my schedule on traveling out of state and would show me homes every time I came to town and even on the weekends which I thought was very thoughtful and caring. I plan to keep in touch with her in the future.”
“Valerie is a very intelligent and well informed agent. She was very responsive to my requests throughout the process and kept me updated from the search to the settlement.”