Meet the Team

Bob Bates

Broker Associate

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Phone: 336-215-5167

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 2018 North Carolina Realtors Legislative Chair and on the board of directors for the North Carolina REALTOR® Housing Foundation.

Bob enjoys spending time with his children; Austin, a graduate student at UNC Wilmington and Allison, who is studying civil engineering at UNC 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!”

Cory Gore

Broker Associate

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Phone: 910-233-8422

Wilmington native, Cory Gore, CDA, Real Estate Broker/Certified RE Appraiser, has joined the Keith Beatty team with Intracoastal Realty.  Cory has over 35 year’s experience in RE Brokerage, RE Appraisal, Mortgage/Commercial Banking, Construction and Development.

Cory is Board Member of the NC RE Appraisal Board, Board Member of the NC Professional Appraiser’s Coalition, and Board Member of Cape Fear Community College’s Real Estate Department.

He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from UNC-Wilmington as well as MBA course work.

Cory resides in Wilmington and spent his youth on the strand and waters of Wrightsville Beach.  He has two daughters; Lauren, an Engineer in Raleigh, NC and Rachel, a rising sophomore at Belmont University in Nashville, TN (a Singer/Songwriter/Musician).  In his “infrequent spare time”, he enjoys boating, and spending time at the WLI Beach Club at Wrightsville Beach.  He is currently working on his first of a two novels about the post WWI events of his extended family in Little River, SC.

“I am truly excited to extend my rounded background to sales with this wonderful Team at Intracoastal Realty.  I have the unique qualifications to advise my Clients’ of all aspects of our local submarkets including; Water related properties and beaches, the Historic District, investment properties, vacant land, golf course/gated communities, and certainly luxury dwellings in all submarkets of our three county area.  I will list your property from a “true market value” perspective of a RE Appraiser, knowledgeable of all price points.  Moreover, knowing the subtle nuances of our submarkets, I will find the property that best suits your goals, whether for investment or short and long term occupancy.”  Cory Gore, CDA

“Experience DOES Matter”

Keith Beatty

Team Leader

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Phone: 910-509-1924

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

Team Leader Broker Associate

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Phone: 910-509-7510
Secondary Phone: 910-612-6825

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, Soffe Grace(3) and Noah(1) 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

Keith Suttle

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Phone: 910-520-0575

A native of Wilmington where he has enjoyed coastal living since he was a young boy.

A licensed NC Real Estate Broker since 1984 prompted by his development of Coastal Golfaway, a golf package tourism company in Wilmington. Before joining Intracoastal Realty, Keith worked many years in Real Estate Sales with The Island Agency of Bald Head Island Ltd. During time on the Island he worked with clients from all over the world and developed not only strong business relationships but long lasting personal friendships as well.
His ability to understand a person’s wants, needs and dreams and also bring them to fruition is a promise he delivers.
Keith is excited to bring these experiences to Intracoastal and begin a new phase of his Real Estate career.

Keith graduated from Cape Fear Academy in Wilmington and Campbell College, where he played Varsity Soccer and was a member of the Paul Green Society Theater Group.

Keith is an avid golfer and has had the privilege of being on the NC Golf Panel since 1998 as well as serving on the NC Sports Hall of Fame Election Committee. He also served as Chairman of the New Hanover Parks and Recreation Advisory Board where he helped oversee new park development, Ogden and Veterans Park the 2 newest major parks in New Hanover County.

Keith is married and has three children and as much as he loves Carolina sports, he lives in a house full of ECU graduates.

“I look forward to helping you with your Real Estate need’s and dreams, either primary or second homes”.

My wife and I give Keith a five star rating. We recently moved from Philadelphia area which in itself was a logistical challenge. Keith was very good at communicating and understanding what type of properties we wanted to see. He stayed engaged throughout the entire process and was always pleasant and patient. We would recommend Keith to anyone looking at moving onto the area.

Ken and Cindi Oakes


Keith is an exceptional real estate agent with a deep knowledge of the Wilmington market, superb listening skills, thorough with documentation, always available and a healthy dose of common sense. Of the five properties I’ve purchased over the years, this one was by far the smoothest and quickest transaction ever. Keith’s professional and good-natured demeanor helped keep me and the seller aligned throughout the process. I would hire Keith as my agent again without question.

Chip and Teresa Mayo

My wife and I give Keith a five star rating. We recently moved from Philadelphia area which in itself was a logistical challenge. Keith was very good at communicating and understanding what type of properties we wanted to see. He stayed engaged throughout the entire process and was always pleasant and patient. We would recommend Keith to anyone looking at moving onto the area.
Ken and Cindi Oakes

Keith effectively demonstrates a strong knowledge of real estate and the Wilmington area. His customer service focus is spot on. His style is one where he ensures that you are presented with all the different options when looking to buy a house. He is always there for you as the customer and will provide advice and guidance when asked. He is patient with you as a client, he provides excellent follow up and demonstrates superior time management skills. If you are looking for a content expert when house hunting in Wilmington, NC look no further than Keith! The experience working with Keith has been rewarding. He educated us on the area as well as NC real estate processes. He was there for us every step of the way in purchasing our house in NC. I highly recommend Keith to assist you in your search for a new house. Keith has become a very good friend and resource through our relocation to NC.
Don and Dana Hilaman

Sarah Wilson

Rachel's Place Community Specialist

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Phone: 910-619-8880

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!



Kristen Bedford

Cape Landing Community Specialist

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Phone: 910-284-1812

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.

Tracel Wilt

Tarin Woods Community Specialist

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Phone: 910-599-5422

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.

Steve Cline

Broker Associate

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Phone: 910-617-6996

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

Elena Wright

Magnolia Trace Community Specialist

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Phone: 910-368-6416

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.

Pat Canady

Broker Associate

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Phone: 910-512-5624

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!

Melissa Bachman

Broker Associate

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Phone: 910-233-0333

Melissa Bachman came to visit Wilmington, NC in November of 2000 for the very first time. Prior to that she lived most of her life in North Dallas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. As she walked hand and hand along the beautiful white Wilmington beaches with her soon to be fiancé, Dr. Kevin Bachman, he turned and asked her if she thought they could build a life in his hometown of Wilmington. She promptly responded, YES! They married in 2002 at Figure 8 Island and she has never strayed too far from the coastline since.

Melissa has over 14 years of Sales and Business Development experience and last worked at PPD, Inc. as an Associate Director for Business Development in the cGMP Analytical labs. She left her role at PPD in 2004 to become CEO of Bachman Enterprise, also known as, “Mom” to 2 wonderful and beautiful children, Joseph and Sophie. She has served as a board member for the Children’s Museum of Wilmington, worked diligently for the Junior League of Wilmington, is actively involved with the PTA Board at Blair Elementary, a member 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 football, basketball, baseball, soccer, gymnastic class, or dance recitals with her very active children, she and her family like to fish, paddleboard, bike, stay fit, 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 excited to be a part of the Keith Beatty team and knows that together, they can help you with all your real estate needs. Feel free to call Melissa on her cell at 910-233-0333 or email her at , so that she can begin working for you supporting your real estate needs!


‘Melissa is a tireless, energetic, focused and gifted partner. If you are looking for a dependable, qualified, knowledgeable and savvy agent, give her a call. Our search was all over the map and we weren’t sure what we really wanted. She had so much patience and was honest and direct when we needed her to be, supportive and encouraging when we were discouraged. I think her favorite line is “what can I do to help?”… and when we needed help, she acted as though she was grateful we finally asked! Wouldn’t work with anyone else and will recommend her to everyone we know.’


‘Melissa Bachman was a joy to work with!!! She helped me and my fiance’ find our dream home on the first try. She took into account the things that we both liked as well as found the best deal. Not only, was Melissa very knowledgeable and compassionate about her job, she shared her knowledge with us to ensure that we did the best thing for us, down to finding the perfect carpet cleaner company to clean the carpets. After purchasing our home, Melissa kept in contact and if I had any questions she’s always quick with her response. Melissa showed me that even though we purchased our home she is still available to us for any questions if anything ever comes up. I always imagined that purchasing a home would be stressful, but having Melissa on our side everything went as smooth as it could be. I truly enjoyed working with Melissa and I’m constantly referring her to people when I hear people thinking about purchasing a home!’

Shanelle Jones and Damian Bullock

Bill Boyer

Broker Associate

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Phone: 910-262-5414

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

Don Harris

Broker Associate-The Villas at Echo Farms Community Specialist Email Me
Phone: 910-617-8844

Wilmington has been my home for the last 40+ years and I specialize in buying and selling residential properties in the Cape Fear Region of Southeastern North Carolina. I primarily serve the Counties of New Hanover, Pender, & Brunswick with all types of residential properties from the “Course to the Coast” and specialize in golf course & beach properties, in and around Wilmington, just minutes from the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Finding the best residential real estate at the right price, and in the right location, is what I do best for you. Some Realtors® only look at the bottom line, but to me, selling real estate isn’t just buying and selling homes. It’s about helping people and establishing friendships. I tend to the smallest of details to ensure that all of your needs are met in buying or selling your home. My goal is your satisfaction for years to come. You’ll find that my vast knowledge of the Greater Wilmington area will be a valuable asset in helping you make informed decisions.

Backed by the resources of Intracoastal Realty Corporation, I utilize the newest technology, the finest real estate marketing programs and a solid alliance with escrow, title, and financial institutions to simplify the process of buying and selling residential and investment real estate. Representing good, old-fashioned Southern values, coupled with professional real estate expertise and advice, I welcome the opportunity and privilege to assist you with your real estate needs.

I moved to Wilmington in January 1973 as a sophomore at UNC-W and am now thrilled to call the NC coast home. Life is exciting and enjoyable because of the area’s coastal lifestyle. Originally from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, I moved with my family to Durham, NC in 1967. I am a 1988 graduate of UNC-CH and earned my Virginia Real Estate License in 1989, North Carolina Real Estate Salesman License in 1990, and NC Brokers License in 2003. I am a REALTOR® and belong to the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS® (WRAR).

My experience includes Residential Real Estate sales/investing; Television Advertising Sales; Security Alarm Systems design/sales; and Restaurant Management. For additional training & education, I’ve earned the following professional designations: “Graduate, REALTORS® Institute” (GRI); Council of Residential Specialists (CRS); e-PRO Technology Training Program (e-Pro); and Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES). I am currently serving as a Director for the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors® and in September 2014 I was elected to serve as 2015 Vice President for WRAR and will become the President in 2017.

My community service includes the Wilmington Golf Course Advisory Committee; the New Hanover County Port, Beaches, & Waterway Commission; and The First Tee Golf program of Wilmington. From 2009-2010 I served on the New Hanover County Board of Equalization & Review and as Chairman in 2011-2012. Currently I am serving on the New Hanover County Comprehensive Plan Policy Recommendation Committee.

My wife, Lynn, is a CCIM Commercial Real Estate Broker with Century 21 Sweyer & Associates. Our son is a freshman at NCSU, Class of 2019. He was active in the National Honor Society, varsity baseball and tennis at New Hanover High School and the Boy Scouts of America, earning the rank of Eagle. We are members of St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church. Our family enjoys golf, snow skiing, boating/fishing, swimming, baseball, and of course, the beautiful beaches close to Wilmington.

Don Harris was an excellent agent and guide in selling our home on Forest Hills Dr., ILM. He provided excellent information and guidance in marketing our home and guiding us through negotiations culminating in a very satisfactory sale. Throughout the process he was readily available for consultations and for recommendations on contractors who could help us prepare the property for viewing. We were particularly grateful for his knowledge and experience in home sales, and his patient and thorough advice. He has our highest recommendation.  Erich & Linda Cluxton

Mr. Don Harris was absolutely wonderful! My parents had worked with Mr. Harris a few years before and, after seeing the care he took with them, there were no other options when my husband and I decided to buy a house. He took the time to explain the process of buying a house in first-time home buyers’ language that we could understand, outlining each step along the way, and answered all of my questions (even if I’d asked them already) with a smile. Mr. Harris kept us up-to-date on all listings that met our criteria, introduced us to the handy Intracoastal Realty app, and was readily available when we needed him. Don was genuinely interested in helping to find the home we were looking for, kept our best interests as his priority, and went above and beyond to ensure our satisfaction. We cannot express our gratitude and appreciation enough.  Veronica Guettler

“We contacted Don to show us vacation home listings in the Wilmington area based on the strong recommendation of former neighbors. As “first timers” to the coastal NC home buyers’ market, Don provided us with outstanding guidance and support. We were fully informed about the costs of owning a home on the coast and developed a strong trust and confidence in Don. Don’s extraordinary client-based service approach is highly professional with a genuine personal touch. We love our coastal home and highly recommend Don.”
Dr. Jim & Elizabeth Greenlee, Chapel Hill, NC

My family & I want to thank you for all the help you gave us when we decided to sell my house. First of all, we are glad Robin picked you as our Realtor! You just went out of your way to keep us informed throughout this whole disaster. You gave us invaluable expertise as we moved from the sale of my beautiful home, through the fire, and then multiple decisions how to best proceed for a final sale and positive outcome, despite the situation. I will continue to give others your name when friends decide to sell.

Ms. Betty Newton & Family, Richmond, VA

Brandon Hendrickson

Broker Associate

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Phone: 301-302-9941

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.

Sandy Thorpe

Broker Associate

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Phone: 910,352.6787

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.



Joanna King

Broker Associate

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Phone: 910.622.3027

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.


Valerie Vanhook

Broker Associate

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Phone: 910-617-3312

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. -Michelle W.

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.-Chris M.




Shanon Kelly

Broker Associate

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Phone: 919-889-0425

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.Recently joining Keith Beatty’s dynamic team, Shanon feels very privileged to have the opportunity to work with one of the leading agents in the area. Backed by an amazing team with years of experience, you can rest assured that when working with her, 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 knowledgable 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 knowledgable, professional and a delight to work with. We highly recommend her!”

Gerri & Jerry Michaels

Tracy Das

Broker Associate

tdas@intracoastalrealty.comEmail Me
Phone: 910-524-4787

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  Thank you and have a great day.


Jessica West

Broker Associate

View My Listings jwest@intracoastalrealty.comEmail Me
Phone: 910-279-0256

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

Thanks so much & I look forward to working with you!

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.

Glenn Nodine

Amy Zabriskie

Broker Associate

azabriskie@intracoastalrealty.comEmail Me
Phone: 910-509-7056

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

The Keith Beatty Team

1904 Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 509-1924
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