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Featured Agents

Alan Creech & Lauren Creech

Brokers, Realtors

License Number: 278693, 247795

We’re a real estate duo that loves everything Outer Banks–the people, the dunes, the beach, the water, and the maritime forests where we hike and play with our daughter, Selah, and two doodles, Albus and Sunny. This is a friendly, close-knit community with a unique real estate climate, and folks around here know they can trust us to provide five-star service, no matter if they’re dealing with a modest home or multi-million-dollar investment property. We are our clients’ best advocates and fiduciaries, so we listen to them, honestly assess properties, and put our clients’ financial well-being first. With over 20 years of combined experience in Outer Banks real estate, we know every single nook and cranny of this market. Lauren is our expert in the business and tech side of real estate, from appraisals to closings, property management to vacation rentals. Alan is our hands-on guy, with critical knowledge about the unique construction requirements of properties near the ocean, and he has a deep understanding of the land and its topography so that he can give educated and reliable advice on specific locations.

Raju Uppalapati

Chief Executive Office/Principal Broker

License Number: 187530

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.

Vijayasree Uppalapati


License Number: 213930

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


License Number: 212824

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


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

License Number: 229028

In 2003, after moving here from Pittsburgh, PA, I became dedicated to assisting sellers and buyers in reaching their real estate goals. My approach is to be a proactive, trusted, real estate advisor. Whether buying or selling a year-round home, second home or investment property, I would love to assist you and treat every client transaction as if it were my own. I especially love helping fellow Pennsylvanians find homes here. Raised in a blue collar dominated region, I learned that hard work paid rewards at a young age. For me it was in school studies and sports; I was an honor student and collegiate basketball player. In college, I prospered under the tutelage of my basketball coach, and learned that hard work teamed up with proper guidance will lead to success in all facets of life. After college, I traveled to various climates in the United States trying to decide what was important to me in a “home.” From the Jersey Shore and Florida on the east coast to Chicago in the Midwest to San Diego out west, I spent time roaming the country and enjoying the diverse lifestyles of local residents. In the mid 90's I took my first vacation to the Outer Banks. Captivated by the beauty and relaxed atmosphere of the islands, I knew I wanted to live here. In 2002, I began to relocate here. My background as a commercial real estate tenant representative in Pittsburgh helps me understand and gather buyer’s wants and needs for their home. I feel fortunate to raise a family and work in this special place. My wife Jenny and I live in Kitty Hawk with our five kids. We love the beach, and when we aren’t participating in the seasonal sport that is where we go for fun. Only living here since 2003, we are impressed by the strong sense of family our neighbors, schools, and friends have given us.

Mark J. Massey

Realtor / Broker

License Number: 188389

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

Teri Tillett

Broker, Realtor


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


License Number: 294773

Missi Dermatas

Associate Broker

License Number: 302232

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


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.

Jackie Freed

License Number: 201924

Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Jackie moved to the Outer Banks in 1977 with her family. She grew up here, graduating from Manteo High School and then attending VCU in Richmond. Originally licensed in 1988, she sold real estate for several years and was the top-ranked agent in her company when she took a hiatus to raise her son. Having lived here for more than 30 years, Jackie has superior knowledge of the area. Possessing a good dose of southern charm mixed with area knowledge, a willingness to work hard, and an open and honest approach, she prides herself on building lasting client relationships. "I treat my clients as I would like to be treated." A real estate investor herself, she has a good grasp for what it takes to go above and beyond accepted real estate service. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, playing at the beach, fishing, horseback riding, and skiing... "at least until I get too old!"

Wanda Wise

Associate Broker

License Number: 223415

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

License Number: 185778

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

License Number: 207024

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.

Dan Martier


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

License Number: 274884

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

Broker/Sales Admin.


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.

Jolene Craiglow

Associate Broker

License Number: 310740

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

License Number: 213710

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Raju Uppalapati
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