Allen visited Pamlico County in 1973 during his junior year in college and knew he would eventually make Oriental his home. He became a permanent resident four years later and then in 1987, he and his wife Angie opened Mariner Realty. Allen is a consistent Million Dollar Producer, a Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI), a past president of the Pamlico County Board of Realtors, and a past president and Paul Harris Follow recipient from The Oriental Rotary Club. In addition to running a successful real estate business, Allen is recognized locally as a leading authority on land development of North Carolina coastal real estate. Allen finds the balance between being environmentally conscience and instituting best use practices. His sales team and clients enjoy the benefit of his valuable hands-on experience, his respect for our natural resources and his solid knowledge of processes and issues related to land-use.
Living in Oriental is not all work. The Propst family spends much of their recreational time outside. Allen’s love and knowledge of Pamlico County and its wildlife is evident as he names every bird, plant and animal he sees or hears. While on the water you may find the family hunting, catching fish or paddling around on kayaks. As an avid golfer, Allen will squeeze in a round first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon at Minnesott Golf and Country Club where he is a member and serves on the Board of Directors. While enjoying the pristine waterways and the small town environment, Allen is reminded of why Oriental is the place he chose to live more than 36 years ago. “There is something for everyone here and the quality of life is without compare.”
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As a past two term president of the Pamlico County Board of Realtors and through her active involvement with governmental, civic and community organizations, Angie enjoys playing a role in making Pamlico County a wonderful place to live and raise children. She takes pride in introducing people to Oriental, Pamlico County and all of Eastern North Carolina. Often, you will hear Angie say, “Finding the right property is easy when people fall in love with our communities and way of life.” From art and music to golf and sailing, there is something for everyone.
When Angie is not involved in real estate or planning an event, she is playing golf with her husband, Allen, or on the water with her family and friends. She loves taking her 19 foot boat and cruising the ICW dolphin watching, taking day trips to the beach or just having fun in the sun with the girls. (Sometimes with the guys too.) Family dining on the back porch while watching the moon rise over the water and enjoying the fragrance of gardenias and Carolina jasmine are special moments for Angie and the family because the beginning of summer is here again. Nothing could be finer….
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Broker Nancy Elrick knows Oriental’s real estate market first hand, having managed Mariner Realty’s advertising and marketing operations for the last 6 years. After vacationing several times in Pamlico County, Nancy, husband Tom, grandson Tyler and Vizsla dog Rudy moved to Oriental from Cleveland, OH. Their approach to building a comfortable retirement lifestyle in a temperate climate began with the practical first step of buying a small “fixer upper” cottage in Bayboro, where they lived while building their dream home on a gorgeous waterfront lot.
Today, their Bayboro cottage provides rental income while Nancy and Tom enjoy spectacular views of the Neuse River from their custom-built home. Teamed with an extensive knowledge of area properties and geography, Nancy brings a generous, caring personality and down-to-earth honesty to each of her clients. She looks forward to assisting you in finding and purchasing your own ideal home or future home site.
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Sue Slaymaker, MRP
Sue is a native…born and raised in Pamlico County, and as she says, “I know this area like the back of my hand.” Nothing gives Sue greater pleasure than helping others find the right property to meet their personal needs. “I’ll check out every detail to make certain there are no surprises.” Sue also understands how to help sellers maximize the value of their property for marketing efforts and she keeps her clients informed every step of the process, from marketing to closing and from first inquiry to final offer to buy. Perhaps it is her background in Social Work that makes Sue a great communicator. She earned her B.S. degree in Social Work from Troy State University in Alabama, and retired from a career in Social Work in Charlotte, NC moving back home to the County in 1994. Sue has been practicing real estate for the past six years. She has earned the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification.
Sue can also be found at the Minnesott Beach Golf and Country Club where she and her husband George live and play. They are active with the Pamlico County Shrine Club Sudan Temple (Sue is a Shrinette), and George is a member of the Gator Unit.
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Linda, her husband Mark and their four children transferred to Eastern NC in 2000. They choose to live in Oriental, NC because of the small town atmosphere, extensive recreational water activities and the diversity of the art and music community. A perfect place to raise their young family. While living in Oriental, Linda has become involved in all aspects of Pamlico County as well as gained extensive knowledge of the schools through substitution teaching.
As Linda sent her youngest to NC State, she has welcomed in this new chapter of life by going back to school and becoming a Real Estate Broker. A goal she has had for many years!
Her vast knowledge of Pamlico County along with prior work experience as a settlement clerk and secondary market specialist with a mortgage company, make Real Estate is a perfect career choice!
Linda’s knowledge, experience and work ethic can help to make buying and selling property a smooth process.
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Ann Ledford is Mariner Realty’s newest Broker. Ann is originally from Western PA (Go Steelers)! After college, Ann moved to Raleigh, NC where she worked as a CPA for more than 20 years before becoming a licensed Real Estate Broker.
Ann and her family discovered Pamlico County through friends and quickly fell in love with the unique “River Lifestyle”: the laid-back atmosphere, friendly people, community events, and the variety of activities. The family moved from yearly summer rentals to purchasing their own vacation home in Minnesott Beach in 2012. The easy drive from Raleigh made it possible to spend time on the river throughout summers, weekends and holidays. They especially enjoyed the summers while their daughter attended Camp Don Lee learning the love of sailing and being out on the river. She is now attending UGA (Go Dawgs)!
Ann and her husband Mickey are now transitioning to their new roles as “empty nesters” on the banks of the Neuse River, enjoying golfing, boating, cooking and entertaining friends and family.
Ann is looking forward to integrating her new real estate profession with her love of the area, helping sellers and buyers effectively navigate the process. She has a great pulse on the market and will combine that knowledge with her detail-oriented approach, positive energy and natural enthusiasm to ensure successful real estate transactions.
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