Jake Forbes grew up working for his father in the auction business. At the age of 21, even before graduating from East Carolina University, Jake became a licensed auctioneer.
After gaining much experience from working for his father's auction company and from working as a conventional real estate broker for another firm in Edenton, Jake decided to open a United Country franchise in Perquimans County, North Carolina. United Country allows Jake the opportunity to pursue his passion for both real estate and auctioneering.
A licensed North Carolina auctioneer since 1982 and a real estate broker since 1984, Bill Forbes utilizes conventional real estate transactions as well as auction services depending upon the client’s needs. As an auctioneer, Bill specializes in North Carolina farmland using either multi-par or round robin bidding methods to increase competitive bidding.
“I have a good knowledge of property attributes as well as legal issues such as flood zones or drainage issues on North Carolina farmland in several surrounding counties.”
Bill is a member of the National Auctioneers Association, Auctioneers Association of North Carolina, Virginia Auctioneers Association, National Realtors Association, North Carolina Realtors Association and Local Realtors Association. Holding CAI and BAS Certifications, Bill is experienced in selling livestock, farm machinery, logging and construction machinery and household and business liquidation. Serving on various government boards also adds to Bill’s North Carolina real estate expertise.
Carole Medford moved to Albemarle Plantation located outside of Hertford, NC from the Long Island New York area in 2000 and became a real estate agent in 2001. She enjoys helping clients find the perfect home and has years of experience selling Perquimans County and Albemarle Plantation resales. Carole is one of the most giving people you will ever meet, which explains why she cares deeply to help serve her clients when both selling and buying a property.
Beverly Morris was born and raised in Chowan County. She has spent more than thirty years in the real estate profession. Helping both sellers and buyers achieve their goals in real estate has been her focus. When working with Beverly, buyers, sellers and investors will be satisfied knowing they were professionally represented in their real estate transactions.
Beverly has been recognized several times in her career as top producer having ranked as a top ten sales associate nationally with a nationwide real estate franchise for both closed sales and listings. She is a regular member of the million dollar club for superior sales achievement and as result has earned the coveted Pinnacle Club Award.
If you are looking for a very energetic, honest, organized agent then Beverly’s the agent for you!
Being born and raised in Edenton NC gave me the sweet hometown upbringing that has allowed me to have a close knit family and reach for my dreams, :southern style". I grew up with much love and support from a single parent home. I was blessed at an early age to share the love of my family with my own child. Nine years later I was blessed with a second child. Although I was young, I remained focused and went on to obtain a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Elizabeth City State University and then a Masters in Business Administration from Strayer University. Throughout the years my determination to provide for my family gave me the opportunity to work in many career fields. Before my real estate journey I received a North Carolina Assisted Living Administrator license and worked as an Administrator with Affinity Living Group. I then went on to Washington Regional Medical Center as the Director of Registration. Then the world changed and COVID gave me a new perspective on life and I wanted to do something different. I secured employment with Elizabeth City State University working in the Title III federal funds department as I worked towards obtaining my real estate license. The last year has been challenging, however with strong faith and determination I was able to obtain my real estate license in early 2023. I am excited to start this journey as a real estate broker with United Country Forbes Realty and Auctions LLC.
Karen moved to Hertford, NC in 2019 after years working in Human Resources in the Health Care Industry. Her husband Ray's parents were originally from Hertford and he grew up in Northeastern NC. Karen is from Lancaster, VA and she says Northeastern NC reminds her of home.
Maryann Whisman comes from Pennsylvania where she raised her family of four children. While in Pennsylvania she had a background in Sales and Marketing. She came to Hertfod, North Carolina years ago with her husband. They loved the area and they built a home in Albemarle Plantation. Maryann has been listing and selling property in the Albemarle Area for the last 14 years. She has found many people homes and lots in Northeastern NC. Let her help you with finding the perfect place to relocate or retire. If you are considering buying or selling, Maryann can easily walk you through the process.
Heather has been married for 22 years and has two children and has enjoyed calling Edenton, NC home. She has been Specializing in conventional real estate transactions, and has worked as a licensed United Country agent for over 7 years.
Prior to that, Heather was a Marketing and Customer Representative for Albemarle Plantation, a local gated, water-access and golf community. With an expertise of waterfront, water access and residential property, Heather is a strong communicator with the ability to connect with clients.
Because accessibility is so important during a real estate transaction, Heather has made it a priority to be available at flexible times and reachable whether by email, texting, phone, or social media.
In addition, Heather has enjoyed helping Coast Guard families transition to the local base for the past 4 years. She enjoys helping these families get acclimated, adjusted and transitioned even after the transaction and has gained many new friends over these past few years!
Heather also has enjoyed working with many retirees looking for a slower pace and more serene surrounds here in Northeastern North Carolina. She looks forward to each new client she meets whether its listing homes or helping buyers, she loves what she does so put her to work for you!
Stacey Williams is from Chowan County and has lived in Edenton, NC all her life. Wherever she goes in the area Stacey Williams runs into someone she knows! Stacey's deep knowledge of the area and her 16 years of real estate experience are vital to helping both sellers and buyers with their real estate needs.
Melinda Porter grew up in the Hoke County North Carolina in a military family as her father was stationed at Fort Bragg. She moved to Washington County North Carolina 35 years ago and currently resides on the Albemarle Sound. Melinda and her husband Jeff raised their son Jim in Plymouth and own multiple rental properties in the area.
Melinda obtained her real estate licensed in 2017 and enjoys working with buyers and sellers throughout Northeastern NC. Her vast experience investing in real estate combined with her knowledge of the area makes her an ideal agent to work with.