GMM Recap, Membership Survey, New Staff, Member Moments ~ Milepost

GMM Recap, Membership Survey, New Staff, Member Moments ~ Milepost

March GMM Recap

Our second GMM of the year was a success! Asa Fleming, 2019 NC REALTOR® President, was the keynote speaker. He spoke about his 7 initiatives for his presidency including YPN, NC REEF, RPAC Triple Crown and more. He also helped hand out pins for 19 new members being inducted and the YPN Advisory Committee Leaders.

Roberta Thuman gave a brief update on Nags Head’s beach re-nourishment program which should being within the next few months.

Jimmy Anderson, 2019 President Elect and Aimee Pitts of our Platinum Good Neighbor Community Partner Wells Fargo Home Mortgage presented the Good Neighbor Award to Kristine Kiousis of Beach Realty & Construction – KH North. Kiousis was nominated for all of the fundraising work she has done through her family business, as well as her volunteerism at her church, HOA, & OBAR.

Brook Sparks, of Beach Realty & Construction – KH South was also given the Good Neighbor Award for her dedication, generosity, and work with the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation. Sparks also chaired OBAR’s Bowling Tournament Committee which raised over $4,000 in monetary donations and over 1,250 meals worth of non-perishable items for food pantries throughout the Outer Banks.

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage sponsored the luncheon and awarded several raffle prizes.

OBAR also held a raffle and raised $495 for Gentle Expert Memorycare (GEM). For photos from the luncheon, please visit OBAR’s Facebook Page.

The 2019 Membership survey is here!

The membership survey is our annual opportunity to find out what our members think about our programs and events. It also teaches us how we can better serve our members which is why this survey is so important. So far it looks like the Baby Boomers are in the lead for response rate. We’d like to challenge Millennials to step up your game and let us know what you think!

Gift cards will be randomly awarded to three lucky members from now until the survey ends on April 12th. CONGRATULATIONS Tricia Watson of Outer Beaches Realty-Waves. She is the first winner of the survey! Tricia has won a $100 gift card. There are two more opportunities to win so sign on TODAY and complete the survey!

We ask that ALL OBAR members participate in this survey: REALTOR®, Property Management, Appraisers, & Community Partners.


Welcome Kyle Tribett!

OBAR is excited to announce that Kyle Tribett has been hired as the new Education & Events Coordinator. Kyle started work on March 11th and came to us from Access Design & Print. Kyle will be taking over Continuing Education as well as helping with General Membership Meetings, REALTOR®Fest, and other events while also working with the Sentrilock boxes.

In his spare time, Kyle likes to surf and fish. Please stop by and welcome him to the OBAR family. You may also reach him at


Please join us in welcoming our newest members:

Robert Clagett – Keller Williams OBX
Peter Erickson – Culpepper & Associates
Edward Wunderer – Brindley Beach Vacation & Sales
Elizabeth Hinson – RE/MAX Coastal Associates

Clarence Richard “Dick” Neher – January 17, 1914 – March 9, 2019

It is with a heavy heart that we have learned of the passing of longtime OBAR Member, Dart Neher’s father “Dick”.

Clarence Richard “Dick” Neher, 105 years old, of Kilmarnock, Virginia, passed away on March 9, 2019, at his home. He was the son of the late Clarence Raymond Neher and Flo Crisman Neher, and the husband of the late Patricia Collet Neher for over 74 years. He was also predeceased by his sister, Betty Neher Luby. Dick was born on January 17, 1914. He was graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1935, Corps of Engineering, with a Reserve Commission, having been a member of the famous Highty-Tighties Cadet Band. During World War II in the Pacific Theater, Dick was called into service in the South Pacific as a Second Lieutenant. By the end of the war and through the Reserves until 1965, he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After World War II, he became a Certified Public Accountant and established and expanded a successful private practice in Lynchburg, Virginia, until his retirement in 1988. All of his adult life, he enjoyed his leisure time playing tennis and golf and especially sailing around Nantucket and on the Chesapeake Bay…

To read the full obituary, please click HERE

Wilton Jerrel Payne – July 27, 1937 – March 18, 2019

We are also sadden to hear of the loss of OBAR Membership Director Karen Pierce’s father Wilton Payne in Mobile, AL. The funeral will be held next Friday, March 29th, in Alabama.


Our 2019 Community Partner Program has officially kicked off. Please welcome the following Community Partners:

Platinum Level & Good Neighbor Award Sponsor
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Diamond Level
Elite Insurance Agency, Inc
Movement Mortgage – Diamond Level
TowneBank & TowneBank Mortgage
Resort Realty

Gold Level
Steven Gillis State Farm Agency
Prime Lending
First Bank
New American Funding
Carolina Designs
PNC Bank
Brindley Beach Vacations & Sales

Silver Level
Homes and Land of the Outer Banks
Corolla Classic Vacations

Bronze Level
Southern Trust Mortgage
Southern Bank
Citizen’s One

Basic Level
Standard Insurance
Manteo Furniture Company, Inc
Rose, Harrison & Gillreath
G.R. Little Agency, Inc
At Your Pace Online
Kilmarlic Country Club
MK Contractors
Cutco Closing Gifts
Identify Yourself
Midgett Insurance
Outer Banks Insurance Agency
Inspector OBX
On the Mark Home Inspections
Coastal Home Inspections
Hawk Inspections
Gray and Lloyd, LLP
American Home Inspections
OBX Inspector
Professional 1 Pest Control
Phoenix Restoration
Coastland Building Inspections
The Willey Agency

Interested in becoming a 2019 Community Partner? Contact Karen Pierce at 252.441.4036 or


Missing something?

With the many events we’ve held over the last few months (CE, GMM, Bowling, PM Hot Topics etc.), our lost & found box here at OBAR is over flowing. We have items including water bottles, a seat cushion, glasses, and even a diamond ring!!

If you have been missing something and think it may have been left at an OBAR event, please free to call us at 252.441.4036 with a description of your missing item.