My business career began in the supermarket industry at age 13 when I began working at Ketner’s Supermarkets, which was owned by my uncle Glenn Ketner, for the princely sum of, $.35 cents an hour. I was making so much money I didn’t know what to do with it all. After graduating from Wake Forest with a BBA degree and a major in accounting, I went to work for Foodtown stores, later to become Food Lion, which was founded by my dad, Brown Ketner, my uncle Ralph Ketner and their friend Bill Smith. There, I was fortunate enough to work directly with my dad and my uncle Ralph where I gained incredibly valuable and unique business experience and knowledge that, I assure you, wasn’t taught at Wake Forest. Even after my dad’s death. I was fortunate enough to continue to enjoy mentoring from my uncle Ralph until he died in 2016 at age 95.
When my dad decided to leave Food Lion I made the decision to join him and he and I began developing a chain of restaurants that ultimately became known as Apple House Cafeterias and Buffets. We built that to a chain of 13 restaurants. While we both enjoyed the restaurant business, ultimately we made the decision that the help situation in the restaurant business was never going to get any better and, as such, we determined it was not a business we wanted to continue in. So we begin selling those restaurants off and transitioning into the real estate business. After spending several years studying the business, in 2002 we opened our real estate business and decided to continue with the Apple House name which we felt was an even better fit for the real estate business.
My extensive business background and unique business training from two of the Titans of business has proved to be invaluable in the development of our real estate firm and, through God’s help and guidance, we have become one of the most successful real estate firms in Rowan County, NC. To our clients, we offer an unmatched commitment to integrity, excellence and our pledge to always represent only their interest. As such, we do not practice dual agency. We invite you and your friends to give us a call anytime we can help you.
As a licensed Broker, the majority of my focus is that of Property Manager. With over 40 years of personal experience and a support staff unsurpassed, our team approach has proven to be very successful. We are bilingual and are able to communicate with both English and Spanish speaking owners and tenants.
If you are considering putting property you already own through investment or possible inheritance, into a rental program, Apple House Realty is the firm you should consider. Call me to set up a meeting to discuss your needs. If you are considering purchasing property for the purpose of investing then let us help you make the right decision in your purchase as well. All rental property isn't created equal and making the right decision on that purchase is the first step to a successful investment.
I have been a licensed Real Estate Agent since 2006, previously I worked as a paralegal performing real estate closings and labor and employment law for 21 years. I am SRAR affiliated and highly experienced buyer/seller agent specializing in HUD homes, foreclosures and short sales. I pride myself in having a high customer satisfaction rate as I work tirelessly for all my clients striving to provide the most professional yet personal service I can. Hola, soy bilingue y disfruto de servir la comunidad hispana ayundandoles con sus necesidades de compra y venta en el ambito de Bienes Raices.
Whether I am helping you find your new home, helping you sell the home you have now or helping you scout for a perfect piece of commercial property, it is a privilege and honor that I do not take lightly. These are life-changing moments that I am excited to be a part of! I will guide you through the process with patience, care, professional advice and expertise. By working in the construction industry, with a housing related non-profit agency, and in a real estate law office for a combined total of more than 19 years I have seen many aspects of homeownership and real estate transactions. It’s my pleasure to utilize this unique perspective to help you successfully navigate the process and make good, informed decisions! Give me a call - let's get started!
I have lived in Salisbury, NC since 2010. Prior to that I lived in Concord and Kannapolis, Cabarrus County, for over 10 years therefore I am very familiar with those areas. I majored in horticulture and business administration in college and received my B.S. degree in 2000. I have 16 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having managed many of your favorite restaurants (Chili's, Ruby Tuesdays and Cracker Barrel). After completing all necessary studies and licensing requirements, I launched my real estate career and joined the Apple House Realty team in 2017. I love nature and enjoy outdoor activities and I am the proud owner of a growing number of pets. Honesty, integrity, energy, hard work and creativity are the characteristics I will apply to every aspect of my real estate services to you. Are you ready to sell your house TODAY? Or ready to start searching for your DREAM home today? Call or text me and I will gladly assist you in all of your real estate transactions.
After graduating from North Carolina State University with a BS in Mathematics Education in 1988 I started my teaching career. Twelve years later I earned my Master of Education degree at Catawba College and National Board Certification in Early Adolescence Math education. Shortly after earning those credentials in my career field, I decided I wanted to become a licensed real estate broker. In 2007, I accomplished my goal and have worked part time in the real estate business ever since. Now that I am a retired educator, I am pursuing real estate as a full time second career. In addition to working my real estate business, I am employed by Weight Watchers as a leader for two classes a week where I work with hundreds of men and women to better their health and mental well-being. My life's passion has been to help others achieve their goals and I look forward to continuing the pursuit of my passion through my real estate business.
I began my career in real estate in ‘multi-family’, helping people find their perfect apartment home. I have been CAM and CAPS certified in apartment housing which simply assures that I’ve always maintained a very high level of professionalism and care towards the customer. I was involved in leasing, managing and marketing for many different types of communities throughout the Charlotte region and South Carolina. I have worked with national corporate housing providers where I was personally integral in securing and maintaining the housing for the inaugural coaching staff and players for the Carolina Panthers. My clients included the Charlotte Hornets, several within the film industry and many local corporate executives. For the last 17 years I have sold and managed in the senior housing sector of the real estate industry where we helped retirees and their loved ones find temporary and permanent accommodations, throughout the Carolinas. We have worked with every level of care from active adult retirement through nursing and rehabilitation. Housing and the real estate industry has always been my first love. I truly enjoy the relationship that develops in the process and appreciate the value it brings to an individual and or family knowing they have found enjoyment and the peace of being ‘home’. I believe my well-rounded background in the industry is an asset to any home seller, buyer and or the person simply looking to invest. I stand firm in the belief that the client comes first, and that honesty, integrity and thoroughness is always a given. From marketing the asset and creating the perfect ‘curb appeal’, to any staging, preparation through to the execution of the sale- I welcome the opportunity to serve you!
I am a graduate of The Realtors Institute and have over 35 years of real estate experience. As a member of the Salisbury Rowan Association of Realtors, I served on the Board of Directors as an Officer. I was also President of William R. Kennedy Realty for 30 years. My extensive public service includes 22 years on the Salisbury City Council. I have been Vice President of the N.C. League of Municipalities Risk Management Board of Trustees, a delegate to local, regional, state and national conferences creating policies for cities throughout the United States, and am retired from the Rowan Salisbury School System after 28 years as an educator.
I have served as Chairman of the Salisbury Rowan Community Action Agency which provides programs to the underserved population in our region. I also served as a Chairman of the First Legacy Community Credit Union, an agency providing banking services to the unbanked population in our region. I am past Chairman and Trustee at Southern City AME Zion Church. Currently I serve on the Salisbury Community Foundation.
I am a graduate of Livingstone College with a BS degree in Business and UNCC with a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling. I am excited to be in real estate full time now, and ready to serve sellers and buyers. I look forward to your call, texts, and emails.
I have been around the real estate industry since a young age, when my father began to operate his company, William R. Kennedy Realty, Inc. I became licensed as an agent in 2000, after graduating from North Carolina Central University with a degree in Business and a concentration in Marketing. I became a Broker in 2001. I worked with my father for almost 18 years in the industry. I have a servant heart and enjoy assisting people in obtaining their dreams. I work diligently for my clients, whether I am assisting someone in purchasing a home or listing a property. I am patience and pride myself on working with many first-time home buyers and repeat buyers as well. I am here to serve and assist.
I joined my father, Jeff Ketner, in the real estate business in 2002. I enjoy the behind the scenes part of the business, which works great because Jeff enjoys the sales aspect. I treat all our listings like my "baby" - take pictures, measure, and find unique ways to advertise them on the internet so they get as much exposure as possible. My passion outside of work is spending time with my son and rescuing animals. Most of the time if you stop by our office I will have some type of critter in my office, rehabbing or bottle feeding it. I thank God for the great team we have at Apple House Realty and look forward to helping our clients however I can!
I am happy to be part of a team that helps people achieve their dreams. I also enjoy providing administrative assistance in our office and quality customer service to our clients.