Laura has sold real estate in the Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs areas since 1996. She prides herself on excellent communication and negotiating skills and has surrounded herself with real estate brokers that are highly skilled and dedicated to their real estate career. Laura is a Member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and promises to deliver top-notch professionalism and expertise with every one of Front Porch Realty’s transactions. Laura is a dedicated community volunteer with particular interest in young people and schools. Her passion is bringing the business world to students in the classroom and the classroom to the business world. She welcomes mentoring any local business to join her!
Iris has had a wide array of professional experience, ranging from managerial operations roles, to business analysis, to business development oversight. Through her career she has accumulated a keen eye for details and a tremendous capacity to negotiate business deals. Through several complex personal real estate transactions, she realized how valuable her skill set could be as a real estate professional and made her final career move. In the time since, she’s found a passion for helping her clients achieve their best outcomes. Clients love that she is an advocate and a problem solver. They regularly express their appreciation for her ability to stay one step ahead of all of their needs, and to proactively bring solutions to the table.
Originally from California, Iris loves the beautiful landscape of North Carolina and has been delighted to call this state her home. She lives in Angier with her fiancé Charles and their cat Stormy, all of whom love the wide open spaces that the rural side of North Carolina has to offer. She loves to stay active as an avid hiker and weight lifter. For Iris, real estate is also a hobby. She and her fiancé love researching and visiting properties in their spare time! She also has two grown children that live in Indianapolis and Nevada, who she loves to spend time with.
Cheryl is a Wake County native and the proud granddaughter of J.E. Strickland (d.1981) who was a NC real estate broker (licensed in 1957) and owner of Acme Realty Company on Hargett Street in downtown Raleigh. In keeping with the family business, she became a licensed Broker in 1982.
Being part of such a legacy and working in other employment settings centered around teaching, learning, and access, Cheryl values serving a diverse client/customer base and recognizes that it is just and right to treat every human being with decency and respect.
She has had the privilege of living in southeast and north Raleigh, Fuquay Varina, Angier and Cary…obviously, she’s a Wake County fan!
Cheryl’s also “fanatical” about taking the stress out of the real estate process and making her clients feel “right at home.”
Donya has been Front Porch Realty’s office manager since 2013 and much to our delight became a licensed real estate broker in 2016. Donya enjoys meeting new people and serving them through the emotional and exciting process of buying and selling their home. Whether it’s across town or out of town, she would love to be your Broker. As Office Manager Donya handles our marketing, transactions, and day-to-day business for both the Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs offices. Donya enjoys working with all of the fantastic Front Porch Realty Brokers and clients in this exciting market. Donya, her husband, and three children moved to North Carolina from Maine in 2003 and have called Fuquay-Varina home ever since!
Teresa began her real estate career in Fuquay-Varina in 1985. While working with both buyers and sellers in all areas of real estate, Teresa has seen tremendous growth of the Wake and Harnett county areas. Teresa has been active in the Fuquay-Varina Woman’s Club, Chamber of Commerce, and the Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church. Teresa is also a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. She loves the challenge of finding buyers their perfect house, whether it be for a first time buyer or a senior looking to retire and down-size. She enjoys being involved in the Fuquay-Varina community, but she also knows and sells the entire Triangle area. Teresa was born and raised in Harnett County to a farming family that expected everybody to work hard. She received her BA degree in Business from N. C. Wesleyan College and worked in the corporate world for many years. She has raised her two beautiful girls in Fuquay-Varina and enjoys gardening, her two grandsons, friends, and her Maltese, Bella. Teresa has been blessed with wonderful clients that provide her with steady referrals, but she always love meeting new ones!
Sharon is originally from Connecticut and moved to North Carolina in 2021. Sharon spent the first part of her career as a hair stylist where she prided herself on providing top notch customer service and educating her clients. After moving to North Carolina, Sharon decided to pursue her passion for real estate and became a licensed real estate broker. Sharon is also a mother of three, two grown and flown and one teenager. Being a mother is the most rewarding job and teaches you many things including how to multitask and work under pressure while having a keen sense for attention to detail. Her previous background gives her a unique skillset designed to meet all of your real estate needs. Real estate to Sharon is not just about buying and selling homes, it is about building relationships and helping her clients achieve one of the most rewarding things that you can: Home ownership. She is looking forward to assisting you on your real estate journey.
Haylee has worked at Front Porch Realty as their Marketing Manager and Admin since September 2021 and has absolutely adored every moment of it. Haylee came into Front Porch Realty with zero knowledge in the Real Estate industry but has proved to be a quick learner and truly enjoys to gain more knowledge to better her marketing career at Front Porch!
Haylee was born and raised right outside of Fuquay-Varina, she attended Middle Creek High School and graduated in 2011. She went to Wake Tech Community College for a couple of years but found that she was more successful putting her traits to work outside of the classroom and trying her hand at a few different positions. Haylee bought a house in Fuquay-Varina right outside of Lillington back in 2017, her favorite part about owning a home is being able to do whatever she wants to her home! She has a knack for renovating areas, thrifting and turning her finds into something beautiful to stage inside, and often changing up color schemes in her home.
She has a passion for animals of all kinds. Currently Haylee has two fur-babies, Rimmy a Jack-Chi and Winston a Blue Merle Mini Australian Shepherd. Winston has quickly become the Front Porch Realty “mascot”! When she isn’t at work you can find her at one of the many breweries around Fuquay-Varina, out on Harris Lake fishing with her boyfriend Grant, or relaxing somewhere with her pups. Haylee is a friendly face in Fuquay-Varina that would love to meet and connect with you so be sure to say hello next time you see her out and about!
David has spent his entire life helping others and being a real estate broker allows him the opportunity to continue this tradition. As a nurse for 20 years, David has learned to be a strong advocate for his clients. As a father of 3 pre-teen and teen girls, he has learned to be a strong negotiator. David was born and raised in Angier, so he knows Harnett and Wake counties well. After college, he spent many years in the big city of Charlotte, NC. When it was time to raise a family, David couldn’t think of a better place than Fuquay-Varina. David is a dedicated family man to his wife, three girls and his community. He would love to help you find your perfect home in this community.
Tomeka was born and raised in a small town outside of Fuquay. She attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and it is there she developed a passion for real estate while searching for her own home. Tomeka decided that her true home would always be in Wake County so it was an obvious decision to return to the area and buy her first home! During this process her passion was reignited and she became a real estate agent in 2017. Priding herself on making insurmountable tasks doable, Tomeka is always available to answer questions and offer solutions to both buyers and sellers. Tomeka is happiest when her clients achieve goals they did not think were possible. No matter where you are in the process, she will be happy to join your journey.
Being an agent and broker gives Marsha the chance to help others find the home of their choice while providing a background of trust, confidentiality and integrity.
Having lived in many different places, Marsha knows the importance of having a person you trust to buy or sell a home and to help lessen the stress of either. Marsha has lived in North Carolina since 2013 but grew up in Alaska before moving to Colorado and then Europe. She and her husband enjoyed having marvelous travel opportunities that continues on today.
Marsha has an extensive background in the financial world, including bookkeeping, lending, and credit union branch manager. This experience makes her very aware of the importance of staying in budget but also seeing outside the box.
Annie and her family have called Fuquay-Varina home since 2013. Originally a native of Northern Virginia, and more recently Florida, Annie has sold real estate since 1999 and has a vast knowledge of the real estate industry in addition to be dually licensed in North Carolina and Florida. Annie has specialized in residential homes, HUD homes, short sales, and bank-owned properties. She is poised with an extensive marketing background and has experience working with homeowners, first time buyers and investors alike. Annie feels the most important thing a potential home buyer or seller needs to consider when choosing a real estate professional is trust. She has a history of success and integrity in real estate that you can depend on. You can count on her to always work with your best interests in mind and to represent you and your requests to the best of her ability. Honesty, Integrity, Tenacity and Trust
Claudia is originally from the German Speaking part of Switzerland and has a degree in Finance. She lived in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and called Central Florida home for 20 years where she raised her 3 boys.
Claudia comes to Front Porch Realty as an experienced real estate professional, she owned and operated her own Real Estate Firm in Florida for over 18 years! Claudia has called Fuquay-Varina home since 2015. Real Estate is her passion, she has great negotiation and communication skills and knows to listen and ask questions. Throughout her career she has advised and guided many and helped make buying and selling a lot less stressful.
Melissa is originally from Ohio but has called North Carolina home since 2015. Melissa began her career as a hairstylist in 1995, before becoming a licensed Realtor® in 2017. Melissa views being a real estate broker as one of her greatest accomplishments and best decisions to date. She has a love for helping people and sees being trusted in this role with her clients as a true honor and compliment. She enjoys the process of educating her clients in the home buying process while making it fun and stress free. Melissa calls Garner, NC home but she can help you with your real estate transaction all over the Triangle region. Melissa decided to tackle opening a new office in Clayton, NC.