Kathryn Gorham, Emerald Isle NC Crystal Coast (Green Key Realty) Real Estate Agent



Kathryn Gorham
Emerald Isle NC Crystal Coast
location_on Emerald Isle, NC — Green Key Realty
Get to Know Kathryn Gorham

  Kathryn Gorham and her faithful assistant Maya serving Emerald Isle, NC and the Crystal Coast. Crystal Coast NC is a beautiful undiscovered niche of paradise. Emerald Isle is the jewel I call home (& work). Some of the best beaches and sport fishing in the world can be found right off our coast. Come play!       I am a REALTOR broker in Emerald Isle, a great beach town on the Crystal Coast of NC. I would say my great passion in life is LEARNING. With that said, I guess you won't be surprised to hear that I was the 2007 and 2008 Chair of the Education Committee for the Carteret County Association of REALTORS and Women's Council of REALTORS.   Yes, I love walking my dog on the beach too!  In addition to real estate sales. While wearing my Broker hat I find some of the most common transactions in our area to be resales, lots, full time single family residences, investment properties and second homes. We have a wide range of products in our market. Some unique features in coastal sales that "inland" agents often don't experience are stormwater runoff issues, septic, CAMA (Coastal Area Management Act) regulations and Single Family income properties.  Kathryn grew up one of six children working in her parents' "Mom & Pop" grocery store in the small town of Langeloth, Pennsylvania. She says,"Consequently by the age of 5 I participated in more battles and stood up for myself more frequently than most adults. It was that or get lost in the pack."  She worked for the airlines and lived all over the county (Kansas City, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Salt Lake City, Montclair NJ, and Raleigh).  She found her way to Cary, NC for several years where she got her real estate agent's license and then broker's license. After working as a member of the Kelly Cobb Home Team she decided it was time to realize her dream of living at the beach and packed her bags for Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast.  "Growing up as one of six kids in the family business I learned many things, but most importantly I learned to treat customers with honesty, listen to what people ask for and do my best to supply it, and to be grateful for the opportunity to call them my customer and in many cases my friend as well."  


Alphabet soup in real estate can get confusing. See below some real estate and non-real estate designations.   Nothing to do with Real Estate designations.... Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver Advanced Sailing & Live Aboard Cruise Course (picture Moorings dock Tortola, BVI's) Second largest barrier reef in the world is off the coast of Belize. Henry & I fell in love with the quaint town of San Pedro on Ambergris island and the diving there. When not playing or working I enjoy boosting my spiritual awareness. Here is a picture of Henry and me at a meditation retreat in October 2008. It's a great way to let go of stress.     Real Estate and it's "Alphabet Soup" - My current designations...  Seniors Real Estate Specialists® are REALTORS® qualified to address the needs of home buyers and sellers age 50+. The SRES® Council awards the SRES® Designation to those members who have successfully completed its education program. The e-PRO® Vision:The vision for the future of e-PRO® is to create a well-trained, core group of real estate professionals who are thriving in the online-based real estate industry. The e-PRO® Internet Professional belongs to a special community of highly skilled and continuously trained real estate professionals who collaborate to enjoy deeper satisfaction and greater financial rewards as the result of their e-PRO® certification status.   Accredited Buyer’s Representatives (ABR®) stand for the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. What’s their key to success? They know that you can't count on the market—you have to count on your skills. ABR® education provides the expertise you need for an edge in serving today’s homebuyers. Seniors Real Estate Specialists® are REALTORS® qualified to address the needs of home buyers and sellers age 50+. The SRES® Council awards the SRES® Designation to those members who have successfully completed its education program.     Designations in progress...not yet completed... The Performance Management Network is a REALTOR® designation built from the ground up to bring you the real-world skills, the know-how and the tools that will keep your business out front and on top of an evolving market. The Performance Management Network's suite of professional performance training courses is taught by recognized experts who dig deep into the hot topics that are driving the marketplace and shaping your business. Course Schedule as well." RSPS certification will appeal to REALTORS® in resort and second-home markets around the world who wish to distinguish themselves amongst their peers and amongst consumers. NAR currently defines a REALTOR® specializing in resort & second-Home markets as “a real estate practitioner who facilitates the buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination.”     MY GOAL FOR 2009 - TO COMPLETE THE GREEN DESIGNATION As the foundation of NAR's Green Designation program, this two-day course gives students a broad understanding of green real estate principles--from the concepts of sustainability, New Urbanism, and smart growth to the application of industry ratings and evaluation standards in real estate. As a practical resource, this course shows real estate professionals how to explain to consumers what makes a home, building, or property green, how to list and market green properties while fulfilling ones legal and professional obligations, and how to implement green practices on the road and in the office.


On the beautiful Crystal Coast NC I share my training & knowledge helping people with lifestyle investments & financing opportunities during this incredible time to buy real estate in the outer banks.