Our Team

 

Tom Gale
Team Captain
 

Mobile: 910-541-1001

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"The professional choice to assist with every move you make." 

Tom moved to Wilmington from Greensboro, NC in the 1990's when he attended UNC Wilmington. The friendly people, warm climate, and beautiful beaches nearby made Tom realize that he wanted make Wilmington his permanent home.
Tom has been a REALTOR® since 2005 and has immersed himself in real estate education and local policy, such as WRAR Community Affairs and NCAR
 Forms Committee. Tom is able to help all buyers and sellers from their first home to their retirement dream home. So no matter if you're looking to buy or sell an oceanfront home on Wrightsville Beach, a historic home downtown Wilmington, or a home site in a fast-growing area such as Hampstead or Leland, Tom is prepared to make your experience smooth and effortless from start to finish.  

Designations: 

  • GRI (Graduate of Realtor Institute)
  • CSP (Certified New Homes Sales Professional)
  • GREEN
  • SFR, CDPE, CSSS, WHS
  • CIAS (Certified Investment Agent Specialist) 

Specializes in:  

  • Wilmington
  • Hampstead
  • Leland
  • Wrightsville, Carolina, Kure, Topsail Beaches
  • Surf City

 

 

Jack Gale
Founder

Mobile: 910-620-9341

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 "Before I accept the responsibility of working with a buyer or a seller, I must believe I can help them achieve their goal. In following this personal guideline, I don’t disappoint my clients or myself."

Jack Gale is originally from Long Island, NY, but has called NC home for the last 21 years. He has been in business for over 30 years, selling real estate since 2000 and in the Cape Fear area since 2002. He has focused on real estate development, large tract and individual home site sales, REO, commercial, new home sales and residential re-sales. Jack is licensed in both North and South Carolina, is a member of 4 Cape Fear area MLS associations, the Greater Hampstead Chamber of Commerce and the Wilmington Cape Fear Home Builders Association. Jack understands what buyers and sellers expect from their real estate agent, which includes great service, communication and follow-through on each transaction regardless of its size. 

Jack formed Team Gale in 2005, completing over 1,000 real estate transactions since. Team Gale has been a top producing Sea Coast Advantage team since 2009, including being highly ranked by the Coldwell Banker franchise for NC and the entire Southeast Region. It is Team Gale's goal to be your real estate agents for life. 

When Jack's not working, he enjoys spending time with family, working in the yard, kayaking and other waterfront activities.

Designations: 

  • GRI (Graduate of Realtor Institute)
  • CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
  • CDPE (Certified Depressed Property Specialist)

 Specializes In: 

  • Buyers
  • Sellers
  • Residential
  • Commercial, Investors
  • Land Development 

 

 

Nellie Bott

Mobile: 910-599-2853

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 Passion and excitement to help you find your home! I want to help you make this important decision with confidence.  

Nell Bott has over 24 years of customer service experience, finely honed during her years in the casino industry. In her current act as a realtor with Team Gale, Nellie strives to be well versed in the Cape Fear market and continue learning the various facets of the industry in order to be the best possible resource to her clients.  

Outside the office, Nellie manages a bustling household of four kids with her husband, an engineer. They have lived in many places over the years - having bought and sold several of her own homes in the last 20 years gives Nellie (and you as her client!) a unique advantage in navigating the home sale process. 
 

 Specializes In: 

  • Buyers
  • Sellers
  • Residential
  • Wilmington
  • Leland

 

 

Paul Buckman

Mobile: 910-524-6834

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"Give me a call today if you are looking for a professional, experienced real estate agent who will keep YOUR best needs at heart!" 

Paul was raised with real estate in his blood, as his mother, father, brother and uncle are all licensed real estate brokers. His father used to have his own real estate business for many years, Buckman Realty in Washington, NC. Real estate is something that Paul is very passionate about, and his unique skillset will ensure the smoothest transaction possible for you. Whether you're buying or selling a home, Paul is a real people person and finds it very satisfying to work with individuals, families, and investors alike. 

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Paul owned his own business, worked various sales/management positions, and even served as Executive Director of a non-profit organization. Paul first moved to Wilmington in 2003, after falling in love with the area through his many visits here growing up. While living in Wilmington, he was accepted into the Cameron School of Business at UNCW. Paul completed the graduate program and earned an MBA (Master's in Business Administration). Paul, a licensed real estate broker, began working with Coldwell Banker in 2006 and joined Team Gale in 2013.  

In his free time, Paul is an avid fisherman and sports fan; enjoys outdoor activities like kayaking, wakeboarding, surfing and other water sports.

Specializes In:

  • Wilmington
  • Carolina Beach
  • Leland
  • Investors
  • Foreclosure Specialist
 

Bill Carney

Direct: 910-477-2331

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"Better results, less hassle, greater satisfaction." 

Bill Carney is an enthusiastic, attentive agent who strives to convey his knowledge of beautiful Brunswick County to each potential client. Bill cares about each client's needs and wants, listening and communicating carefully for a smooth transaction every time. 

Bill worked at the federal level for thirty years before jumping at the chance to relocate to the beach. 
 

Designations:

  • CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert)


Specializes In:

  • Buyers
  • Sellers
  • (Southern) Brunswick County

Weldon Harris

Direct: 910-541-1559

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"As your realtor, I am excited for the opportunity to assist you in discovering your 'place' in the Wilmington area." 

Drawn to the Cape Fear region for it's rich history and stunning coastline, Weldon Harris' third act has proven to be an exciting and fulfilling venture.

Raised outside of Philadelphia, Weldon obtained a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and worked at the corporate level in IT and networking. Rather than retire, Weldon and his wife Joanie embraced a life serving in ministry, first as house parents for crisis pregnancies, then as volunteers in the Gulf region following Hurricane Katrina. Weldon served as Construction Supervisor on over 60 rebuild projects. 
That construction background made for a natural transition into real estate, with the ownership and investment potential of Wilmington's market providing a bump of promise. 

 

Designations:

  • SLS (Stragetic Listing Specialist)
  • SPS (Strategic Pricing Specialist)
  • CSSS (Certified Short Sale Seller)  


Specializes In:

  • Buyers
  • Sellers
  • Residential
  • Leland
 

Shelbi Hawker

Mobile: 720-297-7433

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"Real Service for Real People"

Shelbi is a Colorado native, growing up just outside of Denver. Shelbi has been a licensed realtor/broker with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage since 2013. When she's not in the office or showing houses, Shelbi enjoys pheasant hunting and recreational shooting. Shelbi is an active supporter of the EOD Warrior Fund, rewarding work that has afforded her many connections & established her as a relocation resource in the Jacksonville market. Shelbi spends as much time as she can with her family, all of whom are car, bike, and truck enthusiasts.


Designations:

  • CSSS (Certified Short Sale Specialist)
  • CARTUS Certified

Specializes in: 

  • Rentals
  • Buyers
  • Sellers
  • Military Relocation
  • Short Sales
  • Hubert, Jacksonville, Richlands, Sneads Ferry, Swansboro, Topsail Beach

 

David Leinwand

Mobile: 910-471-3500

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"I keep my clients' best interests at heart, knowing their happiness is the key to my success."

David fell in love with the people, history, and scenery of Wilmington 20 years ago and has called our city his home ever since. He became a REALTOR in 2004 following a successful 30-year career in the restaurant industry. David is passionate about working with his clients and matching them with their dream homes and ideal commercial spaces. 
David is very active in the local community, volunteering at The Good Shepherd Home and cleaning up the marsh at Wrightsville Beach. As a father of three daughters, David considers it a privilege to help his clients find the perfect homes for their families to creat memories each year. Whether you're looking to buy, sell, renovate, or build, David has the knowledge and resources to support your deal. 

 

Specializes in: 

  • Buyers
  • Sellers
  • Commercial Property
  • Wilmington (Landfall), Ogden
  • Hampstead 

 

Linda Liederbach

Mobile: 910-233-1866

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"I keep my clients' best interests at heart, knowing their happiness is the key to my success."

Linda's previous career as a financial analyst and banker gives her a unique perspective in her role as REALTOR. Her committment to excellent service, combined with the resources of Team Gale and national brand awareness of Coldwell Banker means you're in great hands to buy or sell with Linda!
Linda is a Toronto native who has, along her husband Steve, a physician, and their children, lived in Wilmington for over 8 years now. Linda has spent time volunteering with NHRMC and Life Line Pregnancy Center, and in her spare time she enjoys competitive tennis, reading, and spending time with her family. 

 

Specializes in: 

  • Buyers
  • Sellers
  • Helms Port
  • Carolina & Kure Beaches

 

Tom O'Laughlin

Mobile: 910-880-1493

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Thomas O’Laughlin is a Pennsylvania native who has lived and traveled across the US during his career in marketing & development. For his second act, Tom & his family chose Ocean Isle as their home. He has spent the last few years becoming familiar with Brunswick County, educating himself about the NC market, and applying his time-tested advertising strategies along his new path as a REALTOR®.

  Having bought and sold over a dozen homes in six states himself, Tom is able to provide a level of customer service and serve as the advisor you need in this process. His finely honed skills in planning and negotiating will certainly exceed your expectations of a REALTOR®. Backed by Team Gale and the national Coldwell Banker brand, You couldn’t be in more capable hands!

 

Specializes in: 

  • Buyers
  • Sellers
  • Southern Brunswick Beaches
  • Columbus County

 

Francisca Oller

Mobile: 203-912-5316

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Francisca Oller was a successful REALTOR in Connecticut for nearly 30 years before relocating to Wilmington in 2014, giving her a breadth of knowledge and experience to provide outstanding service to her clients. She sees client service and attention to detail as the two most important aspects of her work, and is committed to helping each client navigate the emotional process of buying or selling a home. Francisca has consistently been a top producer and has sold over $100 million of real estate. 

Francisca believes in supporting local merchants, regularly shops at the farmer's market and enjoys the opportunities that Wilmington and the surrounding communities have to offer. She is passionate about gardening and landscaping; Francisca has met many of her neighbors in the Forest Hills community during her many hours in the garden and found Wilmington to be a warm and welcoming new home.

 

Designations:

  • GRI (Graduate of Realtor Institute)

 

Specializes in: 

  • Residential
  • Buyers
  • Sellers
  • New Hanover County

 

 

Jody Roney

Mobile: 910-200-7102

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"Working with me not only gets you a knowledgeable real estate consultant but a lifetime friend." 

Though born in Michigan, Jody is the living embodiment of a 'Carolina girl'! She loves sand at her feet and the beautiful sunshine we have here year round. Jody's family moved to North Carolina in 1968, and she grew up in New Hanover County, giving her work in this region an intimate foundation. You don't know the meaning of 'southern hospitality' until you've spent some time with Jody!  

Jody has been a Realtor/Broker since 2005 and is a top producer, listing agent and a member of the Million Dollar Closed Volume Club. Jody holds certifications from CARTUS and USAA.  Jody loves making real estate dreams come true for families, from newlyweds to retirees, she will work diligently to find you the best home for this stage in your life. She prides herself on forming long-lasting relationships with her clients.

Jody has been truly blessed with a wonderful husband of 32 years, 2 great sons and a beautiful daughter-in-law. The Roney's live in Pender County where they enjoy being outdoors, working in the yard, craft brewing and wine-making. 

 

Designations:

  • WHS (Workforce Housing Specialist)
  • CARTUS Certified


Specializes In: 

  • Buyers
  • Sellers
  • Foreclosure Specialist
  • New Hanover County
  • Pender County
  • Duplin County
  • Bladen County
 

Staff:


Mary Scaldaferri
Team Bookkeeper

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Mary has been the bookkeeper for Team Gale for nine years. Her responsibilities include maintaining the daily finances of Gale & Associates, and overseeing the flow of expenses and reimbursements for utility, preservation, and maintenance bills for our bank-owned properties. 

Both Mary and her husband James grew up in Washington DC and raised their 2 children in Northern Virginia, where she was a classroom assistant and then school secretary for 21 years. In 2006 they moved to Hampstead to join their children who already lived in the area. The Scaldaferri's are proud members of the Grandparents' Club, with four precious little grandchildren ranging in age from four to seven. James and Mary have eleven siblings between them, and travel north several times a year for family gatherings. They enjoy the beach, football Saturdays and Sundays, festivals and farmers markets, good eats, and, most of all, being with their family. Recently they have been working on making more time for day and weekend trips.

Mary really enjoys working with Team Gale, as well as the friendships of the team members and those she's developed at Sea Coast.

 

 

Danielle Landers
Office Manager

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Dani was raised in Maryland, spending her early years frolicking the Chesapeake. She has been a resident in coastal Carolina for 20 years, relocating from Beaufort to Wilmington about three years ago. She has worn many hats, working in technology sales, consulting, and education as a preschool teacher and program director. 
Dani says that she'd "rather read than sleep," and her Kindle is basically an extension of her hand when she's off the clock! She also enjoys unpredictable and adorable antics of her rescue dogs, as well as an assortment of volunteer work with organizations from music festivals to historical associations to non-profit children's groups. 

 

 

Laura Marshall
Marketing Coordinator

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Laura had the privilege of growing up in the beautiful Hudson Valley in New York State. After a vacation to Myrtle Beach in the mid-2000s, Laura passed through Wilmington and was immediately drawn in by the allure of "Hollywood East." When the winters got too long and the job market too thin up in New York, she promptly "ran away" to the beach! 

As marketing coordinator for Team Gale, Laura is responsible for the team's online presence, mailers, promotions, newsletters, and collection of client feedback. Big shoes were left to fill, but she is up to the challenge! Keep up with the Team Gale blog and social media to see our development! 

Laura is a 2011 graduate of the University at Albany with a B.A. in Journalism. She is an avid supporter and fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Laura enjoys exploring the Cape Fear region with friends, sitting on the beach with a pile of magazines, baking for no particular reason, and blogging about film.

 



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