Neuse Realty was founded in 1977 specializing in waterfront and amenity-oriented properties. The Company is located at the entrance to one of Eastern North Carolina's most established communities, Fairfield Harbour. Over this time, we have served a great number of satisfied customers and clients.
As an independently owned business for 32 years, we stand on our reputation for reliable and sensitive service to those seeking to sell or purchase a residence, a recreationally oriented second home, or an investment property. We have also expanded our management and commercial services at this time.
As of 2006, five women Brokers bought into the company stock. The transfer was completed in January 2006, with the following shareholders joining Margaret Rose as the ownership team: Pat Chaconas-Dumon, Joy Harsen, Sandy Perry, Margie Rowe and Marcia Werneke. Peter Rose serves as Director Emeritus. Margaret Rose has been named President of Neuse Realty, Inc.
Neuse Realty is a member of , formerly known as the RELO® network, the largest network of independent residential real estate firms. Leading RE has 650 member firms representing 4,700 offices and 120,000 associates across the U.S. and in 24 countries. Leading RE members sell over $380 billion in home sales annually, more homes than any national real estate franchise. Leading RE also lead the nation in the sale of $1 million-plus homes. The network's robust online housing resource, RELO® Home Search, offers access to 2 million home listings.
In the fall of 2005 we announced our participation as a charter member of Luxury Portfolio in the fall of 2005. This program, which centers on LuxuryPortfolio.com, a new Web-Portal for upper-end properties,
Our Leadership Team
Pat Chaconas-Dumon, GRI, CRB
Pat has been licensed as a salesperson and broker since 1978, beginning her career in Montgomery County, Maryland. In addition to many awards and achievements, Pat has earned both the Graduate Realtors Institute and Certified Residential Broker designations. Since moving to New Bern in late 2000 and joining Neuse Realty in the Fall of 2001, Pat has earned the 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 New Bern Board of Realtors $Million Production awards after which time the awards were no longer being offered. Pat’s extensive real estate career experience includes residential and new home sales, branch office management, teaching, and training of both new agents and experienced professionals. Pat provides the highest level of customer service, as reflected by her steady flow of repeat clients and personal referrals. And her commitment to her profession and to Neuse Realty was reinforced when she became one of Neuse Realty's new partners in 2006.
On a personal note, Pat and her husband, Bob, love their new home town of New Bern, their house in Fairfield Harbour, and participate in many local and community activities. Bob, a graduate of the University of Michigan and a loyal Wolverine fan, is an avid golfer, an accomplished trumpet player with his own jazz group, loves showing off his custom designed home theater, and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Fairfield Harbour Property Owners Association. In her spare time, Pat’s passion is cooking and entertaining in her meticulously designed and prized custom kitchen. Oh, and she's also a native Washingtonian (DC) and a lifelong, devoted fan of her beloved Washington Redskins.
“One drive through the area is all it took,” Pat often says about first seeing New Bern and Fairfield Harbour from a prospective new resident’s view. “Moving here is the best decision we ever made.”
Joy M. Harsen, CRS,GRI
Finding New Bern twenty-four years ago was a true gift! This area is rich in history, warmth, friendliness and offers many "big city" amenities. As a Real Estate Broker/Owner, I am committed to provide you with ready access to our market, help you to make selling and buying decisions that meet your needs and work with you to a happy resettlement. I welcome the opportunity to be your New Bern Real Estate connection!
Sandy is a Real Estate Broker with Neuse Realty, Inc. since 2004. She has been recognized as a Multi-Million Dollar Realtor, and a member of the Million Dollar Roundtable. In addition, she is very active in the Fairfield Harbour (FFH) 18-Hole Ladies Golf Association, the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, the Embroidery Guild of America-Tryon Chapter, the Order of the Eastern Star and Promise Place (women's abuse organization). She is active with Amenities Resolution Team (ART) in FFH which identifies ideas for making it an outstanding community to live in and to promote an active lifestyle for its residents. Sandy has been coming to the FFH's Timeshares for 29 years. As a result, she is well acquainted with the New Bern area and has witnessed many of the changes in New Bern and its surrounding areas. Also, Sandy acquired numerous pieces of property within Craven County and is familiar with the expanding neighborhoods all over the New Bern region.
Margaret Rose, ABR, CRB, ABRM, e-pro
Actively involved in residential brokerage ownership since 1988, Margaret consistently ranks in the top 10% of all residential practitioners in the New Bern area.
Prior to purchasing the firm together with her husband, Margaret held increasingly senior position in the hospitality and relocation industries. She has served as a adjunct faculty member at Los Angeles Trade Tech, Bergen Community College and New York Trade Tech College; she served as full time faculty at County College of Morris while she was a hotel broker for National Hotel Realty. In 2003, she joined the Commercial Alliance of the NORTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS and continues to serve.
She is a frequent speaker at industry events, with a particular focus on real estate investments. She holds an undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin. Special pursuits include music and humane society activities.
Margie Rowe, Office Manager, Relocation Certified Coordinator
Margie has administered Neuse Realty for the past 17 years and in 2006 she made an exciting new step and became one of the new owners. Taking on the roll of bookkeeper for the firm, managing the office, and serving personal freinds and family in sales and purchasing in and around the world. Additionally, Margie has developed and coordinated the relocation department. She says "Service is our hallmark, I look forward to hearing from you."
On a more personal note, Margie was born and raised in New Bern and she and her husband Garland have made their life here, with their daughters, Brooke and Stacey. Her oldest, Brooke, got married 5 years ago and is now residing in New Bern, NC and a RN at Craven Regional Hospital. Her youngest, Stacey, has moved out of the nest and a waiting her wedding date, she is admin assit for Carolina Orthopedics & Sports Medicine . Margie is very close with all of her friends and family and feels very blessed and thankful to have such a special bond with them. She and Garland attend New Song United Methodist Church and they love being a part of such an exciting, growing ministry.
Marcia Werneke, GRI
Marcia's background is in marketing and sales with a Dunn & Bradstreet advertising firm. Since becoming a Realtor, she served as the President of the Neuse River Region Association of Realtors (NRRAR) for 2004, received the Realtor of the Year award and Presidential Service Award. Marcia has served as a NRRAR Board Member for 8 years, a North Carolina Association of Realtors State Director for 2 years, chaired many committees for the Board of Realtors and currently serves as the NRRAR Program Chair.