Hi. I am Monica S. Gentry a United Real Estate East Carolina Agent. I started my career path as a United States Air Force Airman many years ago. I spent 9 years in the USAF were I traveled to Korea for a year, did a tour at Myrtle Beach AFB, and finished at Charleston AFB. I did several temporary duty assignments over the course of my career and reached the rank of E-5. After leaving the USAF, I went on to the US Postal Service were I spent 21 years and attained my highest achievement as a Level 21 Postmaster throughout my years of service. I started in Charleston, SC and ended in New Bern, NC. In 2016 I reached my final professional goal of becoming a Real Estate Agent. I worked in customer service for all of my postal career as a clerk and in management so I am all about patience, smiling when it hurts, communicating, and most of all listening. I believe all of these qualities are important when helping clients make the biggest purchase of their lives and or selling the home they have lived in and raised their families in for many years. It's all a process. I love everything about real estate. I like that it allows me to set goals continuously, the educational opportunities, and most of all the looks and feelings of joy from clients when a transaction closes. I love this new journey that I am on which I started at age 51. I believe it's never too late to go for your dreams and be successful. I Dream big and aim high and I do not let anything or anyone get in my way. God has my back and I fill my days with prayer, faith, knowledge, and Love. I have an amazing husband who supports me emotionally and physically whom I love with all of me. My daughter is my best creation. Her beauty, energy, and fearlessness of life makes me so envious and helps me to not be afraid of this thing called "life". I love her to pieces. My future is endless and I am loving every bit of the journey and I pray that all who read my bio gains encouragement for their aspirations. Life is too short not to!
Since the age of 9, I began to develop my love for real estate from my father who also was an agent. I assisted him in building a shed and a Japanese garden with ponds, waterfalls and bridges. I found interest in listening to him practice his selling techniques. This passion has stuck with me from childhood through adulthood.
I then moved on to physically building my own home with my family. I can truly say that I understand the importance of a sound structure and what details to look for in a home.
After building the home, I realized my passion in the real estate industry and decided to get my license. Since then, I've assisted clients in their real estate needs. I strive to provide high-quality, personalized service to each and every person I work with.
As an ex-military spouse and landlord, I truly understand the time constraints and sense of urgency to connect with you, sell/close on your home and, to make the next move. Also, as a certified Military Relocation Professional, MRP, I can ensure I will be dedicated to all your real estate needs.
In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, visiting nearby areas, a variety of crafts and participate in Habitat for Humanity.
If you are seeking an agent that will:
-Be responsive to your calls and get you answers to your questions.
- Consult with you to ensure you are informed so you can make a good decision.
-Negotiate for you and treat your money like it’s mine!
-Handle all the details for you to ensure all the mind-boggling steps in the real estate process are managed for you properly.
One of my greatest pleasures is helping people navigate what can be the stressful water's of selling and buying their homes. Sit back, relax and let me do the heavy lifting for you. With my contacts and connections in the industry this will be a smooth and easy transition. I am a professional from beginning to end and I truly believe it is my job to be there for you every step of the way. As a native New Yorker, my family and I relocated to New Bern, NC a few years ago. Looking to relocate...I'm your agent. Having experienced relocating first hand, I can answer all of the questions you may have. Don't take my word for it...read my 5 star reviews on Zillow. On a personal note, I enjoy biking and crafting projects.
Welcome to New Bern! love living downtown in my 1876 Historic home. I made a choice to live here. Moved from Atlanta, GA in which practiced Real Estate since 2006. Besides being a Realtor, I have owned and operated Rusch Home an Interior Design Company since since 1998. In 2000 Expanded with a Retail home & garden store by renovating a historic store; showcasing my goods and services. Further expanded to operating a Bed & Breakfast and currently doing an Airbnb in New Bern. Please put on your list as the place to stay. Many visitors end up purchasing Homes while lodging at Rusch Home. Sharing my love of design and homes is my passion. My background allows Sellers and Buyers a list of resources available to obtain their personal Real Estate goals. Let me show you why New Bern is the best place to call home!
Owner/Broker in Charge
I am a Southern California girl born and raised! My education took me east to Ohio, where I graduated with a degree in psychology from Youngstown State University. While pursuing my degree I discovered my passion for helping people. This passion has driven me throughout my careers, which started in mortgage lending. I spent 10 years in the lending industry before I decided to shift to real estate.
My journey in real estate started in January of 2017, when I started with United Real Estate East Carolina. I worked on the award winning Dan Jenkins Team, and helped grow it to the top team in sales volume in all of United Real Estate. From this experience I was given knowledge and tools necessary to start my own team. I started Carolina Proud Realty LLC, and Carolina Proud Property Management Company LLC with my husband John Hromyak.
Real Estate is a passion of mine, but my true joy is my family. I am a proud mother of a 9-year-old son. On the weekends you can find me on a beach with a book, watching John toss the football with our son. I love spending as much time outdoors as possible, which is one of the reasons I love the beautiful state of North Carolina. I have lived all over the country, but eastern North Carolina is where I call home. From the amazing beaches and mountains, to the caring neighborly people, there is no place like North Carolina. I would be honored to guide you through the process of finding your piece of this great state, and make it your home.
I have been #1 in the nation in real estate sales of all United Real Estate agents for the last 2 years. I am an expert in Residential and Commercial Sales, Foreclosures, Short Sales, and Property Management. I own United Real Estate offices in Greenville and Jacksonville, NC. I was born in Kinston, NC. I graduated from NC State University with a BS degree in mechanical engineering in 1998. After college I worked for 7 years managing test programs for new product development and for 2 years designing forklifts for Hyster-Yale while selling real estate part time. In 2007 my tremendous success and growth in real estate allowed me to go full time real estate sales. Since that time, I have been one of the top producing agents in real estate sales in my market. If you are looking to get top dollar for your listing or need help finding the perfect home at a great price I can help!
Born in Buies Creek, NC, I moved to Greenville to attend East Carolina University. During college I worked for one of NC’s top real estate teams as a Team Marketing Assistant and Listing Coordinator. After graduating with a degree in English and a minor in Communications in 2003, I decided to take my passion for Real Estate one step further and chose to start my own real estate company, Jennifer Jenkins Realty. Dan joined the company in 2006 and after 10 years of successfully owning and operating our own firm, we joined the United Real Estate franchise and opened URE East Carolina in 2014. Dan and I have been married since 2004, we have a daughter Scarlett, and a son Joshua. We are active members of the Oakmont Baptist Church and enjoy supporting local sports teams. I am confident that my experience in real estate and marketing will help me to best serve you! I am here only to educate you on the process, YOU make all the decisions and decide what is most important.
A daughter of Colombia, South America, I found beauty, creativity and imagination during my early days helping my father around his construction sites. After graduating as a Business Administrator, I worked as an insurance broker for DeLima March; the largest insurance broker in South America. There, I developed a comprehensive approach to customer service by honing my ability to “hear” my customer’s needs; not just their words. During the 3.5 years that followed, I worked as the International Sales Representative for a Colombian/US tool manufacturing company, traveling to Central and South America as well as the reaches of the Caribbean, and coming in contact with people from many diverse cultures and all walks of life. This intensified my passion for languages which I retain to this day (English, Spanish and some Italian) and a greater appreciation for the importance of that place called “HOME”.
In 2003, I moved to Raleigh, NC to work in sales for one of the premier Spanish speaking television stations in the country (Univision). While I was very successful in that industry, it came second best to finding Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and meeting my best friend and beloved husband, a U.S. Marine. Today, I am a proud US Citizen, a resident of New Bern, North Carolina, a very proud military spouse and mother of three amazing children. Although my travels in marriage and industry have taken me to several countries in the world, (Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica, Dominicana, Mexico, Puerto Rico, California, South Carolina, Japan, Virginia and others) my heart never ventured far from my home of North Carolina. Have my travels given me experience and knowledge on relocating and starting over? You bet! All of these are at the disposal of my clients as their Real Estate Agent. I can and will help you find or sell your home in Eastern North Carolina. If you are moving here, my hope is that you will find yourself falling in love with the beauty of this place as your new home; just as we have.