Selecting an Agent

Meet Our Agents!

ShelbyLynn Henry, Broker-in-Charge/Realtor®

ShelbyLynn’s biggest goal in life is to help others. With real estate, she feels that the sky is the limit and truly enjoys every minute of it! Whether it’s helping a tenant find a short-term lease or helping buyers find his/her/their forever home, she is with her clients every step of the way.

She believes that communication is key, and she always keeps her clients up-to-date with his/her/their decisions in the home buying and selling processes. A house, no matter how long it’s lived in, is more than just a house; it’s a HOME! It’s a place where memories are made, where families grow, and where childhood dreams turn into realities.

Buying or selling the right home starts with finding the right agent! Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, invest, build credit, or rent, ShelbyLynn can help with all your real estate needs and questions! Earning an M.Pharm Degree in pharmacology and pharmacokinetics prior to real estate, her career(s) have successfully stemmed from studying analytics and statistics. Yes, nerd alert! Whether it was studying clinical cases for pharmacy in regards to new trial drugs in her past or studying shifting market statistics for home values in the present, she has continued to maintain a meticulous work ethic.

As a Broker-In-Charge/owner and Graduate, REALTOR(R) Institute (GRI), she takes pride in real estate erudition while assisting clients to simultaneously create a positive, organized closing schedule. With daily communication, you’ll never feel left in the dark with the status of your home, negotiations, offers, inspections, repairs, or closing details.

Her love for life is fueled by loss. ShelbyLynn is a firm believer that adventure can be found or created in any scenario, whether it’s regarding personal life or business practices. Dubbed the “Adventurous Agent”, you’ll commonly find her exploring the beautiful local beaches of North Carolina, traveling to other states, or voyaging overseas while still prioritizing her clients’ investments and concerns.

If you’re looking to embark on your life’s next “adventure”, she can help in all ways…always!

Kerry “DOC” Blakley, Broker/Realtor®

(910)-330-0299 (cell);

Kerry G. Blakley obtained his AA Degree from The University of the State of New York in 1980, BS degree in Health Care Services from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill in 1980 and a BBA Degree in Computer Information Systems from National University, San Diego, CA in 1992.  He retired from the U.S. Navy after completing 20 years of active service, where he worked as an Environmental Health Specialist for 16 of the 20 years.  While teaching at the Naval School of Health Sciences, San Diego, CA.  Advanced Hospital Corps School for the Navy he was an associate professor for George Washington University for 3 years.  He obtained his Real Estate License in 1996 and received his Brokers License in 1998.  He has been an active member of the Jacksonville Board of Realtors serving as the Equal Opportunity Committee Chairperson in 1997 and as Treasurer for 1998, 1999, and 2000.  Additionally, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors for 1998, 1999 and 2000.  He continues to be a standing member of the Professional Standards and Grievance review committee of the local board of Realtors.  Kerry achieved his Graduate, REALTOR Institute on Sept 25, 1997; he earned his Certified Residential Specialist designation in October 1999 and his Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation in the spring of 2000.  He received his Certificate of Completion from North Carolina Real Estate Educational Foundation, Inc. in Mediation Training in December 1999.  Kerry was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the North Carolina Real Estate Educators Association for his participation on the Broker Examination Committee, which was commissioned by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.  He established his own Independent Real Estate School in September 2001 and was an instructor until 2018 when he closed the school due to health reasons. Kerry is now a practicing Real Estate Broker for his own firm with two other Real Estate Professionals.

Carlie Ann-Marie Ulery, Broker/Realtor®

(252)-503-7746 (cell);



Rusty was adopted two days before Christmas in 2023 from the Onslow County Animal Shelter and serves as our office manager. In his spare time, he enjoys snacks, chewing everything in sight, and howling at cats. Looking to adopt a furry friend to your family? Visit your options at the Onslow County Animal Services website or their Facebook page:

Do You Have a Personal Real Estate Agent?

If you’re planning on buying a home, you may have already done some shopping around on your own. Perhaps you’ve checked out a few open houses or called the number on a For Sale sign to schedule a private viewing of that property.

Yes, you can do all of that on your own, if you have the time and expertise. However, statistics prove that you’ll be more successful in finding your dream home at the right price with your own personal real estate agent.

Your Real Estate Agent Works for You

A real estate agent, especially one who knows the local market well (like we do), can help you find and buy your ideal home, quickly, and make the entire process go smoothly for you. During a viewing, your real estate agent will give you the inside scoop on that property, so you know the full story. Your real estate agent will also point out desirable features, and potential “issues”, that you might otherwise miss.

When it comes time to make an offer, your real estate agent will present and negotiate it on your behalf. If you don’t have your own real estate agent, you would have to deal directly with the seller’s agent, who is legally obliged to work in the seller’s best interests – not yours.

Bottom line: Your own personal real estate agent is there for you, every step of the way. At least, that’s how we work with our clients.

What to Look for in a Real Estate Agent

When buying a home, you want a real estate agent who…

  • Takes the time to understand your needs and goals, so you have a true partner in your home buying journey.
  • Explains everything clearly and answers your questions, so you’re never in the dark.
  • Has expertise and a track record of success in the local market.
  • Knows how to find great properties in your price range.
  • Will alert you to new listings, quickly, so you get the jump on those opportunities.
  • Will advise you on the best price to offer for the home you want.
  • Will prepare and present the offer, and skillfully negotiate such things as price, conditions, closing dates, etc. so you get the best deal.
  • Will save you potentially thousands of dollars by ensuring you don’t overpay for the property you want.
  • Will recommend reputable home inspectors, movers and other professionals you may need.

Not every real estate agent offers all of these services. Our clients say that we do. They also tell us how much they appreciate our professionalism, expertise and accessibility.

Next Steps…

The best way to select the right real estate agent, is to meet with him or her in person. Ask questions. See if there is a good fit.

To schedule an appointment with somebody in our team, please call or email. If it’s more convenient for you, submit the form below and we’ll get back to you.

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