Lee Ann Fordyce

    Lee Ann Fordyce

    I live on the water, am an avid boater and long-distance cruiser: I am a "waterfront lifestyle" pro! I specialize in residential real estate in the New Bern, NC, area. I put my 28 years of experience in marketing and sales to work helping people buy and sell homes. My skill in advertising and promotion sets me apart in our local MLS. I know what makes New Bern the best hometown: I've lived in more than 20 other places and traveled to more than 50 countries.

    Clients, friends and associates would describe me as: Consumer centric, Energetic, Excellent at Jeopardy and Trivial Pursuit, Intelligent, a Learner and Logical thinker, Outgoing, a Team player.

    I enjoy boating, ballroom dancing, teaching English as a Second Language, having fun with friends, doing volunteer work at my church; I'm a walker, reader and writer. I'm a member of the DAR, The New Bern Yacht Club (the BEST one in town!) and the New Bern Golf and Country Club. Every year I am the top fund raiser for the CROP Hunger Walk.
    My educational background: 1972 BA in Advertising, Washington State University; 1979 MBA/Marketing, University of Cincinnati. Hundreds of hours of real estate professional courses.

    My most memorable experiences: decorating an office for Jimmy Carter when he was President, serving as a delegate to various international conventions, throwing a party for 3500, launching cruise service in Tahiti, vacationing in South Africa, Dubai and India.

    My Client Testimonials

    Lee Ann Fordyce responded quickly to my initial inquiry and with a friendly mannerism. I felt comfortable to stay in touch with her as my agent of choice. Communication throughout the the process was excellent! ~ Donna Falquero, Oriental
    We were pleasantly surprised with how prompt and thorough Lee Ann was during our purchase. Everything from our initial showing, to the final paperwork was handled professionally and on time. We sincerely appreciate Lee Ann's efforts to assist in the purchase of our dream home! Thanks to she and her team for a job well done! ~ Marc Hazell, New Bern, NC
    Punctual, savvy regarding area, patient. ~ Joan Ferzetti, ORIENTAL, NC
    Had the house on the market for over a year and had taken it off the market to renovate it. Lee Ann found a buyer, even though not on the market, and negotiated a close to full price offer. Thank you Lee Ann for your professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm ~ Mark, New Bern, NC
    This was my 11th transaction with Lee Ann. The other 10 had all been investment/rental properties. Now came the time to sell my personal residence: a 5000 square foot, contemporary, riverfront home with all the bells and whistles. Once again Lee Ann's marketing and sales skills proved the winning ticket. AND she got the job done in 40% fewer DOM than is the norm for "million dollar" homes in New Bern. ~ Mark Hornby New Bern, NC
    This was my 8th transaction with Lee Ann. Once again, she hit a home run. At the 11th hour she pulled out all the stops to save the sale. That's why I have two other properties listed with her right now ~ Mark Hornby, New Bern, NC
    When it comes to real estate sales, Lee Ann Fordyce is the "Top Banana"!! ~ Roselie McDevitt , formerly from New Bern
    Lee Ann was such a great help as we were buying our first home and didnt have knowledge of anything. She was very helpful and gave us all the information needed. Such a delight to work with! ~ Anthony Abrams
    Lee Ann made selling 511 Middle Street the easiest of the seven transactions I've done with her exceptional service. She actually found my buyer BEFORE THE HOUSE WENT ON THE MARKET. And she handled all of the related details with no stress to me at the height of the Covid restrictions. ~ Mark Hornby, New Bern, NC
    I have worked with Lee Ann on numerous transactions in the past 10 years. I always call her because I know I can count on her professionalism, attention to detail and skills to get the job done right. ~ Mark Hornby
    We were out of town byers and Lee-Ann worked very hard supplying information about the local area and real estate market with no guarantee of being engaged as our broker. Once engaged, she supplied a great deal of "spot-on" information relative to what we were looking to accomplish. When we arrived in New Bern were able to tour the market and select the house we wanted at the price we wanted in one day. She was diligent, throughout the purchase and close process and she kept us informed in a timely manner with complete information. We closed on time. The process was flawless from start to finish! Thanks Lee Ann! ~ Daryl and Su Chapman
    ~ Winston Ezzell, New Bern NC
    The transaction was fast and painless, just as I expected. Lee Ann has local knowledge that is most helpful. ~ Robert Burget, Trent Woods NC
    Lee Ann Fordyce was an excellent "partner" during my home search -- helping me over the rough spots and walking me through the entire buying experience which was a real plus for this first-time solo buyer. ~ Jeanne Zielinski, New Bern NC
    I was impressed with how accessible Lee Ann was, no matter where she was or what was going on (Hurricane Florence). She was also pretty aggressive in marketing the house. Finally, she was very patient and helpful, especially given that I was living on the west cosat during the listing. ~ Caryn Seifert, Bremerton, WA
    Lee Ann was everything I expected in a realtor and more! This was my first time buying a house and she made the buying process a breeze. Not to mention I flipped to another house half way through the process and she was completely supportive of what I wanted! Thanks to Lee Ann! ~ Nick Holloway- Bridgeton
    As selling a home can be a stressful experience, Lee Ann made this seem effortless and pleasant. It was such a pleasure to have met her and worked with her thought this endeavor. If we ever need another realtor in that area, she is definitely the one to turn to. ~ Cogdill
    I travelled to North Carolina to find a home, shortly before a major hurricane disrupted the entire area. I was looking for a particular type of property of interest to boaters. Lee Ann Fordyce's combination of local knowledge and understanding of my requirements was essential, and made her an easy choice for me. Despite some weather-related setbacks, she stuck with me until all was well in the end. Throughout the process, Lee Ann was helpful and energetic.Her positive attitude and enthusiasm kept a challenging situation from becoming overwhelming. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a considerate and well-informed realtor to work with. ~ R Burget, Trent Woods, NC
    Lee Ann Fordyce has a commendable work ethic which is combined with honest open communication & a sincere desire to match you with the home that best fits your needs/desires. ~ Marilyn in New Bern, NC
    I wanted to sell and I had an exwife that made the selling process miserable for me and Lee Ann Forddycee and not to mention the exwife was going for her licence to become a realtor for a second time so she assumed she knew how everything worked. Lee Ann was great in bringing in in potential buyers when the season picked up allowing me to be dept free and finally get that exwife off my back. ~ john gillis durham nc
    Lee Ann is very knowledgeable, energetic and creative in her approach to real estate. She recommended the price, marketing plan and improvements that could be made to facilitate the sale. I would highly recommend Lee Ann's services to anyone trying to buy or sell a home. ~ Mark Hornby, New Bern
    I was a translator for my friend so Im telling their story.They moved here from Burma four years ago and have never bought a house.They needed help every step of the way,to understand what they were doing.Lee Ann did all of that.They trusted her.She answer the question they didnt think of.she referred them to all people they needed they are very happy in their new home. ~ Kawkaw paw. New Bern,NC
    The sale of my house was a smooth transition in every way, even though I was reluctant to leave my home of 25 years. I have recommended LeAnn to other friends in the Greenbrier area who may be considering re-locating in the near future. LeeAnn will be honest, considerate, and assertive (not aggressive) always placing her client first. ~ Barbara Odderstol, Alexandria, VA
    Fully recommend Lee Ann for a fantastic experience and professional marketing and handling! We wish we could market our mountain house with her!! We will always remember her fondly and positively! Thanks again Lee Ann!! Cant go wrong with her!! ~ Wayne Bauknight, Maggie Valley, NC
    I was glad to have Lee Ann in my corner!! Lee Ann went beyond the call!! While working Lee Ann I was working with a trusted advisor. She made great suggestions, provided sage advice, and gently moved the process along, when family emotions were high. Her compassion, expertise and professionalism were greatly appreciated. ~ Ginne-Rae Clay, Connecticut
    Lee Ann completed this sale in one week from offer to closing! ~ Dr. Roselie McDevitt
    I'm very satisfied how easy the process of buying a house was with Lee Ann Fordyce's assistance. She is very professional and very detailed orientated. ~ Elsa Arbelo - Brice's Crossing, New Bern, NC
    She was very helpful and understood I needed to know what was going on in the market, even before we were ready to buy. ~ Janell Ringuette Fair Field Harbor
    Lee Ann Fordyce is a trustworthy, friendly, go getter that gave her expertise to quickly sell the home in record time. As I was in a dilemma to sell a property that was 1/2 way across the US, in a short few months, I had to rely on the honesty and knowledge of Lee Ann to complete this sale with out a hitch. I was able to close on this house and even have a small vacation while there in N.C. I highly recommend Lee Ann and C21 and have already told my N.C. friends to see Lee Ann for any home sale needs. ~ j.newton Lubbock, Tx
    Lee Ann listened carefully to our location, style, and pricing preferences and searched diligently to find what we hoped for. She is a fast worker. She made herself very available both in person and electronically. She is good at thinking outside the box in terms of property possibilities and ways to find unknown properties. Her maturity and experience in the real estate business shows. We have moved and purchased many properties over the years, so we have worked with broker's and rental agents before. Lee Ann is a keeper. ~ Jack & Marilyn Browning-Henry, New Bern, N.C.
    Lee Ann was available when we needed to speak to her and her marketing plan was very good. She was very proactive and was always coming up with new marketing ideas. We recommend her highly. ~ John and Pat Gilshian, North Port, Fl. Formerly from New Bern.
    As stated before, Ms. Fordyce made this selling experience "great" for me. This was the first time I had tried to sale a piece of property while living in another state. Ms. Fordyce continually keep be apprised of each situation and was readily available to answer any questions. For this and previously mentioned statement I would certainly recommend her to anyone that had property in New Bern and was wishing to sell that property ~ John E. Bugno, 12614 Corral Drive; Lusby Md; 20657
    Lee Ann is a "get it done" gal. She did a great job representing us when we sold a amall investment property. ~ Roselie McDevitt - New Bern, NC
    Lea Ann Fordyce is very knowledgeable of the local area and her experience and professional manner helped to facilate the sale in a timely manner. Her contact and communication was excellent and i would recommend her services to anyone who wished to sell or purchase a property in the New Bern area. ~ Thom Wilson New Bern NC
    I was comfortable working with Lee Ann Fordyce from the very first telephone contact. I felt even more confident in her service when I arranged to meet, on relatively short notice, at the New Bern property for a walk-through of the home. She was able to prepare a bid and obtain the appropriate signatures for the pending sale in one day. This was critical as I was scheduled to be out of the country for 6 weeks in January and February of 2015 so a number of required actions had to be completed in very short order before the Christmas holiday season which could have impacted on the home purchase. I was leaving the country within 5 weeks of signing the purchase contract and was only available by sporadic email contact until 2 weeks before the closing date. I was extremely comfortable and very pleased with Lee Ann Fordyce's handling of the followup on issues which arose from the home inspection. She kept me informed of progress made and ensured that all of my concerns were addressed by the sellers. Lee Ann Fordyce receives my highest accolades for her professionalism during what could have been a very stressful period. I can only hope that all future home buyers experience this level of expertise! ~ Patricia A. Miller, Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    I'm always pleased with Lee Ann's direct and forthright manner in all our real estate communications. Consummate professional. ~ Leann Wilson

    Awards

      My Experience

      • Advertising Copywriting: Washington, DC
      • Marketing and Sales Management: San Francisco and Cincinnati
      • Public Relations and Sales Promotion: Cincinnati and New York City
      • Personal Sales: New York City

      My Credentials and Memberships

      • National Association of Realtors
      • North Carolina Association of Realtors
      • Neuse River Region Association of Realtors
      • New Bern Yacht Club
      • Daughters of the American Revolution
      • Washington State University Alumni Association

      My Community Involvement

      • ESL Tutor -- Interfaith Refugee Ministry
      • CROP Hunger Walk Coordinator and Major Fund Raiser
      • Board Member: New Bern Yacht Club
      • Altar Guild: Christ Episcopal Church

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