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CCAR Awards Luncheon

Carteret County Association of REALTORS® Annual Awards Luncheon

Valentine’s Day was a full day of celebrations as members of Real Estate Organizations across Carteret County gathered to celebrate their accomplishments from 2018. We are proud to have multiple agents, teams, and both of our offices recognized with production awards.

Platinum Office Awards

Bluewater Real Estate- Atlantic Beach
Bluewater Real Estate- Emerald Isle

We are so excited to announce that both of our office locations have secured the top-production award from the Carteret County Association of REALTORS®. This is a testament to our hardworking agents, and their knowledge of the Crystal Coast Real Estate Market. The prestigious Platinum Award is given to those offices that surpass 170 transaction sides, or are responsible for over $40 Million in Total Sales Volume.

Kitch Ayre


This is my 20th year selling in Emerald Isle, and I love it!  I meet people from all over and help them buy and sell their vacation homes, investment properties, and full time residences.  I also have quite a few military customers with the close proximity to two bases.  I take my job very seriously and make myself available to my customers almost anytime.  I know that their transactions are very important to them, and I want them to be able to contact me whenever they need me.  I also feel that I need to know as much as possible about this market and to give the best customer service possible–even long after the sale!

I have been honored as Bluewater’s Top Producer every year since 1999 as well as Carteret County’s Top Producer for six years. In today’s challenging Emerald Isle real estate market, selecting the right real estate agent to represent you is crucial.  It can make all of the difference in the world.  Whether you’re planning on buying or selling or just have a question, please feel free to call me!  Let me put my enthusiasm, integrity, and attention to detail to work for you!

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The Star Team

Real Estate Team

When you work with the Star Team, you’ll get expert guidance from professionals with an outstanding reputation for excellence in real estate transactions on the Crystal Coast.

We are long-time residents and know the area intimately. We have the education and the experience to take all of the pieces of a home buying or selling puzzle and put them together to achieve a seamless closing. We’re committed to serving the community with honesty and integrity, and to building relationships, not just adding up home sales.

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Allison Bernauer- Broker/Realtor with Copeland & Bernauer team at Bluewater Real Estate in Atlantic Beach, NC

Copeland & Bernauer

Real Estate Team

With over 40 combined years of Crystal Coast Real Estate experience, The Copeland & Bernauer Real Estate Team takes pride in providing a smooth and enjoyable transaction for all of their clients. Alison Bernauer, Pat Copeland, and Eleanor Copeland have decided to combine their industry and local knowledge to form the C & B team. The Silver Production Award is a testament to their hardwork and dedication to their clients and community.

Lorna Riggs


I relocated to Emerald Isle on the beautiful Crystal Coast with my husband in 1989, leaving my 1st career as a Physician Assistant in Winston-Salem, NC. We pursued our entrepreneurial dream of creating and operating a specialty outdoor retail business in a place we love.  Island Rigs Kayak and Clothing Company was born, grew and thrived for 16 years.  At the store vacationing customers, enthralled by the area, were often as interested in my local knowledge of the coastal neighborhoods, as they were about our products and services.

I became a licensed Real Estate Broker in 2005. Since then, I have familiarized myself with communities throughout Carteret and Onslow Counties.  I obtained the GRI (Graduate of Realtor Institute); SFR (Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource); CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) & RSPS (Resort & Second-home Property Specialist) designations to better serve my clients.  I look forward to working with you in buying or selling your full time residence, vacation home or investment property.  Your satisfaction is my goal.  It will be a privilege to use my professional skills, knowledge of current market conditions, and attention to detail in helping you, your friends and family.

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Ron Webb


I have lived in Carteret County for twenty one years, thirteen of them on the Bogue Sound in Emerald Isle.  My background includes experience in healthcare and as a business owner in healthcare professional recruitment.  I have lived mostly in Kentucky and Texas before moving to North Carolina in 1996.  When I am not busy with church activities, I golf and explore the outer banks and mountains of North Carolina.  I enjoy helping people find the property that makes them happy.  I am excited about telling people the benefits of living here along the Crystal Coast.  Call me at 252-622-1505 or email me at  I would be happy to come look at your property or help you find your next (or second) home.

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