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Raju Uppalapati – CEO / Principal Broker in Charge

rajuRaju Uppalapati is a highly successful veteran of the real estate industry with first-hand, real-world experience in real estate sales, marketing and development, vacation rentals and hospitality service industries.

For 16 years, he served as CEO of BD&A Realty and Construction, a premier luxury real estate and construction company on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. In partnership with BD&A, he has assisted in building over 2,000 luxury homes and developed many prestigious communities throughout Eastern North Carolina. Raju has managed over 60 sales professionals and sold over 1 billion dollars in real estate.

In addition to leading BD&A, Raju founded Elan Vacations, an Outer Banks luxury vacation rental company, and served as CEO for nine years. After enjoying great success in the vacation rental industry, Raju partnered with Wyndham and Hilton to develop multiple hotels in North Carolina.

After successful sale of BD&A and Elan, Raju is now focusing on building a successful real estate brand, EILLU, a progressive and tech enabled real estate brokerage offering full service real estate sales and marketing services to help Buyers and Sellers. He is also very actively involved in managing all his other business interests.

In addition to his years of real-world experience in building, real estate, sales and marketing, Raju holds an MBA from Wright State University and a Masters in International Management from the University of Texas.

Cell:  252-305-0707


Reviews on Zillow

“We used Raju for the purchase of our second home in OBX. We couldn’t be more happy with the expertise, knowledge and service that Raju and his team … more
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“Raju is an outer banks local with years of experience in real estate developing. He is knowledgeable about local land values, community history and … more
by tlqjones

“Raju was great. He went out of his way to work with us in getting our approval for a property in OBX. He was able to extend our due diligence time to … more
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Vijayasree Uppalapati-President

VijayaVijayasree Uppalapati is a business professional with extensive experience in real estate, technology, marketing and healthcare services industries. A graduate of Andhra Medical College, Vijaya started her career as an emergency room physician in India and the British Virgin Islands.

After a successful medical career, Vijaya began to focus on the business world, helping establish and manage many real estate and hospitality ventures. In addition to Eillu, she oversees the day to day management of a technology and marketing company.

Vijayasree is a licensed NC Real Estate Broker and enjoys helping buyers and sellers fulfill their real estate needs. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends and committing time toward many community and wellness organizations and efforts.

Iryna Snyder – Associate Broker, Executive Assistant to Raju Uppalapati

Originally from Ukraine, Iryna relocated to the Outer Banks in 2012, falling in love with the area and beach life.  Iryna’s personal insight into the best neighborhoods and properties is an added advantage to her clients. During her free time, Iryna enjoys spending time with her husband Tom and their dog Elvis, the beach, boating, kayaking and watching endless sunsets!

“There is no place on earth like the Outer Banks, North Carolina, and owning a home here is one of the most wonderful privileges of life. I fell in love with this area 8 years ago and once I show you around, I am sure you will love it too and want to call this beautiful place your home. As your Real Estate Agent, I will be an advocate for you. Whether you are buying or selling real estate I will work tirelessly to promote your best interest and make your experience as pleasurable as possible.”

Mandy Robinson – Associate Broker

Born and raised in Chantilly, Virginia, Mandy Robinson grew up vacationing on the northern Outer Banks with her family. It didn’t take Mandy long to figure out that just two weeks, once every summer wasn’t going to cut it – she wanted the beach life to be her real life.

After graduating from East Carolina University in the fall of 2003 with a degree in Hospitality Management, Mandy moved to Corolla where she worked as a Guest Services Manager for the prestigious golfing community of The Currituck Club. Later, Mandy worked as the onsite Property Manager for the oceanfront community of Buck Island, a private community also located in Corolla. Throughout her management career, Mandy’s strong work ethic, can-do attitude, attention to detail and excellent communication skills earned her a stellar reputation with guests, owners, vendors and contractors alike. If you need something, call Mandy!

In 2017, Mandy decided that she was ready to do more, not only as a professional but also as a devoted member of the Outer Banks community. She obtained her real estate license and set out to pursue a deep-rooted passion; to help others make their beach life dreams an every day reality just like she did.

In her free time, you can find Mandy with her daughter, Lily, enjoying the beach, the playground, the water park and their time spent together in general. Mandy is also a very devoted fitness enthusiast. She enjoys weight lifting, running, hiking, biking, kayaking and paddle boarding. If you can’t find Mandy with enjoying the outdoors with her daughter, selling homes or hosting an open house, then she’s probably in the gym!

Yes, You Can Expect More With The Eillu Real Estate Team!

Mailing Address
PO Box 3009, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Physical Address
3712 Suite B North Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
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