We are more than a TEAM, we’re a FAMILY

Leadership-teamOur Team is more than a group of people. It is our culture. It’s a way of thinking, doing and committing to one another for the success of everyone involved. When you have individuals coming together with one mindset, you have an award-winning team – the EILLU Team.

With the EILLU Team, you get an enthusiastic team of professionals, committed to proactively working together to bring you the best results whether you are selling or buying a property. We remain the best boutique real estate Team in Outer Banks because of our cutting edge marketing expertise, knowledge, and customer service.

With more than 20 years of experience in real estate, vacation rentals and development on the Outer Banks, Eillu’s management team brings to the table an abundant background, firmly established in proven real estate methods. Joined together with a dynamic team of realtors, digital marketing professionals, and a strong technology department to create a new concept for real estate on the Outer Banks that will lead to more sales, higher profits and more opportunities for buyers, sellers and realtors alike!

Driven by the technological advances of the real estate marketplace of today, Eillu employs the future of real estate marketing with the latest technology available to realtors and clients, backed by an acclaimed IT department. The digital marketing team provides helpful and relevant content for clients and streamlines the nurturing process straight to the appropriate trained Realtor. All under the guidance of a long-time Outer Banks real estate professional, Eillu is aligned with expertise to help you succeed with your buying, selling and professional real estate goals.

Eillu’s team of real estate professionals are dedicated to the buying and selling experience of our customers. Our team stays up to date on industry trends, home availability and provides excellent customer service. Learn more about our expert staff that are waiting to assist during your buying or selling process.

Raju Uppalapati – CEO / Team Leader

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.

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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.

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Keith Van Curen – Associate Broker

Keith Van Curen - Associate BrokerMy Family has called the OBX home since 1970 so I have a strong and deep connection to the area and the people.

From restaurants to real estate I have been involved in community business on and off for 30 years and recently returned to OBX from Jackson Wyoming where I was also a licensed broker.
My goal is to deliver exceptional customer service with honesty and integrity

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Michelle Register – Sales Associate

Michele Register Eillu Real Estate Sales AssociateBefore obtaining her Real Estate license in 2015, Michelle worked for 23 years at a private laboratory focusing on customer service and physician satisfaction. 

Most recently, Michelle worked for Century 21 in Greenville.  Her team was recognized for 2016 end of year results:

2016 Overall Team producer

2016 Listing Team of the year

2016 Selling Team of the year and the award for Quality Service Team Producers.

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Marti Thoms – Real Estate Sales Coordinator

Marti Thoms is an experienced Sales Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. Skilled in Sales, Marketing, Statistical Analysis, Residential Lending, Credit Review, Customer Satisfaction, and Customer Retention.

Marti is a strong sales professional with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration from George Mason University and a North Carolina Licensed real estate broker.

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Victoria Jackson – Digital Marketing Project Manager

VictoriaVictoria Jackson is the Digital Marketing Project Manager; she is a published author, graphic artist and served as a Publisher of a Real Estate magazine for 17 years. She has a broad marketing background from event planning, TV / radio broadcasting, public speaking and website design.

Previously Victoria was a Systems Analyst Consultant for AIG and AT&T on enterprise level projects. Her 20 years’ experience includes planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating systems, processes and projects to accomplish organizational goals.

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Leigh Griggs – Social Media & Graphic Specialist

Leigh is a Social Media & Graphic Specialist with experience in content creation, and social media management across all channels. She has strong interests in the creative and design side of marketing. She earned her MBA with a concentration in marketing from Campbell University.

Leigh is an Outer Banks native with a strong understanding of local industries, she grew up working in many of her family’s own local businesses.

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Yes, You Can Expect More With Eillu!