Alan & Lauren Creech - TeamCreechOBX
Your Outer Banks Beach Connection
We’re a real estate duo with over 20 years of combined experience, and we love everything Outer Banks–the people, the dunes, the beach, the water, and the maritime forests. This is a friendly, close-knit community with a unique real estate climate, and folks around here know they can trust our dedication and know-how to provide five-star service, no matter if they’re dealing with a modest home or multi-million dollar estate. We are our clients’ best advocates and fiduciaries, so we listen to them, honestly assess properties, and put our clients’ financial best interests first
Born in Winston-Salem, with forays in Chattanooga and Richmond, I’ve lived in North Carolina most of my life, moving to the Outer Banks in 1989. With a background that includes construction, hospitality, and horticulture, my natural interests align with my professional duties, as I have deep knowledge about the area’s topography and the land itself, which is crucial for assessing Outer Banks properties. I’m a people person with a dry sense of humor, and I’m a dogged pursuer of a property’s story. I’m not afraid to get down and dirty to discover important details before a deal is made. And, repeat clients are a specialty of mine, with some having worked with me to buy or sell multiple properties over the years, which says it all. I’m loyal and realistic, honest and hard-working, and I love helping people sell property and/or find their dream place at the best possible price.
I grew up in South Western Pennsylvania in a blue-collar family that taught me the value of hard and honest work. I earned a business and marketing degree at Penn State, during which I traveled Europe and studied International Business in The Netherlands, which gave me a broader view of the intricacies and strategies of business. I moved to the Outer Banks in 2007, and I immediately put my degree and experience into action through my love of real estate. I have been a closing specialist, a property manager, a vacation rental trust accountant, and an appraisal manager and reviewer. Throughout my career, I have learned how to maximize outcomes through modern real estate technology and meticulous best practices, while gaining expertise in the local market. Now, I’m putting it all together, joining Alan as TeamCreechOBX at Outer Banks Realty Group, and this is indeed a perfect job for me. I can put my focused business mind to work, while also getting to know people–their backgrounds, families, and hopes. Of course, I know that real estate transactions can often make people feel anxious, so I work to clarify the process, offering clients a competent, organized, and calm experience that can actually even be fun. The Golden Rule lights my way, so my clients know that I will always do everything I can on their behalf and that we’ll enjoy the process together.