Meet The Team
Vance Bondurant Young, a native of Wilson, NC, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in history. Upon graduation, Vance joined Merrill Lynch as a licensed financial consultant, receiving his training in Manhattan and later at the Princeton Corporate Campus. In his first year of production, he was honored by being included in Merrill Lynch's Executive Circle.
In 1988, Vance pursued a lifelong dream of moving to Wilmington and joined the emerging sales team at Landfall, a gated 2,200 acre community located on the Intracoastal Waterway within biking distance of Wrightsville Beach. Vance and his wife, Porter Eskridge, built their home in Landfall and enjoy raising their three children in this beautiful community featuring 45 holes of golf by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus as well as one of the finest sports centers (including grass tennis courts) designed by Landfall resident Cliff Drysdale.
In March of 2000, Vance joined the sales team of Intracoastal Realty. With over 400 agents and nearly $1.2 billion in production, Intracoastal is the area's market leader - particularly in the high-end markets of Landfall, Figure Eight Island and Wrightsville Beach. Vance and his team are consistently recognized as the area's leading real estate group in terms of production.
Vance enjoys his relationships with his clients, as well as the thrill of meeting new people and finding just the right property for them. Specializing in waterfront properties in the coastal communities of Landfall, Figure Eight and Wrightsville Beach; his clientele include current and former CEO's and families from the major metropolitan markets of Washington, New York, Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia.
Born and educated in the Philadelphia area, Maureen graduated from St. Joseph's and Villanova University and taught school in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Soon after, the "corporate life" led Maureen and her family around the east to Wilmington, DE; Virginia Beach, VA; Pittsburgh, PA and Wilton, CT. After settling in to Connecticut - and by now familiar to the process of buying and selling houses, Maureen was drawn to real estate.
Maureen Magee Robison listed and sold residential real estate in Fairfield County, Connecticut for fourteen years. Throughout that time, Maureen held several leadership positions on the local and state Board of Realtors. In 1993, Maureen was named Realtor of the Year.
Once settled in Wilmington, Maureen missed the energy and activity of real estate and asked to join Vance's team in 2003. Since that time, Maureen has learned about coastal living and enjoys being part of a successful team.
Born in Wilson, NC and graduated from NCSU in 1986 with a degree in Agriculture. I lived in Wilson and ran my family farm until 2000 when My wife and I, and our 2 sons moved to Wilmington. I have had my real estate license since 1985. I worked for First Wilson Properties in Wilson before moving and joining Vance Youngs' team at Intracoastal. Vance and I have been lifelong friends so it has been great working together in Wilmington.
I also owned and opperated a Construction company in Wilmington. We built many houses in the area from starter homes up to $2,000,000 spec homes. My experience in building is a great advantage to customers when looking at homes to purchase.
I look forward to the opportunity to assist in finding your new home.
Born in Chapel Hill and raised in Wilmington, NC, I know the area well. I graduated from Cape Fear Academy in 1988. After graduating fromHampden-Sydney College in 1993, I began my work career with Brame Specialty Company in Durham, NC. After holding various positions within the family-owned company, I began my sales career. My wife and I decided to move back to Wilmington in 1998 and I graduated from UNC-W with an MBA in 2000.
I continued with Brame Specialty Company until 2005 when an offer to assist in the management of a marine construction company enticed me to leave. After growing that company nearly 300% in nine months, I was ready for a change. Vance Young and I have been friends for years which lead me to Intracoastal Realty and his team specifically.
Cathrine and I have two children (Linden-5 and Sydney-3). I enjoy fishing, hunting, and triathlons outside of work.
Michael Spruill was raised in Greenville, NC and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from East Carolina University. After college, Michael moved to Los Angeles, CA and obtained his CA real estate license in 2013. Upon relocating to Wrightsville Beach, NC, Michael received his NC real estate license and now focuses on residential real estate in the Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach area closer to friends and family.
Sounia Nejad Chaney, licensed broker/Realtor, has a master’s degree in information systems from George Washington University.
Linda comes to the Vance Young Team after 4 years in general brokerage. While growing up in Eastern North Carolina, Linda and her family spent their summer vacations at her great uncle's apartment hotel on the south end of Wrightsville Beach, so her roots go pretty deep here in spite of stints living in the Midwest and Europe. Linda is a St. Mary's, UNC-CH and Wake Forest Law School graduate.
Linda and her husband Gus (a Duke graduate!) and West Highland Terrier, Fanny Franklin, enjoy living in Landfall on the lake of the Nicklaus Ocean #1. From there they love to walk over to The "Nick" for a practice, a round of golf or a great meal at the Nicklaus Clubhouse. When not working as a broker, she enjoys serving on the Board of Directors of the Country Club of Landfall and the Landfall Foundation Grants Committee as well as a round of golf when she can work it in.
A Wrightsville beach local, Max Smith has always had a love for the ocean and for surfing. His passion for chasing waves eventually led him to the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Global Studies degree in 2016.
Max has since returned home to pursue a career as a real estate agent with Intracoastal Realty on the Vance Young Team. His local knowledge and excitement for real estate gives him an excellent eye for the market, while the importance he places on respect, honesty, and hard work makes him a pleasure to work with.
Robert Powell Holding III is a native of Smithfield, North Carolina. He graduated from N.B. Broughton High School and attended North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Robert worked for many years in the Raleigh area in commercial and residential real estate and has had his real estate Broker's license for over 30 years. He designed and built several residential subdivisions and commercial developments in the Triangle.
After years of visiting family that had relocated to Wilmington from the northeast, Gregg finally fulfilled a dream by moving to our beautiful coast several years ago. In addition to bringing his love of our seaside community, Gregg brings over 25 years of sales experience during which he was known as a problem solver with integrity. With painstaking attention to detail, Gregg never forgets the very human side of purchasing a home...the very real emotions that need attention as much as the paperwork.