Our Agents

  • Sharon Schovain

    Sharon Schovain

    Broker in Charge / Owner Office: 919-459-6319 Cell: 919-667-5555 Fax: 919-459-6301 SSchovain@BlockRealty.com

    One of Block & Associates' outstanding specialists, Sharon is responsible for a team of rental and relocation experts who work solely for clients who have property to rent or are looking for a rental. Both individuals and corporations call on Sharon to assist them. Over the past 30 years, she has handled thousands of relocations.

    Sharon's experience and unique ability to exceed client expectations has contributed to her continued success. As a specialist in rental property, Sharon has developed an approach that ensures your success. Whether you are a landlord or tenant, contact Sharon today and find out why she is unique among her peers.

  • Karen Rullman

    Karen Rullman

    Relocation Specialist & Executive Assistant to Sharon Schovain Office: 919-459-6317 Fax: 919-459-6301 krullman@blockrealty.com

    Extremely experienced and acknowledged as a top producer in her field, Karen Rullman brings professionalism to relocation. Living overseas and in Chicago prior to moving to the Triangle 15 years ago, gives her "hands-on" experience and empathy for relocating families.

    Karen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Illinois State University and has been a licensed Realtor since 1994. Her wide scope of knowledge and integrity with those she assists provides both Landlords and Tenants with a pleasant and successful transaction.

  • Bridget Stell

    Bridget Stell

    Relocation Specialist & Assistant to Sharon Schovain Office: 919-235-2551 Fax: 919-459-6301 bstell@blockrealty.com

    I have been in the property management business since 1981 and acquired my real estate broker license in 2002. Born and raised in Raleigh, NC I love to work with people to help them relocate to an awesome State. I have a great background in making a move the smoothest transition you will experience. The Triangle has many exciting and fun activities to experience with friends and family and is ranked in the top 10 cities to live.

  • Eva VanAken

    Eva VanAken

    Rental Agent & Relocation Specialist Office: 919-459-6325 Fax: 919-459-6301 evanaken@nc.rr.com

    As Block & Associates Realty continues to grow, I limit my business to the leasing and management of rental properties. My fifteen years of experience in the residential rental market in both marketing and property management have taught me what to anticipate and how best to resolve your housing needs.

    My superior market knowledge is highlighted by my acute attention to details, so that every step of your transaction is handled by a true professional. Additionally, I have a degree in Business Management, have attained the designation of Certified Apartment Manager and hold a North Carolina Real Estate License. I am sure you will find me to be professional, knowledgeable and ready to assist you in any way I can.

    I always welcome new business and appreciate repeat business and referrals from customers who are now friends. Please call me and provide me with the opportunity to work for you.

  • Tricia Dickens

    Tricia Dickens

    Rental Agent & Relocation Specialist Office: 919-459-6316 Fax: 919-459-6301 Tdickens@Blockrealty.com

    As a Block & Associates Relocation Specialist, I have lots of experience in the residential real estate market. I have been here at Block & Associates for eleven years working in all areas of real estate. I believe I can provide a level of expertise that will gain your repeat business and referrals.

    I am sure you will find me very professional and knowledgeable, focusing on the delivery of excellent service. I always pay detailed attention to my customers and clients. I never take on more business than I can properly service. My goal is to exceed your expectations.

    If you are looking for a capable real estate agent who will handle your concerns with care and integrity, I invite you to put me to work for you. I would love to have the opportunity to assist you in either renting your home, or finding a perfect home for you and your family.

  • Joshua Furr

    Joshua Furr

    Rental Agent & Relocation Specialist Office: 919-459-6300 Cell: 919-606-3461 Fax: 919-459-6301 jfurr@blockrealty.com

    Joshua Furr has over 15 years of experience in Residential Real Estate, including property management and relocation services in Cary NC, Morrisville NC, Apex NC, Raleigh NC and the surrounding Triangle area including Chapel Hill and Durham. Joshua has been a resident of the Triangle area for over 30 years. Clients love Joshua's ability to pair them with a desirable home that meets their needs and far exceeds their expectations. Let Joshua help you rent your condo, single-family home or townhome.

    Many of our clients are homeowners whose property is not selling. They come to us to earn rental income on their property while they wait on the real estate market to improve. If you plan to rent out your house, you are not alone. More homeowners are becoming landlords as they wait out the struggling housing market or they see the growing rental market as a source of income.

  • William Warren

    William Warren

    Rental Agent & Relocation Specialist Office: 919-841-9019 Fax: 919-459-6301 BWarren@BlockRealty.com

    My 22 years as a Realtor, as well as 7 years as a mortgage broker, give me the foundation to provide knowledgeable experience. Prior to my current career, I was a police officer and also a paramedic with the Ministry of Health in Ontario, Canada.

    My ability to provide solutions and compromise to difficult situations is the reason Landlords and Tenants return to use my services. I'll enjoy assisting you at any time. My duties go beyond the move-in date ... Enjoy service beyond expectation!

  • Taylor Farley

    Taylor Farley

    Rental Agent & Relocation Specialist Office: 919-630-3074 Fax: 919-459-6301 tfarley@blockrealty.com

    I was born and raised in Chapel Hill and have lived in Cary since 1993. After receiving my degree in Business Management from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, I obtained my Real Estate license. I have been around the business my entire life. My parents have been in the industry for over 30 years, so I know the hard work, determination, and patience it takes to successfully assist both landlords and tenants.

    As your relocation agent, I am professional, knowledgeable, and honest. I am eager to help you find the perfect home or find the perfect tenant for your home. I am always looking for new business. Please feel free to contact me with your real estate needs. I look forward to providing you with service that exceeds your expectations.

  • Jeff Stoker

    Jeff Stoker

    Rental Agent & Relocation Specialist Office: 919-459-6307 Cell: 919-608-2592 Fax: 919-459-6301 jstoker@blockrealty.com

    I have lived in the Raleigh/Triangle area for over 15 years and have loved calling North Carolina home. After spending over 12 years in the financial industry, I decided to make a career change to real estate. I am excited and eager to work with both property owners and tenants. My extensive professional experience allows me to exceed your expectations by making you my top priority, and become a trusted source for your rental needs. I also appreciate the referral sources that I have built over the years. Having someone trust me enough to refer their friends, family, and clients to me is something I don’t take for granted, ever.

    Please contact me anytime to make an appointment. I look forward to working with you!

  • Emily McBrayer

    Emily McBrayer

    Rental Agent & Relocation Specialist Office: 919-459-6303 Fax: 919-459-6301 emcbrayer@blockrealty.com

    Carolina born and educated, Emily joined Block & Associates Realty in 2005 after receiving her degree in Public Relations at East Carolina University. Since overseeing the Property Management Department, she has joined the Block & Associates Leasing Team for a new challenge within the industry. Emily’s communication skills and "can-do" work ethic will be valuable contributions to your leasing process. Please contact her for stellar service with a smile!

  • Phil Wicker

    Phil Wicker

    Rental Agent & Relocation Specialist Office: 919-459-6304 Fax: 919-459-6301 pwicker@blockrealty.com

    My wife, Karen, and I are both REALTORS®. We have 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren, and a cat named Baby. I enjoy reading, photography and outdoor activities including walking, hiking and biking. I’m involved with my church and with helping the less fortunate. My educational background includes a BS in Forestry from NCSU and as well as courses in real estate every year.

    I am a North Carolina native and have lived in the Raleigh/Triangle NC area since 1991. I have seen the dramatic growth and change that has taken place, and I’m thoroughly familiar with the real estate market in this area. I have been a licensed, full-time REALTOR® for 12 years. I am a full-time rental agent with a background in residential sales. I have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience, and a network of real estate professionals to provide comprehensive services for all of your real estate needs. My goal is to help you achieve yours as effectively and pleasantly as possible.

  • Mike Trainer

    Mike Trainer

    Rental Agent & Relocation Specialist Office: 919-418-9536 Fax: 919-459-6301 MTrainer@BlockRealty.com

    I have proudly been a part of Block and Associates Realty for 16 years. I was born and raised in Ohio and was a real estate broker in California for 13 years before making my way to Apex.

    I bring to the table years of experience and knowledge. My focus on details and professionalism has kept me in the business year after year as a top producer. I continue to receive referrals from my past clients because of my integrity and work ethic.

    Whether selling you a home or renting you a home, I understand your challenges and concerns. Working with the right real estate agent is a large part of the success in finding you the right home. Let me be your agent, and I promise to work for you with enthusiasm and honesty.

  • Michelle Ray

    Michelle Ray

    Rental Agent & Relocation Specialist Office: 919-414-8746 Fax: 919-459-6301 mray@blockrealty.com

    I was born and raised in Florida and have relocated many times in my lifetime. I understand firsthand all of the stress that comes along with moving. My family and I finally moved to North Carolina in 1997 and just love it here! It has been a wonderful place to raise my two girls. I hope to assist you in reducing your stress and making your transition less challenging.

    After attending Baylor University in Waco, TX, Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, FL and three years in Chicago, I received my real estate license in 1999. My background has been in general brokerage for many years, but now I want to use my sales knowledge and experience to help my clients who will need rental housing and all that entails. Please give me a call because I am excited to help find the perfect home for you and work with you throughout the process providing exceptional service.

  • Jeff Gillespie

    Jeff Gillespie

    Rental Agent & Relocation Specialist Office: 919-637-3748 Cell: 919-637-3748 Fax: 919-459-6301 JeffG@BlockRealty.com

    Jeff has 12 years of experience in residential real estate and property management in the Triangle area. His attention to detail, friendliness, and customer service skills are a great asset to all the customers he serves.

    Jeff is an Engineering graduate of NC State University … Go Wolfpack! Through education and experience, he has developed a strong work ethic and technical background. His experience, responsiveness, and knowledge of the area make him a great addition to the Rental Team.

    Clients enjoy the genuine care and concern that Jeff shows toward them and their investments.

  • Elizabeth LaFon

    Elizabeth LaFon

    Rental Agent & Relocation Specialist Office: 919-459-6338 Fax: 919-459-6301 blafon@blockrealty.com

    I grew up in NC and have seen firsthand the tremendous growth of our state! I’ve lived in Raleigh for the past 14 years after attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Prior to attaining my Real Estate License in 2007, I worked in the mortgage business. I am discovering that all aspects of real estate are helpful when working with Landlords and Tenants.

    I believe that building relationships and keeping those relationships with my clients and customers is key to being successful in this business. I look forward to growing my business as a Realtor and a Rental Agent here at Block & Associates Realty. I’m used to multi-tasking thanks to my three children as they challenge me every day.

  • Lisa Dismore

    Lisa Dismore

    Rental Agent & Relocation Specialist Office: 919-801-1087 Fax: 919-459-6301 ldismore@blockrealty.com

    As a Raleigh native for 48 years, I especially love the unique characteristics of the Triangle area: world class entertainment through the arts and professional sports teams; over-the-top learning experiences through state and city museums; myriad recreational experiences through our state and city park systems; countless choices of dining and shopping; and 15 colleges, community colleges, and universities, affording the luxury of being a lifelong learner!

    I am an alumna of North Carolina State University including a master's in counseling. New to the Block and Associates Realty team in 2014, my career experience has been focused on listening well, encouraging others as they make important life decisions. Whether you are seeking a home that meets your specific needs or deciding to place a home for rent, both certainly fit the bill of important life decisions!! With an in-depth knowledge of the Triangle area, a skilled attentiveness to your specific needs, and under the Block and Associates Realty brand of excellence, I would appreciate the opportunity to work for you!

  • Gwen Glenn

    Gwen Glenn

    Rental Agent & Relocation Specialist Office: 919-459-6300 Fax: 919-459-6301 gglenn@blockrealty.com

    For the last twenty years I have served clients in the mortgage and banking industry and recently decided to make a career change. Becoming a Relocation Specialist with Block & Associates Realty has been the perfect fit for me. I grew up in a military family and have lived all over the U.S. and overseas. I consider myself an “expert” at relocation having moved so many times in my life.

    I have lived in Raleigh for the last eight years and love everything that this city has to offer. I enjoy the outdoors and I am an avid football fan. My husband and I love our Friday nights under the lights at Leesville High School watching our son play football. I enjoy volunteering and have a passion for serving others. I look forward to putting my knowledge and enthusiasm to work for you!

  • Brady Tillerson

    Brady Tillerson

    Rental Agent & Relocation Specialist Office: 919-459-6300 Fax: 919-459-6301 btillerson@blockrealty.com

    As a third generation native of Apex, I have seen firsthand the growth that our region has undergone. I was born here, met my wife here, and we are raising our first child here as well. I simply wouldn’t want to live anywhere else!

    Having taught High School English, I bring with me a love of education that enables me to coach my clients through each step in the relocation process. I want for them to be completely comfortable and have every bit of knowledge and understanding necessary to find the right home in the perfect location that suits their family best.

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