“I love the idea of helping someone realize a dream.”
Marion Fleetwood Gatling grew up in Northampton County, North Carolina and was the eldest of ten children. As the eldest of my siblings, I fixed lunches, kissed bumps and bruises and even changed a diaper or two. You may call me a caretaker, but I just call it on-the-job training for life.
Though my siblings have grown up and they have children of their own, I am still taking care of people. My husband and I have four grown children, 14 grandchildren 6 great-grandchildren, my church family and I have a whole new group of family members to attend to … My Clients.
Twenty years ago, when my sister was moving from New York to North Carolina, I experienced firsthand how tough the real estate process can be. I acted as the liaison between my sister and the real estate agent, and I could not believe just how stressful the process was. I saw the toll it took on my sister and it just did not add up. “Buying a home should not be so stressful. It should be an exciting step in someone’s life – a time to celebrate.” This experience led me to want to be part of the solution … so, I became a REALTOR.
I am a life-long North Carolina resident and has been selling homes in the Triangle and other areas over a couple decades, so I know the area and the people that make it up. My familiarity with the area and my real estate expertise allow my clients to enjoy the excitement of buying or selling a home.
Along with my Tar Heel savvy, I bring an intricate understanding of the financial side of real estate sales. Before going into the real estate field, I was the Finance Director for a North Carolina school system and was the Accounts Receivable Manager for a Raleigh home health care provider. I have spent much of my adult life managing dollars, cents and working with people, So I will be sure you get the best deal along with a seamless transaction!
Like a Mom wants to take worry off her child’s mind, I want to shoulder the burden of stress during the home buying or selling process. My expertise takes care of the details, leaving you, the buyer or seller with the fun part. Instead of filtering through the legalese and trying to figure out who to trust, you can spend your time figuring out how to position your furniture in your new home. Or whether you will spend your evenings and weekends looking out the bay window, rocking on your porch, enjoying the screened in porch or just loving your new space.
Remember …. Love WHERE you Live
What made you interested in Real Estate? I wanted to make buying and selling a home a transaction
What professional organizations do you belong to? Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors
What designations do you have? REALTOR
What areas do you serve? Triangle, Nash County, Cumberland County
What was your career before real estate? Finance and Accounting
What is your real estate experience? 20 years
Why did you choose HPW? I love what this company offers to its agents and clients
What were the three things you were responsible for in your career prior to real estate? Budgets, Payroll and Managing Staff
What is your greatest strength? I love people
What degrees do you have? BS - Business Management
What year did you start in the industry/profession? 1999
What is your favorite area restaurant? Nantucket Grill
What are your hobbies? Reading
What is your favorite vacation spot? Hawaii
Do you prefer the beach or the mountains? Beach