Our Agents

Peter Owens is proud to be a native of Chapel Hill. His roots run deep as he has spent most of his years calling the “Southern Part of Heaven” his home. Having graduated from Chapel Hill High School and the University of North Carolina, Peter knows the ins and outs of the local community. His family has been business owners, first starting in real estate development and insurance, since the 1960s. Peter has operated businesses in Chapel Hill since the 1990s, starting in the food industry before getting into Real Estate sales. Peter’s specialty is investment property, residential sales and working with buyers relocating to the area. He is married and has a daughter.

Andrea Owens, RealtorAndrea Owens has happily called Chapel Hill home since 1999.  She is a proud North Carolina native and spent most of her formative years living in Raleigh and Charlotte. She has also lived all across the US. Prior to relocating back to NC, Andrea lived in Portland, Oregon and Fort Collins, Colorado. Andrea’s area of specialty is in Residential and Investment Sales within Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, Durham, and Chatham County. She is an expert on the communities, the local schools, the neighborhood amenities, and home valuation. She knows what you are going through when you are relocating, whether it is across town or across the nation.

Walser Susan- web cropped resizedSusan Walser has lived in the Chapel Hill/Hillsborough area since 1996.  I began my real estate career soon after our move here.  I decided to become a Realtor because I really enjoy the beauty of this area, what our great towns and universities have to offer, plus I wanted to help others find their perfect home here, too.  I have personally bought and sold real estate, investment property, undeveloped land, built a home, and renovated a home.  I spent 18 years in the financial futures industry in Chicago and my background in the financial industry along with my personal experience in real estate brings a unique combination of skills that will help both buyers and sellers, first time home buyers, and those relocating to the area – been there, done that! Buying or selling a home is a financial commitment that needs guidance and communication from the initial contact through the exchanging of the keys.  I am here to provide that to you from help with real estate contracts, negotiations, recommendations and referrals on everything from cleaning to staging to inspectors to lenders and closing.

Julia Teasley is a dedicated professional who strives for happy clients above all else. Her broad knowledge of the area provides her with the necessary foundation to best serve her clientele. Known as a hard-working and conscientious agent, Julia will be at your side as you move through the complex task of buying and/or selling a home. Attention to detail, problem solving and keeping her clients informed throughout the transaction has earned Julia high praise from her clients. Background: Julia’s hometown is Durham; her family has roots that go back over 300 years. She is a proud mother of her daughter, Andrea; her granddaughter Nina; and her son-in-law, Peter.

Julia is proud to now be affiliated with Carolina Preferred Realty. Her training has been through Coldwell Banker-HPW who is known to be the best in the real estate industry. She began work with HPW in 2005 and decided to now make the change to Carolina Preferred Realty. This change will enable her to offer Sellers the option of paying a fee to list their homes in MLS with limited service or choosing to still have a full-service transaction but with a significantly lower commission. She looks forward to continuing to serve her clients as before but now being able to also offer cost-savings along with the exceptional service.

Shaz Clardy-Benham – I moved to NC to be close to my family. With my Dad having served in the Air Force for 30+ years. I am well traveled both Statewide and International. I graduated High school with a Regents diploma and college credits and went on to University to obtain a BBA. I have been happily married going on 4 years to my husband Billy who has been in the sales arena for 25+ years as well. We are both highly Entrepreneurial. I have been in the Real Estate Business in the Triangle area for over 25+ years. and have learned from some of the best in the industry. I have worked with Buyers, Sellers and Investors.  My speciality is in listening to my clients need’s for the Home they are looking to purchase and concerns when they are selling. I am passionate about helping clients to find the home or investment property that’s right for them. I offer outstanding, personalized service, every house, every time. “Helping you find the Real Estate that really matters-yours.”