Intracoastal Realty agent Frank Geraci always makes sure his client’s needs come first. Frank goes above and beyond to ensure a successful outcome for everyone. On his free time he enjoys creating stained glass pieces and working on other DIY projects around the home.
Tell us a little more about yourself. Where are you from? How long have you lived here?
Frank Geraci: I was born in Chicago where I lived until going to college in Rochester, NY. I graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Printing Science. Along with my career in the printing, packaging, and paper industries, I managed to spend 22 years in the military. I was drafted, became a Commissioned Officer, went to Vietnam, and rounded out my military career in the New Jersey National Guard. I retired as a LTC in the Corps of Engineers. We moved to the Del Webb community in Durham, NC in 2016 and lived there until we found the Riverlights of Del Webb community in Wilmington.
When did you start Intracoastal Realty? Why have you enjoyed working here?
Frank Geraci: Although I was previously licensed in New Jersey and worked for Weichert Realtors when we moved to NC; I joined the Weichert Realtors Triangle group. We then moved to Wilmington where there was no Weichert Realtor’s presence here and I found Intracoastal’s company culture, training, and values that made me feel like this is where I belonged!
Frank Geraci’s Local Recommendations
Favorite Local Beach: Kure Beach
Favorite Local Eatery: Depends on the food. Quanta Basta, Smoke On The Water, and Jack Mackerels Island Grill
A must do while in Wilmington or the surrounding area: Take the water tour of the riverfront! Enjoy the local theater group productions…great entertainment venues that make you think you’re at a Broadway production!
Alice Heitchue is one of our talented Graphic Designer and Marketing Coordinators. She has been with the Intracoastal Realty team for over six years and continues to create unique designs and keep our brand fresh for the company and the agents.
Where are you from? How long have you lived here? Tell us a little more about yourself.
Alice Heitchue: I grew up in the golden east of North Carolina, Rocky Mount. Notably, I was part of the Rocky Mount Senior High marching Gryphons, the only marching band in the region to win two back-to-back National Championships. I went on to Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated with a BFA in Design. After college, I began my career as an illustrator for the NC Wildlife Magazine in Raleigh. While in Raleigh, I worked for the Southern Governors Association and an art director for an internet book publisher.
I moved to Wilmington in 1997 to raise my children and enjoy the coastal lifestyle. I worked as a Tasteful Magazine designer and various other freelance endeavors, including the Battleship NC and New Hanover Regional Medical center.
When did you start Intracoastal Realty? What is one of the highlights of your career? Why have you enjoyed working here?
Alice Heitchue: I began working as a designer in the Marketing Department in the spring of 2017. The highlight of my career was receiving the #1 Award for Customer Service. I enjoy working with agents and teams to build their businesses. Their success is my success. It is fantastic to be a part of a winning team.
Alice Heitchue’s Local Recommendations
Favorite Local Beach: Holden Beach
Favorite Local Eatery: Provisions Company in Southport and Holden Beach
A Must Do While in Wilmington or the Surrounding Area: Walking the North End of Wrightsville Beach or Carolina Beach State Park
Intracoastal Realty agent Sherri Ingle has been with the company for many years and is a leader within the Rising Tide Team. She assists in team training, education, and has created a support system for agents to flourish and grow to become better agents. The market is always changing and Sherri looks for the pattern of change and sharing with clients the pulse of the market.
Sherri grew up in Asheville, NC surrounded by the beauty of the mountains however, in 1989 she headed to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and has not looked back! The ocean pulled like a magnet. In May 1993 Sherri graduated with a major in Communications. In September 1993 she married Gene Ingle and moved west to the foothills of the mountains to Hickory, NC. However, the coast and all it offered drew the two of them back to the beach in 2002. In July of 2008 Sherri began her career. As the Great Recession began, she had the privilege to grow and learn how to navigate the ever changing waters of the local market. At heart she is a teacher and endeavors to point her clients toward the best decision possible for their personal needs.
Gene and Sherri have two sons, and a black lab named Pepper. Aside from work, which Sherri loves, she also loves boating, swimming, paddle boarding, walking the loop, reading, teaching Sunday School, and participating in what we affectionately term “forced family fun”!
Sherri’s Local Recommendations
Favorite Local Beach: Wrightsville Beach
Favorite Local Eatery: Tough….depends on my mood. Brasserie, Portland Grille, True Blue, PT’s Grille, David’s Deli, Bridge Tender, Olympia of ILM, Catch, Beer Bario, Grand Cru, Ceviche’s, K 38
A Must Do While In Wilmington or the Surrounding Area: Wrightsville Beach and Airlie Gardens
Who doesn’t love a tasty craft beer in a fun setting? Join us on April 22 at Good Hops Brewing in Carolina Beach for good beer, good company, and some fun!
Good Hops Brewing is a neighborhood Tap Room and Beer Garden offering a wide variety of fresh brewed ales, upscale wine, NC cider, local kombucha, and more! Not only do they have amazing beer, but what makes Good Hops even more unique is they are the only brewery in North Carolina with its own disc golf course. That’s right, you can grab an ice-cold brew and hit the chains! Their course includes a free 9-hole par 3 course located on 4 acres of Good Hops Brewing.
What Inspired You Both to Open Good Hops Brewing?
Good Hops was started by husband and wife Richard and Patricia Jones. They were inspired by their son John who they helped in opening sister brewery, Lookout Brewing in Black Mountain, NC. Richard and Patricia wanted to return to the beach and create Good Hops in the same image.
Which Beer Do You Recommend?
Patricia Jones: We have several flagship beers. Donna Golden Ale is our top selling beer and my recommendation if you’re new to craft beer. Favorite seasonal beer is our peach jalapeno that comes out in June.
What is Your Favorite Part of Living in the Wilmington Area?
Patricia Jones: The people and the beaches.
Those New to the Wilmington Area, What Tips Would You Give Them or an Activity They Must Try?
Patricia Jones: Visit the Carolina Beach boardwalk, the number 2 boardwalk in the country and Carolina Beach State Park, home to the Venus fly trap!
Shine On Local Event Details:
Stop by Good Hops Brewing located at 811 Harper Ave. Carolina Beach, NC 28428 from 5 pm – 7 pm on Thursday, April 22 for a complimentary beer courtesy of Intracoastal Realty. Make sure to follow @intracoastalrealty and @GoodHopsBrewing on Instagram and use the hashtag #ShineOnLocal when you drop by. We’ll see you there!
*Limited to one beer per person, must be of legal drinking age 21 and up.