Our Team

Jake Forbes

Jake Forbes

Owner / Broker / Auctioneer

Bill Forbes

Bill Forbes

Broker / Auctioneer

Jake Forbes grew up working for his father in the auction business. At the age of 21, even before graduating from East Carolina University, Jake became a licensed auctioneer. After gaining much experience from working for his father’s auction company and from working as a conventional real estate broker for another firm in Edenton, Jake decided to open a United Country franchise in Perquimans County, North Carolina. United Country allows Jake the opportunity to pursue his passion for both real estate and auctioneering.

Bill Forbes has been a licensed auctioneer in North Carolina since 1982. He is also licensed in South Carolina and Virginia as well. Bill has also been a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina since 1984. Bill has sold many types of property at auction. These include: farm equipment, construction equipment, antiques, household estates (including guns), business liquidations, artwork, fundraisers and probably the only peat mining equipment auction ever held in the United States. In addition, he has sold farmland, timberland, waterfront property and homes successfully as well.

Bill is a member of the National Auctioneers Association where he has taken advantage of their many education specialty courses such as: Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate, Auction Technology Specialist, and Certified Estate Specialist. In addition, he holds the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) and Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS) professional designations issued by NAA.

Bill is also a lifetime member of the Auctioneers Association of North Carolina. He was awarded that organization’s Leadership Award after serving as President, 1998 Grand Champion Auctioneer, inducted in its Hall of Fame and also serving as Chairman of the North Carolina Auctioneer Licensing Board.

If you have any type of property, either real estate or personal property, give Bill a call to see if auction marketing is the best way to achieve your marketing goals. If an auction is not the best solution for your marketing goals, Bill will be glad to advise you and help you with a private treaty sale solution. Let Bill Forbes’ knowledge and experience benefit you whether buying or selling real estate or personal property.

Gilbert Jenkins

Gilbert Jenkins

Broker

Gilbert Jenkins grew up in Rich Square and is a 1988 high school graduate of Northampton County High School-East in Conway, NC. After getting married, he moved to Colerain, NC and now resides in Gates County with his wife where they have raised 3 sons. Gilbert has life time experience of living in the Roanoke, Chowan, and Albemarle areas. After driving a tractor trailer for 20 years, Gilbert obtained his real estate license in 2010. He loves working with people and is always willing to work hard for his clients. While Gilbert has sold and sells property throughout all of Northeastern NC, he’s known as “Gilbert, The Gates County Real Estate Guy”.

Carole Medford

Carole Medford

Broker

Carole Medford moved to Albemarle Plantation located outside of Hertford, NC from the Long Island New York area in 2000 and became a real estate agent in 2001. She enjoys helping clients find the perfect home and has years of experience selling Perquimans County and Albemarle Plantation resales. Carole is one of the most giving people you will ever meet, which explains why she cares deeply to help serve her clients when both selling and buying a property.

Maryann Whisman

Maryann Whisman

Broker

Maryann Whisman comes from Pennsylvania where she raised her family of four children. While in Pennsylvania she had a background in Sales and Marketing. She came to Hertfod, North Carolina years ago with her husband. They loved the area and they built a home in Albemarle Plantation. Maryann has been listing and selling property in the Albemarle Area for the last 14 years. She has found many people homes and lots in Northeastern NC. Let her help you with finding the perfect place to relocate or retire. If you are considering buying or selling, Maryann can easily walk you through the process.

Heather Whistler

Heather Whistler

Broker / Marketing Specialist

Heather has lived in Edenton for the past 15 years. She has enjoyed being a stay at home mom for her two children. She graduated from the JY Monk Real Estate school in Raleigh NC and has great passion for her Real Estate career. Her past experience includes working as a sales and marketing specialists at a retirement destination community. Heather was excited to transition to United Country Forbes Realty and Auctions to begin a traditional real estate career in 2013 serving all of Northeastern NC.

Stacey Williams

Stacey Williams

Broker

Stacey Williams is from Chowan County and has lived in Northeastern North Carolina all her life. Wherever she goes in the area Stacey Williams runs into someone she knows! Stacey’s deep knowledge of the area and her 9 years of real estate experience are vital to helping both sellers and buyers with their real estate needs.

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