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R. Bracky Rogers, CAI, CES, CRS

Bracky founded the company in 1964. He holds real estate licenses in five states & is a licensed auctioneer in seven states. He has the CAI, CES & CRS designations & is a member of local, state & national associations of REALTORS® & Auctioneers. He is a past Chairman of the Board of the National Auctioneers Association. In 2012, he was inducted into the National Auctioneers Association's Hall of Fame. He has also been inducted in the Auctioneers Association of North Carolina's Hall of Fame. Bracky is active in his local church & enjoys gardening.

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Susan Rogers Holder, CAI, CRS, GRI, AMM

Susan began conducting municipality auctions of heavy equipment & vehicles in 2001 for various cities & counties.  She also conducts real estate auctions for estate attorneys & bankruptcy attorneys.  Susan is an automotive enthusiast & enjoys attending car shows with her family as well as vacationing at the beach.  Susan is married to Sam Holder, Jr., owner of Solid Rock Ventures & has one son, Samuel B. Holder, who sells real estate with the company & is now attending law school.  Susan & her family live on a farm & enjoy tending to the livestock.  She is a member of Bannertown Baptist Church & loves working with the children in Kingdom Kids & various church activities.

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B. Mark Rogers, CCIM, CAI, AARE, AMM

B. Mark Rogers of Mt. Airy, North Carolina has held a real estate brokers license in North Carolina since 1981 & an auctioneers license in North Carolina since 1983. He is licensed in several states & has conducted auctions in twelve states & has sold estates, farm machinery, equipment & real estate at public auction. In the real estate industry, he served the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® as a regional vice president in 1990-1991, was President of his local Board of REALTORS® in 1987 & was chosen REALTOR® of the Year for his board in 1986. In the Auctioneers Association of North Carolina, he served as President in 1996-1997. In 2003, he was inducted into the Auctioneers Association of North Carolina Hall of Fame &  is the 2009 NC State Champion Auctioneer.  Mark has attended the National Auctioneer's Association Conference & Show for approximately 26 years & has served as Chairman of the Real Estate Council & on the election, technology, fun auction, finance, long range planning, membership & governmental affairs committees. He is a life member of NAA & was elected Director for the National Auctioneers Association in July of 2003 in San Antonio & elected Treasurer of NAA in San Diego in July 2007. In 2010-2011, He served as President of the National Auctioneers Association. This made he & father, Bracky, the first father/son to ever serve in this capacity at the national level & they were also the first father/son to be inducted into the NAA Hall of Fame. Mark is active in his church, has served the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, was a Rotarian & club president. Mark & his wife, Deidre have been married since 1981. They have a son, Dustin, an auctioneer, who is married to Britni & they have 3 children,  Kenedi Blaire,  Hudson & Kenston & daughter, Deyton, a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill,  is married to Chase Gough & they have one son, Baylor.  Mark enjoys hunting, fishing, sports & outdoor activities.

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Deidre B. Rogers, ABR, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, BAS, CAI

Deidre is a real estate broker & auctioneer in North Carolina & a real estate agent in Virginia. She has been a licensed broker since 1986. Deidre is very active in the community where she has served on the Board of Directors of the United Fund of Greater Mount Airy, the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce, two-time fundraising chair for the Old Hickory Council (Dogwood District) of Boy Scouts, the Board of the Surry County Schools Education Foundation, Greyhound Foundation, Board of the SCS Athletic Improvement Committee, North Carolina CRS Board, National Auctioneers Association Auxiliary President, as well as, the AANC Auxiliary President. She currently serves on the board of Surry Community College Trustees where she served as chair 2011-2014. She is past President and two-time REALTOR® of the Year for the Surry Regional Association of REALTORS® & served on the North Carolina Real Estate Education Foundation. Deidre was chosen as the 2012 Citizen of the Year for the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of Highland Park Baptist Church.  Deidre's daughter, Deyton is a UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate & works at Renfro Corporation & is married to Chase Gough.  Her son, Dustin was the 2017 International Auctioneer Champion & is married to Britni Journey. Deidre has six amazing grandchildren- Kenedi Blaire, Hudson. Baylor, Kenston, Grayson & Wyatt.   Deidre is the true “REALTOR® WITH CONNECTIONS” because she’s the great great granddaughter of Eng Bunker - of the original Siamese Twins!

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Keith Gunter, CAI, GPPA

Keith lives in Stuart, Virginia on a farm with his wife Susan & multiple furry friends. Keith has 3 children & one grandchild with another on the way. He enjoys playing with his grandson, working on the farm, hunting, fishing & golf. Keith is current president of the Stuart Rotary Club & is Supervising Broker of the Virginia office in Stuart for Rogers Realty & Auction. Licensed in Virginia & North Carolina to list & auction property, Keith specializes in Homes, Farmland, Timberland, Recreational Land & Estate sales.  Keith also does equipment & is a licensed Personal Property Appraiser.

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Dale Fulk, ALC, CAI

Dale is a licensed Real Estate Broker in North Carolina, Virginia & South Carolina. He is  a member of the Surry County Board of REALTORS®, NCAR & NAR.   He is also a licensed Auctioneer in North Carolina, Virginia & South Carolina. He is a REALTOR Land Institute member, an Accredited Land Consultant & a Certified Auctioneer Institute graduate.Dale lists & sells all types of real estate  - residential, land, commercial, recreational & industrial properties. He has sold all types of assets by auction through live & online events.  Dale is a member of Dobson First Baptist Church. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University & is married to Patti Miller Fulk. His children are Andrew, Mary Margaret & Jacob. Grandchildren are Mary Frances & Caroline. He enjoys playing golf & other outdoor activities.

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Donnie Cockerham

Donnie has been with the Rogers team since 1995. As auction coordinator, he is involved in the many aspects of the auction process from the initial stages to completion. Donnie oversees setup for all Rogers auctions to ensure they are setup to generate each seller top dollar at auction. Donnie & his wife Von reside in Mount Airy.

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Alison Johnson

Alison arrived in Mount Airy in 1979 from the Bucks County area of Pennsylavnia.  A mother of four now grown children & grandmother of 7, she enjoys cooking, gardening, rescuing mutts & singing crazy kid songs to the little ones!  She has been a REALTOR® for 30 years now, 23 of those years was with a company that built houses & has a working knowledge of what goes on during the construction of a home besides pulling your hair out.  One of her daughters, Lizzie Morrison, is now the Main Street coordinator, so she loves the inside scoop of the town life!  Alison's success as a multimillion dollar producer lies in her humor & tenacity.  Working with her will be an enjoyable experience with a vast knowledge of the real estate market!

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Maggie Cockerham

Maggie first joined our team in 2001 as a high school intern and returned to us in 2016 as a full time real estate broker. She is licensed in both North Carolina & Virginia.  She was the 2018 REALTOR® of the Year for Surry Regional Association of REALTORS®, has served as Director & Treasurer for the SRAR executive board & is currently Vice President of the SRAR. Maggie grew up in Surry County where she attended Surry Central High School & Surry Community College. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Interior Design & worked as the lead interior designer for a renovation company in Blowing Rock, NC where she designed residential kitchens & baths, restaurants & resort cabins. Maggie returned to Surry County in 2012 & began teaching Family & Consumer Science at Piney Grove Middle School in Stokes County. She was the 2015 PGMS Teacher of the Year. She currently resides in King, NC with her Goldendoodle, Finley & they can most often be found traveling & hiking around the Western NC Mountains! If you need help seeing the potential of your next home or preparing your home to sell, give Maggie a call. 

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Renae Shaffer

Renae loves her family & spending time with them. She is married to Harvey Shaffer & has two daughters Jessica & son-in-law Jon, Abby & a new granddaughter Lola that brings so much joy to her life. Renae attends church where she teaches Sunday school & plays the piano. She loves to share her testimony with others! Renae has been a NC Licensed Broker/REALTOR® since 2008. Renae works part time with Rogers Realty & Auction Company.

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Samuel Holder

Real Estate & Auctions have been in Samuel’s blood since the time he was born. At just two months old, he traveled across country to California for his first ever National Auctioneers Association convention. Samuel is a  graduate of NC State University, where he graduated as a valedictorian with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration  with a concentration in Supply Chain & Operations Management & he is currently is in his 3rd year at the University of South Carolina School of Law working to obtain his Juris Doctorate. He is excited to continue with his real estate career.  He has had his license since 2016 & looks forward to showing you what professional service looks like. Samuel prides himself on timeliness, integrity & honesty. He has a fresh perspective with years of background experience from growing up in the family business. During Samuel’s free time, he enjoys spending time with his friends, traveling & playing with his two labs, Carter & Finley. If you are looking to buy or sell anywhere in North Carolina, do not hesitate to contact Samuel today.

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Roger Cramer

Let Roger put his 30+ years of experience to work for you. He is licensed in North Carolina as well as Virginia. Roger has been recognized for his accomplishments in real estate sales and management by the National Association of REALTORS®. He was President of the 2000 member Sarasota Association & honored as REALTOR® of the year. In the past eight years, Roger has been recognized as a top producer for his firm. He is a 45 year member of the Masonic Lodge & supporter of the Shriners Hospitals. Roger has served the community on the Board of Directors for the local Chamber of Commerce. "I am the very proud father of Catrina Alexander, Mount Airy's first Director of Parks & Recreation."

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Barker Taylor

Barker is a native of Mt. Airy. He graduated from Mt. Airy High School and lived in Surry County for 17 years. He now resides in Carroll County, VA. Barker has been in Real Estate sales in Virginia and is now expanding back to his hometown. He is licensed in both North Carolina and Virginia. He is a member of Paul’s Creek Baptist Church in Cana. Barker’s wife, Gina is a nurse at Northern Regional Hospitalr. They have two sons, Joseph and Joshua.

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Dana Whitaker

Dana has always had a heart for real estate; it brings her such joy in fulfilling her buyers & sellers real estate goals. She is a Surry County native & attended North Surry High School. Dana went on to attend Appalachian State University where she received her Bachelors of Science Business Administration in Management degree in 2016. After being in the workforce a few years, Dana decided to pursue her passion for real estate. She received her North Carolina Real Estate license in 2018 & is a member of the Surry Regional Association of REALTORS®, where she is currently serving as the Secretary on the Board of Directors. Dana works tirelessly to provide the best service & professionalism for her clients. She resides in Mount Airy with her husband, Caleb & their two dogs, Sandy & Ginger. When she is not assisting clients, Dana enjoys spending time with friends & family as well as traveling. Contact Dana to start your real estate journey.

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Josh Pickett

Josh grew up in Hillsville Virginia. He is a graduate of Carroll County High School. Most of you know Josh from the Music Industry. Josh started out playing in local bands & eventually went on to be a part of a Major record deal with The Church Sisters on Big Machine Records. He has performed on the famed Grand Ole Opry in Nashville,Tennessee as well as performed for the President of the United States & Queen Elizabeth. Josh has toured the US, Scotland & Ireland through music. Although he has a passion for music & still operates his recording studio,  Josh is ready to be around home most of the time with his family. Josh & his wife LeAnn currently reside in Cana, Virginia.  They have 2 sons, Hudson & Logan. Josh enjoys golf & is a member at Cross Creek Country Club & Blue Ridge Country Club & he currently operates a drone business to help market houses  with cutting edge photo & video tours.   Josh has always been interested in the Real Estate business & found the perfect timing to get into the business. He attended the Mosely Dickinson Academy of Real Estate in Roanoke, Virginia & obtained his license. He is very well known in the area & brings a very strong social presence to the firm. He also has extensive experience in negotiating & has never met a stranger. Josh looks forward to representing you for any of your Real Estate needs.

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Brian Calabria

Brian Calabria of Raleigh, North Carolina is a licensed Auctioneer in North Carolina and Florida.  Brian is also an active member of both the National and North Carolina Auctioneer Associations.  Brian also has been designated an ordained minister and a Master of Ceremonies.  Brian’s greatest assets are his stage presence, confidence and humor.

Brian is currently expanding our customer relationships in the greater Triangle area.  He is active in his church, St. Francis of Assisi, the local Toastmasters chapter and Habitat for Humanity.

Brian has lived in Raleigh for the past twenty years and is happily married to Sonja and has three children (Kayla, Benjamin and Josephine).  He enjoys soccer, tennis, lawn work and collecting briefcases in his spare time.

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Ruston Nelson

Ruston is a real estate agent from Galax, Virginia.  He is a member of the Surry County Association of REALTORS®  & is licensed in both Virginia & North Carolina.  Ruston previously worked at Pinehurst Resort & is currently working at Old Town Club in Winston-Salem, NC.  Ruston has knowledge of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains & surrounding Carolinas & would love to help you find the property of your dreams.

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Reece Westmoreland

Reece grew up in Mount Airy on his family farm raising cattle and sheep.  He has extensive knowledge of farm equipment, livestock sales and most anything related to agriculture. After graduating from North Surry High School and attending Surry Community College for a degree in Construction Management, Reece obtained his NC Auctioneer License from Mendenhall School of Auctioneering.  After receiving his real estate license, he joined the Surry Regional Association of REALTORS® and looks forward to working hard for his customers.   Reece lives in Mount Airy, raises his own livestock & is a member of Antioch Baptist Church where he enjoys playing the drums for the church praise team.

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Summer Brannock Currin

Summer's extensive background in sales & her desire to provide folks with what they are searching for in a home were the building blocks in her decision to pursue real estate. You can count on Summer to be passionate, committed & focused through your process. Her natural curiosity drives her to listen & learn about the people she encounters. As a native of Mount Airy, Summer's knowledge of the area, along with her intent to provide exceptional service & build lasting relationships will make your next real estate transaction a successful one. In her spare time, Summer can be found attending multiple sporting events with her husband & two sons. As a former college athlete, she enjoys the competitive nature that any sport being played or watched has to offer. She also enjoys traveling to new places & taking on new adventures with her family & friends. 

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David Blythe

David Blythe of the Blythe team was born in Galax, VA & graduated from Galax High School in 1995.  While attending Emory & Henry College he met his wife & Real Estate Team partner, Venida.  David’s career took them to Reading, PA for 12 years & Northern VA for 4 years prior to moving to Dobson to manage the family farm in 2015. After many moves in 16 years, David, Venida, their 2 children & 4 dogs consider Dobson & the surrounding areas their forever home.  David serves as President of the Surry Central Band Boosters, as well as, assistant coach for various youth sport teams.  He is an active member of Stony Knoll United Methodist Church in Dobson.  The Blythe Team specializes in the Dobson/Elkin areas & are ready to support your needs, whether looking to buy that perfect forever home or selling your current home. 

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Venida Blythe

Venida Casey Blythe was born in Abingdon, VA & graduated from Abingdon High School in 1996.  She met David while attending Emory & Henry College & married just after graduation.  They lived in Reading, PA for 12 years & Northern VA for 4 years before moving the family to Dobson to take care of the family farm in 2015.  Venida serves as Treasurer for the Dobson Elementary PTO.   She is an active member of Stony Knoll United Methodist Church in Dobson.  Finally finding their forever home here in Surry County, the Blythe Team is ready to help you sell your current home and/or buy your forever home. 

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Anita Richardson

Anita joined Rogers Realty in December 2020 as the company Bookkeeper.  She is a graduate of Lamar Salter Technical School in Leesville, LA with a diploma in Accounting and Business Machines.  Anita is a native of Merryville LA and has lived in Surry County for 30 years.  She is a member of Freedom & Liberty Worship Center in Pilot Mountain, NC.  Hobbies and interests include reading, sports and spending time with family.  She has one son, Jared.

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Wayne Whisenhunt

Wayne is the auction coordinator for Rogers Realty.  He is involved in the many aspects of the auction process from beginning to end.  Wayne is married to Lisa & they have 5 children. 

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Shelley Higgins

Shelley was born & raised in Alleghany County.  She is a graduate of Alleghany High School, Elon University & Western Carolina University.  She resided in Alleghany County but is currently a Physical Education & Health teacher & volleyball coach at Central Middle School in Dobson, NC. She has over 20 years of teaching & coaching experience that assists her in being a great communicator & problem solver. She loves helping people reach their goals.   Shelley loves spending time with her family. She has 2 sons, Garrett & Logan & wonderful husband, Ryan & the best dog Harley!  If she is not working at one of her jobs, you can find her cheering on Garrett on the football field or basketball court or coaching Logan in little league baseball for the Salem Fork Giants. Shelley enjoys kayaking the New River, swimming & camping or playing kickball in the back yard. . Her love for North Carolina mountains & the surrounding area will help her assist families in finding the perfect home & is so excited to help them find the home of their dreams. 

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Manley Stovall

Manley K. Stovall, Jr. grew up in Stokes County on a cattle\tobacco farm that he still maintains & operates today. He & his family moved to Mount Airy in 2017. Real Estate has always been a passion of Manley’s. He received his North Carolina Real Estate license in 2008, is a licensed NC General Contractor & is a member of the Surry Regional Association of Realtors. Manley is a member of Highland Park Baptist Church in Mount Airy.  His wife, Tammy is a nurse at Wake Forest Baptist Health. They have 3 children - Summer, Manley III & Tessa plus 3 grandchildren  - Emory, Fisher & Tucker. Manley’s hobbies include spending time with family & traveling. Manley & his family operated tobacco auction warehouses & a farm supply business in Madison, NC for many years & understands the importance of forming relationships, communication, listening to clients & working with & for them.

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Matthew Riggan

I’m proud to call Mount Airy my hometown. A lifelong resident of North Carolina, I’ve spent most of my life in the foothills of North Carolina & southern Virginia. Previous jobs have assisted me with vast experience & knowledge of the local area. I can assist clients looking to sell or buy their forever home. I enjoy trying to exceed the expectations of the people I work with.  For many years I have been interested in Real Estate & I feel it is my calling. I obtained my Real Estate Brokers license from the North Carolina School of Real Estate. I look forward to building relationships & earning the respect of clients by working tirelessly on their behalf. I enjoy paying close attention to detail & I have a passion for hard work. I have a background in mortuary science & the grading industry. I have several years of experience working & communicating with various customers.  I recognize & value the trust placed in me to accomplish their individual goals.  I live with my beautiful wife Danielle & my two amazing children, Noah & Abby. We have a small farm that belonged to my grandparents that I transformed into Valley Brook Farm, where we host weddings & events. We have all your typical barn yard pets & grow peaches, apples & blueberries. In my free time I enjoy boating, tennis, fishing & hiking. I love spending time with my kids watching them grow & play.

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Debbie Watson

Debbie is a proud native of Mount Airy, NC. She has always had an interest in real estate. She was a licensed REALTOR® in Virginia from 2008 to 2013.  Upon retiring in 2020 from United Parcel Service after a 31 year career, she obtained her North Carolina Real Estate license in 2021. Debbie loves hiking, biking, camping, boating, playing golf & enjoys the outdoors. She is an active volunteer for First Presbyterian Homeless Shelter, Surry County Parks & Recreation & the Surry County Animal Shelter.  She is currently a board member for Fishin' For A Cure & a member of Surry Sunrise Rotary.   Debbie resides in Mount Airy with her boxer, Tynson & enjoys spending time with her daughter & her family.  She enjoys spending time with her friends as well. Debbie appreciates attention to detail & listening to the wants & needs of her clients/customers. She is excited to join the Rogers team & is ready to serve!

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Britni Rogers

Britni was born & raised in Mount Airy. She graduated from Mount Airy High School in 2004 & graduated from UNCW in 2007.  She married Dustin Rogers in 2007 & they have three wonderful children here on earth, Kenedi Blaire, Hudson & Kenston & they have one son in Heaven, Ty. 
Britni & her family enjoy spending time together on their farm. 

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Ryan Martin

Ryan is a native of Surry County & has lived here since birth. He attended East Surry High School, graduated from Appalachian State University in 2016 with a degree in Exercise Science & has been working as a Physical Therapist Assistant since 2018. Ryan finds joy in assisting individuals reach their fitness goals. He would now love the opportunity to help members of this community reach their real estate goals. Ryan lives in Pilot Mountain with his wife Emily & their two sons. Ryan loves spending time with his growing family & enjoys outdoor hobbies such as hiking & golf. 

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Laura Morgan

Laura works as office manager at Rogers Realty & Auction Company.  She is also a real estate agent.  She is a native of Oceana, West Virginia.  Laura & her family moved to Mount Airy from Lewisburg, WV in 2019.   Her husband, Clark Morgan, works as a RN in the operating room at Northern Regional Hospital & Hugh Chatham Hospital & serves as the lead pastor of Resurrection Church.  They have two daughters, Altar & Avonlea.  Laura loves time with friends & family & serving as church secretary & music coordinator at her church.

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Megan Simon

Originally from Virginia, Megan now lives in Pilot Mountain, NC.  She is a graduate of Radford University with a Bachelors in Business. Megan & her husband, Norman Simon, love to spend time relaxing while supporting local wineries.  She joined Rogers Realty in 2022.  Megan is focused locally & on the NC beaches.