Meet Craig Shatilla

Meet Craig Shatilla

Agent

At the age of 10, Craig started working in the family business, on Saturdays, which was the manufacturing and sale of dance recital and Halloween costumes. His job was sweeping floors and cleaning out sewing machines. Not glamorous, but a beginning. At the age of 17, a senior in high school, he was given a choice to go on a business trip with his dad and miss an exam with no option of a make up test. Given this binary choice, he took the trip which would result in him receiving an “F”. To this day, he made a very difficult decision but Craig felt that he absolutely made the correct one.

Real estate has been in Craig’s blood since his late teens. When he was 19, he purchased his first piece of real estate which was a row of 5 garages in Staten Island, New York. Craig began to see what it was like to be a landlord. He found it interesting to be negotiating lease agreements with people more than twice his age, and be in a position of ownership.

Not too long after that, he moved the family business two times in the next 12 years. Craig was a part of the negotiations on both moves. The second time he moved, he was in negotiations with the Home Depot on the sale of their building. He learned an awful lot during this transaction in particular, which has honed his negotiating skills way beyond his wildest expectations.

“My next time entering the market was when my wife Kirsten and I bought our first home. We rented it for a couple of years and wound up doing a complete renovation and moving our family there. This lasted 2 years and we flipped it and bought/built another home in New Jersey. We stayed there for about 3 years and did the same.” reflects Craig.

He realized that there is money to be made on the investing/buying side so when he moved here to North Carolina, the first thing they did was get their real estate licenses. Before our sphere was brought enough to support both of them doing real estate, Craig took employment with the Leith Automotive Group in sales and later in management for 4 years, but real estate was calling his name, so in 2014, he jumped in with both feet and began his full time real estate career. With all of his prior experience, making the jump was a breeze.

If you are looking for a real estate professional to make the home buying/selling experience easy and profitable then look no further. With the experience, knowledge and powerful negotiating background that Craig brings to the transaction, you’ll be in great hands!

 

Contact Craig  |  Phone: 718-614-7086  |  Email: Craig@SouthernLuxLiving.com

Meet Craig Shatilla

Agent

At the age of 10, Craig started working in the family business, on Saturdays, which was the manufacturing and sale of dance recital and Halloween costumes. His job was sweeping floors and cleaning out sewing machines. Not glamorous, but a beginning. At the age of 17, a senior in high school, he was given a choice to go on a business trip with his dad and miss an exam with no option of a make up test. Given this binary choice, he took the trip which would result in him receiving an “F”. To this day, he made a very difficult decision but Craig felt that he absolutely made the correct one.

Real estate has been in Craig’s blood since his late teens. When he was 19, he purchased his first piece of real estate which was a row of 5 garages in Staten Island, New York. Craig began to see what it was like to be a landlord. He found it interesting to be negotiating lease agreements with people more than twice his age, and be in a position of ownership.

Not too long after that, he moved the family business two times in the next 12 years. Craig was a part of the negotiations on both moves. The second time he moved, he was in negotiations with the Home Depot on the sale of their building. He learned an awful lot during this transaction in particular, which has honed his negotiating skills way beyond his wildest expectations.

“My next time entering the market was when my wife Kirsten and I bought our first home. We rented it for a couple of years and wound up doing a complete renovation and moving our family there. This lasted 2 years and we flipped it and bought/built another home in New Jersey. We stayed there for about 3 years and did the same.” reflects Craig.

He realized that there is money to be made on the investing/buying side so when he moved here to North Carolina, the first thing they did was get their real estate licenses. Before our sphere was brought enough to support both of them doing real estate, Craig took employment with the Leith Automotive Group in sales and later in management for 4 years, but real estate was calling his name, so in 2014, he jumped in with both feet and began his full time real estate career. With all of his prior experience, making the jump was a breeze.

If you are looking for a real estate professional to make the home buying/selling experience easy and profitable then look no further. With the experience, knowledge and powerful negotiating background that Craig brings to the transaction, you’ll be in great hands!

 

Contact Craig  |  Phone: 718-614-7086  |  Email: Craig@SouthernLuxLiving.com

Allison Caudle Abbott

Owner / Broker

Allison Caudle Abbott is the Owner and Broker-In-Charge at Southern Lux Living.

Raised in Raleigh as the middle child of three daughters, Allison Caudle Abbott grew up watching her parents balance family life with business ownership. She followed in their footsteps, now splitting her time between her role as mom of two daughters in her newly blended family and her role as the Owner and Broker-in-Charge at Southern Lux Living.

A REALTOR® / Broker since 2007, Allison is in hot demand, serving the real estate needs of the Triangle and surrounding areas. She co-opened an international real estate company in 2014, which grew to over 50 agents, closing over 800 houses a year. Allison herself has been listed among the top agents in the North Carolina, having sold over $300 million in real estate. She holds multiple awards for being Top Producer in the industry.

Contact Allison
Phone: 919-395-6186
Email: Allison@SouthernLuxLiving.com
Website: SouthernLuxLiving.com

Allison Caudle Abbott

Owner / Broker

Allison Caudle Abbott is the Owner and Broker-In-Charge at Southern Lux Living.

Raised in Raleigh as the middle child of three daughters, Allison Caudle Abbott grew up watching her parents balance family life with business ownership. She followed in their footsteps, now splitting her time between her role as mom of two daughters in her newly blended family and her role as the Owner and Broker-in-Charge at Southern Lux Living.

A REALTOR® / Broker since 2007, Allison is in hot demand, serving the real estate needs of the Triangle and surrounding areas. She co-opened an international real estate company in 2014, which grew to over 50 agents, closing over 800 houses a year. Allison herself has been listed among the top agents in the North Carolina, having sold over $300 million in real estate. She holds multiple awards for being Top Producer in the industry.

Contact Allison
Phone: 919-395-6186
Email: Allison@SouthernLuxLiving.com
Website: SouthernLuxLiving.com

Ann Rodriguez

Agent

Ann moved to North Carolina in 2006 and it didn’t take long before she fell in love with the lifestyle the Triangle has to offer. She is proud to live in one of the fastest growing areas in the entire country. It is her goal to help all her clients find a piece of their Carolina dream whether they are relocating or buying a house for the first time. Originally from Pennsylvania, Ann has lived in several major metropolitan areas as well as in Europe. Her diverse background and experience living in different cultures is a true asset to all her clients. Ann is also fluent in Spanish.

Contact Ann
Phone:  919-265-8951
Email: Ann@SouthernLuxLiving.com
Website: Ann.SouthernLuxLiving.com

Ann Rodriguez

Agent

Ann moved to North Carolina in 2006 and it didn’t take long before she fell in love with the lifestyle the Triangle has to offer. She is proud to live in one of the fastest growing areas in the entire country. It is her goal to help all her clients find a piece of their Carolina dream whether they are relocating or buying a house for the first time. Originally from Pennsylvania, Ann has lived in several major metropolitan areas as well as in Europe. Her diverse background and experience living in different cultures is a true asset to all her clients. Ann is also fluent in Spanish.

Contact Ann
Phone:  919-265-8951
Email: Ann@SouthernLuxLiving.com
Website: Ann.SouthernLuxLiving.com

Carlene Sumner

Agent

Carlene Sumner is proud to be affiliated as a Broker with Southern Lux Living.

Carlene has worked full time in the real estate business and industry since 1999 and has enjoyed an exciting real estate career in both Utah and North Carolina, winning multiple awards and staying up to date on trends. For Carlene, it’s about quality, not quantity – answering calls, reaching out to clients, provide exceptional service – her clients are not just another number to her.

She has a strong passion for helping other people and has in-depth knowledge of the both the listing and buying side of the transaction. With an award for “Closed Volume”, “Listing agent of the Year” and “Closing Agent of the Quarter”, as well as being a Relocation Specialist, Carlene certainly has experience helping people with their real estate dreams and goals.

Carlene’s past experience include Managing Broker for offices in Park City, Utah and Wake Forest, North Carolina, Director of Career Development, as well as training and coaching multiple agents. Carlene is now excited to solely devote herself to helping those in the community with their real estate needs – whether it be buying a home, selling a home, or investing in real estate throughout the Triangle.

Community involvement is extremely important to Carlene having organized blood drives, coached sports, donated to Toys for Tots, participated in community fall festivals, and much more!

Carlene is world traveled and is passionate about spending time with her family. When she is not showing homes, negotiating offer terms, or responding to calls & emails lickity split, she’s likely at a soccer game with her boys or binging on Netflix with her husband. Her family is her greatest source of joy and they give her the motivation to keep being the absolute best she can be in life – as a mom, wife, and real estater (something the boys use to call her).Contact Carlene
Phone: 919-995-3221
Email: Carlene@SouthernLuxLiving.com
Website: Carlene.SouthernLuxLiving.com

Carlene Sumner

Agent

Carlene Sumner is proud to be affiliated as a Broker with Southern Lux Living.

Carlene has worked full time in the real estate business and industry since 1999 and has enjoyed an exciting real estate career in both Utah and North Carolina, winning multiple awards and staying up to date on trends. For Carlene, it’s about quality, not quantity – answering calls, reaching out to clients, provide exceptional service – her clients are not just another number to her.

She has a strong passion for helping other people and has in-depth knowledge of the both the listing and buying side of the transaction. With an award for “Closed Volume”, “Listing agent of the Year” and “Closing Agent of the Quarter”, as well as being a Relocation Specialist, Carlene certainly has experience helping people with their real estate dreams and goals.

Carlene’s past experience include Managing Broker for offices in Park City, Utah and Wake Forest, North Carolina, Director of Career Development, as well as training and coaching multiple agents. Carlene is now excited to solely devote herself to helping those in the community with their real estate needs – whether it be buying a home, selling a home, or investing in real estate throughout the Triangle.

Community involvement is extremely important to Carlene having organized blood drives, coached sports, donated to Toys for Tots, participated in community fall festivals, and much more!

Carlene is world traveled and is passionate about spending time with her family. When she is not showing homes, negotiating offer terms, or responding to calls & emails lickity split, she’s likely at a soccer game with her boys or binging on Netflix with her husband. Her family is her greatest source of joy and they give her the motivation to keep being the absolute best she can be in life – as a mom, wife, and real estater (something the boys use to call her).Contact Carlene
Phone: 919-995-3221
Email: Carlene@SouthernLuxLiving.com
Website: Carlene.SouthernLuxLiving.com

Jennifer Edwards

Agent

Jennifer Edwards brings a unique perspective to her real estate career. Her marketing education and background helps her understand how to best present any type of property. A resume including technology and advertising sales has led to this exciting career.
After several personal real estate deals and renovations, Jennifer decided to share her passion and vision with others looking to buy a dream property or sell their current home. She believes listening to client’s needs and expectations is the most vital component of a successful real estate relationship. Many years of successfully navigating the exciting and sometimes stressful Triangle market has given her the experience to negotiate the best deal for her clients.

Along with the knowledge to assist in all aspects of city and suburban property transactions, Jennifer has a deep understanding of farms and land. She is an avid equestrian with personal experience owning and operating her family farm. Finding your dream farm or marketing your property to the most targeted buyers in our area and across the country requires connections in the horse community. As a competitor in eventing and hunter/jumper shows around North Carolina, she is constantly expanding her friendships and connections.

Contact Jennifer
Phone:  919-564-6652
Email: Jennifer@SouthernLuxLiving.com
Website: Jennifer.SouthernLuxLiving.com

Jennifer Edwards

Agent

Jennifer Edwards brings a unique perspective to her real estate career. Her marketing education and background helps her understand how to best present any type of property. A resume including technology and advertising sales has led to this exciting career.
After several personal real estate deals and renovations, Jennifer decided to share her passion and vision with others looking to buy a dream property or sell their current home. She believes listening to client’s needs and expectations is the most vital component of a successful real estate relationship. Many years of successfully navigating the exciting and sometimes stressful Triangle market has given her the experience to negotiate the best deal for her clients.

Along with the knowledge to assist in all aspects of city and suburban property transactions, Jennifer has a deep understanding of farms and land. She is an avid equestrian with personal experience owning and operating her family farm. Finding your dream farm or marketing your property to the most targeted buyers in our area and across the country requires connections in the horse community. As a competitor in eventing and hunter/jumper shows around North Carolina, she is constantly expanding her friendships and connections.

Contact Jennifer
Phone:  919-564-6652
Email: Jennifer@SouthernLuxLiving.com
Website: Jennifer.SouthernLuxLiving.com