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Our Mission Statement

Basnight Garner Real Estate believes the key to a smooth and pleasurable real estate transaction is to effectively communicate with you in every detail of the transaction from the first phone call all the way to the closing table. We use our experience and foresight to proactively address details before they become problematic. You'll experience extraordinary customer service through market knowledge, detailed systems and hands on compassion for ALL your real estate needs.

Sharon Garner-Thompson and Carol Basnight have put together a wonderful team that consists of a licensed showing and referral agents, a listing coordinator, marketing coordinator, and a closing coordinator. Our staff is very well trained and knowledgeable in all we do, the local real estate market and real estate in general. We work hard to put our clients' needs first! Whether you are looking to buy or sell real estate, we welcome the challenge and are here to help!


Meet Our Team

     Sharon Garner-Thompson, Broker, Realtor

Sharon Garner-Thompson is energetic, fun and loves to work with people. Sharon was born and raised in Carteret County and is very knowledgeable about the area and her community. Sharon started her real estate career in 1999 and has earned her ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) and GRI (Graduate of the REALTOR Institute) from the National Association of Realtors. Sharon is very active and enjoys all types of sports, boating, and cooking. She enjoys helping property owners market their properties to obtain the best price and terms. Sharon makes buying and selling your home a nice and memorable experience. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a seasoned seller, she will bring a welcoming spirit and integrity to your next real estate adventure. You will enjoy working with Sharon!

     Carol Basnight, Broker, Realtor

Carol Basnight is from Williamston, North Carolina and grew up as a child coming to Atlantic Beach with her family. It was always a lifelong goal to live at the beach and near the water and she and her husband, Howard, made it a reality in 1983. They raised their two children on the banks of Bogue Sound where swimming, boating, fishing and family time was a priority.  Carol graduated from NCSU in Business Administration and worked in the medical management field for many years before making Real Estate her profession over 10 years ago. Her many contacts in this community, plus her large network of Eastern North Carolina friends and family, have helped her establish a great real estate business. Carol knows that real estate transactions, whether you’re buying your first home or your tenth rental house, is one of the most important a person will be involved in. She has a real desire to make this process as painless and pleasurable as possible. Her expertise, market knowledge, and local professional contacts have proven to be invaluable to her clients. Thanks to her exceptionally loyal clientele, personal referrals and repeat business from the foundation of her career. Carol truly believes that if you do the right thing ALWAYS, you will be blessed in all aspects of your life. She is ready to go to work for you!

Alyssa Mayer, Broker, Realtor, Buyer Specialist

 Alyssa Mayer has lived in Carteret County for over 24 years. She received her Real Estate Brokers license almost 12 years ago, at the age of 20. She loves all aspects of real estate and enjoys meeting new people. With a friendly personality and great multitasking skills, she is the Buyer Specialist for Basnight Garner Real Estate. In her spare time, Alyssa loves fishing, golfing, boating and spending time with her friends. If you have any questions about Real Estate or her community, just ask, her as she would be happy to help!

     Jessi Champion, Broker, Realtor, Buyer Specialist

Jessi Champion is a North Carolina native who came to Carteret County in 2011 with her military husband, Vinny. They fell in love with the small town feeling and the coastal lifestyle and have settled into civilian life after deciding that the area was the perfect retreat.  From relaxing on the water with their friends and family to experiencing nature through the eyes of a child, the Champions enjoy life to the fullest.  Jessi and Vinny are a foster family and have cared for many children in addition to their three.  Jessi has even written a children’s book about foster care.  

As a Buyers Agent for Basnight Garner, Jessi brings a fresh energy to real estate after a long career in administration.  It is her goal to make sure that her clients are well taken care of, just like family.  She specializes in finding the perfect home and seeing potential in properties with quick and easy fixes.  An expert in design, Jessi matches families with homes that fit them and their style.  She aims to make your buying experience comfortable, enjoyable, and easy, just like the Crystal Coast.

     Lauren Kelly, Broker, Realtor, Buyer Specialist

Lauren Kelly moved to Carteret County from Central Kentucky. She studied Communication & Psychology at Georgetown College and proceeded to work for a non-profit organization focusing on young women’s leadership development upon graduation. Throughout this experience, she facilitated a variety of educational workshops to over 3,000 women across the country.

With a long history of customer service driven work, Lauren understands people and prides herself on her work ethic, tenacity and ALWAYS being the one to get the job done- no matter the challenge. She is excited to take her unique skill set and get to work for the clients of Basnight Garner Real Estate. She will work tirelessly and loves nothing more than building & maintaining relationships. Lauren brings energy and laughter to our team and hopes to do the same for our clients with her enthusiasm for real estate & zest for life.

 When Lauren is not working she is spending time with friends, family and her dog, Stevie. She is a lover of music, horses, books, fashion & is an avid traveler. 

     Billie Ester Seymour, Broker, Realtor, Buyer Specialist

Billie Esther has lived on the Crystal Coast for over 25 years and knows the area extremely well. Her fun loving personality, energy, and sense of humor make for a great real estate experience. She loves the Crystal Coast and people and that's a perfect combination to matching buyers with the perfect property! 

     Crystal DeKoning, Closing Coordinator

Crystal is a great addition to our team as our Closing Coordinator. She graduated from Tampa College with an Associates Degree in the Paralegal program. Crystal was brought to Morehead City with her husband through the Coast Guard in 1998. She then started working for a popular Carteret County Attorney and has assisted in thousands of closing transactions. She is highly educated in the real estate closing process and makes home buying and selling smooth. In her spare time, Crystal loves boating and the beach!

     Fran Hardy, Broker, Marketing Coordinator

Fran is our Marketing Coordinator at Basnight Garner Real Estate. She has lived in Carteret County since 1995, raising her three children.  She started in real estate in 2001 and received her North Carolina Real Estate license in 2007.  Fran has spent many years in marketing and advertising and really enjoys being creative with her work.  Besides her creativity, Fran has an outgoing, friendly personality and enjoys working with people. Mixing those skills with her love of real estate makes Fran a great addition to our team.  

      Brendan Adkins, Realtor, Broker, Listing Coordinator

Brendan, native to Kinston, has lived in Eastern North Carolina all his life and has recently made Carteret County his full-time home. Brendan enjoys spending time on the water with his family, friends, and dogs. Brendan brings 7 years of full-time real estate experience to the Basnight Garner Real Estate Group and has facilitated the marking, listing, and sale of over 500 homes representing over a quarter of a billion dollars worth of sales.We are thrilled to have Brendan on our team and look forward to many years of a successful partnership.

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