About Us

Serving the 16 county Triangle Area, Wilmington and North Carolina Beaches.

Our seasoned team of Real Estate professionals are eager to earn your business and share our knowledge along the way. We believe that by helping you understanding the home buying and selling process, you will feel empowered, be more confident in your decisions, and ultimately enjoy the process! We invite you to look around our website, see some of the homes we have to offer, and feel free to email or call us if you have any questions — you’ll be glad you did.

Broker In Charge, ABR, SRES, CMBA | Tel: 919.801.4103 | carolynhriso1@gmail.com

Carolyn received her broker’s license in North Carolina in 2000.

Growing up at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, Carolyn moved to Raleigh, NC after high school graduation to attend Hardbarger Business College. After finishing school, she worked for Burroughs Wellcome Co. (now GlaxoSmithKline) for twenty years. During these years, as she worked and raised a family, she attended Meredith College and earned a B.S. in Business Management and a B.A. in Communications. Continuing her education at North Carolina State University where she earned a Master’s degree in Education and gained an M Class teaching license in the state of NC.

Her desire to teach focused on adult education and Carolyn chose to use her real estate skill set to help others achieve success in the industry. She taught pre and post licensing for Superior School of Real Estate where she also taught CE and Ethics classes. She taught pre-licensing for St. Augustine College in Raleigh, NC where she served as adjunct professor and taught post-licensing at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, NC. She was CEO of two real estate firms, one in NC and one in Colorado and served as Qualifying Broker for the state of NC for a third firm. She presently teaches real estate education for JY Monk and is Qualifying Broker/Broker-in-Charge/Owner of The NC Real Estate Firm, LLC.

She has ABR and SRES designations and is a Certified Master Behavior Analyst (CMBA) for the DISC behavior profile. In 2009, the Women’s Council of Realtors in Raleigh, NC named her Entrepreneur of the Year.

She enjoys reading, writing, cooking, walking, crocheting, sewing, plays and concerts, museums, dinner out and time with friends.

Having competed in the Miss NC pageant as a young woman, she took her love of helping young women be successful and confident, to judging Miss America qualifying pageants in the state of NC.

She is mother and stepmother to six children and grandmother to seven.

As she reflects on her life and achievements, she finds the wisdom of her grandchildren a guiding light. Their curiosity and honesty reminds her that every day is fresh and a new start. Each day is an opportunity.

That is what brought her to teaching – “I believe we are all here to help each other and we can teach agents how to begin successful careers which lead to fulfilling lives. What fun!!” It also brought her to the realization that agents need a firm to join that believes in them and promotes their success – she and her husband decided to start a firm that will do just that – The NC Real Estate Firm, LLC!!


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A Team Of Agents You Can Trust

With a combined 45 years of experience - our team has your interest in mind.

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