Nelson Bunn, Gilliam Kittrell, Michael Jackson, and Joe Hodge

The Power of a Team

Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty's leadership team is dedicated to providing unparalleled service to its clients and exceptional support to its agents. Our leaders have many years of experience and expertise in the real estate industry.

Joseph Hodge

Joe began his real estate career in 1979, and is a second-generation Realtor. Following in the footsteps of his parents, Joe and Nadine Hodge, he is joined today by his sister, Sharron Wilson, and his daughter, Anna Ball Hodge, counseling buyers and sellers on all types of real estate matters. A lifelong Raleigh resident, Joe knows the Triangle real estate market like the back of his hand. Joe and his partner, Gilliam Kittrell, have owned Hodge & Kittrell Realtors since 1987, and continue today with Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty. After graduating from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Joe worked for one year with Wachovia Mortgage Co. before returning home to Raleigh to enter the real estate business. He has been involved with the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors, having served as President in 1991, and was named Realtor of the Year in 1996. In 2006, Joe was appointed by the Governor to serve on the North Carolina Real Estate Commission and served until 2009. A commitment to ethics and client representation are at the core of any real estate transaction involving Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty. Joe is married to his high school sweetheart, Anna Ball, and they have three daughters, Anna Ball, Elizabeth, and Josie. He is very involved at Christ Episcopal Church, having served on the Vestry, as Junior Warden, Stewardship Chair, leader of the high school EYC, and on the Finance Committee. He also serves on the Broughton High School Capital Foundation, and has been a supporter of Broughton athletics since 1998. After spending time with his family, Joe's hobbies include offshore sport fishing, boating, golf, and following Tar Heel sports.


joe.hodge@hodgekittrellsir.com  | 206.390.1826

Joseph Hodge

Joe began his real estate career in 1979, and is a second-generation Realtor. Following in the footsteps of his parents, Joe and Nadine Hodge, he is joined today by his daughter, Anna Ball Hodge, counseling buyers and sellers on all types of real estate matters. A lifelong Raleigh resident, Joe knows the Triangle real estate market like the back of his hand. He and his partner, Gilliam Kittrell, have owned Hodge & Kittrell Realtors since 1987, and were chosen to affiliate with Sotheby’s International Realty in 2011. A commitment to ethics and client representation are at the core of any real estate transaction involving Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty.
After graduating from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Joe worked for one year with Wachovia Mortgage Co. before returning home to Raleigh to enter the real estate business. He has long been involved with the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors, having served as President in 1991, and was named Realtor of the Year in 1996. In 2006, Joe was appointed by the Governor to serve on the North Carolina Real Estate Commission and served until 2009.
Joe is married to his high school sweetheart, Anna Ball, and they have three daughters, Anna Ball, Elizabeth, and Josie. He is very involved at Christ Episcopal Church, having served as Junior Warden of the Vestry, Stewardship Chair, leader of the high school EYC, and as a member of the Finance Committee. He also serves on the Broughton High School Capital Foundation, and has been a supporter of Broughton athletics since 1998. After spending time with his family, Joe's hobbies include offshore sport fishing, boating, golf, and following Tar Heel sports.


joe.hodge@hodgekittrellsir.com  | +1 919.818.2071

Gilliam Kittrell

Gilliam Kittrell is an owner and Vice President of Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty. He has been committed to the industry and has been an established force in the Triangle real estate market since his start over 30 years ago. During those years of service to both his clients and to the Realtor community, he has achieved a number of significant accomplishments including being selected the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors (RRAR) Realtor of the year in 2006 and his election into the RRAR Hall of Fame in 2012. Other achievements include serving as a President of the RRAR in 1997 and over 10 years serving as the Chairman of the Professional Standards Committee, which oversees professional conduct among the Realtor community. Gilliam graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1978 with a B.A. in Economics. In 1979 he became a resident of Raleigh and began his real estate career. During his spare time, he enjoys fly fishing both fresh and salt water and even builds custom fly rods as a hobby. He is an avid tennis player and enjoys cold January mornings duck hunting with his retriever and friends. Gilliam believes strongly that each and every client deserves the best possible service and he has dedicated his career toward achieving that goal. "What sets us apart is our commitment to fully represent our clients before, during and after their transaction. Our desire to provide exemplary service is engrained in our culture.

gilliam.kittrell@hodgekittrellsir.com   | +1 919.876.7411

Gilliam Kittrell

Gilliam Kittrell is an owner and Vice President of Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty. He has been committed to the industry and has been an established force in the Triangle real estate market since his start over 30 years ago. During those years of service to both his clients and to the Realtor community, he has achieved a number of significant accomplishments including being selected the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors (RRAR) Realtor of the year in 2006 and his election into the RRAR Hall of Fame in 2012. Other achievements include serving as a President of the RRAR in 1997 and over 10 years serving as the Chairman of the Professional Standards Committee, which oversees professional conduct among the Realtor community. Gilliam graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1978 with a B.A. in Economics. In 1979 he became a resident of Raleigh and began his real estate career. During his spare time, he enjoys fly fishing both fresh and salt water and even builds custom fly rods as a hobby. He is an avid tennis player and enjoys cold January mornings duck hunting with his retriever and friends. Gilliam believes strongly that each and every client deserves the best possible service and he has dedicated his career toward achieving that goal. "What sets us apart is our commitment to fully represent our clients before, during and after their transaction. Our desire to provide exemplary service is engrained in our culture.

gilliam.kittrell@hodgekittrellsir.com  | +1 919.880.0283

Nelson Bunn

Nelson O. Bunn is a professional with a "Handle on the Market." One of four owners of Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's Nelson has 29 years of experience selling Real Estate in the Raleigh marketplace. He is recognized as being "Successful" in selling throughout Wake County as well as Raleigh's "Inside the Beltline" market. Nelson is professionally affiliated both Nationally and Regionally with his Realtor's Association. He has held past positions through Raleigh's Regional Association of Realtors on the "Professional Standards" Committee, the "Grievance Committee" and has served as a Raleigh Regional Board of Director. Since moving to Raleigh in 1980, Nelson has met his wife of 29 years and raised three boys. He enjoys his sports, the coast, his friends and coin collecting. He takes great pride in both his personal and professional reputation knowing how hard it is to maintain and how crucial it is to both his family and business. In closing, Nelson brings a level of professionalism and advice to his clients that one would expect from his level of experience. He would like and appreciate an opportunity to speak with you of your personal real estate and relocation needs.

nelson.bunn@hodgekittrellsir.com   | +1 919.880.0283

Nelson Bunn

Nelson O. Bunn is a professional with a "Handle on the Market." One of four owners of Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's Nelson has 29 years of experience selling Real Estate in the Raleigh marketplace. He is recognized as being "Successful" in selling throughout Wake County as well as Raleigh's "Inside the Beltline" market. Nelson is professionally affiliated both Nationally and Regionally with his Realtor's Association. He has held past positions through Raleigh's Regional Association of Realtors on the "Professional Standards" Committee, the "Grievance Committee" and has served as a Raleigh Regional Board of Director. Since moving to Raleigh in 1980, Nelson has met his wife of 29 years and raised three boys. He enjoys his sports, the coast, his friends and coin collecting. He takes great pride in both his personal and professional reputation knowing how hard it is to maintain and how crucial it is to both his family and business. In closing, Nelson brings a level of professionalism and advice to his clients that one would expect from his level of experience. He would like and appreciate an opportunity to speak with you of your personal real estate and relocation needs.

nelson.bunn@hodgekittrellsir.com  | +1 919.349.1781

J. Michael Jackson

A 20-year veteran of the Triangle real estate market and one of the owners of Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty, Michael is a top producer whose clients benefit from his wealth of experience and trademark high level of personal service. With his broad market knowledge and savvy, Michael thrives on helping buyers and sellers alike. On the buying side, he enjoys helping first-time homebuyers find that perfect first home and seasoned buyers find their "forever house." On the selling side, he is equally adept at helping sellers move up, downsize or relocate. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Michael moved to Raleigh and shortly thereafter began his real estate career. Since living in Raleigh, he has lived in a new apartment, a 1960s condo, a 1950s ranch (which he and his wife renovated and later added on to--twice) and a new house designed and built from the ground up. Through his experience buying, renovating and building houses, Michael has a good eye for design and the hidden potential in older and historic properties that may not be readily apparent to some buyers. With a stable of designers, architects and builders at his disposal, he can help buyers envision what a property can become. However, if it is a new house you have always dreamed of, he is equally familiar with helping buyers navigate the construction process from initial design to the final punch list. And with two children, he is also very familiar with the area's public and private schools. In his spare time, Michael enjoys running, collecting art and antiques, volunteering for local museums (including the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina Museum of Art) as well as Christ Church, and spending time with family and friends. Having experienced just about every conceivable real estate situation, Michael says his ultimate goal is "to give solid advice, make my clients feel like they are my only clients, and make their transactions as seamless as possible." Feel free to contact him at 919.389.3493 or michael@jmichaeljackson.com.

michael.jackson@hodgekittrellsir.com   | +1 919.389.3493

J. Michael Jackson

A 20-year veteran of the Triangle real estate market and one of the owners of Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty, Michael is a top producer whose clients benefit from his wealth of experience and trademark high level of personal service. With his broad market knowledge and savvy, Michael thrives on helping buyers and sellers alike. On the buying side, he enjoys helping first-time homebuyers find that perfect first home and seasoned buyers find their "forever house." On the selling side, he is equally adept at helping sellers move up, downsize or relocate. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Michael moved to Raleigh and shortly thereafter began his real estate career. Since living in Raleigh, he has lived in a new apartment, a 1960s condo, a 1950s ranch (which he and his wife renovated and later added on to--twice) and a new house designed and built from the ground up. Through his experience buying, renovating and building houses, Michael has a good eye for design and the hidden potential in older and historic properties that may not be readily apparent to some buyers. With a stable of designers, architects and builders at his disposal, he can help buyers envision what a property can become. However, if it is a new house you have always dreamed of, he is equally familiar with helping buyers navigate the construction process from initial design to the final punch list. And with two children, he is also very familiar with the area's public and private schools. In his spare time, Michael enjoys running, collecting art and antiques, volunteering for local museums (including the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina Museum of Art) as well as Christ Church, and spending time with family and friends. Having experienced just about every conceivable real estate situation, Michael says his ultimate goal is "to give solid advice, make my clients feel like they are my only clients, and make their transactions as seamless as possible." Feel free to contact him at 919.389.3493 or michael@jmichaeljackson.com.

michael.jackson@hodgekittrellsir.com  | +1 919.389.3493

Office Team

Bailey Anthony

Marketing and Communications Director

Beth Manning

Office Manager

Karen Gupton

FINANCE DIRECTOR