We realize we have grown a lot in the last year and thanks to quarantine, you may not have met all of our amazing teammates.
In honor of Super Bowl LV weekend, we want to introduce you to our winning team that scores touchdowns daily for our clients.
Renée Hillman, Team Leader
🏈 Coach of the Year/Director of Recruiting/Team Owner 🏈
It is hard to believe that Renée has been calling North Carolina home for over 40 years! She moved to Charlotte when she was nine months old, then to Cary in 1990, where she attended Apex Middle School and Apex High School. After that, it was off to North Carolina State University and with her degree in Business Management, she was ready to conquer the world. (Aren’t we all?! 😉).
Renée is a consistent Top Producer in the top 1% locally and top 50, to be exact. She is also in the top 2% of our brokerage nationally. She has overseen well over 1,800 transactions and managed millions upon millions of dollars in real estate.
Robin Lilley, Buyer Partner
🏈 Veteran of the Year/Offensive Player of the Year 🏈
Robin has called NC home for close to four decades, she attended Enloe High school and then continued her studies at NC State University.
What makes her great at real estate is her experience not only in corporate structure, navigating three kids (let’s face it we all know how teenagers can be!) but also dealing directly with different types of real estate transactions from first time home buyers, empty nesters, foreclosures, and short sales. She has been licensed in real estate since 2006.
What Coach Renee Says About Robin
“I feel so fortunate to have Robin as a team member these last five years. Not only does she have a winning spirit but also is phenomenal at multitasking! She handles fumbles with style and grace and her wins with humbleness. Robin is an all-around great person and a wonderful teammate.”
Jonathan Edwards, Buyer Partner
🏈 Our Impact Player/The Quarterback 🏈
Jon has called the Triangle home for over 25 years. In fact, he and Renee grew up together as neighbors and high school classmates! After earning a BA in Economics from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jon received his Master of Business Administration from Kansas State University as a Dow Chemical Graduate Scholar.
Joining the Hillman Real Estate Group team in the fall of 2018, he is a true advocate, providing his clients with information that will allow them to become more informed decision-makers.
What Coach Renee Says About Jonathan
“I have always admired Jonathan and his ability to take complex processes and break them down into simple steps. He is as analytical as am I but also down to earth. He cares immensely for our clients, their well-being, and ultimately their outcome. Jonathan has been a steady force on our team!”
Kayla Thompson, Buyer Partner
🏈 Rising Star/Hometown Favorite 🏈
Kayla is a Triangle native born and raised in Cary. She continued her education at Methodist University in Fayetteville, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.
Kayla is very familiar with the Triangle area, knowing hidden treasures and interesting facts. She has watched the area grow and develop over the last 30 years and is excited to share that with individuals and families looking to buy and call the Triangle their home. Kayla is eager to work with first time buyers, people new to the area, and natives like herself looking to settle down.
What Coach Renee Says About Kayla
“Kayla has been such a great addition to our team! She is an avid learner and took off this past year, closing 20 homes! I am proud of her ability to adapt and be calm. I admire Kayla’s capacity to really listen and take that knowledge to assist our clients. She truly cares and goes that extra mile!”
Rebecca Wise, Office Manager
🏈 Executive of the Year/The Great Implementer 🏈
Rebecca moved back to North Carolina in 2010 from her home state of New York. She had previously attended high school here in the Triangle before beginning her college career at NC State University and then transferring to Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) to finish her degree in Advertising Photography.
Rebecca’s experience in marketing and customer service makes her a valuable asset in the sale of your home. She ensures your home gets tons of exposure and targets the perfect buyer. Behind the scenes, she’s dotting every “i” and crossing every “t” to make sure your transaction is as smooth as possible!
What Coach Renee Says About Rebecca
“Rebecca is an invaluable member of our team and more importantly my right-hand person! We have worked side by side for over three years now. It takes a village behind a leader and a team, she makes all the cogs and wheels run smoothly. She keeps us all accountable and has a super positive personality that goes with the flow. Rebecca is trustworthy and a hard worker!”
Laura Wilt, Client Care Manager
🏈 The Player to Watch 🏈
Don’t let Laura’s Client Care Manager job title fool you, her real estate roots run deep. First introduced to real estate while working after school at her mom’s real estate firm in Raleigh, Laura became licensed in 2008 and started her sales career at a progressive firm where, in 2010, the CEO awarded her the “Most Closed Transactions” title and award for the firm. In 2016, she decided to expand her experience and explore new construction home sales. In Laura’s two-and-a-half-year tenure on-site, she received numerous awards for her outstanding sales performance.
What Coach Renee Says About Laura
“Laura is our pandemic hire, and absolutely perfect for our Client Care Manager. She helps our clients thru the many steps to closing. She is patient, kind, and just a good solid person. We needed another staff member like yesterday, and she stepped up big time! Jumping into the trenches and 30+ contracts. An interesting fact: I hired her without actually ever meeting in person until August!”