The ASAP Team
Ryan Powers has been in the real estate business for almost a decade. He has been a multi-million dollar producer since his first year in the business. “I had a pretty idyllic childhood,” says Powers. “I was surrounded by so much love and support growing up. That said, my parents passed on that never-say-die attitude to us kids…there was no quitting in the Powers family! I carry that with me into adulthood along with the honesty and integrity they both live by. Any success I’ve had I owe to them as they are pretty amazing people.”
Ryan strives to make everyone around him happy and successful too. This shows best in how hard he works for his clients. Whether buying or selling with Ryan, past client testimonials deliver the message clearly, you will not find a more qualified, savvy, and hard working broker than Ryan Powers. Clients never feel pressured; yet they understand early on that they are using a very knowledgeable and highly competent individual.
Ryan grew up playing many competitive sports, but he played tournament golf from a fairly young age! As he said, “living in ‘golfer’s paradise now has been a nice plus for an avid golfer so when I do get free time, I like to tee it up!” He strives to never take himself too seriously in most aspects of life. “I love helping people first and foremost. That customer service is in my heart and I think that’s what has helped make me successful over the years. I think people know when you truly care and aren’t just ‘selling them something’.
I also try to make sure we have some fun along the way too. This can be a stressful time for many as they look for that perfect town/area to enjoy this next chapter of their lives. Real estate is a serious business and at ASAP Realty, the other Owner/Brokers and I understand that for some, it will be one of the most important decisions they will ever make. We don’t take that responsibility lightly and we assure our clients that we have their best interests in mind. We have a team of 8 realtors now so it’s nice that we can bring all of our collective years of real estate experience to bear on every transaction. When all is said and done, we love to see people smile and hope they enjoy the beach life just as much as we do.”
Joy Sibal loves a good laugh and greets everyone with a smile. She found herself looking for a new career opportunity after her employer closed its doors. Another door opened when she was offered the opportunity to enter real estate. Joy understood that buying and/or selling a home can be a stressful time but bringing her love of people, a strong desire to help and her sense of humor to the process resulted in the perfect combination! That was more than 25 years ago and she’s never doubted her decision.
Fast forward to today, Joy is Broker/Owner of ASAP Realty and enjoying every minute of it. One reason she still loves getting to work is that she is always learning – new clients, neighborhoods, trends in home design – and putting the knowledge to use. Helping people envision the future while appreciating the present is one of her special skills. Joy attributes her success to her hard work and many skills. When asked about the numerous awards she has earned in the real estate field, she is quick to respond “Certificates don’t sell houses, people do. I sell houses because people like the fact that I can represent them professionally, and get them exactly what they need, all while we both have fun doing it.”
Joy’s goal as a listing agent is to promote your property with honesty and integrity. As an agent for the buyer she works hard to match people and properties with one goal, complete satisfaction! “We are so fortunate to live and work in an area that has great golf courses, amazing beaches and beautiful, charming southern communities and developments’” says Joy. “Brunswick County, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC are two of the most temperate locales on the Eastern seaboard. Not too hot, definitely not too cold. The perfect year-round location for owning a vacation home, a permanent homestead or your retirement destination and, trust me, I can locate the perfect spot for my buyers and find great qualified buyers for my listings.”
Ricky joined the ASAP Realty Team in 2015 and has been a great addition to the team! He primarily sold out in the Oak Island/Southport area the last 15 years, but a move a few years ago down to Cherry Grove, SC has him selling real estate in Oak Island/Southport and all the other Brunswick County areas including Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Calabash, Carolina Shores, and Sunset Beach! Ricky’s warm personality, unwavering ethics, and real estate expertise makes him a winning combination for your buying and selling needs for Coastal NC Real Estate!
Originally from the suburbs of Connecticut, we had always vacationed on the shores of Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. After graduating college, I moved to the Boston area, got married and raised a family and wanted a change of pace for our vacation destinations.
For 12 years, we had vacationed on the coastal shores of North Carolina. Its beauty reminded me of my days on the Cape and Islands, but had a more relaxed, low key vibe. My husband and I knew that someday, when the time was right, we wanted this to be our home. After a painstaking (almost) 2 years selling our home in the Boston area, in a very tough market, we sold our home and moved to the Ocean Isle Beach/Sunset Beach area. We were finally rid of the frigid winters and high taxes. It was during these years that I realized what it really took to both sell a house successfully, and be a buyer trying to narrow down just the right community for our family in this amazing area.
Valya Mentz has been a real estate broker for almost a decade now. She began her real estate career in Raleigh, NC, before being beckoned to the coast by the beautiful Brunswick County beaches. After 7 years working in the Ocean Ridge Plantation Sales Office, Valya decided to join ASAP Realty in late 2015.
“I made this move to provide greater service to my valued clients. Ryan Powers is also an owner of Ocean Ridge property and has been very successful in marketing and selling properties in our fine community as well as many other leading communities in the area. The new alliance will allow me to offer greater services and support to all of you going forward, including the ability to show all properties in this area, helping to ensure that your needs are most effectively met! Please feel free to reach out to me at any time as I’d be happy to help in my new capacity with ASAP Realty!”
Cheri Gibson relocated to the Calabash after a 27 year career as an elementary school teacher. As Cheri said after quitting her teaching career, ‘’I was beach bound immediately and love the more laid-back lifestyle offered here.” Her goal is to make the clients’ buying and selling experience fun and effortless. “I still have the teacher in me and enjoy educating clients about this wonderful area and the entire real estate experience whether buying or selling!”