I grew up in Hampton Roads, Virginia and vacationed frequently on the Outer Banks. After living on Hatteras Island during a summer in college I fell in love with the Island and the people. Once I graduated from Longwood University with a B.A. in Communication Studies and a minor in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing, I moved back to Avon. I am the wife of a veteran professional kiteboarder turned charter boat captain and mom to an energetic and fun little girl. I love to spend time with my family and friends enjoying life at the beach.
Since making Hatteras Island my home, I have worked for one of the largest property management companies on the Island, specializing in Marketing. In 2007, I became a NC Real Estate Broker. Eventually I moved into Interior Design where my love and passion for decorating led me to gain the Accredited Staging Professional designation. I specialize in staging, marketing, and social media. I am here to help you navigate through your experience of buying or selling on Hatteras Island and hope to help you make your dream of selling or owning a home at the beach a reality.
"Jen Bell went above and beyond to find our dream vacation home. She was patient with us out of towners and was full of knowledge that helped us out immensely. She held our hand through the entire process and made our buying a dream house a super fun experience. Thank you Jen for making this daunting process so easy and enjoyable. -Suzanne Dunham
"My husband and I have Jen Bell to thank for helping us find our dream beach house. Never in a million years did we think we could ever find the amazing beach home that would build family memories and also pay for itself in rental income. She helped us in every step of the way and we learned so much valuable information about the investment property process and even in traveling in the 4X4 area of the OBX. We love watching the dolphins from our deck and enjoy the daily visits from the wild horses. Trust Jen with your property search she is a gem." -Don & Beth Cuffy, buyer
"In 2019 we finally fulfilled our dream and moved to Hatteras Island. During the long and difficult process of assuring ourselves the time was right, and searching for the perfect home, Jen Bell from NC 12 was by our side. She was patient and never pushed us towards an uncertain sell, but took the time and effort needed to help us find a home we could love for the rest of our lives. She was an amazing resource to us, and we are so grateful for her leading us to our dream home. If you want an agent who will be working for your best interests, Jen Bell is the one to choose." -Dawn Miller, Buyer
"Jen Bell helped us find our dream beach home. She is a delight to work with from start to finish. Jen goes out of her way to make a stressful time as easy as possible. We reside nine hours away and she was willing to try new things such as Skype to help us view all the homes we found appealing with out having to wait until we could make another trip down to the island. Once we settled on the perfect home she helped us make the process very smooth right up to the closing day. I would highly recommend Jen Bell for anyone wanting to purchase a home at the Outer Banks." -Cynthia Hamner
"Jen Bell came highly recommended by very good friends of mine who purchased a home here in 2016. I was looking for a small beach box for one person with a very limited budget. It took a lot of viewing homes from Avon south to Hatteras. Not an easy find. Jen had the knowledge, experience, patience, and creative "out of the box" thinking necessary for the search. One year later after several improvement projects, I'm delighted with my purchase of a quaint cottage in Frisco. Jen kept me updated with information necessary for a successful transaction and the specifics for island living." -Edith Tormey