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Bobby Harrell

Owner/Broker, Commercial Sales & Development

Commerical & Investment Properties

Whether your needs are 1031 tax free exchanges, farmland/hunting property on the mainland or developing oceanfront multi-use projects, Bobby has the experience, integrity, knowledge and contacts to assist you.

Personal Data

Bobby is a lifelong resident of Eastern North Carolina. He moved to Dare County and settled on Roanoke Island in 1981. He enjoys spending his spare time fishing, boating, and traveling with his wife and two daughters.


Bachelor of Science, NC State University, 1971

Real Estate Experience

  • Prior to becoming a licensed broker, Bobby farmed, developed and managed farmland/timberland for European investors/insurance companies. He also served as a consultant for Hobbs International in Saudi Arabia.
  • He has been Owner/Broker of Harrell & Associates, formerly Hudgins Real Estate, since 1983.
  • Since becoming active on the Outer Banks in 1983 he has been involved in developing, owning and/or marketing over $600,000,000 of real estate.  He holds experience in commercial raw land development, office, restaurant, retail, hotel/motel, single family and multi-family projects, while still being active in selling over 45,000 acres of timberland, farmland and islands.

Awards, Achievements, Service


  • Board of Directors, 12 years, Outer Banks Association of Realtors
  • Board of Directors, 4 years, North Carolina Association of Realtors
  • Standing State Committees, 15 years
  • Board of Governers, NC Realtors Commercial Allicance 2003-2005
  • Realtor of the Year, 1997
  • Past President, 1996


  • President Outer Banks Community Foundation 2008
  • Board of Directors TowneBank 2008 - Present
  • Board of Diectors NC Coastal Land Trust 2005 - 2011
  • Board of Directors Outer Banks Community Foundation 2002-2008
  • Life Member of Outer Banks Community Foundation
  • Manteo Rotary Club President, 1988-89
  • Rotarian of the Year, 2009, 2015
  • District Rotarian of the Year 2015
  • Outstanding Young Farmer Award, 1980
  • Member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
  • Board of Trustees, Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church

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