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Karen B. Gaskill

broker / realtor
Living local, selling coastal


  • Nick-Name: Theo (my grandson's name for me)
  • Hometown: Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
  • Years Living In Wilmington: 50 + years
  • What Brought You To ILM? I grew up here, attending local schools, swimming at the area beaches, and making lifelong friends. My roots run deep here on the Southeastern coast of North Carolina.

Favorite Spots In Wilmington:

  • Bluewater restaurant outside dining while watching the boats cruise the waterway
  • walking the loop at Wrightsville Beach
  • Paddle boating at Greenfield Lake
  • Carriage rides through historic downtown Wilmington

Local Spot Tourists Don't Know About ...

Casa Blanca Coffee Roasters (Ogden), Shaka Tacos (Surf City) Britts Donuts (Carolina Beach), local area farmers markets ( Wrightsville Beach, Popular Grove Plantation, Downtown Ilm, and Carolina Beach)

Unexpected Facts:

  • Happily married to husband and business partner Kyle Gaskill for 37 years. Having raised and educated two successful older sons, we are now enjoying life with our two beautiful daughters adopted from China.
  • Previous owners/ partners with Atlantic Quest Corporation ( Oceanic, Romanelli's, Henry's, Bluewater restaurants)
  • Successful career as a professional Hairstylist for over 15 years.

Why Do You Love Real Estate?

I had the privilege of growing up with a Father that loved real estate and shared that passion with me. At a young age I would walk plots of land and explore old beach cottages and bungalows with him. He would ask me what I thought and allow me to be involved in the purchase process as I grew older. He taught me the value of investing in real estate and nurtured the thrill of the hunt in me. As a result of these experiences, I have had the opportunity to work hand in hand with my husband Kyle, as the Creative Director/ co owner of Christian Hart Custom Homes, Inc., Blink Home Solutions, a Real estate investment company that buys, rehabs houses and also acquires investment property, and Seashore Properties, owner/ manager of 2 short term rentals, located in Wilmington and marketed on Air BnB. Real estate is in my blood!

Most Unique Thing You've Seen In Real Estate:

Figure 8 island, a NC barrier island is located just off of Wrightsville Beach between the Intracoastal waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. This beautiful island is home to some of the most unique architecture in this area. My favorite home is one that is built to replicate a lighthouse. This incredible home is reminiscent of something straight out of a Nicholas Sparks movie. This island is also a coveted vacation spot to many in the entertainment industry. So if you ever get a chance to visit this secluded hideaway, you may just be sharing the beach with one or two of Hollywood's who's who.

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