Nimocks Ciccone &Townsend
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Robert R. (Ranny) Nimocks is a 1972 graduate of Appalachian State University with a BA degree in Political Science. He was employed as a Sales Representative for Burroughs Corporation (now Unisys) from 1973 through 1975. He worked as an appraiser with the Cumberland County Tax Supervisor's office from 1975 through 1980, attending numerous appraisal courses through the Society of Real Estate Appraisers and the Appraisal Institute and acquired a North Carolina Real Estate Broker's License in 1976. A 1981 graduate of the North Carolina Realtors Institute, he was licensed as a general contractor in 1987.
Since 1980 he has been engaged in commercial and investment real estate brokerage primarily in Cumberland County, North Carolina and received the CCIM professional designation through the Realtors National Marketing Institute in 1990.

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Kendra Lancaster is a 1996 graduate of Meredith College with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design.  She spent several years in commercial furniture sales and design.  She joined Nimocks, Ciccone and Townsend Real Estate as Office Manager in December 2010.  In December 2017 she became a licensed NC Real Estate Broker.

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(910) 485-1707

Alex Townsend

Alex Townsend - Alex knew he wanted to join the family business long before graduating from ECU. After attaining his B.S. in Industrial Distribution and Logistics with a Business minor, Alex was eager to start working for the company his Father established by helping maintain the reputation it was built on, while competing with ever changing technologies and markets. He is happy to apply this knowledge and property management experience to the commercial real estate world.
Alex constantly looks for areas of growth and improvement – new and resourceful ways to enhance how his team can most effectively provide the best possible service. Deep family values of honesty, integrity, and fairness, find their way at the core of Alex's approach to business practices, which is why his team finds great pride in working alongside him.

It is Alex's earnest desire to build a platform in which his team can reach their full potential and work together in serving the community he's always called home.

Outside of the business, Alex looks forward to spending time at home with his wife Emily, his daughter Eleanor, and his dog Skip.

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Vance Townsend

Vance Townsend - There are numerous events and obstacles that have made me into who I am today. Both as a realtor and a person. I was born January 1 at Cape Fear Valley Hospital right here in Fayetteville NC. I have called Fayetteville my home my entire life with the exception of my college years at East Carolina University where I graduated with my Bachelor of Science. In 2005 I obtained my North Carolina Real Estate Broker's license and began to sell real estate. During this time as a Realtor I have come across just about every situation imaginable. I have the ability to make complicated real estate matters simple and to take transactions that are headed for a downward spiral and get them back on track.

In 2012 I was chosen by the Fayetteville Observer as one Fayetteville's 40 most influential leaders under 40 years of age. I am also a graduate of Leadership Fayetteville. In 2012 I became a member of the March of Dimes Cape Fear Chapter's Board of Directors. In 2013 I became a president of this board. Currently I serve as the committee chair for Cape Fear Valley's Hospital's Friends of Children golf tournament which raises money to improve the quality of care of our children at Cape Fear Valley. I also serve on the Board of Directors at Highland Country Club.

On July 19th 2008 I married my beautiful wife Lauren. We have had a wonderful 11plus years of marriage. On February 19 2012 Lauren gave birth to our twin daughters Taylor and Mary Margaret. Unfortunately they were born too prematurely and did not make it. Taylor lived a day and Mary Margaret 6 days. It was because of my daughters that Lauren and I became involved in the March of Dimes. We created Team Taylor and Mary Margaret who with the help of our friends and family has raised over $50,000 for the March of Dimes which will go towards preventing premature birth. I have a life goal of raising $1,000,000. On August 5 2013 Lauren gave birth to another set of twins. Although they were also born early Davis and Maggie are doing great! Maggie was able to come home after 7 weeks in the NICU at Cape Fear Valley and Davis came home after 11 weeks. They are now 6 and are thriving!

One of the most unique characterstics about me is that I can make complicated real estate simple. Real Estate has evolved over the years and today the North Carolina Residential Offer to Purchase and Contract is 13 pages. While negotiating an offer there are several points which need to be consired. Price, seller paid closing expenses for the buyer, due dilligence money and time, earnest money, closing date, initial improvements to the property. During the time from contract to closing there are also other issues that arise. Home Inspections, pest inspections, appraisals, securing financing, negotiating repairs. These are all items that can be become very complicated, not only to the buyer and seller but to the real estate agents as well. I have been lucky enough to have been mentored by my father Jimmy Townsend and have piled up years of my own experience. Because of this I understand what it takes to properly negotiate an offer and ensure that once your home goes under contract it makes it to closing. You see, in Fayetteville North Carolina 30% of all homes that go under contract never make it to closing. Since I began real estate in 2005 I have only had a handful of contract not make it to closing. I know what to look for early in a transaction to make sure that problems do not come up later.

Although I have listed and sold New Construction my specialty is working with buyers and sellers to conduct transactions in existing residential real estate. There are certain obsticles that buyers and sellers must overcome in order to buy and sell in this particular part of real estate. It is important to understand the market. Both parties need to understand what a compariative market analysis looks like of the home they are dealing with. What sort of absorption rate does this home have. What if any are sellers paying for buyers closing expenses. What is the difference between an FHA, VA, Conventional, and USDA loan and how does that effect an offer and a real estate transaction. How can a seller overcome new construction as their #1 competition? I consider myself an expert in this industry and these are the types of matters that I understand. I understand how they effect the buyer, the seller, and the overall market.

I am a marketing expert. By utilizing the best professional photographers and videographers I am able to give your home the look it deserves. It's not just about having the look though. I can push my listings out in front of the right people and will get tens of thousands of online views per home. I utilize many online platforms including my personal site, company site, zillow,, facebook, instagram, etc. My listings on Zillow routinely rank as the #1 most viewed home amongst their competition.

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