Originally from Dallas, Texas, Stephanie Fessel spent many years raising her family in Charlotte, North Carolina before moving to Wilmington to enjoy the great lifestyle afforded to those lucky enough to call the east coast of North Carolina home. A graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management.

A deeply committed and engaged industry professional, Stephanie has actively served on several professional associations including the Professional Standards Committee of the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association, former chair of the Education Advisory Group, the Rules and Regulations Committee, a NOVA Training Program Instructor for the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association and the Board of Directors for the Charlotte Multiple Listing Service (CMLS). Stephanie is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate Realtor® Institute (GRI) and a Certified Integrity Coach.

Stephanie has had a highly successful real estate career, most recently serving as Director of Learning for Premier Sotheby's International Realty in Naples, Florida; Director of Professional Development for Allen Tate Realtors® in Charlotte, North Carolina; and Director of Career Development for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Charlotte, North Carolina.  She created and implemented the Momentum Sales Academy™, a training program designed to help real estate and sales professionals gain momentum in their career and achieve maximum results.   In her role with Intracoastal Realty as Director of Learning and Development, Stephanie oversees training and leadership development programs. Prior to her career in real estate, Stephanie served as a career sales trainer for CHANEL® Cosmetics in Southeast Florida and later as a retail manager for Burdines in Boynton Beach, Florida and Rich’s Department Store in Atlanta, Georgia.

Stephanie and her husband, Dennis, have three children, three grandchildren and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Sir Bentley. She enjoys traveling, boating, Mexican food, red wine and spending her free time soaking up the sun on one of our gorgeous beaches.