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About Taylor Brauer Realty Group

After helping hundreds of buyers and sellers, we know that while every transaction is unique, there are similarities and we know for certain that experience matters. In the ever-changing real estate industry, you want someone who has done it before, does it often, and does it well because it is their passion! Meet the Taylor Brauer Realty Group Team.

"Working with buyers and sellers is often more like a puzzle and it’s important to truly listen to what they’re saying their needs are, working hard to fulfil their needs, and sometimes thinking outside of the box, but it’s always rewarding when all the pieces fit together."

Katie Taylor

Outgoing and generally up for anything | Loves checking out new places and getting to know new people | THE Katie of “Katie’s Soft Pretzels” | Animal Lover

With well over a decade of real estate experience, Katie Taylor has developed a keen eye for picking out the exact home that perfectly fits their client’s needs. Her positive attitude and easy-going personality creates a stress-free buying experience but don’t let her easy going style fool you. Katie pays attention to details and is a strong negotiator—she just does it with a smile. She prides herself on the honesty and loyalty she provides her clients. Above all, the most important thing to her is the lifelong relationships she builds. She understands that real estate transactions aren’t just a big purchase, but also an emotional time, and that a home is a place to build memories.

Even when she is not working, Katie likes to be on the go. She loves being adventurous, traveling to exciting places, and cooking unique foods. Spending time with friends, coaching Special Olympics (where she and Steve first met Debbie years ago and always admired her talents), trail-blazing with her wet and muddy dogs, or hanging out with hubby Steve and their son Beau are always at the top of the list.

Fav Places: Bolin Creek trails with pups; DPAC for a night out; Tyler's for a casual meal; standing pool-side at swim meets chatting with other parents; Jordan Lake; Carrboro Farmer’s Market.

Contact Katie: katietaylorrealtor@gmail.com or 919-418-1448

Steve Brauer

Math Nerd | Former College Baseball Player | Sports Enthusiast | Tarheel Fan | Animal Lover | Coach | Mentor | Entrepreneur

Steve Brauer has been working in real estate since 2005. Those years of experience give him a full understanding of the housing market, as well as the needs and wants of his clients. With a BA in Math from the University of Delaware (where he met wife Katie), his expertise lies in numbers and problem solving. He values the knowledge he has gained over the past decade and enjoys sharing his knowledge with buyers and sellers as well as new agents. Steve is a leader. Whether it be making major decisions at work, on the court or baseball diamond, or volunteering on local boards, he has a no-nonsense way that quickly gets to the root of the issue at hand and thinks creatively to work on a solution. Steve is dedicated not only to work but also to spending time with Katie and their son, Beau. He’s already planning trips to watch Beau swim on a collegiate level in California.

Steve has lived all over the United States but North Carolina seems to have always been his future. Traveling through North Carolina when Steve was 9, he said to his parents that it was such a beautiful state he wanted to live here when he grew up. Clearly brilliant even then, as this area is a great place to live with its natural beauty, change of seasons and mild winters. And then there’s college basketball! Steve believes there can’t possibly be a better place to live if you’re a fan.

Fav Places: running trails in Carolina North; the lawn at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro; the basketball court with my Orange County Special Olympics team; poolside as an USA swimming official at swim meets; Peppers Pizza (still hoping it will come back); Magone’s Pizza; IP3 Pizza; Anna Maria’s Pizza.

Contact Steve: stevebrauerrealtor@gmail.com or 919-418-1445

"I have always enjoyed teaching/coaching people so becoming Broker-in-Charge at CB Advantage was a natural fit, but I truly still most enjoy getting to know people and helping them navigate through the complicated transaction of buying and selling their homes."

"I’ve had a gazillion hobbies, mostly centered around nature and art, and that translates into my very favorite parts of being an agent. I love to help sellers stage their homes to attract the best contract and help buyers see all the possibilities of a potential new home."

Debbie Everly

Animal & Nature Lover | Former UVA Rugger | Sports Enthusiast | Wannabe Artist (Mosaics, Paint, Photography, Upcycled Furniture)

A Chapel Hill resident since 2007, Debbie Everly arrived in Chapel Hill with two daughters, two cats, a puppy and a large goldfish named Fish. She immediately loved the area (tied only to Seattle for best places to live) and settled in with the homeschooling community where her girls thrived. Community involvement is important to her—whether volunteering (and subsequently adopting, of course!) with Orange County Animal Services, coaching Special Olympics Orange County (where she met her husband Johnny) or working with students at Boomerang to achieve their college dreams. Through these activities and more, Debbie is always on the lookout to make the Triangle an even better place to live!

Debbie is also responsible for keeping the team moving forward—and you can see her on the team's Facebook page live during open houses throughout Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, Pittsboro and the greater Triangle area. Katie and Steve say her creativity shows in all she does with real estate and her ability to weigh cost versus benefit when helping sellers and the team prepare a listing with staging is remarkable. She also is team’s social media guru and regularly posts news and happenings.

Fav Places: Spicy Pineapple Margaritas at Esperanza; My Secret Closet; live music anywhere (Second Wind, The Station, Cat’s Cradle, Haw River Ballroom…); walking Carrboro at night with her pups; Triangle Krav Maga Fitness Challenge.

Contact Debbie: debbieeverlyrealtor@gmail.com or 919-943-6432

And Our Mentors

Ellen Singer

Ellen Singer was born and bred in Brooklyn but loves living in the Triangle. She enjoys all it has to offer without the hassle of city life. As one of the founders of the all-female run boutique real estate firm Tri-Pointe Properties and a pillar in the local community, Ellen’s depth of knowledge about local real estate and local happenings is incomparable. Katie always says Ellen has a knack of getting right to the heart of a matter and gives the best advice.

When not working, Ellen and her adventurous husband Phil enjoy spending time with their extended family and especially grandchildren (ranging in ages from 5-19), traveling, and volunteering in the community.

Fav Places: the JCC in Durham for programs speakers, films, and gatherings with friends; DPAC; and, Silverspot Cinema/Stoney River restaurant; Elements; Kitchen; Tarantini; Antonia’s; Museum of Art (Raleigh); and the Museum of Life and Science (Durham) with the grandkids.

Contact Ellen: ebsinger@mindspring.com

Lynne Feiss-Necrason

Lynne has over 35 years of experience in real estate and was also one of the founders of Tri-Pointe Properties, a very successful all-female-run boutique realty firm in Chapel Hill. She is well-respected in the real estate community and has received many production and service awards. Besides being a skilled Realtor, Lynne has a passion for photography that she has really developed (pun intended) into more than a hobby over the last 5 years. Her creative eye used in real estate has put her photography in demand for galleries, photography shows, and the walls of people’s homes. When not working, her grandma hat goes on and the fun ensues!

Fav Places: Jordan Lake with camera and dogs in tow, Museum of Art (Raleigh); Life and Science Museum (Durham); Pullen Park; Tarantini’s Italian; Root Cellar; Breakaway Café; Nana’s; live music and shopping in Fearrington Village; and Friday art walks throughout the Triangle.

Contact Lynne: lynnefeiss@mindspring.com

Karen Armstrong

Before we were Taylor Brauer, Karen was the former marketing and administrative specialist-extraordinaire of our real estate team. Karen's passion for her industry drove her to excel in specializing in the sales and marketing of upper-end homes. She has now taken her years of experience forward as staging consultant—where she brilliantly makes listings look "upper-end!" And, as a testament to loyalty, she unwaveringly cheers for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Jim Necrason

Lynne's husband Jim Necrason obtained his real estate license when he retired from the business world. Besides being smart and attentive, he’s always good for levity. Together, they bring and share invaluable knowledge and an outstanding reputation in the real estate business in the Triangle area to the team.

What Our Clients Say