Meet The Team


Meet the Team at Real Estate Experts.  As local Realtors, we are passionate about our business and delight in offering exceptional service to each of our clients.  As real estate agents and real estate listing agents, we work in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, Hillsborough, Pittsboro and Cary, Apex and Morrisville North Carolina.

Over the past 20 years, our seasoned team members have worked together to provide outstanding service to our buyers and sellers, while developing a unique partnership to better care for our clients.

Our team talks and shares ideas with each other regarding our various clients’ needs each day. When you work with any of our realtors, it is just as good as working with the entire team and benefiting from our collective years of experience.

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Jodi Bakst

Jodi Bakst, Owner | Broker

A Chapel Hill resident since 1990 and a Realtor since 1997, Jodi Bakst has achieved recognition through both her market performance and her professional growth as an expert Realtor. She has been a consistent top producer and has a comprehensive understanding of real estate in the Durham, Chapel Hill, and surrounding areas, as well as expertise in real estate technology.

In addition, Jodi and her partner Bill Matthes  have built Team Jodi Property Management Group, a successful property management company. She has numerous professional designations, including Broker, Certified Residential Specialist, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Graduate of Realtor Institute, Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Senior Real Estate Specialist and most recently, Jodi earned her Certified International Professional designation. Jodi has built a successful Team of top Chapel Hill REALTORS, Durham REALTORS and Cary REALTORS that deliver Real Estate Experts’ clients seamless, high-quality service. She is a past member of the North Carolina Association of Realtors Forms Committee and the Greater Chapel Hill Association of Realtors Board of Directors.

Currently, Jodi serves on the Town of Chapel Hill’s Board of Adjustments. She has two children and is an active volunteer in the Jewish community. Jodi holds an MA in Public Health from UNC-Chapel Hill and a BA in Economics from the University of California Santa Cruz.  For help with all your real estate needs, contact Jodi today at 919-928-5131, ext. 2, or send her an email.

Meet the Team - Bill Matthes, Broker & Property Manager

Bill Matthes, JD
Property Manager | Broker

Bill Matthes brings more than 30 years of successful business management experience and in-depth knowledge of law, accounting, and customer service to the Real Estate Experts team. With a proven track record of building business networks, Bill serves as manager and primary agent working with Team Jodi Property Management Group.  Contact Bill for your rental and property management needs. Bill has lived in Chapel Hill/Durham since 1999, and understands the Triangle area real estate market from the buyer, seller and owner perspectives. Bill has three grown children and four grandchildren. For all your rental and property management needs, contact Bill today at 919-928-5131, ext. 1, or send him an email.

Meet the Team - Karyn Cho, Broker

Karyn Cho
Broker | SRES

Karyn Cho has served as a Realtor since 2007, after relocating to Chapel Hill from Silicon Valley in 2004. Nothing brings her more professional joy than guiding her clients through a hassle-free, seamless home buying or selling experience. Karyn is committed to tailoring each real estate transaction to the unique personal needs of each client. She makes sure to stay apprised of the ever-evolving technology and real estate market, which is indispensable in providing excellent service. Karyn holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She worked for  years as a retail manager in the greater Chicagoland area, and also gained experience in marketing for a small business. Her greatest blessings are her husband and  three sons. Karyn is an active member of Newhope Church in Durham. Karyn is Korean-American and bilingual.  For assistance with all your real estate needs, contact Karyn at 919-360-7319, or send her an email.

Meet the Team - Stacie Dye, Broker

Stacie Dye. Broker

Stacie Dye loves being a realtor. She is passionate about helping her clients find or sell their homes in the Triangle area. Her philosophy is to get to know her clients first and foremost, listening to their hopes and dreams. She presents her clients with all the pertinent information needed to make an informed decision. As part of the Real Estate Experts team, Stacie helps her clients navigate the buying or selling process from the beginning to the closing table, and beyond. Her relationships with clients don’t end when the transaction is closed. She will continue to provide helpful information about the market and a list of service providers for any issue clients may still need.In her spare time, Stacie loves to travel, read, cook, walk trails, explore local restaurants, and the farmer’s market. I enjoy the arts, attending community events and volunteer at Durham Urban Ministries and the Full Frame Film Festival. For all your real estate needs, contact Stacie at 919-475-9460, or send her an email.


Meet the Team - Gene Mack, Realtor and Property Manager

Gene Mack, Broker, Property Manager

Gene Mack comes from a family of builders and craftsman and is passionate about quality work. His own start in real estate came as a landlord. During his first career as the operations manager of Every Nation Campus, he was able to build a financial nest-egg through rental properties. Having done it himself, Gene takes special pleasure in helping others benefit from the simple and steady wealth-building opportunities in real estate ownership. He and his wife, Devin, have three young children. They recently moved back to his hometown of Durham from New York City, and they’re super excited to have a driveway again! Contact Gene at 770-769-7234 or send him an email.


Meet the Team - Glenn Simon, Broker

Glenn Simon, Broker

Glenn Simon’s approach to helping clients purchase or sell property is a consultative one. He and his wife Yvonne relocated to the Triangle from Port Jefferson, NY 25 years ago in search of a more agreeable climate and lifestyle. The Triangle has proven to be a great destination, with high quality education, health care, cultural activities, and access to recreation.Glen knows the local market and neighborhoods well, and has over 15 years of real estate experience, including owning residential and commercial investment property. In addition to past careers in education and business, he also brings the experience of 25 years of home ownership that has involved a wide range of renovations, repairs, and updates. These life and property-related experiences provide a broad base of knowledge and good judgment that clients find helpful in making their important financial and real estate decisions.Glenn believes effective real estate representation is about guidance in weighing your options, evaluating, negotiating for the best deal, managing the details of the transaction with proven systems and technologies, and preventing problems from arising (and if something does come up, nipping it the bud). Glenn’s focus is always on responsive performance, knowing the numbers, creating successful outcomes, communicating effectively, minimizing stress, and treating others with honesty and respect along the way. Glenn believes it just doesn’t make sense to go it alone with so much at stake when buying or selling a home. He looks forward to earning your trust and business, and can provide you with letters of reference when you are ready to decide on a realtor to protect your best interests. Glenn has two school-age children and sits on two nonprofit boards, including an HOA, and enjoys being active in the outdoors. For all your real estate needs, contact Glenn at 919-606-2803, or send him an email.

Kait Maarschalk Kait Maarschalk, Realtor

Kait Maarschalk has found her passion in real estate and is excited to share her experience with you! Her philosophy is that the smallest details are in many cases the most important and she strives to ensure that every detail no matter how minute is to her client’s preference. Growing up as a Florida native, Kait moved to Apex in 2001 and after a brief intermission in Boone where she earned her BS & MS in Criminal Justice, moved back to Durham where she currently resides with her husband. Her time in NC has given her a strong understanding of the Durham, RTP, and Raleigh areas and beyond. Kait has a tenacious nature and is willing to put in the time necessary to make every real estate transaction she is involved in go as smoothly as possible. When working with Kait your concerns are her concerns and your interests are her interests. Kait takes great professional pleasure in taking what may seem an intimidating process of buying or selling a home and making it as seamless and enjoyable as possible for her clients. If you are looking for someone who can meet all of your real estate needs don’t hesitate to contact Kait at 919-345-5166 or send her an email.  You can also find Kait on Facebook.

Meet the Team - James Lankford, Broker

James Lankford, Broker

James Lankford provides real estate expertise throughout the Triangle. His goal is for his clients to be able to be able to buy, sell, or rent on their terms, with as little stress as possible. James offers the benefits of a real estate professional who will listen carefully to his clients’ needs and be sure to protect their interests. In James’ experience, buyers and sellers often find that negotiating the price was the easy part, and deals are more susceptible to issues with regard to repairs and financing. James’ role is to uncover and resolve those challenges beforehand, ensuring the deal goes through. James grew up overseas and has lived, worked, and studied in more than 20 countries across four continents. He enjoys working with international clients and first-time home buyers.  For all your real estate needs, contact James at 919-599-4640, or send him an email.