The Rising Tide Team

Servicing Wilmington and surrounding areas since 1998

What separates our team from all the rest is our skill sets and experiences of the real estate process. From home building, to general contracting and home staging, our current and previous business involvements have prepared us to create the best real estate endeavor for you. Thank you for stopping by our website and contact us today to receive more information and to see why it’s so easy to love Wilmington and its neighboring areas!

Are you looking to buy or sell a home in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach, or Carolina Beach?  Curious about the buying or selling process?  The Rising Tide Team is committed to helping you find the right home.


Sherri Ingle

Sherri grew up in Asheville, North Carolina surrounded by the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. In 1989 she headed to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington earning a BA in Communications in 1993, She never looked back falling in love with Wilmington and the southeast coastal lifestyle.

In September 1993, Sherri married Gene Ingle, moving west to the foothills of the mountains to Hickory, NC. However, the coast and all it offered drew the two of them back to the beach in 2002.

In July of 2008 Sherri began her real estate career.  As the Great Recession began, she learned how to navigate the ever-changing waters of the local market building a thriving business in the midst of the worst real estate market in 30 years. At heart she is a teacher, endeavoring to provide the most information so her clients can make the best decision possible for their real estate needs. The market is always changing, and Sherri looks for patterns of change and sharing with clients the pulse of the market.

As a leader within The Rising Tide Team, Sherri assists in team training, education and has created a support system for agents to flourish and grow to become better agents. Her teacher’s heart is valuable to each member of the team.

Gene and Sherri have two sons, and a black lab named Pepper. Aside from work, which Sherri loves, she also enjoys boating, swimming, paddle boarding, walking the loop, reading, teaching Sunday School and participating in what, her family affectionately terms “forced family fun”!

With Sherri as your agent and trusted advisor, you will experience the exceptional from an agent with extensive local knowledge, effective communication and negotiation skills as well as an agent with your best interest at heart. Contact Sherri today.



Angie Pool

"I really strive to make a difference" ~ Angie Pool

I enjoy must in order to be good at selling real estate. Real Estate is a “people and places” business, and I believe I have the skills and experience for matching these variables. I put my energy and business savvy into making my clients' transactions not only successful, but pleasant. I listen and I strive to deliver.

A real estate transaction isn't always a short or simple process. Because it can take time-- and really test your patience-- I want my clients comfortable and confident with me. It's a partnership until the job is completed. They get all of me as long as it takes. I've been with Intracoastal Realty since 2001, and I chose this firm's umbrella to stand under because it has represented integrity in southeastern North Carolina real estate for over 30 years. The Intracoastal Realty name speaks for itself. And, Wilmington and the beach are such pleasant atmospheres to live and work.

My husband, Murray and I have been married since 1989. We have three grown children and six grandchildren. Outside of our family, I love sports, reading, traveling and our two Labradoodles......who “rule the roost” when we are home!



Murray Pool

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union........."

A REALTOR must provide service, integrity, and credibility. He must.

  • North Carolina Real Estate Broker since 1990.
  • 20 years experience as a Financial Consultant; retired from Smith Barney in 2005.
  • 12 years experience publishing a sports magazine and over 20 related books.
  • 10 years experience as a political party leader (county and district) and 4 years as an elected official.
  • Served two terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives.
  • Extensive experience serving on various boards; continuous civic and volunteer work.
  • 1969 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., U.S. History.
  • 1974 Graduate of the Radcliffe Publishing Procedures School.
  • Head basketball coach at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, NC for five years.
  • Loves dogs, avid reader, strives to make a difference.



Kirstin Behn

Kirstin was born and raised in Warren, Vermont where she enjoyed being outdoors year round participating in activities such as skiing, horseback riding and hiking. As a child she and her family traveled frequently around the United States and abroad which exposed her to differing cultures and ways of life. Her first visit to North Carolina was a 4 month stint as a nanny on Bald Head Island in the fall of 1984. Ever since that initial taste of South Eastern North Carolina, she has been visiting annually. Kirstin finally moved down from Boston in 2005 with her husband and two children, making the Historic District their new home.

Prior to getting her Real Estate license, Kirstin owned and operated a frame shop on Castle Street where she put her years of framing experience and education from Massachusetts College of Art to great use. With her passion for customer service and strong observation skills, Kirstin consistently delivers what each client needs throughout every transaction. Living in the Historic District for 12 years, has given her an understanding and appreciation of the history and charm of Downtown Wilmington and the surrounding areas. Kirstin, and her family now live in Forest Hills.

With over 30 years of experience in the Cape Fear Region, and her commitment to delivering the highest level of service, Kristin is an outstanding asset to her clients whether buying or selling.



Matt Steiner

Helping people find joy as well as celebrating the successes of others are the major reasons why I got into real estate. When purchasing real estate, whether the transaction is for your first home or you’re a seasoned home buyer/investor, you can trust that I am here to help create a joy-filled, successful experience. Buying or selling a home should be an exciting time in your life, and I am honored to be a part of these occasions.

After moving to Wilmington from Columbus, Ohio to attend UNCW, I knew the city had captured my heart. Not only did I meet my wife here, but also found a city that had everything I wanted for my future home. After graduating with concentrations in entrepreneurship and operations management I took a job with PPD as a financial analyst. This experience equipped me with the skills and experience to venture into business ownership and start up a frozen yogurt shop. After successfully owning and operating Kicking Kiwi Frozen Yogurt Bar in Goldsboro, NC, my wife and I decided to sell the business. Immediately following the sale of our business we moved back to Wilmington. We now call Wilmington home and are proud to be a part of Intracoastal Realty and Angie Pool and Associates family.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife Clare, son Asher and daughter Colbie. You will be able to find me at the beach, playing outdoor basketball, and running the loop (probably with our boxer, Ralph). When I’m not enjoying Wilmington’s outdoors I am most likely rooting on my favorite sports teams. You will also find our family at Port City Community Church, where we are active members.

I look forward to working with you.



Casey McKinney

Casey is a full time Realtor on the Rising Tide Team at Intracoastal Realty. He has been helping clients buy and sell real estate in Southeastern NC since 2012 and truly loves to help others with their real estate needs. He strives to provide the best customer service and prides himself on making himself available to his clients. Most of his clients would say that he was not only their real estate agent but became a close friend throughout the buying or selling process.

Casey stays cool, calm, and collected even in the toughest of situations and always reassures his clients throughout the process getting them to the closing table with a smile on their face. Honesty and integrity are traits that are very important to him and he is proud that his client base comes mainly from referrals of previous happy clients of his. 

He moved to Wilmington in 2002 and fell in love with everything the area has to offer. He could not imagine living anywhere else in the world. Casey lives in Wilmington with his wife, Ashley, two sons Cruiz and Caiden, and his two dogs. He enjoys being outdoors playing with his kids, boating, golfing, and camping. If you are looking for a Realtor who will look out for your best interest and not pressure you just to make a sale, contact Casey McKinney.



Jim Busby

Jim’s connection with the area began in the early ‘70s when he first visited Wrightsville Beach with family friends.  It continued in 1983 with his first purchase of beach property and construction of a vacation home, and culminated in 1997 when he and his family – wife Kathy, son Brad, and daughter Kristen -- officially “transplanted” from Charlotte to Wrightsville Beach on a full-time basis.

Real Estate Development and Sales – After moving to the coast Jim became a licensed contractor and real estate broker and has been involved in real estate development, construction and sales in the area.  He has built a number of high-end homes at area beaches and Landfall.  Jim was the managing partner and majority owner of the SeaWatch development at Kure Beach.

As an “absentee” owner of vacation and investment property for more than 35 years, and more recently as a full-time resident in the area, Jim understands both the joys and challenges that out-of-towners face when identifying and purchasing coastal property on a “long-distance” basis.  His knowledge of the various market segments, special requirements of coastal construction, and rental potential of properties, enables him to play an invaluable role in evaluating different options.

More About Jim - A native of Salisbury, Jim graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1976 with a BS in Business Administration.  In 1977, he co-founded Datasouth Computer Corporation where he served as a director and executive officer for 21 years.  He is actively involved in the Wilmington community and serves on the Boards of Communities in Schools of Cape Fear, and in the past on the boards of Cape Fear Builders Guild, Wachovia/Wells Fargo Bank, Junior Achievement of Cape Fear, and the Greater Wilmington Chamber Foundation.  In addition, he has served on the PTA boards at Wrightsville Beach School and Noble Middle School, as well as the president of the Hoggard High Athletic Booster Club.  Jim is also an active member of Wrightsville United Methodist Church where he has served on a number of committees.

Professional Affiliations

  • Cape Fear Regional Association of Realtors
  • North Carolina Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
Contact Jim today for professional assistance in evaluating your buying options.



Bob Fannon

Mission statement: I am dedicated to my career and clients as a full-time Realtor. I am committed to serving my clients with honesty, professionalism and knowledge of the greater Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington and area markets. I pride myself for going the "extra mile" for all of my clients. I make it my goal to find the perfect residential or investment property for all my clients.

Experience: Bob has been in the Wilmington area since 1980 where he met his wife Mary Beth of 40 years and raised their two children. His earlier career was in logistics/warehouse operations in the textile and airfreight industries.  Bob comes from a real estate family where his father, John "Son" Fannon was a well-respected Auctioneer and Broker in East Tennessee. Bob's brother, Joe Fannon is a Real Estate Appraiser/Broker in the Smoky Mountain area of Tennessee and his sister Lois Fannon Jost is a top selling agent in the Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach Florida area. You could say that real estate is in his blood!

When Bob is not selling: He can be found on the Golf course walking the loop at Wrightsville Beach or Long Leaf Park . He’s always ready to swing a club for a good cause.




Daphne Rivenbark

A native of Fayetteville, NC, Daphne attended Methodist College where she studied business and accounting. She relocated to Wilmington, NC in 2000 with her husband to raise their two children.

After working in the field of Massage Therapy for ten years, she opted for a career change in 2005 and obtained her real estate license as well as her broker’s license. Daphne joined Intracoastal Realty in 2006 and works closely with buyers and sellers. She brings an extra level of professionalism to the team ensuring every real estate transaction is a positive experience.







Lin Spears

Lin is a North Carolina native and graduate of the Poole School of Business at North Carolina State University. After graduation, he enjoyed a lengthy career in banking specializing in all aspects of real estate lending and most prevalently, residential mortgage lending. During his career, he held an active North Carolina real estate license acting in leasing and management of residential and commercial income property as well as boat slips and slip sales.

Having lived and worked in Southeastern North Carolina for over 30 years with his wife raising three daughters in Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, Lin knows the value of the community and the amenities citizens of the area enjoy.

Understanding the value of community service, Lin is involved with numerous professional, educational, and civic organizations. He is currently a sitting Board Member appointed to the City of Wilmington Housing Loan Review Board which ensures lower income citizens have access to homeownership and home retention funding.

On the private side, Lin and his family are active parishioners at St. James Episcopal Church serving at teachers, vestrymen and preservationist of Mount Lebanon Chapel in Airlie Gardens. When not working, you will find Lin and his family enjoying outdoor activities especially water related and boating activities.

Lin’s knowledge of the area, knowledge of lending practices, his communication and negotiating skills allow him to better service his clients to effectively experience the exceptional when buying or selling properties in the area.



Gene Ingle

I was born and raised in Hickory, NC.  I began spending my summers at Oak Island, NC at the age of seven - that is when I fell in love with the beach.  I attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and graduated in 1993 with a major in Communications.  After graduation I moved back to Hickory with my fiancée and we found ourselves in the car every weekend headed for the coast!  The chance to move back to Wilmington presented itself in 2002.

Since my move back to the coast, I have been the Sales Manager for a local marine dealership. I have managed to find plenty of time to fish and visit the beach with my family. Being a boat captain is a hobby I enjoy on the side, when I find time!

As much as I enjoy being around boats, I could not resist the opportunity to join Intracoastal Realty. Advising my clients in their real estate endeavors is a passion of mine.

My wife and two boys love the area as much as I do, and I look forward to being here for the rest of my days.



Lyn Manning

I moved here many years ago from another coastal town, Annapolis, Maryland.  We quickly found that the Cape Fear region is a great place to live and work and Wilmington is truly a very special place!

Being a decorator and certified staging specialist for the past 17 years, I understand what it takes to set your property apart from the competition, and to make it a “standout” property that has buyers wanting to call it "home". That’s why when listing your home, I offer a personalized staging consultation to help make your home competitive with other similar properties on the market. I am the agent who stages!

With over 22 years of sales experience, my expertise includes staging, marketing and negotiation and I utilize the best resources with the latest technology. My commitment is to work closely with you throughout your real estate home buying or selling experience. That’s why every one of my clients receives a customized plan for their specific needs.

It’s this array of skills, experience, and service that sets me apart, and I welcome the opportunity to help you with your real estate needs.



Casey Barth

Raised in Wilmington, Casey Barth is a native of the community, giving him a firm knowledge and understanding of the Wilmington market. As a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he was a four-year starter on the football team as the place kicker where he was a two-year special teams captain and holds six school records.

He received two undergraduate degrees in Management and Society, as well as Communications. Continuing his professional football career, he went on to sign as an undrafted free agent for the Atlanta Falcons in the Summer of 2013 and then with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football league in the Spring of 2014.

In his previous role working for an international furniture distribution company, Casey served as the director of business development where he provided clients with sales presentations and innovative insights on new product development. Having constant interaction dealing with logistics in China, Casey gained the experience of what it takes to negotiate and close transactions at any length!

Casey enjoys everything outdoors whether it is paddle boarding, running the loop, or throwing the football. Anytime there’s an opportunity to get involved in sports in the area, you will undoubtedly find Casey there.

Never losing his passion for the Wilmington area, he is a member of The Rising Tide Team where he can truly express his passion for some of the best real estate in the country! Contact Casey today for innovative solutions for your coastal home buying, rental property, and property investment needs.