About Us

Golden Realty is a locally owned and operated company in Raleigh, North Carolina. GR has grown very quickly into a recognized and well respected regional brand for full-service real estate services. Our primary objective is to develop and maintain both personal and professional relationships with our clients to be able to handle any of their real estate needs with accuracy and concern for their interests.

“Taking the Headaches out of all of your Real Estate Needs… From Start to Finish"

Alice Tate

Realtor/Broker Associate

(919) 971-6450

Alice's real estate career began in the early ‘90s at Lake Gaston, NC and has run the gamut from selling residential property and land, property management, residential construction and real estate assessment and tax administration. Working for a successful resort property/real estate company and two multi-million dollar producing contractors building and remodeling homes, gives her the insight into all aspects of real estate – and tons of hands-on experience After moving to Raleigh, her real estate career continued with an international real estate company in the administrative side of the business. To say that she has been involved in the real estate industry from the ground up, literally, is an understatement. She lives to deliver full service to her clients. An avid gardener, and is and forever designing new garden spaces. Her other hobbies include decorating, sewing, reading and knitting.

Man Leete

Realtor/Broker Associate

(919) 539-3391

Man is a North Carolina native with more than 10 years of experience as a real estate agent, specializing in home with land, farms/acreage, vacant commercial land and new construction/Energy Star certified homes. Prior to joining Golden Realty, Man worked for Coldwell Banker, and Century 21, where he represented clients throughout the greater Triangle area. Man got into real estate after 11 years in the textiles industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Textile and Apparel management from North Carolina State University, and is a private pilot.

Tom Rittenhouse

Realtor/Broker Associate

(919) 215-7886

Tom is a seasoned real estate professional, and has worked to become the premier Foreclosure/REO expert in the Triangle area. Tom is a graduate of the Floyd Wickman Real Estate Listing Sweathogs Program, and has worked with Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Premiere Asset Services, and Regions Mortgage and Financial Asset Services. His track record includes marketing and selling an average of 15+ bank owned/foreclosure properties a year, and he works with the banks/service companies to facilitate the repairs, the BPOs (Broker Price Opinions), and other local real estate agents to get them on the market and sold.

Steve Morrison

Realtor/Broker Associate

(919) 671-6058

Steve has been a Raleigh area resident since 2002. He has an MBA from the University of Florida and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. He specializes in using the internet and information technology to generate real estate leads and business for Golden Realty's clients. Google Inc. has awarded him a certificate for generating over 1 million internet leads on Google's search engines. Steve and his wife have two beautiful children and a shepherd mix. In his free time, Steve enjoys fishing, swimming, watching his Alma Mater football team, and figuring out new and innovative ways to find buyers for his clients.

Jordan Alston

Realtor/Broker Associate

(252) 432-7965

"Real Estate does not feel like a job to me. I believe in trying to meet each challenge and provide excellent service to my individual clients making them feel like family." Jordan is a NC native and grew up in a Real Estate family including her mom and several family members. She's lived and worked in Raleigh for the past seven years and has experience with residential, foreclosures, investment properties and rental properties of her own. A graduate of Elizabeth City State University and loves shopping, reading, and traveling.

Lisa Sampair

Realtor/Broker Associate

(919) 818-9001

Lisa is a seasoned real estate professional that has diversified her skillset and expertise in property management, mortgage lending, interior design, accounting, business management and computer consulting and software sales. She is a warm and enthusiastic networker, placing ideally matched clients and colleagues together best serving one another’s objectives. Lisa’s highly specific yet diversified professional background allows her to efficiently navigate the intricacies of her clients and team members to expedite ease of process. She is articulate in meeting the unique needs of each client, prioritizing their key desires and objectives and delivering timely and exacting communication to better meet her client’s real estate visions.


Drew Culbreth


(919) 818-7830

Drew is a native of the Raleigh-Durham area growing up in Hillsborough, earning a finance degree from UNC-Wilmington,and now calling Raleigh his home. He has been an active business owner in Wake county for the past 25+ years. Before becoming a broker, Drew started in real estate with investment and rental properties. He is client-focused as a real estate agent and works diligently to find the perfect home to meet his clients' purchase needs, or provide the best service for selling their properties. During Drew's downtime from real estate activities, he enjoys spending time on his boat and making use of his Captain's license by chartering trips on his trawler on the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic. He is also an international jiu-jitsu competitor, holding multiple world titles, and continues to teach and learn the art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Tuan Nguyen

Realtor/Broker Associate

(919) 434-1957

Tuan has been living in the Triangle for over 20 years. Married with two teenage children, he and his wife are small business owners. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and has worked as a software engineer for a start-up and IBM combining for 25 years. Tuan has been making real estate investments for the past 10 years, mainly purchasing rental properties. In addition, with his wife, he has built a number of successful businesses and is therefore experienced in obtaining commercial leases for you to open your businesses. Dealing with real estate can be a complicated matter. Good news is Tuan enjoys helping his clients to find the best deals possible while guiding them every step of the way through this important process. An active member of his church, Our Lady of La Vang, Tuan is currently serving as its Director of Financial Planning and Strategy. His hobbies include gardening, playing piano, and tennis.

Katie Paugh

Property Manager/Realtor

(919) 605-7892

Katie, a triangle resident since 2000 knows the ins and outs of the Raleigh area! Recently Katie has embarked on a career change into the real estate industry. She will be using her knowledge from her current studies, and her 8 years of customer experience to make a smooth transition into her new position. In her free time she enjoys visiting with friends and family, cooking, and exploring new cities!

Jimmy Lynch


(919) 602-5927

Jimmy is a North Carolina native, and has an extensive background in manufacturing and construction. He has been associated with Golden Realty for over 10 years, and has over 20 years of experience in real estate investing, home renovation projects and rental properties. In his off time, he enjoys the outdoors, music, fast cars and life in general.

Brelyn Guyer


(717) 552-0693

Brelyn Guyer, a small town country girl from Pennsylvania has traveled and lived in many cities across the country but was ultimately drawn into the Triangle area by its southern charm and hospitality. During her own home search, she explored many of the different cities in the triangle and what they have to offer. Her passion for helping people combined with her love of travel makes it easy and exciting for her to help her clients find their dream home. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and cuddling up with her 3 pups.

Leanne Robbins

Admin Assistant/Receptionist

(919) 605-7892

Leanne is the company administrative assistant, manages the front end, and is the first person you will likely speak with when you stop by Golden Realty or give us a call. She is a graduate of NC State and recently moved back to the Raleigh area after getting married. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, yoga and spending time outdoors with her husband Patrick, and dog Emmy.

Nick Villarreal


(517) 392-7729

Air Force veteran, Nick, has lived in many cities and decided to settle down with his family in the Triangle region. He has a bachelors degree in business and over 10 years experience in telecommunications and IT. He is passionate about customer service and helping clients achieve their goal of finding the right home. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, sports and outdoor activities.

Sherwin Mena


(305) 505-8305

Sherwin has been a Realtor since 2003. Based originally in Miami, FL. he was National Sales Director for International Sales Group, a boutique real estate firm that specialized in marketing luxury condominiums. He was responsible for over 2 billion dollars in inventory for such developers as Lennar, Boca Developers, the Elad Group, Trump Ocean Club Panama, Related Group, Fifield and Hyperion. In 2010, Sherwin and his family moved to Raleigh, NC. He continued to practice real estate and worked in new construction, as well as short sales and investment properties and tapped into his corporate and institutional contacts to promote Raleigh, NC to out of state developers.

Jennifer Jones


(919) 604-3504

Jennifer (Jen) Jones is a native of Raleigh, NC who was raised in the North Hills area. Jen has been dedicated to helping people achieve their financial goals for the past 20 years while working in the corporate banking industry. Given her background, it is easy to welcome her to the real estate industry. This change will give Jen the opportunity to continue with what she does best, which is helping people. She will offer her clients guidance, local knowledge, and professional execution when the time comes to buy or sell their homes. Let Jen help you make your real estate dreams a reality; she welcomes the partnership. During Jen’s downtime, she enjoys spending time with her two children, their dog Dukes as well as with friends and extended family. She and her sons are very competitive, so you can imagine the fun they have with family game night. Jen also has a passion for fitness, which stems from her boxing background.

Mike Golden


(919) 830-2974

Mike has been selling investment real estate in the Triangle area for years, and enjoys finding deals for his clients. An North Carolina resident since 1999, Mike is a Veteran of the US Army, and has a background in Law enforcement and IT tech. Mike has a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice Administration, and has received both the Centurion Producer Award from Century 21 (2005), and the Executive Club Producer Award from Re/MAX (2007) Mike belongs to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (lifetime member), The Disabled American Veterans (lifetime member), the National Association of Realtors, The North Carolina Association of Realtors, and the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors. He lives in Raleigh with his wife Cindy, and their Maltese doggie, Joy.

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