WILLIAM P. “BILL” SAUNDERS, JR., GRI, CRS, CRB
William P. Saunders, Jr., is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a BS Degree in Agricultural Economics. In 1967, he accepted a position as Executive Vice-President of Pinehurst Properties, a subsidiary of Pinehurst Incorporated. Part of his duties involved establishing a marketing program for condominiums and lots, and to seek new uses for Pinehurst Incorporated’s extensive real estate holdings. During his tenure with Pinehurst he established a close relationship with Lula Gouger and Wallace O’Neal who owned the largest real estate firm in the Sandhills. After the death of Mr. O’Neal in 1968, he purchased the firm from Mrs. Gouger. For over 40 years, Bill Saunders has been a motivator in the local and state Boards of REALTORS®. He was the first recipient of the Realtor of the Year award in Moore County.
KAY E. BERAN, CRB, CRS, GRI, ABR
Kay E. Beran is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a BS Degree in Education. Her working career began in education and continued for several years operating a floral business, and a furniture sales business. Beran and her husband, Col. Jeff Beran, USAF/Retired, have lived in various parts of the United States and abroad. She worked as a real estate sales professional in Idaho and South Carolina prior to joining Prudential Gouger O’Neal & Saunders in 1992. In 1995, Kay Beran was appointed President and CEO of the firm. Since that time she has been actively involved in the Board of REALTORS® and has worked and served on numerous committees and community boards.
EMILY MYERS HEWSON, CRB
Emily Myers Hewson attended the University of Colorado, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she has lived in Evanston, Illinois and Short Hills, New Jersey. She has been coming to the Sandhills since she was eight years old. Emily has been the manager of the Pinehurst office since 1986. Emily’s specialty is selling fine homes with particular emphasis on historic and country club properties. Hewson’s family has been associated with Moore Regional Hospital for over 60 years through the families of Samuel G. Allen and Robert S. Myers. She has served as a past president of the Moore Regional Auxiliary Board and has worked and served in various community organizations.
JAMES W. “JIM” SAUNDERS, CRS, GRI, General Contractor
James W. “Jim” Saunders attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Jim is a native of Moore County and an Eagle Scout. He received his real estate license in 1994 and has been actively engaged in the family real estate firm since that time. Prior to real estate sales, he worked for several years at the Blockade Runner as a manager and with Pinehurst Resorts as Beverage Manager and a Restaurant manager. Jim has been actively engaged with Habitat for Humanity since 1986 and is a Past Chairman of the Board of Directors for Keep Moore County Beautiful. Jim served as a director for the Pinehurst Southern Pines Association of REALTORS®. He enjoys working with the Boy Scouts, traveling, Snow Skiing and building boats in his spare time.
LINDA C. CRISWELL
Broker-in-Charge, Pinehurst Office
A native of Tallahasse, Florida, Linda relocated to North Carolina in 1996. Having more than 25 years of dedicated work experience with several Fortune 500 corporations, upon moving to Moore County, she found herself drawn to the world of real estate. Prudential Gouger O’Neal & Saunders Real Estate has year after year excelled above all other firms in our region in helping residential, commercial and investment buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals. As a resident of Seven Lakes, Linda takes great pride in her community and serving those who live in Seven Lakes. She is a member of the Seven Lakes Business Guild, serves on the Seven Lakes West Recreation Committee, and is a board member of the MLS committee for the Pinehurst-Southern Pines Association of REALTORS®. Linda is a graduate of the Moore County Leadership Institute, a 2008 class facilitator, and a steering committee member. As a real estate professional, she possesses first hand knowledge of the Moore County area, the availability of property, and its pricing structure.
Office Manager/Relocation & Referral Coordinator, Southern Pines
Sarah Hussey has been with Prudential Gouger O’Neal & Saunders Real Estate since 1987. Her primary responsibilities include serving as administrative assistant to the President & CEO, Relocation & Referral Coordinator, overseeing the daily input and changes for company listings, processing contracts, managing the earnest money trust account, and daily/monthly/quarterly reporting to Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services.
Administrative Assistant/Advertising & Marketing Coordinator, Pinehurst
Roni Samuels joined Prudential Gouger O’Neal & Saunders Real Estate in 1998. Her primary tasks entail assisting agents with marketing materials, maintaining the company intranet site, preparing company advertisement and marketing materials for distribution to newspaper and magazine publishers, maintaining agent input for Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, assisting in maintaining the company website.