Joe Lamb Jr. holds North Carolina’s oldest actual property license


Joe Lamb Jr. holds the oldest actual property license in North Carolina. [Courtesy photo]

Joe Lamb Jr. received his actual property license not lengthy after North Carolina started issuing them again in 1957. He by no means thought a lot about it, simply renewed it yearly as his enterprise grew from promoting property in Elizabeth Metropolis to one of many largest trip rental firms on the Outer Banks.

Just lately he received a cellphone name from one other dealer in Lumberton. That man thought he held the oldest actual property license within the state, however upon checking found the excellence truly belongs to Lamb, with license quantity 1762. Immediately, there are greater than 100,000 licensed brokers in North Carolina.

“My father-in-law, our purposes went in on the similar time. His quantity was 2200-something. I assume they went alphabetical,” Lamb stated.

Lamb and his spouse Ann had been nonetheless college students on the College of North Carolina when he received his actual property license. After they two completed faculty, they arrange in Elizabeth Metropolis, the place his father-in-law had an actual property workplace. After 10 years in Elizabeth Metropolis, he and Ann began renting cottages on the 11.5 milepost on the Seashore Street. It was 1968.

“Businesswise, it was just a little extra profitable on the time,” he stated.

Lamb, now 87, has held his actual property license for 63 years and constructed one of many largest trip rental firms on the Outer Banks. He additionally served eight years as a Dare County commissioner and nonetheless spends time on the workplace.

Immediately, Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates presents greater than 550 trip leases in addition to a full-service actual property company within the Outer Banks by way of their workplace in Kitty Hawk.


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