Chris Rackley President

Chris Rackley - President - Lewis Realty Associates, Inc.


Local Coastal NC Real Estate Broker

320 N New River Drive Surf City, NC 28445

"As Local Topsail Real Estate Broker as They Come."

Lewis Realty Associates, Inc. has been serving the local Topsail and coastal North Carolina since 1962.

While being born a decade and a half later, Chris Rackley is as local as they come.

Chris spent his Topsail childhood summers working with his father, a commercial fisherman. Most summer days were spent culling shrimp on the stern of a shrimp boat or digging clams to take to the local seafood markets. On the winter weekends, he followed along with his father “nubbing” oysters as they were caught fresh. This unique way of growing up taught the extreme value of hard work.

When the fresh catch was out of season, Chris gained his first experiences in real estate by washing real estate signs on Saturdays behind Lewis Realty’s then office. This is where the lessons were learned that real estate encompasses many skill sets and duties.

In Chris’ teen years, if not on the local waters, would be found serving as a receptionist at Lewis Realty. This evolved into taking reservations for a small vacation rental inventory and vacation rental inspections on turn day.

After college at North Carolina State University and working in the Hotel industry, Chris gained his North Carolina Salesperson License and very soon after North Carolina Real Estate Broker’s License. Chris worked alongside Elizabeth Lewis, former owner of Lewis Realty Associates, Inc. Chris was lucky to gain her insight with her decades of local real estate experience.

In the mid 2000’s Chris’ role grew to Vice President of the company. This position allowed him to begin building a team of local and experienced staff alongside embracing the ever changing world of technology. Many of the local area companies' technology advancements were made first by Lewis Realty under Chris’s tenure. Several examples would be the first database driven real estate website in Topsail, first to embrace aerial photography using drones and first to utilize electronic security locks for vacation rentals.

In the late 2000’s, Chris became the president of the company and sole shareholder. It was in this time frame the company began experiencing a very nice growth curve with several acquisitions of local real estate sales and rental companies.

Over these same years, Chris has been heavily involved with the community serving in many different leadership roles of various local organizations.

Chris has also furthered his real estate education with several designations; Accredited Buyer’s Representative and Epro.

2003 Topsail Realtor of the Year

2006 Topsail Island Association of Realtors President

2009 Topsail Island Association of Realtors President

2017 Topsail Island Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year

Former Topsail Island Chamber of Commerce Director

Former Member of the Surf City Economic Development Committee

Former Member of the Surf City Emergency Readiness Committee

Former Director of The North Carolina Realtors Association

Former Sneads Ferry Volunteer Fire Department (2nd Lt).

See what your home is worth

Professional Memberships & Training

NC RE License #189952

NC RE Commission

Latest Local Topsail Real Estate Listings

Listings provided by North Carolina Regional MLS/

Copyright 2023 NCRMLS. All rights reserved. North Carolina Regional Multiple Listing Service, (NCRMLS), provides content displayed here (“provided content”) on an “as is” basis and makes no representations or warranties regarding the provided content, including, but not limited to those of non-infringement, timeliness, accuracy, or completeness. Individuals and companies using information presented are responsible for verification and validation of information they utilize and present to their customers and clients. NCRMLS will not be liable for any damage or loss resulting from use of the provided content or the products available through Portals, IDX, VOW, and/or Syndication. Recipients of this information shall not resell, redistribute, reproduce, modify, or otherwise copy any portion thereof without the expressed written consent of NCRMLS.