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).

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Professional Memberships & Training

National Association of Realtors

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The National Association of REALTORS® is America's largest trade association, representing 1.5 million members, including NAR's institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

North Carolina Association of Realtors

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NC REALTORS® is a non-profit trade association founded in 1921 and incorporated on Sept. 14, 1935. From an initial membership of 135, NC REALTORS® today has a membership of 57,000 real estate professionals representing 45 local associations statewide. NC REALTORS® is one of the largest and most influential state associations in North Carolina.

North Carolina Regional MLS

topsail island association of realtors

Member of the North Carolina Regional MLS representing giving exposure to over 12,000 NC Realtors and 48% of the State of North Carolina.

NC RE License #189952

NC RE Commission

Governing body of all North Carolina licensed real estate brokers. Download "Working With Real Estate Agents Disclosure -> English or Spanish

NAR Accredited Buyer's Rep

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Advocate for buyers throughout every stage of the home-buying process. Designees are recognized as distinguished agents in the industry.


national association of realtors e-pro

NAR's e-PRO® certification program helps REALTORS® master the advanced digital marketing techniques of today. With the e-PRO® certification, REALTORS® increase their ability to reach customers, expand their capabilities, and build trust by safeguarding client information.

Certified Vacation Rental Manager

Vacation Rental Managers Association

The Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) provides best-in-class education, networking, and professional development opportunities to make a difference for you and your company. VRMA works worldwide on behalf of our manager and supplier members to advance the vacation rental industry through education, information, networking, research, and advocacy.


Vacation Rental Managers Association

We are an association of management companies and their affiliates who specialize in vacation rental management. Our members come from all areas of the state - from the mountains to the coast - and represent a large portion of rental managers in North Carolina.

The organization was formed to promote the vacation rental business in the state to the public as well as to professionals employed in the travel and related businesses. The organization educates its members in professional and efficient operations and engages in activities which support such operations as well as the good of the industry.


Chris' Past Client Surveys & Reviews

Welcome to our collection of reviews and surveys highlighting the exceptional performance of our esteemed President, Chris. As a leading real estate sales company, we take immense pride in the quality of service our agents provide to our valued clients. In this compilation, you will find a wealth of testimonials from satisfied home buyers and sellers who have experienced firsthand the outstanding expertise and dedication of Chris. From his unmatched market knowledge to their unparalleled negotiation skills, these reviews showcase the outstanding results and exceptional client satisfaction that Chris consistently delivers. We invite you to explore this collection and discover why Chris is regarded as one of the top-performing agents in the industry, providing an unparalleled real estate experience for all.

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