Lynne first arrived in Chapel Hill in 1975, relocating from Albion, Michigan. Lynne and her family of 3 young children moved here because of her husband’s position as a geology professor at UNC. She had no trouble assimilating into Chapel Hill’s university town atmosphere since Lynne comes from a background in education growing up with a father as principal of Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, NY. Chapel Hill quickly became home with all three kids attending the Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools.
In 1977 she designed and had built a home in Southern Chapel Hill where Lynne still lives today. Her architectural and design interests sparked her desire to work in some way with houses and creating homes. After succeeding with the endeavor of building her own home, Lynne decided to find another outlet for her creativity and with her friendly, warm personality, she found real estate to be the perfect solution and obtained her real estate license in 1978.
But upon completion of the real estate licensing course, Lynne was surprised by a fourth baby on the way! So, her real estate career went on hold until the summer of 1980 when she joined a local company, Village Landmarks. In June 1981, Lynne had an opportunity to become part of a very strong, up and coming company, Norman Block Realtors, which produced a number of outstanding agents in Chapel Hill. As her kids grew older, Lynne took the risk of a lifetime! She, along with five other women, proved to the world that six women could start a company from scratch and become one of the best real estate agencies in the Triangle area. TriPointe Properties thrived while Lynne balanced a successful career with being a single mom. She ran from showing houses to ballet recitals, from meetings to soccer practice. Her dedication to the field of real estate and her role in the creation of today’s Triangle wide MLS was recognized in 1994 when her peers chose her to be REALTOR of the Year.
Her company, TriPointe Properties, was asked to join the Raleigh based firm of York Simpson Underwood in 2002. Free of ownership responsibilities, Lynne was then able to commit her time strictly to her own clients which she has been doing ever since as part of YSU and eventually Prudential York Simpson Underwood. However, in December 2011 Lynne and Jim as well as their teammates, Katie Taylor and Steve Brauer took the opportunity offered to them to work with a technologically savvy and vibrant locally owned company with strong national exposure, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry & Walston.
Lynne brings to her clients the advantage of her 30 years of life in Chapel Hill as an active, productive agent and mother of four children, all graduates of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro schools. She also has ties to UNC as her oldest daughter graduated from the university and her former husband was Chair of his department followed by Chair of the Arts & Sciences faculty, and ending his career at UNC as a dean. Her two retired parents moved to Chapel Hill, giving Lynne the opportunity of understanding life in Chapel Hill as a retiree as they became active residents starting an adult education program, Shared Learning.
Well after her children had moved on, Lynne accepted an offer of a blind date in 2001 where she met Jim Necrason. And the rest is history as they say! Lynne and Jim married in 2002 and formed a husband/wife real estate team in 2003. In 2004 Lynne, with Jim’s help, became one of the Triangle’s top producing agents. In 2011 they decided to turn to another husband/wife team, Katie Taylor and Steve Brauer, and a former company admin, Karen Armstrong, to assist them in serving their clients as their business continues to thrive.
Lynne’s passions besides real estate are: her dogs, orphaned pups adopted in 2005; photography; her ties to France where she still has distant family; and, her ever growing number of grandchildren (which, of course, tops the list!).