Meet Our Agents

Bobby Deal


Bobby Deal, Owner/Broker of NC Realty & Appraisal, has been in the real estate business for over 31 years, starting out as an appraiser in Hickory Area in 1986. Bobby holds all three licensees: Real Estate Broker, Appraiser & Auctioneer in the state of North Carolina. Bobby also works with local municipalities, utility companies, and the NCDOT Highway Department, acquiring right of ways for the following: transmission & distribution lines, substations & tie stations, water & sewer lines, sidewalk & roadway projects. Prior to re-opening the NC Realty & Appraisal, Inc. office in Newton, Bobby spent over 7.5 years with Duke Energy in the Real Estate Department. In this role Bobby was responsible for covering the Western region of North Carolina, handling the following: right of way negotiations for transmission lines, substations and tie stations; working with project surveyors, project managers, customers, legal departments, outside counsel, property owners, local surveyors, engineers, government agencies, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Register of Deeds, Clerk of Courts and local agencies.

Bobby is a lifelong resident of Catawba County and remains very active in the local community. He earned his Eagle Scout Award & Vigil Honor in 1982 as a youth, Boy Scout Troop 317. He is proud to have an office in Newton and is committed to providing real estate service with integrity to all of his clients. He and his staff at NC Realty & Appraisal, Inc. invite you to stop by the office or give them a call for any and all of your real estate related needs.

Wendy Axtell

Realtor, Broker

Wendy Axtell has been with NC Realty & Appraisal since obtaining her Broker’s License in 2016 and is a member of the Lincoln County Board of Realtors. Her focus is on providing first class service to all of her clients. Wendy brings with her over 15 years of experience providing administrative support for senior level executives. As you might expect, she has a deep passion for helping others. This was her primary reason for entering the real estate industry. She loves having the opportunity to help people find or sell homes, no matter their budget or situation.

Originally from Upstate New York, Wendy now lives in Newton with her husband and three sons. When she isn’t working, Wendy enjoys spending quality time with her family. She is currently a “Team Mom”, advocating for her son’s lacrosse club and for growing the sport of lacrosse in the local area. Wendy previously served as secretary for the board of the Administration of Administrative Professionals, Web Master for the Corning Lacrosse Youth Board and in 2015 was awarded the “Return to Learning” scholarship by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for returning to education as an adult to complete her BA degree.

Devin Allison

Realtor, Broker

Devin Allison has been with NC Realty & Appraisal since obtaining his Broker’s License in 2017 and is a member of the Lincoln County Board of Realtors. His mission is to provide quality service to all clients no matter what their situation is. Devin has a background in construction and his love for building and helping others brought him into the Real Estate world. Before going into real estate, Devin was a soldier in the US Army and is currently an active member of the North Carolina National Guard. The Army instilled in him a foundation of hard work, dedication and willingness to help others. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a property Devin will be happy to assist you in any way he can.

Devin is a lifelong resident of Catawba County. He has trained in five different martial arts for 17 years and has taught for over 5 years. His teaching is focused on general self-defense, children’s defense, and women’s self-defense. When he is not working he enjoys being in the outdoors and training his German Shepherd, Kane.