I am not only native to Vance County but I’ve literally lived here within a 7 mile radius my entire life! I attended Louisburg College and UNC earning a degree in education. I taught elementary school for 3 years, worked as Secretary at Vance Granville Community College and then served 4 years as Deputy Clerk of Court in Vance County for 4 years. Then, I found my true career in Real Estate in 1980. I got my license on July 1st of that year and have been happily assisting Buyers and Sellers throughout this area ever since.
Real Estate is my career – not just a job and that’s because I truly enjoy helping my clients obtain their real estate goals. I’m knowledgeable of the Wake, Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren Counties as well as the Kerr Lake area. I believe in the importance of education in every career and so I’ve consistently attended additional training to deepen my knowledge and sharpen my skills in this ever-changing industry. I am an Accredited Buyer Representative, a Graduate of the REALTORS Institute, a Certified Residential Specialist, a Certified Negotiation Specialist and an e-Pro Associate.
My past clients have told me that I make the Buying and Selling process a pleasant experience, keep them informed and smoothly handle issues when they arise. I pride myself on handling every detail of the process from Contract to Close and have the experience and knowledge to successfully close your sale or purchase.
In my free time, I enjoy boating on our local lakes, spending time with family and traveling – especially to Disney World! I’m also a proud Grandmother of 5 grandchildren who are my inspiration to work hard and then enjoy time with them and attending their activities.
See what Gayla's Clients say about working with her:
Gayla helped us to navigate an unusual selling situation involving a VA loan, a "dot-com" lender and marginally qualified buyers. The VA process as expected took what seemed to be a very long time to resolve. During this experience, Gayla was extremely helpful in identifying local contractors to complete necessary work on the property prior to sale and advising us on the step by step process and status. Gayla was very personable to work with and stayed with us even during some very frustrating events along the sale path. She was always very prompt to respond to our questions or requests. Our only wish was more frequent communications on the process reality as things became complicated leading up to the closing. Gayla is a strongly competent and trustworthy real estate professional who we would not hesitate to recommend for anyone selling or purchasing property in her regional area of expertise.
Gayla is more then a 5 star rating, she's is a 10. Gayla was very informative of multiple areas we were looking into (50 mile radiuse of raleigh).
She made us feel at ease with patience of home shopping, we never felt rushed meeting our expestations and needs finding our new home we love.
She took us on a tour of the town and explained about it. She is very knowledgeable about the area. We have not purchased a home yet but we will definitely use Ms. Strickland.