Your passionate Southern Pines & Pittsboro Real Estate Group

When it comes to real estate in the Southern Pines & Pittsboro, NC areas, the team of expert Realtors® at DeSell & Co. Realty Group are second to none. Our mission is to provide the very finest real estate services available while upholding the highest standards for values and ethics and an unparalleled commitment to all clients. We proudly establish lasting personal relationships with all of our home buyers and sellers, building trust and earning their loyalty and friendship. Our team holds our clients’ needs and interests above our own at all times, and we take our responsibilities very seriously. Client satisfaction and loyalty are the ultimate measures of our team’s success.

DeSell & Co. Realty Group is here to help you find your
perfect home in Moore County, NC

Looking for Pinehurst homes for sale or Southern Pines homes for sale? DeSell & Co. Realty Group is passionate about helping you find your “home, sweet home”. With our unmatched knowledge of the region and the strong set of values we share, DeSell & Co. Realty Realtors® are your trusted home-buying partners, serving Pinehurst, Aberdeen, Whispering Pines, Carthage, etc.


Each member of the DeSell & Co. Realty Group team is dedicated to acting with the highest levels of integrity and professionalism at all times, making us one of the area’s most trusted realty groups.


Our deep passion for the Moore County, NC area shows through in everything we do, and we are committed to being your trusted partner for buying and selling homes in the region.


At DeSell & Co. Realty Group we understand that people seeking to buy or sell a home need fast results, so we always strive to streamline the buying and selling process to meet our clients’ goals.

Our valued team members

Each member of the DeSell & Co. Realty Group team is here to add specific expertise in residential homes, commercial real estate, horse farms, investment properties, and undeveloped land throughout the Moore County, NC area. Click each team member below to learn more about our passionate, experienced Southern Pines real estate group.


Southern Pines / Pinehurst Team

Jo-an DeSell

Jo-an DeSell

Owner / Broker | 910-690-6126

Jo-an was born in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and she grew up on a waterfront property in the town of Annapolis. Enjoying the waterfront life, she took to boating, fishing, swimming, and waterskiing, but she found her real love a few years later when she discovered horses and riding.

After the purchase of her first horse, Jo-an began competing in hunter, jumper, and equitation shows. After great success in the junior ranks, she became a professional horsewoman. Jo-an opened her barn in 1969, specializing in training, instruction, and boarding, which she continued to run for the next 30 years. She also judged more than 20 hunter/jumper and equitation shows over the course of her professional career.

In 1986, Jo-an’s career drew her to Southern Pines, NC because of the world-renown Walthour Moss Foundation, including over 4,000 acres of land preserved for all disciplines of riding, from carriage driving to fox hunting. She wintered for the next thirteen years in Southern Pines before making it her permanent residence in January of 2000.

Eventually retiring from the horse business and moving to the “horse country” of Southern Pines, Jo-an designed and built her current residence, where she is able to maintain her love of horses as well as explore her second passion: real estate.

After acquiring her real estate license in 2000, Jo-an has since helped hundreds of buyers and sellers acquire and sell the property, enabling them to achieve their dreams and bring about the future they really want for themselves and their families. Aside from owning investment property consisting of commercial real estate, raw land, and rental homes, Jo-an is knowledgeable and informed about a wide range of real estate, allowing her to help clients with their investment and 1031 Tax Exchange properties. Jo-an is a “hands-on” broker who will keep you informed from the beginning of your experience to the end, and her clients consider her their “go to” agent for all their Moore County, NC real estate needs.

Jo-an has served 3 years on the board of directors for the Southern Pines-Pinehurst Area Association of Realtors. She has also been president of her Yadkin Run Owners Association as well as serving on the association’s board for several years.

Monica Lipomi

Monica Lipomi

Broker | 910.992.0833

Monica Lipomi comes from a long career in health care administration where she worked at the highest level of management as a CFO and later the COO at a hospital in California. After moving to the Pinehurst area in 2006 she continued her career in health care, negotiating managed care contracts for numerous hospitals. The skills required for the high-level intense negotiations as well as her background in finance and management transfer well into her new career as a real estate broker. 

Monica’s long-time passion for architecture and her unique talent for design and staging homes is what inspired her to pursue a real estate career. Monica’s goal is to be the strongest of advocates for her clients while delivering personalized services. Monica is focused on working with buyers and sellers and in today’s real estate market it is critical to have all the skills and financial experience to prepare a home for sale, as well as find a home, which is likely, the single largest financial transaction of your life. Monica has a few other passions in life, her husband, four children, two grandchildren and playing golf. 



Kathy Virtue

Kathy Virtue

Broker | 910-695-9101

Kathy and her husband, Chris have lived in Southern Pines since 1990 and the majority of it being in “Horse Country” with their family and horses. In her previous career of 35 years, she owned and operated a sports marketing firm within NASCAR.  The opportunity for a change arose so Kathy, who was increasingly intrigued by real estate, decided to pursue her license several years ago for her own use and recently became interested in helping others through the journey of home ownership. With Kathy’s knowledge of the area and business background, she is equipped to help both buyers and sellers. Kathy has always respected and admired the professionals at DeSell & Co. Realty Group and is honored to join their talented team. When Kathy is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, four children, and two grandchildren on their farm or horseback riding and playing golf.


Pittsboro / Chapel Hill Team

Tanya Papandrea

Tanya Papandrea

Broker | 919-542-3966

Tanya Papandrea

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Specializing in Residential Real Estate and Relocation, Tanya love’s helping buyers and sellers purchase and sell their property and knows how to help her clients through the process one step at a time enabling a smooth transaction from start to finish.

Tanya was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland and grew up loving horses, which became her life-long passion. She attended college in Roanoke, Virginia at Hollins University. After graduating with a B.A. in Economics, she made the big move to New York City to work on the trading floor of The New York Stock Exchange. Her first career on Wall Street, was an intense and fast-paced environment, giving her the foundation to excel in real estate with strong negotiation skills and excellent customer service, all while maintaining high energy.

Her second career (and second passion) in real estate began in 2007 when Tanya and her husband began their search for a home in Westfield, New Jersey. Working as a Realtor in the extremely competitive market of North Central New Jersey for 8 years gave her valuable skills and marketing experiences that now benefit her clients here in North Carolina. Wanting to move closer to family they landed in Pittsboro where her husband and dog, Abby, call home.

Having her dual affiliation with DeSell & Co Realty Group in both Pittsboro & Southern Pines locations, she frequently drives to horse country to attend sales meetings. Tanya spends all the extra time she can with her horse Stoli, who is stabled in town.

Having gone through the relocation process with her family and horse, Stoli, she is uniquely able to assist others and can draw on her own personal experiences in assisting clients from all over the country. Her goal is to provide superior personal service before, during, and after transactions and to keep the experience as stress-free as possible. Tanya is passionate about helping her clients make their next move!

Tanya’s areas of expertise include Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, Southern Pines, Whispering Pines, and the surrounding areas.



DeSell & Co. Realty Group history and values

DeSell & Co. Realty was created with the vision of forming an experienced and knowledgeable team that is dedicated to serving buyers and sellers professionally and courteously while working to fulfill their needs and make their dreams come true. We love the small-town feel and southern hospitality here in Southern Pines, and we look forward to connecting our clients with the strong communities and relaxed lifestyle here in Moore County.

With more than two decades of real estate experience and a passion for equestrian sports, Jo-an and her team have helped hundreds of buyers and sellers acquire and sell property, enabling them to progress with their dreams and future. The team’s knowledge of single family, townhomes, land & investment properties allows them to help clients make informed decisions for investing in their future.

The DeSell & Co. Realty Team
provides Exceptional service – for Exceptional results!