Lynne and Jim have been employing the assistance of another husband and wife real estate team, Katie Taylor and Steve Brauer.  This partnership has been a natural evolution, starting with each couple covering for each other for vacations and growing over time into a trusted business relationship as well as a true friendship.  Just as Lynne and Jim each bring their special background and experience to the team, Katie and Steve each bring unique skills to the group.  We have enjoyed working together as a more integrated team that we believe will serve our clients even more efficiently than before.  We know you will enjoy getting to know Katie and Steve.


About Us

Meet Lynne Feiss Necrason,

  • Chapel Hill resident since 1975
  • Born in Columbus, Georgia, raised in Chappaqua, New York
  • Bilingual, speaking French as a child
  • B.A. from Rutgers University and M.Ed. from Tufts University
  • Four children who attended Chapel Hill/Carrboro Schools
  • Seven grandchildren
  • Licensed in real estate in 1978, started in 1980 with Village Landmarks
  • Joined Norman Block Realtors in 1981
  • Partner in TriPointe Properties, formed in 1988 by six women 
  • MLS Director from Chapel Hill involved in formation of Triangle MLS
  • REALTOR of the Year, 1994
  • Managing Broker for TriPointe Properties, 1996-1998
  • Sold TriPointe Properties to York Simpson Underwood in 2002
  • Member of York Simpson Underwood’s Chairman’s Council and Agent’s Council, 2002-2008
  • $10—$15 Million Producer with YSU
  • Awarded Prudential’s President’s Circle and Leading Edge Society awards 
  • Lifetime Member of the Greater Chapel Hill Board of Realtors
  • Interests include raising orphaned puppies, photography, France, travel, and grandchildren

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Meet Jim Necrason

  • Born in Cooperstown, New York, raised in Winter Park, Florida
  • B.A. from Florida State University
  • Three children (a daughter and twin boys) & four grandchildren
  • Joined Air Force in 1968
  • Spent 3 years at Yokota Air Force Base in Japan becoming Captain in AF
  • Spent 2 years in Charleston, SC finishing his career in the Air Force
  • Moved to Bradenton, Florida, with McDonalds Corporation
  • Over 13 years with McDonalds ending as Director of Training for Florida
  • Owned 2 restaurants and lived in Durham County for 8 years

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Meet Katie Taylor

  • Born in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Attended University of Delaware with BA in Political Science
  • Traveled extensively after college living all over the U.S., including AK, ME, and CO
  • Explored foreign countries, including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and spending 25th birthday in Katmandu
  • Quickly promoted from restaurant management and ran full service restaurant
  • Married Steve Brauer in 1991
  • Moved to Chapel Hill/Carrboro area in Fall 1991
  • Opened pretzel business in Carrboro in 1991
  • Expanded business to Durham in 1992 and Raleigh, Danville,  and Greenville in 1993
  • One son Beau, born in 1999
  • Obtained real estate license 2004
  • Began working at York Simpson Underwood
  • Awarded Prudential's Presidents Circle and Leading Edge Society awards
  • Member of Greater Chapel Hill Association of Realtors--Committee Chairperson
  • Elected to Agents Council
  • Joined Lynne and Jim in 2011
  • Interests include: standing for hours on a pool deck watching her son swim, hiking with her dogs, bird watching, coaching Special Olympics, traveling, cooking, having family movie night and hanging out at home with her husband, son, two dogs, and Tess the cat (who secretly rules the house)

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Meet Steve Brauer
  • Born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Moved around a lot as a child, graduating from high school in New Jersey
  • All Star baseball player
  • BA in math from University of Delaware, Teaching Assistant--Calculus
  • Set out to see the world and worked in varying positions:
    • bartender on the Colorado ski slopes;
    • suntan consultant on the shores of Maui;
    • refinery worker in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska;
    • rough necking off the coast of Louisiana; and,
    • restaurant worker in various states
  • Married Katie Taylor in 1991 and they moved from the Outer Banks of NC to Carrboro
  • Opened and ran pretzels businesses with 10 locations throughout NC
  • One son Beau, born in 1999
  • Obtained  real estate license in 2005 and joined Katie as a team at YSU
  • Awarded  Prudential Presidents Circle and Leading Edge Society awards
  • President of neighborhood HOA for five years
  • Joined Lynne and Jim in 2011
  • Faithfully walks dogs through the woods every morning, rain or shine
  • Interests include volunteering at swim meets, coaching baseball, volunteering with Special Olympics, traveling, any sport (especially if it includes a ball), running, crossword puzzles, fixing up houses, hanging out with family and being a dad

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