about us

HomeTowne Realty was founded by North Carolina natives James Lipscomb and Barry Woodard. Not only have these two helped thousands of clients make their dream of homeownership a reality, they’ve created a culture based on  community connections.  HTR believes in shaping and building better communities for the people who live in them. 

Owners of HTR

James currently serves as the land acquisition and development specialist for HTR and Barry is the managing partner and Broker-in-Charge of the HTR Clayton Office on Main Street.

James has previously served as the President of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Clayton Town Council and several other community boards and clubs. His extensive knowledge of land values and development issues in this area are an asset not only to HTR, but the greater community.

Barry currently serves on the Archway Foundation Board of Directors and the United Community Bank Advisory Board. He has previously served on the Johnston Health Advisory Board, Triangle Housing Authority Board, and Me Fine Board of Directors. In 2008, Barry was designated as Downtown Clayton’s first NC Main Street Champion.

HTR is an independent company with local roots and national branches through its membership with Referral Exchange, a network of over 20K licensed agents in all 50 states. HTR has strong working relationships with area builders, developers, businesses and city/county government officials.

The Team

With over 250 Agents, many of whom are local to the areas, rest assured that you will get the best Home Buying/Selling Experience imaginable. 

Our Team has six office locations spanning from the greater Raleigh area, the Coast in Atlantic Beach, and everywhere in between.

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