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About Us

Meet the Team

We have been in business since 1985 and pride ourselves as leaders in our local real estate market and the property management community. For the last 3 years we have been active members of the NARPM (National Association of Residential Property Managers) community and stay current on the latest property management industry trends.

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Randy Cox Co-Owner / BIC / Business Development Manager

Randy Cox, a seasoned professional in the real estate and property management arena, currently serves as the co-owner and Broker in Charge of Hearthside Rentals, LLC. Born and raised in Greenville, NC, Randy's roots run deep in the local community.

Randy graduated from Appalachian State University, where he pursued a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a double major in Real Estate/Urban Analysis, and Finance. He has been highly involved in the community while earning the Eagle Scout award and later with the Greenville Jaycees.

With over twenty years of experience, Randy has been immersed in Greenville and Pitt County’s real estate and property management with experiences ranging from serving as a seller or buyer agent for residential and commercial property and managing approximately 1000 rental units including houses, multi-home apartment buildings/complexes, and individual townhomes and condominiums. Ensuring well-maintained units and tenant satisfaction has been the cornerstone of his professional philosophy. He firmly advocates that meticulously managed properties not only attract tenants promptly but also foster long-term residency—a testament to Hearthside Rentals' commitment to excellence.

At Hearthside Rentals, Randy and his co-owner have meticulously crafted an environment where relationships flourish, both with tenants and vendors alike. With a keen focus on providing top-tier services at competitive prices, Randy has spearheaded the cultivation of partnerships with trusted vendors, ensuring that every aspect of property upkeep is executed with precision and care. Moreover, stringent criteria mandate that all subcontractors maintain comprehensive general liability and worker's compensation insurance, underscoring the company's unwavering dedication to operational integrity.

Drawing upon a combined wealth of over 50 years of experience in property management, Randy and his partner have navigated diverse challenges, from unit renovations to navigating the intricacies of Section 8 tenancies. Their expertise extends beyond mere transactions; it encompasses a deep understanding of the intricate interplay between property, community, and clientele, making Hearthside Rentals a beacon of reliability and professionalism in the local real estate landscape.

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Tamiko B. Corey Asset Account Manager

Tamiko B. Corey is an accomplished Asset Account Manager and Realtor at Hearthside Rentals, where she excels in managing accounts for investors and overseeing rental properties. With a robust background in human services and religion, Tamiko brings a unique blend of empathy and strategic insight to her role.

She holds an Associate's degree in Human Services from Pitt Community College and a Bachelor's degree in Religion from the University of Mount Olive, demonstrating a commitment to understanding and serving her community. Tamiko's professional credentials include a Realtor license, and she has been a dedicated Realtor for 7 years. In this time, she has successfully sold numerous properties, showcasing her expertise and effectiveness in the real estate market. Additionally, she has been a Notary Public for 6 years, underscoring her commitment to providing comprehensive and trustworthy service.

In her current role, Tamiko is known for her meticulous attention to detail and her ability to foster strong relationships with clients and tenants alike. Her expertise in asset management and real estate enables her to deliver exceptional results, ensuring that investors maximize their returns and properties are well-maintained.

Tamiko’s professional philosophy centers on integrity, diligence, and a client-first approach, making her a valuable asset to Hearthside Rentals and the broader real estate community.

On a personal note, Tamiko has been happily married for 20 years and takes immense pride in her roles as a mother and grandmother. Her family is the joy of her life. Their love and support serve as the cornerstone of her personal and professional endeavors, motivating her to excel in all aspects of her life.

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Gracie Leasing Agent

Meet Gracie, the sunshine of Pitt County! For the past six years, she's been adding her own splash of color to the community, and boy, does she light up a room! Interior design isn't just a hobby for her; it's practically her love language. From picking out throw pillows to rearranging furniture, Gracie's got an eye for making spaces feel like home sweet home.

When she's not busy making places look fabulous, you'll find her at Hearthside Rentals, where she spreads her joy and charm while helping folks find their perfect nest. And speaking of nests, Gracie's own little haven includes her husband, her pup Hank, and a whole lot of love. They're the dream team when it comes to outdoor adventures, whether it's hiking trails or chasing waves at the beach.

Ah, the beach—Gracie's happy place! With toes in the sand and salt in the air, she's in her element. And speaking of dreams, Gracie's got big ones. She's set her sights on becoming a real estate agent one day, blending her passion for design with her love for helping others find their slice of paradise.

With Gracie, every day is a canvas just waiting to be painted with laughter, love, and a whole lot of style.

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Kacie Burk Leasing Agent

Kacie Burk is a true Pitt County gal born and raised, and I've got more love for this place than words can say. I'm currently living the dream at Hearthside Rentals, helping folks find their perfect nests in our cozy corner of the world.

When I'm not busy at work, you'll probably catch me soaking up the sunshine with my family, including my hubby, our trio of furry friends, and my incredible mom. She's been my rock for as long as I can remember, and being her caregiver for the past seven years has been the most rewarding journey of my life.

But it's not all about work and caregiving – I'm a sucker for the great outdoors. Whether I'm casting a line into the nearest fishing hole or sight seeing on the top of a beautiful mountain, you can bet I'll be outside, breathing in that fresh country air.

Speaking of work, I'm currently on the path to becoming a real estate agent, and I couldn't be more excited about it. Helping people find their dream homes and making their visions a reality is my jam, and I can't wait to dive into this new chapter headfirst.