R. Allen Lyles

AllenBioPic-4Resized AFFILIATIONS
National Association of REALTORS®
North Carolina Association of REALTORS®
Orange – Chatham Association of REALTORS®
Winston Salem Association of REALTORS®
Preservation North Carolina
North Carolina Association of CPA’s
Principal / Broker REALTOR®

A look around my office reveals a love of the land, and of almost every facet of real estate.  Treasured pictures of streams, fields and vineyards from my hometown of Elkin and the Yadkin Valley Wine Region are within reach. There are current and prior issues of This Old House, Fine Home Building, and Our State magazines that I can’t quite seem able to toss….. even after I’ve read or browsed them several times.  On my shelves are dozens of books on renovations, carpentry, preservation, property management and a multitude of real estate topics.  My taste in architectural style leans more towards the traditional, but I have a deep love and appreciation of all structures that are well built and of good quality. In other words, “with good bones”.  When working with real estate clients, my broad depth of knowledge and love of real estate comes through. And my business philosophy is simple: Always do what is in the best interest of the client.

Prior to forming Dream Maker Properties LLC, I was the Chief Financial Officer for The Breeden Group, where my responsibilities included negotiating and securing financing for small and large-scale real estate acquisitions.  The company owned restaurants, bed & breakfast facilities, and a golf course operation.  An entrepreneur by nature, I also spent 12 years as the Founder, Owner, and Proprietor of Provision’s of Chapel Hill, a unique and popular gift and gourmet food store located in University Mall until 1996.  My years as a business owner and as a CFO taught me to leave no stone unturned in securing details for every transaction. You can relax in the process of buying or selling knowing I will always work tirelessly in your best interest.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Appalachian State University, and I’m a licensed North Carolina Real Estate Broker and Certified Public Accountant.  In addition to the Triangle; TRIAD; and Carolina (Charlotte Metro) Multiple Listings Services, my professional memberships include the National Association of REALTORS®, North Carolina Association of REALTORS®, Orange-Chatham Association of REALTORS®, Winston Salem Association of Realtors®, Preservation North Carolina, and North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.  My wife Gayle is an artist and teacher and fellow native of Elkin, North Carolina.  We have three children, Ivy, Caley, and Trevor and four grandchildren, Jack; Sydney; Breezy and Canyon. Chapel Hill was our home for over 25 years and our ties still run deep there.  We now reside in our hometown of Elkin, NC.