R. Allen Lyles

AllenBioPic-4Resized AFFILIATIONS
National Association of REALTORS®
North Carolina Association of REALTORS®
Greater Chapel Hill Association of REALTORS®
Yadkin Valley Association of REALTORS®
Preservation North Carolina
North Carolina Association of CPA’s
Principal / Broker REALTOR®

A quick 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 native hometown of Elkin and the Yadkin Valley Wine Region are within easy 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 various real estate topics.  My taste in architectural style leans slightly 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 quite 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 both small and large-scale real estate acquisitions.  The company owned various 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 that was 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, so you can relax in the process of buying or selling your property knowing that I will always work tirelessly in your best interest.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Appalachian State University, and I am a licensed North Carolina Real Estate Broker and Certified Public Accountant.  In addition to the Triangle and Yadkin Valley Multiple Listings Services, my professional memberships include the National Association of REALTORS®, North Carolina Association of REALTORS®, Greater Chapel Hill Association of REALTORS®, Yadkin Valley 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 two grandchildren, Jack and Sydney Wren.  Chapel Hill has been our home for the past 25+ years.