About Us

About Us


Village Properties of Pinehurst has been in the Real Estate business since 1981. Rick Phillips and Don Gephart founded the business here in the Village. After many years of selling real estate in 1997 Don decided to retire. Connie Harrison purchased Don’s share of the business and joined Rick to promote and expand the property management and rental business.

It didn’t take but a couple of years to really build up the property management to be a thriving business in Pinehurst.

Today we manage approximately 180 properties, with 3 full time employees and a part time accountant. We serve the public for vacation properties, long term unfurnished properties and short term furnished properties.

Our goal as a company is to serve both the sales side and the property management side of the industry. We believe that we can do a better job for the individual because we can accommodate all their needs in one office.

We don’t strive to be the largest real estate office in the area, but rather we want to be known as the real estate company that meets your needs with the same broker. We want to get to know you on a personal basis so you feel comfortable calling us to ask questions at any time.

Give a shout out to any of our rental department employees for all your rental and property management needs. For sales we have 6 full time brokers that are willing and ready to assist you in buying a home, condo or lot as well as list those properties for you that you are ready to sell.

You will be given the personal attention you deserve and the guarantee that we will stay with you until your transaction is completed and longer. We want to be your home town real estate broker. Village Properties and Village of Pinehurst Rentals care about your needs and desires in the Pinehurst area.

Meet Our Sales Team


Connie Harrison

Connie Harrison is one of those rare people who has been in Moore County all her life. She has seen our area transformed from small villages and towns into a beautiful place that brings people from all over the globe to enjoy the rich diversity we enjoy in the Sandhills. Connie herself has a diverse background having spent 14 years in property management and 16 years in property sales. She and her business partner have seen Village Properties of Pinehurst transformed into a full-service agency with residential sales and a large property management company that serve clients from all over the world looking for a dream home or purchasing an investment property. When she is not working, you can find her enjoying time with my husband either on the golf course, playing with grandkids, visiting with one of our five children or taking care of my two beloved pets. She and her husband Wes work as The Harrison Group in Village Properties of Pinehurst. Her motto is and always will be “Enjoy life to the fullest” and “Make Every Day Count”.


Rick Phillips

Rick has been in the real estate business since he was 18 years old while living in Ohio & Indiana. In his early years he worked for various land developers throughout the country until he came to Pinehurst in 1974. He worked in Pinehurst land sales with Diamondhead Corp until he and a former partner form Village Properties in 1981. He takes great pride in his past experience in real estate and is very proud to say that our firm has been so successful in the sales and property management of residential property for the past 36 years and still going strong today.  Rick specializes in Pinehurst real estate and the surrounding area and has a very deep rooted knowledge of the real estate market. Rick enjoys spending time with children and grandchildren and loves the North Carolina beaches.


Patrick Phillips

Patrick grew up in Pinehurst NC and attended O’Neal School in Southern Pines. He is married to Gen and has 2 children. Patrick spent a few years in NYC and returned to the Sandhills several years ago to raise his family in Southern Pines NC. Patrick’s father has been in real estate sales for 50 years so Patrick understands better than most the dedication and time required to be successful in property sales. Patrick is excellent at photography as well as drone photography and in addition to his time in property sales, prepares all our virtual tours and other special projects.


Wes Harrison

Wes Harrison moved to the Sandhills area in January of 1990. Originally from West Texas, he attended West Texas A&M and Golden Gate University and served in the U S Air Force. Always an entrepreneur at heart, Wes has started and sold 6 companies, primarily in logistics, trucking, and property management. He and his wife, Connie Harrison, have enjoyed working together and enjoy the challenges of real estate and property management. His emphasis has always been on providing excellent one-on-one customer service whether in real estate or logistics. Wes enjoys spending time with his wife Connie, their 5 children, and 14 grandchildren, and volunteering in several areas. And every once in a while a good golf game.

Rental Team


Debbie Putz

Debbie Putz moved to the Pinehurst/Southern Pines/Aberdeen area from Connecticut in 1999 with her husband Dobee and 2 daughters and loves living in the Sandhills!  Her experience in construction management has made her a perfect fit as Property Manager since 2005. The fast growth of the Property Management department can be attributed to her desire to make each rental of equal value to both owners and those leasing homes, townhomes and condos. Village of Pinehurst Rentals currently manages 170 properties and rental types and term lengths can vary based on client’s needs. Debbie is one of the very select few brokers who specialize only in rentals.

In Debbie’s free time she can be found with her husband, children, grandchildren, and her dogs. Grateful for the warm community she lives in, Debbie makes sure new customers and those leasing properties are welcomed in a way that makes each experience enjoyable.


Susan Windley

Susan Windley has spent all of her life in North Carolina and could best be described as a true “Carolina Girl”. Susan’s father was very successful in commercial real estate in Moore County and Susan has followed in his footsteps as Assistant Property Manager for Village Properties of Pinehurst. This “Carolina Girl” can tell you something about every part of our community and loves to direct customers and tenants to those services that best help them manage their property. Susan is married to Royal and they have 2 beautiful daughters.



S.B. Kramer,

Commander, U.S. Navy, Ret.


“Connie Harrison is the epitome of professionalism, honesty, and integrity. She sets the standard for the real estate industry in the Sandhills area. I have relied on her for successful sales and purchases with superb results. Absolutely the best realtor I have ever known.”


H. & K. Anderson


“We purchased a condominium a few years ago in Pinehurst and Debbie Putz and her staff have met and exceeded our expectations in every regard. We are from Illinois and fell in love with the village of Pinehurst around 10 years ago and decided we really wanted to own a condo here. We were always concerned about owning property so far away from home. Our concerns vanished when we meet Debbie. She has cared for our home away from home as if it was hers while providing us with consistent income to invest back into our property and pay expenses. “


S. Mills


“We have had a wonderful experience working with Debbie Putz at Village of Pinehurst Rentals and Golf over the course of the last 10 years. During that period there have been many changes to the rental market (and I am sure there will be more to come) and I have found Debbie and her team are quite adept at adapting to change -- very flexible and professional. “


J & L Barber


“Recently, my husband and I had the pleasure of choosing Village Properties of Pinehurst to list and subsequently sell our home in Whispering Pines. Rick Phillips and his son Patrick put forth great effort and time to details involved with the listing of our home. This included researching and showing us recent comparables on the market as well as ones that have sold over the past year. Patrick used his drone/aerial photography skills to highlight our location on the lake as well as suggesting ways to manicure the outside grounds and even brought in a professional to stage the inside of the house. We had the house previously listed with (3) other agents over a period of 18 months with no results. Shortly after we listed with Village Properties a few changes to the home were suggested and changed and the house sold.”


T & D Tesh


“Experience, creativity, and sound advice. Rick Phillips has all of these qualities and much more. They are qualities that on-line real estate sites can’t provide.”