When You Need A Realtor...Why Not Start At The Top!

“Real estate is a personal service business. Don’t hire a company, hire a person!”

Joe Ward is the captain of our team, using his 30 years of experience to guide the team into one successful year after another. Annual awards and countless accolades reflect the team’s top ranking. However, it is the personal service, attention to detail, and desire to help buyers and sellers that make the team truly successful. Performance is the best yard stick to measure success and Joe’s results are being measured every day. He has worked hard to develop the right team to do the best job for you. He can be reached @ Joe@JoeWard.net or by phone @ 518-8182

  • Born in Lumberton, NC. Grew up there and attended public schools. Father, an Attorney, and Mother Teacher and Homemaker.
  • Attended East Carolina University and received a degree in Business Administration with concentration in Finance and Marketing.
  • Active member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Inter-Fraternity Council, and student government.
  • Began working in real estate in Greenville, NC in 1979.
  • Moved to Raleigh and joined Fonville Morisey Realty in 1985.
  • Married to the former Renee Deloach, NCSU graduate with degree in Industrial Engineering at NCSU. She owns and operates Air Matters a Mold Testing Firm.
  • We have 3 great Boys - Joseph, Chandler and Anderson, who are all involved in area sports and community activities.
  • Enjoy spending time with my family, coaching youth baseball & basketball, golf, jogging, yard work, and the beach.


  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from East Carolina University 
  • Various courses leading to licensing as a Real Estate Broker


  • Dale Carnegie Professional Selling Skills
  • Numerous courses and workshops
  • Communications and people skills refined to an art by the “School of Hard Knocks”
  • Thirty years of experience in working with people and still learning!


  • North Carolina Real Estate Broker’s License
  • Raleigh Board of Realtors Member State & National Associations of Realtors
  • NC board of Realtors’ Top 1% in annual sales

“My success has been built on the desire to create long-term relationships -- not just a quick sale. I want you to call me 5 or 10 years from now or whenever you are ready to move again.” -Joe

Preston Miller  a Raleigh resident since 1981, joined the Joe Ward team in 2002. After graduating NC State University with a B.S. in Economics, Preston received his MBA from Pfeiffer University in Marketing and Finance. He owned and operated Miller’s Ace Hardware for 12 years before joining the team. He brings with him an extensive knowledge of home construction and business experience along with his desire to help his clients achieve their dreams of home ownership. “As managing partner it is my job to make sure “it” happens .. whatever “it” maybe.” He can be reached @ Preston@JoeWard.net or by phone @ 846-3206.

Nicky Howsare works as the Teams Closing Coordinator. Working closely with her team members buyers and sellers to ensure a smooth closing. Communication is key and she brings a great knowledge of the contracts and the closing process. 

William Miller, licensed General Contractor and “handyman extraordinaire”, has been working with the Joe Ward Team for over 10 years. William plays a critical role in preparing the house for the market, from his ability to perform a simple repair to the design and building of a special feature.  Once the house is under contract and the inspection has been completed, William helps ensure that the deal gets to the closing table as quickly and smoothly as possible.  His professional expertise, attention to detail, and reasonable approach allow the Joe Ward Team to resolve the home inspection process to satisfaction of both the buyer and seller.

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