About Me

Joe is a Pittsburgh native who could have been born here in Coastal Carolina because he loves the laid-back lifestyle, friendly people and great weather. His parents first landed in Ocracoke, NC in 1989 when they bought a live-on wooden boat and then brother Rob and wife Jen moved to Wilmington in 1996. In 2012 he  finally made Wilmington his home along with his family, joining Intracoastal Realty. Joe and Vanessa joined the acclaimed Buzzy Northen Team in 2014.

In 2016, the team completed 38 transactions for a gross volume of $33,793,099. 2017 is off to an even better start. Joe and Vanessa have become successful teammates, working together and helping others understand "Living the Dream." After pulling up the roots in Pennsylvania and risking it all to love where they live and live where they love, Joe and Vanessa are truly happy here in Wilmington and want others to be also. Their girls still wish for snow in the winter.

Joe spends his time working and enjoying all that the Wilmington Area has to offer with his wife Vanessa and two incredible daughters who have decided, at the ages of 7 and 10, that they will attend UNCW when the time comes. Joe is also the founder and captain of the Intracoastal Realty Corporation ice hockey team. He just won't retire even though his best days are behind him.

Joe’s great background includes being 1 of 7 children, a BS in Microbiology from Penn State University, meeting and marrying Vanessa, having two beautiful daughters and twice being elected a City Councilman in Altoona, PA. Joe’s success has resulted from listening, understanding clients’ needs and advising them honestly and effectively. For those coming from the Northeast or anywhere else, Joe understands because he has made the move for a better life for the entire family. Contact Joe today at 910-442-9688 or jrieker@intracoastalrealty.com .