Joe began his real estate career in 1979, and is a second-generation REALTOR. Following in the footsteps of his parents, Joe and Nadine Hodge, he is joined today by his daughter, Anna Ball Hodge, counseling buyers and sellers on all types of real estate matters. A lifelong Raleigh resident, Joe knows the Triangle real estate market like the back of his hand. He and his partner, Gilliam Kittrell, have owned Hodge & Kittrell Realtors® since 1987, and were chosen to affiliate with Sotheby's International Realty in 2011. A commitment to ethics and client representation are at the core of any real estate transaction involving Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty.
After graduating from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Joe worked for one year with Wachovia Mortgage Co. before returning home to Raleigh to enter the real estate business. He has long been involved with the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors®, having served as President in 1991, and was named REALTOR of the Year in 1996. In 2006, Joe was appointed by the Governor to serve on the North Carolina Real Estate Commission and served until 2009.
Joe is married to his high school sweetheart, Anna Ball, and they have three daughters, Anna Ball, Elizabeth, and Josie. He is very involved at Christ Episcopal Church, having served as Junior Warden of the Vestry, Stewardship Chair, leader of the high school EYC, and as a member of the Finance Committee. He also serves on the Broughton High School Capital Foundation, and has been a supporter of Broughton athletics since 1998. After spending time with his family, Joe's hobbies include offshore sport fishing, boating, golf, and following Tar Heel sports.