At Ultimate Property Management we believe in providing more than a professional property management service. We believe in true excellence. True excellence always begins and ends with the way you treat people. If you believe that every human being should be treated with dignity and respect, we have a lot in common! This idea permeates our culture from the top down and into every relationship that we enter into. First and foremost we represent the best interests of our home owner clients at all times. We believe that our unique, personal approach ultimately serves our owner’s best interests. We find that we catch more bees with honey. When tenants understand that their needs and concerns are heard and considered, they are more likely to respect the home and property they live in. When vendors are treated honestly and fairly, they deliver a higher level of service. It’s a simple philosophy and it’s the bedrock of our business model.
Meet the Team
Ed Wagenseller » Owner/BIC/President of Ultimate Property Management
I received my real estate broker license in 1999 at the encouragement of my older brother. I never intended to put it to use, but then my wife and I discovered that we would be having our first son in May of 2000. Needless to say, I went to work. 18 years later I am still in the business of real estate and haven’t looked back.
We started acquiring rental properties in 2004. In the span of 5 years we acquired 6 rental properties. My wife and Vice President of Ultimate Property Management, Melissa Wagenseller, took over the accounting aspect of the business and things have been running like clockwork ever since. Property Management just seemed like a natural progression. When not working in the real estate world I love to surf, play golf, or just take leisurely ride on the Intracoastal Waterway with my wife, two boys and Golden Retriever Bessie.
Melissa Wagenseller » Vice President
I have lived in Wilmington since 1987 and love the area and beaches. After working in the environmental field for seven years, I took an 11 year break from the paying workforce to be a stay-at-home mom and raise my two boys. Once they got older and less dependent I took on the role of account manager for Wagenseller Enterprises LLC, our real estate sales business and Wagenseller Properties LLC, our personal rental property business. I took a Quickbooks course at Cape Fear Community College and even started running our household funds like a business. I love the structure and process and much to my surprise, enjoyed tracking the financial aspects of our lives. I love the beach, reading, and am a former member of the UNCW Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team which won the National Championship in 1992. Go Seaweed!
Marcee Burleson » CEO and Financial Manager
Marcee was born in Tampa, Florida and moved with her father and mother to the greater Wilmington area at the age of 2. She has grown to love the beautiful coastal community and all it has to offer. Marcee attended college at UNCW and obtained her Real Estate License in 2014. With a background in Property Management, Marcee has more than 7yrs experience and is excited to continue her passion with Ultimate Property Management and help you with any of your rental needs.
As the leasing and financial administrator she maintains financial records, processes payments and owner disbursements, while assisting with leasing, marketing and resident relations. One of Marcee’s chief goals is to ensure compliance with the many stringent laws impacting the business. If you like getting paid, you’ll love Marcee Burleson!
Jessica Brotherton » Leasing Manager
A native of Coastal North Carolina, Jessica grew up enjoying the beautiful city of Wilmington and surrounding areas. Immediately following high school, she began her career in property management which allowed her to identify her passion; connecting with people and helping them achieve their goals. Jessica earned her real estate license in 2018 specifically in pursuit of gaining more knowledge to better serve clients. She collectively brings 5 years of experience to Ultimate Property Management to serve as Leasing Manager.
Jamey Saperstein » Maintenance Coordinator
Jamey became a do-it-yourself guy years ago when he found himself a first-time homeowner. Realizing no one had updated the property in 30 years, he rolled up his sleeves and began the process of sprucing things up. Inspired by his success at replacing decades-old wallpaper, floor tile, and kitchen cabinets, he began tackling the rest of the property. Under the guidance of his father-in-law, a retired electrician and gifted problem solver known affectionately as “The Wizard”, he began digging into the more complex projects and in one summer, had pretty much renovated the entire property. Since then, he has developed a passion for historic homes. When he’s not coordinating repairs and helping resolve such issues as “why isn’t my fridge getting cold?” and “where did my roof go?”, Jamey spends his free time pursuing his passions as actor, comedian, musician, storyteller, and raconteur.
Kaleigh Baer » Director of Marketing & Advertising
Kaleigh is a Wilmington native that offers her social media services with an artist’s lens, bringing creativity and information together. Since a young age, her love for design has fueled her endeavors, from assisting the Cameron Art Museum to promoting her own business. She provides Ultimate Property Management with eight years of experience in design production.