About Me



A native of Lima, Peru, Vanessa lived in Pennsylvania for 11 years before moving to Wilmington, NC with her husband Joe and two daughters, Isabella and Chiara. She attended the University of Lima, earning a Business degree before moving on to Spain to get a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Las Palmas. After travelling extensively, Vanessa returned home to Peru for a successful career as a product and business development professional. Her duties included real estate acquisition and interior design for a Swiss pharmaceutical company. Fate would take her to her new home, the United States, of which she became a proud citizen in 2011.

Vanessa worked for years in the Small Business Development Center at Saint Francis University (PA) helping small businesses expand their markets into the international arena; many of her clients are successful exporters now. In Wilmington she has found a new home and passion: helping you through one of the most important decisions in life, choosing and buying your new home. Whether you are buying or selling, her worldly experiences and passion for style, design, and architecture will all be helpful in this process. Having been in your shoes as a buyer and a seller of real estate, Vanessa will tirelessly work to help make your dreams come true.

Languages: Fluent in English and Spanish. Conversational ability in Italian, Portuguese and French.

"Vanessa Rieker is very courteous, professional, and conscientious. Vanessa works very well with all types of clients and really enjoys working with people. We found that Vanessa will also go that extra mile to complete a task and get the job done well. I would fully recommend Vanessa as a representative for any buyer or seller of real estate." ~ Allen Smith

"Vanessa is very bright, polite, prompt, and insightful. She is willing to do the extra work needed. I would recommend her without hesitation." ~ Mark Kulyk

"We were very pleased with the entire process. It went so smoothly. We would never have been able to do it without you!" ~ Mike and Brenda Benton

"We would definitely recommend Vanessa to anybody interested in purchasing real estate in the Wilmington Area. We found her to be very professional, reliable, and knowledgeable. Moreover, she was such a pleasure to talk to, and we enjoyed every moment of our house-hunting trip!" ~ Matt and Anne

"I was blessed to have you to get this sold and I want to tell you again. THANKS SO MUCH. If anyone mentions the need to sell property, you will be the first on my list." ~ Terry Gregory, Union, SC