Meet Margaret Rudd Bishop

Founder & President

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Margaret Rudd Bishop is a native North Carolinian whose strong sense of adventure and entrepreneurial spirit compelled her to start a small real estate company on Oak Island, NC in 1981. As a child, her family vacationed on the island, and a beach lover that would soon make her way back to Oak Island to establish her own family roots was born. Over 30 years, and three additional offices later, Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS® is Brunswick County's largest independent agency, specializing in a full range of services including residential, commercial, land listings and sales, vacation and long-term rentals and relocation services. But most important to the high-energy leader is not the size or volume of the company, but the strong sense of commitment to serving their clients and their community.

Margaret is a graduate of North Carolina State University and received her real estate license in 1973. She is the mother of three daughters, two of which have joined the family business and 6 beautiful grandchildren that inherited her adventurism and happy spirit. Her husband, Al, has three sons and 10 grandchildren—which makes family gatherings just the way she likes them: large, energetic and fun!

She and Al aren't your typical grandparents though, having bicycled all around the world, including a 4,000 mile trek across the United States and racing the kids down the ski slopes each year on their annual family vacation. There is not much that keeps Margaret still with the exception of a good book or a plate of fresh seafood. Her professional service and honors speak for themselves as to her commitment to the profession and respect within the real estate and travel and tourism industries. She is one of a kind and that's just how we like it!

If you are looking for a REALTOR® in Brunswick County, feel free to contact us—we’d love to help!

Professional Service & Honors

Brunswick County Association of REALTORS®                                     

  • President - 2012, 1982
  • President Elect - 2011
  • Vice President - 2010, 1981
  • Multi-Term Director

North Carolina Association of REALTORS®

  • Director, 2012, 2011, 2010, 1980's
  • Strategic Planning Committee, 2012
  • Member, Residential Forms Committee, 1990-1999
  • Chairperson, Residential Forms Committee, 1998
  • Team Member, 2001 & 2003 MS Tour to Tanglewood Fundraiser-VIBE
  • RPAC Life Member, 1996-2012
  • Member, NC Bar Association Joint Forms Committee, 1997
  • Member, Internal Affairs Committee
  • Member, Legislative Committee


*Favorite Holiday Recipe*

Nina's Macaroni & Cheese (A Rudd Family Favorite)

1 8oz box large elbow macaroni

Canned Evaporated milk

Cracker Barrell Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese-Red wrapper-1.5 packages




Directions: In your non-stick sprayed and buttered preferred dish put a layer of cooked macaroni, then salt, then a layer of ½ of the sharp grated cheese, repeat with cooked macaroni, then salt, then the remaining grated sharp cheddar cheese. 

Mix about ½ to 1 cup of evaporated milk with an egg then pour over macaroni mixture.  Dot with butter then bake from 325 degrees to 375 degrees until brown. 

Notes: I usually try to find a 16 oz package of the Mueller’s Macaroni large elbows and make up more than one batch at a time.  I never had a precise recipe but it seems I usually make two batches which calls for more egg and evaporated milk, butter, cheese, etc. It's really fun to vary the cheeses too.

Submitted by Margaret Bishop