|Every real estate agent has some sales they remember more than
others. Each one is special in its own way. These are a few memorable
sales that I was involved in
|A few years ago I was asked to market a 181 acre property with a log home and a lodge on Sugar
Creek Road in Weaverville. I was honored to be asked to market such a beautiful place. This property
sold me on the idea that each property needs its own website. The new owner was found exclusively
through the website SugarCreekRoad.com that I set up and developed. The following year I sold the
neighboring 133 acre estate to the same buyer. These single property websites are a must have
when marketing any residential home or large acreage tract
|Who doesn't love a home with a history? Many years ago a friend of mine introduced me to Mr. Anders,
the son in law of Lillian Exum Clement Stafford. Lillian was the first woman in the south to be elected to the
State Legislature. Mr Anders had resided in this North Asheville home since marrying Lillian's only
daughter, Nancy. Now in his 90's, Mr Anders asked me to market this special home for him. It was built in
1914 by Lillian's father and has been in the family until its sale in 2014. The house was in need of
everything from a heating system to a new kitchen and bathrooms. Every ounce of the home needed
attention and needed a special buyer to do it right. With my marketing and endless conversations with
potential buyers, the right person was found to take on this project. The home has been lovingly restored
and will now be enjoyed for generations to come.
|I can't really say there was anything special about this sale, except for the need for better photos. I was the third Realtor
asked to market this Weaverville home. The first agent had it priced too high. The second agent had it priced right but his
photos were lackluster. I spent several hours photographing both the interior and exterior of this home then countless
more hours sorting through photos and adjusting as needed to get them just right. The photo above was well lit and better
framed than what the previous agents had used. Instead of showing just lawn, I inset a photo of the beautiful view. This is
the first photo that everyone sees, I wanted to make it pop. It certainly did. I had multiple showings and a contract on the
home with in a few weeks.
|I sold this 25 acre tract on Frank Rector Road many years ago. This one truly was memorable. It has level land at the top of
the property and then travels steeply downhill to the French Broad River. There was a large loop you could hike to see all
aspects of the property but it took at least an hour and you had to know the trail. I tried to accompany all showings so that I
could give a guided tour. My golden retriever and I once hiked it four times in one afternoon! To help with showings I
decided to mark the trails. I made multiple copies of the survey, drew the hiking trail on them and then had them laminated. I
placed "You are Here" stars along the map and attached the surveys to trees along the path. I still tried to accompany every
showing but at least it could now be shown without my assistance if we had a scheduling conflict. One Buyers Agent
commented that it was like touring a State Park!
|Whether I am marketing a one acre lot or a million dollar estate, I give
every property the same attention. I love my work and I enjoy the
challenge that comes with marketing, contracting and closing on a sale.
You've been a great realtor & now a great friend!
Thank you for selling my home so quickly!
5 Ebernickel, Weaverville, NC
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