About your Sterling Real Estate Partners Realtor

Choosing a Realtor that you can work with and trust is very important. They are assisting you with buying or selling of one of your largest assets. Your Realtor is your advocate in this sale.  My goal with every real estate transaction is to make the process enjoyable and to ensure my clients leave the closing table with smiles on their face.

My husband and I have made our home in the peaceful mountains of Western North Carolina since 1992 where we worked together in the running of our home remodeling business. Together we have built 4 homes and renovated two others as well as renovated countless homes for clients. I have always taken an active part in the design and building of these homes. From hanging ridge rafters to laying hardwood floors, I have gained a great deal of respect and understanding of what goes into a well-built home.

This love of homes and home construction is what led me to become a Real Estate Broker in 2003 and later a General Contractor. I am also active in canine sports, competing with my golden retrievers and organizing obedience trials as well as serving on the board (past treasurer) of the Sandlapper Golden Retriever Club. In addition, I am a stained glass artist and I take pride and satisfaction in designing and creating glass art that I often donate to benefit rescues and canine health research.

Since starting my Real Estate Career long ago, I have won many sales awards and more importantly to me, several Quality Service Awards. For several years I was Broker in Charge of a small office, managing 9 other agents. Feeling the need to get back to what I love about real estate, I stepped down as the managing broker in 2017 so I could concentrate on my clients and their needs as a Broker Associate. I am now working with Sterling Real Estate Partners because of their creativity, marketing technology, customer service, and their stellar reputation in Asheville and surrounding markets. I specialize in Residential Homes, Small Farms, and Land Tracks with a special passion for Vintage Homes. When marketing a Vintage home, or helping a buyer with a purchase of one, you can expect a full essay on the “genealogy” of your home. One of my many obsessions is tracking the history of Asheville’s older homes. My years working as a carpenter’s assistant as well as my beginnings in the marketing field will be used to your benefit when you are selling or buying a home. Of course for dog owners, my 25+ years of training and competing with my own dogs has given me an understanding that often a fenced yard for Puppy is not enough. Sometimes we need a bit more. For both sellers and buyers, I recognize the unique needs that many of us have for ourselves and with our homes.

NC Real Estate License #210499
NC General Contractors License #77228 (retired)

I am a member of the National Association of Realtors
the North Carolina Association of Realtors
the Hendersonville Board of Realtors
and numerous golden retriever and dog training clubs including:
the Sandlapper Golden Retriever Club (PastTreasurer)
Asheville Kennel Club
and the Golden Retriever Club of America (2014 obedience chair)

I also volunteer for the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County

Meet the Family!

Tyler
“Tanglewood’s Rowan Tree”

Tyler is trained through utility but decided a couch potato was a better life. As one friend best described her, “she is so sweet you will get a toothache!” That’s our girl!

Tripp
“Lyric Blue Highways, BN”

Tripp was the puppy I had to have. He stole my heart from day one. Tripp retired from showing at an early age due to a bad foot but that doesn’t stop him from hitting the hiking trails and being the best pup in the world!

Toke
“Lycinan Smokin’ in the Boys Room”

Toke is the new kid on the block with a bright future ahead of him! We picked him to join our family and to enjoy a future in performance dog sports. He is truly my dream come true puppy!

Then there is us!

After over 30 years, we are still best friends. Exploring Liverpool together and seeing all the Beatle’s haunts was a dream come true.