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Top Avery County real estate agents

There are 421 real estate agents in Avery County, NC but we use data to find the best ones. HomeLight compares the agent performance data in your area to find real estate agents who get the job done 2.4x faster than the average Avery County, NC real estate agent.

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Leslie Eason
Keller Williams High Country
About Leslie

As a graduate of both Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill (MBA)—two arch rival schools--I am often conflicted, but never when it comes to my passion for Real Estate and working to do the best for my clients. I have 20 years of marketing and business experience prior to my 13 years of Real Estate that I put to use every day for my clients. That puts me ahead when it comes to marketing and pricing properties, analyzing market trends, evaluating home prices, and negotiating the best possible outcome for you. My team includes 3 buyers agents and a full time administrative manager. This increases our ability to serve our sellers and buyers to and be available whenever you need us. We are valued by our clients as ‘going above and beyond’ to ensure the best outcome and experience for all involved! (Be sure to read our reviews!) Customer service, really listening to clients, frequent communication, and continual improvement are the driving forces of the Leslie Eason Real Estate Team.

Single Family Home Transactions
30
Condo Transactions
3
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Robbie Sharrett
Lyons Construction and Realty, Inc.
About Robbie

Since first licensed as a real estate broker in 1983 I have guided buyers and sellers to successful closings on homes, condos, building lots, land tracts and multi-family real estate. I have actively listed and sold foreclosed real estate since 2006. Our company lists and sells more foreclosures than any other company in our area. My experience is diverse in commercial and investment properties, including ASU student housing, vacation rental properties and apartment buildings listing and sales. Highly experienced in the process of custom home construction, modular home construction, residential remodeling, construction contracts. Certified Green Professional from the National Association of Homebuilders. I have remodeled homes, built spec homes, managed my own rentals, bought/remodeled/sold foreclosures and helped others buy foreclosures. Providing professional brokerage services to my buyer-clients and seller-clients for more than 36 years has been my gratifying mission. I have assisted many first time home buyers through the elaborate process of buying their own home.

Single Family Home Transactions
12
Condo Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
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Sarah Long
High Country Business Center Llc
About Sarah

Sarah Long is a licensed real estate agent in North Carolina and is currently with 828 Real Estate- The Sarah B Long Real Estate Group- Keller Williams with 11 years of real estate experience.

Single Family Home Transactions
22
Condo Transactions
4
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Samantha Benfield
Keller Williams High Country Realty
About Samantha

Samantha has been a licensed real estate agent for 3 years and is currently with Keller Williams High Country Realty. Samantha focuses on properties located in Todd, Newland, Linville, Sugar Grove, Vilas, Banner Elk.

Single Family Home Transactions
22
Condo Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Tara Davis
Keller Williams - High Country
About Tara

Tara is a real estate agent with Keller Williams - High Country. Tara is a single family home expert. We have data on 20 of Tara’s transactions. This real estate agent most often represents the buyer (95% of the time), but they also have experience representing the seller side of transactions, with 2 deals recorded. Here’s a little about Tara’s real estate experience: - Tara has sold homes for as much as $465,000. - Tara’s fastest selling home sold in 28 days. - Tara is a top dollar real estate agent. - this real estate agent is on a home selling roll: their transaction history shows that they have sold 467% more homes this year than last. Tara has completed 7 transactions in Boone.

Condo Transactions
7
Single Family Home Transactions
9
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Corrinne Loucks
828 REAL ESTATE
About Corrinne

A Realtor® in Boone and the High Country since 2003, I am passionate about offering a superior level of service, innovative marketing and a highly personalized, boutique-style experience to my clientele. I started my real estate career as an Investor and was Broker-In-Charge of my own firm upon moving to Boone. Since that time, I have excelled with other real estate firms and built a strong network of client friends. Together with my network of professionals such as mortgage, insurance, inspection companies, etc. and my own Professional Home Staging company - Center Staged Homes, we will perfect your home buying/selling experience with your goals as a priority. I’ve lived all over the United States from the NE to the SE and California before landing in Boone, NC. You’ve seen the signs, “The mountains are calling and I must go?” Well, that was me 15 years ago! I love bluegrass music and, it seems, many of the great pickers were born in NC with a guitar in their hands! I sing, play a little mandolin and keyboards and you can be found at outdoor festivals and concerts when I’m not showing a property! I also participate in many of our area’s outdoor activities, from hiking and biking to kayaking- the New River is my summer home! Caring for the needs of High Country residents is also very important to me and through Cornerstone Summit Church’s ‘Trenches’ team, I serve in many ways from preparing and serving meals at the Hospitality House to School Events to Habitat for Humanity Home Builds. In addition, I am honored to serve our community as a Certified Guardian ad Litem, advocating for children in the courtroom. The High Country of North Carolina is unique, with large second home and student populations driving much of the market. It’s important that you work with a Realtor® like myself who is experienced and educated in the area, guaranteeing our success together. The acronyms behind my Broker title are not just letters – they stand for something; GRI – Graduate of the Realtor Institute. Brokers holding this designation have completed 12, 3-day courses over a period of 2 years or more for in-depth training. ABR – Accredited Buyer’s Agent. An (ABR®) designation means your Realtor® has made extra efforts to raise the bar, with additional courses and proven experience in serving BUYERS. SFR – Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification. Short sales and foreclosures are not for the faint of heart and the courses I’ve taken arm me with the knowledge to assist clients in this area. ASP - Accredited Staging Professional with my own staging business - Center Staged Homes - see our Facebook page. My business approach is founded on building lasting relationships based upon commitment and trust and the majority of my business comes in the way of referrals from past clients. Make me Your Realtor of Choice and work with a person you can trust to take your needs to heart and to find the perfect property for YOU in the HIGH COUNTRY

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Single Family Home Transactions
17
Condo Transactions
6
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Barbara Thomas
RE/MAX Realty Group
About Barbara

Education has always been the primary driving force for Barbara Thomas, Broker. Today as a Realtor, and owner of the RE/MAX Realty Group, Barbara continues her love as an educator serving her clients and fellow associates with the knowledge needed to make wise real estate decisions. As a Buyer’s Agent or Seller’s Agent, Barbara provides comprehensive MLS real estate information for Ashe, Avery and the Watauga County areas of northwestern North Carolina. Barbara is a native-born to this beautiful mountain community and will welcome the opportunity to help you in achieving your real estate dream.

Single Family Home Transactions
7
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
NAR Certifications
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Roxanne Weavil
Remax Realty Group
About Roxanne

Raised in the High Country, I graduated from Appalachian State University in 2014, receiving a degree in Business and Marketing. My husband and I decided to stay in the area because we are passionate about the outdoors and all that the High Country has to offer, including hiking, camping, kayaking and skiing. In fact, a major part of who I am relates to helping and serving people and it is a big reason why I chose to go into the real estate profession. I have been a local MLS board director, a chair person for the Community Outreach Committee for the past two years, and a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and Highway Clean Up. Since 2018, I have achieved the goal of being in the Top 50 of agents in our MLS. My main objective is to make selling or buying your home not only the easiest process possible, guiding you every step of the way, but also to make the experience enjoyable. "Don't tell me the sky is the limit, when they are footprints on the moon." Quoted by Paul Brandt

Condo Transactions
3
Single Family Home Transactions
11
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Michael Parkinson
Keller Williams High Country Realty
About Michael

Michael Parkinson is a real estate agent, Realtor / Broker with Keller Williams Realty in Boone, North Carolina. Michael has been a full time, year-round Realtor since 1999 = right here in the beautiful High Country Mountains of Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Valle Crucis, Vilas, Sugar Grove, Cove Creek, Zionville, Foscoe, and the many other surrounding smaller communities. Michael is very accommodating and works diligently with buyers and sellers.

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Single Family Home Transactions
6
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
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Melissa Berkheimer
Buchanan Real Estate
About Melissa

Melissa Berkheimer has been involved in real estate activity on Beech Mountain for 24 years. She brings a valuable local perspective to the Buchanan team having grown up in the Cranberry community of Avery County. Her experience in all facets of the business, from sales to property management and rentals on the mountain gives her a broad perspective of the market, enhancing her ability to provide professional, yet caring and dedicated service to her clients. A testament to her “people skills” is repeat clients, who have worked with her previously and are eager to renew their relationship with her as new real estate needs arise. Melissa is a graduate of Appalachian State University and proudly calls the High Country her heritage and her home.

Condo Transactions
15
Single Family Home Transactions
7
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Avery County, NC

Why you need a top real estate agent in Avery County, NC

The best real estate agents out there know how to close deals quickly and painlessly, plus save you money along the way. A top 3% Avery County agent does 322 deals a year, compared with the average agent’s 60 deals. They save buyers 11.6% more than their average-performing counterparts, and save sellers $21,656 more than average.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller's agents in Avery County make clients 6.4% more dollars, sell homes in 78.59 days more efficiently, and work with 1.8x as many homes as the average real estate agent in the same city.

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Top Buyer's Agents

Want someone experienced with proven results? A top Avery County real estate agent helps 65.6% more buyers purchase homes than the average agent, and knocks 15.4% more off the list price while they’re at it.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Avery County, NC

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
3.2 stars

Top real estate agents in Avery County score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Avery County agent who scores only 3.2 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Avery County and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does a top real estate agent do?
Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.
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What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in Avery County?
When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
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How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Avery County?
Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in Avery, NC.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Avery County?
The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market. The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We recommend that you hire a real estate agent as soon as you're thinking of selling your home. Generally speaking, that's anywhere from 3 to 6 months prior to your desired move date.
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What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Avery County?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a Avery County real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Avery County to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Avery County real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, we consider things like: how fast a real estate agent sells, how many properties they work on, how much money they save or earn their clients, and what cities and neighborhoods they specialize in. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.
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