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  • Student Housing
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  • Commercial Sales
  • New Construction
  • Single Family Homes
  • Condos
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  • Seller Representative
  • Blue Ridge Mountains Homes
  • Blue Ridge Mountains Property
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Name:   828 Real Estate Staff

Description:   Bios

Name:   Sarah Long

Title:   Broker, Owner

Description:   Hello, my name is Sarah Long. I was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1997, I moved to Boone, North Carolina to attend Appalachian State University. I received my degree in Theatre Education and spent 6 years in Charlotte, North Carolina teaching before being given the opportunity to move back to the High Country in 2007. I began practicing Real Estate in 2007 with a small firm in Blowing Rock, before helping to open a Real Estate Franchise in the area in 2010. As the franchise grew, I began to realize my desire to get back to my roots and have more of a local connection. In 2018 I launched 828 Real Estate and fulfilled my decade long dream of owning a real estate firm in Beautiful Downtown Boone!! I feel so blessed to live in the High Country of North Carolina with my husband Matt, a local General Contractor, and our two children, Sadie Rose and Levi. We attend Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone. I love spending time outdoors and with my family. Between spending summers on the river or hiking and winters playing on the ski mountains- the High Country doesn’t disappoint with opportunities to enjoy God’s creation~! I am a member of The High Country Association of Realtors, the North Carolina Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. I stay involved in the Young Peoples Network through the local board of Realtors. This group allows me to stay up to date on the latest technology and marketing for Realtors. I am also a member of the Boone Chamber of Commerce and High Country Local First.

Education:   Appalachian State University

Certifications:   Boone Chamber of Commerce,Western Youth Network,Downtown Boone Development Association,E-Pro Realtor Certification,National Association of Realtors,North Carolina Association of Realtors,High Country Association of Realtors,High Country Local First,Licensed Real Estate Broker

Services:   Real Estate Broker

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Name:   Corrinne Loucks

Title:   Broker, Realtor

Description:   A Realtor® in Boone and the High Country since 2003, (15 years – wow!), 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 business, (https://www.facebook.com/CenterStagedHomes/), we will polish 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 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.

Education:   Realtor Institute

Certifications:   High Country Association of Realtors,North Carolina Association of Realtors,National Association of Realtors,Accredited Buyers Representative,Association of Professional Stagers,Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification,Watauga Women in Leadership,Western NC Guardian ad Litem

Services:   Real Estate Broker,Realtor

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Name:   Susan Stelling

Title:   Broker, Realtor

Description:   Susan is proud to be a native Tarheel, but as a military brat she also spent many years growing up in Kodiak, Alaska. Her father was a helicopter pilot in the Marines and then the U.S. Coast Guard, which allowed her to experience and appreciate both the South East and the Pacific NorthWest. After spending most of her High School years in Kodiak, her family was stationed back to Elizabeth City, NC. When the time came to choose a college to attend, Susan longed for something that reminded her a bit of the beautiful mossy forests of Alaska and the mountain culture that she had grown to love. Upon arrival in Boone in 2002 she immediately felt like she had come home. Although Susan is not a “true Wataugan,” she now considers the High Country of North Carolina her home. Susan loves to travel and even spent a semester abroad in County Cork, Ireland. Susan graduated from Appalachian State University in 2006 with a Bachelors degree in History, Secondary Education. Susan met her husband, David Stelling, while attending ASU. David is originally from Georgia and is a Professional Fly Fishing Guide and Outfitter in North Carolina, Tennessee and Alaska. Susan has dedicated the past 10 years of her life teaching at risk youth in western North Carolina in the award winning Blue Ridge Academy. Located in Avery County, it is a progressive and holistic approach to public education on a secondary level. Susan and David had their first child in 2015. Sophronia Woods Stelling is the light of their lives and both are grateful to have the awesome experience of parenthood. Susan and David feel fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful places and supportive communities on earth. The High Country is a wonderful place to not only vacation, but also to raise a family. Susann decided to expand her career portfolio and became a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina this past year. Susan is eager to begin this new journey and excited to bring the joy of living in the High Country to her future clients.

Education:   Appalachian State University

Certifications:   High Country Association of Realtors,North Carolina Association of Realtors,National Association of Realtors

Services:   Real Estate Broker,Realtor

https://828realestate.com/susan-stelling/

Name:   Emily Shack

Title:   Buying Agent

Description:   I have lived in North Carolina my whole life, 20+ years in the High Country. I grew up in Chapel Hill with a huge extended family. Naturally, I am a huge UNC fan. Although my whole family lived in Chapel Hill, the majority of them are Appalachian State graduates. So, when it was time to pick a college, I knew Boone was the place for me. I came to the mountains because, as my parents had always told me, it is an absolutely beautiful place and the people are so down to earth! That was 1997 and I have lived here ever since. I met my husband Dave at ASU and we married in 2001. We have 3 children, Elias (15), Faith (13), and Penelope (11) . Our family lives on a small farm in Meat Camp (just outside of Boone!). We spend our free time tending sheep, chickens, and children. Dave teaches middle school science at Valle Crucis Elementary School. Before becoming a Real Estate Agent, I spent 5 years as the co-teacher of the 9-12 year old class at Mountain Pathways Montessori School. We are elders at our church, Harvest House, where I have taught preschool for the last 20 years. I can't believe it been that long.... time flies when you’re having fun! I met Sarah Long, 828 Real Estate's Broker/ Owner, in 1997. My interest in Real Estate developed when we bought our first home and has grown as we have bought and sold over the years. Sarah was our Realtor for years and suggested many times that I pursue Real Estate as a full time career. I am so glad I did. I am enjoying introducing others to the place I love and call home….I look forward to helping you find your perfect place!

Education:   Appalachian State University

Certifications:   National Association of Realtors,High Country Association of Realtors,North Carolina Association of Realtors

https://828realestate.com/emily-shack/

Name:   Jordan Sellers

Title:   NC Realtor

Description:   "I am a proud Boonie and feel grateful to call the High Country home. Hailing from Rome, Georgia, I am the youngest of three brothers, the proud son of a German and a native Atlantan. It only took one college visit for me to fall in love with Boone in 2011. After four years of school and various jobs in the community, I was offered an opportunity to hit the road and work all over the East Coast. I worked in construction management/sales and property inspections for insurance companies. The year of 2018 was a monumental year for me as it saw me complete my degree in Business Management and buy my home in downtown Boone, where I run an Airbnb (the Bent Street Bungalow). I live with my two dogs, Redman and Junior, and spend more time than I should in my garden or out in the woods with my pups. I bring a passion for people, connections and diplomacy to the table and love applying that to being a Realtor. My experience in construction and sales provide a unique set of tools for the world of real estate. I am so excited to help you facilitate your Boone experience and truly believe there’s no place quite like the 828. I love Boone for the normal reasons—cool air, storied mountains, vibrant rivers and so on, but I also love Boone because it is just so easy to have a good day here. The community is unlike any other I have experienced and I look forward to growing with it for a long time to come. Working in real estate is my full-time endeavor so I am fully invested in helping you with my knowledge of the area, my enthusiastic work ethic and my creativity in marketing to ensure that the best possible result is achieved.”

Education:   Appalachian State University

Certifications:   High Country Association of Realtors,North Carolina Association of Realtors,National Association of Realtors,Western Youth Network,Bent Street Bungalow

Services:   Real Estate Agent

https://828realestate.com/jordan-sellers/

Name:   Tricia Hall

Title:   NC Realtor

Description:   As a native Eastern North Carolina girl, I always dreamed of one day living in the mountains. In 1994, that dream came true when life brought me to the Boone area. I made my home on one of the most beautiful mountains in the High Country and knew immediately that this is where I belonged. In the 26 years that I have lived here, I have worked in many roles. Beginning as a hist-technologist, then a full-time mom and volunteer in various positions and organizations in the Boone community. Leading Watauga Education Foundation and serving as producer of their Shooting Stars Talent Showcase was one of the highlights of my volunteer work. When the time came for my children to leave the nest and go to college, I decided that I would pursue a new direction in life. Real estate seemed to be just the adventure I was looking for. Working in real estate gives me many opportunities to share my knowledge and love of the High Country with others, as well as, finding new friendships and connections along the way. I am a graduate of Peace College and NC State University. I love music, craft things, nature and wildlife. I enjoy hiking, camping, boating, and spending time outdoors with my family. I am a member of Boone United Methodist Church where I am active in the United Methodist Women and Women's Ministries. My greatest loves are my two children Addie and Will and my dog, Daisy and cat, Oscar. There is so much to see and experience in the High Country. I look forward to helping you explore as we find your perfect place.

Education:   William Peace University,North Carolina State University

Certifications:   National Association of Realtors,North Carolina Association of Realtors,High Country Association of Realtors,Boone United Methodist Church,United Methodist Women and Women's Ministries

Services:   Realtor

https://828realestate.com/tricia-hall/

Name:   Lindsay Pinckney

Title:   Realtor

Description:   Born and raised on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Lindsay grew up vacationing in Blowing Rock and Boone with her family. Lindsay attended the University of Alabama, where she studied Hospitality Management and was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity. Lindsay and her husband, Dustin, moved to Boone in 2012 and have since added two little boys, Owen and Graham, to the family. Lindsay spends her free time exploring everything the High Country has to offer with her family, traveling, and Alabama football! Lindsay is a licensed NC REALTOR and has been practicing real estate since 2018. She loves enlightening others about the High Country and enjoys helping them find their mountain home. Her goal is not only to make the buying or selling of property a breeze, but create an enjoyable experience and friendship.

Education:   University of Alabama

Certifications:   Licensed North Carolina Realtor

https://828realestate.com/lindsay-pinckney/

Name:   Lauren Wasmund

Title:   Administrative Assistant/Marketing Coordinator

Description:   Lauren holds strong roots to the Appalachian region. Having grown up right down the mountain in Bethlehem, North Carolina, she has a love for the culture of this area. Her family is tight-knit and all have big hearts for dogs, especially their three poodles. With two brothers as musicians, she also plays piano, guitar, and clawhammer banjo and is an avid vocalist. This love for music has inspired Lauren to continue sharing the traditional music and dance of the Appalachian region with others. She recently graduated from Appalachian State University with two degrees in Public Relations and Journalism in addition to a minor in Appalachian Studies. During her time at Appalachian, she met her partner Matthijs, a Dutch native studying abroad in the U.S. The two both enjoy traveling and have explored, not only the Netherlands with his family, but parts of Western Europe and the United Kingdom together. When not traveling, they spend their time fishing, cooking and hanging out with their standard poodle Bentley! Lauren feels so fortunate to live and work in such a beautiful area, and she is excited to be the newest addition to the 828 Real Estate family! She is eager to help you with whatever your needs may be.

Education:   Appalachian State University

https://828realestate.com/lauren-wasmund/

Name:   North Carolina High Country Real Estate Services | 828 Real Estate

Description:   Products and Services

Section Name:   Buying Real Estate in the North Carolina Mountains

Section Description:   Our team is ready to assist you as you navigate the wonderful world of buying property in the Blue Ridge Mountains. From connecting you to High Country North Carolina lenders to lining up inspections, we’re here with the experience and relationships to be your real estate guide. Let us show you how smooth and trouble-free we can make your property buying process.

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Name:   Pick an Area of the High Country

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Name:   Submit Your Offer

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Name:   Trust 828 Real Estate with the Paperwork

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Name:   The Closing Process

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Section Name:   Selling Real Estate in the Mountains of NC

Section Description:   So you’re ready to sell your property in or around Boone, North Carolina. Change can always be scary and sometimes complicated. You want to be smart when navigating the High Country Real Estate Market. 828 Real Estate knows that selling is a big transition, but there are steps you can take to lessen the stress. We make it our business to know and understand real estate and guide you through the selling process.

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Name:   Price Your Home Appropriately

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Name:   Create a Home-Selling Timeline

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Name:   Stage Your Home for Potential Buyers

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Associations

  •  High Country Association of Realtors
  •  North Carolina Association of Realtors
  •  National Association of Realtors
  •  Downtown Boone Development Association
  •  Western Youth Network
  •  Boone Chamber of Commerce
  •  Watauga Women in Leadership
  •  Association of Professional Stagers

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