After calling the High Country my home for 35+ years I’m excited to help you call it yours too...whether you’re a first time home buyer, someone relocating to our area, an expanding family or a visitor seeking a little piece of heaven to call their own and escape “the real world.” I was born and raised here, and now I am happy to raise my two children here. The area affords that laid back lifestyle with just enough culture and “city” to attract all kinds. With the 2nd best ranked school district in North Carolina, Appalachian State University, the Schafer Center for the Performing Arts, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, area attractions, beautiful weather and the most gorgeous mountains you couldn’t ask for more in the place you call home. Upon completing college with my accounting degree I worked for a successful and well established real estate firm in Banner Elk, NC for 15 years doing everything from advertising, filing bookkeeping, listing/selling preparations, and becoming very familiar with the real estate world and sparking my love for everything real estate. I was fortunate enough to transition into a job as the Membership Coordinator at the High Country REALTORS® Association and then as the Executive Officer at the High Country Home Builders Association. I’d be honored to work with you and help you with any and all of your real estate needs.
My experiences in vacation rentals, home owning and remodeling have given me the knowledge for helping you purchase or sell a home. I am thorough and assertive firm with a keen eye for detail or problems. Though I was raised in what used to be a small town outside of Charlotte, I’ve been a High Country resident for 11 years. After I earned my BS in Psychology from Lee's McRae College, I just could not go back to "city" life. The High Country is where I met my husband and started our family. We have been Airbnb hosts for over 2 years and have renovated numerous houses together. Both my family and my work life really satisfy my southern sensibilities for taking care of people! Consider me to be YOUR advocate when you decide to become a resident of one of our wonderful mountain communities.
I came to Boone chasing a dream and found a great place to raise a family. The friendly attitudes of the people who live in Western North Carolina, and want to live here, are what make this area special. With over 20 years being a Western North Carolina Realtor business and 10 years of construction prior to that, I feel that I am well versed in the nuances of the Boone real estate market. As a multi-million dollar producer year after year, I have found that satisfaction comes from helping people find their dream home or that special piece of mountain property. Fulfillment for me comes in knowing that 6 months down the road my clients and customers are still going to be happy with the job I have done for them and be satisfied in their purchase. If you are looking for an agent who will put your wants and needs first, give me a call, I don’t think you will be disappointed. No Pressure, No Stress, JUST SUCCESS.
My love for the community and the mountains surrounding us are reasons to encourage me to sell here in the area. My experience and commitment to help others motivates me to assist you in buying and selling your property. My husband, Dick, brought us to Boone in 1975, where he served as Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of English at Appalachian State University. Our five children graduated from our excellent Watauga High School. They have now moved into careers and families. We now have nine grandchildren. I would like to introduce you to some of our community activities, which I participate. I have been active with The Hearts of Hospitality, which works with the homeless, the ASU Women’s Club, The Boone Newcomers, the Republican Party, Appalachian Summer, St. Elizabeth’s Church, and the Avery/Watauga Association of Realtors. If you are a seller, I can prepare a Certified Market Analysis, which will give you the approximate market value and time frame it takes to sell. If you are a buyer, I can help you purchase a home or land in the High Country. I can bring you my time and energy with eighteen years experience. Call me for a free consultation. I’d love to hear from you.
Kathy left the bustling corporate world in Charlotte NC and relocated to the quaint neighborhoods of Blowing Rock and Boone over 30 years ago to attend Appalachian State University where she completed both her graduate and undergraduate degrees. She is passionate about this beautiful four-season community, and loves to share with others all it has to offer. As a long-time resident of the High Country, Kathy knows the area well…everything from the best places to eat and shop, the locations of every school, church, and playground, and the out of the way hiking trails and swimming holes. Important for buyers, sellers, and investors, is that she has a finger on the pulse of the local community. She stays abreast of changes in trends, sales prices, and local development and has a strong sense of value pricing. As a real estate agent, Kathy is effective in helping clients navigate the waters of each real estate transaction. With her assistance, successful offers and listings are created, negotiations for fair pricing are agreed upon, and the positive progression to the ultimate goal of closing is accomplished. She is committed to professionalism, integrity, and hard work. Kathy loves being networked with Coldwell Banker Blair and Associates, with its over 25 years of real estate services in the High Country. On a personal note, her husband, Danny Whittington, is well known in the High Country as a successful hair stylist and musician. In fact they met when, in college, Kathy was his client. Together they are very involved in their church, through worship and small group fellowships. Their hearts are knit tightly with their children, and they truly enjoying snuggling with their grandchildren at every opportunity. “True success comes through listening” Kathy says, and it’s her hope that each client’s real estate experience will cause them to smile. She would be honored to be your resource for buying and selling in the High Country! [wpzillow_usetemplate tid="1"]