Buying Real Estate in the North Carolina Mountains


Navigating the steps of the home buying process in the mountains of North Carolina can be overwhelming, even for seasoned buyers. When searching for real estate around Boone, Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, Valle Crucis, or The Jeffersons you’ll need an experienced, local real estate agent on your side.

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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With over 20+ years of experience in Real Estate, we’ve helped thousands of clients meet their property goals, while negotiating and securing the best possible terms for you.


When it comes to buying property, preparation is key. In today’s market, most sellers require a mortgage pre-approval letter before even considering an offer. Many lenders provide a pre-qualification, this is not a pre-approval and doesn’t mean the same thing to a seller. Not all lenders are created equally. It is important to align yourself with a Mortgage Lender whose primary focus is mortgage lending, not banking. Local lenders can provide guidance on available loan programs and assistance in the loan approval process. Once you have been approved for a mortgage by a mortgage lender, you can begin to determine your home buying budget. Just because you qualify for a larger mortgage does not mean that you can afford a large payment each month. Think about your lifestyle and how the mortgage payment fits into your monthly budget. You can use a mortgage calculator to determine the price point for your purchase. 


When your finances are in order, you need to find a real estate team with experience. Your Real Estate Broker will be your lifeline. 828 Real Estate’s full-time brokers are armed with area knowledge to help you narrow down your property search. You may be looking to live on Beech or Sugar Mountain part time in a vacation home or establish yourself in a residential neighborhood right in town in Banner Elk or Boone. No matter your home buying needs, we will work together to help you get to know the High Country of North Carolina and show you what each Blue Ridge Mountain town has to offer.


So you’ve found your High Country North Carolina dream home and are ready to submit an offer. Our North Carolina realtors have expertise on High Country real estate market values and trends. Your real estate agent can work with you to select the best property buying strategy that can yield attractive offers for sellers to accept. 

Remember, the listing price is just a starting point. You will want to include price are dates, earnest money, and due diligence money into your offer. Working with a real estate agent ensures that you are making an appropriate first offer that gives you enough time for your due diligence process and doesn’t scare the seller off. Popular properties sometimes can have multiple offers. 828 Real Estate is armed with tools to help you craft the best offer that earns you the best results possible. Your agent can help you to understand regional trends and prices by running a Comparative Market Analysis


Once you have property in and around Boone Under Contract, we start our Due Diligence Process. We have great relationships with local vendors for home and septic inspections, remodeling and construction contractors, plumbers, and more. We assist you step-by-step as you complete inspections, request repairs or credits, and finally close on your dream property.

Home inspections are particularly important to complete before you buy. Your real estate agent can connect you with a home inspector to find unforeseen defects with your home. If you do run into any issues, your real estate agent can help you amend and renegotiate your contract. 


After you go under contract and all terms are negotiated, you’re ready to close! Closing is the finish line of the real estate buying process. Your agent can help you find a trusted closing attorney who can assist you with your loan package and finalize the deed for you to become a new homeowner.

When you navigate the real estate buying process in and around Boone, North Carolina, it’s important to have a real estate agent to guide you. With 828 Real Estate, we have you covered for life. Even after you close on your property, we are still here to help you with any future questions, concerns, or additional investments!

When you establish a connection with a North Carolina Real Estate Broker, you are ready to start home and property shopping. Create a real estate shopping list with all of the amenities and features you would like your property to have. Your real estate agent can create a customized catalog of available property containing these requests. At 828 Real Estate, we on-board potential buyers by establishing a clear method of communication. We schedule time to discuss all of your home buying needs and create a personalized Multiple Listing Portal. The portal is available for you to search for High Country properties in and around Boone, NC. The portal will automatically send properties fitting your criteria before it shows up in other syndicated websites, ensuring you see property before others without portal access.

With so many beautiful properties around Boone, North Carolina, for you to view, it can be hard to narrow down your search. 828 Real Estate’s local and experienced real estate brokers and agents, have extensive knowledge on living in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We can find property in a High Country town that aligns with your lifestyle. Research some of our most popular areas for potential buyers below!

Once you have found your dream properties to tour, we guide you through the end of your decision. We accompany many of our clients on property showings with valuable tools like aerial maps, septic permits, and property disclosures. We provide insight on resale value and important property features that are often overlooked by buyers such as septic systems, wells, local zoning ordinances, and UST’s (underground storage tanks). Having this information on your side during the home buying process is why it's so important to have a trusted Realtor on your side!


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What our clients say

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"Patricia always went beyond just being a realtor. She made sure I didn't jump into a frying pan. I now have a great place to call home. For the house I purchased, I woke up with a bad cold and couldn't make the appt. She went without me and here I am. A great fit. While I was working, she went t
"Sarah was great to work with!! Fast responses and kept us up to date during the whole process."
"Sarah was the absolute best to work with!"
"Sarah is a professional. I valued her expertise and appreciated her guidance and dedication. She knew exactly how to effectively market the property and navigate a successful closing."
"Sarah was so helpful throughout my search for my home and then closing on it. I couldn’t be happier She was always patient with my questions and concerns and she pointed out several things I never would have thought to check. Bottom line: I’d recommend Sarah Long and 828 Real estate to anyone look
"Sarah was tremendously helpful in helping us secure our dream mountain home. We had worked with a few other realtors along the way and she was the first one able to get it done for us. 828 Real Estate went the extra mile to make sure everything went smoothly throughout the process and even after th
"Excellent. If you think customer service has fallen by the wayside, contact Sarah. She is efficient, thorough, thoughtful and gracious. A real find!"
"Sarah was amazing every step of the way. Extremely knowledgeable and well connected in the community. Can't recommend 828 Real Estate enough!"
"We have worked with Sarah Long a few times now and she is wonderful! We highly recommend her."
"Tricia Hall was great to work with! I had some unwelcome news when the home I was selling was inspected. Tricia not only advised me, but she was also very kind and supportive. I recommend her highly! 😊"

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