High Country of North Carolina Top 50 Brokers Event

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List of the 2019 High Country Top 50 Brokers.

Each year Angela McLean and her team at Movement Mortgage put on a Top 50 Brokers Event to celebrate and award the top 50 producers in residential sales in the High Country for the previous year. These brokers are identified by using MLS data from the High Country Association of Realtors.

Team awards are awarded to the top 10 highest producing teams of residential sales. Both team awards and individual broker awards exclude commercial and land sales. Ashe and Alleghany teams/agents are recognized at a different event. Event tradition calls for a balloon and bottle of champagne to be delivered to each broker awarded as results are released. 

Sarah Long Makes Top Brokers List

Our very own, Sarah Long, has made the list for the 2019 year! Better yet, she also made the list in 2018. With hundreds of brokers/agents in this area, this is a great honor. Sarah launched 828 Real Estate in 2018 with the dream of connecting to the local community – serving them with integrity and a personal connection.

Congrats Sarah! We are so proud of you and thankful for all you with 828 Real Estate and in the real estate community as a whole. Thank you! 

Sarah Long with Movement Mortgage's Angela McLean at the Top 50 Brokers of the High Country of North Carolina award ceremony.Sarah Long holding a Top 50 Brokers of the High Country of North Carolina Balloon at the 828 Real Estate office.

Event Details

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event has been pushed back from March to October 7. It will take place at Whispering Waters Farm with plenty of open air and space for social distancing to keep everyone safe. 

Sponsors include: Mountain to Sea Inspections, Movement Insurance, The Summit Group of the Carolinas, Echota, Clean & Dry Environmental Solutions, Keller Williams of the High Country, Arch Mortgage Insurance, McLean Innovative Homes, LLC, Peak Insurance Group, Dustin N. Stacy Attorney at Law, Angle, Rupp & Rupp Attorneys at Law and The Angela McClean Mortgage Lending Team. 

About the Author

Shalamar Blevins grew up in Ashe County, right next to the North Fork of the New River. Shalamar loves the outdoors after spending most of her life kayaking and hiking in her own front yard. 

Throughout her life, Shalamar tried to learn every art form she could get her hands on, from ceramics to African Batiking! Being creative and adding a splash of lively color is Shalamar’s superpower. After studying the classic mediums from local masters such as Stephen Shoemaker and Lenore DePree, Shalamar attended the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston- Salem before attending UNC-Asheville. After graduating in 2011, Shalamar spent time traveling through Europe and Asia before moving back to the North Carolina High Country to start her own studio and to work for Florence Thomas Art School.

To this day Shalamar still loves to travel and hosts small art classes on location and at festivals. She joined the 828 Real Estate gang in the fall of 2021. Since then, she has been working diligently to provide their agents and clients with the latest marketing tools, while celebrating the adventures that await in the 828! Shalamar got married to wonderful fellow Ashe County native, Micheal the summer of 2021. Micheal is a 13 year US Army Veteran, recently graduated from Nursing school and just started a career at Watauga Medical. They have 2 fur babies, an Australian Shepherd named Quill and Chocolate Lab named Brody. These boys keep Mike and Shalamar on their toes!

 When Mike and Shalamar aren’t working on their garden and home improvement ventures, they love spending time with their big family and friends while exploring the local music and art scene of NC High Country!