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

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.