The History of 828 Real Estate

The 828 Real Estate team of North Carolina realtors and brokers.

How We Started

828 Real Estate started as a dream, in fact, a decade long dream. Our owner, Sarah Long, joined the real estate world of the High Country in 2007. Formerly a theatre arts teacher in Charlotte, NC, she was told she “had the personality of a real estate agent.” Not long after, she found herself in the industry in Boone!

After 10 years of working with other agencies, Sarah started 828 Real Estate in 2018 with Susan Stelling and Corrinne Loucks. The three wanted to create an environment that was unlike the rest: an environment built off community.

Our Environment

828 Real Estate strives to foster a community between not only their clients, but with each other. It is important for us to know the stories of our co-workers and what is going on in their lives. We don’t just sell homes, we build relationships.

We all love it here in the High Country! We want to share that love with our clients and provide them with the best chance of finding their dream property.

Watch Our New Video Series

In order for you to get to know us more, check out the red YouTube logo beneath each of our team member’s names to hear their story, or you can go directly to our YouTube Playlist.

We would like to thank C-Squared Productions for all of their hard work in putting this together!

About the Author
I am a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, but I have been in North Carolina since1997 when I moved to Boone to attend Appalachian State University. I earned my degree in Theatre Education and Communications. While at ASU I met my husband, Matt Long, a Boone native and general contractor, and gained a heart for these mountains and my beloved ASU Mountaineers. After graduation, I spent 5 years teaching in Charlotte before being given the opportunity to move back to the High Country. In 2007 I earned my NC Real Estate License and began in full-time brokerage. In 2010 I helped to open a franchise brokerage in the High Country. I gained impactful knowledge and built important relationships during my 8 years there, but began to feel the calling to get back to my roots.

In June of 2018, my dream became a reality when I opened 828 Real Estate. We are a boutique brokerage that is locally focused, community-minded and client-driven. I feel so fortunate to be in a career that I love, have opportunities to serve wonderful clients, and get to work with the best team here at 828 Real Estate.

I am a member of The High Country Association of Realtors, the North Carolina Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors. I am a member the Boone Chamber of Commerce and I am on the board for the Downtown Boone Development Association. I have also completed the Realtor  e-Pro certification that specifically focuses on the technology tools needed in the purchase or sale of a property. Additionally, I have earned my CLHMS Designation. (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist) and a qualified Affiliate. Over the years I have been awarded various Top Producer Awards. I am honored each year to be invited to the Top 50 Brokers in the High Country celebration.

My husband and I reside in downtown Boone and have 2 beautiful children, Sadie Rose and Levi. We attend Alliance Bible Fellowship and stay connected by serving the community and supporting local non-profits like Western Youth Network, The Appalachian Theatre and Valle Crucis Community Park. We love to spend time outside hiking, playing on the river, running with their dog, Emmie Lou, hitting the slopes and making the most of our time in this amazing place we get to call home!