Is your Fireplace Safe?

Winter is here! With freezing temperatures and winter storms arriving each week, our fireplaces are getting used quite a bit up here in the High Country! Make sure you know what questions to ask to keep your family and home safe when using your fireplace on a regular basis.  Fireplaces can catch on fire and cause serious damage to a home.  It is worth doing some small things to keep it in good working order.

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OUR STORY


We are a group of fun, passionate real estate professionals whose first priority is serving our clients with honesty, integrity and unsurpassed area knowledge. We LOVE where we live and you will know it when you meet us.

We can help you with all your buying, selling or investing needs in the High Country. We work in Watauga County, Ashe County, Avery County and beyond. If you are seeking property outside of this area, just let us know, we probably know a great referral agent to assist!

Whether you’re moving to the area full time, a first time home buyer, looking for a mini-farm or large tract of land, looking to invest in property near Appalachian State University, purchase a vacation home for winter sports or to escape those hot summers off the mountain, looking to sell quickly or downsize for retirement, we have the tools and experience to help you along the way.

We are passionate about building strong relationships with our clients. By doing this we can better understand your needs as you seek to buy or sell property in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Real Estate in the High Country is quite different from other areas. We here to help guide you through the process from start to finish!

Please utilize the tools on our website to assist you and email us with any questions.

About the Author
Hello, my name is Sarah Long. I was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1997, I moved to Boone, North Carolina to attend Appalachian State University. I received my degree in Theatre Education and spent 6 years in Charlotte, North Carolina teaching before being given the opportunity to move back to the High Country in 2007. I began practicing Real Estate in 2007 with a small firm in Blowing Rock, before helping to open a Real Estate Franchise in the area in 2010. As the franchise grew, I began to realize my desire to get back to my roots and have more of a local connection. In 2018 I launched 828 Real Estate and fulfilled my decade long dream of owning a real estate firm in Beautiful Downtown Boone!!

I feel so blessed to live in the High Country of North Carolina with my husband Matt, a local General Contractor, and our two children, Sadie Rose and Levi. We attend Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone. I love spending time outdoors and with my family. Between spending summers on the river or hiking and winters playing on the ski mountains- the High Country doesn’t disappoint with opportunities to enjoy God’s creation~!

I am a member of The High Country Association of Realtors, the North Carolina Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. I stay involved in the Young Peoples Network through the local board of Realtors. This group allows me to stay up to date on the latest technology and marketing for Realtors. I am also a member of the Boone Chamber of Commerce and High Country Local First.

I am a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina and successfully completed the REALTOR e-PRO course to become one of a select few real estate professionals to earn the prestigious certification offered through the National Association of REALTORS.® The REALTOR e-PRO certification course is an educational program unlike any other professional certification or designation course available, comprehensive and interactive. It is specifically designed to provide real estate professionals with the technology tools needed to assist consumers in the purchase or sale property.