Lindsay Pinckney’s Favorite Aspects of Real Estate

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As a part of our on going series on 828 Real Estate’s Team Members Top 5 Favorite Things About Being A Real Estate Agent, our newest agent, Lindsay Pinckney discusses the top aspects of her career in real estate. Here are the top 5 reasons Lindsay decided to work in our industry.

#1 The People

The people I meet and the relationships I build with them would not exist without real estate. Since we live in a place that attracts vacation home buyers, we meet people and families from all over the country, whether they are buying a second or third home, or relocating to the High Country like I did. Hearing their stories and finding things in common with them makes helping them buy or sell their home that much more fun.

#2 Every Day is Different

Even though every transaction has the same tasks, every day is different. One day I could be in the office and the next day out showing property. From the people to the properties to the obstacles to get passed. Because no transaction is the same, I can safely say I learn something new with each client.

#3 Helping Others

Whether you’re buying or selling, moving is very stressful. My goal is to do as much as I can to ease the stress for clients. From scheduling inspections to getting buyers in touch with lenders and contractors to taking great photos and marketing a property well, these things all go into making the process as smooth as possible. It is a great feeling when you close on a transaction with happy and satisfied clients.

#4 Flexibility

Being able to make my own schedule and not having to be in an office from 9-5 is another thing I love about real estate. I have two small children and spending time with them and watching them grow is important to me. The fact that I can do most of the work from home during nap time and bedtime gives me the best of both worlds. Since most buyers and sellers have 9-5 jobs and can’t communicate until the evening any way, it gives me the opportunity to spend the day with my kids and work with clients in the evening.

#5 Viewing Homes

Getting to see homes all over the High Country really is fun. Old houses with character and charm, new houses with the latest trends and high end finishes. Dated houses that need some TLC and renovated houses that show the sellers tastes. Big houses that can fit multiple families for the holidays and small, quaint houses for a cozy feel. Mountain cabins, traditional and contemporary houses, and homes situated on farm land, the area has it all and gives another fun perk of being in real estate.

As you can see, working in real estate in the High Country of North Carolina is very important. You can read Emily Shack’s Top 5 Reasons and Sarah Long’s Top 5 Reasons as well.

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!