Selling Real Estate in the Mountains of North Carolina


So you’re ready to sell your property in or around Boone, North Carolina. Change can always be scary and sometimes complicated. You want to be smart when navigating the High Country Real Estate Market. 828 Real Estate knows that selling is a big transition, but there are steps you can take to lessen the stress. We make it our business to know and understand real estate and guide you through the selling process.

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In any relationship communication is key and is the cornerstone on how we deliver a next level service. We are dedicated to providing you the attention you deserve. When you work with us, we are available  through text, phone or email. To us, you are more than just a client – you’re a partner in the process.

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With a network of investors and community connections, we have an extensive database of buyers who are always looking to invest.


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With over 20 years of experience in Real Estate, we’ve helped thousands of clients meet their property goals, while negotiating and securing the best possible terms for you.

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Showcasing Your Property

828 Real Estate will present your home in the best possible light by utilizing professional grade photos, videos and 3D virtual tours.

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Understanding market trends and where homebuyers access information is key to selling your property. From print, email and social media marketing- we will reach the perfect buyer for your property.


When you’re trying to sell a home in Boone, you need to hire an experienced real estate broker to be on your side. 828 Real Estate’s brokers are knowledgeable and well connected in the local real estate market in the High Country. We provide top notch marketing and solid references to best serve you. Having a vetted professional can help you negotiate the best deal and sell your home for the most money in a short period of time!


Your home is only worth what a buyer is willing to pay. It can be difficult to separate the emotions and sentimental ties to your property in terms of value. When you work with a professional Real Estate Broker, they can help you price your home correctly on the front end. We run a comparative market analysis (CMA) to compare your home’s market value to other homes in the High Country. With this information, you and your agent can select an asking price that is based off of the current market, competition, and facts.


Before your home is listed, you need to prepare your property for market. To make the most of your time, break down everything you need done into manageable projects and give yourself a timeline.

You need to work with your agent to decide what home improvements should be made first. Set priorities for the biggest buyer objections that could potentially occur. Many sellers opt to take care of house projects such as touching up paint, pumping septic tanks, and other improvement projects. Some sellers even have their own home inspections, to help make their home as turnkey as possible for the next owner. Having improvements planned beforehand can prevent lots of heartache and lost proceeds.


When your home is ready to be listed, you want to ensure you’re marketing it to the right audience. A knowledgeable broker can help you find your target audience through various marketing tactics. The MLS, or Multiple Listing Service, connects buyers with your home.

When we sell homes, we want buyers to know why the seller loved their home. You can provide insight into why living in your home is so special to enhance the buyer’s experience. We also want to generate local buzz with neighbors and the community. We utilize internet marketing with high-quality photos, video walk-through tours, and concise information to get your property’s information in front of the largest number of potential buyers. 


After we've tackled listing, marketing and showing your home, negotiations kick off with the buyer’s initial offer. Sellers need to consider more than just the price.  Is the buyer well-qualified and put down a fair amount of earnest money? Also ask if the closing timeline works for your own needs. Your broker can help you settle on terms that work for you while creating a win-win for all parties. After you’ve reached a final agreement, there’s still a lot to do. They buyer will begin their due diligence process and there could be some renegotiation or delays if defects are discovered. Closing day will arrive soon enough and it will all be worth it as you are off to your next adventure.

When it comes to selling your home, there’s not always a straightforward answer to what will impact your home-selling timeline. The best way to have a successful selling experience is to partner with a local and professional real estate agent. 828 Real Estate is here to help you every step of the way. Contact us today to start listing your home!

Stage your Home for Potential Buyers

Stage It, Sell It!

Once you’ve finished all of your home improvement projects, it’s time to stage your home for prospective buyers to see its best features. That means you have to do a deep cleaning. Scrub surfaces, clean upholstery, minimize clutter, and maximize your space. It’s important to depersonalize your home as much as possible so home buyers can imagine their own space. Don’t forget to clean out closets and outdoor living areas too!

After your home is squeaky clean, your home is ready for professional photos. Showing off your home’s features are a very important part of listing your home, especially when listing online. Our in house, home staging experts can help you coordinate shoots and add decorative flare to any room and help you attract more potential buyers. 

When you list your home with 828 Real Estate, your property will be listed on the High Country Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. Photos, descriptions, video, disclosure information attached to the listing must be detailed and correct. Your property will also be featured in our monthly newsletter, sent to over 2000 customers and clients, as well as being sent to MLS Brokers in a featured flyer. Once listed, your property will be syndicated out to popular search sites such as, Zillow, and Trulia. 

It’s amazing how much buzz and excitement you can get from potential buyers on social media. We utilize Facebook and Instagram to drive potential buyers to our website and property information. We also use our website and social media resources to place ads to target markets that your property may appeal to. Multiple 828 Real Estate Brokers have the exclusive REALTOR e-Pro Certification. The course is designed to help realtors stay at the leading edge of technology for internet marketing. 

From student rentals at Appalachian State University, to vacation rental properties on Beech Mountain, The High Country of North Carolina has a wealth of investors searching for their next investment property purchase. 828 Real Estate implements a database of regional investors who are looking for their next High Country Investment.


What our clients say

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"Sarah was the absolute best to work with!"
"Sarah was such a great real estate agent! She helped us through the process of selling our started home and buying our forever home. We couldn't have done it without 828 Real Estate!"
"Sarah is a professional. I valued her expertise and appreciated her guidance and dedication. She knew exactly how to effectively market the property and navigate a successful closing."
"Sarah was so helpful throughout my search for my home and then closing on it. I couldn’t be happier She was always patient with my questions and concerns and she pointed out several things I never would have thought to check. Bottom line: I’d recommend Sarah Long and 828 Real estate to anyone look
"Sarah was tremendously helpful in helping us secure our dream mountain home. We had worked with a few other realtors along the way and she was the first one able to get it done for us. 828 Real Estate went the extra mile to make sure everything went smoothly throughout the process and even after th
"Excellent. If you think customer service has fallen by the wayside, contact Sarah. She is efficient, thorough, thoughtful and gracious. A real find!"
"Sarah was amazing every step of the way. Extremely knowledgeable and well connected in the community. Can't recommend 828 Real Estate enough!"
"We have worked with Sarah Long a few times now and she is wonderful! We highly recommend her."
"Tricia Hall was great to work with! I had some unwelcome news when the home I was selling was inspected. Tricia not only advised me, but she was also very kind and supportive. I recommend her highly! 😊"
"Emily is kind, honest, and professional. She makes the complicated process of buying a home feel simple."

Resources for Sellers

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