Top 5 Things to Know About Sara Weatherholtz

Sara Weatherholtz & Helix on Beech Mountain in North Carolina.

Meet 828 Real Estate’s Newest Office Administrator & Marketing Coordinator

Sara decided 2 years ago that she wanted to start dipping her toes into real estate in the High Country of North Carolina. 828 Real Estate is excited to bring Sara on to our team as an Office Administrator and Marketing Coordinator. Here’s everything you need to know about Sara Weatherholtz, in her own words.

#1: She Grew Up in Florida

Growing up in northeast Florida on the beach, I never thought I would end up living in the Appalachian Mountains and exploring nature all the time.  I sure am glad that this is the direction my life took. You shouldn’t judge me for being from Florida, I know how to drive in the snow!

#2: I Played Collegiate Softball at Lees-McRae College

While playing a pickup game of softball for a travel ball team, I was approached by a college softball coach about playing for his team at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina. I had never heard of the small town or college. After living in the Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Florida, Austin, Texas,  and Atlanta, Georgia, I was not sure if I would do well in such a seemingly small area. Well, after a beautiful drive into the mountains and a tour of the college, I was in love. I had never seen so much possibility and adventure before! I played softball at Lees-McRae College for 2 years. After suffering a torn ACL, which lead to surgery, I realized I wanted to explore the countless other opportunities in the High Country.

#3: I Have Three Dogs

After my softball injury, I took a year off school and retired my glove. Since then I have explored some of the most beautiful and breath-taking places with my best-friend and trusty travel dog, Helix. We have traveled all over the Blue Ridge Mountains and have even driven cross country together!

#4: I’m Active & Love to Travel

If you need suggestions on where to hike, camp, or kayak with your furry friend while in the High Country, just ask! I have lived in many different beautiful places and traveled all around the United States, but nothing compares to the Appalachian Mountains and the community that surrounds it. It is physically impossible for me to walk down King Street and not smile.

#5: I’m Creative

I love using my creativity to assist 828 Real Estate team in marketing homes in the High Country of North Carolina. I enjoy keeping everyone organized and on top of the latest trends.  Soon, I look forward to helping people learn why the High Country of  North Carolina is the best place on Earth.

With Sara’s vast experience assisting over 70 brokers in the Boone area over the past two years, we’re looking forward to all the innovative ways she can help 828 Real Estate. Sara is starting the adventure of obtaining her Real Estate license and is here to help you no matter where you may be on your real estate buying or selling process.

About the Author
Sarah Long is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee. She has spent the last 24 years of her life in North Carolina. In 1997 she moved to Boone to attend Appalachian State University where she received her degree in Theatre Education and Communications. She met her husband, Matt Long, a Boone native and general contractor in a “communications class”. Sarah moved to Charlotte to teach soon after graduation. After 5 years of teaching, they were finally given the opportunity to move back to the place they love, the High Country of NC. In 2007 Sarah received her NC Real Estate License and began her new career. After 3 years in the business, she was presented with an opportunity to help open a Franchise Real Estate Company in the area. Lots of growing, education and relationships were formed over the years with this large brokerage. In 2018 Sarah made the decision to step away from a larger company and start to build a smaller, locally focused brokerage. 828 Real Estate is located in vibrant downtown Boone. It is a boutique brokerage firm that focuses on Quality, not Quantity. Sarah is a member of The High Country Association of Realtors, the North Carolina Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She is also a member of the Boone Chamber of Commerce and on the board for Downtown Boone Development Association. She 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. On a personal note, Sarah and Matt have 2 beautiful children, Sadie Rose (11) and Levi (9). The Longs attend Alliance Bible Fellowship and stay connected by serving the community by supporting local non-profits like Western Youth Network, The Appalachian Theatre and Valle Crucis Community Park. The Longs love to spend time outside on hikes, on the river, playing with their pup, shredding the slopes and making the most of their time in this amazing place they get to call home!