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

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.