We assume a real estate agent knows what to look for in a property. But they should also have superior negotiation skills, a vast knowledge of their community, and care about the details.

You need to have a thorough understanding of the situation you are entering when buying or selling a home. Some omissions or mistakes in a real estate deal could cost you a significant amount of money. Your real estate agent will be far more familiar with the details of a real estate deal and will help you navigate the closing process.

With many agents and brokerages to choose from, the prospect of choosing a real estate agent in the North Carolina mountains can be intimidating and challenging. Working with a professional and trustworthy agent can go a long way in ensuring you buy or sell your house for the right price. As industry experts, we want to provide you with proven and practical tips on how to choose the best real estate agent in the North Carolina Mountains.

How do I know if an agent is qualified to represent me?

No one wants to work with an unqualified agent. Find an agent who has the qualifications and experience to handle your specific situation. You could be a first-time buyer, long-term investor, house flipper or selling an estate. Let the agents you interview know what you need. The best way to find out if an agent is qualified to help you is simply to ask.

Due to a major need in our area for real estate development experts, High Country Enterprises was established. For over 10 years we have set ourselves apart by having close contacts with trusted and reputed builders in the region. Not only do we understand all the procedures involved in obtaining necessary building documents and permits, we have established strong relationships with the county, surveyors, contractors, as well as the locals who play a critical role during the entire process from start to finish.

We work in this challenging environment daily and this has enabled us to establish some of the best relationships with major stakeholders in the business. These relationships save our clients both time and money. We are licensed in real estate in North Carolina and partner with licensed general contractors throughout the entire region. You will enjoy the peace of mind that comes with our associations with some of the most successful developments in the high country!

How will the real estate agent communicate with me? How available will the agent be to answer my questions and meet my needs?

One of the most common problems in working with a real estate agent is establishing clear lines of proper communication. From your first encounter with an agent, you need to ensure you are both reading from the same script. Make sure you discuss in detail how your agent will keep you informed as well as how often you want to hear from your agent. If you prefer phone calls but your agent is more responsive to emails, then chances are you may not be a great fit for each other. If you like to ask frequent questions and expect prompt responses, but your agent likes to let questions pile up and answer them all at once, this could become a point of frustration for you.

The team at High Country Enterprises are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year! You can always reach any of us by phone, text or email and we love when we can meet face-to-face. We value our clients and this is why we strive to be as accessible as possible. And we can assure you will always feel completely comfortable communicating and talking with our experienced, licensed and insured real estate agents.

How long has the agent been working in real estate in the area? How familiar are you with the area where I want to buy?

You are likely to meet real estate agents who are familiar with the neighborhood you are searching. But you may also meet “outsiders” who do not live and work in the area. Though the internet has now made it possible for agents to have a better understanding of a larger territory that does not mean they have a deep knowledge of the local market. As a rule of thumb, you should work with an agent who has a vast knowledge of your target buying or building area.

The real estate experts at High Country Enterprises are all locals to Boone, Blowing Rock, and Banner Elk, North Carolina. Combined, our agents have lived in and worked in the high country for more than five decades. As a result, we know the ins and outs of the region. We can guide our clients in the direction that best suits them. Whether you prefer customized pet bedrooms, open concept kitchens, backyard landscape designs or elaborate vintage-style fireplaces, our local experts already know where to find it!

Does the real estate agent have references from other sellers and buyers who have used their services?

While a real estate agent should be willing to gauge the level of customer service he/she has been providing, no one can offer better feedback than previous clients. Ask the agent you are interviewing for references and if they refuse to provide any you may want to beware.

As one of the best real estate agents in the High Country, we have many references and recommendations that we are happy to share!

Does the real estate agent offer adequate support?

Selling or buying a house is one of the most stressful tasks you will face, especially if you are doing it for the first time. That means you need an agent who understands your circumstances and is ready to support your goals. Make sure you check references to ensure the agent will remain supportive throughout the entire process.

Working with a real estate agent who has the support of a team will always provide a higher level of customer service clients. With the complexities of buying or selling a home, it is easy to fall short of client expectations without a support team.

Real estate professionals at High Country Real Estate and Development work as a team that is always motivated to offer support in every phase of the selling / buying process. Our real estate agents will pay attention to your unique needs and preferences and do whatever they can to ensure you achieve your desired goals. As one of the best real estate teams in the high country, we know and understand that great real estate agents don’t just sell homes; they serve their clients.

We thrive on helping our clients achieve their goals in buying, building, or selling a home. Whether you are looking to find your dream home or would like to sell your property in the North Carolina mountains, the real estate agents at High Country Enterprises are looking forward to working with you.