Every real estate agent has some sales they remember more than
others. Each one is special in its own way. These are a few memorable
sales that I was involved in
A few years ago I was asked to market a 181 acre property with a log home and a lodge on Sugar
Creek Road in Weaverville.  I was honored to be asked to market such a beautiful place. This property
sold me on the idea that each property needs its own website. The new owner was found exclusively  
through the website SugarCreekRoad.com that I set up and developed.  The following year I sold the
neighboring 133 acre estate to the same buyer.  These single property websites are a must have
when marketing any residential home or large acreage tract
SOLD:  $1,100,000
Weaverville, NC
Who doesn't love a home with a history? Many years ago a friend of mine introduced me to Mr. Anders,
the son in law of
Lillian Exum Clement Stafford. Lillian was the first woman in the south to be elected to the
State Legislature.  Mr Anders had resided in this North Asheville home since marrying Lillian's only
daughter, Nancy. Now in his 90's, Mr Anders asked me to market this special home for him. It was built in
1914 by Lillian's father and has been in the family until its sale in 2014. The house was in need of
everything from a heating system to a new kitchen and bathrooms. Every ounce of the home needed
attention and needed a special buyer to do it right. With my marketing and endless conversations with
potential buyers, the right person was found to take on this project. The home has been lovingly restored
and will now be enjoyed for generations to come.
SOLD:  $150,000
North Asheville
I can't really say there was anything special about this sale, except for the need for better photos. I was the third Realtor
asked to market this Weaverville home. The first agent had it priced too high. The second agent had it priced right but his
photos were lackluster. I spent several hours photographing both the interior and exterior of this home then countless
more hours sorting through photos and adjusting as needed to get them just right. The photo above was well lit and better
framed than what the previous agents had used. Instead of showing just lawn, I inset a photo of the beautiful view. This is
the first photo that everyone sees, I wanted to make it pop. It certainly did. I had multiple showings and a contract on the
home with in a few weeks.
SOLD:  $220,000
Weaverville, NC
I sold this 25 acre tract on Frank Rector Road many years ago. This one truly was memorable. It has level land at the top of
the property and then travels steeply downhill to the French Broad River. There was a large loop you could hike to see all
aspects of the property but it took at least an hour and you had to know the trail. I tried to accompany all showings so that I
could give a guided tour. My golden retriever and I once hiked it four times in one afternoon! To help with showings I
decided to mark the trails. I made multiple copies of the survey, drew the hiking trail on them and then had them laminated. I
placed "You are Here" stars along the map and attached the surveys to trees along the path. I still tried to accompany every
showing but at least it could now be shown without my assistance if we had a scheduling conflict. One Buyers Agent
commented that it was like touring a State Park!
SOLD:  $210,000
Marshall, NC
Whether I am marketing a one acre lot or a million dollar estate, I give
every property the same attention. I love my work and I enjoy the
challenge that comes with marketing, contracting and closing on a sale.
Dear Susan,
How does "Thank You" sound? I keep trying to think of something witty
to say but fail.
Back in September I made a very good decision in deciding that I
wanted you for my agent. In every instance, Susan, I felt comfortably
confident in your descriptions and suggestions - it all came down to
your wisdom.
I wish you well in this chosen career that is different every day.

Sincerely, Kaye Bergwin
Gabriels Creek Road, Mars Hill
Hi Susan,

I just want to let you know how very impressed I am with your attention
to detail and your research that you put into every email you send us.  I
am so thankful that you are our Realtor and the patience God gave you
to deal with us is a true blessing.
We love our new land and we can't wait to move to Asheville and start
building the home we have dreamed of for so long.
Thank you again for all your hard work, your commitment to your
profession really shows.

Lisa Hartman
Ivy Meadows Development, Weaverville, NC
Dear Susan,
I want to thank you again for selling my home and
handling the details after I moved. You and Don
have always been good friends and I knew you
would take care of this sale for me when I decided
to move back north. Good friends are hard to find
and I am grateful to have such knowledgeable
people working with me.

Take care, Shane Riorden
Shope Road, Asheville, NC
You've been a great realtor & now a great friend!
Thank you for selling my home so quickly!

Karen Becker
5 Ebernickel, Weaverville, NC
Past Sales
and Kind Notes