For Lou, Real Estate is all about putting the right people in the right house. She loves the interaction of working with buyers and sellers. Some of her closest friends were once her clients. She has never considered this a job, it has always been a joy for her. Seeing the excitement in a buyer's face when the realize that their dreams are coming true is a privilege! The same goes for the seller. All sellers have a reason they need to sell. Making that happen for them brings Lou so much pleasure!
Billy has been a Real Estate broker in the High Country for ten years. He grew up in Boone and his family has long been very active in the community. Billy was and still is very active in all of the offerings that the beautiful mountains provide such as skiing, kayaking, mountain biking and rock climbing. His knowledge of the area and the beauty it has to offer make him uniquely qualified to share the hidden gems of our beautiful home. Before becoming involved in Real Estate Billy was deeply involved in the growth of the Western North Carolina music industry. He was at the forefront of what is now an international hotbed of all types of music. His love for the heritage of local music keeps him involved to this day in musical projects that are reaching schools, concert halls and music festivals all over the country.
Billy's wife of 21 years teaches Special Education in the local schools. His two daughters have followed in his love of the outdoors and music as they explore the same trails and rivers that he did while growing up here. They are following in his musical journey as well and exploring all types of instruments and styles of music at home and in school. Billy and his family have a small farm in Western Watauga County where they raise bees and grow all types of fruits and vegetables for themselves and their extended family.
Billy looks forward to sharing his knowledge of this area with his clients and to assist them with all of their Real Estate needs. He can assist you in finding that "just right" place to call home in these beautiful mountains or in helping you sell your home to someone who will cherish it as much as you have.
Ron has been in the Banner Elk area for the past 25 years as well and has successfully developed several properties there along with handling the sales and leasing of residential and commercial properties. He knows the local area better than most locals and is in tune with the ever changing real estate market.
He is associated with Century 21 Elliott Properties located in Boone, North Carolina to provide national and international marketing. He maintains a large number of listings which leads to many sales and many leads being generated.
He can handle your needs whether it is a residential home, condominium, large estate, vacant land tract or commercial property. His many years of knowledge and negotiating skills will get the job done.
RON KENT has been in the commercial real estate industry since 1989 starting with Jack Lupo Realty Company, Inc. where he became an owner. He has been specializing in office, retail and industrial sales and leasing, as well as land acquisition, development and investment properties. He has completed over 250 transactions totaling over $300 million dollars. A partial list of his clients include: IBM, Sears, IDI, Rooms-To-Go, Aiwa Electronics, Price Waterhouse, Catalfumo Construction and Management. He and his partners recently sold Jack Lupo Realty to Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT. Ron was acting President and Broker for the company at the time of the sale. He has remained with Coldwell Banker Commercial to continue his sales. A small sampling of his recent accomplishments was the sale of The Harvey Building, a 14 story , 93,000 square foot office building in Downtown West Palm Beach for $7.25 million to the David Associates. He handled the search and acquisition of 46 acres for $6.5 million in Coral Springs for Rooms-To-Go Furniture to build an 800,000 square foot distribution center. He also sold one of Rooms To Go's surplus retail locations in Jenson Beach and helped them acquire a cross dock facility in Broward County for combined sales of over $5 million. He represented Aiwa Electronics of Japan and Price Waterhouse in their disposition of their two Boca Raton properties, which included an office building and production facilities that sold for a combined $3,225,000. He sold a 30,000 square foot office building to a client for conversion to medical condominiums. Ron found the property, pitched the conversion idea to his client, and handled the sales when the conversion was complete . He assembled approximately 26 acres in North Broward County and sold it to IDI for $6.8 million for industrial development, one of the largest industrial developers in the United States. He also sold IDI 129 acres in St. Lucie County for $17 million for industrial development which was one the largest land sales of the year in Florida.
Scott Mayes is originally from Asheville, NC and has lived in the Blowing Rock, Boone area since 1996. A Graduate of Fine Arts from Winthrop University and married 29 years with 1 Daughter who is attending Watauga High School. "I spent 20 years as a National Sales Manager and Manufactures Representative for the Casual Furniture Industry."
Scott decided to trade traveling nationally and internationally for the Serene Mountains of the Blue Ridge. "I welcome the opportunity to help anyone find their dreams in the Mountains."
Butch grew up as an Air Force brat and joined the Army after high school, making him a Vietnam Era Veteran. In 2004, he retired from the US Postal Service after 32 years. He started his real estate career in 2005. He and his wife Kim have been married 36 years. While he enjoys playing golf, fly fishing and shooting, he also loves helping people with their real estate needs. He enjoys working with sellers and buyers, and loves doing real estate where his home is in Avery County.