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Living on the Highlands Plateau is such a blessing and as Realtors, we have had the pleasure of helping hundreds of families find their special place in the mountains.  We are focused on providing the best customer experience possible with competent, knowledgeable, professional and ethical representation of clients in the home buying and selling process.   We strive to delight our buyers and sellers and in the process make clients into forever friends.

 

Gail and Bill Lewicki from Tracy, California:

"Judy Michaud made the task of selling an older, lower priced condo in Highlands from California an easy and seamless process.  Within a few months they had a qualified buyer for a property that was older, with no amenities and not really the type of property most buyers seek in beautiful Highlands, N.C.  In spite of the challenges of the property, the dismal economy, and the challenges of my living in California, Mountain Meadows Realty completed this sale and treated me as if my property was their most important priority.  I am grateful to Judy and Colleen for making this task so pleasant and would recommend them to anyone interested in buying or selling in the Highlands area."

Cyndi and Dale Boyd from Highlands North Carolina:

"Lynn was recommended by a trusted source so high expectations were assumed. Lynn Kimball totally exceeded those expectations. Relocating from another state and with lots to learn about a new and very different market, and with many jittery concerns associated with a move of this magnitude, Lynn was extremely knowledgeable, responsive, and totally committed and present with us throughout the entire process. We continued to be impressed and grateful with the level of service Lynn provided after the contract was negotiated. Lynn was there until the last signatures were affixed and the keys were in hand."

Charley Juengling from Brevard, North Carolina:

"I can sum up my feelings about Judy and Michelle in a few words...They are great to work with!!     I have been involved in all aspects of real estate investments and development for the past 20 years. During the past 5 years I have completed 15 transactions where Judy and Michelle represented me. I can honestly say they have been the best Realtors I have ever worked with.

I would summarize their strengths to be-
     1.Very Hard Working
     2.Honest
     3.Intelligent
     4.They put their clients interests before their own"

Glenn Wilson from Bethesda Maryland:

"I have purchased many properties over the years. Without a doubt, Lynn is the best real estate professional I have encountered. I was lucky to have Lynn to work with on the recent purchase of a home in NC. She is incredibly responsive and helpful with all the details of the purchase, even beyond the purchase. I would highly recommend her."

Robin H. Dial from Columbia, South Carolina:

"I am writing to thank you and your entire team for the professional manner in which you marketed and sold the Dial Family Home on Cranberry Lane. Your good advice, your thoroughness and professionalism, your team approach, and your excellent website were all factors in accomplishing a sale in a very bad real estate market. I would recommend Meadows Mountain Realty to anyone marketing their house in Western North Carolina."

Julie Edgerton from Jacksonille, Florida:

"Dear Judy and Michelle,  I want to thank you SO MUCH for being my realtors. What a fine job you two did selling my home and at the price I was very happy with. Judy, I'm very pleased we held at that price and didn't go down one bit. You made it very easy for me. I sure appreciate that.  Now I can really enjoy my new home and I love it.  Thank you both again for all your help. "

 Curtis and Vangie Rich from Highlands, North Carolina:

Curtis and Vangie Rich, Highlands North Carolina" Michelle, We cannot begin to thank you enough for all you've done for us in making our relocation to Highlands pure joy. From the first day you took us "house shopping" we knew we would have a pleasant relationship with you. When we found the house we thought we wanted, you had no hesitation in accommodating our wishes to re-visit the house as many times as we desired, pointing out features as well as possible problem areas. After we had made our decision to make an offer on the house we fell in love with, you handled the negotiations between the Martins and us with utmost professionalism. As a result ,the Martins are happy and we feel that we have made new lifetime friends with them and with you.

Our closing went so smoothly, without a single hitch, due to your having all bases covered prior to the closing day. Since that day, you have gone out of your way to assist us with locating people to do several jobs for us in preparing the house for our furniture, as well as checking to be sure the jobs were done satisfactorily in our absence. You have relieved us of a ton of worry!

Moving anytime is stressful, but at our "advanced ages", and moving from such a long distance after having lived in Florida for over fifty years, we know now that we could not have done it and maintained our sanity and good health without our Guardian Angel, Michelle Muraco of Meadows Mountain Realty. Thank you, our wonderful new friend. Not only do we respect your professional expertise and your finesse in dealing with people, we adore you as a person. You are tops in our book! "

Vivian Hyatt Arnold from Chandler South Carolina:

"Lynn provided comprehensive and excellent sales services and beyond that she saved us time and money with her recommendations regarding the sale of our home."

Wally and Bev Seinsheimer from Charleston, SC:

"Dear Judy and Michelle,   You two are the best! With both of us being in the real estate industry for longer than we will admit to, we have worked with literally hundreds of real estate professionals in hundreds of transactions; and you two are as good as it gets...calm under fire, resourceful, professional at all times, organized, positive, always available, and truly pleasant.   Thanks for your help; we are thrilled with our new mountain home." 

Mark and John Boknecht from Atlanta Georgia:

"Lynn did a great job selling our home. Lynn was easy to contact with any questions. Lynn knows the area well.  Our home was inspected prior to closing and a lengthy list created by the inspector. Thanks to Lynn, we inserted a phrase in our counter offer that showed the house was being sold in "as-is" condition. This resulted to no further actions on our part to sell the house.   The buyers did not come back and require further repairs on the house; no further negotiations on price were necessary."

David Carrington from Summit New Jersey and Lauderdale By The Sea Florida:

"Lynn is very personable, knows the market and is proactive with regard to suggestions for home presentation and pricing. She responds immediately to your questions or concerns, even while on vacation. We moved from a another local broker who was radio silent for months and didn't really seem to take an interest. Lynn was on the case immediately after taking over. She also proactively provided us ongoing feedback from prospective buyers. Highly recommend using her."

Andy and Janet Walker from Forsyth, Georgia:

"When Janet, my wife, and I first decided to buy a home in Highlands, we had no idea how lucky we were when we chose Judy and Michelle.    They not only are great friends, but have become our personal real estate advisors.   Both have shown us over 20 properties, helped us determine which was best as a second home/investment, assisted in negotiations, found our lawyer, appraiser, surveyor and inspector, then put us in touch with a contractor,landscaper,and other remodeling specialists.   

They advised us renovation tips that maximized the value and resale opportunities. They even supervised some activities when we could not be in town. Then, when it was time to sell, they demanded maximum price for the place---and got it! They arranged for the closing, holding the buyers hands through the entire process (not an easy task).

Now they have found us another house. And the whole experience is even better than last time.   They should rename the company "Turn-key Real Estate Advisors We turn dreams into realities."

Justin Hersheron from Atlanta Georgia:

"Lynn was great to work with. if it weren't for her, we wouldn't have our vacation home in highlands. thanks Lynn for all of your work and help. we contacted her looking for a house near mirror lake. the house we were interested in was under contract. she had an alternate property she thought we would like. considering she didn't know who we were or what our interests were, she hit the nail on the head! we ended up buying the first thing she showed us. she also kept on top of the mirror lake home for us in the event the deal fell through. we would recommend and definitely use her again for future real estate needs. Thanks Lynn! "

Frank Ferree from N. Myrtle Beach South Carolina:

"I listed my lot in Highlands, NC with Lynn Kimball and was extremely impressed with her knowledge of the local real estate market. Working together, we came up with a price that was suitable to me and appeared to be in line with what the market was reflecting during mid-2012. Within 90 days I was presented an offer to buy my lot at almost full price. The transaction could not have been any easier and there were no surprises. I would highly recommend Lynn Kimball to handle any of your real estate transactions in the Highlands area of North Carolina."

Stanley Street from Washington DC:

"I am so happy having made the decision to turn over the sale of our family's mountain home of 37 years to Lynn. In an otherwise dismal vacation real estate market and the in the middle of Winter, she and her team were able to secure a buyer in 17 days on the market, at almost asking price. Not only that, but we had a second backup contract 2 days later as well! Now granted, it was a very desirable location, and these results may not be typical, but nevertheless I was impressed, as the house needed major repairs and renovation as well.

I liked the fact that Lynn did her homework and provided me at our initial meeting both quantitative market analysis as well as qualitative listing expectations. Prior to agreeing to take the listing, she consulted with her associates to establish a realistic asking price. That took 2 weeks because of the Christmas/New Year's holidays. Her valuation (i.e., right selling price) was validated by both the buyer's offer and the ultimate lender's appraisal. She was truly professional in not rushing into the listing - she wanted to make sure I was happy with the price and comfortable with her agency's approach.

Once the listing was signed, she coordinated all of the tedious legwork obtaining an accurate property survey (which had never been done) and communicating with the City zoning department to navigate the lot building limitations (which might have been a big negative to a buyer) versus what was grandfathered because of the structure's age.

Lynn (and her team) communicated at every stage in the closing process (including an extension because of the lender's delay).   I am very happy to recommend Lynn - she is truly outstanding! I have used many realtors over the years both buying and selling, and my experience with Lynn was by far the best."

 


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Judy Michaud
Meadows Mountain Realty
Ph: 828-526-1717 or 828-526-4101  -  Fax: 828-526-1711 or 828-526-2173
41 Church Street or 2334 Cashiers Road
Highlands, NC 28741
www.meadowsmtnrealty.com

 

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