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The History of Blue Ridge Premier Realty
As a new broker in real estate during a down time in market sales in 2008/2009, Carol Pearce Taylor realized few homes were selling and there was a high demand for long-term rentals. To meet this need, Blue Ridge Premier Rentals, LLC began in August 2009 with a small desk space in an affiliated Sylva real estate company to meet both the needs of our clients who wanted quality renters in their homes until the sales market could improve and also to meet the increasing demand for quality homes for rent.
As the rental business grew and sales increased, I moved to a larger home office and in 2015 hired Adrienne Clark Higdon, as a full-time property manager who soon became a broker. When the opportunity came in 2016 to buy a home in Historic Dillsboro and convert into our new bigger office, we jumped on it.
After 5 months of renovation, we moved into our new space in February 2017 and immediately doubled the numbers of brokers in our office from 2 to 4. Tom Bommer, the original BIC of both BRPR and our affiliate real estate company came on board as well as Zac Newland. In addition, Tom became our office manager and Zac our marketing director.
As Angie Hambling was preparing to retire from NCCAT and completing her pre-licensing real estate course, she came by our office to begin the search process. We all realized it was a great fit and Angie came on board in October 2017. Renee Corbin came to our Open House in May 2017 with a mutual long-term friend and decided to pursue a new career in real estate after retiring from WCU the previous year.
She also has been a welcome addition since October 2017 and our mutual friend, Susan Fouts, will join us after she retires from WCU. In the first year in our new office, we grew from 2 to 6 full-time brokers and will have 7 brokers in early 2019.
As one of the fastest growing real estate companies in our area, we are proud of our brokers and the integrity we all bring to the real estate industry. Of highest importance is our honesty and kindness we show to others. We each have our own special talents which covers a big spectrum of the market and are increasing our expertise in new markets all the time.
'Adrienne Clark has been managing the rental of my Mom's North Carolina cabin in Whittier for over a year. I do Mom's books and the statements they send make my job so much easier than any other management company. They are pleasant to work with." - Christine Brown
"Premier has managed my property for the past year and has been the best company that I have ever worked with. I trust their staff, especially Adrienne . She has been very helpful and thorough in researching to get me the best tenants and prices for repairs and upgrades . I would recommend this company as the best in Jackson county and I have used others that were not nearly as thoughtful and professional before finding them." -Laurie Snow Hein
"My wife and I are very thankful that we enlisted the help of Blue Ridge Premier's competent and friendly brokers when purchasing our home in Haywood County. They went out of their way to ensure that our closing went smoothly. Their knowledge of local regulations and permitting made a huge difference in getting through our due diligence period. We highly recommend Blue Ridge Premier to everyone!!" - William Morgan
"I was referred to Zac from some coworkers and initiated my home search by discussing my budget, timeline, and wishlist. It was very refreshing to work with Zac as he did not push any homes that did not fit what I was looking for. He was also very patient as I started my search several months prior to when I was expecting to purchase. During this time he regularly sent updated listings of homes that fit my interests and requirements. Once I mentioned to Zac that a house was out of my price range but had caught my attention he encouraged me to set up an appointment to at least look at the home. After touring the home it was clear this house fit everything I wanted/needed. While I was initially discouraged by the listing price Zac did an expert job of researching the local market and helped me put together an offer that would place this home within my price range. While it was a stressful two days, Zac was an excellent negotiator and handled everything. Even after our offer was accepted Zac updated me daily on the process. This was extremely helpful as a first-time home buyer. It is truly because of Zac's professionalism, expertise, and work ethic that I am now able to call my house my home. Zac has continued to follow up with me to ensure everything continues to go as smoothly as possible. I couldn't have asked for a better realtor!" - Derek K
"Carol is friendly, honest, and knowledgeable, and we are so thankful to Blue Ridge Premier Realty for really going the extra mile to help us purchase our land." - Lindsey Carpenter
"Carol and her team helped my wife and I find our dream home. We had some tough criteria so she's good! Rented through her agency for about 4 years before we decided to buy so I've seen first hand that side of the business is well managed too. Thanks guys!" - Jeff Baxter