As a Florida transplant I was not familiar with the Jackson County area. Teresa did a great job of leading me to the right location. I found exactly what I wanted. She worked with me for several months, communicating well with me while I was still in Florida. Once here, it took only a short time to identify the right property for me. Her follow up was great and she had great contact information for me to set up home here in the mountains.
Buying in North Carolina was quite different from Florida and I couldn’t have been happier with Teresa’s commitment to helping me find what I was looking for.
I highly recommend! Mike Blair
We would highly recommend Teri to anyone looking for a new home in WNC. She helped us find exactly what we were looking for in a mountain home and understood all of our family needs to make our new home such a special experience for all of us. If you are looking for an agent that is focused on paying attention to the details, honest, knowledgeable, and has excellent follow through, then you will like working with her!
We listed our property with Teri Cole-Smith in June of this year and were totally amazed when our property had offers on it within 60 days and closed within 90 days. We found Teri to be very competent and also very pleasant to deal with. The photos and verbiage in her advertising of our property was superb. Teri was always prompt to return messages and stayed in constant contact with us. We highly recommend her to anyone with real estate needs.
“We have recently purchased a home in Jackson county and Teresa Cole-Smith was our real estate agent. Teresa was tireless in helping us find a home that met our requirements. She showed us many homes and never once grew frustrated with us as we gradually changed our minds about what we wanted. She then made the actual purchase of the home extremely easy. She always kept us informed about the many aspects of the purchase and made it so painless for us. She went above and beyond taking care of things for us while we were not available. We have made many real estate purchases in the past and Teresa made this transaction the easiest of all. We highly recommend Teresa as one of the most personable and professional agents we have have had the pleasure of knowing.”
I was recommended to Kim Preston Real Estate through a friend. Prior to speaking with Kim Preston, I had visited with other realtors who told me that the market was not to the point that it was worth the time and effort to list my property. When I visited with Kim, we discussed where I wanted to be at the end of the day and she indicated the price point to list the property. Within 30 days of listing with Kim Preston Real Estate, I had a contract to sell and closed the transaction a few weeks afterwards. Throughout the short period of time that I had the house on the market, Kim and her staff were in constant contact with me. I could not have been more pleased with the ease of listing, selling and closing the transaction. I highly recommend Kim Preston Real Estate for your real estate needs, whether as a buyer or a seller.
I have worked with realtors prior to meeting Judy Shuler, and I say with all honestly nothing can compare to the outstanding service Judy has provided. She never became aggravated with me when I always seemed to find something I didn’t like from one house to the next. She was patient with me even though I was overly picky, which resulted in finding me the perfect house. I would not recommend anyone but Judy Shuler for your house searching needs!
Just wanted to thank you first of all for all your hard work in selling our home AND our commercial building all within less than a year! Your diligence and determination is amazing! You are so professional yet so personal in your job! You made selling our properties such an easy transaction when it could have been difficult. And the fact that you had a contract on our home within 3 weeks of signing a contract was AMAZING! Thanks again and we can’t wait to hire you on for our next real estate transaction!
“We had the pleasure of working with Mark two years ago when we were searching to buy our first home to start a family. As you can imagine that can be a scary thing. We started the venture ourselves, but we kept running into Mark. Thank goodness we did. He was awesome to work with, and was very flexible and dependable. While we had to work around our work schedules he was available to us when we needed him. The searching and buying process went very smoothly and we couldn’t have been happier. Mark stuck with us much longer than any other realtor before to make sure we had the perfect house for us. Mark was more than willing to meet with us when our schedule allowed us to do so, and did everything he could to help us purchase our home. He was great with our daughter Kyleigh while we looked at houses to buy. Mark is very easy to work with, he responds to e-mails, and phone calls right away and has a vast knowledge about Jackson County, NC and the real estate market. He is the best of the best and we wouldn’t buy or sell with anyone else, or recommend anyone else to work with. Mark is just that good!”
Mark Ballinger is a great asset to the Kim Preston firm. He is quite knowledgeable about the area. If you can describe well what you are looking for he can usually take you right to it. Mark was the listing agent when we sold our house in the Betty’s Creek area. It was while the market was still rather slow. We listed the house in October of 2013 and closed in in May of 2014. We had anticipated taking the better part of a year to sell. We were under no pressure to sell, but Mark brought the contract to us. It kept us appraised of the progress of the closing as we had to come from out of the state. To move the furniture and be present at the closing. We were quite pleased that it sold in months instead of years. I think you’ll find Mark a great agent to work with.
Teri is fantastic to work with, I’m impressed with her local knowledge and she is very talented with her presentation of my property in MLS and online sources.