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 Cole Smith
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.
“Mark went well out his way to ensure we found right house, his expertise and knowledge are second to none. We will definitely be using him again.”
I bought a home in October of 2013. I contacted Mark Ballinger who was the listing agent on the property. Mark was very accommodating, knowledgeable and personable. After he had shown me the house the first time I called back a couple days later wanting to bring my friends to see the house. He and his wife were out running errands but he insisted they could meet me at the house within the hour and he did. Mark was very pleasant to deal with. If I decide to purchase another home in North Carolina, I will be calling Mark Ballinger!
Working with Mike Potts to find a home in Sylva was a pleasure. We moved from out of state and started new second careers so we were a bit on the stressed side while looking for a home. Mike was very reassuring and patient throughout the entire process. Mike not only knew the area like the back of his hand but he was also very welcoming to the community, introducing us to several people we now call friends. Mike was very professional and unhurried with us as we made our decision, understanding that we had had some difficult real estate experiences in the past. It was extremely helpful to have such a knowledgeable and dedicated professional to guide us through the negotiation process when we were ready to make an offer. We love our new home and could not be happier. We would highly recommend Mike Potts and his team if you are looking for a real estate professional in the Jackson County, NC area.
Mark Ballinger did what others couldn’t do. He was kind, professional and honest. Most importantly he showed a level of commitment and perseverance that others did not. If we had real estate needs again in Jackson County Mark would be the first we would call. We were very happy to have him as a real estate agent and even happier to sell our home so we could pursue the next chapter in our lives.
Our experience with Mike Potts was as good as it gets. From the beginning he listed our house at the price we were hoping for and had it listed very quick. Our home was only listed for 13 days when we got our first offer. After a little back and forth we had the house under contract. During the due diligence period Mike discovered an issue with the septic and well. Before I originally purchased the home there had not been any final inspections done therefore we had to pull permits and line up a county inspector to come and sign off on the well and septic as well as have an old septic that was present on the property pumped and crushed. We had moved 500 miles away and were not able to be there to line all this up. Mike worked hard to get us permits and went to the courthouse and health department to get this all straightened out. With his help along with a friend this was quickly resolved and we closed almost a week earlier than the original set day. We can’t thank Mike enough for going above and beyond helping us with our home. He kept us up to date on everything that was going on. The entire process from putting the house on the market to close was less than 2 months! We highly recommend Mike to anyone that is buying or selling a home.
Our experience working with Kim Preston was exceptional. Our move to the area was complicated by needing to find a house quickly while still owning our prior residence in a slow market. Kim’s experience and knowledge of the housing market in western North Carolina proved to be a tremendous asset. Her persistence on our behalf resulted in a wonderful house in the perfect location. In addition Kim served as a tremendous resource in recommending quality craftsmen to assist in making our new home in the mountains truly a place where our family feels “at home”. Kim’s professionalism, insight and integrity are evident in every interaction with clients. We have enthusiastically recommended Kim Preston Real Estate on numerous occasions to families relocating to this area.
I have had the pleasant experience of working with Kim Preston while selling my home and purchasing land. Kim and her staff offer the highest level of professionalism, Real Estate knowledge and selflessness in this demanding market. Preston Real Estate’s attention to detail and prompt responses to questions and concerns make even complex issues seem easy. I will absolutely use Preston Real Estate in the future and recommend their services without hesitation.