HELPFUL IN EVERY WAY
Appalachian Land Company has demonstrated a level of ethics and professionalism I have found to be a refreshing change of pace. Over the years, I have dealt with a number of real estate firms across the U.S. and Canada for both residential and commercial properties and I would rank your company among the finest.
I purchased a personal residence through Appalachian Land Company and was so very impressed with your sales and support staff that when I decided to purchase a residential development, I utilized your firm as well for both the purchase of the development as well as the sales of individual lots.
I very seldom take the time to write a letter of recommendation, but I find Appalachian Land Company to be worthy of praise. I recommend your company to personal as well as professional acquaintances, which is the very highest compliment I can give. I wish Jo Crowe-Joines and Appalachian Land Company continued success.
Eldon B. Ward, President & CEO, Consolidated Southeastern Investments, Inc.
Property94 via Zillow.com, December 21, 2016
AN EXCELLENT REALTOR
Joey Reid is an excellent realtor. I would highly recommend him to others. We were very indecisive about what we were doing and spent over a year looking at properties on and off. He was very patient and did everything in his power to assist us. We did find the house we wanted. When it came to the actual purchase and closing process Joey was on top of everything and kept us well informed as to what was going on (we were doing this long distance). We feel as if we have made a new friend.
Ginger L., October 19, 2016
EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS IN EVERYTHING!
I am a returning customer. Wayne and Joy met and exceeded my expectations in everything!
Dwayne & Cindy D., November 19,2016
Kenneth & tiffany L., January 9,2017
KIND, PROFESSIONAL & THOROUGH
Richard G., January 7, 2017
EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT
Crystal made sure everything was perfect!
Joe H., December 14, 2016
LISTENED TO ME
The personal service is great! Ron and Gayle just listened to me, which is a great reassurance.
Kimberly W., November 19, 2016
A GREAT EXPERIENCE
I wanted to let you know how appreciative I was to work with Karen Pope on this purchase. Your office was delightful from the moment I was standing on the property, looking at your real estate sign, dialing and asking the receptionist for assistance! Karen has done a great job, answering all of my questions, staying in contact (as I am in Florida this was REALLY helpful!) and making the process stress free. She really went beyond what she had to and I am grateful. Karen has a really great website that shows so much of the area with excellent points of interest – this was such a benefit to me as well. That was what I liked best about working with Karen and Appalachian Land Company – the great communication and information on the website. Also Constant Contact – Love that!
I know it wasn’t a huge purchase; however, I do know that sometimes land purchases can be a bit tricky with surveys, easements, title issues, etc. This was a great experience. I will recommend you all to anyone I know looking for property in the area. I am really excited to share some real estate in Murphy, NC with you all, thank you again! To Karen – Thank You, Thank You!
Valerie S., December 13,2016
ABOVE AND BEYOND
Ann went above and beyond to not only by my realtor, but to also help secure temporary housing for me. She deserves to be compensated for her extra effort!
Nicholas W., October 15, 2016
500% ABOVE AND BEYOND
I live in California and my sister lives in Colorado. Karen Pope successfully closed our property sale in Blairsville, GA. The land belonged to our parents, and it was our mother’s wish to have the land sold within 5 years of her passing. Mom passed in December 2011. We had previously listed the property for approximately 1 1/2 years with another local agency in Blairsville with practically zero results. Almost immediately upon listing with Appalachian Land Company, Karen started researching access issues with our property. Karen Pope is excellent. We never actually met Karen face-to-face, but we feel very comfortable with saying she is a wonderful person.
Since my sister and I live out of state, Karen graciously dealt with several tasks normally not handled by a real estate agent. She spent several hours dealing with problems created by individuals involved with our property. Karen made phone calls, sent e-mails, made trips to individuals over and over and over again. No exaggeration. I do not exaggerate. It was a nightmare dealing with these individuals but through it all Karen NEVER lost her professionalism, positive outlook, temper or smile. Karen also never lost her stance as our real estate agent. We strongly feel Karen Pope deserves special recognition. We have dealt with several real estate agents during our lifetime and Karen is by far the very best. She is a big part of the reason we were able to honor our Mom’s wish of having the property sold by December 2016.
We would like to thank Appalachian Land Company for their great service. All of the employees we encountered were professional, friendly, and helpful. Never did we encounter a “I don’t know and could care less” attitude! Questions were answered immediately or researched and timely answered – and there were many questions! In closing, we would again like to commend Karen Pope and Appalachian Land Company for having her as part of your firm. Karen was the only good thing when we sold our land. She went 500% above and beyond dealing with all the issues. She worked for months dealing with unprofessional sub-standard people. Karen did such an outstanding job. We appreciate her service more than words can say. Karen is a DELIGHT! May God bless you, and Thank You Jesus for giving us Karen Pope to sell our land. She is wonderful!
Nancy W., November 7, 2016
OUR DREAM HOME
Ron went above and beyond to help us get into our dream home. Great team, focused on customers’ needs and wants.
Melissa & Dale B., November 17, 2016
VERY EASY TO GET ALONG WITH
Ron and Gayle were very easy to get along with, both interacted with our children and made them feel involved. They even took us out to lunch!
Aaron & Suzanne R., October 17, 2016
FOUND US JUST WHAT WE WANTED
Joey and Sonya Reid were highly recommended by close friends and we were not disappointed. They know the area and found us just what we wanted! We had worked with two others previously who had not found us what we were hoping for.
Marci W., September 14, 2016
Ron and Gayle were a great team – very helpful.
Jessica D., September 2, 2016
I liked the great communication from Joey Reid and everyone at Appalachian Land Company.
Jewell M., August 8, 2016
GOT A GOOD PRICE
All went well, I am pleased with the sale and glad it was easy to do. I think we and Crystal solved problems well together. It was just the right time and right place – we got a good price for our property. My late husband liked the family-owned Appalachian Land Company very much. Thanks for everything!
Donna A., October 1, 2016
Chip W., August 8, 2016
EASY TO WORK WITH
I am very pleased with Sonya! She is so easy to work with. She makes you feel like you are her only client. Very professional as well as knowledgeable. If you’re looking for results you can’t go wrong with contacting Sonya!
Michael C., August 8, 2016
Ron and Gayle made the task actually fun!
William Y., July 8, 2016
DEDICATED TO HELPING US
Pam C., September 21, 2016
CLOSED WITHIN 90 DAYS
I currently live in Saint Augustine, FL, 9 hours from the Murphy area. Once I was ready to find a home in western North Carolina I emailed three real estate companies in the area. Newell Collins of Appalachian Land Company responded the same day of my initial email. I didn’t hear from one of the companies and the other took a week to respond. Newell listened to what I was interested in and he put together a list of eight properties to see within a week. I’m the type of person which when I’ve made up my mind to do something, I’m ready to go right now………Newell was able to keep up with my pace, which I really appreciated.
Newell had a clear vision of what I was looking for and he had a wealth of information concerning local, quality home maintenance companies from deck builders to chimney sweeps. I was able to fine a home I really liked and closed on the home within 90 days.
My experience with Newell Collins and Appalachian Land Company was terrific, I’ll use them again when needed. I’m currently interested in a piece of property in the area and will definitely use Appalachian Land Company when ready to purchase the land.
Steve E., September 26, 2016
NEWELL WAS GREAT!
Newell and Tracy at the front desk were great!
Lee & Elizabeth R., September 8, 2016
HELPED WITH ALL OUR NEEDS
Crystal helped us with all our needs and made the move to Murphy great! Just talking with Crystal in the beginning on the phone, we knew she was our choice to stay with to find our dream home. We can’t thank her enough!
Michael L., September 28, 2016
THE PROCESS WAS SEAMLESS!
We recently purchased property in Murphy, North Carolina with the assistance of your team at Appalachian Land Company. We are writing you this morning to express our sincere gratitude to your team, in particular Karen Pope, for guiding us through the entire process in a professional and courteous manner.
Our first trip to the area was in April 2014 and we stayed with friends who were planning their own retirement in Murphy. Three trips later, in April of this year, we too began to consider retiring to the area. It was at that point our friends introduced us to Karen. While exploring the area we came across where we wanted to build our retirement home. As we are not quite ready to retire just yet our desire was to purchase a lot in the development and build our home in 3 or 4 years’ time. However, we knew the builder preferred to sell as a lot and home package vs. selling just a lot with a promise to build in the future. We returned to our home in South Florida and began communicating with Karen via e-mail. After several e-mails back and forth we began to develop a rapport with Karen and to feel as though we had become part of an extended family – your “family” at Appalachian Land Company.
We couldn’t help but feel excited about everything to this point. Karen set up a meeting with the builder to see if he would be receptive to our newly developed retirement plan. Needless to say, the meeting went well and we have taken the first step toward what we feel is going to be an exciting and fulfilling retirement! If we made it sound easy, it is because it was just that easy. Once we had an agreement with the developer, Karen took over and the rest of the process was seamless! Once again, our sincere thanks to her, and to the entire Appalachian Land Company team, for making us feel welcomed to the community where we plan to spend our golden years!
Ed & Pam M., September 16, 2016
BEST WE HAVE EVER HAD!
Easy to rate Joey! The best we have EVER had in our many years of buying and selling! Yes, he has MUCH local knowledge since he has been here all his life, knows the process, is very responsive to returning calls and answering questions, and his “negotiation skills” are pretty impressive too! Oh, yeah, his assistant Connie is number one too. Thanks, Joey and Connie!
Gayle & Chuck W., July 29, 2016
SCHEDULED FOR OUR CONVENIENCE
We had no complaints – Karen Pope even made sure the closing was scheduled for our convenience!
H. E. D., September 7, 2016
Newell had excellent follow up, I could reach him at any time day or night!
Raymond & Jeanie A., July 30, 2016
HELPFUL IN EVERY WAY
Steven & Carla S., July 1, 2016
EVERYTHING WAS MADE EASY
Everything was made easy by Joey Reid. We enjoyed our home buying experience.
David & Rebecca S., June 26, 2016
A PLEASURE TO DO BUSINESS WITH!
Being out of state, we were so thankful to work with a Christian realty. Joey was very honest, very helpful, very funny – and a pleasure to do business with!! Everything at Appalachian Land Company was very nice! Clean, friendly office! Clean bathrooms! We were offered refreshments! Southern hospitality!
Kim L., June 4, 2016
ALWAYS THERE TO HELP US
Sonya was always there to help us or get us help. She seemed to be available every time we needed her. We appreciated it when Sonya couldn’t come to the closing, she asked someone to go with us in case of a problem..
Daniel & Janet R., July 14, 2016
ALL PROS & NO CONS
Newell hooked us up to a good cleaning service, pest control, loan office and areas to fish. Working with him and Appalachian Land Company was all pros and no cons.
Richard & Kimberly R., May 2, 2016
NEWELL WAS FABULOUS!
Newell was fabulous! He assisted me in selling furniture by giving me names of potential buyers. He helped in finding repairmen. Thank you!
Linda T., May 1, 2016
ALWAYS AVAILABLE & KEPT US INFORMED
We wanted to thank Ron and Gayle personally, and Appalachian Land Company, for helping us in the listing and sale of our Murphy land. They were always available and kept us informed throughout the whole process. The closing went smoothly for us also. It was all good and overall excellent – our thanks to Ron and Gayle Halstead for the whole process!
Charles & Bobby R. & Betty R., June 21, 2016
HANDLED BUYING AND SELLING OF OUR HOME VERY WELL
Ron and Gayle handled the buying and selling of our home very well. They are very congenial folks. We enjoyed having them handle both buying and selling!
Larry H. & Mary C., June 10, 2016
LOWERED THE PRICE
Crystal Davis blessed us, working with us any way she could. She lowered the price for us so we could fix up the place. The whole place was remodeled inside and we got a new roof and 2-car garage and good Christian neighbors, praise God! Thank you!
Dale & Flo O., May 6, 2016
EAGER TO HELP EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
Wayne and Joy Watson made themselves available so much that I felt guilty at times for calling them so often. Wonderful people. It was an enjoyable, yet scary process, but Wayne was eager to help me every step of the way.
Kevin C., May 2, 2016
DESERVES SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Karen Pope deserves special recognition for offering to help the buyers with a kitchen appliance.
Teresa E., April 21, 2016
EASE OF COMMUNICATION
The ease of communication with Joey Reid and Appalachian Land Company is what I liked best.
Gary D., May 19, 2016
WE COULDN’T BE MORE PLEASED!!
God worked through your company to bless us more than we could think or ask! God used Joey Reid and Crystal Davis as a team to bless us and Joey also found financing for us! My husband even just retired to enjoy our new home! We couldn’t be more pleased!! Thank you!
Dale & Flo O., May 6, 2016
FIT OUR TIMETABLE
Newell made himself available to fit our timetable.
Gary & Linda H., April 21, 2016
MADE THE SALE GO THROUGH
Ron Halstead and Newell Collins worked with a difficult buyer and made the sale go through – it took a lot of patience, and I appreciate it. Ron was very friendly and helpful, and kept me informed. I was pleased with the outcome.
Carole W., May 2, 2016
THE SALE EXPERIENCE WAS RAPID, SMOOTH & MOST EFFICIENT
I did not wish the occasion to pass without expressing my very sincere appreciation to Mr. Joey Reid and staff for their very excellent and professional assistance in my recent purchase of property in Cherokee County. Mr. Reid was very knowledgeable and helpful during our property search and in suggesting real estate alternatives. The sale experience was rapid, smooth and most efficient and I am more than delighted to recommend him and your staff to others seeking real estate services in the area. Mr. Joey Reid was outstanding in both knowledge and professionalism, and a pleasure to work with. The best thing we liked about working with Mr. Reid and Appalachian Land Company was the evidence of care and concern for the client and the evident desire to act with ethics.
Paul & Sue L., May 1, 2016
WANTS & NEEDS CONSIDERED AT EVERY POINT
I enjoyed the overall experience where my wants and needs were considered at every point in the home buying experience. After closing on my new home, my agent Joey Reid presented me with a card that made me feel like I was part of the family.
Natalee P., March 8, 2016
HONEST, DOWN-TO-EARTH & FRIENDLY
Joey is honest, down-to-earth, and friendly. When we first met him, we felt like he was a long time family friend who wanted to help us find a dream home as much as we did. He went above and beyond to answer our endless questions and open the house for repeated visits. We were so pleased with Joey and Appalachian Land Company.
Jamie V., March 6, 2016
EVERYTHING IS HANDLED PERFECTLY!
We had complete trust in Sonya, knowing everything is handled perfectly!
Michael & Mary Jo M., February 16, 2016
KEPT US IN THE LOOP
Crystal Davis went out and took pictures of the property and sent them to our email. The communication was great, kept us in the loop about everything. We are very satisfied with all of the services we received.
Michael & Caren D., February 16, 2016
A CHRISTIAN COMPANY
What I liked best is that Appalachian Land Company is friendly. Love the greetings. Don’t know, but you surely are a Christian company. Karen Pope deserves special recognition for changing our mantle from Fall to Christmas. She also checked on the house for us, mailed us things we forgot, and more.
James and Joyce L., March 29, 2016
DID NOT PRESSURE ME
I appreciated that Wayne and Joy did not pressure me to purchase any home. They answered my questions, expertly guided me, and let me make the decision at my own pace. Wayne and Joy provided numerous references for contractors. They also helped secure documents from the Town of Murphy, and they always gave their best, honest advice.
Jason F., January 11, 2016
VERY HELPFUL IN FINDING INFORMATION
Karen Pope was very helpful in finding information for us about the HOA at our new subdivision.
Samuel & Patricia K., February 8, 2016
A “CAN-DO” ATTITUDE
Crystal helped arrange for mowing the field so we could more easily evaluate the land. She knows the area well, she is smart and has a “can-do” attitude. She was great.
Stacey & Jerry A., January 11, 2016
ABOVE & BEYOND
Newell went above and beyond with assistance!
Lisa S., March 22, 2016
TREATED US LIKE LIFE-LONG FRIENDS
We were very comfortable working with Sonya Reid. She treated us like we were life-long friends.
Douglas & Jennifer R., January 29, 2016
WORKED AS A TEAM
I liked that Wayne and Joy worked as a team and were helpful and honest, as well as professional. During their vacation, they received an offer and took time from their vacation to present the offer and facilitate a sale.
Todd B., January 10, 2016
ABILITY TO LISTEN & KNOWLEDGE OF PROPERTIES
Ron and Gayle Halstead had the ability to listen and had the knowledge of the properties.
Steve & Mary C., January 30, 2026
ORGANIZATION, ENCOURAGEMENT, KNOWLEDGE & PATIENCE
Sally J., March 12, 2016
OUR BEST INTERESTS WERE A PRIORITY
I am writing to express our extreme satisfaction with our experience with Appalachian Land Company and in particular with the realtors Ron and Gayle Halstead. We were impressed with the degree of professionalism demonstrated by both the Halsteads. We were treated respectfully and felt we were given good advice from them. They were very personal yet also were very practical and knowledgeable. Together they were not only able to answer all our inquiries, but took the time to listen to us and develop an understanding of our goals. As a result, they were able to show us homes that were a good match for us!
We are now thrilled to own a beautiful home in the mountains of North Carolina! Ron and Gayle didn’t stop working when the papers were signed completing the sale. They were our representative in Murphy and made certain our best interests were a priority through the closing and our move into the home a week later.
Mike & Ann B., January 10, 2016
EXCELLENT ASSISTANCE WITH NEGOTIATIONS
We appreciate Joey‘s assistance with negotiations, he was an excellent help with them.
John & Cindy T., February 17, 2016
NEGOTIATED A GREAT DEAL FOR US
Joey was always professional and he always made himself available. He negotiated a great deal for us. Plus, his assistant is wonderful!
Larry & Barbara M., February 2, 2016
KNOWLEDGE OF AREA
We liked Sonya‘s knowledge of the area and her contacts.
Barry & Cheryl S., January 15, 2016
FRIENDLINESS & COMMUNICATION
Karen drove me around to various properties and also went our of her way to find a cabin for my family to stay during our trip. What I liked best was her friendliness and communication.
Nicholas F., February 2, 2016
KEPT ME UPDATED
Karen always kept me updated during the whole buying process. She was enthusiastic and eager to assist.
Joel J., January 8, 2016
PROPERTY RECEIVED PLENTY OF ADS
Lawrence & Marjorie K., February 23, 2016
ALWAYS PROFESSIONAL & PLEASANT
Newell was always professional and pleasant to work with.
Kurt & Donna H., January 12, 2016
HELPFUL & CONSIDERATE
I liked the friendly people at Appalachian Land Company, and Joey and his assistant. They were all so helpful and considerate.
Charlene L., January 27, 2016
ALWAYS GOT AN ANSWER
Carl & Judy S., January 15, 2016
GUIDED US IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
Newell Collins went way beyond to help us and guided us in the right direction on any question we had. Everyone was real helpful and polite and understanding, no question went unanswered.
Phillip & Wanda S., January 12, 2016
EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS IN EVERY WAY
We closed on our property December 1, but I wanted to let you know how pleased and satisfied we were with our experience. Newell Collins stayed in regular contact with us throughout the process – he discussed what we were looking for and gave me feedback on properties for us to see when we visited from Florida.
We found the property we wanted, and Newell was really on top of the offer/counter offer process until we had a deal. He worked throughout the inspection process to ensure we had all the information to ensure the property was in good shape and assisted us in finding someone to do a few minor repairs. He understands construction, repair, and potential problems with homes.
Throughout this process Newell was professional, personable and positive. No request was too large or small. He was thorough, patient, and effective. We were purchasing at a low price point, but he gave us the same attention as if we had an unlimited budget. He exceeded our expectations in every way, making this our best transaction by far.
Kathy S., January 6, 2016
WORKED VERY HARD TO SELL OUR HOME
Rickie & Jim D., January 14, 2016