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.
Charlie & Claudie M., January 19, 2019
NO PROBLEMS OR ISSUES!
Ron and Gayle took time and resources to help us, even when we were not yet ready to purchase. They were always available to us for questions. All transactions were done without problems or issues.
Marie K., November 15, 2018
BROUGHT PROPERTY TO OUR ATTENTION
We liked working with Wayne and Joy Watson – they’re personal friends and initially brought the available property to our attention!
Robert S., December 8, 2018
COMMITTED TO ASSISTING YOU IN EVERY WAY!
Joey Reid and Connie Watkins assisted me and my wife in finding us a home in beautiful Murphy North Carolina. They are very very committed in assisting you in every way! They respond quickly and use all their resources in finding a solution for you. They performed negotiations with the owner and agent of our new home which was contingent on the sale of our home in SC and made it a win win situation for all. A side note … you will not find a more pleasurable group of real estate people to work with in this Western NC area. I love you guys!
carolinarooster, December 3, 2018
Joey’s knowledge and experience, made me feel confident and secure in the whole process. A house sale is a big deal, and you want to know that your agent is doing everything for your benefit, and they did. We bought our home with Joey 13 years ago, and now have sold with Joey , and although we no longer have a home here in Murphy, we consider Joey and his co-workers (Connie) firm friends for life. Highly recommend.
user0991589, December 3, 2018
NO PRESSURE, HELPFUL ATTITUDE
Newell is wonderful to work with – no pressure, helpful attitude. We consider him a friend.
Clifford G., November 25, 2018
EXCELLENT HELP LONG DISTANCE
Levi and Channyn were so helpful and sincere in wanting to provide excellent help. They were the only ones that seemed interested to help long distance. They deserve special recognition – both Levi and Channyn made trips to numerous homes and videoed inside, outside and neighborhoods – with commentary!
Gordon & Suzanne S., November 25, 2018
BEST TEAM EVER!!
Marie K., November 15, 2018
THANK YOU PAUL !
Steve A., November 9, 2018
ABOVE & BEYOND
Ron and Gayle did everything above and beyond. They’re great people! I loved everything about working with them.
Eric S., November 7, 2018
Newell is a great guy! He knew my property before I described it to him. He knew what to do and when to do it. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Michael D., November 5, 2018
PAUL WAS GREAT!
Craig & Kim M., October 15, 2018
EASY TO WORK WITH & KEPT US INFORMED
Crystal was very easy to work with. She is very special to us for “putting up” with us. She is very connected to people locally which was a great help. We liked the location of Appalachian Land Company and that Crystal always kept us informed during the process.
Richard C., October 2, 2018
Newell made closing by mail easy by explaining everything. His kindness reflects well on your company. This is the third time we have dealt with him. Newell’s and Appalachian Land Company’s service was excellent.
C. L. B., September 24, 2018
WE LOVE RON & GAYLE!
Karen E., September 24, 2018
Ron and Gayle were fabulous! They returned all calls immediately. Loved our property and sold it quickly! Terrific experience!
John & Ellyn B., September 10, 2018
SONYA WAS INCREDIBLE
Sonya was incredible. Extremely responsive to any questions asked. Sonya is a Professional and knows her Business as well as her Market. She is very honest and there would be no one else that I would trust or call. And most importantly, Sonya is just a very good person!
rayc4945, September 5, 2018
PROFESSIONAL & OUTSTANDING
sarahmtstum, August 29, 2018
HONEST, TRUSTWORTHY & ETHICAL PROFESSIONAL
We were interested in purchasing a home in Murphy and were referred to Joey Reid by a friend. From the first email, we knew that Joey was the right realtor for us. He provided us with many listings to consider and made certain they met with our specific needs. After visiting several listings, we made an offer and Joey was able to finalize the deal the same day. He worked with us throughout the closing process and gave us much needed guidance with regard to local merchants and service providers. Our first weekend in our new home, we encountered an issue and Joey worked through the weekend to make sure the problem was resolved. We definitely recommend Joey to anyone looking to find a home in Murphy. He is an honest, trustworthy and ethical professional, and it shows in the way he conducts business.
barryo911, July 24, 2018
Everyone at Appalachian Land Company was GREAT!!! Wayne and Joy were quick to respond to all phone calls, emails, etc. They deserve special recognition. Wayne went and took pictures of the basement after we left (no key) and Joy made sure the current owner turned over the house and vacated.
Alfred & Patricia S., July 4, 2018
EASY TO WORK WITH
John & Joyce H., May 23, 2018
MADE MURPHY HOME BUILD EASY FOR FL RESIDENTS
We enjoyed working with Newell. We liked his personality, valued his knowledge of the market and his honesty. We appreciated Newell’s attention to detail, his keeping us informed, his knowledge of the area, and the ease and trust he generated with us. This was especially appreciated since we were building a new home in Murphy and lived in Florida. He helped greatly in making the build “easy.”
Rolf & Jennifer H., May 16, 2018
A FIRST CLASS EXPERIENCE
Top to bottom, start to finish, working with Wayne Watson was a first class, excellent experience!
Joseph & Saskia T., May 3, 2018
PROFESSIONAL, AVAILABLE, KNOWLEDGEABLE
Sonya was very professional in all of our dealings related to the sale of our home. She was always available to answer our questions and concerns and was very knowledgeable of the area real estate market. Sonya would be my first choice for an agent again. Very satisfied.
ldanby3, April 26, 2018
GAYLE AND RON WERE FANTASTIC!
Gayle and Ron Halstead were fantastic! Everyone they brought us into contact with was helpful and pleasant to work with. When we called about a property, Gayle came right out and showed it to us the same day. Gayle and Ron went out of their way to make sure all went as smoothly as possible. Gayle even put a meal in the fridge for our first night!
John & Sharon B., April 23 2018
A SELLING ROCKSTAR!
Sonya was a ROCKSTAR when it came to selling my home. She was always available for my many questions and guided me through the entire process and made it effortless for me! Highly recommend her and her team to get the price for your home that you are looking for and to sell it quickly. Sonya knows the area and market well and I will definitely use Sonya as my agent in the future if I am buying or selling again!
zuser20161005124317731, April 23, 2018
ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP
Wayne and Joy are easy to talk with and always willing to help or listen.
Bill & Donna M., April 1, 2018
GAVE GOOD ADVICE
Newell was great, responsive, and gave good advice.
Bonnie B., March 29, 2018
A DELIGHT TO WORK WITH
John & Suzanne A., March 10, 2018
Great service. Paul was awesome to work with, very thoughtful. He is an asset to your company.
Jim S., March 8, 2018
FOUND THE PERFECT HOME FOR US
Want a realtor who listens and hears what you are but also aren’t saying? Sonya is your gal! She said ‘I can see you living there’. It was so far from what we had asked to be shown to that point but when we stepped on the property we both knew it was the perfect first NC home for us. We highly recommend both Sonya and Joey to help you find the right house to call home. Through the process they shared a genuine interest in us, naturally weaved in a lifetime of info about the local area that helped us feel ‘in the know’ as transplants and offered countless references as we settled in. Realtor has a new and better definition after you meet and work with the Reids.
Carl R., March 7, 2018
VERY PROFESSIONAL & HELPFUL
We put a lot of miles on Crystal’s trust looking for “my” property. She was very professional and helpful.
Cinoy G., March 7, 2018
CARES ABOUT WHAT HE DOES
Paul is a real person who tries his best to please people. He seems to care about what he does.
Doug B., February 28, 2018
LIKED VERY MUCH!
We liked too much about Newell to write in one list!
Jeannie A., February 26, 2018
NEVER MISSED A STEP!
Newell was on point with every phase of the acquisition & closing! He never missed a step! The entire experience was effortless & gratifying! It’s evident Newell loves his profession. That brings a positive energy to the entire experience!
Tom S., February 22, 2018
WILLING TO WORK TO SELL
Joe and I liked Wayne and Joy’s attitude and their willingness to work to sell my property. I should have placed the property a long time ago. Thank you very much!
Emogene G., February 21, 2018
ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE
I want to thank Paul for taking such good care of us (especially my husband when he was up there!). Paul was absolutely wonderful throughout the entire transaction and made it so easy for us. We are very grateful for his excellent service and all the information he was able to provide us. We both look forward to the final move up there and hope we can continue our relationship with Paul once we relocate.
Suzanne A., February 16, 2018
EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT!
Newell was always bringing my papers to my office when I wasn’t able to come get them. Such excellent service and so very appreciated. There was nothing I didn’t like! Even when Newell wasn’t in, other realtors assisted me in my immediate needs. Everything was perfect!
Taylor B., February 2, 2018
Wayne and Joy are great people!
Dennis E., February 1, 2018
JOEY IS AWESOME!
Joey is awesome – helps any time you need him and I couldn’t have bought my house without him and his team. They are great! He is also selling my old home for me.
Pam B., December 21, 2017
FRIENDLY & PROFESSIONAL
Larry & Denise R., December 20, 2017
YOU COULDN’T DO BETTER
What we liked best is Wayne and Joy’s kindness, willingness to take time to explain prices, and they’re easy to talk to! Their friendly attitude and a willingness to help with every question. You couldn’t do better. Thank you Wayne and Joy for all your help!
Dorothy H., December 20, 2017
Wayne and Joy always run everything well and get things done on time. My wife and I recently purchased a home in Murphy, NC through a real estate company we used in the past. This company, Appalachian Land Company, as usual bent backwards to accommodate us and take care of our questions and every need. The front desk is personable and friendly and the office is always a cheerful place to step into. I could go on and on over the professionalism that the company delivers or the excellent agents we dealt with, Wayne and Joy Watson. If you’re looking to buy land or a new home look no further than Appalachian Land Company. We highly recommend them!
Mike & Deb S., December 15, 2017
HOUSE SOLD MUCH QUICKER THAN EXPECTED
Joey was great to work with. The house sold much quicker than I expected it to. To me, this speaks to the promotion abilities of the agency in this area. Joey and I were like minded when it came to negotiation so things in that area went very smoothly.
rripper43, November 10, 2017
Ron and Gayle are the best!!
Lynda B., November 1, 2017
TREATED LIKE A FRIEND
Ron and Gayle treated me like a friend, not just another customer.
Tom S., October 30, 2017
RECEPTIVE TO IDEAS
Karen was always receptive to ideas and prayed with us.
Betty Jo S., September 30, 2017
Wayne and Joy were helpful with our needs.
Francisco B., September 25, 2017
EASY & WITHOUT STRESS
Joey, Sonya, Connie and the receptionist who’s name has escaped me, made me feel like family and have helped me become a Tar Heel. I met those guys five years ago and after 5 minutes I knew I was going to do business with them. The problem was I lived 700 miles away and not very mobile. They simply hooked me up with their website and from there I was able to visit homes all over western North Carolina, North Georgia and eastern Tennessee. I took virtual tours in all those states and used the satellite imagery to determine locations and directions of the homes and properties. When I arrived in town both Sonya and Joey made themselves available to me. I really liked Sonya because she was able to answer questions I did not know I should ask. When I bought my property Joey made several trips to Hayesville from Murphy (20 miles) to get answers for me that I could not get. Connie made the paper work easy and without stress. The receptionist kept me with a water and newspaper as soon as she saw me. I always went in with a smile but always came out with a good story and a chuckle or two….oh and a beautiful piece of property on Fires Creek. I love you guys, especially my friend Joey.
Victor L., September 21, 2017
TOOK CARE OF EVERYTHING
Even after signing the contract, Crystal took care of everything required for passing inspections.
Louis M., September 11, 2017
WORKED OUT A SOLUTION
Karen worked out a solution to a water analysis problem.
Donald B., September 5, 2017
A WEALTH OF INFORMATION
Newell was a wealth of information on everything.
Shauna H., September 4, 2017
GREAT CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP
Karen had patience working with us and a great customer relationship.
Shauna H., September 4, 2017
VERY RESPONSIVE, GREAT COMMUNICATION
Hal G., August 29, 2017
PROFESSIONAL, ATTENTIVE TO DETAILS, PERSONABLE
I want to thank Karen Pope for the excellent job she did in listing and selling my property in Murphy. From the beginning, my contact with Karen was always professional and attentive, while being personable. She is an amazing listener and answered all my questions and concerned without being condescending or pushy. I never felt that I was being ‘sold’ her services or being misled. Instead, I found her to be trustworthy and direct, both of which I truly appreciated. Once there was a contract on the property, Karen again walked me through the process in a very professional manner. She provided me with the information I needed without trying to sway me in one direction or another. I was able to make my decisions feeling well informed and satisfied. As the closing neared and then took place, Karen managed all interactions with the other agent. And when we had a glitch, she again took a very professional approach and was very responsive. I cannot praise Karen’s professionalism and service in the listing and sale of the cabin enough. I definitely made the right choice in choosing Karen as my agent and have shared my experience with others.
Susie S., August 22, 2017
Brenda S., July 12, 2017
Joey Reid is a native NC resident, and therefore is very knowledgeable. He and his staff were extremely helpful in guiding us through both buying and selling property. We have purchased both a house and other property and have sold a house through Mr. Reid and were very satisfied with his performance. He was also helpful in helping us find plumbers, electricians, handy men, and people to help us move. We were very satisfied with Mr. Reid and would highly recommend him to others.
gsgleslie, July 11, 2017
WENT ABOVE & BEYOND TO MAKE THE SALE
Crystal went above and beyond and was able to make the house sell after all the hurdles we went through. Everything was handled very ethically and professionally.
Amanda S., July 6, 2017
ALWAYS IN CONTACT
Newell was always able to be in contact.
David & Connie B., July 5, 2017
HELPED KEEP US ON TRACK
The selling process can be very stressful and emotional. Sonya helped us through the process and helped keep us on track. We really appreciated her communication and willingness to talk outside normal business hours.
fsorr2, June 21, 2017
Wayne and Joy were very professional and easy to work with.
Dominick L. & Lana K., June 12, 2017
EASY TO WORK WITH
Newell is easy to work with.
Frank N., May 30, 2017
EXPEDIENT ABOUT EVERYTHING
Newell drove us anywhere we wanted to go, was on time and informative about the area. He quickly responded to us and helped us. He was expedient about everything he did. We feel like we made a new friend in Newell!
John & Mary W., May 23, 2017
FRIENDLY & EFFICIENT
Wayne & Joy listened to the criteria and made efficient use of our limited time in the area. Both were extremely friendly & a pleasure to work with. Wayne agreed to meet the inspectors as needed since we were out of town, including the propane inspection after the sale was complete.
Darrell H., May 15, 2017
Joey persisted in making a sale in a market flooded with vacation homes. He kept us informed of progress and helped us find reasonable maintenance staff to keep our vacant property in top condition for showings. He delivered for us!
user5181936, May 12, 2017
HELPED US FIND THE PERFECT PROPERTY
Joey helped us to find the perfect property, stayed in our budget (all other agents tried to sell lots over our price plan) and was there all through the buying process, even filing for a permit on our behalf, not his job, but was happy to help. My opinion, if you have Joey for your agent you are very fortunate. We were glad Joey was there for our second purchase the following year.
gsjcdj5, May 4, 2017
MADE SELLING A HOME A BREEZE
Joey and Sonya Reid are wonderful to work with. Joey found property that we purchased to build a new home and then listed our previous home for sale after we moved and it was sold two months later. I believe that Joey and Sonya Reid being western North Carolina natives have tremendous knowledge of the tri-state area and know of or can find quickly what you want to buy. Joey made selling a home a breeze.
bkh4, April 26, 2017
A JOY TO DO BUSINESS WITH
Sonya Reid is a joy to do business with. It’s easy to see she loves her job. Always available to answer any questions and follow-up response immediate.
cherylapeacock1, April 22, 2017
COMPLETELY POSITIVE EXPERIENCE
House hunting in an area that was totally unfamiliar to us was not only scary but full of uncertainties. Where to begin? We knew that the climate was just what we wanted, lack of traffic was calming, and the endless outdoor activities that were available would satisfy our needs. BUT, where was a house that checked all the boxes for us? That’s where Sonya Reid entered our search. Time, schedules, and other commitments never prevented Sonya from being our “personal” realtor, giving us the best from her experience, knowledge of the area and complete focus in finding us the perfect house. The 400 miles between us did not matter at all … her continual communication with us made us feel like we were right next door. Long story short, we now have a wonderful house in Murphy, NC that we have made our home, wrapped with the guidance of doing it right because of Sonya Reid! Our day of closing has not been the end of the story. She continues to be our “go to” for whatever we need to know, turning us in the correct direction for services in the area. Her integrity, loyalty, and personal drive are the add-ons that push her beyond the ordinary realtor. We have had such a completely positive experience through the whole process, without any hesitation we recommend Sonya Reid for any of your real estate needs. Happy house hunting!!
Helene & Armando, April 21, 2017
MAKES HOME BUYING SEAMLESS
Sonya and her assistant Eden were very helpful. Sonya grew up in the area and her knowledge of the local area, community and local trades makes home buying seamless. She was great keeping us up to speed via texts, emails, and calls. Her knowledge of the local codes, building techniques, materials, location etc was extremely helpful in the cabin buying process. We live in Florida full time so coming up to look at properties needed to be efficient and Sonya made the most of it. We highly recommend Sonya!
apolloguy, April 21, 2017
PERFECT PLACE IN THE RIGHT PRICE RANGE
Oct. of 2016, my wife and I were looking for land in the Murphy area. Being from the Raleigh area, we were having little luck finding the right spot. Just on a whim. We stopped at Appalachian Land Company. Did not know anything about or anyone there. Joey was in, we told him what we were looking for and he asked if we could come by the next day, he had some places in mind.
We arrived the next day, hopped in Joey’s truck and started our search with what was an agent that quickly became a friend. Joey showed us one place that was okay. But as we walked that property and talked, he truly listened. He asked questions, he wanted to know exactly what we were looking for. After that first stop, Joey took the time to show us Fields of the Wood. An awesome place we had no idea existed. He told us about his time growing up there and the area. He let us know he cared about us as people, not just clients.
After that, with what he had learned about us, he took us to a spot that was exactly what we were looking, and in the right price range to boot. No more looking needed. He answered all our questions, and told us some things that we did not know to ask. We called Joey the following Monday to make an offer on the land. But my money would be tied up until spring. He called the seller and called me back in 10 min. informing us that that was okay. Joey arranged all the title and legal stuff. It could bot have been any easier.
We closed 4/3/17, as planned. We got to see our friend and just sit and talk. I could not imagine having anyone doing a better job than Joey Reid. I just wish he could be in Raleigh when we get ready to sale our home here.
kennyprivette7, April 19, 2017
I liked Crystal‘s professionalism.
Sharon & Gayle C., April 17, 2017
RETURNS PHONE CALLS RIGHT AWAY
Newell is easy to work with and returns phone calls right away.
Wayne & Fran B., April 16, 2017
NOTHING TO IMPROVE ON
We felt like there’s nothing Ron and Gayle could improve upon.
Richard & Brenda H., April 10, 2017
We liked the results thanks to Ron and Gayle.
Paul & Pam O., April 6, 2017
JOEY IS THE BEST!
Joey is the best! He and his team are professional, knowledgeable, and caring. When my husband and I would travel to Murphy to look at potential properties, Joey would take the time to show us what was on our ” to do list” and more. Great experience- I would absolutely recommend him.
user8770723, March 28, 2017
WENT ABOVE & BEYOND
Joey and his assistant went above and beyond the call of duty finding and showing us properties. We were out of state buyers looking for land and they were always available and had a great knowledge of the local market. We would highly recommend them and use them again when needed.
user5173767, March 27, 2017
WENT THE EXTRA MILE
I must have texted Crystal numerous times a day with questions and she always answered or got me to the correct number. Since we were not local, Crystal even took her own time and gas to drive to Hayesville to measure appliances for us so that we could order new appliances from Florida. She went the extra mile to find out who our electric would be through and after we closed, she brought her truck and trailer and hauled off moving boxes for us because we did not have a way to do it. To us, it was a blessing and far beyond her duties as a agent! She was a God send!! The kindness of everyone at your office was absolutely wonderful. It is rare to encounter that anymore.
Regin W., March 20, 2017
LIKED THE COMMUNICATION
Communication is the thing I liked best about working with Karen.
William A., March 14, 2017
NEWELL IS AMAZING
As for our experience with your office, I can say the entire process from start to finish was absolutely seamless. This was our first time using a realtor and I can honestly say we could not have received a better agent. We could not be happier with him. From the first meeting to the last email he has been amazing! Newell was so personable and accommodating, very professional but laid back enough that we felt extremely comfortable with him. He answered all of our many questions and was always there when we needed him. When we called him the day before we were heading back to Florida and said we needed to see the house one more time, he did not hesitate to assist us. During the entire contract he was quick to reply to our calls, texts and emails. He even offered to meet with contractors/workers at the house for us since we are not local. During the last winter storm I text Tim in a moment of panic, inquiring about dripping pipes so that they didn’t burst. Tim text Newell and replied that it was already taken care of. Who does that? He is amazing! Again, we cannot express how awesome he has been through all of this. Even now if we had a question, I know he would be there for us. He never seemed put out by any of our request /questions. When we are in the market again, if he is available we will definitely use him again. If only he could sell our house down here we would be golden! If we hear of anyone looking for property in the area we will definitely send them your way.
Karen W, February 19, 2017
PERSONABLE, FRIENDLY & KNOWLEDGEABLE
Wayne and Joy Watson were personable, friendly and knowledgeable.
573 Hiawatha Trail, February 15, 2017
HUMOR & OPTIMISM
The best thing I liked about working with Ron and Gayle is their humor & optimism is the best.
Debra D., February 7, 2017
ABOVE & BEYOND
Brian & Debra R., February 5, 2017
NEWELL WAS AWESOME!
Kenneth & Tiffany L., January 9, 2017
KIND, PROFESSIONAL & THOROUGH
Richard G., January 7, 2017
Property94 December 21, 2016
EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT
Crystal made sure everything was perfect!
Joe H., December 14, 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
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
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
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 10, 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
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 7, 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
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
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 & 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
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
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