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.
HELPFUL, KNOWLEDGEABLE, POSITIVE ATTITUDE
We purchased a home in 2014 using Newell Collins as our Realtor. Newell worked with us for two years before we found the perfect home. Newell was always professional and impressive with his knowledge and love for the area.
Due to market changes, we sold our home in 2021 and although competitors were reaching out to us, we never considered anyone else to work with other than Newell. It always feels like he is working with us and for us. In addition to Newell’s ability, he is part of a team that is always courteous, helpful, knowledgeable, and above all generates a positive attitude. It always feels like he is working with us and for us.
Stephanie and I plan to buy again in Murphy and will not consider another agency. We have enjoyed our relationship with Newell and look forward to working with him again in the near future.
Randy & Stephanie E., January 22, 2021
Eric Stevenson was excellent with follow-through in all communications. He is young, smart, has great ideas and was sensitive to my selling needs. “He’s the best”!
Tina B., June 24, 2021
“LET’S GET TO IT” ATTITUDE
Newell Collins is as good of a guy as you could ever meet. Professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic personality… he was great! I really liked the “let’s get to it” attitude I got from Newell. Newell answered every call or text promptly and most importantly, that land was gone in like a minute! I’m very pleased.
Dennis D., April 30, 2021
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Casey Hawkins researched information we needed. We worked with Casey remotely from western New York, and he kept in close contact with the seller’s agent to keep us updated on the closing process. Casey’s attention to detail and real estate knowledge was particularly helpful. Thank you, Casey!
Peter & Mary J., April 28, 2021
PROFESSIONALISM & FOLLOW-THROUGH
I want to thank Newell Collins for his assistance and consideration in selling my property in Murphy, NC. He demonstrated his professionalism and should be recognized for such. I was very pleased with the follow-through from the moment the property was listed to the date of closing. Again, thank you Mr. Collins and Appalachian Land Company. A worthy team.
Jim K., April 26, 2021
KNOWLEDGEABLE AND COMMUNICATIVE
I would highly recommend Newell Collins to assist you with any of your real estate needs. As a Realtor myself, I understand the importance of being available, responding in a timely manner, having the knowledge to advise your clients, and just being there every step of the way.
From the moment I sent a text to Newell asking him for directions to this acreage tract to the closing the property, Newell shined. He had great communication and was knowledgeable. He advised us regarding the septic permit process, due diligence time periods, and provided any and all information that was requested of him.
This was not a million-dollar purchase but Newell treated it as if it were. He knew it was important to us and treated it that way. Your office is fortunate to have such a wonderful agent.
Charles & Deborah G., April 24, 2021
SHOWINGS DAY AFTER LISTING
Eric Stevenson always treated us with the utmost respect and we had no worries with him. Eric went above and beyond our expectations and will be a lifelong friend. Eric always kept us informed and had showings the day after listing – he was great!
Albert L., April 13, 2021
SHOWED OUR PROPERTY REGULARLY
Casey Hawkins’ personality was an important factor in our choosing Appalachian Land Company as our real estate company. Casey showed our 44-acre property regularly, and sometimes multiple times a day. He followed instructions without hesitation and was always available for us. Casey Hawkins is a great person. Thanks, Casey!
Tracy & Mike B., April 7, 2021
EASIER LONG DISTANCE SEARCH
I have known Deanna Robertson for 20+ years, worked with her husband, and had great business interactions with her in the past. We got what we expected from Deanna, personal and professional service, making it easier to conduct our search from 600+ miles away. Deanna listened and did not push what we did not want, so there were no wasted trips or time when we traveled to view properties.
Thanks again Deanna for all the help.
Jim B., April 1, 2021
A RELENTLESS ADVOCATE
Levi and Channyn Killian relentlessly advocated on our behalf with a difficult/challenging seller. Prior to that, Levi and Channyn constantly searched properties and kept us informed. We really liked the ease of communication and their quick response time, too. This was not our experience with another Realtor.
Rhonda C., March 2, 2021
ENTHUSIASTIC & ACCOMMODATING
Ron and Gayle Halstead were very enthusiastic Realtors. They were always available to show homes and answer questions, and so accommodating since we were out of town. Ron and Gayle, we would definitely use you again in the future if the need arises. Thank you for all the hard work.
Francia L. & Patricia C., February 25, 2021
Levi and Channyn Killian served as my Buyer’s Agent in the purchase of a 2nd home in Murphy that closed in December 2020. I would provide my highest recommendation for them as Realtors and confidants in the buying or selling process.
Since this is a 2nd home, we conducted much of the activities remotely. Levi was a great asset to us to keep the process moving and was our eyes and ears locally. I would (and have) highly recommended Levi and Channyn to anyone searching for a home in North Georgia or North Carolina.
Ken D., February 2, 2021
WONDERFUL THROUGHOUT REMOTE PURCHASE & CLOSING
Deanna Robertson went to great lengths to make sure we were taken care of and found the property we bought. As I was unable to get up here, my mother came to see properties and after the first few days, my mom had changed what she was comfortable with.
Deanna sent more listings and was able to find the house we bought. At closing, I was still unable to attend and did a remote closing. Deanna made sure everything went smoothly and made sure the house was winterized for me. She got the keys from the lawyers and make them available to me when I was finally able to come up.
Deanna was always so wonderful throughout everything and I can’t thank her enough.
Robert B., January 29, 2021
KNOWS THE AREA, MARKET & CONSTRUCTION
Casey Hawkins is knowledgeable about the area, the market, and construction. We valued his extra set of eyes and his input. Some agents are afraid when asked to offer an opinion, but not Casey, and we respect that. We came to Appalachian Land Company because of Casey and everyone we met there was great.
Lon & Alice G., January 22, 2021
PROFESSIONALISM MADE IT EASY
Eric Stevenson was with us from the first showing to the closing, which was greatly appreciated. More than our agent did in New York (I did not know I had an agent when we sold our home in New York). What we liked best was the professionalism of Eric, which made it easy for us. That and answering our many questions when we contacted him from New York. Everything seems quite satisfactory. Quite impressed.
Stephen & Sandra D., January 4, 2021
HELPED MY DREAM BECOME A REALITY
I am very happy to write a letter of recommendation for Eric Stevenson. Frankly, I can’t even recall how we got acquainted to begin with, as I had been searching for a home to purchase for some time before I spoke with Eric. It was a long and arduous task trying to find just the right home at the right price to fit my personal situation. After we met, I just knew Eric was going to be the right person to see me through this daunting process. I explained my situation to him and that this would be my final home purchase. I didn’t have a “big ticket” home in mind, and that I was looking at HUD properties and was going to finance my home with a USDA loan if at all possible because I didn’t have a lot of expendable cash for a down payment.
After explaining all that to Eric, he could have referred me to someone else, as he explained he hadn’t been too familiar with that type of loan, but he said, “we will get it done together!” Eric said, “Gail, we are going to find you a home that’s perfect for you, but it may take some time, so let’s get started.”
I was looking every day at listings, and we texted and spoke often throughout the process of finding what I now call Home! Eric was so patient and treated me like he was helping his own Mom find a home. It wasn’t an easy purchase being a foreclosed HUD home. There were many “hoops of fire” to jump through right until the end, and I almost threw in the towel because it was so frustrating. But, Eric continued to assist me through the crazy journey with determination and persevered with me to make my dream of homeownership a reality! For that, I am eternally grateful!
This was an important milestone for me as I had lost my former home during the “Mortgage Crisis” of 2008, when not only did I lose a home but my life was turned upside down. When I moved to the South from the Midwest in 2015 I gave myself a timeline and started a vision board of what kind of home I wanted, and it was going to happen in 5 years! With the help of Eric, my dream of homeownership became a reality. This year was year 5, so Thanks for being a part of my Dream coming to fruition Eric Stevenson! You went above and beyond to get me to the finish line!
Gail Z., December 8, 2020
TELLING ALL OUR FAMILY & FRIENDS
Since we lived 6 1/2 hours from Murphy, there were a couple of times that most of the houses we wanted to see went “pending” before we got there. When we saw the house we finally bought Casey Hawkins was kind enough to go there and video it inside and out and send us the video. We were sold on it! Casey also used his drone to help us see the roof on another home prior to the home we bought. We liked working with Casey so much we started to feel like he was our nephew or something. We’re telling all our friends and family about Casey.
Morgan & Rosemary H., October 21, 2020
IMPRESSIVE CHARACTER & AN ASSET
Dear Ms. Jo,
I had wanted to write to you regarding our experience with Casey Hawkins and was moved to finally sit and do so with the arrival of your closing evaluation.
Rosemary and I had never bought a house together prior to this experience and really didn’t know what to expect. We ‘met’ Casey by accident when calling about a property listed with another of your agents, and Casey was ‘unfortunate’ enough to take the call. From the outset, he was patient, courteous, and had an easy, laid-back demeanor—a trait of which I have often been jealous, for I am sometimes wired like a mad robot. I told Rose that he had an ‘old soul’ after meeting him in person.
We lost track of how many times we traveled back and forth from Georgetown to Murphy, as well as the number of homes we looked at, and unless Casey logged the trips, he probably did as well. And yet, not a time did we feel neglected, nor did we feel that we might be more trouble than we were worth (and things got downright grueling at times with a six-plus hour drive, sometimes twice in one week). We are not wealthy people by any means, and we might have been easily dismayed by an agent without the proper appreciation for what it feels like to invest a sizable part of a lifetime’s work.
There were a few times when the seller’s agent really tested my patience. (That is still transpiring as I write.) Each time Casey talked me down with a no-nonsense explanation of ‘how it was and why it was that way’. His advice on what might transpire should I pursue my frustrations in the manner I’d chosen while in the throes of poor decision making was conveyed in a way that mad robots need to hear in order to square themselves away. (Insert a smiley face here.)
I have already recommended Casey to someone who was on the Murphy Mouth site asking about real estate and agents and will continue to do so in the future. Not only was I impressed with his character, but Rose and I also came to genuinely care for him.
Although I’m no real estate person, Ms. Jo, I have dealt with a variety of personalities in the business world for forty years. I’m confident that Casey would be considered an asset by every professional I ever dealt with. Take good care of him.
Morgan H., October 21, 2020
ALWAYS RECEIVED A PROMPT RESPONSE
Sonya Reid worked with us for more than a year to find our perfect home. She was tireless. We were able to text and call her 24/7 and always received a prompt response. Sonya worked to understand what we wanted and found us several houses that suited our needs. We moved into our new house in August and couldn’t be happier.
kivasmom, September 18, 2020
EFFICIENT, FAST, AND WITHOUT ISSUE
Ron Halstead took me to see around 8 properties in one day, including one I asked about the same morning. We made an offer at the end of the day, which was negotiated in about 10 minutes. Closing was in 3 months. The entire transaction was efficient, exceptionally fast, and without issues of any kind. Ron even gave me all the phone numbers for utilities, etc. for my move here.
Katherine F., July 28, 2020
A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE
We had a fantastic experience with Ron and Gayle Halstead! What we liked best was Gayle’s personality and enthusiasm, and Ron’s experienced answers. Ron and Gayle also deserve special recognition for their ability to quickly show properties. Our property showed up on Zillow the day before we saw it and fell in love.
Ryan T. & David R., July 24, 2020
MADE THE WHOLE TRANSACTION EASY
I wanted to share my experience with Crystal Davis. I listed my home with her in March 2020. Within 24 hours of the listing, she brought 3 offers, two of which were full price. She and her 70-year-old father helped me load my U-Haul as well. She was a delight to work with and made the whole transaction easy. I moved back to my home in Arizona, but after 3 months I miss Murphy so I’m buying a new home from Crystal tomorrow.
Derrick G., June 22, 2020
INFORMED & RESPONSIVE
Eric Stevenson was not pushy and was very informed. He knew the home, was always there and was responsive to all communication. Eric was also able to navigate with the selling agent about a delayed survey the selling agent was responsible for.
Tina B., May 22, 2020
PROFESSIONAL & PROMPT SALE
Sonya Reid is a very knowledgeable and helpful realtor. She has sold two of my homes and both were without a kink. I would recommend her to anyone wanting a professional and prompt sale.
debjeansmith66, April 24, 2020
EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION & SUPERIOR CLIENT SERVICE
Newell Collins was awesome! He has the patience of a saint! Newell Collins worked with home buyers throughout the home buying and selling process, providing advice and guidance to me, and assisting with tasks including listing our property, visiting homes for sale, and connecting clients with mortgage professionals. His role provided excellent communication skills as well as a thorough knowledge of the local real estate market and superior client service skills.
In the future I will use Newell again. This time using his knowledge and expertise to find me a new home in Murphy or surrounding areas.
Fred & Wanda S., April 22, 2020
WILLING TO GO THE EXTRA MILE
Deanna Robertson deserves special recognition because she was willing to research and contact owners of the properties we were interested in. The property we purchased was not on the market. Deanna was personable and understanding. She was willing to go the extra mile.
Ted & Sharon T., April 20, 2020
MY HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION
I have known Joey for almost 20 years, and have used him on multiple transactions. You will find no one as honest and forthcoming in the real estate industry – anywhere. Additionally, there is no one who knows the Western NC and No. GA areas better than he does, as he is a longtime resident. I have had many real estate transactions in my lifetime – both personal and investment-related – and of all the realtors I have dealt with I can recommend no one as highly as I can recommend Joey Reid
Fubartom, April 1, 2020
Ron and Gayle Halstead have absolutely amazing and prompt communication! We were never left wondering what was going on. We also liked how friendly, communicative, prompt, and professional everyone was.
Joseph & Katherine N., February 24, 2020
FRIENDLY, KNOWLEDGEABLE & HELPFUL
Deanna Robertson is very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful! She held that fine line between buyer agent and seller agent without compromising either side.
Alistair & Jenny M., February 11, 2020
ABOVE & BEYOND 5-STAR SERVICE
Jacob Crowe continually provided me with above and beyond service and information. Jacob went above and beyond to make sure I received a good deal and was provided with 5-star service! I liked his friendliness and he always provided me with up-to-date information. The best Realtor I have worked with so far. Thank you Jacob!
Charles P., Jr., December 21, 2019
WONDERFUL FROM FIRST MEETING!
I liked working with Newell Collins. There was no downside, it was wonderful from the first meeting!
Karen Ann R., November 27, 2019
ENTHUSIASTIC & HELPFUL
Ron and Gayle Halstead were so enthusiastic and helpful! They were dedicated to helping us find our perfect home, yet at the same time gave us space and time to make up our minds.
Theresa A., November 25, 2019
CLEARLY THE RIGHT CHOICE
We honeymooned in Bear Paw 30+ years ago and fell in love with the Smoky Mountains and the Murphy area. A couple of years later, we purchased two lots in Bear Paw with the intention of one day building a house. Our plans were interrupted when we started adopting children and we frequently joked that our cabin in the mountains was running around our house.
Over the years we rented cabins in Bear Paw to enjoy the area with our kids.
One of the consistent memories from our many visits to the area was seeing the signs for Appalachian Land Company. We recently chose Appalachian Land Company to help us find a cabin to purchase as a vacation/rental home. One of the primary reasons for choosing them was their staying power in the market as evidenced by seeing their signs over a 30-year period. No gimmicky billboards, just evidence they were in business for the long haul and not just the next sale.
Working with Levi Killian and Appalachian Land Company was clearly the right choice. We liked Levi’s thoroughness, follow-through, and initiative. Levi’s work ethic, patience, and willingness to risk showing us properties “outside the box” demonstrated his integrity and caring for people (us). Further, Levi acted as an intercessor between us and the bank. Levi shared his testimony. Working with a man of faith confirmed we chose the right agency. When you walk through the offices at Appalachian Land Company, look at the artwork and scripture quotes on the walls.
The folks at Appalachian Land Company clearly walked through the process with us as partners in our journey and not just another task to be completed.
Robert & Martha G., November 14, 2019
GENUINELY INTERESTED IN OUR NEEDS
Wayne and Joy Watson seem genuinely interested in our needs. Wayne had patience. We’ve been looking for years. Last year we thought we had a cabin but the inspection killed it. Wayne jumped right back in when we came up his year and we closed on a property.
David & Joann N., October 7, 2019
FANTASTIC KNOWLEDGE & INFORMATION
My husband and I would like to share with you the outstanding relationship we have established with our Realtor, Jacob Crowe at the Murphy, NC office. We were first recommended to the company by a friend here in Naples, FL that had recently bought a home in Murphy from Newell Collins and was very pleased. We had been looking for land on the web for quite some time and had contacted a few different agencies only to find that most of the time they never followed up with us, or had much to offer. Newell was the first to even offer to actually drive us around to several specific areas we wanted to see. Most other agencies wanted us to drive ourselves around and then come see them when we found something we may want more info on. This would have been extremely difficult since we did not know the area. On the day we arrived to Murphy we received a phone call from Newell that he had been called to jury duty and that he would have another Realtor from the office, who was very knowledgeable about the area and land, take his place with us. We were extremely pleased that he recommended Jacob Crowe.
Jacob met us promptly at the office and we set out for a full day’s search of properties. One of the things we liked best was Jacob’s knowledge of the area and the information he could provide about building a home there. His knowledge of the area was fantastic and all the lore and history lessons we received came for free. Jacob being raised in Murphy was such a huge plus in answering questions about the area.We had never been to Murphy before so this was a big help.
All it took was 1 day of looking and we were ready to purchase the second parcel of land he showed us. We were only there for a few days so he made things happen very quickly and stayed in constant contact with us. We went back to Florida knowing we had made the right choice in both the land and our Realtor; now also a friend.
Closing was set quickly but then experienced a few setbacks with the seller that Jacob kept up with daily and kept us well informed. Jacob truly went over and above in his efforts to keep on top of what was happening with closing and seller’s problems. We felt that we were well represented in getting these problems corrected.
We arrived just before closing to vacation for a week with 3 of our children and their families and to show them the land. Again Jacob met with us to show them and spent time with us explaining the clearing, survey, electric, well, and other procedures and helped us to get them underway.
We feel that we have created a real friend in Jacob and look forward to using him for any future Real Estate transactions. We would highly recommend Appalachian Land Company to anyone looking for that ONE OF A KIND Agency.
Steve & Lynda B., September 19, 2019
ALERTED US TO FAIR PRICING
Eric Stevenson deserves special recognition for alerting me to the fair and current market price of LP gas in tank so I could compare it to what the seller wanted to charge. I also liked working with Appalachian Land Company because of their multi-state scale.
J.W. M., July 10, 2019
WENT OVER & ABOVE
I am more than happy to recommend Appalachian Land Company and especially Ron and Gayle. They went over and above the call of duty to assist me in the sale of my home. I am forever grateful and will certainly call upon them again should I need any future real estate service. They are not only professional but I feel we have become dear friends. I cannot sing their praises enough. Enthusiasm, honesty, and friendliness are the best things about working with Appalachian Land Company.
Barb O., June 21, 2019
PERSISTENT & DILIGENT
Newell provided us with professional contacts for home services. He was diligent with keeping us informed and, when the seller’s agent was not following up on issues, Newell was persistent and diligent to see that all issues were resolved.
Vicki M., June 10, 2019
NEWELL IS THE PERFECT REALTOR
Newell Collins is the perfect realtor. He said he would find us our forever home, even we were beginning to lose hope, and he did! Newell never quits! He knows the area, the homes, and listened to what we wanted. He did the work to support us fully, walking us through the process of moving to a new state – through escrow, inspections and closing. Newell is professional, respectful, helpful, kind and extremely funny! Even now, months later, he will answer any questions we have about the area.
Patti & Blair M., May 1, 2019
HONEST & PROFESSIONAL
I recently sold a tract of land in Cherokee County, N.C. through Joey Reid at Appalachian Land Company. I chose Joey only after researching other Realtors in the area. He certainly lived up to my expectations and handled my listing both honestly and professionally. Both he and his assistant Connie kept me informed along the way although I live in another state. I would highly recommend him to anyone because he is so knowledgeable of the local area
L. McG., March 22, 2019
A VALUABLE ASSET, A TRUE GEM!
The best part about working with Appalachian Land Company was working with Newell Collins! I think the biggest thing I appreciated is that Newell was very honest, didn’t pressure me to make a decision faster than I was comfortable with, offered help with other services that I needed, returned calls/contact expeditiously, moved the closing date up when I needed it, and was always warmly cordial. I think he’s a valuable asset to your company, a true gem! I will seek Newell‘s services again when I’m in the market for a new home/property!
Pam K., March 5, 2019
EXTREMELY HELPFUL & VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE
Joey Reid was a large part in our decision to buy a vacation home in Murphy, NC. He was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable about the area and the homes he showed us. We live out of state so his point of contact meant the world to us. I would recommend him and his staff strongly to anyone asking to buy a home around that area.
Lenny D., March 3, 2019
RESPONSIVE & HELPFUL
Wayne and Joy Watson were very responsive and most helpful. When the price on our property was reduced, they contacted prior prospects and other real estate agents.
William M., February 17, 2019
TOP NOTCH PROFESSIONAL
Joey Reid is very knowledgeable and helpful. He made the experience easy and went out of his way to help me at every step. He is also earnest and down to earth and I would highly recommend Joey Reid to anyone considering buying or selling property in the area. Top notch professional.
lessrad4u, February 12, 2019
FOUND MY PERFECT HOME
I would like to personally commend Jo Crowe-Joines and everyone at Appalachian Land Company for their assistance with helping me find my perfect cabin. Paul Worrell became a personal friend and one I’d consider family. Paul went out of his way to be there for me. He worked very hard, researched and found the perfect home for me with all my interests. I hope to use your property management services in the near future. I allowed Paul to show my home in hopes it brings your office future business. I again thank you for everything.
Robert H., January 22, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
ABOVE & BEYOND
Newell went above and beyond with assistance!
Lisa S., March 22, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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