Intro to Lake Hickory Realty, LLC
My first entry will help you get acquainted with me, my company Lake Hickory Realty, LLC and Hickory, NC.
My family moved to the foothills of NC in the fall of 1996 from Texas via Minneapolis (brrr). The Unifour, as Hickory was once named, lays in 4 counties: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba. It had just been put on the map with the Readers Digest's Best Place to Raise a Family award along with Lenoir, the county seat of Caldwell and Morganton, the county seat of Burke. Before the story broke, the local chambers had been mailing an average of 3 relocation packets a month to prospective newcomers. After the magazine hit the shelves, they were sending out over 300 every week. Baby Boomers had found Western NC and liked the possibilities of retirement on the lake and/or near the mountains. Investors came in droves. Developments popped up on all the area lakes and their developers flew buyers in from up and down the East Coast.
I began my real estate career with Lake Hickory Realty as a salesperson in January 2000, became a broker in 2004 and then purchased the company in 2008. Education has been at the top of my list to keep me well-informed of all aspects of the real estate transaction. Knowledge is king. Ethics and honesty I stand strong on for my clients and customers. I spent most of my life in the restaurant business where I learned service. I am service oriented not sales oriented; quality comes first, not quantity. My focus is on a life long relationship with clients not the one-time deal. I look forward to working for you.