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Margaret Vestal

Premier Agent

Broker and Owner, North Carolina Real Estate Broker's License (14 years experience)

28 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation

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I love living in Asheville!  I grew up about 50 miles west of Asheville, lived in Virginia (gave tours at Colonial Williamsburg -- ask me how that prepared me for a real estate career!)  and other parts of North Carolina, but I could never adjust to life without the mountains.  And Asheville provides me with the culture and social activity along with hiking and mountain biking (I have to get back on that thing soon).
 
I kind of fell into real estate in 2001, and I quickly knew I had finally found my groove.  Real Estate is my business, and I don't dabble in it, selling an occasional home.  It is my full-time profession.  I love everything about it: working with people to find the right home; selling homes so that folks can move along to the next phase.  I even like the marketing and the paperwork!  In fact, I love it so much that my husband and I have just opened (in January, 2013) our own RE/MAX office in Asheville:  RE/MAX Results!
 
So what I can offer to you is an agent who cares about your best interests (really), will understand your needs and tries to work with them whether it is your budget or chemical sensitivities or needing the right place for your pets!  Finding a home is a cooperative process between buyer and agent, and it can be very positive and fun.
 
I understand that people sell homes for a lot of reasons.  Some of those, especially these days, aren't fun.  I have worked with people in financial distress to avoid foreclosure, people going through the loss of a loved one, people in the unhappy process of divorce.  I don't "enjoy" these transactions, but I am happy if I can make the process easier.  It is fun to help people sell who are excited about moving on to the next phase.  That could be moving for a retirement dream, downsizing so they can travel, upsizing to their dreamhouse, or joining households with someone they love.
 
Real estate, to me, mirrors life in that it is about the relationships. I bring the  experience and education to the relationship and transaction.
 
I have exceeded basic licensee training by earning my Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)  and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designations as well as the e-Pro designation and the North Carolina Broker's license. I am  one of the few ECO Envrionmental Consultants agents in the area. I am also a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE).
 
I will continue to enrich my knowledge of the Real Estate business in order to better serve my clients. I do take my business seriously, and believe that customer service is the most important thing I do.
 
I try to stay involved in my community and networked to provide you, my client, with the best services for whatever you may need. Having grown-up in Western North Carolina, I can help you find the right neighborhood or town as well as the best hiking trails, gardens, craft centers and local restaurants!
 
I also have moved a good bit, in and out of North Carolina, so I know how stressful the process can be. I will do all I can to ease your transition and look forward to working with you!
 
Credentials and Education
  • North Carolina Licensed Real Estate Broker
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
  • ECO Certified Envrionmental Consultant (ECO)
  • E-Pro Internet Agent Specialist  (e-PRO)
  • MA Public History, BA English & History
Areas of Expertise
  • In-Town Living
  • Historic Homes
  • Eco Friendly Homes
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Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(2)
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Past Sales  

(59 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Sell-side
12/11/2014
$442,500

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12/11/2014 - Sell-side - $442,500

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Sell-side
11/20/2014
$120,000

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11/20/2014 - Sell-side - $120,000

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Sell-side
11/19/2014
$248,000

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11/19/2014 - Sell-side - $248,000

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Sell-side
11/18/2014
$170,000

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11/18/2014 - Sell-side - $170,000

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Sell-side
11/18/2014
$228,000

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11/18/2014 - Sell-side - $228,000

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Ratings & Reviews

  
 

11/18/2014 - susanhyler
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $500K in Asheville, NC.

We originally moved to Asheville from Oakland, CA in 2006. We worked with Margaret to purchased our home at 315 Monford Avenue, Asheville, NC 28805. My husband met with Margaret on a visit to Asheville to look for a house, and then we completed the purchase of the house from Oakland. Margaret was very helpful at working with the seller's agent and house inspector for us. Margaret was also helpful in answering all the questions I had, since I had not seen the house prior to moving into it.

After moving into our house, we subsequently in 2006 worked with Margaret to purchase a home for my husband's parents who wanted to relocate from the Greensboro, NC area. Margaret was very helpful in locating potential properties and assisting us to purchase the house.

In March 2014, we decided to sell the house at 315 Montford Avenue and either move into our other home or sell it and move to a different home. Margaret's market analysis and recommended renovations to our property were spot on and although we initially did not see the need to do them, Margaret was willing to work with us to see the need. At all times Margaret was professional and responsive to our concerns. We would highly recommend her should you be looking for a house in the Asheville area.
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10/29/2014 - asaslen01
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Asheville, NC.

In a market that does not offer many traditional high rise condo units, Margaret found many properties with a mountain view for us to consider as a summer residence. She was there at every turn to guide us in our time-limited search. As we narrowed our search, she initiated additional contacts to provide us with more background data that resulted in a contract. Our closing, without being present, was made much simpler with her assistance. Margaret continues to offer assistance while we prepare to occupy the unit. We were very fortunate to have Margaret as our agent. She has become a friend!  More Less 

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10/20/2014 - chinatickle3
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Swannanoa, NC.

Margaret was great in helping us buy our first home. She was very helpful in explaining and guiding us through the steps to purchase our home. She was always available to answer questions. She was also great at working with our schedules to set up times to view homes of interest. During walk throughs she was very helpful in pointing out details of the house structure and condition. The whole process went very smooth and we are very happy with our new home.  More Less 

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Response from Margaret on 10/31/2014

I am so glad you are happy with your new home! It is a pretty cool find, and I know you are going to make it even more special. Thanks so much for your nice words, and you both were a pleasure to work with!

 

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