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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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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!

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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.

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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!

 

  

10/11/2014 - jerry mcmahan
Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2014 in Swannanoa, NC.

We selected Margaret because of her excellent online customer reviews. She expertly assisted and advised us with the initial listing and prepared a very well designed listing with attractive photographs. The listing drew immediate attention and the house sold to the second person to look at it. She offered constructive ideas throughout the period from offer to closing.

Margaret was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her.

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Response from Margaret on 10/31/2014

Thanks, Jerry, for your confidence and being so incredibly wonderful to work with! By the time we actually met face-to-face at closing, I felt like we were old friends. I am glad everything went smoothly, and that the new owner is so happy, too. Take care!

 

  

08/28/2014 - DavidRosen5
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $375K in Asheville, NC.

Margaret was very helpful finding us a house to buy. We were new to the home buying process, but Margaret answered our numerous questions and helped keep things on track. She also made our remote closing very easy for us.

Margaret was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her!

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Response from Margaret on 10/31/2014

Thank you so much for the review, and for being terrific. I know you are going to love the house and Asheville! No more hot summers for you . . .

 

  

07/02/2014 - lpadams
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Asheville, NC.

We had a fantastic experience selling our house with Margaret Vestal. We specifically selected her because she had lovely online postings and we knew that internet presence is now crucial for selling homes. She took wonderful pictures and video of the house and was an absolute PLEASURE to work with. She answered our calls and questions with lightning speed. She even helped make sure our cat would be safe during showings. We highly recommend her.

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Response from Margaret on 07/03/2014

I wish you both the best as you relocate out of our area! Thank you for being so realistic and cooperative, not to mention delightful, to work with. I appreciate so much your kind words and your confidence in me. Margaret

 

  

05/22/2014 - user5669881
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Black Mountain, NC.

She really listened to us...that's so important in the search for a home and we found one that met all of our criteria. We never felt as if she put us in a "box" - having listened, she dialed in the search quickly, never hesitating to be straight with us in a way that was both accurate and very respectful. End result? We trusted Margaret from the get go. Yes, she knows her market and knows her stuff. Shouldn't that be a baseline? But her "value added" has more to do with character traits and we recommend Margaret highly.

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04/27/2014 - zuser20140406123301351
Sold a home in 2014.

I moved out of state and needed to sell my house quickly. I found Margaret while doing an online search of realtors in the area. Margaret was the first person I interviewed and I knew right away that I didn't need to search further. She is very knowledgeable and gave me good advice. I put the house on the market during a time of year when sales were slow, but she remained positive and continued to communicate with me throughout the process. More people looked at the house than I ever expected and she had it under contract in a month. There were times when I needed to be there and I just couldn't get back in the state to take care of some things, but she was there every step of the way and went above and beyond to ensure nothing held up the process to get it closed for me. I would absolutely recommend her as an agent and would contact her again to help me find a new home if I moved back to the area.

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04/20/2014 - zuser20140223173103574
Showed home in 2014 in Linwood Park, Asheville, NC.

Margaret showed my wife and I a house in Biltmore Park which we had identified as a possible purchase, subject to the sale of our existing home. She was very professional in all our dealings with her. Unfortunately, we could not sell our home in the timeframe required by the sellers.

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Response from Margaret on 04/25/2014

Thanks so much for going to the trouble to post a review, especially when things haven't worked out (yet). I am still hopeful it will come together! Take care, Margaret

 

  

02/08/2014 - edflowers59
Bought a home in 2013.

I am pleased to relate my incredibly positive experience with Margaret Vestal with regard to my relocation to Asheville, North Carolina.

Margaret was recommended to me by an excellent real estate agent in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and she did not disappoint. From the outset, Margaret was very impressive. Her initial emails reflected intelligence, a subtle but keen sense of humor and a detailed knowledge of the area surrounding Asheville. At the time, I was uncertain of exactly where I wished to relocate. As a "native" of the western North Carolina mountains, Margaret helped me to narrow my search with her comments communities within approximately an hour's radius of Asheville. I had MANY questions and Margaret answered thoroughly and patiently answered them all. Note, this was BEFORE I even started looking at listings.

After narrowing down a few communities, Margaret began sending me listings in those that piqued my interest. My questioning (more like a grilling) continued. Margaret was patient and knowledgeable through the entire process.

When I decided to buy in Asheville and began to get more serious about individual properties, Margaret's deep and thorough knowledge of various neighborhoods in Asheville helped me to focus. Margaret asked me what I liked and wanted in a house and a neighborhood (which was very important to me). Based on my criteria she forwarded me listings. We discussed the advantages and disadvantages of each. By the time I drove to Asheville from Chapel Hill, I already had an excellent idea of what I wanted and where I wanted to live thereby streamlining my long-distance house hunt.

One of Margaret's qualities that I most appreciated was her ability to give me a "reality check" with regard to the specific market conditions in Asheville. She did not tell me what I WANTED to hear, but told me what I NEEDED to hear and did so in a straight-forward matter-of-fact manner, always sprinkled with her excellent sense of humor.

Once I decided on a house, Margaret proved to be a skilled and tactful negotiator and moved the deal very efficiently toward a successful closing with the barest minimum of roadblocks.

In summary, I love my house and I love my neighborhood in Asheville and couldn't be more pleased with Margaret's role in accomplishing my dream of moving back to the mountains. Margaret continued to provide assistance long after closing and long after receiving her commission check, and I am pleased to know Margaret not only as a real estate professional of the highest caliber, but as a neighbor and a friend.

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Response from Margaret on 10/31/2014

I have never seen anyone embrace our mountains with the zeal you have! Every time I see you post on Facebook, you are hiking, biking or kayaking. I am seriously jealous, but you deserve the "retirement!" I am always here for you when you need a "reality check!"