Broker-in-Charge (25 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
General Contracting

Team reviews

We've been searching for a second home in Blowing Rock for three years now close to town and Maria found our dream home the first day we met! We closed within 2 weeks and she is still by our side helping us with our renovation of the property. We can't say enough about her expertise, dedication to her work and her clients! She makes you feel like family!

  

04/08/2015 - niblock janet
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $650K in Blowing Rock, NC.

We've been searching for a second home in Blowing Rock for three years now close to town and Maria found our dream home the first day we met! We closed within 2 weeks and she is still by our side helping us with our renovation of the property. We can't say enough about her expertise, dedication to her work and her clients! She makes you feel like family!

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Response from Maria on 04/13/2015

I am so excited about seeing the renovation on your home here in Blowing Rock. It is going to be fabulous and fun working on the project. Mark K. will make sure to get it done to your liking and quickly so you can spend more and more time here. While working on the home be sure to take a break and check out the Glen Burney Trail......be careful though!

 

  

04/08/2015 - zuser20140609095210886
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $500K in Boone, NC.

Maria was extremely helpful in helping us find the right house for us. She quickly identified the factors that were important to us, as a family - as it relates to the unique features of the housing market in Boone and Blowing Rock. Her approach may seem somewhat unconventional at first, but she is very good at her profession. She was able to guide us to what we ended up liking based on our reactions to the various properties she showed us. She really seemed to understand what we wanted even before we could put it into exact words. We did not spend a lot of time looking at properties that were really of no interest. Her deep understanding of the area and market became apparent to us very quickly and it was helpful and reassuring to have that kind of guidance to help us with our search and to quickly eliminate unsuitable choices. She and her husband have also been extremely helpful throughout the entire process, even after we signed the contract - through the inspections, the closing, and even after we closed on the house. The entire journey has been very smooth and free of unpleasant surprises. Overall, we would highly recommend her to other prospective buyers. As a matter of fact, we liked working with her so much that we have asked her to help us again, with finding another property for investment purposes.

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Response from Maria on 04/13/2015

I enjoyed meeting everyone in your family while finding you a home here in the mountains. Glad that you are taking the time to come here and enjoy. I will keep on the search for investment properties so you will have all the more reason to spend time here in this beautiful area.

 

  

12/30/2014 - user5594722
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $425K in Blowing Rock, NC.

We've been visiting the Boone and Blowing Rock area for 15 years and we've always dreamt of owning our own little piece of heaven. Maria made this happen very quickly and we were able to purchase a very nice home in the exact area we were looking at. Maria was dedicated and advocated for us as the buyers and assisted us in closing on the sale within 3 weeks. I can highly recomend Maria as your real estate professional. You'd better give her a call.

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Response from Maria on 04/08/2015

Thanks so much for the review! I really enjoyed working with you all. I love working with nice folks. Please stay in touch. Maria

 

  

12/15/2014 - user5931434
Bought a home in 2014 in Cherokee Woods, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.

I have dreamed of owning a home in Blowing Rock for over 30 years and Maria recently helped me make this dream come true!! She guided me through a process that can be rather tedious; however, Maria makes such accurate mental notes of the person she is working with, her recommendations are spot on. I always enjoyed my outings with Maria and I feel as though I have a new friend in Blowing Rock! Her advice and attention to details provided for a comfortable experience and I can't begin to describe how delighted I am with my new homeā€¦Thanks to Maria's diligence!!

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Response from Maria on 12/16/2014

Thanks for taking the time to do this review. I enjoyed working with you and getting through all the details successfully. I LOVE your house!! It is so beautiful, cozy and peaceful. I am sure you will start making wonderful family memories at the house this Christmas.

 

  

12/09/2014 - wlpohl
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Niantic, CT.

Maria and Mark Owens were the consummate realtors. The value-added includes not only excellent local real estate knowledge but using their extensive contractor knowledge to advise clients what to look for in buying a home. They go above the call of duty and are "can do" professional.

They have our unqualified recommendation.

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Response from Maria on 12/12/2014

Thanks so much for trusting us in finding a home for you. We felt like we knew you even before we met. Your cabin is ready and waiting for your arrival in the spring.

 

  

10/14/2014 - mendysks
Bought a home in 2014.

Maria was incredibly knowledgeable and responsive. The purchase of of property became a bit complicated in the end and she went above and beyond to make sure our needs were met. She worked well with us and the other agent and we always felt like she had OUR interests in the forefront of all negotiations. I would highly recommend her and her husband to anyone looking for a real estate agent in this area.

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Response from Maria on 12/12/2014

Thanks for the review. It was fun working with you and as soon as fishing season is here we definitely will go fishing.

 

  

07/17/2014 - zuser20140314100213836
Bought a home in 2014 in Sands, Boone, NC 28607.

We had a wonderful experience with Maria. I actually found the home we purchased on Craigslist, but we had a long list of others we wanted to see as well. Coming from out of state, our schedule was limited, but Maria worked with us and did a lot of background preparations before we arrived - including contacting and touring the home that wasn't on MLS. The whole process was very smooth. We valued Maria's experience both in real estate and contracting. We also appreciated her connections as we had a great experience with her preferred lender, Cardinal Financial. The best part: after an exhausting out-of-state move, Maria had sent in a cleaning crew to make sure the house was presentable upon arrival and the front lights were on the evening we arrived giving a real "welcome home" feel.

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Response from Maria on 07/18/2014

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review! I know you are busy getting your 6 children moved in the house. So glad that you found a community of friends to welcome you to the area. Please call me anytime if you need help or information. Thanks, Maria

 

  

04/14/2014 - user6146027
Bought a home in 2014 in Sands, Boone, NC 28607.

Maria is one of the best independent realtors in the Boone and Blowing Rock area. She was very experienced as she also worked as a general contractor buying lots and building new houses. She knows what she's talking about. I especially liked that she always tried to find out what are the problems of a particular house, which is very beneficial for negotiating the price for her clients.She was very patient and diligent. She works on the weekends if necessary. She answered my emails and voice emails in a prompt manner. She recommended a mortgage broker who offered the most competitive rate in the great Charlotte area. She was very understanding and did not push us to make decisions, considering that we were first time home buyers. It would have been an ordeal to buy a house in the Boone area if we didn't have her help. I strongly recommend her to future home buyers!

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Response from Maria on 04/16/2014

Thanks so much for the wonderful review. It is easy to do my job with friendly and understanding clients. I appreciate the fact that you stayed with me even though it took over 6 months to find the right home. So glad we found a home in a community with with many of your friends. Please let me know if you need anything and refer me to your friends!

 

  

03/24/2014 - victor439
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Blowing Rock, NC.

I will recommend Maria Owens very highly. Thanks to her knowledge and expertise we were able to negotiate a short sale purchase that was very difficult to put together. It took almost eight months from contract to closing, and Maria was there every step of the way. We now own a beautiful house in the mountains and at a great price.

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Response from Maria on 03/25/2014

Yes, You did get a wonderful home at an amazing price. Worth the 8 month wait. Don't forget the Guava pastries the next time you are here in the mountains. Maria

 

  

03/21/2014 - CraigBenedict
Bought a home in 2013 in Balm, Beech Mountain, NC 28604.

My wife and I would plan a weekend trip to the high country; Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk for a mountain house purchase. Ms. Owens would have a plan to visit several places that met our parameters. Once we zeroed in on a property, she helped us land the deal through someone else's listing, a mortgage company and right through to closing. Even post closing, she has stayed in contact with helpful advice.

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Response from Maria on 03/21/2014

Thanks so much for the review! I enjoy working with you all and see your house evolve into a wonderful cozy mountain retreat. Your knowledge of construction and landscaping is very helpful in getting your place in order.Thanks, Maria