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Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:

Jessica is quick to respond. She went above and beyond her duties when she worked with my family. Our relocation experience was extremely smooth because of many behind-the-scene tasks she took upon herself. I highly recommend her.

Bottom line: We netted over $30K more selling our house than if we had used another realtor. Here are the details. We bought a house in Cheshire in 2013 for $581K. Eddie was our buyers agent then, and did a great job. But when our plans changed and we decided to sell the house 4 years later, we  talked to 3 well-respected realtors (including Eddie). Our guess was that it would make sense to list the house for $650, then if we got lucky we'd end up with an offer near that, and after paying realtor commissions and a few minor repairs (that are always needed after buyer inspection), we'd probably break even on the house, or maybe make a little. We didn't suggest the selling price to any of the realtors- we wanted to see what THEY suggested. The first two realtors suggested exactly what we thought made sense- list the house for $650K, and see what happens. When we asked if we should "freshen" the house with new carpet and interior paint (both probably about ten years old), both advised against spending money on that, saying the buyers would want to choose their own colors, etc. That seemed to make sense to us, too. Then Eddie came over. He said, "Do you want to know what I really think?" Obviously, we did. He said that we had a gorgeous house, but it really didn't come off that way. The paint and carpet were old and probably dated. We had furnished the house with our older furniture from our main house in Ohio, and added some Ikea things. Eddie said we should hire a staging company to select modern paint and carpet colors, and we should have them "stage" the home with nice furniture, artwork, etc. He said if we did that, he was confident in pricing the house at $700K. I thought that price was high, but it hadn't made sense to me that the other realtors didn't want us to paint the house and do carpet- it just looked "worn-out." Who wants to buy an expensive house that looks "worn-out"? So we went with Eddie. Hired the staging company he recommended, who chose paint and carpet, and redecorated the home with some our our furnishings, and some new furniture and artwork added. Then we held our breath. It's not unusual for high-end vacation homes in Black Mountain to take a year or more to sell- there's just not a lot of buyers at those prices. We were confident we had made the right decision, the house looked GORGEOUS, but knew it might still take a long time to sell. Eddie also did great marketing, including great photos, a nice color brochure, even an online walk-through. And of course he did open houses for both realtors and potential buyers. Several people looked at the house, some more than once. But no nibbles. And then, after only a couple months, we had not only an offer, but a FULL PRICE offer. And, yes, it was a real buyer. After the inspection, there were a few minor repair needed to make the buyer happy, and we gladly paid for those (since we don't live in the area, Eddie actually arranged and managed the repairs for us). Then we closed. The buyer is very happy, and so are we! We sold the house for $50,000 more than the other two realtors would have listed it for. After deducting the cost of the paint and carpet (which I bet we would have ended up doing anyway if we had gone with another realtor) and the staging fee, we netted about $30,000 more by using Eddie. Not because he simply wanted to try to sell our home for a higher price, but because he had a detailed, logical plan to make the house more desirable. Eddie is the guy in Black Mountain, period. If you're buying or selling a home and don't use him you're crazy

I was referred to Jessica by a real-estate friend in my home state. I have been buying and selling homes for around 15 years and Jessica is by far the most amazing, responsive, and knowledgeable agent I have ever worked with!! She is extremely well-versed in not only Black Mountain properties,  where she resides and where I ended up purchasing my home, but in all areas of Asheville. I went from wanting to purchase a lot and building a home, to deciding to purchase a fixer-upper. Jessica was so patient and steadfast throughout my decision process. She even knew of properties that matched my criteria before they went on the market. Not only is she a blue-ribbon agent, she is also very personable, kind, cool, and generous with her time and resources. She has also referred me to wonderful local contractors, local stores where I've gotten some great items and deals, and excellent lenders for the loan process. I'm going to use a cliché here, because it is so true - she truly goes above and beyond!! I have already closed on my home and she is STILL helping me out with contractor recommendations and checking on the house since I cannot yet be there. She is exceptional!!!

 

 

Eddie helped us buy our home three years ago and now sell it in 2017. On both occasions he went out of his way to make sure we are not only represented well, but also kept us informed of every step in the process. It could not have been easier for us and I highly recommend Eddie and his entire  team!!

Eddie Colley was the selling agent for our mountain home and the buying agent for our new home. He promoted our mountain home in several different manners, seeking out potential buyers. He didn't just wait for a buyer to express interest. Eddie sought out buyers. He provided highly professional  pictures and an excellent video tour. At all times did he keep us informed with the status of any showings. At the time of closing, Eddie helped us through each step and was present for the process of selling our home and then buying another home. In both selling of our mountain home and buying a new home, he displayed exceptional negotiation skills. We highly recommend his services and will suggest him to any other individual looking for a real estate agent.

I would highly recommend Eddie Colley for your consideration in real estate buying or selling. To his credit he has sold two pieces of our property during the time of a slumping real estate market. He is thorough, knowledgeable and extremely friendly in all of his deliberations. Since we were out-of-state owners, many times he went the "second mile" in making our property more attractive to potential buyers. By far, Mr. Colley is the finest real estate agent we've ever worked with.

Buying a house is fairly stressful for us because we have lived in the same house for almost 20 years prior to buying our new house. The process went smoothly from the time we made and offer until closing. Eddie was very helpful in setting up the home inspection and appraisal. He was also very helpful in negotiating the price for our new home. Eddie is very knowledgeable about the neighborhood that we choose.

Eddie did everything he could to help us sell our house. He was very responsive to our needs and was always on top of things. His suggestions were spot on and always in our best interest.

Having over twenty years of experience as a global executive recruiter, I feel well qualified to point to Eddie Colley as an outstanding person who takes an obvious pride in being of service to everyone he meets. Without question, he is exceptional, and I recommend him most highly.

Eddie Colley has established himself as a well respected professional Realtor. His detailed knowledge of the area and outstanding work ethic make him the right choice for your real estate needs.

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