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David Jones expertly and kindly helped us find a second home that has quickly become our absolute happy place in North Carolina. He was a complete pro from our very first meeting at a coffee shop in Cashiers to the attending to loose ends after the sale when you are buying a property out-of-state during a pandemic. He went above and beyond - and then some - to accommodate us. Covid-19 has certainly complicated things - David Jones uncomplicated them! We could not be happier to have found David and our new home. If you are lucky enough to have his help in finding your dream home, you can rest comfortably knowing you are in good and honest hands. 

- Carolyn and Neil Draisin

Any one in need of a well informed, hard-working local man to handle your real estate needs in the Cashiers area, Rick Creel is the man. He took on a stagnant listing for someone he had never met and worked it until it was completed. He kept me informed and most of all he listened to my needs. He was quick to make suggestions and followed up on details.

- Raymon Chisom

I loved working with Tonya. My husband and I have been researching the Sapphire Valley area for some time. This past summer we decided we wanted to purchase a summer home in Sapphire Valley. We contacted Landmark Realty and they connected us with Tonya Hensley. Tonya took the time to show us numerous homes. Once we made the decision to purchase, we then had to go home to Florida. Being new to the area and doing everything via phone, Tonya was our saving grace. She was there for EVERYTHING. Even after the closing, Tonya and her husband Ron continue to help us. If you are looking for a realtor in the Cashiers area, call Tonya Hensley! 

- Sue

Anyone looking to buy or sell property in the Sapphire area should look up Lesley. She went out of her way to help us with our purchase. She really knows the area and is fun to work with. We’ve worked with quite a few realtors over the years and she one of the best.

- Jim and Mimi Sauers

Tonya is a professional who is very well versed in the local market. She is a positive people person and willing to go the extra mile to help get the best price for your home. She is responsible, reliable, responsive and communicates clearly throughout the sales process. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Sapphire Valley or Cashiers area.

- Geri Wolff

Carol was very helpful, knowledgeable, professional and friendly.  We give her 10 stars, not 5! Carol helped us tremendously, we live in FL and were not able to be present during the process. Carol was our eyes, she provided us multiple listings of different properties that would interest us and when we finally made our decision, she lined us up with the utilities, home inspector, and several options for homeowners insurance companies....she was truly amazing and a pleasure to work with. Thank you, Carol, we love our mountain home! - 

- Anonymous

Lesley Howard, a realtor with Landmark Realty Group, Inc., worked with us, Joy and Walter Clark, for a number of months in our effort to find a home in the Cashiers area closer to the club to which we belonged while selling our existing home. This project began last year with the consideration of one house that needed some updating and improvements. During that initial phase, Lesley was always, and I mean, always, available to answer questions, to provide professionals to offer ideas and estimates, and contact the owners to request a third, fourth, and fifth look at the house. She spent many hours sitting or answering questions while we brought an interior designer throughout the house to review possibilities. As this process began in earnest, Lesley was positive, helpful, and solutions-oriented at every turn. In the meantime, she kept her ears and eyes open for other possibilities. Contingent upon any purchase of a new home was the sale of our existing home. In no time, Lesley arranged for promotional materials to be effectively created, and various inspections and legal actions necessary to be completed. On the first day on the market, Lesley showed the house to a number of prospective buyers and shared the information with other agents who in turn showed the house. Less than two weeks later, our existing house was under contract, and we offered a contract on the new home. In the meantime, Lesley discovered another home that became available and did not hesitate to suggest we may have an interest in it. She always sought to explore options that might fit her clients' needs. Indeed, the second house provided a better option for us. There were some complications in the purchase of the second house, but Lesley never stopped working with the attorneys and the owner in our behalf. Even when taking well deserved time off to go fishing or play golf, Lesley took our calls and followed up immediately. In the end, we have moved into the new house and made it home with the least amount of trouble we have ever experienced in a move. We cannot thank Lesley enough for her professionalism, expertise, persistence in pursing our goals, and positive attitude throughout this change in our lives. I would most highly recommend Lesley Howard to any other client who is considering real estate business in the Cashiers area.

- Joy and Walter Clark

David Jones expertly and kindly helped us find a second home that has quickly become our absolute happy place in North Carolina. He was a complete pro from our very first meeting at a coffee shop in Cashiers to the attending to loose ends after the sale when you are buying a property out-of-state during a pandemic. He went above and beyond - and then some - to accommodate us. Covid-19 has certainly complicated things - David Jones uncomplicated them! We could not be happier to have found David and our new home. If you are lucky enough to have his help in finding your dream home, you can rest comfortably knowing you are in good and honest hands.

- John and Lesley Hartney

I couldn’t have asked for a better person than Ron to help me find a home in Highlands! From the minute I sent my first inquiry, he responded right away and then, after meeting in person, he caught on quickly to my likes and dislikes. Since I live in Maryland, Ron had to be my eyes and ears frequently when potential houses came on the market, and he was excellent at doing that. He knew right away if a property “checked the boxes” which were important to me and if so, he would FaceTime me so I could do a virtual walkthrough myself. One of Ron’s strongest assets is the fact that he worked in the construction business earlier in his career, so he catches issues with the structure of a house which aren’t apparent to the untrained eye! My search lasted about six months, and I have to admit that it’s been a bit of a letdown not having the thrill of the hunt to look forward to any longer, but at the same time, I ended up with a wonderful place to call home. Ron deserves kudos and our gratitude for making it happen! 

- Katherine

Loved working with Tonya. My husband and I have been researching the Sapphire Valley area for some time. This past summer we decided we wanted to purchase a summer home in Sapphire Valley. We contacted Landmark Realty and they connected us with Tonya Hensley. Tonya took the time to show us numerous homes. Once we made the decision to purchase, we then had to go home to Florida. Being new to the area and doing everything via phone, Tonya was our saving grace. She was there for EVERYTHING. Even after the closing, Tonya and her husband Ron continue to help us. If you are looking for a realtor in the Cashiers area, call Tonya Hensley!

- Sue Mercurio

We would highly recommend Rick to anyone. He was consistently faithful with communication and assistance. He never gave up on us! It was a pleasure to work with him. He became our friend and not just our agent.

- Josie Roberts

Dan is by far the best real estate agent we have worked with.  He is extremely professional and knowledgeable about the market.  Dan is an excellent listener and was skilled at providing guidance based on his understanding of our most important criteria.  He was extraordinarily responsive and diligent.  Dan was also a lot of fun to work with.

- Anonymous

My husband and I met Tonya after I had walked into her realty office inquiring about condos in the area. Tonya asked all the right questions and we agreed to meet the next day. She isn’t pushy, she had all the materials we needed and she left us alone to talk together at each site. She never showed signs of frustration when we asked to see a site for a second time...always gracious. She was timely and always found an answer to our questions if she didn’t know. We finally found our mountain retreat and if anyone would ever ask, I would highly recommend Tonya, you won’t be sorry!

- Kathy Keogh

Rick is a great realtor. He is always positive and goes beyond to get the job done. He is very patient and perseveres to get your property sold. Thanks Rick. Even in a slow market, you got the job done!

- Sandy Baer

Tonya has helped us buy two homes in the past three years, and I highly recommend working with her. She promptly answered any questions we had, and worked diligently with the seller's agents to find the best solutions when we had concerns or hesitations. Her knowledge of the WNC market helped secure great deals on both of the homes that we purchased, and we plan to hire her as our agent in the future. Thanks, Tonya! 

- Brandy Shapiro

Lesley Howard is the most knowledgeable and capable realtor we’ve ever dealt with in the Cashiers/Highlands area. We ran into many little roadblocks with our property, but she always thoroughly explained and helped us around them. She was available whenever we needed guidance. Without her we might still be waiting to close. She has our highest recommendation.

- Richard Bedford

If you need an honest and knowledgeable realtor who gets the deal over the finish line no matter the complications, then Rick is your guy!

- Patricia Pearce

We enjoyed working with Lesley because she listens to what you want and really goes the extra mile. She is very knowledgeable in her field and we highly recommend her! Would definitely use again. 

- John and Susan Weave

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