REAL ESTATE REFERRALS & RESOURCES. KNOWLEDGE. INSIGHT. RELOCATION & INDUSTRY KNOW-HOW.
Broker/Owner janeAnne Narrin, M.A, C.S.W., Eco Certified Real Estate Consultant, ePro and NAR GREEN- is an aging in place thought leader and advocate. Now Post50 herself, she offers real-time experience for our clients, and as the founder and editor-at-large of The Sage Companion Project, she is a trusted voice in the “aging-in-pAlace” conversation.
We publish REAL ESTATE Practical Life Arts eBooklets Here is information you can use for planning and starting conversations about your home choices- and what is important to you. These “Sage Companion” eBooklets provide practical information. Of course, they are supported by what you have told and years of "experience in the field".
Sage Companion REAL ESTATE Practical Life Arts eBooklets
We write about planning a place to live at our blog here at Active Rain/Trulia and in our Sage Companion eBooklets. For those interested in a self-mentored eBooklet on aging-in-place, we recommend sustainable excellence as described in Aging-in-P a L A C E. It is in the TOP TEN aging-in-place books on Kindle.
TELL US WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU
“ There are hillsides and valleys to explore, and the possibility of a rainbow around every turn in the road.”
Our mission is to provide YOU with a professional level of PERSONALIZED service.
· Whether you have lived in the Asheville area all of your life, or your are relocating to this beautiful area, we are interested in what feels attractive to you and your family- your lifestyle, your goals.
· Whether that be a lifelong home (some call this “aging-in-place”) or creating a family farm- whether you are a “boomer” or a Post50 Person...
As you look to the future, we also offer complete REFERRAL services to people we know and trust. This is a complimentary service to you to accompany the extensive resources for buyers, investors, and sellers right you will find right here at our top-ranked Asheville Real Estate BLOG.
We are known as a one-of-a-kind resource...some of our best work has been done just sitting around the “kitchen table”.
FOR FAST CONNECTIONS & MOSTLY DAILY NEWSY-NEWS ABOUT ASHEVILLE REAL ESTATE & RELOCATION- Questions, Answers, Insights & Humor
FOR ANY NUMBER OF "BOOMER" CLUE-INS
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**BEST WAY TO CONNECT: email janeAnne@janeAnne.com
A GALLERY OF ASHEVILLE PHOTOS
Here is a glimpse of the natural beauty and abundant real estate choices in signature LAND and mountain homes in the Greater Asheville area. Take a look at some topics for conversation with us:
Here are just a few of the topics for conversation with us:
Relocation. Creative Retirement. Post50 Lifestyle and “The Boomers Effect” . Open Concept Design. LAND. Site Planning and LAND FOR ECO-VILLAGES. High Performance Lifelong ("Aging-in-Place") Homes.
RELOCATION. CREATIVE RETIREMENT.
The Greater Asheville, NC area welcomes you to creative retirement. The region affords excellent “For-Ever” homes where you can plan a lifelong encounter with the Asheville area's natural beauty.
POST50- The Number One Renovation Essential Under $50 that works for all-regardless of age or physical ability:
You should know that through our network of professional colleagues we can refer you to REALTORS® and real estate –related professionals all across the USA.
OPEN CONCEPT DESIGN
Do you love the idea of an OPEN CONCEPT DESIGN?
ABOUT OUR EXPERTISE & REFERRAL SERVICES
WE ARE A FULL-TIME REAL ESTATE CONSULTING SERVICE comprised of real estate and real estate-related professionals. Here is a list of some of our trusted professional resources and areas of expertise:
ArchitectsAppraisers (Home and Land)
AttorneysBanks/Mortgage OriginatorsBuilders (Quality Green and Energy Efficient)
Energy Efficient Systems Contractors
Lighting Contractors (Energy Efficient)
Septic Systems Installers
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
FOREVER HOMES ("aging-in-place")
Eco-Friendly and Green
An Alphabet of Possibility
Alternative & Natural Building
Energy Efficiency & Automation
Finishes - Exterior
Finishes - Interior
Home Energy Raters
Indoor Air Quality
Landscape Architects, Botanists, Site Designers
Mold and Moisture
Renovators & Remodelers
Wall System Installers
Water Conservation & Purification
Windows & Doors
Woodworkers & Cabinetry
We are happy to sit down to have an honest conversation with YOU over a cup of coffee or tea. We are dedicated to interpreting online data for the benefit of clients. Over many years we have realized that a first-hand perspective from a local real estate professional can make a Big Difference for our clients. This can facilitate buying and/or selling decisions.
SPECIAL MARKETS:New Green Construction, Luxury View Homes and Condos, Post 50 (Aging-in-Place) Properties for “ Boomers”, Sustainable Land and Homes, 10+ Acre Estates and Family Compounds, Permaculture, Mountain View Land, Large and Conservation Acreages, Organic Farms, Family Farms, Horse Properties, Green Construction and Remodeling, Pocket Neighborhoods, Eco-Friendly Communities, Golf Communities and Neighborly Places.
WHERE WE WORK: Cities and Neighborhoods in Western North Carolina including: Alexander, Arden, Asheville, Barnardsville, Black Mountain, Biltmore Forest, Biltmore Lake, Buncombe County, Candler, Fairview, Fletcher, Leicester, Madison County, Mars Hill, Marshall, North Asheville, Swannanoa, Weaverville, West Asheville, Woodfin.
SELLER SERVICES - TIPS & RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Attract-Ability: Think of seeing your home with fresh eyes- as if you have just returned from a three-week vacation. Then you may be more likely to view as a potential buyer’s does. Think Allure. Think Curb Appeal. Think Staging- for over the years we have discovered that those homes that have been freshly staged sell faster.
Let us help you make it happen with a walk-through consultation. We have the experts to “fine tune” your property for charm and standout Attract-Ability
2. Perspective: Think First-Hand. Request an onsite CMA – a comparative market analysis from a local real estate professional that can help market your property.
3. Visual Appeal: Color digital photography – land and home- from professional photographers who understand how to provide accurate presentations as well as light and angle aspects.
SELLER AND/OR BUYER COMPLIMENTARY & A LA CARTE SERVICES
Here is a Typical List of SELLER AND/OR BUYER SERVICES you might expect from professional resources.
6 COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES
1. Listening to and understanding an Approach supported by local expert interpretation of data for Greater Asheville area real estate market.
2. Connecting for tried-and-true support eco-friendly and related land development professionals
3. Providing information DATA INTERPRETATION that can benefit you when making LAND INVESTMENT decisions.
4. Taking time to design a step-by-step approach in a mutually beneficial process for you and your family. 5. Offering years of expertise as a certified GREEN BROKERS and in a broad LAND network - as well as extensive outreach in social media: Active Rain, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter -tuned in to the news.
6. Being vigilant- looking out for what matters to you, and supplying objective fiduciary counsel.
A LA CARTE SERVICES
Contract negotiation, closing assistance, other consultation- $75/hr
Home measurement (when no current appraisal is available) - $150
Color digital photography - $50/hr
Land and Site Evaluation- $200/hr
Upload seller or pro digital photos (full 24 photo gallery) $325
Brochure design with digital photograph of exterior of property - $150
Host and Open House (2 hour event ) Hosted by REALTOR® and staff- - announcement of, signs for, beverages and sandwich platter- $300
Staging consultation with photographs and written report- $300
WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU ?
One of the most sought after destinations in the USA, Asheville NC , and the beautiful mountains and valleys that surround the city welcome you home.
With a diverse economic base, excellent healthcare facilities and schools, fantastic out-of-doors delights to enjoy, and lifestyle and cultural offerings that satisfy, Asheville is known as "The Happiest City in the USA."
Coming home to reality shows on TV isn't enough. The beautiful Asheville mountain and valley setting provides the sounds of songbirds and bamboo in the wind, the views, the organic garden, possibility of horses, artistic pursuits......and magic!
Relocating? Asheville's Cozy Cabins in the Mountains, Log Homes by a Stream, Elegant Downtown Lofts, or even an Artist's Dream are waiting for you. We can interpret local data that you may find online so that you have an up-to-the-minute understanding of our real estate market.
We can let you know about the benefits existing for YOU in Asheville's 2013 Real Estate Market...AND
The LAND & Secrets of "Aging-in-PALACE"
CONNECTIONS & NEWS YOU CAN USE
Asheville Market Reports & Trends
EAT. STAY. LIVE ASHEVILLE!
Weather & CLIMATE in Asheville, N.C.
MAPS and Directions
WILD HORSE FUND please help
Asheville Historical Events
HOPE FOR HORSES
Audubon’s Green Golfer™ Pledge
TESTIMONIALS & KIND WORDS
~ "I am in the middle of my second transaction with janeAnne as my Broker. Without qualification, I will say she is the best REALTOR® I've ever worked with as well as one of the most intuitive people I've ever encountered. In late 2004, after an email exchange, janeAnne pretty much "knew" what I was looking for, assured me we'd find it, initiated and directed the search, which we did over several days, covering a large area on the map, and then helped me identify, negotiate for a piece of land in a community which is perfect.
Now, some years later, I am about to close on yet another property she told me long ago I would be looking for! She's honest, diligent, smart, patient, funny, knowledgeable, and pleasant to drive around with in a car. I highly recommend janeAnne Broker-in-Charge at The ECO-Steward Real Estate Firm. " ~ Don Silver ~
~ “Thanks for always remembering us from the start, when we first met, all the way through to years to later when you listed and SOLD the home we bought from you….” P.R.
~I was "wowed", blown away by what a top-quality product you put together for our parent's home .Thank you so much for this superb presentation/product....Game On!" Robby ~ "Thank you for all you are doing...this seems like an unending marathon with no finish line discernible!!!! You are the only bright spot on the horizon:) " S.S.
~ "You're the best pet friendly broker I know! ... Thank you for the extra time you have spent to make us feel comfortable during our planning period. If you go this far out of your way to help us in the planning phase of our move, what must your service be like once we are actively engaged in the move itself...." A.S.
~Your "New Approach" to connecting us as sellers with buyers made us realize that even in a tough market, we might have a better chance to be seen. B.P.
~ Bill and I want to thank you for all of your efforts in selling our home in Fairview Forest. From our first talk with you at our kitchen table, we felt reassured that your attention to detail and that little "something extra" that is uniquely JaneAnne would bring us success.
Being strangers "from back East", we were so glad you were able to knowledgeably explain the competitiveness of the market here in Western North Carolina and why our home would need to make it to the First Page of Google to be seen and have good exposure. You said you planned to use a combination of good-old-fashioned techniques plus what you called the “proven power of technology” to reach more potential buyers and generally get the word out about our home.
It was a good conversation about what we now call "The Plan"- especially when it came to the time-frame for selling and realistic expectations in terms of the Listing Price. You taught us new terms like comparative market analysis or CMA and offered us an idea of what a realistic asking price should be, how long our house might be on the market, and what improvements (including professional staging) we might budget for. Thank you for all your exceptional work and “Selling Tips”. We especially liked the information cards you placed around the house for the showings. They really did point out the features of our home for buyer’s and their agents when they came. I was amazed that we sold so quickly and I am sure it was thanks to you.
We also want you to know that we appreciate your exceptional work ethic and warm personal style - Not only did you make the process trouble free but we learned so much along the way.
Bill and Sue Russo
VIDEOS - MINI MOVIES
___ NAR GREEN ___ ECO Certified Real Estate Consultant ___ ECO BROKER ___ePRO
If you love the idea of the active lifestyle and choice for creative retirement in accessible homes - regardless of age or physical ability...
If you prefer green design whether it be for a pocket community or accessible home with universal design elements, to elegant aging-in-palace estate, or urban eco-village- or one of Asheville's eco-sensitive golf communities where energy efficient homes overlook a fairway
If you would appreciate just sitting down with a longtime and savvy real estate person.... Let us know what interests you.
Email : janeAnne@janeAnne.com
I can tell you that RIGHT NOW, fantastic opportunities exist in LARGE ACREAGES and around Asheville. Take your best shot at the prize by utilizing our years of experience in specialized markets, and access to our tried and true network of professionals. Here in the Asheville area, enduring excellence is expected.
As an Eco Certified® Real Estate Consultant, I am proud also to have achieved the NAR GREEN® and EcoBroker® Designations . For you this mean the forward-thinking information that can support wise buying or selling choices that take enduring excellence into account and can add value to your property today and tomorrow.
As an ePRO ® Internet Experts designation I can interpret local data and the benefits existing for YOU in Asheville's 2010 Real Estate Market. Please feel comfortable in contacting me if you have questions. Let me know what is important to you when selling or investing in mountain homes and land legacies .
Email : janeAnne@janeAnne.com