As a child I spent summers in the mountains of Western North Carolina, canoeing the French Broad River and riding horses in the Pisgah National Forest. My love for the mountains has only grown since then, when in 2010 I moved from Atlanta to Wyoming to work at Yellowstone National Park.
Over the next 5 years I moved all over the rugged west, working primarily as a mule packer in the John Muir Wilderness in the High Sierra Nevada Mountains in central California. Living off the grid in the backcountry furthered my love for land and desire to be self sufficient. While In California, I attained my Permaculture Design Certificate, which I believe will assist me in helping buyers find the right land for their needs.
In 2015, I left my mules behind and started my new endeavor in the wild and welcoming mountains of Madison county, where my sweetheart I moved onto a 24 acre farm in the Revere Community with plans to homestead. A year later, we are now running a small scale, organic farm, implementing Permaculture principles, and providing food for ourselves and neighbors. My love for the land, my community, and my new-found realization for what “home” can mean, helped me realize that a career in real estate was the right choice.
As a new comer to Madison county, I feel I can offer a helpful perspective on transitioning to life in this beautiful place. I am excited about the limitless possibilities of land ownership, and am passionate about helping clients find the property that is right for them.
Emily is extremely thorough and super kind. She guided me through every step of the process and never failed to get back to me anytime I had a question. Also, she saved me $5,000 in my particular situation, which is amazing. I feel extremely grateful to have had Emily as my real estate agent and highly recommend her.
Emily was great to work with. She’s very professional, polite and understanding. She always answered my questions promptly and never put me down for what might have been stupid questions. She was very communicative and was always available! I highly recommend her for anyone trying to buy or sell a house.
– Jason Warren
My experience with the French Broad Realty team, specifically my buyers agent, Emily Wood, was very positive. Over the years, I have never experienced a higher level of professionalism with any other agent. Professionalism aside, the personal attention to detail, fast, clear and knowledgeable communication kept our farm purchase on a smooth and comfortable track. There are many capable brokerages to choose from but with Emily the adventure was a sure footed, fun experience which resulted in a family’s dream come true.
– Leslee W.
Looking for that country life?? For a new realtor Emily really impressed me with her ease and confidence. Very approachable. Very fast in her response time. Very energetic. And SHE FOUND THE PROPERTY right under the noses of our previous agents. AND SHE MADE IT HAPPEN. Give this young lady a go ~especially if you are looking for a rural paradise.
– Lori Woodton
Extremely positive, professional & prompt. Emily was always available and able to answer any and all my questions. She went above and beyond with help contact neighbors, closing attorney and the like.
– Caroline Gray
Emily was the 3rd listing agent I hired to sell my Unique property in Madison County. I chose to speak with her for the simple reason that she wrote an old fashioned note to me when my listing had expired from the previous realtor. She was willing to meet my requests for showings and other details the others were not willing to do. Maddison county is a unique area and listing with Emily who is based in Hot Springs was a great geographical choice as well. My thinking was unlike hiring an Asheville based realtor to list a property in an area they are unfamilure with, hiring an agent that can cater to Folks who are wanting a home out from the city and exploring the Hot Springs area would be pleased to find the little jewel of Marshal and it worked! The right buyer came along and all went smoothly. Emily was easy to work with and professional without being too corporate.
“Emily is very knowledgeable about real estate in Madison County. She was prompt in answering our questions and addressing any concerns we had. She was willing to drive to our property (close to an hour’s drive for her) multiple times for various reasons. She was the realtor for our buyers (we had no realtor, we sold our property “by owner”), but she was also helpful to us as much as she could be within limits of realtor legal guidelines. Her communication is excellent.”
“Emily is a fantastic professional with a wide ranging background in many areas including permaculture, agriculture, and herbalism. Her local knowledge of Madison County NC makes her a special asset to anyone looking to buy or sell land or homes in this beautiful part of the country. I would highly recommend Emily to anyone looking to work with a certified Realtor, and I can affirm her knowledge of real estate, negotiation, and an awareness and appreciation of the local area. We will never forget her willingness to stick with us in our long and selective process of finding our dream home.”
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29 Walnut Street
Hot Springs NC, 28743
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