- Joelle van den Berg
- Coldwell Banker Quarters
- Brand Affiliation
- Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
- Contact Joelle van den Berg (Coldwell Banker Quarters)
- Office Phone
- (828) 899-4536
- Cell Phone
- (828) 899-4536
- (866) 707-4460
- 6852 Memorial Hwy 64/74A, Lake Lure, NC, 28746
- If you need a Lake Lure area real estate expert, visit my website at http://www.DiscoverLakeLure.com. Search Western NC real estate and learn more about Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Gerton & Bat Cave.
My husband and I have lived in a lot of places. When we finally got the opportunity to choose where we wanted to live, we began our search in Arizona. We ended it in Western NC. Why?
The weather--A four seasons climate. By the time you tire of the current season, it's time for it to change!
•The mountains--What a luxury to start each day with gorgeous views!
•The tranquility of country life with shopping/cultural offerings reasonably close by.
•As newcomers, we did not want to be treated like outsiders. There are many newcomers here.
•And last but also important, we wanted to get value for our financial investment.
We found it all here in Western NC.
I don't forget that the process of selling and of buying is both exciting and stressful. Remembering my own experiences, whether they were seamless or awful, helps me work hard to insure that my clients have a hassle-free experience.
My education is statistics and analysis, and marketing. I understand the workings of the marketplace and how to get from listing to SOLD! I believe that innovation is key and I am always looking for new ideas and tools to promote my listings. I started real estate in appraisal, which is another plus for my clients.
So who says you can't have your cake and eat it too? There are many flavors to choose from and it is my pleasure to help you find just the slice you want.
My Market: Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Gerton, Rutherfordton Saluda, Lake Adger, Mill Spring, Tryon
Real Estate Awards: LakesEdge Realty Top Producer Award. Beverly-Hanks Excellence Award 2009. Beverly-Hanks Listings Sold Leader Award (Lake Lure) 2010, Beverly- Hanks Sales Award 2010 (Lake Lure)
Broker in NC and SC. Member of North Carolina Mountains Board of Realtors and MLS. SFR Certified.
Areas of Expertise
Lake Lure NC, Relocation, retirement homes, investment properties. Lake Lure lakefront homes, Lake Lure access communities. Mountain cabins. Second homes. Resorts property. Retirement homes. Golf communities. Lakefront in Lake Lure, Lake Adger and Lake Lanier. Land and lots to build on. Log homes.
Let me start by saying that rarely (and I do mean rarely) will I recommend a person or a service to others, perhaps, because rarely is my experience favorable enough to feel "safe" in doing so. Several months ago, we had the occasion to be in the market for a second/vacation/possible rental property in the Lake Lure area. After doing some research, we contacted "Lake Guys" and were immediately referred to Joelle van den Berg. From that moment on Joelle kept in constant contact with us and e-mailed us an entire portfolio of listings in the area (we live in Fla. and had never even been to Lake Lure). By process of elimination and inquiries from Joelle we narrowed down the field. When finally we were able to plan a trip to Lake Lure, Joelle made herself completely available to us (without any sense of pressure though). Joelle's professionalism, knowledge of the area and the market streamlined the process for us. Her honesty in pointing out both the pros and cons of various properties was refreshing to say the least. We did decide to make an offer and did actually purchase a property on that trip. Joelle, together with the Lake Guys staff guided us through every step of the process up to and including the closing and were also helpful with referrals and directions for other services which we would be in need of. Joelle, it seemed, took a personal interest in what it was we were looking for and not just an interest in making a quick sale. We would highly and without hesitation recommend her to anyone in the market for a home in the Lake Lure area.
Sincerely, Carolyn H. and Elizabeth W.
My brother owned a property in Lake Lure and as I had been a Realtor, he wanted me to interview listing agents and give him a short list of potentials. I spoke to a number of Realtors and gave him a list of three that I thought talked the right talk, and from all indications could walk the walk. Even though Joelle was not the chosen Realtor, she brought buyers through as I saw her name on the follow up list for showings several times. Well, we started too high and the chosen realtor was a little late on follow up and did not even think we should reduce the price when I made the suggestion.
The listing expired and we were into the summer season at this point. We gave the listing to Joelle and she was candid and even though some of her comments where not exactly what we wanted to hear, we knew she was giving us her honest professional opinion. When she reviewed her marketing plan she not only talked price,she made suggestions for staging and let us know what she planned to do to get our property sold. We gave the listing to Joelle and she was very aggressive and engaged in her marketing efforts. We were soon under contract and she even pushed to get the deal closed in just a little more than 30 days over the July 4th holiday so that we could close negotiations on a 1031 exchange property we had found in Colorado.
There are Realtors out there who may tell you what you want to hear and then there are Realtors like Joelle who tell you what you need to hear and deliver on their promise. Thank you Joelle foralways being available, engaged and productive. Anita
"Joelle has represented me in two transactions and should I ever have need for a Realtor in the Lake Lure area, she would be the first person I would call. She is very professional and goes the extra mile to market and close on properties. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone." Senator John G.
My husband Larry and I have had the great pleasure of having Joelle van den Berg as our selling and buying agent this year. She was always extremely helpful and patient with us and our many, many questions and stressful moments. Her background experience and knowledge as an Appraiser came in very handy when we purchased our current home on Huntington Road.
Joelle has always volunteered to help us in any way she could, from meeting carpet installers to taking care of our "beloved St. Joe". Even now, when our selling and buying adventures are over, we can still email her asking for information and she is quick to respond with what we've asked for.
We would not hesitate to steer anyone in Joelle's direction for their real estate needs.
Thank you Joelle!!
Larry and Gloria C.
We just wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was to work with Joelle. We have invested in real estate many times and it is very hard to find a hard-working, dedicated realtor with the knowledge and great attitude of Joelle. We called from out of town and she didn't rush us to find a property. She said, "come up, we'll drive around, I will show you the area and fill you in on all the details so you can make an informed choice." And that is exactly what she did. She spent the whole day (after hours on the phone with me) taking us around from property to property to find just the right place. She didn't try to influence one over the other, just pointed things out that we may want to think about. After we made the offer she made sure all the paperwork was where it needed to be and kept on the other agent until she got her end done. She kept me in the loop the whole time and recommended professionals for inspection, appraisal and contract remodeling work. She is a full service agent, who has offered on more than one occasion to stop by the house and do favors for us, even now, after the transaction is done. You are lucky to have someone like Joelle working for your firm, I hope you find 100 more like her.
Dr. and Mrs. Brett. F.
We just wanted to express our gratitude for your professionalism and pro-activity in assisting us with the sale of our Town home in Lake Lure. Even during difficult market times, you were able to secure us a respectable offer and sale.
It's always refreshing to work with someone with your enthusiasm and follow-up skills - we'll let you know when we're ready to reinvest in the area.
Thanks again for your time and consideration! Steve & Cindy J.
My husband and I found Joelle through a web listing. We had only a few days to look around for some property in the Lake Lure area. We were coming from New York and we were somewhat familiar with the area but Joelle was very knowledgeable and honest which we gathered from our emails and phone calls back and forth. We were very confident that we made the right decision. Joelle had everything in order and we wasted no time on nonsense. We hit the road and she devoted herself completely to us and our needs. Before we knew it we came across a piece of property, placed a bid and the rest is history. We were both extremely pleased with her professionalism, promptness, knowledge, as well as her kindness. The contract, the closing and everything in between was as easy as pie. We would recommend her and the agency to others. Thank you for helping us accomplish our goal.
Virginia and Nick DiM.
Joelle helped us purchase our home in Lake Lure. From this experience, Joelle was the obvious choice when we needed sell a piece of land. Joelle is an excellent communicator - we appreciate her direct and honest approach. Further, she was always willing to help us with things outside the scope of our contract. These and other examples set her apart from other realtors.
With our Riverbend listing, Joelle was very helpful, professional, efficient and thorough. She also put together a very nice video tour of the property. Her warm and friendly manner made the entire transaction very pleasurable.
Joelle van den Berg has been a pleasure to work with in reviewing prospective properties on Lake Lure. She has been very prompt and professional in all of our requests. It became very evident to us in the beginning that Joelle was knowledgeable and candid concerning prospective properties. Her research, attention to detail, and prompt response certainly distinguishes her in a select group of realtors. It was our good fortune to be able to work with Joelle.
Dean and Marilyn K.
Joelle made this the easiest process we have ever experienced in purchasing a home. Extreemly professional- she would be a great asset to any organization. Also Cassie (the LakesEdge Closings Coordinator) was so helpful with any questions we had.
MM and RM