Ivester Jackson Blackstream
18 South Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801
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...We were referred to Miriam by friends she represented when they purchased their home in Asheville.... We both are originally from the Northeast ( Fitchburg, Mass. and NYC) and have owned and sold ten homes between us, not counting this last purchase. We believe we have a reasonable frame of reference with which to evaluate Miriam’s performance... Being from out of town, our search for a new home required considerable coordination and scheduling... This clearly would not have been possible without Miriam’s relentless diligence... We always felt that Miriam was more than our agent. She was our advocate. After the close, although she had fulfilled her professional obligations to us, she became our indispensable “on site” representative, bringing in our mail, checking the house a few times a week to be sure things were in order, providing us with a host of many local professionals and craftsmen who we needed to prepare for our transition to the area. She treated us like she was part of our family. She has certainly earned our trust, loyalty and affection.
"It's hard to define all of Miriam's strengths during my home purchase process, because she literally had no weaknesses! From start to finish it felt like she was two steps ahead of the process at all times. Honestly, I can't remember ever having an easier real estate deal, and at my age there have been plenty! Miriam's organizational skills are second to none, and her vast knowledge of market & economical trends gave me a very comfortable feeling throughout the entire transaction. In short, I would recommend her to ANYONE I know, and I hope I have an opportunity to more business with her in the future."
It's hard to define all of Miriam's strengths during my home purchase process, because she literally had no weaknesses! From start to finish it felt like she was two steps ahead of the process at all times. Honestly, I can't remember ever having an easier real estate deal, and at my age there have been plenty! Miriam's organizational skills are second to none, and her vast knowledge of market & economical trends gave me a very comfortable feeling throughout the entire transaction. In short, I would recommend her to ANYONE I know, and I hope I have an opportunity to do more business with her in the future." Sincerely, John Bening
Miriam did an excellent job with the sale of our property. We greatly appreciate everything that she did to help us.
We appreciate Miriam's prompt attention to detail.
I have worked with many realtors over 25 moves. Miriam rates right up there with the best experience we have had ! She is thorough , responsible, fair and for sure understands the rights of the buyer and the seller. She is extremely honest and makes sure you understand what you can expect in the transaction. Her over 20 years of experience with virtually no complaints should tell you this lady is the one you want to represent you in any real estate transaction in the Asheville area. Thank you Miriam.
Highly qualified and a real people’s person.
Miriam McKinney is exceptional. This is the fourth time I have worked with her and she continues to impress. This deal had some complications and additional factors that could have made things very difficult, however Miriam is a pro at navigating these scenarios. She is solution oriented, creative, communicative, and collaborative. Her years of experience enabled her to advocate for me as her client and get the deal done, with a big win for me on negotiations. She always goes above and beyond. I truly appreciate her and will continue to work with her for years to come!
Our agent was Miriam McKinney and we were amazed at her knowledge and her attention to the changing market in the comps in our area. Miriam helped us or really mostly took care of getting some foundation repairs and other work taken care of. I am convinced Miriam got the top dollar for us and was able to hold the deal together through a couple of issues with the buyer. Ken Camp
Miriam is a true professional and works hard to not only help you get your home ready and listed, but helps you determine the right price point to list it at. She made the process smooth and easy and also helped us find our dream home as well! She truely makes her clients priorities her own mission to accomplish!
18 South Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801
License Number: 198954
A true native to the Western North Carolina area with family roots dating back to 1810, I am a true ambassador for Western North Carolina with undergraduate degrees in education and music from Mars Hill University and an MBA from Western Carolina University. As a former teacher in the area my goal is to educate, whether a buyer or seller, by providing the most current, relevant information available and by giving expert guidance throughout. My professional goal is to exceed my client's expectations through a commitment to excellence. The result is that I have been a top producing Realtor providing clients with successful client outcomes for 21 years. I am licensed in both North and South Carolina Real estate is my love and passion. When I am not helping my clients achieve their real estate goals, I am building my personal real estate investment portfolio. I have extensive knowledge and experience from commercial investments to turn-key investments, single-family homes to complete renovations. At times you will find me with my power tools and hands on turning a vision into reality - this is so very rewarding! “Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” Franklin D. Roosevelt Giving back to the community and others is what this life is all about. I volunteer with Big Brother/Big Sisters, travel abroad to help build houses for people without homes, give back to my profession as I have served in many roles with the Land of the Sky Association of Realtors as past Director and Secretary. I also serve as the Vice Chair for the Buncombe County Board of Equalization and Review, the Buncombe County Ad Hoc Reappraisal Committee, the Conserving Carolina Land Trust Development Committee in addition to the fundraising committee. I love living in the mountains and spending time on the coast. North Carolina is such a beautiful state....from the mountains to the coast we have it all! I feel blessed to call the mountains of WNC home. One of my favorite activities is to hike with "Bella, my Jack Russell. Other favorites include cycling, mountain biking, kayaking, yoga, and paddle boarding or anything in the great outdoors. You will often find me participating in local and regional races. I love to travel the world but most of all I love coming home! Experience matters. Known for my in-depth market knowledge, uncompromising integrity, strong negotiation skills and unparalleled marketing strategies, I bring a business-oriented approach to each transaction ensuring a client-focused experience for both sellers and buyers. Let me put my experience to work for you. It would be my pleasure to help you achieve your real estate goals!