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Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:

Due to Lynette’s preparation, positive attitude and willingness to "go the extra mile", we sold our unit within 24 hours and found our new condo in under two weeks.  We will be eternally grateful to Lynette and will toast her as we sit on our new lanai and watch our first sunset.  Thank you for all your hard work and friendship over the years Lynette.

Lynette was very timely, responsive and efficient during our entire home buying process. Being in Real Estate for 16 years I was especially alert to the service we should receive, and Lynette exceeded this!

We are so grateful for the exemplary, courteous, and skillful representation we received and hope that we can pass our delight on to anyone looking for a true Real Estate Professional, who exceeds expectations and helps make dreams come true. We needed so much more than a Real Estate agent, and Lynette Grout was expertly skilled to act as our Real Estate Representative and then assume the extra role of our Relocation Specialist with equal skill and enthusiasm.

Jochen Lucke was our agent when we first started looking for a vacation home in the Cashiers area. He quickly surmised that what we wanted, at the price point we were considering, was not for sale at that time (2013). He then recommended that we consider building this home. Because we live in the mid-west, this was not our favorite option, but we listened.

Jochen immediately showed us lots for sale that fit our requirements.. We desired that the home have a big view, be a close proximity to town, and have a distinctive mountain architecture that was as beautiful on the exterior as it was on the inside. He quickly found a lot that delivered on the long, layered easterly view and was close to Cashiers. Jochen then went to work helping us purchase the lot under market value. He also helped negotiate for the Seller to finish out the road and bury utilities and sewage lines past our lot and up to the top of the mountain.


My wife and I then worked with award winning Travis Mileti to custom design our dream home. We identified Josh Byrd Construction as the builder that we wanted to work with in order to construct the home. All through the design and building process, Jochen supplied us with invaluable recommendations. Jochen's knowledge of the real estate market, construction and design are likely unmatched in this mountain area.

Years later when we reluctantly decided to sell the home, Jochen sold it in a few weeks, very close to our asking price. He is highly ethical, extremely responsive and a pleasure to deal with. My wife and I would not hesitate to give Jochen our highest recommendation to anyone buying, selling or considering buying land to build in this mountain area.

We have used Jochen Lucke twice for the purchase and sale of our home. He is very professional and takes care of every detail. I would not hesitate to recommend him and Silver Creek Real Estate Group for any real estate transaction. He is the best Realtor my wife and I have ever used.

After failing to find a rental property, I decided to use my VA Loan benefit to look for a home to buy. I emailed Dan Allen on a Friday afternoon, the only broker I called because of his excellent reputation, relayed to him my specific needs--living space all on one level with very accessible entrance into the property. It is necessary to understand how rare it is in the Blue Ridge Mountains to find a home with those qualifications. On Saturday, Dan emailed a current list of possible properties, one of which seemed perfect. We looked at the property the following Tuesday, loved it, and an offer was made which was promptly accepted! Dan worked closely with the lender, VA loans are very tedious, and the seller. He was constantly in touch to keep me apprised of the progress of home inspection, appraisal, etc., and status of the VA loan. It has been a number of years since I owned a home and was mentally prepared for an arduous process, which never happened. Today, I closed on the property and will be moving this coming week, all accomplished in just over 6 weeks. Unheard of! The success of this transaction is due to the diligence and interest of Dan Allen in reaching the successful conclusion we came to. I will be forever grateful to Dan in locating the perfect property to fit my needs and to the attention he gave to me and to the other parties involved in the loan process. Anyone would be very fortunate indeed in having Dan Allen as their real estate professional!

Jochen was very professional and helpful during our search for a home near Cashiers. He was insightful and discerned from our discussions what type of place we desired. He then followed through by efficiently showing us the options that best matched our wishes. He stayed involved during the closing process and was instrumental in working with both the Seller and I to resolve issues. I would highly recommend Jochen if you are looking to buy or sell property in the area.

We visited Western North Carolina recently to learn about the area as a possible place to retire. My cousin had referred Eddy McDonald to us since she and her husband had purchased their Cashiers mountain retirement home from him. I have been a buyer for several major manufacturers for many years and therefore my standards for assessing those whose job it is to sell anything are quite high. And in my personal experience, I realize good realtors can be found, but truly excellent real estate professionals can be hard to find. From the first day we met him, Eddy impressed us. The consummate professional yet casually personable and relaxed, Eddy made us feel as if we were his only client. Highly organized and thoroughly prepared, Eddy gave us the time to view a variety of homes. A keen listener, Eddy had meticulously pre-screened and selected qualified homes for us to see, and he gave us all the time we needed to look at numerous homes more than once. I was impressed at how flexible and helpful he was throughout the entire process. Eddy is a busy professional, yet he was always extremely responsive in person, phone, or text, making the process of buying this home from another state seamless. Without a doubt, we found and purchased our home in Cashiers because Eddy was our broker. Both before and after the closing Eddy has gone far beyond what was actually required. Thank you, Eddy McDonald, for being such a great person, professional, and realtor.

Second property purchased with Jochen and second incredible experience! A friend originally referred me to Jochen and said that he was great. I had no idea we would receive this level of professionalism, knowledge, and service. He is One of a kind!

Cassie was our buyers agent for our mountain home in Sapphire. She spent the time to make sure that we saw all options in our price point. She arranged for inspections contractor pricing for possible repairs and facilitated all aspects of this transaction that made it very smooth. We could not be happier with her service to us as our agent. We highly recommend her. She started as our agent and ended as our friend.

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