What clients are saying
Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:
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.
Michael W. Sullivan
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.
Chris & Joy Cobb
Very professional. Jochen guided us throughout the sale and as we approached closing he anticipated our questions and and had all the answers. His staff was courteous knowledgeable and the office is very well organized. A very professional operation that clearly focused on our interests throughout the sale. We will definitely use Silver Creek for all of our future real estate needs in the Cashiers area. Bill and Daphne Howard.
Bill and Daphne Howard
Chuck is highly motivated organized and the consummate professional! Better yet he is a person of integrity who gave superb advice based on current market conditions and was beyond trustworthy. I felt my interests were protected from start to finish and Chuck was careful to communicate with me every step of the way.
Felt very comfortable using Jochen in selling our home in Cashiers!Loved living there but grandkids were calling!!!He understood the unique setting of our home and how to show the great setting it had!!I recomend him to anyone looking to sell in the upper price ranges!Jimmy
From the first time we contacted Chuck, he went above and beyond to orient us with the area we were interested in and gave us a comprehensive understanding of alternatives to consider. Chuck was immediately responsive to our requests at all times, and also gave us plenty of distance as we made our decision. Once we had a property in mind, he worked very hard to make sure we protected ourselves in diligence and that we were asking the right questions. He is extremely resourceful and is an effective problem solver. Beyond all that, he’s just a good person and is extremely easy to work with. We wholeheartedly recommend Chuck.