Staying Safe. Serving Clients.
We find ourselves in uncertain times. But this much is certain: Above all, McKee Properties values the health and safety of our clients, our team, our friends and our community. This is why we’re conducting business a bit differently — but most effectively — in light of COVID-19.
Our Office & Team
According to the Order issued this past Friday by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, real estate offices are considered an “essential business” and are therefore allowed to remain open. However, we believe it is important to do our part to help limit the spread of the virus and protect our clients, Brokers and staff until there is better evidence of containment.
So, effective immediately and until further notice, our office, located in the Minnie Cole House on Highway. 107 S., is open by appointment only.
This does not mean our company is closed. In fact, our McKee Properties team is working as hard as ever to serve our clients. We are attending to our phones and mail between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. To leave us a message outside of these hours, please contact us at 828.743.3411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Brokers and staff are working remotely, and may be reached directly via email or mobile phone. Click here for our list of Brokers, staff and their contact information.
Experts predict economic decline and recovery will be a quick “v-shaped event.” Meanwhile, our local residential real estate market remains strong. Most recently, two of our listings closed at 98% and 90.7% of list price.
The latest MLS statistics indicate sales of area homes and land are up compared to this time last year:
MLS Data for Highlands-Cashiers Area:
Q1 – Jan. 1 to March 31: 2019 / 2020
Residential: 94 / 136
Land: 35 / 46
Residential +$1MM: 11 / 30
Listing & Showing
One of the most beautiful seasons in the mountains — Spring — is upon us, signaling the beginning of high season for real estate. McKee Properties is known for providing friendly, customized, high-quality customer service — before, during and after the sale — and certainly this will remain constant, no matter the circumstances or time of year. If you are considering listing or purchasing property within the area, our Brokers are ready to assist and consult with you. They will guide you through the process, making sure that social distancing and safety guidelines are implemented at all times.
Digital Marketing & Tools
We are taking advantage of technology to list, market, show and sell homes. From keeping the listings on our website up to date, to promoting and advertising properties on our Facebook page , to continuing our weekly e-newsletter, to sharing virtual tours, our digital marketing strategies are in full force.
Click here to experience an example one of our virtual, interactive tours — including video and 3D images — from the comfort and safety of your home.
The current climate did not stop us from announcing some incredibly exciting marketing news. McKee Properties is proud to be recognized as a Founding Partner of Garden & Gun Land, a new special section featuring the properties that are dedicated to an “authentic sense of space and inherent responsibility to the natural world.” Read all about it in the April/May issue of Garden & Gun magazine or visit this page of their website.
Additionally, each of our Brokers has access to DocuSign, which allows legal documents to be signed from across the miles.
Village of Cashiers
Our beloved resort village may be slower than usual as people stay inside and take advantage of the seclusion and safety of our mountain homes. Please be advised that anyone coming from out-of-state or out-of-country entering Jackson County is required to quarantine for 14 days.
However, essential businesses are open and local restaurants are filling take-out orders.
There’s a reason why McKee Properties has not only survived, but thrived, for nearly 50 years. By working together, staying safe and agile, and supporting each other, we will undoubtedly get through this period. Let us know how we can help you. And may your home always be your haven.
Your Friends at McKee Properties