We’re proud of the team of agents we’ve assembled here at Nest Realty. We think they’re pretty awesome, and we think you will too. During our “Meet the Agent” series, we sit down with our agents to learn more about them, what makes them tick, and why they’re passionate about the real estate industry. In this installment, we chat with Tracey Johnson, an agent with Nest Realty in Asheville, North Carolina.
Nest Realty: Tell us a bit about yourself! What brought you to Asheville?
Tracey Johnson: Driving through Asheville, I fell in love. It was spring and never before had I seen such blossoming—from the daffodils to the fruit trees with pinks of all colors, I was mesmerized. My house had blown away in Hurricane Katrina, and I had big plans to move to Los Angeles until I drove through Asheville. Soon after, I found an apartment and eventually bought a home and have not looked back. Asheville’s mountains, people, and lifestyle options keep me here. Now that I’m a Nest agent, I feel like I am truly home sweet home.
NR: How did you get into real estate?
TJ: A friend said to me, after my 20 years of being an English teacher and needing a change, “Hey Tracey, Have you ever thought about real estate?” I had not, but the next weekend I signed up for an eight week real estate course, and the rest is history.
NR: What was your previous career? How has that prepared you for real estate?
TJ: Being a teacher taught me in a deep way to care, to understand, to have compassion, to set boundaries, and to update my expectations along the way.
NR: What led you to Nest Realty, as opposed to another brokerage?
TJ: Nest Realty’s branding is priceless. I’ve watched Nest listings come on the market and have been wowed; I’ve watched Nest agents make great deals and have been inspired; I’ve wanted to be a Nest agent because of Nest’s confident and professional agents and the homes they help to sell! A Nest agent exudes calm confidence and strategic professionalism. That is me. I’m a Nest agent!
NR: What is your favorite part of being an agent?
TJ: I love the uniqueness of each client I work with. We are all fascinating.
NR: What makes you different from other agents? What sets you apart?
TJ: I completely lost my home to Hurricane Katrina, so I value what home means in a very unique way. My clients trust that I understand exactly what they need and want in a home, and I am skilled at meeting those needs.
NR: What are five adjectives that describe you?
TJ: Dedicated, happy, willing, understanding, and honest.
NR: Who would be your dream client?
TJ: Savvy buyer or seller, ready to make a bold move!
NR: If you had one piece of advice for a first-time home buyer, what would it be?
TJ: Preparation, a good real estate agent, and patience all work in your favor.
NR: What is your favorite season in Asheville?
TJ: Spring stuns me every year; Asheville has four distinct seasons, and spring is my favorite. Come see!
Tracey Johnson is an agent with Nest Realty Asheville. With a deep love for Asheville and the happy people who live here, Tracey is passionate about delivering quality service to her clients. To learn more about Tracey, visit her agent page.