It can be especially difficult when life itself gets in the way
and even Mother Nature acts like it’s not a good idea.
That’s what my wife and I faced as we made our decision
to move from Maine to North Carolina. We might still be
living in Maine, probably in a motel, if it hadn’t been for
our realtor. We don’t often think in terms of realtors going
beyond the line of duty but in the case of Jackie Tatelman
of Dawn Wilson Realty, that’s exactly what she did. Not
just once, but over and over again. Faced with what seemed
like one hurdle after another… such as a tree limb falling
through the roof of the first house we put a down payment
on while our inspector was actually inspecting the home to
a deadline fast approaching on our need to vacate our home
in Maine. We were in as bad a situation as one could
possibly imagine and then some. If it hadn’t been for
Jackie, we might never have found a way out. She worked
tirelessly in spite of all our daily setbacks.
Right up to the closing, she was the only one who never
succumbed to the almost daily soap opera that was our
move from hell. As we sit in our new home, a little over a
month since we moved in, we think back on the seemingly
insurmountable problems we faced knowing that if it hadn’t
been for Jackie’s tenacity and dedication to her profession,
we would still be stuck between Maine and North Carolina
searching for an exit.
Dawn Wilson Realty is extremely lucky to have her in their
Dennis & Janice Corso
Black Mountain Buyer
David J. Florida Buyer
"When we started looking to buy a house in Asheville, all we knew about it was how beautiful the area was and how much people loved living there in retirement. We chose Jackie to be our realtor because of reviews we had read extolling her professionalism, easy personality, and amazing work ethic. All of these proved to be true. Jackie has an extensive knowledge of Asheville and the surrounding communities, and she worked tirelessly for us in searching for a home. She is a delight to work with; not only is she engaging, thoughtful, and funny, but she was incredibly responsive to all of our requests and questions. She also has outstanding negotiation skills. We are convinced that there is no better realtor in the Asheville area than Jackie, and we give her our highest recommendation."
Jim & Ann Schroeder, Wisconsin
But better than that, we acquired a new friend. She was genuinely interested in us and how our lives had brought us to the situation we were exploring. We loved her knowledge of the area and her sharing many of the details while looking at houses. She gave us great recommendations for things to see or places to eat during our visit when we’re not looking at properties. She not only made our house hunting productive, but made our entire time spent in the area worthwhile and interesting.
We would recommend Jackie Tatelman to anyone looking to buy in the Asheville/Western NC area."
Alan and Pam Boydston, Michigan Buyers
"We have been very happy in working with Jackie Tatelman regarding our plan to relocate to the Asheville/Black Mountain area.
Jackie has listened carefully to what we are looking for, and assisted us in finding possible appropriate properties. She has never pressured us to buy something that did not feel right to us. In addition, she has provided useful information about the area, which we could not know as non-residents. She never made us feel rushed, and has been very reliable in responding to all communications, and meeting us on time for appointments.
We plan to work with her until we find what we are looking for, and have no need to search elsewhere for a realtor."
Donna and George Allison
"We would highly recommend Jackie. She is professional and very patient. She truly listens and wants to understand your needs when looking for a home. We are from out of state and not familiar with the area. Jackie is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She answers your text or email quickly with any questions or concerns you may have. On a personal note, she is a great person to get to know."
Karen & Kevin O. New Jersey
"Jackie- Thank you so much for being an amazing realtor. You helped our family with getting ready for the market and making an unbelievably fast sale and for the price target we wanted. Then to top it off you connected us to realtor who fit our needs to purchase in another state. Your knowledge of the market and area in Black Mountain was fantastic. The time and attention you gave us and our home was helpful throughout the whole process. We are so glad we went with you as a local realtor. Thank you."
The Miller Family, Black Mountain
"Jackie- We want to thank you again for all your hard work helping us find a home in Asheville that is right for us. We know we've changed directions at almost every turn, and we are so grateful for your understanding and continued efforts on our behalf. It is such a pleasure to work with you. We feel confident we will find the right home with your expert knowledge, guidance, and wonderfully positive attitude!"
Ann & Jim S., Chicago
"I am retired now, but I was a home inspector for over twenty five years, and I personally knew hundreds of realtors. In terms of honesty, quality of service, total knowledge, and availability, Dawn Wilson is way above them all. Dawn sold my house at 812 Laurel Avenue, Black Mountain, NC, in 2013. I was delightfully pleased with how she handled everything, from the very first phone call until long after the closing, with any follow-up matters that needed tending to. In 2010 (I think that is the correct year), Dawn sold my ex-wife's house at 810 Laurel avenue, Black Mountain. She handled it with the same level of personal attention and professional skill. In 2011 (I think that is the correct year), Dawn patiently went through many months of extensive searching for the right house for a dear friend of mine, finding the exact right purchase at 211 Woodland Drive, Swannanoa, NC. It was my friend's first house, and she was nervous. Dawn handled the entire procedure with genuine kindness, thoroughness, and endless patience. I, and many others I know who have bought or sold property from Dawn; we are her voluntary promoters, gladly encouraging others to partake and enjoy the experience of a real estate transaction. I shall continue to recommend her to everyone I can. She really is that good; exceptional, even! She is dedicated to her work with a professional quality and personal sincerity in such a way that it needs to be experienced to be fully appreciated."
"You [Dawn] have been absolutely AMAZING through this entire process and have our heartfelt thanks!! There's a reason your office is growing!"
"After several months of looking for a realtor, my wife and I were becoming a bit dismayed. Calls were either unanswered or there was a lack of perceived professionalism. Then serendipity struck and we were introduced to you- Jackie Tatelman We knew right away that we wanted to work with you. It was evident that your vast knowledge coupled with your low pressure approach, was exactly what we were looking form. In every house we toured, your input about the pros and cons of each property was an education that helped us narrow down our choices. Once we found our “Home”, you were with us every step of the way. From due diligence, negotiations, confirming repairs and requests, as well all legal matters, you worked behind the scenes overseeing the process. And, your communication was fantastic, keeping us in the loop every day, via email and/or phone. In a world of mediocrity & self-interest you are a cut above the rest. Thank you for helping us find our dream home."
Matthew and Dasha, NYC
"Jackie, will keep you in mind if we decide to buy more land or home. You are a great realtor."
Jamie Ashley, FL
"Dawn was first of all a fierce and knowledgeable protector of my rights and my needs and my wallet regarding the purchase of the home she showed me that I had fallen completely in love with. She was also friendly and funny (at the right times and in the right way, which eased the tension considerably when I most needed it).
She was also an invaluable and quick resource for reliable and affordable contractors of all kinds who gave me exceptionally quick and efficient and solid service -- perhaps particularly because they know the reference has come from her.
I have worked with realtors before and I have to say I have never seen anyone who was more on target in terms of making sure everything -- dozens of details -- went absolutely perfectly smoothly. Not only that, but she also cleaned up a number of messes in documents and time schedules that were created and left by other professionals in the transaction."
"Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your wonderful help, guidance, patience and laughter. You [Dawn] made this process so enjoyable and easy peasy!
Biggest hugs and love..."
C (and L!!)
"Jackie, I just want to send you a BIG thank you for your assistance and guidance in helping me find, purchase and close on my new home. Your excellent service, frequent communications and professionalism made the process so much easier!
I really appreciated your attention to detail and I certainly recommend your services to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
"Dawn helped us sell two homes and to buy one. We found her to be very knowledgeable, trustworthy and professional. She was recommended to us by friends and we have and will continue to recommend her to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home in WNC. She takes great care of her clients every step of the way. Do yourself a favor and get Dawn on your team."
"So many good things to say about Sue Francisco; professional, kind, and patient. Sincere in helping you find “the right home”. I LOVE my log cabin!"
"Sue made our first experience with home buying a true adventure. My husband and I had different ideas of what our dream house would be but Sue was always aware of us both. She chose houses for us that met both of our ideas, and when we decided it wasn't for us she would graciously compose a new list of possibles. Combining "newer and spacious, move in ready" with "old charm and adding my own touch" wasn't an easy task but she took a willing spirit and found us our dream house! The memories of house hunting with her still bring smiles to our faces and we will forever be fond of her for her patience and dedication to our dream."
Mrs. Ashley Styles
"You [Sybil Argintar] are a great agent and I really appreciate you. You are absolutely on top of everything and very knowledgeable about all aspects related to selling and closing on properties...very rare and very appreciated. I have bought and sold a large number of properties and had learned to do my own research and not rely on an agent. You are the exception! Just wanted you to know! Thank you!"
"Jackie -- We both want to thank you for taking care of us through this process. You have been diligent, informative and have always been there when we called (even after hours) and always available, no matter what your own schedule was. It has been a pleasure having you as our agent. We hope we can conduct business with you again in the near future and I will recommend you when asked."
June & Roberto Vengoechea
Visions of Creation Gallery
"Thank you again for your friendship and love. You truly are a wonderful human being."
All set for closing tomorrow. Yeah! So happy you will finally get paid. You deserve every penny, Jackie. So great working with you. Thanks!"
"Since we are from Massachusetts and mostly unfamiliar with the Asheville area, Jackie was as asset in many ways. Her efficiency and knowledge enabled us to focus and find land in an Eco development during the 5 days we were in Asheville last April. Jackie both accompanied us when we needed support and allowed us to drive-by homes on our own. Jackie is very accommodating as she responds quickly to emails, texts and phone calls throughout the day. Since we were staying in Asheville, Jackie suggested we meet over a simple but delicious Indian lunch in downtown Asheville. Shortly before we departed western North Carolina we signed an Offer to Purchase Contract over breakfast in an eatery on Black Mountain. We would highly recommend Jackie Tatelman."
Pete and Sue
"Hello, I am a local contractor in the town of Black Mountain. My family and I were selling our home we had built. I was a custom built with 3.5 acres full of organic garden and orchards. The home was located about 25 minutes outside of town. Jackie went to work for us creating the most beautiful portfolio of the home and land. All the details that we created that we love so much were highlighted. Our home was on every listing I could find. So in turn the house sold for what we needed. In the process of working with Jackie in the sell she got to know us, who we are and the things we like. So in the search of finding are new home it made is very easy. Jackie only brought us homes that she knew we would like. Saving us so much time and energy. We were under contract in 8 days of looking, and it felt so smooth and easy. I would highly recommend Jackie Tatelman."
Kevin Fowler, From The Ground Up Builders
"Hands down the best real estate agent around. Pleasant to work with, highly professional, fast to respond to your questions and needs. The entire process, from viewing to closing, was a pleasure thanks to Jackie. I highly recommend her without reservation to anyone looking to buy or sell their property."
J.K. Black Mountain
"I will always direct someone your way if they are interested in Asheville. We really love our house and are now working on the furnishings.
I just want to say again how much we appreciate the work you did for us. You immediately understood what we were looking for and expertly guided us thorough the process. We are so happy with the end result and look forward to life in Asheville.
Thanks so much."
Tom and Jane Engwall
"Jackie Tatelman - Utmost professional, honest, insightful, no-nonsense realty professional
We recently purchased a house in Hendersonville and Jackie Tatelman represented us as our realtor. We have worked with many real estate professionals in the last 20 years, and we can whole-heartedly say that Jackie is the best. From Day 1, Jackie worked to understand (and help us understand) exactly what we wanted in a new home. Jackie did not waste our time on houses she knew did not fit our profile (in fact, when we asked to see things she knew did not fit us, she gently, respectfully guided us on to better options). She is a very proactive communicator and consistently demonstrates outstanding attention to detail. Jackie always worked in our best interest and provided good advice during negotiations. She inherently knew when to offer her opinion and when to let us conclude for ourselves. Her support and professionalism were invaluable to us in finding our new vacation/retirement home.
If you are looking for a real estate agent in the WNC area, we highly recommend you speaking with Jackie. She will work tirelessly to find you the right home and, once you find it, provide excellent service in making sure you get the best deal possible. We cannot offer enough accolades regarding our experience with Jackie. From Day 1 to close (and beyond), we have been ecstatic with her customer service and ultimately our new home!"
Shelly and Steve Shadle
"I was just starting a search for property in the Asheville/Black Mountain/Old Fort areas of western North Carolina, and Jackie represented the seller on some land I wanted to look at. I was only in town for the weekend, so I reached out to her to show the property. I didn’t have an agent at that point. Jackie was out of town, but she orchestrated a showing for me and was incredibly responsive, even though she wasn’t available. I asked her to be my agent. We saw lots of properties over a couple of weekends, and Jackie consistently impressed me with her knowledge of the area and her objective opinions about the pros and cons of each property we saw. Additionally, she searched for and presented new properties. Once I decided which property I wanted to put an offer on, Jackie quickly handled the paperwork. After the owner countered, Jackie’s level headedness and professionalism helped me make what was an informed decision and the rest, as they say, is history. I’m now the proud owner of some beautiful land with a lovely, little house, and I couldn’t be happier. I HIGHLY recommend Jackie."
Claire Danielson, Buyer
"Jackie is a soup to nuts real estate agent. From our first conversations to decide whether or not to list with Jackie until closing day, Jackie was 'on it'. She built targeted marketing strategies tailored to our property, she got the word out to the market in a multitude of ways, she was responsive to questions and creative in her solutions, followed through on agreements and stayed on top of the task every step of the way. My brother (with whom I was selling the property) said of Jackie, 'Some real estate agents get the listing and don't do very much after that. I don't think we would have gotten the job done without Jackie.' I wholeheartedly agree with that assessment!"
Aline C, Seller
"Jackie was the most consummate seller’s realtor we’ve ever used. She understands the market was very inspired and creative in her handling and marketing of our property. Jackie was responsive to all our questions and needs. She communicates very well and on a regular basis. Jackie was always dependable and helpful. She goes above and beyond expectations and gets results."
Steve and Jane A, Sellers
"We cannot resist writing a testimonial to our broker, Sybil Argintar, who succeeded in selling our house when two previous brokers had failed. Our house was a special treasure, nestled high in the mountains with privacy, a gorgeous view, spacious rooms, and high end extras like a high-efficiency heating/air conditioning system and a natural-gas-fed generator. But it did lack some features that many found essential, such as a large number of bedrooms and quick access to town. Sybil succeeded where others failed by emphasizing in her promotional materials the features that made the house unique, such as the architectural beauty and the high-quality construction. She was able to attract prospective buyers who would treasure these aspects of the house. The result was an offer within 3 months. The deal closed seven weeks later. Sybil’s great skill in marketing homes reflects her background in landscape architecture and historic preservation as well as her perseverance and attention to detail. With her sunny optimistic personality, she is a delight to work with."
J & M, Sellers, 2015
"Jackie Tatelman is a go-to and no-nonsense realtor. A dream to work with, Jackie was very knowledgeable with the business of real estate and was able to sell our beautiful timber frame Black Mountain home in an incredible and unheard of 12 hour period. She was there for us throughout the process of settlement on our home and even helped us with long distance settlement on our new home in Santa Fe, NM, always available to answer any question we had. No problem was too big or too small for her to handle and she was able to get us over several hurdles along the way. We would not hesitate suggesting her as a realtor for anyone else."
Brad and Ellen Stroman
"There are some real estate agents that are really nice, but they don't really do very much in terms of getting the job done. I don't think we could have ever gotten to this point of having a contract without Jackie."
"We used Jackie to purchase a house, and I cannot recommend her more highly. She listened very well to our needs, even when they were changing as we looked at different properties. She was very patient and extremely knowledgeable. She is also a very good hearted person who wants the best for all of her clients and she has helped with some of the emotions around buying or selling a house, even after the sale was completed. She was a huge blessing to us as we worked through a major life decision. Jackie knows many people and resources in the Black Mountain area, and she should be the first agent you turn to when you have real estate or other needs in that area."
"Thanks for everything u r the diggity bomb! :) " . . . "She [Dawn] is a get 'er done kinda person!"
"Jackie is outstanding! She made the whole process of selling our property as easy and stress free as possible. She not only helped us understand how best to position our property but took time to explain her recommendations. She was very action-oriented in terms of marketing and once we had an offer, she followed through on everything very closely so we always felt we were being represented with great attention to detail. As 'out of town' sellers, this was crucial to a successful sale and a feeling of confidence that the sale was being handled correctly. Thank you Jackie! Can't wait to work with you on future opportunities."
"Just wanted to give you some Kudos from my family. I am one of 6 siblings with interest in the Ottaray Court House. Every single member of my family has responded with great glee to the flyer, website and MLS listing. You have done a great job pulling it together, and all we Smith’s appreciate it! :)"
Thank you for all of your help in purchasing our first home! We are finally settling in and we love this house so much! Thank you again for all of your hard work and dedication "
Lara and Josh
"Jackie did an excellent job marketing my home. She was always quick to respond to any questions and offered assistance whenever possible to make the whole process of selling my home less stressful."
"Yes...thank you Jackie for your hard and efficient work....the surveyor called me a few minutes ago and said that it would be ready tomorrow....amazing! Thanks for calling him....You guys do Real Estate like it is supposed to be done!"
Marvin- Black Mountain June 1, 2015
"We appreciate all you do Jackie! You have been very 'on-top' of this and it is a pleasure to work with you." Judith Henry
From a local Realtor: " It was such a pleasure meeting with you too Suzanne. I enjoy working with agents who are up to speed on process and contracts. You have been a breath of fresh air to work with. I appreciate you working late Friday evening and even on a holiday."
"I had an excellent professional experience with Ms. Wilson. She is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the business of registering the property for sale through finalizing the sale. She has an excellent knowledge and use of current high-tech processes, and can find the information she needs or post the information she wants to advertise. She really knows what she is doing! In addition, the intangibles are very satisfying: she is energetic, pleasant to work with, has a good sense of humor, kept me current/up-to-date on all contacts related to my sale, was prompt in what she did. I felt that my property was in excellent hands when I gave her responsibility for the sale. It was a pleasure and joy to work with her."
"Jackie Tatelman burst on the scene with her enthusiasm and sparkle in her unique green eyes, ready to take on a, “hard to sale house,” or, so I was told by other big well know realty's. With strikes against me from the beginning. A Deltec (round house), in the woods-on the side of a Swannanoa Mountain, on a steep road up, and, an even steeper drive way. No problem for Jackie! With all her mastership, was able to get the job done in 49 days, with 2 offers-plus!
The incredible photographer she uses, with slide show made me worry that it made my home look-too good! Her gentle calming voice always reeling in my hyper OCD, and even providing booties with a kind laminated note on the door, requesting people, to remove their shoes. Jackie would also-ALWAYS-without fail, return all my calls and e- mails, which made me feel as a very important client to her, no matter how busy else where she may be. Jackie never failed to give her best- over and beyond-out of her way in-everything! Even while out of state for 3 weeks, she still handled my sale as if, she were still here, and with the help of Dawn and Suzanne, (also GREAT!) filling in where needed. Dawn Wilson Realty my be small in size as a group, but bigger in heart and abilities than the rest. So much so, that I fired all the big-well known agencies-for doing nothing, in exchanged for Jackie!
Jackie and Dawn Wilson Agency is, a full service group, committed to bringing the best quality satisfaction as humanly possible!!"
"Hi Dawn, we are just in awe of your wherewithal, work ethic and competency. We're so grateful to be working with you."
Glen & Deb - Sellers 2015
"Jackie was very helpful and responsive to all my inquires and questions. I had several general questions about land development costs and she went above my expectations and promptly obtained estimates from local sources. She handled all the closing arrangements and made the property buying process a snap." Cheryl Taylor.
"Dawn Wilson is the best. She is high energy and worked hard for and with us to get our house sold. Dawn is a good listener and she was able to successfully guide us through the chaos of selling our house.
Our house was a very unique property. The house was built in 1916, and the property also included a new heated studio building. She encouraged us to get a pre-inspection and radon test, eliminating the threat of possible problems that come with an older house and squashing the notion that there was “too much work to do”. Potential buyers knew the true condition of the house, clearing the way for offers and an eventual sale.
To help get the house in front of the right buyer, she targeted niche clients through advertising in non-traditional newspapers/ magazines and stressed the unique character and possibilities afforded by the studio and home combination.
Dawn has many other wonderful qualities that we learned about through the process. She was very helpful in helping us stage the house. She made it a point to follow up after showings, providing valuable information about what people were saying and looking for. She gently pushed us to keep focused on our repairs and our clean-out tasks and provided encouragement throughout the process. She was always looking for ways to help us and went far beyond our expectations. And best of all, she was fun to work with and always maintained a positive attitude.
Dawn Wilson is the hardest working real estate agent we have ever met and we highly recommend her."
Tom & Patti, Black Mountain sellers
"Due to a career as a meteorologist with NOAA, I've moved several times over the course of 33 years with that agency. I am now in my 12th home so I've had lot's of experience with realtors buying and selling homes and Jackie is the BEST! No contest. Her strengths include her outgoing positive personality, competence in her chosen field and strong work ethic. Look no further for a great agent to represent your interests." John M.
"We wouldn't think of using anyone other than Jackie for all our real estate needs. We've listed three houses with her, bought at least two. She's the best. Knows the business, inside and out. What strikes me about Jackie is her passion and her persistence. When working for you, she leaves no stone un-turned. Just what you want in a real estate agent. Can't say enough good things about her.
As her slogan goes, "Jackie Rocks." Miles Frieden
You are the best!! I can't wait to start building our house; it will be
at least another year but that is so much closer than it has been. You
have worked so hard, and I can't tell you how much we appreciate it.
Susan said you were good, but she did not know you are GREAT!!....We will see you then and perhaps lift a glass of "something" to celebrate."
"Jackie was so responsive to all our queries right from the very beginning. She is skilled at her work and I would recommend her without reservation." S Carlyle
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Kate, Black Mountain Seller
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Steve, Asheville Seller
"Jackie Tatelman is the BEST Realtor IN THE WORLD. From the time we started looking for a house until the closing one month later, she remained enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable. She wanted me and my husband to be comfortable with every decision. She offered us a wealth of contacts from home inspectors to pet sitters. She made moving from Florida easy! She gave us the key to both our new house AND our new community. We LOVE Jackie. She is the REAL thing."
Sandra and Jim Schmid
Don, Black Mountain Seller