Samantha Benfield

Realtor / Broker
828-406-4110
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Michael Parkinson

Realtor / Broker
828-260-6863
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Samantha Benfield
828-406-4110
samsellsboone@kw.com

Originally from Dallas, TX I studied at Arizona State University, Texas Tech University & Graduated with my degree in Psychology from Appalachian State University. While in school I worked for my family’s oil company, Ventana Exploration, managing the production & lease accounts. After graduating I immediately began working in the real estate industry (2012). I've been selling real estate full-time since 2015.

My husband and I married in October of 2015 after 6 years of dating. He has a beautiful daughter, Molly who is 11 years old. In Sept 2016 we had our first child together, another baby girl, named Rainee Jane. We have two dogs, a Husky named Nahla, Border Collie mix named Bam Bam & a cat named Gizmo, who thinks he is dog ?? Last year we sold our home in Boone & purchased 23 acres on the Linville River & are in the process of starting up "Hazy River Farm" - We have Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Chickens & two Horses so far! My husband is a professional fly-fishing guide & has no clue about the day to day activities of a real estate broker. He just knows I am on my phone or email constantly! I am absolutely in love with what I do. I look forward to helping you with any of your real estate needs, you can rest assured you will be in good hands.

Awards & Designations KW BOLD Grad, KW 2012 Eagle Award, KW 2013 Eagle Award, KW 2015 Rookie of the Year, KW 2016 Top Producer Award, KW 2017 Top Producer Platinum Award, KW 2018 Top Producer Platinum Award, 2018 Recognized Top 50 Agents through Movement Mortgage, KW Education Committee Chair within the Agent Leadership Council (2015-Present) Areas of Expertise: Boone Blowing Rock Banner Elk Valle Crucis Vilas Sugar Grove Beech Mountain Sugar Mountain Linville Newland Crossnore Linville Falls Jonas Ridge Fleetwood Deep Gap West Jefferson Todd Expert In: Listing Properties (Residential) & Home Staging First Time Home Buyers Second Home/Vacation Home Rental/Investment Properties (Residential) Large Acreage Tracts (Residential and/or Farm, Unrestricted Use Properties)

Michael Parkinson
828-260-6863
mparkinson@boone.net

Michael grew up in Midland, Michigan, graduated high school in 1970 and attended college in Lansing Michigan. During a vacation break in 71 Michael met his soon to be wife in Miami where she was just graduating college that year. They married in her hometown of Mooresville, NC in 72. 

Michael worked for Dade Paper Company for 20 years into 1994. Dade Paper was started in Miami by brothers Irving and Saul Genet in 1939 and was a terrific company. Dade Paper at the time was the largest independent paper supplier in South Florida – selling food service related paper supplies, special print merchandise and much more. Michael opened up brand new territory for the company primarily in Stuart, Fort Pierce and Vero Beach areas. Michael’s care in providing excellent customer service and regularly contacting customers led him to selling and servicing hospitals, restaurants, hotels, country clubs and more. Sales people with other companies came and went and it’s unprecedented that sales people are able to hang onto the same customers for 15 years or more – Michael did. Michael was the sales representative servicing such prestigious accounts as Martin Memorial Hospital, Jupiter Island Club and one of the very top customers in all of Florida – The entire Florida Turnpike. 

Starting in the early 80’s Michael, his wife and their two daughters vacationed very regularly in the Boone, NC area. Their family was very fortunate in being able to vacation 4 to 6 weeks out of the year and Boone was their vacation destination. Michael’s family quickly fell in love with the Boone area and the Blue Ridge Parkway – as many do. Michael and his family purchased as second home in 1988 and they moved here full time in October of 1994. Michael did a 5 year stint at the Original Mast General Store in Valle Crucis, assisting that very busy store as a co-manager. While Michael was volunteering as a board member for the Valle Crucis Community Park he personally called on local business owners, soliciting donations for the annual Valle Crucis Park Auction and Michael quickly found that he missed interacting with people on a one on one basis and outside sales. Michael got his real estate broker’s license in 1999 and he hasn’t looked back. Customer service is still one of Michael’s top priorities and his sales reflect his continued commitment and care. Michael treats customers and clients the way that he wants to be treated, fairly, honestly, to the best of their ability and to be gladly offered assistance. 

Michael’s a full time Realtor and the 80/20 rule applies in real estate too. 20 percent of the Realtors do 80 percent of the business. Michael’s actually in the top 10 percent of the @600 Realtors here – and still growing. ​​​​​​​

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