Michael Barry

    I love that which affords the mind a sense of wonder!

    As your Buyer’s Agent, my job is not to sell you real estate. Rather, my job is to assist and represent you in locating and purchasing property at the price and with terms you are well satisfied with.

    Background: When my Dad retired from the Navy we moved to Boone and I attended Watauga High School, Appalachian State University, and then transferred to UNC-Chapel Hill. My degree from UNC was in Russian & East European Studies and, like Melville's character in Moby Dick, "having little or no money in my purse, and nothing in particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world."

    Therefore, I accepted a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps. Lo and behold, I did see some of the watery part of the world! But to my surprise, also a lot of hot, dry deserts, steamy jungles, and one or two bone-chilly inhospitable places. I thoroughly enjoyed over 25 years serving alongside U.S. Marines: from completing U.S. Army's Ranger School to being a Force Reconnaissance platoon commander during Operation Desert Storm; plus several deployments during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. There was much to interest me ashore while serving as a member of the Joint Staff, working cyberspace related national military defense plans and policy issues at the Pentagon. Along the way I earned a masters degree at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

    In 2013, I began to be interested in North Carolina High Country real estate. The High Country is a place that affords the mind a sense of wonder, in part because you'll always find 'beauty and courage flowering in unlikely places.' After wrapping up my time in the Marines I acquired a few years' valuable experience in vacation rental property management. Then an opportunity arose to work alongside the Exurbia Real Estate Group. I was impressed with the team and I believe you will be impressed, too.

    Enduring friendships that carry on after the deals are closed are a great part of our real estate business. I enjoy problem solving aimed at results that are thorough and satisfying. The Exurbia team is geared for that sort of service.

    Everyone has a story to tell. I'm interested in hearing yours. Introduce yourself. I can be reached email at MichaelBarry@KW.com and also via cell/text at 828-268-2260.

    Michael Barry
    Buyer's Specialist, Broker
    Keller Williams Realty - Exurbia Real Estate Group
    643 Greenway Rd Suite H2
    Boone, NC 28607

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