My name is Sarah Long. I am a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, but I have been in North Carolina since 1997 when I moved to Boone to attend Appalachian State University. I earned my degree in Theatre Education and Communications. While at ASU I met my husband, Matt Long, a Boone native and general contractor. While at App, I gained a heart for these mountains and my beloved ASU Mountaineers. After graduation, I spent 5 years teaching in Charlotte before being given the opportunity to move back to the High Country. In 2007 I earned my NC Real Estate License and began full-time brokerage. In 2010 I helped to open a franchise brokerage in the High Country. I gained impactful knowledge and built important relationships during my 8 years there….but began to feel the calling to get back to my roots.
In June of 2018, my dream became a reality when I opened 828 Real Estate. We are a boutique brokerage that is locally focused, community-minded, and client-driven. I feel so fortunate to be in a career that I love, be given opportunities to serve wonderful clients, and get to work with the best team here at 828 Real Estate.
I am a member of The High Country Association of REALTORS®, the North Carolina Association
of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. I am a member of the Boone Chamber of Commerce and I am on the board for the Downtown Boone Development Association. I have completed the Realtor e-Pro certification, which specifically focuses on the technology tools needed in the purchase or sale of a property. Additionally, I have earned my CLHMS Designation (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist). Over the years, I have been awarded various Top Producer Awards. I am honored each year to be invited to the Top 50 Brokers in the High Country celebration.
My husband and I reside in downtown Boone with our 2 beautiful children, Sadie Rose and Levi, and our pup, Emmie Lou. We attend Alliance Bible Fellowship. We stay connected to the community by serving and supporting local non-profits like Western Youth Network, The Appalachian Theatre, and Valle Crucis Community Park. We love to spend time outside hiking, playing on the river, hitting the slopes, and making the most of this amazing place we get to call home!