We used Kirbi Smith to purchase a cabin in Ellijay. However, we live in Colorado, so the thought of buying a home from half way across the country was really daunting. All of those worries disappeared when we found Kirbi!
When we found homes that we wanted to check out, Kirbi would get us all the information that we could possibly want, and then would go visit the cabins. She would send photos, videos, and video chat. She was our eagle eye and helped us to see the positives and negatives of each home that we weren't able to see by not being there in person.
Throughout the shopping process, Kirbi got to know us, and what we were looking for in our dream cabin. To the point that when we found "the one," Kirbi had actually ALREADY made an appointment to go see it. She knew it was exactly what we were looking for, and worked tirelessly to make sure that she was ahead of everyone else that was fighting to get it.
After our cabin purchase, Kirbi went out of her way to meet with the sellers' contractors to be sure that the repair items they were supposed to have done was completed in a timely fashion, in a professional and adequate manner, and in a timeframe that would work around our rental bookings. Guys, I'm telling you, she did this AFTER she had closed on our home! She seriously drove up a mountain MULTIPILE times to have out backs when she totally did not need to.
This woman has been a blessing to our lives. I, truly, do not think there are many realtors in this world that are as kind, dedicated, and efficient as Kirbi. I would not trust anyone else in the North Georgia area to help me with sales and purchases (except, maybe, her real estate partner, Cindy Ryals- she is also AMAZING).
"Back in July, I went to see a property that my friend had purchased earlier this year and Brian Wilder was his realtor. I fell in love with Ellijay! I went to see Brian for his assistance & to start looking for land inside the Coosawatee River Resort for myself. Brian is very knowledgeable with the area, very professional and responsive to all my email requests. He made the entire process run smoothly. I'm from out of town and thought it was not going to be easy to do a long distance transaction and he made it happen. He guided me with his recommendations for an attorney and on who to hire to do a perc test. If you're looking to buy and want to deal with an experienced and honest realtor, then Brian is the person to hire!"
"I simply cannot recommend Brian highly enough. The property I had listed with Brian was not expensive, but that did not dissuade him from approaching it with the same level of attention that I’m sure he gives his highest end clients. Brian was readily available any time I had a question and his personal demeanor is calm, pleasant, professional, and patient. Brian is the role-model for how all real estate agents should be."
Working with Brian has been the most amazing experience ever. He was present at my closing, followed up with me on every step of the way. I'm from Miami, so purchasing a land in the mountains I though it was going to be the worse nightmare but with Brian,it all became a smooth process. He will guide you about the area, he is not going to push you to buy anything you don't want. He is truly a professional and welcoming individual. His office is also pleasant as well as the staff.Less
"We are from Florida and bought a cabin through Brian a couple of years ago. Currently, we are looking for a forever home to retire in and once again are using Brian as our Realtor. Brian is always ready and willing to help and is always pleasant to work with. He listens to what you are looking for instead of trying to push you in a direction he would rather you go in like so many other realtors. We highly recommend Brian to anyone looking for their forever home."
"Kirbi Smith was a joy to work with! She went above and beyond to help us find out forever home. She replied swiftly to any questions we have and offered sage advice. She was there for every step of the process. She even helped my daughter to find the perfect home. Kirby is the best realtor in Ellijay!"
Review Rating: 5 Star
Brian was awesome!! He was always available and flexible with my schedule. He went above and beyond to help me find my home!! I would highly recommend him to anyone!!
"Bill was exceptionally helpful in helping us find our forever home. He listened to our wants and needs. Even though we out of state. He kept us informed and was always ready to answer our questions. Which there were quite a few. He is a great realtor who dosen't try to make you go above your costs. He is exceptionally personable. I am proud to call him a friend now . We have had him to our home for dinner and have had some good laughs with him."
Review Rating: 5
"We were thrilled with kirbi! She was professional, courteous and fun. We had never sold a home and kirbi went out of her way to make sure everything went smoothly. We had a contract for a full price offer within a week of listing and closed on the exact day we were told we would. We could not have asked for a better experience."
Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Ellijay, GA.
Brian Wilder was knowledgeable of the area and clientele. Prompt and courteous. Made sure our property was well marketed. Would use again for all our Real Estate needs
We have dealt with several realtors in different geographical areas that ranged from poor to decent, but Brian Wilder is by-far the best that we have dealt with. He was always prompt, polite, and very knowledgable. He was willing after the sell to even help us out with recommendations for service providers that we needed for our remodel of the home we purchased. I have NO negative comments about Brian. Even when I would be frustrated, Brian was always calm and helpful. Brian is a wonderful realtor to deal with! I HIGHLY recommend him for any realtor needs that you have. He has assisted us with both a sell and a purchase and I would not use anyone else. He is GREAT!!
Kirbi was our realtor during our home search and subsequent buying of our home in February 2016. She was professional; kind; caring; patient; and available to us whenever we needed her. She was very good at working with us through every ...MoreKirbi was our realtor during our home search and subsequent buying of our home in February 2016. She was professional; kind; caring; patient; and available to us whenever we needed her. She was very good at working with us through every step, and keeping me sane when sometimes the process was more than I could handle. We would recommend Kirbi to anyone looking to buy and/or sell a property. She is our forever GA realtor.
Kirbi has been such a delight to work with. From the very first time that I met her, she has treated me like I am important. I wasn't just a dollar sign or a file number. Her professional manner goes beyond excellent. Dealing with realtors ...MoreKirbi has been such a delight to work with. From the very first time that I met her, she has treated me like I am important. I wasn't just a dollar sign or a file number. Her professional manner goes beyond excellent. Dealing with realtors can sometimes be a challenge. Not with Kirbi. She is dependable, knowledgeable, and gives you one-on-one attention. She goes the extra mile for her clients, and for me, that stands out more than anything. My husband and I give Kirbi a "10" for she is that and more. Thank you Kirbi for all your hard work, your honesty, and your integrity -- as a person and as a professional.
We can't express our gratitude enough for the many ways you helped us with the purchase of our cabin in Morganton. Your encouragement and pleasant attitude never faltered, no matter how many times we called and asked questions.
You worked with us from a distance (Florida) and you were so helpful in every way. Your expertise in the local Real Esate market saved us not only time, but money as well.
We appreciate you so much and have heartily recommended you to our family and friends. Those who are searching for an honest, compassionate, hardworking and knowledgeable Real Estate agent will need to look no further when it comes to you.
Your attention and care does not end with the sale of a house.
Your visits after the sale and the housewarming gift was appreciated very much.
Thanks for making the journey toward purchase so pleasant and filled with great memories. We can't thank you enough for being our agent and our friend throughout the whole process.
With kindest regards and best wishes for continued success!
Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how much I appreciate your assistance in the purchase of my mountain home. I look forward to our next purchase together.
Your knowledge of the area, the properties available and what was happening in your market was so helpful in making my final decision on the property best for me. As a real estate professional you made the entire transaction uncomplicated, fun and most of all stress-free.
I look forward to sending my friends and family your way knowing they will be in great hands. Thank you so much for a job well done.
My husband and I recently purchased a home on Timber Ridge Rd. One of your realtors, Barbara Norton helped us in the purchase. We can't express enough how helpful she was in this process. Barbara first showed the property to us many months ago. We wanted to buy but were hesitant. We were never pressured by Barbara in the least. That made all the difference in the world. My husband talked back and forth with Barbara many times. We had questions and she always made us feel we weren't a bother, and had time for us. We just wanted to say thank-you to her and also to your company for having such a valuable employee. We will definitely give Barbara's name and Mountain Aire Realty to anyone we know. Thank you,
I would like to extend my gratitude for all of the hard work you have done with the purchase and the sale of my land in Ellijay, GA. It is a hard task finding a good realty locally, so before I started looking to purchase land in GA I already had low expectations. To my surprise I got you as my realtor and I must say I buy and sell land all over the place and you are the most professional and proficient realtor I've met so far. I will always use your services within the GA area and will refer as many people as I can to you.
Thanks Brian for your professional service. I look forward in doing business with you in the future.
I just wanted to thank you so much for all your hard work in finding Brad and I a mountain home. You are so knowledgeable of Ellijay and you helped us find the perfect home on Walnut Mountain. You were very helpful in all aspects of communication, information, closing, etc. You went above and beyond the norm in helping us!
I would recommend your services highly to anyone seeking a real estate agent in Ellijay. Please feel free to give your clients our information if they would like to speak or email us for a recommendation. Thanks again Kirbi for all of your hard work!
Brian is a great spokesperson for your firm. He was a pleasure to deal with.
Brian Wilder exceeded all of our expectations. We plan to recommend him to our other friends who will be house hunting in the Ellijay area. We were always welcomed with cheerfulniss by Lorie, Brian and all the other agents.
Thank you so much far all your help getting this property ready for inspection. Your care for the client and your professionalism-plus the "going beyond the ordinary" is fantastic.
After seeing our attention to detail and our level of customer service, we hope you will keep us in mind in the future should you need a home inspection!
It has been a little over 2 months since we moved into our log cabin home here in Gilmer County and there has not been a day that has passed that we have not experienced great joy and gratitude for our wonderful home. As we reflect upon the journey that we embarked upon in September of last year, we are compelled to write you and tell you again how grateful we are for the way that you and your associates patiently and diligently assisted us. We are certain, that not every prospective homebuyer experiences such a level of professional and personal attention as we received. It became very clear to us early on that it was important to all of you that we not just find a house to purchase, but a home to live in that would not only meet our needs but would also bless our hearts. After many, many hours of searching we not only found one but discovered along the way a small group of individuals that we were extremely fortunate to count as friends. We were never made to feel that we were an imposition to you or your organization. There was only great pateince, understanding, and compassion when a few of our offers fell through.
Again, to you, Kirbi, Steve, Lori and Skip, our sincerest thanks for going above and beyond, over and over again. We look forward to taking every opportunity to refer others to your exceptional and valuable services.
Best wishes for the health, happiness, and success of each of you throughout the remainder of this year and the ones that follow.
Brian Wilder did a great job helping us in our search for our new home. Very professional in every respect. Very friendly office, especially Lorie! Thanks again,
To Whom it may concern;
This letter is to bring Brian Wilder to your attention. We recently bought our home in Ellijay with the assistance of Brian.
From the first moment we stepped through the door of Mountain Aire we were warmly and respectfully treated by Brian. We'd encountered truly nightmarish experiences at the hands of other real estate "professionals" and were very wary - at best. But Brian was simply a breathe of fresh air! At no time during any of the the hunting, the negotiations or the closing, did he ever get pushy or apply any undue pressure. Even when there were glitches (the bank from HELL!) and delays, Brian never lost his cool for a second and he remained a calming, helpful, patient influence where all were concerned. He wrangled everyone's personality and schedules with grace, consistency, efficiency and patience. He has a detail oriented memory for the logical process of a property purchase. He kept us proceeding without oppressing us with his personal views and preferences or any attempts to influence us in a direction not suited to our unique needs - even though he might have profited by applying said pressures. We couldn't help liking Brian immensely. We both found him to be one of the most honorable and likeable souls we've ever met and would hope to retain his acquaintance for years to come.
I was very satisfied with Brian's services & would highly recommend him, he was extremely knowledgeable and helpful, answered all my questions promptly.
One of the most important factors about selling or buying a house is communication. I found Brian not only to be on top of every phone call and email but very professional and efficient. Brian worked closely with me, the selling agent and the title company to make sure our closing was a smooth transaction.
Brian was wonderful to work with. He was available as needed and was extremely helpful and patient. He provided contacts for inspectors, repairs, etc which was very helpful because I was not local. Even the sellers of the property commented on how great Brian was and they had wished they had used him for the sale!
I have bought two homes with Brian and Mountain Aire Realty in Blue Ridge. You won't find a more honest, knowledgeable hard working and nice agent. Brian went out of his way to accommodate our busy schedules and even drove to Marietta to pick up closing papers for us! He made himself available on a Saturday so that we could have utilities hooked up. I highly recommend Brian and will use him again.
I want to thank you for taking such good care of my friend Terri and her husband as they looked for and purchased their vacation home. Terri had nothing but praise for you, and it means a lot to me that you were the ultimate and consummate professional. From the first time I interviewed you on the phone, I knew you were the person for the job, and I will gladly be sending more referrals your way. Your professionalism and your kindness speak volumes for the kind of person and real estate agent you are.
God bless you and your business, and thank you again for caring for my sweet friend.
Good Morning Kirbi,
We just wanted to take moment to say “Thank You” for your excellent service to us as we searched for our new home in Blue Ridge and Ellijay. We appreciate your time in getting to know us and what we were looking for. Your knowledge of the area we were searching in was invaluable in helping us find just the right vacation home. You showed expertise with the inventory of homes available, the real estate market in this area, and the entire process from search to closing. Thank you for being so patient with us as we searched for some very specific “wants” in a home, and for driving us for countless hours through mountains and over the creeks and branches all over Gilmer and Fannin Counties. You made the process enjoyable. Finally, we want to thank you for helping us at each stage as we made offers and went through inspections, and then the details of the closing process. We would not have wanted to go through this process without a professional’s help, and you were that professional for us. Thank you for your availability, flexibility, professionalism, courtesy, customer service, and kindness. We are enjoying our new cabin very much and are so grateful to you for helping us find, and purchase it. I have friends who may be in the market for a vacation home soon, and I will be recommending that they contact you when they start the process.
We wish you all the best and hope to see you in the mountains,
Where to start - Brian has worked with us for years and we highly recommend his services to anyone looking to purchase, sell or rent property in North Georgia area. He has found reputable renters for the property he just sold for us. He is always available by phone and email - answers promptly if not available. He has helped us find people to make repairs, cut the grass and do whatever needed to be done. We are not local and in the beginning only wanted to rent the property but later it became necessary for us to sell. Brian is honest, reliable, intelligent, knows the area, kind, never pushy, reputable, great communication skills, helpful, and easy to work with.
Again, you cannot find a better agent to serve your needs!!!!
Brian was such a big help for us, we did not live in Georgia so he really made it easy for us to live in Florida and have him keep an eye on things there. He's the best!!
I MET BRIAN IN OCTOBER 2013. THE PURPOSE OF THE VISIT WAS TO CONSIDER SELLING MY CABIN BECAUSE MY WIFE WAS UNDERGOING A EXTENDED ILLNESS. AFTER OUR MEETING I WAS VERY COMFORTABLE WITH HIM AND HIS COMPANY. BASED ON THE SOFT MARKET I CLEARLY EXPECTED TO OWN THE HOME FOR MANY MONTHS IN THE FUTURE HOWEVER 30 DAYS GIVE OR TAKE I HAD AN OFFER AND A CLOSING DATE. I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT BRIAN'S HANDLING OF THIS TRANSACTION. IN MY 73 YEARS I HAVE HAD MY SHARE OF REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS AND I WOULD RANK HIM AT THE TOP WITH MAYBE TWO OR THREE OTHERS.
Not only would I recommend Brian, but already have. His knowledge of the surrounding area, local builders/contractors, and upcoming events is unbeatable. Brian is extremely flexible when it comes to scheduling viewings and responds quickly to calls/emails (surprisingly, even during family emergencies). We really enjoyed the no pressure buying experience and truly felt that he "showed" us the the properties that met our needs and wasn't trying to "sell" us anything. If you are looking for a professional and knowledgeable Realtor in north Georgia, Brian is your guy.
I just wanted to tell you how much we appreciate your help in selling our home and lot in Blackberry Mountain. Selling a second home long distance is not an easy task, but you made it so much more pleasant with your resourcefulness in recommending attorneys to transfer the title, appraisers, and any other assistance as needed. We love the way you promptly answered our calls and emails. Your giving us updated reports when the house was shown and advising us on staging and marketing were comforting and appreciated.
Thank you again for your expertise, persistence, and resourcefulness. We look forward to hopefully working with you again.
What a TEAM! Great experience in working with Kirbi and Cindy in the purchase of our Dream Home. This is my 8th home purchase and from contract to closing everything was smooth sailing. A very professional Team with great “ attention to detail “ and always thinking about the customer.
A 5 STAR rating in all aspects! THANK YOU !
I just want to thank you again for a great selling experience. We needed a lot of help and we were not disappointed. You went far beyond what would
normally be required of a Realtor by doing the little things that we could not. We really appreciate that you checked on our vacant house frequently and did what was necessary to make sure that it was appealing to prospective buyers. I feel certain that your effort resulted in a higher sales price. I would highly recommend your exceptional service to anyone selling from a
Brian is the best Realtor we have ever used. He was always able to answer any question we had, an treated us wonderful. He went out of his way to accommodate us. He cared about our situation and made sure we got closed on our home.
I just wanted to say thank you to mountain aire realty. They did such a great job at getting my house sold. Kirbi listed my house for me, wrote up an incredible listing description and 22 days later it was under contract. So if you want your house sold and sold quickly in a very professional manner contact them and ask for Kirbi!
Thanks Mountain aire realty
I cannot put into words what an outstanding job that was done by Brian at Mountain Aire Realty. From start to finish he was always available, engaged, and willing to do whatever was needed to assist in the sale of our mountain property. Without his efforts and knowledge I know that we would not have been able to have such a fast and easy sale. It is quite obvious that he truly cares about both his job as well as his clients. He was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. I highly recommend him and look forward to working together again.
After careful research, I had determined Brian would be the one who would sell my house. He made sure that I had all the information I needed to make decisions. He was in contact at all times. He is completely trustworthy and made this the best possible experience. I can't thank him enough!!
It is with great pleasure that I can highly recommend Kirbi Smith as a real estate agent. She is very efficient and knowledgeable in her field building our trust as time went so I wouldn’t hesitate to use her again. We were at the closing table within 2.5 months from the listing date. Since our cabins were rented, each tenant was called in amble time to tidy up and they were handled so professionally no feelings of resentment developed. What really impressed us that we got feed back after each showing which showed the strengths or weaknesses of the property. She is easy and kind to work with and we feel so fortunate to have been referred to her. I dreaded going through the listing process but she actually made it a pleasure. One more thing that impressed us, the cabin was sold fully furnished but to our surprise the buyer wanted nothing left there so Kirby handled getting the cabin emptied and ready for closing saving us an enormous amount of work and headache. That was above and beyond the call of duty. Great agent!
We recently purchased a second home in Ellijay, GA. We worked with Kirbi Smith and her partner Cindy Ryals and we could not have had a better experience. Kirbi's knowledge of the area as well as the real estate market made the search very efficient. Kirbi listened to what we were looking for in a home and was able to narrow down the number of homes that she showed us. The first home that she showed us is the one that we purchased. Once we were under contract, Cindy Ryals worked very closely with our mortgage company, the inspector and all other parties to keep the process moving toward closing. We had a contingency in the contract that we had to have financing secured within 21 days and Cindy actively made sure that everyone stayed on schedule. Kirbi and Cindy were a pleasure to work with and they made the process fun. I would not hesitate to call them again in the future and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in North Georgia.
Kirbi went out of her way to make our home buying experience very pleasant. She took her time and made sure the house we bought was the perfect fit. She responded very quickly to any questions we had and scheduled showings that fit our scheduled perfectly. She made sure we were in our house for our little boys first Christmas! She was very involved through the financing process to make sure the lender and lawyer were on schedule. We highly recommend Kirbi and would definitely use her again.
Brian made buying our new home a enjoyable experience.He always made sure we got new listings and was always there to show them to us on our time schedule.He was very patient with us and listened to our wants and needs to help us find out perfect home.If you're looking for someone who makes you feel comfortable and has your best interests in mind Brian is the best.
Ashley and Shannon W.
We where in this area for the weekend and wanted to look at some properties and had already called another agent/firm about seeing one of their listing and they quickly replied i can show you that and some others Sunday. While we where riding around and thinking about going over to the other side of the mountains we found Mountain Aire to be open with an extremely nice gentleman named Bill Sailers which spent 3.5 hours or longer going over properties in the office that might work for what we where looking for and we ended up narrowing it down to 4 properties to look at today and went around and showed us these properties without being pushy and he was very helpful. He even went as far as to print off a sheet with all 17 properties that we had looked at in the office in case we wanted to drive by and just see the areas they where in for future reference. Mountain AIre has a winning agent in Bill Sailers.
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We own a plumbing Co, and do work for several realtors in our area. We have done work for Kirbi and her Co many times, but never got the pleasure of meeting her. On a whim, we called Kirbi to help us with our home search and she is BY FAR the best realtor around. We are so very thankful to have met Kirbi, got to work with her on a personal level, and we did not only find the best realtor around...but we also made a life long friend in the process.
Kirbi was a wonderful agent to work with! She was easy to communicate with and always kept us updated on the process of selling our property. If you have the chance to list your property with Kirbi you will pleasantly happy with the results!