Sarah Hysong is the owner and Broker of Connestee Falls Realty. A Brevard, NC native, Sarah began her career in corporate finance and planning; a background that helps her bring endless local expertise and financial savvy to every showing. Supporting communities and building lasting relationships are close to her heart — and ensures her team of Local Experts deliver the best customer service in Transylvania county.
Hi there! I am one of the few who had the pleasure of growing up with our state and national forests as my backyard. Wired to wander and explore new communities, I attended UNC-Wilmington after graduating from Brevard High School. I then moved to Charlotte, NC, and began my career with TIAA Financial Services. In 2013 I chose to leave the comforts of that job (and the United States) to serve two years with the Peace Corps in Moldova, Eastern Europe. While there, I assisted in the development of local infrastructure including youth leadership programs, civic education, and engagement, as well as new partnerships for public amenities. It was the hardest and most rewarding experience of my life.
In 2015, I returned home to plan my next adventure. Little did I know it was waiting for me here! While working as an agent for Connestee Falls Realty, I fell in love with Brevard all over again. Assisting buyers and sellers in all walks of life was just one of the many things that made real estate a natural fit for me. Helping them fall in love with our beautiful area was easy. In January 2020, I purchased the company and met my husband, Ben. We are happily married and live in the Connestee Falls community with our pup, Tito.
We have been looking to buy a house in the mountains for 10 plus years and I could never find an area that I truly loved until I contacted Sarah. First of all, she was the only person that actually took the time to call me back (I was an out of towner). Once we met up and started looking we really went at it. She showed me a bunch of houses all over the area all while I had 3 kids and a puppy in tow. We looked for a solid week (poor Sarah). But finally, after some budget changing, we found a house we Loved!! Sarah is truly part of our family now we could not be more proud to call her our friend and favorite Realtor/Broker.
-Shannon and Mike Whitaker
I am pleased to write a review for Sarah Hysong. Over the course of my life, I’ve dealt with many realtors and Sarah rates as one of the very best I’ve encountered. She actually became my realtor through the luck of the draw when I first contacted the office about a showing. Over the course of almost a year, Sarah showed me numerous homes for sale. She was extremely patient with me as I turned down one after another. Sarah was always pleasant and I never felt rushed or hurried to make a decision. When I contacted her regarding a home I wanted to see, her response was always prompt, both in returning the call and setting up a viewing.
I worked with Sarah Hysong on selling my home in the summer of 2018. I found her very helpful and responsive to my needs. I was out of town for much of the time my house was being shown so she took the responsibility for having my house open and ready to when a showing was scheduled. The website kept me well informed with feedback about each showing. She handled all the details of the sale as well as helping with setting up inspections and negotiating. She was positive and encouraging. I recommend her highly.
As is often the case, a house on Maple Street that I wanted to see was already under contract by the time I called. I was disappointed, but to my surprise sometime later Sarah contacted me saying that the deal was falling through and the house would be back on the market in a few days. Was I still interested? I was. We scheduled a viewing early on the first day it was back on the market and had it under contract that evening. And after that, things just got better. Sarah was very helpful, taking the lead in setting up inspections and taking care of all the details. Closing went smoothly and I was ready to move into my new home in a very short time. I’ve now been here for over a year and I love it. I’m grateful to Sarah for all her help and would highly recommend her to other home buyers (I have actually referred some friends to her already).
- Barb Jackson
Sarah was open and honest about the homes we toured if she was the listing agent, and even showed us a few homes that were not even for sale at the time, but were due to be completed in the coming months. It was certainly not a difficult decision to purchase the home in Connestee Falls, the area speaks for itself. Sarah communicated by phone or text promptly, and coordinated everything for our closing. Since we are from out of state, and not moving in immediately after closing, Sarah has acted as the property manager and directed the installation of utilities, appliances and general oversight of the home until we could arrive. Sarah and Lynda Hysong even went out of their way to ensure that a car I had shipped down got delivered and put into the garage….at 10 PM on a Thursday night! The level of expertise and commitment to detail sets Connestee Falls Realty apart from other agencies that I have worked with. I truly feel as if I have been treated like a friend and not just another client.
I had responded to a home listing on a realty website, and called Connestee Falls Realty, as they were the listing agency. Sarah Hysong answered the phone, and I immediately knew that she was going to be a pleasure to work with. From an initial interview of our preferences and desires to a day-long tour of approximately 15 homes in the Connestee Falls complex as well as in the town of Brevard, Sarah narrowed down the homes that she found to fit our needs. As a Brevard native, Sarah gave us an incredible insight into the area, town and various aspects of the amenities available in and out of Connestee Falls.