I am originally from the Northern Virginia area in a suburb of Washington, D.C. where I worked in Law Enforcement for thirty years. During that time I raised a family, obtained a B.S. Degree from George Mason University, developed a mountain lot and built a Lincoln Log home. I was involved in the development and building process from the ground up and worked closely with VA county planners and inspectors to ensure that local and state building codes were met.
I retired in 2001 and our family moved to my wife’s birth place here in Boone, NC where I developed another mountain lot and built our current home in Watauga County. This process also required that I work closely with NC county planners and inspectors for code compliance.
I obtained a Real Estate Brokers license in 2003. Since then I have been involved in helping my Buyer clients with evaluating land and lots for development as well as providing insightful research into different home concepts they have chosen for their part time or permanent residence. My goal has always been to help my Buyers find the home or land that they like best. For Sellers I can provide a comprehensive package that outlines the efforts I will use to maximize the selling of your home or land.
I have a thorough working knowledge of The High Country and the areas surrounding Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock, Boone, Sugar Mountain, Southern Ashe County and Eastern Tennessee in the areas surrounding Mountain City and Watauga Lake.
Please let me put my talents to work for you in whatever your real estate need is.
Thank you for taking the time to read this brief Bio and I sincerely look forward to hearing from you.
Skip made the home selling process easy and guided us through a multitude of obstacles. He always seemed to know what to do or who to ask for help. He spent a lot of time researching the property, even before we gave him the listing. Skip never pressured us and was terrific about laying out our options. He is likable, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to.
Randy and Kim
April 25, 2019
We would like to comment on our recent experience with ReMax Real Estate in Boone. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the handling of the sale of our Seven Devils condo, from the time it was listed to the day it was sold. Whenever there was a showing scheduled, we were notified promptly of the date and time; and afterward, we were provided prompt feedback and comments from the prospective buyers. Our agent, Skip Wood, gave us suggestions to help with the sale and went the extra mile in so many ways, including going up to the condo several times to follow up on the progress of a new air conditioner/heater that was installed after we left for the winter. He stayed in touch with us throughout the time our condo was listed and even came by and helped us on move-out day. We also want to thank Anitra Soto for diligently tracking us down to give us a heads-up whenever a sudden new showing was imminent.
We really appreciated dealing with such friendly and efficient people.
Vivian and Dave Giblett August 2016
Skip, I would like to thank you for helping me sell my house. You went above and beyond the call of duty as the buyers agent even though It was a FSBO. I was going through a tough time and the closing went better than I could have imagined. The help you provided me was a life saver. Thanks again for a very pleasant experience.
You have acted way beyond the capacity of the usual real estate agent, giving guidance on every aspect of the community, sharing knowledge we would never have as absentee owners of vacation property. Your connection to resources for our property improvements have given us a terrific result and saved us immeasurably. Your continued involvement with us after the sale has been amazing, and we now count you as a true friend!
We met Skip Wood a few years ago when my wife & I were looking to purchase a desirable rental home for one of our twins and his buddies while attending App State. Skip became our best friend for what seemed months of mountain trips and phone calls. We did end up with the best of what was available with Skips help. No details were left out, from shared wells to perk tests and county inspections on an extra piece of property which He also helped advise on its resale. A nice man to work with and very good with the details. I still keep in touch with him.
Bud & Anna Moore
Skip Wood spent several days and many hours hauling us all over Watauga County looking for our dream vacation home. We found it, and were very pleased with Skip as our agent. We also made a good friend in the process.
Bob & Joanne Herring
Skip Wood was exceptionally knowledgeable and extremely service-oriented. We are extremely pleased with the home purchasing experience he created for us.
Jack and Robin Bailey
I have had the great fortune to work with some talented Realtors in the High Country but none more so than Skip Wood. In this environment a successful closing requires tenacity, people skills and a lot of hard work. Skip has these attributes in abundance. It seems the more difficult the closing, the more Skip shines. From my perspective as a real estate attorney, I can be assured that when Skip is involved, I will be dealing with a totally committed, focused and professional Realtor who will help me get the job done and done right.
Jeffrey J. Walker, ESQ.