Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) with GUILD™ recognition
Bachelor's in Environmental and Natural Resources from Clemson University
For nearly 50 years, the McKee name has been identified with expertise in luxury real estate and exceptional service in the Cashiers and Highlands, NC area. The McKee Group Brokers, backed by Cashiers Sotheby's International Realty, represent the best of what the Cashiers-Highlands area has to offer.
Maggie specialized in residential and land sales in the Cashiers Highlands area including Sapphire and Lake Glenville. She is especially excited to be a part of The McKee Group and expand Cashiers Sotheby’s International Realty in the local marketplace.
Maggie joined McKee Properties in June 2020. Prior to joining the company, she served in the sales office of High Hampton as Office Manager.
A former teacher at Summit Charter School, Maggie taught middle school math and science for eight years. She earned her real estate license in March 2019 and turned her career focus.
Maggie holds a bachelor of science in Environmental and Natural Resources from Clemson University. Upon graduation, Maggie taught environmental education classes for the City of Rock Hill Parks and Recreation Department.
Her prior employment also includes retail experience at Vivace, a women’s clothing boutique in Highlands.
Maggie moved to the area from Rock Hill, SC in 2009. She and her husband Ben, a fishing guide at Brookings, are doting parents to their French Brittany Spaniels, Pippi and Millie. A former equestrian, Maggie enjoys gardening, reading, hiking, camping, being outdoors and entertaining friends.
+ BACHELOR’S IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES FROM CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
+ PREVIOUSLY SERVED AS A SUMMIT CHARTER SCHOOL TEACHER
+ PASSION FOR BEEKEEPING
My favorite thing about Cashiers is enjoying all four wonderful seasons. Each season is equally beautiful in its own right. I also love the anticipation and joy that each new season brings. I love the slower pace and peacefulness of winter. I appreciate the beauty of spring wildflowers so much after a cold winter. Warm summer days, cool summer nights and time on the lake with friends is my favorite part of summer. Fall colors are the most breathtaking and I wish they could last longer for more people to enjoy.
One of my best moments in my career was one that I am proud of in hindsight. I had a particularly challenging listing with many ups and downs in a relatively short period. Looking back, I am so proud and thankful that my clients and I persevered throughout and ended up closing with a very satisfying outcome for both the seller and the buyer.
One of my favorite Cashiers-area traditions are the fireworks on the fourth of July. As you know many different entities put on firework shows this time of year. Living here for many years I have had the privilege of seeing many of them from some unique locations. Whether it was watching a show over the croquet lawns of Chattooga club; hiking to the top of a mountain to look down upon the show; or enjoying them a boat on Lake Glenville, they are all amazing and a beautiful reminder of the how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful part of our great country.
My husband and I are pretty avid gardeners. We plant a yearly vegetable garden, plant native perennials in our yard, have about a dozen chickens and have recently added bee keeping to our yard. Beekeeping has been our most recent passion and I love to talk about it since we are learning new things daily.
Our office, located on Highway 107 South, is one of the oldest buildings in Cashiers and a designated Cashiers Historical Society Heritage Property, as well as the recipient of the 2022 Village Heritage Award.
Using an array of tools across today’s digital and print marketing channels, combined with the expertise provided by The Sotheby's International Realty Marketing Network, we will work to find the right property for your purchase, or to sell your premier property quickly.
—PATTY & CEASER S.
“My husband and I recently purchased a home in Holly Forest and sold a Hilltop condo at Fairfield Lake. The realtor who represented us on both transactions was Maggie Elmer with McKee Properties. I highly recommend Maggie. She was on top of both transactions. She’s a good communicator, always responding to our concerns. She made both the purchase and sale go smoothly.”
“Ya’ll need to go straight to Maggie Elmer for a great experience buying and selling a home in Cashiers, Sapphire and surrounding areas. We met Maggie when we were selling our small home and trading up. Every step of the way she was a consummate professional and went out of her way to give us the best service possible. In a red-hot market, she got us in to see what became our new home the very first day it was on the market, pitched our offer and locked it down for us. During inspection, Maggie was spied in the crawl space looking for leaks just to confirm our house inspection findings! Maggie will go the extra mile with a smile. She really got after it like nobody’s business. Recommend Maggie Elmer without reservation.”
“We had one of the best experiences working with McKee Properties and your associate, Maggie Elmer. Maggie is the definition of professionalism. With a nice dose of true southern hospitality and the ideal amount of relentless pursuit! We found the perfect home to purchase and she gave us great guidance through the entire process. Not only did she work out a great deal, but Maggie had all the inspectors, contractors and service groups set up for us without an issue. Our sincere thanks to Maggie and McKee for everything.”
“Maggie Elmer was fantastic to work with! She made purchasing my land extremely easy and stress free. She went above and beyond to make sure the inspections were completed on time per the contract deliverable dates. She also changed out the gate lock at her own time and expense for my ease of mind since I was in Florida during the close. I highly recommend her!"
“Maggie Elmer is an absolute joy to work with. She is smart, hardworking and enthusiastic — all combined with a large dose of true Southern charm and hospitality! Maggie diligently helped us through our entire home search process and purchase and she continues to assist us as we renovate the property. She remains an invaluable source of local knowledge and resources on everything from construction and renovation, the moving process, landscaping, decorating and more. Maggie is a problem solver. Maggie has made would could have been a stressful experience into something exciting and very worthwhile. We would not have achieved a successful result on our recent second home purchase without Maggie's assistance, knowledge and insights! We highly recommend Maggie without reservation!”
“We had the pleasure of working with Maggie Elmer on the purchase of land to build on. From start to finish she was very responsive, kind, and a constant professional. We are out of state and she handled all of the items that come up with such a purchase. We look forward to working with her again should the opportunity arise.
“We have been involved in over a dozen real estate transactions over the years and have dealt with many different agents. Maggie Elmer rises to the top of this list. Her energy, intelligence, personality, perseverance and attention to detail ensure that her client’s best interests are always being served. She goes above and beyond to provide excellent service and makes the experience pleasant, convenient and expeditious. We are happy to call her our friend as well.”
“We bought a lot to build on in the future, near Glenville, NC. Maggie Elmer at McKee was very helpful, patient, and professional. She was with us from start to finish and made it as easy as possible. Kept us from making a bad choice. Thank you, Maggie.”
“Maggie was such an asset in the marketing and sale of our property. She was extremely professional and positive throughout the sale. She never avoided delivering the news of any setbacks and remained steadfast during the entire process. I would not hesitate to recommend her.”
Whether you are interested in purchasing or selling a home, land, or a commercial property, The McKee Group brokered by Cashiers Sotheby's International Realty is here to help. Let us put almost five decades of real estate expertise in the Cashiers-Highlands area to work for you!
Located in the Historic Minnie Cole House:
619 US Highway 107 South
Cashiers, NC 28717
The Cashiers-Highlands plateau offers a lifestyle for everyone.
From lakeside living to large tracts of land to private communities with the finest amenities,
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