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REMAX Legendary

REMAX Legendary

By Kristie Darling
Photos by Shane Greene Photography

On the cover–Owners/Brokers Trae and Amanda Stokes

Right–Legendary Agents, left to right–Front row: Sandi Dingler, Kamie Pitts, Danielle Stone, Sarah Keener Moretz, Trae Stokes, Amanda Stokes, Karen Abernathy, Wendy Flynn, Ashley Carmichael, Claudia Vargas • Back row: Josh Ritchie, David Berry, Cory Klassett, Dale Sharpe

Owner/broker Trae Stokes holds monthly meetings to keep his agents up to date on contract changes, market changes, and offer encouragement and praise reports. If you are a realtor looking for a team, call Trae today for a private meeting to see if RE/MAX Legendary is a good fit for you professionally.

REMAX Legendary

REMAX Legendary


Today’s real estate market can be tricky even if you’re an experienced buyer or seller. In the current market, as always, having an experienced, tech-savvy broker working for you is essential. Finding someone who is readily available, trustworthy, successful, and local is key. “We’re a new firm,” said Trae Stokes at RE/MAX Legendary. “We’re working hard, and we’re growing fast. We placed in the top four firms in our second year for our market area, and we want people to know we’re here. It’s as simple as that.”

Owner/brokers Trae and Amanda Stokes are the team leaders at RE/MAX Legendary. Their expertise, passion, and dedication to customer satisfaction guide the efforts of their 15 fulltime brokers, also passionate experts. “We know what we’re doing, and we know the market,” Amanda said. “We’re here to meet with you, answer questions, and show you how we operate. We like building relationships that will build business and produce satisfied clients. It’s easy to stop in to see that we’re a good fit for you, no obligations. Drop in, you’ll find a helpful agent, a sweet snack, and a fresh cup of coffee.

“We care, and we are here to stay” Amanda said, “so that means we’re doing everything to make certain your real estate experience is a rave-review success. The growth we’ve achieved is largely based on satisfied clients and word-of-mouth referrals. When we meet a new client, we’re quick to move them toward their goal. We won’t let you miss an opportunity because we didn’t get started right away. In this market, that can make a huge difference.” The agents at Legendary are well beyond old-school systems and methods. “We can have your property listed within 24-48 hours, and we’ll work immediately to find a buyer if you’re selling or a new home if you’re shopping.”

RE/MAX Legendary agents come to the table with the full resources of RE/MAX corporate available to them. With an international network and real estate’s #1 brand recognition, Legendary Realtors can help you buy or sell anywhere. Whether relocating for your career, downsizing at retirement, looking for a new neighborhood, or anything in between, the goal of Legendary agents is to help you buy or sell—or both—quickly, painlessly, and affordably. “We’re full service,” said Amanda. “Our top priority is to serve you. We listen to your needs, and we work to get you there.”

“Real estate is a big deal; it involves big money,” Trae continued. “During the process people tend to get stressed, maybe even emotional. We can help you with that. Our brokers get timely continuing education. We’ve done our homework ahead of time—we have qualified buyers ready to go, a huge advantage over trying to sell on your own. People don’t realize that when they don’t work with a real estate agent, they’re leaving money on the table. Could be a lot. We carry the liability, work only with pre-approved buyers, and we’ll get your house sold.”

“We share information with clients, constantly keeping everyone in the loop. People reach out to us because they say other agents didn’t call back. That doesn’t happen at Legendary. We’re available 24/7, and that’s critical when you’re eager to make an offer or find out if you got the deal accepted.” Stopping in at the Springs Road location in northeast Hickory is easy with plenty of parking. You’ll meet with a seasoned broker in a comfortable, newly remodeled building. “Individuals and families who come to us want to buy, sell, or rent. Some are interested in residential properties, of course, and we also list and sell land, commercial, industrial, and rental properties.” Some people call RE/MAX Legendary for a free market analysis of their home; some are interested in building on their lot or shopping for a new one. With the low housing inventory now, many people are building their own custom estates—Legendary brokers can assist across the board.

Sarah Keener Moretz, Realtor ABR/SRS, said,” Going above and beyond for our clients is standard at RE/MAX Legendary. Many of us have advanced real estate designations. We’re ahead of the curve and on top of market trends—a tremendous advantage to clients. For me, I want my clients to wind up pleased with their sales and loving their new properties.”

Cory Klassett is a RE/MAX Legendary agent and current president of the Catawba Valley Association of Realtors. “We believe our region’s home sales market will be similar to 2020,” Cory shared. “The inventory of available homes is not likely to increase, which means buyers’ interest will stay steady, with plenty of competition. Plus, springtime is prime time for listing your home—it will look its best when everything’s in bloom. Families want to be closed and settled in well before school starts.”

The team at RE/MAX Legendary has all the resources you need to make a positive first impression when your listing goes up. “We have a vetted list of vendors who can do repairs or painting—any of the up-front work that needs done,” said Josh Ritchie. “Plus, we can advise you on what’s really necessary to prepare your home for sale, so you don’t waste time and money.” Most buyers today like a move-in-ready home. Some can’t afford to buy and renovate, so getting that right can mean a quick sale at the right price.

Trae explained that buyers and sellers are always looking for professional agents and want to work with the best. “Some agents put a yard sign up and then disappear…they’re just dabbling in real estate,” he said. “Our agents are full-time professionals who know this business. They know local sellers and buyers and can make a deal happen quickly in a good market like today. I see us continuing to grow because people look to us for our expertise and because we really do pull out all the stops to get things done for you.”

Larry and Celestis Barrett are some of Legendary’s recent satisfied customers. They shared their experience…
“RE/MAX Legendary is the best. We have used Amanda Stokes for many buys and sells. We can trust Amanda completely. She always goes above and beyond to make the transaction go smoothly. We will always choose RE/MAX Legendary for our real estate needs.”

The RE/MAX Legendary office may be only two years young, but Amanda, Trae, and the brokers there bring you years of experience. “I’ve been working on my own since I was 15—I worked my way up to managing my own retail clothing store in Asheville when I was 17,” Amanda said. “I love working with people, and real estate suits me perfectly. It’s easy to go to work when you love what you do!”

When Amanda and Trae opened Legendary, six agents immediately joined them, and that says a lot about their successes going forward. Trae grew up in the family furniture business and understands day to day business operations. “Amanda was exploding in her real estate career and needed additional professionals to help with her clients,” Trae said. “Needless to say—we love helping each other, and it’s a priority to help our brokers, as well. They are the heartbeat of this firm, and we’re always ready to bring in more agents who would like to do more…to become Legendary.”

Give Trae a call or stop by to learn how to become a Legendary Agent!

Trae Stokes
RE/MAX Legendary
3244 Springs Road, NE
Hickory, North Carolina

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