As both a Realtor® with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty in Blowing Rock, and a resident of the High Country, I am uniquely aware of the challenges we face in our local real estate market. My educational background includes Appalachian State University (1991), in addition to attending the Harrington Institute for Interior Design (now Harrington College of Design) in Chicago. I also had the good fortune of seeing design styles and trends from all over the world during the 18 years I worked as a Flight Attendant with United Airlines, which helped to set apart my design esthetic.
Through the Interior Consulting work of my company based in Blowing Rock, ReFresh Your Space, I was named by the home staging industry’s trade organization, the Real Estate Staging Association® (RESA), as one of the “2019 Top 75 Most Influential People in Home Staging”. In addition, at the end of 2019, RESA’s Board of Directors requested I take on the challenge of becoming the first State President in North Carolina for the organization, which I began in 2020; helping to increase the exposure and professionalism of this much needed real estate service within our communities. As such, I work closely with the current local chapters in Charlotte and Raleigh, create a monthly newsletter which is distributed throughout the State and on social media, plan special events or meetings in our State, and work closely with RESA HQ in identifying the potential for new chapters in North Carolina.
Along with my work as a real estate broker and interior consultant, I was inducted in 2018 to the Appalachian State University Alumni Council, which is an elected group of over 40 Alumni who represent over 126,000 ASU alumni of the university. And, after meeting Misty Mayfield at an Alumni Council meeting, began working with her in connecting ABAH with my undergraduate fraternity on campus.
I am also on the Alumni Advisory Board for the Sigma Upsilon chapter of my fraternity at Appalachian State University, Lambda Chi Alpha. I currently reside in the beautiful Village of Blowing Rock, NC with my family, which includes 3 rescue dogs; 2 Pugs (Sugar and Walter) and a Boston Terrier named BoBo.
Eric Reeves, Owner
ReFresh Your Space
North Carolina 2020 RESA State President
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
My name is Nicole Polito, and I am originally from Waxhaw, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte; and in 2015, I moved to Boone, NC to attend Appalachian State University. I graduated in December, 2019, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, and a Minor in Professional Sales. Since graduating from AppState, I have started classes to obtain my North Carolina Real Estate Broker license.
I began working for ReFresh Your Space in March 2019, and have loved every minute of working for this amazing company. ReFresh Your Space is a locally owned and operated Interior Consulting firm, which began in 2016 with the goal of educating real estate brokers and home owners on ways to identify price eroding areas of a home, with the end goal of increasing the perceived value of the home to potential buyers.
At ReFresh Your Space, exceeding our client’s expectations is at the core of our corporate philosophy. To accomplish this goal, we spend time with each of our clients to ensure we understand their wants and needs, which allow us to provide a personalized experience for each of our contracts. With this goal in mind, Eric has equipped me with the knowledge and experience required to meet and exceed these expectations.
When not busy with work or real estate school, I enjoy taking in all the High Country has to offer. Hiking with my dogs, enjoying a nice drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, or exploring the unique shops along King Street are just some of the activates which make living in this area so special. I also enjoy traveling, whether as a day trip to neighboring areas, or exploring International destinations as a way of expanding my knowledge and understanding of cultures and customs from around the World. In December of 2018, I was able to travel as far away as Okinawa, Japan. My personal goal is to continue to add more International destinations and explore more of our amazing World.
Please contact me at email@example.com for more information.