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Benny was very instrumental in helping us obtain this property.

His knowledge and professionalism helped us through the buying process to help us land our dream home. We could not have done it without Benny, he succeeded where other real estate professionals fell short. Benny listens to the customers needs and helps guide them through the sometimes difficult process of obtaining real estate.

Tom Lopa

Todd superseded all of my expectations.

From property knowledge, property values to infrastructure, Todd will astound you not only with his knowledge of Real Estate, but his customer service skills. Todd goes over, and above any call of duty. I am thrilled to to not just call Todd my realtor but a friend. Todd will handle all of my real estate transactions exclusively going forward. You won’t be disappointed! I highly Recommend Todd to anyone looking to purchase residential or commercial properties.

Tami Bobo

I met Benny Kimsey just after he sold a neighboring house.

At that time I was trying to decide if I should renovate my house, sell "as is", or tear down and build on my two lots. Many realtors had approached me, but I was most impressed when Benny came back with a stack of comps reflecting my alternatives and simply offered future help if I had any questions. Those comps were all inclusive and facilitated my decision to sell "as is". I knew this sale would require an experienced, knowledgeable real estate professional. That was Benny Kimsey all the way. His suggestions on presentation of my property and his MLS listings stimulated immediate interest. He was readily available to inquiries and requests and expedited a quick, smooth sale. I will definitely call Benny Kimsey for upcoming sales and purchases.

Anita Teague

From our first meeting, it was obvious he was a professional who listens keenly to the needs and wants of his clients and is able to match these expectations with his in-depth knowledge of the opportunities in the local real estate market.

The one we bought exceeded our expectations and we could not have made our dream home come true without Benny. Thanks again, Benny... You made the experience not only fruitful, but fun.

Dr. Curt West

Mike is an excellent agent.

He worked hard to sell my property, He was very professional. If I have a real estate need in the future, Mike will absolutely be my agent choice, Betty Moore

Seller - Hayesville, NC

Best darn agent I have ever worked with and this is my 9th home purchase.

Great local knowledge and stays on top of everything as process moves along. Good problem solver and good working relationship with mortgage, insurance and closing agents.

Buyer - Hayesville, NC

Benny stayed on top of the listing, kept it always forefront and always up to date.

Kept us fully informed at all times. When offers came to his attention he would have reviewed them and then be fully knowledgeable to brief us with pros and cons. Which then allowed us to make sound decisions to accept or make a counter offer or reject.

Robert Stebbins

Mike is very knowledgable in Real Estate and it's not his first rodeo.

He was there through the whole process and knew how to deal with the repair issues and closing costs. I feel we came out even with the sellers as far as closing costs and repair costs! Mike found us a house for a good price and it appraised for about 20,000 more than we paid for it, Thanks Mike !

Buyer - Young Harris, GA

Anna helped us to sell our home in Cleveland ga .

She was always super helpful and always worked so hard to get us showings. We had previously listed our house with another agent prior to finding Anna. The previous agent had the listing for close to a year. Once we changed to Anna within a month our house was under contract. Anna was very prompt on the paper worked and everything was always correct. We will definitely use her again for any future purchases.

Zillow Review

My wife and I had the distinct pleasure to work with Benny Kimsey during the purchase of our Siesta Key condominium.

We found him to be the perfect gentleman. He was very professional and thorough in his assessments. We would not hesitate to recommend Benny to any of our colleagues or friends. In fact, when the time comes for another sale or purchase, we will certainly use Benny Kimsey.

Dr. Richard Yonker, D.O.

As a first time homebuyer I feel very fortunate to have an agent with Benny's experience & skills to make my transaction so stress free and smooth.

I would definitely use him in future transactions and refer him to others.

Caleb Ray

I have known Mike Stewart for 10 years (since 2009).

Initially we used his services to buy our house and became friends as a result. Over the years he gave me many good recommendations for help as needed on various projects, and after we moved he helped us once again as the selling agent for the same house. He is extremely honest, upfront, diligent, knowledgeable, and very trustworthy. Having utilized him both as a buyer and seller I can say confidently that he is the best of the best and will work tirelessly to help you achieve your real estate goals.

Seller - Young Harris, GA

I found Mike Stewart to be capable, ethical, patient and good-natured.

When we needed the services of people such as licensed contractors, I marveled at the fine quality of the persons that Mike procured for these services. When we actually encountered a hostile, ugly-mouthed person, (not any of Mike's procurements), Mike promptly "ironed everything out" to the satisfaction of all, in spite of the distress caused to him by the encounter.

Seller - Hayesville, NC

Finding Lori was a very random, but wonderful and lucky experience for me.

Her professionalism and concern for my needs were always visible. Her promptness and photography was fantastic. Best of all Lori kept me updated at all times. During the closing when the lawyers communications broke down , she stepped in to make sure it ran smoothly. I highly recommend Lori Glaze!

Hiawassee, GA

Mike is an outstanding Realtor.

I came from Fl to buy a home in the Murphy NC area. His knowledge of the area was explenary. He drove me around for 4 days before I found just the right house. He was able to negotiate the terms even after I went home to FL. He put me in contact with people to pick up furniture for donating. He went above and beyond his scope of responsibility. I recommend Mike to anyone who is interested in buying a house. A first class person

Buyer - Marble, NC

Benny Kimsey is a great real estate agent to work with.

He's knowledgeable, intelligent, honest, attentive and responsible.

Connie Matthews

I would highly recommend Lori for anyone looking to purchase a home in her areas of service.

We gave her our "MUST HAVES" for the type of home in the mountains we were interested in purchasing, and she stayed within those parameters and helped us find our dream mountain home on the first day of looking! Lori was a joy to work with, and we are thankful that she was our realtor for this transaction. AND even more importantly, we consider Lori now a very good friend of ours!

Hiawassee, GA

Benny was awesome to work with.

He was helpful with every question I had or explaining things I didn't understand. He always kept me posted when the house was being showed and informed on the comments they were made regarding the property and home. He was very easy to work with listing and selling it.

Melanie Messer

It is a pleasure to recommend Mr.

Kimsey to those who are looking for a realtor. Mr. Kimsey listed and sold my property in record time. Throughout the process, he kept me informed of what was taking place, advised me of any action of any actions I needed to take, and was always readily available by phone to answer any questions i had. He was professional, knowledgeable and most helpful. He made the process easy stress-free. If I need a realtor in the future, I will certainly contact Mr. Kimsey.

Norma Ivey


Lori, was an ideal agent, professional very timely, kept us abreast on all the issues. She went far and beyond any agent we had ever met. We are retired military. She is the best, one of a kind. We would and do recommend her very highly. She totally a special agent and person.

Hiawassee, GA

Mike was very familiar with the area & available property.

He was most patient taking us around to several different properties over 2 different weekends. He understood what we were looking for & the nuances of the seller & his agent. He was helpful in researching the price history on the property we purchased to assist us in getting the property for our target price. He knew just when to ramp up on the negotiations. Since we did not live in the state where we purchased the property it was very helpful to have all the documents sent electronically for signature. He encouraged us to have secondary properties selected for purchase. He connected us with a builder & local loan expert both of whom have also been excellent to work with since we were purchasing land to build on. We had an excellent experience working with Mike Stewart & would strongly recommend him for the Hiawassee/Hayesville/Young Harris area which is the area we wanted to be.

Buyer - Hiawassee, GA

Top notch individual.

Very professional. Went out of her way to make sure everything with the new house went off without a hitch. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Would recommend to anyone interested in moving to the North GA or western NC mountains.

Blairsville, GA

Benny helped me sell my parents vacation home in north Georgia.

The Home had been empty several years, and I am out of state. Benny was my go-to man, keeping an eye on it, turning on a/c and heat as needed, and meeting with repairmen,. He stayed in constant contact me with me through the whole process and I was so glad to find a local that I could trust. I whole heartedly recommend him.

Diana Long

Benny is very diligent and professional.

He knows real estate inside and out. He is a pleasure to work with on any deal.

Steele T Williams Attorney at Law

Excellent agent to work with.

I would highly recommend Mike to anyone buying or selling a home, he knows his business, he keeps you well informed of what is going on with the property. I enjoyed working with him. John

Seller - Young Harris, GA

It was a pleasure to work with Shelly while purchasing my lot in Mountain Harbour in Hayesville.

Shelly was always responsive and helpful. Her expertise, not only in real estate, was extremely helpful during the entire process. Shelly is extremely knowledgeable about the area, working with builders, lenders, law firms, and others. I highly recommend working with Shelly, she's the best!

buyer - Hayesville

Mike is hands down the BEST realtor we have EVER worked with!

He is incredibly knowledgeable, has excellent communication skills and his professionalism is top notch. He will bend over backwards to make sure his clients are taken care of. Mike goes above and beyond and I would highly recommend his services. He is truly the best!

Buyer - Murphy, NC

Mike was always responsive to any need that I had.

He was willing to discuss any problem and recommend strategies to further the sale along. He was always willing to go the extra mile. I would highly recommend him.


It was such a pleasure to find a true professional who is also a super nice guy!

Mr. Kimsey is honest, hardworking, and goes the extra mile. I bought two houses through his representation and look forward to working with him on my next real estate transaction.

Amy D

Lori went out of her way more than once to help us find the right house to buy.

Very patient. Once she realized what we had in mind to buy and the price range she showed us only houses that fit. Once we decided on a house, she helped all the way to closing. I was frustrated and ready to give up a couple of times but she stayed with us every step of the way. As far as I am concerned she is the best real estate professional I have ever seen. I would recommend her 100%.

Hiawassee, GA

We have utilized Benny's extensive knowledge of the area for both buying and selling; he has found us our dream condo twice & we can't recommend him highly enough!

If you want someone that is extremely knowledgeable about pricing, availability, buying and selling... Benny is your guy...look no further than him!

Dr. Diana Garcia

We had a wonderful experience.

Shelly was always available to answer any questions we had. If she didn't know the answer she would find out and get right back to us. We honestly had a wonderful experience! Shelly certainly goes the "extra mile" to ensure things are done correctly.

seller Hiawassee

Very responsive answers all and any questions with a professional manner.

Our home was listed on several website with professional pictures one day after we listed with Lori.

Hiawassee, GA

Whether your buying or selling property Benny Kimsey is an agent you can trust to give personal and professional service.

As a mortgage and title agent I have had the honor and privilege of working with Benny for many years. His clients love him and his transactions are a pleasure to close. Benny has tremendous industry knowledge, which he willingly shares with his clients, and he always conducts himself as a gentleman. I work with a lot of real estate agents. Benny Kimsey is one of the few I would choose to represent me.

Lill Denham Title Company Owner

I wanted to thank Mike Stewart for his OUTSTANDING work.

From start to finish, Mike provided excellent support throughout the buying process. If anyone asks me for a Realtor in North Georgia, Mike will be my only recommendation!

Buyer - Blairsville, GA

I have had the pleasure of working with Benny on several deals over the past 24 years.

He is always professional and prompt in his communication and extremely knowledgeable about the local real estate market. I will certainly be working with him again.

Yogi Jani

Mike works hard and has helped sell many of my properties!

Anthony Poteet

Benny was very helpful and kept me informed the whole time via email and phone and performed all his responsibilities in a timely manner.

I highly recommend his services. It was a pleasure to work with him.

Kathleen Skinner

Lori was a huge asset to us when purchasing our lake house.

She was very patient, literally, I think, she showed us every lake property for sale in the Hiawassee/Hayesville area. Lori helped us with everything from working with the TVA to recommending house cleaners. We highly recommend Lori.


Benny worked tirelessly to sell my property, and get me the best price.

I will certainly use him again always professional and courteous. He was very helpful in every possible way.

William Whitfield

Mike was very helpful in getting a lot sold in a residential community.

Mike always was available when contacted and responsive. During the negotiations Mike worked hard on putting the deal together.

Seller - Woodruff, SC

Benny went above and beyond helping us with the sale of our home.

He was always available when we needed him and be able at the home in a moments notice. He succeeded where others failed. I would recommend Benny to anyone in the market to buy or sell a home.

Sue Slaubaugh

We would highly recommend Lori Glaze.

She is very knowledgeable. Upon our first meeting she presented us with detailed information about the area real estate. She had our home listed in just a few shorts days. She assisted us with some details we needed worked out when we were not in town. She kept in touch with us regularly and was quick to respond to any questions that we had for her. We closed quickly and smoothly.


We actually found our home in one weekend thanks to Lori's understanding of our needs, preparation for our visit and patience to show us property all day.

Lori continued to help after the sale by providing important information about the community and ensuring we were happily settled in. I definitely recommend Lori and plan to use her again if ever needed.


I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Lori and find her to be professional in every sense of the word.

In addition, she is personable, has a great sense of humor (important to me!) and always looks out for what is best for me, her client. It has been my pleasure working with Lori during this process. She has made everything so simple for me and always makes sure I understand exactly what is going on; she always asks if I have questions or need additional information. I will recommend Lori to anyone who is looking for property/homes in the North GA mountain area. And should I ever need a realtor in the future, I will certainly call on Lori. N. Ivey


Mike's knowledge experience and responsiveness all exceeded expectations.

Mike kept me updated on properties in my price range and when I saw one that I like he would run out see if it check the boxes. I was purchasing from out of town. I could not be there for inspection day and Mike was gracious enough to take the time out of his schedule to meet and stay with my inspector through that process. He helped with contacts for electric water. I highly recommend Mike Stewart if you're planning on moving to this area.

Buyer - Young Harris, GA

Benny was our Realtor when we bought a house in 2019 and we used him again when we sold the same house a year and a half later in 2021.

He's very knowledgeable of the real estate market and the area he represents. He knows the area like the back of his hand and can give you honest information on properties you may be interested in buying and selling or leasing.

Laura Akins

Benny Kimsey is a person you can trust, he does what he says he will do, on time and with your interest at the center.

He stickhandled a very difficult purchase to success for all parties, This deal has been a game-changer for our family! We are very pleased to have net and worked with Benny. We keep in touch and would work with him again in a heartbeat, he is very good and knows the market extremely well.

Derek Houghton

This was our second time with Benny as our real estate agent, this time selling our house, and we are very happy with the job he did for us.

Since we were selling the home from 1000 miles away, His diligence with showing our home and helping maintain it while we were away was amazing. He was personally involved in every aspect of our sale. We really could not done it without him. If you are looking for a highly professional and successful experience call Benny!

Frank Mancino

I was very pleased and totally satisfied with Mike's performance and highly recommend him to any real estate property seller.

I have every reason to believe that he would be equally effective as a buyers agent. He is not only a very likeable person but is highly ethical. He has a great deal of experience, is very knowledgeable and perseveres until the seller gets a contract. He then follows through until the contract closes. In my particular case, Mike replaced his original photographs/virtual tour with those taken by a professional photographer which he employed and used drone footage to show off the house and how it was situated on the 24 acres. I discharged the first realtor with whom I had listed the property because of poor performance. (I guess they thought the property was some how going to sell itself.) I can not recommend Mike highly enough.

Seller - Hiawassee, GA

We had definite ideas regarding what we wanted in a mountain cabin and over a year and one-half, Lori never gave up.

She truly wanted us to find our "perfect" cabin. She is a true professional, knows the ins and out of the real estate business, and yet she does not attempt to sell you less or more than you want. Thanks to Lori, we found our cabin. When we drove up, WE ALL SAID AT THE SAME TIME, 'THIS IS IT" AND IT WAS. Her assistance did not stop with the purchase. She was "Johnny on the spot" with recommendations for reputable businesses, directions, how to and when to information...right down to a great cleaning lady. She followed up on every situation and did not lose patience when we could not find what we wanted. What a pleasant experience.


Benny was most helpful talking with me via phone to my home in Michigan.

Selling my condo took time and patience. Benny held open houses. Benny frequently kept me up to date with activity. I appreciated Benny's professional advise as he knows Siesta Key so well. I highly recommend Benny as a thorough sales/listing agent. If I purchase property in the area again, Benny is the person I would go for his experience on Siesta Key and Sarasota area. I am so grateful for his time and effort. Thank you, Benny!

Mary Orbets

Excellent agent, was there when I had questions or concerns, including evenings and weekends.

Lori was very patient throughout the process and she left me alone (did not bother me) asking for updates all the time. I really appreciated that.

Hiawassee, GA

Lori is very knowledgeable about the area and was so very helpful in our purchase of our new home.

She went above and beyond what was expected and made our time a very pleasant one. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a great Realtor.

Hayesville, NC

Had a very wonderful experience Mike put my home up for sale on a Monday and that Friday the house was sold in 4 day's praise the Lord hallelujah Mike your very knowledgeable in the Real estate business and a very gifted and blessed man.

Thank you so much KLJ

Seller - Young Harris, GA

For a low end buyer, Lori was and continues to be an amazing agent - she goes above and beyond.

Lori is extremely responsive and helpful. She is an outstanding agent and an absolute credit to her broker and the industry. Committed, honest and sincere - we have bought and sold homes over the years and Lori's integrity is way beyond anything we have experienced!

Tom and Judy Cook

My husband and I had a great experience working with Benny to purchase a property in North Georgia.

Very professional and responsive to our needs and concerns.

Alina Green

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