Founder Lori Ivester Jackson is no stranger to western North Carolina. The Ivester family name first came to western North Carolina over 250 years ago, when a young Hugh Ivester stepped off a boat in Savannah harbor and eventually settled and harvested farmland in the nearby picturesque rolling hills of Rutherford and Cleveland Counties. Fast forward 250 years and that farmer’s heritage of hard work and sensibility, along with an appreciation for the region’s timeless appeal to those who seek out it’s natural beauty, is alive and well in the core values of one of North Carolina’s most dynamic real estate firms, Ivester Jackson I Blackstream Properties.
Now globally recognized as one of the world’s great real estate brokerages, having been named the 2017 Christie’s International Real Estate Overall Affiliate Of The Year, Ivester Jackson, along with it’s Greenville-based partner, Blackstream International Real Estate, comprise one of the region’s most dynamic real estate partnerships. Ivester Jackson Blackstream properties are marketed worldwide through the firm’s exclusive relationship with Christie’s, the world’s most recognized luxury real estate brand.
Partners Lori Ivester Jackson, Ford Elliott, and Reed Jackson lead a team of the region’s most established and knowledgeable brokers with extensive roots and local knowledge of Asheville and western North Carolina’s finest properties. The company offers white glove service and in-depth local market knowledge from it’s flagship Pack Square office in downtown Asheville.
The answer is simple – homebuyers moving to North Carolina trust and choose the 200-year-old Christie’s brand and the elite level of service and discretion Christie’s brokers deliver. For sellers, Christie’s brings maximum exposure to their home like no other company can, with more than 1,000 worldwide offices, 2 million annual visits to their website, and the Christie’s magazine which is seen by more than 250,000 luxury prospects worldwide.
Homes are marketed worldwide along side the region’s leading collection of properties. 1,350 market leading offices worldwide reach 37,000 brokers and their hundreds of thousands of international luxury clients. Cross branded marketing to Christie’s art and collectibles audience through events like Art Southampton, Art Miami, and the over 400 Christie’s auctions held worldwide annually.