About Michelle

Growing up in Southwest Virginia as a coal miner's daughter, hard work and perseverance are home grown family values. As a teenager with a driver's license, running these country back roads, trying to get home on time, I became increasingly interested in street names, new neighborhoods and back woods trails. Want to know where a street is? Ask a realtor.


Southwest Virginia offers a quiet getaway with tons of character and friendly locals to make it worth your while. These small towns beckon you to come stay a while and experience the laidback charm of this area. The "High Knob Lake Trail" and "Little Stony National Recreation Trail" are only two of the popular hiking spots in the area and cyclists head to the "Guest River Gorge Trail" for a scenic "rails to trails" pathway that runs along the river. Take a dip in the "Devil's Bathtub" in Scott County for the coldest water even on the hottest days.

Drive the "Back of the Dragon" on Route 16 for 32 miles with more than 300 winding curves with spectacular views of the Appalachian Mountains.  Virginia has countless small towns that offer charm, hospitality and a whole lot of fun. From small towns for outdoor lovers to the best home cooked food diners. Discover what makes Virginia small towns an excellent choice for your new home.


I am grateful for amazing clients, personal referrals, repeat business and welcoming new residents to this area. Please allow me to


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About Appalachian Realty Executives

It is our mission to provide the area’s best real estate sales and marketing services possible.  With our focus on Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee, we strive to exceed all expectations with our superior customer service and commitment to deliver customer satisfaction.  Our goal is to use our expertise and knowledge of the real estate market to maximize the sales price of your home or negotiate and navigate you through a successful purchase.

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