Tavia Thomas

Background
Originally a flatlander from Kalamazoo, Michigan, I have lived in the Southeast since 1974. I have a BA from Emory University in Atlanta and a graduate degree from the NCSU School of Design in Raleigh. I moved to Wilmington, NC in 1980, worked for the city planning department as a graphic designer, and later taught advertising and graphic design at a local community college for several years. In 1999, I “transplanted” my family in Waynesville after discovering the benefits and assets of this beautiful area which to me is an ideal community in which to live. I've been a Waynesville business owner for 14 years and I find that my background in business and graphic design meshes very well with my real estate career and gives me the skills to promote and market my listings with a high level of professionalism and success. I find it very easy to share my enthusiasm about Haywood County with visitors and buyers from other places. Life here is so easy to "sell"!

Real Estate Qualifications & Designations
• NC Licensed REALTOR/Broker since 2002
• ePro, Certified Internet Professional
• Certified Internet Marketing Specialist
• Certified Negotiation Specialist
• CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) Candidate
• Coursework in luxury and vacation home marketing

Special Interest
Having started my international travels at the age of 7, I have always enjoyed interacting with a variety of cultures both here and abroad. This interest, along with my marketing and design background, has influenced my decision to pursue training in international real estate. I am now a member of an elite group of 1800 worldwide agents in over 50 countries who are committed to cooperation in global real estate marketing. With the splendors of the Great Smoky Mountains at our doorstep, an ideal climate, a relaxing lifestyle, affordable property values and investment opportunities, the world is looking our way with interest!

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I’m a volunteer smoking cessation counselor for teens & very grateful for all who “fan” my FB page http://www.nonsmoker.me

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Homeowner Confidence Shrinks – Most Americans Now Believe Their Home’s Value Has Declined | RISMedia http://bit.ly/JCWY

Homeowner Confidence Shrinks

Homeowner Confidence Shrinks – Most Americans Now Believe Their Home’s Value Has Declined | RISMedia http://bit.ly/JCWY