Michael Barry


Keller Williams High Country Realty

643 Greenway Road, Suite H2, Boone, NC 28607

I love that which affords the mind a sense of wonder!

I enjoy working with buyers.  But if you have a property to sell, I can help make that happen, too.  

As your Buyer’s Agent, my job is not really to sell you real estate. Rather, my job is to assist and represent you in locating and purchasing the property that meets your expectations--with price and terms you are well satisfied with.

Background: When my Dad retired from the Navy in 1979, we moved to Boone, NC. I attended Watauga High School, Appalachian State University, and then transferred to UNC-Chapel Hill. My degree from UNC was in Russian & East European Studies and, like Melville's character in Moby Dick, "having little or no money in my purse, and nothing in particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world."

I accepted a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps. Yes, I did see some of the watery part of the world, but to my surprise, quite a few hot, dry deserts, steamy jungles, and one or two bone-chilly inhospitable places, too. I thoroughly enjoyed over 25 years serving alongside U.S. Marines.  Many memorable adventures, from completing the U.S. Army's Ranger School and being a Force Reconnaissance platoon commander during Operation Desert Storm; plus several deployments during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Along the way I earned a master's degree from the  U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and was privileged to serve as a member of the  Joint Staff, working cyberspace related national military defense plans and policy issues at the Pentagon.

Rebecca, my wife of 32 years, and I have eight children. We’re very pleased and proud of each.

In 2013, I began to be interested in North Carolina High Country real estate. The High Country is a place that affords the mind a sense of wonder, in part because you'll always find 'beauty and courage flowering in unlikely places.' After wrapping up my time in the Marines I acquired some valuable experience in vacation rental property management. 

Enduring friendships that carry on after the deals are closed are a great part of our real estate business. I enjoy problem solving aimed at results that are thorough and satisfying.

Everyone has a story to tell. I'm interested in hearing yours. Introduce yourself. I can be reached email at Michael@KeyTerrain.com and also via cell/text at 828-268-2260

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