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We have bought and sold 6 houses over the years and working with Joy was by far the best realtor relationship we have ever experienced.

She always kept us up to date on how the sales process was progressing and her contractor recommendations were outstanding. Without her experience and expertise, I doubt we would have had such a positive outcome. We would highly recommend Joy Rideout and Meadows Mountain Realty to anyone wanting to buy or sell property in the Highlands area. Thanks Joy!

Tony Fleming

Joy was very helpful, professional and answered all our questions.

She was very patient with my wife and I. She took her time explaining all our questions.

Lawrence Dudney Jr

transaction was handled in a very professional & timely manner.

Patsy Thomas

Joy did a great job

Mitchell Hopper

We have bought and sold several houses over the years but working with Joy Rideout was by far the most rewarding experience we've ever had with a realtor.

She never failed to keep us up to date with what was happening during the sales and closing process. She recommended several contractors to help get the property ready to sell and we had a good result from each of her referrals. We are convinced that because of Joy's knowledge and experience, the sales process yielded a result beyond our expectations. We would highly recommend Joy to anyone wanting to buy or sell property in the Highlands area. She is truly "5 Star" in our estimation. Thank you so much, Joy!

Tony Fleming

Joy is the ultimate professional realtor.

She went above and beyond her duties to make sure everything went perfect. I can’t say enough nice things about her. Hope everyone uses her services.

Kimberly Finlayson

Joy went over and beyond finding our dream home.

She was patient and always researching the areas that would best suit our family. Once we found our sanctuary she fought for us every step of the way. Thank you Joy!


Joy was great to work with.

She was friendly, professional and was very patient with us. We did not feel like we were being pressured by Joy during the whole process. We made several trips to North Carolina during this process and Joy was always on time with a smile on her face. I highly recommend her. Not only is she a great real estate agent but during the process she became our friend.

Lawrence Dudney Jr

Excellent market knowledge.

She is quick to acknowledge changes and make strategy changes. Very confident in her research and very professional in her manner. I would absolutely recommend her. Thank you Joy!


We have bought and sold 6 houses over the years and I must say, working with Joy was by far the best realtor relationship we have experienced.

She continuously kept us aware of how things were progressing and her marketing advice was invaluable. We needed some work done to get the house ready to market and her contractor recommendations were outstanding. We would highly recommend Joy Rideout to anyone buying or selling property in the Highlands area. Without her experience and expertise, I doubt we would have had such a positive outcome. Thanks Joy!

Tony Fleming
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"Judy is a consummate professional. She has detailed knowledge of the market in the communities in and around Cashiers and Highlands, NC. She has represented us well as both buyers and sellers. We highly recommend Judy."
5 /5.0
by wgoodman7
"Highlands is a place where local knowledge is key. Betty Holt knows the area well, having grown up here. We found this very helpful in choosing an area of Highlands to buy in. Also, her positive attitude really helped to make the deal happen. Would highly recommend!"
5 /5.0
by C D
"We have purchased two homes recently, one in Highlands and the other in Cashiers.In both cases we worked with Brooks Kittrell, our Berkshire Hathaway agent and it was great!First, Brooks was very patient and with us, we looked at many properties before making our final decisions. Once made he handled everything related to the transactions which was painless for us.I would highly recommend working with Brooks and his team at Berkshire Hathaway if you are considering buying or selling a home."
5 /5.0
by zuser20170117075206891
"I just closed my most recent purchase in Highlands, NC with Judy Michaud as my agent. I have used Judy over the past four years exclusively, and would not trust anyone else with my real estate needs. She has helped me purchase and sell real estate in Highlands. She knows the properties in Highlands inside and out. She worked tirelessly to identify properties that would meet my criteria. She was available to show properties to me at any time. I have never worked with an agent that works as hard as Judy. When I sold my home she represented me in the most professional way, bringing me top dollar for my home. She then found me my dream home and negotiated a fair price with the sellers. I have since bought two investment properties using Judy, and she negotiated a fair price on those properties as well. She continues to help me after the sale as I am renovating my most recent property, and she leads me in the right direction with contractor choices and ideas for the renovation for the home. I have and will continue to recommend Judy to anyone wanting to purchase or sell a home in Highlands."
5 /5.0
by J Reilley
"We have done a number of transactions with Judy. She is the most trustworthy and knowledgeable realtor we have ever dealt with. Her guidance has been valuable to us in every decision whether we decided to buy or sell."
5 /5.0
by frankpinon
"Judy has been great and we have worked with her for several years looking for property and buying property through her. She works full time all the time and is always very responsive to calls and emails. Her knowledge of the market and recall of so many properties is exceptional. We feel very comfortable referring clients to her."
5 /5.0
by pmhjr46
"Judy and her team have been selling and negotiating our families realestate needs for over 30 years in the Highlands North Carolina area.She is quick to understand what you are looking for when buying a house and is very knowledgeable about housing inventory. My husband and I would highly recommend Judy to anyone that has realeastae needs in the Highlands area."
5 /5.0
by Beth Riley
"Judy puts client satisfaction above all. She never hesitated to point out the drawbacks of a particular residence rather than pushing a sale. It took her over a year but she found the right house for us. We could not recommend her more highly."
5 /5.0
by hwoltzen
"Judy was as our "selling agent" but acted more like the buyers agent. We had a very marketable property that any agent could have sold and sold for top of the range.Her initial assessment of the market was very optimistic yet when we got a single offer (low) after a couple months she changed her story and said we should be thankful because it was a marginal market. After the sale I asked her how she was doing and she said her office was ahead of expectations year-over-year... made me dizzy.She rarely kept us abreast of her sales activities and we often felt she was annoyed when we asked her questions. She was actually offended when we wanted to know more about the buyer and their qualifications. Her office rarely returns calls or lives up to promises made. Detail issues occurred all the way through closing. Very frustrating to have to follow up and make sure someone with that experience does their job."
1 /5.0
by pbmeyer
"My husband and I bought a house from Betty; and several years later she sold a house for us. We have worked with many realtors; but I would rate Betty the best of them all. She listens and gives wise advise. She is very knowledgeable and helpful. We would highly recommend her."
5 /5.0
by mjridgway
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