A little about me

and why I love real estate

In 1986, Judy Michaud began her career in real estate in the sleepy hamlet of Highlands, North Carolina. She spent countless weeks, months and years honing her craft as one of the two top broker/agents in this bustling arena, working tirelessly for her clients at Signature Properties of Highlands. But deep inside, this willful desire was becoming the dream to have her own real estate firm. She wanted to lead a team of agents that would distinguish themselves by their commitment to the buyers and sellers of the unique properties that seem to abound in this beautiful mountain oasis.

Armed with experience, market savvy and her dream, Judy purchased Meadows Mountain Realty and began to assemble a team of professionals that are the elite core in the Highlands-Cashiers real estate marketplace. A team with one over-riding purpose….Help each client fulfill their dream; whether it’s to sell their home as quickly and effortlessly as possible or to purchase their dream home, second home or mountain get-away here in this mountain paradise. Each individual and their dream is of paramount importance to this illustrious team of professionals, from previewing each property that is listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Meadows Mountain Realty to contacting each client regularly to update them on current activities. This level of communication provides knowledge and knowledge is power in the ever-changing real estate marketplace. Each agent of this remarkable team is at work for you, knows this community and all its virtuous amenities and is techno-savvy, without losing the warm, personal touch so necessary to make the buying or selling of a home a tranquil, enjoyable experience.

In 2015, Judy decided to take her company and her team of expert agents to the next level by affiliating with one of the worlds most respected and trusted companies, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. By choosing to work with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Meadows Mountain Realty, you know you will receive the highest levels of service and integrity available and you will be working with a market leader in the area.

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Highly likely to recommend

“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.”

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Highly likely to recommend

“Dear Judy,

I cannot thank you enough for all you have done for my siblings and me.  This was a difficult time for us, living out of town, and trying to sell our father's home after his death.

Since the first time I spoke with you, your kindness and professionalism had put me at ease.  You have been with us every step.  You gave us great advice and always called me right back, even when you were at the beach on vacation.  Thank you so much for selling our house so fast and getting the price we wanted!!

Sincerely yours,

Lisa Patzer”

Suwanee GA

Highly likely to recommend

“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 invaluable to us in every decision whether we decided to buy or sell.”

Jupiter, Florida

Highly likely to recommend

“When Janet, my wife, and I first decided to buy a home in Highlands, we had no idea how lucky we were when we chose Judy and Michelle. They not only are great friends, but have become our personal real estate advisors.   Both have shown us over 20 properties, helped us determine which was best as a second home/investment, assisted in negotiations, found our lawyer, appraiser, surveyor and inspector, then put us in touch with a contractor,landscaper,and other remodeling specialists.

They advised us renovation tips that maximized the value and resale opportunities. They even supervised some activities when we could not be in town. Then, when it was time to sell, they demanded maximum price for the place---and got it! They arranged for the closing, holding the buyer's hands through the entire process (not an easy task).

Now they have found us another house. And the whole experience is even better than last time.   They should rename the company "Turn-key Real Estate Advisors We turn dreams into realities.”

Forsyth, Georgia

Highly likely to recommend

“Dear Judy and Michelle, You two are the best! With both of us being in the real estate industry for longer than we will admit to, we have worked with literally hundreds of real estate professionals in hundreds of transactions; and you two are as good as it gets...calm under fire, resourceful, professional at all times, organized, positive, always available, and truly pleasant.   Thanks for your help; we are thrilled with our new mountain home”

Charleston, SC

Highly likely to recommend

“Dear Judy and Michelle,  I want to thank you SO MUCH for being my realtors. What a fine job you two did selling my home and at the price I was very happy with. Judy, I'm very pleased we held at that price and didn't go down one bit. You made it very easy for me. I sure appreciate that.  Now I can really enjoy my new home and I love it.  Thank you both again for all your help.”

Jacksonille, Florida

Highly likely to recommend

“I can sum up my feelings about Judy and Michelle in a few words...They are great to work with!! I have been involved in all aspects of real estate investments and development for the past 20 years. During the past 5 years I have completed 15 transactions where Judy and Michelle represented me. I can honestly say they have been the best Realtors I have ever worked with.

I would summarize their strengths to be-
1.Very Hard Working
4.They put their clients interests before their own”

Brevard, North Carolina

Highly likely to recommend

“Judy Michaud made the task of selling an older, lower priced condo in Highlands from California an easy and seamless process.  Within a few months they had a qualified buyer for a property that was older, with no amenities and not really the type of property most buyers seek in beautiful Highlands, N.C.  In spite of the challenges of the property, the dismal economy, and the challenges of my living in California, Mountain Meadows Realty completed this sale and treated me as if my property was their most important priority.  I am grateful to Judy and Colleen for making this task so pleasant and would recommend them to anyone interested in buying or selling in the Highlands area.”

Tracy, California