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Marty Kimsey

474 Harrison Ave. Franklin, NC 28734
Office: (828) 524-3500 Cell: (828) 421-3369

Thank you for inquiring about The Marty Kimsey Team and Franklin, North Carolina. I hope the following resume' gives you a bit of insight about myself and my interest in our community.

For over 30 years, I have been in the Real Estate Business here in Western North Carolina, during which time I have sold thousands of acres, hundreds of homes and more than a few commercial properties.

I am a lifelong resident of Franklin, North Carolina and served for 2 terms in the NC General Assembly as a State Representative.

My goal has always been to ensure that Franklin and Macon County remains a safe and secure haven for those seeking a place of comfort, peace and refuge. I continue to be envolved so as to maintain our communitiy's traditional mountain values, freedoms and property rights.

Should you ever need my help, my pledge to you is that no one will be more straightforward, diligent, honest or professional than me and my team.

Thank you for your time, and if I may be of personal assistance please let me know.


    Extensive experience in real estate brokerage, sales, development and real estate auction   marketing.

    Presently owns and operates Marty Kimsey Real Estate and Kimsey Auction Team

    Broker with RE/MAX Around The Mountains 2011-2012

    Licensed North Carolina Real Estate Broker 1979 to present

    Owned and operated top producing RE/MAX offices from 1998-2009

    Co-Owned Top 100 USA RE/MAX Team 2004-2006

    Owned and operated Kimsey Grading Company 1996-2007

    Owned and operated ERA Franchise & held #1 market share 1983-1988

    Founded Kimsey & Company Realtors in 1982

    Developed and sold thousands of acres of residential and acreage properties in Western North Carolina. Including Nantahala Power & Light Properties, Bud Brown Farms, Gold City Estate, Stone Creek Crossing, Westwood Estates and many more.


Founded Kimsey Auction Team 2008

Associated with Carolina Auction Team, Inc. 1986-2007

Regional Vice President with Carolina Auction Team 1989-2007

Originated and organized the conduct of numerous major real estate auctions, including the two largest land auctions in Western North Carolina history, and one of the largest land & condominium auctions in the history of North Georgia at Sky Valley.

Organized and promoted real estate auctions of many various types in Western North Carolina, North Georgia and East Tennessee.


Member, Franklin Board of REALTORS

Member, North Carolina Association of REALTORS

Member Advantage West Board (Regional Economic Development) 1995-1997

Elected to North Carolina House of Representatives, (R) 53rd District, 1982-1992

National Federation of Independent Business-Guardian of Small Business Award 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992.

Macon County Economic Development Commission, 1986-1989

State Director, North Carolina Association of REALTORS, 1985-1986

Macon County Board of Elections, 1985-1986

Former Director, Franklin, North Carolina Chamber of Commerce

President, Franklin Board of REALTORS, 1985


Graduated North Carolina REALTORS Institute (GRI)

RE/MAX Broker/Owner Certification

Completed numerous Real Estate Marketing, Management, Sales & Appraisal Courses

Attended Western Carolina University

Attended Southwestern Community College

Attended Hiawassee Junior College, 1977-1978

Graduate, Franklin High School, 1976