Ivester Jackson Brokers Earn Prestigious Christie’s Luxury Certification

Leading residential real estate associates from the world’s top luxury network gathered in Washington, D.C. last week for Christie’s International Real Estate’s 2016 Luxury Specialist Conference.
Reed Jackson speaking at Christie's conference.
Reed Jackson speaking at Christie’s conference.
The two-day event, held September 22-23, gave select agents from the Christie’s International Real Estate network an opportunity to explore best practices and strategies, as well as gain competitive insights on ways to successfully maneuver in today’s ever-changing, high-end global property market. Upon completion, attendees received the designation of “Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist” from Christie’s Education. Fifteen elite agents from Ivester Jackson were in attendance and awarded this prestigious honor.
Matthew Paul Brown and Cindy Castano Swannack with Christie's Rick Moeser
Matthew Paul Brown and Cindy Castano Swannack with Christie’s Rick Moeser

Christie’s International Real Estate is the real estate arm of Christie’s, the world’s leading art business and the arbiter of luxury for 250 years. The invitation-only real estate network is composed of top brokerages from around the world, with more than US$118 billion in real estate transactions in 2015.

“Our unique symposium offered a concentrated focus on techniques and tactics for marketing to buyers and sellers at the ultra-high-end, all while allowing attendees to explore new ways to increase their level of service to clients through their exclusive connection to Christie’s International Real Estate and Christie’s,” said Dan Conn, CEO, Christie’s International Real Estate.
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The conference included a myriad of panels, seminars, and presentations by luxury experts, including Christie’s specialists, and focused on a range of topics — from selling strategies and marketing techniques to current trends in luxury goods and design. Approximately 200 professionals throughout the world took part in the conference.
“Our market leading agents networked and gained exposure to the best practices of the leading agents in the world. We’re excited to see them implement those leading concepts for our clients in the Charlotte and Lake Norman areas,” said Reed Jackson, Managing Partner of Ivester Jackson.
Ivester Jackson Christie's International Real Estate in Washington D. C.
Ivester Jackson Christie’s International Real Estate in Washington D. C.
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About Christie’s International Real Estate: Christie’s International Real Estate is an invitation-only affiliate network composed of the world’s most proven and qualified real estate specialists in the luxury residential sector. The company has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Moscow, Los Angeles, and Palm Beach, and approximately 135 global Affiliates with 32,000 real estate professionals in 45 countries. For additional information, please visitwww.christiesrealestate.com.
About Ivester Jackson | Christie’s International Real Estate:  Ivester Jackson is one of the Southeast’s leading boutique brokerages. An exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, Ivester Jackson’s brokers manage over 250 million dollars in luxury and investment property annually, and have successfully closed over a billion dollars in real estate transactions. www.ivesterjackson.com

Chef for Kids’ Cancer – The Carolinas

One of the charities Ivester Jackson supports is Cookies for Kids’ Cancer and the charity is holding a special event Thursday, September 22nd in Charlotte – the 2nd annual Chef for Kids’ Cancer.cookies for kids

650 guests will gather at The Fillmore Underground to enjoy chef prepared heavy hors d’oeuvres, local bakery cookies and a live auction with “once-in-a-lifetime experiences.”

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The event will raise funds for childhood cancer research and help the mission to help children battling cancer.

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides annual research grants to five of the nation’s leading pediatric cancer centers to advance the development of less toxic, more effective treatments for children battling cancer.

Cookies for Kids’ Partner Centers:

  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Texas Children’s Cancer Center

Learn more About Cookies for Kids’ Cancer and Chef for Kids’ – The Carolinas.



Small Town Charm, Big City Convenience -Salisbury, NC

By: Christy Chaffee – Broker – Ivester Jackson | Christie’s

Growing up in Salisbury, North Carolina made for a great, old fashioned childhood.  This was a town where everyone knew you, your parents, a sibling or some family member that seemed to connect everyone.

Photo by JoannaSerah
Photo courtesy JoannaSerah – Salisbury HS

Teachers knew all of their students by name 20 years after graduation!  Not much has changed over the years, in some respects.  Salisbury still retains much of its small town roots.  The town has grown quite a bit, however, over the years.

Photo by: Alexius Horatius
Photo by: Alexius Horatius

Many annual events are still trademark Salisbury entertainment.  In the spring, there is the annual Spring Celebration at Hurley Park and in the fall there is the annual Autumn Jubilee and the Octobortour, where visitors can tour many of Salisbury’s most prominent and beautiful historic homes.  The County Fair continues to bring out the masses for the week that it is in town.

Well known attractions dot the landscape as well.  Dan Nicholas Park is arguably one of the best and most entertaining public parks around.  This park boasts playgrounds, mini-golf, multipurpose fields, walking trails, paddle boats, a few amusement rides, a splash zone, a gem mining area, a reptile center and mini zoo, all in one place, with camping and picnic sites available.

North Carolina Transportation Museum
North Carolina Transportation Museum

Spencer, NC (north of Salisbury) is home to the NC Transportation Museum.  Visitors come from all over to catch a ride on Thomas the Train as well as spend a day riding the Polar Express.

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Great location!

Salisbury is an extremely convenient small town.  It is in between Charlotte and Winston Salem/Greensboro with only a 30 – 60 minute drive to any of them, providing quick access to two major airports, shopping, healthcare, NASCAR and many other attractions and activities along the way.

Catawba College
Catawba College

It is also home to 2 liberal arts colleges (Catawba College and Livingstone College).  Food Lion and Cheerwine both have corporate headquarters located here.

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305 Hogan’s Valley Way

Housing costs are low with a variety of housing options.  There are several golf course neighborhoods, lakefront communities along High Rock Lake, historic homes along the downtown area and everything in between.  Crescent Golf and Country Club is one of the newest clubs in town.  This neighborhood boasts some beautiful, newer homes of varying price ranges.  Be sure to check out our listing at 305 Hogans Valley Way.  A stunner, at 5670 square feet, this home is perfect for the most discerning buyers.

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305 Hogans Valley Way – Floating Staircase

Attention to detail is seen in every corner of every room.  Call us for a private tour of this one of a kind home in the Crescent Golf and Country Club.  Quiet elegance that is mere minutes away from all that Salisbury has to offer, in the shadows of the historic and lovely Catawba College campus.

Agent Christy Chaffee
Agent Christy Chaffee

Learn more about Christy Chaffee and view her latest listings at http://christychaffee.ivesterjackson.com/.

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305 Hogans Valley Way – Great Room
305 Hogans Valley Way – Diningroom