Client Testimonials!


My husband and I were from Florida, We sold our home in one
day!!! We were desperately looking to buy a home in Blairsville Ga. We saw a
home that we thought would be a good fit for us and we saw Blaine's name and we
contacted him and honestly it was the best decision we have ever made!! Blaine
is knowledgeable and kind and working with him really was a privilege!! We no
longer had the stress of finding a house long distance because he took care of
every detail!! He kept his promise when he said: I will take care of everything
and that he did!! We can't thank him enough for helping us in our decision of
buying a house here in the beautiful mountains!! You need a realtor and a
friend you can depend on? Call Blaine Tarnecki . Thank you very much,

Paula and Joe.



Blaine was great to work with all the way from negotiating a
great deal, getting everything ready for closing, and following up with us more
than once after closing to see if we needed help with anything. He even helped
us arranging the donation of extra furnishings. Blaine has always been very
quick to return phone calls and messages - even after the deal was done! The
entire transaction went smoothly. We would highly recommend Blaine if you are
thinking of buying or selling a home

Jeanette Sola-Below



in 2014 my wife and I bought a house using Blaine as the
realtor. he did an excellent job and was very pleasant to work with. no high
pressure sales pitch, no rush, and very knowledgeable. A very likable person.
He did a good job with negotiating the price and helped us find a lender. I
think we moved in writhing a month of the offer being accepted. Nice job
Blaine. thanks for all your help.


Blaine acted as a buyer's agent for us when we recently
moved from Florida to Blairsville GA. We expected to rent until we found the
right home. We had a pretty specific list of needs. Blaine found us the right
home quickly and took us through the process. He made it all easy and his
follow up after the sale has been great. Great knowledge of the area and he
actually listens. This our 8th home and was probably the smoothest

Dave Coovert


Blaine worked with us off and on over a two year period as
we struggled with what we wanted. He is patient, extremely professional and
quite knowledgeable about the area. Blaine provides information that is
accurate and timely and his responses are always prompt and spot on. He knows
resources within the community and helps connect his customers to the right
vendors. We finally have our dream vacation home thanks in no small part to Blaine.
I would not dream of using anyone else if we have real estate needs in the
future and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who wants to work with
the best! (He also knows the best restaurants!)



We are difficult home buyers ... checked out over 40 homes
... Blaine took us to inspect 25 of those ... patient, knowledgeable about his
craft, friendly, and did I mention patient ... we know we taxed him, but in the
end, we found the perfect home for us ... thanks, Blaine



We have been working with Blaine for the last two years. We
have retired and are trying to decide where to live and we have two homes.
Blaine had a client that was looking for a property like the one we have and
Blaine told us about the buyer and everything has worked out great! We were
glad that we kept in contact with Blaine. Very patient and understanding agent.
Really great to work with! We will use his services to find the right house for
us in the right place. We highly recommend Blaine Tarnecki!



My husband and I met Blaine this summer, and he has handled
several real estate transactions for us. We were immediately impressed with the
fact that he answered our phone call, and we did not have to go through prompts
or wait for a call back as was the case with others we attempted to contact. He
was readily available to answer questions and show us properties at our
convenience. Blaine's negotiation skills when purchasing and selling were
excellent. As a former realtor, I highly recommend Blaine Tarnecki. He will go
the extra mile to make sure your "move" is a success

Ray & Linda


Blaine made himself available on very short notice for
several showings, which were vital for our purchase. Sometimes situations like
ours turn out to be God sent. Thanks Blaine.



I found Blaine through the internet and was impressed first
by his responsiveness. After talking with him briefly, learning that he is a
buyer's agent, and reading a number of testimonials about him, I decided to go
with him: a home buyer pays NO fee; only the seller does. I worked with Blaine
from afar for 2 months. When I decided to drive up to view properties, he was
ready, devoting an entire day to my search. I learned much about the area
(Union and Towns counties) as we drove, conversing about various features and
advantages to living in north Georgia. When I found the cabin I wanted, he
acted quickly, negotiating for me beyond my expectations. He is an expert! I
saved 6% off an underpriced property which was in excellent condition. Even
after the sale, Blaine continued to help. He has recommended many local
resources for my further needs. He has treated me like a close friend, and
continues to offer advice. I would highly recommend Blaine Tarnecki to anyone
searching for property in north Georgia. You will not be sorry.

Will P.


When we decided to sell our property we contacted Blaine
through the web site not knowing him previously. We were impressed with the
fact that not only was he quick in getting back to us he had already done a
review of our area and had detailed recommendations on how best to move
forward. We were expecting a long duration for our property to be on the
market; but, he very quickly found us a buyer and we were quite happy with the


I found Blaine while looking at second homes in the
mountains. He met us early on a Saturday morning, was incredibly polite and
knowledgeable, and made us feel very comfortable. While I have paused my search
for a home, Blaine has maintained a very appropriate and understanding
communication with me. When we resume our search, I will most certainly be
contacting him for his expertise!

Mary Beth


Blaine provided top notch service to us. Without his
knowledge, expertise and contacts we would of not been able to complete our
house buying process. Blaine was able to arrange inspections, closing and
coordination of all utilities while we were many states away. Upon our arrival
everything was set up and ready to go. Great experience!





Our financial adviser recommended Blaine Tarnecki when I
told him we were considering selling our home and downsizing. I'm glad that I
followed his recommendation. Blaine was responsive to our needs. He encouraged
us to try to get as much for our house as possible and he did not rush us to
lower the asking price. Our patience paid off. We did lower the price once and
then waited for the right buyers. We sold our home for 94% of the asking price.

We naturally had Blaine help us in our search for a new house. He encouraged us
to research for ourselves by doing web searches. This saved both Blaine and us
a lot of time. Blaine was prompt in answering the phone and returning calls. He
was willing to show us any house that we wanted to see. In the end he helped us
purchase the house that we fell in love with.

I will be recommending Blaine whenever I have the opportunity. I'm hoping we
will never have to move again but if I do I will call Blaine.

Ron W.


We met Blaine through zillow after inquiring about a
property. Blaine was the first agent to respond within minutes, which kind of
surprised us at the speed of the reply. We were from out of town and Blaine
took care of everything needed for us to purchase our cabin home within a few
weeks. We had a great buying experience and we will be using Blain for any
future real estate transactions.



Blaine is the most knowledgeable and personable Realtor I
have met. Not only does he know the market in North Georgia, but he knows the
people, providers, and businesses that can help you as a buyer and homeowner.
Most importantly, Blaine listens to your needs and wants, and shows you houses
that meet your requirements. He does not waste your time and he constantly
keeps in touch with you throughout the search, sale, and closing process. I do
not know a better Realtor to assist you than Blaine.

Don K


Blaine was so helpful in the purchase of our new home he
answered all our question very promptly he was very knowledgeable about the
location and was there for us for any of our needs we would recommend him to
anyone thinking about purchasing a home

Linda S



I contacted Blaine from Florida through a listing on Zillow.
I was very surprised at the speed of his response and the depth of his answers.
After our first few emails, I knew that I had the right Realtor for our home
search. I found that Blaine's knowledge of the real estate market in North
Georgia is quite comprehensive, as is his knowledge about the area, the people,
and the service providers.

Blaine takes his clients' wishes and needs seriously and focuses his searches
on what they want and need offering sage advice and positive information about
"mountain life" which buyers from other areas, such as Florida, would
not know. Additionally, Blaine is a genuinely nice person.

I am a former Realtor and professional real estate trainer, so I know what the
goal is for Realtors. Blaine's professionalism and knowledge easily enabled him
to exceed this goal and I would strongly recommend him to anyone who is looking
for a true Real Estate Professional in North Georgia.



Blaine is a true professional.

He called within minutes of us asking for information on a property.

Blaine had our day planned out with a nice binder and did his homework.

He was cordial, flexible, and professional.

He was knowledgeable, listened to our needs and showed us properties that met
our criteria.

He was not trying to make a sale, he wants you to make a great investment

Do not miss out on a chance to work with him!!!


We came to N. Georgia from out-of-state to buy a cabin. We
did our research to find the cabin we wanted and the buyers realtor to
represent us. We came up, looked, and Blaine was there for us on short notice.
After showing us the cabin, we told him our purchasing limits and headed back
for Florida. We didn't get home before he called us that our offer was
accepted. Blaine took care of arranging for an inspector and real estate
attorney and we closed within 15 working days. Based on our experience we would
recommend Blaine to assist you in purchasing property in N. Georgia. More Less


Blaine has been very willing to help and responds to calls
and emails quickly. He has a vast knowledge of the are and properties. I would
highly recommend his services.




Blaine recently assisted us with the purchase of a home in
Blairsville, Ga. He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The purchase took
place by fax an mail and he never dropped the ball. We would highly recommend
him to anyone looking to sell or purchase property in North Georgia.

Ron & Linda


He was exceptional in his field. He knew exactly what we
wanted. He treated us as if we were royalty, We would highly recommend him. he
knew the area very well. gave of recommendation on where to eat & to visit
while we were in town viewing houses.


Blaine has been very patient and helpful throughout my search
for a home as a first time home buyer. He has been more than willing to show me
properties and explain the ups and downs that would come with them if
purchased. I am confident in Blaine's abilities as a realtor to assist me in my
decision when I do finally decide to purchase a home. Great personality and
very knowledgeable in his field of expertise reassure me that I made the right
decision when I chose Blaine with Real Vest as my realtor!


As previously stated in another review, Blaine was extremely
helpful in all aspects of the purchasing process, especially in negotiating
with the sellers to assume most of the closing costs (which is normally not the
case). He also offered to help us find a renter for the property which was
bought with the idea of an investment rather than as a primary residence. In
addition, he has communicated with me on several occasions inquiring as to how
things were going regarding the property and its rental. All in all, Blaine
would have to be described as an excellent role model for realtors.

Paul D.


My husband and I were looking at property in Union County. I
called the phone number on the for sale sign belonging to Blaine Tarnecki. I
explained that we were only in the area for a few more days, as we live in
Florida and were interested in purchasing property. He asked if we could stay
put for about 15 minutes and he would be right there. After showing us the
property we were interested in, as well as printing out the information on the
deed restrictions and any other general information he could think of, we
decided we couldn't leave without purchasing this property. He put us in touch
with a local bank for financing information, and we closed on our very own lot
in Blairsville, GA one month later. He keeps in touch with us once a month with
a very informative newsletter which includes web links to just about any kind
of service you may need related to home ownership. This newsletter also
includes sales numbers from month to month. He was and is very professional and
a joy to work with. He is just one more reason why we love the Union County, GA
area and look forward to retiring there one day.

Blaine helped us out-of-state buyers find and close a very
good cabin deal in N. Georgia. We have owned and used it for 3 years and reflect
on our experience with Blaine extremely favorably. During purchase he found us
an inspector, real estate attorney and title company who were all very
reasonably priced and performed flawlessly and on-time. Post closing Blaine has
followed up regularly making sure we were satisfied, and sharing his
recommended maintenance schedules and service providers. Based on our
experience we would recommend Blaine unconditionally

Dave S


Blaine Tarnecki has represented me both as a buyer and
sellers agent. He has always provided professional advice and suggestions based
on true market conditions and data. He works tirelessly to achieve a deal and
always has represented my best interests as my broker.

Tim N


i was looking for a mountain cabin and Blaine worked with me
for a long time! He is very professional, and also very personable, checking in
from time to time with me. (and patient!) Blaine went out of his way to do more
research for me when i needed it. i would absolutely recommend him as a realtor
for anyone looking in north Georgia or the surrounding areas!



This year my husband and I have purchased 2 houses with
assistance from Blaine Tarnecki. He was very diligent and professional in our
purchases. We found the property on Blaine's web site and he was available the
same day for a showing and took very good care if us until the closing. Blaine
was available and willing to answer any questions or concerns along the way.
Very pleased with his services.

Janice & Ron



We had a great experience buying through Blaine. He was
always willing to go that extra mile and answered every question we had
honestly. Executing our purchase from Florida he was always available by phone,
email, and texts. Meeting inspectors, taking pictures, and keeping track of the
entire process on our behalf. Yes I do recommend him and I don't recommend
people often. He can find you that dream mountain home or lake front place or
can help you sell one. Thanks for a great experience.


I have used Blaine as my agent to purchase five homes and
sell two homes in the Blairsville, GA/Murphy, NC area. His knowledge of this
real estate market is extensive. Blaine distinguished himself by his attention
to detail and his unbelievably quick response time to phone calls/emails/texts.
It is not beneath to clean up a property or turn on the utilities for you,
which is a real time-save when renovating homes from afar. Blaine truly lives
up to his motto of "service for life" and if you ask him for a favor,
his response is always "never a problem!"

Joe V


Blaine is a most outstanding realtor/broker who we have ever
encountered through our many years of home ownerships. We were purchasing a
home from out of state and anticipated to have a few difficulties. However,
Blaine made this endeavor such an easy process for us. On our first meeting,
Blaine drove 45 minutes to show us a house that we requested to see from an
internet search, which turned out to be inappropriate for our situation. On our
second meeting, Blaine demonstrated his expertise and professionalism by
presenting us with a custom notebook of houses that he prepared for us to
consider and see while we were in the area. Home buying with Blain was a
complete joy from start to finish because of his transmittable enthusiasm and
comprehensive competency. He has a unique ability to not only listen, but to
connect his clients with properties to meet their requirements. Further, he
endeavors to establish relationships with his clients and community. After
finding the perfect property, we thought that the closing would be problematic;
however, we were pleasantly impressed by the contacts and reputation that
Blaine has established with companies and agencies in the area to facilitate
successful closings. We were delighted to receive his personal telephone calls
and messages throughout the purchasing process. His monthly newsletters further
contribute to an on-going connection with his clients. Our home buying
experience was un-expectantly simplified because of the efforts of Blaine at
Real-Vest Properties.