Marilyn Wright is the top-producing individual agent in Asheville and the surrounding region. She was recognized as the No. 5 individual agent based on sales volume in North Carolina by REAL Trends 2021, with four record-breaking sales in the western North Carolina region representing both buyers and sellers. Her current highest sale to date is $9,500,000. Demonstrating expertise and understanding in the unique and unrivaled luxury home market, Marilyn has earned the Million Dollar GUILD recognition as a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist with an average price point of $2,007,567 in 2021. This designation assures affluent buyers and sellers that she has the knowledge, experience and unique skills to meet their needs - reflected by her record-breaking sales.
Widely regarded as the region's preeminent authority, she has been highlighted in numerous national publications - Mansion Global, The Wall Street Journal and named in REAL Trends. Offering an unwavering commitment to deliver the most personal, efficient and transparent real estate experiences, Marilyn has consistently earned most of her business by word of mouth. She is leading the way with innovative marketing strategies and unrivaled added value that her approach brings to her sellers.
From being awarded her company's Rising Star award in her first six months as an agent, Marilyn has continued to set new sales benchmarks year over year. Closing over $57,000,000 in 2020, that trend continues in 2021 as she has brokered the two highest residential sales in the region - listing and selling $9,300,000 in Transylvania County, $9,500,000 in Buncombe County as a buyers agent and has closed over $113 million to date in 2021 as an individual agent - solidifying her as a regional expert.
As a seventh-generation western North Carolina resident, Marilyn has a phenomenal understanding of the region and a clear perception of what a client may desire. She possesses a superior understanding of luxury home design and construction. Marilyn spent 15 years heading up one of western North Carolina's largest luxury homebuilding companies. She was involved in the process from the site selection, architect review process, design and lead construction until the move-in date in the region's top communities: Biltmore Lake, The Ramble and Biltmore Forest.
Outside of real estate, Marilyn loves to spend time with her family. She has a love of hiking, biking, camping, traveling, gardening and spending time in national parks. Marilyn is a current board member for Friends of the Smokies, assisting the National Park Service in its mission to preserve and protect the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
She is married to her husband Tim and has three adult children plus two Labrador babies, Lady Magdalene and Caesar Gunnison - Maggie and Gunny.