Irene Sabol

Owner/Broker in Charge, NC Licensed


I was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania in a little town outside of the Pittsburgh area. After attending a business college, the legal profession always interested me. I was fortunate enough to work with a small firm in Pennsylvania for 8 years. Always seeking a challenge, I moved to Melbourne, Florida in 1987, where I continued the legal profession as a paralegal which lasted until 2001, leaving me with 29 years of legal experience.

I made my first visit to Ashe County in May of 1995. I purchased riverfront property along the North Fork of the New River and had a log style home built. I fulfilled my dream and moved to Ashe County, as a full-time resident, giving up my legal career.

Needing a new challenge, I decided to pursue a career in real estate in 2005, enabling me to share my knowledge of Ashe, Wilkes, and Alleghany Counties, with the many people that visit our area year round.

As I have a love for both home design and decorating, I feel nothing but enthusiasm with every customer I work with. My goal is to treat every customer's search for their dream home as if it were my own. When asked what setting I love the best, my response is that I love it all. No matter what setting you choose, you are surrounded every day by the beauty of the river, valleys, mountains, streams and forests.

I never dreamed that one day I would become an owner of a real estate firm. I am the proud owner of HIGH COUNTRY REALTY OF NORTH CAROLINA, and have been blessed with an "exceptional" team of agents I consider my family. I am truly proud of and confident in our TEAM.