Lisa is in the top 20 of the 1600 +member Board of Realtors for the Carolina Mountains MLS. She has been a top producer for over 10 years because she is passionate about her work and honoring her clients. She is an Asheville native, graduatng from Asheville High School and starting, at age 17 was a driver and competed in what is now known as the NASCAR XFINITY Series, racing on tracks in Asheville and Hickory, NC. She was the first and only female driver in the Busch Grand National series at that time. She regularly qualified and finished in the top ten of race events, qualifying on the pole, “1st” , for her first ever event. She competed against top name drivers such as Harry Gant, Dale Earnhardt, Dale Jarrett, Harry Gant, Morgan Shepherd, Jack Ingram, and Bob Pressley. She worked along side of her father, Richard Jackson, from the age of 15, learning the business from the ground up. Lisa went on to become Vice President of Operations, for Jackson Motorsports, Inc., in Denver, N.C (outside of Charlotte). Lisa enjoyed an exciting career in development and management of sponsorships for the race team and her clients included Pontiac Motorsports Division, SKOAL, Turner Network Television, Time Warner, LUCAS OIL, Hughes corp, EA Sports, and Local chain Ingles Supermarkets. She coordinated national public relations programs for the team including network TV, national radio and national print. She owned and managed a team in the BUSCH SERIES with sponsor media giant WCW, which was highlighted weekly on the highest rated show on TV at the time. Another highlight during that time period included developing and implementing a season long joint program with another TV giant, John Walsh. Lisa worked with him directly along with the “America’s Most Wanted” television program to aid in the finding of missing children.
Lisa had an involvement and interest in real estate for years. Beginning at 28 she designed and contracted 3 custom homes on Town Mountain in Asheville. in the early 90’s she purchased and acted as contractor in the renovation of 3 historical buildings on N. Market St. in downtown Asheville . She designed and contracted 3 custom homes on Town Mountain in Asheville. Lisa also constructed several specialized commercial buildings in Charlotte and Asheville to house the engine shop and race team.
Fast forward to 2007– Lisa began her full-time real estate sales career and has not looked back. It has been a natural fit for Lisa. You will not only appreciate her personal diversity; you will appreciate her extraordinary knowledge of business, and expertise in the many aspects involved in navigating the real estate market in Asheville, including her highly developed negotiating skills. She works with buyers to focus on the big picture, location, lifestyle, etc. Her strong financial background is a proven asset for her clients. One of her buyer clients recently posted this review on Zillow: “Lisa takes the time to get to know her clients and truly cares about ‘the right fit’ – not a common trait in other real estate agents I’ve worked with. She offers her professional advice based on years of being in the field and I’ve benefited from her experience many times. She’s just awesome to work with too and I’ve always felt as though my interests were front and center and being duly represented. She also represented me as a dual agent a couple of times and it was a great experience. A win-win for everyone involved. She’s the best”