Western North Carolina Real Estate Investors Association, WNC REIA, is for real estate investors of all experience levels. Whether you are new to the field or a seasoned investor, we look forward to meeting you at the next meeting. Our meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month from 4:00PM-5:30PM. RSVPs are needed for all meetings and events to ensure we have enough seating. This also helps us know how many handouts to have on hand.
At each meeting, we offer a speaker to both educate and answer YOUR real estate investing questions! We also have time set aside specifically for sharing your success stories, pitching deals, and networking with other investors.
Christine Sheffield is a real estate investor, best selling author, brand authority and serial entrepreneur. She is a 15 year veteran of the eldercare industry and has worked with hundreds of advisors helping them build their own practices and consulting with clients and their families. She is a former board member of the South Carolina Aging in Place Coalition a non-profit organization that advocates for people to help them remain in their homes independently, comfortably and safely and a non-profit, Lowcountry Veterans Home, a group home for veterans in Charlestons, SC.
She began her career designing training programs and conducting training for business professionals in Charlotte, NC. After working for 8 years at a financial advisory firm, Wealth Capital Group, she teamed up with Dan Taylor to create The Parent Care Solution a unique process that helps people have critical but very difficult conversations around eldercare and create plans for aging parents. She has been asked to speak both nationally and internationally a guest on radio and written many articles about aging, caregiving and loss.
She now lives in the mountains of North Carolina where she works with clients and trains advisors. She recently finished designing a new process for the real estate industry because of the challenges she saw her elderly clients having making the complicated decisions around where to live both safely and happily.
Michael Washburn is a speaker, best-selling author and President and CEO of Exit of the Carolinas, a sub-franchisor for Exit Realty International for North Carolina and South Carolina. Exit of the Carolinas has been recognized as region of the year multiple times for growth and overall productivity. Mr. Washburn is currently a partner in several real estate development projects in both Carolinas.
He began his career in his early 20’s as an entrepreneur manufacturing a porch panel product which he then patented and sold. He got into real estate in 1989 where he started his own brokerage and was a top producer in sales for over two decades. He since then has been a developer and general partner in single family developments, town homes and condominium conversions in South and North Carolina and Georgia totaling over 712 units. Mr. Washburn has been a respected and highly productive member of the real estate and development industries for the past thirty-two years.