Tryon North Carolina Real Estate Company

About Kathy Toomey

New View Realty was formed in 2010 by four experienced agents that wanted to create a different kind of Real Estate Agency.  They brought a "New View" to Real Estate and developed a work environment that was better suited to meeting the demands of mobile buyers and sellers.  Low emphasis on brick and mortar and lots of energy toward an internet presence.


  • Kathy Toomey
    ABR, CRS, GRI, ePro
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    285 North Trade Street
    NC 28782 US

    Phone: (828)817-0942

    Kathy Toomey has been a real estate agent since 2006.  Her prior work experience in Finance and Human Resources brings a higher level of patience and knowledge to the real estate transaction.  Kathy works with buyers and sellers in the Tryon, NC area and the upstate SC towns of Landrum and Campobello.  Kathy enjoys working with both first time buyers and seasoned veterans.  Her approach to working with sellers is to guide them to prepare their property for the market which translates to quicker sales and a higher return for the seller.  Kathy knows it takes patience and understanding to guide buyers through their property search.  Satisfaction comes from seeing both happy sellers and buyers at the closing table!

    Kathy is very active with the local Humane Society both as their Treasurer and providing a foster home for cats or dogs.  Kathy is also the President of the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce and past President of the Tryon/Polk County Board of Realtors.  When she is not volunteering or working she enjoys playing golf (sometimes!).  She also enjoys all the live music venues in the area, especially the outdoor concerts.

    Designations Earned
    GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute)
    CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
    ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative)
    SFR (Short Sale Foreclosure Resource)

    Volunteer of the Year 2013 - Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce 

    Kathy Toomey - Managing Broker with New View Realty

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  • Tim Wright
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    285 North Trade Street
    NC 28782 US

    Phone: 828-817-2315

    Tim has been connected with the Carolina Foothills all his life. His maternal ancestors immigrated to the “Southern Frontier” in the 18th Century following the wagon trails blazed by Daniel Boone.

    Temporarily living in Florida, his parents met in Miami at the beginning of America’s involvement in World War II. Therefore, Summers and Holidays were enjoyed in both Florida and the Foothills region.

    After receiving a full track and field scholarship from Tennessee Tech University, Tim returned to the area to teach in the Spartanburg County School System. Then in 1980, Tim became involved in the Cable Television Industry which resulted in a move to Atlanta. He served as the Assistant Director of Operations traveling extensively across the United States.

    By 1990, he was able to return to the Foothills and became involved with the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center. Tim represented FENCE in the community as the Representative to several regional Chamber of Commerce organizations, Chairman of “Found A Friend” , Chairman of Community Resource Council, and served on the Board of Directors of the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club. Volunteering with the equestrian community in Tryon, culminated in being certified as a National Technical Official by the International Olympic Committee, enabling him to judge at the World Games in 1995 and then at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Tim received a Certificate Degree from Duke University in November 1999 in Nonprofit Management.

    Before taking Medical Family Leave from FENCE in December 2001, Tim was the Director of Program Services. After finishing familial responsibilities, he decided to take a five-month sabbatical to New Zealand and other parts of Austral-Asia. Upon returning to the United States, he went to Florida to work with family interests and subsequently received a Real Estate Brokers License there.

    Tim joined New View Realty in 2010. He brings years of experience and expertise from the corporate and nonprofit world, plus associations with many regional and local institutions, organizations and their constituents.

    He is licensed in both North and South Carolina and Florida, plus he has the knowledge and associations to help guide clients in their Real Estate endeavors and needs.

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  • Kerry Austin
    Senior Real Estate Specialist
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    285 North Trade Street
    NC 28782 US

    Phone: 828-817-4900

    Offering a unique blend through extensive renovation of historic properties, background in interior design and 23 years as an Atlanta residential realtor, Kerry brings a broad range of experience to the Tryon real estate market and New View Realty. Outstanding performance as a top-producing agent was rewarded with a career-spanning membership in the Atlanta Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club and the distinguished Phoenix Award. Kerry’s in-depth training includes courses in Real Estate Investments, Exchanges, Taxation, Creative Financing, Architectural History, Valuation of Historic Properties and designation as a Senior Real Estate Specialist (addressing specific needs of retirees).

    Kerry and her husband Jon came to Tryon in 2008, thinking of retirement. That didn’t last long! Jon took a Bizworks class in entrepreneurial business and now they sell his famous pound cakes at the Saluda and Flat Rock farmer’s markets during the summer season. They are also involved in their church, Tryon Presbyterian, where Kerry is an Elder and member of the Session. They have two married children, a son and a daughter, one “perfect” 5-year old granddaughter, Hannah, as well as a rescue Scotty named Addie.

    If you are looking for Experience, Professionalism, Integrity and Personal Service in a real estate broker, Kerry Austin has them all – and would be honored to help you with your real estate needs.

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  • Sandra Jimison
    SFR, MRP
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    285 North Trade Street
    NC 28782 US

    Phone: 864-542-5443

    Sandra Jimison, daughter of two University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill faculty members, followed the natural path to Western Carolina University where she earned a degree in Media Arts.  Afterward, seeking gainful employment in her chosen field, she accepted a position in the South Carolina school system where she met her soul mate and soon-to-be husband, Jim.  They spent the next thirty-some years in and around Beaufort County South Carolina.  But, with Jim being a native West Virginian and Sandra from Chapel Hill, they felt the tug of the foothills and decided to move to a town they had visited many times in the past...Tryon...where each day has been a delight.

    Sandra entered the field of real estate in 2001 while in South Carolina and primarily dealt with the Upstate area out of a Spartanburg office.  With the move to Tryon, she has added a North Carolina license so that she may offer opportunities on both sides of the state line.

    In addition to real estate licenses in North and South Carolina, Sandra has additional training and certification in Short Sale and Foreclosure Resourcing(SFR) and Military Relocation Professional(MRP).

    She welcomes the opportunity to assist you in all real estate interests and needs. 

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  • Andrew Foster
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    285 North Trade Street
    NC 28782 US

    Phone: 828-817-1618

    Andrew Foster  has made this area his home since 1999 and presently lives in Tryon, NC. While living and working here Andy has been involved in many activities as part of the Equine community, and with his wife Pat shared her love of Dressage Horses and their training. The surroundings of this area continue to inspire Andy and make him aware of how important the land in this Carolina Area has become because of its natural beauty and the availability of homes, farms and the enjoyment by its residents and visitors to the area.

    For many years his local community volunteer activities have and continue to be numerous. He was active in the Tryon Downtown Development Association, TDDA, where he served three terms as President of the organization. He led this group of volunteers in their fund raising efforts for the street lights, beautification on main street and improvement of downtown Tryon. He also served as a volunteer on the Tryon Tourism Development Authority, which is active in tourist interests for the area, and was elected, to the Board of Directors of E-Polk an internet non-profit organization for rural internet development. He has served as president of the Board of Realtors and the Tryon/Polk Multiple Listing Service for three years.  Presently he is a member of the Board of Directors of FENCE where he serves as the President. He is a member of Jacksons Grove Methodist Church where he participates and attends services in this historic building located under the oaks in Jackson Grove.

    Andrew “Andy” Foster joined New View Realty in 2011.  He was previously with the Walker Wallace & Emerson real estate firm of Landrum, SC for 5 years as a Broker. He brings years of experience and expertise from both real estate investment areas as a partner and owner in projects in and around Atlanta, GA and from years of activity in the business world. He was an owner of a large advertising business located in Atlanta, Georgia, and before moving to this area he was the Executive Director of a large non-profit Association with over 12,000 members World Wide. Andy owned a gallery in Tryon and he was a professional Marketing Consultant for manufacturers and business clients on a national level.

    Andy enjoys his volunteer efforts in the community at large, and his full time career as a Licensed Real Estate professional in both North Carolina and South Carolina. He specializes in Commercial, Equestrian Properties, Land and Residential and whether you are a resident of the area or an interested visitor he would love to talk to you about real estate so give him a call at 828-817-1618.

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  • John Toomey
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    285 North Trade Street
    NC 28782 US

    Phone: 828-817-4240

    John Toomey moved to North Carolina from the Albany/Saratoga area of upstate New York and has lived in Tryon since 1999. John earned a degree in Information Technology at Albany Business College.   His work experience includes information technology and over 28 years in the direct marketing industry, working with direct mail, print and online media.  Outside interests include volunteering for local nonprofit organizations as well as golfing, fly fishing and taking care of their rescued animals - three cats and two dogs.   

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  • Kirk Gollwitzer
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    285 North Trade Street
    NC 28782 US

    Phone: 864-414-7765

    Kirk Gollwitzer moved to Polk County 10 years ago.  Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Kirk owned and operated a large-scale custom software development company in Greenville.  He attended the University of South Carolina and earned a degree in Business/Finance.    In addtion to a Real Estate Agent he's an author, journalist, photographer and videographer.  Kirk also stays active in the community as the co-founder of the Tryon International Film Festival, Tryon Daily Bulletin (contributing writer), music entertainment and the arts.  He also enjoys his life on a working horse farm in Mill Spring. 

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Contact Information

Kathy Toomey
New View Realty
285 North Trade Street
Tryon NC 28782
Mobile: (828)817-0942
Fax: (866)256-5957

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Tryon, NC, 28782

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