Local Realtor – Libbie Johnson
Libbie Johnson Local realtor

Tryon realtor, Libbie Johnson describes herself as a “lifelong horse lover.” Her love and passion for horses began at the early age of eight when she organized a fan club for ‘61 Derby winner Carry Back. Her first horse arrived by way of a lost truck on its way to a slaughterhouse.

Libbie has always been active in her local horse community from equine rescue organizations to orgznizing the very first National Equine Economic Summit. She serves on several equine-related boards, including USPC (United States Pony Club), ELCR (Equine Land Conservation Resource), NC Farm Bureau and the NC Equine Study advisory board. In the private sector, Libbie has been the owner of Johnson-Powell Public Relations for almost 20 years. Libbie understands the need for expert handling of client needs including branding, market analyisis and sales.

Having been a leader in local, state and national horse organizations, Libbie has contacts throughout the equestrian world. As former Polk County Economic Development Director, she has a unique understanding of our area’s government, schools, businesses, healthcare and other important resources affecting Tryon Horse Country.

Whether you’re thinking of selling or looking for the perfect home, farm or land, put Libbie’s Tryon Horse Country real estate knowledge, and passion to work for you.

Call or email Libbie Johnson today: 828-817-3753 | libbiejohnson@gmail.com

Tryon Style

Other Horse Country Projects:

Active with equine land conservation, she is a proponent of wise land use, especially in historic horse communities like Tryon Horse Country. Co-Author of “Tryon Style” a stunning coffee table book capturing the history, heritage and unique ambience of the area called “Tryon Horse Country” A contributing a portion of each book sold to benefit TROT, a therapeutic horseback riding program for special needs adults and children. Founder & Publisher of www.tryonhorsecountry.org, the preeminent online source for all things equestrian in Tryon Horse Country. Founder & Publisher of “This Week in Tryon Horse Country” – a weekly e-newsletter source for local equestrian news and events embracing all disciplines. Founder of “Horse Country Tours”, Libbie knows the who, where, when, and why of Tryon Horse Country in history and community. Boots and Breeches Always WelcomeFounded “Boots & Breeches” – In a horse town, there are plenty of merchants, large and small, that appreciate the business of horse people. This is an identifying logo that lets equestrians know what local businesses appreciate their patronage. FYI: The name, “Tryon Horse Country”, refers to an area in the Carolina foothills of the southern Appalachians. This area is also known affectionately for more than a century as “horse heaven.”

As a realtor local to Tryon, Libbie has mountains of experience

As a long time resident of Tryon Horse Country, I am familiar with the opportunities that await.  As a horse owner, I know the technicalities of buying an equestrian property:

  • What size are the property’s horse stalls? 
  • How well have the pastures on the property been maintained? 
  • Where is the nearest access to the trail system?

As your realtor, we are a little bit different.  You get our undivided attention and we listen to you and your needs.

Our services to you, the seller, include preparing a finely crafted marketing package — not a template.  We use professional real estate photographers to capture the beauty and uniqueness of your property.  We market not only on two MLS systems and local advertising, but also through a social meeting and an extensive network of contacts. 

And finally, as a new resident to Horse Country, we are here for you after the sale to introduce you to the community and be a resource in those months as you are getting settled.

Realtor FAQs

(About Libbie Johnson)
Q: How long have you been a real estate agent?
Since 2014. Previously, I owned a public relations firm, served as a social worker, and managed an art gallery. 

Q: Has your entire real estate career been focused on Tryon Horse Country?
A: Yes. Prior to becoming an agent I was very involved in Tryon Horse Country serving as the county’s economic development director and directing resources to our primary economic driver – horses.  I have also written a book about our horse country as well as coordinating several campaigns to promote the area.

Q: What do you love about being a Seller’s Agent?

A: I know most of my Sellers personally and so selling their property is a joy.  I am appreciative that they’ve chosen me to handle one of their family’s largest transactions.

Q: What do you love about being a Buyer’s Agent?

A: First off, I genuinely enjoy meeting new people and most of our buyers are newcomers. Secondly, I have the hunt for the perfect fit. 


Q: Are you ever a Dual Agent?

A: I try not to do that.  I would prefer to represent one side’s interest.
Q: What real estate organizations are you a member of?
A: I belong the National Association of Realtors, the NC and SC boards, the Hendersonville regional boards and the Spartanburg regional board.

A realtor with great reviews!