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Pat Allen moved to Highlands, NC 20 years ago and opened a Bed and Breakfast Inn and cooking school. She was recognized by Southern Living Magazine as a favorite and continued to run the inn for seven years. Her previous experience as a decorator in Macon, GA and her two year culinary training led to her success. Pat has also been a food critic and has been in the kitchen with many celebrity chefs. She has written two cookbooks: Whisk upon a Star and her latest, Mouth of the South. The inn was named the Morning Star Inn and was inspired by a church hymn. Pat felt a calling to open the inn and later realized her connection with guests, who had suffered tragedies they shared with her, made it clear that her role was set. Her husband, Dr. Pat Allen (yes, same name) is a retired oral surgeon from Jackson, Mississippi, who was a former Mayo Clinic fellow. Pat’s passion for homes and decorating led to her successful career as a real estate broker. She was Broker-in-Charge at another local firm in Highlands, NC for 7 years where she was consistently the top selling and listing broker, having won numerous awards. She opened Pat Allen Realty Group three years ago, which allowed for personalized service and time for her clients. She is the only certified luxury home marketing specialist in the area and is a member of the Million Dollar Guild and the Institute for Luxury Homes. She is a consistent leader in Highland’s real estate and was voted The Best Realtor (R) in Highlands by readers of The Highlander. Pat attributes her success to her hard work and dedication to her clients as well as negotiating and marketing abilities. Licensed in NC & GA 


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