Realtor of the Year

Realtor of the Year

Madelon Wallace
Co-Owner, BIC, Realtor, ABR, GRI, GREEN
Walker, Wallace & Emerson Realty

I am deeply honored to have been named 2015 Realtor of the Year by the Hendersonville Board of Realtors.  As a member of the Carolina Foothills community for over 40 years, I am so proud to call this my home.  I first came here from Ohio as a student at Converse College, and enjoyed the area’s diverse equestrian activities.  After graduation, I accepted a job galloping race horses for Tony Wallace at Fairview Farms married Tony in 1975, and together we raised our daughter, Megan, and managed Fairview Farms, which was then the area’s largest training facility and the producer of such nationally known stakes horses as Eclipse Award winners Turkoman and Chris Evert.

When Tony retired in 1995, I embarked on a new phase of my career, as a full time Realtor.  As an owner of Walker, Wallace & Emerson Realty in Landrum, SC, I now have the privilege of introducing others to the unique quality of life that drew me here so many years ago.  Like all equestrians, I understand the importance of open space.  Far too many communities like ours have been swept away by the sprawl that follows in the wake of unplanned, destructive development, and I’ve made it my mission to protect and conserve the land and the community I love.  Working with Upstate Forvever, I have undertaken a number of conservation projects — the first of which was Greenspace of Fairview — that have protected over 2,000 acres of land from development.  In 2005, I was honored to be named Upstate Forever’s Conservation Steward of the Year.  More recently, I was privileged to participate in a community-wide effort that was successful in persuading Duke Energy to rethink plans to build a massive substation and high voltage transmission lines that would have destroyed our vibrant local economy that is based on agriculture, wineries, equestrian sport, and retirement living.  For me, it’s all about preserving the rural character of this area, maintaining and building a strong and stable environment for local businesses, and protecting the quality of life in a region where our small towns offer large opportunities.