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Why Choose Us?

Our Story

Economics has been a favored topic of interest and a lifetime study for N.C. licensed broker Ronnie Thompson, graduating from UNC Chapel Hill with a B.A. majoring in economics.  But let’s face it, you either love how business makes the economy grow or you hate it. Ronnie exceled in this area, becoming not only a Realtor and Broker, he has been a public tax preparer for many years. Amassing over 1600 tax clients, residents and business owners in the Valdese and Burke County communities. Through all of this experience Ronnie has truly gained a deep understanding of how our local and federal government value personal property for taxation. That knowledge alone could save you or gain you thousands in a home sale or purchase. Below is a list of accolades and accomplishments. Please know these are just the highlights, so many experiences go unmentioned where Ronnie learned, gained or has given back over all these years. So, “Why choose Thompson Realty?” Our clients reap the benefits of four decades of “service” to humanity and the knowledge gained while being face to face with our customers.

National Association of Realtors
2010 –
• Vice-Chairman Local board Sub forum
• Member Major Donor Council
• Member Board of Directors
2009 –
• Chairman RPAC Fundraising Forum
• Moderator State President/President-Elect Information Exchange
• Member State and Local Issues
• Whip Major Donor Council
• Member Board of Directors
2008 –
• Vice-Chairman State and Local Issues
• Vice-Chairman RPAC Fundraising Forum
• Moderator State Presidents/President-Elects Information Exchange
• Member Smart Growth Committee Smart Growth Action Grants Review Panel
• Member Housing Opportunities Committee
• Member Public Policy Coordinating Committee
• Member Fundraising Options Leaders Work Group
North Carolina Association of Realtors

2010 –
• President NC Real Estate Educational Foundation
• Member NCAR Executive Committee
2009 –
• Chairman NCAR Administrative Committee
• President-Elect NC Real Estate Educational Foundation
• Immediate Past President NC CRS Chapter
2008 –
• President North Carolina CRS Chapter
• Treasurer NC Real Estate Educational Foundation
• RPAC Trustee Region 7

2004 –                                                                                                                                                                                                    • President North Carolina Assiociation of Realtors

Burke County Association of Realtors
• President – 1998 and 2002
• President-Elect – 1997 and 2001
• Secretary/Treasurer – 1996 and 2000
• Legislative Chairman – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008
Burke County Chamber of Commerce
• President – 1995
• President-Elect – 1994
• Board of Directors – 1990-1996
Valdese Rotary Club
• Secretary – 2006-2007
• President-Elect – 2007-2008
• President – 2008-2009
• Paul Harris Fellow (2002), Benefactor (2007)
• Paul Harris Society (2008)
Boy Scouts of America

• Burke County Chairman – Friends of Scouting (FOS) (2008)
• Piedmont Council – Executive Committee (2007-2008)
• Piedmont Council – Northern Region Chairman for FOS (2009)                                                                                              • Silver Beaver Award (2013)

Other Civic Honors and Achievements
2015 • Elected “Mayor” City of Morganton, NC
2004 • Commissioned as Kentucky Colonel
Ongoing • American Red Cross Blood Donor – 102 Gallons
1985 • North Carolina’s Highest Civilian Award “Order of the Long Leaf Pine”                                                                                                  1973 • B.A. Majoring in Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill