Thank you for visiting our website! Houses & More prides itself on its reputation as Preston County’s premier real estate agency. We promise you a personal touch, a professional approach and positive results.
We know our community. Taking the time to listen to you is the next step in helping you find the exact property to suit your needs. Our hard work and successful results bring our clients and their friends back to us year after year.
Our professional knowledge and our company’s effective marketing & advertising give you the exposure and the edge you need to sell your property quickly for top dollar.
- Our team takes pride in our real estate expertise
- We are locally owned and operated
- We invest in quality advertising and marketing
- Our agents are committed to professional development
I am proud to be a Prestonian and I love to share my enthusiasm for the many neighborhoods & towns that encompass this beautiful area. I devote myself to providing unparalleled service and look forward to developing a long-term relationship with you. Please feel free to contact me so that we may discuss how we can best work together to satisfy your real estate needs.
As President and Broker of Houses & More Inc., Susan is dedicated to maintaining the company’s standing as Preston County’s premier real estate agency. She values Houses & More’s reputation of being trustworthy, dedicated, reliable and above all else, client-friendly.
A native of Preston County, Susan values the spirit of community that endears it to anyone who has ever called Preston County home. She especially enjoys her career in real estate as it allows her to participate in community growth by helping her clients – individuals and businesses – fulfill their goals.
A corporate management background- including experience as a Controller, Risk Manager, Events Planner and Human Resources & Employee Development Manager – allows Susan to stand out in the crowd. A knowledgeable, highly skilled Broker to have at your side, Susan is equipped to competently guide your real estate endeavors in Commercial, Land, Farm, Residential and Property Management.
Jessica Lipscomb is an award-winning, top producing REALTOR® who brings her BA in Communication Studies & Public Relations from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington to her position as co-owner of a family-held real estate company, Houses & More Real Estate.
Understanding the importance of clear and effective communication with her clients, Jessica enjoys listening to determine her client’s goals and she values establishing & maintaining close relationships that continue beyond the conclusion of a successful transaction.
She earned her Graduate Realtor Institute designation in 2014, her Accredited Buyers Representative designation in 2015, and is member of the Professional Standards Committee, Finance Committee, the Homeowners Association Committee and Bylaws Committee. She was the 2015 Vice President of the North Central WV regional MLS and graduated from the 2015 West Virginia Association of Realtors Leadership Academy. Jessica was awarded the Morgantown Board of Realtors® “Rising Star Award” in 2013, the Morgantown Board of Realtors® ”President’s Award” in 2015, and the Morgantown Board of Realtors® “Realtor of the Year” in 2016. She was honored to have served as the West Virginia state representative on the National Association of Realtors® RPAC Participation Council in 2016 and she now serves as on the National Association of Realtors® Commitment to Excellence committee, in a two year term. Jessica served as the 2016 President of the Morgantown Board of Realtors® and wrote a popular weekly real estate column in the Dominion Post newspaper. She was named a “WV Wonder Woman” by WV Living Magazine in 2016, was appointed as the 2017 Secretary of the West Virginia Association of Realtors, and was named a “40 Under 40” by the State Journal in 2017.
An active volunteer, Jessica was the 2015 President of the Preston County Chamber of Commerce, and now serves as the organization’s Vice President. She is a board member of the Mon and Preston County United Way and the Greater Morgantown CVB, and is past Vice President of the Kingwood City Planning Commission and past Vice President of the Preston Arts Coucil. Jessica and her husband Mike are co-chairs of the Kingwood Pool Committee, and are working to re-open Preston County’s only community pool. They are in the grant application process of the $2.2 million Kingwood Water Recreation Complex project. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing in the Cheat River, playing with their labradoodle Colt, cheering on the Mountaineers, and spending time with friends & family.
Anne Everly is a real estate agent who is a proud Preston County native. Anne earned her nursing degree from Fairmont State and also a Bachelor degree in Architecture from the University of Maryland.
Anne uses her understanding of architecture, and she is eager to assist her clients in finding the perfect home. Her appreciation of home design allows her to find homes that function for her individual clients needs, as well as finding potential in “fixer-uppers”.
Anne currently resides in Morgantown where she keeps busy with her two children, Jacob and Joley. There she also works as a registered nurse in the behavioral health field.
Mark Utterback lives and works on his family’s Brookside Farm in Aurora with his wife, Lisa, and his son, Quintin, where they raise Beefalo, sheep, pasture-raised pork, and pasture-raised chickens and eggs. They have recently planted Christmas trees, started a 2-acre orchard, begun dabbling in bees and honey, and put out a couple thousand taps to harvest maple sap to make syrup. Recently, Mark and his parents have partnered with a local rehabilitation facility for young men called Jacob’s Ladder at Brookside Farm. It is a privately funded organization for young men seeking recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The six-month program has the young men come to the farm and spend 6-7 hours a day helping Mark with all the farming activities. The program is heavily focused on the one and half acre garden which Mark put in last spring as a way for they young men to grow their own food and see the fruits of their labors. In its first year, this program has been very rewarding for all involved.
As a young farm boy, Mark was very active in Preston County 4-H activities and later became active on a state level in 4-H through the West Virginia State 4-H Camping Programs. He has been involved with the Preston County Buckwheat Festival in varying capacities since he was 9 years old, and enjoys spending time with Quin preparing lambs for show and sale. After graduating from East Preston High School in Terra Alta, Mark attended Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA where he earned a BA in History. After college, Mark returned home and, in addition to the farm, worked in rural mail delivery (helpful in finding all those hard-to-find-places!), and then began a 10-year career in customer service management and supply chain management at a local business until its consolidation and closure. Mark has been, and hopes to remain, a lifelong resident of Aurora, and looks forward to raising his son to understand the values of hard work, determination, and adaptability needed to succeed, but also encourage him to travel and see the rest of the world so he comes to understand there are amazing people and places outside our little piece of Almost Heaven.
Mark has been a licensed real estate agent in West Virginia since 2005 and can serve your needs throughout Preston County and West Virginia. He is very well versed in Alpine Lake properties and large acreage properties, particularly properties “on the mountain” in Terra Alta and Aurora zip codes and surrounding areas. He looks forward to helping both buyers and sellers reach the ultimate goal in a real estate transaction – a smooth, problem-free, agreement and closing where both parties walk away satisfied.