McCombs & Hoke Real Estate

Meet Bobbie McCombs and Starla Hoke, owners and brokers at McCombs & Hoke Real Estate



Bobbie McCombs and Starla Hoke

Our focus is you, period. There are no branch offices or agents to manage. It’s just us: Two broker/owners, co-pilots, and full-time professionals helping you realize your dreams. We are fortunate enough to live in one of the most beautiful areas anywhere - Morganton and Burke County, North Carolina - and we know it inside and out.

From first time buyers to luxury homeowners to downsizing retirees, we handle all phases of the spectrum with skill and finesse. You will appreciate our creative, independent thinking and ability to adapt quickly in a constantly evolving market. Industry career veterans with over 36 years combined experience, our community roots run deep and wide.

Find us working, playing, and volunteering. Find us. Let’s work together.


bobbie McCombs

Fun facts about me

  • Favorite sports team? The Alabama Crimson Tide. Proud graduate. ROLL TIDE!

  • Words to live by? You never make anyone feel good about you by making them feel bad about themselves ~ borrowed from a dear friend.

  • Best “not kept” secret? I used to be a lingerie designer.

  • Favorite child? My retriever mix, Rosie. She is pure love. Don’t worry, my girls know where they stand.

  • My happy place? Other than a mountain trail, it is definitely a beach somewhere with Spanish moss hanging from the live oaks.


starla hoke

Fun Facts about me

  • City girl or country girl? Green Acres ain’t got nothing on me. Every morning, I’m out there feeding my herds: chickens, sheep, donkeys, a Great Pyrenees and my diva cat Mafi Catarina.

  • Favorite quote? “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not” Emerson.

  • Bucket list? Backpack around the world.

  • Best training for real estate? Real Estate Paralegal for 10 years.

  • Musical preference? Just one? Jazz, of course. And bluegrass, classic rock, alternative, blues, pop, country, rap. You get the picture.

Our clients say it best

Great service from a team that will get you results!
— D.W.
Bobbie is wonderful! She is extremely knowledgeable, including, recommending good contractors of all kinds before and after the home purchase. She knows the market like the palm of her hand. She is very personable, funny, and smart; a pleasure to work with! And most importantly, she is very calm in those moments when her clients are freaking out! Another strong point is how responsive she is. You text her at all times and the answer comes in minutes. She represented us as buyers and her negotiation skills are top-notch. We are 100% happy with Bobbie and highly recommend her. You will be extremely pleased if you hire her! I can’t imagine anyone being any better than Bobbie!
— L.G.
Thank Heaven I asked a long time friend how he sold his condo. He told me about Starla Hoke. She had sold his place fast! Like three weeks fast! Without boring you with my story, let’s say I needed to sell my home, quickly. I was really worried because I didn’t know anything about the process. Shortly after meeting Starla all that faded because she was professional and showed real concern for my situation. She went right to work, letting me know what to do and how to do it and never made me feel awkward for the things I didn’t know. She works early, she works late. She works! And she’ll do that for you. If you need to sell or buy, or both, you will simply not do better than Starla Hoke. She is a God send
— M.H.
...Bobbie gave excellent advice throughout, but never ‘pushy or rushed’.
Bobbie went above & beyond = helped us find an inspector, surveyor, roofer, EVEN an accountant & dentist!!
Bobbie is honest, gracious, diligent, trustworthy; AND SO VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE.
Hire this Lady, and then relax.
— K.F.
My sisters and I have worked with Starla Hoke at McCombs & Hoke Real Estate on several occasions. She has sold two properties for us and assisted with the sale of the third. Starla is the best. She is very professional, hard working and dedicated. But most of all she cares about people. We highly recommend Starla to anyone. She has definitely earned a five star status with us.
— J.W.
I’ve used Bobbie and Starla for various transactions over the years, and I couldn’t have had a better experience! Their communication, attention to detail, knowledge, professionalism and location are second to none! I highly recommend them!
— V.E.