II'm delighted at your interest in Asheville and the surrounding area. As our community already knows and others are quickly discovering, it's a great place to live. A perfect mix of small town charm and cosmopolitan sophistication. Our city is a diverse place that embodies acceptance of all, celebrates the arts, and loves to have fun.
Our ever revitalizing downtown is safe, clean and very pedestrian friendly. Galleries, outdoor cafés, boutiques, and great independent restaurants are everywhere with grand old Victorian mansions, Craftsman-style bungalows, and elegant Art-Deco office buildings sharing the landscape. Even the weather's great with four distinct seasons!
I'm a Carolina guy and grew up in the area. After earning my degrees and a successful executive career in the fast and furious Eighties and Nineties, I took an early retirement to come home to the mountains with my partner Doug and our dogs Jake, and Que.
We opened a restaurant in the heart of town, Anntony's Caribbean Café and Coffee Bar, popular with visitors and a favorite of the locals. It became a social hub for many of our friends, in fact very much a center of our community. We miss it, but sold it as a success to the new owners that run Carmel’s. I'm on many boards, including being the current president of the Asheville Downtown Association as well as a member of the Downtown Commission, a director of the Asheville Board of Realtors and president of a condo association. The Asheville Downtown Association produces “Downtown after Five,” Oktoberfest and the Asheville Holiday Parade. We also are involved in social issues that affect the downtown. I'm active in the Asheville Chamber of Commerce and volunteer my skills with several other charitable organizations
So why work with me verses other agents?
You want someone who knows the local market well. You want someone who can use that market knowledge to match you with properties that are a good fit for your needs. You want someone that can help you decide where is home. I listen to what your desires are and find a home that is works for you. You also want someone skilled in the “art of the deal”, equipped to effectively negotiate the best deal for you. Finally you want someone who can answer the questions you have about our area and help you become a valuable part of our community. The reason I have so much involvement in our community is that for everything I give, I get back way more. It is a great reward. My clients also become good friends for the long term.
Professional/Personal Distinctions: Top Producer, Customer Service Leader, Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), National Association of Realtors, North Carolina Board of Realtors, Asheville Board of Realtors- Director, e pro
Specialties: Working with both GLBT community and open minded others to find residential properties, including upscale lofts, condos, single family homes and multi-story living close to shopping and Asheville's cultural life.
I look forward to your contact and am ready to assist you. Let's get started!