Welcome to my website. I hope to be your first choice to help you in all your NC Mountain property requirements, either buying or selling.
I was born in the beautiful country of New Zealand and relocated to the USA in 1988, and am proud to be a citizen of this great country. We bought property up here in 2004, and relocated up here the following year. The rural landscape and pastoral views remind me of my native land “down under”. I obtained my License and started my Real Estate career in late 2006, and have been enjoying helping people buy and sell property ever since! My goal is to provide clients with the absolute best professional, prompt and personal service, primarily throughout Ashe, Watauga, Wilkes, and Alleghany Counties, although I have helped clients elsewhere in NC also.
As a former V.P. / C.F.O. of a large privately held Real Estate Investment and Development Company in South Carolina, I have valuable experience in all facets of real estate ranging from residential to commercial, office, retail and industrial, and some knowledge of the financial advantages and strategies available to investors and property owners. In addition my responsibilities included oversight of Risk Management, HR, and several other businesses and entities that were a part of the operation. As a Chartered Accountant (retired - NZ equivalent to CPA) I can bring all sorts of creative thinking to your real estate or business needs. Furthermore, by spending 2 years hands on repairing homes in Charleston, that were damaged by Hurricane Hugo, I am also experienced in many aspects of residential construction and renovation, including doing two “extreme makeovers” on our personal real estate owned over the years.
An avid sailor, I was fortunate enough to take a 2+ year sabbatical and cruise the U.S. East Coast and Bahamas with my wife and twin sons aboard our 44' sailboat, leaving in 2003 and returning home to Charleston SC, in 2005 where we had pre-sold “Yamana”, and once the sale closed, we moved up to Ashe County. For those interested, “Yamana” has continued sailing the Ocean Blue, and at last report was located in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, after sailing first to NZ, and then returning to the South Pacific twice more with new owners since then.
Sellers: If you own real estate that you're thinking of selling, I would be happy to provide you with a FREE Current Market Analysis and show you how I can market your property effectively, to reach all potential buyers both locally and nationwide.
Buyers.....in today's competitive real estate market, knowledge is everything. The best deals are sometimes sold before they are ever advertised. Beat other buyers to the best new property advertised for sale in the High Country with my FREE Email Notification, which will be delivered straight to your email account within hours of being listed. It can be tailored to your specific property search requirements. (in fact, that's how we found our second home up here!)
I have listed and/or sold real estate in Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga and Wilkes County, and am licensed to sell real estate in the state of North Carolina, so matter what you are looking for, I'm sure I can help. Please contact me with any property that you find, and I'll be glad to research it for you.