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How's the Market?

We back our buyers and sellers with data and insights so they can make smart moves. Contact one of our associates today for a comprehensive local area market report and/or a complimentary home evaluation.

Data Source: Based on information from these Canopy MLS for the period Q4 2022 – Asheville Region Quarterly Market Watch Report.

Haywood County Median Sales $ 1 Year Change $319,000 -5.9% Days on Market 1 Year Change 40 6.4% Closed Sales 1 Year Change 282 -27.3% Jackson County Median Sales $ 1 Year Change $295,250 3.6% Days on Market 1 Year Change 33 -47.9% Closed Sales 1 Year Change 68 -16.0% Swain County Median Sales $ 1 Year Change $427,000 12.4% Days on Market 1 Year Change 33 -25.6% Closed Sales 1 Year Change 12 -29.4% Transylvania County Median Sales $ 1 Year Change $465,000
Days on Market 1 Year Change 36
Closed Sales
Year Change 152

Awards WinnersCongratulations

Congratulations to Christy Mitchell, Dani Miner, Candy Wood, Jay Spiro and Anette Chrisley on recently earning top honors from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices! It takes exceptional abilities to be a member of this elite group of real estate agents. We are truly honored to have you as part of our family.

Congratulations CHRISTY MITCHELL on achieving the 2022 CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE AWARD representing the top 2% of all agents nationwide for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

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Congratulations DANI MINER on achieving the 2022 LEADING EDGE SOCIETY AWARD representing the top 10% of all agents nationwide for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

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Congratulations JAY SPIRO, CANDY WOOD, and ANETTE CHRISLEY on achieving the 2022 Honor Society Award representing the top 16% of all agents nationwide for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

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Berkshire Hathaway Named #4 Most Admired Company in the World

Berkshire Hathaway was recognized yet again by Fortune as one of the world's most admired companies. We are honored to be in the company of other iconic leaders in their respective industries, such as Apple and Amazon. We look forward to the year ahead and continuing to exceed expectations for exemplary service and professionalism in everything we do. Read More

Carolina Smokies Association Awards

Our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Great Smokys

Realty agents had a blast at the Carolina Smokies Association of Realtors® Winter Celebration at Harrah's Cherokee Casino. The board did a fantastic job for us with entertainment, food & fun! We had a great time and received some great awards too! Congratulations Christy Mitchell & Dani Miner!

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Congratulations to the BHHS Great Smoky Realty team!

• Christy Mitchell | 2022 Ruby Club Production Achievement & Top 10 Award

• Dani Miner | 2022 Sapphire Club Production Achievement Award

• Thanks to Jay Spiro for serving on the CSAOR Board

Candy Wood & Christy got to meet Zeb, the viral clogging sensation who appeared on the CMA’s!

Fun Fact: Zeb hails from Waynesville.

Work Hard. Play Hard.


Exiting News! Our companies brand just did a refresh launch and what a better time to announce that our ownership transition is now complete. New look, new feel, new owners! We are so grateful for the opportunity and cannot wait to see what the future holds for us and Berkshire Hathaway

HomeServices Great

Smokys Realty!

Under New Ownership

Christy Mitchell, Owner

Anette Chrisley, Owner

Bryson City

Lake Junaluska & Brevard Locations

With the right name behind you, there's a strong future in front of you.

Out & About in WNC

Our agents were out and about this fall and throughout the holiday season! From helping build communities up through service to celebrating with clients, below are a few fun highlights to share from our “Company News Feed.”

The Scoop from Jay Spiro


Save the Date - March 25th Rise Against Hunger at Sylva First United Methodist Church. Starting around 9 a.m. with more information coming. Church groups, civic groups, and volunteers of all ages are welcome. You don't need to be a Rotarian to join us, just love being of service and having a good time doing it. We will have a fun time packing 10,000 meals to help fight hunger.

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Local Communities

Making Headlines

Our local communities have been making headlines! Check out the latest below and as always, reach out to our team for any questions about making your next move in real estate.

Bryson City (#4) & Asheville (#9)

Best Places to Buy a Cabin in U.S. According to Travel and Leisure, these are the 12 Best Places to Buy a Cabin in the US, two of which are right here in our backyard! If you're looking for a 2nd home, short term rental or a forever home in Bryson City, Asheville, or anywhere in between, we’ve got you covered. Read More.

Brevard(#2) Top 10 Arts-Vibrant Small


The Southern Methodist University DataArts & National Center for Arts

Research recently released their 2022 Arts Vibrancy Index Report. In the category of Small Communities, Brevard ranked #2 in the country. Click here to view the full Top 40 Arts-Vibrant Communities of 2022.

Above: Jay Spiro, serving as Membership Chair for the Rotary Club of Sylva, leading an induction ceremony for Chelsea Allman. Chelsea was sponsored by Nancy McConnell.

Headlines from Hope Reagan

Feeling the Love in Hayesville, NC!

Hope and friends enjoyed a Valentines Cookie Decorating Class at JoJo's Cookie Boutique downtown Hayesville. Cookies classes are offered monthly.

Communications from Christy Mitchell

Great Day for a Hike @ Pinnacle Park

Great day for a hike! Only did a little over a mile but it’s straight up and straight back down! #firsthikeoftheaeason #exercise #hikingadventures #pinnaclepark #hikingtrailsofinstagram

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Photographing your House to Sell

Tips for Home Photos

The fact that homebuyers begin their home search by perusing listing photos online means that you have to grab their interest in your home right away. The purpose is to get buyers interested enough to view your home in person and make a solid offer.

It’s human nature – we want what we see. Here are six important steps to get your home sold quickly and for the highest price possible in your current market.


Clutter crowds a photograph because the lens captures everything in its range equally. If a kitchen is cluttered with too many appliances and knick-knacks on the countertops, the impressions the buyer takes away are that (A) There’s not enough storage and (B) Lax housekeeping could also mean lax home

maintenance. Homebuyers want a ready-tomove-in experience where everything works and nothing will go wrong.

The best way to look at decluttering is that it will save you tons of time, effort and money on moving day. You don’t want to pay movers to move or store items you don’t use, love or want, so resolve to cut down the amount of stuff you have.

Begin by clearing every surface in each room. Separate items you need now from seasonal items or items you seldom use. List items you want to sell online, or take them to a consignment store. Throw away broken items you’ll never repair and stained or wrong-size clothing you’ll never wear. You’ll be better organized and feel less stressed once you list your home for sale.

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Upcoming Housing Markets in 2023

What makes a place to live desirable? Is it friends and family? Weather that’s ideal for your favorite outdoor activities? Good jobs that help you care for your family? Homes with just the right size, style and features? Educational opportunities and cultural attractions? Is it views of the shimmering lake or the hypnotic ocean, the grandeur of the mountains and canyons, primordial forests and whispering meadows? The warmth and low humidity of the desert? Or is housing affordability most important?

However you want to live, the lifestyle you and your family want exists somewhere in the vast United States. So how do you find it? There are plenty of Best Places to Live surveys but we’ve chosen a few that have more information for you besides Best Restaurants and Most Expensive Homes. To us, the ideal place to live has the right mix of amenities that only you can choose and that is still affordable for you and your family.

Painting Kitchen and Bath Cabinets

Painting kitchen and bath cabinets a fresh, new color can give your home the much-needed update it desires for only a few hundred dollars. Make the job simple by using these guidelines to produce a smoothto-the-touch finish without streaks, wavy lines or drips.

According to, the type of paint you buy will depend on what materials the cabinets are made of. Wood or compressed wood can be sanded, then repainted. Laminate cabinets should only be painted with products designed to stick to plastic surfaces. While acrylic and alkyd paints can do a great job, glossy or semi-gloss oil-based paint is best for durability and scratch-resistance. Use good quality synthetic bristle brushes for acrylic and natural bristle brushes for oil paints.

Clear all clutter from countertops, empty the cabinets, remove all hardware and cover backsplashes, appliances and floors with plastic sheeting secured with painter’s tape. Label all drawers and hardware so you know where to put them back. Open windows for ventilation and cover doors with sheeting to keep dust and fumes from the rest of the house.

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Luxury Lake House Living


Here is your dream home. A fully furnished lake front house with a private dock in the mountains of Tuckasegee, North Carolina. When you enter this home, you can see the quality of the craftsmanship. An open concept living area with wood floors and a wood stove on the main level make this a relaxing retreat. The kitchen with its wood cabinetry and newer appliances is perfect for meal preparation for family and friends. In the primary bedroom suite on the main level, there is a bathroom with double vanity and a huge closet with laundry area. Step outside to the porch that runs the full length of the home and provides serene lake views. The lower level features an ensuite bedroom, a family room, a bonus room currently used as a bunk room with its own full bath and another full kitchen.

There is room for everyone to enjoy this home! Outside on the porch you will find a hot tub overlooking the lake. Follow the stairs down to your private dock on Cedar Cliff Lake for fishing and other water activities. Near the end of the ramp from the porch, you will find a shed and a hidden firepit that has views of the lake. Call for your tour today!

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Bed | 4 Bath | 2,376 Sq. Ft. | 1.1 Acres
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A Unique & Serene Setting for Guests

The Orchard Inn is situated on 12 peaceful acres with stunning views of the Western North Carolina mountains, offering a unique and serene setting for guests. Just thirty miles from Asheville, this is a highly desirable location for travelers, with year-round activities and events that attract visitors from around the world.

Historic Charm and Sweeping Views

The Orchard Inn was built in 1926 and maintains much of its original charm and character, providing a unique and authentic experience for guests. Guests can enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding natural beauty from almost anywhere on the property, including from their rooms, the dining area, the outdoor terrace, and the gardens.

Versatile Luxury Accommodations

The inn’s nine rooms, five cottages, and two luxury suites are appointed with luxurious furnishings, plush bedding, and modern amenities such as Wi-Fi and private bathrooms. The Orchard Inn offers various options for guests, catering to a range of preferences and needs. All designed with guest comfort in mind.

Romantic Retreat or Peaceful Solitude

The Inn’s luxury suites feature fireplaces, adding a cozy and romantic touch to the guest experience. With stunning views and a serene setting, the Inn offers a unique opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with nature.

Exceptional Hospitality

The hospitality at The Orchard Inn is unmatched, with personalized services and attention to detail being a hallmark of the guest experience. The inn’s staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and always ready to assist guests with any needs

they may have. The Inn’s staff pays attention to detail, ensuring that guests have a truly memorable experience.

The Inn offers a range of personalized packages to cater to specific guest needs, such as romantic getaways, spa packages, and outdoor adventure packages. The Inn offers a daily wine and cheese hour for guests to enjoy, providing a social and relaxing opportunity to connect with other guests.


Upscale Fine Dining

Newman’s Restaurant, located on the property, offers upscale dining with a focus on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, making it a popular attraction for guests and locals alike. The restaurant offers a full bar featuring a selection of wines, beers, and cocktails. The indoor and outdoor dining features breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. From the delicious food expertly prepared by the Inn’s talented chefs to the gorgeous setting, dining at Newman’s is an experience that guests won’t soon forget.

Award-Winning Spa

The Inn’s Zen-like Spa has won numerous awards and is a popular attraction for guests seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. The Spa offers various treatments to help guests unwind and de-stress. From massages and facials to body treatments and aromatherapy, The Spa offers a wide range of services designed to promote renewal and well-being. The spa is yet another way that The Orchard Inn differentiates itself from other bed and breakfasts.

Private Event Spaces

The Orchard Inn offers a range of options for private events, such as weddings and corporate retreats, including a spacious outdoor terrace and indoor event spaces. This is a must-visit destination, especially for those celebrating a special occasion or for companies wanting a quiet meeting place.

Outdoor Activities

The Inn’s 12-acre property and surrounding area provide ample opportunities for outdoor exploration and adventure. Guests can hike, bike, or simply stroll through the property’s gardens, taking in the breathtaking views and fresh mountain air.

Incredible Guest Experience

From the secluded location and luxury accommodations to the fine dining and award-winning spa, guests can expect an unforgettable stay at The Orchard Inn. The Orchard Inn and Newman’s Restaurant and the spa have consistently positive online reviews from guests, providing social proof and credibility for the business.


Established Business with Profitable Revenue and Growth Potential

The Orchard Inn has a loyal customer base and a successful history as a bed and breakfast. The Inn’s current owners have invested in updates and improvements, making it a turnkey operation for the next owner.

The Orchard Inn has a proven track record of profitability and potential for continued success in the future, providing a solid return on investment for the next owner. Newman’s Restaurant and the on-site luxury spa provide additional revenue streams for the business. For those interested in purchasing a thriving

hospitality business, the Orchard Inn is a unique and attractive opportunity. With a rich history and unparalleled Blue Ridge Mountain setting, The Orchard Inn has significant growth potential for the next owner to capitalize on through marketing, expansion, or additional services.

Inn Conclusion

Whether you're seeking a memorable getaway or a lucrative hospitality investment, The Orchard Inn's unique combination of luxury accommodations, gourmet fine dining, and award-winning spa services in a stunning mountain setting make it an ideal choice.

Contact the Listing Agent: Rob Sales, REALTOR® 912-655-7674 Videos, including drone footage of the property, are available upon request.
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Beer Train to Dillsboro

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot in Bryson City

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Cottontail Market


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Come visit hundreds of local vendors! Cottontail Market is a one-day market offering a wide variety of vintage, antiques, handmade jewelry, furniture, home decor, boutique clothing, food trucks, and much more!


Bunny Hopper Express

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot in Bryson City

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Join us for the St. Patrick's Day Special Edition Smoky Mountain Beer Run! A unique train ride celebrating all things CRAFT BEER and for ONE DAY ONLY, St. Patrick’s Day. Make sure to wear something green for good luck!

This specialty experience aboard our Railroad includes three samples of local craft beer from Innovation Brewing in Dillsboro, North Carolina. Your table will receive a wonderfully crafted Irish nibbler tray perfect for sharing.


Assault on the Carolinas

Downtown Brevard

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The Assault on the Carolinas is a popular bike ride and annual fundraiser for the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club. They offer 100k and 50k rides. This is a fully supported ride with 5 well-stocked rest stops and a full meal after the ride.

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad welcomes back The Bunny Hopper Express Easter Train April 7 & 8! This 4 and half-hour round trip special event train departs the historic Bryson City Depot at 10:30 am and will travel through the Smoky Mountains to our picturesque layover destination, for Easter-themed activities and Egg Hunt.

Passengers will be on the lookout for those train-hopping bunnies who have snuck on to take a free ride! Festivities include an Easter egg hunt with prizes, a give-away bag with activities to enjoy during the train ride, and a yummy Easter treat for our junior railroaders to enjoy at the layover. There will also be plenty of opportunities for pictures with our bunny hoppers, so do not forget your camera!



Greening Up the Mountain Festival

Bridge Park, Town of Sylva

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MAY 1-31

Festival of Peonies in Bloom

Wildcat Ridge Farm, Clyde

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MAY 26-28

White Squirrel Weekend

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The Greening Up the Mountains Festival, now in its 25th year, is a heritage arts festival that celebrates the arrival of Spring through both traditional and contemporary forms of Appalachian art, music, food, and beverage which honor our community and local artisans. The festival is sponsored by both the Town of Sylva and the Main Street Sylva Association and will be held in historical downtown Sylva, North Carolina. The Greening Up The Mountains Festival enjoys crowds of upwards of 12,000 attendees and has 175 vendor booth spaces.

Attendees can also enjoy a 5k Run, beverages featuring local craft breweries, and live music throughout the day.

Our farm located at the bank on the Pigeon River specializes in growing, propagating and selling the finest herbaceous peonies and Itoh’s intersectional peonies plants and fresh peony cut flowers. We will be open during May, everyday from 10am to 4pm, it's free and we are inviting all peony lovers to visit our farm.

MAY 20-21

Strawberry Jam

Darnell Farms, Bryson City

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Enjoy a full day of fun with local bands, pie eating contest, clogging, mule demonstrations, DreamWhips, strawberry shortcake,food trucks, local craft vendors, hayrides, U-Pick strawberries and more!

The beloved White Squirrel Weekend combines a stellar live music line-up, a smorgasbord of tasty offerings from vendors and local craft breweries and an assortment of craft & retail vendors into one fantastic event.





One of the best parts of our job is that we regularly get to introduce people to the area and share the stories behind our vibrant, one-of-a-kind communities. This year, we will be showcasing a total of 23 Tales of Western North Carolina in our magazine. We hope you enjoy this story-telling series and that by the end of the year everyone feels like a local!

Legend of the Boojum

The legend of Boojum began in the 1900’s, when reports of the creature were made in Haywood County. The shaggy, grey-haired creature was described as part man, part beast. Clocking in at eight feet, locals aptly referred to him as the big foot of North Carolina.

Boojum purportedly had two loves. His first love was that of precious gems including rubies, amethysts, emeralds, and sapphires native to the area. According to legend, he placed his gems at the bottom of stone jugs and drowned them in moonshine. If ne’er-do-wells came upon his loot, they would be stumbling drunk before they could make off with his gems.

Boojum’s second love was Annie, a curious human girl who fell for him. When he had been gone too long on a treasure hunt, Annie would search the woods by a hootin' and a holleriin'. He would respond in kind until they found each other again. Some rumor you can still hear them in the woods today.

Click here to learn more and next time you’re in Waynesville stop by the popular craft brewery, Boojum Brewing.



Rubies, emeralds, and sapphires coveted by Boojum are not the only precious stones renowned in North Carolina folklore. While much less assuming treasures, madstones were go-to home remedies for ailments in the area’s early settlements. These porous stones are most often extracted from animals and were believed to have healing qualities as well as bear good fortune to their keepers. Frequently used to suction out venom and poisons, it makes sense that their nomenclature stems from the belief that the stones prevent rabies if bitten by a rabid animal. So, next time you are out for a hike in the Smoky Mountains, be sure to keep a close eye out for your own apothecarial prize stone.

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“The Duke” of Asheville

In 1902, a mysterious Englishman going by the name of Mr. Charles J. Asquith arrived in Asheville, TN. His dapper attire made quite an impression but couldn’t conceal his rapidly declining health. While a local nurse treated him for what was likely tuberculosis, town gossips conjectured he was of English nobility and the holder of great wealth.

Such musings were short lived, as was the remainder of his life. He passed away after just three weeks of care. In a surprise twist, it turned out he was penniless and in debt. The mayor demanded that Asquith be embalmed and held indefinitely until his family came to claim and pay for him. That set off a seven-year stretch during which Asquith resided at Noland-Brown Funeral Home on Church Street, was occasionally taken on parade, and shockingly used as a ploy in a few practical jokes.

The Duke’s fate was not yet sealed. In 1910, Mrs. T. J. Summerfield came into town asserting she was his sister-in-law. She explained Asquith was a pseudonym for Sidney Lascelles, who had a colorful history as a con artist. She came to lay claim and transport him to Washington D.C. where he was to be cremated. After signing an affidavit and posting bond, Summerfield took her prize possession and boarded a northbound train.

Gone, but not forgotten, inquiries were later made from Asheville as to The Duke's final resting place. The closure they sought was to be forever denied. Mrs. T. J. Summerfield never returned to her self-proclaimed home in Baltimore nor was there any record in Washington D.C. of Sidney Lascelles being cremated. The mystery of The Duke’s remains continues to this day.

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"The Duke"

The Giant Yellow Jacket

The Giant Yellow Jacket

From the Cherokee, we learn of a legendary creature that once tormented people living in the Nantahala Forest. The Nantahala River cuts a deep gorge in the forest and at the bottom of that is a hidden cave that once harbored a giant yellow jacket called U'lag‘û.

U'lag‘û means "the Boss" in Cherokee, and this formidable creature was the size of a house. It moved so quickly that even the greatest warriors couldn’t slay the beast with their arrows. When brawn failed, the Cherokee turned to clever wits and sprang a trap. They enticed U'lag‘û with prey tied to a string and then followed the string back to the creature’s cave. They covered the entrance with brush and set a fire that saturated the cave with lethal plumes of smoke. U'lag‘û perished along with several cohabitants of tiny yellow jackets. Some of the tiny ones escaped, which according to legend are the ancestors of the yellow jackets we see today.

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Thirsty for more legends & lore?

Check out our previous issue of Mountain Time in the Smokys to read more.

Brown Mountain Lights

We end this segment with an unexplained phenomenon, the Brown Mountain Lights. Stories of lights first appearing over Brown Mountain date back to 1833. Under the right conditions, as the sun sets, bright, multicolored and various sized lights appear over the mountain range. While the U.S. Geological Survey and National Geographic Society have suggested possible scientific explanations for the phenomenon, to-date there is no official explanation. Want to see for yourself? The Blue Ridge Parkway has a marked viewing site at the Lost Cove overlook.

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for hiking, biking, tubing, camping, fishing, picnic areas and waterfalls

Meet Me Downtown

The heart of Bryson City can be found just south of Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the waters of the Tuckasegee river flowing through her center. Downtown Bryson City is home to our main BHHS Great Smokys Realty office along with a myriad of restaurants, bakeries, local bookstores, gift shops & more! Please explore this carefully curated interactive map of our quintessential downtown. When you’re in the area, be sure to pop by our office!








In this issue, we are thrilled to feature Honey Bear’s Cupcakery & More, located a few doors down from our BHHS Great Smokys Realty office. Owners Jeff & Kim Johner took time to share their story with Anette Chrisley and Christy Mitchell. Be sure to watch their video and then head downtown to enjoy one of their treats!


Meet Me Downtown Pop By & Explore Right at Our Door

While you’re exploring downtown Bryson City, be sure to stop by our office and check out our interactive window display unit! The bright illuminated display includes touch graphics. You can instantly access virtual tours for all our properties by entering three-digit codes from the property display. You can search MLS listings, map their location, and even calculate mortgage payments…all right from the sidewalk!

We would like to thank our four Business Sponsors that helped us bring our window display concept to life. We are thrilled to partner with these outstanding leaders in the industry. We will be featuring one of them in each issue of our magazine this year. Please take a moment to get to know and connect with them!

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Prosperity Home Mortgage LLC Mortgage Consultant

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Brigham & Mattox PLLC | Attorney (828) 488-4747

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Welcome to the Patricia Bryson-Wink State Farm Agency in Sylva, NC. We're here to help you plan for your future, prepare for your worst day, and provide remarkable service every day! I started in the insurance industry in spring of 2015 and quickly grew to love the job. In 2017 I moved back to my family’s hometown of Sylva, North Carolina. I started working as a team member in a State Farm Agents office, where I realized that one day, I wanted to run my own agency. In February 2022 my dream became a reality, I earned the invaluable opportunity of being a State Farm Agent. A company that has been in the business of helping others since 1922. I say “earned” because a State Farm Agency is not a business you can simply buy, it is a business that has to be earned and requires a passion for helping others.

I became an insurance agent because I have always wanted to help people. As a State Farm Agent, I’m able do that every day – from car accidents to house fires, saving for college, or planning for the future. My team and I help our customers with all aspects of their financial lives.

As a wife, a mother of 2, and a small business owner, I understand what it is like to have a busy schedule. I also understand how important it is to make sure your family is protected. My team and I pride ourselves on our excellent

customer service, we strive to do more than give people the one size fits all when it comes to their insurance. Let us worry about how to protect your family so you don’t have to.

We are licensed by the State of North Carolina and can help you with the following:

• Auto Insurance

• Home Insurance

• Renters Insurance

• Life Insurance

• Paycheck Protection

• Hospital Insurance

• Small Business Insurance

• Commercial Vehicle Insurance

• Workers Comp Insurance

• Professional Liability Insurance/ Errors & Omissions

• Notary Public Service

• Banking Services

We offer FREE Insurance quotes, and financial reviews for all residents of North Carolina. Not only do our customers have 24/7 access to their accounts via web, mobile device, or our after hours line, but we also have our local office that you can visit, call, text, or email for a more personalized service. We can help you determine exactly what type of coverage you need, and we can handle many claims immediately for our customers.

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Vacation Rentals

Whether you are relocating to Western North Carolina or looking for your perfect vacation getaway, summer home, an investment cabin, or retirement abode in the mountains, we want to be your Realtors® of choice! Check out the AMAZING showcase below of some of our clients’ vacation rentals. Book your next getaway or staycation today!

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A note from Christy Mitchell: “Congratulations to Christie and Chance on their new vacation rental!”

Lovely mountain home near pond with private hot tub, fireplace, decks, & firepit! Located in Almond, NC on 1.84 acres of mountain land in Tobacco Branch Village. The lovely community offers a covered picnic shelter plus a fishing pond where you can cast your line and try your luck!

Bryson City is 16 miles away and Cherokee is 24.6 miles away. The NOC is right down the road for whitewater rafting, zip lining, bike and hiking trails, shopping, and dining. You are also close with easy access to jump on the Blue Ridge Parkway!

New! Brother Bear Hollow



Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts or a romantic getaway, this lofted 1.5-bathroom studio provides all the necessities for a quintessential mountain escape! Featuring a gas grill and fenced yard for your four-legged friend, this vacation rental is the ideal launch pad for your adventures.

A note from Anette Chrisley:

“Congratulations to Kerry & Tina on their new Whittier Cabin vacation rental. This one is a gem!”


The Sasquatch Inn is a heavily wooded primitive cabin that sits on 32 acres in the Mountains of Western North Carolina. Great views of the smoky mountains and walking trails to explore! This is a hike-in/hikeout camping site with a few essential amenities. Park in the lower drive and hike in/up approximately 1/4 mile. We can also ferry your gear to and from the parking area. There is no electricity at the cabin, however we do have solar lighting.



Luxury amenities in the comfort of a Log Cabin surrounded by Beauty. Short drive to downtown Bryson City, The Polar Express, The Great Smoky National Park & so much more. The Panoramic views from the 3 porches are breath taking. Soak up the Views while soaking in the Hot Tub. The road up is all paved and any 2 wheel drive vehicle will do fine. A 4WD or AWD is recommended in the Winter months of January and February. Enjoy!



Kelly and Ken are the proud new owners of this cute Airbnb rental in Highlands North Carolina. If you are looking to stay in the area to enjoy the sites and activities the definitely check out this beautiful little retreat/cottage!

Just outside of city limits, this rental has a unit upstairs and one downstairs!




Staymon Cabin is located 30 minutes from Asheville in the quaint town of Waynesville, with a wonderful Main Street full of shopping and casual dining.

The location is close to skiing at Cataloochee, The Great Smoky National Park, White Water Rafting, Pigeon Forge (Dollywood) Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountain Railroad, Cherokee Harrah's Casino and lots more fun adventures.


Danny and Teressa Sweet bought their home in 2020 and knew they wanted to give others an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the mountain views that they enjoy everyday! They are the sweetest(pun intended with their name) couple and are looking forward to blessing others with an airbnb. The basement apartment has been remodeled from ceiling to floor is only a three minute or less drive to Bryson City. You will not be disappointed!



Enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains from this newly constructed one bedroom, 3-bathroom open concept log cabin. With 2 gas fireplaces, wrap around porch, and panoramic long range mountain views, you can revel in the great outdoors without stepping outside. There are no steps to climb for easy access and unloading! You’ll be just 25 minutes from Bryson City, so you can enjoy the attractions of town!


Set on 5 private acres with breathtaking valley and mountain views, Eagles Nest is the perfect yearround getaway! The great room boasts knotty pine features and a wall of windows and sliding glass doors welcoming in plenty of natural light. You'll find an open living area and a well-equipped, full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and counter seating. Additional living space is located downstairs w/ a flatscreen TV and a retro arcade game table!




Make memories that’ll last a lifetime at this 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath vacation rental! 2 fully equipped kitchens and a laptop workspace for guests working remotely. Relish the mountain views from the deck as your pet explore the fenced yard. A note from Anette Chrisley: “Congratulations Kimberly on the purchase of your new home and short term rental! If you are looking for a great place to stay in the area, definitely check out this new listing!”


Get away & unplug in the Cedar Heights Tiny House! Lovely views of the Smoky Mountain National Park only 1 mile from Downtown Bryson City. Near Deep Creek National Park, NOC, the AT, the Great Smoky Mountain RR & much more. You can hear the rush of the Tuckasegee River & the whistle of the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad train. Check out our reviews! We take your vacation experience very seriously, you'll love it!



2-bedroom retreat in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, featuring wooded views & a gentle, babbling brook running nearby. Take in the sights from the covered deck and lower terrace or meander the 2+ acres of walking trails. In the evenings, gather around the wood-burning firepit for starlight entertainment A note from Christy Mitchell: “Congratulations to my buyers on their new & beautiful Vacation Rental! It is truly Heaven on the Hill!”


Nestled in the mountains, this well appointed cabin offers a game room with a pool table, foosball, dual basketball game, cornhole, and more! After an afternoon hike, relax in the hot tub and enjoy the clear night sky. Spend your nights telling stories around the firepit, or stay cozy near the three fire places. A note from Dani Miner: “Congratulations to my clients on their newly renovated Vacation Rental! It is absolutely gorgeous!”





4BR/3BA - 2275 SF - 0.26 AC - Luxurious contemporary cottage living! Fully furnished. Enjoy the views of this beautiful highly sought after pristine rental home located at Lake Santeetlah.

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |

MLS #26028370 - $465,000 -

2BR/2BA - 1195 SF - 12.44 AC - Unrestricted acres w/ gorgeous new home! Near Bryson City, Sylva & Cherokee. LVT flooring, 18-ft great room ceiling, crown molding, wood burning fireplace & more!

Candy Wood | 828-538-1101 |

3BR/3BA - 1759 SF - 0.5 AC - Overlooking Lake Chatuge! One story living w/ bonus room & separate laundry room. 3rd bedroom connected to house & accessed from porch and has it's own bathroom.

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |



2BR/4BA - Fully furnished lake front house w/dock! Quality craftsmanship, open concept living area w/ wood floors & wood stove. Hot tub overlooking the lake + hidden firepit that has views of the lake!

Natalie Rayburn | 828-507-8185 |

4BR/4BA - 1.16 AC - Beautifully updated w/ modern farmhouse feel. Fantastic location! Quartz counter tops, new paint. Hardwood floors, large deck, swing & cozy firepit. Being sold fully furnished/turnkey!

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |

2BR/3BA -1.0 AC - Adorable cabin w/ gorgeous wooden flooring, open plan, higher tongue and groove ceilings and a lovely stone fireplace. Covered porch extends the length of the cabin.

Dani Miner | 941-228-0804 |


Come Visit Us | 828-488-2200

Brevard Office, Transylvania County

Bryson City Office, Swain County

Lake Junaluska Office, Haywood County

#26026721 $579,000 - TUCKASEGEE WHITTIER #26028326 $1,250,000 - ROBBINSVILLE MLS #26029297 - $359,900 - HAYESVILLE
MLS #26029115 - $564,000 - BRYSON CITY
MLS #26029631 - $330,000 - BRYSON CITY

4BR/4BA - 3854 SF - 0.53 AC - Open flrpln boasting w/amenities. Vaulted ceilings, 2 Stone FP's, hard wood flrs, glass-enclossed SunRm, Wine Cellar, Billard's Rm, Hot Tub + 20x20 rear deck. On the Golf Course.

Jan Newsome | 828-883-8220 |

5BR/6BA - Stunning views in ideal Downtown Bryson City location overlooking Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Started in late 1930's, completed in 1940 w/ approx. 7 acres & historic cabin on site!

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |

MAIN HOUSE + GUEST HOUSE - 1.3 AC - Beautiful home w/ privacy! Open kitchen w/stone accent. Decking off the front and side of home. Offset den/ sunroom area/gas fireplace. Adorable guest house.

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |

3BR/2BA - Spacious home. Primary bedroom has hardwood floors, pine tongue & groove ceiling w/ French doors to screened in porch. Living room w/ tall windows & floor to ceiling fireplace.

Dani Miner | 941-228-0804 |

3BR/3BA - 2,985 SF - MOTIVATED SELLER! Country living minutes from town, no restrictions. Year round access and a creek! This large home is main level living w/n in-law suite downstairs.

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |

1BR/1BA - Cute RV w/ Built on screened in additions. Located on a rented lot in Hideaway Campground. Playground and a common area pool. Great place to relax and enjoy all that our Mountains have to offer.

Candy Wood | 828-538-1101 |

MLS #26023981 - $1,545,000 - BRYSON MLS #26028266 - $520,000 - MURPHY MLS #26025302 - $404,000 - BRYSON MLS #26025403 - $249,900 - FRANKLIN
MLS #26026645 - $54,000 - BRYSON CITY
MLS #3930095 - $825,000 - BREVARD

MLS #26029078 - $499,900 - WHITTIER

3BR/2BA - Beautiful kitchen w/ granite counters, living room w/gas stone fireplace & large primary bedroom w/ en-suite. Upstairs w/ loft, 2 bed & full bath. Outside firepit, gazebo & hot tub! +Renovated guest cottage!

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |

MLS #26028770 - $212,000 - BRYSON CITY

2BR/1BA - Adorable cottage! Old fashion front porch, roomy foyer & wood burning stove. Open floor plan, wood flooring. Quick drive to shopping, restaurants, breweries, fishing, & hiking trails!

Dani Miner | 941-228-0804 |

MLS #26029417 - $195,000 - WAYNESVILLE

2BR/2BA - 3485 SQ FT - 0.08 AC - This is a must see, 2 Bedroom with 2 baths. Beautifully positioned with a front row view of the river from the back deck. This is a rare gem that comes fully furnished. All it needs is you. Please come and check us out.

Candy Wood | 828-538-1101 |

4BR/3BA - 2.67 AC - Private home atop beautiful, usable, unrestricted acres w/ long/short range mountain views & pasture. Near by hiking, waterfalls, boating, fishing, vineyards & more! 2 fiber optic high speed internet connections & whole home generator!

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |

3BR/2BA - 1799 SF - 2.0 AC - Great opportunity for a fixer upper! Easy access off Deep Gap Rd. Property goes up to the ridge behind the house. Sit on your side deck and listen to the stream below.

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |

3BR/3BA - 0.42 +/- AC - A TRUE fixer-upper! Small cottage. Sold as-is, where is and Seller will make no repairs. Good location off of a paved road, close to Swain Co High School and downtown Bryson City!

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |

All properties are subject to prior sale, change or withdrawal. Properties displayed may be listed or sold by various participants in the MLS. Neither Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Great Smokys Realty nor any listing broker shall be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, or misprints, and they shall be held totally harmless from any damages arising from reliance upon this data.

MLS #26028331 - $220,000 - BRYSON CITY MLS #26021692 - $50,000 - BRYSON CITY
MLS #26028856 - $399,900 - HAYESVILLE


- $260,000 - BRYSON CITY

1BR/2BA - 1276 - 6.18 AC - New build Barndominium w/exposed duct work! Home is completely wired/ plumbed and about 80-85% finished. Gated community, paved roads to the driveway, new gravel drive.

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |


2BR/2BA - 2460 SF - 4.3 AC - Fantastic kitchen, dining room w/ builtins, lower level w/ guest living room. Primary w/ fireplace, private balcony & waterfall in shower! Decks, 2 creeks, walking bridge & zip line!

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |

2BR/1BA - 799 SF - 1.01 AC - Charming & cozy getaway cabin! Relax & enjoy your coffee on the covered front or side deck. Being sold mostly furnished. Nice level yard with a firepit area and a storage shed.

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |

3BR/2BA - 1.86 AC - Close to Bryson City in Deep Creek! Unrestricted acreage w/ wide open & level yard, extends to separate open & level section, opportunity to build 2nd home!

Dani Miner | 941-228-0804 |


- $124,900 - ANDREWS

2BR/1BA - Amazing find! Charm & character. Great location. Home needs a little TLC but can be improved on while living in home. Sit out in your back yard and enjoy a glass of wine at the fire pit!

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |

4BR/3.5BA - 4400sf + 952sf Guest House. Combines with warmth & sophistication to create interior & exterior spaces designed for living & entertaining. Featuring waterfalls, ponds & boat dock on Lake Ticoa. Jan Newsome | 828-883-8220 |

#26028304 #26028967 MLS #26028253 - $399,900 MLS #26029075 - $160,000 - BRYSON CITY MLS #26028251 - $195,000 - ROBBINSVILLE
MLS #3676687 - $1,350,000 - BREVARD

3BR/2BA - Midcentury beauty looking for new owner to bring it back to life! Spectacular brick see thru fireplace. Spacious kitchen. Fenced yard w/ firepit & rock wall. Large covered concrete covered porch!

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |

2BR/1BA - Cute & cozy home w/ cabiny feel! Original part of home built early 1900's & original stack stone fireplace remains. Home was added onto around 1980's. Hardwood floors, country kitchen & more!

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |

49+ AC - Large tract with easy access off of Dicks Creek Road! Privacy & potential for long & short range mountain views. Short distance to Cherokee, Sylva, Bryson City, hunting, fishing, hiking & more!

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |

2BR/2BA - Can't find much in this price range in Maggie Valley! Open living room / kitchen. 2 bed + two bonus rooms. Tile flooring throughout w/ some laminate. Metal roof only few yrs old.

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |

3.18 AC - Opportunity to own acres of unrestricted open land near Cherokee & Bryson City, NC. Versatile and level to build your dream home or cabin & still have pasture land for horses or a mini farm.

Dani Miner | 941-228-0804 |

6.18 AC - Motivated seller! Paved access, gravel driveway and a couple of different spots for building. Private/quiet location in gated community away. Selling as improved land (2 bd septic, well, driveway) & more!

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |

Marketing the Mountains at the Highest Level

It’s essential in today’s Real Estate market to work with a company you know and trust…personal attention, from start to finish. From your initial consultation, to your final walk-through (and beyond), Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Great Smokys Realty sales professionals are there to guide you every step of the way.

MLS #26028563 - $219,000 - BRYSON CITY MLS #26029658 - $200,000 - BRYSON CITY MLS #26028927 - $95,000 - WHITTIER MLS #26024543 - $237,500 - WHITTIER MLS #3914529 - $224,000 - MAGGIE VALLEY
MLS #26028910 - $304,900 - WAYNESVILLE


1.98 AC - Beautiful lot w/ Fontana Lake water views + long range mountain views on a cul-de-sac in The Ridges at Laurel Creek. Only 15 homesites in well planned community w/ underground utilities.

Natalie Rayburn | 828-507-8185 |


4.68 AC - Two with a view! Two adjoining lots (Lot 92.54 Acres & Lot 27- 2.14 Acres) in gated community of Cherokee Crossing. Lot 9 borders Old Bryson City Rd. Long and short range views.

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |


2.03 AC - Year-round mountain lake resort style community. Cul-de-sac lot in scenic Bear Lake Reserve. Enjoy year-round mountain lake resort style community. Beautiful lakeview potential!

Dani Miner | 941-228-0804 |


2.34 AC - Beautiful lot located in a peaceful gated subdivision. Park like forested development w/ creeks, well maintained common areas and easy to drive roads. Underground electric, well/septic.

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |

2.28 AC - Reduced to sell. Cul-de-sac lot. Bear Lake Reserve. Beautiful lakeview potential. Enjoy year-round mountain lake resort style community. Create your experience in Western NC!

Dani Miner | 941-228-0804 |

4.44 AC - Lot in quiet gated mountain community. Gorgeous views. Build vacation home or investment rental. Just 20 minutes from Bryson City & the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Dani Miner | 941-228-0804 |

#3671221 - $65,000 - BRYSON CITY #26021656 - $57,000 - WHITTIER #26025218 - $24,900 - BRYSON CITY #26020175 - $60,000 - TUCKASEGEE MLS #26020174 - $89,999 - TUCKASEGEE
MLS #26029701 - $50,000 - BRYSON CITY

1.375 AC - Beautiful lot in Smoky Mountain Country Club. Lush trees, steep/sloping with some flat areas, end of the road privacy, paved road and gated access and comes with a family of turkeys!

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |

1.88 AC - Lot in Fontana view, gated community 15 minutes from Bryson City. Potential for long range mountain views, paved roads. Enjoy Fontana Lake, Nantahala Outdoor Center, & Nantahala Gorge.

Candy Wood | 828-538-1101 |

0.67 AC - Nice buildable lot in beautiful Topton (Nantahala Forest) This is a must see.

Candy Wood | 828-538-1101 |

3.36 AC - A slice of heaven! Cleared house pad. With some tree clearing, could have a 270 degree unobstructed view! Road paved all way up to driveway. Shared well agreement & septic for 3 BR home!

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |

2.74 AC - Freshly cleared lot is nestled in a quiet gated mountain community in the highly sought after Alarka area situated just 20 minutes from Bryson City and The Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Dani Miner | 941-228-0804 |

4.95 AC - Beautiful, quiet, gated community w/ paved access ready for your vision. Cascading creek bordering one side of the property and a bold stream in the front of the property.

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |

MLS #26025519 - $47,000 - ALMOND MLS #26028909 - $99,900 - BRYSON CITY MLS #26025589 - $30,000 - BRYSON CITY MLS #26021532 - $39,900 - BRYSON CITY MLS #26029504 - $31,000 - BRYSON CITY
MLS #26029058- $25,000 - TOPTON

12.0 AC - Wonderful mountain acreage overlooking Balsam Mountains & Tuckaseigee River! Wooded acreage adjoins the Jackson County Greenway.

Jay Spiro | 828-226-1078 |




1.815 AC - Little piece of heaven in Mtn Heritage Preserve has a SW facing view of long range mountains. Private w/ drive & cleared out spot for your home!

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |

3.82 AC - Large wooded 3.82 acre tract less than 1/2 mile from 441 off of Bettys Creek conveniently located between Dillsboro & Franklin. Easy access off of Bettys Creek, corner lot. Deeded water rights.

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |


1.5 AC - No restrictions & could make a nice spot for your next build/ camper or mobile/modular home. Lot begins at the corner of Lonesome Dove & Paint Bucket Dr. 1.5 acres with a patch of bamboo!

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |

2.69 AC - Beautiful lot in Hickory Cove Preserve, off Hwy 28 in Brush Creek between Bryson and Franklin. House pad in place w/underground electric & septic improvement permit good till 2027.

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |


2.0 AC - Lot inside gated community of Hickory Cove Preserve. Flowing stream running through middle of lot w/ potentials of multiple building locations. 1,200 minimum sq. ft. build and low HOA fees.

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |

#26019001 $17,500 DILLSBORO MLS #26015798 - $99,500 - CULLOWHEE MLS #26024915 $29,000 - WHITTIER MLS #26029350 - $25,500 - BRYSON CITY MLS #3833224 - $79,999 - SYLVA
MLS #26013339 $28,000 - BRYSON CITY

20.9 AC - Unique land find in Black Rock Creek/Qualla area! Gravel road surrounds half of property and leads into Conservation area. Stream on the property, mountain views, ridge line, areas to build.

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |

1.720 AC - Fantastic lot in gated community located less than a mile from Smoky Mountain Country Club. Easy access, privacy and mountain views make this a wonderful location.

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |

2.0 AC - FLAT, unrestricted land. This is a must see. RARITY in this area. 360 view of beautiful mountains.

Candy Wood | 828-538-1101 |

1.4 AC - Almost 360' view!! Fantastic cleared lot in exclusive gated community less than a mile from Smoky Mountain Country Club. Easy access, privacy & mountain views make this a wonderful location.

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |

1.68 AC - Great find on Baines Mtn, potential for awesome views! Power box near the property for electric. No well or septic. Owner open to all offers! Close to Bryson City & surrounding attractions!

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |

1.131 AC - Exceptional potential for new build. Clear some trees for a great view. Convenient to Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, Cherokee casino & more.

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |

All properties are subject to prior sale, change or withdrawal. Properties displayed may be listed or sold by various participants in the MLS. Neither Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Great Smokys Realty nor any listing broker shall be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, or misprints, and they shall be held totally harmless from any damages arising from reliance upon this data.

MLS #26029536 - $40,000 - TUCKASEGEE MLS #26018551 - $350,000 - QUALLA MLS #26025149 - $33,000 - ALMOND MLS #26025363 - $24,000 - BRYSON CITY MLS #26016732 - $41,000 - WHITTIER
MLS #26028498 - $45,000 - WHITTIER

3.36 AC - This is a must see. Beautiful 3.36 acres with a view of the creek. Only minutes from Maggie Valley and Cherokee. Don't let this one slip by you.

Candy Wood | 828-538-1101 |



3.28 AC - Rolling lot w/ year around views in Brush Creek Mountain. Driveway & house pad in place w/ paved road access. Topography of lot will allow the new owner usable area for almost any floor plan.

Natalie Rayburn | 828-507-8185 |


0.95 AC - Nice building lot in Blue Mist Mountain Estates. Perfect location for private wooded retreat & convenient for access to Whittier, Cherokee and Bryson City. Community water system available.

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |

1.17 AC - Privacy, serenity & only 1 mile from Historic Downtown Dillsboro! Beautiful lot in gated Mountain Heritage Preserve community. Centrally located to rafting, hiking, mountain lakes, rivers & more!

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |

2.42 AC - LOCATION & UTILITIES!! Near top of mountain in SkyCove Subdivision w/ 2 Bed Septic Tank, Access to Additional 2 Bed Septic Tank on Adjoining Lot, Underground Power Lines & More!

Natalie Rayburn | 828-507-8185 |


1.11 AC - LOCATION & UTILITIES!! Secluded near top of mountain in SkyCove Subdivision w/ 2 Bedroom Septic Tanks, Underground Power Lines, Private Well PLUS Existing House Site. & More!

Natalie Rayburn | 828-507-8185 |

MLS #26028589 $21,000 - WHITTIER MLS #26029520 - $44,000 - MAGGIE VALLEY MLS #26025166 - $49,250 - BRYSON CITY MLS #26025163 $49,250 - BRYSON CITY MLS #26028872 $28,900 BRYSON CITY MLS #26028992 - $22,500 - WHITTIER


- $60,000 - WHITTIER

5.11 AC - High Top Mountain community. Lots 36 & 37 are combined to include approximately 900+/- ft of road frontage. Great location to build primary or vacation home or income producing rental.

Dani Miner | 941-228-0804 |

3.0 AC - High Top Mountain community, maintained & scenic. Plenty of seclusion and privacy along w/possibilities of a views. Close to Bryson City & Waynesville. Easy drive to restaurants & more!

Dani Miner | 941-228-0804 |

5.02 AC - Lot in beautiful High Top Mountain community above the Tuckasegee Rive. Roads regularly maintained, great for walking. Centrally located between Bryson City and Waynesville!

Dani Miner | 941-228-0804 |

2.25 AC - Enjoy this quiet rural community just a few miles from the Cherokee casino and Oconaluftee Indian Village. Hop on the Blueridge Parkway in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Meg Zimmer | 770.378.6927 |

11.752 AC - Small creek runs through middle of property, county verified multiple home sites could be put on this parcel. Ridge top adjoins the Qualla boundary and is very private!

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |

11.7 AC - Large unrestricted wooded tract, minutes from downtown. Driveway and into the building site overgrown, would need to be cleared again. Great location for being close to many attractions!

Christy Mitchell | 843-409-1006 |

COME VISIT US | 828-488-2200

Brevard Office, Transylvania County

Bryson City Office, Swain County

Lake Junaluska Office, Haywood County

MLS #26029410 - $34,000 - WHITTIER MLS #26026942 - $42,000 - WHITTIER MLS #26026890 - $50,000- WHITTIER MLS #26027133 - $137,750 - WHITTIER MLS #26028194 - $64,900 - BRYSON CITY #26026872

4.86 AC - Potential for beautiful mountain views! Lot will need to be cleared & 4 wheel drive is necessary but well worth the drive! Gravel road. Restrictions & a min. sq. ft. build of 1,800.

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |

1.94 AC - Potential for beautiful mountain views! Lot will need to be cleared & 4 wheel drive is necessary but well worth the drive! Gravel road. Restrictions & a min. sq. ft. build of 1,800.

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |

1.69 AC - Lot will need to be cleared, potential for beautiful mountain views! 4 wheel drive necessary but well worth the drive! Gravel road. Restrictions & a min. sq. ft. build of 1,800.

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |

2.83 AC - Lot will need to be cleared, potential for beautiful mountain views! 4 wheel drive necessary but well worth the drive! Gravel road. Restrictions & a min. sq. ft. build of 1,800.

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |

1.42 AC - Lot will need to be cleared, potential for beautiful mountain views! 4 wheel drive necessary. Gravel road. Restrictions & a min. sq. ft. build of 1,800.

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |

1.9 AC - Lot will need to be cleared, potential for beautiful mountain views! 4 wheel drive necessary. Gravel road. Restrictions & a min. sq. ft. build of 1,800.

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |

MLS #26025456 - $21,500 - SYLVA MLS #26025459 - $21,500 - SYLVA MLS #26025454 - $21,500 - SYLVA MLS #26025460 - $21,500 - SYLVA MLS #26025457 - $21,500 - SYLVA
MLS #26025458 - $21,500 - SYLVA

7.29 AC -Desirable mountain acreage property. Near hospital, primary schools and Western Carolina University. Just 5 minutes from lovely downtown Sylva w/ craft breweries, shops and restaurants.

Jay Spiro | 828-226-1078 |

0.67 AC - Lot with long-range views and is partially dozed w/ driveway & flat area for your dream home! Enjoy quiet rural community just a few miles from the Cherokee casino and Oconaluftee Indian Village.

Meg Zimmer | 770.378.6927 |

1.58 AC - Mountain Heritage Preserve gated community. Easy access lot next to common area. Gently sloping, level usable land with driveway cut in (needs to be cleared) & stream bordering.

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |

3.46 AC - Being sold under tax value! Lot w/ gravel drive in gated Mountain Heritage Preserve! Conveniently located minutes from Dillsboro/Sylva. With a little clearing, you could have some great views!

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |

1.92 AC - Nice level lot in beautiful Tobacco Branch Village. Access to private lake & picturesque common areas. Swim, fish, and bring your non-motorized toys to the dock!

Meg Zimmer | 770.378.6927 |

2.06 AC - Lot in beautiful Tobacco Branch Village. Perfect location near Fontana Lake, Nantahala Gorge, Tail of the Dragon, Tsali Recreational Complex, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, & downtown Bryson City.

Meg Zimmer | 770.378.6927 |

MLS #26019943 - $119,000 - SYLVA MLS #26029409 - $29,000 - WHITTIER MLS #26029676 - $18,500 - ALMOND MLS #26029677 - $12,500 - ALMOND MLS #26029384 - $21,500 - DILLSBORO
MLS #26029661 - $24,900 - DILLSBORO

5.03 AC - Nice lot w/ potential for great views w/few trees pruned out. A little over 5 acres and minimum sq. ft. build is only 1,000 sq. ft. Gated community and only a few minutes from downtown Bryson!

Anette Chrisley | 828-788-0404 |

1.07 AC - Water access available. Turn off Hwy 441 onto Bettys Creek, follow to Happy Nest Cove. Property is from power pole to power pole.

Candy Wood | 828-538-1101 |

The Orchard Inn | 12 AC Restaurant & Spa on 10+ acres of land in the Western North Carolina Mountains!

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Inn has the perfect combination of charm, elegance & coziness. Located outside of Asheville in Saluda, the Inn is the perfect destination for a peaceful getaway. The inn, restaurant, bar, & spa is exactly what you're looking for if you want a place to host private events like weddings & a successful gourmet restaurant and farm-to-table gardens. Let's not forget the plush accommodations & breathtaking, awe-inspiring view!

There are a total of 6 separate buildings on more than 10 acres of land. With 16 different booking options for overnight accommodations, guests have plenty of choices to choose from.

Rob Sales | 912-655-7674 |

Main house completely furnished. Three story property, w/ 4 bedrooms, each with own private bath, on 2nd floor. Several outside buildings for storage & work space. Additionally, two cottages each w/ furnished bedroom & bath.

Rob Sales | 912-655-7674 |

Happy Birthday!


Jay Spiro | March 15

Rob Sales | March 23

Dani Miner | May 6

Candy Wood | May 25

Kelley Richardson | May 26

Jan Newsome | May 30


MLS #26028860- $55,900 - BRYSON CITY MLS #26029434 - $19,500 - SYLVA MLS #3923005 - $6,000,000 - SALUDA MLS #3757667 - $1,850,000 - BREVARD SOLD

Great Smoky Mountain Realty Get to know us

Meet Natalie Rayburn

Listing Agent for 540 Bello Lago Tuckasegee, NC 28783

My Name: Natalie Rayburn

I am: Wife, Mother & Hobby Farmer

BHHS Great Smokys Realty is: A group of professionals that are more like family.

Born In: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Languages Spoken: English

Proudest Moment: Running cross country in the Junior Olympics representing the state of NJ.

Alarm Clock: Roosters crowing.

Perfect Day: Having 4 generations of family spending time together on our farm in the mountains.

First Job: Waitress in a dining room at a retirement home.

Super Hero Power: Loyalty to family, friends and clients.

Favorite Area Neighborhood: The lakes in the mountains in Tuckasegee, NC.

Inspiration: My daughters. They each amaze and inspire me daily with their unique talents and personalities. They represent both my greatest accomplishments and my greatest challenges.

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Refreshed Aesthetic Captures Creative and Innovative Spirit of Leading Real Estate Franchise Network

Ahead of its 10-year anniversary, global real estate brokerage franchise network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, unveils a bold new look. Celebrating the success of the past decade and expansion to more than 12 countries, 1,500 offices, and 50,000 real estate professionals, modern design paired with sophisticated and vibrant colors brings a refreshed new identity to a brand founded on the principles of trust, stability, integrity, and longevity.

“Our refreshed look pays respect to our past and our core foundations of who we are as a brand and perfectly positions us for the exciting future ahead,” said Christy Budnick, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “We are a brand that stands apart due to our guiding principles and commitment to excellence, and this contemporary new design aligns with our goals as we celebrate our 10-year anniversary later this year and begin a new decade in a pivotal time for real estate companies.”

The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices style evolution is centered on the needs of real estate professionals working within a business that is driven both digitally and with an emphasis on personal connections and relationships. A striking new brand logo, refreshed color palette, and modern typography will be showcased throughout the world and via the millions of marketing pieces, digital impressions, and brand awareness campaigns generated each year and proudly

displayed on company and agent websites, yard signs, marketing collateral and more.

“The refresh of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand was a thoughtful and strategic undertaking that was executed with care and consideration,” said Wendy Durand, SVP, Global Marketing and Communications.

“The re-envisioned identity will live beautifully in digital and traditional marketing spaces and incorporates an invigorated collection of colors and designs. Of course, we made sure to include Cabernet—our iconic hue that is distinguishable the world over.”

The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Luxury Collection also reveals a new look today. Luxury Collection Specialists comprise an exclusive group of real estate professionals and an unparalleled portfolio of the most magnificent properties around the globe. Designed to personify the qualities Luxury Collection Specialists conduct their business, the new look of luxury is contemporary, yet classic, and always refined.

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