Tryon named one of the 10 Best Places to raise a Family.

The Right Real Estate Agent In The Tryon & Columbus, NC Area

People don't talk about it a lot. But finding the right real estate agent can be the difference between a happy, stress-free home buying or selling experience, and an unhappy, stressful experience. GET RE/MAX MOBILE:

First, you'll want an agent ready and able to make a fulltime commitment to you. I can and will do that.

Second, you'll want an agent with the experience needed to know the local Tryon, Columbus, Saluda and Landrum neighborhoods, schools, market conditions, ordinances, etc. With my years of experience in the local market - I have the expertise and track record of success you need.

Third, you'll want an agent who embraces the convenience of technology without losing the personal touch. You'll love the resources available on my website and the e-mail alerts that I send, but these will never replace the time I spend with you, serving as your personal guide through this exciting process. You can also visit our office website at or the Re/Max International website at .

The Right Area

 Located in the southwestern foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, the Polk County area is known for its mild climate due to the "Thermal Belt." Warm air settles and moderates the temperatures — cooler in summer and warmer in winter. This phenomenon allows for outdoor activities and events to be enjoyed throughout the seasons. Take a look at this recently released video of what Polk County has to offer.

The small towns of Tryon, Columbus, Saluda and Landrum have historic sites, fine art and craft, scenic vistas, and friendly people make Polk County a place you will want to visit over and over. F Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Lady Astor, Sidney Lanier, William Gillette, and David Niven were regular guests. It was recently named one of the “Top 10 Places To Live In Rural America” by The progressive Farmer magazine. You can get more information about our amazing community by going to the First Peak of the Blue Ridge website

Tryon has a reputation as a premier retirement area. It has been listed as one of the top ten retirement communities by Money Magazine, and highlighted in The Wall Street Journal and other publications.

Equestrian pursuits have more than a 50-year heritage in Tryon and the surrounding area. Events include steeplechasing, fox hunting, dressage, hunter-jumper, and carriage-driving events. And most recently, the Tryon International Equestrian Center opened in Polk County. This is a world class equestrian center situated on 1400+ beautiful acres that includes show jumping, eventing, dressage and more. The Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) at Tryon Resort is becoming one of the premier centers in the equestrian world. This new facility opened in June 2014 with sanctioned horse shows and initial supporting amenities including 10 riding arenas, 850 permanent stalls, a covered riding facility and fitness center. Future expansion includes a sports complex, two hotels, sporting clay course, and an 18-hole golf course plus a full calendar of equestrian competitions and activities.  

Let's get together and talk about your property buying and/or selling plans. Call me at the office ((828) 859-5454 Extension 104 or on my cell phone (828)899-0797 or send me an e-mail at ( We will set-up a time that is easy and convenient for you.

P.S. - If you're not ready to meet in person, please brouse through my website, I'm sure you'll find the resources here very helpful. Enjoy!

New Developments

There are numerous upscale gated communities in our area. The oldest and most established being the "Cliff's Communities" located in several locations in western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina. Click on the link below for more information on these and other area communities.


If you have any interest in purchasing a homesite in this premier development, just let me know and I can arrange a tour for you.