BHHS Great Smokys Realty sponsor of the Assault on the Carolinas fundraiser

Every year approximately 1,100 cyclists swarm the area to participate in the Assault on the Carolinas. This event is the annual fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest and all proceeds are donated to charity. The event consists of a 40K, 60K and 100K bike ride through beautiful terrain, grueling inclines, amazing descents and […]

Six Easy Low-Cost Energy Savers

According to, the average American household spends more than $2,200 a year on energy bills, with nearly half of that amount spent on heating and cooling. Here are six easy, low-cost ideas to cut those bills down. Change your air filters. It’s a chore that’s easily forgotten, so put it on your calendar every […]

Clutter-free Countertops

Today’s kitchens are filled with all kinds of gastronomical gadgets, but if you want to show your kitchen to its fullest advantage, here are five ways to keep clutter down: Store unused equipment. Which appliances do you use the most? Chances are they’re not vegetable curlers or pasta makers. Store those appliances somewhere else, such […]

Don’t Let Higher Interest Rates Deter Your Home Buying Plans

When mortgage interest rates rise, you may be tempted to put your home buying plans on hold, but there are three reasons you shouldn’t let higher interest rates deter your home buying plans. Solution? When you shop for rates, shop at least three lenders using the same type of loan – 30-year fixed rate, adjustable, […]

Three New Year’s Homebuyer Resolutions

This is the year you become a homeowner! To make the most of this most important step in your life, make these three New Year’s home buying resolutions now. I will check and repair my credit. Before you start shopping for homes, make sure you have no errors or unresolved credit issues that could prevent […]

Winter Showing Tips

You may think that wintertime isn’t the best time to show your home, but you’d be surprised. Yes, winter days offer fewer hours of daylight for buyers to see your home. Sleet and snow make it harder for buyers to house-hunt. Even warm regions have challenges – the weather may be gray or rainy. But […]

Homeowner Sentiment Survey Results

Interest Rates Are on the Minds of Consumers in Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Latest Homeowner Sentiment Survey #GoodToKnow Overall favorability toward residential real estate holds steady ahead of the Federal Reserve’s December meeting; Millennials, the most optimistic group surveyed, look beyond starter houses to dream homes. Current and prospective homeowners – particularly Millennials — remain optimistic […]

2017 is proclaimed Year of Fitness; Physical, Mental, Emotional, Financial, Spiritual

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Great Smokys Realty has proclaimed 2017 as its year of fitness. As proof Santa gave each agent an Amazon Echo Dot, a Garmin Vivofit, and each lady also received a copy of Christina Northrup’s book Goddesses Never Age. We wish everyone in our REALTOR® community a healthy and prosperous New Year! Thank […]

Free Tools & Resources

At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices we know informed Buyers & Sellers make better decisions. We offer comprehensive, free, no obligation tools and resources that give you an unmatched advantage! Homeowner & Seller Advantage Program: Track the value of your most valuable asset, receive regular neighborhood real estate activity reports and see how many people are searching […]

Fun Things To Do in December

December is a time to gather with family and friends. A time for honored traditions and trying something new. If you are hosting guests this month or if you are looking for something to do, be sure to check out some of these events: A Bryson City Christmas: 12/1-12/31 Click here to check out the […]

Fun Things To Do in November

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and with that comes gatherings of family and friends. If you are hosting guests this month be sure to check out some of these fun things to do: Waynesville ART after DARK – 11/4 Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9pm on this evening with special artist’s […]

All Aboard! Don’t Miss the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express & Masquerade Train The leaves are turning this month and one of the best ways to take in the beauty of it all is via the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad! This month they will offer the PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express, departing from the Bryson City Depot. The excursion includes a reading […]

August 2016: Hot off the Press

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Names Grand Prize Winner of Its Love Your Home Sweepstakes Congratulations to Todd Villari, winner of $50,000 in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Love Your Home Sweepstakes! “Our goal with this year’s sweepstakes was to have more winners and keep the fun going from start to finish,” said Gino Blefari, CEO of Berkshire […]

HGTV Log Cabin Living

Are you looking for the ultimate family getaway location or simply a spot to relocate or retire in the Great Smoky Mountains? You are not alone. Many consider the Great Smoky Mountains to be one of the last, private mountain locations in the southeast where you can find beautiful, affordable cabins for sale and homes […]

Bryson City declared a ‘Top 20 Small Town to Visit’ by Smithsonian

The Smithsonian recently released their list of ‘The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2016‘ and Bryson City, NC came in at #10. All communities selected have a population under 20,000 and, in recognition of the National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary, are close to a national park. Bryson City is located near Fontana Lake and […]

Jackson County is North Carolina’s ‘Premier Trout Fishing Destination’

North Carolina legislators have declared Jackson County the state’s Premier Trout Fishing Destination. The county is home to the nation’s only fly fishing trail – the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail. You can enjoy fishing the Tuckasegee River and many high mountain lakes and streams. The Cherokee Indian Reservation people are proud of their […]

Prudential Great Smokys Realty is now Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Great Smokys Realty!

“Great Smokys Realty is a brokerage member of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a network brand of HSF Affiliates LLC, of which HomeServices of America, Inc.TM is a majority owner. HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, is the second-largest, full-service residential brokerage firm and one of the largest providers of integrated real estate services in the U.S. […]

Is Second Home Ownership In Your Future? Vacation/Rental Opportunities

Savvy investors often diversify their portfolios by investing in the vacation rental market. And many of those investors purchase rental property in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western, North Carolina. In addition to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park being the most visited park in the world, the immediate area is full of recreational opportunities. […]

Need Help In Taking the Stress Out Of Relocating?

A new career opportunity, or retirement, sometimes means that your family will need, or want to relocate to another town. The decision to move is often arrived after careful consideration of various factors including the other partner’s career, the effects on the children’s educational and recreational activities; and financial issues. In addition, it often means […]