1950 Blowing Rock Rd
Boone, NC 28607
I pride myself on being able to handle just about anything that this business throws my way, from first-time buyers to seasoned investors and everything in-between. When working with buyers, my ultimate goal is not to "sell" anyone anything; I much prefer to listen and pay attention to your needs and wants and then help you find them. When working with sellers, my goal is to help you prepare your property for an easy sale. My experience has taught me that there are no tricks or gimmicks that are productive. First impressions, timing, effective marketing, and most importantly pricing are what will bring a buyer to the table. Pricing tends to be the most difficult in this market, as the word "comparable" is an oxymoron in The High Country. In most cases, buyers are not shopping for square footage, beds, baths, etc... They are looking for setting, character, & ambiance. My knowledge & experience from living here for two decades helps me to put a value on property that a simple calculation cannot do. Please visit the "Customer Testimonial" page on this site to see what some of my previous clients have to say about me.
With a degree in Green Building (Industrial Technology including Construction, Appropriate Technology, & Sustainable Development) from Appalachian State University & NAR's Green Designation, I am the perfect broker to assist you in your next Green Real Estate Purchase. I have been studying green building and sustainable lifestyles in the High Country for the past 20+ years and would love to use my knowledge to help point you in the right direction. Whether you are looking to make small adjustments to your lifestyle or build the greenest home in the state, I can help. I have a huge network of green professionals to help you obtain your goals, no matter how big or small. Please check out the links page on this website for a taste of the local businesses that can help.
If you are headed to the High Country for outdoor recreation, do not hesitate to contact me for places to hike, ride, or ski. With several years of managing a local bicycle shop in this area, I have ridden most cycling routes, hiked most of the trails, and ridden my snowboard on all of the local ski mountains.
I have been a full-time REALTOR since 2005 and have lived in the High Country since 1996. I have also held a position on the local Habitat for Humanity construction committee for the past several years and believe in its mission to help the less fortunate obtain the American Dream of Homeownership.
The areas that we primarily cover are Boone, Blowing Rock, Valle Crucis, Banner Elk, Sugar Grove, Foscoe, Cove Creek, Deep Gap, Bethel, Beech Mountain, Creston, Jefferson, West Jefferson, Fleetwood, and just about anything within an hour radius around Boone.
I have called the High Country my home since coming to school here in 1996. Since then I have become a trusted member of the community as a teacher. Along the way, I have earned a master’s degree in Sustainable Technology with a minor in Building Science. I have also had training as a Building Analyst and Envelope Professional for energy-efficient and healthy homes. I have also worked in the area’s landscaping industry for over 10 years as a small business owner. Along with these skills and experience I have been full-time in the real estate industry since 2016. It is my goal to have people feel comfortable they are working with a trusted member of the community that has the skill to tell them what makes a property great and what can make a property better in order to buy or sell.
Roxanne Saltman & Emma Saltman
Roxanne 828.406.3312 Emma 828.263.3161
I love the High Country. Let me rephrase…I really love the High Country. Since attending Camp Sequoyah near Asheville as a restless boy, and the Asheville School in high school, I have held a deep affinity for the area, the people, and the outdoors. My family has owned a home in Blowing Rock, NC for over 15 years. As a long-time resident of Tampa, FL and having earned my Master’s degree at Appalachian State University in Boone, I have been fortunate to enjoy both the beaches and the mountains.
A former Market Research Analyst for Publix Super Markets and Senior CRE Research Analyst at Cushman & Wakefield and Xceligent Inc., I have experienced success on the analytical side of real estate and I am extremely happy to now be on the client side of the business. My highest priority is providing a positive experience for my clients, from start to finish...and beyond.
A full-time resident of the High Country and avid hiker and backcountry camper, I have a comprehensive understanding of the area and look forward to sharing my excitement and knowledge with you while helping you find your new home or investment property in the High Country.
Mark and his bride Heather Jo moved to The High Country eight years ago from Savannah, GA, and a couple of years ago added son James to the family(and recently little Davis!). Mark fell in love with the area during his Thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2012. He comes from an extensive sales background that includes both insurance & mortgages and became a full-time real estate broker in 2018.
Once you meet Mark in person, you will see why he has such outstanding reviews. Mark has a laid-back personality, is easy to talk to, works tirelessly for his clients, and works at a higher level of providing exceptional customer service. Mark is very knowledgeable about all of today’s social media/marketing tools and will use them to better expose your property to a wide range of qualified buyers. He specializes in both listing residential properties & helping buyers find the mountain home of their dreams.
One can expect Mark to bring an abundance of energy, dedication, knowledge, and creativity to each situation. Feel free to reach out anytime, whether here at the office, by email, or on his cell. It is your Journey and Mark is here to help.
I was born in Watauga County and attended elementary school here before my Dad’s job took us to Southern Pines. Although we moved around to many towns in North Carolina, my brother and I spent most of our weekends and summers with our grandparents in Meat Camp (just outside of Boone) playing in the barn, helping in the garden, or building forts in the apple trees. It made for a magical, but simple childhood and instilled a deep love for the Appalachian mountains that I never outgrew.
In my early 20s I was eager to get back, so I moved next door to my grandparents to attend Appalachian State University and graduated with two degrees in Computer Science and Recreation Management. While in college, I met my husband Rob and we married in 2001. We now are raising two high-school-aged girls and I am grateful to be able to do it here, with the help of this amazing community we live in.
As a recreation major, I’ve enjoyed many activities the high country has to offer such as rock climbing, backpacking, trail running, boating on Watauga Lake, and snowboarding at our local resorts. I’ve worked in many different restaurants, worked with Appalachian State University and am currently the Program Coordinator for an after-school program called Girls on the Run. One of the things that makes me happiest - whether in sharing my knowledge of the high country or in my work - is being able to help others. If you’re looking to move to the mountains, or are already here and interested in buying something new or selling your home, I’d be honored to help you find what you’re looking for!
I am both lucky and proud to be a native of Watauga County. Growing up in Blowing Rock, and later raising my daughter here has allowed me to embrace the quaint culture, distinct characteristics, and resources each High Country community has to offer. Spending over 40 years exploring every nook and cranny of this area has given me intimate insight into why past, present, and future residents find it so magical. I have deep roots in this community with experience working in many local businesses, jobs within the school system, and a father who has been a local builder here for over 60 years. I can offer clients a wealth of knowledge about what makes this area so special. I am so appreciative of the life this area has afforded me, surrounded by fresh air, beautiful views, and peaceful surroundings. l look forward to assisting you in any aspect of your real estate journey, from searching for the perfect property to selling your mountain home. I Look forward to connecting so please reach out any time via phone or email!
I am a Jill-of-all-Trades and pretty good at them all! I have been a Montessori teacher and landscape designer here in the High Country for almost 20 years. As a teacher, I have made many lasting connections with students and families with a sincere and honest love to help my students thrive. As a landscape designer, I have a knack for assessing how to improve a home’s curbside appeal using sustainable practices and local businesses for a full circle experience of connection, education, and beauty. I am also active in the community serving on many boards throughout the years and currently serve on the Watauga County Farmland Preservation Committee. I am extremely passionate about our agricultural community and rural areas because I was a child of the 80’s, slightly feral, and spent all my time outside running around my family’s farm that raised American Quarter Horses, grass-fed cattle, heritage breed hogs, chickens, bees, and the occasional litter of Boxer puppies. As a true Renaissance woman, I also have three bicycles: a road bike, mountain bike, and gravel bike thus I have traveled almost every road in Watauga County and can tell you that every nook and cranny in our tricounty area is truly spectacular. As a REALTOR, I bring to you a wide range of teaching and learning experiences to help you find your spectacular spot whether it be a cabin by a river or the farm of your dreams-especially land or horse properties because in true form, I also travel these roads by horseback. I am proud to be a tourist in my own town and look forward to helping you find what your heart desires!
After years of visiting the High Country, I moved here in 2008 with my wife, Kimberly. We have two wonderful daughters who were born and are being raised here in the mountains. I have been an active member of the community since 2008. In addition to assisting clients buy and sell real estate, I also teach Public Speaking at Appalachian State, travel and speak at special events, offer Private Public Speaking Coaching, and dabble in all sorts of art (painting, poetry, comedy, music, and more). My goal in real estate is primarily to truly listen to the needs and desires of people as they process their own real estate investments. I have extensive experience in managing short-term rentals, so I’m experienced in helping first-time buyers as well as experienced investors. I cover multiple counties here in the mountains. I’ll go anywhere and everywhere to help my clients.