Bernie works with both buyers and sellers to understand what their lifestyle is and how best to accommodate that - whether it’s by building a custom home, buying a pre-owned or newly built home, or finding that perfect piece of land on which to build. Bernie also specializes in finding and selling resort, vacation, and second homes - especially those with mountain views and lake- and stream-side properties. With more than 20 years in the hospitality industry in addition to his real estate career, he truly understands customer service and wants to help his clients find the perfect place to call home. Bernie has lived in North Carolina his entire life and now calls Sylva home. He is passionate about his love for the outdoor opportunities offered in Western North Carolina, and thinks the “mountains possess an energy that lets you feel and breathe and get the most out of every day!” His hobbies include snow skiing, trout fishing, camping, hiking, and kayaking.