Co-founder and partner of a local landscape architecture design firm, Vision Design Collaborative, Steve has over 15 years of expertise in land planning, community visioning, and design.
Steve's passion since an early age has always involved land and discovering the unique beauty, assets and potential that each property has to offer. Throughout his 13 years in the Asheville area Steve has had the opportunity to work on many developments and private residence projects throughout WNC. Steve is a licensed landscape architect and real estate broker in North Carolina and is a managing partner and operating officer of Asheville Home Realty, overseeing the financial, marketing and administrative tasks within the business.
Steve is also a volunteer Reading Buddy with Read to Succeed at Isaac Dickson Elementary School as well as a member of the school garden committee. Steve also volunteers as a Mentor for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of WNC.
A devoted husband and father, Steve spends his free time with his wife and partner Valeria, daughter Camila, son Nicolas, their family and friends. He enjoys nature, water polo, reading, movies and exploring new places.
My name is James, but I go by the nickname Buck. I grew up in the part of Appalachia north of the Mason-Dixon line amongst the hills, mountains, streams, and small farms of central Pennsylvania. Buncombe County looks like where I grew up, but several other places around the country do. I chose to live here on purpose (with my wife and twin boys who are in elementary school) because of Asheville. We moved to Asheville for the rare combination of creative food, drinks, and arts. We moved here for the great outdoors, as well as for the open-minded acceptance of difference.
The Asheville area is great and we have enjoyed living here since 2010. Yet it is not perfect so I'm dedicated to doing what I can personally and professionally to make it a better place. I have a long background working as a community mental health provider and became a real estate agent in order to combine my interests and aspirations. I have many years of experience with many types of real estate transactions. I am fascinated by the challenge of matching buyers and sellers of residential and commercial property, and see doing so as a way to improve the community by increasing home ownership and by investing in affordable housing.
I will listen to you and can help you through the exciting process of selling your current house or buying a new home. I can also link you with mortgage specialists who will find the best financing options for you. I like to laugh and enjoy what Asheville and life in general have to offer, while also taking my work and your real estate goals seriously. I would be honored to work with you.
A dedicated and attentive broker with over 13 years of experience, Valeria is also a passionate and creative Architect from her native Argentina. She is driven by her deep commitment to service, aided by her strong communication skills and resourcefulness.
These qualities and her dedication to her clients have awarded Valeria a place among the TOP 100 Real Estate agents in the area for the years 2017 and 2018 as well as being named the TOP INDIVIDUAL AGENT by Keller Williams Professionals in Asheville.
In late 2018 Valeria was also nominated to become a member of the American Institute of Real Estate Professionals as a "TOP 10 Real Estate Agents" in client satisfaction.
Among other certifications, Valeria is also a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
Outside of her professional career and when she is not at home spending time with her husband and children, Valeria has been involved in various community service activities, volunteering for non-profit organizations including Habitat for Humanity and MAIN (Mountain Area Information Network). True to her roots and when time allows, Valeria also serves as a Spanish interpreter and volunteer for the community.
Real estate for us has always been about helping people. Being able to connect with our clients and offer a more personalized service that puts their goals, dreams, and interests ahead of anything else.
This commitment to a personalized real estate experience inspired us to start Asheville Home Realty - a small, husband and wife owned, boutique style business where we can really focus on each of our client's individual needs to achieve their real estate goals.
Since starting our careers in real estate in 2006, our business has always been rooted in working closely with friends and family and has grown from there. Throughout our journey over the years, our friends have become our cherished clients and our clients have became some of our closest friends. We have been blessed to work with so many great people, helping each of them find their special place to call HOME.
Copyright 2019. Asheville Home Realty, LLC. All rights reserved.