Bryson City Office
- Cell: (912) 655-7674
- Waynesville Office: 828-564-1950
- Toll Free: 888-983-5263
- Email: Rob@4smokys.com
Rob, was born in the mountains of Western North Carolina @ Waynesville, NC on or about the same year “Dirt” was discovered. Rob says that since he was born the year dirt was discovered it was a natural he get his real estate brokers license and start selling real estate. He has been involved in the buying and selling real estate for the last 40+years.
He grew up in Brevard, North Carolina where he went to school. While attending High School he met his love, Jane Coward. Jane and Rob both attended Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.
Rob and Jane (the high school sweethearts) were married shortly after Jane graduated from Western and they lived in Greenwood, South Carolina where Rob taught school and coached sports. After 4 years in Greenwood, Rob & Jane move to Fairbanks, Alaska where Rob began his career with SeaLand Service, at that time the largest containerization company in the world. Both of Rob & Jane’s children, Anna & Alex were born in Fairbanks, Alaska during the days the Trans Alaska pipe line was being built.
With SeaLand Service, Rob & family were transferred to Anchorage, Alaska: Portland, Oregon: Atlanta, GA: Chicago, Ill; and when CSX Transportation purchased SeaLand Service, Rob and his family were transferred back to Atlanta, GA.
After 15 years with SeaLand Service and CSX, Rob switched from the Corporate Structure to the 3rd party Transportation, commissioned sales structure. This move allowed Rob and Jane to move to Savannah, GA in 1997 where they purchased their 1st of two Bed & Breakfast Inns. This had been there dream of many years.
Rob states Jane best describes the Bed and Breakfast business: “It is like owning a herd of dairy cattle, you must milk it every day”. After 10 + years in the Bed & Breakfast business, Rob went full time into the real estate development and home building business. Timing was great!!! He was full time devoted to the real estate building and developing in 2006—2007. Everyone knows how great of a time this was to be in the real estate and development business.
In the spring of 2011 Rob became an Associate Broker and placed his licenses with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Southeast Coastal Properties and also holds a NC license placed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Great Smokys Realty with offices in Bryson City and Waynesville.
Today Rob is working with distressed property owners and properties. He utilizes Private Lending Funds and purchases distressed properties, renovates these properties and list the properties for sale.
Last month, Rob and Jane received great new they learned that their son Alex, is being transferred from Northern California to Charlotte, NC and now their only two grand kids, (Evan & Emery) will only be 250 miles away vs 2750 miles away.