Blog :: 09-2017

Alejo Rottenberg Joins Black Mountain's Greybeard Realty

Greybeard Realty welcomes Realtor Alejo Rottenberg who joined the Black Mountain-based real estate company on September 12, 2017. Alejo joins 20 other Realtors who work in the Black Mountain and Asheville offices to provide individualized care to western NC clients. Alejo Rottenberg at Greybeard Realty

“Greybeard strives to meet the specific needs of each client that enters our office, whether they are buying or selling their property,” states Chip Craig, president and founder of Greybeard Realty. “Alejo will fit right into our company as he works diligently for each client he serves.  Greybeard will benefit from his dedicated approach and thoughtful demeanor.”

Alejo, a native Argentinian, has been working in real estate in western NC since 2014. He arrived in NC in 2009 after relocating from Florida where he started and later sold a successful graphic design business. As a dedicated father of two, Alejo participates in numerous community groups and loves hiking, particularly on the Blue Ridge Parkway. With his vested interest in the area he lives in, Alejo can assess the needs and wants of each of his clients and knowledgeably direct them toward a particular community and house that fits them.

“I work with each client to be sure they find a home, not just a house,” Alejo says. “In addition to the number of bedrooms and the acreage, it’s important that a house matches a client’s interests. Often times, I end up suggesting a particular trail I’ve enjoyed or an organization I’m familiar with for people relocating to the area. Western NC offers such broad amenities. I make sure I know what’s going on in each community so I can best direct my clients."

As proof of Alejo’s varied interests, in addition to being a Realtor, he finds time to be a soccer player, a medical massage therapist, and a glassblower. Alejo looks forward to introducing his new clients to all the possibilities that western NC provides.

To get an idea of what's on the market in the greater Asheville area, take a look at Greybeard's exclusive listings page. Greybeard Realty and Rentals began in Black Mountain in 1999 and now has offices in Black Mountain and Asheville. For more information, please contact Greybeard Realty.

2 Can't-Miss Homes In Black Mountain

Custom-Built Luxury Home For $739,00

117 Valley Drive, Black Mountain, NC 28711

This beautiful, custom home on Valley Drive is nestled in the quiet, wooded hills of Black Mountain. The large windows throughout the house allow natural light to flood the spacious rooms. With decks on two floors, there is plenty of room to entertain guests or simply relax in the lovely Black Mountain air. 117 Valley Drive gives residents plenty of privacy thanks to its cul-de-sac location and large yard.

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Amazing Mountain View Home For $329,000

63 Treehaven Road, Black Mountain, NC

Take in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains from this lovely home about 15 minutes outside of downtown Black Mountain. The great room is the centerpiece of this home thanks to the spacious floor plan, cathedral ceiling, stone fireplace and large windows. With 3-bedrooms and 3-baths, this property is the perfect vacation home or year-round residence.

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5 Great Ways To Enjoy Asheville In The Fall

Asheville is a city bursting with energy and excitement, especially in the fall which is arguably the most beautiful time of year in western North Carolina. Here are some of our favorite fall events and activities near Asheville, NC.

2017 Asheville Oktoberfest

Where: Pack Square Park, 80 Court Plaza, Asheville
When: Saturday, October 7 | 1PM – 6PM

Located in lovely Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville, the city’s annual Oktoberfest celebrates beer from around the world and also features German-style food, music and games.

General Admission tickets are $40 per person while VIP tickets, which include 4 full-beer pours, a German buffet, an official event t-shirt, and more, cost $100. Visit for tickets and additional information.

Catawba Valley Wine Trail

The Catawba Valley is home to some of the best vineyards in North Carolina. The foothills of Burke County is perfect for growing grapes and the region offers magnificent views as your travel from winery to winery. Each vineyard on the trail offer tours and tastings of wine from the Italian and French traditions.

North Carolina Mountain State Fair

Where: 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC
When: Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 9

About a half hour away in Fletcher, NC, the Mountain State Fair celebrates the “people, agriculture, art and tradition” of western North Carolina. The fair includes a week full of friendly competitions from wood carving to livestock, as well as amusement rides, music and dancing, food and more.

Mount Mitchell State Park

Where: Burnsville, NC

The highest mountain the eastern United States offers spectacular views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains and it is accessible by hiking trail or auto-road. Mount Mitchell is located about 35 miles northeast of Asheville and it is open year-round, unless the roads are covered in snow and ice. It is difficult to find a better place to observe the fall foliage than the top of Mount Mitchell in late September and early October.


Asheville Barnaroo

Where: 22 Franny’s Farm Road, Leicester, NC
When: September 29 – October 1

Back for its fifth year at Leicester’s Franny’s Farm, Asheville Barnaroo is a weekend of non-stop music and fall celebration. With about a dozen of the most popular local performers in addition to nearby high school bands this is a weekend made for music lovers. Camping is optional and food and drink will be available from the area’s food trucks and local breweries. Proceeds from the weekend benefit the Asheville Music School. Learn more: