Our Agents

Our company was founded in 2007 by Tim Carter and Amy Spell. The owners are committed to putting the client's interest first and foremost in providing real estate services to the Ashe County market. Our goal is to have a small number of agents who are the most professional in meeting your real estate needs whether it is residential, commercial real estate, estate planning or conservation planning.

Tim Carter

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Broker In Charge

Tim Carter is proud to be a native of Ashe County. Tim has been in real estate as a broker and appraiser in Ashe County for the past 15 years. His expertise in the market is unmatched since he has seen a majority of the homes sold and walked most of the land in Ashe County!!! Tim is certified as a General Appraiser in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Tim is actively pursuing his MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute. Tim is the Broker-in-Charge for Peak Mountain Properties Inc. Tim Carter holds a BA and a Masters Degree from Appalachian State University. In addition to Peak Mountain Properties Inc. Tim owns and manages Carter Valuation Services Inc. This company provides commercial, residential and conservation valuations in northwestern North Carolina and surrounding states.

Email: tim@peakmtn.com

Amy Spell

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Amy Spell holds a real estate broker license and a certified residential appraiser license from the state of North Carolina. She was born and raised in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. After owning vacation homes in both Alleghany and Ashe counties for the past 15 years, Amy and her husband, Doug, moved to Ashe County for the quality of life they would gain from the strong community life, highly rated public schools, and natural beauty offered here. Amy's previous banking career of over 20 years covered commercial and private banking and mortgage lending. She has extensive knowledge of real estate financing for mortgages, commercial property, and land/lots. She received a BA from UNC-Chapel Hill and MBA from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC.

Email: amy@peakmtn.com

Sherman Lee

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A native of Ashe County, Sherman has grown up in these beautiful mountains and is proud to call this county home. Sherman is a Broker here at Peak Mountain Properties and enjoys working with home buyers or listing property. Sherman has an in-depth knowledge of Ashe and surrounding counties and would love to help you find your very own North Carolina Mountain Real Estate.

Email: sherman@peakmtn.com

Paul Wetzel

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Paul Wetzel joined Peak Mountain Properties in 2013, bringing over 20 years of experience in real estate brokerage and appraisal services to the firm. Paul has lived and worked in Ashe County since 1982 and is happy to call the mountains his home. “Listing and selling real estate in the mountains sure can be a challenge,” Paul said, “especially with the wide range of client interests and the different types of properties that appeal to people.” From small lots to large tracts of land, weekend cottages to resort homes (and everything in between) Paul brings a high level of professionalism to all of his brokerage services. Feel free to call him anytime to discuss your real estate needs.

Email: paul@peakmtn.com

Helen Barnes-Rielly

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Helen grew up in the Mountain State of West Virginia where the New River meets the Gauley and forms the Kanawha. Helen lives in Todd where she is also the proprietor of the Todd Mercantile store. The Mercantile store offers lots of true local artisan works from carvings to paintings and delicious baked goods. She also puts out a newsletter called the News Crumb to over 500 subscribers and numerous other readers online because they are interested in "all things Todd". This newsletter is read around the world. Helen has extensive knowledge of not only the Todd area, but Avery, Watauga and Ashe counties. She would love to use her great mountain insight to help you find your real estate dream!

Email: mountainstosea@gmail.com

Walt Petersen

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I have called Ashe County, North Carolina home for the past 36 years having honeymooned here with my wonderful, loving wife Dee, in these beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, in the summer of 1980. We essentially never left moving here in October of 1980, Dee, Chris, my 10 year old adoptive son and I! What a wonderful place to call home...4 distinct seasons, low population, West Jefferson, magnificent long range views, wonderful outdoor activities, and the historic New River.

For 29 of the 36 years I have been a full time real estate Broker, I carry three highly respected professional designations, CRS, Certified Residential Specialist, GRI, Graduate Realtor Institute, and SFR,Short Sales Foreclosure Resource, have owned 2 companies, have been a General Sales Manager and Broker in Charge for several area firms, and was honored to be President of the Ashe County Board of Realtors in 2006. I am now proudly working as Broker for Peak Mountain Properties, West Jefferson. Over the years I have spent countless hours eagerly finding ways to help others with their real estate needs, buying and selling…thus finding and doing what is best for them...all the while making many life long friends. The Lord has truly, truly blessed me in more ways than I could ever have imagined.

I currently serve on the Board of Directors for the Ashe County Habitat for Humanity and have served on the Board of Directors for the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce, Ashe County Home Builders, Hospice of Ashe County (President) and the Ashe Memorial Hospital Foundation (President).

Yes, I love calling Ashe County, and the North Carolina mountains home!!!

Email: walt@peakmtn.com

Linda Crouse

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A little about me personally... My name is Linda Crouse and I am a Real Estate Broker who focuses on serving the real estate needs of home buyers and sellers in Ashe and Alleghany counties. I grew up in Ashe County, North Carolina and graduated from Beaver Creek High School. After a career as a controller for 20 years, I received my Real Estate license in 2003 (when interest rates were at record highs!) and have been working in the business ever since! I love to garden and fish. When I'm not busy doing what I love (Selling Real Estate!) I enjoy traveling, working in my flowers, painting, fishing, entertaining friends and family, and playing with my grandchildren. When thinking of Real Estate...Think of Me!