Cashiers, North Carolina, Lake Glenville, NC, Sapphire Valley Specialist. Experience, Market Knowledge, Negotiation Skills. Short Sale & Foreclosure experience, High Value Specialist.
Get to know Bill Kruckenberger
Greetings, from the incredible Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina! The Highlands-Cashiers Plateau is a ridge of unique and diverse mountains in the Southern end of the Blue Ridge, about 1 an hour west of Asheville, North Carolina. With elevations up to 5150’ above sea level, our plateau is a haven for Southerners looking to escape the summer heat, city life or as a retreat to enjoy Mother Nature. Indeed, there are amazing natural public wonders to enjoy when visiting Cashiers, North Carolina, far too many to list here. Some namely spots include: Whitewater Falls, Lake Glenville, The Panthertown Valley Preserve, Dry Falls, The Yellow Mountain Trail, Silver Run Falls, Whiteside Mountain, Whitewater Rafting on the Chatooga River, Fly Fishing, Cashiers Sliding Rock, Lake Fishing, Gorges State Park, Toxaway Falls, North Carolina Rock Climber Association’s Laurel Knob and much much more! Some unique natural features of the area include: The Tallest Waterfall in Eastern U.S. - Whitewater Falls The Tallest Rockface in Eastern N. America - Whiteside Mountains The Largest Rockface in Eastern N. America - Laurel Knob The Highest major lake in Eastern U.S. - Lake Glenville The Largest and Highest private lake in North Carolina - Lake Toxaway The Highest incorporated city in Eastern US - Highlands, North Carolina More different types of trees than in all of Europe & Asia combined & many more natural treasures. Now, over the past hundred years, we humans have slowly developed quiant mountain villages on either side of the Plateau...Highlands & Cashiers, North Carolina. Highlands is concentrated around the Main Street District, while Cashiers is more sprawled around the Crossroads, where Hwy 107 & 64 meet at the center of town. Both towns enjoy fine shopping, dining, arts, bed & breakfasts and a great night life. The Plateau is also a sports enthusiast’s paradise as well, with some of the best mountain golf in the world, numerous country club’s and raquet club’s as well as a perfect place for fishing, hunting, boating, hiking, riding, skiing and any outdoor sport you can think of. Area Mountain Golf Courses include: The Wade Hampton Golf Club (Fazio, #2 Residential Course in US) Mountaintop Links & Lake Club (Fazio, #3 Residential Course in US) Highlands Country Club (Ron Pritchard) Old Edwards Club @ Highlands Cove (Tom Jackson) Cullusaja Club (Arnold Palmer) High Hampton Inn & Country Club (George Cobb) Highlands Falls Country Club (Joe Lee) Sapphire Valley Country Club (George Cobb) Trillium Links Country Club (Morris Hatalsky) Sapphire National Golf Club (Ron Garl) Wildcat Cliffs Country Club (George Cobb) Sky Valley Resort & Country Club (Bill Bergin) Burlinghame Country Club (Tom Jackson) Lake Toxaway Country Club (Reg Heinitsch/Kris Spense)
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With 17 years learning, selling and helping people purchase property on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, I've got the experience and local market knowledge to find you the best property and help get the best value possible!I've also got tons of experience with Short Sales, Bank-Owned Foreclosures and High-Value cash acquisitions and listings. With over 200+ transaction in the Sapphire Valley Resort, no one knows the Sapphire Valley Resort and Resort Properties like Bill Kruckenberger....The Sapphire Valley Resort Community and Property Specialist. The Incredible Sapphire Valley Resort Yes, The Highlands-Cashiers Plateau offers an eclectic mix of outdoor amenities, including some of the most dynamic and diverse Mountain Golf in the world. As you now know, the list of exclusive and expensive Country Clubs is long and prestigious, including world-reknown Wade Hampton and Mountiantop, but no better value nor more offerings can be found than in the Incredible Sapphire Valley Resort (http://www.sapphirevalleyresort.com)! Continue reading to find out more about the resort amenities and the diverse properties available in the Sapphire Valley Resort (starting at just $1000). Search properties in the Sapphire Valley Resort and the entire Highlands-Cashiers MLS at http://www.Cashiers.com.The centerpiece of the resort is picturesque Lake Fairfield, shown at right. This 55 acre lake is one of the most beautiful spots in the world, with the sheer rock face of incredible Bald Rock Mountian above. A 3-mile long trail surrounds the lake, or take the Bald Rock trail to the top, for the more advanced hiker. Swim to the floating dock from the beach, grill in the pavilion, or rent canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, trolling-motor boats or sail boats from the facility--you can rent fishing equipment and purchase live bait there as well. The north end of the lake houses Camp Merriwoode (http://www.merriewoode.com/), an amazing setting for this nearly 100 year old girls camp. While the south end of the lake flows into this incredible waterfall, shown below, for one of the resort's golf courses, Sapphire National (http://www.sapphirenationalgolf.com). Hole #2 - hit from the cliff side tee box to the green on the next cliff, Hole #13 - approach over this waterfall (shown at left), or the difficult island green on Hole #15. The Sapphire Mountain Brewing Company, located in the pro-shop for Sapphire National has an amazing view overlooking this golf course and the mountians beyond. A full driving range and a fabulous chip-and-putt course, Red Bird Golf Links, are also available with resort membership. The Sapphire Valley Tennis Center includes 8 har-tru courts with an active schedule for lessons or tournaments. Meanwhile, activities at Community Center include social events, live music, private functions, Sapphire Valley paraphenalia and a gathering place for journeys all over the mountains. Next door to the Community Center is the Four Seasons Cafe along with the Ski Lodge, where lift tickets can be purchased (seasonally) and equipment rental for the Sapphire Valley Ski Area above. This spot is perfect for teaching new skiiers or snowboarders, or getting those legs fresh before a trip out west! My daugther attends ski camp Mondays every winter, along with practically her entire school--picked up for skiing by the Resort busses. The ski area houses the Kids summer camp, available hourly, daily or weekly all summer.The Sapphire Valley Recreation Center houses a plethora of available amenities, including: exercise facility and health club 2 large outdoor swimming pools & a kiddie pool an indoor swimming pool jacquizzis, saunas game room with arcade games, video games, pinball, prize games and ping pong massage therapy, tanning machines, art classes, yoga classes bicycle rental miniature mountain golf gem mining 1/4 mile track, basketball court, BBQ pavilion, Playground, the Horsepasture River, miles & miles of trails!
Testimonials for Bill Kruckenberger
Bob & Teresa Diaz05/16/2013
Bill has helped my wife Teresa and I both with purchasing and selling real estate for ten years. Since he is honest to the smallest detail, has a wealth of knowledge about the Casfiers / Highands plateau and is beyond generous with his time and is an excellent negotiator with clients, We are happy to recommend Bill without reservation and would be happy to talk with anyone to provide more information about him.
Bill is a great Realtor, with tons of area knowledge and great skills helping negotiate. He stuck with us over a 9 month period and through 2 failed contracts. He got to know us so well finally finding just the right place and it did not conform to our original spec list. No one knows Sapphire Valley like Bill. You'd do great to let Bill help you too. Thanks, Bill!
Bill has been in the area for a long time. We were very specific about what we were looking for, and we thought it would be hard to find but Bill's familiarity with the area allowed us to find so many properties that we had a difficult time choosing. When a seller was taking their time responding to an offer, he was in constant contact with us and the seller's representative so we were aware of what was going on. I felt very comfortable with Bill. As the buyer's agent, he doesn't get paid unless a purchase is made. He spent A LOT of time with us and helping us, but never did I feel pressure from him to make a purchase. I highly recommend him.
Bill was very pleasant to work with, a true professional. He was particularly helpful in informing us about the differences between different communities, a very important step in the home buying process for us. Thanks Bill, we love our new home!