I believe being a full-time Realtor in this area is a privilege. One thing I most enjoy is that moment when a buyer realizes we just found their “special place” in the mountains.

My journey took a diverse path, starting with a background in specialized technology, particularly heating and air technology. I served as the maintenance supervisor at Memorial Hospital in Tampa, FL, but the allure of the North Carolina mountains eventually called me away.

In my spare time, I enjoy maintaining my personal home and grounds. I also enjoy sightseeing in our beautiful area.

I am active in the church and sing regularly at church and the Mountain Community Choir. I also help to deliver Meals on Wheels to the local community in need.

I received my real estate Brokers license for North Carolina and Georgia in 2001 and have been a full-time Realtor ever since.

This mountain area with the small-town feel is very much like the area where I grew up near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I relish the experience of all four seasons, appreciating the ever-changing beauty that defines life in this extraordinary region.

Jim Welling


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