A North Carolina native, Doug acquired his love for the mountains through frequent family camping trips to the area. He graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. Always the entrepreneur, Doug founded a highly successful business in international trade and quickly learned the key to success is uncompromising customer service. Doug later sold that business and bought a second home in the Highlands area. He began investing in local real estate properties including restoring and re-styling homes, as well as building new homes for resale. In 2000, that business became official with a Broker’s License (both in NC and GA) and full time residency in Highlands. Doug has earned two of the most prestigious designations in the industry: the GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) and the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist). He brings to his business a high level of experience in real estate brokerage, as well as residential construction and development. In the end, he knows uncompromising customer service is still the key to success. Doug’s Stats: * 18 years full time real estate experience in Highlands. * Ranked in Top 10 Highlands based agents for each of the last 3 years. * Top Landmark Highlands based agent for each of the last 3 years. * Average sale over $1 million for the last 3 years. * Highest dollar sale for 2017 as reported by HC-MLS.