Appalachian Realty Associates

Founded in 1979, Appalachian Realty Associates is a unique and independent real estate brokerage located in Asheville, NC. It has been owned and operated by Betsy Reiser, who moved to Little Sandy Mush in 1974. Erik Aasland, broker with Appalachian Realty Associates, supports SAHC at a corporate partner level through our Real Estate Partner Program.

“Appalachian Realty has always been aware of the need to preserve the beauty and natural resources that we are afforded by the surrounding mountains,” says Aasland. “To help ensure the continued stewardship of our surrounding mountains, farms and waterways Appalachian Realty Associates will continue to support the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy in any way it can.”

As a small company whose agents personally tailor their attention to clients’ needs, Appalachian Realty remains consistently rated as one of the top 10 producers in Western North Carolina. They aim to provide an experience that is efficient, educational, professional, and enjoyable. “Whether you are looking for a downtown Asheville loft, an Arts and Crafts Bungalow in a walkable community or a small farm to create your own artistic legacy – Appalachian Realty Associates will help you find properties as unique as you are,” says Aasland. To find our more, visit

SAHC’s Real Estate Partner Program

Our partnering real estate agents are in a unique position to help people connect with the places they call home by introducing them to our local land conservation efforts and active hiking/event program. There are many ways to ‘give back’ to your community as a Real Estate Partner — by giving a gift membership to SAHC to a new client, donating a percentage of commission as a tax-deductible charitable gift, contributing through “1% For the Planet”, and more!

Are you interested in becoming a Real Estate Partner? For more info, contact Cheryl Fowler at or 828.253.0095 ext 209.