Posted on August 10, 2011 - 04:46 AM
by John Becker
Sanctuary at Mountain Grove
This cozy home is situated at the end of 3 acres just past the main gates to The Sanctuary at Mountain Grove. A long water slide with small waterfalls borders the back-side of this property. Located behind this lot, and all along The Sanctuary at Mountain Grove, are approximately 700 acres of National Forest. Heading into the forest on the trail behind this home, you would pass through a narrow gap created by the ridges and end up about a mile deep into a natural cove. Towards the end of the cove is a marshy spring area that feeds the water-slide that runs along side the waterfall cottage. Ridges come up on 3 sides of the cove creating a very private backyard.
Imagine coming back from that special hike with family and friends and relaxing on your deck listening to the cool waters rushing down the stream. If that hike was not enough then you could also hike about 3/4 of mile up (climbing 600+ feet) to the community gazebo high up on our ridge line.
If you are looking for an amazingly beautiful, private, rich in history and very special place that you will cherish with your family and friends for years and years to come then this is the mountain retreat for you.
Very private setting on 3 Acres.
2700 square feet (including basement).
2 bedrooms / 2.5 baths.
Whirlpool tub in master bathroom.
Wood burning fireplace.
Artistic wood and rock work.
Beautiful spacious deck.
Finished basement/bonus room. Lots of storage space.
Creek and waterfalls.
Private entrance to hiking trail bordering U.S. National Forest.
January 4th, 2013 Our first real estate dealing with John Becker (aka Baldhead) was when selling our primary residence in Franklin, NC as he was the agent representing the buyers. Not only did he present a successful contract but the offer exceeded our asking price! Since we were so impressed with his process expertise, responsiveness, and negotiation skills, in 2012 we listed and sold our second home with him. John doesn't just wait around for the "right" buyer to walk in the office he aggressively pursues perspective buyers through professional contacts, extensive Internet exposure, and local advertising. The video John produced of our home was HGTV worthy and initiated immediate interest.
Just a few weeks after listing John presented us with an acceptable offer and handled all the details of the process through closing. We were very impressed with his support and communication and would highly recommend his services.
If you are truly serious about buying or selling a home in this area you need a full time professional agent with local knowledge, and John Becker is by far the best choice.
Graydon & Susan Smith
Sep 10, 2011
John Becker was fantastic as our realtor. He helped us look at houses for over 2 years before we finally found the house we wanted and helped us navigate the short sale and foreclosure process perfectly. At all times he was professional, honest, and responsive. Thank you John and we look forward to having you as our realtor in the future. Thanks Chip & Mary Ann GodwinChip & Mary Ann Godwin
Wendell & Karen - Sep 4, 2011
One Saturday on a whim I told my wife I was going to talk to John “Bald Head The Realtor” about some property I come across. After a short conversation with John he had formulated a plan. I was amazed that in less than a week we were on the fast track to owning the property. During the course of the negotiations John helped us overcome many potential obstacles to owning our first property in beautiful Franklin, NC. He always responded quickly to our questions. I soon became aware that this was a man I could trust - a rare find. My wife and I will always be grateful to John for helping us realize our dream of owning our own piece of this majestic land. Wendell and Karen, Franklin, NC
Wendell & Karen
Kathryn P - Sep 28, 2011
Thanks so much John for being you as you are SUPER! My Dad and I were blessed that you were the listing agent on the home we first looked at as that led us to you. And you made our whole experience one that was so darn easy and pleasant. Working with you through the whole experience of looking at both homes was a total delight. Not only do you listen, you make the rather grueling process of home shopping to be fun. Thanks so much for your good humor and grace under pressure. Your smile alone made the paper signing go faster. You surround yourself with great people, too. From your assistant to your real estate attorney...all top notch and the nicest of folks to work with in the home buying process. I know I will certainly be recommending you to others and if I ever have to do this again.....you will be the first person I call. Kathryn
Aug 22, 2011
"We have to admit that all of this "Bald Head" business seemed a bit much at first, but it took very little time with him to come to the realization that John "Bald Head" Becker is a very serious and effective real estate broker who in our experience and opinion is simply the best. Not only did "Bald Head" give us focused attention, maintained very active and prompt communications with us but also went way beyond our expectations in anticipating and filling practical needs. We would use him again in a heartbeat and only lament that we cannot also employ him to sell our house in Raleigh. We highly recommend "Bald Head The Realtor" to you and without reservation." Bill & Pam Peterson
Hey John, What a job you did! Listed in June and sold in August, in this economy ! Thanks for all the follow up work getting it closed in such a short time. Thanks again, James and Barbara Frank Aug. 13th 2011Jim & Barbara Frank