To Tom and Carolyn Smitherman

I highly recommend Smitherman Realty. They took care of everything for us when we sold our house and property, as well as eliminating the stress and worry, that comes with it. Thank you Smitherman Realty, you are first class, and a pleasure to work with.

Audrey and Tony Apperson

Tom,

Just wanted to reach out to you and tell you how much I have enjoyed working with you. The services you provided as a broker were exceptional. You were professional, efficient, and went above and beyond in effort to help with our project. If I ever have the opportunity to need services in that area of the country, I would not hesitate to call on you!

Best wishes,
Rick Shuffield
Director Real Estate & Development
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores

The Yadkin valley is comprised of three counties; Yadkin, Wilkes and Surry. As the Yadkin drifts slowly through farm- land planted in soybeans, tobacco and corn, we are witnessing a gradual change as we now see over a dozen vineyards that are the proud winners of national best wine awards. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Viognier, and Chambourcin wines are winning metals throughout the nation.

Wine tours have become routine drawing local residence along with visitors from the Piedmont Triad, The Triangle and Charlotte.  Nestled throughout the Yadkin Valley, are parks, bicycle and hiking trails, bed and breakfasts, old general stores and specialty restaurants. Many small towns exist in the Yadkin Valley offering a very comfortable life style convenient to the Triad that is made up of Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point. Resting peacefully in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, four distinct seasons of spring, summer, fall and winter will let you experience the joys of each season. None of the seasons produce a severe climate, just enough change to experience the true beauty of four seasons. One hour travel time will take you to the ski slopes and a four hour trip will place you on the many N. C. beaches. Visit the Chamber of Commerce web sites for  Yadkin Valley, Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point for a more complete understanding of why this is great place to work or retire.

Winston Salem is the second largest city in the Piedmont Triad. Home of two major hospitals, Wake Forest Baptist and Forsyth Memorial is making the city known for it’s advanced medical treatments and research. Wake Forest University is widely known for hosting the national U. S. Presidential debates during most of the recent elections.

Reynolds Tobacco Company, Hanes hosiery and Western Electric drove the historical economic engine for Winston Salem. This is changing due to some larger corporations re-locating to the area such as Caterpillar, Fed-X regional air terminal and Honda Jet in neighboring Greensboro.

N. C. School of the Arts has become a catylist  for advancing the communities interest in the arts and support of the movie industry. The area is blessed with multiple colleges offering advanced degrees plus multiple community colleges.

Forsyth Technical Community College has enjoyed visits from the President of the U. S. while showing off it’s latest curriculum to prepare students for the next generation of jobs. Visit the web site  “Visitwinstonsalem.com”  to see why this community is advancing successfully into the next century.

Being the smallest City in the Piedmont Triad does not mean it does not have big opportunities. The area has a rich history of manufacturing the finest furniture in the world that is displayed to visitors from around the globe every spring and fall. City parks and lakes offer many recreational events such as speed boat races and fishing tournaments. High speed rail service provides the traveler quick and comfortable transportation to such locations as the Triangle or Charlotte. High Point University is one of the fastest growing universities in the U. S. and is enjoying students from all over the U. S. and foreign countries. High Point Regional Health center has combined medical resources with Duke medicine to offer the latest knowledge and technical based treatments for most all illnesses and trauma. For more information about High Point and the Piedmont Triad, go to www.highpoint.org

Greensboro is the largest City in the Piedmont Triad sitting at the crossroads of I-40 and I-85. A vibrant business community coupled with various spectator sports, arts and culture, education and museums, makes Greensboro a great community to work or retire. The Eastern Music Festival is an internationally acclaimed month-long music festival held in June of every year. The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, Greensboro Ballet, and the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival are world-class entertainment experiences. War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum is home to the Best of Broadway Series that brings touring shows like Mamma Mia, Rent, Cats, Phantom of the Opera and the Shakespearean Festival. Golfers can enjoy the Wyndham Championship PGA tour as it is played at the Sedgefield Country Club. The NC Zoo is only a short drive from the heart of Greensboro. The nations largest and finest walk-through natural-habitat zoo features more than 1,100 animals and 60,000 plants.

For more information about Greensboro and the Piedmont Triad, go to www.Greensboro-NC.Gov or www.Greensboro.org.

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