Black Mountain Community

Turkey Brigade Donation Drive!

Please help support our Turkey Brigade with a monetary donation to purchase and deliver Thanksgiving dinners to local families in need. No one should have to go without! We will then take the monies and purchase a full ready-to-cook Thanksgiving meal for local families. Each family will receive the same items in their Thanksgiving dinner basket. Let's see how many local families that we can support this holiday season!

Monetary donations can be made payable to Cottonwood Properties and dropped off or mailed to:

Cottonwood Properties

100 W. State Street

Black Mountain, NC 28711

We will deliver the baskets on Tuesday, November 20, so you have between now and Monday, November 19 to mail in or drop off your monetary donation via cash or check to our office in downtown Black Mountain.

Call or email us with any questions at 828-419-9128 or info@cottonwoodpropertiesnc.com.

Thank you for being a positive influence in our wonderful community!

The Matt & Molly Keller Williams Team Donates $1,000 to Cottonwood Properties Hurricane Relief Drive; Cottonwood Team Matches

Cottonwood Properties urges other Keller Williams teams--especially from North Carolina--to also contribute matching donations

September 25, 2018—Cottonwood Properties has been collecting hurricane relief supplies since news of the storm hit and will continue to take donations through Sunday, September 30. The Black Mountain Keller Williams’ team hopes to completely fill their Client Courtesy moving truck before heading to Wilmington, North Carolina next week, and thankfully, The Matt & Molly Team, located at 86 Asheland Avenue in downtown Asheville, stepped up and donated $1,000 to the cause. Their generosity inspired the Cottonwood Properties team to match their donation, and now owner Eddie Colley encourages all Keller Williams’ teams in Western North Carolina and throughout North Carolina to also match this donation.

“We were blown away by The Matt & Molly Team donating $1,000, and we hope that other WNC real estate teams will join us in matching it. Together, we can make a real difference for those fellow North Carolinians affected by Hurricane Florence,” Colley says. Digital donations can be sent via PayPal to eddiecolley@kw.com.

Many area businesses have already joined Cottonwood’s efforts, including Jim Cook Chevrolet who will continue to collect items in a pickup on their lot at 1075 North Main Street Marion, NC 28752. Other local supporters so far include Ingles Corporation, Retreat Realty, Allstate Insurance, Lake James Realty, and Old Fort Elementary School. Supplies are also being collected at the downtown Keller Williams office located at 86 Asheland Avenue.  

The Cottonwood Properties team will continue to collect relief items as well through September 30, including:

  • Water
  • Batteries
  • Non-perishables
  • Blankets
  • Flashlights
  • Any cleaning supplies including brooms, dustpans, masks, bleach, household cleaners,
  • canned goods, coffee, tea, cleaning supplies,
  • Visa gift cards
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Solar Chargers
  • Solar lights
  • Diapers/wipes/formula

About Cottonwood Properties

Our team at Cottonwood Properties is dedicated to offering the best customer service possible, with high standards and a culture of caring. When you're looking for a Real Estate firm to help you navigate through the process of buying or selling, you need to choose a company that is experienced, local, and has a proven track record. Cottonwood Properties is a full service Real Estate firm focusing on sales and short- and long-term rentals in Asheville, Black Mountain, Montreat, and surrounding areas. We take pride in our knowledge of the Western North Carolina (WNC) region. Whether you’re looking to purchase a condo in downtown Asheville, or rent a vacation cabin getaway in the mountains, we’re here to help.


For more information, call Cottonwood Properties at (828) 419-9128, visit their website at https://cottonwoodpropertiesnc.com/blog/posts/2018/09/12/help-us-help-our-coast/ or connect with Cottonwood Properties on Facebook or Instagram.

Press Release: Cottonwood Properties in Black Mountain is collecting Hurricane Relief supplies for North Carolina Coast

Press Release

Cottonwood Properties in Black Mountain is collecting Hurricane Relief supplies for North Carolina Coast

Cottonwood Properties is accepting donations through Sunday to fill their moving truck before driving to Wilmington Monday morning

September 19, 2018—Cottonwood Properties, located in Black Mountain at 100 W. State Street across from the Town Square, has been collecting hurricane relief supplies since news of the storm hit. Many area businesses have already joined Cottonwood’s efforts, including the wonderful folks at Jim Cook Chevrolet who are filling up a pickup truck in their car lot right now to add to our cause at 1075 North Main Street Marion, NC 28752.

Other local supporters so far include:

  • Ingles Corporation

  • John Haynes, Retreat Realty

  • Emily Bartlett and Tim Johnson, Keller Williams

  • Mark Morris, Black Mountain

  • Chuck Pittman, Allstate Insurance

  • Polly Leadbetter, Lake James Realty

  • Old Fort Elementary School

  • Cindi Davis

Cottonwood Properties owner, Eddie Colley, hopes that they’re able to fill their Company’s Client Courtesy moving truck to the brim with hurricane relief supplies. Most helpful items people can donate include:

  • Water

  • Batteries

  • Non-perishables

  • Blankets

  • Flashlights

  • Any cleaning supplies including brooms, dustpans, masks, bleach, household cleaners,

  • canned goods, coffee, tea, cleaning supplies,

  • Visa gift cards

  • Personal hygiene items

  • Solar Chargers

  • Solar lights

  • Diapers/wipes/formula

For those located in Asheville, Alex King Yarmo is collecting supplies to add to the truck at the downtown Keller Williams office located at 86 Asheland Avenue.  

“We’ve got a long way to go to fill this big truck, so please drop off your supplies now through Sunday,” Mr. Colley says. “We’ll be heading out early Monday morning to drive everything we collect out to Wilmington.” Folks that want to drop off supplies over the weekend are encouraged to send a Facebook message to the Cottonwood Properties’ page at https://www.facebook.com/cottonwoodpropertiesnc/ or contact Eddie Colley directly through private message at https://www.facebook.com/eddie.colley.56.

About Cottonwood Properties

Our team at Cottonwood Properties is dedicated to offering the best customer service possible, with high standards and a culture of caring. When you're looking for a Real Estate firm to help you navigate through the process of buying or selling, you need to choose a company that is experienced, local, and has a proven track record. Cottonwood Properties is a full service Real Estate firm focusing on sales and short- and long-term rentals in Asheville, Black Mountain, Montreat, and surrounding areas. We take pride in our knowledge of the Western North Carolina (WNC) region. Whether you’re looking to purchase a condo in downtown Asheville, or rent a vacation cabin getaway in the mountains, we’re here to help.

For more information, call Cottonwood Properties at (828) 419-9128, visit their website at https://cottonwoodpropertiesnc.com/blog/posts/2018/09/12/help-us-help-our-coast/ or connect with Cottonwood Properties on Facebook or Instagram.

Help Us Help Our Coast!

Client Courtesy Vehicle

Some of you may already know about our moving truck or seen it around town (with our smiling faces on it!), which we allow any past or current customers to use free of charge. It's just one way we try to give back to our wonderful clients and community! But now, we are going to put our moving truck to work helping our fellow North Carolinians on the coast after Hurricane Florence passes through. Current predictions show the monster storm hitting our coast late Thursday or Friday.

Here's a list of North Carolina counties under mandatory evacuation, according to NC Emergency Management:

  • Dare County – mandatory evacuation for entire county effective 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept 11
  • Hyde County – mandatory evacuation for residents to Ocracoke effective Tuesday, Sept 11
  • New Hanover County – mandatory evacuation for UNC-Wilmington
  • Onslow County – mandatory evacuation of Topsail Beach effective Tuesday, Sept 11
  • Pamlico County
  • Tyrell County
  • Currituck County – mandatory evacuation for Currituck Outer Banks (Corolla and Carova) effective 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept 11

And here is a list of North Carolina beaches under mandatory evacuation:

  • Atlantic Beach
  • Indian Beach
  • Emerald Isle
  • Pine Knoll Shores
  • Ocracoke
  • Carolina
  • Kure
  • Wrightsville Beach
  • Topsail
  • Currituck Beach
  • Outer Banks (visitors)
  • Oak Island (visitors)
  • Holden Beach (visitors)

Supplies are already depleted in the area, and of course supplies will be even thinner after the storm. So, we are turning our Black Mountain office at 100 W. State Street into a supply drop-off center until Tuesday, September 18 at 5pm. Please HELP US HELP OUR COAST and FILL OUR TRUCK with water bottles, first aid kits, canned goods, batteries, sanitation/personal hygiene supplies, etc. Here's a list of other suggested supplies: https://beprepared.com/blog/16381/20-must-have-supplies-for-a-hurricane/.

Let's pull together as a community and help our coast heal after the storm. No donation is too small. THANK YOU, and please spread the word to your family and friends in Western North Carolina. See you at the office!

Top Ten in the Carolinas Region

Top Ten Team in Carolinas Region for July 2018

In July, our Black Mountain real estate team earned a top ten spot in the Keller Williams Carolinas Region. We were thrilled to represent Western North Carolina alongside strong teams from Charlotte, Kernersville, Pinehurst, Fort Mill, and Burlington. 

Having a regional Keller Williams office and all the support, education, and resources that come with being part of the Keller Williams family is a wonderful asset for our team. And these monthly Tops Lists are certainly motivational as we want to provide the best service and opportunities for our clients AND be the best real estate company in Black Mountain ...and in Western North Carolina...and in all of North Carolina...and in all of the Carolina Region! 

As an organization, Keller Williams has been named in the past year as:

  • #1 training organization across all industries
  • More offices represented on top real estate brokerages list than any other franchise
  • More agent teams ranked by closed transactions and sales volume than any other franchise
  • #1 Power Broker Brand with 32% of top brokers
  • #3 Happiest Companies to Work for
  • Top Company Cultures
  • One of the top 50 franchises for women
  • Only real estate company on "Fast & Serious" list of 40 smartest-growing brands

These accolades and more are why we're proudly a Keller Williams team that focuses on a hyperlocal approach. Our mission is to provide our Black Mountain clients the best possible experience whether they're selling their home or buying a home, and we are so happy that July was an amazing month for many of our satisfied clients and for our special team. We truly love getting to work, live, and play in this beautiful part of America with our Black Mountain community!

And as SmartAsset shared this week, "The average property tax rate in North Carolina is .84%, which is the 20th-lowest in the U.S." Just another reason to #ChooseNorthCarolina!

Black Mountain the First Town to Earn Certified Entrepreneurial Community Status

Black Mountain, Certified Entrepreneurial Community

For people interested in starting a business, Black Mountain, North Carolina might be just the place for you to stretch your entrepreneurial muscles. In fact, Black Mountain was the recipient of the FIRST Certified Entrepreneurial Community (CEC®) certificate for a town in America. They earned this status in part because "Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley want businesses to know they are welcome. Businesses who come or grow here find it easy to do business, and business people reach out to each other, mentoring and helping when owners are in a pinch. An active youth entrepreneurial program is helping keep young people in town, assuring this entrepreneurial community will thrive for decades" according to CEC®. 

Local leadership credits this recognition to several factors, including:

  • People are friendly and accepting
  • 7 large conference centers mean lots of people (and potential customers!) coming and going 
  • Supportive business community
  • Home to two colleges, Montreat College and Warren Wilson College
  • Home to dozens of businesses that "wouldn't move anywhere else"
  • Asheville, a well-known independent business hub, sits just 20 minutes away with tons more amenities and plenty of nightlife 
  • In just downtown Black Mountain, you can buy Appalachian crafts, locally-built furniture, eat locally-sourced food, and find plenty of stylish clothing, jewelry and accessories. 
  • Several music venues
  • Walkable pristine lake
  • Locally-roasted coffee
  • Home to an active youth entrepreneurial program

Many local business owners have adopted some version of the philosophy of "making a customer for life." We here at Cottonwood Properties share that goal and want to be your go-to business for all your Black Mountain real estate needs. Many local businesses, like us, are led by husband-and-wife teams who share a passion and vision for our thriving community.

We feel lucky to be part of a forward-thinking town that understands the importance of shopping and supporting local!