Agent

John Haynes

John Haynes has been a licensed NC real estate broker since 1997 being involved in all facets of real estate since 1987 when he started in the appraisal business.  Over the years, he has personally developed five successful subdivisions including one of 900 acres in western North Carolina.  In recent years, while working in the jungles of Guyana, South America on a 34,000 acre project, John saw the United States from a different vantage point and as a result, he became concerned about its leadership, the direction of its economy and the instability of the dollar.  Being good friends with others involved in a large NGO specializing in disaster relief, John became knowledgeable in the matter of disaster readiness and preparedness.  Some would call him a “prepper” or even a “survivalist”, yet he's actually a realist and pragmatist, skilled at what he does.

John's excellent knowledge of real estate, planning and design caters specifically to clients of Retreat Realty.  Given the nature of this subject, discretion is necessary and a special skill set is crucial. John has partnered with Hurt Architecture of Black Mountain, North Carolina which has a specialty niche in designing safe homes. His friend and neighbor, Bill Forstchen is author of “One Second After” and together they work to educate the public on disaster preparedness through speaking engagements and blog articles.  Read the testimonials about John at www.RetreatRealty.net and if you'd like to see dozens of full length testimonial letters, he’d be glad to forward them to you. 

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    152 Acre Bugout

    Bakersville, North Carolina

    $849,900

    This 152 acre bugout (Asheville and Johnson City) property is ideal for the person wanting to get away, yet be easily accessible to day-to-day...

    • Type Home
    • Land 152 acres
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    Mountaintop Bugout Near Asheville

    Clyde, North Carolina

    $599,900

    20 minutes from Waynesville and 35 from Asheville, located on a private mountaintop at over 4,000′, this is a very defensible location. Totally hidden...

    • Type Home
    • Land 24 acres
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    Round Knob Lodge

    Old Fort, North Carolina

    $999,900

    Historic Southern Railroad executive lodge located in the midst of the Pisgah National Forest approximately 17 minutes east of Black Mountain, NC. Built for...

    • Type Home
    • Land 29 acres
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    761 Acre Ranch Near Asheville NC

    Marion, North Carolina

    $3,499,900

    Historic 761 acre farm located just 40 minutes southeast of Asheville in McDowell County, NC.  The county seat of Marion is just 12 minutes...

    • Type Home
    • Home 1293 sqft
    • Land 761 acres
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    Three Creeks on Three Acres

    Black Mountain, North Carolina

    $56,900

    Absolutely an exceptional bugout property for the budget conscience.  This three acre parcel is located in rural southeastern Buncombe County (Asheville county seat) approximately...

    • Type Bare/Developed Land
    • Land 3.03 acres
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    Ultimate Sustainable Property

    Hayesville, North Carolina

    $269,900

    Situated at the end of a private road, surrounded by like-minded neighbors, this is an ideal prepper property. Although it consists of just over...

    • Type Home
    • Land 1.13 acres
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    Big Laurel Tract

    Creston, North Carolina

    $430,000

      The Big Laurel tract features 208 acres in northern Ashe County County approximately 25 minutes northwest of West Jefferson and 15 minutes from...

    • Type Bare/Developed Land
    • Land 208 acres