“Kim Avery has been a tremendous asset in both buying and selling our homes in NC and FL.  A huge depth of knowledge about the real estate market as a whole and also specific locations such as Linville Land Harbor as well.

No more ethical person to do business with and a Realtor that can find a way to structure a real estate deal so that all parties benefit.

I wouldn’t use anyone else.”

W. Bruce Clement, CPA

After my wife and I had been visiting land harbor for several years we decided it was time to look at purchasing our own home. We were referred by a friend to Kim Avery and Mountain Run Properties.

After looking at several properties in and out of Land Harbor for several visits and countless hours of Kim’s time, she finally found us the perfect home. With her patience and perseverance, and vast knowledge of llh and the surrounding area we were thrilled to find just what we were looking for in llh/ adult summer camp. Kim and her Mountain Run team were always professional, and understanding to our wants and needs.

We cannot say enough about her and her team. We highly recommend Mountain Run Properties and Kim Avery to anyone who is looking for their perfect home in the high country . 

Sincerely the Frazier’s 

We are happy to write of our experience in dealing with Kim Avery and Mountain Run Realty here in Newland, North Carolina. My wife and I retired happily to Linville Land Harbor three years ago and it was through working with Kim that we were able to find our present home and live the life we live. Quite honestly, Kim Avery is the very best realtor we have ever dealt with.

My wife and I have owned a number of houses during our years in New Jersey. With each sale and subsequent purchase, we found ourselves always dealing with something: unexpected delays, financing problems, postponed closing dates, etc. We dealt with different realtors with each of those house sales and purchases: all were nice people. None of them were as good as Kim Avery: She clearly stood head and shoulders above the others.

We met Kim about five years ago when we came to Linville Land Harbor to rent a house for ten days. We know this part of North Carolina well and have been coming to these beautiful mountains since the mid 1980's. Our goal was always to retire to this area and we found out about Linville Land Harbor while looking on the internet. We wanted to experience it firsthand before moving here and that is why we rented that house for ten days.

It was clear to us that Linville Land Harbor was a great place to live. The community was beautifully maintained and the amenities were great: outdoor swimming pool, game nights, various classes, etc. During our vacation, we walked into the Mountain Run Realty office located in Linville Land Harbor and were greeted by Kim Avery. We told her we were not ready to buy a house since I was still working and our house in New Jersey was not uip for sale. We wondered if it would be possible to see some of the houses that were for sale and, without hesitation, Kim said she would make some arrangements and would be happy to show us around. 

We met as planned the next morning and Kim showed us all the neighborhoods in Linville Land Harbor. She had made arrangements for us to see ten houses--all located in various parts of Land Harbor--and told us about each neighborhood as well as the histories of the houses. She was thorough and had obviously done her homework, knowing full well that we were not ready to buy a house. She gave up her entire day and it was a wonderful day: we felt completely welcomed to Linville Land Harbor and ended the day wishing we were really in a position to buy a house and move here. Kim made it all possible.

We returned to New Jersey and, in 2014, we sold our house there and I retired. We came to North Carolina for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was that we needed to buy a house! Kim knew what we wanted and, upon our arrival in Land Harbor once again, she brought us to the available houses that met our needs. In the course of one short day, we had not only found our house but made an offer on it before we were to return to New Jersey.

The buying process in North Carolina could not have been easier. Despite the ten-hour drive, we felt as if Kim handled everything regarding the purchase of this house. She dealt with the sellers, the sellers' realtor, and the various inspectors for the house during the purchasing process.. There was an issue with the septic that Kim pursued for us and, as a result, the septic system was expanded at no cost to us. (Since our home is on the edge of Land Harbor, we are not connected to the sewer system. There was not a problem with the septic system but Kim wanted to make sure that it was expanded so that there would be no problems in the future.)

Although there were problems with our house sale in New Jersey that caused our closing dates to be rescheduled once or twice, Kim handled everything in North Carolina flawlessly. We couldn't have made this move without her assistance. She took great joy in finding the right home for us and we will be forever grateful.

Kim Avery and Mountain Run Realty are simply the best: smart, conscientious, considerate, and dependable. We would never use another realtor and recommend Kiim Avery and her team without hesitation. 

June and Scott Kenney

My grandmother wanted to buy a house in NC. As a Realtor myself, not licensed in NC, it was very important that we find someone great to work with. After looking at our options, Evelyn was the clear winner! You could tell that she really cared about her clients and she even answered her phone! Our experience with her did not disappoint. We found Evelyn to be professional, thoughtful, accommodating and thorough. She made this big move stress free. I would highly recommend Evelyn to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate.

Thank You,



I would like to take a moment and share my experience with Evelyn Cummings, an agent with Mountain Run Properties in Linville,  NC.

Evelyn was very patient and did not pressure me in the least. She quickly learned what I was looking for and was able to locate and show me properties that checked off all the boxes. She is very knowledgeable about the properties in her area and was able to answer all of my questions concerning the buying process. She was with me every step of the way and always responded quickly.

I definitely recommend Evelyn Cummings and Mountain Run Properties. I will go to Evelyn with any future real estate needs.

Debbie Butler 

In the summer of 2018 we wanted to look at homes in LLH and stopped in Mountain Run Properties and met Kim. After a short talk she drove us around and showed us some homes. That afternoon we fell in love with a home under major renovation on the golf course. She then worked with us over a couple days to form an offer and get it accepted by the seller. Her professionalism in assisting both the sellers and us in coming to an agreement was invaluable. Then she walked us through the closing as we were back in Fl. As well as providing a list of various vendors that we have used in other home needs and repairs. Not only was she our broker and agent but she has become a friend. She truly represents the good people of this region of NC well and I would highly recommend her for any of your real estate needs. She’s the best.

Sam & Teresa Gornto