Meet Susan


Only in the Mountains Realty
 is a locally owned real estate firm operating as a sole proprietorship.
I’m Susan Crosby and I live, work, and play in the Blue Ridge Mountains
near Hot Springs North Carolina.

I have realized that in addition to being a realtor who is listing and selling real estate…
I am also selling a lifestyle. This slower paced life may not be a “fit” for everyone.
As a broker I educate buyers about the advantages of living in the mountains,
as well as practical considerations.


How I ended up in the Blue Ridge Mountains…
I was captivated by the mountain lifestyle while vacationing
in the 
mountains for over 10 years, and it was my escape from an often stressful
lifestyle in Miami, and also central Florida.
In 2010 after serving 25 years in a completely different profession, 
I relocated to the Spring Creek community near Hot Springs.
Embarking on my second career, I became a broker at Spring Creek Real Estate,
until opening Only in the Mountains Realty in 2014.


What I identify as my strengths as a realtor are skills used in my previous career.
I have a strong attention to detail, good organizational skills, and very adept at prioritizing.
My communication skills result from years of interacting with the public
in a wide range of circumstances… most of which were not pleasant!

So, I enjoy being a realtor and interacting with people in a “happy” situation as buyers,
and working as maybe a problem solver or facilitator for sellers who need to make a change.
Although I’m my “own boss”, I have several years of experience
as a field office supervisor for a statewide law enforcement agency in Florida.
Different types of responsibilities when you supervise other people,
but the discipline to supervise oneself is no less!


  In my “spare” time I enjoy being in the woods exploring, geocaching, camping,

 “capturing the moment” with my cameras.

 I love to show people the “slower side of life”.  
If this is of interest to you… 
just let me know!





Music credit:

Out in the Country/Three Dog Night