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The Real Estate Buyer’s Guide is a set of published guides and companion website that makes it easy for real estate sellers (and related advertisers) to attract buyers. We set ourselves apart from other real estate publications and websites through a high-quality look, intelligent organization, extensive distribution and responsive, value-added customer support.

The Real Estate Buyer’s Guide is locally owned by Mountain Trails Inc. and operated by life-long residents of the Western North Carolina and the Northeastern Georgia region. We apply our extensive knowledge of the area, from design to distribution, to provide the finest products and customer service that generate results!

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Our Team


Luke Bateman

Account Executive/Publisher

Luke’s involvement with the operations of The Real Estate Buyer’s Guide began in 1997. As a life-long resident of WNC, he uses his extensive knowledge of the region and it’s residents to help find the most effective way for our clients to reach potential customers. In his spare time you can catch him on one of the area’s golf courses or watching college basketball. Luke is married and he and his wife Rhonda have two daughters, Kayla & Carlee. He also has two basset hounds, Otis & Floyd. Contact Luke with questions regarding any aspect of The Real Estate Buyer’s Guide.

Ginger Wright

Art Director/Graphic Design

Ginger has over 37 years experience as a Graphic Designer and has been involved in the production of The Real Estate Buyer’s Guide since 2000. When not working on the Buyer’s Guide, you will find her hiking, biking, camping or canoeing the surrounding beauty of Western North Carolina with camera in hand, playing with her dogs, experimenting with new culinary creations in the kitchen or tending to her garden in the backyard.

Rhonda Bateman

Office Manager

Rhonda is in charge of billing and accounts receivable for The Real Estate Buyers Guide. She is married to Luke and they have 2 beautiful girls, Kayla and Carlee. She is a life-long resident of Franklin and loves music, enjoying the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. Feel free to contact Rhonda with any billing or subscription questions.

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© 2022 Real Estate Buyer's Guide - 720 Highlands Road
Franklin, NC 28734 - All rights reserved

No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, scanning, and recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system, except as may be expressly permitted by the 1976 Copyright Act or in writing from the publisher.

Information in this book and/or website is not warranted; publisher and advertisers are not liable for errors. Prices and conditions of printed material are subject to change without notice. No "For Sale By Owner" type of advertising can be accepted. The Real Estate Buyer's Guide reserves the right to accept or to reject any advertising submitted and to edit accepted copy. Submission of copy by advertising indicates acceptance of these terms.

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Our Publications

Franklin, NC

Franklin, North Carolina is situated in the beautiful Nantahala National Forest-..

Highlands, NC

Highlands is a small, upscale retreat that has long been known for its cool climate, unparalleled scenic beauty, exquisite accommodations

Gateway to the Smokies, NC

There is no title that could better describe this unique and remarkable area of Western North Carolina

GA / NC Mountains and Lakes

This publication encompasses a large region across two states. .

North GA Mountains

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this area is known for its beautiful lakes and streams


Mail:  720 Highlands Road – Franklin, NC 28734
Phone:  (828) 349-5845

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