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State Leadership Academy Accepts Aceto

Bill Aceto, who’s been active selling High Country real estate for more than seven years, was recently accepted into the North Carolina Association of Realtors Leadership Academy.

The Academy seeks to identify and train local realtor leaders for positions in their community, workplace and association.


Aceto, co-owner and manager of Blue Ridge Realty & Investments, has served on several area boards, including as a member the High Country Realtor Association MLS committee, treasurer of the MLS and High Country Associations of Realtors, member of the town of Boone Board of Adjustment and secretary of the Watauga County Board of Elections.

“The opportunity to work with buyers and sellers with the single biggest investment most individuals will make in their lifetime is very rewarding and something I have a passion for,” said Aceto, who is licensed to sell real estate in both North Carolina and Tennessee.

Aceto intends to use his opportunity with the Academy to build an intrastate network of referrals and contacts to better serve the local real estate community, as well as stay up-to-date on potential legislation that could impact the industry.

“Realtors provide a conduit for buyers and sellers to engage each other and provide assistance with the buying /selling process from start to finish,” said Aceto, a 2007 graduate of Appalachian State University. “As realtors we have knowledge and experience that is invaluable to buyers and sellers as they work towards a contract to close on a home.”

Aceto co-owns and manages with Todd Rice Blue Ridge Realty & Investments, Blue Ridge Professional Property Services and Boone High Country Rentals. While still a student at Appalachian, Aceto started High Country Spa and Maintenance, which he continues to own and manage.

From 2009-2011, Aceto served as the Resident Site Manager for Sunalei Preserve, a 1000-acre development on the Tennessee/North Carolina Line. He coordinated grounds maintenance, oversaw property owner rentals for the Main Camp Lodge, and addressed individual property owner’s needs.

A proud Eagle Scout, Aceto is actively involved with the Young Professionals of Boone, Boone Chamber of Commerce, Appalachian alumni and boosters clubs.

Aceto is one of more than 500 realtors who comprise the High Country Association of RealtorsÒ, which represents RealtorsÒ in Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties.