Asheville HOME Realty

Our Story

Real estate for us has always been about helping people. Being able to connect with our clients and offer a more personalized service that puts their goals, dreams, and interests ahead of anything else.

This commitment to a personalized real estate experience inspired us to start Asheville Home Realty – a small, husband and wife owned, boutique style business where we can really focus on each of our client’s individual needs to achieve their real estate goals.

Since starting our careers in real estate in 2006, our business has always been rooted in working closely with friends and family and has grown from there. Throughout our journey over the years, our friends have become our cherished clients and our clients have become some of our closest friends. We have been blessed to work with so many great people, helping each of them find their special place to call HOME.

Our Values

  • Focus on Personalized Service​
  • ​Prioritize our Client’s Goals
  • Build Long-Term Relationships
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Honesty, Integrity & Understanding

Our Team

Valeria Carrizo Wyda, Asheville Realtor

Valeria Carrizo Wyda

Realtor, Broker-in Charge


A dedicated and attentive broker with 15 years of experience. A passionate and creative architect from her native Argentina with more than 16 years of experience, Valeria is driven by her deep commitment to service, aided by her strong communication skills and resourcefulness. A talented negotiator and extremely detailed oriented, Valeria has been a tremendous asset for her clients looking to buy or sell real estate.

These qualities and her dedication to her clients have awarded Valeria a place among the TOP 100 Real Estate agents in the area for the last 4 years as well as being named the TOP INDIVIDUAL AGENT by Keller Williams Professionals in Asheville for 2 years in a row.

Recently, the American Institute of Real Estate Agents has recognized the exceptional performance of Valeria as a 10 Best Real Estate Agents for Client Satisfaction in 2019.
Among her certifications, Valeria is a Member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist as well as a LEED Accredited Professional by the US Green Building Council.

Outside of her professional career and when she is not at home spending time with her husband and children, Valeria has been involved in various community service activities such as being a board member for Beloved Asheville.

Beloved’s Projects go from providing food to people in need, to street medics care for people living in the streets, to community outreach for cultural unity and inclusion (especially hispanic and black community) and the Beloved Village. The village will offer deeply affordable homes that are safe and sustainable as an answer to the housing crisis. BeLoved Village centers community and has a unique equity model that helps people to lift themselves out of poverty.

Valeria’s other volunteering efforts include Habitat for Humanity and MAIN (Mountain Area Information Network) and when time allows, Valeria also serves as a Spanish interpreter and volunteer for the community.

Steve Wyda, Asheville Home Realty

Stephen Wyda

Broker, Land Specialist


Co-founder and partner of a local landscape architecture design firm, Vision Design Collaborative, Steve has over 15 years of expertise in land planning, community visioning, and design.

Steve’s passion since an early age has always involved land and discovering the unique beauty, assets and potential that each property has to offer. Throughout his 13 years in the Asheville area Steve has had the opportunity to work on many developments and private residence projects throughout WNC. Steve is a licensed landscape architect and real estate broker in North Carolina and is a managing partner and operating officer of Asheville Home Realty, overseeing the financial, marketing and administrative tasks within the business.

Steve is also a volunteer Reading Buddy with Read to Succeed at Isaac Dickson Elementary School as well as a member of the school garden committee. Steve also volunteers as a Mentor for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of WNC.

A devoted husband and father, Steve spends his free time with his wife and partner Valeria, daughter Camila, son Nicolas, their family and friends. He enjoys nature, water polo, reading, movies and exploring new places.

Buck Schall, Asheville Realtor

James "Buck" Schall



My name is James, but I go by the nickname Buck. I grew up in the part of Appalachia north of the Mason-Dixon line amongst the hills, mountains, streams, and small farms of central Pennsylvania. Buncombe County looks like where I grew up, but several other places around the country do. I chose to live here on purpose (with my wife and twin boys who are in elementary school) because of Asheville. We moved to Asheville for the rare combination of creative food, drinks, and arts. We moved here for the great outdoors, as well as for the open-minded acceptance of difference.

The Asheville area is great and we have enjoyed living here since 2010. Yet it is not perfect so I’m dedicated to doing what I can personally and professionally to make it a better place. I have a long background working as a community mental health provider and became a real estate agent in order to combine my interests and aspirations. I have many years of experience with many types of real estate transactions. I am fascinated by the challenge of matching buyers and sellers of residential and commercial property, and see doing so as a way to improve the community by increasing home ownership and by investing in affordable housing.

I will listen to you and can help you through the exciting process of selling your current house or buying a new home. I can also link you with mortgage specialists who will find the best financing options for you. I like to laugh and enjoy what Asheville and life in general have to offer, while also taking my work and your real estate goals seriously. I would be honored to work with you.

Cherise Ahern



Hi there! I am Cherise Ahern, and I moved to Asheville in 2002 when my first born was just 6 weeks old. I was determined to give my children a childhood full of nature’s wonders to explore. Asheville was the perfect fit for my family and I believe it was the best decision I ever made! The community welcomed me with open arms and made me feel like I belonged. I was part owner and operator of Thermacraft Energy Services, a company that provided solar electric and radiant floor heating. I have worked in restaurant management, property management for AirBNB’s, and started a cold press juice company with my boys to show them how to start a business. I began my career in real estate by simply helping all my friends and family find homes to be near and enjoy this beautiful city. I have a passion for interior design and have been fortunate to help others find the perfect finishes for their space. Asheville means so much to me and my family, and will always be our forever home.

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