About Us

Green Cove Properties is a full-service firm located in Burnsville, North Carolina.

Dale England

Dale England, Owner of Green Cove PropertiesDale England, a native of Yancey County has lived here most of his life.  He attended and graduated from Cane River High School in 1975.  After high school he was employed in and around surrounding counties until he found his true call in construction of homes and settled down with Summit Building Supply where he was in sales for 12 years and was able to develop a good working relationship with residents of Yancey and surrounding counties.  In 1998 Dale decided to become involved in real estate so he enrolled in real estate school at Cumbie Institute and obtained his brokers license.  Since that time he has been active in real estate in Western North Carolina.  Shortly after obtaining his brokers license Green Cove Properties, Inc. was established.   He takes an active role in the leadership of the Yancey/Mitchell Board of Realtors where he has served 5 years on the Board of Directors and has just recently served as President for the 2013 year.

Doreen England

Doreen England, Office ManagerDoreen England, Dale’s wife worked 30 years for Spruce Pine Community Hospital as a Business Services Director.  She retired in 2005 to assist her husband in the real estate office he had opened.  Her business and organization skills have helped organize the office and allow him to spend more time listing and showing properties.  Doreen is responsible for managing the office, scheduling appointments, preparing documents and handles all the advertising for the office.



Jonathan England

Jonathan England, AgentJonathan England also a native of Yancey County obtained his broker’s license in 2010 and works part time in the office.  He is a full time minister, husband and father who still finds time to work real estate.



Richard Parker

Richard has been in the real estate and property management field for 30 years.  He is a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina and Georgia and has earned the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management.  Working for major commercial property management and development firms he has managed and leased office buildings, medical facilities, industrial buildings, shopping centers and most recently as Director of Operations of a one million square foot mall.  He also manages a mobile home land lease community in Savannah for an investment group.  With background in construction Richard has remodeled and sold homes over the years and was a partner and sales manager in a commercial roofing company.  Richard volunteered as a member on the Planning and Zoning board in Thunderbolt, Georgia (Savannah) for twelve years up until he relocated to Burnsville NC.

Richard is originally from Philadelphia, PA.  He went to Catawba College in Salisbury NC and during his career has resided in south Florida, Charlotte NC and most recently Savannah GA.  He and his wife, Sue reside in the Pensacola area outside of Burnsville.  They have four grown children and one who has relocated to the Burnsville area.

He offers real estate services in the Burnsville, Yancey-Mitchell and east Madison counties market areas.


Laura Watrous

Laura has been in the real estate field for 16 years.  She began her real estate career in 1998 working primarily with buyers and sellers.  By 2001 her interest and focus had shifted to the specialized area of full time residential and vacation rental property management where it didn’t take  long for her to develop a reputation as an expert in the field.  Laura’s hands on approach and experience in the unique area of real estate has been practiced in the state of Virginia, South Carolina and since 2008, North Carolina.



Wahlers Team

Dan and Melissa Wahlers have held their NC real estate license since 2007 and reside in Yancey County.  They have 4 children and have been married for over 28 years.  Dan has a bachelors degree in Business Management and has spent many years developing financial statements and working with all aspects of business development.  Dan attended St. Petersburg College, Walton Institute and Mayland College.  He has held a real estate license in Florida.  Melissa along with Dan has also attended Mayland College and St. Petersburg Vocational Institute.  They work together as a team to give the best service possible to their clients.  Both Dan and Melissa are into fitness and love the active lifestyle Western North Carolina can bring.