Caleb Phillips is a Western North Carolina native whose deep knowledge of the area and passion for real estate investing led him to found Lusso Realty in 2018. Since then, he’s helped people all over WNC achieve their goals of buying and selling real estate while delivering a level of white glove service. He’s been married for twelve blissful years to Dominique, and they have two sons named Ryder and Atlas. In his spare time, he enjoys relaxing with family and volunteering at Elevation Church.
Scott Angelo has a passion for Asheville and its surrounding natural beauty. He loves exploring waterfalls and camping spots with his kids as well as enjoying Asheville’s culinary delights.Scott has worked in construction remodeling and realty for the past eleven years, giving him a keen eye for quality and detail as well as an ability to spot red flags. He possesses a strong ability to think outside the box for unique home sales, and has worked both quick turnarounds and year-long dream home hunts. Combined with his patience and focus on the individual needs of a buyer or seller, these traits make him an integral part of Lusso Realty.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Mandy Delerme was brought up with strong values and a determined work ethic that has clearly shown throughout her career. A graduate of Penn State University with a BSBA in Marketing and International Business, she relocated to Raleigh, NC, and spent the early part of her career in sales helping clients enhance their company’s image and safety. In 2012, Mandy decided to move to Asheville, NC to pursue her passion for cooking and to obtain a degree from A-B Tech’s Culinary Arts Program. With an entrepreneurial spirit, she combined her culinary experience and love for serving others to open a personal chef business that served gourmet meals to weekly clients across WNC. Mandy prides herself in providing her clients with an exceptional level of customer service and professionalism.
After starting a family, Mandy transitioned into real estate by working from home as a Transaction Coordinator and Virtual Real Estate Assistant for busy agents. Her previous experience in sales and serving people made real estate an easy choice.
Mandy understands that real estate is far from just a business transaction.
“It’s not just a matter of signing paperwork. It’s about relationships. Buying or selling your home can be a stressful and overwhelming endeavor. This is where our team steps in. We want to make this easy and enjoyable for you. If we agree to work together, you will receive honesty and transparency, you will hear from me throughout every step of the process, and you will hear from me often.”
She finds that the very best way to help her clients is to fully understand their needs and do her best to take the stress out of buying or selling their home. Mandy’s natural empathy and loyalty drives her to listen, learn and advocate for you as a client. As a recent homebuyer and Transaction Coordinator, Mandy truly understands these crucial aspects and she would be honored to work with you on your next transaction!
Mandy has been working in the Real Estate industry for 2.5 years and became a licensed broker in 2020. She has been working alongside David since 2019 and is now excited to support The Plyler Team of Lusso Realty as the Team’s Transaction Coordinator.
When she’s not working, you will most likely find Mandy cooking up a storm in the kitchen, exploring the Asheville restaurant scene, or hiking around WNC with her husband and two children. Also an avid outdoors-woman, Mandy enjoys trout fishing and dove hunting with her husband and their Labrador Retriever Remi.
Gabriel Jaime was born and raised in Miami. With his mother in real estate and his father in construction he has been involved in the real estate world for as long as he can remember. Being submerged in the real estate business it gave Gabriel the best understanding of customer service. “Customer service is speed, accuracy, but most importantly joy.” Gabriel strives to deliver your home needs through eliminating hurtles and by making the process as quick and enjoyable as possible. Having his real estate license since 2014, at the end of 2019, he decided to transition is career to Asheville. He strives to give all his clients the top level of expertise and deliver beyond expectation.
He’s been married to his wife, Tacia, for three years and they have a small toy poodle, Millie! In Gabe’s spare time he enjoys breakdancing and being outdoors. He attends Elevation Church and he believes that being a part of something bigger than yourself is the biggest factor in leading a successful life.
Having lived in Iowa, Kansas, Arizona, Oregon, and now North Carolina, Lori knows the importance of finding the perfect place to call home.
Always up for an adventure, Lori embraced her family’s move from the Willamette Valley in Oregon to the mountains of WNC in 2010. Having left a piece of her heart in every state she has resided in, Lori understands the difference between a house and a home. When you find that perfect fit, everything else falls into place, and where better to experience this than in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Whether local, out of state, or out of the country, Lori’s 14 years years as a Realtor have prepared her to take care of all your Real Estate needs.
Jamie Jones was raised on a farm in Western North Carolina, which created a love for the region and its natural bounty from an early age. She loves hiking and camping with her son and two dogs. Jamie has been a licensed realtor since 2013. Her extensive experience, passion for helping people, and connections with realty service providers make her a great choice for every stage of the buying or selling process.
Born and raised in WNC, Lori has a passion for helping others find their “home sweet home” in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Lori has been a coach of many sports, including softball, basketball and volleyball for nearly two decades. After surviving breast cancer in 2016, Lori felt called to do something else she felt a passion for… real estate. Her husband, Greg has been in the construction industry for many years, helping cultivate a unique eye towards house-hunting. Lori has 2 grown kids, Levi and Logan, and a precious, crazy pup named Steel. Lori enjoys helping home-buyers find the house of their dreams on their own personal budget. She has the gift of relating to others and is a known “people person.” She will make you feel at home wherever you are! Lori believes there is purpose for each and every person, and she believes her purpose is to help anyone she can.
Born in Miami, Florida, Heather McElvy moved to Asheville when she was five and hasn’t looked back since. Before becoming a realtor, she spent time on movie sets, in the medical field, and as an executive for a Fortune 500 company. Her wealth of experience and strong work ethic allowed a seamless transition to helping folks with every aspect of real estate. In her spare time she’s an active dance instructor, as well as a horse therapy program assistant at Eliada Home, a local non-profit. Last but certainly not least, she’s a loving mother to her son Doug.
Stephanie grew up in upstate SC but has called the Asheville area her home for over 20 years. Stephanie’s grandparents were from Yancey County NC and Polk County NC and she always knew she would bring her roots back to the mountains. Stephanie received her A.A.S from Spartanburg Technical College, her B.S. from Clemson and her CDA in Dental Assisting from Greenville Technical College.
Stephanie worked at the same dental practice for 20 years and decided last year to make the transition to real estate. She continues to have a strong work ethic with a professional drive that is combined with personal care.
“A few years ago my husband and I found the home of our dreams. It wouldn’t have been possible without the professional guidance of our real estate broker, my brother-in-law, David Plyler. His knowledge and experience led us to the perfect property we now call “home”. I knew soon after this experience I wanted to be a part of his real estate team. My priority is providing you with the same professional and personal experience.
I look forward to creating a real estate relationship you can depend on and trust.”
She became a licensed real estate broker in 2020 and joined The Plyler Team of Lusso Realty bringing with her the dedication it takes to find the right mountain properties and homes for each of her clients.
As an avid gardener she enjoys landscaping around her home and growing her own food. She also enjoys reading and hiking the many trails of our beautiful mountains.
A native of Asheville, North Carolina, David Plyler has called Western North Carolina home for most of his life. David spent nearly 20 years working in the public sector both in Emergency Services and Law Enforcement. During that time he earned two A.A.S. Degrees, one in Emergency Medical Science and another in Criminal Justice Technology. David’s desire to serve and help others drew him to the Real Estate industry, where he is ready to assist you in the search for your new home or help you sell your current property.
David became a licensed Real Estate Broker in 2017 and began working full time in Real Estate shortly thereafter. He closed on his first transaction in May of 2018, and went on to close over $5.2 million in sales volume in the next 7 months.
In 2019, David joined Lusso Realty, LLC as an Associate Broker and his business exploded, closing just under $10 million in transactions, becoming the top producing agent for Lusso Realty that year.
In 2020, he was featured as a “Rising Star” in the Asheville Real Producers magazine, and he is on track to close more than $15 million in sales volume this year as his business continues to grow.
The summer of 2020 saw the formation of “The Plyler Team” – the first Real Estate Team within Lusso Realty.
David attributes his success in Real Estate to his approach to the business:
“Real estate is a people business, not a property business,” says David. “You have to be able to connect with each client you work with, as they are all different, and you must be able to adapt and change with the business. Educate yourself about what can go wrong in a transaction and learn how to avoid it. If you don’t know, ask. Make good contacts that you can rely on. And always be honest.”
An avid outdoorsman, David enjoys many of the recreational activities that Asheville and the surrounding areas offer in abundance. David Plyler has integrity and an in-depth knowledge of the Asheville area, providing professional and competent services to assist you in finding your perfect home in the mountains.
Nick is a native of North Carolina and has been in the Asheville area for 22 years. He was born on the coast and graduated high school in Western North Carolina. After graduating college from UNC Wilmington he worked for North Carolina State University and The City of Asheville working in water quality and agricultural engineering. Along the way he developed a passion for restoring the older homes he was living in. Always appreciating the love of history and the conveniences of modern living, Nick started his own renovation company in 2015. Nick knows the ins and outs of how to spot great workmanship and where corners were cut that may need a closer look. He has a deep understanding of different types of properties as well. From the 15 acre rural farm he owned to the downtown Asheville house he restored, Nick can help you find your piece of this amazing corner of the world. In his spare time you can find him fishing or tending to his garden and 30 chickens.
Rachel is blessed to have experienced the unique beauty of all the places she has lived in: from the Arizona desert, the Pacific Northwest of Oregon, Kansas prairie sunsets, the crossroads of Indiana, and rich farmlands of Pennsylvania, to currently being rooted in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Rachel has been a Realtor since early 2020 and a real estate photographer since 2018. This experience has helped her to highlight each home’s unique character and history, right down to little vignettes of detail existing in each house. In her off time, she loves to hike, kayak, and visit local breweries with her husband, Connor.
Angelina has been excited and passionate about real estate her whole life. As a child, she would tour new homes and remodeled properties with her father who was a general contractor. As her father’s success grew, her family moved frequently, and the excitement of being in a new environment and making it home was inspiring. As a realtor, Angelina focuses on her clients wants and desires, with excellent communication and by being available to answer questions immediately. With a background ad a holistic doctor, she focuses on helping clients find healthy, green homes, with lower incidents of mold and other toxic environmental factors. Her husband, Donnie, is also a general contractor, which allows for clients to get opinions and estimates on repairs or remodels. In her free time, you can find Angelina mountain biking throughout western NC and hanging out with Donnie and their 3 energetic girls.
Shannon was born and raised in Asheville, NC. After earning a BSBA in Marketing at Appalachian State University, she moved to Charlotte, NC and spent the next eight years where she met her husband. In 1998 they decided to move back to Western North Carolina (WNC) to have and raise children.
Shannon has spent the last 19 years helping clients develop and execute marketing and advertising plans. During this time, she discovered her greatest professional satisfaction was derived from building lasting relationships with her clients. She understands the importance of developing trustworthy and honest connections with people to serve them best.
“I definitely believe that the more you know someone, the better you can advocate for them. Having purchased three homes myself, I certainly realize that it can be one of the most important decisions of your life. I am here to learn your needs and desires in a home and help you discover the joy of finding the perfect one for you and your family.”
When not working, you’ll find Shannon outdoors. Whether in the mountains or vacationing at the beach, Shannon spends most of her time with her husband, two children, and a variety of pets or working in her flower and vegetable gardens.
A 5th generation native to the beautiful mountains of WNC, Nathan and his wife Sarah wouldn’t live anywhere else. Nathan has spent more than 20 years in the construction and property insurance industries. Building more than 100 homes and working with property owners all over the country in their times of need, Nathan brings local perspective and unique insight for those looking to sell or purchase their home. An avid runner, on the weekends, Nathan and his family can be found out on the trails, exploring the beauty in our mountains, and enjoying the amazing culture and culinary delights of our region.