Owned by Dan and Linda Sikorra who are property owners in Fontana Lake Estates and Rockledge, Fontana Realty seeks to provide opportunities for others to invest in this magnificent area of the Great Smoky Mountains.
The Sikorra’s grew up in the Midwest and spent time in Florida before moving to North Carolina. Prior to becoming real estate professionals, Dan earned a degree in accounting and held various executive positions. Linda has worked in the medical profession and held various corporate positions in human resources, product development & real estate. Both Dan and Linda refined their knowledge and skills starting 1999 as Real Estate Brokers in Charlotte, NC. Linda is past President for our Local Board of Realtors.
Our eyes were opened so when the opportunity availed itself, we moved to Charlotte NC, to be closer to the Smokies. We took every opportunity to vacation in Bryson City, a fun and vibrant town where we could enjoy all the surrounding outdoor activities. Our love for the land deepens as we hike or run trails through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park appreciating the beautiful wildlife and enjoying the hundreds of miles of mountain streams. When we want more action, we throw our mountain bikes in the boat and motor over to Tsali Recreation Area for some single track action. What a way to travel – the boat ride on Fontana Lake covers some of the most pristine lake wilderness areas in the southeast and if we are lucky enough to have another person with us we water ski on the way back.
We have always loved and dabbled in real estate. We invested in our 1st Fontana Lake property in 1996 and a while later moved to the area full time and opened Fontana Realty. Now we are able to help others share our dream by selling hard to find lake access properties in the area. Linda has served as President and in several other important Board positions on the Carolina Smokies Board of Realtors since 2011.
Our excitement and love for the area and the people who live here grow deeper over time. When one finds something very good, in order to truly enjoy it, it must be shared – and that is where we find ourselves today!
Dan and Linda have five grown children and nine grandchildren.
Jerry McKinney, Broker, a Swain County native, has been with Fontana Lake Estates since 1997. Jerry now works as a broker with Fontana Realty. Jerry has a Masters in Education and is a former Swain County high school principal, coach & teacher. Jerry presently serves on the School Board as an elected Swain County School Board member, Swain County Schools Scholarship Foundation, Great Smokys Health Foundation, Region A Partnership for Children, Bryson City Rotary Club & is the treasure of the Bryson City Methodist Church.