First Tracts Real Estate History

The company known today as First Tracts Real Estate rose from humble origins to become one of the most prominent Real Estate businesses in the locale of Snowshoe Mountain. Upon graduating from West Virginia University, co-owners Pete Monico and David Simmons, earning degrees in business communications and business respectively, began to work for Playground Destination Properties. This provided them with the opportunity to gain knowledge and wisdom with respect to the real estate market in the region, especially in the pre-construction market. With 3 years under their belt, Pete and Dave decided to branch out, resolving to create their own real estate business on the mountain. In May of 2007 First Tracts Real Estate was formed. Spurred by the creation of the Black Bear Crossing development, First Tracts had a successful come up. Two years later, during the winter of 08-09, the company began a Rental Management Division. This part of the business grew very quickly over the years. In 2011 First Tracts constructed their new premier office at the base of the mountain, then in 2012 added a maintenance and housekeeping division to the brand. This move allowed First Tracts to truly become a one stop real estate shop, from Buying to Renting and everything in between.

In 2018 First Tracts partnered with Snowshoe Mountain Resort. First Tracts moved away from property management in order to focus on real estate sales and development. Snowshoe Mountain took over the rental properties and backed out of the sales aspect of the business. First Tracts Real Estate moved into their new sales location in the middle of the Village at Snowshoe. In the winter of 2018, Pete and Dave created The Retreats at Red Spruce, a gated ski-in/out single-family home community. Most recently, in August of 2021 they successfully released Forever Wild, another ski-in/out single-family home community.

Today at First Tracts Real Estate, we look forward to assisting you as we strive to provide the best customer service possible in helping you find the mountain retreat of your dreams.