Cathy Carter

Residential Broker Associate
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Downtown Asheville
cell: (601) 715-3055
office: (828) 254-7221
team member since 2020

About Me

I traveled to Western North Carolina for many years, but I knew from my first visit to Asheville that I would settle here. The vibrant, colorful, and diverse nature of Asheville and its surrounding communities were too much to resist. As a resident, I'm involved in and committed to participating in activities that promote community, environmental sustainability, spiritual diversity, and inclusiveness.

After graduating from Baylor University with a B.A. in History, I earned an M.A. in History from Louisiana State University. Then, I taught English for a year in Thailand, where I became immersed in Thai culture. I was a K–12 educator in Louisiana and North Carolina. Over the years, I have traveled extensively in the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, Central America, and the Caribbean.

I am happily married and the mother of three adult children with successful families and careers. My greatest joys and challenges in life have been learning the grace and grit required to parent these amazing children, and watching them contribute their talent, ideas, and vision to others. I live in Weaverville with my husband and extraordinary Labradoodle, Brody. I love dogs, trees, cooking, and supporting the arts.

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Experience

Are you looking for a trustworthy, reliable, and responsive full-time real estate advisor? I'm here to deliver exceptional service and create close professional relationships that lead to your success and satisfaction with the entire real estate sales or purchasing experience.

My teaching experience has given me great perception and communication skills. I'm here to listen to what you have to say; observe your reactions, body language, and words; and then, find the home that matches your desires. It's a feedback loop that will help bring your home buying process to fruition.

If you're selling your home, I use the same communications process to meet those unique needs, communicating in the way you prefer. You will see my trustworthiness come through. It's my goal to make you feel safe, protected, and heard.

I specialize in four areas of real estate: Finding land or lots for those seeking to build new homes, the sale and purchase of new or existing homes and properties, locating luxury properties, and corporate relocations. If you're ready to take that next step, I am here to help.

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Testimonials

Cathy answered all of our million questions about the community and the property available in our price range. She was honest in her reviews of everything from school systems, healthcare, art and music. She gave us great recommendations for contractors, inspectors and led us carefully through the process. You won't find anyone more helpful or honest.

Ann Morrow, Arden

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One hesitates to describe any real estate transaction as "pleasant" but my experience with Cathy Carter was just that! She is totally professional, always responsive and helpful and she just made what can normally be an extremely stressful process a very pleasant experience! I have complete respect for and confidence in her and highly recommend her to all my friends and neighbors.

Bob Hartnett, Asheville N.C.

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I trust Cathy. She's taken the time to get to know me and what I want. I feel she really wants me to get a house I'll be happy in.

Ray Metz

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Cathy Carter is a super star real estate agent! She is extremely knowledgeable— both in her expertise of the home buying process and intimate knowledge of the local area. Cathy made us feel confident in the vendors/service providers offered, and the decisions we had to make throughout the entire process. Cathy is also extremely communicative. She made sure to answer all our questions, and responded to calls, texts, and emails SO quickly. She provided us with peace of mind throughout the entire process. We would recommend Cathy to anyone looking to buy a house in the Asheville area.

Avery R. Stephens, Arden

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We heard about Cathy through family that she represented in the past. They said great things -- we were likewise impressed. From offer/acceptance negotiations through a bunch of potential hiccups during diligence and closing Cathy was great. We found Cathy thorough, thoughtful, responsive, patient, and most importantly effective.

Jonathan G.

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Cathy made us always feel at home, didn't pressure us and it's so obvious she had our best interest at heart. Couldn't ask for a better realtor to represent you whether selling or buying.

Wally & Caroline, Asheville, NC.

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Cathy is very knowledgeable, transparent, and knows the area well. She is also a kind person and I couldn't be any happier with her help!

Tyler Smith

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We had the privilege of working with Cathy on two occasions; the first was when she helped us find a piece of land that was exactly what we wanted to build our dream home on and the second was the selling of our current home. Our process was not without challenges due to multiple delays with the construction of our new home but Cathy was always just a phone call away. I can't think of a single time when we reached out to her whether phone or text, she either answered the phone every single time or responded to our texts within a short period of time. During the transition period of building our home and trying to time the right moment to sale our current home we continued to run into delays given the shortage of contractors and supplies right now. Despite this, Cathy would always check in periodically to say hi and see how things were progressing and let us know she was always there in the background if we and when we needed anything. When the time came to finally put the house on the market she offered suggestions for services like painting and she had professional photographs taken of our home. She even made sure she was here when the photographer came so she could help move/arrange/stage our belongings as needed to get the best views. She was always kind, patient and knowledgeable with any questions we asked. We had some further complications with delays that required us to proceed with the sale of the home but rent it back. Though we were lost and frustrated with situation, Cathy walked us through each step like it was just another step of the process and nothing to worry about. She brought calmness, new suggestions and ways to deal with the hurdles and never made us feel like we were causing her any stress. If you need a realtor for anything, you'd be lucky to have Cathy on your side.

Stephanie Sczudlo, South Asheville

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WOM and personal referrals mean everything. She is a star. Hung in there with us. Always available and interested in what was best for us. It was easy and fun. We had total confidence in Cathy. She was great to work with.

Mark Drozd, Weaverville

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I was recommended Cathy by my sister who used her services finding her home. She had only amazing things to say and she was right! Cathy is so knowledgeable and helpful. Cathy was available for any and all questions we had throughout the process and answered everything throughly. I couldn’t have asked for a better realtor to help us through the process. I would recommend Cathy to anyone looking for a knowledgeable realtor. She was incredibly kind and helpful and found us our perfect home. All of the staff with Beverly Hanks are amazing. Jenny schultise was our loan officer and she was so helpful. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to help us understand the loan process! Our experience was amazing from start to finish. Everyone was a joy to work with and made us feel comfortable throughout the whole process.

Julie, Asheville NC

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Was on top of the whole process. Kept us informed throughout the deal and worked to remove barriers to reach our closing date. Cathy was an excellent realtor and helped us get through a complicated closing.

Mary Sczudlo Asheville

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Cathy was amazing to work with. Incredibly professional, knowledgeable, honest, and easily accessible for questions. Will surely ask for her guidance in the future!

Patrick King

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Interests

  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Dance
  • Dog/Cat
  • Cooking/Dining
  • Spiritual/Religious
  • Music
  • Gardening
  • Travel
  • Military Spouse

Testimonials

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Cathy answered all of our million questions about the community and the property available in our price range. She was honest in her reviews of everything from school systems, healthcare, art and music. She gave us great recommendations for contractors, inspectors and led us carefully through the process. You won't find anyone more helpful or honest.

Ann Morrow, Arden

verified

One hesitates to describe any real estate transaction as "pleasant" but my experience with Cathy Carter was just that! She is totally professional, always responsive and helpful and she just made what can normally be an extremely stressful process a very pleasant experience! I have complete respect for and confidence in her and highly recommend her to all my friends and neighbors.

Bob Hartnett, Asheville N.C.

verified

I trust Cathy. She's taken the time to get to know me and what I want. I feel she really wants me to get a house I'll be happy in.

Ray Metz

verified

Cathy Carter is a super star real estate agent! She is extremely knowledgeable— both in her expertise of the home buying process and intimate knowledge of the local area. Cathy made us feel confident in the vendors/service providers offered, and the decisions we had to make throughout the entire process. Cathy is also extremely communicative. She made sure to answer all our questions, and responded to calls, texts, and emails SO quickly. She provided us with peace of mind throughout the entire process. We would recommend Cathy to anyone looking to buy a house in the Asheville area.

Avery R. Stephens, Arden

verified

We heard about Cathy through family that she represented in the past. They said great things -- we were likewise impressed. From offer/acceptance negotiations through a bunch of potential hiccups during diligence and closing Cathy was great. We found Cathy thorough, thoughtful, responsive, patient, and most importantly effective.

Jonathan G.

verified

Cathy made us always feel at home, didn't pressure us and it's so obvious she had our best interest at heart. Couldn't ask for a better realtor to represent you whether selling or buying.

Wally & Caroline, Asheville, NC.

verified

Cathy is very knowledgeable, transparent, and knows the area well. She is also a kind person and I couldn't be any happier with her help!

Tyler Smith

verified

We had the privilege of working with Cathy on two occasions; the first was when she helped us find a piece of land that was exactly what we wanted to build our dream home on and the second was the selling of our current home. Our process was not without challenges due to multiple delays with the construction of our new home but Cathy was always just a phone call away. I can't think of a single time when we reached out to her whether phone or text, she either answered the phone every single time or responded to our texts within a short period of time. During the transition period of building our home and trying to time the right moment to sale our current home we continued to run into delays given the shortage of contractors and supplies right now. Despite this, Cathy would always check in periodically to say hi and see how things were progressing and let us know she was always there in the background if we and when we needed anything. When the time came to finally put the house on the market she offered suggestions for services like painting and she had professional photographs taken of our home. She even made sure she was here when the photographer came so she could help move/arrange/stage our belongings as needed to get the best views. She was always kind, patient and knowledgeable with any questions we asked. We had some further complications with delays that required us to proceed with the sale of the home but rent it back. Though we were lost and frustrated with situation, Cathy walked us through each step like it was just another step of the process and nothing to worry about. She brought calmness, new suggestions and ways to deal with the hurdles and never made us feel like we were causing her any stress. If you need a realtor for anything, you'd be lucky to have Cathy on your side.

Stephanie Sczudlo, South Asheville

verified

WOM and personal referrals mean everything. She is a star. Hung in there with us. Always available and interested in what was best for us. It was easy and fun. We had total confidence in Cathy. She was great to work with.

Mark Drozd, Weaverville

verified

I was recommended Cathy by my sister who used her services finding her home. She had only amazing things to say and she was right! Cathy is so knowledgeable and helpful. Cathy was available for any and all questions we had throughout the process and answered everything throughly. I couldn’t have asked for a better realtor to help us through the process. I would recommend Cathy to anyone looking for a knowledgeable realtor. She was incredibly kind and helpful and found us our perfect home. All of the staff with Beverly Hanks are amazing. Jenny schultise was our loan officer and she was so helpful. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to help us understand the loan process! Our experience was amazing from start to finish. Everyone was a joy to work with and made us feel comfortable throughout the whole process.

Julie, Asheville NC

verified

Was on top of the whole process. Kept us informed throughout the deal and worked to remove barriers to reach our closing date. Cathy was an excellent realtor and helped us get through a complicated closing.

Mary Sczudlo Asheville

verified

Cathy was amazing to work with. Incredibly professional, knowledgeable, honest, and easily accessible for questions. Will surely ask for her guidance in the future!

Patrick King

verified

My Listings

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1 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  599 Hsq ft
55 S Market Street #410 in Asheville, NC 28801 - MLS# 3927132

$445,000

55 S Market Street #410
Asheville 28801

Do you love the downtown lifestyle? This 4th floor unit features an open floor plan, light, bright space with 10' ceilings, as well as east facing m ...

MLS# 3927132 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-Downtown

$179,000

128 Riverbend Forest Drive #24
Asheville 28805

Do you dream of listening to the sound of a river from your own home? Come see this beautiful lot in an upscale neighborhood! It has a gentle slope ...

MLS# 3897698 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-Downtown

0.33 acr
44 Foundry Lane in Hendersonville, NC 28792 - MLS# 3934772

$110,000

44 Foundry Lane
Hendersonville 28792

Very few homesites are left in this highly desirable community. The sellers changed their minds about relocating to North Carolina. Their loss is yo ...

MLS# 3934772 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-Downtown

1 acr
00000 Azalea Park Drive in Hendersonville, NC 28792 - MLS# 3887791

$75,000

00000 Azalea Park Drive
Hendersonville 28792

Looking for a FLAT building lot close to Asheville and Hendersonville? The buyer changed his mind, so you have another opportunity. This one acre mo ...

MLS# 3887791 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-Downtown

 
 

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Is there a best time of the year to buy a house?

When it comes to buying a home, there are pros and cons for each season. Generally, the best season to buy a home is in late summer or fall. There are still plenty of homes for sale, but without the intense competition found during spring. Sellers are also known for being a bit more flexible this time of the year. Zillow reports that the highest number of listings with at least one price reduction are found August–September. However, the deeper buyers venture into fall, the less choice is available. If you value choice, and you want more buyers competing for the home you are leaving, spring could be your best season. Ultimately, the best time to buy a home is when you’re financially ready to do so.

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