Dawn Clayton

Residential Broker Associate
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Waynesville
cell: (828) 778-2656
office: (828) 452-5809
team member since 2013

About Me

I moved to NC in 1995, first settling in Lake Lure and have been serving real estate buyers and sellers just like you for over 25 years now. I specialize in clients' needs - not locations, and cover a 35 mile radius of the greater Asheville area. I look forward to getting to know you and helping you get to know the economics and lifestyle of our mountain communities!

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Experience

  • Over 25 years real estate brokerage in Western North Carolina.
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Testimonials

My experience with Dawn was excellent in every possible way. I would highly recommend her services to anyone interested in buying or selling real estate in western North Carolina.

Mary McKenzie

verified

One of the best agents I have ever dealt with...

Greg

verified

Dawn Clayton is exceptionally knowledgeable in all aspects of real-estate transactions, and very available and timely with her communication. In addition, her ability to sense the needs of the client in terms of how much communication, detail, and explanation of the process is exceptional.

Mark Peters

verified

I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my property sale in a timely manner and smooth transaction.

Alvena Ferreira, Arden NC

verified

Dawn is a professional. She provides service to assist in the process for acceptance of the offer through settlement. Dawn has also continued to help after closing with references to local contractors. I was very impressed by her commitment to making the purchase process as smooth as possible.

Michael Poirier

verified

Dawn is so thoughtful and well spoken that I feel comfortable sharing my hopes and dreams for my future home. I trust Dawn's good taste and ability to listen to save me time and lead me to appropriate houses that meet my family's needs. She was truly a pleasure to work with, patient and honest and good natured.

Jennifer Parrack-Rogers, Hendersonville, NC

verified

I have never met a more helpful real-estate agent in my life.

Dr. Daryl DiDio

verified

Thought she was a worker from the start and proved it to the end.

John J Umano 333 Thompson Street Hendrsonville NC 28792

verified

Thank you Dawn for your great help in selling our home. Only 4 days and had a buyer. It has been a blessing for Diane to have you as a friend .You and Jim will always be in our prayers.We will always remember your help.

Bob and Diane CAntwell 46 Bridgewater CT. IVA S.C. 29655

verified

Thank you Dawn for everything!!

John Hamrick Asheville

verified

Having a problem with the home warranty need help

Stan Makowski 90 Whitewater Drive Maggie Valley

verified

THANK YOU DAWN FOR EVERY THING YOU DO TO HELP AMY AND I ON SELLING AND BUYING OUR NEW HOME.

JOHN HAMRICK

verified

GREAT REALTER

rON hENDRICK

verified

Dawn did an amazing job with everything and often went above and beyond to accommodate us and get things done. Dawn worked hard to handle everything so we could focus on our family and getting done what we needed to in the most streamlined way possible. The office was very clean, relaxed and family friendly environment. I cant express how much we appreciate the level of service and hard work Dawn put into our home purchase process. From taking us all over to different houses, to handling calling contractors to making sure everything was exactly right. Simply amazing! Thanks Dawn!!

Bill and Lindsay, Henderson County

verified

Dawn worked well with me and my unique situation. She was willing to step in and help me arrange all the last minute details that would normally fall on a seller. i.e. help in finding a moving company and contractors to fix inspection items on short notice. She was also very patient and took time to explain each process. I will use her again.

W Brooks

verified

Dawn sold my home when others could not. She also previously (4 months prior) sold 2 lots to one buyer, just as I had hoped.

Steve Bonnette, Bat Cave NC

verified

If you need help or even questions answered, Dawn Clayton is the one to contact. There are many other agents, but Dawn is the ONLY one I'd ever trust. After 7 sells and buys w/her help and guidance ... no other words are needed but excellence.

Marla Murphy, Hendersonville, NC

verified

We were new to the area. Dawn quickly learned about our needs, showed us options as then zeroed in on our target area and house requirements. Her assistance was critical to bringing the deal to a close and getting us into a beautiful new house. She went yo bat for us several times. We couldn’t be happier with the way Dawn served us or with our new house.

Jeff Gordon, Mills River

verified

Working with Dawn Clayton was literaly a Godsend for me and my family. We were coming from out of town and we had very specific needs and Dawn was willing to work as many weekends as needed for us to find the right property. She is a fun, honest, compassionate woman and is able to see the best in every situation. I have made a life-long friend in Dawn Clayton and will seek her out when we visit the area. I can not thank her enough !!!

Missy H Pinehurst, NC

verified

Dawn Clayton and Elena where very professional.The listing and sale where text book. Many thanks.

Dave and Bette Riedel.Key Largo,FL

verified

Dawn Clayton provided superior service. As a picky buyer she was able to locate a home that fit all our families needs and was patient with us when good homes "just didn't feel right." I found Dawn to be extremely knowledgeable with all facets of the buying process and was excellent in negotiations with the sellers. Her ability to quickly communicate gave us an upper-hand in the negotiation process in a multiple offer situation.

Matt Williamson, Hendersonville NC

verified

We relocated from out of state for a new job and were referred to Beverly Hanks by the company that hired me. Dawn Clayton was the agent assigned to help us and she did an amazing job. Dawn listened to our needs, gave us valuable insights and suggestions and went out of her way to accommodate our schedules. She really went above and beyond. Not only did Dawn show us building lots, she connected us to a number of different local builders she thought could help. She kept us well informed throughout the process and was always available for questions. When it came to the paperwork, Dawn took the time to explain everything -- which was really important as the laws in NC are different from our home state. Dawn is warm and friendly, and at the same time a real professional. We would not hesitate to recommend her to friends and family.

Steve & Wendy Cisowski, Arden

verified

Dawn represents Beverly-Hanks Realty with the utmost professionalism. She is organized, knowledgeable, a good communicator, consistent with follow-up and patient. Dawn maintained a calm and caring demeanor through out the entire sale. We can't thank Dawn enough for making the entire process, that might have been difficult for our family after our profound loss, easy, unproblematic and a success. Thank you! The Morrison & Poole families

Diana Morrison Poole

verified

Dawn made herself available to me and my wife during this arduous search. We had a unique situation and her knowledge and guidance was important for us to make the decisions we did. Purchase was easy and Dawn was very flexible with her time to work around our bust professional schedules. Great experience with her. We'd recommend her highly.

J. Karo, MD

verified

I can not thank Dawn Clayton enough for helping us find our perfect home. She was so patient with me while we looked at houses till we found the perfect one which only took a couple of weeks. She is extremely passionate about her job and it showed through her drive to help us find our new home. She was always available to answer any questions and even after we closed on our house she is still checking with me to make sure I have everything I need. Dawn is truly a blessing and I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home in this area.

Karen Zachary, Alexander NC

verified

Dawn was remarkable. Regardless of the hour or day of the week, she was always there for us. Our transaction was difficult, and I lost it (in the heat of the moment) at one point. The seller was being difficult beyond reason. Dawn's balanced judgment and advice, in our support, was pivotal. Even during the normal give and take between buyer and seller, when things were less stressful, Dawn always described a range of options to consider (beyond the position we were inclined to take) and described the pros and cons of each. Her attention to detail is remarkable, her judgment is flawless, and her tolerance of me was unprecedented. She is clearly the best we've encountered, and I recommend her services without reservation.

Prof. Robert Crawford

verified

Dawn Clayton has an incredible knowledge of South Asheville and the surrounding communities. She was friendly, helpful and patient when dealing with my families search for a new home. I would definitely recommend her to other looking to buy or sell a home in South Asheville and beyond.

Bill Manley Hendersonville, NC

verified

This is my 6th realestate transaction with Dawn Clayton...she is a perfect real estate agent! She has held some of these transactions together with a fine knowledge and continued work up until almost the last minute...I would not consider working with any other agent ever! Dawn is so conscientious and knows to dot every I and cross every t....even helping with the move and many other small bits of things that sometimes are not thought of ... but are of utmost importance to an elderly seller / buyer.

Marla Murphy, Etowah NC

verified

Dawn made a difficult transaction smooth. Selling my mom's home after she passed was not something I looked forward to, however every communication and interface with Dawn made me feel at ease. It was obvious that she understood my intentions, and respected the difficult position I was in. She facilitated the sale while I was home in Connecticut. I will actually miss communicating with her.

Angus Nicholson, Naugatuck, CT

verified

Dawn Clayton was wonderful to work with. She showed me a variety of homes and helped me figure out what I really wanted. Great attention to detail. Would recommend her highly to friends Eric Clonch and his team were terrific in guiding me through the mortgage process.

Marianne Pryor Asheville NC

verified

Dawn is the hardest working agent I/we have ever met; also courteous, friendly and easy to work with.She really cares about her clients and their concerns.

Robert and Patricia Barrett...Benton Harbor, MI

verified

Great professional buying experience! High level of knowledge of the local area. Very attentive and committed. Thank you.

Sean. Hendersonville, NC

verified

If anyone is looking for a realtor,then Dawn Clayton is your girl.

Gerry in Asheville,N.C.

verified

Dawn is a wonderful person; she has the patience of a saint, a very good knowledge of the local real estate. She is going above and beyond to help her clients. I appreciate greatly everything that she did for us during the home buying process. Thank you Dawn!

Anca Suciu, Arden, NC

verified

Dawn's experience and local knowledge of real estate trends was extremely helpful in enabling us to sale our house quickly. Her knowledge, friendly demeanor, timely communication, and attention to our specific needs made the process easy. We weren't treated as a "sale;" we were treated with professionalism and great service. Agents like Dawn Clayton are what make Beverly-Hanks and Associates the premier real estate company in western North Carolina.

Carmen Horne-McIntyre (formerly of Arden, NC)

verified

Thank you Dawn. Finding the perfect property felt impossible but you made it possible. You helped me through what can be a less than pleasant process. I really appreciate all your hard work.

Stephanie from Hendersonville and Black Mountain

verified

Dawn introduced me to a mortgage broker who helped me get a good loan.  I thank her over & over again!

We were pleased with the service of our sales associate, Dawn Clayton.  She was very helpful throughout the entire process.  We felt she always had our best interest at heart.  We would recommend Dawn to any of our friends and family in the future.

We are so glad we found Dawn to work with us.  She is not only a true professional, but has a very pleasing and nice personality.  She made us feel very comfortable from the start.  We wouldn't hesitate to call her again.

You provided great advice and quick responses to our questions.  You really showed you cared about our needs.  Thanks, Dawn.

Dawn is the nicest person you could ever meet plus a savvy businesswoman and negotiator.  Dawn knows the market, she has all the data, she cares about you and wants you to have a good experience.  She will guide you through the process and make sure you feel supported and confident in your decisions!

We love our little Dawn.  She was 100% efficient.  All I can say is God bless her.

As a first time home buyer, Dawn was very easy to work with and was patient with me throughout the entire process.  I felt she always had my interest a priority.  She was honest and open about everything and what I should do next.  It was an extremely challenging and educational experience and I am very happy with my new home.

 

Education

  • Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Interests

  • Photography
  • Dog/Cat
  • Cooking/Dining
  • Reading/Writing
  • Golfing
  • Whitewater Sports
  • Travel

Testimonials

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My experience with Dawn was excellent in every possible way. I would highly recommend her services to anyone interested in buying or selling real estate in western North Carolina.

Mary McKenzie

verified

One of the best agents I have ever dealt with...

Greg

verified

Dawn Clayton is exceptionally knowledgeable in all aspects of real-estate transactions, and very available and timely with her communication. In addition, her ability to sense the needs of the client in terms of how much communication, detail, and explanation of the process is exceptional.

Mark Peters

verified

I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my property sale in a timely manner and smooth transaction.

Alvena Ferreira, Arden NC

verified

Dawn is a professional. She provides service to assist in the process for acceptance of the offer through settlement. Dawn has also continued to help after closing with references to local contractors. I was very impressed by her commitment to making the purchase process as smooth as possible.

Michael Poirier

verified

Dawn is so thoughtful and well spoken that I feel comfortable sharing my hopes and dreams for my future home. I trust Dawn's good taste and ability to listen to save me time and lead me to appropriate houses that meet my family's needs. She was truly a pleasure to work with, patient and honest and good natured.

Jennifer Parrack-Rogers, Hendersonville, NC

verified

I have never met a more helpful real-estate agent in my life.

Dr. Daryl DiDio

verified

Thought she was a worker from the start and proved it to the end.

John J Umano 333 Thompson Street Hendrsonville NC 28792

verified

Thank you Dawn for your great help in selling our home. Only 4 days and had a buyer. It has been a blessing for Diane to have you as a friend .You and Jim will always be in our prayers.We will always remember your help.

Bob and Diane CAntwell 46 Bridgewater CT. IVA S.C. 29655

verified

Thank you Dawn for everything!!

John Hamrick Asheville

verified

Having a problem with the home warranty need help

Stan Makowski 90 Whitewater Drive Maggie Valley

verified

THANK YOU DAWN FOR EVERY THING YOU DO TO HELP AMY AND I ON SELLING AND BUYING OUR NEW HOME.

JOHN HAMRICK

verified

GREAT REALTER

rON hENDRICK

verified

Dawn did an amazing job with everything and often went above and beyond to accommodate us and get things done. Dawn worked hard to handle everything so we could focus on our family and getting done what we needed to in the most streamlined way possible. The office was very clean, relaxed and family friendly environment. I cant express how much we appreciate the level of service and hard work Dawn put into our home purchase process. From taking us all over to different houses, to handling calling contractors to making sure everything was exactly right. Simply amazing! Thanks Dawn!!

Bill and Lindsay, Henderson County

verified

Dawn worked well with me and my unique situation. She was willing to step in and help me arrange all the last minute details that would normally fall on a seller. i.e. help in finding a moving company and contractors to fix inspection items on short notice. She was also very patient and took time to explain each process. I will use her again.

W Brooks

verified

Dawn sold my home when others could not. She also previously (4 months prior) sold 2 lots to one buyer, just as I had hoped.

Steve Bonnette, Bat Cave NC

verified

If you need help or even questions answered, Dawn Clayton is the one to contact. There are many other agents, but Dawn is the ONLY one I'd ever trust. After 7 sells and buys w/her help and guidance ... no other words are needed but excellence.

Marla Murphy, Hendersonville, NC

verified

We were new to the area. Dawn quickly learned about our needs, showed us options as then zeroed in on our target area and house requirements. Her assistance was critical to bringing the deal to a close and getting us into a beautiful new house. She went yo bat for us several times. We couldn’t be happier with the way Dawn served us or with our new house.

Jeff Gordon, Mills River

verified

Working with Dawn Clayton was literaly a Godsend for me and my family. We were coming from out of town and we had very specific needs and Dawn was willing to work as many weekends as needed for us to find the right property. She is a fun, honest, compassionate woman and is able to see the best in every situation. I have made a life-long friend in Dawn Clayton and will seek her out when we visit the area. I can not thank her enough !!!

Missy H Pinehurst, NC

verified

Dawn Clayton and Elena where very professional.The listing and sale where text book. Many thanks.

Dave and Bette Riedel.Key Largo,FL

verified

Dawn Clayton provided superior service. As a picky buyer she was able to locate a home that fit all our families needs and was patient with us when good homes "just didn't feel right." I found Dawn to be extremely knowledgeable with all facets of the buying process and was excellent in negotiations with the sellers. Her ability to quickly communicate gave us an upper-hand in the negotiation process in a multiple offer situation.

Matt Williamson, Hendersonville NC

verified

We relocated from out of state for a new job and were referred to Beverly Hanks by the company that hired me. Dawn Clayton was the agent assigned to help us and she did an amazing job. Dawn listened to our needs, gave us valuable insights and suggestions and went out of her way to accommodate our schedules. She really went above and beyond. Not only did Dawn show us building lots, she connected us to a number of different local builders she thought could help. She kept us well informed throughout the process and was always available for questions. When it came to the paperwork, Dawn took the time to explain everything -- which was really important as the laws in NC are different from our home state. Dawn is warm and friendly, and at the same time a real professional. We would not hesitate to recommend her to friends and family.

Steve & Wendy Cisowski, Arden

verified

Dawn represents Beverly-Hanks Realty with the utmost professionalism. She is organized, knowledgeable, a good communicator, consistent with follow-up and patient. Dawn maintained a calm and caring demeanor through out the entire sale. We can't thank Dawn enough for making the entire process, that might have been difficult for our family after our profound loss, easy, unproblematic and a success. Thank you! The Morrison & Poole families

Diana Morrison Poole

verified

Dawn made herself available to me and my wife during this arduous search. We had a unique situation and her knowledge and guidance was important for us to make the decisions we did. Purchase was easy and Dawn was very flexible with her time to work around our bust professional schedules. Great experience with her. We'd recommend her highly.

J. Karo, MD

verified

I can not thank Dawn Clayton enough for helping us find our perfect home. She was so patient with me while we looked at houses till we found the perfect one which only took a couple of weeks. She is extremely passionate about her job and it showed through her drive to help us find our new home. She was always available to answer any questions and even after we closed on our house she is still checking with me to make sure I have everything I need. Dawn is truly a blessing and I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home in this area.

Karen Zachary, Alexander NC

verified

Dawn was remarkable. Regardless of the hour or day of the week, she was always there for us. Our transaction was difficult, and I lost it (in the heat of the moment) at one point. The seller was being difficult beyond reason. Dawn's balanced judgment and advice, in our support, was pivotal. Even during the normal give and take between buyer and seller, when things were less stressful, Dawn always described a range of options to consider (beyond the position we were inclined to take) and described the pros and cons of each. Her attention to detail is remarkable, her judgment is flawless, and her tolerance of me was unprecedented. She is clearly the best we've encountered, and I recommend her services without reservation.

Prof. Robert Crawford

verified

Dawn Clayton has an incredible knowledge of South Asheville and the surrounding communities. She was friendly, helpful and patient when dealing with my families search for a new home. I would definitely recommend her to other looking to buy or sell a home in South Asheville and beyond.

Bill Manley Hendersonville, NC

verified

This is my 6th realestate transaction with Dawn Clayton...she is a perfect real estate agent! She has held some of these transactions together with a fine knowledge and continued work up until almost the last minute...I would not consider working with any other agent ever! Dawn is so conscientious and knows to dot every I and cross every t....even helping with the move and many other small bits of things that sometimes are not thought of ... but are of utmost importance to an elderly seller / buyer.

Marla Murphy, Etowah NC

verified

Dawn made a difficult transaction smooth. Selling my mom's home after she passed was not something I looked forward to, however every communication and interface with Dawn made me feel at ease. It was obvious that she understood my intentions, and respected the difficult position I was in. She facilitated the sale while I was home in Connecticut. I will actually miss communicating with her.

Angus Nicholson, Naugatuck, CT

verified

Dawn Clayton was wonderful to work with. She showed me a variety of homes and helped me figure out what I really wanted. Great attention to detail. Would recommend her highly to friends Eric Clonch and his team were terrific in guiding me through the mortgage process.

Marianne Pryor Asheville NC

verified

Dawn is the hardest working agent I/we have ever met; also courteous, friendly and easy to work with.She really cares about her clients and their concerns.

Robert and Patricia Barrett...Benton Harbor, MI

verified

Great professional buying experience! High level of knowledge of the local area. Very attentive and committed. Thank you.

Sean. Hendersonville, NC

verified

If anyone is looking for a realtor,then Dawn Clayton is your girl.

Gerry in Asheville,N.C.

verified

Dawn is a wonderful person; she has the patience of a saint, a very good knowledge of the local real estate. She is going above and beyond to help her clients. I appreciate greatly everything that she did for us during the home buying process. Thank you Dawn!

Anca Suciu, Arden, NC

verified

Dawn's experience and local knowledge of real estate trends was extremely helpful in enabling us to sale our house quickly. Her knowledge, friendly demeanor, timely communication, and attention to our specific needs made the process easy. We weren't treated as a "sale;" we were treated with professionalism and great service. Agents like Dawn Clayton are what make Beverly-Hanks and Associates the premier real estate company in western North Carolina.

Carmen Horne-McIntyre (formerly of Arden, NC)

verified

Thank you Dawn. Finding the perfect property felt impossible but you made it possible. You helped me through what can be a less than pleasant process. I really appreciate all your hard work.

Stephanie from Hendersonville and Black Mountain

verified

Dawn introduced me to a mortgage broker who helped me get a good loan.  I thank her over & over again!

We were pleased with the service of our sales associate, Dawn Clayton.  She was very helpful throughout the entire process.  We felt she always had our best interest at heart.  We would recommend Dawn to any of our friends and family in the future.

We are so glad we found Dawn to work with us.  She is not only a true professional, but has a very pleasing and nice personality.  She made us feel very comfortable from the start.  We wouldn't hesitate to call her again.

You provided great advice and quick responses to our questions.  You really showed you cared about our needs.  Thanks, Dawn.

Dawn is the nicest person you could ever meet plus a savvy businesswoman and negotiator.  Dawn knows the market, she has all the data, she cares about you and wants you to have a good experience.  She will guide you through the process and make sure you feel supported and confident in your decisions!

We love our little Dawn.  She was 100% efficient.  All I can say is God bless her.

As a first time home buyer, Dawn was very easy to work with and was patient with me throughout the entire process.  I felt she always had my interest a priority.  She was honest and open about everything and what I should do next.  It was an extremely challenging and educational experience and I am very happy with my new home.

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3 bed  ·  1/1 ba  ·  984 Hsq ft  ·  0.71 acr
15 Youngs View Drive in Candler, NC 28715 - MLS# 3935118

$279,900

15 Youngs View Drive
Candler 28715

A solid starter home/investment opportunity. Great location in Candler's Hominy area. Tenant with active lease in place until 8/27/23 @ $1,625.00 ...

MLS# 3935118 - Active Under Contract
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1600 Hsq ft
68 Oak Creek Lane #3 in Hendersonville, NC 28739 - MLS# 3932556

$255,000

68 Oak Creek Lane #3
Hendersonville 28739

Showings start after 2:00pm Friday January 20th. This nice 2 bdrm/2 full bath condo with loft is available with tenant in place with active lease @ ...

MLS# 3932556 - Active Under Contract
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

54.13 acr
000 Barn Cove Road in Clyde, NC 28721 - MLS# 3881066

$189,000

000 Barn Cove Road
Clyde 28721

Amazing long range views possible with site prep and clearing! This acreage is ideal for a private mountain estate, or multi-family dwellings. 1 mi ...

MLS# 3881066 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

 
 

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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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