Desiree Blake

Residential Broker Associate
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Biltmore Park
cell: (828) 808-9182
office: (828) 684-8999
team member since 2015

About Me

I am Florida-born and Colorado-raised. Growing up, I spent my childhood summers at my grandparents' home in Murphy, NC, where I fell in love with the mountains of Western North Carolina. After my tour with the United States Air Force brought me full circle back to Pensacola Florida, a job opportunity gave me and my husband Richard the option to raise our four wondrous children in the serene and exquisite North Carolina mountains.

When I am not working, or managing my ever-busy family, I spend as much time as possible with my husband & kids hiking, camping, fishing, or just exploring all the enchantments the local area has to offer.

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Experience

I epitomize integrity, energy, hard work, and creative service in every detail of your next real estate transaction. I am a full time/full service agent, concentrating on providing the highest quality representation. My background in the Air Force enhanced my skills of organization, communication, and confidence.


I am currently a board member for Fletcher Youth Baseball and Softball. I am passionate about giving back to the local community and promoting strong family values.
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Testimonials

Whatever question I had, Desiree either had the answer or was on top of getting me the answer. The whole transaction was a breeze. Desiree went out of her way to make it easy. Thanks for a great home buying experience.

Joan Gilliland Robbinsville, NC

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Desiree was very intuitive. She is a great person and great agent. Desiree was very knowledgeable about pricing. She really went above and beyond to sell my house.

Cathy Worley Fletcher, NC

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I would recommend Desiree to anyone in need of a real estate agent. She was there for me all of the way. Her concern was for what was best for me. I am very thankful for her!

Jeremy Edney, Fairview NC

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Initially I was house hunting without using an agent. I had found a property I was interested in but wanted some details regarding location, pricing of the house and general information where the house was located. Desiree was extremely helpful and said if I had any other questions she would be happy to help me. Almost a year went buy and I found a house that I was very interested in so I called Desiree again to "pick her brain". Desiree not only remembered my name after a year or more had passed, but she also helped me with MLS iformation, and anything I wanted to know about the house I was considering. I felt if she could remember me after a year and had been so helpful in my previous searches, I wanted to show my appreciation and asked her to be my realtor. I've NEVER regretted a moment of my decision. Even now after my closing has taken place Desiree is still helping me find landscapers, handymen and even went through the house showing me how things worked (ie: codes for my keyless door entry, using gas appliances and more). At this point, Desiree is not my realtor but my friend. I think my ratings more than tells you how I feel about Desiree. The sellers wanted a fast closing because they were buying a house out of state and time was of the essence for them to meet the closing requirements on their new house. Desiree had a home inspection completed the same day I paid the due diligence fee. She negotiated the price for me to my satisfaction. I signed the due diligence papers on 8-13-18 and we closed on 8-29-18. That's a closing in 16 days! I believe it was Desiree's real estate knowledge and savy that made that happen.

Judith Milton, Arden, NC

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She is great! Couldn’t be happier with her service! She made the entire process painless and was there to help every step of the way.

Andrew Newhouse, Asheville

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Desiree made the home buying process fun, stress free and we were able to purchase our dream home under budget! She was always willing to meet us to see new houses and showed us over 30 houses in just a few months! We will recommend Desiree to anyone that is purchasing a home and we will definitely use her again! We not only purchased our dream home- but we made a great friend! Thanks Desiree!

sarah e, nc

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My requirements that I needed and wanted was completely understand and fulfilled by Desiree. I have dealt with other brokers and Desiree has more than surpassed them. You are very lucky to have her on your team. She is perfect and I could not have wished for another broker. Desiree made the whole transaction go as smoothly as possible. Desiree was extremely professional. Being out of state she took care of everything for me. I was lucky to have her and I would use her again and recommend her. Desiree Blake is the broker to have to represent you. She surpassed all my expectations and then some. I would follow her to use her again no matter where she worked.

Kim Gardner, Hendersonville

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I was using a different company and had already looked at 8 houses. Desiree Blake just happened to send the link to my daughter of the perfect house. We looked, loved the home, and signed a contract the next day and began our journey. Desiree was always one step ahead of the game in regards to the whole buyer process. She always called to update me and also took my calls after hours too. She also walked across the street to my work in the cold rain to sign paperwork. I was very pleased with her and will definitely recommend her to my friends and family.

Belinda Beck Asheville, NC

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I think I've said it all above in the survey , We had so much fun and relaxed experience with Desiree as our agent finding a home . They don't get any better than her . I'm speaking for my girlfriend also , She thinks very Highly of Desiree

Dan Kuchenmeister Moganton North Carolina

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My son and I walked into the Beverly-Hanks & Associates Realtors office around 4:00pm on Thurs, July 3. I live in California and was visiting him over the 4th of July holiday. We were fortunate enough to have Desiree Blake sitting at the front desk. From the moment we walked in, she was welcoming and responsive to our needs. Never once did we feel rushed. By 8:30pm that evening, she sent us an email with 20 listings in our price range and asked us to let her know which ones we were interested in and she would try and set up viewing appointments on Sun, July 5th, the day before I would be returning to Calif. She showed us about 6 or 7 homes that day, and the first or second one was the one we fell in love with. Unfortunately, it already had an offer and was in escrow, but Desiree said she highly advises her clients to submit a back-up offer in case the first offer falls out of escrow. So on July 7th, we submitted our back-up offer. Two weeks went by and we started considering other properties, then on July 25th we received the good news that the first offer had fallen out of escrow and the buyers had accepted our offer! Two days later, we went into escrow and had an aggressive timeline -- due diligence completed by Aug 31 and escrow close estimated to be Sept 10. With Desiree's expert recommendations for home inspection professionals and tireless work, due diligence was completed by Aug 31. Additionally, Eric Clonch of Beverly-Hanks Mortgage was able to secure the necessary financing and we were able to close escrow on our dream home by Sept 11. We couldn't be more pleased. Thank you, Desiree & Eric, and the entire Beverly-Hanks team!

Scott Randall (Arden, NC) and Sherry Gutierez (Capitola, CA)

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Desiree was awesome. She led us through the purchase and was always there for us when we had questions or concerns. She even volunteered to pick up my wife and new born in her own car to go look at properties. Anyone would be very lucky and blessed to have her as their agent. She listened to us about was important to us and led us along the path to purchasing our new house. She was available at all times and responded quickly to our questions. She was always professional, courteous and went the extra mile! I will highly recommend her to my family and friends in the future.

Jason Davis Fletcher North Carolina

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simply outstanding in all aspects of a real estate transaction. Desiree Blake is an exceptional agent who is a joy to work with. She is great with details and explaining issues, provided information quickly, and helpful in all aspects.

George w Logan 108 silk tree lane Asheville

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Would use her again.

Richard carr/Fletcher n.c.

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Desiree Is very talented and knows the real estate market extremely well.

Charles Wessels, Rutherfordton NC

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We love Desiree. She is honest, fun and a hard worker. She kept us informed and did not mind showing us many, many homes

Jan and Johanna Dokter, Hendersonville

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Desiree was a pleasure to work with. She took control of the sale and told me what we needed to do to get the home sold quickly and for more than I had expected to list it for. She knows what she is doing as I had an offer for the asking price within 24 hours of listing.

Brandt Fuchs, Asheville

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Desiree was a pleasure to work with, excellent service, easy to get in contact with, she also was always on top of everything. Eric Clonch and Monica Hester were also a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them to any future home buyer. Thank you for the great service!

Keith, Fletcher

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We looked at nearly 80 homes and I had several houses under contract... Desiree was always patient, helpful and professional throughout the entire process.. My thanks to her..

John Cummins, 111 Fountian Trace Dr., Hendersonville, N.C.

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  • Cooking/Dining
  • Parenting
  • Reading/Writing
  • Hiking and Camping
  • Hunting and Fishing
  • Air Force

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Whatever question I had, Desiree either had the answer or was on top of getting me the answer. The whole transaction was a breeze. Desiree went out of her way to make it easy. Thanks for a great home buying experience.

Joan Gilliland Robbinsville, NC

verified

Desiree was very intuitive. She is a great person and great agent. Desiree was very knowledgeable about pricing. She really went above and beyond to sell my house.

Cathy Worley Fletcher, NC

verified

I would recommend Desiree to anyone in need of a real estate agent. She was there for me all of the way. Her concern was for what was best for me. I am very thankful for her!

Jeremy Edney, Fairview NC

verified

Initially I was house hunting without using an agent. I had found a property I was interested in but wanted some details regarding location, pricing of the house and general information where the house was located. Desiree was extremely helpful and said if I had any other questions she would be happy to help me. Almost a year went buy and I found a house that I was very interested in so I called Desiree again to "pick her brain". Desiree not only remembered my name after a year or more had passed, but she also helped me with MLS iformation, and anything I wanted to know about the house I was considering. I felt if she could remember me after a year and had been so helpful in my previous searches, I wanted to show my appreciation and asked her to be my realtor. I've NEVER regretted a moment of my decision. Even now after my closing has taken place Desiree is still helping me find landscapers, handymen and even went through the house showing me how things worked (ie: codes for my keyless door entry, using gas appliances and more). At this point, Desiree is not my realtor but my friend. I think my ratings more than tells you how I feel about Desiree. The sellers wanted a fast closing because they were buying a house out of state and time was of the essence for them to meet the closing requirements on their new house. Desiree had a home inspection completed the same day I paid the due diligence fee. She negotiated the price for me to my satisfaction. I signed the due diligence papers on 8-13-18 and we closed on 8-29-18. That's a closing in 16 days! I believe it was Desiree's real estate knowledge and savy that made that happen.

Judith Milton, Arden, NC

verified

She is great! Couldn’t be happier with her service! She made the entire process painless and was there to help every step of the way.

Andrew Newhouse, Asheville

verified

Desiree made the home buying process fun, stress free and we were able to purchase our dream home under budget! She was always willing to meet us to see new houses and showed us over 30 houses in just a few months! We will recommend Desiree to anyone that is purchasing a home and we will definitely use her again! We not only purchased our dream home- but we made a great friend! Thanks Desiree!

sarah e, nc

verified

My requirements that I needed and wanted was completely understand and fulfilled by Desiree. I have dealt with other brokers and Desiree has more than surpassed them. You are very lucky to have her on your team. She is perfect and I could not have wished for another broker. Desiree made the whole transaction go as smoothly as possible. Desiree was extremely professional. Being out of state she took care of everything for me. I was lucky to have her and I would use her again and recommend her. Desiree Blake is the broker to have to represent you. She surpassed all my expectations and then some. I would follow her to use her again no matter where she worked.

Kim Gardner, Hendersonville

verified

I was using a different company and had already looked at 8 houses. Desiree Blake just happened to send the link to my daughter of the perfect house. We looked, loved the home, and signed a contract the next day and began our journey. Desiree was always one step ahead of the game in regards to the whole buyer process. She always called to update me and also took my calls after hours too. She also walked across the street to my work in the cold rain to sign paperwork. I was very pleased with her and will definitely recommend her to my friends and family.

Belinda Beck Asheville, NC

verified

I think I've said it all above in the survey , We had so much fun and relaxed experience with Desiree as our agent finding a home . They don't get any better than her . I'm speaking for my girlfriend also , She thinks very Highly of Desiree

Dan Kuchenmeister Moganton North Carolina

verified

My son and I walked into the Beverly-Hanks & Associates Realtors office around 4:00pm on Thurs, July 3. I live in California and was visiting him over the 4th of July holiday. We were fortunate enough to have Desiree Blake sitting at the front desk. From the moment we walked in, she was welcoming and responsive to our needs. Never once did we feel rushed. By 8:30pm that evening, she sent us an email with 20 listings in our price range and asked us to let her know which ones we were interested in and she would try and set up viewing appointments on Sun, July 5th, the day before I would be returning to Calif. She showed us about 6 or 7 homes that day, and the first or second one was the one we fell in love with. Unfortunately, it already had an offer and was in escrow, but Desiree said she highly advises her clients to submit a back-up offer in case the first offer falls out of escrow. So on July 7th, we submitted our back-up offer. Two weeks went by and we started considering other properties, then on July 25th we received the good news that the first offer had fallen out of escrow and the buyers had accepted our offer! Two days later, we went into escrow and had an aggressive timeline -- due diligence completed by Aug 31 and escrow close estimated to be Sept 10. With Desiree's expert recommendations for home inspection professionals and tireless work, due diligence was completed by Aug 31. Additionally, Eric Clonch of Beverly-Hanks Mortgage was able to secure the necessary financing and we were able to close escrow on our dream home by Sept 11. We couldn't be more pleased. Thank you, Desiree & Eric, and the entire Beverly-Hanks team!

Scott Randall (Arden, NC) and Sherry Gutierez (Capitola, CA)

verified

Desiree was awesome. She led us through the purchase and was always there for us when we had questions or concerns. She even volunteered to pick up my wife and new born in her own car to go look at properties. Anyone would be very lucky and blessed to have her as their agent. She listened to us about was important to us and led us along the path to purchasing our new house. She was available at all times and responded quickly to our questions. She was always professional, courteous and went the extra mile! I will highly recommend her to my family and friends in the future.

Jason Davis Fletcher North Carolina

verified

simply outstanding in all aspects of a real estate transaction. Desiree Blake is an exceptional agent who is a joy to work with. She is great with details and explaining issues, provided information quickly, and helpful in all aspects.

George w Logan 108 silk tree lane Asheville

verified

Would use her again.

Richard carr/Fletcher n.c.

verified

Desiree Is very talented and knows the real estate market extremely well.

Charles Wessels, Rutherfordton NC

verified

We love Desiree. She is honest, fun and a hard worker. She kept us informed and did not mind showing us many, many homes

Jan and Johanna Dokter, Hendersonville

verified

Desiree was a pleasure to work with. She took control of the sale and told me what we needed to do to get the home sold quickly and for more than I had expected to list it for. She knows what she is doing as I had an offer for the asking price within 24 hours of listing.

Brandt Fuchs, Asheville

verified

Desiree was a pleasure to work with, excellent service, easy to get in contact with, she also was always on top of everything. Eric Clonch and Monica Hester were also a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them to any future home buyer. Thank you for the great service!

Keith, Fletcher

verified

We looked at nearly 80 homes and I had several houses under contract... Desiree was always patient, helpful and professional throughout the entire process.. My thanks to her..

John Cummins, 111 Fountian Trace Dr., Hendersonville, N.C.

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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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