Darrin Graves

Residential Broker Associate
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Waynesville
team: Lapkoff And Graves Team
cell: (828) 400-2419
office: (828) 452-5809
team member since 2022

About Me

Originally from Michigan, I was drawn to the culture and the mountains of Western North Carolina when I moved here with my family in 2007. My wife and I now consider Haywood County home, and we love it here for a variety of reasons, among others: the mild climate, the fantastic people, and the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. My daughter Maddy graduated from NC State in 2022 with a degree in Environmental Science, and is now setting out for a career in her field. As far as hobbies go, having been here 15+ years, have hiked many of the wonderful trails of WNC, yet have many more to hike for the first time.

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Experience

I have been a full time real estate agent since shortly after my licensure in 2016. By this point in my career, I have helped hundreds of clients fulfill their real estate goals, both on the buying and selling side. With a primary focus in residential real estate, Know that I am dedicated to and skilled in navigating the processes needed for my clients to be successful in their real estate endeavors. Having lived in WNC for over 15 years, I know the area well, and am adept at guiding my clients geographically based on their wants and needs. Having served first on the Haywood County Realtor Association Board and currently on the Canopy MLS Board of Directors, I'm dedicated to contributing to advancing the real estate profession and improving our communities. Whether buying or selling, you can count on me to always regard your best interest as my top priority. Reach out today to discuss your real estate goals and what I can do to assist you in achieving them.

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Accolades

  • 2021/2022 Canopy MLS Board of Directors
  • 2020 Canopy MLS Advisory Board member
  • 2019 Haywood Realtor Association BOD

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • Saginaw Valley State University

Interests

  • Cooking/Dining
  • Golfing
  • Hiking and Camping
  • Tennis

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4 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  2615 Hsq ft  ·  1.07 acr
34 Twisted Trail in Waynesville, NC 28786 - MLS# 3930672

$1,149,000

34 Twisted Trail
Waynesville 28786

This brand new 4BR, 3.5Bath custom home being built by renowned area builder Distinctive Building & Design is approaching completion and available f ...

MLS# 3930672 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  2846 Hsq ft  ·  3.51 acr
00 Mary Lee Place #3-R in Waynesville, NC 28785 - MLS# 3626230

$887,000

00 Mary Lee Place #3-R
Waynesville 28785

Welcome to Mary Lee Place! This premier development of Appalachian style Arts & Crafts homes is brought to you by prominent builder/developer Distin ...

MLS# 3626230 - Active Under Contract
Listed by Keller Williams Great Smokies

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1774 Hsq ft  ·  0.379 acr
15 Alexander Drive #15 in Maggie Valley, NC 28751 - MLS# 3730976

$780,000

15 Alexander Drive #15
Maggie Valley 28751

Build with Distinctive Building & Design on this premium lot in the great resort community of Masters Landing at Maggie Valley Club & Resort. The ho ...

MLS# 3730976 - Active Under Contract
Listed by Keller Williams Great Smokies

4 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2164 Hsq ft  ·  2.21 acr
578 Gaddis Branch Road in Maggie Valley, NC 28751 - MLS# 3929927

$475,000

578 Gaddis Branch Road
Maggie Valley 28751

Poised beautifully on 2.2 acres, this is TRULY a Custom Log Home that makes a statement. This cabin is in a PRIME location between Maggie Valley and ...

MLS# 3929927 - Active Under Contract
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

4 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  0.46 acr
599 Savannah Drive in Sylva, NC 28779 - MLS# 3911949

$350,000

599 Savannah Drive
Sylva 28779

This 2000 sq ft, 4bed, 2bath single level home near downtown in Sylva has wonderful potential. Extensive recent renovations are nearly complete. New ...

MLS# 3911949 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1148 Hsq ft  ·  1.18 acr
87 Pinto Trail in Sylva, NC 28779 - MLS# 3899572

$310,000

87 Pinto Trail
Sylva 28779

For relaxation, it's hard to beat this rustic farmhouse nestled in its Balsam area setting. Current vacation rental property with no restrictions, t ...

MLS# 3899572 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

18.49 acr
00 Meadow Lark Lane in Burnsville, NC 28714 - MLS# 3893911

$307,000

00 Meadow Lark Lane
Burnsville 28714

This gorgeous, high elevation parcel of land has multiple excellent home site areas on its 18.49 acres. Lying at 4300-4800' elevation, the land enjo ...

MLS# 3893911 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

25.5 acr
00 White Ridge in Waynesville, NC 28785 - MLS# 3891807

$250,000

00 White Ridge
Waynesville 28785

This gorgeous 25.5 acre parcel is well-suited to be home to a private estate. Located just north of Waynesville, there are multiple excellent home s ...

MLS# 3891807 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

2 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  709 Hsq ft  ·  0.31 acr
296 Mulberry Street in Clyde, NC 28721 - MLS# 3926106

$169,000

296 Mulberry Street
Clyde 28721

Whether a starter home or for retirement, this in-town Clyde property would make a great one. Built in 1930, this "solid bones" house boasts hardwoo ...

MLS# 3926106 - Active Under Contract
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

2.23 acr
00 Spruce Patch Lane in Sylva, NC 28779 - MLS# 3913916

$125,000

00 Spruce Patch Lane
Sylva 28779

This high elevation parcel, above the Blue Ridge Parkway and in the shadow of Mt Lyn Lowry, is a special piece of property. At nearly 5500' of eleva ...

MLS# 3913916 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

1 acr
11 Trout Lily Lane #11 in Maggie Valley, NC 28751 - MLS# 3862667

$94,900

11 Trout Lily Lane #11
Maggie Valley 28751

This lot boasts gorgeous view potential in the Scarlet Oaks development of Maggie Valley Club & Resort. If you're looking for a lot with lots of usa ...

MLS# 3862667 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

0.96 acr
00 Ironwood Lane #12 in Maggie Valley, NC 28751 - MLS# 3898109

$92,500

00 Ironwood Lane #12
Maggie Valley 28751

Nice, wooded lot in the heart of Scarlet Oaks at Maggie Valley Club & Resort. Wonderful spot for a mountain retreat, and with no restrictions on sho ...

MLS# 3898109 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

1.05 acr
13 Ironwood Lane in Maggie Valley, NC 28751 - MLS# 3702156

$89,500

13 Ironwood Lane
Maggie Valley 28751

If you are looking for a great vacation home setting in the mountains of WNC, look no further. Nice wooded lot in the heart of Scarlet Oaks at Maggi ...

MLS# 3702156 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

1.12 acr
14 Trout Lily Lane in Maggie Valley, NC 28751 - MLS# 3702157

$89,500

14 Trout Lily Lane
Maggie Valley 28751

Excellent Scarlet Oaks Estates lot that overlooks the Cottages section to the SW with views to the mountains beyond. At just over an acre, this larg ...

MLS# 3702157 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

0.45 acr
00 Loblolly Way #C-13 in Maggie Valley, NC 28751 - MLS# 3936721

$54,900

00 Loblolly Way #C-13
Maggie Valley 28751

Nestled within Maggie Valley Club & Resort, this Cottages lot in Scarlet Oaks offers the best of both worlds. The wooded lot provides a sense of pri ...

MLS# 3936721 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

1.97 acr
00 Forest Drive in Maggie Valley, NC 28751 - MLS# 3840848

$48,000

00 Forest Drive
Maggie Valley 28751

If you can't find what you are want - "small cabin in the woods, nice layered mountain views surrounding"... consider building on this lot. There ...

MLS# 3840848 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

1.44 acr
60 Utah Mountain Road in Waynesville, NC 28785 - MLS# 3894484

$46,900

60 Utah Mountain Road
Waynesville 28785

Beautiful setting and lot, ideally suited for your new south-facing home with a long-range view. Gentle-laying home site area has potential big view ...

MLS# 3894484 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

3.5 acr
#19 Connies Cove in Waynesville, NC 28786 - MLS# 3900422

$34,900

#19 Connies Cove
Waynesville 28786

At 3.5 acres, this property is an excellent value in a peaceful Haywood County location. View potential with some clearing that will inherently occu ...

MLS# 3900422 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

2.31 acr
#3 Autumn Drive in Waynesville, NC 28785 - MLS# 3896854

$24,900

#3 Autumn Drive
Waynesville 28785

Great parcel for the price, and with owner financing available! In the gated community of Cherry Hills Estates, this building lot enjoys easy top-si ...

MLS# 3896854 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

 
 

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