Donna Banks

Residential Broker Associate
CLHMS, LRS
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
North Asheville
cell: (828) 284-0509
office: (828) 251-1800
team member since 2018

About Me

In the mountains, they say that "some of us were lucky enough to be born here and others of us got here as soon as we could." I am one of the lucky ones! I was raised in Hendersonville, educated at Mars Hill University in art and elementary education, and earned advanced degrees from Western Carolina University in counseling and as an Ed.S (Educational Specialist). I relocated to Yancey County after college, where I raised a family and proudly served as public school educator and counselor for 30 years before pursuing real estate full time. Yancey County boosts of ten of the highest peaks east of the Rockies and provides ample opportunities to indulge my love of hiking and mountain biking. I have nurtured my love for the arts and entertainment in and around the Asheville area all my adult life. But I also retreat back to nature as my personal therapy, as I work in my vegetable and flower gardens. I also get great pleasure in capturing the beauty in nature all around me through my photographs and watercolor paintings. I am avid lover of music of most all genres and am a lead singer in my church contemporary praise and worship service.

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Experience

Helping you on your real estate mountain journey would be a true honor.

I have spent the bulk of my life instructing, guiding, mediating, coaching, and counseling others through a career in education and professional counseling. My transition to real estate has been a natural progression. As a full-time, professional real estate agent, I understand how to genuinely listen to your needs and help you learn creative solutions to move forward in life.

Whether you are buying a home or selling a home or investing, I am here for you.

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Testimonials

Donna was fantastic and helped me navigate as across state move. Her guidence and knowledge of the local market is exceptional. I would not have felt confident making a life decision without relying on her, trusting her and depending on her to guide me in a major decision. She remained available at all times and has been a tremendous resource for services such as the inspection.

Laurie Gerdy and Marvin Vess, Weaverville NC

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DONNA WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS - WE ARE IN FLORIDA AND UNABLE TO BE IN NC SO DONNA TOOK CARE OF GETTING THE VACANT HOUSE CLEANED AND READY TO SHOW. SHE KEPT US INFORMED OF ALL ACTIONS AND SUGGESTED A PROCEEDS PRICE THAT WAS REALISTIC. SELLING IN LESS THAN THREE WEEKS PROVED SHE KNOWS HER BUSINESS.

Walt & Sharon Palm Beach Gardens Florida

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Exceeded our expectations in all areas, went well beyond what might be expected to get the house ready to show, understood our needs and requirements and gave us a respected asking price. Kept of well informed of all activity (since we are in Florida and not at the house) and managed a sale in less than three weeks arriving at our desired proceeds.

Walt & Sharon Palm Beach Gardens Florida

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Donna Banks was a true professional and knows the local market very well. Made the experience as smooth as possible. Would recommend her to others.

Shane Sullivan

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As first time buyers my husband and I were nervous but excited at the prospect of finding our dream property that fit our specific needs. Donna's positive attitude and kind reassurance made us feel empowered and ready to take on the challenge of find the perfect property. In our very first phone conversation Donna listened and understood exactly what we needed; she then promptly set us up in her system with excellent customized search parameters. She was easy to reach by phone, text, or email, and always provided us with educated answers, opinions, and guidance. Donna is energetic and devoted herself to our search by not only tromping around the mountains with us and our dogs, but also working late hours during our contract period to ensure our offers were timely and competitive. We feel so lucky to have found someone so skilled, knowledgeable, helpful, and kind. 10/10 recommend her!

Hope W., Weaverville, NC

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Donna Banks has sold two properties for us. Great job. Also we referred friends and their home sold very quickly, which was a big help to them.

Jim & Margie Haaga. Burnsville, NC

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Donna Banks is a top tier agent AND a wonderful human. Her character is genuine without sacrificing professionalism. She has an outstanding work ethic that is rarely encountered in todays society. And patience..... this woman has the "patience of Job". I selected Donna based on her sales (not listing) record in the area of my cabin. The location is very rural/isolated so I wanted an agent who had demonstrated a high level of initiative to drive sales - Donna's local sales records were the best so I selected her. Throughout the listing/sale process Donna did a great job of listening, explaining, suggesting, setting realistic goals and expectations, follow through, tying up the loose ends of closing, and she also negotiated an adequate seller compensation for a contract extension. She procured exceptional imaging for the listing. Suggested a home improvement that drastically increased marketability and referred a contractor to get the job done. Donna did a wonderful job of keeping me on track with my owner responsibilities - She provided the appropriate amount of nudging to keep me focused and driven. I could not have asked for a better agent, experience, or outcome. Donna Banks went beyond the call of duty and far exceeded all my expectations.

Alisha Patrick, Burnsville NC

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I would highly recommend Donna Banks if you are looking for a real estate professional who knows this area and market. This is the second time Donna helped us with a purchase. She is very responsive to calls, emails and texts.

Debi Wyatt - Burnsville NC

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Donna Banks did an outstanding job negotiating to get us the best possible outcome

Lisa Hunter Burnsville

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Donna has an extensive knowledge of the Western North Carolina region's history and real estate market. I would like highly recommend her serviced to clients seeking to sell real estate as well as those looking to purchase in the area-we have worked with her on both sides of real estate transactions and have been nothing short of delighted each time.

Shaun Truax, Burnsville

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Donna navigated a unique purchase structure with ease. She helped us make sure all was set and ready for closing. A true pleasure to work with!

James Keith, Burnsville

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1- Donna's friendly personality put us at ease & she was very easy to talk with. 2- She was very enthusiastic about our listing & was just as excited as we were when the offers started coming in. 3- She was knowledgeable about the local area & market. 4- She was attentive & patience with 3 Senior Citizens like us and our many questions. Donna held our hands all the was through the Closing. We appreciate all her help. Thank you Donna Banks, Margaret, Roberta, & Dolores

Dolores Villate, Spruce Pine, N.C.

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Donna Banks is very knowledgeable, polite, and professional. She is a real go-getter. She was on top of the whole process beginning to end! Couldn’t ask for anyone better!

Sue Cook

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Donna Banks was wonderful to work with when selling our home. She was thorough, always responded to any questions that we had in a timely manner and made the entire selling process seamless.

Tyler & Keisha Rathbone, Spring Creek

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Donna Banks has an “Impeccable Reputation” as a Real Estate Broker and as a person! She is grounded in “Truth” and it radiates in all she does! Truth based knowledge is a recipe for “Success” and that’s what she will do for you as “Your Agent” !

Debbie Parham Saxapahaw NC

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We chose Donna because her reputation speaks for itself in the community. Once we saw her in action, we knew she was on top of things, knowledgeable, kind, and helpful. We honestly thought it would take years to find a house and, thankfully, it was all meant to be, and this would not have been as easy if it hadn't been for Donna's knowledge and guidance. She is an amazing force for our community The process was so smooth. We have all heard the nightmarish tales of closings gone bad or delays in closing and so on. We were prepared for anything, but everything happened so smoothly and we know Donna's time and work helped achieve a less stressful experience. We are so grateful for all Donna has done for us and are so blessed to call ourselves first-time homeowners. Thank you for all you do, Donna! Thank you for making this process exciting, enjoyable, and worthwhile.

Callie McCraw

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Donna was so awesome in handling the listing of my land that was for sale! She was super knowledgeable and made every effort to get it sold. She would walk the land with each client and usually spent over an hour on the walk about. Ultimately, the right buyer came along and I am extremely pleased with the outcome. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Terry Braddock, Burnsville, NC

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Donna Banks is a great real estate broker. She is very professional and is a hard worker. I had all confidence in her ability to sell my home. She either answers her phone when you call or will return your call at her earliest convenience. If you have a question she does not know, she will find out and call back with an answer. I highly recommend Donna and am very thankful she was my broker.

Jennifer, Burnsville NC

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All of these adjectives perfectly describe Donna Banks. We could not have chosen anyone more suited to sell this property than Donna. Donna could write the book on Professionalism. This was not an easy property to sell, but her guidance on having a home inspection done prior to putting it on the market was invaluable in helping us avoid even more headaches. Her suggestions on who could help us with repairs/problems was gold and enabled us to get repairs done quickly which meet our standards; thus the property did not languish on the market, but sold very quickly. She meet each buyer with respect and courtesy. Donna took a difficult to sell property and made the entire process seem seamless. There was a lot of stress involved due to dealing with the FHA but she took this off our shoulders and placed it upon hers all while keeping us calm, keeping our buyer, and keeping our profit where we wanted it to be. Beyond excellent.

The Strawbridge and Martha Wilson Young Foundation, 134 Joe Young Road, Burnsville, NC. (Gwen Young Stetzler)

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Having lived in our home for 32 years we were filled with anxiety about selling the place we loved. Donna Banks was the right person to calm our fears. Her knowledge and expertise skills of the market are outstanding. She guided us through each step of the sale in a very professional and caring manner. Donna used a professional photographer to maximize the appealing qualities of our home. We highly recommend her as an agent.

Peggy Simmons Hendersonville, NC

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We had tried to deal with another broker and I had a lot of frustration around trying to get the right property. When he basically ghosted us Donna swooped in and made everything seamless. From the beginning to end she held our hand through this process and I would definitely recommend her services to anyone who asked.

Happy to be new to Spruce Pine

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Based on my experience with Donna, I would certainly recommend her to anyone selling their home. My overall experience working with Donna was excellent. I was especially impressed with Donna's marketing. She put a lot of effort into photo advertising. I felt secure with the whole process because of the excellent way she guided me through it. She was always willing to answer questions and deal with concerns. Donna was referred to me by a friend. She immediately reached out to me to discuss my situation and need re: the sale of my home. I was impressed with how quickly she responded and offered any help she could provide. I also checked on line to look at evaluations from others who have worked with her....impressed that the majority were positive.

Jeanelle Selhost..Fletcher

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Donna was highly recommended by a relative so we had complete confidence and Donna proved them correct. Having my realtor license in Miami I understand the business and Donna was amazing. Donna was always available and communication was excellent. She kept the deal flowing and made sure the closing was stress free and on time. Donna handled every aspect of the process professionally and we would highly recommend Donna to all of our friends and family looking in North Carolina.

Terry Pand Susan Perrin, Miami Florida

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We knew Donna Banks personally in Burnsville. She has a great reputation in our area, both professionally and personally. She is extremely well-thought of, respected and admired by everyone in our area. Donna showed us a great marketing plan when she interviewed for the listing. We were very impressed with the marketing assets Beverly-Hanks offered. Donna put them all to great use and really got the word out about our property. Donna did a wonderful job of keeping us informed all along the way. She delivered all the news in a timely manner, whether good or bad news as it related to the sale of the property. Her follow up was fantastic. Very timely.

Paul Crutchfield, Burnsville, NC

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Donna was an excellent agent. Friendly, knowledgeable & cooperative. She made the transaction effortless and handled all negotiations with ease. We enjoyed working with Donna & highly recommend her to anyone needing an agent in the area.

Shannon Runquist, Burnesville, NC

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I would certainly recommend Donna Banks to anyone that is in need of a agent in the Asheville area.

Harold Tomlinson, Boca Raton Florida

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Donna is very motivated and enthusiastic. She pushes until she gets it done. We hit it off right away. It was actually fun

Diane McGrath, Burnsville nc

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Donna's (and her husband's) longstanding connection with our community, including her church, and her work as a school counselor, and leader in establishing Young Life and an after school program for at-risk youth all impressed us that she is a person of integrity. We know Donna to be extremely honest, and hard-working, and all this led us to choose her to work with us, and we are so glad we made this choice!

Jim and Margie Haaga, Burnsville

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We were blessed to be able to work with Donna. Her professionalism, work ethic and knowledge made it very easy to work with her. She was very familiar with State laws and was instrumental in us getting an easement to tap into the city sewer She sent us comparisons of similar lots to show us what the market would bear. Once she got a lead, she worked tirelessly to sale out lot. I highly recommend Donna whether your trying to sale your house or your land. We had such a great experience that we referred her to a friend and she sold her house within a week. You better hold on to her, You got a great girl !

Chris E. Jones Hendersonville, NC

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Donna Banks took great care to make sure that she clearly explained all of the contractual information to me and exactly how her office would present my property once listed for sale. She did a wonderful job keeping me informed throughout the entire process and was always available to answer any questions that I may have had. A true professional in her field and it is very apparent that she cares about her clients. Donna was a pleasure to work with and I would definitely recommend her as an agent to all interested in either buying or selling a home in the Asheville area.

Valerie, Mars Hill

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Donna Banks is a well rounded and highly qualified Real Estate agent. She is strong in negotiating but is also detail oriented with respect to the paperwork and details, a rare combination. We completed our search for a home and closed the sale within 30 days which would not have been possible without her focus and enthusiasm.

Ed & Linda. Burnsville/Ft Lauderdale

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Donna Banks was very knowledgeable, personable, and presented excellent ideas for marketing. The sale, etc. was timed perfectly for our needs - the results perfect. Donna is a true professional who is easy to work with and and a true professional.

Joanne and Bill Savage, Hendersonville, NC

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Donna did an excellent job of marketing our home and getting it out there for people to see. She did a great job of using the power of social media, and boosting our home out to potential home buyers. Donna was easy to communicate with and responded to our questions quickly as well as keeping us informed. We have not had that kind of service from other agents and it was such a pleasure working with someone who truly cared and wanted to please us. We will highly recommend Donna to other people, and will use her again in the future. 5 stars!!!

Crowder, Banks and Assoc. General Contractors

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Very efficient and always on top of everything. She kept us informed as to the progress of the negotiations and listened to our input offering suggestions as needed.

Burnsville

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Donna Banks was the only broker we considered for agent for our house. After meeting and talking with her, we had no reservations about engaging her as our broker. We had used another agent from Asheville, NC, two-three years ago, but to no avail. After only three showings during the course of the contract, we knew we needed a good agent, but my husband's health issues prevented us from placing house on market until 2019, and Donna was our choice. A good choice as our house sold in approximately six weeks. Donna stayed on abreast of everything, and she kept us informed, as well. She was very patient with us as she had to explain some things more than once to us. Her marketing skills are impressive. Donna is all of the above and then some. She is great to work with, and we considered her fully trained and well-informed. She has a great personality, is trustworthy and very dependable. Fantastic pretty much sums up our experience with Donna Banks and Beverly-Hanks, and we highly recommend them.

George and Wilma Allen, Candler NC

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Donna Banks was friendly and professional. She gave me timely feedback from showings and made valuable recommendations for ways that I could improve my property's chances of selling...which it did!!

Rush Austin, Burnsville, NC

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In an attempt to sell a couple of years ago because of a job relocation, I went with one of the local brokers in Mitchell Co. They did not understand having an internet presence, nor did they market outside of the local area. They also didn't understand the importance of professional photography or social media. I ended up having to take it off the market and rent it because the local realtor let a couple of deals fall through, and just didn't do my house justice. When i decided to sell this time,I interviewed brokers and scheduled with three people. One didn't show up at all, one showed up in blue jeans and piece of crumbled up paper for notes, and then Donna showed up. She was professionally dressed, had lots of information for me to go through, had already researched my property, and took the time to sit down and discuss strategy. I knew within 5 minutes she was going to sell my house. Donna understood the importance of marketing this house to the right audience. She had a strong social media presence, and was a constant advocate for me. My house is somewhat unique, so Donna went the extra mile having professional photos taken because she knew that my house would need those for marketing...and to appeal to out of town buyers. It went great and the house got lots of attention. I know because of Donna, my house sold in just a few weeks in what is an otherwise slower market right now. If I ever have real estate needs in Western NC again, I would use Donna's services again without question...and I highly recommend her to anyone...buyer or seller.

Sam Knaffl, Spruce Pine, NC

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Dona was helpful, and extremely friendly and professional in the purchase of the property. I would highly recommend her as an agent.

Barry Munyan Burnsville NC

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DONNA DID A PROFESSIONAL JOB. SHE MOVED QUICKLY TO GET THE PRELIMINARIES DONE INCLUDING PHOTOS AND WEB LISTING. SHE IS FAR SUPERIOR TO OTHER AGENTS I HAVE DEALT WITH FROM OTHER AGENCIES. SHE COMMUNICATES.

JIM SWAIM, BURNSVILLE

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Donna Banks was a great agent and was very professional and communicated all information to us very promptly. I would definitely recommend her for any real estate needs.

The Smith Family North Carolina

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Donna was an amazing asset in my search for property, she took the time to fully understand my needs and wants. She was patient and insightful. She also allowed me to make a low offer which directly resulted in me getting a great deal. A fantastic agent, I would and will be recommending her to anyone who asks.

Dave Johnson

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I recently found it necessary to sell my home in North Carolina to be near my family in Florida. Donna has done more than I ever expected to show my home and to find the right buyer. She kept me & the buyer informed throughout the entire process. If you are looking to sell or buy a home or property, I highly recommend you contact her. She has been a pleasure to work with. This lady gives her all to her clients.

Dawn Tracy, Conch Key Fl

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Donna is an old TRUSTED friend and although she had limited real estate experience at this point that didn't concern us. She showed early on that she was willing to go the extra mile despite this being a very small sale. She treated us as if this was a very large sale and as a retired sales professional my wife I were very impressed. Bottom line is that she got the job done while others in the local area who were much more experienced had not.

Pat & Cherine Criste, Gainesville, Ga.

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Service Areas & Specialties

Education

  • Western Carolina University
  • Mars Hill College
  • Western Carolina University
  • Mars Hill College

Interests

  • Visual Arts
  • Painting/Drawing
  • Photography
  • Dance
  • Dog/Cat
  • Cooking/Dining
  • Fitness
  • Parenting
  • Personal Wellness
  • Reading/Writing
  • Book Clubs/Literature
  • Spiritual/Religious
  • Music
  • Cycling
  • Gardening
  • Hiking and Camping
  • Hunting and Fishing
  • Sports Enthusiast
  • Travel

Testimonials

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Donna was fantastic and helped me navigate as across state move. Her guidence and knowledge of the local market is exceptional. I would not have felt confident making a life decision without relying on her, trusting her and depending on her to guide me in a major decision. She remained available at all times and has been a tremendous resource for services such as the inspection.

Laurie Gerdy and Marvin Vess, Weaverville NC

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DONNA WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS - WE ARE IN FLORIDA AND UNABLE TO BE IN NC SO DONNA TOOK CARE OF GETTING THE VACANT HOUSE CLEANED AND READY TO SHOW. SHE KEPT US INFORMED OF ALL ACTIONS AND SUGGESTED A PROCEEDS PRICE THAT WAS REALISTIC. SELLING IN LESS THAN THREE WEEKS PROVED SHE KNOWS HER BUSINESS.

Walt & Sharon Palm Beach Gardens Florida

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Exceeded our expectations in all areas, went well beyond what might be expected to get the house ready to show, understood our needs and requirements and gave us a respected asking price. Kept of well informed of all activity (since we are in Florida and not at the house) and managed a sale in less than three weeks arriving at our desired proceeds.

Walt & Sharon Palm Beach Gardens Florida

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Donna Banks was a true professional and knows the local market very well. Made the experience as smooth as possible. Would recommend her to others.

Shane Sullivan

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As first time buyers my husband and I were nervous but excited at the prospect of finding our dream property that fit our specific needs. Donna's positive attitude and kind reassurance made us feel empowered and ready to take on the challenge of find the perfect property. In our very first phone conversation Donna listened and understood exactly what we needed; she then promptly set us up in her system with excellent customized search parameters. She was easy to reach by phone, text, or email, and always provided us with educated answers, opinions, and guidance. Donna is energetic and devoted herself to our search by not only tromping around the mountains with us and our dogs, but also working late hours during our contract period to ensure our offers were timely and competitive. We feel so lucky to have found someone so skilled, knowledgeable, helpful, and kind. 10/10 recommend her!

Hope W., Weaverville, NC

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Donna Banks has sold two properties for us. Great job. Also we referred friends and their home sold very quickly, which was a big help to them.

Jim & Margie Haaga. Burnsville, NC

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Donna Banks is a top tier agent AND a wonderful human. Her character is genuine without sacrificing professionalism. She has an outstanding work ethic that is rarely encountered in todays society. And patience..... this woman has the "patience of Job". I selected Donna based on her sales (not listing) record in the area of my cabin. The location is very rural/isolated so I wanted an agent who had demonstrated a high level of initiative to drive sales - Donna's local sales records were the best so I selected her. Throughout the listing/sale process Donna did a great job of listening, explaining, suggesting, setting realistic goals and expectations, follow through, tying up the loose ends of closing, and she also negotiated an adequate seller compensation for a contract extension. She procured exceptional imaging for the listing. Suggested a home improvement that drastically increased marketability and referred a contractor to get the job done. Donna did a wonderful job of keeping me on track with my owner responsibilities - She provided the appropriate amount of nudging to keep me focused and driven. I could not have asked for a better agent, experience, or outcome. Donna Banks went beyond the call of duty and far exceeded all my expectations.

Alisha Patrick, Burnsville NC

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I would highly recommend Donna Banks if you are looking for a real estate professional who knows this area and market. This is the second time Donna helped us with a purchase. She is very responsive to calls, emails and texts.

Debi Wyatt - Burnsville NC

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Donna Banks did an outstanding job negotiating to get us the best possible outcome

Lisa Hunter Burnsville

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Donna has an extensive knowledge of the Western North Carolina region's history and real estate market. I would like highly recommend her serviced to clients seeking to sell real estate as well as those looking to purchase in the area-we have worked with her on both sides of real estate transactions and have been nothing short of delighted each time.

Shaun Truax, Burnsville

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Donna navigated a unique purchase structure with ease. She helped us make sure all was set and ready for closing. A true pleasure to work with!

James Keith, Burnsville

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1- Donna's friendly personality put us at ease & she was very easy to talk with. 2- She was very enthusiastic about our listing & was just as excited as we were when the offers started coming in. 3- She was knowledgeable about the local area & market. 4- She was attentive & patience with 3 Senior Citizens like us and our many questions. Donna held our hands all the was through the Closing. We appreciate all her help. Thank you Donna Banks, Margaret, Roberta, & Dolores

Dolores Villate, Spruce Pine, N.C.

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Donna Banks is very knowledgeable, polite, and professional. She is a real go-getter. She was on top of the whole process beginning to end! Couldn’t ask for anyone better!

Sue Cook

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Donna Banks was wonderful to work with when selling our home. She was thorough, always responded to any questions that we had in a timely manner and made the entire selling process seamless.

Tyler & Keisha Rathbone, Spring Creek

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Donna Banks has an “Impeccable Reputation” as a Real Estate Broker and as a person! She is grounded in “Truth” and it radiates in all she does! Truth based knowledge is a recipe for “Success” and that’s what she will do for you as “Your Agent” !

Debbie Parham Saxapahaw NC

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We chose Donna because her reputation speaks for itself in the community. Once we saw her in action, we knew she was on top of things, knowledgeable, kind, and helpful. We honestly thought it would take years to find a house and, thankfully, it was all meant to be, and this would not have been as easy if it hadn't been for Donna's knowledge and guidance. She is an amazing force for our community The process was so smooth. We have all heard the nightmarish tales of closings gone bad or delays in closing and so on. We were prepared for anything, but everything happened so smoothly and we know Donna's time and work helped achieve a less stressful experience. We are so grateful for all Donna has done for us and are so blessed to call ourselves first-time homeowners. Thank you for all you do, Donna! Thank you for making this process exciting, enjoyable, and worthwhile.

Callie McCraw

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Donna was so awesome in handling the listing of my land that was for sale! She was super knowledgeable and made every effort to get it sold. She would walk the land with each client and usually spent over an hour on the walk about. Ultimately, the right buyer came along and I am extremely pleased with the outcome. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Terry Braddock, Burnsville, NC

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Donna Banks is a great real estate broker. She is very professional and is a hard worker. I had all confidence in her ability to sell my home. She either answers her phone when you call or will return your call at her earliest convenience. If you have a question she does not know, she will find out and call back with an answer. I highly recommend Donna and am very thankful she was my broker.

Jennifer, Burnsville NC

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All of these adjectives perfectly describe Donna Banks. We could not have chosen anyone more suited to sell this property than Donna. Donna could write the book on Professionalism. This was not an easy property to sell, but her guidance on having a home inspection done prior to putting it on the market was invaluable in helping us avoid even more headaches. Her suggestions on who could help us with repairs/problems was gold and enabled us to get repairs done quickly which meet our standards; thus the property did not languish on the market, but sold very quickly. She meet each buyer with respect and courtesy. Donna took a difficult to sell property and made the entire process seem seamless. There was a lot of stress involved due to dealing with the FHA but she took this off our shoulders and placed it upon hers all while keeping us calm, keeping our buyer, and keeping our profit where we wanted it to be. Beyond excellent.

The Strawbridge and Martha Wilson Young Foundation, 134 Joe Young Road, Burnsville, NC. (Gwen Young Stetzler)

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Having lived in our home for 32 years we were filled with anxiety about selling the place we loved. Donna Banks was the right person to calm our fears. Her knowledge and expertise skills of the market are outstanding. She guided us through each step of the sale in a very professional and caring manner. Donna used a professional photographer to maximize the appealing qualities of our home. We highly recommend her as an agent.

Peggy Simmons Hendersonville, NC

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We had tried to deal with another broker and I had a lot of frustration around trying to get the right property. When he basically ghosted us Donna swooped in and made everything seamless. From the beginning to end she held our hand through this process and I would definitely recommend her services to anyone who asked.

Happy to be new to Spruce Pine

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Based on my experience with Donna, I would certainly recommend her to anyone selling their home. My overall experience working with Donna was excellent. I was especially impressed with Donna's marketing. She put a lot of effort into photo advertising. I felt secure with the whole process because of the excellent way she guided me through it. She was always willing to answer questions and deal with concerns. Donna was referred to me by a friend. She immediately reached out to me to discuss my situation and need re: the sale of my home. I was impressed with how quickly she responded and offered any help she could provide. I also checked on line to look at evaluations from others who have worked with her....impressed that the majority were positive.

Jeanelle Selhost..Fletcher

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Donna was highly recommended by a relative so we had complete confidence and Donna proved them correct. Having my realtor license in Miami I understand the business and Donna was amazing. Donna was always available and communication was excellent. She kept the deal flowing and made sure the closing was stress free and on time. Donna handled every aspect of the process professionally and we would highly recommend Donna to all of our friends and family looking in North Carolina.

Terry Pand Susan Perrin, Miami Florida

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We knew Donna Banks personally in Burnsville. She has a great reputation in our area, both professionally and personally. She is extremely well-thought of, respected and admired by everyone in our area. Donna showed us a great marketing plan when she interviewed for the listing. We were very impressed with the marketing assets Beverly-Hanks offered. Donna put them all to great use and really got the word out about our property. Donna did a wonderful job of keeping us informed all along the way. She delivered all the news in a timely manner, whether good or bad news as it related to the sale of the property. Her follow up was fantastic. Very timely.

Paul Crutchfield, Burnsville, NC

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Donna was an excellent agent. Friendly, knowledgeable & cooperative. She made the transaction effortless and handled all negotiations with ease. We enjoyed working with Donna & highly recommend her to anyone needing an agent in the area.

Shannon Runquist, Burnesville, NC

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I would certainly recommend Donna Banks to anyone that is in need of a agent in the Asheville area.

Harold Tomlinson, Boca Raton Florida

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Donna is very motivated and enthusiastic. She pushes until she gets it done. We hit it off right away. It was actually fun

Diane McGrath, Burnsville nc

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Donna's (and her husband's) longstanding connection with our community, including her church, and her work as a school counselor, and leader in establishing Young Life and an after school program for at-risk youth all impressed us that she is a person of integrity. We know Donna to be extremely honest, and hard-working, and all this led us to choose her to work with us, and we are so glad we made this choice!

Jim and Margie Haaga, Burnsville

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We were blessed to be able to work with Donna. Her professionalism, work ethic and knowledge made it very easy to work with her. She was very familiar with State laws and was instrumental in us getting an easement to tap into the city sewer She sent us comparisons of similar lots to show us what the market would bear. Once she got a lead, she worked tirelessly to sale out lot. I highly recommend Donna whether your trying to sale your house or your land. We had such a great experience that we referred her to a friend and she sold her house within a week. You better hold on to her, You got a great girl !

Chris E. Jones Hendersonville, NC

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Donna Banks took great care to make sure that she clearly explained all of the contractual information to me and exactly how her office would present my property once listed for sale. She did a wonderful job keeping me informed throughout the entire process and was always available to answer any questions that I may have had. A true professional in her field and it is very apparent that she cares about her clients. Donna was a pleasure to work with and I would definitely recommend her as an agent to all interested in either buying or selling a home in the Asheville area.

Valerie, Mars Hill

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Donna Banks is a well rounded and highly qualified Real Estate agent. She is strong in negotiating but is also detail oriented with respect to the paperwork and details, a rare combination. We completed our search for a home and closed the sale within 30 days which would not have been possible without her focus and enthusiasm.

Ed & Linda. Burnsville/Ft Lauderdale

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Donna Banks was very knowledgeable, personable, and presented excellent ideas for marketing. The sale, etc. was timed perfectly for our needs - the results perfect. Donna is a true professional who is easy to work with and and a true professional.

Joanne and Bill Savage, Hendersonville, NC

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Donna did an excellent job of marketing our home and getting it out there for people to see. She did a great job of using the power of social media, and boosting our home out to potential home buyers. Donna was easy to communicate with and responded to our questions quickly as well as keeping us informed. We have not had that kind of service from other agents and it was such a pleasure working with someone who truly cared and wanted to please us. We will highly recommend Donna to other people, and will use her again in the future. 5 stars!!!

Crowder, Banks and Assoc. General Contractors

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Very efficient and always on top of everything. She kept us informed as to the progress of the negotiations and listened to our input offering suggestions as needed.

Burnsville

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Donna Banks was the only broker we considered for agent for our house. After meeting and talking with her, we had no reservations about engaging her as our broker. We had used another agent from Asheville, NC, two-three years ago, but to no avail. After only three showings during the course of the contract, we knew we needed a good agent, but my husband's health issues prevented us from placing house on market until 2019, and Donna was our choice. A good choice as our house sold in approximately six weeks. Donna stayed on abreast of everything, and she kept us informed, as well. She was very patient with us as she had to explain some things more than once to us. Her marketing skills are impressive. Donna is all of the above and then some. She is great to work with, and we considered her fully trained and well-informed. She has a great personality, is trustworthy and very dependable. Fantastic pretty much sums up our experience with Donna Banks and Beverly-Hanks, and we highly recommend them.

George and Wilma Allen, Candler NC

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Donna Banks was friendly and professional. She gave me timely feedback from showings and made valuable recommendations for ways that I could improve my property's chances of selling...which it did!!

Rush Austin, Burnsville, NC

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In an attempt to sell a couple of years ago because of a job relocation, I went with one of the local brokers in Mitchell Co. They did not understand having an internet presence, nor did they market outside of the local area. They also didn't understand the importance of professional photography or social media. I ended up having to take it off the market and rent it because the local realtor let a couple of deals fall through, and just didn't do my house justice. When i decided to sell this time,I interviewed brokers and scheduled with three people. One didn't show up at all, one showed up in blue jeans and piece of crumbled up paper for notes, and then Donna showed up. She was professionally dressed, had lots of information for me to go through, had already researched my property, and took the time to sit down and discuss strategy. I knew within 5 minutes she was going to sell my house. Donna understood the importance of marketing this house to the right audience. She had a strong social media presence, and was a constant advocate for me. My house is somewhat unique, so Donna went the extra mile having professional photos taken because she knew that my house would need those for marketing...and to appeal to out of town buyers. It went great and the house got lots of attention. I know because of Donna, my house sold in just a few weeks in what is an otherwise slower market right now. If I ever have real estate needs in Western NC again, I would use Donna's services again without question...and I highly recommend her to anyone...buyer or seller.

Sam Knaffl, Spruce Pine, NC

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Dona was helpful, and extremely friendly and professional in the purchase of the property. I would highly recommend her as an agent.

Barry Munyan Burnsville NC

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DONNA DID A PROFESSIONAL JOB. SHE MOVED QUICKLY TO GET THE PRELIMINARIES DONE INCLUDING PHOTOS AND WEB LISTING. SHE IS FAR SUPERIOR TO OTHER AGENTS I HAVE DEALT WITH FROM OTHER AGENCIES. SHE COMMUNICATES.

JIM SWAIM, BURNSVILLE

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Donna Banks was a great agent and was very professional and communicated all information to us very promptly. I would definitely recommend her for any real estate needs.

The Smith Family North Carolina

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Donna was an amazing asset in my search for property, she took the time to fully understand my needs and wants. She was patient and insightful. She also allowed me to make a low offer which directly resulted in me getting a great deal. A fantastic agent, I would and will be recommending her to anyone who asks.

Dave Johnson

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I recently found it necessary to sell my home in North Carolina to be near my family in Florida. Donna has done more than I ever expected to show my home and to find the right buyer. She kept me & the buyer informed throughout the entire process. If you are looking to sell or buy a home or property, I highly recommend you contact her. She has been a pleasure to work with. This lady gives her all to her clients.

Dawn Tracy, Conch Key Fl

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Donna is an old TRUSTED friend and although she had limited real estate experience at this point that didn't concern us. She showed early on that she was willing to go the extra mile despite this being a very small sale. She treated us as if this was a very large sale and as a retired sales professional my wife I were very impressed. Bottom line is that she got the job done while others in the local area who were much more experienced had not.

Pat & Cherine Criste, Gainesville, Ga.

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4 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  4427 Hsq ft  ·  0.73 acr
67 Highland Hills Drive in Burnsville, NC 28714 - MLS# 3914326

$1,100,000

67 Highland Hills Drive
Burnsville 28714

This one-owner custom designed and built home (2008) has been gently lived in as a second home and well maintained. This Southern exposure facing h ...

MLS# 3914326 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-North

3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2069 Hsq ft  ·  0.856 acr
49 Pinnacle Road in Burnsville, NC 28714 - MLS# 3841229

$549,000

49 Pinnacle Road
Burnsville 28714

Charming Chalet is now available after a 15 yrs labor of love in creation of this unique mtn. home Retreat & Garden Arboretum. Many sweat equity hou ...

MLS# 3841229 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-North

3.912 acr
Lot 5 Locust Rough Mountain Road in Burnsville, NC 28714 - MLS# 3900427 Virtual Showing

$93,000

Lot 5 Locust Rough Mountain Road
Burnsville 28714

At just under 4 acres Lot 5 is the largest lot for sale in the Phase I of this new up and coming development, called Locust Rough Mountain. The prop ...

MLS# 3900427 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-North

3.032 acr
Lot 8 Locust Rough Mountain Road in Burnsville, NC 28714 - MLS# 3900501 Virtual Showing

$81,000

Lot 8 Locust Rough Mountain Road
Burnsville 28714

Lot 8 is the 2nd largest lot for sale in the Phase I of this new up and coming development, called Locust Rough Mountain. The property has a old log ...

MLS# 3900501 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-North

2.617 acr
Lot 7 Locust Rough Mountain Road in Burnsville, NC 28714 - MLS# 3900499 Virtual Showing

$77,000

Lot 7 Locust Rough Mountain Road
Burnsville 28714

Large protected Prime Lot with easy access off main Locust Rough Mtn. Rd. from the top part of the property and an old logging road cut into the int ...

MLS# 3900499 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-North

2.392 acr
Lot 11 Locust Rough Mountain Road in Burnsville, NC 28714 - MLS# 3900505 Virtual Showing

$71,000

Lot 11 Locust Rough Mountain Road
Burnsville 28714

Lot in premier up and coming Development has precut driveway roughed in from the main access road - Locust Rough Mtn. Rd. As one of the top lots ,vi ...

MLS# 3900505 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-North

$68,000

0 Locust Rough Road #Lot 1
Burnsville 28714

Spacious southern facing lot 2 is located in the up and coming new premier subdivision called, Locust Rough Mtn. This 2.54 acre primo lot host spect ...

MLS# 3858607 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-North

2.011 acr
Lot 6 Locust Rough Mountain Road in Burnsville, NC 28714 - MLS# 3900431 Virtual Showing

$63,000

Lot 6 Locust Rough Mountain Road
Burnsville 28714

This lot is southern facing of the Black Mtn. range with Celo Knob in the long range and has some beautiful mature trees. Lot 5 and 6 shares a drive ...

MLS# 3900431 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-North

0.93 acr
000 Bowditch Street in Burnsville, NC 28714 - MLS# 3895778

$60,000

000 Bowditch Street
Burnsville 28714

Coveted town lot with good views of Town Square and Northern exposure facing mountains in the distance. Triangular shaped lot rest adjacent to two c ...

MLS# 3895778 - Pending
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-North

1.927 acr
Lot 12 Locust Rough Mountain Road in Burnsville, NC 28714 - MLS# 3900511 Virtual Showing

$52,000

Lot 12 Locust Rough Mountain Road
Burnsville 28714

Lot 12 is just shy of 2 acres and has small creek running through it on Norther edge. Property boast a beautiful Winter view of mountains. A plan f ...

MLS# 3900511 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-North

1.52 acr
000 Noelle Drive #Lots 4 and 5 in Burnsville, NC 28714 - MLS# 3940249

$31,000

000 Noelle Drive #Lots 4 and 5
Burnsville 28714

These two adjacent lots (4 and 5) are the only lots left to sell within this development and are priced way under the current tax value. Whether you ...

MLS# 3940249 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-North

1.03 acr
00 Barebridge Fields Road #51 in Burnsville, NC 28714 - MLS# 3490129

$28,000

00 Barebridge Fields Road #51
Burnsville 28714

The close proximity to town but seclusion of a private development makes this parcel a wonderful deal priced under tax value. Only County taxes appl ...

MLS# 3490129 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-North

 
 

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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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