Doris And Stan Longworth

Residential Broker Associate
ABR, GRI, e-PRO, LRS
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
North Asheville
cell: (828) 450-4038
office: (828) 251-1800
team member since 2008

About Us

Stan and Doris Longworth have been a fabulous team for years in both life AND business.

Stan was born the son of a coal miner in Kentucky who left that profession when Stan was five years old and relocated the family to Indiana. Always a high achiever; Stan had a successful 23 year career in the U.S. Marine Corp and is a retired Captain. Throughout his life he has always been a stellar student and earned a BA in Business from National University in San Diego.

Doris' beginnings were in the state of Missouri but life eventually led her to San Diego where she met Stan after his retirement from the Marine Corp and they both ended up enjoying 20+ highly successful years in the Financial Securities profession, mostly as part of the prestigious Merrill Lynch organization.

Stan was a Financial Advisor and also became a member of the elite Southeast Region management team. Doris was also a Financial Advisor and her people skills led her to becoming an award winning Service/Operations Manager and Compliance Manager; handling four to ten offices at any given time. Promotions led them to Illinois and then on to Colombia, South Carolina. A visit to friends in Asheville changed everything when Doris fell in love with the mountains of western North Carolina.

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Experience

They began their real estate career in Asheville and their combined years of business experience and financial expertise is a definite advantage for their real estate clients. This is a couple that you meet and in no time you'll feel like you've known them forever. There will be no doubt in your mind that you not only have met a highly skilled couple; but a couple who indeed are the epitome of honesty and integrity and are earnest and sincere about providing you with the utmost in professional service to help you achieve your real estate goals. Staying abreast of the ever changing real estate industry through education, Doris is a graduate of the Realtor Institute and has earned the GRI professional designation, and is an Accredited Buyer Representative, ABR. She has also earned the E-PRO designation and advanced IT computer certification training.

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Testimonials

They are a delight to work with and each time we work with them they continue to exceed all expectations. They went above and beyond this time as our search area was 2-3 hours from North Asheville. That did not change their level of service or enthusiasm. Thank you Doris and Stan!!

Bob Hansen, Boone NC

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We dealt with Doris on a different search within the area and then we changed our criteria and stayed with her because she was fantastic to work with. We will definitely work with her again as the need arises. Doris got personally involved and ensured everything was completed on time and with quality. One of the best real estate experiences we’ve had! Doris is outstanding and I’d recommend her to anyone and everyone!

Bob Hansen, Georgia

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I think I have said everything already about how well Stan and Doris do their job!

Bruce A Hawkins, Weaverville NC

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Doris is the best. I had recently lost my husband and she made a difficult time so much easier. She was able to find the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood for me. She held my hand through the whole process and made it understandable and much easier.

Debbie Tate Asheville

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This was the 2nd real estate closing with Doris and Stan. After our first experience, there was no doubt that we would use them again if we needed to conduct another real estate transaction in the area. They surpassed expectations both times. Having dealt with many other realtors in Asheville and in other cities and states, I can say that my experience with them was better than any other experience I've had to date. You'd be lucky to have them as part of your team.

Russ, Asheville NC

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Both were very personable and easy to talk to/work with. Also, a sense of humor was important to us, yet the amount of knowledge and professionalism of both were even more important. We felt we could always ask questions as well as getting, at times, some much needed encouragement and support.

Gale and David, Fletcher

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Doris and Stan Longworth have the perfect balance of personal and professional skills to make your real estate transaction a pleasant experience. With the internet, small companies are on a more even playing field and team members like Doris and Stan are more important now to distinguish the difference.

Ada and John, Ramble at Biltmore Forest

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Very helpful. Always communicated.

Cassandra Jones

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very knowledgeable about the area, patient with all my questions excellent help with gathering inspectors for my house purchase

sandra hurt

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Doris completely understood my needs and priorities with regard to looking for a house. She never tried to talk me into something I wasn't happy with and gave me honest feedback about my questions regarding prospective houses. Most of all, she was so supportive during the ENTIRE process, from the first meeting to the final closing. I don't think I could have gotten through this process without her help and support.

Lynda McGill Weaverville NC

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See previous testimonial from the sell of my home.......

Heidi Wood West Asheville to Weaverville

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Doris was very attentive and positive throughout our process. We worked very well together and that is why I reached out to her again. We have worked together before. I knew I could count on her to make the process as seamless as possible. Thank you Doris!

Heidi Wood West Asheville to Weaverville

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Doris and Stan, as always, were exactly what we needed to sell our home. Their goals matched up with ours perfectly and we're so grateful to them for their help.

Ashley & Andrew Stephens

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I have used Doris and Stan in the past and wouldn't think of using anyone else. They are the best!

Mary, Hendersonville NC

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I worked with Doris and Stan on a previously and would not want to work with anyone else. They are outstanding!

Mary, Hendersonville, NC

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We are obviously very pleased. With the agents, in particular, and through them, with their employer. Easy to reach, ALWAYS available, reassuring and pleasant, never intrusive or overbearing. Would use them again in a "New Tork minute" without considering any alternatives .

The Philips, Dalas

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Since I was away in another state during the sale of my house, it was imperative that I trust them with all negotiations I had that trust and they communicated with me all through the process in a way that I understood what to do.

Gail Nelson, Asheville NC

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We were purchasing our home from out of state which can be even more nerve wracking than usual. Doris and Stan went above and beyond with getting things done for us. They definitely made us feel at ease being so far away. I can't say enough good things about how supportive and helpful they were. I would highly recommend them to anyone!

Mary McMullen Venice, Florida

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Doris and Stan Longworth are very personable and great at finding just the right house! We could not be any happier! Thank you both for all your hard work and patience.

Katherine, Asheville

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Doris and Stan are excellent real estate agents. I highly recommend them.

Marijane Fox

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Great assistance in selling the property. They know the area very well.

Bob Carter

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Doris and Stan are a great team. We felt well cared for throughout the process. They listened to us, understood our needs and were patient as we plodded along. When we were finally ready to pull the trigger, they were there with everything we needed in terms of local knowledge and support. It is our opinion that you would have a hard time finding a team better than these two.

Tom and Terry Redder, Asheville

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It is easy to recommend Doris and Stan Longworth to anyone who is interested in selling or buying a property. They are the picture of a balanced team who are knowledgeable on all aspects of real estate and are up to date on the rules, and procedures involving all aspects of real estate. We were fortunate to have Doris and Stan Longworth on our team, who are personable as well as professional.

Barry Feldman - Asheville, NC

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Coming from out of State we needed more assistance than is normally needed in a home search. Doris and Stan were the perfect agents for us, as their knowledge of the area and specific communities was invaluable to our search. Their caring attitude assisted us through every step of the process, even being on the other side of the Country through most of it!

Candy Walken and Neil Jacobs

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Doris and Stan understood our needs/wants and only concentrated on those things. They are easy to work with and very nice as well. They also know were all the great places to eat were.

Artie/Esther Miller PL, MN

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Doris and Stan were great. Very professional, caring, and knowledgeable!

Lori Stresemann, Canton, NC (now in AZ)

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Appreciate your skills and also your patience

Fred and Beth

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They were excellent

John Austin

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Stan and Doris have a great understanding of the local real estate market and are able to deal with buyers and sellers in a very effective manner.

Bob Carter, North Asheville

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Doris and Stan helped us buy our first home and it went very well. So, when we decided to sell we just knew we had to us them. They became friends instead of our realtor. Would recommend them to anyone!!

Russell and Tracey Peterson, Weaverville, NC

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my husband was friends with doris and stan and really liked them doris and stan were on top of every aspect of marketing our house. if it could be done...they had already thought of it!! EXCEPTIONAL!! not just because we are friends, but because they are completely professional, experienced, and care about what they do and the people they represent. I always felt like this was more than just a business deal, it was enjoyable because they made it so!!

VALERIE AUSTIN ARDEN, NC

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Doris and Stan Longworth are a great team. They are knowledgeable and super friendly. They work well with both buyer and seller and you feel like you have new friends after working with them. In my experience their personal touch is something that makes all the difference in matching the buyer to the right property.

Bob Carter, North Asheville

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The Realtor aspect of purchasing my Weaverville home with Doris & Stan Longworth was a delight. Doris was attentive, knowledgeable, available, and always, always calm when that was needed (buying a home can be stressful!). She was also flexible, fun, authentic and very enjoyable to work with.

LA Taylor, Weaverville NC

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Doris goes above and beyond, this is our 2nd time to use her and Stan. Unfortunately we now live out of state, but would highly recommend this couple to everyone. They do all they can to make it happen. Outstanding, could not ask for anything better! Doris makes you feel secure, that she will take care of your best interests. They are honest, hardworking and demonstrate integrity.

Sharon Huston and Gary Brasfield, Ohio

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We feel so lucky to have found Doris and Stan. We knew of the Beverly Hanks firm from prior visits to Asheville and from looking at online listings. We chose Doris and Stan based on their bios on the Beverly Hanks website and found them to be as knowledgable, open and friendly as the bio led us to believe they would be. They simply could not have been more welcoming and accessible. We would recommend them to anyone who asked and will certainly call on them again should we decide to purchase another property in the area.

judi and bert fenoglio - raleigh, nc

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Doris went above and beyond the call of duty on more than one occasion. We felt like we were working with a friend who had our best interests at heart.

Phyllis Mills

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I felt that I could trust her and received clarification when needed promptly. We worked mostly with Doris but Stan is pleasant to work with as well.

Robyn Dixon

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We appreciate everything doris and stan have done for us. Thank you guys so much.

Samantha and Wallace Sexton

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I was looking for a local agent that had a real feel and understanding of the area and the neighborhood from which the property i needed to sell was located. Doris and Stan were perfect for me. The city of Asheville had imposed restrictions on the lots over the past 4 to 5 years prior to the sale that we were all unaware of. This made the sale much more difficult than it should have been. Doris was there with me 100% . She went above and beyond what I would have considered to be her responsibility as my agent. It took some time on the market, but Doris never stopped trying, and never suggested i drop the price for a quick sale.We stuck to a fair market value and it paid off. They always stayed in contact with me, and kept me informed. And most importantly they always answered, or returned my calls promptly. From the initial contract to sell. To closing. I was always well informed, and comfortable knowing i had such a great team behind me. This was a very trying time for me,because i was trying to learn to be the executor of someone else's affairs. They brought structure to chaos, and calm to a very stressful situation. I don't think i can truly express my gratitude for them. I would recommend them to anyone. I know that i will call upon their expertise in the future.

Brad Ward Asheville NC

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A friend who works for a real estate office in Charlotte set up the contact with your office. The first day I met Doris she graciously took the whole day to show me Asheville pointing out areas of interest, even going beyond to the other little towns outside the area. We enjoyed a wonderful day and never at any time throughout the weekend did I feel rushed. My son was able to join us the next day to look at homes and he felt very comfortable as well. I feel that I was given exceptional attention and it was much appreciated as I am relocating to the area from PA. They went out of their way many times to assist with all my needs associated with the new house to make the transition easier. Extremely satisfied.

Mary Ann Yale Wilkes Barre, Penna.

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Doris and Stan Longworth know this market and market values. They are trusted professionals that watch all the details. We recommended them to our friends, and got them the house they wanted. We highly recommend them.

Greg Bicket, PInehurst, NC

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We had a very positive experience with Doris & Stan Longworth. We had spoken with her many times throughout the process. She gave realistic timeline for selling the property which in our case was land. Land takes long time to sell. She suggested using the tree service to clear the shrubs and the land to make it more presentable and also to highlight the views from the lot. That is what got the buyers interested. AT the end of the one year contract, we got lucky and were able to sell it at the acceptable price for us. Throughout this land sale, she was very involved in getting the acceptable price for us and finally we got it. It was definitely worth the one year wait. We would gladly refer them to others.

California

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These two know this market and they know the real estate business. Their skills combine to provide every tool needed to get a deal done. They are a pleasure to work with. Doris and Stan have been our brokers in three deals in the past three years. We are hard to please, and we cannot recommend them highly enough. They are smart and patient, and know how to manage the delicate interface between buyers and sellers.

Greg Bicket, Asheville

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I would work with Doris and Stan again in a heartbeat and would recommend them to anyone. I consider them friends after working with them over the years. They helped us purchase our house in 2012 and sell it in 2014. They were a phone call-away for both processes. I NEVER felt left alone. I was always kept in the loop. If there was an emergency (which there were)- Doris was by our side offering assistance immediately. Accessible, kind, attentive, and really just all-around good people- I can't say enough about them. Thank you both for making things so easy on me and my family.

Christina M. Asheville, NC

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Mr. and Mrs. Longworth were amazing to work with. I know I didn't have a simple case. I was on a pretty strict budget and needed a lot for what little money I did have. They were great in helping me find a home that would work with my specific needs. We looked at a bunch of houses over a long period and there was never a time when I felt like they were pushing me to make a choice, the decisions were always left up to me. Mr. and Mrs. Longworth are just really sweet people that like their job and like helping people. I don't think I would have found a home like I did if it wasn't for them. I really appreciate everything they have done for me.

Kyle Gresham, Asheville

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Doris Longworth was the best possible person for us to have as a realtor. We were completely new to the home buying process, and she walked us through each and every step with such grace and compassion that it felt like we were the only people she was helping! She held our hand through each day, communicating all avenues of what was needed from us and how we needed to proceed. We could not imagine buying a home without Doris and her knowledge and passion for her job. We will always be grateful for her help as well as her continued interest in our new home and life!

Ashley D., Oakley

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We had the privilege of working with Stan and Doris as our realtor when looking to purchase a home in the Asheville/Leicester area. Both of them are knowledgeable about real estate and are certainly able to do more than the average agent. I appreciated their ability to advise me as we ultimately ended up buying a foreclosed home. During issues that often happen on a short sale they were both there to help and support me in every possible way possible. We had many unexpected bumps in the road and they were always available at any time to listen to me vent, advise, do the “dirty work”, and help me not lose my mind! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services to any person who is looking to buy or sell a home. I work for a nationwide relocation company in this area and always feel confident in referring their services to clients seeking real estate advice. I have also worked with clients who are selling homes with these guys and have nothing but excellent feedback from them.

Kimberly Payne-Lee Leicester, NC

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Doris and Stan Longworth exceeded our expectations as our real estate agents. They are knowledgable about Asheville and surrounding communities. The listened to our wishes and needs for a house, and showed us various options which met our criteria. In the end, they found the perfect house for us. I truly don't think we would have found this wonderful house without them. Working with Doris and Stan Longworth was a pleasurable and stress free experience. I would recommend them to anyone. Indeed, I already have!

Karen Stastny, Biltmore Lake

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My experience selling my house was a good one with quick resolution and financial satisfaction so I would not recommend any changes in the way Doris and Stan took care of me and this professional transaction.

Mary Alice Nard

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I would recommend Stan and Doris because they were most helpful. Everything went smooth and was uncomplicated.

Cassandra Jones, 48 Mountain Meadow Circle, Weaverville

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As first-time homebuyers, my husband and I had some anxiety with the process. Doris and Stan worked with us diligently for almost three years, until we found the right home for us. Throughout the process, they ensured that we were aware and comfortable with the process, and were available and happy to answer questions whenever we had them. They are our go-to referral for anyone we know looking to buy or sell a home, having already referred them to 3 other couples. They are professional and friendly, and make their clients comfort their priority.

Nicole Lowery, Saint Andrews

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Doris and Stan are the best! My husband and I are retiring to Asheville and I have been a real estate agent in another state for 20+ years. There were no balls dropped by Doris and Stan. I recommend them and the North Asheville Beverly-Hanks Office and the Beverly-Hanks Company to anyone looking to buy a home in the Asheville area. Doris and Stan paid attention to every detail. Doris and Stan found us our house, were always available to us and the company provided us many services related to moving in a fashion above and beyond our expectations.

E. & G.

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From our initial meeting last summer, throughout the many emails while in our prior residence to the offerings on several locations during the purchasing process, Doris showed complete professionalism, caring, and made the entire process less stressful. We would recommend Doris to anyone who is in the market for a new or resale property.

Frank & Linda Mele Hendersonville NC

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Doris listens carefully to ones preferences and gives one excellent service. She responds quickly to calls and inquiries, and her suggestions are always right on. We are happy to know her, and would recommend her to anyone.

Phyllis Mandler, Lake Lure

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and informative way.

David & Shirley Fasbender

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Stan and Doris were so much better organized and professional than the other broker I considered.

Connie Krochmal, Swannanoa

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They are a delight to work with and each time we work with them they continue to exceed all expectations. They went above and beyond this time as our search area was 2-3 hours from North Asheville. That did not change their level of service or enthusiasm. Thank you Doris and Stan!!

Bob Hansen, Boone NC

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We dealt with Doris on a different search within the area and then we changed our criteria and stayed with her because she was fantastic to work with. We will definitely work with her again as the need arises. Doris got personally involved and ensured everything was completed on time and with quality. One of the best real estate experiences we’ve had! Doris is outstanding and I’d recommend her to anyone and everyone!

Bob Hansen, Georgia

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I think I have said everything already about how well Stan and Doris do their job!

Bruce A Hawkins, Weaverville NC

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Doris is the best. I had recently lost my husband and she made a difficult time so much easier. She was able to find the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood for me. She held my hand through the whole process and made it understandable and much easier.

Debbie Tate Asheville

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This was the 2nd real estate closing with Doris and Stan. After our first experience, there was no doubt that we would use them again if we needed to conduct another real estate transaction in the area. They surpassed expectations both times. Having dealt with many other realtors in Asheville and in other cities and states, I can say that my experience with them was better than any other experience I've had to date. You'd be lucky to have them as part of your team.

Russ, Asheville NC

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Both were very personable and easy to talk to/work with. Also, a sense of humor was important to us, yet the amount of knowledge and professionalism of both were even more important. We felt we could always ask questions as well as getting, at times, some much needed encouragement and support.

Gale and David, Fletcher

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Doris and Stan Longworth have the perfect balance of personal and professional skills to make your real estate transaction a pleasant experience. With the internet, small companies are on a more even playing field and team members like Doris and Stan are more important now to distinguish the difference.

Ada and John, Ramble at Biltmore Forest

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Very helpful. Always communicated.

Cassandra Jones

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very knowledgeable about the area, patient with all my questions excellent help with gathering inspectors for my house purchase

sandra hurt

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Doris completely understood my needs and priorities with regard to looking for a house. She never tried to talk me into something I wasn't happy with and gave me honest feedback about my questions regarding prospective houses. Most of all, she was so supportive during the ENTIRE process, from the first meeting to the final closing. I don't think I could have gotten through this process without her help and support.

Lynda McGill Weaverville NC

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See previous testimonial from the sell of my home.......

Heidi Wood West Asheville to Weaverville

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Doris was very attentive and positive throughout our process. We worked very well together and that is why I reached out to her again. We have worked together before. I knew I could count on her to make the process as seamless as possible. Thank you Doris!

Heidi Wood West Asheville to Weaverville

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Doris and Stan, as always, were exactly what we needed to sell our home. Their goals matched up with ours perfectly and we're so grateful to them for their help.

Ashley & Andrew Stephens

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I have used Doris and Stan in the past and wouldn't think of using anyone else. They are the best!

Mary, Hendersonville NC

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I worked with Doris and Stan on a previously and would not want to work with anyone else. They are outstanding!

Mary, Hendersonville, NC

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We are obviously very pleased. With the agents, in particular, and through them, with their employer. Easy to reach, ALWAYS available, reassuring and pleasant, never intrusive or overbearing. Would use them again in a "New Tork minute" without considering any alternatives .

The Philips, Dalas

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Since I was away in another state during the sale of my house, it was imperative that I trust them with all negotiations I had that trust and they communicated with me all through the process in a way that I understood what to do.

Gail Nelson, Asheville NC

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We were purchasing our home from out of state which can be even more nerve wracking than usual. Doris and Stan went above and beyond with getting things done for us. They definitely made us feel at ease being so far away. I can't say enough good things about how supportive and helpful they were. I would highly recommend them to anyone!

Mary McMullen Venice, Florida

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Doris and Stan Longworth are very personable and great at finding just the right house! We could not be any happier! Thank you both for all your hard work and patience.

Katherine, Asheville

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Doris and Stan are excellent real estate agents. I highly recommend them.

Marijane Fox

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Great assistance in selling the property. They know the area very well.

Bob Carter

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Doris and Stan are a great team. We felt well cared for throughout the process. They listened to us, understood our needs and were patient as we plodded along. When we were finally ready to pull the trigger, they were there with everything we needed in terms of local knowledge and support. It is our opinion that you would have a hard time finding a team better than these two.

Tom and Terry Redder, Asheville

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It is easy to recommend Doris and Stan Longworth to anyone who is interested in selling or buying a property. They are the picture of a balanced team who are knowledgeable on all aspects of real estate and are up to date on the rules, and procedures involving all aspects of real estate. We were fortunate to have Doris and Stan Longworth on our team, who are personable as well as professional.

Barry Feldman - Asheville, NC

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Coming from out of State we needed more assistance than is normally needed in a home search. Doris and Stan were the perfect agents for us, as their knowledge of the area and specific communities was invaluable to our search. Their caring attitude assisted us through every step of the process, even being on the other side of the Country through most of it!

Candy Walken and Neil Jacobs

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Doris and Stan understood our needs/wants and only concentrated on those things. They are easy to work with and very nice as well. They also know were all the great places to eat were.

Artie/Esther Miller PL, MN

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Doris and Stan were great. Very professional, caring, and knowledgeable!

Lori Stresemann, Canton, NC (now in AZ)

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Appreciate your skills and also your patience

Fred and Beth

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They were excellent

John Austin

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Stan and Doris have a great understanding of the local real estate market and are able to deal with buyers and sellers in a very effective manner.

Bob Carter, North Asheville

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Doris and Stan helped us buy our first home and it went very well. So, when we decided to sell we just knew we had to us them. They became friends instead of our realtor. Would recommend them to anyone!!

Russell and Tracey Peterson, Weaverville, NC

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my husband was friends with doris and stan and really liked them doris and stan were on top of every aspect of marketing our house. if it could be done...they had already thought of it!! EXCEPTIONAL!! not just because we are friends, but because they are completely professional, experienced, and care about what they do and the people they represent. I always felt like this was more than just a business deal, it was enjoyable because they made it so!!

VALERIE AUSTIN ARDEN, NC

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Doris and Stan Longworth are a great team. They are knowledgeable and super friendly. They work well with both buyer and seller and you feel like you have new friends after working with them. In my experience their personal touch is something that makes all the difference in matching the buyer to the right property.

Bob Carter, North Asheville

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The Realtor aspect of purchasing my Weaverville home with Doris & Stan Longworth was a delight. Doris was attentive, knowledgeable, available, and always, always calm when that was needed (buying a home can be stressful!). She was also flexible, fun, authentic and very enjoyable to work with.

LA Taylor, Weaverville NC

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Doris goes above and beyond, this is our 2nd time to use her and Stan. Unfortunately we now live out of state, but would highly recommend this couple to everyone. They do all they can to make it happen. Outstanding, could not ask for anything better! Doris makes you feel secure, that she will take care of your best interests. They are honest, hardworking and demonstrate integrity.

Sharon Huston and Gary Brasfield, Ohio

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We feel so lucky to have found Doris and Stan. We knew of the Beverly Hanks firm from prior visits to Asheville and from looking at online listings. We chose Doris and Stan based on their bios on the Beverly Hanks website and found them to be as knowledgable, open and friendly as the bio led us to believe they would be. They simply could not have been more welcoming and accessible. We would recommend them to anyone who asked and will certainly call on them again should we decide to purchase another property in the area.

judi and bert fenoglio - raleigh, nc

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Doris went above and beyond the call of duty on more than one occasion. We felt like we were working with a friend who had our best interests at heart.

Phyllis Mills

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I felt that I could trust her and received clarification when needed promptly. We worked mostly with Doris but Stan is pleasant to work with as well.

Robyn Dixon

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We appreciate everything doris and stan have done for us. Thank you guys so much.

Samantha and Wallace Sexton

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I was looking for a local agent that had a real feel and understanding of the area and the neighborhood from which the property i needed to sell was located. Doris and Stan were perfect for me. The city of Asheville had imposed restrictions on the lots over the past 4 to 5 years prior to the sale that we were all unaware of. This made the sale much more difficult than it should have been. Doris was there with me 100% . She went above and beyond what I would have considered to be her responsibility as my agent. It took some time on the market, but Doris never stopped trying, and never suggested i drop the price for a quick sale.We stuck to a fair market value and it paid off. They always stayed in contact with me, and kept me informed. And most importantly they always answered, or returned my calls promptly. From the initial contract to sell. To closing. I was always well informed, and comfortable knowing i had such a great team behind me. This was a very trying time for me,because i was trying to learn to be the executor of someone else's affairs. They brought structure to chaos, and calm to a very stressful situation. I don't think i can truly express my gratitude for them. I would recommend them to anyone. I know that i will call upon their expertise in the future.

Brad Ward Asheville NC

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A friend who works for a real estate office in Charlotte set up the contact with your office. The first day I met Doris she graciously took the whole day to show me Asheville pointing out areas of interest, even going beyond to the other little towns outside the area. We enjoyed a wonderful day and never at any time throughout the weekend did I feel rushed. My son was able to join us the next day to look at homes and he felt very comfortable as well. I feel that I was given exceptional attention and it was much appreciated as I am relocating to the area from PA. They went out of their way many times to assist with all my needs associated with the new house to make the transition easier. Extremely satisfied.

Mary Ann Yale Wilkes Barre, Penna.

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Doris and Stan Longworth know this market and market values. They are trusted professionals that watch all the details. We recommended them to our friends, and got them the house they wanted. We highly recommend them.

Greg Bicket, PInehurst, NC

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We had a very positive experience with Doris & Stan Longworth. We had spoken with her many times throughout the process. She gave realistic timeline for selling the property which in our case was land. Land takes long time to sell. She suggested using the tree service to clear the shrubs and the land to make it more presentable and also to highlight the views from the lot. That is what got the buyers interested. AT the end of the one year contract, we got lucky and were able to sell it at the acceptable price for us. Throughout this land sale, she was very involved in getting the acceptable price for us and finally we got it. It was definitely worth the one year wait. We would gladly refer them to others.

California

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These two know this market and they know the real estate business. Their skills combine to provide every tool needed to get a deal done. They are a pleasure to work with. Doris and Stan have been our brokers in three deals in the past three years. We are hard to please, and we cannot recommend them highly enough. They are smart and patient, and know how to manage the delicate interface between buyers and sellers.

Greg Bicket, Asheville

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I would work with Doris and Stan again in a heartbeat and would recommend them to anyone. I consider them friends after working with them over the years. They helped us purchase our house in 2012 and sell it in 2014. They were a phone call-away for both processes. I NEVER felt left alone. I was always kept in the loop. If there was an emergency (which there were)- Doris was by our side offering assistance immediately. Accessible, kind, attentive, and really just all-around good people- I can't say enough about them. Thank you both for making things so easy on me and my family.

Christina M. Asheville, NC

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Mr. and Mrs. Longworth were amazing to work with. I know I didn't have a simple case. I was on a pretty strict budget and needed a lot for what little money I did have. They were great in helping me find a home that would work with my specific needs. We looked at a bunch of houses over a long period and there was never a time when I felt like they were pushing me to make a choice, the decisions were always left up to me. Mr. and Mrs. Longworth are just really sweet people that like their job and like helping people. I don't think I would have found a home like I did if it wasn't for them. I really appreciate everything they have done for me.

Kyle Gresham, Asheville

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Doris Longworth was the best possible person for us to have as a realtor. We were completely new to the home buying process, and she walked us through each and every step with such grace and compassion that it felt like we were the only people she was helping! She held our hand through each day, communicating all avenues of what was needed from us and how we needed to proceed. We could not imagine buying a home without Doris and her knowledge and passion for her job. We will always be grateful for her help as well as her continued interest in our new home and life!

Ashley D., Oakley

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We had the privilege of working with Stan and Doris as our realtor when looking to purchase a home in the Asheville/Leicester area. Both of them are knowledgeable about real estate and are certainly able to do more than the average agent. I appreciated their ability to advise me as we ultimately ended up buying a foreclosed home. During issues that often happen on a short sale they were both there to help and support me in every possible way possible. We had many unexpected bumps in the road and they were always available at any time to listen to me vent, advise, do the “dirty work”, and help me not lose my mind! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services to any person who is looking to buy or sell a home. I work for a nationwide relocation company in this area and always feel confident in referring their services to clients seeking real estate advice. I have also worked with clients who are selling homes with these guys and have nothing but excellent feedback from them.

Kimberly Payne-Lee Leicester, NC

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Doris and Stan Longworth exceeded our expectations as our real estate agents. They are knowledgable about Asheville and surrounding communities. The listened to our wishes and needs for a house, and showed us various options which met our criteria. In the end, they found the perfect house for us. I truly don't think we would have found this wonderful house without them. Working with Doris and Stan Longworth was a pleasurable and stress free experience. I would recommend them to anyone. Indeed, I already have!

Karen Stastny, Biltmore Lake

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My experience selling my house was a good one with quick resolution and financial satisfaction so I would not recommend any changes in the way Doris and Stan took care of me and this professional transaction.

Mary Alice Nard

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I would recommend Stan and Doris because they were most helpful. Everything went smooth and was uncomplicated.

Cassandra Jones, 48 Mountain Meadow Circle, Weaverville

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As first-time homebuyers, my husband and I had some anxiety with the process. Doris and Stan worked with us diligently for almost three years, until we found the right home for us. Throughout the process, they ensured that we were aware and comfortable with the process, and were available and happy to answer questions whenever we had them. They are our go-to referral for anyone we know looking to buy or sell a home, having already referred them to 3 other couples. They are professional and friendly, and make their clients comfort their priority.

Nicole Lowery, Saint Andrews

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Doris and Stan are the best! My husband and I are retiring to Asheville and I have been a real estate agent in another state for 20+ years. There were no balls dropped by Doris and Stan. I recommend them and the North Asheville Beverly-Hanks Office and the Beverly-Hanks Company to anyone looking to buy a home in the Asheville area. Doris and Stan paid attention to every detail. Doris and Stan found us our house, were always available to us and the company provided us many services related to moving in a fashion above and beyond our expectations.

E. & G.

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From our initial meeting last summer, throughout the many emails while in our prior residence to the offerings on several locations during the purchasing process, Doris showed complete professionalism, caring, and made the entire process less stressful. We would recommend Doris to anyone who is in the market for a new or resale property.

Frank & Linda Mele Hendersonville NC

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Doris listens carefully to ones preferences and gives one excellent service. She responds quickly to calls and inquiries, and her suggestions are always right on. We are happy to know her, and would recommend her to anyone.

Phyllis Mandler, Lake Lure

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and informative way.

David & Shirley Fasbender

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Stan and Doris were so much better organized and professional than the other broker I considered.

Connie Krochmal, Swannanoa

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Our Listings

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3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2352 Hsq ft  ·  0.06 acr
128 Beaver Ridge Road in Asheville, NC 28804 - MLS# 3925774

$650,000

128 Beaver Ridge Road
Asheville 28804

Come and join the North Asheville Community of Belvedere. This freestanding patio home has a bright, open floor plan, has been completely updated in ...

MLS# 3925774 - Active Under Contract
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-North

3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2527 Hsq ft  ·  0.04 acr
3 Creekside Way in Asheville, NC 28804 - MLS# 3937669

$650,000

3 Creekside Way
Asheville 28804

 

MLS# 3937669 - Active Under Contract
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-North

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1304 Hsq ft  ·  0.85 acr
15 Indian Camp Road in Weaverville, NC 28787 - MLS# 3940142

$400,000

15 Indian Camp Road
Weaverville 28787

Charming Arts & Crafts Cottage style home w/mountain views in Weaverville, built in 2016 by local builder. This 3 br/2ba offers single level living, ...

MLS# 3940142 - Active Under Contract
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-North

3.57 acr
509 Sweet Spire Ridge #17 in Asheville, NC 28804 - MLS# 3921299

$295,000

509 Sweet Spire Ridge #17
Asheville 28804

Excellent value on Reynolds Mountain. This 3.57 acre lot offers magnificent views of Mt. Pisgah. Only minutes to downtown, Fresh Market and Beaver L ...

MLS# 3921299 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-North

0.93 acr
146 Summit Tower Circle in Asheville, NC 28804 - MLS# 3882459

$180,000

146 Summit Tower Circle
Asheville 28804

Huge price reduction! Build your home on this south facing lot in the upscale and well established community of Reynolds Mountain. At just under an ...

MLS# 3882459 - Active Under Contract
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-North

1.39 acr
187 Starling Pass #102 in Asheville, NC 28804 - MLS# 3920714

$69,900

187 Starling Pass #102
Asheville 28804

Large 1.39 acre homesite in Versant, Asheville's premier gated community! Versant offers the best location, and best new construction value in Ashe ...

MLS# 3920714 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-North

 
 

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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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