Doyle Barnes

Residential Broker Associate
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
team: Petree and Tousley Team
cell: (818) 943-6475
office: (828) 697-0515
team member since 2021

About Me

My wife and I are committed to Jesus Christ and recognize the great value of being involved in a local church family. We have served as worship leaders, youth workers, and in other leadership capacities.

When you have lots of time….Ask me about my children, sons-in-law, grandchildren, and great grandson.

During the VietNam era, my wife and I sang and danced our way across the Asian Theater as members of a USO Troupe, entertaining soldiers, their families, and occasionally, the locals. In reflection, it was one of the most profound experiences of my life.

I love college sports, family camping in Yosemite, travel, a good hamburger, a good book, and Mexican food. I pitched softball in church and city leagues for many years until my body said STOP, but my heart is still out on that diamond. Music (in all forms) continues to be a very important part of my life. I daydream about directing a symphony orchestra.

I love to laugh.

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I’m not what one would describe as a “workaholic,” but I have worked at one job or another since childhood. Raised by parents who lived through the Great Depression, I was schooled and expected to learn to work. Beginning with throwing newspapers seven days a week at the crack of dawn, rain or shine, at the age of 12, I learned to follow through on a commitment, no matter the inconvenience.

Following graduation from Pepperdine University, I began what would become a 25-year career with IBM Corp. as an Administration Management Executive. During our years of moving around the U.S. with IBM, my wife and I learned to navigate the myriad details of buying and selling property and developed our love of old/historic homes, lovingly restoring several of our own. These are the years during which the seeds of a real estate career were planted, as well as the years I honed my administrative and people skills.

I am highly organized, methodical, and a task- and goal-oriented person. I am focused and have the patience to do the research it takes to find a solution. I am candid and honest with my clients. I am comfortable working with both first-time buyers and seasoned veterans. I thoroughly enjoy getting to know my clients: discovering their likes, dislikes, and dreams. I care for each one as I would a member of my own family.

Following early retirement from IBM, I began my real estate career, where I have remained since 1996. My partner and I built a very successful business in residential real estate in and around Burbank, CA. Upon relocating to Hendersonville, NC, I resumed my real estate endeavors.

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  • Pepperdine University

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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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