Gene Sandlin

Residential and Commercial Broker Associate
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Downtown Asheville
team: The Sandlin Brewer Team
cell: (828) 450-8797
office: (828) 254-7221
team member since 2013

About Me

A native North Carolinian with a Midwestern upbringing, Gene was born in Raleigh, NC and raised outside Chicago, IL. Tired of Chicago winters, Gene moved back to his home state in 2009. He is a graduate of St. John's College - Santa Fe with a B.A. in Classics. Gene is also a professionally-trained opera singer, attending the Chicago College of Performing Arts - Music Conservatory. He is an avid cyclist, tennis enthusiast, and writer; and enjoys floating or hiking down the many beautiful rivers, lakes, and trails of Western North Carolina!

Along with being one of the top producing agents at Beverly-Hanks, Gene comes from a family of North Carolina real estate brokers and has over 10 years of Real Estate, Service, and Sales experience under his belt. He is an outstanding listener with a talent for clear and concise communication. Gene also learned the value of hard work at an early age, spending summers on his grandparent's Piedmont-area farm. Motivated and passionate, Gene looks forward to assisting you with your real estate needs in Western North Carolina.

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Service Areas & Specialties


  • Roosevelt University
  • St. John's College


  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Dog/Cat
  • Fitness
  • Parenting
  • Personal Wellness
  • Reading/Writing
  • Bird Watching
  • Cycling
  • Environmental Activism
  • Gardening
  • Golfing
  • Hiking and Camping
  • Hunting and Fishing
  • Motor Sports
  • Motorcycle Enthusiast
  • Running
  • Sports Enthusiast
  • Whitewater Sports
  • Travel

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How is the tax bill of a home determined in North Carolina?

Real property is appraised at 100% of market value and includes land, buildings, structures, and improvements. State law requires counties to reappraise every eight years, but many counties reappraise every four. A bill can be a combination of tax rates. For example, a home inside the City of Asheville and Asheville City School districts will have three separate tax rates represented on a bill: the Buncombe County rate, the City of Asheville rate, and the Asheville City School rate. All rates are totaled to calculate the total tax liability. Tax rate estimates for our mountain communities can be found on page 127 of the Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Welcome magazine.

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Community Organizations

  • USTA - Western NC
  • YPA - Young Professionals Asheville
  • ADA - Asheville Downtown Assoc
  • JA - Junior Achievement