Hope Swicegood Byrd

Residential Broker Associate
CNHS
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Biltmore Park
cell: (828) 778-5221
office: (828) 684-8999
team member since 2002

About Me

Hope Swicegood Byrd is a native of Asheville. She attended TC Roberson High School and graduated from Salem College with a BA in Economics -Management and Education.Hope has 3 grown sons.Growing up in the family restaurant business has provided Hope with people skills that have proved invaluable as a realtor. Hope is honest, enthusiastic, energetic and efficient. She feels her two greatest strenghts are listening to her clients and finding what they really want/need in a home, and secondly, having a wealth of information and connections that help her clients long after they have purchased their home.

Hope has enjoyed seeing Asheville grow in many positive areas through the years. The influx of people moving to Asheville has created a beautiful environment. Hope feels everyone can find their niche in this friendly, exciting city. People are warm, caring and generally happy. Asheville is a SPECIAL place! The increase in educational opportunities for preschoolers to retirees has grown immensely. Asheville has a vast cultural, art and music climate. The quality and quantity of restaurants is unlike any city of its size. One can eat at a different restaurant every night for months and not eat at the same place twice...and they are all fabulous! Give Hope a call to see the city that she is so proud to call home!

When you need a top producing agent to assist you with your buying or selling needs……you've got to have HOPE!

Contact HOPE SWICEGOOD BYRD [email protected] 828-778-5221

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Experience

Hope began her real estate career in 1998. She has worked at Beverly Hanks since 2002. Hope has consistently been a top producer with the company. She enjoys listing and selling any priced home. Hope truly values the relationships formed in real estate. Most of her clients become her friends! Hope realizes the process of purchasing a home is a serious transaction, but she and her client still have fun during the process. She is positive from initially meeting her clients all the way to the closing table!

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Testimonials

Hope provided outstanding representation in three separate purchase transactions. She gave excellent negotiating advice, was a tough negotiator, and got all three deals closed. Hope was easy to reach, always patient and friendly, and had wonderful follow-up, as well as suggestions as to how to deal with a few unexpected issues that arose during escrow. I would definitely use her again and would recommend her unqualifiedly to others seeking a local real estate broker.

Laurence Hutt, Durango

verified

How was fantastic! I would highly recommend her. She knows the market better than anyone in Asheville and is extremely professional and makes buying a home easy.

Evan Remmes Asheville

verified

I have known Hope and her family for years. She sold us onour recent home, helped sell an investment property and now sold us this home. See did all aspects of this and previous transactions efficiently and knew her stuff!! Wow, this was a breeze thanks to Hope!

BillCostenbader,Asheville, NC

verified

Hope knows the Asheville area and quickly adjusted to our wants, desires, and somewhat unclear budget (we were selling a home out of state and thus not sure how much equity we had to work with). She's friendly, poised, polite, and negotiated hard on some minor seller concessions that I didn't think we would get. I recommend her highly.

Todd McGee, moving from Arizona

verified

Hope is a very experienced broker. She did not waste any of our time or money and was definitely looking out for our interests. We felt that as our listing agent, Hope was representing our desire to find a buyer at a fair price. We felt assured and confident every time we spoke with her and can't recommend her enough.

[email protected]

verified

We would highly recommend Hope to anyone for their real estate needs. She is a caring and knowledgeable person and is truly doing her best to help. Very satisfied with her help. Very professional.

Jim and Betsy Edmonds Asheville

verified

Hope Byrd exceeded my expectation/requirements for professionalism, which is sorely missing in newly minted, overly aggressive and less experienced agents. She is flexible, well informed, communicates effectively, and is able to navigate dramatic changes in the marketplace... all while maintaining respect for others and integrity in all business matters. Sale of 403 Crowfields Dr followed the path Hope described in the initial seller/agent meeting. Her experience with the local market was evident and reassuring - next steps developed as planned. It is my pleasure to be able to select "Excellent" on ALL the characteristics that describe Hope's services as an agent. I intend to ask her to list another property for me in a few months. Beverly Hanks marketing department seems to be able to use technology and networking effectively. Thank you for representing my interests so well.

Carolyn Jones, Asheville, NC

verified

Hope has always put our needs first. We absolutely love her.

Nicole Webb, Mills River

verified

Excellent Knowledge of area and current market, realistic about pricing, courteous and pleasant to all even with demanding or discourteous others in a transaction, goes well beyond required tasks to accommodate client and handle complications. We have bought and sold many houses , no one has been more competent nor easier to work with than Hope Byrd . You are lucky to have her.

Priscilla Herzoff Asheville NC

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We knew we would receive helpful, reliable service from our friend and neighbor, Hope Byrd.

Eleanor Johnson

verified

Hope Swicegood Byrd’s local knowledge and extensive network made our transition seamless from the start.

David Moller, Arden, NC

verified

Hope is a professional from the moment of the first phone call. She did her homework and provided options for me that were not misleading or out of my range. She knew I had a small window to find a new home and she worked hard to make it happen. I would recommend Hope to anyone who wants to purchase.

Teri Morris Asheville NC

verified

Hope was great to work with. She communicated often and was exceptionally knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Chris Schroeder, Port St Joe Florida

verified

Hope was a fabulous and patient broker while our family searched for a home. She was honest and timely with responses. We loved working with her, especially our little toddler!

Anna

verified

Have known her for many years Was very very knowledgeable in an aggressive contracting which led to a successful conclusion. We had a short weekend to view recommended houses that Hope had selected for us to view. She hit our requirements perfectly. By Sunday we had success and are very happy with our new house!

William Costenbader Santa Rosa Beach, FL

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Hope went above and beyond what I expected even after hearing great things about her. Throughout our home purchasing experience she was friendly, professional, but most importantly she was honest with her assessment of properties. Hope demonstrated excellent knowledge of the Asheville area and market and taught us many important details that we wouldn’t have considered otherwise. I felt like she really had our best interest at heart, and I don’t think we could have had a better advocate for us when it came to navigating our purchase agreement, mortgage, and closing. Would love to work with her again.

Stephanie Layne, Fletcher

verified

Thanks Hope for your professional service and expertise!

Thomas Mulford, Asheville NC

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Hope is the absolute greatest. We were in such good hands throughout the entire experience. I can't speak highly enough of her and her personality and skills. Hope was super knowledgable, available, and got in our offer before anyone else's. Elated with the home we got, and it's all because of Hope. THANK YOU.

KK, Asheville

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My wife and I really enjoyed working with Hope

Brueske

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Hope Swicegood Byrd was very helpful in the sale of our home. We had used her to buy this home several years ago, so when it came time to sell she was the clear choice. Hope is honest, kind, accommodating, and professional. She worked hard for us when (at no fault of her own) things didn't go how we planned. She is well-connected in Asheville and knows the area in which we were searching very well. We are so grateful to Hope for getting our house sold!

Casey Kersten, Asheville

verified

Hope is very knowledgeable in real errate. She is very professional, and wililing to help at anytime.

Teri Glenn Gentile Asheville, NC

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Have worked with Hope many times and she is always excellent! Her assistant Brett is also fabulous to work with. Professional and helpful.

Teresa Asheville

verified

Wonderful soul. Delightful to work with. Extremely thorough in all things. So VERY grateful to have her as our agent. Communication(s) perfect. Thank you again, Hope.

Mike Sowa, Asheville

verified

Hope Byrd was always attentive and helpful through the buying process. She was very calm and patient and truly had our best interest at heart. Her knowledge of Asheville was extensive and valuable. She was upbeat and positive and always available when we needed her! We would definitely recommend her to any of our friends and family.

caroline poteat

verified

Hope was everything you could want in a realtor. She went way above and beyond for us. I can't begin to tell you how many times Hope showed us houses and she never acted like we were a nuisance. She has become like a second mom to us.

Casey K, Biltmore Park

verified

I would recommend Hope for anyone who is considering buying a home in the Asheville area. She knew the market well and worked with us efficiently. I warned her that we could be a bit "neurotic," but she maintained a friendly, positive, and calm demeanor with us at all times.

Laura Hutchinson Fletcher NC

verified

Hope is an excellent real estate agent that works hard for you. She gave helpful insight into the selling process of my moms home and what would be the best approach. She was a joy to work with.

Peggy Partin, Asheville,NC

verified

So easy to work with very knowledgable and a pleasure to work with. I would absolutely use her again and refer friends and family to her.

Liza Dale

verified

Hope's experience with the local area is invaluable in selling a home in the Asheville area. She is hard-working, personable, and client-focused. We have worked with Hope twice in selling homes and will continue to use her as our go-to real estate agent.

Johnston family, Asheville

verified

Hope was great to work with! She was always available and in my mind went above and beyond normal duties. She was super helpful to me especially because I was buying this property remotely. She made it easy for me and I always felt comfortable we were on the same page. She helped to make the experience a positive one. Thank you Hope!

Sandy Pressley, Amsterdam

verified

She did a fantastic job.

Martha Cowan, Asheville

verified

Hope was very knowledgeable and accountable during the whole process. We were first time homebuyers and she really made the process easier and less stressful for us. We felt she kept our needs a priority through every step of the process. She made finding our home a great experience.

Anju, Fletcher, NC

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Hope Swicegood Byrd was the second realtor we had with our home. She was so easy to work with. She is from Asheville and knows the area and the people. I feel like I've made a new friend!I would hire her again and recommend her to friends.

Sue Houser, Asheville

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She was fabulous to work with.. Assertive, knowledgable, and approachable. Hope was very detailed oriented and worked around my hectic work and travel schedule. I would recommend her highly!

Liz Allen

verified

Again, Hope Swicegood Byrd is awesome!

Connie Morgan Asheville, NC

verified

When we met Hope for the first time, it was obvious that she was not only knowledgable and professional, but she was also obviously genuinely concerned with our hopes and needs. Once we met her, we knew we wanted to work with her. Hope was incredible. We've never purchased a home before, and she made the process so much less intimidating. She always made sure we knew exactly what we were supposed to do, what we could expect next, and what other factors might influence the process. She's just so knowledgable and resourceful -- we're so glad one of my colleagues suggested her to us; at one point, we were looking at a house and the mailman came up to the front door to deliver some mail. I never would have thought to talk to him, but she did and we learned all sorts of wonderful things about the neighborhood (and that's the house we ended up buying). We're so happy we had Hope to help us with our home-buying experience. If we buy or sell property in Asheville in the future, we'll definitely be calling Hope! She was awesome and I'll definitely be recommending her to anyone who's in need of a realtor in this area. I can't say enough good things about her!

Anne Jansen, Asheville

verified

Hope has become a knowledgeable agent and works hard at her job and is extremely pleasant to deal with. Linda Furr

Linda G Furr House was in Biltmore Forest and I now live at Deerfield.

verified

Because I live nearly 3,000 miles away, Hope Swicegood Byrd had to take charge of every aspect of the sale of my rental property in Biltmore Forest. From contracting with landscape workers to addressing concerns expressed by an existing renter, Hope shepherded the sale of this home from start to finish in every way. Throughout the process, Hope was helpful, accessible, responsive, and thoroughly professional. I am grateful to her for her superlative real estate skills and her willingness to go the extra mile, and I appreciate all her energy, patience, and wonderful sense of humor above and beyond her marketing and sales expertise. Thank you, Hope, for making it all come together.

Maggie Ryland, Colville, WA

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Education

  • Salem College

Interests

  • Cooking/Dining
  • Fitness
  • Parenting
  • Personal Wellness
  • Reading/Writing
  • Music
  • Bird Watching
  • Cycling
  • Sports Enthusiast

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Testimonials

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Hope provided outstanding representation in three separate purchase transactions. She gave excellent negotiating advice, was a tough negotiator, and got all three deals closed. Hope was easy to reach, always patient and friendly, and had wonderful follow-up, as well as suggestions as to how to deal with a few unexpected issues that arose during escrow. I would definitely use her again and would recommend her unqualifiedly to others seeking a local real estate broker.

Laurence Hutt, Durango

verified

How was fantastic! I would highly recommend her. She knows the market better than anyone in Asheville and is extremely professional and makes buying a home easy.

Evan Remmes Asheville

verified

I have known Hope and her family for years. She sold us onour recent home, helped sell an investment property and now sold us this home. See did all aspects of this and previous transactions efficiently and knew her stuff!! Wow, this was a breeze thanks to Hope!

BillCostenbader,Asheville, NC

verified

Hope knows the Asheville area and quickly adjusted to our wants, desires, and somewhat unclear budget (we were selling a home out of state and thus not sure how much equity we had to work with). She's friendly, poised, polite, and negotiated hard on some minor seller concessions that I didn't think we would get. I recommend her highly.

Todd McGee, moving from Arizona

verified

Hope is a very experienced broker. She did not waste any of our time or money and was definitely looking out for our interests. We felt that as our listing agent, Hope was representing our desire to find a buyer at a fair price. We felt assured and confident every time we spoke with her and can't recommend her enough.

[email protected]

verified

We would highly recommend Hope to anyone for their real estate needs. She is a caring and knowledgeable person and is truly doing her best to help. Very satisfied with her help. Very professional.

Jim and Betsy Edmonds Asheville

verified

Hope Byrd exceeded my expectation/requirements for professionalism, which is sorely missing in newly minted, overly aggressive and less experienced agents. She is flexible, well informed, communicates effectively, and is able to navigate dramatic changes in the marketplace... all while maintaining respect for others and integrity in all business matters. Sale of 403 Crowfields Dr followed the path Hope described in the initial seller/agent meeting. Her experience with the local market was evident and reassuring - next steps developed as planned. It is my pleasure to be able to select "Excellent" on ALL the characteristics that describe Hope's services as an agent. I intend to ask her to list another property for me in a few months. Beverly Hanks marketing department seems to be able to use technology and networking effectively. Thank you for representing my interests so well.

Carolyn Jones, Asheville, NC

verified

Hope has always put our needs first. We absolutely love her.

Nicole Webb, Mills River

verified

Excellent Knowledge of area and current market, realistic about pricing, courteous and pleasant to all even with demanding or discourteous others in a transaction, goes well beyond required tasks to accommodate client and handle complications. We have bought and sold many houses , no one has been more competent nor easier to work with than Hope Byrd . You are lucky to have her.

Priscilla Herzoff Asheville NC

verified

We knew we would receive helpful, reliable service from our friend and neighbor, Hope Byrd.

Eleanor Johnson

verified

Hope Swicegood Byrd’s local knowledge and extensive network made our transition seamless from the start.

David Moller, Arden, NC

verified

Hope is a professional from the moment of the first phone call. She did her homework and provided options for me that were not misleading or out of my range. She knew I had a small window to find a new home and she worked hard to make it happen. I would recommend Hope to anyone who wants to purchase.

Teri Morris Asheville NC

verified

Hope was great to work with. She communicated often and was exceptionally knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Chris Schroeder, Port St Joe Florida

verified

Hope was a fabulous and patient broker while our family searched for a home. She was honest and timely with responses. We loved working with her, especially our little toddler!

Anna

verified

Have known her for many years Was very very knowledgeable in an aggressive contracting which led to a successful conclusion. We had a short weekend to view recommended houses that Hope had selected for us to view. She hit our requirements perfectly. By Sunday we had success and are very happy with our new house!

William Costenbader Santa Rosa Beach, FL

verified

Hope went above and beyond what I expected even after hearing great things about her. Throughout our home purchasing experience she was friendly, professional, but most importantly she was honest with her assessment of properties. Hope demonstrated excellent knowledge of the Asheville area and market and taught us many important details that we wouldn’t have considered otherwise. I felt like she really had our best interest at heart, and I don’t think we could have had a better advocate for us when it came to navigating our purchase agreement, mortgage, and closing. Would love to work with her again.

Stephanie Layne, Fletcher

verified

Thanks Hope for your professional service and expertise!

Thomas Mulford, Asheville NC

verified

Hope is the absolute greatest. We were in such good hands throughout the entire experience. I can't speak highly enough of her and her personality and skills. Hope was super knowledgable, available, and got in our offer before anyone else's. Elated with the home we got, and it's all because of Hope. THANK YOU.

KK, Asheville

verified

My wife and I really enjoyed working with Hope

Brueske

verified

Hope Swicegood Byrd was very helpful in the sale of our home. We had used her to buy this home several years ago, so when it came time to sell she was the clear choice. Hope is honest, kind, accommodating, and professional. She worked hard for us when (at no fault of her own) things didn't go how we planned. She is well-connected in Asheville and knows the area in which we were searching very well. We are so grateful to Hope for getting our house sold!

Casey Kersten, Asheville

verified

Hope is very knowledgeable in real errate. She is very professional, and wililing to help at anytime.

Teri Glenn Gentile Asheville, NC

verified

Have worked with Hope many times and she is always excellent! Her assistant Brett is also fabulous to work with. Professional and helpful.

Teresa Asheville

verified

Wonderful soul. Delightful to work with. Extremely thorough in all things. So VERY grateful to have her as our agent. Communication(s) perfect. Thank you again, Hope.

Mike Sowa, Asheville

verified

Hope Byrd was always attentive and helpful through the buying process. She was very calm and patient and truly had our best interest at heart. Her knowledge of Asheville was extensive and valuable. She was upbeat and positive and always available when we needed her! We would definitely recommend her to any of our friends and family.

caroline poteat

verified

Hope was everything you could want in a realtor. She went way above and beyond for us. I can't begin to tell you how many times Hope showed us houses and she never acted like we were a nuisance. She has become like a second mom to us.

Casey K, Biltmore Park

verified

I would recommend Hope for anyone who is considering buying a home in the Asheville area. She knew the market well and worked with us efficiently. I warned her that we could be a bit "neurotic," but she maintained a friendly, positive, and calm demeanor with us at all times.

Laura Hutchinson Fletcher NC

verified

Hope is an excellent real estate agent that works hard for you. She gave helpful insight into the selling process of my moms home and what would be the best approach. She was a joy to work with.

Peggy Partin, Asheville,NC

verified

So easy to work with very knowledgable and a pleasure to work with. I would absolutely use her again and refer friends and family to her.

Liza Dale

verified

Hope's experience with the local area is invaluable in selling a home in the Asheville area. She is hard-working, personable, and client-focused. We have worked with Hope twice in selling homes and will continue to use her as our go-to real estate agent.

Johnston family, Asheville

verified

Hope was great to work with! She was always available and in my mind went above and beyond normal duties. She was super helpful to me especially because I was buying this property remotely. She made it easy for me and I always felt comfortable we were on the same page. She helped to make the experience a positive one. Thank you Hope!

Sandy Pressley, Amsterdam

verified

She did a fantastic job.

Martha Cowan, Asheville

verified

Hope was very knowledgeable and accountable during the whole process. We were first time homebuyers and she really made the process easier and less stressful for us. We felt she kept our needs a priority through every step of the process. She made finding our home a great experience.

Anju, Fletcher, NC

verified

Hope Swicegood Byrd was the second realtor we had with our home. She was so easy to work with. She is from Asheville and knows the area and the people. I feel like I've made a new friend!I would hire her again and recommend her to friends.

Sue Houser, Asheville

verified

She was fabulous to work with.. Assertive, knowledgable, and approachable. Hope was very detailed oriented and worked around my hectic work and travel schedule. I would recommend her highly!

Liz Allen

verified

Again, Hope Swicegood Byrd is awesome!

Connie Morgan Asheville, NC

verified

When we met Hope for the first time, it was obvious that she was not only knowledgable and professional, but she was also obviously genuinely concerned with our hopes and needs. Once we met her, we knew we wanted to work with her. Hope was incredible. We've never purchased a home before, and she made the process so much less intimidating. She always made sure we knew exactly what we were supposed to do, what we could expect next, and what other factors might influence the process. She's just so knowledgable and resourceful -- we're so glad one of my colleagues suggested her to us; at one point, we were looking at a house and the mailman came up to the front door to deliver some mail. I never would have thought to talk to him, but she did and we learned all sorts of wonderful things about the neighborhood (and that's the house we ended up buying). We're so happy we had Hope to help us with our home-buying experience. If we buy or sell property in Asheville in the future, we'll definitely be calling Hope! She was awesome and I'll definitely be recommending her to anyone who's in need of a realtor in this area. I can't say enough good things about her!

Anne Jansen, Asheville

verified

Hope has become a knowledgeable agent and works hard at her job and is extremely pleasant to deal with. Linda Furr

Linda G Furr House was in Biltmore Forest and I now live at Deerfield.

verified

Because I live nearly 3,000 miles away, Hope Swicegood Byrd had to take charge of every aspect of the sale of my rental property in Biltmore Forest. From contracting with landscape workers to addressing concerns expressed by an existing renter, Hope shepherded the sale of this home from start to finish in every way. Throughout the process, Hope was helpful, accessible, responsive, and thoroughly professional. I am grateful to her for her superlative real estate skills and her willingness to go the extra mile, and I appreciate all her energy, patience, and wonderful sense of humor above and beyond her marketing and sales expertise. Thank you, Hope, for making it all come together.

Maggie Ryland, Colville, WA

verified

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4 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  4038 Hsq ft  ·  3.37 acr
7 Snowbird Drive in Asheville, NC 28804 - MLS# 3916595

$1,495,000

7 Snowbird Drive
Asheville 28804

Beautiful stone and wood transitional home five miles to downtown Asheville yet very private on 3.37 acres. The main level consists of the primary b ...

MLS# 3916595 - Active Under Contract
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-Biltmore Park

1.45 acr
61 Forest Road in Asheville, NC 28803 - MLS# 3840304

$750,000

61 Forest Road
Asheville 28803

Beautiful 1.45 acre lot in the heart of Biltmore Forest. Privacy abounds with the rear of lot bordering the Biltmore Estate. Elevation of building s ...

MLS# 3840304 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-Biltmore Park

1.52 acr
99999 Dingle Creek Lane in Asheville, NC 28803 - MLS# 3865081

$625,000

99999 Dingle Creek Lane
Asheville 28803

This gently sloping lot is only a mile from the shopping and restaurants off Hendersonville Road, but feels a world away. This 1.52-acre forested pi ...

MLS# 3865081 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-Biltmore Park

 
 

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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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