Jay Gerlach

Residential Broker Associate
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Biltmore Park
team: Katie Glicksberg and Jay Gerlach
cell: (828) 772-9484
office: (828) 684-8999
team member since 2020

About Me

I grew up in the Mountain State of West Virginia, and have always been drawn to the mountains. My wife, Amanda, and I moved to Asheville in early 2013, and desire to make the area our “forever home.” We are attracted to the spirit of the people here, as well as the natural beauty of the area. We’ve found Western North Carolina to be a perfect setting for raising our two daughters, Maya and Brooklyn. As a family, we enjoy hiking, taking advantage of the numerous parks in the area, hanging out on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, fishing, and attending our girls’ softball games and dance recitals.

I truly believe Western North Carolina has it all, and I’m excited to help others call this gorgeous region of the country home.

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Buying or selling a home is, for most, a monumental event. My role as your professional real estate agent is one with many facets. I am here to assure you are always informed, navigate the transaction process smoothly, address expected and unexpected circumstances in a timely and thorough manner, and benefit from the transaction in a way that brings the best possible outcome.

After spending 16 years in higher education, I decided it was time to make a positive impact on people’s lives in a different way. While at NC State University, Texas Tech University, and Western Carolina University, I was able to not only help students reach their goals, but work with government agencies, nonprofits, and other researchers to solve complex public affairs and policy problems. From 2015–2019, I served as Director of the Master of Public Affairs Program at WCU. This position allowed me to collaborate with many important stakeholders in local governments throughout Western North Carolina with whom home buyers and sellers interact during their real estate transactions. This experience places me in a unique position to help clients navigate the transaction process while addressing any conceivable issues that may arise along the way. In those times, it helps to know who to call. Through my experiences, I have woven a vast network of colleagues and friends who know how to get things done right and in a timely fashion.

My passion for real estate comes from my passion for people. I have always believed in public service, and I view real estate as a type of service. I have all the tools and connections at the ready to be extremely well equipped to guide you through one of the biggest, most important moments in your life. It’s in us all as human beings to desire a sense of “home.” I am abundantly prepared and eager to assist you in finding yours.

If you are ready to buy or sell your Western North Carolina home, I stand ready to guide you through every step of the process while sharing the excitement of one of the biggest moments life has to offer! Call me today.

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  • North Carolina State University
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • West Virginia University


  • Cooking/Dining
  • Fitness
  • Reading/Writing
  • Music
  • Hiking and Camping
  • Hunting and Fishing
  • Running
  • Sports Enthusiast
  • Whitewater Sports
  • Travel


My Listings

3 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  966 Hsq ft  ·  0.41 acr
63 Sharon Lane in Canton, NC 28716 - MLS# 4036861


63 Sharon Lane
Canton 28716

Recharge and relax in this charming three-bedroom home nestled on 0.41 acres in beautiful Canton! With a new front porch and plenty of space for ou ...

MLS# 4036861 - Coming Soon
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-Biltmore Park


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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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