John Ellis

Residential Broker Associate
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
cell: (828) 329-8407
office: (828) 628-3532
team member since 2022

About Me

Originally from South Florida, I grew up enjoying the ocean and playing a variety of sports where I learned the value of teamwork. After high school, my family moved to Western North Carolina and I fell in love with the mountains I now call home. In 2009, I found a calling to serve with the Asheville Fire Department and currently still serve as a Captain in East Asheville.

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Before earning my real estate broker’s license, I already had over a decade of experience working alongside real estate professionals and investors, many of whom inspired me to pursue my real estate passion in full. I have first-hand experience with short-term rentals and investment properties. In addition to my role as a luxury real estate broker with Walnut Cove Realty, I embrace another calling as a Captain at the East Asheville station of the Asheville Fire Department. As a firefighter, I have intimate knowledge of the city and surrounding areas that can’t be gained anywhere else, and my work as a Captain has further reinforced my natural skills related to teamwork, discipline, and dependability. I approach every meeting with an opportunity mindset. Bring me a challenge, and I’ll say, “good.”

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Service Areas & Specialties


  • Cooking/Dining
  • Dog/Cat Lover
  • Fitness
  • Personal Wellness
  • Reading/Writing
  • Music
  • Hiking and Camping
  • Sports Enthusiast
  • Travel

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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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