Karen Hollingsed And Krista Valentine

Residential Broker Associates
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Karen Hollingsed And Krista Valentine

Our Team

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Residential Broker Associate
(828) 734-6222
Image of Krista Valentine
Residential Broker Associate
(828) 734-4597

About Us

We share a passion and love for Western North Carolina and the people in it. Our family moved here to live the “mountain life dream” over 20 years ago and never looked back.

Karen has been married for over 30 years and is the mother to three beautiful daughters. Krista is a second generation real estate agent with a B.S. in Political Science from Western Carolina University. We both enjoy the people, the beautiful seasons, the culture, and the numerous outdoor activities available in the area.

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Our team is set up to provide you with superior service and extensive knowledge of your neighborhood real estate market. We love the energy and excitement that goes along with finding the perfect home. Each transaction is different, and we truly enjoy personalizing every experience to meet your exact needs.

Karen entered real estate in 2007 after having lived in Western North Carolina for over 20 years. She applies her integrity, experience, and passion to a wide client base with loyal repeat customers. She is known for providing great customer service, constant communication, and a positive experience for all involved in the transaction.

Krista grew up accompanying her mother in various real estate activities. She discovered her own passion for the industry while serving mini quiche at open houses and walking property lines. Krista’s work is characterized by her desire to serve other people and a strong work ethic. She’s daily motivated by the spontaneity and relationships of the real estate industry.

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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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Karen and Krista are top notch realtors. It was a pleasure to work with them again. Looking for a realtor? They are the best.

Barbara Carabeau, Waynesville


Karen Holingsef was referred by a fellow coworker and I am so very grateful. These ladies are great and made the whole experience personal versus just doing their job. Until I met Karen and Krista, I never realized how dedicated an agent could be. They helped me tackle every single obstacle that jumped in the way and there were several unforseen surprises. They talked me off the ledge more than once and connected me with the necessary resources to keep moving forward. I wouldn't have made it without the support and encouragement I received from them. Thank you!

Trudy Williams, Clyde NC


Krista and Karen Hollingsed was very attentive and professional. I highly recommend them

Brenda for Clermont FLorida


Karen and Krista are extremely professional and knowledgeable of Haywood County and the surrounding area. They were always available and willing to do whatever we asked. Would highly recommend.

Becky Lindsay Waynesville


These two are amazing, patient, knowledgeable, and accessible! There was some back and forth negotiations that they handled in a claim and professional manner that ultimately led to a successful conclusion for both us as buyers and I assume the sellers as well! Also, I have already recommended them to all of my Facebook friends!!!

Melinda Hersey, Waynesville, NC


Karen and Krista stuck with us throughout the process. We looked at numerous properties over several months. They were very accommodating and most helpful.

Roger Coward, Canton NC


I think she did more than was normally required of a broker in selling the property. She is a very hard worker and concerned that the seller is taken care of resulting the best outcome of the seller. She is very highly recommended.

Jerry Davis


Karen and Krista were both excellent, professional and so nice To work with. I would highly recommend both of them.

Renae Soler


I opened the yellow pages, their ad was the first one that caught my eye, I called the office, was connected to Karen, and the rest is history. Karen and Krista are AWESOME !!! I couldnt have asked for a better TEAM !!!! Karen and Krista are AWESOME !!! AWESOME !!! only dealt with Karen and Krista AWESOME !!!!

Jeffery Todd Haywood County


Dedicated, knowledgeable, trustworthy and persistent were just some of the many qualities that Karen and Krista brought to our working relationship. Definitely recommend them for anyone buying or selling.

Doug Hillman, Waynesville, NC


Karen and Krista or always available by phone and being out of state sellers they went all above and beyond any other realtor we’ve ever dealt with. Karen and Krista were there for the inspection and the appraisal they got more than I anticipating and getting for the home that we sold. I highly recommend Karen and Krista to all my Friends and relatives I sell real estate in Vero beach Florida and I would love to have Karen and Krista on my team.

Peter J. Marini Vero Beach


I felt very comfortable looking at homes with them. They always returned calls and texts right away. Also I'm glad Karen went to closing because she fixed something that was wrong and would have cost me a lot of money.

Susan Wilkins


They were knowledgeable, helpful, professional and provided an exemplary experience from start to finish. I could not be more pleased and will provide them with my unqualified reccomendation.

Tom, Clyde NC


I will never be able to thank you both for all you did for us!! Thank you so so much. Good people like you don’t come across us in life very often ...we were LUCKY !!♥️♥️♥️

Karen Counts : Waynesville


Karen and Krista are always responsive and helpful, the process was so easy! Loved working with them!

Tyler, Waynesville


They were wonderful from start to finish. They kept us up to date on all showings and any information that was pertinent to the sale of our home. We would gladly do business with them again.

Bronwyn Jenkins, New Smyrna Beach Florida


Karen always made herself available to accommodate our schedule. Weekends, evenings, etc. She returned our phone calls or texts in a timely manner, no matter the time. All documents were sent as promised. Will not hesitate to use Karen Hollingshed again if we have another real estate need.

Reah Landau Waynesville NC


They did a great job making the sale happen. They brainstormed with us concerning marketing the property and completed 2 open houses. Would definitely use them for future needs.

Roger Coward


Karen is a great broker. I would recommend her to anyone looking in Haywood County.

Dorothy Marini


Karen Hollingsed helped me find and buy a house for my daughter with me living in California. What could have been a long, messy process ended up being quick and easier than I imagined. My daughter is thrilled with her new home and I was very happy working with Karen.

Helena Iceman, Brentwood, California


Karen is very personable and is familiar with the the outlying area. That is helpful in suggesting potential properties that would be suitable for us. Karen was very familiar with the purchasing process. She was very involved in helping us protect our interests and familiarizing us with North Carolina laws and regulations. She was very attentive to our needs and responded to our concerns quickly. She kept us updated frequently as we were mostly dealing with her from Orlando ,Florida. She was helpful in suggesting things to look for when buying a house in Waynesville , NC. Excellent experience. It was productive and fun! She has a great sense of humor, which added to the fun of looking at properties!

Mike Juett, Orlando, Florida


Karen did such an incredible job in finding the perfect home for us. What I appreciated most about Karen was her accessibility. I had many questions and at odd times of the day/night. She was never off the clock! No matter when I asked, she was always quick to respond. This, for me, is priceless. Furthermore, it was easy for us to see how much Karen truly cared about our wellbeing. There are some things which just can't be taught. Passion in what she does, and caring for others are just a couple of the many wonderful attributes which Karen possesses. Thank you so much Karen! You're the best!

Dennis D. Waynesville nc


Karen was amazing !!!!

Connie Teneriello Waynesville


Karen went out of her way to accommodate our schedule for the short time we were in the area. Then, she tracked down resources we needed and became our "feet on the ground" so we felt connected with all aspects of the purchase process even from a long distance away. She was only a phone call away. I can't think of one quality lacking in Karen. She is an outstanding agent and our first friend in Waynesville. Karen won us over with her friendliness and knowledge of the local market.

The Stinsons, Maine


We based our decision from meeting with Karen. She was knowledgeable, professional, and communicative. We would highly recommend Karen Hollingsed. She listened to what we were looking for in a home and helped guide us through the entire home buying process. She worked closely with our lender and made the experience a successful and easy venture. Karen Hollingsed helped make our home dream come true, Thank you Karen.

Brian Beck and Chelle Baker, Waynesville


Karen and Krista were amazing and truly cared about finding us the right home. They were there every step of the way supporting us during this experience. We cannot say enough about our experience with them.

Thomas and Kris Mann


We truly felt Karen and Krista Hollingsed were “on our side.” They wanted us to find a home we’d be happy with, worked patiently with us, and didn’t try to push a “quick sale” on us. We would happily work with them again, and recommend them to others.

Doug and Andrea H., Waynesville


Krista and Karen were great. They handled tasks for us when they did not have to. They were always available when needed and called. Would recommend their expertise to any friend or family member!

Kendall and Taylor Yates


Karen has been extremely helpful during the entire process. I appreciate the way she takes interest and follows up with us. She truely seems to care about the client and what is best for them. Have recommended her to my sister in law and Karen currently holds the listing. The overall process with Karen was more than we could ask for. She is an excellent agent.

Tim Stair Florida and Waynesville, NC


Karen was referred to us by a family friend. She was so great through the whole process at answering our questions and helping us narrow down what we needed vs what we wanted and helped us get what we needed and wanted in the end. She was a delight to deal with, and although I hope to never move again, I know if we do she will be the person we call!

T. Wilson, Waynesville, NC


Once Karen understood our needs she worked with us to secure the property. Found her to be friendly and engaging. Glad Karen was agent and found that she was good at brokering our offer to the seller. Although the title search slowed the process for the most part the process went smoothly.

Paul Turner, Bethel


My wife Dorothy and I really enjoyed working with Karen Hollingsed she was always Avaluable when we needed her I would highly recommend Karen for anybody looking to buy or sell a home her knowledge of the area was impeccable her service outstanding and her negotiating skills or by far the best I've seen any realtor have we felt Karen was working real hard for us

Peter & Dorothy Marini Vero Beach fl. And Waynesville N.C.


Karen did a great job in keeping me informed on all aspects of the sale of my home. She always returned my calls or texts promptly and answered my questions or concerns professionally and to my satisfaction. If I'm ever in need of an agent in the area again, I will definitely work with Karen again. Thanks Karen! You're the best!

Terry Jenkins-Atlanta,GA


Karen Hollingsed is one of the Best agents you could have. Whats Best is she loves to Sell homes and understands what the customer wants and is looking for in a home. She certainlyly matched us up to the right property.

Braden. 160 Rockwood Rd. 28786


Our Listings

3 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1096 Hsq ft  ·  23 acr
966 Hemphill Road in Waynesville, NC 28785 - MLS# 3930870


966 Hemphill Road
Waynesville 28785

Incredible opportunity to own 20+ unrestricted acres. This beautiful cleared land is waiting for your own private estate, family compound, farm, res ...

MLS# 3930870 - Active Under Contract
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  2234 Hsq ft  ·  0.47 acr
125 Country Club Drive in Waynesville, NC 28786 - MLS# 4007800


125 Country Club Drive
Waynesville 28786

This beautifully updated, yet full of character bungalow, is located only steps from the newly renovated Waynesville Inn and Golf Club. The home is ...

MLS# 4007800 - Active Under Contract
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville

3.49 acr
Lot 25 Glade Mountain Drive in Canton, NC 28716 - MLS# 3876851


Lot 25 Glade Mountain Drive
Canton 28716

If you are looking for the perfect place to build your dream house....THIS IS IT. A gentle sloping large 3.49 acre lot in the beautiful Glade Subd ...

MLS# 3876851 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville