Karen Newgard Black

Residential Broker Associate
LRS, LMS, LSS, LSE

Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®

North Asheville

Email: [email protected]
Cell: (828) 606-0058 Office: (828) 251-1800

Team Member Since 2017

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Turning dreams into reality and clients into friends is my measure of success! As your professional real estate agent, I will bring all my experience, energy, and skills to meet your needs and home buying or selling goals.

I’ve always h…Read More

About Me

I grew up in southeast Louisiana and began my artistic education at LSU. In the early 1990s, came to North Carolina to attend Penland School of Crafts—and never left. The natural beauty, the people, and the rich culture of the region made W…Read More

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Based on working with Karen Black to purchase a residence in Asheville, she earned my highest recommendation for being knowledgeable, responsive, creative in overcoming challenges, and a good negotiator. Beyond that, I appreciated Karen's strong…Read More

Scott Moen, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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I feel that Karen Black worked in my best interest especially in regard to the inspections and consistently communicated with me.

Deanna Jordan Park Ridge, IL

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Karen Black was super, answered all questions in a timely manner. If she did not have knowledge of an issue, she researched and returned with an answer quickly and succinctly.

Susan and Walter Benyo 17 Zane’s Cove Road Asheville

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Karen Black kept me informed all the way through a tricky, complicated negotiation with the sellar, and during a tricky time in the economy. It took tremendous patience and willingness to be and stay positive even when I sometimes faltered.…Read More

Marta Drayton Burnsville

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Having a personal reference was important to me. Otherwise it's just a shot in the dark. I trusted that Karen would do a great job because my associate knows her and thinks highly of her. I felt really good about every step of the process.…Read More

Zoe Taddie, Asheville

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Actually, I called randomly when I saw A Beverly Hanks sign in the window of a townhome I was interested in buying and she was on floor duty that day. But I must tell you, without knowing her beforehand, I could not have handpicked a better…Read More

Regina Loveday / Asheville NC

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Karen is a trusted friend and I knew that she would be the best person to help me sell my dad's place. I cannot give her enough praise. She was very professional , knowledgable, and open to any and all questions I had. She also went above and…Read More

Becky Lloyd Clyde, NC

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John and Karen went above and beyond to present and show my home. They did an outstanding job which I am very grateful.I know at times I was a pest but understood were I was coming from. I want to thank them both for the outstanding work they…Read More

Robert A Lee Merritt Island, FL

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I am a writer. I got all that in the first time. She's simply outstanding.

Walter M. Goldberg

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Karen was extremely knowledgeable about the kind of sale we were facing: an inherited property with multiple owners, none of whom lived in town. She also knew the immediate area well and had a good idea of comparable properties. She is very…Read More

Gretchen and Stephen, Salt Lake City (sold house in Black Mountain)

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Karen renewed our faith in home buying again!! This was the best buyer experience we have ever had. Wonderful person and very knowledgeable with a true honest spirt. Thanks Karen Black!!

Jamie and crystal brodesser, Weaverville nc

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Karen is very dedicated, persistent is finding exactly what you are looking for. Kind hearted. I look at real estate like I look at gambling. But with Karen, it’s like having the ultimate wild card!

Paul and Lorrie Deletetsky Weaverville

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Karen did an amazing job and guided us every step of the way from prepping the house for sale to helping with contracts and the final sale. She was on point with pricing and the house sold just under 2 weeks. I would highly recommend her to…Read More

Jason Bond

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Karen black was the perfect broker for us. She led us through the entire process making sure we had the clarity we need at each step. She knows the area well, appreciated the beauty of our property in a way that we knew would come through in…Read More

Leslie Noell, Penland

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Karen Black was an exceptional realtor! I live in California and Karen was able to show me properties and take care of every detail of my purchase remotely. She is personable and professional and was very patient with me as my wish list was…Read More

Randi Dodge San Jose, California

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Although Karen is relatively new to the real estate business, knowing her attention to detail, knowledge of the Asheville area and her commitment to us as clients made her the obvious choice as a broker. Karen is a delight. Not only is her…Read More

vicki essig asheville

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We had a very positive experience working with Karen. As first time home buyers she took the time to help us understand the home buying process and provided excellent resources. We found her to be very responsive and efficient and the home buying…Read More

Emily, Canton

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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

198 Poplar Ridge Lane in Burnsville, NC 28714 - MLS# 3525295 3D Home Tour
3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3466 Hsq ft  ·  5.17 acr

$699,000

198 Poplar Ridge Lane
Burnsville 28714

This stately private residence located within the Pisgah National Forest pays homage to architectural styles of the regions past. 10' ceiling adorn ...

MLS# 3525295 - Active
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®


0 Shoal Creek Road #19.59 ac. in Burnsville, NC 28714 - MLS# 3419325
19.59 acr

$200,000

0 Shoal Creek Road #19.59 ac.
Burnsville 28714

This Shoal Pond property was developed to be a high-end subdivision because of the beauty of the land and the spectacular mountain views. All that ...

MLS# 3419325 - Active
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®


00000 Shoal Creek Road in Burnsville, NC 28714 - MLS# 3654442
19.718 acr

$200,000

00000 Shoal Creek Road
Burnsville 28714

This large tract of land contains many lovely home sites and has the main road infrastructure in place making it easy to tour and view. It offers th ...

MLS# 3654442 - Active
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®


10 Mountain Gait Drive #8 & 10 in Mars Hill, NC 28754 - MLS# 3633881 Active Under Contract
3.58 acr

$20,000

10 Mountain Gait Drive #8 & 10
Mars Hill 28754

These 2 lush mountain view lots in The Preserve at Wolf Laurel offer privacy and the gentle sounds of small creek running along the side of the prop ...

MLS# 3633881 - Active Under Contract
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®


99999 Paint Fork Road in Barnardsville, NC 28709 - MLS# 3593891
2.34 acr

$15,000

99999 Paint Fork Road
Barnardsville 28709

2+ acres of east facing ridge property in the Paint Fork community. This lot is nestled in an array of mature trees and rock outcroppings. Enjoy vi ...

MLS# 3593891 - Active
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®


9 Kenilworth Knoll #224 in Asheville, NC 28805 - MLS# 3654292 Closed on 09-15-2020
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1294 Hsq ft

$189,000

9 Kenilworth Knoll #224
Asheville 28805

Incredibly convenient location, close to downtown, the Blue Ridge Parkway, shopping and more! This lightly used condo is being offered with all fur ...

MLS# 3654292 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®


144 Bald Creek School Road in Burnsville, NC 28714 - MLS# 3524188 Closed on 04-14-2020
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  2903 Hsq ft  ·  8.14 acr

$375,000

144 Bald Creek School Road
Burnsville 28714

This 1898 Dutch Colonial Farmhouse is a blend of traditional with modern upgrades. This spacious and welcoming home is nestled on a lush corner lot ...

MLS# 3524188 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®


18 Cross Winds Drive #2 in Clyde, NC 28721 - MLS# 3568642 Closed on 01-27-2020
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1350 Hsq ft  ·  0.05 acr

$225,000

18 Cross Winds Drive #2
Clyde 28721

Lovely contemporary townhome in Cross Winds. Open floor plan with high ceilings, granite countertops and wood floors in the living area as well as ...

MLS# 3568642 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®


491 Mountain View Road in Burnsville, NC 28714 - MLS# 3529462 Closed on 01-06-2020
3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3299 Hsq ft  ·  1.53 acr

$440,000

491 Mountain View Road
Burnsville 28714

Sit, relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the stunning Black Mountains. This custom built home has been lovingly cared for and is ready for your y ...

MLS# 3529462 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®


113 Dogwood Drive in Black Mountain, NC 28711 - MLS# 3558661 Closed on 11-25-2019
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1956 Hsq ft  ·  0.8 acr

$350,000

113 Dogwood Drive
Black Mountain 28711

Classic brick rancher located in lovely Spring Hills neighborhood! This large .8 acre lot abuts the golf course and has beautiful established native ...

MLS# 3558661 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®


659 Pearson Bridge Road in Asheville, NC 28806 - MLS# 3485394 Closed on 05-17-2019
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1158 Hsq ft  ·  0.51 acr

$250,000

659 Pearson Bridge Road
Asheville 28806

Perched in the treetops this move in ready home is situated in the middle of all the action that Asheville offers. Very close to disk golf, mtn biki ...

MLS# 3485394 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®


89 Woodward Avenue in Asheville, NC 28804 - MLS# 3479817 Closed on 05-03-2019
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1705 Hsq ft  ·  0.15 acr

$550,000

89 Woodward Avenue
Asheville 28804

Situated on a corner lot in a lovely walkable neighborhood close to Grove Park and downtown. This Norwood Park home is a rare find for the Arts & Cr ...

MLS# 3479817 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®


349 Longs Chapel Road in Weaverville, NC 28787 - MLS# 3429258 Closed on 04-18-2019
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1710 Hsq ft  ·  0.46 acr

$250,000

349 Longs Chapel Road
Weaverville 28787

Recently renovated with new addition in 2010. Large master suite with beautiful tile shower and 2 walk-in closets. Bonus room off living room. Pantr ...

MLS# 3429258 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®


0 Oscar Young Road in Mars Hill, NC 28754 - MLS# 3474082 Closed on 03-29-2019
28.01 acr

$260,000

0 Oscar Young Road
Mars Hill 28754

Dreamy rolling grasslands and farmland hemmed by wooded ridge crest with southeastern views. This full sun acreage has many ideal home sites and am ...

MLS# 3474082 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®


31 Woodcrest Road in Asheville, NC 28804 - MLS# 3407989 Closed on 08-27-2018
4 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2767 Hsq ft  ·  0.42 acr

$578,000

31 Woodcrest Road
Asheville 28804

Nestled on the side of Town Mtn this updated brick rancher has generous windows that offer spectacular sunsets, seasonal views of The Grove Park Inn ...

MLS# 3407989 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®


101 Dorchester Avenue in Asheville, NC 28806 - MLS# 3636436 Closed on 08-21-2020
2 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1346 Hsq ft  ·  0.23 acr

$365,000

101 Dorchester Avenue
Asheville 28806

A stone's throw to Haywood Road, this cute 1925 cottage is the perfect West Asheville find! Tons of original charm throughout with some updates. Sit ...

MLS# 3636436 - Closed
Listed by Nest Realty Asheville


245 Murdock Avenue in Asheville, NC 28804 - MLS# 3637611 Closed on 07-24-2020
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1700 Hsq ft  ·  0.14 acr

$440,000

245 Murdock Avenue
Asheville 28804

...This darling 3 bedroom/2 bathroom home sits across from the beautiful Weaver community park, you can sit on your screened front porch and dream t ...

MLS# 3637611 - Closed
Listed by Asheville Realty Group


357 Joe Brown Road in Mars Hill, NC 28754 - MLS# 3611906 Closed on 07-15-2020
3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3111 Hsq ft  ·  21.8 acr

$400,000

357 Joe Brown Road
Mars Hill 28754

Private mountain retreat in a beautiful rural setting on 20+ acres! This gorgeous green oasis has a phenomenal blend of mountain & pastoral views th ...

MLS# 3611906 - Closed
Listed by Keller Williams Professionals


48 Stonebridge Drive in Asheville, NC 28805 - MLS# 3610119 Closed on 06-15-2020
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1547 Hsq ft  ·  0.32 acr

$347,000

48 Stonebridge Drive
Asheville 28805

Virtual tour available!! One level living on a beautiful 0.32 acre corner lot in Haw Creek. Less than five minutes to downtown Asheville, Blue Ridge ...

MLS# 3610119 - Closed
Listed by Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty


17 Zanes Cove Road in Asheville, NC 28803 - MLS# 3605644 Closed on 06-15-2020
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1404 Hsq ft  ·  0.31 acr

$289,900

17 Zanes Cove Road
Asheville 28803

Beautiful High Quality New Construction Nestled on A Private, Quiet Oakley road. This Easy One Level Living Home Flows With A Contemporary Vibe Thro ...

MLS# 3605644 - Closed
Listed by Eric Zetterholm Real Estate


19 Jett Court in Asheville, NC 28806 - MLS# 3577643 Closed on 02-06-2020
2 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  950 Hsq ft  ·  0.24 acr

$199,500

19 Jett Court
Asheville 28806

Convenient Richmond Hills Location with easy access to Downtown and the River Arts District. Offering a spacious living room with a cozy wood burnin ...

MLS# 3577643 - Closed
Listed by J D Jackson Associates, Inc.


16 Spears Avenue #Unit 43 in Asheville, NC 28801 - MLS# 3575914 Closed on 02-05-2020
2 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1136 Hsq ft  ·  0.02 acr

$220,000

16 Spears Avenue #Unit 43
Asheville 28801

Incredible 2 bedroom/2.5 bath unit at desirable Oak Terrace, a 31-unit community of townhomes ideally located only 1/2 mile to downtown Asheville. ...

MLS# 3575914 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®


106 Oak Hollow Court in Asheville, NC 28805 - MLS# 3549311 Closed on 12-13-2019
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  3272 Hsq ft  ·  0.79 acr

$449,000

106 Oak Hollow Court
Asheville 28805

Motivated Seller. Gorgeous wooded privacy within well established subdivision. Long curved driveway leads to welcoming brick covered front porch of ...

MLS# 3549311 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®


25 & 35 Magnolia Farms Drive #4 & 5 in Asheville, NC 28806 - MLS# 3572769 Closed on 12-13-2019
1.47 acr

$150,000

25 & 35 Magnolia Farms Drive #4 & 5
Asheville 28806

Prime lots in Magnolia Farms! 10 min to downtown Asheville in an established neighborhood with large lots and nice homes. Great year-round mountain ...

MLS# 3572769 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®


383 Hemlock Springs Trail in Weaverville, NC 28787 - MLS# 3487252 Closed on 08-07-2019
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2549 Hsq ft  ·  0.95 acr

$424,000

383 Hemlock Springs Trail
Weaverville 28787

Priced to sell plus $5000 upgrade bonus for kitchen! Quality home in great neighborhood in Weaverville-only 15 minutes to Asheville! You won't find ...

MLS# 3487252 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®


Tract 3 Hughey Road #3 in Alexander, NC 28701 - MLS# 3493987 Closed on 07-23-2019
5 acr

$87,500

Tract 3 Hughey Road #3
Alexander 28701

Family Estate, 1st time being offered just 20 Minutes from Downtown Asheville. Offered in 6 unrestricted tracts, 5-58 acres. Suitable for AirBnB, Eq ...

MLS# 3493987 - Closed
Listed by Keller Williams Professionals


14 Panther Ridge Road in Hendersonville, NC 28792 - MLS# 3465383 Closed on 02-14-2019
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  2103 Hsq ft  ·  3.94 acr

$439,900

14 Panther Ridge Road
Hendersonville 28792

Gorgeous mountain view from this amazing home and property! One level living with an open and bright floor plan. The spacious great room with stone ...

MLS# 3465383 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®


27 Carl Burnette Drive in Canton, NC 28716 - MLS# 3389458 Closed on 06-20-2018
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1629 Hsq ft  ·  0.48 acr

$195,000

27 Carl Burnette Drive
Canton 28716

Enjoy the peaceful surroundings from your wrap-around deck and completely updated & remodeled situated on a level, fenced lot. Open floor plan, 3 bd ...

MLS# 3389458 - Closed
Listed by Nest Realty Asheville


Based on working with Karen Black to purchase a residence in Asheville, she earned my highest recommendation for being knowledgeable, responsive, creative in overcoming challenges, and a good negotiator. Beyond that, I appreciated Karen's strong attention to detail. I would be glad to work with Karen again.

Scott Moen, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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I feel that Karen Black worked in my best interest especially in regard to the inspections and consistently communicated with me.

Deanna Jordan Park Ridge, IL

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Karen Black was super, answered all questions in a timely manner. If she did not have knowledge of an issue, she researched and returned with an answer quickly and succinctly.

Susan and Walter Benyo 17 Zane’s Cove Road Asheville

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Karen Black kept me informed all the way through a tricky, complicated negotiation with the sellar, and during a tricky time in the economy. It took tremendous patience and willingness to be and stay positive even when I sometimes faltered. I am grateful she stuck with me and the entire process.

Marta Drayton Burnsville

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Having a personal reference was important to me. Otherwise it's just a shot in the dark. I trusted that Karen would do a great job because my associate knows her and thinks highly of her. I felt really good about every step of the process. Karen was efficient, timely, communicative and knowledgeable. I felt confident that I was in good hands. Matt Gaglione was patient and careful to explain every aspect of the loan process to me. I never felt hesitant to ask questions, and he was always quick to respond. I couldn't be happier with my experience. I got the perfect house sooner than I expected. Karen did a fantastic job.

Zoe Taddie, Asheville

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Actually, I called randomly when I saw A Beverly Hanks sign in the window of a townhome I was interested in buying and she was on floor duty that day. But I must tell you, without knowing her beforehand, I could not have handpicked a better agent to work with me on the purchase of my new townhome. I got really lucky w Karen Black because she was more than competent and extremely amazing to work with. And let me just add, she has a great personality and is a lot of fun... which I really appreciated. Thank you Karen, and I feel like I not only gained the perfect townhome, but I also gained a good friend as well.

Regina Loveday / Asheville NC

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Karen is a trusted friend and I knew that she would be the best person to help me sell my dad's place. I cannot give her enough praise. She was very professional , knowledgable, and open to any and all questions I had. She also went above and beyond in helping me get my dad's place ready to sell. She is also a very warm person with a wonderful sense of humor which went a long way whenever we had any set backs. Always a very positive attitude. She was also very prompt in preparing materials for me to sign and explained everything clearly. I will recommend her to anyone who is looking for an outstanding realtor. She was just the best!

Becky Lloyd Clyde, NC

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John and Karen went above and beyond to present and show my home. They did an outstanding job which I am very grateful.I know at times I was a pest but understood were I was coming from. I want to thank them both for the outstanding work they did on my behalf. It was a pleasure working with Karen

Robert A Lee Merritt Island, FL

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I am a writer. I got all that in the first time. She's simply outstanding.

Walter M. Goldberg

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Karen was extremely knowledgeable about the kind of sale we were facing: an inherited property with multiple owners, none of whom lived in town. She also knew the immediate area well and had a good idea of comparable properties. She is very communicative: prompt in returning texts, phone calls, etc. She is also patient and thorough, making sure each owner was comfortable with the process. Because of Karen's expert communication, each of the multiple owners was kept updated and fully informed. This was a complex situation but she led us on the smoothest possible path to a quick and satisfying sale. We would rate her as excellent in all aspects and even higher than excellent--maybe exemplary!--in so many aspects of her work, notably: patient, understanding, accessible, professional. Karen led us through a terribly complicated process with aplomb. Before hiring her, we were overwhelmed with the logistics of getting the house onto the market and sold. Once we hired her, we felt confident that we could succeed in selling this house, and we did!

Gretchen and Stephen, Salt Lake City (sold house in Black Mountain)

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Karen renewed our faith in home buying again!! This was the best buyer experience we have ever had. Wonderful person and very knowledgeable with a true honest spirt. Thanks Karen Black!!

Jamie and crystal brodesser, Weaverville nc

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Karen is very dedicated, persistent is finding exactly what you are looking for. Kind hearted. I look at real estate like I look at gambling. But with Karen, it’s like having the ultimate wild card!

Paul and Lorrie Deletetsky Weaverville

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Karen did an amazing job and guided us every step of the way from prepping the house for sale to helping with contracts and the final sale. She was on point with pricing and the house sold just under 2 weeks. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Jason Bond

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Karen black was the perfect broker for us. She led us through the entire process making sure we had the clarity we need at each step. She knows the area well, appreciated the beauty of our property in a way that we knew would come through in her representation, and she was 100% accessible to us throughout. She’s not a broker in heels—she walked our property lines, rolled up her sleeves, and made things happen. We received two offers the first day we listed!

Leslie Noell, Penland

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Karen Black was an exceptional realtor! I live in California and Karen was able to show me properties and take care of every detail of my purchase remotely. She is personable and professional and was very patient with me as my wish list was ever changing! I highly recommend her for all your real estate needs!!

Randi Dodge San Jose, California

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Although Karen is relatively new to the real estate business, knowing her attention to detail, knowledge of the Asheville area and her commitment to us as clients made her the obvious choice as a broker. Karen is a delight. Not only is her professionalism excellent, she also is a joy to work with. Her ability to make us comfortable throughout the entire process of selling our home was noteworthy. Karen put her heart and soul into making sure that we were happy and comfortable with the process. Her advice and direction was spot on. I would highly recommend her.

vicki essig asheville

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We had a very positive experience working with Karen. As first time home buyers she took the time to help us understand the home buying process and provided excellent resources. We found her to be very responsive and efficient and the home buying process was much quicker than we expected. Karen is extremely knowledgeable about home repair and systems within the home which is so helpful. Also, Karen is fun to be around.

Emily, Canton

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