Kelly Garrison

Residential Broker Associate
LRS
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Biltmore Park
cell: (828) 772-0019
office: (828) 684-8999
team member since 2018

About Me

My family and I decided to return to North Carolina after many years in Atlanta. Born and raised in Greensboro, I went to college at Hollins University and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill. I worked in the nonprofit industry at a family foundation and an executive search firm that worked exclusively with nonprofits. Asheville’s beautiful scenery and vibrant communities brought us happily back to the Old North State. Weaving our lives into the fabric of Asheville has been so exciting, and every day brings a new adventure with my husband and two young sons.

I have a deep appreciation of the arts and crafts movement that is an integral part of Asheville’s personality. This passion for the arts and history is an energy that I proudly bring to my role as a real estate broker. I believe that every home has a personality, and it’s my job to find a home that matches your personality and satisfies your needs. I look forward to hearing about how I can provide the best possible experience for you!

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Experience

What’s your next move, where’s your next move? Don’t know? I’m here to help! I want to learn what inspires and motivates you. Being close to family inspired our last move; Asheville beckoned my family from Atlanta and we found our forever home!

I approach my role as a real estate broker with the same rigor that I utilized in my executive search career, by combining in-depth research with building and nurturing relationships. Whether buying, selling, or investing, my thorough attention to detail means that I provide the most up-to-date information about Asheville’s dynamic real estate market for you.

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Testimonials

Kelly is an incredible real estate agent! Buying a home during a global pandemic in an incredibly challenging market is no easy feat. Kelly was so encouraging, on the ball, and knowledgeable about what is happening in the area. When I found a place, she had great recommendations for home inspectors and a closing attorney and went above and beyond to do everything she could to help me navigate a challenging market. If there were things she didn’t know, she would chase down the answer for me and if she had scheduling conflicts she would arrange for someone else to show me the house so I didn’t miss out on the opportunity to make an offer. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Kelly again and recommend her to anyone looking for a friendly, qualified, and knowledgeable agent in the Asheville area.

JohnMark Conklin, Asheville

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Kelly was extremely helpful and patient - as first-time homebuyers we had a lot to learn, and Kelly was with us every step of the way.

Emily & Sam, Hendersonville, NC

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Kelly Garrison and Chris Morgan were very professional and helpful. They provided great guidance and advice.

Steven & Jill Sizemore, Asheville

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Kelly Garrison was so easy to work with! She answered all my questions about the home buying process and put me at ease. Her communication throughout the entire process was fantastic and helped me know what my next steps were and what to expect. What things popped up that were unfamiliar to me, Kelly was quick to find the answers and direct me to resources to aide in making decisions. Kelly was a joy to work with and helped make my first on my own home buying process seamless! Will recommend Kelly Garrison to anyone I know looking to buy locally in WNC! She explains everything in a way that is clear and understandable. Works hard to help all the inspections go smoothly and in a timely fashion!

Katey Bender Swannanoa

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Kelly Garrison is one in a million. She knows the WNC area quite well and handled our land purchase with no hitches. She communicates with all parties in a professional and friendly manner and is able to respond to concerns quickly and thoroughly. Kelly knows and recommends folks who can assist with purchases, such as surveyors, lawyers and inspectors. She explains real estate particulars so well. I was happily impressed that she came out to our home to go through all the documentation to be sure we were comfortable and that we understood what we were signing. Bottom line is, I would highly recommend Kelly for your real estate needs - you won't regret it!

Sarah, Canton, NC

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Kelly is awesome. She did an excellent job preparing us for the sale including pictures, pricing, timing of listing, and advertising. She was thorough throughout and always available. She helped navigate a challenging closing and communicated with the buyer’s agent, attorney, and us diligently and thoughtfully. The buyers agent was gruff through the process and Kelly was steady and professional. We would recommend Kelly to our friends and family (and have)! Buying and selling property can be daunting and tricky at times. Kelly has the knowledge and experience to make even the most challenging situations work smoothly. Finding an agent who will work hard for you and your family might seem difficult but for us we felt like we found the perfect match. She is honest and open about the process, she helps prepare you for the sale, and she follows through all the way to the close. Find yourself an agent who works for you the way Kelly did for us!

Hank Johnson, Asheville

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Kelly was a wonderful agent to work with. She was thorough and really listened to exactly what we needed in a new home. Kelly paid close attention to details and communicated with us regularly about the entire process. She was a wonderful advocate for us throughout the buying experience. We would definitely recommend her again and again!

Leslie Johnson, Asheville

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Kelly was always two steps ahead - preemptively scheduling a GC to come out and view the first property with us, knowing we were coming from out of town and would probably end up wanting a GC's opinion after seeing the home in person. We are first-time home buyers and had heard nightmares from our other first-time home buyer friends' experiences with their realtors (not in the Asheville area). Kelly helped us fill in every knowledge gap we had and never made us feel like we should have already known something. We felt really empowered and confident throughout the process having her on our side! We are definitely recommending Kelly to our other friends moving to the Asheville area.

Amanda, Waynesville

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Kelly was very knowledgeable in the Asheville area and helped us buy our land to build our dream home. She was responsive and helpful with any questions or concerns that came up during our search process and during our closing. I would highly recommend Kelly Garrison to help you and your family find your dream home or property!

Lee and Mary Allen, Asheville

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Kelly did a great job and was so helpful in our search for the perfect mountain cabin. She went above and beyond her call of duty. I would definitely recommend her services.

Ashley Gentry, Myrtle Beach, SC

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We are so grateful to Kelly for sticking with us through a long and complicated process of house hunting! Between a pandemic, property line issues and traveling back and forth from Atlanta, she went above and beyond to help us navigate these challenges. Kelly is easy going and we never felt pressured to make a decision we weren't absolutely confident in. She is a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend her!

Alexis Champion, Asheville NC

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Kelly , impressed me from the moment I met her at the office .. we had a good working connection Kelly is a true professional in every sense of the word .. if you looked up professional in the Webster’s Dictionary , you’d see her picture I would highly recommend Kelly to anyone looking to purchase or sell a house It was one of the easiest sales transactions I’ve had ...

Steve Jespersen , Hendersonville, NC

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This home was my now deceased mother's residence. Kelly did a wonderful job helping me to set a fair and competitive price for moms home. Her home had two offers on the first day it was listed and she had a confirmed buyer by the third day. Kelly had recently sold a relative her new home so she came highly recommended because of the excellent job she did for her.

Kathy Hoyle, Asheville, NC

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We were out of town during this process and Kelly was able to work with us on our exact time and day for showing us different properties. Kelly was able to email us and call us to keep us informed of different properties and paperwork needed once we agreed on a property to buy. We would recommend Kelly because she is organized, patient, and explained the process of buying a property in North Carolina.

Maitland's

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Kelly Garrison was an excellent relator! She made my experience of buying my first home easy and enjoyable! I would recommend Kelly Garrison to anyone looking to buy a home in Asheville or the surrounding area. She is knowledgeable, organized, timely response and detail oriented. Thank you Kelly for the great experience!!

Meredith Sizemore, Asheville

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Education

  • Hollins University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Interests

  • Visual Arts
  • Photography
  • Cooking/Dining
  • Fitness
  • Parenting
  • Personal Wellness
  • Book Clubs/Literature
  • Spiritual/Religious
  • Music
  • Hiking and Camping

Testimonials

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Kelly is an incredible real estate agent! Buying a home during a global pandemic in an incredibly challenging market is no easy feat. Kelly was so encouraging, on the ball, and knowledgeable about what is happening in the area. When I found a place, she had great recommendations for home inspectors and a closing attorney and went above and beyond to do everything she could to help me navigate a challenging market. If there were things she didn’t know, she would chase down the answer for me and if she had scheduling conflicts she would arrange for someone else to show me the house so I didn’t miss out on the opportunity to make an offer. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Kelly again and recommend her to anyone looking for a friendly, qualified, and knowledgeable agent in the Asheville area.

JohnMark Conklin, Asheville

verified

Kelly was extremely helpful and patient - as first-time homebuyers we had a lot to learn, and Kelly was with us every step of the way.

Emily & Sam, Hendersonville, NC

verified

Kelly Garrison and Chris Morgan were very professional and helpful. They provided great guidance and advice.

Steven & Jill Sizemore, Asheville

verified

Kelly Garrison was so easy to work with! She answered all my questions about the home buying process and put me at ease. Her communication throughout the entire process was fantastic and helped me know what my next steps were and what to expect. What things popped up that were unfamiliar to me, Kelly was quick to find the answers and direct me to resources to aide in making decisions. Kelly was a joy to work with and helped make my first on my own home buying process seamless! Will recommend Kelly Garrison to anyone I know looking to buy locally in WNC! She explains everything in a way that is clear and understandable. Works hard to help all the inspections go smoothly and in a timely fashion!

Katey Bender Swannanoa

verified

Kelly Garrison is one in a million. She knows the WNC area quite well and handled our land purchase with no hitches. She communicates with all parties in a professional and friendly manner and is able to respond to concerns quickly and thoroughly. Kelly knows and recommends folks who can assist with purchases, such as surveyors, lawyers and inspectors. She explains real estate particulars so well. I was happily impressed that she came out to our home to go through all the documentation to be sure we were comfortable and that we understood what we were signing. Bottom line is, I would highly recommend Kelly for your real estate needs - you won't regret it!

Sarah, Canton, NC

verified

Kelly is awesome. She did an excellent job preparing us for the sale including pictures, pricing, timing of listing, and advertising. She was thorough throughout and always available. She helped navigate a challenging closing and communicated with the buyer’s agent, attorney, and us diligently and thoughtfully. The buyers agent was gruff through the process and Kelly was steady and professional. We would recommend Kelly to our friends and family (and have)! Buying and selling property can be daunting and tricky at times. Kelly has the knowledge and experience to make even the most challenging situations work smoothly. Finding an agent who will work hard for you and your family might seem difficult but for us we felt like we found the perfect match. She is honest and open about the process, she helps prepare you for the sale, and she follows through all the way to the close. Find yourself an agent who works for you the way Kelly did for us!

Hank Johnson, Asheville

verified

Kelly was a wonderful agent to work with. She was thorough and really listened to exactly what we needed in a new home. Kelly paid close attention to details and communicated with us regularly about the entire process. She was a wonderful advocate for us throughout the buying experience. We would definitely recommend her again and again!

Leslie Johnson, Asheville

verified

Kelly was always two steps ahead - preemptively scheduling a GC to come out and view the first property with us, knowing we were coming from out of town and would probably end up wanting a GC's opinion after seeing the home in person. We are first-time home buyers and had heard nightmares from our other first-time home buyer friends' experiences with their realtors (not in the Asheville area). Kelly helped us fill in every knowledge gap we had and never made us feel like we should have already known something. We felt really empowered and confident throughout the process having her on our side! We are definitely recommending Kelly to our other friends moving to the Asheville area.

Amanda, Waynesville

verified

Kelly was very knowledgeable in the Asheville area and helped us buy our land to build our dream home. She was responsive and helpful with any questions or concerns that came up during our search process and during our closing. I would highly recommend Kelly Garrison to help you and your family find your dream home or property!

Lee and Mary Allen, Asheville

verified

Kelly did a great job and was so helpful in our search for the perfect mountain cabin. She went above and beyond her call of duty. I would definitely recommend her services.

Ashley Gentry, Myrtle Beach, SC

verified

We are so grateful to Kelly for sticking with us through a long and complicated process of house hunting! Between a pandemic, property line issues and traveling back and forth from Atlanta, she went above and beyond to help us navigate these challenges. Kelly is easy going and we never felt pressured to make a decision we weren't absolutely confident in. She is a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend her!

Alexis Champion, Asheville NC

verified

Kelly , impressed me from the moment I met her at the office .. we had a good working connection Kelly is a true professional in every sense of the word .. if you looked up professional in the Webster’s Dictionary , you’d see her picture I would highly recommend Kelly to anyone looking to purchase or sell a house It was one of the easiest sales transactions I’ve had ...

Steve Jespersen , Hendersonville, NC

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This home was my now deceased mother's residence. Kelly did a wonderful job helping me to set a fair and competitive price for moms home. Her home had two offers on the first day it was listed and she had a confirmed buyer by the third day. Kelly had recently sold a relative her new home so she came highly recommended because of the excellent job she did for her.

Kathy Hoyle, Asheville, NC

verified

We were out of town during this process and Kelly was able to work with us on our exact time and day for showing us different properties. Kelly was able to email us and call us to keep us informed of different properties and paperwork needed once we agreed on a property to buy. We would recommend Kelly because she is organized, patient, and explained the process of buying a property in North Carolina.

Maitland's

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Kelly Garrison was an excellent relator! She made my experience of buying my first home easy and enjoyable! I would recommend Kelly Garrison to anyone looking to buy a home in Asheville or the surrounding area. She is knowledgeable, organized, timely response and detail oriented. Thank you Kelly for the great experience!!

Meredith Sizemore, Asheville

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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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