Kelly Hetherington

Residential Broker Associate
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Biltmore Park
cell: (850) 509-0488
office: (828) 684-8999
team member since 2017

About Me

I was fortunate to grow up and raise my children in Tallahassee, FL, and we're all Florida State Seminole fans. Although we loved the proximity to the beach, we now enjoy the Western North Carolina mountain vistas just as much. We chose Asheville, NC on a leap of faith, and count our blessings daily that we’re surrounded by all the beauty and recreation this area has to offer. The quirkiness, individuality, acceptance, and diversity of West Asheville keeps a smile on my face.

My partner and I have six children, an “alternative Brady Bunch”, as well as 2 beautiful grandsons. When they visit, we can often be found at Carrier Park competing in a "Family Olympics," which includes beach volleyball, hula hoop running, Spikeball, and crab walk races. Or you can find us drifting down the French Broad River with some local craft brews in the floating cooler. Tennis, fitness, and cooking are the activities I'm most passionate about and LOVE living in "Foodtopia"!

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Experience

As a full-time professional real estate agent, I enjoy helping my clients determine exactly what they desire in a home, finding them that home, and not settling for the status quo. Together we dream about it, reach for it, and obtain it!

My interest in real estate began in 1989 when I invested in a quadruplex. Over the next several years, I continued expanding on investments, ultimately accumulating 75 units. As my four children grew and became self sufficient, I asked myself, "OK, what do I want to be when I grow up?" At that point, I realized that staying in real estate was my passion and the transition to residential sales was a natural one. I obtained my Florida Residential Real Estate license in 2005 and continue to maintain my Florida license as well as my North Carolina license as the two markets are heavily intertwined and I'm able to service my clients with homes in both areas.

Since 2005, I have fostered my clients through their most crucial decisions with patience, knowledge, problem solving skills, and organization. I have even found myself awake in the middle of the night, telling my partner, "No! My client is settling for the wrong house—they can't do this!" That just shows how much I take my job to heart and don't sleep until it's right!

Whether you’re buying a home or selling a home this year, let me be the one who stays awake at night worrying about the details of the transaction. Give me a call today.

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Testimonials

Kelly's experience, expertise, and professionalism are exceptional. She always went above and beyond in helping us and was actively engaged in each step of the process! I would highly recommend Kelly to others.

Maureen

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Kelly was everything I had hoped for in a realtor. She listened to our needs and right out of the gate, started showing us houses that we were really interested in. She was honest and straightforward, never sugar coating or glossing over faults. I felt confident that with her calm confident demeanor, she would guide us to a great-quality home within the guidelines that we had set. And that is exactly what happened.

George Choquette, Arden, nc

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Kelly Hetherington was a pleasure to work with. She was very knowledgeable and did her research to ensure we were getting the property that met all of our needs. The purchasing process went very smoothly, thanks to her great communication and negotiation skills. Overall, it was a great experience and would recommend Kelly to our family and friends. Thank you Kelly!!!

Daniel Bugarin, Greenville, SC

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Kelly represented us as our buyers agent. Kelly was always prepared, friendly, patient. Kelly is a professional in every way. Kelly is exceptionally experienced in representing both sellers and buyers. We recommend Kelly fully

John and Luba

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Kelly Hetherington was very attentive to all my needs, and it turned out that we had some major hoops to go through. I can't say enough about Kelly and all that she did for me, as well as sustained emotional support through the hoops. She's the type of person that you want to have by your side when you're in the process of moving, as everything seems to become more of a challenge as the time progresses through to the end.

Alice Valentine, Asheville NC

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I went out 2 years ago to look in the Brevard area. Kelly's neighbor...my friend's sister-in-law...recommended her. Kelly has been absolutely wonderful. So, naturally when I looked at this property, I wanted to work with Kelly again. When I'm finally living back there and need to buy another place, I'll definitely want Kelly representing me again. Why switch when I have the best.

KPugh, Fallbrook, CA

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Kelly was wonderful to work with. She really understood what our family was looking for. The family felt she was on our side through the process. It was not a short process but she educated us so that we were able to find the right property.

Iris Feldman

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Kelly Hetherington knew more about my home than I did, she conducted her research in advance. She exhibited patience in stressful situations and made the process seem effortless. Her demeanor was always professional and kind. She represented your company well.

[email protected]

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I liked Kelly from the start. She called us in Colorado shortly after our return, wanted to get acquainted with us and what we were interested in finding in the Asheville area.

Gary and Karen Price, Hendersonville, NC

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Kelly Hetherington is the best thing that could ever happen to a home buyer or seller in western North Carolina. She is extremely competent, accessible and personable. Kelly has a talent for balancing protection of her clients with kindness and logic when dealing with the other party. I have and will continue to use and/or recommend Kelly. I can't express my delight with Kelly's service highly enough!

Stacey Hughes - Albany, NY

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Kelly is a true professional and I was quite impressed with her when she worked with my brother and sister in law when she helped them with the purchase of their home last in 2020. Kelly is very personable and easy to work with!

Beverly Jackson, Hendersonville, NC

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Kelly is probably the BEST realtor in Asheville and Western NC, and I'm not just saying that because she's my mom. My husband and I moved to Asheville in August of 2020 and began actively searching for our very first home. We didn't realize quite how difficult it would be getting a house in the current market, but Kelly was our biggest advocate. She listened to all of our necessities and desires for our first home and hit the ground running. We put our best offers on a couple different homes within the first few months under Kelly's guidance and were outbid each time; we were quickly seeing how difficult this market was going to be to get into. Kelly was always SO POSITIVE and reassuring, saying "if it doesn't work out, then it just wasn't meant to be. Your house is out there!" We were never limited on the listings she sent us and could always expect to see some new ones in our inbox on the daily. When we finally found "The One" (this is what we decided to name our new home), the closing process couldn't have gone smoother. All of Kelly's recommendations were timely and professional from the mortgage lender, to the inspector. She negotiated fair terms and helped us get what we wanted. Kelly is the type of person who will lose sleep over her clients because she gets SO invested in finding them the perfect home. She is all about building authentic relationships so she can really understand what her clients want in a home, whether it's their first home or the home they plan to retire in. I promise I'm not being biased when I say, "This woman is seriously AMAZING at what she does!"

Tanner & Stephen Cheek, Asheville

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Kelly Hetherington was a wonderful realtor for us. Her knowledge of Asheville and the neighboring towns/regions was very helpful in our property hunt process. She was always very timely and efficient, and we were always able to get in touch with her quickly. She was sure to detail every step of the process so there was no confusion for us as first-time buyers. I would highly recommend Kelly Hetherington to anyone looking for an experienced professional that is personable and truly cares about her clients.

Cierra Whitlock, Canton

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Honestly, this home purchase would not have happened without Kelly at the wheel. She calmed my fears (and there were many being so far away) made me laugh and I now consider her a friend. Her service to the sale didn't end at closing...when my property flooded a few days after closing, Kelly offered to drive to my new home and check on it. This is just one example of how Kelly went above and beyond while engaged in my home purchase. Kelly is smart, thoughtful wonderful, warm, caring and I can not recommend her highly enough. Due to my living in New York, Kelly carried all aspects of this transaction over the finish line - three times! Kelly was patient with my worries and navigated the crazy Asheville market with intellect, humor and professionalism. I looked forward to every conversation and interaction with Kelly. Phone, Facetime and in-person meetings with Kelly were all set up well, comprehensive, well thought out and always helpful. Kelly made our time together enjoyable and it was always time well spent.

Stacey Hughes - Albany, NY and Black Mt., NC

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Tri-AG Inv. Maggie Valley

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We would happily recommend Kelly Hetherington to our family members, which is the highest compliment that we can give anyone.  Trustworthy, knowledgeable, patient, helpful, detail-oriented and understanding are just a few of the positive attributes that we feel Kelly embodies in her role as a Realtor/Broker.  After dealing with many real estate professionals during our fifteen moves, we rank Kelly at the top.

Brian and Debbie

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Kelly Hetherington was diligent in her approach to selling this difficult property. Her knowledge of the property was instrumental and met the interested parties on site to walk the land and explain the improvements and potential. She kept me updated of her marketing strategies and dealt with my impatience with kindness. She didn't stop until it closed! You should hire Kelly for your next buy/sell!

Robbyn D Whitlock, Asheville, NC

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Kelly was amazing through this whole process. She went out of her way to ensure we were happy with our new home. We were coming from Florida and had very little time in Asheville, and Kelly made it her priority to take care of us. I couldn’t say enough good things about our experience from beginning to end, and we’d recommend her to anyone interested in purchasing or selling a home. Thanks for everything Kelly!

The Mason Family, Asheville

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Kelly is one of the best agents I have ever worked with! Nice, professional and patient!

Doug Merrion, Asheville NC

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Kelly on the first call was so pleasant and interested in my needs. She work diligently on keeping me updated and looking for something that would fit. I have a unlimited amount of wonderful words to say about Kelly. I couldn’t have made my dream happen with out her. She made it easy when it was hard. She simplified when it was complicated. And she made me feel like I was her number one. When we closed it was bitter sweet cause I gained my dream and felt like I was losing a friend, even though I will still give her my updates. She is a great asset to Beverly Hanks. I wouldn’t change a thing. She perfect.

Kathy Bjerge

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She was a huge help! This was my first time selling a property and she helped me every step of the way.

Kelsey Sheehan

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Impressive performance. She kept things in progress by ensuring details were properly taken care of.

Tom Rabideau, Waynesville

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Meeting Kelly Hetherington was a blessing to my family and I. As a single mom buying a home is a very important step in my life. Kelly was there every step of the way. She listened to what our needs were and what our wish list items were. And she delivered under our budget and we were able to get most of our wish list items. She helped my family find stability by helping us find our home.

Brenda Shaw Etowah NC

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Education

  • Florida State University
  • Tallahassee Community College

Interests

  • Visual Arts
  • Painting/Drawing
  • Cooking/Dining
  • Fitness
  • Parenting
  • Personal Wellness
  • Music
  • Gardening
  • Hiking and Camping
  • Running
  • Sports Enthusiast
  • Whitewater Sports
  • Travel
  • Tennis

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Testimonials

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Kelly's experience, expertise, and professionalism are exceptional. She always went above and beyond in helping us and was actively engaged in each step of the process! I would highly recommend Kelly to others.

Maureen

verified

Kelly was everything I had hoped for in a realtor. She listened to our needs and right out of the gate, started showing us houses that we were really interested in. She was honest and straightforward, never sugar coating or glossing over faults. I felt confident that with her calm confident demeanor, she would guide us to a great-quality home within the guidelines that we had set. And that is exactly what happened.

George Choquette, Arden, nc

verified

Kelly Hetherington was a pleasure to work with. She was very knowledgeable and did her research to ensure we were getting the property that met all of our needs. The purchasing process went very smoothly, thanks to her great communication and negotiation skills. Overall, it was a great experience and would recommend Kelly to our family and friends. Thank you Kelly!!!

Daniel Bugarin, Greenville, SC

verified

Kelly represented us as our buyers agent. Kelly was always prepared, friendly, patient. Kelly is a professional in every way. Kelly is exceptionally experienced in representing both sellers and buyers. We recommend Kelly fully

John and Luba

verified

Kelly Hetherington was very attentive to all my needs, and it turned out that we had some major hoops to go through. I can't say enough about Kelly and all that she did for me, as well as sustained emotional support through the hoops. She's the type of person that you want to have by your side when you're in the process of moving, as everything seems to become more of a challenge as the time progresses through to the end.

Alice Valentine, Asheville NC

verified

I went out 2 years ago to look in the Brevard area. Kelly's neighbor...my friend's sister-in-law...recommended her. Kelly has been absolutely wonderful. So, naturally when I looked at this property, I wanted to work with Kelly again. When I'm finally living back there and need to buy another place, I'll definitely want Kelly representing me again. Why switch when I have the best.

KPugh, Fallbrook, CA

verified

Kelly was wonderful to work with. She really understood what our family was looking for. The family felt she was on our side through the process. It was not a short process but she educated us so that we were able to find the right property.

Iris Feldman

verified

Kelly Hetherington knew more about my home than I did, she conducted her research in advance. She exhibited patience in stressful situations and made the process seem effortless. Her demeanor was always professional and kind. She represented your company well.

[email protected]

verified

I liked Kelly from the start. She called us in Colorado shortly after our return, wanted to get acquainted with us and what we were interested in finding in the Asheville area.

Gary and Karen Price, Hendersonville, NC

verified

Kelly Hetherington is the best thing that could ever happen to a home buyer or seller in western North Carolina. She is extremely competent, accessible and personable. Kelly has a talent for balancing protection of her clients with kindness and logic when dealing with the other party. I have and will continue to use and/or recommend Kelly. I can't express my delight with Kelly's service highly enough!

Stacey Hughes - Albany, NY

verified

Kelly is a true professional and I was quite impressed with her when she worked with my brother and sister in law when she helped them with the purchase of their home last in 2020. Kelly is very personable and easy to work with!

Beverly Jackson, Hendersonville, NC

verified

Kelly is probably the BEST realtor in Asheville and Western NC, and I'm not just saying that because she's my mom. My husband and I moved to Asheville in August of 2020 and began actively searching for our very first home. We didn't realize quite how difficult it would be getting a house in the current market, but Kelly was our biggest advocate. She listened to all of our necessities and desires for our first home and hit the ground running. We put our best offers on a couple different homes within the first few months under Kelly's guidance and were outbid each time; we were quickly seeing how difficult this market was going to be to get into. Kelly was always SO POSITIVE and reassuring, saying "if it doesn't work out, then it just wasn't meant to be. Your house is out there!" We were never limited on the listings she sent us and could always expect to see some new ones in our inbox on the daily. When we finally found "The One" (this is what we decided to name our new home), the closing process couldn't have gone smoother. All of Kelly's recommendations were timely and professional from the mortgage lender, to the inspector. She negotiated fair terms and helped us get what we wanted. Kelly is the type of person who will lose sleep over her clients because she gets SO invested in finding them the perfect home. She is all about building authentic relationships so she can really understand what her clients want in a home, whether it's their first home or the home they plan to retire in. I promise I'm not being biased when I say, "This woman is seriously AMAZING at what she does!"

Tanner & Stephen Cheek, Asheville

verified

Kelly Hetherington was a wonderful realtor for us. Her knowledge of Asheville and the neighboring towns/regions was very helpful in our property hunt process. She was always very timely and efficient, and we were always able to get in touch with her quickly. She was sure to detail every step of the process so there was no confusion for us as first-time buyers. I would highly recommend Kelly Hetherington to anyone looking for an experienced professional that is personable and truly cares about her clients.

Cierra Whitlock, Canton

verified

Honestly, this home purchase would not have happened without Kelly at the wheel. She calmed my fears (and there were many being so far away) made me laugh and I now consider her a friend. Her service to the sale didn't end at closing...when my property flooded a few days after closing, Kelly offered to drive to my new home and check on it. This is just one example of how Kelly went above and beyond while engaged in my home purchase. Kelly is smart, thoughtful wonderful, warm, caring and I can not recommend her highly enough. Due to my living in New York, Kelly carried all aspects of this transaction over the finish line - three times! Kelly was patient with my worries and navigated the crazy Asheville market with intellect, humor and professionalism. I looked forward to every conversation and interaction with Kelly. Phone, Facetime and in-person meetings with Kelly were all set up well, comprehensive, well thought out and always helpful. Kelly made our time together enjoyable and it was always time well spent.

Stacey Hughes - Albany, NY and Black Mt., NC

verified

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Tri-AG Inv. Maggie Valley

verified

We would happily recommend Kelly Hetherington to our family members, which is the highest compliment that we can give anyone.  Trustworthy, knowledgeable, patient, helpful, detail-oriented and understanding are just a few of the positive attributes that we feel Kelly embodies in her role as a Realtor/Broker.  After dealing with many real estate professionals during our fifteen moves, we rank Kelly at the top.

Brian and Debbie

verified

Kelly Hetherington was diligent in her approach to selling this difficult property. Her knowledge of the property was instrumental and met the interested parties on site to walk the land and explain the improvements and potential. She kept me updated of her marketing strategies and dealt with my impatience with kindness. She didn't stop until it closed! You should hire Kelly for your next buy/sell!

Robbyn D Whitlock, Asheville, NC

verified

Kelly was amazing through this whole process. She went out of her way to ensure we were happy with our new home. We were coming from Florida and had very little time in Asheville, and Kelly made it her priority to take care of us. I couldn’t say enough good things about our experience from beginning to end, and we’d recommend her to anyone interested in purchasing or selling a home. Thanks for everything Kelly!

The Mason Family, Asheville

verified

Kelly is one of the best agents I have ever worked with! Nice, professional and patient!

Doug Merrion, Asheville NC

verified

Kelly on the first call was so pleasant and interested in my needs. She work diligently on keeping me updated and looking for something that would fit. I have a unlimited amount of wonderful words to say about Kelly. I couldn’t have made my dream happen with out her. She made it easy when it was hard. She simplified when it was complicated. And she made me feel like I was her number one. When we closed it was bitter sweet cause I gained my dream and felt like I was losing a friend, even though I will still give her my updates. She is a great asset to Beverly Hanks. I wouldn’t change a thing. She perfect.

Kathy Bjerge

verified

She was a huge help! This was my first time selling a property and she helped me every step of the way.

Kelsey Sheehan

verified

Impressive performance. She kept things in progress by ensuring details were properly taken care of.

Tom Rabideau, Waynesville

verified

Meeting Kelly Hetherington was a blessing to my family and I. As a single mom buying a home is a very important step in my life. Kelly was there every step of the way. She listened to what our needs were and what our wish list items were. And she delivered under our budget and we were able to get most of our wish list items. She helped my family find stability by helping us find our home.

Brenda Shaw Etowah NC

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$119,000

312 Boundary Tree Pass
Arden 28704

Beautiful views will be plentiful on this very desirable and buildable lot that is on a small cul-de-sac with only four homes. New survey and partia ...

MLS# 3829957 - Active
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-Biltmore Park

 
 

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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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