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Originally from the north, she was raised in Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia. She and her family spent summers at Cape Cod, Massachusetts and Normandy Beach, New Jersey. Later, she traveled west to attend the University of Washington…Read More

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What is the “typical” home buyers are purchasing?

Each year, the National Association of Realtors® reports its insights into the characteristics of the homes purchased across the United States the previous year. Last year, 83% of the homes purchased were detached single family homes. There was only a median of 12 miles between the homes that recent buyers purchased and the homes that they moved from. Heating and cooling costs were the most important environmental features for recent buyers, with 84% finding these features at least somewhat important. For buyers 36 years and younger, commuting costs were more important than heating and cooling costs at 39% and 31% respectively. For buyers 36 years and younger, the expected length of time they plan to remain in the home they purchased was only 10 years, compared to 20 years for buyers 52–61 years.

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Testimonials

We first met Karen when we visited Asheville 3 years ago. At that time we were planning to retire to Asheville in 5 years. But plans changed along the way, resulting in job interviews and several trips to Asheville to look at houses. Through…Read More

Tom & Donna Belt, currently Texas, soon to be Asheville

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Karen quickly understood our needs and focused on the best options for us. She did not sell, but rather provided us relevant information on prospective properties. Karen is the most attentive to our needs of any agent with whom I've done business.…Read More

Bill Harmon, Asheville, NC

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Karen King-Smith was able to provide me with the guidance I needed to efficiently and effectively sell the property at almost my asking price. Negotiations took less than a week. I was out of town during the negotiations and Karen was able…Read More

Cheriann Hanson/ Charlotte, NC

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Karen is a very genuine people person. You can tell she is interested in making sure your needs are heard and understood.She is also very knowledgeable about the local market and real estate market strategies. She gave great advice.

M.T.

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Karen is the BEST!!!! She not only is the best agent, but has become my friend. Will definitely use her services in the future, and will highly recommend her to anyone!!!

Elizabeth Hankley

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Karen helped make our move to Asheville a very pleasant experience.

Adam, Fairview

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Karen King Smith is straight forward and honest . Has her clients best interest at heart which makes her a great agent.

Kathy McNair , Fletcher, NC

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The Beverly-Hanks firm is lucky to have Karen King-Smith as one of the team. She did everything professionally with all considerations for myself. Again Thank You Karen.

Barbara Bennett, Asheville NC 28803

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Karen inspires trust, offers sound guidance, has a great sense of humor & is easy to be around. Our house sold very quickly. Karen was on top of everything. When we asked her opinion, she gave it. She was honest & straight forward. Karen…Read More

Connie Durham. Weaverville

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I dealt with Karen when we first put house on market. She is very knowledgable,friendly, considerate and just an awesome person!! I was very pleased to work with her and would do it again if the occasion arose. We had a very good experience.…Read More

Nancy Hensley

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We have known Karen a long time. She sold us the house we just sold. She is a great real estate agent and is friendly and the consummate professional in all real estate dealings. She is very knowledgeable and has that unique ability to explain…Read More

Steve Minnick, Fletcher, NC

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From my first conversation with Karen on the phone, she was knowledgeable and understanding of what I was looking for without being pushy or over-bearing. She listened to what my interests were and was helpful in setting up initial visits. After…Read More

Roberta Willis, Atlanta, GA

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She is a fabulous realtor. She was professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and truly the best realtor we have ever used. Karen went out of her way to help us make this experience very easy for us.

Keith and Sharon Osmondson, Asheville

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Karen King-Smith helped my daughter to purchase her first home. I am a Realtor outside of North Carolina and Karen has earned my respect, trust, appreciation and friendship. I perform as a Realtor with the highest levels of service and I couldn't…Read More

Jenise Prince Finkelstein, Boca Raton, Florida

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Karen has been our agent in the past and has made each experience thoroughly enjoyable. She takes the stress out of the whole process by her knowledge, diligence and follow-up. She is awesome and a great lady! Excellent says it all!

Rhonda Puckett, Asheville, NC

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She kept me going when I thought the house wasn't going to sell. She knows her stuff and I'd highly recommend her to anyone.

Ron Caldwell, Asheville

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Karen was a wonderful support throughout the process. Although we pretty much already knew what we wanted, she made the process of buying the house relatively painless. We always felt that she was honest and straightforward about our options.…Read More

A & A South Asheville

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Karen made everything seem real. She would give us examples of all situations and reassure us that things will workout, and if they don't it just wasn't meant to be. Having this mindset going in really put us at ease. She was there for us…Read More

Kim Elchert - West Asheville

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she handled her job very well and had all the answers to our questions for selling . i would recomend her to any one that we know.

mr. & mrs. george palumbo

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Karen did a wonderful job as our realtor. She has sold two houses for us & helped us purchase a lot in Southcliff. She is professional and very easy to get along with. We would recommend her highly to anyone searching for a broker.

Allen & Lisa Squires, Fairview, NC

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3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3420 Hsq ft
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$845,000

29 Hawks Branch Circle #12
Fairview 28730

4 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  2906 Hsq ft  ·  0.290 acr

$665,000 Original: $675,000

6 Sugarland Ridge Trail
Fairview 28730

1.240 acr

$225,000

187 Southcliff Parkway #320
Fairview 28730

4 bed  ·  4 bath  ·  3,204 sq ft

$575,000 Original: $619,000

1 Turkey Roost Court
Fairview 28730

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$118,000 Original: $119,000

48 Slide Rock Way #229
Fairview 28730

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,816 sq ft

$325,000 Original: $350,000

33 Pacifico Drive
Asheville 28806

1 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  995 sq ft

$160,000 Original: $172,000

9 Kenilworth Knoll #317
Asheville 28805

5 bed  ·  5 bath  ·  4,129 sq ft

$664,500 Original: $695,000

49 Slide Rock Way
Fairview 28730

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,488 sq ft

$193,000 Original: $200,000

403 Sweeten Way #-
Asheville 28803

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,275 sq ft

$224,000 Original: $235,000

9 Kenilworth Knoll #414
Asheville 28805

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,986 sq ft

$305,000 Original: $300,000

9 Driftstone Circle
Arden 28704

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,275 sq ft

$202,000 Original: $215,000

9 Kenilworth Knoll #114
Asheville 28805

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,879 sq ft

$425,000

203 Home Place #lot 1
Candler 28715

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,845 sq ft

$400,000

299 Whitfield Lane #133
Weaverville 28787

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,191 sq ft

$258,000 Original: $237,900

943 Tunnel Road
Asheville 28805

4 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  3,365 sq ft

$650,000 Original: $679,500

44 Slide Rock Way
Fairview 28730

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,906 sq ft

$258,000 Original: $260,000

43 Meadow Walk Court
Fletcher 28732

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  3,341 sq ft

$365,000 Original: $375,000

27 Azalea Drive
Weaverville 28787

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$79,000 Original: $82,000

10 Piney Trace Loop #140
Fairview 28730

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,311 sq ft

$270,000 Original: $275,000

111 Pleasant Grove Road #2
Weaverville 28787

4 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,712 sq ft

$232,000 Original: $235,000

74 Alligator Dr
Fletcher 28732

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$233,000 Original: $245,000

42 Clear Water Trail #521
Fairview 28730

4 bed  ·  4 bath  ·  5,015 sq ft

$560,000 Original: $679,000

436 Bull Creek Rd
Asheville 28805

3 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,257 sq ft

$120,000 Original: $150,000

18 Cedar Hill Road
Asheville 28806

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,818 sq ft

$245,100 Original: $245,000

16 Big Sky Court
Mills River 28759

4 bed  ·  4 bath  ·  3,050 sq ft

$607,500 Original: $639,000

5 East Owl Creek Ln
Fairview 28730

4 bed  ·  4 bath  ·  5,800 sq ft

$640,000 Original: $749,000

331 Sondley Drive East
Asheville 28805

3 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,858 sq ft

$172,000 Original: $215,000

309 Pole Creasman Road
Asheville 28806

4 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,260 sq ft

$316,000 Original: $325,000

65 Dillingham Road
Asheville 28805

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,210 sq ft

$228,000 Original: $235,000

41 Southwicke Dr
Arden 28704

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,816 sq ft

$234,000 Original: $260,500

26 Blueberry Lane
Fairview 28730

4 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  3,035 sq ft

$387,500 Original: $415,000

41 Kaly Lane
Fletcher 28732

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,617 sq ft

$637,500 Original: $689,000

50 Rush Ridge Trail
Fairview 28730

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  896 sq ft

$97,000 Original: $122,000

8 Buckshot Ridge Drive
Asheville 28804

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,325 sq ft

$125,000 Original: $127,500

132 Alpine Ridge Drive
Asheville 28803

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  3,073 sq ft

$403,000 Original: $429,000

327 Mountain Laurel
Asheville 28805

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,893 sq ft

$231,000 Original: $238,000

17 Attaberry Court
Asheville 28805

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,160 sq ft

$225,000 Original: $265,000

293 Merrills Cove Road
Asheville 28803

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,130 sq ft

$140,000 Original: $165,000

90 Reems Creek Road
Weaverville 28787

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  1,594 sq ft

$280,000 Original: $295,000

4 Lakeshore Lane
Asheville 28804

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,237 sq ft

$186,000 Original: $275,000

23 Meadowview Road
Asheville 28804

1 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  988 sq ft

$149,000 Original: $158,000

9 Kenilworth Knoll #416
Asheville 28805

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,615 sq ft

$367,000 Original: $375,000

450 Sunrise Summit
Asheville 28804

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,507 sq ft

$200,000 Original: $224,000

105 West Farm Creek
Asheville 28806

4 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,585 sq ft

$223,000 Original: $240,000

25 Chipping Green Drive
Arden 28704

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$62,000 Original: $89,900

400 Stratford Road
Asheville 28804

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,344 sq ft

$189,000 Original: $205,000

21 Bee Tree Village Pkwy, Lot 4
Swannanoa 28778

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,344 sq ft

$192,000 Original: $205,460

19 Bee Tree Village Parkway Lot 3
Swannanoa 28778

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,287 sq ft

$58,000 Original: $70,000

161 High Valley Estates Drive
Alexander 28701

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,176 sq ft

$129,000 Original: $144,500

2406 Idle Hour Drive
Asheville 28806

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,356 sq ft

$218,000 Original: $229,000

9 Spinet Street
Asheville 28806

3 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,298 sq ft

$146,000 Original: $170,000

4 Stockwood Road
Asheville 28803

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,817 sq ft

$245,000 Original: $299,900

2 Stockwood Ext.
Asheville 28803

4 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  2211 Hsq ft  ·  0.140 acr

$494,742

48 Stills Creek Loop #20
Fairview 28730

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2408 Hsq ft  ·  0.360 acr

$750,000 Original: $749,900

67 French Willow Drive #30
Asheville 28804

3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2510 Hsq ft  ·  2.012 acr

$290,000 Original: $300,000

292 Cove Creek Lane
Weaverville 28787

3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3054 Hsq ft  ·  0.930 acr

$473,000 Original: $469,000

53 Highland Street
Weaverville 28787

4 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2682 Hsq ft  ·  0.240 acr

$525,140

54 Stills Creek Loop #18
Fairview 28730

2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1689 Hsq ft

$289,000

116 Clubwood Court #116
Asheville 28803

4 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  3683 Hsq ft  ·  0.370 acr

$391,415 Original: $409,000

130 Coachmans Trail
Asheville 28803

3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  1614 Hsq ft  ·  0.740 acr

$287,000 Original: $269,000

21 Monte Vista Circle
Candler 28715

0.370 acr

$269,000

Lot #8 Southcliff #8
Fairview 28730

4 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2581 Hsq ft  ·  0.050 acr

$326,500 Original: $339,900

102 Silverrod Lane #102
Asheville 28803

3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  1912 Hsq ft  ·  0.050 acr

$299,333 Original: $309,900

101 Poppy Lane #101
Asheville 28803

5 bed  ·  4/2 ba  ·  4320 Hsq ft  ·  1.046 acr

$799,000

28 Autumn Leaf Drive #10
Fletcher 28732

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2879 Hsq ft  ·  0.820 acr

$425,000

203 Home Place #lot 1
Candler 28715

4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  2990 Hsq ft  ·  1.120 acr

$649,000 Original: $674,000

43 East Owl Creek Lane
Fairview 28730

3 bed  ·  1/1 ba  ·  1275 Hsq ft  ·  0.340 acr

$216,500 Original: $225,000

5 Pinehurst Circle
Arden 28704

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2331 Hsq ft  ·  0.760 acr

$241,500 Original: $250,000

20 Kinsale Drive
Leicester 28748

1.230 acr

$200,000 Original: $203,500

187 Southcliff Parkway #320
Fairview 28730

2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1392 Hsq ft  ·  0.000 acr

$165,000 Original: $169,900

2102 Hyde Park Drive
Asheville 28806

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2476 Hsq ft  ·  0.360 acr

$520,364 Original: $503,278

8 Sugarland Ridge Trail #124
Fairview 28730

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1100 Hsq ft  ·  0.310 acr

$245,000 Original: $259,000

23 Ambler Road
Asheville 28805

0.770 acr

$185,000

29 Red Tail Court #506
Fairview 28730

3 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  5103 Hsq ft  ·  1.870 acr

$745,000 Original: $795,000

53 Okoboji Drive
Fletcher 28732

2 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1120 Hsq ft  ·  0.060 acr

$159,851

22 Mill Creek Loop
Asheville 28806

4 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2414 Hsq ft  ·  0.330 acr

$298,300 Original: $300,000

14 Brownstone Court
Fletcher 28732

3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2220 Hsq ft  ·  .27 acr

$533,500 Original: $549,000

3 Pine Knot Loop
Fairview 28730

1 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1008 Hsq ft  ·  .98 acr

$113,000 Original: $139,000

324 Monticello
Weaverville 28787

2 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2085 Hsq ft

$271,000 Original: $325,000

1901 Timber Trail
Asheville 28804

.66 acr

$207,500 Original: $187,500

88 Merchant
Asheville 28803

1.170 acr

$229,000

208 Southcliff Parkway #529
Fairview 28730

0.590 acr

$165,000

175 Southcliff Parkway #319
Fairview 28730

We first met Karen when we visited Asheville 3 years ago. At that time we were planning to retire to Asheville in 5 years. But plans changed along the way, resulting in job interviews and several trips to Asheville to look at houses. Through it all Karen never lost patience with us, was always kind and understanding, and hung in there with us. And now the dream has come true and we are moving in July 8. Thank you Karen for going the distance with us!!

Tom & Donna Belt, currently Texas, soon to be Asheville

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Karen quickly understood our needs and focused on the best options for us. She did not sell, but rather provided us relevant information on prospective properties. Karen is the most attentive to our needs of any agent with whom I've done business.

Bill Harmon, Asheville, NC

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Karen King-Smith was able to provide me with the guidance I needed to efficiently and effectively sell the property at almost my asking price. Negotiations took less than a week. I was out of town during the negotiations and Karen was able to aptly handle the transaction and still give the patience and understanding needed during this transaction. I would recommend Karen King-Smith to anyone buying or selling property.

Cheriann Hanson/ Charlotte, NC

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Karen is a very genuine people person. You can tell she is interested in making sure your needs are heard and understood.She is also very knowledgeable about the local market and real estate market strategies. She gave great advice.

M.T.

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Karen is the BEST!!!! She not only is the best agent, but has become my friend. Will definitely use her services in the future, and will highly recommend her to anyone!!!

Elizabeth Hankley

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Karen helped make our move to Asheville a very pleasant experience.

Adam, Fairview

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Karen King Smith is straight forward and honest . Has her clients best interest at heart which makes her a great agent.

Kathy McNair , Fletcher, NC

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The Beverly-Hanks firm is lucky to have Karen King-Smith as one of the team. She did everything professionally with all considerations for myself. Again Thank You Karen.

Barbara Bennett, Asheville NC 28803

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Karen inspires trust, offers sound guidance, has a great sense of humor & is easy to be around. Our house sold very quickly. Karen was on top of everything. When we asked her opinion, she gave it. She was honest & straight forward. Karen demonstrated understanding & empathy about our situation. Our previous association with downtown office wss excellent Karen inspires trust, offers sound guidance, has a great sense of humor & is easy to be around. Our house sold very quickly. Karen was on top of everything. When we asked her opinion, she gave it. She was honest & straight forward. Karen demonstrated understanding & empathy about our situation. Our previous association with downtown office wss excellent

Connie Durham. Weaverville

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I dealt with Karen when we first put house on market. She is very knowledgable,friendly, considerate and just an awesome person!! I was very pleased to work with her and would do it again if the occasion arose. We had a very good experience. A few bumps from the buyer, but all in all went very well. Karen handled everything with courtesy and professionalism. I just can't say enough good things about her. I think the above list just about says it all. She is awesome!! Everyone was extremely nice.

Nancy Hensley

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We have known Karen a long time. She sold us the house we just sold. She is a great real estate agent and is friendly and the consummate professional in all real estate dealings. She is very knowledgeable and has that unique ability to explain the business of real estate. We have been very pleased with Karen.

Steve Minnick, Fletcher, NC

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From my first conversation with Karen on the phone, she was knowledgeable and understanding of what I was looking for without being pushy or over-bearing. She listened to what my interests were and was helpful in setting up initial visits. After talking with her just a few times, I was comfortable in selecting her to be my broker. Karen was not only knowledgeable of the area and available houses, but she also helped me get acquainted with the different communities and amenities available in the Asheville area, which helped me in making a decision on my home purchase. She understood the market and used a technical and realistic approach to helping me with negotiating price. It was clear she keeps up on research into the various aspects of home purchasing and is a committed professional. Since I was making this purchase while still living out of state, she was extremely helpful in arranging showings that used my time efficiently and allowed my to see a variety of potential homes in a short amount of time. I not only was well-served by her professional skills, but her personable approach and genuine interest made this an actually enjoyable process with a person I will view as a friend for the future and a broker I will recommend to others.

Roberta Willis, Atlanta, GA

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She is a fabulous realtor. She was professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and truly the best realtor we have ever used. Karen went out of her way to help us make this experience very easy for us.

Keith and Sharon Osmondson, Asheville

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Karen King-Smith helped my daughter to purchase her first home. I am a Realtor outside of North Carolina and Karen has earned my respect, trust, appreciation and friendship. I perform as a Realtor with the highest levels of service and I couldn't have hoped for another professional to treat my daughter like I would treat a customer, but here you have it; Karen surpassed all of my expectations! She performed with professionalism, patience, compassion and expertise. She will have my gratitude and future referrals forever! Thank you, Karen, for making this experience a positive one for my daughter and for going above and beyond in every direction!

Jenise Prince Finkelstein, Boca Raton, Florida

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Karen has been our agent in the past and has made each experience thoroughly enjoyable. She takes the stress out of the whole process by her knowledge, diligence and follow-up. She is awesome and a great lady! Excellent says it all!

Rhonda Puckett, Asheville, NC

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She kept me going when I thought the house wasn't going to sell. She knows her stuff and I'd highly recommend her to anyone.

Ron Caldwell, Asheville

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Karen was a wonderful support throughout the process. Although we pretty much already knew what we wanted, she made the process of buying the house relatively painless. We always felt that she was honest and straightforward about our options. We would definitely use her again as our agent!

A & A South Asheville

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Karen made everything seem real. She would give us examples of all situations and reassure us that things will workout, and if they don't it just wasn't meant to be. Having this mindset going in really put us at ease. She was there for us for everything. She did an excellent job. Frankly, I'm going to miss talking to her on a regular basis.

Kim Elchert - West Asheville

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she handled her job very well and had all the answers to our questions for selling . i would recomend her to any one that we know.

mr. & mrs. george palumbo

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Karen did a wonderful job as our realtor. She has sold two houses for us & helped us purchase a lot in Southcliff. She is professional and very easy to get along with. We would recommend her highly to anyone searching for a broker.

Allen & Lisa Squires, Fairview, NC

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