Koni Findlay

Residential Broker Associate
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Walnut Cove Realty
cell: (828) 808-3812
team member since 2021

About Me

Born and raised in South Dakota, I escaped the prairie winters to attend the University of Miami (Florida) and become a CPA specializing in taxes and real estate with the international firm Deloitte. I married a fellow CPA whose specialty was mergers and acquisitions. We established an investment firm and acquired 16 companies in 17 years. We took the company public in 1993, and along the way I became proficient in textile and interior design.

We sold the companies in 2000, determined to retire, play good golf, and travel. Along the way we discovered and fell in love with The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, Asheville, and western North Carolina. In 2016, I shelved the idea of "good" golf, obtained my real estate license, and joined Walnut Cove Realty, determined to share the special Walnut Cove experience with my clients.

I love to travel. I discovered Africa 20 years ago, and in between visits and re-visits to the rest of the world, I often return to journey to the wildest parts of the African continent.

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As a resident of The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, I specialize in properties in this gated wellness and golf community and luxury properties in Western North Carolina. I joined Walnut Cove Realty to share my love of Walnut Cove with the rest of the world. My background as a CPA and co-owner of an investment firm align well with my passion for real estate and the skills required including my well-honed ability to help my clients find homes of their dreams.

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  • University of Miami


  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Photography
  • Dog/Cat
  • Cooking/Dining
  • Fitness
  • Personal Wellness
  • Gardening
  • Golfing
  • Travel

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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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