Team Member Since 2014

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I enjoy serving clients as they sell their home and choose their next step and welcoming those who are ready to discover their spot in Western North Carolina. As a full-time broker with Beverly-Hanks, the leading real estate company…Read More

About Me

Imagine a United States Marine, a former Paralegal and Executive Director of a Chamber of Commerce, and ultimately a productive and hard-working FULL-TIME Realtor all rolled into one. That is what you get when I work for you.…Read More

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How is the tax bill of a home determined in North Carolina?

Real property is appraised at 100% of market value and includes land, buildings, structures, and improvements. State law requires counties to reappraise every eight years, but many counties reappraise every four. A bill can be a combination of tax rates. For example, a home inside the City of Asheville and Asheville City School districts will have three separate tax rates represented on a bill: the Buncombe County rate, the City of Asheville rate, and the Asheville City School rate. All rates are totaled to calculate the total tax liability. Tax rate estimates for our mountain communities can be found on page 127 of the Beverly-Hanks Welcome Magazine.

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Testimonials

After we read Lauretta's bio we knew she was the one for us. Lauretta was always prompt in answering any questions we had and really watched over our property for us. She always went the extra mile! We highly recommend.

Linda Klassen/Larry Hillpot, Florida

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Lauretta anticipated what we were going to need, checked in with me regularly, provided helpful information and went out of her way to make the whole process of closing as easy as possible. She has my unqualified endorsement!

Please do not use my name publicly - you can use my initials (SM - Tryon)

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To give you a frame of reference, I sold real estate in Colorado for 32 years. I lived and worked in the mountains and at a resort called Vail. My experience with Lauretta Cook was first class from start to finish. I found her to be approachable,…Read More

Anne D. Fitz, Hendersonville North Carolina

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Lauretta Cook actually handled this property when we bought it. She is extremely personable, friendly, helpful, understanding of what we want and how to go about getting it. We would always use Lauretta if we ever decide to buy in the Hendersonville…Read More

Bill and Linda Poffenberger, Vero Beach, FL

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Lauretta Cook was a wonderful person to work with. She was so very helpful to me with purchasing my home. It had been 40 years since we bought a home and she knew all the hoops that needed to be jumped and helped me through each one. She…Read More

Margaret trees. Hendersonville, NC

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We had been looking in the area for 2+ years. I had tried many different real estate agencies online and quickly determined Beverly-Hanks was superior in every regard. When we decided to finally visit the area we were focused on Hendersonville.…Read More

Mark & Vickie

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It was a real pleasure working with Lauretta!

George and Dani, Hendersonville, NC

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Lauretta was a pleasure to deal with throughout the process of selling our home. Courteous, informed and answered her phone (even at the odd hour). We would highly recommend her services.

Jared Hoyle - Hendersonville, NC

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Lauretta took time for all my needs for the purchase of my home.night and weekend calls of questions,Lauretta knew what kind of homes to show me after the first day she showed the first house.And the knowledge she had of homes was a great help.

Keith pollard Hendersonville nc.

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Lauretta worked long hours and was there for us every step of the way . She handle every little "Bumb "as smooth as Silk ! Even with a 6 hr time difference; you would have thought she was in the same state.! As a 100% DAV She REALLY WAS BEHIND…Read More

Mr & Mrs Souther, Maui, Hi

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Lauretta kept my husband and I completely informed in all stages of the transaction. She always had our best interest at the forefront! We had many obstacles facing us and she always gave us hope. Not only was she always professionally dressed,…Read More

Michael and Carol Venturino, 129 Summerfield Place, Flat Rock, NC 28731

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Since most people don't buy a house every day, it is a stressful process. It is more so when your buying one 200 miles away and in an other state. Lauretta took most of the stress off us. Her professional stance was to help us get the house…Read More

Thomas & Donna Brown, Charleston SC and now of Tryon, NC

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Those rating speak for themselves! I called the Hendersonville office one day to ask for some information about the area, the housing market, etc., and Lauretta answered the phone. We had a very nice chat, shared information about our interest…Read More

Cindy Schafer, Hendersonville

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Lauretta Cook was extremely helpful in arranging the showing of homes which met our specific needs and performed beyond our expectations when it came time to make an offer and close on the home which we chose. Looking for a home and closing…Read More

Tom & Jerri Russell, Greensburg, Indiana

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We feel very fortunate to have had Lauretta Cook represent us in looking to relocate to Hendersonville. We didn't have anyone in the area to contact about who we could deal with in our search. We stopped in the office and Lauretta was on floor…Read More

Rob and Trudy Dulmage Hendersonville NC

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My wife (Penny) and I worked with Lauretta Cook when she was with Keller Williams and she did an outstanding job for us. When we contacted Lauretta to sell our 31 Carriage West Drive we were not aware that she was with Beverly Hanks. We have…Read More

Kent and Penny Carlson

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Lauretta Cook is very professional. I would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to sell or purchase a home.

Penny Carlson, Hendersonville

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Lauretta is the kindest, sweetest, smartest agent we have ever worked with. She has helped us get acquainted with the area and has worked very hard to obtain any information she may not have had when we were asking questions. Lauretta is the…Read More

Gary and Nancy Prater, The Villages, FL

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I met Lauretta at a Beverly Hanks open house that was on my target list. We had a good initial conversation at the open house that gave me a good impression of Lauretta's professionalism and knowledge of the area. This was followed up by…Read More

David Meadows, Hendersonville

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Excellent knowledge of area, nc real estate practices, communicaton skills, and punctuation. The buying and selling of real estate can be a very stressful endeavor. Lauretta though not only took the stress out of the equation but made our transaction…Read More

David Berry, Saluda, NC

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over the years we have bought several homes from real estate agents. Lauretta will always stand out in our minds as one who actually assisted us in buying a home rather than selling us one, the difference being, she was concerned with our happiness…Read More

Monty Souther, Forest City, NC

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Service Areas & Specialties

 

Interests

  • Cooking/Dining
  • Parenting
  • Book Clubs/Literature
  • Hiking and Camping
  • Whitewater Sports
  • Equestrian
  • USMC

Education

University of North Texas

6 bed  ·  8/2 ba  ·  10384 Hsq ft  ·  60.500 acr

$8,000,000

646 Pinnacle Mountain Road #60.5 acres
Zirconia 28790

6 bed  ·  8/2 ba  ·  10384 Hsq ft  ·  20.500 acr

$5,500,000

646 Pinnacle Mountain Road #20.5 acres
Zirconia 28790

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  2461 Hsq ft  ·  40.000 acr

$2,500,000

3241 Greenville Highway
Flat Rock 28731

4 bed  ·  4 ba  ·  3160 Hsq ft  ·  1.330 acr

$549,500 Original: $575,000

2045 Hogback Mountain Road
Tryon 28782

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1838 Hsq ft  ·  0.250 acr

$275,000 Original: $295,000

184 Smith Street
Saluda 28773

15.630 acr

$199,900 Original: $250,000

00 Wesley Lane #71 & 71b
Saluda 28773

8.910 acr

$110,000 Original: $140,000

Lot 71 Wesley Lane #71
Saluda 28773

6.720 acr

$110,000

Lot 71b Charity Branch Drive #71B
Saluda 28773

1.010 acr

$85,000

14 Parkway North Drive
Mill Spring 28756

0.110 acr

$78,000

99999 Henderson Street #13 & 14
Saluda 28773

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,704 sq ft

$172,000 Original: $199,500

370 Duck Pond Lane
Columbus 28722

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,864 sq ft

$178,000 Original: $225,000

813 Louisiana Avenue #16
Saluda 28773

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,564 sq ft

$821,000 Original: $1,250,000

660 Williamson Road
Mills River 28759

5 bed  ·  5 bath  ·  3,564 sq ft

$510,000 Original: $525,000

339 Greenville Street
Saluda 28773

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,740 sq ft

$395,000 Original: $399,900

357 Glen Echo Circle
Saluda 28773

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,840 sq ft

$296,000 Original: $299,900

53 Lyncourt Drive
Tryon 28782

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,088 sq ft

$80,000 Original: $82,000

2881 White Oak Mountain Road #C8
Columbus 28722

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  3,524 sq ft

$555,000 Original: $575,000

1190 Pinnacle Mountain Road
Zirconia 28790

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,080 sq ft

$115,000 Original: $112,500

1749-b Haywood Manor Road #15B
Hendersonville 28791

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$78,000 Original: $90,000

0 Buck Creek Road
Rutherfordton 28139

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,552 sq ft

$189,500 Original: $189,750

16 Tisha Lane #29
Hendersonville 28739

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,517 sq ft

$250,000 Original: $249,900

545 White Oak Mountain Road
Columbus 28722

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,924 sq ft

$293,000 Original: $308,000

203 Pine Knot Trail
Hendersonville 28739

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,088 sq ft

$73,750 Original: $89,500

2881 White Oak Road
Columbus 28722

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,521 sq ft

$218,000 Original: $234,500

149 Wendy Lane
Hendersonville 28792

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,300 sq ft

$161,000 Original: $149,500

415 Blue Ridge Street #9-10
Hendersonville 28792

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,262 sq ft

$245,000 Original: $259,000

1685 Old Caroleen Road
Forest City 28043

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,640 sq ft

$168,000 Original: $185,500

1750 Meadowbrook Terrace
Hendersonville 28791

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,652 sq ft

$216,000 Original: $224,500

503 Fox Den Court
Hendersonville 28792

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,201 sq ft

$160,000 Original: $174,900

964 Brickyard Road
Horse Shoe 28742

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,358 sq ft

$380,000 Original: $429,900

31 Carriage West Drive
Hendersonville 28791

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,550 sq ft

$159,000 Original: $164,900

1 Country Meadows Lane
Hendersonville 28792

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,496 sq ft

$185,000 Original: $198,000

5501 Wood Duck Way
Hendersonville 28792

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,664 sq ft

$214,500 Original: $224,750

183 Lumber River Road
Fletcher 28732

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,903 sq ft

$231,000 Original: $279,500

161 Rugby Hollow Drive
Hendersonville 28791

5 bed  ·  5 ba  ·  3564 Hsq ft  ·  0.740 acr

$510,000 Original: $525,000

339 Greenville Street
Saluda 28773

3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2740 Hsq ft  ·  1.650 acr

$395,000 Original: $399,900

357 Glen Echo Circle
Saluda 28773

4 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  4127 Hsq ft  ·  3.790 acr

$345,000 Original: $425,000

117 Tabor Road Extension
Flat Rock 28731

1.010 acr

$30,000 Original: $45,000

00 Whites Lake Boulevard #22
Saluda 28773

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1696 Hsq ft  ·  0.300 acr

$260,000 Original: $269,700

303 Balsam Road #12
Hendersonville 28792

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1840 Hsq ft  ·  0.170 acr

$296,000 Original: $299,900

53 Lyncourt Drive
Tryon 28782

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  2051 Hsq ft  ·  0.740 acr

$262,500 Original: $265,000

105 Muirfield Court #9
Hendersonville 28791

2 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1088 Hsq ft

$80,000 Original: $82,000

2881 White Oak Mountain Road #C8
Columbus 28722

1.340 acr

$100,000 Original: $184,000

9 A Virea Drive #9
Hendersonville 28739

3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2544 Hsq ft  ·  2.120 acr

$230,000

114 N Fargo Lane
Rutherfordton 28139

2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1646 Hsq ft  ·  0.000 acr

$136,500 Original: $145,000

205 Juniper Lane #Lot#UN E-4
Hendersonville 28739

3 bed  ·  3/2 ba  ·  4101 Hsq ft  ·  0.640 acr

$469,500 Original: $489,000

112 Radcliff Court
Hendersonville 28739

3 bed  ·  2/2 ba  ·  3105 Hsq ft  ·  0.850 acr

$360,000 Original: $365,000

204 W Browning Road #10
Hendersonville 28791

22.750 acr

$70,000 Original: $88,725

00 Oak Grove Church Road
Ellenboro 28040

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1328 Hsq ft  ·  0.820 acr

$197,000 Original: $199,500

1684 Fruitland Road #2
Hendersonville 28792

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1150 Hsq ft  ·  0.390 acr

$150,000 Original: $155,000

793 Peniel
Columbus 28782

3 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4646 Hsq ft  ·  2.370 acr

$500,000 Original: $527,500

21 Masters Crest Drive
Etowah 28729

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1835 Hsq ft  ·  0.710 acr

$250,000 Original: $249,900

316 Derby Lane #53
Hendersonville 28739

2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1517 Hsq ft  ·  1.210 acr

$250,000 Original: $249,900

545 White Oak Mountain Road
Columbus 28722

1.020 acr

$148,000 Original: $169,900

2502 A&b Highway 176
Tryon 28782

2 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1600 Hsq ft  ·  1.020 acr

$148,000 Original: $169,900

2502 Highway 176
Tryon 28782

2 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  791 Hsq ft  ·  3.100 acr

$169,000 Original: $185,000

101 Ellis Pearson Road
Saluda 28773

3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2289 Hsq ft  ·  0.890 acr

$375,000 Original: $395,000

121 Breckenridge Court #4
Hendersonville 28739

2 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1088 Hsq ft  ·  0.000 acr

$73,750 Original: $89,500

2881 White Oak Road
Columbus 28722

3 bed  ·  1/1 ba  ·  1705 Hsq ft  ·  18.990 acr

$236,000 Original: $259,000

206 Rainbow Lane
Columbus 28722

2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  973 Hsq ft  ·  1.250 acr

$159,000 Original: $160,000

293 Deep Woods Lane
Saluda 28773

2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1516 Hsq ft  ·  0.380 acr

$164,500 Original: $178,000

103 Brooktree Circle
Hendersonville 28739

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2184 Hsq ft  ·  2.200 acr

$245,000 Original: $285,000

1644 Hogback Mountain Rd.
Tryon 28782

2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1870 Hsq ft  ·  0.050 acr

$259,000 Original: $264,900

129 Summerfield
Flat Rock 28731

3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2772 Hsq ft  ·  .74 acr

$260,000 Original: $272,900

50 Sunset Ridge Drive
Etowah 28729

After we read Lauretta's bio we knew she was the one for us. Lauretta was always prompt in answering any questions we had and really watched over our property for us. She always went the extra mile! We highly recommend.

Linda Klassen/Larry Hillpot, Florida

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Lauretta anticipated what we were going to need, checked in with me regularly, provided helpful information and went out of her way to make the whole process of closing as easy as possible. She has my unqualified endorsement!

Please do not use my name publicly - you can use my initials (SM - Tryon)

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To give you a frame of reference, I sold real estate in Colorado for 32 years. I lived and worked in the mountains and at a resort called Vail. My experience with Lauretta Cook was first class from start to finish. I found her to be approachable, interested in my wants and needs and fun. We searched Saluda, Columbus, Tryon and Hendersonville and she was always prepared and thoughtful about her home choices. Lauretta was a super resource for area sights, restaurants and supplied me with details on shopping plus other practical information. Since I've been in the business I appreciate customer loyalty and I would gladly refer Lauretta to any friends, family or clients I have with interest in the area. She's the cream of the crop!! Purchasing in North Carolina differs dramatically from Colorado's process and Lauretta Cook held my hand to ensure I was comfortable in the way the different aspects are handled. Lauretta Cook is a seasoned professional and it shows in the way she handles herself and how easy she makes the real estate transaction seem. When buying your single most important asset you want to know your Broker listens and appreciates your specific wants or needs. Lastly it is nice when you feel like the person that handled your transaction "walked a mile in your moccasins"! I felt like Lauretta was respectful of my journey.

Anne D. Fitz, Hendersonville North Carolina

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Lauretta Cook actually handled this property when we bought it. She is extremely personable, friendly, helpful, understanding of what we want and how to go about getting it. We would always use Lauretta if we ever decide to buy in the Hendersonville area again. Job well done!

Bill and Linda Poffenberger, Vero Beach, FL

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Lauretta Cook was a wonderful person to work with. She was so very helpful to me with purchasing my home. It had been 40 years since we bought a home and she knew all the hoops that needed to be jumped and helped me through each one. She never made me feel stupid when I was confused about something and she had patience galore . I can't thank her enough !!! Margaret Trees

Margaret trees. Hendersonville, NC

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We had been looking in the area for 2+ years. I had tried many different real estate agencies online and quickly determined Beverly-Hanks was superior in every regard. When we decided to finally visit the area we were focused on Hendersonville. So naturally we selected that office for our initial visit. By chance Ms. Cook was in the office that day and we are so happy she was. We seemed to make an instant connection. She was personable, knowledgeable, and understood our objectives and timeline. She then said we could have it all! As it turned out she was right. An excellent rating especially for patience is not enough! In fact excellent falls short in a number of categories. We have never met an individual who performed her job at the level at which she does. She has an uncanny ability to feel out a situation and provide the perfect responses. We cannot imagine our home search in North Carolina being as successful as it was without Lauretta Cook! If you're looking for you're next home, we highly recommend Lauretta Coojk!

Mark & Vickie

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It was a real pleasure working with Lauretta!

George and Dani, Hendersonville, NC

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Lauretta was a pleasure to deal with throughout the process of selling our home. Courteous, informed and answered her phone (even at the odd hour). We would highly recommend her services.

Jared Hoyle - Hendersonville, NC

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Lauretta took time for all my needs for the purchase of my home.night and weekend calls of questions,Lauretta knew what kind of homes to show me after the first day she showed the first house.And the knowledge she had of homes was a great help.

Keith pollard Hendersonville nc.

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Lauretta worked long hours and was there for us every step of the way . She handle every little "Bumb "as smooth as Silk ! Even with a 6 hr time difference; you would have thought she was in the same state.! As a 100% DAV She REALLY WAS BEHIND both my Wife and I in countless ways making the sale happen smoothly. Thanks greatly, For Your Honesty and Integrity ; something that doesn't come by to often these days.

Mr & Mrs Souther, Maui, Hi

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Lauretta kept my husband and I completely informed in all stages of the transaction. She always had our best interest at the forefront! We had many obstacles facing us and she always gave us hope. Not only was she always professionally dressed, she always acted lovely to us. Her strengths are persistence, patience and perseverance! To your company she is a superior asset! Definitely, she is a Keeper!

Michael and Carol Venturino, 129 Summerfield Place, Flat Rock, NC 28731

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Since most people don't buy a house every day, it is a stressful process. It is more so when your buying one 200 miles away and in an other state. Lauretta took most of the stress off us. Her professional stance was to help us get the house we wanted and needed. Her personality is perfectly suited to helping you if your either a buyer or seller. Its clear that she is highly experienced, competent and detailed. I know that we can count on her for continued advice as we seek services and professional to upkeep our new home. She receives only the highest commendation from me and my wife. Semper Fi !

Thomas & Donna Brown, Charleston SC and now of Tryon, NC

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Those rating speak for themselves! I called the Hendersonville office one day to ask for some information about the area, the housing market, etc., and Lauretta answered the phone. We had a very nice chat, shared information about our interest in the area and generally what we would be looking for in a house. Though we began the search almost a year ago but were very honest with Lauretta that for personal reasons we were just exploring, not yet ready to commit to the area, etc. Lauretta spent several days with us over the next several months and between visits kept us updated with information on new listings. Her patience...that was a great factor in our success with her. She hung in there with us as our earlier issues gradually worked themselves out...and here we are happily in our new home!

Cindy Schafer, Hendersonville

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Lauretta Cook was extremely helpful in arranging the showing of homes which met our specific needs and performed beyond our expectations when it came time to make an offer and close on the home which we chose. Looking for a home and closing on a home from a distance of 500 miles is a challenge which was made pleasant by the efforts of Lauretta. We would definitely recommend her as the realtor of choice to anyone looking for a home in the Hendersonville area.

Tom & Jerri Russell, Greensburg, Indiana

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We feel very fortunate to have had Lauretta Cook represent us in looking to relocate to Hendersonville. We didn't have anyone in the area to contact about who we could deal with in our search. We stopped in the office and Lauretta was on floor duty and immediately sat down with us to get an idea of what we were looking for in a mountain home. We communicated for several weeks while Lauretta kept us informed as to what properties were available and keeping us up to date on current market conditions. After several showings we found a home and with Lauretta's help the whole process could not have been smoother. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to purchase a home or to sell their home.

Rob and Trudy Dulmage Hendersonville NC

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My wife (Penny) and I worked with Lauretta Cook when she was with Keller Williams and she did an outstanding job for us. When we contacted Lauretta to sell our 31 Carriage West Drive we were not aware that she was with Beverly Hanks. We have moved to another state but if we return to Hendersonville area we will definitely use Lauretta to find us another home.

Kent and Penny Carlson

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Lauretta Cook is very professional. I would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to sell or purchase a home.

Penny Carlson, Hendersonville

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Lauretta is the kindest, sweetest, smartest agent we have ever worked with. She has helped us get acquainted with the area and has worked very hard to obtain any information she may not have had when we were asking questions. Lauretta is the BEST!! Name any good thing, and that is Lauretta, in a nutshell. We have only worked with Lauretta; however, the first day we arrived, we met the receptionist, Mary, and she was delightful. This was the speediest home-buying purchase and closing we have ever encountered! Also the easiest.

Gary and Nancy Prater, The Villages, FL

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I met Lauretta at a Beverly Hanks open house that was on my target list. We had a good initial conversation at the open house that gave me a good impression of Lauretta's professionalism and knowledge of the area. This was followed up by a meeting in the office for both of us to get better acquainted. She impressed me with her integrity and experience and I felt comfortable with the idea of working with her. Lauretta led me through the entire house buying process which was critical because the last time I bought a house was 24 years ago. I sought her guidance and felt confident in following her recommendations.

David Meadows, Hendersonville

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Excellent knowledge of area, nc real estate practices, communicaton skills, and punctuation. The buying and selling of real estate can be a very stressful endeavor. Lauretta though not only took the stress out of the equation but made our transaction a most pleasurable experience. Should we have any future needs for a real estate broker we've got Lauretta on speed dial. Thanks Lauretta!

David Berry, Saluda, NC

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over the years we have bought several homes from real estate agents. Lauretta will always stand out in our minds as one who actually assisted us in buying a home rather than selling us one, the difference being, she was concerned with our happiness instead of her bottom line.

Monty Souther, Forest City, NC

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