Lee Swing

Residential Broker Associate
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Walnut Cove Realty
cell: (828) 808-9417
team member since 2021

About Me

Though I’m originally from Winston Salem, my family moved to Michigan just in time for the great blizzard of 1978 that dumped 335 inches of snow on my southern family. As a kid, I loved it; my parents, not so much. I returned to North Carolina to attend the University of North Carolina Wilmington where I earned an environmental science degree. I worked a number of jobs in my field of study including a volunteer research diver with the National Underwater Research Center affiliated with NOAA, and working on a hydrographic vessel in Houston.

I transitioned to a career in real estate when I moved to Charleston and worked my way west across the Carolinas and joined Walnut Cove Realty in 1997. I met my wife, who is from Vermont, in Charleston, S.C. and we have 13-year-olds twins, and four cats – two of whom magically joined our family after I returned from a fishing trip. We love hiking, biking and camping as a family. I enjoy golf, tennis, and above all else, fishing. I look forward to my extended family’s annual trip to surf fish the Outer Banks. We’ve been making the trip for 15 years and counting. We also love to visit our family vacation home in Folly Beach whenever possible.

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I have nearly 25 years of experience in the real estate industry across the southeast United States as a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. With extensive expertise in planned communities, I have held senior leadership positions in three communities across the region. Since starting my real estate career, I have been a top tier producer and I have a passion for making connections and building relationships with my clients from around the country. It is a privilege to meet so many great people, help them find the perfect home, and make new friends throughout the journey. Plus, we have so much fun doing it! It doesn’t get much better than that, and all right here in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.

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  • University of North Carolina - Wilmington


  • Photography
  • Collecting/Appreciation
  • Dog/Cat
  • Cooking/Dining
  • Parenting
  • Spiritual/Religious
  • Music
  • Bird Watching
  • Environmental Activism
  • Gardening
  • Golfing
  • Hiking and Camping
  • Hunting and Fishing
  • Travel
  • Tennis

My Listings

1.02 acr
2008 Song Breeze Trail #143 in Arden, NC 28704 - MLS# 3725765


2008 Song Breeze Trail #143
Arden 28704

Gorgeous estate home site located in the heart of Walnut Cove on a cul de sac. Mature hardwoods and mountain laurel set the tone for your future mou ...

MLS# 3725765 - Pending
Listed by Walnut Cove Realty/Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks

0.73 acr
16 Deep Creek Trail #036 in Arden, NC 28704 - MLS# 3724409


16 Deep Creek Trail #036
Arden 28704

Come build your mountain dream home on this beautiful, easy build lot in The Cliffs at Walnut Cove. The location for this homesite adds to its desir ...

MLS# 3724409 - Active
Listed by Walnut Cove Realty/Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks

0.32 acr
79 Running Creek Trail #39 in Arden, NC 28704 - MLS# 3792167


79 Running Creek Trail #39
Arden 28704

Great opportunity to own a lot in Cove Park, The Cliffs at Walnut Cove's popular neighborhood. Flat, level lot, perfect for one level or main and up ...

MLS# 3792167 - Active
Listed by Walnut Cove Realty/Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks


Ask An Expert


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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Community Organizations

  • North Carolina Board of Realtors
  • North Carolina Arboretum
  • Calvary Moravian Church