Mary Tepper

Residential Broker Associate
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Biltmore Park
cell: (828) 713-1600
office: (828) 684-8999
team member since 2016

About Me

From the mountains of Chattanooga, Tennessee to the midlands of South Carolina, I have lived in the southeast my whole life. My family moved to Asheville 4 years ago for my husband's job as a director of operations for a retail and development company based in Asheville. It doesn't take living here long to understand why Western North Carolina is such a coveted place to live and vacation. I love each season here and look forward to the way each one opens the door to a new way to enjoy and explore Asheville-snow tubing, floating the river, visiting an apple orchard.

For me there could not be a better blend of experience and being a mom to provide a foundation for being a great real estate agent. I graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS in Marketing and International Business. I have worked in international market research for a US company, as a broker assistant at a commercial real estate company and as a mom to three children ages 8, 6 and 2. The combination of these roles over the past 10 years has allowed me to hone my multi-tasking and time management skills. If you are thinking about selling, let me show you why now might be the right time. By using the resources and extensive market research provided by Beverly-Hanks, I will develop, implement and manage a plan to price and market your property at its highest potential. I understand how valuable time is and know that in addition to making all the steps it takes to buy or sell a house go smoothly, my ability to listen is the most important - not just about facts like price and bedrooms, but about the things that, when you walk into a house, give you feeling of - This is it! Whether you have lived here forever or are relocating from out of town, I would love to help you find your Asheville.

I live in Biltmore Forest with my husband and three children. We chose that area because of the close proximity to downtown and the convenience to South Asheville schools, retail and activities. We stay busy with soccer, gymnastics and ballet.

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Testimonials

Mary delivered outstanding levels of support and service throughout my experience working with her. She listened, provided excellent insights and was responsive at every stage of the process. She paid attention to every detail and in dealing with the inevitable challenges and complexities, she stayed focussed on solutions to the issues in front of us. I will definitely work with Mary again for my real estate needs in the Asheville and surrounding markets.

Erik S, Raleigh

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This was a second home purchase, our first, so we were not sure of what we wanted. Even before meeting Mary she provided us with many different houses prior to going to Asheville which gave us good insigtht into what to expect. Once we actually started looking she had a good idea of what we were looking for. She was very efficient in scheduling views and very patient. She learned from each viewing and when we thought we found the right house her understanding and insights made it much less stressful to make an offer.

James Lincon Hampstead NC

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We were purchasing a second home from out of state. Mary was incredibly helpful to FaceTime various properties to help us find the right home and location. She was very patient and after listening to the home qualities we desired she found the perfect home for us. Mary was very responsive and helpful through the entire process

Bruce Gross, Fort Lauderdale

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Mary was on top of every aspect concerning the sale of our condo. She communicated with us very efficiently. She went above and beyond to meet our needs , answer our questions, keep us informed and deliver a great sale / price for us.

Heidi Bell , Lake Lure

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My realtor, Mary Tepper, is the most professional, kind, trustworthy, helpful, caring, knowledgeable, hard-working, friendly realtor that I have ever known or have ever seen. I witnessed her strong dedication to my needs, personally, to sell my home, to help me prepare to leave, and to support my situation in my new location. She is that (guy) gal. She is a rare find in realtors and I thank her, Neal Hanks, her office, and mostly, the Lord.

Mary D. Moon

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We just moved to WNC from out of state this year so we really needed to rely on a realtor to help us find where we wanted to buy a house and navigate the area. After our first meeting with Mary it was clear that she understood what we were looking for and more importantly that she cared about what we were looking for. I'm so glad we worked with her! She offered so much valuable insight that was relevant to our situation and our family's needs. Mary was on top of everything and always organized and professional! I really appreciated how well she communicated and how well she kept track of all the moving pieces of our search and purchase. Beyond all of these things, Mary is such a nice person and so pleasant to work with! I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell!

Kelly & Brandon Reese, Weaverville

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Mary was great! Attentive to our needs as shoppers/buyers as well as being personal enough to keep an eye on our two boys while we looked at homes and sites. I would recommend her to anyone!!

James Farrell, Fairview,NC

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Mary did an excellent job and we would absolutely work with her again. We have already mentioned Mary to friends looking at Asheville.

Woody Brooks, Biltmore Lake

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When we first started our quest for a secondary home in Asheville, we were not at all knowledgeable about what was available and what prices to expect. Mary Tepper helped us navigate our wishes, hopes, and dreams to find the perfect solution with knowledge, kindness, and patience! Because our primary residence is in Georgia and our time is limited when we are in Asheville, Mary's willingness to work with us on our schedule was important in the success of our search. Mary was extremely professional in all aspects of this purchase. At the same time, she was very personable. She was the perfect agent for us! As a former teacher, I rate Mary Tepper A+ in all areas! We highly recommend her when someone is hoping to purchase or sell a property in Asheville and the surrounding area.

Lynn and Buddy Mitchell, Asheville

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My husband and I have bought and sold 3 homes in 3 different areas in the past 5 years. Mary is top notch as far as agents go and I'd say we have the highest of standards (my parents are agents in CT; I know what good and bad agents look like!). Mary is a true gem. She is pleasant, helpful, and thinks outside of the box. She was extremely patient with us (we ended up in a short term rental after moving here in November). Mary and I looked at probably every house in Arden, Fletcher, Asheville, and Weaverville in the $350,000-$500,000 price range that came on October - March. That was no small feat on her part. And she did it all with a smile on her face and never a feeling like we were annoying her. She listened to our wants and needs, helped us settle down the areas were were interested in, tried to get us into properties that were not on the MLS yet, and worked hard on staying in touch with the For Sale By Owner home we ultimately ended up buying. She also had to deal with a challenging agent on the seller's side.

Heather M., Fletcher

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We truly believe she had our best interest at heart without being pushy or making us feel like we were wasting her time. She was very attentive to our needs. Would recommend her to anyone.

Michael C

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Service Areas & Specialties

Education

  • University of Tennessee

Interests

  • Painting/Drawing
  • Cooking/Dining
  • Parenting
  • Reading/Writing
  • Spiritual/Religious
  • Music
  • Gardening
  • Travel

Testimonials

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Mary delivered outstanding levels of support and service throughout my experience working with her. She listened, provided excellent insights and was responsive at every stage of the process. She paid attention to every detail and in dealing with the inevitable challenges and complexities, she stayed focussed on solutions to the issues in front of us. I will definitely work with Mary again for my real estate needs in the Asheville and surrounding markets.

Erik S, Raleigh

verified

This was a second home purchase, our first, so we were not sure of what we wanted. Even before meeting Mary she provided us with many different houses prior to going to Asheville which gave us good insigtht into what to expect. Once we actually started looking she had a good idea of what we were looking for. She was very efficient in scheduling views and very patient. She learned from each viewing and when we thought we found the right house her understanding and insights made it much less stressful to make an offer.

James Lincon Hampstead NC

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We were purchasing a second home from out of state. Mary was incredibly helpful to FaceTime various properties to help us find the right home and location. She was very patient and after listening to the home qualities we desired she found the perfect home for us. Mary was very responsive and helpful through the entire process

Bruce Gross, Fort Lauderdale

verified

Mary was on top of every aspect concerning the sale of our condo. She communicated with us very efficiently. She went above and beyond to meet our needs , answer our questions, keep us informed and deliver a great sale / price for us.

Heidi Bell , Lake Lure

verified

My realtor, Mary Tepper, is the most professional, kind, trustworthy, helpful, caring, knowledgeable, hard-working, friendly realtor that I have ever known or have ever seen. I witnessed her strong dedication to my needs, personally, to sell my home, to help me prepare to leave, and to support my situation in my new location. She is that (guy) gal. She is a rare find in realtors and I thank her, Neal Hanks, her office, and mostly, the Lord.

Mary D. Moon

verified

We just moved to WNC from out of state this year so we really needed to rely on a realtor to help us find where we wanted to buy a house and navigate the area. After our first meeting with Mary it was clear that she understood what we were looking for and more importantly that she cared about what we were looking for. I'm so glad we worked with her! She offered so much valuable insight that was relevant to our situation and our family's needs. Mary was on top of everything and always organized and professional! I really appreciated how well she communicated and how well she kept track of all the moving pieces of our search and purchase. Beyond all of these things, Mary is such a nice person and so pleasant to work with! I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell!

Kelly & Brandon Reese, Weaverville

verified

Mary was great! Attentive to our needs as shoppers/buyers as well as being personal enough to keep an eye on our two boys while we looked at homes and sites. I would recommend her to anyone!!

James Farrell, Fairview,NC

verified

Mary did an excellent job and we would absolutely work with her again. We have already mentioned Mary to friends looking at Asheville.

Woody Brooks, Biltmore Lake

verified

When we first started our quest for a secondary home in Asheville, we were not at all knowledgeable about what was available and what prices to expect. Mary Tepper helped us navigate our wishes, hopes, and dreams to find the perfect solution with knowledge, kindness, and patience! Because our primary residence is in Georgia and our time is limited when we are in Asheville, Mary's willingness to work with us on our schedule was important in the success of our search. Mary was extremely professional in all aspects of this purchase. At the same time, she was very personable. She was the perfect agent for us! As a former teacher, I rate Mary Tepper A+ in all areas! We highly recommend her when someone is hoping to purchase or sell a property in Asheville and the surrounding area.

Lynn and Buddy Mitchell, Asheville

verified

My husband and I have bought and sold 3 homes in 3 different areas in the past 5 years. Mary is top notch as far as agents go and I'd say we have the highest of standards (my parents are agents in CT; I know what good and bad agents look like!). Mary is a true gem. She is pleasant, helpful, and thinks outside of the box. She was extremely patient with us (we ended up in a short term rental after moving here in November). Mary and I looked at probably every house in Arden, Fletcher, Asheville, and Weaverville in the $350,000-$500,000 price range that came on October - March. That was no small feat on her part. And she did it all with a smile on her face and never a feeling like we were annoying her. She listened to our wants and needs, helped us settle down the areas were were interested in, tried to get us into properties that were not on the MLS yet, and worked hard on staying in touch with the For Sale By Owner home we ultimately ended up buying. She also had to deal with a challenging agent on the seller's side.

Heather M., Fletcher

verified

We truly believe she had our best interest at heart without being pushy or making us feel like we were wasting her time. She was very attentive to our needs. Would recommend her to anyone.

Michael C

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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 Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Welcome magazine.

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