Matt Payne

Residential Broker Associate
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Walnut Cove Realty
cell: (231) 330-2163
team member since 2022

About Me

I grew up in Southern California and have been lucky enough to have experienced many places and had many experiences throughout my journey. For me, it all comes back to one thing: relationships. Whether I’m spending time with my wife (an RN here in Asheville) and my two young daughters, playing golf, enjoying the music and culinary scene in Asheville, or taking my clients on tours of beautiful gated communities in the area, I’m committed to building strong relationships.

As for my business relationships, I want my clients to know that I am in it for them, I am not in it for the transaction. I can leverage my past career of listening, understanding and problem solving in a way to make what sometimes can be a stressful experience of buying or selling real estate into a more stable and secure outcome. To have the ability to make a difference in someone's life is a motivating and exciting thing.

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Stellar customer service backed by clear communication, extensive knowledge, trust, and follow through are the hallmarks of my professional approach. From my first job working at Disneyland to becoming a chef right out of culinary school to a career as a Country Club Manager, before moving into real estate, I’m equally flexible and adaptable to the needs of his clients,

My interest in real estate was piqued by my work in the golf and country club business, moving from a golf professional to general manager. With a focus on real estate investors and relocation buyers, I’m interested in helping my clients build generational wealth as well as assisting people that are moving into the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.

I value the importance of communication including listening more than talking, taking time to understand my clients and their goals to ensure they have the best experience every time.

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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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