Team Member Since 1998

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Asheville Board of Realtors

CRS - Council of Residential Specialists

ABR - Accredited Buyer's Representative

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McRae is an Asheville native who joined Beverly-Hanks in 1998. A career oriented professional, he is committed to his clients, community, and his family. He is a consistent top producer, but remains dedicated to the principles…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

McRae took the time to listen to our desires for a new house, found two within our budget & location within a few weeks, and steered us in a professional and caring way in an aggressive market. We were able to land a nice upgrade with many…Read More

Chris Cowan, Fletcher NC

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I would recommend McRae Hilliard to anyone hoping to sell their home in an efficient and timely manner. He has sold two homes for us in the last year, one our personal dwelling and the second a rental property. Throughout the sale of both…Read More

Donna Burns, previous Buncombe County resident

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McRae is an excellent realtor; he goes the extra mile for his clients.

Bill Turner, Lewisburg, WV

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Prior to my ownership of the property that was recently sold by McRae Hilliard, I had sold two other homes by myself. Both of these homes were smaller and easier to sell and I didn't have to pay broker commissions. This time, however, the…Read More

Kevin Bray, Davidson, NC

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McRae went above and beyond our expectations in a quality realtor. McRae was prompt, punctual, and very intuitive to our needs in a first home. We absolutely love our new home and had a great experience.

Martin Family - Asheville

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I would, without hesitation, highly recommend McRae to anyone interested in either selling or buying property. He is a real pro and will work tirelessly in your best interests.

Jim Morgan, 41 Dexter Way Asheville, NC

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I am seventy years old and have had several real estate sales and rentals in my days. Some of our business was conducted in the Northeast section of the U.S...some in the South and a couple outside of the Continental U.S. We live in Puerto…Read More

Harvey & Marie Clark

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We enjoyed working with McRae Hilliard to sell our home of 36 years. We feel like McRae knew the real estate market of the Fairview area and recognized the uniqueness of our house. This was evident in his suggestions of how to present the…Read More

Richard Burns, Ponce Inlet, FL

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We could not have been more pleased with the personal service that we received from McRae Hilliard. He is an utmost professional and worked diligently in marketing and ultimately selling our house. McRae is our realtor for life!

Garner Family, Asheville NC

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Once again, McRae did an excellent job of moving this property from listing to closing. This is the second property that McRae has handled for me. He understood that I wanted to sell both properties quickly but without loss of value. McRae accomplished…Read More

Joe Gannam, Savannah, GA

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McRae Hilliard was absolutely the right choice to help me find my home. He is knowledgeable about real estate and the Asheville area. His attention to detail and keen memory are strong assets. He is very professional and extremely patient.…Read More

smr

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We have known McRae since his high school days. His character and integrity has never waivered. His professionalism, intelligence, and knowledge of Asheville and surrounding areas is so important in the purchasing of a home. His longevity…Read More

Jake and Pat Lowe

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My cousin who manages real estate in the Asheville area recommended McRae. McRae was knowledgeable about the market for our property and promptly placed in on the market using a well-designed and presented web presentation. We had a contract…Read More

Joe Gannam, Savannah, GA

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When we started working with McRae, my wife and I were first time home buyers and were completely new to the Asheville area. McRae's extensive knowledge of the local Asheville communities and how they have developed over time was extremely…Read More

Rich Melnyk, Grove Park

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No, McRae was wonderful! He was so helpful in putting us in the perfect home for us!

Jenn Odom bent Creek

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Education

Appalachian State University

5 bed  ·  4 ba  ·  3505 Hsq ft  ·  0.250 acr

$600,000 Original: $620,000

8 Ozark Spring Lane
Asheville 28805

3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  4240 Hsq ft  ·  5.080 acr

$575,000 Original: $600,000

186 Merrills Chase Road
Asheville 28803

3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2340 Hsq ft  ·  0.510 acr

$300,000

18 Parkview Drive
Asheville 28805

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1990 Hsq ft  ·  0.230 acr

$292,000

12 Park Avenue
Asheville 28803

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,614 sq ft

$387,000 Original: $418,000

6 Meadowbrook Drive
Fletcher 28732

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,740 sq ft

$234,000 Original: $235,000

30 S Sunberry Trail
Fletcher 28732

2 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,000 sq ft

$165,000 Original: $160,000

19 Aurora Drive
Asheville 28805

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,170 sq ft

$476,000 Original: $525,000

8 Bourne Lane
Asheville 28803

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,635 sq ft

$375,000

22 Lynwood Road
Asheville 28804

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,200 sq ft

$295,000

23 Collenwood Road
Arden 28704

1 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,353 sq ft

$490,000 Original: $525,000

34 Deerhaven Lane
Asheville 28803

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,984 sq ft

$1,250,000 Original: $1,400,000

41 Dexter Way
Asheville 28804

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$82,500 Original: $95,000

Lot 3 Ambience Way #3
Fairview 28732

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,225 sq ft

$319,000 Original: $400,000

919 Long Branch Road
Swannanoa 28778

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,819 sq ft

$305,000 Original: $315,000

136 Graveyard Road
Fairview 28730

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  988 sq ft

$103,000 Original: $105,000

1704 Abbey Circle
Asheville 28805

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  1,800 sq ft

$215,000 Original: $220,000

121 Oak Terrace
Arden 28704

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,445 sq ft

$206,500 Original: $220,000

30 Sluder Branch Road
Leicester 28748

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,830 sq ft

$235,000 Original: $266,000

121 North Wintergarden
Fletcher 28732

2 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,000 sq ft

$135,000 Original: $150,000

69 Rice Branch Road
Asheville 28804

3 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,100 sq ft

$120,000

21 Wagon Road
Asheville 28805

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,600 sq ft

$255,000

35 Sunview Circle
Arden 28704

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,068 sq ft

$164,000 Original: $165,000

418 Windswept Drive
Asheville 28801

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,400 sq ft

$166,500

281 White Pine Road
Asheville 28805

4 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,820 sq ft

$340,000

25 Whitleigh Court
Arden 28704

4 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  3,515 sq ft

$340,000 Original: $370,000

7 Whitleigh Court
Arden 28704

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,100 sq ft

$100,000 Original: $105,000

45 Ravencroft Lane
Asheville 28803

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$25,000 Original: $30,000

8 Wyatt Street #5A
Asheville 28803

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$25,000 Original: $30,000

6 Wyatt Street #4A
Asheville 28803

2 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,150 sq ft

$150,000 Original: $148,900

18 Overbrook Place
Asheville 28805

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,222 sq ft

$90,000 Original: $100,000

408 Carlyle Way
Asheville 28803

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,740 sq ft

$197,500 Original: $230,000

29 Holiday Drive
Arden 28704

3 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,008 sq ft

$128,500 Original: $130,000

1 Davlyn Drive
Asheville 28806

5 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  4,124 sq ft

$740,000 Original: $900,000

14 Ridgewood Place
Asheville 28804

4 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,687 sq ft

$414,000 Original: $433,877

7 Westwood Road
Asheville 28804

4 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  3,293 sq ft

$330,000 Original: $350,000

20 Whitleigh Court
Arden 28704

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,618 sq ft

$152,000 Original: $175,000

308 Oak Place
Asheville 28803

3 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,218 sq ft

$160,000 Original: $175,000

20 Lynnstone Court
Asheville 28805

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,350 sq ft

$125,000 Original: $133,900

602 Olde Covington Way
Arden 28704

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,243 sq ft

$115,000 Original: $149,000

26 Willowick Drive
Asheville 28803

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,520 sq ft

$207,000 Original: $220,000

2 Pointview Court
Arden 28704

2 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  830 sq ft

$102,000 Original: $120,000

199 Birch Lane
Arden 28704

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,120 sq ft

$186,000 Original: $185,000

190 Appalachian Way
Asheville 28806

4 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  3,300 sq ft

$410,000 Original: $450,000

5 New Cross South
Asheville 28805

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,060 sq ft

$400,000 Original: $565,000

250 Kimberly Avenue
Asheville 28804

4 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,850 sq ft

$445,000 Original: $500,000

909 Woodvine
Asheville 28803

5 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,750 sq ft

$296,500 Original: $315,000

361 Wildbriar Road
Fletcher 28732

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,866 sq ft

$235,800 Original: $275,000

315 East Forest Place
Candler 28715

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  4,013 sq ft

$430,000 Original: $529,500

33 Drakes Meadow
Arden 28704

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,320 sq ft

$235,000 Original: $250,000

120 Sharon Ridge Court
Fairview 28730

4 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,850 sq ft

$415,000 Original: $425,000

18 Whitleigh Court
Arden 28704

4 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,300 sq ft

$350,000

45 Miranda Knoll
Leicester 27748

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,100 sq ft

$240,000

6 Chestnut Drive
Swannanoa 28778

6 bed  ·  5 bath  ·  6,082 sq ft

$1,391,000 Original: $1,390,000

1640 Olmsted Drive
Asheville 28803

5 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  4099 Hsq ft  ·  0.550 acr

$501,000 Original: $515,000

318 Scarlet Tanager Court
Arden 28704

3 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1054 Hsq ft  ·  0.070 acr

$315,000

17 Blair Street
Asheville 28801

3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  2477 Hsq ft  ·  0.130 acr

$497,945 Original: $479,995

11 Hazzard Street
Asheville 28801

5 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3387 Hsq ft  ·  0.560 acr

$675,000 Original: $688,000

101 Red Cedar Lane
Asheville 28803

5 bed  ·  6 ba  ·  5160 Hsq ft  ·  0.400 acr

$728,000 Original: $749,000

4 Applewood Drive
Asheville 28805

2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1200 Hsq ft  ·  0.400 acr

$208,200 Original: $214,000

34 Hickory Hills Drive
Arden 28704

2 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1160 Hsq ft  ·  0.310 acr

$231,500 Original: $247,000

163 Arthur Road
Asheville 28806

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1995 Hsq ft  ·  0.360 acr

$300,000

487 English Oak Road
Fletcher 28732

3 bed  ·  1/1 ba  ·  1238 Hsq ft  ·  0.740 acr

$225,000

119 Upper Grassy Branc Road
Asheville 28805

2.970 acr

$82,500 Original: $95,000

Lot 3 Ambience Way #3
Fairview 28732

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1400 Hsq ft  ·  .42 acr

$195,000 Original: $215,000

5 W. Rutledge Court
Fletcher 28732

5 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4768 Hsq ft  ·  .79 acr

$795,000 Original: $875,000

210 Crocus Lane
Asheville 28803

4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  3976 Hsq ft  ·  0.340 acr

$477,500 Original: $525,000

21 Stone House Road
Arden 28732

6 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  5448 Hsq ft  ·  3.730 acr

$2,000,000 Original: $2,800,000

15 East Forest Road
Asheville 28803

4 bed  ·  5/1 ba  ·  7251 Hsq ft  ·  3.000 acr

$2,200,000 Original: $2,600,000

21 Greenmont Drive
Asheville 28803

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1901 Hsq ft  ·  0.000 acr

$225,000 Original: $215,000

544 Crowfields Lane
Asheville 28803

3 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1100 Hsq ft  ·  0.270 acr

$120,000

21 Wagon Road
Asheville 28805

3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  2022 Hsq ft  ·  0.220 acr

$329,000

4 Amelia Court
Arden 28704

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2233 Hsq ft  ·  .42 acr

$405,000 Original: $449,900

19 Woodcrest Road
Asheville 28804

4 bed  ·  5/1 ba  ·  4492 Hsq ft  ·  0.450 acr

$750,000

21 East Owl Creek Lane
Fairview 28730

4 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3239 Hsq ft  ·  0.250 acr

$335,000 Original: $375,000

9 Ozark Springs Lane
Asheville 28805

2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1170 Hsq ft  ·  0.010 acr

$90,000 Original: $104,900

407 Olde Covington Way
Arden 28704

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1636 Hsq ft  ·  0.380 acr

$217,500

156 Castlerock Drive
Asheville 28806

1.160 acr

$450,000 Original: $495,000

49 Smokey Ridge Trail #179
Arden 28704

4 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2986 Hsq ft  ·  0.540 acr

$380,000 Original: $399,900

8 Perkins Court
Arden 28704

3.230 acr

$216,400 Original: $238,000

Lot 3 Sheepasture Lane #3
Fletcher 28732

4 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  4457 Hsq ft  ·  1.01 acr

$920,000 Original: $1,250,000

128 Woodland Road
Asheville 28804

2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1944 Hsq ft  ·  .03 acr

$139,900 Original: $142,900

9 Pensacola Heights
Arden 28704

3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3155 Hsq ft  ·  2.090 acr

$404,000 Original: $489,000

18 Thousand Oaks Blvd
Fairview 28730

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2001 Hsq ft  ·  .07 acr

$260,000 Original: $259,000

125 Beaver Ridge Road
Asheville 28804

McRae took the time to listen to our desires for a new house, found two within our budget & location within a few weeks, and steered us in a professional and caring way in an aggressive market. We were able to land a nice upgrade with many features we were searching for in our existing neighborhood without breaking the bank. McRae then listed our first home and we had multiple offers within the first three days. We decided quickly and settled on a cash offer with a quick closing. McRae was patient with us and answered all of our questions. He is extremely knowledgeable of the market and inventory in this area. He provided excellent guidance as we sold our first home. We would highly recommend him for his professionalism, knowledge, and results!

Chris Cowan, Fletcher NC

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I would recommend McRae Hilliard to anyone hoping to sell their home in an efficient and timely manner. He has sold two homes for us in the last year, one our personal dwelling and the second a rental property. Throughout the sale of both properties he always responded in a timely manner to our questions, was considerate when addressing our needs, had multiple ideas for effectively improving the market value of the houses, and worked hard to encourage prospective buyers. He facilitated smooth closings for both properties. We interviewed a variety of agents prior to choosing McRae for our agent on the first sale, but have now found the best so will continue to use him as we sell future properties we own in the area.

Donna Burns, previous Buncombe County resident

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McRae is an excellent realtor; he goes the extra mile for his clients.

Bill Turner, Lewisburg, WV

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Prior to my ownership of the property that was recently sold by McRae Hilliard, I had sold two other homes by myself. Both of these homes were smaller and easier to sell and I didn't have to pay broker commissions. This time, however, the home was in a much higher price bracket and I knew I was going to need professional guidance. The 6% commission came to a significant figure (ouch!) but, when taking in to consideration what McRae contributed to the final sale, it was definitely worth it. McRae brought my home to a larger market than I could have on my own, guided me to the perfect asking price and gave me advice during the price negotiations, all of which resulted in commanding a higher sales price and compensated for the "significant" commission fee. Add to that all the work he did as the go-between for the buyers and myself and I can comfortably say McRae earned his money. Thank you, McRae!

Kevin Bray, Davidson, NC

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McRae went above and beyond our expectations in a quality realtor. McRae was prompt, punctual, and very intuitive to our needs in a first home. We absolutely love our new home and had a great experience.

Martin Family - Asheville

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I would, without hesitation, highly recommend McRae to anyone interested in either selling or buying property. He is a real pro and will work tirelessly in your best interests.

Jim Morgan, 41 Dexter Way Asheville, NC

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I am seventy years old and have had several real estate sales and rentals in my days. Some of our business was conducted in the Northeast section of the U.S...some in the South and a couple outside of the Continental U.S. We live in Puerto Rico and flew to North Carolina to settle my mother’s estate and sell her home after her death. A friend and neighbor of my parents recommended McRae Hilliard . We had no connection to real estate brokers in the area. We thought it would take at least a year to sell, giving the current market conditions. We talked to McRae and met with him the next day. He impressed us right away with his knowledge of the area, eagerness to understand our unique situation, help us with a marketing plan and get us on our way. Just over two weeks later we had an offer on our property. McRae detailed the unfamiliar rule of "Due Diligence” . After we told him how unfair we believed the rule is to sellers, he understood our position but convinced us we had no choice but to comply. Even though the house has sold, we still believe the market rules are out of balance in favor of buyers and crippling sellers ability to stay on the market. We settled the house at what we feel was a great price. The closing went smoothly. Out of all of our past real estate deals this was the most complicated. But, McRae paved the road to agreement from day one. He is our most professional real estate experience yet, friendly, persistent, knowledgable and there for you whenever needed. If ever we have need for real estate guidance we know who to call. If ever we have the opportunity to recommend a great broker, McRae Hilliard is our choice. To bad he doesn't have an office in Puerto Rico. We could us him.

Harvey & Marie Clark

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We enjoyed working with McRae Hilliard to sell our home of 36 years. We feel like McRae knew the real estate market of the Fairview area and recognized the uniqueness of our house. This was evident in his suggestions of how to present the charm and warmth of the home without "over doing it". We felt like McRae was very thorough in explaining the process of selling, answered all our questions whenever we had them, and kept us informed at all times. We enjoyed working with McRae as he was at all times professional but also very personable. Even though we have known his wife and her family for many years before meeting McRae, this never changed the professional and business demeanor we experienced in the selling process. We highly recommend McRae Hilliard !

Richard Burns, Ponce Inlet, FL

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We could not have been more pleased with the personal service that we received from McRae Hilliard. He is an utmost professional and worked diligently in marketing and ultimately selling our house. McRae is our realtor for life!

Garner Family, Asheville NC

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Once again, McRae did an excellent job of moving this property from listing to closing. This is the second property that McRae has handled for me. He understood that I wanted to sell both properties quickly but without loss of value. McRae accomplished this goal in a matter of three months.

Joe Gannam, Savannah, GA

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McRae Hilliard was absolutely the right choice to help me find my home. He is knowledgeable about real estate and the Asheville area. His attention to detail and keen memory are strong assets. He is very professional and extremely patient. I was not his easiest client. But after 8 months searching, I could not be more pleased with the lovely home I now own. It would not have happened without his guidance. In other words......... McRae Hilliard totally rocks!!!

smr

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We have known McRae since his high school days. His character and integrity has never waivered. His professionalism, intelligence, and knowledge of Asheville and surrounding areas is so important in the purchasing of a home. His longevity of being a broker certainly helps in the negotiating portion of the purchase. We appreciated his responding to our phone calls, e-mails, and texts in a timely matter. Although he puts in long hours, his family is always at the forefront and we too can relate to that lifestyle. Keep up the good work McRae! Jake and Pat

Jake and Pat Lowe

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My cousin who manages real estate in the Asheville area recommended McRae. McRae was knowledgeable about the market for our property and promptly placed in on the market using a well-designed and presented web presentation. We had a contract within a day.

Joe Gannam, Savannah, GA

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When we started working with McRae, my wife and I were first time home buyers and were completely new to the Asheville area. McRae's extensive knowledge of the local Asheville communities and how they have developed over time was extremely helpful to us. Once we narrowed down the areas we wanted to focus on, McRae made the process of buying a home from 8 hours away as easy as it could possibly have been. He was always available to screen homes for us so that we didn't have to travel into town every time a new listing came on the market. We never once got the feeling that he was trying to "sell" us on a house. If something wasn't right with a house he would call it to our attention, and that really made us feel that we had an advocate on our side, not just someone who was looking for a commission. He worked with us for about 5 months until we were able to get a house under contract, and was extremely patient with us the entire time. Where others may have shifted their focus once their commission was earned, McRae continued to work hard for us, attending inspections and walk throughs with contractors, and coordinating with the bank and closing attorneys. When working with McRae, we really didn't feel like we had to ask or convince him to do any of these things for us - he just did them because he's a professional and he knew what needed to be done in order to make everything go smoothly. We ended up buying a house in the Grove Park neighborhood and we're really excited to move in and get settled into the community. The best part is that after this long process, my wife and feel like we made a great friend. We'd definitely recommend McRae to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Asheville!

Rich Melnyk, Grove Park

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No, McRae was wonderful! He was so helpful in putting us in the perfect home for us!

Jenn Odom bent Creek

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