McRae Hilliard

Residential Broker Associate
ABR, CNHS, CRS

Beverly-Hanks & Associates REALTORS®

Biltmore Park

Email: [email protected]
Cell: (828) 230-6451 Office: (828) 684-8999

Team Member Since 1998

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Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement

Asheville Board of Realtors

CRS - Council of Residential Specialists

ABR - Accredited Buyer's Representative

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About Me

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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Freshman at Asheville High School of Inquiry and Life Sciences. #BH
#Asheville "Flea for Y'all" market. On the last Sunday of the month in the River Arts District. #BH
#Asheville Pinball Museum is a great place to take the kids for some nostalgic arcade fun. Play every machine for only ten bucks. #BH
About an hour south of Asheville, The Peace Center offers world class entertainment. Don't be shy about taking your children to experience live theatre. #bh
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Which room has the most value to home buyers?

A home is one of the most personal worldly possessions that exists. Picking one room that offers the most value to buyers is tough, but if we look to the 2017 Remodeling Impact Report we can get some insight. Complete kitchen remodels are one of the most common large renovation projects. After finishing, 91% of homeowners report a greater sense of enjoyment at home. Kitchen remodels also seem to have universal appeal, with home owners being able to recover 62% of their cost upon selling. For many, it appears that kitchens are the heart of the home.

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Testimonials

He was excellent, informative and kind.

Melanie Casey, Asheville

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McRae was great! He worked very hard with us on our home to make sure it was present in the proper manner and help us sell our home very quickly! Can't express how much we are pleased with the job McRae did on our behalf and would recommend…Read More

Ryan McDaniel, Asheville

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McRae is a hidden gem in the booming real estate market in the Asheville area. I moved to Asheville due to a job relocation and I was lucky enough to work with him. He was 3 steps ahead of the game for every aspect of my move, and far exceeded…Read More

Brock - Candler NC

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McRae Hilliard is a thorough professional. He understands the subtle nuances of the buying process, and represented us very well throughout the process. I would highly recommend McRae as a buyer's agent to anyone seeking a quality home in…Read More

Tim LaBruyere

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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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Appalachian State University

8 Ozark Spring Lane in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 3229024
5 bed  ·  4 ba  ·  3505 Hsq ft  ·  0.250 acr
3D Home Tour

$550,000 Original: $620,000

8 Ozark Spring Lane
Asheville 28805

62 Brookwood Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 3296898
3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  3,978 sq ft

$553,000 Original: $600,000

62 Brookwood Road
Asheville 28804

176 Stradley Mountain Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28806 - MLS# 3287348
3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,160 sq ft

$285,000 Original: $290,000

176 Stradley Mountain Road
Asheville 28806

16 Meadow Brook Drive in Fletcher, North Carolina 28732 - MLS# 3272428
3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,000 sq ft

$351,000 Original: $350,000

16 Meadow Brook Drive
Fletcher 28732

12 Park Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3263150
3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,990 sq ft

$292,000

12 Park Avenue
Asheville 28803

18 Parkview Drive in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 3261868
3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,340 sq ft

$306,000 Original: $300,000

18 Parkview Drive
Asheville 28805

186 Merrills Chase Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3173588
3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  4,240 sq ft

$550,000 Original: $600,000

186 Merrills Chase Road
Asheville 28803

6 Meadowbrook Drive in Fletcher, North Carolina 28732 - MLS# 3174079
3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,614 sq ft

$387,000 Original: $418,000

6 Meadowbrook Drive
Fletcher 28732

30 S Sunberry Trail in Fletcher, North Carolina 28732 - MLS# 3179012
3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,740 sq ft

$234,000 Original: $235,000

30 S Sunberry Trail
Fletcher 28732

19 Aurora Drive in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 3137166
2 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,000 sq ft

$165,000 Original: $160,000

19 Aurora Drive
Asheville 28805

8 Bourne Lane in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 578328
3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,170 sq ft

$476,000 Original: $525,000

8 Bourne Lane
Asheville 28803

22 Lynwood Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 3144301
3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,635 sq ft

$375,000

22 Lynwood Road
Asheville 28804

23 Collenwood Road in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 3133917
3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,200 sq ft

$295,000

23 Collenwood Road
Arden 28704

34 Deerhaven Lane in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 589757
1 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,353 sq ft

$490,000 Original: $525,000

34 Deerhaven Lane
Asheville 28803

41 Dexter Way in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 592069
3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,984 sq ft

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

41 Dexter Way
Asheville 28804

Lot 3 Ambience Way #3 in Fairview, North Carolina 28732 - MLS# 523458
bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$82,500 Original: $95,000

Lot 3 Ambience Way #3
Fairview 28732

919 Long Branch Road in Swannanoa, North Carolina 28778 - MLS# 585342
3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,225 sq ft

$319,000 Original: $400,000

919 Long Branch Road
Swannanoa 28778

136 Graveyard Road in Fairview, North Carolina 28730 - MLS# 587736
3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,819 sq ft

$305,000 Original: $315,000

136 Graveyard Road
Fairview 28730

1704 Abbey Circle in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 583477
2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  988 sq ft

$103,000 Original: $105,000

1704 Abbey Circle
Asheville 28805

121 Oak Terrace in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 579697
3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  1,800 sq ft

$215,000 Original: $220,000

121 Oak Terrace
Arden 28704

30 Sluder Branch Road in Leicester, North Carolina 28748 - MLS# 567542
3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,445 sq ft

$206,500 Original: $220,000

30 Sluder Branch Road
Leicester 28748

121 North Wintergarden in Fletcher, North Carolina 28732 - MLS# 561006
3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,830 sq ft

$235,000 Original: $266,000

121 North Wintergarden
Fletcher 28732

69 Rice Branch Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 564301
2 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,000 sq ft

$135,000 Original: $150,000

69 Rice Branch Road
Asheville 28804

21 Wagon Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 565618
3 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,100 sq ft

$120,000

21 Wagon Road
Asheville 28805

35 Sunview Circle in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 558776
3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,600 sq ft

$255,000

35 Sunview Circle
Arden 28704

418 Windswept Drive in Asheville, North Carolina 28801 - MLS# 559924
2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,068 sq ft

$164,000 Original: $165,000

418 Windswept Drive
Asheville 28801

281 White Pine Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 548038
3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,400 sq ft

$166,500

281 White Pine Road
Asheville 28805

25 Whitleigh Court in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 550310
4 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,820 sq ft

$340,000

25 Whitleigh Court
Arden 28704

7 Whitleigh Court in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 536910
4 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  3,515 sq ft

$340,000 Original: $370,000

7 Whitleigh Court
Arden 28704

45 Ravencroft Lane in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 531354
2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,100 sq ft

$100,000 Original: $105,000

45 Ravencroft Lane
Asheville 28803

8 Wyatt Street #5A in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 529254
bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$25,000 Original: $30,000

8 Wyatt Street #5A
Asheville 28803

6 Wyatt Street #4A in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 529252
bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$25,000 Original: $30,000

6 Wyatt Street #4A
Asheville 28803

18 Overbrook Place in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 519987
2 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,150 sq ft

$150,000 Original: $148,900

18 Overbrook Place
Asheville 28805

408 Carlyle Way in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 516202
2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,222 sq ft

$90,000 Original: $100,000

408 Carlyle Way
Asheville 28803

29 Holiday Drive in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 511558
2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,740 sq ft

$197,500 Original: $230,000

29 Holiday Drive
Arden 28704

1 Davlyn Drive in Asheville, North Carolina 28806 - MLS# 515730
3 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,008 sq ft

$128,500 Original: $130,000

1 Davlyn Drive
Asheville 28806

14 Ridgewood Place in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 472842
5 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  4,124 sq ft

$740,000 Original: $900,000

14 Ridgewood Place
Asheville 28804

7 Westwood Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 481316
4 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,687 sq ft

$414,000 Original: $433,877

7 Westwood Road
Asheville 28804

20 Whitleigh Court in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 487071
4 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  3,293 sq ft

$330,000 Original: $350,000

20 Whitleigh Court
Arden 28704

308 Oak Place in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 483770
2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,618 sq ft

$152,000 Original: $175,000

308 Oak Place
Asheville 28803

20 Lynnstone Court in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 478407
3 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,218 sq ft

$160,000 Original: $175,000

20 Lynnstone Court
Asheville 28805

602 Olde Covington Way in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 475909
3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,350 sq ft

$125,000 Original: $133,900

602 Olde Covington Way
Arden 28704

26 Willowick Drive in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 459573
2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,243 sq ft

$115,000 Original: $149,000

26 Willowick Drive
Asheville 28803

2 Pointview Court in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 460047
3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,520 sq ft

$207,000 Original: $220,000

2 Pointview Court
Arden 28704

199 Birch Lane in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 451495
2 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  830 sq ft

$102,000 Original: $120,000

199 Birch Lane
Arden 28704

190 Appalachian Way in Asheville, North Carolina 28806 - MLS# 448625
3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,120 sq ft

$186,000 Original: $185,000

190 Appalachian Way
Asheville 28806

5 New Cross South in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 442842
4 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  3,300 sq ft

$410,000 Original: $450,000

5 New Cross South
Asheville 28805

250 Kimberly Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 412566
3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,060 sq ft

$400,000 Original: $565,000

250 Kimberly Avenue
Asheville 28804

909 Woodvine in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 427297
4 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,850 sq ft

$445,000 Original: $500,000

909 Woodvine
Asheville 28803

361 Wildbriar Road in Fletcher, North Carolina 28732 - MLS# 432343
5 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,750 sq ft

$296,500 Original: $315,000

361 Wildbriar Road
Fletcher 28732

315 East Forest Place in Candler, North Carolina 28715 - MLS# 424828
3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,866 sq ft

$235,800 Original: $275,000

315 East Forest Place
Candler 28715

23 Meeting Street #10 in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3236648
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1420 Hsq ft  ·  0.140 acr

$290,075 Original: $279,000

23 Meeting Street #10
Asheville 28803

62 Brookwood Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 3296898
3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3978 Hsq ft  ·  0.340 acr

$553,000 Original: $600,000

62 Brookwood Road
Asheville 28804

8 Jeffrey Lane in Fletcher, North Carolina 28732 - MLS# 3254050
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1704 Hsq ft  ·  0.480 acr

$245,000

8 Jeffrey Lane
Fletcher 28732

64 Streamside Drive in Hendersonville, North Carolina 28791 - MLS# 3245777
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2483 Hsq ft  ·  0.710 acr

$325,000 Original: $334,000

64 Streamside Drive
Hendersonville 28791

41 Sunnycrest Drive in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 3232738
2 bed  ·  1/1 ba  ·  1216 Hsq ft  ·  0.450 acr

$285,000 Original: $349,000

41 Sunnycrest Drive
Asheville 28805

318 Scarlet Tanager Court in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 3236985
5 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  4099 Hsq ft  ·  0.550 acr

$501,000 Original: $515,000

318 Scarlet Tanager Court
Arden 28704

17 Blair Street in Asheville, North Carolina 28801 - MLS# 3236496
3 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1054 Hsq ft  ·  0.070 acr

$315,000

17 Blair Street
Asheville 28801

11 Hazzard Street in Asheville, North Carolina 28801 - MLS# 591803
3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  2477 Hsq ft  ·  0.130 acr

$497,945 Original: $479,995

11 Hazzard Street
Asheville 28801

101 Red Cedar Lane in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3163238
5 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3387 Hsq ft  ·  0.560 acr

$675,000 Original: $688,000

101 Red Cedar Lane
Asheville 28803

4 Applewood Drive in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 3171257
5 bed  ·  6 ba  ·  5160 Hsq ft  ·  0.400 acr

$728,000 Original: $749,000

4 Applewood Drive
Asheville 28805

34 Hickory Hills Drive in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 3182477
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1200 Hsq ft  ·  0.400 acr

$208,200 Original: $214,000

34 Hickory Hills Drive
Arden 28704

163 Arthur Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28806 - MLS# 3174652
2 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1160 Hsq ft  ·  0.310 acr

$231,500 Original: $247,000

163 Arthur Road
Asheville 28806

487 English Oak Road in Fletcher, North Carolina 28732 - MLS# 3154893
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1995 Hsq ft  ·  0.360 acr

$300,000

487 English Oak Road
Fletcher 28732

119 Upper Grassy Branc Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 3123834
3 bed  ·  1/1 ba  ·  1238 Hsq ft  ·  0.740 acr

$225,000

119 Upper Grassy Branc Road
Asheville 28805

Lot 3 Ambience Way #3 in Fairview, North Carolina 28732 - MLS# 523458
2.970 acr

$82,500 Original: $95,000

Lot 3 Ambience Way #3
Fairview 28732

5 W. Rutledge Court in Fletcher, North Carolina 28732 - MLS# 581126
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1400 Hsq ft  ·  .42 acr

$195,000 Original: $215,000

5 W. Rutledge Court
Fletcher 28732

210 Crocus Lane in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 564225
5 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4768 Hsq ft  ·  .79 acr

$795,000 Original: $875,000

210 Crocus Lane
Asheville 28803

21 Stone House Road in Arden, North Carolina 28732 - MLS# 559699
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  3976 Hsq ft  ·  0.340 acr

$477,500 Original: $525,000

21 Stone House Road
Arden 28732

15 East Forest Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 460510
6 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  5448 Hsq ft  ·  3.730 acr

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

15 East Forest Road
Asheville 28803

21 Greenmont Drive in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 519136
4 bed  ·  5/1 ba  ·  7251 Hsq ft  ·  3.000 acr

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

21 Greenmont Drive
Asheville 28803

544 Crowfields Lane in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 568126
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1901 Hsq ft  ·  0.000 acr

$225,000 Original: $215,000

544 Crowfields Lane
Asheville 28803

21 Wagon Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 565618
3 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1100 Hsq ft  ·  0.270 acr

$120,000

21 Wagon Road
Asheville 28805

4 Amelia Court in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 563911
3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  2022 Hsq ft  ·  0.220 acr

$329,000

4 Amelia Court
Arden 28704

19 Woodcrest Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 546765
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2233 Hsq ft  ·  .42 acr

$405,000 Original: $449,900

19 Woodcrest Road
Asheville 28804

21 East Owl Creek Lane in Fairview, North Carolina 28730 - MLS# 549928
4 bed  ·  5/1 ba  ·  4492 Hsq ft  ·  0.450 acr

$750,000

21 East Owl Creek Lane
Fairview 28730

9 Ozark Springs Lane in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 522999
4 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3239 Hsq ft  ·  0.250 acr

$335,000 Original: $375,000

9 Ozark Springs Lane
Asheville 28805

407 Olde Covington Way in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 522489
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1170 Hsq ft  ·  0.010 acr

$90,000 Original: $104,900

407 Olde Covington Way
Arden 28704

156 Castlerock Drive in Asheville, North Carolina 28806 - MLS# 538560
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1636 Hsq ft  ·  0.380 acr

$217,500

156 Castlerock Drive
Asheville 28806

49 Smokey Ridge Trail #179 in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 540268
1.160 acr

$450,000 Original: $495,000

49 Smokey Ridge Trail #179
Arden 28704

8 Perkins Court in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 533172
4 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2986 Hsq ft  ·  0.540 acr

$380,000 Original: $399,900

8 Perkins Court
Arden 28704

He was excellent, informative and kind.

Melanie Casey, Asheville

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McRae was great! He worked very hard with us on our home to make sure it was present in the proper manner and help us sell our home very quickly! Can't express how much we are pleased with the job McRae did on our behalf and would recommend him highly!

Ryan McDaniel, Asheville

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McRae is a hidden gem in the booming real estate market in the Asheville area. I moved to Asheville due to a job relocation and I was lucky enough to work with him. He was 3 steps ahead of the game for every aspect of my move, and far exceeded my expectations. Working with me, McRae has likely broken a local record with the amount of home showings in one day at 15! We viewed 15 different properties all planned and organized by McRae himself. We were on time for every viewing and he was kind enough to bring me along with my family to every single appointment and educate us on the area, the surroundings, and the overall attributes of the home. His communication, education, drive and passion is as good as it gets. And to top it off, he is a genuine stand up guy and a fun guy to be around.

Brock - Candler NC

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McRae Hilliard is a thorough professional. He understands the subtle nuances of the buying process, and represented us very well throughout the process. I would highly recommend McRae as a buyer's agent to anyone seeking a quality home in the Asheville market.

Tim LaBruyere

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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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