Melissa Houston

Residential Broker Associate
LRS, LSE
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Biltmore Park
cell: (423) 488-4315
office: (828) 684-8999
team member since 2021

About Me

I grew up near Chattanooga, Tennessee with three older siblings and an identical twin. I have always loved travel, poetry and languages, history, and of course, literature and art. I have degrees in both literature and fine art from the University of Georgia.

I’ve lived in Germany, New England, Colorado, Georgia, and Tennessee, and I have worked in education in both the public and private sectors. As an artist, I also love the vibrant art community here!! I enjoy drawing, painting, attending art shows, long hikes in nature, and exploring the beautiful trails and rivers that surround Asheville.

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Experience

My goal as a realtor is to have the highest standards of customer focused service! You are worthy of the absolute best, and I am honored to provide the commitment and dedication to make your home selling or buying experience one that stands out. There is so much to love about the beautiful mountains and vibrant communities of Western North Carolina. It is a place where culture and education are immensely connected to nature and the outdoors and home a place that resonates with the deepest values of my client’s lives. I feel so blessed to be able to help my client's by finding them the perfect home for their needs, or, if they are selling, leave knowing they had exceptional guidance throughout the process.


The foundations of Allen Tate / Beverly Hanks Realty are built on the highest ideals of integrity, excellence, and dedicated customer service. I am honored to be a realtor where agent support and education is woven in a way that allows this excellence to flow outward to the customer and clients we serve. Long term relationship building is the biggest part of the real estate process, and I would love to know how I can genuinely serve you by bringing commitment and dedication to what I know and what I have always known: you deserve the absolute best.

Expertise

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Testimonials

I would definitely recommend Melissa to a anyone looking on the area. Couldn't have had a better experience with a realtor.

Matt Brazelton waynesville

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Melissa clearly understood what we were looking for, listening well and caring about us as well as our contract.

Christina and Jamie, Mills River

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I really wanted a broker who had my needs and best interests at heart. I knew Melissa was extraordinarily trustworthy. She was immediately engaged in finding me the right home and would not compromise or give up until we found the right home. In 50 years she surely the best Agent I've ever worked with!

Kirk Gillum 11828 state highway 197 south Burnsville North Carolina 28714

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Melissa was fantastic. She went above and beyond to help us find land for our retirement home. She really cared about our wants and needs and was always in contact with us and always available when we called. She asked good questions and listened to help us find the right property for us. Her clients needs come first. We would definitely contact her for any future needs and definitely recommend her to anyone looking for real estate in the Greater Asheville area. She made what can be a challenging experience so enjoyable.

Matt and Jeff St Louis

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Education

  • University of Georgia
  • Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

Interests

  • Visual Arts
  • Painting/Drawing
  • Fitness
  • Personal Wellness
  • Book Clubs/Literature
  • Spiritual/Religious
  • Music
  • Gardening
  • Hiking and Camping
  • Hunting and Fishing
  • Travel

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Testimonials

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I would definitely recommend Melissa to a anyone looking on the area. Couldn't have had a better experience with a realtor.

Matt Brazelton waynesville

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Melissa clearly understood what we were looking for, listening well and caring about us as well as our contract.

Christina and Jamie, Mills River

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I really wanted a broker who had my needs and best interests at heart. I knew Melissa was extraordinarily trustworthy. She was immediately engaged in finding me the right home and would not compromise or give up until we found the right home. In 50 years she surely the best Agent I've ever worked with!

Kirk Gillum 11828 state highway 197 south Burnsville North Carolina 28714

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Melissa was fantastic. She went above and beyond to help us find land for our retirement home. She really cared about our wants and needs and was always in contact with us and always available when we called. She asked good questions and listened to help us find the right property for us. Her clients needs come first. We would definitely contact her for any future needs and definitely recommend her to anyone looking for real estate in the Greater Asheville area. She made what can be a challenging experience so enjoyable.

Matt and Jeff St Louis

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Ask An Expert

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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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Community Organizations

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  • Manna Food Bank Volunteer
  • ASHEVILLE BOARD OF REALTORS
  • NATIONAL ASSOC. OF REALTORS
  • MANNA FOOD BANK VOLUNTEER