Team Member Since 2014

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After a five-year journey searching for the perfect relocation environment, my wife Kathleen and I feel fortunate to have found in Asheville a place of great beauty and inspiration. Originally from New York, I have over 30 years of sales…Read More

About Me

My wife, a ceramic artist, and Beja, our standard poodle, and I reside in the East Asheville community of Haw Creek. It is both a beautiful and vibrant community. We are often in awe of the beautiful mountain vistas during rain and shine,…Read More

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Blue Ridge fall color#BH
Beja our standard poodle loves Asheville snow!#bh#asheville#mikelizzul
Blue ridge overlook#BH


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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

I did an extensive search with the Realtor.com app. Mike was one of several brokers who contacted us immediately when I pushed "contact realtor" button. He contacted me via email and phone call to initiate. The phone call made me more likely…Read More

Ellen Harris, Charlotte

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Mike was excellent in his handling of everything dealing with the property we purchased. He went above and beyond our expectations. He was especially helpful in dealing with some mistakes made by the bank.

Annette Jones Asheville NC

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Mike Lizzul was very helpful with our purchase of our new home in the Asheville area. He is very responsive, knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. We could not have gotten the house we did without his help. We first visited Asheville in…Read More

Marsha W., Jackson WY

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Mike Lizzul was a dream to work with. I would definitely work with him again in the future. He works hard for his client, is approachable, and always available!

Sarah Hall Asheville

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Mike Lizzul provided top-notch service to my wife and I throughout our real estate purchase. As out-of-towners buying for the first time in North Carolina we were dependent upon him to guide us to inventory that met our criteria. Mike adeptly…Read More

J. Dalrymple, Washington D.C.

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We were always kept up to date as we live in Florida and couldn't be in Leicester. Mike exceeded our expectations. He was more than willing to do anything that would help with the sale of our home. We enjoyed doing business with someone…Read More

Earl &. Sheila Price

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Mike also went out of his way for follow up on the home inspection action items, negotiating a lump sum to cover, providing local service providers and craft workers to do jobs after closing. He could have easily shut us down and stool would…Read More

Andrew G Mueller

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Interests

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  • Dog/Cat
  • Fitness
  • Pottery
  • Music
  • Golfing
  • Hiking and Camping
  • Running
  • Sports Enthusiast

Education

Fordham University

0.940 acr

$179,999

33 Boulder Creek Way #26
Asheville 28730

2 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,088 sq ft

$138,000 Original: $139,950

103 Loch Haven Road #24
Swannanoa 28778

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,374 sq ft

$258,000 Original: $299,500

58 Sequoia Trail
Leicester 28748

4 bed  ·  4 ba  ·  4478 Hsq ft  ·  6.530 acr

$690,500 Original: $795,000

85 Hickory Forest Road
Fairview 28730

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1512 Hsq ft  ·  1.460 acr

$105,000 Original: $125,000

24 Wild Orchid Lane
Asheville 28805

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  2282 Hsq ft  ·  1.350 acr

$593,000 Original: $619,000

90 Greenwells Glory Drive
Biltmore Lake 28715

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1273 Hsq ft  ·  0.250 acr

$195,000

2 Climbing Aster Way
Asheville 28806

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1984 Hsq ft  ·  0.170 acr

$499,000

101 Courtland Avenue
Asheville 28801

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1312 Hsq ft  ·  0.130 acr

$240,000 Original: $250,000

19 Byrdcliffe Lane
Asheville 28805

5 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4281 Hsq ft  ·  0.550 acr

$617,000 Original: $659,000

157 Shadowleaf Drive
Hendersonville 28739

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1738 Hsq ft  ·  7.130 acr

$225,000 Original: $265,000

900 Long Branch
Swannanoa 28778

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1826 Hsq ft  ·  3 acr

$300,000 Original: $299,900

67 Bobcat Lane
Fairview 28730

3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2074 Hsq ft  ·  1.02 acr

$245,000 Original: $264,500

111 Pleasant Hill Road
Hendersonville 28739

I did an extensive search with the Realtor.com app. Mike was one of several brokers who contacted us immediately when I pushed "contact realtor" button. He contacted me via email and phone call to initiate. The phone call made me more likely to return his message. When I called him back, we had a good conversation and I felt that he understood our needs and requirements. He was able to show us our first choice home (which we purchased) right away and met us on a holiday weekend to do so. He gave us other options and helped us put our "dream home" into context of other properties that were available. He knew the area well and showed a clear understanding of our style preferences. He was relaxed and gave us all the time we needed to view the home and ask questions -- we didn't feel rushed at all. This was a second home for us, and we were out of town buyers. Mike did a wonderful job negotiating the contract and was in contact with us almost every day as he handled inspections and contracts during the due diligence process. He visited the home countless times to meet inspectors and surveyors. He paid great attention to detail, and we felt that we were in excellent hands. We could not have imagined a better realtor. We would recommend Mike to our friends. His relaxed, friendly demeanor coupled with his scrupulous attention to detail made this a wonderful process for us.

Ellen Harris, Charlotte

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Mike was excellent in his handling of everything dealing with the property we purchased. He went above and beyond our expectations. He was especially helpful in dealing with some mistakes made by the bank.

Annette Jones Asheville NC

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Mike Lizzul was very helpful with our purchase of our new home in the Asheville area. He is very responsive, knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. We could not have gotten the house we did without his help. We first visited Asheville in March with the intent of getting a feel for the area. Mike gave us great information and spent a full day driving us around the city showing us different areas and taking us in different properties. We kept looking once we returned home by using the Beverly-Hanks Internet site that emailed us lists of homes that met our criteria. Mike also kept in touch during this time. We returned in June and had a productive and very busy week looking at houses and making decisions. Before we left we had made a successful offer to purchase a new home. Even though we were in town over a weekend, Mike spent many hours with us, including time in the evening cutting into his personal time. We did a mail-away closing early in August and Mike was in contact the whole time making sure that we were staying on track with all the details that needed attention. Mike was always available via phone, txt messaging, and email making sure all our needs were taken care of and all of our questions were answered. Thanks to Mike Lizzul for a job well done. He did an excellent job for us and we would highly recommend him. We will most certainly use his services again when we are ready to buy or sell again.

Marsha W., Jackson WY

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Mike Lizzul was a dream to work with. I would definitely work with him again in the future. He works hard for his client, is approachable, and always available!

Sarah Hall Asheville

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Mike Lizzul provided top-notch service to my wife and I throughout our real estate purchase. As out-of-towners buying for the first time in North Carolina we were dependent upon him to guide us to inventory that met our criteria. Mike adeptly translated our relatively loosely-defined criteria for a home into several showings, each of which fit our criteria. Given the current demand for housing in and around Asheville, we were privileged to view the house we purchased due to Mike's extensive network of contacts. Given the constraints unique to our situation, we believe that the length of our house search was truncated by months due to Mike's access to the limited inventory available in our price range. During negotiations and closing, Mike expertly directed our attention to issues that may be unique to our previous home-buying experience. Even though our home purchase is concluded, Mike continues to communicate with us on a number of issues surrounding our purchase. We are genuinely satisfied with the service Mike provided. Mike was always available but never pushy, was very respectful of the situation surrounding our purchase, accommodated our schedule and preferred method of communication, and helped us decipher the sometimes cryptic meaning behind several real estate documents. We sincerely appreciate the level of attention that he continues to provide. We recommend his services without reservation.

J. Dalrymple, Washington D.C.

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We were always kept up to date as we live in Florida and couldn't be in Leicester. Mike exceeded our expectations. He was more than willing to do anything that would help with the sale of our home. We enjoyed doing business with someone you could count on and trust especially since we live out of town. We would gladly recommend Mike to anyone who has made a decision to sell their home or property. Same day response by Mike

Earl &. Sheila Price

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Mike also went out of his way for follow up on the home inspection action items, negotiating a lump sum to cover, providing local service providers and craft workers to do jobs after closing. He could have easily shut us down and stool would have earned high marks. He also followed up on a few post closing questions we had that came up, e.g., where water shut off valve was located.

Andrew G Mueller

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