Sandy Austin

Residential Broker Associate
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
North Asheville
cell: (828) 279-6939
office: (828) 251-1800
team member since 2005

About Me

There is something unique about Sandy...She is an Asheville Native! Sandy has happily spent her entire life in Asheville. She remembers shopping big department stores downtown with her Grandmother before the mall came to town in the '70's. In those days, the streets of the city rolled up at 5 PM...but not anymore! Today, Sandy enjoys shopping and dining downtown 'til all hours of the night. The vibrant changes in Asheville from the exciting revitalization of downtown to the growth of new home communities surrounding the city is what keeps Sandy here and keeps others joining her. Sandy comes from a family of educators. Both of her parents were Buncombe County school teachers. Growing up in South Asheville, Sandy graduated from T.C. Roberson High School, where she was a cheerleader. When you meet Sandy, you will immediately see that cheerleader enthusiasm shine through. She received her Bachelors degree in 1984 from Appalachian State University. Her career path led her to be a Retail Buyer. In 1991 Sandy earned her Masters Degree in Education and taught at Asheville Middle School. Although Sandy loved these careers, she had the opportunity to purchase and operate a tuxedo shop here in Asheville. All of these different experiences have given Sandy the ability to understand the diverse needs and differing interests of the buyers and sellers she works with. By understanding these needs, Sandy is able to better assist each and every client. Sandy is happily married to Jim, also a native of Asheville. Jim and Sandy have a teenage daughter, Aubrey, who brings much joy into their lives. They enjoy spending time at the lake whenever possible. Sandy enjoys all types of exercise including hiking, yoga, running and walking. She has been a runner for 30 years, completing 13 marathons and even running the Boston Marathon...twice! Perseverance is one of Sandy's strengths. She will "go the distance" in helping you either sell your home or locate your dream home. Sandy is a real winner and will put you first in achieving your real estate goals. Call Sandy today!

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Experience

Sandy's career in Real Estate started quite by accident. She began buying, re-habbing and selling houses as a hobby. The hobby soon became an addiction, and a career was born. Sandy loves being a Realtor. She has been one of the top 100 Asheville Realtors for 2012-2017. Every single day proves to be new and exciting, and Sandy's ambition makes her a great Realtor to work with. Sandy has several professional designations, including being a member of the Council of Residential Specialists, one of the most difficult designations to earn. She continues to expand her knowledge of real estate by attending informative webinars and classes. Sandy has completed the Ninja Training for Realtors, and her knowledge of this system greatly benefits both the sellers and buyers Sandy works with. She is your North Asheville connection!

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Testimonials

I entered the market knowing it was going to be crazy and competitive. Sandy came recommended by a friend and then responded more quickly than any other agent when I sent out inquiries. She was calm, positive, patient, confident and creatively strategic in navigating the market. Not to mention a lot of fun! She has known Asheville her whole life, I couldn’t recommend her more highly.

Aneliese Asheville, NC

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Sandy Austin is a consummate professional, has all the qualities one needs in a broker. We are very grateful for her help and guidance.

Julie Burkhart, Asheville, NC

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Could not ask for a better realtor.

Bill Freeman Lake Lure

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She was outstanding to work with. Extraordinarily patient when we first started looking, since we went back and forth about whether and when to buy, and where. Sandy knows the area so well; she showed us a wide range of properties and locations so we could narrow down our decision. She went out of the way to accommodate us when we had to look virtually at properties and followed up with the builder about issues in our absence. Even gave us a great recommendation for where to have a margarita after house hunting!

Maggie and Phil, moved from Easton, MD

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Our realtor in Florida recommended Sandy Austin. Sandy Austin was very helpful and responded promptly to everything. Sandy is very good at her job and very nice to work with. We particularly liked that Sandy Austin worked with the sellers to have them address the problems found by the inspection and followed up on the list, extending herself to make it all happen. We were very happy about that. We trust her and are so glad that she was our realtor.

Carol Prusa, Weaverville

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Sandy’s knowledge of the market, area and other agents led us to do a complete 180 on what we were looking for in AVLIt turned out to be a much better situation for us and we are already able to enjoy the AVL life that we wanted. We thought it would take years and Sandy found us something in about 2 months. Sandy managed so much for us remotely and we could not have had such a speedy, successful search through closing of our new home without her. We would definitely recommend her to others trying to find something that works for your circumstances. We are quite pleased with our result.

New Ashevillians 2021

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Sandy was wonderful throughout the process of buying our first home. She was incredibly helpful and responsive to all of our questions. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a home in the Asheville area.

Catherine Mancuso, Fletcher

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Sandy made a super job (selling my house and my buying a new one making the task seem like ‘A Walk in the Park’

Jeannine Lilly

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We are busy people and Sandy took care of so many details for us. She made this process an easy one even in a tougher market for buyers. Her attention to detail and follow through were fantastic. We loved working with Sandy and are so thankful she was the realtor we chose. This process was straightforward and made smooth because Sandy helped navigate it with us.

Sally Hundley, Clyde

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Wonderful young lady. Went above and beyond duty. Very professional. Real pleasure to work with.

William Freeman, Winston Salem, NC

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Sandy Austin did a fantastic job selling my house.She is kind eminently qualified,skilled,thorough and can even anticipate for the buyer upcoming events that I would never think of. Every single time I emailed her or called she answered in minutes. I think it remarkable that she took my suggestions with courtesy and attention. Sandy worked with my suggestions making me feel useful. I just plain think that Sandy Austin is the best. effective and trustworthy and successful She was 100% positive all the time reliving me from anxiety and stress

Jeannine Lilly,Yakima

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If you want to buy or sell a property in North Asheville, call the North Asheville office and ask to speak with Sandy Austin.

Bill Stoermer, Asheville

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I would recommend Sandy Austin to anyone looking for a realtor in Asheville and surrounding area!

Linda Carter

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Sandy Austin was a fabulous realtor, always kind, cheerful, and patient, when we were looking for a vacation home in the Asheville-Hendersonville NC area. She found appropriate houses for us to see, and took us to see every one, no matter how far away. Every question we asked she answered, or found the answer. She knew the whole area so well, and researched ahead for houses coming on the market so we could get to them fast. Sandy arranged multiple houses to see during the days we could be in the area to accommodate our 3-4 hour trips from home. We thought she really paid attention to our needs, all the way through closing. I expressed 13 things I wanted in a house - way too many data points to search for available houses. Still, she found us 11.5 of our wishes. That's a great realtor! We love our house, and we have already referred two friends to Sandy.

Lucy, Walterboro

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Sandy is extremely professional. She is patient and does not pressure a buyer in any way. I felt like she was looking out for me and not just trying to make a sale. Sandy is the best!

Sue Hanlon, Asheville

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I cannot say enough about how important Sandy Austin was to my successful purchase of a home in Asheville. I had long been planning this move but did not get serious until the pandemic affected us all. From the beginning, Sandy easily handled the necessary precautions to showing me homes. In each home that we visited, she was honest but not pushy about what she saw as positives and negatives - especially those that were based on what I had said I was looking for. Throughout the process, my priorities often changed and she adapted easily. Not once did she act as though my many questions and concerns were a problem. Every inspection that was needed, she arranged and to a person, those she chose did a good job. They also all speak very highly of her. Sandy seems to really enjoy the process of looking at homes and the challenge of facilitating as smooth a transition as possible. I hope it will not be for a long time - but - when the time comes for me to sell this wonderful old house that I am just settling into - she will be the first call I make.

Virginia Jones - Asheville, NC

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A friend whose opinion I respect raved about Sandy and explained why she was the best agent my friend or her husband had ever dealt with. Sandy was exceptional in every way and worked diligently to help me find just the right home. I am grateful to have had her as my agent.

Sarah Scott, Swannanoa

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Sandy Austin was an exceptional realtor throughout the entire sales process. Sandy Austin exceeded our expectations, as a realtor, especially when we experienced obstacles along the way. She believed in our home and the price- and helped us get the best value. Sandy Austin came to the initial meeting with a research-backed proposals on how she would market our property. Sandy Austin selected a team, including an excellent photographer, to produce an exceptional property presentation. Sandy Austin is our number one realtor for friends looking to purchase or sell a home. Thanks Sandy!

McCutchen Sigler Family, Asheville

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I interviewed 3 specific agents and she came out on top due to her specific knowledge of north Asheville real estate, recommendations regarding timing of placing house on the market, recommendations on price, willingness to help meet my specific needs due to my job and my pet in the house and sheer personality. Above and beyond the business side of things, which is very important, I felt I could trust her.

Mary, North Asheville

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Sandy made our transaction very easy to accomplish. Due to her skill we had a negotiated price that was much better than we expected.

Donna Lieder Weaverville

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Sandy Austin exceeded all expectations as our realtor. She kept us up to date and fully informed on all aspects of the sale. We highly recommend Sandy!

Rick and Kathy Stumpf, Asheville

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Love Sandy. She is great, she went above and beyond her duties as my representitive for the sale of my home. I have used her in the past and would use her again without hesitation. She is the BEST.

Evelyn Young, Weaverville

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Sandy is very friendly and made me feel she understood my situation. I would adopt her in a heartbeat.

Janie Beatty. Baton Rouge, la

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Sandy Austin came to my attention through my mother and she is the wife of my investment banker, therefore, keeping the sale of the house rather in the family. When we met, Sandy looked the part and was very professional. Sandy came up with a good starting price relevant to other houses which sold in the area. The house sold fairly quickly but not without its complications which Sandy dealt with effectively and timely. We got a fair price.

Nick Wade in Marshall, Michigan

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Sandy is a dream to work with. We have bought two homes with her and sold one. She has an eye for detail and knows her stuff. From tough timelines to navigating due diligence items, she made the process as seamless as possible. Highly recommend!

Brittany Brady, Henderson County

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Sandy was a pleasure to work with. She was up front and honest regarding Neighborhoods hat fit our needs and those that didn’t. She made us feel confident in our decisions, even from 200 miles away. I highly recommended Sandy.

Erin Merrit, Asheville

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Sandy Austin is a fantastic realtor. She is unbelievably hard working, diligent, and knowledgeable. Sandy was extremely accessible and always quick to respond. I would highly recommend Sandy to anyone selling or purchasing a home.

Laura, Asheville

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Sandy is attentive to your needs and highly motivated. She was a joy to deal with and she will get you the results that you want.

J. Johnston

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Sandy had unbelievable knowledge of North Asheville which was very helpful on pricing our home as well as which homes were fairly priced for us to look at purchasing. I have already recommended Sandy to one of my clients. I was very impressed with her level of professionalism. Sandy also took the time to really get to know our family and what type of property and home we were wanting to purchase.

Rob Hooks Asheville

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Sandy's attention to detail is outstanding. She went way above and beyond the call of duty to help us. Sandy is the best agent we have ever used to purchase property.

Robert Udashen, Dallas, Texas

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Sandy did a great job for us. We were selling my Mom's house and live out of town. Sandy knew the comps in the area well and handled every detail of the listing all the way through closing. We had used another Realtor in the area, but it seemed they just wanted the listing without necessarily caring who sold the house or how long it took. Sandy took charge and had the house sold very quickly. We couldn't be happier with the service we received from Sandy through this entire process.

Jeff Cartledge, Clayton, NC

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Ms. Austin went beyond my expectations of customer service. Her professional approach and likable presence made a stressful time in my life more easy. I will not only give BH 4 stars but will recommend Sandy to friends and family. the closing attorney was awful made many mistakes the agent that sold my house was neglectful in the sales process and Sandy stepped up to the plate and did what was needed

Beth Lemieux - formerly of Hendersonville, NC

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Sandy sold us our first house over 3 years ago. It was a seamless process. We loved our house and neighborhood but our needs changed and we contacted Sandy again. We knew she would work hard to find what we needed in the area that she is very familiar with. She worked so hard to make the deal work for us. She has been such a pleasure to work with again!

Tom and Meredith Large, Asheville, NC

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Sandy was pleasant yet pragmatic in pricing our house; she was patient with us when we decided to stay the course at the initial price. When we received an offer, she found a good balance in negotiating the highest dollar we could get while being realistic to market conditions. Her analysis of the area combined with her local knowledge were vital for our decisions. Sandy went the extra mile and followed up on our inspection report(even crawling under our house!) extensively. It was a pleasant surprise to see her at our closing! We found Sandy to be the perfect combination of "old school" customer service and "current" marketing trends. We are very happy! We hope we will not move again(LOL) but if we do--or if we buy a second home--we will use Sandy!

Rebecca, Asheville

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Sandy is upbeat, professional, alert, friendly

Alex Sabbeth

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Sandy is easy to work with. She responds quickly.

Darlene Colmar, Asheville

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Sandy was amazing to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone. She was very patient with us, not pressuring, and really looked to help us find the perfect home that fit all of our needs. She made the process go smoothly, and her knowledge of the region and real estate laws/processes was superb. I would definitely use Sandy's help in the future!

Melissa Johnson, Asheville

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Sandy was extremely knowledgeable and a huge support through my process.

Terri Roberts, Asheville

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We highly recommend Sandy to represent you in the sale and purchase of your real estate needs. She is very knowledgeable of the Market. She helped clarify our needs and achieve both a fairly priced sale and purchase. Sandy Austin was what we expected and received as our agent for both selling and buying the real estate we needed,

John and Lorena Holderfield Arden, nc 28704

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We moved from NJ to Candler and were beyond happy with our choice of Sandy to be our agent. She is a true professional and is a very caring person. Sandy is the best example of what an excellent agent should be.

Tom Lukas, Candler

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Great job Sandy!

Allie Walker 166 Skyview Circle 28804

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Sandy was consistently marketing and showing the property - also kept track of process until closing and smoothed out bumps along the way.

Aileen Daigel

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Sandy is extremely knowledgeable of Hendersonville in Asheville and surrounding areas. If you are from out of town she has the ease and ability to let you know all the things you would need to know if you were to move here. Sandy's wonderful personality and disposition make it a joy to house hunt !

Linda carter Hendersonville

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Sandy Austin was very professional in all manners concerning the sale of our house as well as the buying of a condo. She was available to address our concerns and was able to get back to us in a timely manner. She was definitely looking out for our interest in both situations. We appreciate her honestly and would highly recommend her as an agent to work with selling or buying a house.

Nancy Leigh and Bob Douglas, Asheville NC

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Once under contract, Sandy Austin was very helpful with very swiftly handling transition details with seller and seller's agent. She was efficient and trustworthy in all our dealing.

Nancy Leigh Douglas, Asheville, NC

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I have known Sandy Austin since being her 4th grade teacher. I would recommend her to anyone selling their house. She was so easy to work with, very knowledgeable, professional, efficient in all areas, and of impeccable character. She led us all the way, imparting much-needed knowledge along the way. I felt very secure and less stress with Sandy in control. Our experience with her was excellent and we are very grateful for her help.

Willie Ruth and Harold Savell

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Sandy was so helpful in our search for a home. We completely trusted her and her judgement as we made this huge life decision! Throughout the process, I became discouraged, but Sandy encouraged me to keep moving forward and we eventually found a home that makes us very happy. I would recommend her to anyone!

Sarah H.

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Sandy exceeded our expectations in every respect. She learned what was important to us and worked very effectively to help us evaluate options and educate us on what was possible and how we could achieve our goals. She did an outstanding job and we recommend her to anyone who needs high quality and effective assistance in buying or selling a house. We have already recommended her to others and will continue to do so in the future.

Jean and Bryan Brooks Robinhood Rd, Asheville,NC

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Sandy had excellent selections for me to visit on our first day out. I found my new home that day and she sold my house the second day on the market! She was professional and so much fun to work with through the process. I would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home!

Greta, Asheville,NC

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Sandy is well above the usual agent and we would strongly recommend her..

Betty (and Charley) Cooper

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Sandy was tireless. Her creativity, drive and, and desire for the customer custom satisfaction is, in my opinion unparalled

Jeannine Lilly- Asheville

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Sandy Austin is the model of a true professional.

Jeannine Lilly Asheville

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Overall had a great experience dealing with Sandy & BH

Linda Mayo

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Sandy was recommended to me by a Realtor in Charlotte. I felt very comfortable the first tine I reached out to her. She was easy to work with. Very enjoyable. Sandy made the entire process easy....from beginning to end.

Beth Bates, Arden

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Sandy is professional and caring. She always responding quickly to any questions or concerns we had and even when she was on vacation she kept in communication with us. Nobody loves to give up a percentage of their sale money to an agent, but I was happy for her to receive the payment. She deserved every penny!

Lori Hunter

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The rec from a former client of Sandy's was so stellar, I did not look further & am so grateful for their rec

Birch, Pasadena ,ca

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Sandy was an outstanding agent. Sandy went above and beyound the call of duty manty times over. This was our second home and Sandy handled everything for us when we were not in town. Sandy had us price the house right and we had a contract in a few days. I would recommend Sandy over and over again.

Gene Dandy Country Creek Subdivion Asheville N. C.

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Sandy Austin always had our best interests at heart and was so helpful and patient as we searched for our home. She is a truly wonderful agent!

Meg, Rivercrest

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As a first time home buyer, I was quite overwhelmed by the prospect of the house search. Luckily, Sandy Austin was highly recommended by a few of my husband's coworkers and her guidance made all the difference. Sandy is incredibly knowledgeable and professional in her approach. She not only knows the Asheville area well, but she also has a keen eye for detail when showing prospective houses. I trusted her ability to enter a house and notice areas of concern or areas of value, and I am grateful for her honesty throughout the process. Sandy was always a phone call away and answered our questions with patience and wisdom. She understood what an enormous decision this is, and how confusing it can feel at times, and I appreciated her awareness of these tensions. Throughout this process, I truly believe that Sandy was an advocate for us, especially because she was proactive in finding us a house that wasn't even on the market yet. Sandy went out of her way to ensure that we found the right house for our budget. She frequently emailed with suggestions of different houses to view, and if we wanted to see something, she was available to meet us there within 1-2 days. When we had a house under contract, she attended our inspections and helped us make decisions regarding what to ask the seller to fix, and she calmly dealt with any thoughts or concerns we had along the way. The Asheville housing market is more competitive than I realized, and I am so grateful Sandy was there to help us navigate this journey. We are in a lovely house with wood floors and a beautiful yard, and I can't thank Sandy enough for helping us find it. I recommend Sandy Austin with admiration and confidence to anyone who is looking for the right house!

Mackenzie, Candler

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Sandy ia a professional professional and a pleasure to work with.

Alice & Jim Bohrer, Asheville.

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Sandy Austin was so easy to work with. It took almost ten months to sell our house and Sandy kept us updated on the statistics for our market and helped us make decisions to keep buyers looking at our home. When the right buyers came along, she gave great advice on quickly coming to a closing price and getting a contract. Sandy was always professional and attentive to our listing, even though it took some time.

Andrea Cody, Asheville, NC

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Anyone hoping to sell a home in North Asheville should interview Sandy Austin. She is both competent and personable, a great combination in real estate. Because I am disabled it was up to Sandy alone to care for the house and let others know about this gem. She did an excellent job.

Sylvia Davis Ready, Asheville NC

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We worked with Sandy Austin for five years in order to find our dream retirement home. She was exceptional! She went out of her way to get to know us, understand what we were searching for, and what our priorities were in a home and community. She was always considerate of our circumstance as out of staters. She went above and beyond each time we made a trip to Asheville. She assisted us in learning many aspects about the area and its surroundings. She is a native to Asheville and there is just no substitute for the knowledge that affords. Oftentimes she previewed properties and gave us honest and helpful feedback throughout the process. We never felt like we were wasting time during our many visits to Asheville. When we finally found "the one" Sandy was with us every step of the way (email, text, phone calls and in person). She made sure we understood all aspects of the process from our offer, to contract, to home inspection, to repairs, and all the way through the walk-thru and closing. She was a consummate professional and her years of experience shine. Above all else, Sandy is a wonderful human being. She was always pleasant, positive, fun and funny! We both feel we had the best agent for our needs. The bonus is that we also ended up acquiring a terrific friend!! We will continue to recommend Sandy Austin without hesitation. We couldn't be happier with our experience.

Chuck & Kimber, WNC via Long Island NY

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I entered the market knowing it was going to be crazy and competitive. Sandy came recommended by a friend and then responded more quickly than any other agent when I sent out inquiries. She was calm, positive, patient, confident and creatively strategic in navigating the market. Not to mention a lot of fun! She has known Asheville her whole life, I couldn’t recommend her more highly.

Aneliese Asheville, NC

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Sandy Austin is a consummate professional, has all the qualities one needs in a broker. We are very grateful for her help and guidance.

Julie Burkhart, Asheville, NC

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Could not ask for a better realtor.

Bill Freeman Lake Lure

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She was outstanding to work with. Extraordinarily patient when we first started looking, since we went back and forth about whether and when to buy, and where. Sandy knows the area so well; she showed us a wide range of properties and locations so we could narrow down our decision. She went out of the way to accommodate us when we had to look virtually at properties and followed up with the builder about issues in our absence. Even gave us a great recommendation for where to have a margarita after house hunting!

Maggie and Phil, moved from Easton, MD

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Our realtor in Florida recommended Sandy Austin. Sandy Austin was very helpful and responded promptly to everything. Sandy is very good at her job and very nice to work with. We particularly liked that Sandy Austin worked with the sellers to have them address the problems found by the inspection and followed up on the list, extending herself to make it all happen. We were very happy about that. We trust her and are so glad that she was our realtor.

Carol Prusa, Weaverville

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Sandy’s knowledge of the market, area and other agents led us to do a complete 180 on what we were looking for in AVLIt turned out to be a much better situation for us and we are already able to enjoy the AVL life that we wanted. We thought it would take years and Sandy found us something in about 2 months. Sandy managed so much for us remotely and we could not have had such a speedy, successful search through closing of our new home without her. We would definitely recommend her to others trying to find something that works for your circumstances. We are quite pleased with our result.

New Ashevillians 2021

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Sandy was wonderful throughout the process of buying our first home. She was incredibly helpful and responsive to all of our questions. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a home in the Asheville area.

Catherine Mancuso, Fletcher

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Sandy made a super job (selling my house and my buying a new one making the task seem like ‘A Walk in the Park’

Jeannine Lilly

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We are busy people and Sandy took care of so many details for us. She made this process an easy one even in a tougher market for buyers. Her attention to detail and follow through were fantastic. We loved working with Sandy and are so thankful she was the realtor we chose. This process was straightforward and made smooth because Sandy helped navigate it with us.

Sally Hundley, Clyde

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Wonderful young lady. Went above and beyond duty. Very professional. Real pleasure to work with.

William Freeman, Winston Salem, NC

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Sandy Austin did a fantastic job selling my house.She is kind eminently qualified,skilled,thorough and can even anticipate for the buyer upcoming events that I would never think of. Every single time I emailed her or called she answered in minutes. I think it remarkable that she took my suggestions with courtesy and attention. Sandy worked with my suggestions making me feel useful. I just plain think that Sandy Austin is the best. effective and trustworthy and successful She was 100% positive all the time reliving me from anxiety and stress

Jeannine Lilly,Yakima

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If you want to buy or sell a property in North Asheville, call the North Asheville office and ask to speak with Sandy Austin.

Bill Stoermer, Asheville

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I would recommend Sandy Austin to anyone looking for a realtor in Asheville and surrounding area!

Linda Carter

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Sandy Austin was a fabulous realtor, always kind, cheerful, and patient, when we were looking for a vacation home in the Asheville-Hendersonville NC area. She found appropriate houses for us to see, and took us to see every one, no matter how far away. Every question we asked she answered, or found the answer. She knew the whole area so well, and researched ahead for houses coming on the market so we could get to them fast. Sandy arranged multiple houses to see during the days we could be in the area to accommodate our 3-4 hour trips from home. We thought she really paid attention to our needs, all the way through closing. I expressed 13 things I wanted in a house - way too many data points to search for available houses. Still, she found us 11.5 of our wishes. That's a great realtor! We love our house, and we have already referred two friends to Sandy.

Lucy, Walterboro

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Sandy is extremely professional. She is patient and does not pressure a buyer in any way. I felt like she was looking out for me and not just trying to make a sale. Sandy is the best!

Sue Hanlon, Asheville

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I cannot say enough about how important Sandy Austin was to my successful purchase of a home in Asheville. I had long been planning this move but did not get serious until the pandemic affected us all. From the beginning, Sandy easily handled the necessary precautions to showing me homes. In each home that we visited, she was honest but not pushy about what she saw as positives and negatives - especially those that were based on what I had said I was looking for. Throughout the process, my priorities often changed and she adapted easily. Not once did she act as though my many questions and concerns were a problem. Every inspection that was needed, she arranged and to a person, those she chose did a good job. They also all speak very highly of her. Sandy seems to really enjoy the process of looking at homes and the challenge of facilitating as smooth a transition as possible. I hope it will not be for a long time - but - when the time comes for me to sell this wonderful old house that I am just settling into - she will be the first call I make.

Virginia Jones - Asheville, NC

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A friend whose opinion I respect raved about Sandy and explained why she was the best agent my friend or her husband had ever dealt with. Sandy was exceptional in every way and worked diligently to help me find just the right home. I am grateful to have had her as my agent.

Sarah Scott, Swannanoa

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Sandy Austin was an exceptional realtor throughout the entire sales process. Sandy Austin exceeded our expectations, as a realtor, especially when we experienced obstacles along the way. She believed in our home and the price- and helped us get the best value. Sandy Austin came to the initial meeting with a research-backed proposals on how she would market our property. Sandy Austin selected a team, including an excellent photographer, to produce an exceptional property presentation. Sandy Austin is our number one realtor for friends looking to purchase or sell a home. Thanks Sandy!

McCutchen Sigler Family, Asheville

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I interviewed 3 specific agents and she came out on top due to her specific knowledge of north Asheville real estate, recommendations regarding timing of placing house on the market, recommendations on price, willingness to help meet my specific needs due to my job and my pet in the house and sheer personality. Above and beyond the business side of things, which is very important, I felt I could trust her.

Mary, North Asheville

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Sandy made our transaction very easy to accomplish. Due to her skill we had a negotiated price that was much better than we expected.

Donna Lieder Weaverville

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Sandy Austin exceeded all expectations as our realtor. She kept us up to date and fully informed on all aspects of the sale. We highly recommend Sandy!

Rick and Kathy Stumpf, Asheville

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Love Sandy. She is great, she went above and beyond her duties as my representitive for the sale of my home. I have used her in the past and would use her again without hesitation. She is the BEST.

Evelyn Young, Weaverville

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Sandy is very friendly and made me feel she understood my situation. I would adopt her in a heartbeat.

Janie Beatty. Baton Rouge, la

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Sandy Austin came to my attention through my mother and she is the wife of my investment banker, therefore, keeping the sale of the house rather in the family. When we met, Sandy looked the part and was very professional. Sandy came up with a good starting price relevant to other houses which sold in the area. The house sold fairly quickly but not without its complications which Sandy dealt with effectively and timely. We got a fair price.

Nick Wade in Marshall, Michigan

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Sandy is a dream to work with. We have bought two homes with her and sold one. She has an eye for detail and knows her stuff. From tough timelines to navigating due diligence items, she made the process as seamless as possible. Highly recommend!

Brittany Brady, Henderson County

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Sandy was a pleasure to work with. She was up front and honest regarding Neighborhoods hat fit our needs and those that didn’t. She made us feel confident in our decisions, even from 200 miles away. I highly recommended Sandy.

Erin Merrit, Asheville

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Sandy Austin is a fantastic realtor. She is unbelievably hard working, diligent, and knowledgeable. Sandy was extremely accessible and always quick to respond. I would highly recommend Sandy to anyone selling or purchasing a home.

Laura, Asheville

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Sandy is attentive to your needs and highly motivated. She was a joy to deal with and she will get you the results that you want.

J. Johnston

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Sandy had unbelievable knowledge of North Asheville which was very helpful on pricing our home as well as which homes were fairly priced for us to look at purchasing. I have already recommended Sandy to one of my clients. I was very impressed with her level of professionalism. Sandy also took the time to really get to know our family and what type of property and home we were wanting to purchase.

Rob Hooks Asheville

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Sandy's attention to detail is outstanding. She went way above and beyond the call of duty to help us. Sandy is the best agent we have ever used to purchase property.

Robert Udashen, Dallas, Texas

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Sandy did a great job for us. We were selling my Mom's house and live out of town. Sandy knew the comps in the area well and handled every detail of the listing all the way through closing. We had used another Realtor in the area, but it seemed they just wanted the listing without necessarily caring who sold the house or how long it took. Sandy took charge and had the house sold very quickly. We couldn't be happier with the service we received from Sandy through this entire process.

Jeff Cartledge, Clayton, NC

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Ms. Austin went beyond my expectations of customer service. Her professional approach and likable presence made a stressful time in my life more easy. I will not only give BH 4 stars but will recommend Sandy to friends and family. the closing attorney was awful made many mistakes the agent that sold my house was neglectful in the sales process and Sandy stepped up to the plate and did what was needed

Beth Lemieux - formerly of Hendersonville, NC

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Sandy sold us our first house over 3 years ago. It was a seamless process. We loved our house and neighborhood but our needs changed and we contacted Sandy again. We knew she would work hard to find what we needed in the area that she is very familiar with. She worked so hard to make the deal work for us. She has been such a pleasure to work with again!

Tom and Meredith Large, Asheville, NC

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Sandy was pleasant yet pragmatic in pricing our house; she was patient with us when we decided to stay the course at the initial price. When we received an offer, she found a good balance in negotiating the highest dollar we could get while being realistic to market conditions. Her analysis of the area combined with her local knowledge were vital for our decisions. Sandy went the extra mile and followed up on our inspection report(even crawling under our house!) extensively. It was a pleasant surprise to see her at our closing! We found Sandy to be the perfect combination of "old school" customer service and "current" marketing trends. We are very happy! We hope we will not move again(LOL) but if we do--or if we buy a second home--we will use Sandy!

Rebecca, Asheville

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Sandy is upbeat, professional, alert, friendly

Alex Sabbeth

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Sandy is easy to work with. She responds quickly.

Darlene Colmar, Asheville

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Sandy was amazing to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone. She was very patient with us, not pressuring, and really looked to help us find the perfect home that fit all of our needs. She made the process go smoothly, and her knowledge of the region and real estate laws/processes was superb. I would definitely use Sandy's help in the future!

Melissa Johnson, Asheville

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Sandy was extremely knowledgeable and a huge support through my process.

Terri Roberts, Asheville

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We highly recommend Sandy to represent you in the sale and purchase of your real estate needs. She is very knowledgeable of the Market. She helped clarify our needs and achieve both a fairly priced sale and purchase. Sandy Austin was what we expected and received as our agent for both selling and buying the real estate we needed,

John and Lorena Holderfield Arden, nc 28704

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We moved from NJ to Candler and were beyond happy with our choice of Sandy to be our agent. She is a true professional and is a very caring person. Sandy is the best example of what an excellent agent should be.

Tom Lukas, Candler

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Great job Sandy!

Allie Walker 166 Skyview Circle 28804

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Sandy was consistently marketing and showing the property - also kept track of process until closing and smoothed out bumps along the way.

Aileen Daigel

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Sandy is extremely knowledgeable of Hendersonville in Asheville and surrounding areas. If you are from out of town she has the ease and ability to let you know all the things you would need to know if you were to move here. Sandy's wonderful personality and disposition make it a joy to house hunt !

Linda carter Hendersonville

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Sandy Austin was very professional in all manners concerning the sale of our house as well as the buying of a condo. She was available to address our concerns and was able to get back to us in a timely manner. She was definitely looking out for our interest in both situations. We appreciate her honestly and would highly recommend her as an agent to work with selling or buying a house.

Nancy Leigh and Bob Douglas, Asheville NC

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Once under contract, Sandy Austin was very helpful with very swiftly handling transition details with seller and seller's agent. She was efficient and trustworthy in all our dealing.

Nancy Leigh Douglas, Asheville, NC

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I have known Sandy Austin since being her 4th grade teacher. I would recommend her to anyone selling their house. She was so easy to work with, very knowledgeable, professional, efficient in all areas, and of impeccable character. She led us all the way, imparting much-needed knowledge along the way. I felt very secure and less stress with Sandy in control. Our experience with her was excellent and we are very grateful for her help.

Willie Ruth and Harold Savell

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Sandy was so helpful in our search for a home. We completely trusted her and her judgement as we made this huge life decision! Throughout the process, I became discouraged, but Sandy encouraged me to keep moving forward and we eventually found a home that makes us very happy. I would recommend her to anyone!

Sarah H.

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Sandy exceeded our expectations in every respect. She learned what was important to us and worked very effectively to help us evaluate options and educate us on what was possible and how we could achieve our goals. She did an outstanding job and we recommend her to anyone who needs high quality and effective assistance in buying or selling a house. We have already recommended her to others and will continue to do so in the future.

Jean and Bryan Brooks Robinhood Rd, Asheville,NC

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Sandy had excellent selections for me to visit on our first day out. I found my new home that day and she sold my house the second day on the market! She was professional and so much fun to work with through the process. I would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home!

Greta, Asheville,NC

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Sandy is well above the usual agent and we would strongly recommend her..

Betty (and Charley) Cooper

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Sandy was tireless. Her creativity, drive and, and desire for the customer custom satisfaction is, in my opinion unparalled

Jeannine Lilly- Asheville

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Sandy Austin is the model of a true professional.

Jeannine Lilly Asheville

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Overall had a great experience dealing with Sandy & BH

Linda Mayo

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Sandy was recommended to me by a Realtor in Charlotte. I felt very comfortable the first tine I reached out to her. She was easy to work with. Very enjoyable. Sandy made the entire process easy....from beginning to end.

Beth Bates, Arden

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Sandy is professional and caring. She always responding quickly to any questions or concerns we had and even when she was on vacation she kept in communication with us. Nobody loves to give up a percentage of their sale money to an agent, but I was happy for her to receive the payment. She deserved every penny!

Lori Hunter

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The rec from a former client of Sandy's was so stellar, I did not look further & am so grateful for their rec

Birch, Pasadena ,ca

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Sandy was an outstanding agent. Sandy went above and beyound the call of duty manty times over. This was our second home and Sandy handled everything for us when we were not in town. Sandy had us price the house right and we had a contract in a few days. I would recommend Sandy over and over again.

Gene Dandy Country Creek Subdivion Asheville N. C.

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Sandy Austin always had our best interests at heart and was so helpful and patient as we searched for our home. She is a truly wonderful agent!

Meg, Rivercrest

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As a first time home buyer, I was quite overwhelmed by the prospect of the house search. Luckily, Sandy Austin was highly recommended by a few of my husband's coworkers and her guidance made all the difference. Sandy is incredibly knowledgeable and professional in her approach. She not only knows the Asheville area well, but she also has a keen eye for detail when showing prospective houses. I trusted her ability to enter a house and notice areas of concern or areas of value, and I am grateful for her honesty throughout the process. Sandy was always a phone call away and answered our questions with patience and wisdom. She understood what an enormous decision this is, and how confusing it can feel at times, and I appreciated her awareness of these tensions. Throughout this process, I truly believe that Sandy was an advocate for us, especially because she was proactive in finding us a house that wasn't even on the market yet. Sandy went out of her way to ensure that we found the right house for our budget. She frequently emailed with suggestions of different houses to view, and if we wanted to see something, she was available to meet us there within 1-2 days. When we had a house under contract, she attended our inspections and helped us make decisions regarding what to ask the seller to fix, and she calmly dealt with any thoughts or concerns we had along the way. The Asheville housing market is more competitive than I realized, and I am so grateful Sandy was there to help us navigate this journey. We are in a lovely house with wood floors and a beautiful yard, and I can't thank Sandy enough for helping us find it. I recommend Sandy Austin with admiration and confidence to anyone who is looking for the right house!

Mackenzie, Candler

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Sandy ia a professional professional and a pleasure to work with.

Alice & Jim Bohrer, Asheville.

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Sandy Austin was so easy to work with. It took almost ten months to sell our house and Sandy kept us updated on the statistics for our market and helped us make decisions to keep buyers looking at our home. When the right buyers came along, she gave great advice on quickly coming to a closing price and getting a contract. Sandy was always professional and attentive to our listing, even though it took some time.

Andrea Cody, Asheville, NC

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Anyone hoping to sell a home in North Asheville should interview Sandy Austin. She is both competent and personable, a great combination in real estate. Because I am disabled it was up to Sandy alone to care for the house and let others know about this gem. She did an excellent job.

Sylvia Davis Ready, Asheville NC

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We worked with Sandy Austin for five years in order to find our dream retirement home. She was exceptional! She went out of her way to get to know us, understand what we were searching for, and what our priorities were in a home and community. She was always considerate of our circumstance as out of staters. She went above and beyond each time we made a trip to Asheville. She assisted us in learning many aspects about the area and its surroundings. She is a native to Asheville and there is just no substitute for the knowledge that affords. Oftentimes she previewed properties and gave us honest and helpful feedback throughout the process. We never felt like we were wasting time during our many visits to Asheville. When we finally found "the one" Sandy was with us every step of the way (email, text, phone calls and in person). She made sure we understood all aspects of the process from our offer, to contract, to home inspection, to repairs, and all the way through the walk-thru and closing. She was a consummate professional and her years of experience shine. Above all else, Sandy is a wonderful human being. She was always pleasant, positive, fun and funny! We both feel we had the best agent for our needs. The bonus is that we also ended up acquiring a terrific friend!! We will continue to recommend Sandy Austin without hesitation. We couldn't be happier with our experience.

Chuck & Kimber, WNC via Long Island NY

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0.65 acr
9999 Herron Point Lane in Weaverville, NC 28787 - MLS# 3877997

$78,700

9999 Herron Point Lane
Weaverville 28787

Perfect opportunity to purchase .65 +/- acre to build your own home or a spec home. There will be great views of Hamburg Mountain once septic is in ...

MLS# 3877997 - Active Under Contract
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-North

 
 

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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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