Shelle Ball

Residential Broker Associate
CLHMS, CNHS, GCREP, RCC, ECO
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
North Asheville
cell: (828) 778-5015
office: (828) 251-1800
team member since 2005

About Me

Shelle relocated to the Asheville area in 1997 because of the gentler climate and the friendlier, slower pace. In 1999, her love of and experience with building and development moved her to purchase 55 acres in Madison County. She subdivided the property, installed roads and utilities, and built her own passive solar thermal home (converted to active solar in 2008). In 2005, Shelle joined Beverly-Hanks & Associates, the top real estate company in WNC and continues her success with them today.

Born and raised in Ohio, she earned a B.A. in Psychology from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Shelle interned at Cornell Medical Center in White Plains, NY, and has participated in dozens of volunteer activities including assisting the blind, underprivileged youth, teaching special needs students and conservation based education. Her most recent volunteer efforts with local Animal Rescue groups resulted in the rescue and placement of over 200 homeless animals.

Shelle enjoys the eclectic atmosphere Asheville offers including local cuisine, fine dining, hiking and cultural arts. Horticulture and travel are two more passions of Shelle's. She has visited numerous Botanical Gardens and has been overseas several times to a total of eight countries, giving her the diversity to work effectively with all people. She enjoys North Carolina living on 20+ acres with her menagerie of farm animals and pets.

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Experience

Sustainable building and development are very high priorities in Shelle's life and career. She has held the Asheville Board of Realtors ECO Professional Designation since June 2006 and the National Association of Realtors Green Professional Designation since 2009.

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Testimonials

We couldn't be happier with the support Shelle gave us on this transaction, her third with us, and look forward to the successful completion of the fourth, the sale of our house in Biltmore Lake

Tom and Sherry Keller, Asheville

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I have dealt with Shelle in the past and was impressed with her professionalism, knowledge and personality. I didn't even consider calling anyone else and she came through for me this time again. I am very pleased with the way she guided me through the process and the results she achieved. Shelle is a warm, considerate and empathetic person.

Carol Corley, Hendersonville, NC

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Shelle Ball knew the right wording in order to be honest about our home. Her descriptions were accurate, and our house sold within a couple days! She knows the area well, had print-outs for my husband, and responded quickly when we had questions or concerns.

Jennifer, Arden

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Willing to vigorously discuss. Guided but did not force strategy. Explained well. Was a strong advocate. Went beyond the sale.

Sergio kavalhuna Allen Park, MI

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I would not hesitate to use Shelle Ball for all my realty needs and highly recommend her to my friends and to anyone who asks. Tops in my book. Not only does she know her business inside and out, but I was so very impressed with her communication skills dealing with me, the seller, and the potential buyers. I was always able to reach her and she kept me up to date with all the activity generated by and interest in the listing of my property. I totally trusted her and knew that she was always looking out for my best interest. Honest, trustworthy, knowledgeable in all areas of real estate, she was able to get me a good price quickly.

Janet Caldwell. Bakersville

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Met Shelle Ball during our property search and now consider her a friend!

Tom from St. Louis

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My husband and I had been looking for property for a few years, and what we found was the agents we had been working with were not very responsive and did not make us feel important. The first time we met Shelle we were looking at one of her listings, and we knew instantly, we needed HER on our side. She has been so wonderful this entire process, we really can't say enough great things about her.

Stephanie and Nick, Spruce Pine, NC

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We simply could not be happier that we found Shelle Ball. She really listened to what we were looking for, was extremely knowledgeable about the area, had an absolutely amazing attention to the details, made great suggestions, and was just terrific to work with. We've been telling friends and family what a great realtor we have.

Heidi and Mary Ann, Burnsville

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Shelle was so easy to work with. As a first time home buyer I was fairly lost through the whole process but Shelle kept me informed constantly to what needed to be done. I felt respected and treated fairly. I would highly recommend Shelle to anyone in search of that perfect mountain property.

David Willis, Marshall

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We have purchased and sold dozens of properties over the years and this transaction was by far the most challenging. Thank goodness for Shelle’s patience, dedication and knowledge because the elderly seller from out of town was represented by a questionable realtor. Her constant communications and attention to detail is the only reason we now own a beautiful parcel of land. She always was happy to go above and beyond. I recommend her often and will continue to do so. Anyone that has the privilege of working with her, either buying or selling, will be most satisfied.

Marianne Cicala, Bakersville NC

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We love Shelle! She helped us buy our home in 2014 (the same home we just sold) and we could always tell that not only is she knowledgeable and great at helping clients buy and sell real estate, she also cares about her clients and develops friendships with them that last over many years. The fact that we didn't think twice about who we would work with when it was time to sell 6 years later speaks to Shelle's skills, knowledge, but also her personality and the relationship we've maintained over the years. We love Shelle and would recommend her 1000 times. We are moving out of state but if we ever do come back to the area, there's no question that we'd reach out to Shelle again :)

Kristen Limbert, Weaverville NC

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Shelle was amazing! She provided insight as to how we can stand out as strong buyers. She advocated for us when the sellers were considering waiting for more offers. Shelle was patient and flexible with regards to touring homes. If something came on the market that day, she was willing to make her schedule available to meet us there. She would be able to estimate relative cost of upgrades and bring our attention to structural abnormalities or aspects of the home we should have inspected. She had knowledge of the communities we were looking in and was able to recommend certain areas based on the amenities. She was knowledgeable, organized, and diligent in ensuring our closing went smoothly. She went above and beyond what we expected in every aspect.

Lauren H., Spruce Pine, NC

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Shelle Ball was wonderful to work with and really understood what would help the property to sell. She was also very easy to get a hold of and always made sure to keep in constant communication with us.

Pam Abare, Tucson AZ

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Shelle was very helpful, organized, professional, and knowledgeable. She was an advocate for us in the sale of our property. We recommend Shelle to others who are buying and selling!

Nancy Schenkel, Leicester

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Shelle thought of things we didn't even know could be issues. She was an excellent guide through our buying journey. Shelle is professional, respectful, knows the local area well, and responded quickly to our questions and needs. She is an advocate, not just an agent.

Nancy Schenkel, Leicester

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She seemed to get me. She was more interested in helping me than getting a quick commission, She really helped me keep up with everything She stayed with me for 2 years!

Marv Peck, Asheville

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Shelle sold another property for us in 2008. We felt confident in choosing her based on that experience. She is very detail oriented and makes herself available to her clients day and night. This particular real estate project took a huge amount of effort and we appreciate all she did to get the job done. Shelle has been invaluable to us during this journey. We will certainly keep her in mind for our future real estate needs.

Whitney, Asheville

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As a first time home buyer I couldn't have been more satisfied with the services provided by Shelle. She guided me through the process with every detail covered. I learned so much from her and would recommend her time and time again to anyone. She is patient, kind, and I believe the best out there! Thanks Shelle! You're the best!

Moira Ziolkowski Asheville

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Shelle Ball is a wonderful agent! Nothing but praises!

Andrea Murtola, Weaverville, NC

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Shelle is great. Other realtors failed us and she delivered

abram serotta

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Shelle Ball is among Beverly Hanks' most outstanding representatives. Having dealt with many agents over my 70 years, she is the very best. Because we are retiring to our "dream home" this house search was different from the days when we were moving for a job and would accept the best house available at the time. We spent 3 years searching for the right place and had never lived in WNC previously. Shelle helped us get oriented, showed us geographic choices to make, and taught us a great deal about the region. She was patient in explaining all the choices available so we might select among them. Because Beverly Hanks is the largest real estate business in WNC, in the rare instance Shelle didn't know the answer to something, she had a network of colleagues who could help her find the answer. Shelle was focused on solving problems. We could not have asked for better assistance.

Dr George Leddick; Campbell, Texas

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Without question, it had to be a challenge for Shelle to represent both seller & buyer. Shelle was professional throughout and was deliberate in her conveying only facts. She more than earned whatever commission she received. We have already recommended her to a friend that is also moving to this area and I rarely do that.

Marianne Cicala, Bakersville NC

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Shelle Ball is amazing - a solid TEN! When we met I asked many questions and found that she had the skill, the knowledge and communication to help me find and obtain what I was looking for. I was coming from California and was completely unfamiliar with the area. Shelle gave me excellent guidance and helpful suggestions to aid in my search. She was always there to offer suggestions and has an excellent eye for construction. She was always looking out for me making sure that I knew all the facts and potential pit-falls before making any commitments. I felt well taken care of and confident that Shelle had my best interest at heart. Shelle quickly saw what was important to me and kept that at the forefront of her mind ........was there enough storage space? Was it well laid out for my animals? Could I navigate the steep driveway in the winter with my California car? She was extremely professional and patient as she guided me through the entire process including dealing with mortgage broker, insurance requirements, taxes and the attorney. I truly can not recommend anyone more highly than I do Shelle! A solid TEN!

Lynn Hurley, Asheville

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Shelle Ball is extremely knowledgeable about the area and the home buying process. She tackled scheduling inspections for us with local professionals that she trusts which made our lives significantly easier, because we are new to the area and because of our busy work schedules. She was very easy to reach whenever we needed to speak with her, patient, good humored, and overall, a real delight to work with. Because of Shelle and her suggestion to write a letter, we were able to win the bid on the first house we made an offer on which (went had gone into multiple bid within 12 hours of going on the market) - unheard of in this area and market! The icing on the cake was her donation to Asheville Humane Society in our names - an organization that both Shelle and our family support - to celebrate our home purchase. I can't say enough good things about Shelle!

Cheryl Suydam, North Asheville

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Shelle Ball is definitely an asset to Beverly-Hanks. She has helped my husband and I with several transactions, and they have been exceptional. Shelle pays attention to detail regarding the home to ensure we have all facts to make a successful purchase. Courteous, tactful and knowledgeable. Would most certainly recommend her to any potential clients.

Andrea Murtola

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Shelle was recommended to us by a friend a while back when we were moving from New Orleans to the Asheville area. We met her and liked her right away. Ultimately, our home buying was pushed back by a year and we rented for a while first, but when we were ready to begin the purchase process again, we knew immediately that we would work with Shelle. She handled every aspect of our home buying experience and guided us through a process that, while we'd both been through it before, was basically all new to us because it had been so long since either of us purchased our previous homes. She helped us understand the process, and personally handled many details that we didn't have time to deal with because of our work and travel schedules, and the fact that during all of it we welcomed triplets into our family. We hope to be in our new home for years to come, but if we were ever to move again, we'd definitely call on Shelle!

Kristen Limbert, Weaverville, NC

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Shelle was great! She is very knowledgeable and took the time to help familiarize us with the Asheville area. After the contract was signed, Shelle was with us step-by-step through the closing (and after). We could not have asked for a better agent.

Mike and Caroline Larsen, Mars Hill

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Shelle Ball took the time to truly understand what we were looking for in the Asheville area. Being from New York State and looking for a second home, this was an important element when considering such an investment. She demonstrated patience, knowledge, humor and good communications skills. I highly recommend Shelle Ball for any real estate needs.

Patricia, East Amherst, New York

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As a buyer new to the Asheville area we were very happy with Shelle's knowledge of all of Asheville's neighborhoods and her patience with us as we looked at many houses all over Asheville. We never felt rushed to make a decision when we were with her. We went under contract on one house and after due diligence we decided against that house Shelle quickly ended that contact and gladly worked with us until we found the house we have now. Her knowledge of inspectors and contractors was also helpful. We would highly recommend Shelle to anyone!

Max Shaw Grove Park area

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Shelle Ball truly goes the extra mile for her clients. She is exceptionally understanding and patient and her work ethic would put most of us to shame. The most important thing in any relationship is trust. I never had a moment's doubt that Shelle had my best interests at heart and that I could trust her completely to act on my behalf. Beyond being a great agent, Shelle is simply a great human being. I feel fortunate to have gotten to know her.

Karen Holme, Asheville, NC

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I have had 3 transactions with Shelle Ball and would not hesitate to do another with her. Shelle has made each transaction a smooth and pleasant experience. Shelle Ball has extensive real estate knowledge and negotiating skills that are both keen and tactful. Shelle is an excellent communicator always keeping you informed of all things pertinent and is professionally forth coming with timely advice. Shelle's contacts for the various inspections were all knowledgeable professionals who were all forthcoming with valuable information regarding the property. Shelle Ball is honest, trustworthy, resourceful, and committed. Shelle is always looking out for your best interest. Shelle Ball goes the extra mile.

Steve Murtola, Alexander

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From our first introductory call I knew that Shelle was a good match - she listened and took the time to understand what was important to me. Shelle was attentive, accessible, in constant communication and took the time to answer all of my questions and even some I hadn’t thought to ask!

Kristi, Jacksonville, FL

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We have used Shelle twice for buying houses and once for selling. If the opportunity comes up again within her territory, we will call on her again.

Tom Keller, Biltmore Lake

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The broker I chose needed a background in energy conservancy & knowledge of "green" building materials & practices. Shelle Ball's ECO, "green" certification was crucial. Shelle Ball is very clear on her ethical & professional boundaries which are a requirement for anyone I do business with. Shelle Ball was wonderful to work with. She was on point @ every turn of the property negotiation & inspection of the home. She has excellent community connections with the service providers that I needed, quickly. If ever I need a broker, I will contact Shelle Ball. I will always recommend her services whenever I have a chance.

Val Lamberti, Asheville, NC

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I moved from out of state, and also moved my 85 year old mom with me. We had a pretty specific 'must have' checklist, and Shelle did an amazing job helping us find the right house. She really listened to our needs and helped me prioritize. Shelle has a wonderful ability to both listen and guide. I can't recommend her enough. Thanks to Shelle, we found the perfect home and neighborhood, and are incredibly happy living here!

Jesse Winters, West Asheville

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Shelle is a gem, so we will stick with her as long as she is available. We originally chose her before we bought the property in question because she is an eco-realtor. She started as our realtor and became a dear friend.

Peter Burkard, Sarasota, Florida

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We could not have survived the entire process of purchasing a home in our price range in Asheville without Shelle! She made the whole house hunting, contract, purchase, and move-in process completely manageable for our busy family. Even after the closing she has been willing to offer help whenever it is needed. I have purchased homes before but with Shelle's help, I now know that it doesn't have to be a painful process!

Kelly, Asheville

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Shelle did a fantastic job helping us sell and simultaneously find and purchase our new home. She has great attention to detail and was always available to answer any questions.

John Hunter, Fairview

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Shelle went well above and beyond! Since we were new to the area and were not available to be in town for most of the process, Shelle identified and coordinated all of the resources we needed and kept the process moving for us. She was also our trusted eyes and ears on site when we were not in town for some of the inspections and follow ups. Shelle is very easy to work with and extremely professional. Highly recommended!

Young Family, Weaverville, NC

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As stated previously in this survey, Shelle Ball went above and beyond with her assistance in the purchase of my new home. Shelle had helped me a number of years ago in the past with a former property and that is why I have returned to her aid. I knew I was in good hands and she has become a cherished friend!

Daniel Green, Hendersonville, NC

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I enjoy working with Shelle a great deal. Every transaction I've worked with her on has been a pleasure. She takes the time to understand your needs and works very hard to ensure they are met. Her professionalism is outstanding and she works harder than any agent I've ever known. Her ethics and standards are top notch and I have a huge level of trust in her abilities.

Laurie Clinard. Asheville,NC

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Working with Shelle was fantastic. I've never worked with her previously but she was great with the information that she provided, her prompt replies to my questions and returning calls, and the final sale of my property went smoothly! I highly recommend Shelle Ball to others!

Rob Powers, Burbank California

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Shelle Ball is a personal friend of mine and I had hoped to be able to use her services for the sale of my property. It was a unique property that I had emotional attachment to and it was difficult but necessary for me to let go of it. I knew that Shelle would be a good support through that process. But it was also very important for me to have a professional who would do the best possible job of selling my property. My concern was that our friendship might get in the way of her being able to be objective. I also wanted to make sure that I hired the best possible person for the job, not just a friend. My husband was very impressed by her professionalism early on. Shelle went above and beyond the call of duty and exceeded my expectations as a realtor. She was an excellent support and ally, but she was also objective and professional. Our friendship did not suffer in the slightest. If anything it strengthened it. I am forever grateful to her for gracefully walking me through what could have been a difficult process, and for the successful sale of my home! I would highly recommend Shelle Ball to anyone looking for a realtor in the future.

Jennifer Young & Ron Judkins - Wilsall, MT

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Shelle is very diligent and works hard for her clients. Some agents just list properties and then have no follow-up. That is not the case with Shelle. She has excellent follow-up and I felt very taken care of.

Jill S

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You can tell Shelle Ball loves what she does. When my wife and I were looking at houses, Shelle was excited when we were excited, and straight-forward with us when it seemed like we were less than enthusiastic about a property, even if we had nice things to say about it. And I would be remiss if I didn't mention Shelle's instinctual "bad ju-ju" meter, or frank opinion when asked for. A defining Shelle moment: while my wife and I were driving around we unexpectedly found an amazing house according to our needs and wants and called Shelle after office hours, intending to leave a message asking for a showing as soon as possible, within the next couple of days or so; she got us through the door in 30 minutes. This was the house we ended up buying, and she lived and died with us over the next month after that night until we signed on the dotted line. The challenges we faced to get the house were her challenges, and sometimes she was more frustrated that we were (in a good way) with anyone giving us less than their best in helping us move toward buying our home. Shelle was invaluable to us as first-time real estate buyers learning to navigate the systems involved. She was patient and eager to explain each step, and encouraged our learning and keeping track of everything along the way. When occasionally blind-sided by an unexpectedly difficult part of the process, within a short time Shelle came back with a clarification or more often with a creative solution to what was happening, even if we hadn't expected any easy solution was possible. Understanding would be one of the key words to describe Shelle. My wife and I are rather different people, reacting differently to the various difficulties of house-buying; Shelle understood those differences and responded according to what was most helpful to each of us individually and as a couple. That understanding helped develop sense of trust in Shelle that, while not blind, was strong enough to safely say that we relied on her counsel without worry or trepidation. Ultimately, Shelle made house buying enjoyable in large part because she's an enjoyable person to be around. She was highly recommended to us by friends, and we gladly echo and amplify that recommendation. Shelle Ball = Amazing Agent. Period.

David & Jessica Mayeux, Asheville

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We had our home previously listed for several years, with many contracts, with very few showings, and Shelle was able to sell the house the first year and in the first contract. It has been a wonderful experience.

Anthony Nowels Newberry, Florida

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Shelle Ball was always available to me. She was a tremendous help in her knowledge of the areas we looked at. I knew she had my concerns for consideration first. She always took my calls and handled all details quickly. I feel she went over and above what I would expect of an agent.

Janice Clinard. Biltmore lake N C

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Shelle Ball helped us purchase a house in North Carolina several years ago --we chose her because she was listed as an environmentally-concerned realtor with green building knowledge on the Beverly-Hanks website. She always goes above and beyond her duties as a realtor in helping either a prospective buyer or seller (we referred her to our friends who were trying to sell their property near ours in North Carolina, for over a year and sure enough, Shelle got it sold)! So when purchasing our second North Carolina property, there wasn't any hesitation in picking up the phone and calling Shelle Ball too help us. She will help you with anything, answer any questions a buyer or seller may have and is there when you need her. We wouldn't use anyone else in North Carolina.

Diane Burkard, Sarasota, Florida

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Shelle Ball was an excellent realtor to work with in selling our home. She was knowledgable about the real estate in the area and her company marketed the property well. She was also very pleasant and helpful in all aspects of the process in addition to being persistent in finding just the right buyer. I would highly recommend Shelle to friends and family who are looking for a friendly, competent real estate agent. Thank you Shelle!

D. Pantera, Burnsville, NC

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We can not say enough about what a great experience we had with Shelle. She was great to work with for a variety of reasons. She hit the notes correctly when advising us, when being thoughtful & calming when it was needed, knowledgeable, trustworthy, fun to share the house-hunting with and just an overall a pleasure to do business with.

Kimberly Young & Mark Harris

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THE KIND OF BROKER YOU WANT ON YOUR SIDE!!

BILL MCDONALD

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We just called your office and happened to get Shelle. From the beginning she was very helpful without being pushy. She was very patient with us as we looked at properties. We were not sure what we wanted so Shelle took us through many different kinds of places. Once we settled on something and made an offer, we were not surprised when Shelle made sure everything went smoothly. We will definitely recommend and personally use Shelle in the future!

Terry and Nicki Sparks

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Working with Shelle was truly a pleasureabe experience, one which removed a significant amount of stress from the house selling process. Shelle's integrity is impeccable and such a relief to be counseled and represented by someone who I trust and respect. Shelle's knowledge and experience base are vast, and the recommendations she made for me throughout the showing, negotiation, and sale of my home were brilliant! A woman with a soul and a sense of humor to top it all off , I highly recommend Shelle Ball!!

John Leonard, Leicester, NC

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Shelle and I have a mutual friend who recommend her to me as industrious and thoroughly knowledgeable. This was critical to me as a first time home buyer. Shelle prove invaluable in my search and acquisition process. I literally feel that I could not have done it without her. I will also unreservedly recommend her whenever the opportunity presents. As a first time buyer, I approached the buying of a house with some trepidation. Shelle, through exhibiting all the traits on this page in an excellent manner empowered & enabled confidence in me. She was there when needed and still let me know when it was my call. Shelle is excellent, totally competent, caring person, which translates into a thoroughly professional performance in her chosen field of endeavor. I simply can not rate her high enough! I'd like to add that closing was a bit of an intimidating idea before it actually occurred. But Shelle was there, and just that enabled me to relax and concentrate as best I could. All the agents and front office staff made me fell very comfortable when ever I had cause to visit your office.

Geo Schiffer, AVL, NC

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Shelle is amazing. She is the hardest working agent I've ever met. Shelle consistently went above and beyond what was expected. I would highly recommend Shelle to anyone as dealing with her was such a great experience I now consider her a friend.

R. Greenberg, Asheville, NC

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My wife and I have had many real estate transactions, having purchased 9 houses and 2 building lots over the last 46 years. Shelle Ball stands out as one of the best agents we have had the pleasure to work with over those 46 years. She was extremely patient with us during a difficult decision process in deciding whether to relocate to Asheville. She understood our issues and worked with us during an extended process that lasted for almost a year. Shelle is a true professional in every way and we look forward to remaining friends with her once our new home is completed and we relocate to Asheville.

Don Weiner, Chapel Hill, NC

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Shelle has done a fantastic job for us, she took care of all our needs as well as keeping us informed on a regular basis.

Idar Hoydal

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For over 4 years, Shelle Ball has been patient and perseverant helping us in our search to locate an ideal home for our future years. Shelle's warmth and professionalism made us feel comfortable throughout the entire process of finding and purchasing our new home in North Asheville. Shelle made our quest her priority, even when it conflicted with her personal plans. My husband and I were extremely impressed with Shelle Ball's knowledge of home structure and of local regulations and codes, in addition to her familiarity with the local cultural scene. From beginning to end, this was a very positive experience.

Susan Fredericks Ghent, NY

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"A compliment to the industry."  

K.D. ~ Jupiter, FL

"Shelle was the best....was very patient with us,as we weren't even ready to sell and buy when we contacted her.  She knew what we wanted and stood by us every step of the way."

Julie & Jeff S. ~ Weaverville, NC

"~ Outstanding.....Could not have been better.....Among the best ~"

Charles & Bonnie ~ Asheville, NC

"I would be surprised to learn this was a "normal" level of service.  Shelle went way beyond expectations in helping us.  Being out of state was an initial concern but we felt very comfortable each step of the way.  Very, very pleased."

Dianne M. ~ Tallahassee, FL

"Shelle took the time to help me find a property that I would be happy with in the long term.  She was patient and did not rush me which I really appreciated."

Laurie C. ~ Asheville, NC

"Shelle Ball went above & beyond our expectations. We would recommend her to our friends."

Andrea & Steve M. ~ Alexander, NC

 

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We couldn't be happier with the support Shelle gave us on this transaction, her third with us, and look forward to the successful completion of the fourth, the sale of our house in Biltmore Lake

Tom and Sherry Keller, Asheville

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I have dealt with Shelle in the past and was impressed with her professionalism, knowledge and personality. I didn't even consider calling anyone else and she came through for me this time again. I am very pleased with the way she guided me through the process and the results she achieved. Shelle is a warm, considerate and empathetic person.

Carol Corley, Hendersonville, NC

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Shelle Ball knew the right wording in order to be honest about our home. Her descriptions were accurate, and our house sold within a couple days! She knows the area well, had print-outs for my husband, and responded quickly when we had questions or concerns.

Jennifer, Arden

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Willing to vigorously discuss. Guided but did not force strategy. Explained well. Was a strong advocate. Went beyond the sale.

Sergio kavalhuna Allen Park, MI

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I would not hesitate to use Shelle Ball for all my realty needs and highly recommend her to my friends and to anyone who asks. Tops in my book. Not only does she know her business inside and out, but I was so very impressed with her communication skills dealing with me, the seller, and the potential buyers. I was always able to reach her and she kept me up to date with all the activity generated by and interest in the listing of my property. I totally trusted her and knew that she was always looking out for my best interest. Honest, trustworthy, knowledgeable in all areas of real estate, she was able to get me a good price quickly.

Janet Caldwell. Bakersville

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Met Shelle Ball during our property search and now consider her a friend!

Tom from St. Louis

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My husband and I had been looking for property for a few years, and what we found was the agents we had been working with were not very responsive and did not make us feel important. The first time we met Shelle we were looking at one of her listings, and we knew instantly, we needed HER on our side. She has been so wonderful this entire process, we really can't say enough great things about her.

Stephanie and Nick, Spruce Pine, NC

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We simply could not be happier that we found Shelle Ball. She really listened to what we were looking for, was extremely knowledgeable about the area, had an absolutely amazing attention to the details, made great suggestions, and was just terrific to work with. We've been telling friends and family what a great realtor we have.

Heidi and Mary Ann, Burnsville

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Shelle was so easy to work with. As a first time home buyer I was fairly lost through the whole process but Shelle kept me informed constantly to what needed to be done. I felt respected and treated fairly. I would highly recommend Shelle to anyone in search of that perfect mountain property.

David Willis, Marshall

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We have purchased and sold dozens of properties over the years and this transaction was by far the most challenging. Thank goodness for Shelle’s patience, dedication and knowledge because the elderly seller from out of town was represented by a questionable realtor. Her constant communications and attention to detail is the only reason we now own a beautiful parcel of land. She always was happy to go above and beyond. I recommend her often and will continue to do so. Anyone that has the privilege of working with her, either buying or selling, will be most satisfied.

Marianne Cicala, Bakersville NC

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We love Shelle! She helped us buy our home in 2014 (the same home we just sold) and we could always tell that not only is she knowledgeable and great at helping clients buy and sell real estate, she also cares about her clients and develops friendships with them that last over many years. The fact that we didn't think twice about who we would work with when it was time to sell 6 years later speaks to Shelle's skills, knowledge, but also her personality and the relationship we've maintained over the years. We love Shelle and would recommend her 1000 times. We are moving out of state but if we ever do come back to the area, there's no question that we'd reach out to Shelle again :)

Kristen Limbert, Weaverville NC

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Shelle was amazing! She provided insight as to how we can stand out as strong buyers. She advocated for us when the sellers were considering waiting for more offers. Shelle was patient and flexible with regards to touring homes. If something came on the market that day, she was willing to make her schedule available to meet us there. She would be able to estimate relative cost of upgrades and bring our attention to structural abnormalities or aspects of the home we should have inspected. She had knowledge of the communities we were looking in and was able to recommend certain areas based on the amenities. She was knowledgeable, organized, and diligent in ensuring our closing went smoothly. She went above and beyond what we expected in every aspect.

Lauren H., Spruce Pine, NC

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Shelle Ball was wonderful to work with and really understood what would help the property to sell. She was also very easy to get a hold of and always made sure to keep in constant communication with us.

Pam Abare, Tucson AZ

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Shelle was very helpful, organized, professional, and knowledgeable. She was an advocate for us in the sale of our property. We recommend Shelle to others who are buying and selling!

Nancy Schenkel, Leicester

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Shelle thought of things we didn't even know could be issues. She was an excellent guide through our buying journey. Shelle is professional, respectful, knows the local area well, and responded quickly to our questions and needs. She is an advocate, not just an agent.

Nancy Schenkel, Leicester

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She seemed to get me. She was more interested in helping me than getting a quick commission, She really helped me keep up with everything She stayed with me for 2 years!

Marv Peck, Asheville

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Shelle sold another property for us in 2008. We felt confident in choosing her based on that experience. She is very detail oriented and makes herself available to her clients day and night. This particular real estate project took a huge amount of effort and we appreciate all she did to get the job done. Shelle has been invaluable to us during this journey. We will certainly keep her in mind for our future real estate needs.

Whitney, Asheville

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As a first time home buyer I couldn't have been more satisfied with the services provided by Shelle. She guided me through the process with every detail covered. I learned so much from her and would recommend her time and time again to anyone. She is patient, kind, and I believe the best out there! Thanks Shelle! You're the best!

Moira Ziolkowski Asheville

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Shelle Ball is a wonderful agent! Nothing but praises!

Andrea Murtola, Weaverville, NC

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Shelle is great. Other realtors failed us and she delivered

abram serotta

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Shelle Ball is among Beverly Hanks' most outstanding representatives. Having dealt with many agents over my 70 years, she is the very best. Because we are retiring to our "dream home" this house search was different from the days when we were moving for a job and would accept the best house available at the time. We spent 3 years searching for the right place and had never lived in WNC previously. Shelle helped us get oriented, showed us geographic choices to make, and taught us a great deal about the region. She was patient in explaining all the choices available so we might select among them. Because Beverly Hanks is the largest real estate business in WNC, in the rare instance Shelle didn't know the answer to something, she had a network of colleagues who could help her find the answer. Shelle was focused on solving problems. We could not have asked for better assistance.

Dr George Leddick; Campbell, Texas

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Without question, it had to be a challenge for Shelle to represent both seller & buyer. Shelle was professional throughout and was deliberate in her conveying only facts. She more than earned whatever commission she received. We have already recommended her to a friend that is also moving to this area and I rarely do that.

Marianne Cicala, Bakersville NC

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Shelle Ball is amazing - a solid TEN! When we met I asked many questions and found that she had the skill, the knowledge and communication to help me find and obtain what I was looking for. I was coming from California and was completely unfamiliar with the area. Shelle gave me excellent guidance and helpful suggestions to aid in my search. She was always there to offer suggestions and has an excellent eye for construction. She was always looking out for me making sure that I knew all the facts and potential pit-falls before making any commitments. I felt well taken care of and confident that Shelle had my best interest at heart. Shelle quickly saw what was important to me and kept that at the forefront of her mind ........was there enough storage space? Was it well laid out for my animals? Could I navigate the steep driveway in the winter with my California car? She was extremely professional and patient as she guided me through the entire process including dealing with mortgage broker, insurance requirements, taxes and the attorney. I truly can not recommend anyone more highly than I do Shelle! A solid TEN!

Lynn Hurley, Asheville

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Shelle Ball is extremely knowledgeable about the area and the home buying process. She tackled scheduling inspections for us with local professionals that she trusts which made our lives significantly easier, because we are new to the area and because of our busy work schedules. She was very easy to reach whenever we needed to speak with her, patient, good humored, and overall, a real delight to work with. Because of Shelle and her suggestion to write a letter, we were able to win the bid on the first house we made an offer on which (went had gone into multiple bid within 12 hours of going on the market) - unheard of in this area and market! The icing on the cake was her donation to Asheville Humane Society in our names - an organization that both Shelle and our family support - to celebrate our home purchase. I can't say enough good things about Shelle!

Cheryl Suydam, North Asheville

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Shelle Ball is definitely an asset to Beverly-Hanks. She has helped my husband and I with several transactions, and they have been exceptional. Shelle pays attention to detail regarding the home to ensure we have all facts to make a successful purchase. Courteous, tactful and knowledgeable. Would most certainly recommend her to any potential clients.

Andrea Murtola

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Shelle was recommended to us by a friend a while back when we were moving from New Orleans to the Asheville area. We met her and liked her right away. Ultimately, our home buying was pushed back by a year and we rented for a while first, but when we were ready to begin the purchase process again, we knew immediately that we would work with Shelle. She handled every aspect of our home buying experience and guided us through a process that, while we'd both been through it before, was basically all new to us because it had been so long since either of us purchased our previous homes. She helped us understand the process, and personally handled many details that we didn't have time to deal with because of our work and travel schedules, and the fact that during all of it we welcomed triplets into our family. We hope to be in our new home for years to come, but if we were ever to move again, we'd definitely call on Shelle!

Kristen Limbert, Weaverville, NC

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Shelle was great! She is very knowledgeable and took the time to help familiarize us with the Asheville area. After the contract was signed, Shelle was with us step-by-step through the closing (and after). We could not have asked for a better agent.

Mike and Caroline Larsen, Mars Hill

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Shelle Ball took the time to truly understand what we were looking for in the Asheville area. Being from New York State and looking for a second home, this was an important element when considering such an investment. She demonstrated patience, knowledge, humor and good communications skills. I highly recommend Shelle Ball for any real estate needs.

Patricia, East Amherst, New York

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As a buyer new to the Asheville area we were very happy with Shelle's knowledge of all of Asheville's neighborhoods and her patience with us as we looked at many houses all over Asheville. We never felt rushed to make a decision when we were with her. We went under contract on one house and after due diligence we decided against that house Shelle quickly ended that contact and gladly worked with us until we found the house we have now. Her knowledge of inspectors and contractors was also helpful. We would highly recommend Shelle to anyone!

Max Shaw Grove Park area

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Shelle Ball truly goes the extra mile for her clients. She is exceptionally understanding and patient and her work ethic would put most of us to shame. The most important thing in any relationship is trust. I never had a moment's doubt that Shelle had my best interests at heart and that I could trust her completely to act on my behalf. Beyond being a great agent, Shelle is simply a great human being. I feel fortunate to have gotten to know her.

Karen Holme, Asheville, NC

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I have had 3 transactions with Shelle Ball and would not hesitate to do another with her. Shelle has made each transaction a smooth and pleasant experience. Shelle Ball has extensive real estate knowledge and negotiating skills that are both keen and tactful. Shelle is an excellent communicator always keeping you informed of all things pertinent and is professionally forth coming with timely advice. Shelle's contacts for the various inspections were all knowledgeable professionals who were all forthcoming with valuable information regarding the property. Shelle Ball is honest, trustworthy, resourceful, and committed. Shelle is always looking out for your best interest. Shelle Ball goes the extra mile.

Steve Murtola, Alexander

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From our first introductory call I knew that Shelle was a good match - she listened and took the time to understand what was important to me. Shelle was attentive, accessible, in constant communication and took the time to answer all of my questions and even some I hadn’t thought to ask!

Kristi, Jacksonville, FL

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We have used Shelle twice for buying houses and once for selling. If the opportunity comes up again within her territory, we will call on her again.

Tom Keller, Biltmore Lake

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The broker I chose needed a background in energy conservancy & knowledge of "green" building materials & practices. Shelle Ball's ECO, "green" certification was crucial. Shelle Ball is very clear on her ethical & professional boundaries which are a requirement for anyone I do business with. Shelle Ball was wonderful to work with. She was on point @ every turn of the property negotiation & inspection of the home. She has excellent community connections with the service providers that I needed, quickly. If ever I need a broker, I will contact Shelle Ball. I will always recommend her services whenever I have a chance.

Val Lamberti, Asheville, NC

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I moved from out of state, and also moved my 85 year old mom with me. We had a pretty specific 'must have' checklist, and Shelle did an amazing job helping us find the right house. She really listened to our needs and helped me prioritize. Shelle has a wonderful ability to both listen and guide. I can't recommend her enough. Thanks to Shelle, we found the perfect home and neighborhood, and are incredibly happy living here!

Jesse Winters, West Asheville

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Shelle is a gem, so we will stick with her as long as she is available. We originally chose her before we bought the property in question because she is an eco-realtor. She started as our realtor and became a dear friend.

Peter Burkard, Sarasota, Florida

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We could not have survived the entire process of purchasing a home in our price range in Asheville without Shelle! She made the whole house hunting, contract, purchase, and move-in process completely manageable for our busy family. Even after the closing she has been willing to offer help whenever it is needed. I have purchased homes before but with Shelle's help, I now know that it doesn't have to be a painful process!

Kelly, Asheville

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Shelle did a fantastic job helping us sell and simultaneously find and purchase our new home. She has great attention to detail and was always available to answer any questions.

John Hunter, Fairview

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Shelle went well above and beyond! Since we were new to the area and were not available to be in town for most of the process, Shelle identified and coordinated all of the resources we needed and kept the process moving for us. She was also our trusted eyes and ears on site when we were not in town for some of the inspections and follow ups. Shelle is very easy to work with and extremely professional. Highly recommended!

Young Family, Weaverville, NC

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As stated previously in this survey, Shelle Ball went above and beyond with her assistance in the purchase of my new home. Shelle had helped me a number of years ago in the past with a former property and that is why I have returned to her aid. I knew I was in good hands and she has become a cherished friend!

Daniel Green, Hendersonville, NC

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I enjoy working with Shelle a great deal. Every transaction I've worked with her on has been a pleasure. She takes the time to understand your needs and works very hard to ensure they are met. Her professionalism is outstanding and she works harder than any agent I've ever known. Her ethics and standards are top notch and I have a huge level of trust in her abilities.

Laurie Clinard. Asheville,NC

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Working with Shelle was fantastic. I've never worked with her previously but she was great with the information that she provided, her prompt replies to my questions and returning calls, and the final sale of my property went smoothly! I highly recommend Shelle Ball to others!

Rob Powers, Burbank California

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Shelle Ball is a personal friend of mine and I had hoped to be able to use her services for the sale of my property. It was a unique property that I had emotional attachment to and it was difficult but necessary for me to let go of it. I knew that Shelle would be a good support through that process. But it was also very important for me to have a professional who would do the best possible job of selling my property. My concern was that our friendship might get in the way of her being able to be objective. I also wanted to make sure that I hired the best possible person for the job, not just a friend. My husband was very impressed by her professionalism early on. Shelle went above and beyond the call of duty and exceeded my expectations as a realtor. She was an excellent support and ally, but she was also objective and professional. Our friendship did not suffer in the slightest. If anything it strengthened it. I am forever grateful to her for gracefully walking me through what could have been a difficult process, and for the successful sale of my home! I would highly recommend Shelle Ball to anyone looking for a realtor in the future.

Jennifer Young & Ron Judkins - Wilsall, MT

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Shelle is very diligent and works hard for her clients. Some agents just list properties and then have no follow-up. That is not the case with Shelle. She has excellent follow-up and I felt very taken care of.

Jill S

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You can tell Shelle Ball loves what she does. When my wife and I were looking at houses, Shelle was excited when we were excited, and straight-forward with us when it seemed like we were less than enthusiastic about a property, even if we had nice things to say about it. And I would be remiss if I didn't mention Shelle's instinctual "bad ju-ju" meter, or frank opinion when asked for. A defining Shelle moment: while my wife and I were driving around we unexpectedly found an amazing house according to our needs and wants and called Shelle after office hours, intending to leave a message asking for a showing as soon as possible, within the next couple of days or so; she got us through the door in 30 minutes. This was the house we ended up buying, and she lived and died with us over the next month after that night until we signed on the dotted line. The challenges we faced to get the house were her challenges, and sometimes she was more frustrated that we were (in a good way) with anyone giving us less than their best in helping us move toward buying our home. Shelle was invaluable to us as first-time real estate buyers learning to navigate the systems involved. She was patient and eager to explain each step, and encouraged our learning and keeping track of everything along the way. When occasionally blind-sided by an unexpectedly difficult part of the process, within a short time Shelle came back with a clarification or more often with a creative solution to what was happening, even if we hadn't expected any easy solution was possible. Understanding would be one of the key words to describe Shelle. My wife and I are rather different people, reacting differently to the various difficulties of house-buying; Shelle understood those differences and responded according to what was most helpful to each of us individually and as a couple. That understanding helped develop sense of trust in Shelle that, while not blind, was strong enough to safely say that we relied on her counsel without worry or trepidation. Ultimately, Shelle made house buying enjoyable in large part because she's an enjoyable person to be around. She was highly recommended to us by friends, and we gladly echo and amplify that recommendation. Shelle Ball = Amazing Agent. Period.

David & Jessica Mayeux, Asheville

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We had our home previously listed for several years, with many contracts, with very few showings, and Shelle was able to sell the house the first year and in the first contract. It has been a wonderful experience.

Anthony Nowels Newberry, Florida

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Shelle Ball was always available to me. She was a tremendous help in her knowledge of the areas we looked at. I knew she had my concerns for consideration first. She always took my calls and handled all details quickly. I feel she went over and above what I would expect of an agent.

Janice Clinard. Biltmore lake N C

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Shelle Ball helped us purchase a house in North Carolina several years ago --we chose her because she was listed as an environmentally-concerned realtor with green building knowledge on the Beverly-Hanks website. She always goes above and beyond her duties as a realtor in helping either a prospective buyer or seller (we referred her to our friends who were trying to sell their property near ours in North Carolina, for over a year and sure enough, Shelle got it sold)! So when purchasing our second North Carolina property, there wasn't any hesitation in picking up the phone and calling Shelle Ball too help us. She will help you with anything, answer any questions a buyer or seller may have and is there when you need her. We wouldn't use anyone else in North Carolina.

Diane Burkard, Sarasota, Florida

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Shelle Ball was an excellent realtor to work with in selling our home. She was knowledgable about the real estate in the area and her company marketed the property well. She was also very pleasant and helpful in all aspects of the process in addition to being persistent in finding just the right buyer. I would highly recommend Shelle to friends and family who are looking for a friendly, competent real estate agent. Thank you Shelle!

D. Pantera, Burnsville, NC

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We can not say enough about what a great experience we had with Shelle. She was great to work with for a variety of reasons. She hit the notes correctly when advising us, when being thoughtful & calming when it was needed, knowledgeable, trustworthy, fun to share the house-hunting with and just an overall a pleasure to do business with.

Kimberly Young & Mark Harris

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THE KIND OF BROKER YOU WANT ON YOUR SIDE!!

BILL MCDONALD

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We just called your office and happened to get Shelle. From the beginning she was very helpful without being pushy. She was very patient with us as we looked at properties. We were not sure what we wanted so Shelle took us through many different kinds of places. Once we settled on something and made an offer, we were not surprised when Shelle made sure everything went smoothly. We will definitely recommend and personally use Shelle in the future!

Terry and Nicki Sparks

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Working with Shelle was truly a pleasureabe experience, one which removed a significant amount of stress from the house selling process. Shelle's integrity is impeccable and such a relief to be counseled and represented by someone who I trust and respect. Shelle's knowledge and experience base are vast, and the recommendations she made for me throughout the showing, negotiation, and sale of my home were brilliant! A woman with a soul and a sense of humor to top it all off , I highly recommend Shelle Ball!!

John Leonard, Leicester, NC

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Shelle and I have a mutual friend who recommend her to me as industrious and thoroughly knowledgeable. This was critical to me as a first time home buyer. Shelle prove invaluable in my search and acquisition process. I literally feel that I could not have done it without her. I will also unreservedly recommend her whenever the opportunity presents. As a first time buyer, I approached the buying of a house with some trepidation. Shelle, through exhibiting all the traits on this page in an excellent manner empowered & enabled confidence in me. She was there when needed and still let me know when it was my call. Shelle is excellent, totally competent, caring person, which translates into a thoroughly professional performance in her chosen field of endeavor. I simply can not rate her high enough! I'd like to add that closing was a bit of an intimidating idea before it actually occurred. But Shelle was there, and just that enabled me to relax and concentrate as best I could. All the agents and front office staff made me fell very comfortable when ever I had cause to visit your office.

Geo Schiffer, AVL, NC

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Shelle is amazing. She is the hardest working agent I've ever met. Shelle consistently went above and beyond what was expected. I would highly recommend Shelle to anyone as dealing with her was such a great experience I now consider her a friend.

R. Greenberg, Asheville, NC

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My wife and I have had many real estate transactions, having purchased 9 houses and 2 building lots over the last 46 years. Shelle Ball stands out as one of the best agents we have had the pleasure to work with over those 46 years. She was extremely patient with us during a difficult decision process in deciding whether to relocate to Asheville. She understood our issues and worked with us during an extended process that lasted for almost a year. Shelle is a true professional in every way and we look forward to remaining friends with her once our new home is completed and we relocate to Asheville.

Don Weiner, Chapel Hill, NC

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Shelle has done a fantastic job for us, she took care of all our needs as well as keeping us informed on a regular basis.

Idar Hoydal

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For over 4 years, Shelle Ball has been patient and perseverant helping us in our search to locate an ideal home for our future years. Shelle's warmth and professionalism made us feel comfortable throughout the entire process of finding and purchasing our new home in North Asheville. Shelle made our quest her priority, even when it conflicted with her personal plans. My husband and I were extremely impressed with Shelle Ball's knowledge of home structure and of local regulations and codes, in addition to her familiarity with the local cultural scene. From beginning to end, this was a very positive experience.

Susan Fredericks Ghent, NY

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"A compliment to the industry."  

K.D. ~ Jupiter, FL

"Shelle was the best....was very patient with us,as we weren't even ready to sell and buy when we contacted her.  She knew what we wanted and stood by us every step of the way."

Julie & Jeff S. ~ Weaverville, NC

"~ Outstanding.....Could not have been better.....Among the best ~"

Charles & Bonnie ~ Asheville, NC

"I would be surprised to learn this was a "normal" level of service.  Shelle went way beyond expectations in helping us.  Being out of state was an initial concern but we felt very comfortable each step of the way.  Very, very pleased."

Dianne M. ~ Tallahassee, FL

"Shelle took the time to help me find a property that I would be happy with in the long term.  She was patient and did not rush me which I really appreciated."

Laurie C. ~ Asheville, NC

"Shelle Ball went above & beyond our expectations. We would recommend her to our friends."

Andrea & Steve M. ~ Alexander, NC

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4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  5170 Hsq ft  ·  0.51 acr
907 Kells Blue Court in Biltmore Lake, NC 28715 - MLS# 3903221

$1,345,000

907 Kells Blue Court
Biltmore Lake 28715

Stunning one-owner custom home nestled on a private .5 ac, minutes from Biltmore Lake, trails, and tennis/basketball courts. Enter the open 2-story ...

MLS# 3903221 - 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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