Tina Garrett

Residential Broker Associate
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Downtown Asheville
cell: (828) 215-8685
office: (828) 254-7221
team member since 1995

About Me

Like most people who move here, I moved to Asheville just because I loved it nearly 20 years ago. I've been lucky enough to help others do the same for 18 of those years.

I've raised three extraordinary daughters here and am as enthralled by the mountains today as I was the first day I saw them. You know what a special place this is if you live here. You'll know soon if you're moving here.

Buying or selling a home is big - exciting, stressful, important- BIG. If you'd like some help I'm a phone call or email away. Let me know what is important to you in this transition and we'll begin the process.

I am passionate, determined, knowledgeable, experienced and delightfully human.

Can't wait to meet you....

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Experience

I have been with Beverly-Hanks since 1995 helping buyers and sellers with their real estate needs in beautiful Western North Carolina. In my spare time I have also been fortunate enough to teach classes for the Board of Realtors and fill in occasionally reporting on traffic for several local radio stations. Prior to joining the Beverly-Hanks family I was the administrator for the Asheville Real Estate Academy.

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Testimonials

Tina Garrett came highly recommended from family members. Tina's knowledge of the area was really helpful because we are from out of state. She spent a great deal of time showing us neighborhoods and communities as well as homes. She took the time to help us make a successful offer on our house even though she was on vacation, which we really appreciated. Tina is very knowledgable and experienced and that was a huge benefit to us. She was always very professional and a pleasure to work with. We would definitely recommend her to friends and family. Thanks to Tina, we had a good experience.

Kim Koza Harris, Weaverville

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Tina is a good honest person with an outstanding work ethic who took the extra steps necessary to make this sale happen, as well as the knowledge and experience to overcome roadblocks and hurtles. She is friendly, with wonderful communication skills, and a pleasure to work with.

Ted Marble, Lewes, DE

verified

Tina Garrett is an excellent listener and captured the type of home and community I wished to live in early on our search. Because my home was new construction, she helped me all through the construction process to closing. Her communications were timely and clear. She is the consummate professional who worked on my behalf to protect my investment.

Jill Tourtellot, Asheville

verified

Cosummate professional and understanding heart.

Jim Jenkins, Asheville

verified

In general, I hate buying and selling a home. The only thing I hate worse than buying/selling a home is having to deal with a realtor. In my experience, they are less than genuine, unreliable, and give off the impression that they are only in it for the money. My experience with Tina was the COMPLETE opposite of this. She was friendly but not overbearing. She knows her stuff as it relates to not only real estate but the Asheville area. She was reliable. I never felt like she was trying to cheat me or inflate the sales price. I always felt she was working for the best interest of me and my family. She was patient, pleasant, and easily approachable. I am not able to express how pleased I am with her work. If I ever sell this house (which I hope against hope I don't have to) I will track Tina down and insist she list it. She is fabulous.

Elizabeth Borntrager, Fairview NC

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TINA WAS GREAT, FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL, POLITE, KIND, CALLED US AS SOON AS SHE HEARD OF ANY INFORMATION ABOUT OUR HOUSE.. WOULD RECOMMEND HER TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY..WE LOVED HER AND WISH HER THE BEST..

MARILYN KEENAN, ASHEVILLE, N.C.

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Tina Garrett is an excellent Realtor! She is so personable! She will tell you what needs to be done before listing your property, but is VERY diplomatic in how she relays this to her clients. We had not done this in 24 years and she "held our hand" through the entire process! We adore her and have already given her name to several of our friends who is looking for a realtor. Our home was on the market on Thursday, had a verbal contract the next day! Everyone was very polite, professional when they did the walk through!

Mike and Mary Crisp, Asheville, NC

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Tina Garrett has been my agent through 5+ properties (land and houses) and just sold my high end home in a matter of weeks- IN THIS CHALLENGING MARKET! My neighbors homes have been sitting on the market for YEARS; no joke. My house sold so quickly that my head is still spinning...and in this market I didn't expect this. It was thrilling!! Tina CARES about her clients. Whether buying or selling a property she's always made me feel as if I am her Only Client- (Which by no means is the case.) She has found me astonishingly good deals on houses and I have been able to flip them with great success. Tina is particularly honorable and trustworthy. Having flipped houses for close to 30 years, I have dealt with many real estate agents. many of then made me feel as if I was in negotiation with a Used Car Salesman. Buying or selling a home with Tina isn't that way at all. Tina cares deeply about you finding a home the way she would if it was for her daughter; she is very practical, objective, honest, and listens to your budget. When selling my home she worked incredibly hard on marketing, orchestrated a tour of 25 (!!) area real estate agents to see my home, placed the home in a magazine marketing high end homes, held open houses, I could go on and on. Tina coordinated every aspect of selling my home which allowed me to step back and be completely detached from orchestrating the sale. My experience with Tina Garrett has always been worry free. I have and will continue to use Tina Garrett asy agent and will certainly continue to recommend Tina Garrett to family and friends. Now my neighbors want to hire her!

Lish Helgeson, Town Mountain

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Tina Garrett was a fantastic help in all aspects of selecting and purchasing our new house! She has tremendous knowledge of the area and the housing market and is so helpful with all the little things that come up. I can't say enough great things about her. She really paid attention to what we were looking for and offered many helpful suggestions (as appropriate). When she wasn't available, she referred us to colleagues who were also very helpful. I'd highly recommend Tina to anyone who's looking for someone to make the experience of buying a house as pleasant as possible.

Linda Kinsinger, Weaverville

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We have and our family has used Tina before and she is a trooper. On top of things and provides great insights and understanding of our needs and issues.

Mark and Pam Klotz, Weaverville, NC

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From previous interactions with Tina, I knew she was the consummate professional. Her ability to connect with people and to know exactly what to say in all situations is incredible. She is calm, encouraging, intuitive, and passionate about her responsibilities of meeting the needs of her clients. I have recommended Tina every time I had an opportunity, and I intend to list another property with her in the near future. One of Tina's greatest assets is her patience. She never got rattled or frustrated, no matter how desperate the situation became. I was always able to count on Tina to calm my nerves and guide me through the matter at hand.

Pat Cothran, Leicester

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From my first conversation with Tina Garrett on the phone, it was obvious that she understood the gravity of my life decision to relocate from Austin to Asheville. Long before we talked about what kind of house to buy, she helped me understand Asheville and its neighborhoods, which impressed me greatly. She kept MY NEEDS in mind throughout the buying process. It was the best real estate experience that I have ever had (and that is well over a dozen)!

Jim McAllister, Austin Texas

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I have bought numerous homes previously in NY and Florida. Tina Garrett is by far the best broker that I have ever dealt with. Her knowledge about the local neighborhoods and area, her suggestions on improving the home I ended up purchasing, her follow up and the way she presented herself made me comfortable and confident during the entire home purchase project.

Barbara Davidow Asheville NC

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Tina is amazing! She made the whole process of moving to a different state and buying a house seem like the easiest thing ever. She was so easy to talk to and really understood what my wants and needs were. She was readily available anytime that I needed her. She was always available when I was able to come to town to look and made certain that she found me the perfect house. I couldn't have been any happier with Tina. She was very knowledgeable about the area and could answer any question that I threw at her. I would recommend her to anyone that needs a super awesome realtor!! Not only did I get the perfect house, I also gained a really good friend!!

Crystal Mitchell, Hendersonville

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Tina, you are then very definition of calm, cool, and collected. Best home buying experience I have had from a realtor perspective. Bought a house; Gained a friend. I'll call that a win-win.

Steve M., Downtown

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Tina did a wonderful job for us. She was always available and quickly followed up on every one of our requests or questions. We give her our highest recommendation.

Charles & Carolyn Elliott, Asheville, NC

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I choose Beverly-Hanks because Tina works there. I chose her because she is knowledgeable about the local market. I was sure she knew what she was doing!

Pamela Nickless

verified

I would recommend Tina Garrett to anyone. For all she did during this process of buying a home, she went far beyond her normal duties of a broker to help me in purchasing my home. For this! She's awesome!!

Mike Sanders, Hendersonville NC

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Tina Garrett came highly recommended, and I'm so glad she was! She will take the best care of you at all times, and work hard for you. Tina is so friendly and fun to be around. It was a real pleasure working with her and I have already been recommending her to others!

Lori, Fletcher, NC

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Tina is a top notch professional and a joy to work with!!!

Greg Bryant, Saluda

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Tina always made time to listen and answer our questions in a quick and timely manner. She was always polite and tested us with respect. My husband and I always felt like she had our best interests at heart. Our overall experience was very positive. Thank you Tina for all your hard work!

Jerry and Rama Ramsey Candler NC

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Tina was AMAZING. She acessed my needs and gave me all the options. She was a cheerleader The short sale process is not for the faint hearted

Andriette Kinsella East Asheville

verified

Tina was always extremely understanding. No matter the time of day, however much I called her, she was always nice and understanding. whether she did or not, she always made me feel as though she cared. I don't believe she would have allowed me to purchase a home, that she herself did not feel would have been comfortable for me. I feel like I have met a new friend, and if I ever know anyone in the market for a home, I would recommend her above all the rest. I am extremely excited to begin my new chapter in my new home. When I came to the downtown office, everyone was always willing to help. The receptionist was extremely nice to me, which is rare. Thank you

Heather C. Blair Hendersonville, N.C.

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Thanks for being so supportive of a difficult situation.

Melissa smith

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My husband and I were extremely pleased with Tina, she is extremely knowledgable, professional and was always accessible to our needs, sometimes going beyond the call of duty. We left a friend behind when we moved.

Ken and Nancy Kapler

verified

Tina Garrett has been an exception realtor for us. She is patient, understanding our specific needs and available to us via email and phone. She is very knowledgeable about the Asheville area and local resources. I would not hesitate to recommend Tina to our friends and family who may chose to move to this area.

Sondra Frowine

verified

Tina set the price perfectly! the house was under contract within three days of going on the market. Tina was more than a real estate agent. She was very understanding and empathetic about my recent loss of my sister, whose house I was responsible for selling as her executor. It was a very hard thing for me to do and Tina took time to just be with me and gently guide me through the maze of decisions. I am grateful she was my agent. I couldn't be more pleased with Tina Garrett's work.

Peggy Mathews, Dungannon, VA

verified

I have never dealt with a real estate agent who was more professional, knoledgable thankTina Garrett. When she said something would be done, it was done, in a highly professional manner.Her knowledge of the area and of any home I was interested in investigating is extraordinary. She has made the home buying process thoroughly enjkoyable.

Nini Abbott, Weaverville NC

verified

I was surprised at how fast it sold. Thank you.

Louise Patterson Gainesville FL

verified

I sold a home and bought a new one with Tina Garrett guiding me all the way through the tedious and sometimes frustrating process. She always showed me new ways of thinking about my decisions and choices, she always listened and heard me as a human being, and she always gave me good direction and advice. Without question I would highly recommend Tina Garrett to anyone looking for an intelligent, professional and trustworthy real estate agent.

David S. Wright, Biltmore Lake, NC.

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Tina gave me great suggestion to help sell my home. She was readily available to answer questions and concerns. I would highly recommend Tina Garrett to help you sell your home!

Carol Shimberg, Arden, North Carolina

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Testimonials

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Tina Garrett came highly recommended from family members. Tina's knowledge of the area was really helpful because we are from out of state. She spent a great deal of time showing us neighborhoods and communities as well as homes. She took the time to help us make a successful offer on our house even though she was on vacation, which we really appreciated. Tina is very knowledgable and experienced and that was a huge benefit to us. She was always very professional and a pleasure to work with. We would definitely recommend her to friends and family. Thanks to Tina, we had a good experience.

Kim Koza Harris, Weaverville

verified

Tina is a good honest person with an outstanding work ethic who took the extra steps necessary to make this sale happen, as well as the knowledge and experience to overcome roadblocks and hurtles. She is friendly, with wonderful communication skills, and a pleasure to work with.

Ted Marble, Lewes, DE

verified

Tina Garrett is an excellent listener and captured the type of home and community I wished to live in early on our search. Because my home was new construction, she helped me all through the construction process to closing. Her communications were timely and clear. She is the consummate professional who worked on my behalf to protect my investment.

Jill Tourtellot, Asheville

verified

Cosummate professional and understanding heart.

Jim Jenkins, Asheville

verified

In general, I hate buying and selling a home. The only thing I hate worse than buying/selling a home is having to deal with a realtor. In my experience, they are less than genuine, unreliable, and give off the impression that they are only in it for the money. My experience with Tina was the COMPLETE opposite of this. She was friendly but not overbearing. She knows her stuff as it relates to not only real estate but the Asheville area. She was reliable. I never felt like she was trying to cheat me or inflate the sales price. I always felt she was working for the best interest of me and my family. She was patient, pleasant, and easily approachable. I am not able to express how pleased I am with her work. If I ever sell this house (which I hope against hope I don't have to) I will track Tina down and insist she list it. She is fabulous.

Elizabeth Borntrager, Fairview NC

verified

TINA WAS GREAT, FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL, POLITE, KIND, CALLED US AS SOON AS SHE HEARD OF ANY INFORMATION ABOUT OUR HOUSE.. WOULD RECOMMEND HER TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY..WE LOVED HER AND WISH HER THE BEST..

MARILYN KEENAN, ASHEVILLE, N.C.

verified

Tina Garrett is an excellent Realtor! She is so personable! She will tell you what needs to be done before listing your property, but is VERY diplomatic in how she relays this to her clients. We had not done this in 24 years and she "held our hand" through the entire process! We adore her and have already given her name to several of our friends who is looking for a realtor. Our home was on the market on Thursday, had a verbal contract the next day! Everyone was very polite, professional when they did the walk through!

Mike and Mary Crisp, Asheville, NC

verified

Tina Garrett has been my agent through 5+ properties (land and houses) and just sold my high end home in a matter of weeks- IN THIS CHALLENGING MARKET! My neighbors homes have been sitting on the market for YEARS; no joke. My house sold so quickly that my head is still spinning...and in this market I didn't expect this. It was thrilling!! Tina CARES about her clients. Whether buying or selling a property she's always made me feel as if I am her Only Client- (Which by no means is the case.) She has found me astonishingly good deals on houses and I have been able to flip them with great success. Tina is particularly honorable and trustworthy. Having flipped houses for close to 30 years, I have dealt with many real estate agents. many of then made me feel as if I was in negotiation with a Used Car Salesman. Buying or selling a home with Tina isn't that way at all. Tina cares deeply about you finding a home the way she would if it was for her daughter; she is very practical, objective, honest, and listens to your budget. When selling my home she worked incredibly hard on marketing, orchestrated a tour of 25 (!!) area real estate agents to see my home, placed the home in a magazine marketing high end homes, held open houses, I could go on and on. Tina coordinated every aspect of selling my home which allowed me to step back and be completely detached from orchestrating the sale. My experience with Tina Garrett has always been worry free. I have and will continue to use Tina Garrett asy agent and will certainly continue to recommend Tina Garrett to family and friends. Now my neighbors want to hire her!

Lish Helgeson, Town Mountain

verified

Tina Garrett was a fantastic help in all aspects of selecting and purchasing our new house! She has tremendous knowledge of the area and the housing market and is so helpful with all the little things that come up. I can't say enough great things about her. She really paid attention to what we were looking for and offered many helpful suggestions (as appropriate). When she wasn't available, she referred us to colleagues who were also very helpful. I'd highly recommend Tina to anyone who's looking for someone to make the experience of buying a house as pleasant as possible.

Linda Kinsinger, Weaverville

verified

We have and our family has used Tina before and she is a trooper. On top of things and provides great insights and understanding of our needs and issues.

Mark and Pam Klotz, Weaverville, NC

verified

From previous interactions with Tina, I knew she was the consummate professional. Her ability to connect with people and to know exactly what to say in all situations is incredible. She is calm, encouraging, intuitive, and passionate about her responsibilities of meeting the needs of her clients. I have recommended Tina every time I had an opportunity, and I intend to list another property with her in the near future. One of Tina's greatest assets is her patience. She never got rattled or frustrated, no matter how desperate the situation became. I was always able to count on Tina to calm my nerves and guide me through the matter at hand.

Pat Cothran, Leicester

verified

From my first conversation with Tina Garrett on the phone, it was obvious that she understood the gravity of my life decision to relocate from Austin to Asheville. Long before we talked about what kind of house to buy, she helped me understand Asheville and its neighborhoods, which impressed me greatly. She kept MY NEEDS in mind throughout the buying process. It was the best real estate experience that I have ever had (and that is well over a dozen)!

Jim McAllister, Austin Texas

verified

I have bought numerous homes previously in NY and Florida. Tina Garrett is by far the best broker that I have ever dealt with. Her knowledge about the local neighborhoods and area, her suggestions on improving the home I ended up purchasing, her follow up and the way she presented herself made me comfortable and confident during the entire home purchase project.

Barbara Davidow Asheville NC

verified

Tina is amazing! She made the whole process of moving to a different state and buying a house seem like the easiest thing ever. She was so easy to talk to and really understood what my wants and needs were. She was readily available anytime that I needed her. She was always available when I was able to come to town to look and made certain that she found me the perfect house. I couldn't have been any happier with Tina. She was very knowledgeable about the area and could answer any question that I threw at her. I would recommend her to anyone that needs a super awesome realtor!! Not only did I get the perfect house, I also gained a really good friend!!

Crystal Mitchell, Hendersonville

verified

Tina, you are then very definition of calm, cool, and collected. Best home buying experience I have had from a realtor perspective. Bought a house; Gained a friend. I'll call that a win-win.

Steve M., Downtown

verified

Tina did a wonderful job for us. She was always available and quickly followed up on every one of our requests or questions. We give her our highest recommendation.

Charles & Carolyn Elliott, Asheville, NC

verified

I choose Beverly-Hanks because Tina works there. I chose her because she is knowledgeable about the local market. I was sure she knew what she was doing!

Pamela Nickless

verified

I would recommend Tina Garrett to anyone. For all she did during this process of buying a home, she went far beyond her normal duties of a broker to help me in purchasing my home. For this! She's awesome!!

Mike Sanders, Hendersonville NC

verified

Tina Garrett came highly recommended, and I'm so glad she was! She will take the best care of you at all times, and work hard for you. Tina is so friendly and fun to be around. It was a real pleasure working with her and I have already been recommending her to others!

Lori, Fletcher, NC

verified

Tina is a top notch professional and a joy to work with!!!

Greg Bryant, Saluda

verified

Tina always made time to listen and answer our questions in a quick and timely manner. She was always polite and tested us with respect. My husband and I always felt like she had our best interests at heart. Our overall experience was very positive. Thank you Tina for all your hard work!

Jerry and Rama Ramsey Candler NC

verified

Tina was AMAZING. She acessed my needs and gave me all the options. She was a cheerleader The short sale process is not for the faint hearted

Andriette Kinsella East Asheville

verified

Tina was always extremely understanding. No matter the time of day, however much I called her, she was always nice and understanding. whether she did or not, she always made me feel as though she cared. I don't believe she would have allowed me to purchase a home, that she herself did not feel would have been comfortable for me. I feel like I have met a new friend, and if I ever know anyone in the market for a home, I would recommend her above all the rest. I am extremely excited to begin my new chapter in my new home. When I came to the downtown office, everyone was always willing to help. The receptionist was extremely nice to me, which is rare. Thank you

Heather C. Blair Hendersonville, N.C.

verified

Thanks for being so supportive of a difficult situation.

Melissa smith

verified

My husband and I were extremely pleased with Tina, she is extremely knowledgable, professional and was always accessible to our needs, sometimes going beyond the call of duty. We left a friend behind when we moved.

Ken and Nancy Kapler

verified

Tina Garrett has been an exception realtor for us. She is patient, understanding our specific needs and available to us via email and phone. She is very knowledgeable about the Asheville area and local resources. I would not hesitate to recommend Tina to our friends and family who may chose to move to this area.

Sondra Frowine

verified

Tina set the price perfectly! the house was under contract within three days of going on the market. Tina was more than a real estate agent. She was very understanding and empathetic about my recent loss of my sister, whose house I was responsible for selling as her executor. It was a very hard thing for me to do and Tina took time to just be with me and gently guide me through the maze of decisions. I am grateful she was my agent. I couldn't be more pleased with Tina Garrett's work.

Peggy Mathews, Dungannon, VA

verified

I have never dealt with a real estate agent who was more professional, knoledgable thankTina Garrett. When she said something would be done, it was done, in a highly professional manner.Her knowledge of the area and of any home I was interested in investigating is extraordinary. She has made the home buying process thoroughly enjkoyable.

Nini Abbott, Weaverville NC

verified

I was surprised at how fast it sold. Thank you.

Louise Patterson Gainesville FL

verified

I sold a home and bought a new one with Tina Garrett guiding me all the way through the tedious and sometimes frustrating process. She always showed me new ways of thinking about my decisions and choices, she always listened and heard me as a human being, and she always gave me good direction and advice. Without question I would highly recommend Tina Garrett to anyone looking for an intelligent, professional and trustworthy real estate agent.

David S. Wright, Biltmore Lake, NC.

verified

Tina gave me great suggestion to help sell my home. She was readily available to answer questions and concerns. I would highly recommend Tina Garrett to help you sell your home!

Carol Shimberg, Arden, North Carolina

verified
 
 

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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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