Troy Norton

Residential Broker Associate
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Walnut Cove Realty
cell: (828) 577-1966
team member since 2021

About Me

Born and raised in Wisconsin, I graduated from Columbia in Chicago and spent most of my adult life in Southern California, where my entrepreneurial spirit took center stage. I was the founder of, Host of Timelife Music, Host of TV Guide, Host of HGTVs "Building Character", Host of the Morning Radio Show on 106.9 The Light, and I’m recognized for my Guest-Star appearances on NBC's TV show Friends as Phoebe's Boyfriend.

If you ask me what I want to be known for I will say "being a good dad". I am the father of teenage boy/girl twins. My wife "Dr. Norton" is a psychologist in private practice. I am active in a men's group at Walnut Cove and my friends from the group encouraged me to join Walnut Cove and Walnut Cove Realty.

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My career in real estate sales began in 2006 in Beverly Hills, CA with my mentor June Scott, the legendary $100 million per year seller of the luxury homes of the rich and famous.

During this time, I also hosted a real estate show on HGTV, "Building Character". When June passed away, my wife and I moved to raise our twins in the beautiful Asheville, NC area.

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  • HGTV Host of show "Building Character"
  • Morning Show Host of Billy Graham Radio
  • Guest Star on NBC TV sitcom "Friends"


  • Columbia College Chicago


  • Theater/Film
  • Dog/Cat Lover
  • Fitness
  • Parenting
  • Personal Wellness
  • Spiritual/Religious
  • Cycling
  • Environmental Activism
  • Golfing
  • Hiking and Camping
  • Hunting and Fishing
  • Travel


My Listings

3.79 acr
574 Long Shoals Road in Arden, NC 28704 - MLS# 3882913


574 Long Shoals Road
Arden 28704

Located between Biltmore Park and Walnut Cove, this prime location on Long Shoals Road is currently zoned as R2. It is surrounded by zoning: CS, EMP ...

MLS# 3882913 - Active
Listed by Walnut Cove Realty/Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks


Ask An Expert


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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