Whit Fortenberry

Residential Broker Associate

Beverly-Hanks & Associates REALTORS®

Downtown Asheville

Email: [email protected]
Cell: (828) 712-3913 Office: (828) 254-7221

Team Member Since 2012

Experience

Having lived in multiple Asheville communities since the mid-1980's, I have a wealth of knowledge about our area and enjoy the opportunity to be your guide through, what I consider to be, the best place to live in the mountains! I was drawn…Read More

About Me

My specialty is residential real estate - whether you are buying or selling, I am Your Realtor.

If you have or want to buy a starter home or a luxury home, my service is the same!

My passion for assisting others makes me a…Read More

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Rhododendrons at Roan Mountain, NC #bh
Biltmore Estate - French Broad River #bh
Cataloochee Elk #bh
Possum Drop in Brasstown. Pictured with Opie the possum. #bh
Asheville Oktoberfest. #bh
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Downtown Wildlife. #bh
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How can I make the most of the shortage of homes for sale in places like Asheville and Hendersonville?

It’s a good time to be a home seller in Western North Carolina—especially if you’re selling in the right price ranges! Sellers with homes at the cusp of demand can use market forces unseen in more than a decade to realize your home buying dreams. Blossoming home equity, low interest rates, and a healthy selection of attractively priced homes in surrounding communities mean you have a rare opportunity to sell high in your neighborhood and buy low if you’re willing to live a little farther from Asheville and Hendersonville city centers. Improvements to I-26, school desirability, and the imbalance between supply and demand is creating opportunities for savvy people to buy larger homes, acreage for homesteading, or that big mountain view in the surrounding counties.

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Testimonials

My husband and I have bought and sold many houses over the years and we both agree that Whit was the best realtor we have ever had. Thank you, Whit!

Jenny Romanelli, Fairview

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WE FEEL THAT WHIT WENT WAY BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS.WE WERE SELLING THE UNIT WHILE WE WERE IN FLORIDA AND WHIT HANDLED ANY PROBLEMS THAT AROSE DURING THIS ENDEAVOR.

JOE AND SYLVIA SCOLA

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I cannot recommend anyone better than Whit Fortenberry. A true gentleman who was not only extremely patient but exceptionally kind and thoughtful. He really knows his field and was able to efficiently and effectively guide us through every…Read More

Jada Rentas; Arden, NC

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I had met Whit Fortenberry previous to making my decision to sell my home. When I did decide to list my home, I considered several other realtors. I felt that Whit's approach to helping me make the decisions for selling my home gave me confidence…Read More

Thom Ahrenholz, Atlanta, Ga

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Whit is the kindest, most patient person I have ever dealt with. He understood my family's needs and worked with us for many months. I appreciate his kindness and expertise so much. Just perfection!

Kathryn, Asheville NC

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Whit was the perfect broker for my wife and me. He is knowledgeable about the field, the area, particularly easy to be around, and was always looking for ways to make our home search more satisfying for us. Whit always kept us current as to…Read More

Gary & Amanda Bagnato, Valatie, NY

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Whit was always on time and courteous, he always keep us informed and promptly returned all our calls, answered all our questions. He offered helpful suggestions and always followed up with us after every showing, he went above and beyond our…Read More

Vernon & Linda Duckett , Mooresville N.C.

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As a first time home buyer, the whole process was a little daunting but Whit was able to help me out in every way from when the property was found through the last day when it became my home. I would recommend Whit in a heartbeat to other people…Read More

Tim

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Whit was awesome to work with! His knowledge of the downtown area was fantastic, and illuminated many factors we had not considered on our own. He gave us confidence and excellent guidance through the complicated process of buying a house.

Brent Hartmann, West Asheville

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Whit, Thank you for the excellent experience I have had with you as my real estate agent twice now. You handle all of the details with expertise, you manage all of the hassles so that I experienced very little of it. Really where the experience…Read More

Maureen Josenhans

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Whit was outstanding! He listened to our concerns, wants, and needs and assisted us in locating property that reflected each of the aforementioned. He demonstrated a genuine approach when searching for property in a safe, yet affordable neighborhood.…Read More

Casey Morton & Bryan Flack, Asheville, NC

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Service Areas & Specialties

 

Interests

  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Painting/Drawing
  • Dance
  • Theater/Film
  • Cooking/Dining
  • Fitness
  • Personal Wellness
  • Reading/Writing
  • Book Clubs/Literature
  • Pottery
  • Music
  • Gardening
  • Hiking and Camping
  • Running
  • Whitewater Sports
  • Travel
14.810 acr

$164,000

00 Shope Creek Road
Asheville 28805

4 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,993 sq ft

$390,000 Original: $438,600

241 Pilgrim Drive
Leicester 28748

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,016 sq ft

$115,000 Original: $125,000

138 Appeldoorn Circle #-
Asheville 28803

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,100 sq ft

$302,000 Original: $320,000

11 Beechwood Knoll
Weaverville 28787

1 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,144 sq ft

$135,000 Original: $160,000

201 Cheyenne Court
Asheville 28803

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$111,000 Original: $115,000

16 Autumn Leaf Dr
Fletcher 28732

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$58,000 Original: $61,500

00 Old Lime Kiln Rd
Arden 28704

4 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,215 sq ft

$250,000

60 Waters Rd
Asheville 28805

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,552 sq ft

$190,000 Original: $210,000

343 Watson Rd
Arden 28704

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,690 sq ft

$477,500 Original: $485,000

30 Snow Shoe Drive
Asheville 28803

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,240 sq ft

$380,000 Original: $449,000

179 Sunset Drive
Black Mountain 28711

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  4,215 sq ft

$599,000 Original: $639,000

38 Old Lime Kiln Rd
Arden 28704

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,176 sq ft

$107,500 Original: $112,000

3604 Florham Place
Asheville 28806

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$170,000 Original: $180,000

4a Running Ridge Rd
Woodfin 28804

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,114 sq ft

$0 Original: $140,000

11 Athena Avenue
Weaverville 28787

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1850 Hsq ft  ·  0.340 acr

$415,000 Original: $439,000

80 Bassett Road
Asheville 28804

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2055 Hsq ft  ·  5.000 acr

$285,000 Original: $339,900

30 Red Oak Forest Road
Fairview 28730

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2710 Hsq ft  ·  1.17 acr

$325,000

64 Dalya Rd
Swannanoa 28778

2 bed  ·  1/1 ba  ·  1212 Hsq ft  ·  .25 acr

$257,000 Original: $285,000

501 Montreat Road
Black Mountain 28711

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1826 Hsq ft  ·  .9 acr

$180,000 Original: $199,000

213 Deerpath Lane
Hendersonville 28739

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1840 Hsq ft

$710,000 Original: $725,000

181 Ardmion Park Unit 2
Asheville 28801

3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2220 Hsq ft  ·  1.52 acr

$229,000 Original: $249,000

41 Austins Knoll
Marshall 28753

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1466 Hsq ft  ·  .61 acr

$217,000 Original: $239,000

2 Trappers Run Drive
Asheville 28805

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1926 Hsq ft  ·  6 acr

$345,000 Original: $350,000

254 Bamboo Creek Ln
Mars Hill 28754

2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1300 Hsq ft  ·  .82 acr

$179,000

11 Conifer Court
Fletcher 28732

2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1087 Hsq ft  ·  0.280 acr

$135,000 Original: $139,900

35 Greenwood Road
Asheville 28803

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1412 Hsq ft  ·  .23 acr

$187,500 Original: $189,000

79 Deaver St - River District
Asheville 28806

4 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  2478 Hsq ft  ·  1.150 acr

$325,000 Original: $385,000

216 Laurel Road
Arden 28704

7.560 acr

$85,000 Original: $112,000

70 Beaverdam Road
Candler 28715

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1440 Hsq ft  ·  0.140 acr

$181,000 Original: $195,000

418 State St.
Asheville 28806

3 bed  ·  1/1 ba  ·  1100 Hsq ft  ·  .34 acr

$147,500 Original: $150,000

47 Pleasant Ridge Dr
Asheville 28805

1.200 acr

$79,000 Original: $87,769

Lot 8 Autumn Leaf Drive
Fletcher 28732

1.000 acr

$79,000 Original: $76,659

Lot 10 Autumn Leaf Drive
Fletcher 28732

2 bed  ·  1/1 ba  ·  1158 Hsq ft  ·  21.740 acr

$299,000

32 Walker Mountain Lane
Black Mountain 28711

3 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1253 Hsq ft  ·  .16 acr

$205,000 Original: $215,000

67 Virginia Avenue
Asheville 28806

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1372 Hsq ft  ·  .32 acr

$159,500

64 Founders Way
Arden 28704

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1700 Hsq ft  ·  .88 acr

$312,500 Original: $350,000

8 Azalea Terrace
Asheville 28803

My husband and I have bought and sold many houses over the years and we both agree that Whit was the best realtor we have ever had. Thank you, Whit!

Jenny Romanelli, Fairview

verified

WE FEEL THAT WHIT WENT WAY BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS.WE WERE SELLING THE UNIT WHILE WE WERE IN FLORIDA AND WHIT HANDLED ANY PROBLEMS THAT AROSE DURING THIS ENDEAVOR.

JOE AND SYLVIA SCOLA

verified

I cannot recommend anyone better than Whit Fortenberry. A true gentleman who was not only extremely patient but exceptionally kind and thoughtful. He really knows his field and was able to efficiently and effectively guide us through every step of the way. I have already highly referred him to several acquaintances, even to my own parents (whose home he successfully sold), and will continue to do so. Hands down the best Realtor I've ever had the pleasure of knowing and/or working with.

Jada Rentas; Arden, NC

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I had met Whit Fortenberry previous to making my decision to sell my home. When I did decide to list my home, I considered several other realtors. I felt that Whit's approach to helping me make the decisions for selling my home gave me confidence that we were doing what was right for me as a seller and for the unique location of my property. I also feel that Whit has a very engaging personality that is useful in making all phases of this complex process move smoothly. I would not hesitate in choosing him again.

Thom Ahrenholz, Atlanta, Ga

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Whit is the kindest, most patient person I have ever dealt with. He understood my family's needs and worked with us for many months. I appreciate his kindness and expertise so much. Just perfection!

Kathryn, Asheville NC

verified

Whit was the perfect broker for my wife and me. He is knowledgeable about the field, the area, particularly easy to be around, and was always looking for ways to make our home search more satisfying for us. Whit always kept us current as to possible properties to consider, was extremely helpful in educating us about the area and made us feel comfortable with all aspects of the home search. Whit is friendly, approachable and very easy to be around. We highly recommend Whit Fortenberry.

Gary & Amanda Bagnato, Valatie, NY

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Whit was always on time and courteous, he always keep us informed and promptly returned all our calls, answered all our questions. He offered helpful suggestions and always followed up with us after every showing, he went above and beyond our expections and far exceeded any realtor we previously used, I would recommend him with out hesitation to anyone.

Vernon & Linda Duckett , Mooresville N.C.

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As a first time home buyer, the whole process was a little daunting but Whit was able to help me out in every way from when the property was found through the last day when it became my home. I would recommend Whit in a heartbeat to other people who are looking to purchase a home.

Tim

verified

Whit was awesome to work with! His knowledge of the downtown area was fantastic, and illuminated many factors we had not considered on our own. He gave us confidence and excellent guidance through the complicated process of buying a house.

Brent Hartmann, West Asheville

verified

Whit, Thank you for the excellent experience I have had with you as my real estate agent twice now. You handle all of the details with expertise, you manage all of the hassles so that I experienced very little of it. Really where the experience of working with you becomes truly outstanding is with how friendly and kind you are. It truly felt like I was woking with a friend on the first day that we were introduced. If I an ever considering a real estate transaction in the Asheville area again you will be the first person I call. Thanks, Maureen

Maureen Josenhans

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Whit was outstanding! He listened to our concerns, wants, and needs and assisted us in locating property that reflected each of the aforementioned. He demonstrated a genuine approach when searching for property in a safe, yet affordable neighborhood. Whit was easily available through a variety of technologies (phone, email, internet), and upheld a high standard as a respectable, caring, and prompt Realtor. Our transition to the Asheville area occurred during an extremely competitive time in the housing market. Whit maintained a respectable, patient, and genuine approach during this lengthy house search until we found the perfect house to call home for many years to come! We are so thankful for the opportunity to work with him & Beverly-Hanks through this entire process. No doubt in our mind, we will recommend Whit to any one moving in the area!

Casey Morton & Bryan Flack, Asheville, NC

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