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
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How important are single women buyers to the real estate market?

Women drive the lion’s share of home buying decisions. Although women account for 85% of all purchases, according to a study completed by Yankelovich Monitor & Greenfield, women drive 91% of new home decisions. When marketing homes, we should pay attention to what matters most to women. Redfin interviewed 1,000 Americans for their preferences when buying a home and then segmented their responses by gender. Highlights: being close to good schools is 6.6% more important to women than men, the number of bedrooms was 6.7% more important to women than men, and the estimated resale value was 3.6% more important to women than men. In fact the only item more important to men than women was the amount of exterior maintenance.

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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

verified

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

 

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  • 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
216 Sunset Drive in Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711 - MLS# 3327244 Under Contract-Show
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  2864 Hsq ft  ·  0.610 acr

$270,000

216 Sunset Drive
Black Mountain 28711

7 Pine Grove Court in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 3331215
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1080 Hsq ft  ·  0.320 acr

$199,000

7 Pine Grove Court
Arden 28704

241 Pilgrim Drive in Leicester, North Carolina 28748 - MLS# 589544 Closed on 02-08-2016
4 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1993 Hsq ft  ·  7.460 acr

$390,000

241 Pilgrim Drive
Leicester 28748

138 Appeldoorn Circle #- in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3130220 Closed on 01-25-2016
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1016 Hsq ft

$115,000

138 Appeldoorn Circle #-
Asheville 28803

11 Beechwood Knoll in Weaverville, North Carolina 28787 - MLS# 580727 Closed on 07-17-2015
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  2100 Hsq ft  ·  1.14 acr

$320,000

11 Beechwood Knoll
Weaverville 28787

201 Cheyenne Court in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 564737 Closed on 07-14-2015
1 bed  ·  1/1 ba  ·  1144 Hsq ft  ·  .06 acr

$135,000

201 Cheyenne Court
Asheville 28803

16 Autumn Leaf Dr in Fletcher, North Carolina 28732 - MLS# 577403 Closed on 05-28-2015
.96 acr

$115,000

16 Autumn Leaf Dr
Fletcher 28732

00 Old Lime Kiln Rd in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 579818 Closed on 05-20-2015
1.17 acr

$61,500

00 Old Lime Kiln Rd
Arden 28704

60 Waters Rd in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 581389 Closed on 05-01-2015
4 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  2215 Hsq ft  ·  .38 acr

$250,000

60 Waters Rd
Asheville 28805

343 Watson Rd in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 555272 Closed on 03-25-2015
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1552 Hsq ft  ·  .32 acr

$197,000

343 Watson Rd
Arden 28704

30 Snow Shoe Drive in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 574819 Closed on 03-16-2015
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2690 Hsq ft  ·  3.79 acr

$485,000

30 Snow Shoe Drive
Asheville 28803

179 Sunset Drive in Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711 - MLS# 560540 Closed on 02-18-2015
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1240 Hsq ft  ·  .63 acr

$424,000

179 Sunset Drive
Black Mountain 28711

38 Old Lime Kiln Rd in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 561333 Closed on 11-19-2014
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  4215 Hsq ft  ·  1.68 acr

$614,000

38 Old Lime Kiln Rd
Arden 28704

3604 Florham Place in Asheville, North Carolina 28806 - MLS# 555704 Closed on 06-04-2014
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1176 Hsq ft

$107,500

3604 Florham Place
Asheville 28806

4a Running Ridge Rd in Woodfin, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 546376 Closed on 10-28-2013
1.000 acr

$170,000

4a Running Ridge Rd
Woodfin 28804

11 Athena Avenue in Weaverville, North Carolina 28787 - MLS# 543085 Closed
2 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1114 Hsq ft  ·  .02 acr

$135,000

11 Athena Avenue
Weaverville 28787

80 Bassett Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 584314 Closed on 04-14-2016
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1850 Hsq ft  ·  0.340 acr

$415,000

80 Bassett Road
Asheville 28804

30 Red Oak Forest Road in Fairview, North Carolina 28730 - MLS# 566842 Closed on 01-19-2016
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2055 Hsq ft  ·  5.000 acr

$285,000

30 Red Oak Forest Road
Fairview 28730

64 Dalya Rd in Swannanoa, North Carolina 28778 - MLS# 585484 Closed on 07-10-2015
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2710 Hsq ft  ·  1.17 acr

$325,000

64 Dalya Rd
Swannanoa 28778

501 Montreat Road in Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711 - MLS# 574750 Closed on 06-30-2015
2 bed  ·  1/1 ba  ·  1212 Hsq ft  ·  .25 acr

$265,000

501 Montreat Road
Black Mountain 28711

213 Deerpath Lane in Hendersonville, North Carolina 28739 - MLS# 579557 Closed on 05-15-2015
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1826 Hsq ft  ·  .9 acr

$185,000

213 Deerpath Lane
Hendersonville 28739

181 Ardmion Park Unit 2 in Asheville, North Carolina 28801 - MLS# 569116 Closed on 12-12-2014
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1840 Hsq ft

$714,900

181 Ardmion Park Unit 2
Asheville 28801

41 Austins Knoll in Marshall, North Carolina 28753 - MLS# 549793 Closed on 12-12-2014
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2220 Hsq ft  ·  1.52 acr

$229,000

41 Austins Knoll
Marshall 28753

2 Trappers Run Drive in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 565132 Closed, Backups Requested
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1466 Hsq ft  ·  .61 acr

$229,000

2 Trappers Run Drive
Asheville 28805

254 Bamboo Creek Ln in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 548017 Closed on 04-28-2014
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1926 Hsq ft  ·  6 acr

$347,500

254 Bamboo Creek Ln
Mars Hill 28754

11 Conifer Court in Fletcher, North Carolina 28732 - MLS# 556908 Closed on 04-14-2014
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1300 Hsq ft  ·  .82 acr

$179,000

11 Conifer Court
Fletcher 28732

35 Greenwood Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 554896 Closed on 04-07-2014
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1087 Hsq ft  ·  0.280 acr

$135,000

35 Greenwood Road
Asheville 28803

79 Deaver St - River District in Asheville, North Carolina 28806 - MLS# 553374 Closed on 02-14-2014
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1412 Hsq ft  ·  .23 acr

$189,000

79 Deaver St - River District
Asheville 28806

216 Laurel Road in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 536721 Closed on 11-13-2013
4 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  2478 Hsq ft  ·  1.150 acr

$325,000

216 Laurel Road
Arden 28704

70 Beaverdam Road in Candler, North Carolina 28715 - MLS# 534978 Closed, Backups Requested
7.560 acr

$85,000

70 Beaverdam Road
Candler 28715

418 State St. in Asheville, North Carolina 28806 - MLS# 517590 Closed on 09-25-2013
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1440 Hsq ft  ·  0.140 acr

$181,000

418 State St.
Asheville 28806

47 Pleasant Ridge Dr in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 543939 Closed on 08-30-2013
3 bed  ·  1/1 ba  ·  1100 Hsq ft  ·  .34 acr

$150,000

47 Pleasant Ridge Dr
Asheville 28805

Lot 8 Autumn Leaf Drive in Fletcher, North Carolina 28732 - MLS# 541326 Closed on 07-22-2013
1.200 acr

$79,000

Lot 8 Autumn Leaf Drive
Fletcher 28732

Lot 10 Autumn Leaf Drive in Fletcher, North Carolina 28732 - MLS# 541328 Closed on 07-22-2013
1.000 acr

$79,000

Lot 10 Autumn Leaf Drive
Fletcher 28732

32 Walker Mountain Lane in Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711 - MLS# 533849 Closed on 06-07-2013
2 bed  ·  1/1 ba  ·  1158 Hsq ft  ·  21.740 acr

$299,000

32 Walker Mountain Lane
Black Mountain 28711

67 Virginia Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina 28806 - MLS# 533139 Closed on 05-17-2013
3 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1253 Hsq ft  ·  .16 acr

$215,000

67 Virginia Avenue
Asheville 28806

64 Founders Way in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 535220 Closed, Backups Requested
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1372 Hsq ft  ·  .32 acr

$159,500

64 Founders Way
Arden 28704

8 Azalea Terrace in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 519964 Closed, Backups Requested
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1700 Hsq ft  ·  .88 acr

$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

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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

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

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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 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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