Richard Smith

Residential Broker Associate
ABR, CNHS, GCREP, RCC, SSFR

Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®

Downtown Asheville

Email: [email protected]
Cell: (828) 551-8222 Office: (828) 254-7221

Team Member Since 2006

Experience

Richard is a full service realtor with years of experience gained through assisting first-time buyers, milliennials, and seasoned buyers and sellers through hundreds of closings. He is very…Read More

About Me

As an Asheville native and past business owner, Richard is a long-time trusted advisor with the heart of a teacher. He has obtained his knowledge and extensive experience through years of helping clients ranging from…Read More

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Jake Howard, Fairview

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Richard came highly recommended to us by several coworkers and friends and we could not have been more pleased with the recommendation. We appreciate Richard being patient with us throughout our diligent search for the perfect home. He is extremely…Read More

Tony Swartwood

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Richard was very pacient with us in finding a house we loved. H worked very hard to get everything we wanted. He also did alot of leg work for us getting contractors to come to the house to give us estimates.

Alex Hintz, Weaverville

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Richard is a rare find. Willing to do the task required correctly the first time. Enough said!

Toby Braswell

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Richard Smith is an asset to your company. His knowledge, professionalism, and excellent customer service made this difficult process for me the best experience. He was always responsive to my questions and my concerns. He goes above and beyond…Read More

Bonnie Marie Shope

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Richard is the consummate real estate agent that everyone should have the joy to work with. I would recommend his services to anyone looking for representation.

Jason Wightman, Arden, NC

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Excellent realtor. Very efficient, organized, would definitely recommend to friends and family

Nicholas Wilkinson

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Richard Smith came highly recommended by my suburban Philadelphia friend and professional associate who had worked with Richard eight years ago and was totally impressed with him as an agent. From our first encounter with Richard Smith, we…Read More

A.T. and Carole Valentine

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Richard was an excellent agent! He exceeded our expectations, and made the home selling process very easy and stress-free! Thank you for everything, Richard!

Elizabeth, Fairview

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Beverly-Hanks is extremely fortunate to have Richard Smith as a representative for their company. Everyone who has knowledge of my purchasing this property has also been advised to utilize his professional skills by me. I'm hoping that my four…Read More

Patrick K. Martin Burnsville, North Carolina

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My friends said he was an incredible realtor Richard is very professional. He also goes above and beyond to make sure I was a happy buyer. Richard has tremendous knowledge of the area. He also listened to my requests He is the best realtor…Read More

Sharry Rodriguez Fletcher,NC

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Richard Smith was extremely helpful in getting the property ready for sale. His planning and interest in my situation was very important to me. As a side note, I knew Richard from having worked for him in the restaurant supply business. He…Read More

Mary McCall, 47 Yow Drive, Swannanoa, NC 28778

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Richard Smith of the Beverly-Hank Downtown Office was very accessible to answer our questions, address concerns, and prompt with all contract documents. He was consistent in reminding us of our next steps, contractual obligations/deadlines,…Read More

Allen Peele

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We have had the opportunity to work with Richard Smith on multiple occasions. I have the utmost faith and trust that Richard will keep our interest at heart and take good care of us! We are very thankful for all he has done! We LOVE Richard!…Read More

Dina Peters, Asheville, NC

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Richard Smith was absolutely top notch from the search to the close of our recent residential purchase. He was a bulldog as he assisted us getting to close well in advance of the contract date which greatly lowered our anxiety levels. Best…Read More

Nancy abd Scott B - Columbia, SC

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This has truly been a great experience buying my first home. Richard Smith was meticulous and patient every step of the way. From answering my questions, to guidance, I found his knowledge invaluable. He really got to know me and got a sense…Read More

Amanda Craig, Weaverville

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Richard Smith provided us with exceptional service in the sale of our home. We were most impressed with his practical, common sense approach throughout this process, as well as his knowledge of the real estate market. His marketing tools made…Read More

Sue and Randy Hintz, Weaverville, NC

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Richard Smith went above and beyond what we have experienced in the past from other real estate agents/brokers. He was there every step of the way from finding the house to the closing. And if we ever had questions he would respond quickly…Read More

Claude Dicks, Asheville

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Personable, initiative, caring, knows the area well, and professional I would definitely ask Richard to be my agent again!!!

Kathy -Asheville

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Richard Smith did a great job for us. I would recommend him to my family and friends. He was there when we needed him and never left our side. He is a very fine person with utmost integrity. When he shakes your hand, he means it. His word is…Read More

Don Mullis, 23 Sovereign Drive, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928

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We found Richard Smith to be trustworthy, professional, helpful.

Kurt Ortmann, Bradenton, Florida

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We didn't exactly "choose" Richard as our broker when we initially began looking to buy a home. I called the office initially about mortgage assistance. I was asked if I had a real estate agent, and when I advised them that I did not, our…Read More

Dave, Leicester, NC

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Richard was a complete professional from the moment the process started. He gave us valuable advice on the listing price, how to prepare the house for successful showings, and how to negotiate the offers we received. His attention to detail…Read More

Chris, Arden, NC

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Our home hunting experience was quick and easy due in part to the dedication shown by RIchard Smith. His knowledge and willingness to be available made the process relatively simple and event free. We had very limited time to visit and identify…Read More

Charles and Susan Peele, Hatteras, NC ... now Asheville, NC

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Richard did an awesome job for us. He was attentive to every detail and always responded back to us very quickly, making the whole buying process seamless and smooth. I would highly recommend Richard Smith to anyone looking to buy or sell…Read More

Amanda Bullman, Asheville, NC

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We have worked with Richard on both the seller and buyer side of residential properties in Buncombe County. In each case, the market knowledge and negotiation skills Richard brought to the table were invaluable to the transaction. Richard delivered…Read More

Stephen and Virginia Tyree; Bedford County, VA

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Richard Smith was exemplary during the sale of my property. He came to my home prepared on the first visit with everything we needed to get the property on the market; including prices from around my area! He was always polite, honest, and had…Read More

Debbie Short

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The overall experience selling my home was very positive. I would definitely use Richard again to buy or sale my home. His attention to detail was very important to me. His professionalism and friendliness also added so much to the whole…Read More

Amanda Bullman, Asheville, NC

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Our agent, Richard Smith, went beyond "the call of duty" in every way possible. He anticipated our needs and providing guidance which was extremely helpful given we live out of town. Richard is one of the nicest agents we have ever met and…Read More

Ron and Lynn Black, Oak Ridge, NC

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We were very satisfied with our real estate transaction as Richard did an excellent job, going above and beyond in assisting us.  We found him to be top notch, very professional, friendly, and informative.   This is our second…Read More

Billy and Collyn Gillespie

We met Richard at his Sunday Open House and were highly impressed.  We decided then we wanted him to be our buyers agent.  He was very professional, really listened to us, and went above and beyond.  He sincerely…Read More

Robi and Rhalina Eckley

I am a previous client of Richard's as he sold my prior home in just two months which was a real accomplishment in this market.  Besides being very professional and friendly, he is very consistent in paying close attention…Read More

Paul Anderson

We knew finding a home would be a real challenge while living in Montana and having to do our searching long distance.  The Beverly-Hanks website was extremely helpful, along with Richard being so friendly and professional and knowing all…Read More

Stephen and Virginia Tyree

Beverly-Hanks and Associates was referred to us while visiting in Asheville.  Richard happened to be the on-duty agent when we walked in.  He got us off to a great start and helped out in a pinch since we only…Read More

Bill and Margaret Kirk

We have used Richard on three occasions.  He sold our last two homes, and helped us buy this one.  He is really on the ball, especially when selling our last home AND buying the new one, walking us through being…Read More

Jason and Jayme Ray

I was referred to Richard Smith by a local friend when my Dad passed away.  He more than lived up to his recommendation and exceeded every expectation.  Living in California, I had to rely on him for everything.  All the while…Read More

James Robbins

As a builder, I have used Richard Smith and Beverly-Hanks as my exclusive listing agent and firm since 2006.  I used several small local real estate companies in the past and was referred to Richard through my banker.  I…Read More

Bill Stewart, Builder/Developer

We found Richard's expertise, professionalism, and knowledge to be exceptional.   Thanks to his research and realistic advice, we were able to sell our condo in just 3 months, and for more money than…Read More

Derrick and Julia Meeks

Richard Smith is an excellent realtor--very professional, and pays great attention to detail.  He is also very thorough in explaining everything a client needs to know when buying or selling.  Richard is very pleasant, returns…Read More

Linda Parker and Richard Moorer

Richard did an excellent job and was very professional in helping us get the most for our home.  He performed a Current Market Analysis upfront, which we used as our guideline in determining a realistic list price for…Read More

Steve and Clara Coryell

We initially met Richard 3 years before retiring, during our initial visit to Asheville.  He stayed in regular contact on-going, and was there for us when our serious searching began.  He really listened to our long list of preferences…Read More

Jim and Sarah White

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Interests

  • Performing Arts
  • Dog/Cat
  • Cooking/Dining
  • Parenting
  • Personal Wellness
  • Reading/Writing
  • Spiritual/Religious
  • Music
  • Cycling
  • Hiking and Camping
  • Hunting and Fishing
  • Motor Sports
  • Sports Enthusiast
  • Travel

Education

Mars Hill College

36 Governor Thomson Terrace in Weaverville, North Carolina 28787 - MLS# 3497558
4 bed  ·  3/2 ba  ·  5065 Hsq ft  ·  1.130 acr

$825,000

36 Governor Thomson Terrace
Weaverville 28787

Enjoy expansive mountain views from this ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED and 100% custom, open, bright, and airy home with superb quality and finishes through ...

MLS# 3497558 - Active
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Community: Weaverville


73 Beechwood Drive in Horse Shoe, North Carolina 28742 - MLS# 3556902
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2365 Hsq ft  ·  0.890 acr

$335,000

73 Beechwood Drive
Horse Shoe 28742

Enjoy ALL SINGLE LEVEL LIVING in a beautiful and well-established neighborhood of well-kept homes, on an expansive professionally landscaped corner ...

MLS# 3556902 - Active
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Community: Henderson County


2 Forevermore Lane in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3548497
2 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  828 Hsq ft  ·  0.600 acr

$165,000

2 Forevermore Lane
Asheville 28803

Rare opportunity 2 miles from Biltmore Village for a sweet cottage on a huge .6 acre lot that's entirely fenced except for the driveway entry. Perfe ...

MLS# 3548497 - Active
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Community: Asheville


76 Chinquapin Trail in Fairview, North Carolina 28730 - MLS# 3527093 Closed on 08-16-2019
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1680 Hsq ft  ·  2.000 acr

$390,000

76 Chinquapin Trail
Fairview 28730

Totally renovated from top to bottom, this seller has gone all out to make this home better than new, located only 7.5 miles from downtown Asheville ...

MLS# 3527093 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Community: Fairview


42 Dunwell Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina 28806 - MLS# 3436749 Closed on 11-02-2018
2 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  738 Hsq ft  ·  0.120 acr

$225,000

42 Dunwell Avenue
Asheville 28806

Rare All Brick MOVE-IN-READY Single Level Home IN THE HEART OF WALKABLE WEST ASHEVILLE! Enjoy living only 2 minutes from the Biscuit Head Restauran ...

MLS# 3436749 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Community: Asheville


105 Sunset Hills Court #Lot 3 in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3363349 Closed on 06-14-2018
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  3496 Hsq ft  ·  1.350 acr

$420,000

105 Sunset Hills Court #Lot 3
Asheville 28803

Motivated sellers and Move-In-Ready! Enjoy being surrounded by nature on 1.35 acres with pristine year-round mountain views, less than 10 miles fro ...

MLS# 3363349 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Community: Asheville


7 Shadowbrook Lane #Lot 17 in Weaverville, North Carolina 28787 - MLS# 3348272 Closed on 03-01-2018
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  3190 Hsq ft  ·  0.530 acr

$377,500

7 Shadowbrook Lane #Lot 17
Weaverville 28787

Pristine 1-story with full finished basement. *NUMEROUS UPDATES* Just 5 minutes from downtown Weaverville and 8 miles from Asheville. Bright & open ...

MLS# 3348272 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Community: Weaverville


119 Ball Gap Road in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 3298191 Closed on 01-26-2018
4 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2875 Hsq ft  ·  0.590 acr

$479,900

119 Ball Gap Road
Arden 28704

Pristine custom home with 2017 updates. Mostly level .59 acres is all usable and adjoins $600k+ homes in Ashley Woods. Master suite on the main with ...

MLS# 3298191 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Community: Arden


531 Brook Knoll Circle in Weaverville, North Carolina 28787 - MLS# 3279533 Closed on 06-30-2017
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1812 Hsq ft  ·  0.990 acr

$310,000

531 Brook Knoll Circle
Weaverville 28787

Amazing home on .99 acre lot! Light & open plan featuring 2-story great room with gas-log fireplace, large kitchen w/island, counter space galore, p ...

MLS# 3279533 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Community: Weaverville


145 Southbrook Lane #Lot 16 in Fletcher, North Carolina 28732 - MLS# 3270925 Closed on 06-13-2017
0.570 acr

$66,500

145 Southbrook Lane #Lot 16
Fletcher 28732

A RARE FIND of a LEVEL .57 acre custom building lot in a cul-de-sac in the well-established, highly desirable Southbrook development. Close to all S ...

MLS# 3270925 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Community: Fletcher


111 Elk Lane in Weaverville, North Carolina 28787 - MLS# 3246826 Closed on 03-21-2017
4 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  2955 Hsq ft  ·  0.440 acr

$405,000

111 Elk Lane
Weaverville 28787

Upscale first-quality custom, close to Weaverville's mainstreet, Lake Louise park & only 10 miles from downtown Asheville. Impressive 2-story entry, ...

MLS# 3246826 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Community: Weaverville


580 Piney Knob Road in Leicester, North Carolina 28748 - MLS# 3224614 Closed on 01-13-2017
4 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1440 Hsq ft  ·  0.910 acr

$120,000

580 Piney Knob Road
Leicester 28748

Gorgeous setting in Buncombe County on a permanent foundation, approximately 16 miles from downtown Asheville. Immaculate "like new" condition with ...

MLS# 3224614 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Community: Marshall


4 Westminster Drive in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 3234743 Closed on 01-12-2017
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1588 Hsq ft  ·  0.220 acr

$240,000

4 Westminster Drive
Asheville 28804

Immaculate ALL ONE LEVEL stylish home with updates, convenient to Asheville and Weaverville. All freshly painted, natural light & neutral decor. Gra ...

MLS# 3234743 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Community: Asheville


35 Rocking Porch Lane in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 3227320 Closed on 12-20-2016
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1523 Hsq ft  ·  0.070 acr

$234,450

35 Rocking Porch Lane
Asheville 28805

Amazing indoor & outdoor living spaces only minutes from the Mall and vibrant downtown Asheville. Pristine and move-in-ready, featuring the master o ...

MLS# 3227320 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Community: Asheville


15 Raindance Lane in Fairview, North Carolina 28730 - MLS# 3399614 Closed on 03-11-2019
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1571 Hsq ft  ·  2.540 acr

$260,000

15 Raindance Lane
Fairview 28730

Welcome friends and family to this peaceful creekside property nestled in the trees. As a primary residence or a second home, you can escape to priv ...

MLS# 3399614 - Closed
Listed by Premier Sotheby's Int'l Realty
Community: Fairview


110 Macdougall Lane in Weaverville, North Carolina 28787 - MLS# 3455800 Closed on 01-11-2019
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1401 Hsq ft  ·  0.730 acr

$245,000

110 Macdougall Lane
Weaverville 28787

This well maintained raised ranch with beautiful mountain views is just waiting for you. Located in a quiet, established subdivision just minutes fr ...

MLS# 3455800 - Closed
Listed by Keller Williams Professionals
Community: Weaverville


1 & 3 Pinebluff Court in Weaverville, North Carolina 28787 - MLS# 3392598 Closed on 07-16-2018
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2848 Hsq ft  ·  1.100 acr

$339,900

1 & 3 Pinebluff Court
Weaverville 28787

This beautiful home in Weaverville is surrounded by a large rolling yard. Outside there is a covered front porch, upper and lower rear decks & small ...

MLS# 3392598 - Closed
Listed by Keller Williams Elite Realty
Community: Weaverville


26 Meadows Circle in Arden, North Carolina 28704 - MLS# 3341726 Closed on 07-06-2018
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2361 Hsq ft  ·  0.390 acr

$325,000

26 Meadows Circle
Arden 28704

Desirable south Asheville location in TC Roberson School district! Two story home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1/2 bath. Covered rocking chair ...

MLS# 3341726 - Closed
Listed by RE/MAX Mountain Living
Community: Arden


449 Crowfields Drive #4-Z in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3294538 Closed on 10-20-2017
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2589 Hsq ft

$268,900

449 Crowfields Drive #4-Z
Asheville 28803

Premier 55+ Community convenient to everything w/ an away from everything setting. Share the meadows, pines & ponds w/ varied wildlife. Enjoy access ...

MLS# 3294538 - Closed
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Community: Asheville


121 River Walk Drive in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 3292429 Closed on 08-11-2017
5 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  3445 Hsq ft  ·  0.260 acr

$392,000

121 River Walk Drive
Asheville 28804

Amazing 5 bedroom home in the popular River Walk subdivision. Enjoy the Quartz counter tops in the open chef's kitchen as well as the cathedral ceil ...

MLS# 3292429 - Closed
Listed by Coldwell Banker King
Community: Asheville


1065 Mountain View Street #45 in Hendersonville, North Carolina 28739 - MLS# 3249101 Closed on 06-20-2017
1 bed  ·  1/1 ba  ·  825 Hsq ft  ·  0.200 acr

$150,000

1065 Mountain View Street #45
Hendersonville 28739

Classical Mountain Chalet! This home boasts a unique style mixed with downtown convenience. Small lot has simple landscaping in the front & a privat ...

MLS# 3249101 - Closed
Listed by Coldwell Banker King
Community: Hendersonville


11 Grove Garden Road #23 in Candler, North Carolina 28715 - MLS# 3211843 Closed on 02-27-2017
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2108 Hsq ft  ·  0.180 acr

$269,000

11 Grove Garden Road #23
Candler 28715

Welcome home! This home is conveniently located in Candler and offers 3 bedrooms, master on main with master en suite with walk-in closet. Vaulted c ...

MLS# 3211843 - Closed
Listed by Keller Williams Great Smokies
Community: Buncombe County


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Jake Howard, Fairview

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Richard came highly recommended to us by several coworkers and friends and we could not have been more pleased with the recommendation. We appreciate Richard being patient with us throughout our diligent search for the perfect home. He is extremely knowledgeable of Asheville and the surrounding area as well as the entire home buying process. We would definitely recommend Richard to others and plan on using him for any of our future real estate needs.

Tony Swartwood

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Richard was very pacient with us in finding a house we loved. H worked very hard to get everything we wanted. He also did alot of leg work for us getting contractors to come to the house to give us estimates.

Alex Hintz, Weaverville

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Richard is a rare find. Willing to do the task required correctly the first time. Enough said!

Toby Braswell

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Richard Smith is an asset to your company. His knowledge, professionalism, and excellent customer service made this difficult process for me the best experience. He was always responsive to my questions and my concerns. He goes above and beyond for his clients and I will highly recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent realtor. Please share my sincere gratitude with him and his office Richard Smith is an EXCELLENT realtor. I would deal with any company HE was associated with as I trust his judgement and knowledge

Bonnie Marie Shope

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Richard is the consummate real estate agent that everyone should have the joy to work with. I would recommend his services to anyone looking for representation.

Jason Wightman, Arden, NC

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Excellent realtor. Very efficient, organized, would definitely recommend to friends and family

Nicholas Wilkinson

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Richard Smith came highly recommended by my suburban Philadelphia friend and professional associate who had worked with Richard eight years ago and was totally impressed with him as an agent. From our first encounter with Richard Smith, we were equally impressed with his hospitable manner, his immediate grasp of and responsiveness to the dynamics of our needs, his professional attention to detail, his unfailing integrity and honesty about both the positives, and negatives, of each property, his untiring patience and diligent pursuit of finding us our "exact-right" home, as well as, his warm personableness and gentle charm. In the two separate weeks we traveled to Asheville to see properties, Richard truly provided us unrestricted access to him. Upon recognizing that we could only devote a finite numbers of days each time we had traveled here, Richard indulged us with an exhausting pursuit of property showings which involved inordinately long days for him. In addition to all the above attributes we experienced with Richard, we found Richard to be a keen financial agent, as well, helpfully advising us on maximizing our offer on our final property choice so that it would be the most acceptable offer to the Sellers, while keeping our monetary offer to a realistic figure for our finances. We unconditionally recommend Richard Smith as a stellar agent and as a gentleman-professional.

A.T. and Carole Valentine

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Richard was an excellent agent! He exceeded our expectations, and made the home selling process very easy and stress-free! Thank you for everything, Richard!

Elizabeth, Fairview

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Beverly-Hanks is extremely fortunate to have Richard Smith as a representative for their company. Everyone who has knowledge of my purchasing this property has also been advised to utilize his professional skills by me. I'm hoping that my four cousins that have their eyes on the Asheville area will also consider his skill set and find themselves under the demeanor of a gentleman who is more than capable.

Patrick K. Martin Burnsville, North Carolina

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My friends said he was an incredible realtor Richard is very professional. He also goes above and beyond to make sure I was a happy buyer. Richard has tremendous knowledge of the area. He also listened to my requests He is the best realtor I've ever worked with.

Sharry Rodriguez Fletcher,NC

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Richard Smith was extremely helpful in getting the property ready for sale. His planning and interest in my situation was very important to me. As a side note, I knew Richard from having worked for him in the restaurant supply business. He is thorough in every aspect of any job. I would recommend Richard Smith to my friends and acquaintances for any property transaction they may have or consider.

Mary McCall, 47 Yow Drive, Swannanoa, NC 28778

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Richard Smith of the Beverly-Hank Downtown Office was very accessible to answer our questions, address concerns, and prompt with all contract documents. He was consistent in reminding us of our next steps, contractual obligations/deadlines, and making sure the property was available for inspections as needed. As a native of South Asheville, Richard was well versed in the market and guided us well through our search process.

Allen Peele

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We have had the opportunity to work with Richard Smith on multiple occasions. I have the utmost faith and trust that Richard will keep our interest at heart and take good care of us! We are very thankful for all he has done! We LOVE Richard! He is the utmost professional!

Dina Peters, Asheville, NC

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Richard Smith was absolutely top notch from the search to the close of our recent residential purchase. He was a bulldog as he assisted us getting to close well in advance of the contract date which greatly lowered our anxiety levels. Best agent we have ever used !!

Nancy abd Scott B - Columbia, SC

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This has truly been a great experience buying my first home. Richard Smith was meticulous and patient every step of the way. From answering my questions, to guidance, I found his knowledge invaluable. He really got to know me and got a sense of what I was looking for in a new home. I truly appreciate that he made me feel like a priority. Always quick to respond to emails and always a phone call away, Richard was there to help clarify every aspect of the buying process. He helped to educate me and make me feel comfortable with this new purchase and he brought a wealth of knowledge to the table. He is client focused and always had my best interest at heart. Richard left a very positive impression on me. I would recommend Richard to everyone looking to buy/sell a home in the Asheville area.

Amanda Craig, Weaverville

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Richard Smith provided us with exceptional service in the sale of our home. We were most impressed with his practical, common sense approach throughout this process, as well as his knowledge of the real estate market. His marketing tools made our listing stand out in the crowd. He also provided invaluable information and recommendations during the renovation of our home which helped us maximize our return on investment. I would strongly recommend Richard to anyone interested in buying/selling real estate in the area.

Sue and Randy Hintz, Weaverville, NC

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Richard Smith went above and beyond what we have experienced in the past from other real estate agents/brokers. He was there every step of the way from finding the house to the closing. And if we ever had questions he would respond quickly to any text, email or phone call. We would certainly use him again with a local house search.

Claude Dicks, Asheville

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Personable, initiative, caring, knows the area well, and professional I would definitely ask Richard to be my agent again!!!

Kathy -Asheville

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Richard Smith did a great job for us. I would recommend him to my family and friends. He was there when we needed him and never left our side. He is a very fine person with utmost integrity. When he shakes your hand, he means it. His word is his bond. I would call on him again if I needed a realtor.

Don Mullis, 23 Sovereign Drive, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928

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We found Richard Smith to be trustworthy, professional, helpful.

Kurt Ortmann, Bradenton, Florida

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We didn't exactly "choose" Richard as our broker when we initially began looking to buy a home. I called the office initially about mortgage assistance. I was asked if I had a real estate agent, and when I advised them that I did not, our case was given to Richard. I guess it was just sort of "how it went" as far as us actually working with Richard. I, for one, am glad that things worked out as they did. Richard was exceptional with communications, always took time to answer questions, and genuinely cared about our interests during the entire process. He had extensive knowledge of the entire process and was also a great guy to work with on both the personal and professional level. I think sometimes things happen for a reason - and in this case, I think it was time for us to buy our first home. Richard was a God-send and really helped make the whole thing happen. It was fantastic working with Mr. Smith and I'll definitely be recommending him to anyone I know that needs a real-estate agent in the future.

Dave, Leicester, NC

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Richard was a complete professional from the moment the process started. He gave us valuable advice on the listing price, how to prepare the house for successful showings, and how to negotiate the offers we received. His attention to detail is second to none. The end result was a stress free process that concluded with our house selling above our target goal. We couldn't be more pleased.

Chris, Arden, NC

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Our home hunting experience was quick and easy due in part to the dedication shown by RIchard Smith. His knowledge and willingness to be available made the process relatively simple and event free. We had very limited time to visit and identify a property of interest. Richard planned our visit and showed us an array of properties that reflected our interests.... and in just a few days we were under contract! We have purchased and sold several properties but we have never had the pleasure of working with someone as professional and helpful as Richard Smith. Thank you for your dedication and professionalism!

Charles and Susan Peele, Hatteras, NC ... now Asheville, NC

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Richard did an awesome job for us. He was attentive to every detail and always responded back to us very quickly, making the whole buying process seamless and smooth. I would highly recommend Richard Smith to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

Amanda Bullman, Asheville, NC

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We have worked with Richard on both the seller and buyer side of residential properties in Buncombe County. In each case, the market knowledge and negotiation skills Richard brought to the table were invaluable to the transaction. Richard delivered results that met our needs concerning the key points of lifestyle and profitability. His genuine care for people is icing on the cake.

Stephen and Virginia Tyree; Bedford County, VA

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Richard Smith was exemplary during the sale of my property. He came to my home prepared on the first visit with everything we needed to get the property on the market; including prices from around my area! He was always polite, honest, and had my best interest in mind. Richard was constantly in contact with me, I always knew what to expect. I definitely would give Richard Smith the highest recommendations!

Debbie Short

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The overall experience selling my home was very positive. I would definitely use Richard again to buy or sale my home. His attention to detail was very important to me. His professionalism and friendliness also added so much to the whole experience. I never had to ask questions, he kept me informed and guided me through every step. I would highly recommend him and Beverly-Hanks to anyone looking to buy or sale a home.

Amanda Bullman, Asheville, NC

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Our agent, Richard Smith, went beyond "the call of duty" in every way possible. He anticipated our needs and providing guidance which was extremely helpful given we live out of town. Richard is one of the nicest agents we have ever met and apparently one of the best in that he had our house "under contract" in less than a week. That was amazing given it was Christmas time! If you want a kind professional who is results oriented, Richard Smith will not disappoint!

Ron and Lynn Black, Oak Ridge, NC

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We were very satisfied with our real estate transaction as Richard did an excellent job, going above and beyond in assisting us.  We found him to be top notch, very professional, friendly, and informative.   This is our second transaction with Richard, as he assisted us with the purchase of our home initially.  We wouldn't think of using any other agent when we decided to sell and relocate recently.  The result was amazing;  we had an acceptable offer in the first 24 hours, and closed in just 30 days after listing it. 

Billy and Collyn Gillespie

We met Richard at his Sunday Open House and were highly impressed.  We decided then we wanted him to be our buyers agent.  He was very professional, really listened to us, and went above and beyond.  He sincerely cared about our thoughts and opinions.   We have already recommended him to multiple clients and will continue to do so.  He is an asset to Beverly-Hanks, who should be proud to have him on their team.   We will always come back to Beverly-Hanks for any service solely based on how wonderful Richard was.   

Robi and Rhalina Eckley

I am a previous client of Richard's as he sold my prior home in just two months which was a real accomplishment in this market.  Besides being very professional and friendly, he is very consistent in paying close attention to every detail.   Richard was a dual agent in my recent purchase as I bought a new home that was his listing.  He was very thorough and made me feel comfortable.  The Beverly-Hanks organization was also very professional, leaving me feeling very satisfied.

Paul Anderson

We knew finding a home would be a real challenge while living in Montana and having to do our searching long distance.  The Beverly-Hanks website was extremely helpful, along with Richard being so friendly and professional and knowing all the areas.   Richard not only helped find the perfect place for us, our 2 year old daughter and lab, we got a great deal and were able to move in after less than a week from arriving in Asheville. 

Stephen and Virginia Tyree

Beverly-Hanks and Associates was referred to us while visiting in Asheville.  Richard happened to be the on-duty agent when we walked in.  He got us off to a great start and helped out in a pinch since we only had a short time before having to return home to New York.  He was a perfect match for us.  Our process proved to be a real task, but Richard stayed very calm and put his knowledge to work for us.  Everyone should have such a good experience!  Hang onto him! 

Bill and Margaret Kirk

We have used Richard on three occasions.  He sold our last two homes, and helped us buy this one.  He is really on the ball, especially when selling our last home AND buying the new one, walking us through being in multiple offer situations on each.  Richard always does an excellent job, and Beverly-Hanks is great!  

Jason and Jayme Ray

I was referred to Richard Smith by a local friend when my Dad passed away.  He more than lived up to his recommendation and exceeded every expectation.  Living in California, I had to rely on him for everything.  All the while with him navigating me through a difficult market season.  I was delighted that I never had to make a trip to Asheville during the whole process.  I was very pleased with the professionalism and competence of Richard and his staff. 

James Robbins

As a builder, I have used Richard Smith and Beverly-Hanks as my exclusive listing agent and firm since 2006.  I used several small local real estate companies in the past and was referred to Richard through my banker.  I have found the  Beverly-Hanks organization to have all the tools necessary for the best marketing along with the best network of agents I have come across.  Richard is also the hardest working, most consistent real estate agent I have ever worked with, bar none.

Bill Stewart, Builder/Developer

We found Richard's expertise, professionalism, and knowledge to be exceptional.   Thanks to his research and realistic advice, we were able to sell our condo in just 3 months, and for more money than we had hoped for.  He is personable and friendly which made us feel really comfortable and confident from day one.  We highy recommend Richard and Beverly-Hanks to anyone buying or selling a home.

Derrick and Julia Meeks

Richard Smith is an excellent realtor--very professional, and pays great attention to detail.  He is also very thorough in explaining everything a client needs to know when buying or selling.  Richard is very pleasant, returns calls promptly, and is easy to talk to.  I would very definitely give him my next listing and will continue to forward all my referrals to him. 

Linda Parker and Richard Moorer

Richard did an excellent job and was very professional in helping us get the most for our home.  He performed a Current Market Analysis upfront, which we used as our guideline in determining a realistic list price for our home.  As a result, we attracted multiple showings and an acceptable offer, all within just 5 weeks.  This allowed us to prepare well ahead of time for moving out of state.   Richard was also instrumental in us using Beverly-Hanks Relocation Services, who connected us with a local realtor to assist with the purchase of our new home in Arizona.     

Steve and Clara Coryell

We initially met Richard 3 years before retiring, during our initial visit to Asheville.  He stayed in regular contact on-going, and was there for us when our serious searching began.  He really listened to our long list of preferences and "must haves", ultimately leading us to our dream home.  We found Richard to be a seasoned negotiator, and above all, very patient and professional. We also experienced the same excellence and professionalism throughout Beverly-Hanks. We highly recommend Richard and firm to anyone seeking real estate services in the Asheville area. 

Jim and Sarah White

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