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An Asheville native, Richard is involved daily with all aspects of the Residential market, including resales, new construction, second homes, and vacant land. He possesses special…Read More

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At your first encounter with this Asheville native, you'll recognize he is the epitome of a southern-born gentleman; open, friendly, and courteous. When asked what he feels keeps him at the top…Read More

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What is the “typical” home buyers are purchasing?

Each year, the National Association of Realtors® reports its insights into the characteristics of the homes purchased across the United States the previous year. Last year, 83% of the homes purchased were detached single family homes. There was only a median of 12 miles between the homes that recent buyers purchased and the homes that they moved from. Heating and cooling costs were the most important environmental features for recent buyers, with 84% finding these features at least somewhat important. For buyers 36 years and younger, commuting costs were more important than heating and cooling costs at 39% and 31% respectively. For buyers 36 years and younger, the expected length of time they plan to remain in the home they purchased was only 10 years, compared to 20 years for buyers 52–61 years.

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Testimonials

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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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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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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Education

Mars Hill College

4 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2875 Hsq ft  ·  0.590 acr

$489,900

119 Ball Gap Road
Arden 28704

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,812 sq ft

$310,000 Original: $305,000

531 Brook Knoll Circle
Weaverville 28787

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$66,500 Original: $70,000

145 Southbrook Lane #Lot 16
Fletcher 28732

4 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,955 sq ft

$405,000 Original: $419,900

111 Elk Lane
Weaverville 28787

4 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,440 sq ft

$120,000

580 Piney Knob Road
Leicester 28748

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,588 sq ft

$240,000 Original: $249,900

4 Westminster Drive
Asheville 28804

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,523 sq ft

$234,450 Original: $239,900

35 Rocking Porch Lane
Asheville 28805

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,415 sq ft

$188,000 Original: $197,500

75 Appian Way
Arden 28704

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,870 sq ft

$281,900 Original: $279,900

436 Mills Gap Road
Arden 28704

4 bed  ·  4 bath  ·  4,496 sq ft

$440,000 Original: $449,900

405 Canonero Drive
Fairview 28730

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,493 sq ft

$165,000 Original: $169,900

69 Star Flower Road
Alexander 28701

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,049 sq ft

$318,000 Original: $335,800

128 College Circle
Swannanoa 28778

5 bed  ·  4 bath  ·  4,244 sq ft

$612,500 Original: $620,000

145 Holcombe Branch Rd
Weaverville 28787

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,516 sq ft

$245,000 Original: $285,000

402 Crowfields Dr
Asheville 28803

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,350 sq ft

$297,000 Original: $309,900

2 Rasada Drive
Weaverville 28787

2 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  952 sq ft

$90,000 Original: $109,900

11-d Krista Circle
Candler 28715

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,400 sq ft

$400,000 Original: $595,000

530 Andrew Banks Drive, B-3
Burnsville 28714

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,223 sq ft

$75,000 Original: $349,000

180 Creekside Way, E-202
Burnsville 28714

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,223 sq ft

$100,000 Original: $209,000

222 Creekside Way, D-102
Burnsville 28714

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,100 sq ft

$700,000 Original: $789,000

3328 Mountain Air Drive, Ridges #5
Burnsville 28714

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$114,000 Original: $189,000

Lot 38 Spring Flower Ct
Burnsville 28714

4 bed  ·  5 bath  ·  5,600 sq ft

$1,100,000 Original: $1,199,000

350 Ball Camp Road
Burnsville 28714

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$179,500 Original: $189,000

Lot 15 Headwaters #15
Burnsville 28714

4 bed  ·  4 bath  ·  2,000 sq ft

$210,000 Original: $289,000

65 North Slickrock Way
Burnsville 28714

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  1,992 sq ft

$375,000 Original: $549,000

224 Logging Horse Road, C-101
Burnsville 28714

3 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,307 sq ft

$250,000 Original: $310,000

1227 Newfound Rd
Leicester 28748

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$30,000 Original: $95,500

71 Austin Mountain Drive #1/71
Burnsville 28714

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$16,000 Original: $89,000

Lot 90 Apple Brandy Way
Burnsville 28714

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$16,000 Original: $39,000

Lot 87 Apple Brandy Way #87
Burnsville 28714

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$90,500 Original: $105,000

Lot 69 Mountain Air Drive
Burnsville 28714

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  3,900 sq ft

$730,000 Original: $815,000

14 Ball Camp Road
Burnsville 28714

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,069 sq ft

$230,000 Original: $289,900

54 Ballantree Drive
Asheville 28803

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,200 sq ft

$379,000

140 Slickrock Road F1
Burnsville 28714

5 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  3,931 sq ft

$1,200,000 Original: $1,389,000

160 Cliffs Edge
Burnsville 28714

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,000 sq ft

$225,000 Original: $280,000

80 Slickrock Road, Unit A4
Burnsville 28714

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,400 sq ft

$375,000 Original: $450,000

2131 Mountain Air Drive
Burnsville 28714

4 bed  ·  4 bath  ·  3,600 sq ft

$915,000 Original: $995,000

474 Springhouse Drive
Burnsville 28714

4 bed  ·  4 bath  ·  4,200 sq ft

$1,200,000 Original: $1,450,000

321 Austin Mountain Drive
Burnsville 28714

4 bed  ·  4 bath  ·  2,400 sq ft

$665,000 Original: $875,000

460 Rhododendron Lane
Burnsville 28714

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,729 sq ft

$250,000 Original: $279,900

119 Beaver Ridge Road
Asheville 28804

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,223 sq ft

$150,000 Original: $169,000

180 Creekside Way, E-101
Burnsville 28714

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,913 sq ft

$750,000 Original: $1,180,000

95 Smokey Mountain View
Burnsville 28714

4 bed  ·  4 bath  ·  4,061 sq ft

$885,000 Original: $999,000

7 Austin Mountain Drive
Burnsville 28714

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$20,000 Original: $59,900

19 Fairway View Drive #19
Weaverville 28787

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,200 sq ft

$375,000 Original: $425,000

66 Club Villa Court, D1
Burnsville 28714

4 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  3,900 sq ft

$500,000 Original: $685,000

44 Hamburg Mountain Road
Weaverville 28787

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,400 sq ft

$636,000 Original: $695,000

580 Andrew Banks Dr. C-4
Burnsville 28714

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$27,500 Original: $39,900

00 Chapel Park Place
Asheville 28803

3 bed  ·  4 bath  ·  2,854 sq ft

$227,500 Original: $239,900

106 Woodfield Drive
Asheville 28803

4 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  3,317 sq ft

$395,000 Original: $419,900

18 Cherry Ridge Lane
Weaverville 28787

3 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,892 sq ft

$217,500 Original: $219,900

46 Pinehurst Road
Asheville 28805

1 bed  ·  1/1 ba  ·  825 Hsq ft  ·  0.200 acr

$150,000 Original: $180,000

1065 Mountain View Street #45
Hendersonville 28739

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2108 Hsq ft  ·  0.180 acr

$269,000 Original: $285,000

11 Grove Garden Road #23
Candler 28715

4 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2582 Hsq ft  ·  0.050 acr

$360,000 Original: $368,000

123 Poppy Lane #123
Asheville 28803

2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1837 Hsq ft  ·  0.050 acr

$425,000 Original: $445,000

12 Boddington Court #12
Asheville 28803

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2181 Hsq ft  ·  0.800 acr

$280,000 Original: $300,000

42 Chickwood Trail
Weaverville 28787

3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3127 Hsq ft  ·  21.000 acr

$370,000 Original: $450,000

2420 Little Creek Rd
Burnsville 28714

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  3086 Hsq ft  ·  0.770 acr

$437,000 Original: $448,000

9 Cedar Bluff Court
Candler 28715

  ·  2304 Hsq ft  ·  0.650 acr

$206,000 Original: $275,000

187 Weston Road
Arden 28704

  ·  2304 Hsq ft  ·  0.490 acr

$206,000 Original: $275,000

185 Weston Road
Arden 28704

4 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2181 Hsq ft

$348,221 Original: $325,000

191 Windstone Drive #191
Fletcher 28732

3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  4051 Hsq ft  ·  1.24 acr

$572,500 Original: $595,000

324 Kenmure Drive
Flat Rock 28731

2 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  1576 Hsq ft  ·  .63 acr

$196,000 Original: $219,000

30 Whipporwill
Weaverville 28787

2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1056 Hsq ft  ·  .91 acr

$48,000

222 Vegas Drive
Leicester 28748

3 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1307 Hsq ft  ·  20.78 acr

$250,000 Original: $310,000

1227 Newfound Rd
Leicester 28748

4 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1404 Hsq ft  ·  .51 acr

$85,000 Original: $94,900

38 Reeves Rd.
Leicester 28748

4 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3173 Hsq ft  ·  .5 acr

$330,000 Original: $345,000

1038 Windsor Dr
Asheville 28803

2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1750 Hsq ft  ·  .06 acr

$250,500 Original: $279,000

36 Craggy Vista Dr.
Swannanoa 28778

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1766 Hsq ft  ·  2 acr

$185,000 Original: $214,900

76 Chinquapin Trail
Fairview 28730

3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  4385 Hsq ft  ·  3.4 acr

$1,485,657 Original: $1,750,000

175 Bent Tree Road
Asheville 28804

3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3574 Hsq ft  ·  .82 acr

$350,000 Original: $369,900

27 Hope Road
Weaverville 28787

4 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2996 Hsq ft  ·  1.29 acr

$428,800 Original: $499,500

8 Cedarcliff Road
Asheville 28803

4.5 acr

$74,000 Original: $110,000

139 Holcombe Branch
Weaverville 28787

4 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1966 Hsq ft  ·  .56 acr

$140,000 Original: $150,000

1809 Lower Ridgewood Blvd.
Hendersonville 28792

4 bed  ·  4 ba  ·  3257 Hsq ft  ·  .58 acr

$349,000 Original: $599,000

15 Bent Oak Lane
Asheville 28803

3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1810 Hsq ft  ·  .99 acr

$244,000 Original: $254,900

531 Brook Knoll Circle
Weaverville 28787

4 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2580 Hsq ft  ·  .31 acr

$299,800 Original: $314,900

117 Bilberry Lane
Candler 28715

4 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2847 Hsq ft  ·  .75 acr

$339,000 Original: $419,900

28 Lockes Lane
Candler 28715

4 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3654 Hsq ft  ·  1.98 acr

$550,000 Original: $595,000

6 Creekwood Court
Mars Hill 28754

3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1520 Hsq ft  ·  .45 acr

$139,500 Original: $149,900

69 Star Flower Rd.
Alexander 28701

4 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2800 Hsq ft  ·  .76 acr

$350,000

12 Cherry Ridge Lane
Weaverville 28787

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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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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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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