Richard Smith

Residential Broker Associate
ABR, CNHS, GCREP, RCC, SSFR
Allen Tate / Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Downtown Asheville
cell: (828) 551-8222
office: (828) 254-7221
team member since 2006

About Me


As an Asheville native and past business owner, Richard is a long-time trusted real estate advisor with extensive knowledge and experience gained through years of assisting first-time homebuyers, millennials, and seasoned buyers, and sellers. He embraces all the latest technology and is always in tune with our ever-changing market and values. He treats everyone with kindness and respect, and is very much a people person, extremely organized, and pays close attention to all the details throughout the process.

Richard is proud to be a devoted family man, married to his college sweetheart, Carol. They have two grown children and six amazing grandchildren. During their leisure time, you will find them volunteering, touring our scenic back roads in their convertible, hiking, camping, and exploring year-round, taking trips to their coastal get-a-way, spending time with family, and counting their blessings.

The Western North Carolina Lifestyle...Family...Home...Community...All the things that are important to you are important to him.

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Experience




Winning in our "Hot" market requires a realtor that is 100% committed to you and will work tirelessly on your behalf regardless of the time of day or day of the week it is. When assisting buyers, I know how important it is for you to know the true market value of any listing so you don't overpay, together with its condition, and I promise we're not going to miss out on anything that's available now or even coming on the market soon. If you're a seller, our in-house marketing team and I will give your listing the absolute maximum exposure, both regionally, nationally, and internationally, to sell it as quickly and for as much money as possible. The foundation of my success comes from being an Asheville native with years of experience gained through assisting first-time buyers, millennials, and seasoned buyers and sellers through hundreds of closings. I treat everyone with kindness and respect, and am dedicated to staying current as evidenced through my multiple professional REALTOR certifications.

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Testimonials

We approached Richard needing input on a sales price his thoughts on if the unit would sell quickly. Within one hour of my first conversation with him, I had a detailed marketing report showing everything currently active vs what had transpired in the last 6 months similar to our condo. His price recommendation was spot on, and before it had even officially listed in the MLS, Richard had a buyer for us...all while dealing with the holidays. Richard was efficient, professional, and knowledgeable. I was extremely lucky to have him representing me.

Chris, Asheville

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I've worked with Richard Smith on a couple other property sales and as always, he over delivered! Richard understands the market and as always did an excellent job in helping me sale my house. I will continue using him in the future and have referred him to anyone looking to buy or sale a property.

Amanda Angell, Asheville, NC

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Thanks as always Richard

Andy and Serene

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The buyers mortgage company had a delay in processing the loan. The buyers agent was not helpful in finding out or passing updates to us as we were scheduling a home purchase and moving logistics. Richard went above and beyond to even work with the loan office to help move the process along and keep us updated as much as he could. Richard was both professional and helpful each step along this fiasco with the buyers loan process. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing an agent in the Asheville area. Richard is professional every step in the process We talked to two of your agents We chose Richard because he talked to us as opposed to just repeating generalities and catch phrases He answered our many questions directly

Gary and Rosaline Sublett. Guntersville Alabama

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My initial contact with Richard Smith was on line and from out of state. He responded immediately with valuable information and made the purchase of our home from a different state so much easier than I expected it to be. Richard did the research finding information I didn't have access to, saving me from wasting time and costing money. Because of that experience, I contacted Richard again for another purchase. Richard is honest, reliable and dedicated to providing excellent customer service. He's already been referred to a family member for their purchase.

John L. Hendersonville, NC

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Richard was fantastic from day one! Did anything and everything within his power 24/7! Thank you for a great experience! Wouldn’t use anyone else to buy a future home! Richard was fantastic from day one! He did anything and everything in his power every single day! I wouldn’t consider anyone else to sell me a home! Thank you for a great experience! Richard did a great job day in and day out! Wouldn’t use anyone else to buy a home! Thank you! Great job! Thanks Great job thank you!

Peter Campo

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Thank you so much for all your hard work, prompt service, and knowledge of the surrounding area. We truly appreciate all that you did to help us find our new home in Asheville.

Andrew S, Asheville

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I searched for realtors in Hendersonville and Richard Smith was the second person I contacted. Customer service and local real estate knowledge was the most important factor to me in choosing a realtor. Richard called me immediately and it was clear from our conversation that I needed to look no further. Our first meeting was a thorough conversation about the market in the area and the services I could expect from him. He showed me eight houses and didn't sugar coat any undesirable houses or attributes in an effort to sell me. Richard was extremely friendly, honest and professional and I will absolutely recommend him to others.

John, Austin, Texas

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Richard was fantastic to work with. His professionalism is top notch especially given our families situation. We were selling our uncles home that was in an estate and there were many more cooks in the kitchen than needed to be. I am an agent in Richmond VA and I am very impressed with how Richard "handled" my family. If I had to do it all over again, I would call him and ask for his assistance. Super communication, which is key in scenarios like this, especially since all of the heirs were out of town. Thank you Richard!

Jenny King, Richmond VA

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Awesome

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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We approached Richard needing input on a sales price his thoughts on if the unit would sell quickly. Within one hour of my first conversation with him, I had a detailed marketing report showing everything currently active vs what had transpired in the last 6 months similar to our condo. His price recommendation was spot on, and before it had even officially listed in the MLS, Richard had a buyer for us...all while dealing with the holidays. Richard was efficient, professional, and knowledgeable. I was extremely lucky to have him representing me.

Chris, Asheville

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I've worked with Richard Smith on a couple other property sales and as always, he over delivered! Richard understands the market and as always did an excellent job in helping me sale my house. I will continue using him in the future and have referred him to anyone looking to buy or sale a property.

Amanda Angell, Asheville, NC

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Thanks as always Richard

Andy and Serene

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The buyers mortgage company had a delay in processing the loan. The buyers agent was not helpful in finding out or passing updates to us as we were scheduling a home purchase and moving logistics. Richard went above and beyond to even work with the loan office to help move the process along and keep us updated as much as he could. Richard was both professional and helpful each step along this fiasco with the buyers loan process. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing an agent in the Asheville area. Richard is professional every step in the process We talked to two of your agents We chose Richard because he talked to us as opposed to just repeating generalities and catch phrases He answered our many questions directly

Gary and Rosaline Sublett. Guntersville Alabama

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My initial contact with Richard Smith was on line and from out of state. He responded immediately with valuable information and made the purchase of our home from a different state so much easier than I expected it to be. Richard did the research finding information I didn't have access to, saving me from wasting time and costing money. Because of that experience, I contacted Richard again for another purchase. Richard is honest, reliable and dedicated to providing excellent customer service. He's already been referred to a family member for their purchase.

John L. Hendersonville, NC

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Richard was fantastic from day one! Did anything and everything within his power 24/7! Thank you for a great experience! Wouldn’t use anyone else to buy a future home! Richard was fantastic from day one! He did anything and everything in his power every single day! I wouldn’t consider anyone else to sell me a home! Thank you for a great experience! Richard did a great job day in and day out! Wouldn’t use anyone else to buy a home! Thank you! Great job! Thanks Great job thank you!

Peter Campo

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Thank you so much for all your hard work, prompt service, and knowledge of the surrounding area. We truly appreciate all that you did to help us find our new home in Asheville.

Andrew S, Asheville

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I searched for realtors in Hendersonville and Richard Smith was the second person I contacted. Customer service and local real estate knowledge was the most important factor to me in choosing a realtor. Richard called me immediately and it was clear from our conversation that I needed to look no further. Our first meeting was a thorough conversation about the market in the area and the services I could expect from him. He showed me eight houses and didn't sugar coat any undesirable houses or attributes in an effort to sell me. Richard was extremely friendly, honest and professional and I will absolutely recommend him to others.

John, Austin, Texas

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Richard was fantastic to work with. His professionalism is top notch especially given our families situation. We were selling our uncles home that was in an estate and there were many more cooks in the kitchen than needed to be. I am an agent in Richmond VA and I am very impressed with how Richard "handled" my family. If I had to do it all over again, I would call him and ask for his assistance. Super communication, which is key in scenarios like this, especially since all of the heirs were out of town. Thank you Richard!

Jenny King, Richmond VA

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Awesome

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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Is there a best time of the year to buy a house?

When it comes to buying a home, there are pros and cons for each season. Generally, the best season to buy a home is in late summer or fall. There are still plenty of homes for sale, but without the intense competition found during spring. Sellers are also known for being a bit more flexible this time of the year. Zillow reports that the highest number of listings with at least one price reduction are found August–September. However, the deeper buyers venture into fall, the less choice is available. If you value choice, and you want more buyers competing for the home you are leaving, spring could be your best season. Ultimately, the best time to buy a home is when you’re financially ready to do so.

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