Cheese the Day on the WNC Cheese Trail!

Travel outside the cities of Western North Carolina and you’ll find picturesque, rural areas that are home to many small farms. More than a dozen locally owned farms and shops make up the WNC Cheese Trail. Their dedication to local cheesemaking preserves the authentic rural lifestyle that draws so many to the area. Here, local […]

4 Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid for a Stress-Free Process

When you apply for a home mortgage, you have a lot riding on successfully completing the process on time. Not securing that mortgage on time could mean losing your due diligence money, increased moving expenses, and even becoming responsible for seller expenses. That’s a lot of extra stress (and expense) piled on top of an […]

Walkable Neighborhoods: Attract Interested Buyers with One Not-so-Obvious Home Feature

How much value is there to living in a community that’s difficult to access? As home buyers are increasingly focusing on community features during their home search, walkable neighborhoods are becoming a bigger and bigger draw. Today, we explain just what makes a neighborhood walkable, which demographics are searching for homes like yours, and how […]

What Happens When You Combine Cookies and Community? You Strike Gold!

Zuma Coffee is more than Marshall, North Carolina’s unofficial meeting place and one of the most charming and delicious small businesses in the area. Zuma Coffee draws people from all over Western North Carolina in search of gold—Zuma Gold. “When we opened, we had our Zuma Gold cookie, we had chocolate chip, oatmeal raisins. Well, […]

2 Surprising Home Types that Equal Big Money for Home Buyers

Raise your hand if you plan to buy a home, stay in it for a couple of decades, and sell it for less than you originally paid. Bueller? Bueller? … That’s what we thought. Even if you’re not a professional home flipper, almost everyone is interested in finding the next up-and-coming neighborhood that promises rapid […]

How Much does it Cost to Live in WNC?: Compare Here with There

Down the street or across the globe. Wherever you’re planning to move in the world, Beverly-Hanks & Associates can be of assistance. That’s because we’re a proud member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the premier international relocation network. Our affiliation with Leading RE means you receive world-class relocation services while maintaining the […]

These 3 Questions will Help You Find the Best Agent to Sell Your Luxury Home

Let’s pretend you’re Golden Globe-nominated actress Andie MacDowell and you’re interested in putting your magnificent Biltmore Forest home on the market. Or that your family farm is going onto the market in fast-growing Mills River for the first time in more than 50 years. There are probably a lot of goals around the sale of […]


Darrin Blevins knows that Asheville has an abundance of things to offer. Darrin Blevins graduated from Western Carolina University with a B.A. in Graphic Design and a concentration in illustration. She built two businesses in that field that taught her the skills she needed to be a successful REALTORⓇ. As a full-time agent with Beverly-Hanks […]


Karen and Don love introducing new folks to this unique and amazing place they call home. Don and Karen Woodard came to real estate from two very different directions. Karen ascended the corporate ladders at a number of money center banks, working with corporate and private banking firms. She eventually ran a private banking group […]

Selling this Spring? Here are 4 Updates You Can do to Attract Homebuyers

Springtime brings sunshine, showers—and plenty of opportunities for home staging. As we like to say, there’s never a second chance for a first impression. Spring is the season of increased home listings. In order to compete with other sellers on the market, it’s important to look as clean and fresh as the spring mountain air. […]