Make Moving Day Easy with this Calendar Checklist

Whether you do it every few years or this is your first time as an adult, moving day can be a significant source of stress. There are so many things you must remember to do, from transferring your National Geographic subscription to making sure you can find your prescriptions later among the sea of uniform […]

Increase Your Home’s Market Value with Professional Photos

Successful real estate sales and marketing efforts require a blend of traditional print, digital, and direct mail campaigns. The one element consistent—and integral—to these media is quality, engaging photography. At Beverly-Hanks, we recognize that the first place the majority of homebuyers will see your home will not be in person. That’s why we highly recommend […]

4 Important Reasons to Landscape with Native Plants

You may believe that English ivy adds an air of sophistication to your garden wall. Sure, it feels inspired to have your weekly Sunday mimosa under a mimosa tree. And we’ve all been to a school campus or office park lined with Bradford pears. But did you know that these plants severely threaten native vegetation? […]

3 Ways WNC Rivers Support Healthy Life along Their Banks

As Asheville native and environmental icon Wilma Dykeman once wrote:  “Water is a living thing; it is life itself. In it, life began.” It is no coincidence that many of Western North Carolina’s towns were built along rivers. In addition to their life-giving waters, WNC rivers have played an important role in facilitating manufacturing and […]

5 Waterfall Safety Tips for a Fun Weekend in the Woods

On hot mountain days, there’s nothing better than a hike to one of the region’s many inspiring waterfalls. Complete with pools of crystal clear water and vibrant green ferns, there’s hardly a better place to cool off! Many area waterfalls are well routed and well recorded, like the iconic 60-foot Looking Glass Falls. Others seemingly […]

7 Reasons You will Love Your Local Farmers Market

Now that spring is here, local farmers and tailgate markets are opening all across Western North Carolina. Each farmers market is different. But at every one, shoppers can meet the farmers and put a face to the growers of the food they eat. Visiting the markets can also be an inexpensive and fun family outing. […]

4 Must-Have Traits that Make an Awesome Listing Agent

Are you thinking about selling your home? Are you worried about making updates before it hits the market? Are you concerned about getting all the paperwork correct? We hear you. When you hire a real estate agent to help you sell your home, you’re making an important decision. The right professional real estate agent can […]