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 at JPMorgan Chase. As a licensed mortgage consultant, she learned the ropes and worked successfully with a wide variety of clients. The marketing, negotiating and customer relationship skills, and 20 years of acquired knowledge, combined with her lending experience, have served her real estate clients well.
In contrast, Don took a slightly different road, spending twenty-plus years in the entertainment Industry. As a television writer and producer, he wrote for established programs, created pilots, and oversaw production staffs that brought his words to life. After moving to Asheville, he used his management, writing, and people skills to raise funds and awareness for Pisgah Legal Services, a nonprofit organization providing free civil legal aid to low-income local residents.
Karen and Don now live and breathe the business, making it a point to work with only the very best. This standard applies to their company, clients, listings, and resources. Their keys to success are a strong work ethic, a systematic process, informative communication, attention to detail, and the belief that integrity and honesty must be the foundation of all relationships.
More about Karen and Don Woodard
Don and Karen’s initial foray into real estate was as investors in sunny California. For about five years, they bought single-family properties, oversaw cosmetic remodeling and landscaping work, and ultimately sold those houses at a profit. Eventually, the pair decided it was time to move closer to their family and their roots.
The Woodards are thrilled to have settled down in Western North Carolina. They enjoy the mountains, hiking trails, great weather, fabulous restaurants, golf around every corner, skiing a short drive away—and great friends. They believe that Living the Good Life—whatever that means to you—begins by choosing where you want to live, not where you have to.
Don and Karen love what they do, and this region. There are so many neighborhoods—from Avery Park and Sondley to Southcliff and Town Mountain—each with its own story to tell. They love the people of Asheville—most of whom are here because they want to be—and they love introducing new folks to this unique and amazing quality of life.
“It was a pleasure working with Karen & Don Woodward; they were quick to understand the properties that interested us and guide us into the perfect home all the way through to closing and beyond.”
—Carol & Matthew Parrinello