The Best Way We Know to Sell Your Home Quickly

Understanding the soul of a home is important. But to a real estate agent’s mind, the foundation of all negotiations is market data. Looking at statistics and demographics isn’t sexy. It isn’t heartfelt work. But understanding what kinds of buyers are out there is crucial to helping you sell your home quickly. At Beverly-Hanks, we […]

Which is Better to do First: Sell Your Current Home or Buy a New One?

It’s that age-old dilemma, applied to one of the largest financial transactions you may ever make: Which step should come first?  On the one hand, you may not be able to put an offer on a new property without the capital from selling your current one. But on the other hand, you don’t want to […]

How to Find the Best WNC Community for You if You Live out of Town

Often, home buyers neglect one of the most important steps in finding a new home: They skip doing research on specific communities. Buying a home requires understanding your points of compromise. 62% of home buyers indicate that the overall quality of a community is the most important factor influencing their neighborhood choice. In fact, the […]

What is an HOA?: A Beginner’s Guide to Condo and Homeowner Associations

Many planned communities, certain neighborhoods, and condominium complexes are governed by homeowner associations (HOA) or condo owner associations (COA). HOA and COA governance is designed to maintain the integrity of the neighborhood or community. But depending on your lifestyle needs and real estate goals, they aren’t for everyone. If you’re considering purchasing a home in […]

Is “Average Asking Price” the Best Metric for Predicting Home Values?

As local homeowners ourselves, we at Beverly-Hanks understand that affordability is an important and ongoing issue across Western North Carolina. Anytime we see people reference the “average asking price” of a community, we get concerned. That term dramatically overstates local market conditions for two reasons: one is the use of “asking price” as a value […]