NAI Beverly-Hanks
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Asheville, NC United States 28801
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Karl Nelson
Broker Associate

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Background & Experience
I understand how investors think, so I can help you make the most of your commercial real estate investments. My 12-year background as an investor and involvement in a variety of deals has given me a clear understanding of the investor mindset. What’s more, I enjoy the “win-win” spirit of investing that fosters smooth transitions in both simple and complicated transactions. Whether you are a buyer, seller, tenant, or landlord, I am excited to help you with your CRE investment goals. Prior to moving to the mountains of Western North Carolina, I earned a master’s degree in physical therapy. It was that career path that led me to practice as a physical therapist at Carepartners/Mission for 16 years. It also allowed me to work part-time, so I began investing in residential single-family and multi-family real estate in 2004. Since that time, I have been involved in solo and joint ventures, and I’ve found that I have a passion for creative financing. Joining NAI Beverly-Hanks and making commercial real estate a full-time career was a natural progression and I'm ready to put my prior investing experiences to work for you today.

I grew up on the South Carolina coast, but had the opportunity to work in New York City, Montana, Colorado, and Germany during my career as a physical therapist. As much as I miss the coast, my time in Boulder, Colorado gave me a love of the mountains. That's why I've called Asheville home for 16 years.

My two children attend Estes Elementary. Since they began school, I have started volunteering there on a weekly basis. It's really rewarding to assist with the chess club and work closely with the Reading Buddies program, helping Title One students to improve their reading skills. In my free time, I enjoy playing guitar, camping, hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, and taking in Asheville's amazing local craft beer scene.

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Beverly-Hanks Home of the Week: 93 Hollybrook Drive #235

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:24:35 +0000

Welcome to 93 Hollybrook Drive #235, Flat Rock This beautifully designed Arts & Crafts home is sure to please! The quality of the home shows as you enter. Wood floors are inlaid with cherry and maple, arched doorways welcome you in, and transom windows and high, tray ceilings ensure lots of natural light. There is... Read more »

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Will the Brunch Bill Come to Beer City?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:51:32 +0000

The Sabbath is getting a little bit boozier for many across the state. On June 30, 2017, Governor Roy Cooper signed a bill that quickly became known as the “Brunch Bill.” Among its several provisions, the legislation allows businesses, including grocery stores, restaurants, and bars, to begin serving alcohol at 10:00am on Sunday instead of... Read more »

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Make Your Daydreams Come True in These Most Popular Homes

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:08:35 +0000

Did you know that daydreaming can make you better at your job? Those are the results in at least one study that “suggests that a wandering mind correlates with higher degrees of what is referred to as working memory.” That means that daydreamers are better at remembering things in the face of distraction. (Tell that... Read more »

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We are Pleased to Announce the Beverly-Hanks Top Agents of Q2 2017!

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:04:57 +0000

For more than 40 years, Beverly-Hanks & Associates has been Western North Carolina’s real estate market leader. Our strength as a company is directly correlated to the quality of our professional real estate agents. Beverly-Hanks agents are experts in communities across the region and work hard seven days a week to help you successfully buy... Read more »

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Pick Your Favorite Home Garden Space!

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 05:00:34 +0000

Is there anything more rewarding than seeing a seedling grow to maturity thanks to your own carefully cultivated green thumb? In Western North Carolina, it’s easy to create your own personal farm-to-table movement with a flourishing garden space. Enjoy the best of what summer has to offer in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The homes below... Read more »

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Agents Answer: Where are the Best Picnic Spots in WNC?

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:08:42 +0000

In Western North Carolina, you never have to worry about the scorching summer heat radiating off the pavement. Sure, it can hit the big 9-0 in the height of the season. But when the city feels too stuffy, it’s easy to head to the cool canopy of the wilderness. Some people prefer to beat the... Read more »

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Neo Burrito has Sustainability Practices All Wrapped Up

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:12:31 +0000

It’s about sustainability, delicious sustainability. “Food is what brings people together. It should always be celebrated and made special through delicious food and impeccable customer service. I want customers to not only feel at home in a pleasant atmosphere, but also know that they are contributing to the betterment of the environment,” said Walter Godfrey.... Read more »

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Press Release: June Marks Best Month in Beverly-Hanks History

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:58:36 +0000

Beverly-Hanks & Associates 300 EXECUTIVE PARK ASHEVILLE, NC 28801 (828) 254-7221 beverly-hanks.com   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   June Marks Best Month in Beverly-Hanks History Demand for housing across the region continues to be strong as Beverly-Hanks delivers the Q2 2017 Real Estate Market Report.   July 19, 2017, Asheville, NC—Beverly-Hanks President Neal Hanks recently delivered... Read more »

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Beverly-Hanks Home of the Week: 355 Stamey Cove Road

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:10:17 +0000

Welcome to 355 Stamey Cove Road, Clyde If you are looking for a luxury mountain lifestyle experience, this home provides 180-degree year-round views and ultimate privacy on 58 gentle acres. As you enter the gentle, tree-lined private drive to this extraordinary custom home, you are immediately drawn to the stunning beauty of the rolling land... Read more »

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Buying a Home in WNC with Zero to Low Down Payment

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:12:04 +0000

Amid tightening home supply and near record market activity, the good news for first-time homebuyers is that mortgage rates are continuing to hover at historic lows. However, it’s important to remember that even though home prices are going up, so is rent. One way or another, most adults have housing expenses. You are either going... Read more »

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