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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Blue Ghost Brewing Capitalizes on Fletcher’s Location and Biology

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:09:24 +0000

No longer simply a sleepy stopping point between Asheville and Hendersonville, Fletcher, NC is now a destination in its own right. The town has been growing at a steady and smooth pace in recent years thanks to lower housing costs and its convenient location. Business owners, including those at Blue Ghost Brewing, are taking note... Read more »

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Fletcher, NC: Pride in Our Past, and Faith in Our Future

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:02:31 +0000

Fletcher, NC is a small town centrally located between Asheville and Hendersonville at the northern end of Henderson County. The town sits on six square miles of relatively flat land, with the Blue Ridge Mountains on the close horizon. “I think if I had to describe Fletcher in three words, they would be CONVENIENT, GROWING,... Read more »

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MEET LAURIE & MICHAEL HARTMAN

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:00:28 +0000

Laurie and Michael’s clients love to rave about working with them! Laurie & Michael Hartman are among Beverly-Hanks & Associates’ top producing agents, serving as company listing leaders, sales leaders, and models for their peers. But according to them, their greatest achievements are those in service of their clients. The Hartmans are repeat winners of... Read more »

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Pick the Front Door of Your Dreams!

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:12 +0000

There’s never a second chance to make a first impression. That’s advice we regularly share with our home sellers when taking listing photos or preparing for an open house. But the sentiment holds for homebuyers, long after the purchase has been settled. Your front door is the first impression guests have of your home (and... Read more »

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February Existing-Home Sales Couldn’t Keep Pace

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:04:32 +0000

After the housing market started 2017 at a running pace in January, February spelled a different story, according to the latest National Association of RealtorsⓇ’ (NAR) monthly report. Existing-home sales slid considerably from the month prior, but remained above levels from one year ago. The South was the only region to see a modest sales... Read more »

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WLOS Home of the Week: 302 N Windsong Lane

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:53:24 +0000

Welcome to 302 N Windsong Lane, Flat Rock This custom home within within Kenmure Golf & Country Club has it all! Located at the end of a private, wooded cul-de-sac with flowering trees and exceptional landscaping, you will love this custom contemporary home. Exterior stone accents carry inside to the fireplaces. High cathedral and tray... Read more »

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How to Sell Your Luxury Home and Relocate with Ease through Our Global Affiliations

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:14:53 +0000

If you’re planning to move out of Western North Carolina, Beverly-Hanks can still be of assistance. That’s because we’re a proud member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the premier international relocation network. What is LeadingRE? Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® includes more market-dominant brokers than any other franchise or network... Read more »

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Agents Answer: Where are the Best Farmers Markets in WNC?

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 13:22:01 +0000

If the winds outside this week have been any indication, this March has certainly come in like a lion. But while many of us are tucked cozily inside, distanced from the roar of the wind, there are many across Western North Carolina who have spent their days in the elements, preparing for the season to... Read more »

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From the Heart, Through the Fingers: Olga Dorenko

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:16:14 +0000

Crossing the railroad tracks in the River Arts District, a large brick building looms high over Lyman Street. As the artistic haven of Asheville, the RAD is home to hundreds of artisans, each as unique as the next, all with a wild and wonderful story of how they ended up in Western North Carolina. But,... Read more »

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WLOS Home of the Week: 153 Mills Place

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:32:11 +0000

Welcome to 153 Mills Place, Asheville Homes like this one are why people love living in Asheville! It’s truly a gem in all aspects. 153 Mills Place has unbelievable, unparalleled, and truly spectacular views! With great open rooms, hardwood floors, and a fantastic chef’s kitchen (where you can cook and watch the sunset), this contemporary... Read more »

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