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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Indulge Yourself in These 5 Luxury Homes with Hot Tubs

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:36:29 +0000

You work hard. You work late. And sometimes you need to just sit back and relax. That’s what your wine cellar is for. Dust off a 2002 bottle of Dom Ruinart Rosé and head to your favorite spot in your spectacular home: The hot tub. Cozy in the winter and indulgent in the summer, hot... Read more »

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How often do You Eat at Hotels? Here are 6 Local Options

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:58:37 +0000

The Asheville area has undeniably one of the best per capita independent restaurant scenes in the country, if not the world. And that’s not just the locals bragging. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report named the city one of 15 “Best Foodie Destinations in the USA.” Asheville residents have nearly every option imaginable, from... Read more »

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Nonprofit Spotlight: OnTrack WNC

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:22:54 +0000

Are you thinking about purchasing a home, but don’t know where to start? At Beverly-Hanks, we understand how overwhelming that process can be, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. That’s why we’re such big fans of OnTrack WNC. What is OnTrack WNC? OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling (OnTrack WNC) is the region’s trusted nonprofit source... Read more »

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Know Your Home Buyers to Sell Your Home Fast

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:32:42 +0000

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 fast. At Beverly-Hanks, we... Read more »

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MEET ALI THOMAS

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:11:23 +0000

Ali Thomas uses her past experience to find your future dream home. Ali Thomas was in banking and lending for 17 years, a strong background that really helps her clients navigate the sometimes frustrating loan process. Since joining Beverly-Hanks, she has worked closely with one of our top REALTORS®, proving herself as a rising broker... Read more »

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WLOS Home of the Week: 507 Pinchot Drive

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:28:30 +0000

Welcome to 507 Pinchot Drive, Asheville Luxurious living and world-class entertaining await you in this beautiful Biltmore Park home. This comfortable brick home is completely open on the main level with a master retreat, a cook’s kitchen, an office, living room, dining room, den, and a magnificent porch. The lower lever has three bedrooms, three... Read more »

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Marshall Industry is Built upon the Arts

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:25:14 +0000

A small Madison County town, Marshall, NC is an enclave of artists that’s in the midst of a renaissance. Marshall, population 800, is the Madison County seat and sits on the banks of the French Broad River some 20 miles north of Asheville. Marshall’s Main Street offers signs of the town’s unique blend of old... Read more »

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Marshall is Thriving Thanks to its Arts and Community

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:23:25 +0000

A small Madison County town, Marshall has made the most of riverside living by focusing on community. Marshall, population 800, is the Madison County seat and sits on the banks of the French Broad River some 20 miles north of Asheville. The area is rich with local history, as it was a key way station... Read more »

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At Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, the Work is All in the Family

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:05:12 +0000

At a table in his tasting room, Alan Ward makes direct eye contact. This is clearly a guy who wants to not only get his point across, but also make sure you understand just what makes Henderson County so special.   “We can grow anything as good as what’s grown in Europe, if not better,”... Read more »

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Agents Answer: Where are the Best Local Chocolate Shops in WNC?

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 15:20:59 +0000

Can you feel it in the air? It’s that magical moment that comes along just once a year, beckoning you to surprise your special someone with a beautiful bouquet and decadent dessert. It’s true that Valentine’s Day is for lovers—chocolate lovers! And true chocolate lovers know that a heart-shaped box of cheap chocolates from the... Read more »

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