Hal Schuelke

Hal Schuelke

Contact Info

Cell Phone:
(828) 231-4409
(828) 210-9400
(828) 210-9401
[email protected]
South Asheville Office

About Me

Originally hailing from Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, about an hour outside of Washington, D.C., I moved west to attend The University of Oregon, where I studied and lived in Eugene until 1996. From there, I followed my love of mountains and the outdoors to Telluride, Colorado, where I lived and worked in the restaurant industry and traded securities. While I lived in Colorado, I met my wife and got married in 2003. Once married, my wife and I decided to move back East in order to be closer to family and for me to attend culinary school in Charleston, SC. Inevitably, our love of the mountains and cooler climates brought us out of The Lowcountry and into Asheville. We have lived in the Kenilworth neighborhood of Asheville since 2004 (now in our third house in the same neighborhood), and are proud to be raising two boys. Working as a chef and in various capacities in the restaurant business was exciting, challenging and fun; however, a desire to be able to spend more waking hours with my family led me to a career in real estate. I have been helping folks buy and sell homes and land in Asheville and the surrounding areas since 2007, and also specialize in investment properties, speculative building, land/lot acquisition, subdivision and development, particularly in Kenilworth and other neighborhoods close to the center of Asheville. I have a trusted network of contractors, attorneys and other service providers, as well as a thorough understanding of the City of Asheville’s planning and development rules and processes. These relationships help me to give my clients the best information to work with in order to achieve their goals, whatever they might be. I work with everyone from first-time homebuyers to savvy investors and would love to help you! When I am not working, I like to spend my time with with my wife and boys, hiking, snowboarding, cooking, listening to records, enjoying live music and playing guitar and drums.


From the very first contact through to arranging financial resources and legal representation at closing, Hal’s service was terrific! We really enjoyed working with him. I highly recommend Preferred Properties of Asheville and especially Mr. Hal Schuelke to service any real estate needs in the Asheville area.
- Tom and Maria Vadeboncoeur, Asheville, NC
Hal Schuelke represented us in the sale of one home and the purchase of another. Our home had been listed by another agency for several months before we found Hal. We had very few feet gracing our doorstep. Then we found Hal. He came through like a whirlwind telling us that if we were serious about selling, we had to move this, pack that, paint this. His ad copy and take-aways were fantastic, and the fact that Preferred Properties has their agents visit every property they list increased foot traffic 1000%. The home sold quickly and Hal was very thorough in making sure all the details necessary to facilitate the sale were covered. Excellent!
- Tycer Lewis and Nancy Donnelly, Weaverville, NC
Hal was the only Realtor that responded to our web based inquiry about Asheville. He also was very courteous, polite, knowledgeable and friendly. I will also add funny. He worked with us for several days and never failed to meet our expectations. At all times, we felt Hal was looking out for us and our interests first. There could not be a better real estate person in WNC.
- Perry and Jane
Hal's expert advice and knowledge of the market allowed us to have great confidence in our recent purchase!
- John Root, West Asheville
When relocating to Asheville, I wanted to find an agent that was insightful, experienced, and an all around go-getter. Hal checked every box and more! The bonus is that he’s just an all-around great guy and very personable.” - Clay, new Kenilworth resident.
- Clay, new Kenilworth resident

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Closed As Buyer's Agent