Nancy Kern

Contact Info

Cell Phone:
828-273-2523
Phone:
(828) 258-2953
Office:
(800) 951-4646
Fax:
(828) 253-5151
Email:
[email protected]
Office
Downtown Asheville Office

About Me

Nancy grew up in Asheville and has been in the real estate industry since 1993. Her experience is deep and varied on both a personal and professional level. She has owned, managed, renovated, and developed over 15 properties in WNC and also one in the South of France, all the while serving her loyal real estate clientele. "I have been very fortunate to have acquired such a long and dedicated list of clients. I've worked with many of my clients on multiple transactions and can happily say they always return because they know we have built an honest and trustworthy relationship together. I love to work with out-of-town buyers, it is so gratifying to see people fall in love with Asheville and leap into a new life here." When not working in Real Estate, Nancy has a passion for hiking and exploring state and national parks in her R.V. Other interests include art and travel.

Testimonials

Several moths ago we were in Asheville for a few days at a conference and decided to look at properties in the area for a possible future retirement home. We immediately loved the Asheville area and so we discussed our plans and needs with several Realtors as we began our search. We were most fortunate in finding Nancy Kern of Preferred Properties of Asheville to help us. Amazingly Nancy did find the most beautiful property that was perfect for a home site, close to Asheville, but quietly secluded with a 360 degree mountain view. She showed it to us early one morning when the sun was just up and the view and the property were spectacular. The property was listed with another agent, and the owner, a retired gentleman, lived in Florida, which made communications and negotiations somewhat more challenging than would normally be expected. Nevertheless Nancy's diligence and persistence paid off, and she was successful in obtaining for us a signed purchase agreement with the owner. The agreement provided for a sixty day due diligence period, and since we live in Louisiana Nancy undertook to explore all of the issues, investigate all of the contingencies, and connected us with builders, architects, and other professionals we needed to satisfy ourselves that this was the right property for us. Nancy then put us in contact with and excellent title and closing attorney, and after the title examination was completed, she helped us with the remaining items of curative work required to complete our purchase. Needless to say we were and are most pleased, satisfied, and delighted with the work that Nancy has done for us. She has gone far above and beyond what we might have expected from a real estate agent in making our experience a great success. We highly recommend to anyone looking for assistance with real estate in the Asheville area that they look no further than our friend Nancy Kern.
- Debbie and Glenn Alexander
We stumbled upon Realtor Nancy Kern almost by accident in the fall of 2013. I had a passing interest in seeing a condo, and she was the person the agency sent to show it to me. I had not decided yet whether I wanted to relocate, so I was what might be called a 'shaky' buyer. Even knowing this, Nancy was extremely helpful without being pushy, and did lots of great research for my husband and me as we were trying to decide if we even wanted to move. We ended up listing our house with her at the same time we were pursuing the purchase of a condo through her. Though I was initially wary of doing both transactions with one person, it worked out extremely well, mostly because Nancy knew what she was doing and knew personally so many really competent people throughout the process (banks, attorneys, etc.). At one point in the process, we has a home inspection done on the home we were selling, and discovered some issues that needed immediate attention. During that same time, we has experienced a death in the family and were 1,000 miles away for more than a week. While we were away, Nancy located the various vendors needed to perform the repairs, got estimates for repairs, got our permission to do the repairs, and met the vendors at the property to oversee the work. That whole process was so well managed, our being out of town and somewhat distracted did not hamper our buying/selling process one iota. We were very impressed, and truly grateful. In fact, as a result of all this, when we moved into our new home and needed some work done, we used Nancy's vendors instead of the people we had used in the past because they were so professional, prompt and affordable. Not only is Nancy a gem, but her Rolodex is priceless! Though we don't plan to move again for a very long time, we would not hesitate to use Nancy if we needed some real estate advice or assistance, and have recommended her to friends without reservations.
- Christine Riley & Michael
Four years ago I met Nancy Kern when I rented a house in Asheville for six months to see if we liked the area. In June 2012, I called Nancy to let her know we were ready to look for a house to buy. We had kept in touch during the interim and there was no question in my mind who I wanted as a Realtor. We lived in Portland, Maine so most of our contact would have been by phone, email and the internet. We gave Nancy a tight budget especially since we would only consider property in the historic district within walking distance of downtown Asheville. Nancy was patient, considerate and never tried to persuade us to change out wish list even though she probably felt we were not being realistic. In October of 2012 we bought a house in Asheville. We could not be happier! Because of Nancy's experience and networking, we found a property in the location and within the budget we had agreed on. We were even able to negotiate a contract before the house was listed. Nancy heard that someone she knew was thinking of listing their house; She took the initiative and contacted that person, and within a week we had a deal. I encourage anyone who is looking to buy in the Asheville are to call Nancy Kern. She is the consummate professional who will help you find a home, not just a house.
- Tom Foran
We ended up listing our house with her at the same time we were pursuing the purchase of a condo through her. Though I was initially wary of doing both transactions with one person, it worked out extremely well, mostly because Nancy knew what she was doing and knew personally so many really competent people throughout the process (banks, attorneys, etc.). At one point in the process, we has a home inspection done on the home we were selling, and discovered some issues that needed immediate attention. During that same time, we has experienced a death in the family and were 1,000 miles away for more than a week. While we were away, Nancy located the various vendors needed to perform the repairs, got estimates for repairs, got our permission to do the repairs, and met the vendors at the property to oversee the work. That whole process was so well managed, our being out of town and somewhat distracted did not hamper our buying/selling process one iota. We were very impressed, and truly grateful. In fact, as a result of all this, when we moved into our new home and needed some work done, we used Nancy's vendors instead of the people we had used in the past because they were so professional, prompt and affordable. Not only is Nancy a gem, but her Rolodex is priceless! Though we don't plan to move again for a very long time, we would not hesitate to use Nancy if we needed some real estate advice or assistance, and have recommended her to friends without reservations.
- Christine Riley & Michael
Thank You Nancy, for being such a great help to Ian. He has commented on all the many wants you have been there for him through this process and continue to support him as he takes on these new responsibilities. It has been a pretty smooth process, thanks at least in part to your good counsel and connections to other professionals. Perhaps we will have the opportunity to meet when I come out in August. I would like that.
- Melissa

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