NAI Beverly-Hanks
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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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Agents Answer: Where are the Best Spots to Watch the Great American Eclipse in WNC?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:21:15 +0000

Everyone across Western North Carolina is excited about the Great American Eclipse on August 21! The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view a 100% total eclipse is something everyone is proud to be a part of—as if we’re responsible for the moon’s orbit around the planet. But even though our location is completely serendipitous, we’re making the... Read more »

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Asheville’s Food Truck Frenzy: Meals on Wheels

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:59:09 +0000

It all started with 12 lunches. “I was painting trim underneath this desk in this office building,” Jeremiah Jackson said. “And the secretary was complaining about how they couldn’t get 12 meals made and delivered there. So, I popped my head up and said, ‘I can do it.’” And it was this simple interaction in... Read more »

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Beverly-Hanks Home of the Week: 28 Tudor Crescent Court

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:40:25 +0000

Welcome to 28 Tudor Crescent Court, Hendersonville This custom brick ranch home is perfectly sited in the gated Laurel Oaks community! Designed with much thought and detail, this impressive home features gorgeous hardwood floors, arched doorways, and vaulted ceilings. Spaces include a large living and dining room, an office, sunroom, and beautiful kitchen. Two master... Read more »

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I Want to Buy a Fixer Upper. Can I Afford It?: A Primer on FHA 203(k) Loans

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:44:39 +0000

You have two dreams in life: One, you want the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood in your perfect mountain town. Two, you want to be like Chip and Joanna—so much so that you often refer to them as your spirit guides. You worked with your Beverly-Hanks agent to pick your perfect mountain town, home... Read more »

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What Should Homebuyers do in this Real Estate Market? Here are 3 Tips:

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:00:42 +0000

Homeownership remains the foundation of wealth for almost every family. The Federal Reserve reports that households who own a home have a net worth 36 times that of a household that rents. However, regions across the country are seeing greater divides between homeowners and renters, and affordability is largely to blame. Western North Carolina is... Read more »

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Steadfast House

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:44:00 +0000

Did you know that last year, Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools reported more than 750 homeless children enrolled in area schools? Today, we are profiling Steadfast House, a division of a local nonprofit that is working hard to provide those children a steadfast home. What is Steadfast House? Steadfast House is a division of... Read more »

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3 Helpful Renovation Tips that Add Big Value to Your Home

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:48:52 +0000

So, you’ve decided to buy that cute little fixer-upper at the back of the neighborhood. You’ve weighed the pros and cons of your decision, and you’re game to tackle several moderate (and a couple major) renovations. Congratulations! This will be an adventure. We understand you’re excited about making the home yours, inside and out. But... Read more »

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Beverly-Hanks Home of the Week: 14 Tahchee Trail

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:09:02 +0000

Welcome to 14 Tahchee Trail, Fletcher This immaculate traditional home features striking cedar shake and brick red accents. New Brazilian hardwood floors greet guests, while stainless steel appliances and new HVAC make living comfortable. The large master bedroom has an en suite bathroom featuring a jet tub, tile shower, and huge walk-in closet. The fully... Read more »

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17 Solar Eclipse Celebrations in Asheville and across WNC

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 18:53:54 +0000

Forty-eight years ago, a nation collectively huddled around their television sets to witness three men make one giant leap for mankind. In less than two weeks, the nation will again come together. This time, however, we will not be staring at screens, but will be in the grass, on the sidewalks, in our back yards,... Read more »

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August “Thank Local” Asheville Gift: 2 Coffees & a Scone at Green Sage Cafe

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 13:12:39 +0000

ENJOY THIS LOCAL GIFT FROM YOUR BEVERLY-HANKS REALTOR® Asheville: 2 Coffees & a Scone at Green Sage Cafe Enjoy two complimentary coffees and a scone at any of Asheville’s three Green Sage Cafe locations! Green Sage is a great place for folks on the go or to stop and enjoy someone’s company. Enjoy this gift... Read more »

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