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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What is a Zestimate—and are They Any Good?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:02:45 +0000

Aside from this $128,000, Swarovski crystal-studded toilet we know you’re saving up for, purchasing a home likely to be one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make. Because, let’s be honest—that toilet would look pretty silly in a studio apartment. Establishing reasonable market value is one of the most important services your real... Read more »

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How Do Absolute Real Estate Auctions Work, and What Can I Expect at 98 Raven Cliff Lane?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:01:21 +0000

On October 24, 2017, something special will be happening in the Asheville area: The luxury property at 98 Raven Cliff Lane in Arden will be sold in an absolute auction. Beverly-Hanks is excited to be working with the seller and auction house on this one-of-a-kind sale. If you have been keeping an eye on this... Read more »

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Our Top 5 Tips to Sell Your Home in 90 Days—But Only if You Start Today!

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:15:10 +0000

Don’t tell anyone, but last week we saw Christmas decorations at the dollar store. via GIPHY Are you shocked and outraged that we haven’t yet reached the first official day of autumn and are already seeing winter holiday decor? You’re not alone. However, the holidays are something you have to start thinking about now if... Read more »

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Historic Montford: A Traditional Neighborhood with Modern Amenities

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:56:35 +0000

If you seek the warmth and energy of Asheville, but the words “new” and “condo” aren’t quite your speed, the neighborhood of Montford offers many opportunities to Live the Life You Choose. Take a quick walk from the heart of downtown, and you will find yourself in the midst of a close-knit, historic neighborhood with... Read more »

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Beverly-Hanks Home of the Week: 1113 Brookside Camp Road

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:12:12 +0000

Welcome to 1113 Brookside Camp Road, Hendersonville Enjoy privacy and easy living just minutes from bustling Howard Gap Road in this picture perfect affordable home. Built in 2005, convenience is the name of the game at this single-level, open ranch house. Vaulted ceilings let in a convenient amount of light. The front yard is conveniently... Read more »

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3 Free Farm Stand Tours Guaranteed to be Fun for Foodies of All Ages [Interactive Maps]

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:40:13 +0000

An abundance of local food and artisan goods is one of the many reasons why people choose to live in our slice of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A long growing season and mild winters provide bountiful harvests of produce, dairy, and other farm products for people across Western North Carolina. Our farmers are our neighbors,... Read more »

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:31:51 +0000

Every successful community has dozens of people working quietly behind the scenes to make it so. Whether creating a place where businesses want to be, people want to work, or tourists want to visit, the secret to Asheville’s recent boom is largely thanks to the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. The nonprofit organization has been... Read more »

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Affordable Homes FTW: Our Most Popular Homes of the Month

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 13:28:55 +0000

On foggy fall mornings, it’s nice to take a few minutes to yourself. If you’re like many people near Asheville, you carefully prepare your favorite warm, caffeine-laden beverage—at least, as carefully as you can before the caffeine kicks in. Then, you sit for a few moments outside in the cool, crisp mountain air, letting the... Read more »

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September “Thank Local” Asheville Gift: $15 Gift Certificate to Lola Salon and Gallery

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:08:59 +0000

ENJOY THIS LOCAL GIFT FROM YOUR BEVERLY-HANKS REALTOR® Asheville: $15 Gift Certificate to Lola Salon and Gallery Enjoy a $15 gift certificate to Lola Salon and Gallery in downtown Asheville. Back-to-school days may be behind you, but you can always treat yourself to a new fall ‘do. Pop into Lola Salon and Gallery for service... Read more »

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September “Thank Local” Waynesville Gift: Earrings and Greeting Card at Commerce Street Mercantile

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:05:49 +0000

ENJOY THIS LOCAL GIFT FROM YOUR BEVERLY-HANKS REALTOR® Waynesville: Earrings and Greeting Card at Commerce Street Mercantile Pick up a perfect pair of lucite earrings and a greeting card from Commerce Street Mercantile. Commerce Street Mercantile creates an ambiance that transports visitors to the past, while introducing them to new products that evoke feelings of... Read more »

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