I’m Ann Harold, ABR, CRS and Broker/Owner of French Broad Real Estate Company, looking forward to serving all your real estate needs in Madison, Buncombe and surrounding counties in Western North Carolina including the City of Asheville.
Over seventeen years ago, I began visiting Western North Carolina with my family. We fell in love with the area and decided to purchase a second home here. At that time I was a Realtor® with a thriving referral based business in intown Atlanta. Ultimately I found I couldn’t continue to just come to Asheville for brief visits and felt I was finally able to step back and transition from the metropolitan Atlanta lifestyle. After visiting Asheville for many years, I knew this was my home and first purchased a sweet cabin in Asheville then made the move the Madison County never looking back.
I have three children, two dogs, keep bees and have been known to have chickens from time to time: I have one daughter in Atlanta, the other daughter and son live with me here in Madison County. We enjoy the amazing opportunities this area has to offer including hiking and water sports on the beautiful French Broad River, to highlight a few. I have a thirteen acre farm in the Revere Community of Marshall where we live in a beautiful yurt and enjoy growing a big vegetable and flower garden in the summer that supplies much of our produce for the cooking and canning which we now have time to indulge. I also have a historic home in the heart of Hot Springs that was part of the Dorland-Bell School For Girls now known as Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa. The Madison County office of French Broad Real Estate Company is located in this home at 29 Walnut Street that sits right on the Appalachian Trail.
I opened the first office of French Broad Real Estate Company in 2009 as a boutique, single broker, MLS® office, and have since added several other brokers as well as a second office located in Downtown Asheville at the YMI Cultural Center on S. Market Street. Our team can provide you with complete focus and in-depth knowledge of Marshall, Hot Springs, Mars Hill as well as Asheville and the surrounding areas. We are passionate about where we live and what we do and love to share our enthusiasm with our clients.
I come by real estate naturally as I grew up in the business; now a third generation Realtor, licensed since 1989 in Georgia. I began my professional career as a sales assistant in the financial securities field ending up at EF Hutton, moved to property management, spending two years as executive director in the rental division of a large real estate company before moving into real estate sales, where I worked at ReMax for over 14 years. This background has provided the solid training to furnish each client with the services they need.
My business motto:
By listening carefully to fully understand my client’s objectives, I am able to utilize my knowledge, experience and skills to help them achieve their real estate goals. I pride myself on providing superior service, steadfast professional integrity and a commitment to getting-the-job-done.
I’m proud of all of my accomplishments as a Realtor including two hard earned designations endorsed by the National Association of Realtors®: Certified Residential Specialist – CRS and Accredited Buyers Representative – ABR. These two recognitions enable me to have you covered whether you are planning to: purchase or sell real estate.
Additionally I serve as a board member of the Land Of The Sky Association of Realtors which is our local Realtor Association and am also currently on the board for Hot Springs Tourism Association.
828-505-2523 Asheville Office
29 Walnut Street
Hot Springs NC, 28743
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