"Blake is a local sage. She understands just about everything about Asheville, both its present and its future. She was incredibly helpful through ourlong process, and patient as we took quite some time to figure out where we wanted to live. She is the best, and I wouldn't use anyone else forour next home." - Doug R.
"We purchased a home in July of 2015 using Blake as our agent. We wanted a family home, near our son's school with a flat yard and room for a home office since my husband and I both work from home. Blake helped us find exactly what we needed within our price range. She patiently guided us through the entire process. The Asheville market is very competitive, so its important to have someone working with you who can act quickly and lead you through negotiations pertaining to multiple offers, etc. Blake was amazing through the entire process. She answers all calls, emails and texts quickly and was wonderful about helping us to be proactive when necessary. Perhaps what I appreciated the most is on our closing day when we did a final walk through Blake identified a serious issue the seller had agreed to fix but had not. Her insight saved us hundreds of dollars and ensured our home was safe and up to regulations. She is knowledgeable and pleasant, never pushy; I can recall her saying often, "I just want you to get what you want" and we did! I would recommend her highly to anyone." - Rebecca K.
"I was new to Asheville and found Blake via a Google search. From the first meeting, I knew I'd lucked into a great buyer's agent. She taught me about all of the Asheville neighborhoods and advised me on which ones would be good investments as well as great neighborhoods to live in. She was very responsive to all of my inquiries and showed me many houses that matched what I was looking for. When I decided to buy more than a month before I'd originally planned (because Blake helped me find the PERFECT home), Blake quickly got me connected with people that could help with inspections, financing, etc. And she did all of this while right before giving birth to her 2nd child! I always knew I could count on her for help, even after the sale, she was a great resource for home repair references, etc. I've recommended Blake highly to others and will continue to do so." - Stori W.
"Blake helped us purchase two fabulous homes in Asheville over the last eight years. She is extremely accessible and well connected in the Asheville Real Estate Market and community. When we moved here in 2007 it was a seller's market and we had three weeks to find a home and Blake managed to find us the perfect one in West Asheville! It was a smooth transaction thanks to her! After four years and two children our needs had changed and she helped us get into our current house in another amazing neighborhood in West Asheville. This house was not on the market and Blake did some research, contacted the owners and here we are! She is amazing! She is smart and sensible, and after a day of looking at houses you'll feel like you've known her your whole life." - Karie G.
"Blake is committed, prepared and informative. She made the process of buying a home enjoyable and less stressful! She was very informed about the market and was able to provide sound advice to us." - Jess R.
"We asked Blake to help us with viewing homes we had located on Zillow. She was very professional, gave us the time we needed and offered useful information about the area and other details related to the homes we viewed. Since we were moving to Asheville from Atlanta it was very helpful to hear her comments. The day of our closing did not go smoothly but Blake was our tireless advocate and persisted with us until the deal was done. I was glad we had her there to help." - Valerie V.
"Blake got me into a great house at a great price. Her low-key demeanor both kept me calm during a hectic process but also enabled her to be a masterful negotiator. She was extremely knowledgeable about the market and the greater-Asheville area! I would highly recommend her as an agent." - Katy V.
"My wife and I traveled four months a year for fourteen years looking for a place to relocate from California. We worked with Real Estate Agents in Oregon, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Montana, Louisiana, Florida, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island and North Carolina. Blake Boyd is one of the few true professionals we had the pleasure of working with to find our perfect home. What separates Blake from the pack is that she LISTENED to our needs and DELIVERED. She also demonstrated extraordinary patience by working with us for five years while we tried to sell our condo. During that time she kept us apprised of new listings and market conditions. Having had over forty years of sales/marketing and management experience in a Fortune 100 company, I'd rate Blake Boyd a TEN. If we ever decide to purchase another home, Blake is the only person I'd consider calling." - Joe C.
"Blake represented me as a “buyer’s agent” in the spring of 2014. She was recommended by my son and daughter in law. I preferred to work with a buyer’s agent who could best represent me, without the conflict of interest I personally perceive in dual agents.
Blake spent a lot of time asking me questions to help refine the search process. This was especially important as I was living out of town, and traveling back and forth to Asheville. She was very knowledgable about the local housing market and neighborhoods. She immediately set up an online account which permitted me to view properties that fit my search parameters and was readily available to answer questions. She accommodated my schedule and was available on short notice to show me properties.
At that time, real estate in Asheville was hot, and would often go under contract before I could view it. This complicated my out of town search and was very frustrating. Blake remained patient and when I found the property I wanted, which was under construction, she helped me negotiate with the builder. As I was still living out of town, she regularly sent me updates and photographs documenting the progress of the home. She was attentive to details that I might otherwise have missed.
Perhaps the most unique service Blake provided me was her help and kindness when my mother was diagnosed with a terminal illness three weeks before my closing date. I needed to travel to spend time with my mother, and was not able to be present at the home inspection or final installation of lighting fixtures, etc. Blake oversaw all of this. She was empathetic, generous, and supportive. It was a relief to know that Blake could handle so many of the details that I simply could not be there to oversee. She acted as my agent and friend, providing professional oversight and guidance at a particularly challenging time for me.
She has continued to be a resource, even recommending a great veterinarian! In addition to her professional skills, she has a delightful personality which makes her easy to work with. I am enjoying my new home and community. Blake helped make this happen. I would highly recommend Blake to anyone looking to purchase a home in Asheville!" - Michelle B.
"Working with a buyer's agent makes so much sense. Blake truly addressed, protected, and served our interests. From our first meeting with Blake as newcomers to Asheville, she met our needs by introducing us to the many different communities of Buncombe County. We lived about 350 miles away, so Blake accommodated our schedule by spending several hours each weekend we were able to come house hunting. She also gave great advice and assistance during the processes of making an offer, getting an inspection, and navigating closing. Her job was complicated by our being so far away, but she made everything come together smoothly--even getting the heavy snowfall cleared from the drive the day we took possession of our new home!" - Hugh and Bonnie M.