John Farmer

REALTOR/Broker

Vacationing in the area with my family growing up, I developed a love of WNC as a child. Visiting one of the kids in college at UNCA, my wife and I decided we would one day live in the Asheville area. After nine years on the coast in North Carolina, we have traded salt air for the beautiful skies and blue ridges, not to mention the spectacular autumn leaf show and wonderful diversity of [...]

Vacationing in the area with my family growing up, I developed a love of WNC as a child. Visiting one of the kids in college at UNCA, my wife and I decided we would one day live in the Asheville area. After nine years on the coast in North Carolina, we have traded salt air for the beautiful skies and blue ridges, not to mention the spectacular autumn leaf show and wonderful diversity of Asheville.

My first job out of high school was working with a construction company. This experience helped me understand the integrity of building and gave me the experience to make additions and major remodels to homes I owned.

During my college days, I was a manager trainee and “third man” for a major department store. This helped me develop a sense of responsibility of running a company, and relationships with employees and customers. During this time I met a wonderful group of deaf children and adults and decided I wanted to teach.

Having been an educator and coach in a residential school for the deaf and public schools, and serving as a free- lance sign language interpreter, getting to know people and their needs has been a big part of my career. Teaching and coaching is a seamless transition to being a real estate broker. An important part of working for you is to listen and understand your needs, and coach you so that you can make the best decisions.

Serving the community is where I feel best. I served as Vice Flotilla Commander with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. It was a wonderful experience working with the coastal community in boating education, vessel safety inspections and updating Aids To Navigation charts. I am also a volunteer with The Nature Conservancy here in Asheville. My wife, children, and I are strong advocates of preservation and conservation. I have also had the privilege to serve as a sign-language interpreter for friends in the Deaf community.

My wife, Sharon, and I enjoy everything Western NC offers from hiking and paddling, the downtown concerts and music venues, restaurants, the local artisans, and the diverse Ashevillians.

How can I help you? I am professional, loyal, responsible, energetic, and eager to assist you in making decisions with your real estate needs. I have experience in construction and remodels.  Working with people over the years in education and community service has given me a keen sense of listening and getting to know their needs and wants. Let me help with your goals and ease the stress in your transactions.

If you are looking to sell your home, I will bring my experiences and work hard to list, advertise, and bring the best market value to your home. I can also consult on ways to help prepare and present your home for its best showing.

If you are looking to purchase a home in the Asheville area, welcome to one of the most beautiful and diverse areas found anywhere. Asheville has it all. Whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned buyer, I can assist you in locating the home of your dreams.

Contact me for your residential real estate needs and let me work for you in getting you the best results.

 

 

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