Posted on: January 29, 2021 Posted by: Sarah Giavedoni Comments: 0

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DK Professionals Realty has joined Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®

January 29, 2021, Asheville, NC—DK Professionals Realty, a well-respected mainstay in Lake Lure’s residential real estate market, has joined Western North Carolina’s leading real estate firm, Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®. 

DK Professionals Realty quickly assumed a strong market position after launching in 2015. Founded by entrepreneur Doug Kelly, the firm has grown to include five local agents who generated almost $40 million in sales in 2020. Asheville-based Beverly-Hanks is owned and operated by Neal Hanks, President and the son of W. Neal Hanks, Sr., one of the company’s two founders. Beverly-Hanks has been the region’s sales leader each and every year since its founding in 1976 and had closed sales in 2020 exceeding $1.8 billion.

“We are proud to have Doug Kelly and his team of agents affiliated with our organization,” said Hanks. “They are well-respected professionals with deep expertise and investment in Lake Lure and the surrounding community. They are a great fit with our organization when taking into account our mutual values of superior customer satisfaction and community involvement.” 

Kelly describes the move as the blending of two accomplished real estate firms. “We will continue to serve our clients with the same dedication to creative marketing and personal service that we are known for,” he says. “We are thrilled to partner with Neal Hanks and his team,” said Kelly, president of the firm. “Beverly-Hanks’ innovative website, tools, and industry connections will offer our local sellers greater exposure. Their advanced marketing will help us share why Lake Lure and the surrounding Rutherford County are world-class places to live.”

“Serving our clients well is the reason why the Lake Lure community has rewarded us with a quick history of success,” explains Kelly. “We appreciate the quality of life Lake Lure offers, and we work hard to preserve it. We will now be able to place even more focus toward meeting the needs of our clients and the success of our community.”

“Since 2015, buyers and sellers have depended upon DK Professionals Realty’s intimate knowledge of lake properties and the unique community that surrounds this regional treasure,” said Hanks. “We are certain that combining Beverly-Hanks’ marketing services and operational support with their local expertise and DK Professionals Realty‘s premiere location will be a powerful combination.” 

Clients of the newly merged firms will benefit from a convenient presence on either side of the lake. 

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About Beverly-Hanks, REALTORSⓇ

The market leader since 1976, Beverly-Hanks is a full-service real estate firm offering residential and commercial sales, marketing, and consulting services across Western North Carolina. In addition to these core business platforms, Beverly-Hanks has strategic partnerships in several related industry ventures, including mortgage and title insurance. 

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