Century 21 Mountain Lifestyles - Hendersonville
Elizabeth N. Adkins
Residential Broker Associate
e-Pro, G.R.I., R.C.C., C.N.H.S.
Elizabeth Adkins has been a Realtor since 1987. She is currently licensed in both North and South Carolina. A significant factor in her success has been extensive training -- over 350 hours of "non-required" education classes including over 200 hours of advanced real estate courses. Some of the topics she has special training in are: Financing, Fair housing, Agency, New Construction, Foreclosure properties, Relocation, and Property Valuation. She has the experience of closing hundreds of sales, resulting in many happy and satisfied Sellers and Buyers.
Specialization: Residential and land sales, first-time buyers, moving-up buyers, luxury & estate homes, horse farms, golf communities, new construction, and relocation.
Recognition: Elizabeth is qualifed as a Buyer Representative Specialist, Refnet Certified Referral Specialist, e-Pro (Internet Certification) and Graduate of the Realtors Institute, Certified New Home Specialist, and Residential Construction Certified.
I was born and raised in New Orleans, LA, which is where I met and married my husband, Tom, and began our family of four sons. Due to a career change for Tom, we relocated to Baton Rouge. After our boys were old enough, I decided to return to working a part time job that lasted several years.
Soon I felt that I wanted more -- a more meaningful job where I could really make a difference for people needing assistance. I love being outdoors, wanted to learn about home construction, and decided that perhaps real estate appraisal would work for me. At that time in Louisiana, there was a requirement of selling real estate for two years as a licensed salesperson in order to qualify for the appraisal exam, so I started with the courses for real estate sales.
In November, 1987, I was licensed to sell real estate. I carefully chose the company I was to affiliate with as I wanted to benefit from association with the top professionals in the area. My broker-in-charge was one of the older members of the local Board of Realtors and also a certified appraiser. I learned a lot every day from the top selling agents in the area.
After two years I discovered that I knew there was no way I would enjoy appraisal work as my primary career. I was hooked on sales and marketing because the people contact made the work a pleasure. I loved selling real estate and I knew that I had found my career --- and I could do it anywhere, so I wouldn't be tied down to staying in Louisiana.
As a child, horses were my passion. I learned to ride in Audubon Park in New Orleans. I rode regularly until graduation from high school but then put them on the back burner while I got a life. Before our children started to spread their wings, I was able to acquire my first horse and then a second. And even as the boys left home I still enjoyed riding and studying/training dressage and jumping.
Of course my real estate work always took precedence, which meant that I might only get to ride once a week and that was okay. But I would have to find a time when it wasn't too hot to ride and I don't really enjoy riding at 6 a.m. So Tom and I decided that we would consider relocating if we could find a place we both loved... and here we are.
In December 1996 everything came together and we made the move. I initially worked for another company and have only recently moved (Sept. 2017) my license to Century 21 Mountain Lifestyles, an exciting move that I am sure will benefit all of my clients. Helping folks like you make life changing decisions (for many, moving to another home is just that), helping them get a good deal, assisting with financing and inspections, insurance, and legal requirements . . . it is SO rewarding. I have worked with some of the most kind and appreciative people -- many (maybe that should read "most") become friends. Now isn't that the BEST kind of job to have!
"Elizabeth worked enthusiastically to sell my house --- she did what the first agent failed to do. She was thorough, honest, knowledgeable, and marketed my house like a "top-notch-pro". W. Hecht, Hendersonville NC.
"As our Buyer's Agent, Elizabeth, you succeeded where the other agent failed miserably. You took us right to the houses that met our needs, which saved us time. You negotiated for us and saved us money. You helped us close without a hitch. You did a great job! We eagerly recommend your services" B. & J. Good, Hendersonville NC.
"We might still be in Long Island if it weren't for the expertise of Elizabeth Adkins. She negotiated a great deal and helped us purchase our dream. We love our new home here. Her skillful knowledgeable, detail-oriented attitude made the difference. We can't thank you enough." C. &L. Shortman, Hendersonville NC
"Elizabeth cared about my particular needs. She was patient and understanding, and she helped me purchase a great buy with her sharp market savvy. She's the best!" D. Black, Hendersonville NC.
"I can't imagine an agent doing more to help a home buyer. Providing me with information, keeping in touch, and answering my questions were Elizabeth's priorities. She is well qualified and shows genuine interest in her client's real estate needs. I highly recommend her." Rob Wendt, Hendersonville NC