Bennet has a diverse background, including 25 years managing and directing Phillips Design Resources, a full-service interior architecture and design firm. Utilizing his vast array of experience in the renovation and restoration of properties, Bennet has redirected his talents and enthusiasm to the Real Estate Investing arena, assisting Home Buyers and Sellers in the Asheville area.
Bennet’s portfolio of commercial and residential investment properties speaks for itself. Having now attained the success with his personal investments in Real Estate, his intentions are to work with local Buyers and Sellers of Real Estate in the Asheville area to develop portfolios of distinguished properties.
Bennet is diligent in his search for the “diamond in the rough”, OR the “move-in-ready” forever home of your dreams, always looking in the best and most desirable neighborhoods of Asheville, and also in the up and coming areas that are seeing tremendous growth and development. Bennet can utilize his talents in the design field to assess a property with a better eye and understand the costs necessary to bring a property up-to-date with current housing trends and desirable features to enhance and ultimately realize appreciation of your largest investment, your Home.
Bennet can help you assess a property from top to bottom, help with potential revenue streams, help you in understanding the potential costs associated with investing in Real Estate, or assist you with looking and purchasing your own personal dream home. Allow him to be a part of that process. His success with working in the Real Estate arena is proven. How can he help you with a more secure future in an up or down economy? He invests in what people need and desire first and foremost: safe, attractive, and well located commercial and residential properties.
Asheville speaks for itself in the desirability arena, we are the talked-about and acclaimed “place to live” in so many featured surveys and articles…read about the growth prospects for this booming mountain town. It is quite impressive!! Get on board!!
Bennet was the best real estate agent we have ever used! I am so happy we had him and can’t imagine how our move to Asheville would have gone without him! We had some difficult negotiations from the seller that he handled like an absolute pro and was able to get us everything we wanted. He fought hard for us! He was also super knowledgeable about the area and very fun to hang out with! We very much appreciated his sense of humor. Can’t say enough great things about Bennet!
—Zillow Reviewer who bought a home in NC 28803.
We chose Bennet Phillips as our realtor with selling our property, because of his professional and meticulous manner.He was able to handle all of the personalities involved with kindness, thoroughness and incredible tact. His work behind the scenes made us feel like every move was effortless, even when we knew what the obstacles were regarding the selling of our property---he made everyone feel listened to and regarded.We cannot say enough about how free of stress our property sale was with Bennet's guidance, and concern about every aspect of the process.We came away from the closing with a feeling of joy and thankfulness that everything was handled, each step of the way, with the utmost respect for all concerned.Thank you so much!Denise Carbonell and Derek Dominy
—Zillow Reviewer who listed and sold a home in 28714.
I can't imagine selling our historic home without Bennet Phillips. His knowledge of architecture, fine craftsmanship, and of course the entire selling process was incredibly helpful. He managed multiple showings while being considerate of our pets and time, he was always available to answer questions, and addressed perspective buyers needs in a timely manner. He is a great negotiator, and he made the entire selling process run quite smoothly. We highly recommend Bennet. He also found our new home for us!
—Zillow Reviewer who listed and sold a home in NC 28801.
My wife and I just happened into Bennet's office to check out local real estate in the area, when vacationing there in September. He spent several hours with us initially showing us various properties, and explaining the different areas of Asheville. Once we looked at the various options and decided we were going to purchase a home there, he showed us fully renovated homes as well as homes needing renovations. Renovating being my business in the DC area, and being one of Bennet's specialties, we had much in common. He was helpful in referring a local mortgage company as well as a local contractor of whom we used for this property. Bennett went above and beyond what we felt was the norm for a real estate agent. Because of the condition of the property, the total purchase took a lot of attention. Bennet oversaw all phases of our purchase with meticulous care and attention. Us not being able to be there, this I am sure, saved us countless amounts of headache and money. It was truly a pleasure to deal with Bennet, and I look forward to dealing with him when we purchase again. Highly recommend !
—Zillow Reviewer who bought a home in Asheville, NC 28801.
Buying or selling a house is a process that can be satisfying or stressful. In our opinion the performance of the agent helping you buy or sell can make the difference. Bennet Phillips delivered professional services that in our case ensured satisfaction.We first met Bennet when looking online for a home in Asheville last year. His manner, communication style, knowledge of the area and personality made him stand out from other agents we had encountered. Needless to say, when we decided to buy Bennet was the “go-to” choice. He did not disappoint.Anytime... anywhere would best describe Bennet’s availability to solve the day to day problems of buying property; be it showings, finding a supplier to remedy a construction shortfall, stepping into an administrative maze, or just keeping you abreast of the progress. We never felt “outside the process.”Communication was a hallmark of our experience. Making the right choices, with his counsel made decision making a less stressful process.Bennet’s ability to work with others facilitated the end game of the transaction. Liaison with title companies, attorneys, bankers, paralegals, and the seller’s agent can be a minefield, one which Bennet managed to negotiate with agility. Anyone who has closed on a property in the past few years will appreciate this talent immensely.In today’s world, technology has enabled sloppy work from companies and individuals that lack dedication to their profession. Phone calls not answered, lost e-mails, sort of a modern day version of “the dog ate my homework.” In dealing with Bennet we found the converse to be true. We received timely phone calls, all calls launched to him were returned promptly, email was traded almost daily. In addition, his use of electronic communication to facilitate the process and when parties didn’t share zip codes made the entire event simple and trips to the FedEx office less frequent.If we were to return a survey regarding Bennet Phillips’ performance as a professional real estate agent with 1 being dissatisfied and 10 being total satisfaction we would have to rate his performance a 12.
—Zillow Reviewer who bought a home in Asheville, NC 28805.