Positivity, Empathy, Strategic, Adaptability, Analytical
Tonya Oxford became intrigued with real estate at a very early age, watching with interest as her grandparents bought, fixed up, sold, and moved numerous times throughout her childhood and teenage years. By her late teens, she was saving for a down payment on a house; she couldn’t wait to become a homeowner herself. This strong interest led her to study business with a major in real estate, as well as finance and banking, and she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Appalachian State in 2001. In the summer of 2002, she and her husband became proud owners of an adorable little house in West Asheville.
She absolutely LOVES Asheville, and feels so blessed to live in such a thriving, beautiful city, with an abundance of outdoor activities right at her doorstep, a great climate, wonderful arts and music scene, and a fantastic foodie environment, even if you’re a vegetarian-like her! Tonya especially adores West Asheville and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. There is something for everyone here and it is easy to see and understand why people are moving here from all other parts of the country.
In 2004, Tonya had the chance to put her education and love of real estate into a career became available with the opportunity to become a real estate appraiser. She was excited about this offer and became an apprentice to Jeff Shultz, and in 2007, she became a certified residential appraiser. Tonya still works as an appraiser with Shultz Appraisal Company, and the past 15 years in this position has given her a close, inside watch of the Asheville market, as well as all the surrounding sub-markets. She has developed an expertise in the local real estate markets.
A few years ago, Tonya decided to get her brokers license, and start shifting into the sales end of real estate. It’s the perfect blend of using her local real estate knowledge, her love of Asheville, and her desire to help and meet people, and show them her city. So, how can she assist you? Whether you are buying or selling, Tonya would love to help!