Kimberly Evans began
her real estate career in 1985 in Houston, Texas. After growing up on the
coast of North Carolina she went to University of Houston where she met her
husband Glenn. In 1994 Kimberly felt the pull of home calling and she and
Glenn relocated to Asheville.
Kimberly was a top
producing agent with Century 21 for nine years in the suburbs of Houston.
When she and her husband decided to make Asheville their home she began
researching real estate companies. She was impressed with what Realty
World Marketplace offered and joined their team as an agent. Two months
into her new life the owner announced he wanted to sell the business. She
and the top producer purchased the company in September 1994.
As the Owner/Broker-In-Charge
of Realty World Marketplace she worked hard to promote and train real estate
agents while ensuring ethics and customer service were top notch. Along
with her general duties she supervised the small management division at Realty
World which was just for the employees and clients of the company.
Kimberly began enjoying the investment side of real estate and decided
that the highest and best use of her talents where to focus on investing.
When she sold Realty World Marketplace in 2003 she retained the property
management division. Picky about how she likes things she decided to
offer the services she used on her own rental property to the public.
Hence the birth of
Alpha Real Estate, Inc. This quickly grew from 37 units to over 200 on referrals
alone. Currently the vast majority of clients come from Realtor® and
client referrals. Tells you what they think about managing property
and who should be doing it! Kimberly has always been a believer in strong
teamwork. Her dedicated staff keeps things running as smooth as possible.
Always active in
the community Kimberly understands the value of giving
back. Currently she serves as the Secretary for the Charlotte Chapter
of the National Association of Residential Property Managers and the Chair for
the Asheville Board of Realtors Property Management Committee. She was
the 2009 President of the Asheville Board of Realtors®, NCAR
Property Management Division Secretary/Treasurer and a state director for NCAR.
Kimberly has served as a committee person on the Media, Professional
Standards, Legislative and Community Service Committees. For several
years she was the Chairperson of the MLS and Education Committees. Spread
out over the years she has served as a Director for ABR Services, Asheville Board
of Realtors®, and the North Carolina Association of Realtors®. In
2006 Kimberly served as the Secretary for the Asheville Board and as a
Director for the state association. In 2007 she was
Treasurer for both the Asheville Board and the Regional MLS and was
elected to the position of President-Elect for 2008. With all this service it
is no surprise to those that know her that she was honored by her peers as the
‘REALTOR OF THE YEAR” for 2005. She has been a real estate instructor
teaching the licensing course, training agents inhouse and leading the
orientation program for the board.
Kimberly holds several
professional designations such as Residential Management Professional (RMP),
Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) and Accredited Buyer's Agent Manager (ABRM).
These designations are highly regarded and bestowed on few.
Avid animal lovers,
Kimberly and Glenn, have been volunteering in animal welfare and fostering
homeless dogs for over fifteen years. A former President of
the Animal Compassion Network, she now serves on the Board of Directors
for the Asheville Humane Society. The Evans’ share their North Asheville
home with Thor and Gandolph their precious German Shepherd rescues.
Glenn Evans is an
award winning contractor specializing in historic restoration and new
construction. He is the owner of Alpha Construction, Inc. They make
a great team and have learned so much throughout the years of working together
in real estate. Alpha Construction does not handle the maintenance for
Alpha Real Estate however Glenn is always on hand should an owner need him or
Kimberly Evans is a
knowledgeable, responsible, and dedicated real estate broker. Her
combination of education and experience make her the ideal person to handle
your real estate needs.