Real Estate Broker
After graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University in England he set out on a 4-year adventure traveling and working his way through Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Thailand and North America before he settled here in Transylvania County in 2002. Billy began his real estate career in Brevard shortly after that and has been helping Buyers find land and homes ever since.An avid outdoor enthusiast, Billy enjoys mountain biking, hiking and running in DuPont Forest and Pisgah. He also served on the Transylvania Youth Soccer Board and coaches soccer. Family is an important aspect of his life. Billy and wife Kristy were married at “Pretty Place” at YMCA camp Greenville in 2003 and live in Cedar Mountain with their daughters Emma, Lucy and two yellow labs. “I believe my success in helping Buyers find the perfect property in Brevard is due to enjoying what I do, caring about people and working hard.”
Currently, Billy is the #1 Listing and Selling agent in Transylvania County. Billy has sold over $40 Million in the past 36 months. He has been consistently ranked as one of the top Real Estate Brokers in WNC, specializing in large land tracts, community lots and acreage, estate parcels, unique and Luxury homes.
My wife and I were looking to purchase a building lot for our retirement in 4 years in Brevard, NC. We had some specific requirements. We contacted Billy and he showed us a wide variety of land meeting our needs. What became very evident quickly, as we talked and Billy got to know us better, additional ideas and thoughts were shared. Once we narrowed the lots to a few, Billy provided lots of details on each, e.g., history, past selling prices, comps, topographical drawings and HOA/POA information. Then the “magic” happened…. once we were ready to make an offer, his ideas, tactics and process saved used thousands of dollars. From offer to closing, 7 days !!! With out a doubt, if you want land, Billy is your one and only stop. He’s very knowledgeable, knows everyone and is very responsive.
- Mark Kassab
We would definitely work with Billy again. He knows the Brevard area very well, and helped us find exactly what we were looking for. If you’re looking at land, he is not afraid to get his boot s muddy.
I always wanted a nice getaway in the Mountains. Being into Mountain Biking and Hiking, I thought the Brevard area would be the perfect spot for me. I started looking online for some property t o build a beautiful cabin in the future and quickly came across Billy’s listings and decided to just meet up with him to check out several properties. After driving around for 3 hours, I came to the realization that it is hard to find exactly what I was looking for. That was the point when Billy told me about Sutton Knob. I decided why not checking it out while up there. Not even 24hrs later I put in an offer. I just enjoy the fact that it feels like being in the mountains, even though the lot I bought has no long-range views. But just the drive up Ivy Ln gives you the "mountainy feeling" I also enjoy the huge community area Sutton Knob has to offer: picnic area, ponds, hiking trails etc. Another plus is the closeness to Brevard, Pisgah and Dupont, while still having the remote feel. Another shout goes out to Billy! I never felt pressured in buying anything and he was also a big help with permits and contractors or any questions after I signed the contract and he was technically done. I cannot wait to start building and spending my weekends in Sutton Knob with the pups.
Billy was a pure delight to work with. His interpersonal skills are suburb. His marketing focus is laser-like and his knowledge of digital marketing highly advanced. He was one of the most responsive and effective professionals in any field we have ever worked with. We were selling a small remodeled cabin with 7 contiguous lots (6.5 acres) in a remote but beautiful area on the head waters of the French Broad River and were expecting a process involving months. Billy was able to locate a cash buyer within weeks and helped us negotiate a price better than we hoped for. It does not get much better than that. We recommend Billy Harris unconditionally.
- Kim and Gary Hankins
We live in Texas which makes it quite challenging buying property in north Carolina. Billy’s depth/breadth of knowledge of the local market made it very easy to purchase property from out of state. We met Billy in November ’13 and closed on a property in December ’13. He facilitated all aspects of the transaction to ensure a smooth close process from surveying to interface with law firms. I found the process working with Billy from Texas easier than working with a local real estate agent in texas buying property locally. We have moved 8 times and must say Billy is the best realtor we have worked with. Following the purchase, he continued to followup with us to ensure property met expectations asking if there were any follow up items. The entire closing process was handled remotely with minimal support needed by me as the client. Have been so pleased with Billy’s work, we purchased another property through Billy a few months later. What impresses me is that Billy is so much more than realtor. He is part of the Transylvania county community and provides insight well beyond real estate to help you in your decision making process. His passion for real estate is outstanding and he enjoys what he does which makes the entire process less stressful for the client. We look forward to having a long term working relationship with Billy for all of our future Transylvania county real estate needs.
- Dan, Texas
Billy provided hands-on support to all potential buyers and negotiated personally with contractors where required for licenses and property improvements. He took the time to know property in th e greater Brevard area and Knew the activities in which other realtors were engaged. Billy answered questions and executed research needed. He made sure that a long distance closing completed smoothly.
Billy, Thanks for all your help! You really are a great realtor, knowledgeable about the area, about the special issues involved with mountain living, and in getting to know your clients so you can find the right properties to look at. We really appreciate your time and effort, and your communication and follow up. You were fun too!
- Bill Greenville
Billy is an ALL-STAR agent! My wife and I could not be happier to have found him to represent us in our search for a home in Brevard. It seems like he knows everyone, always has a couple people in mind when you need an expert opinion, represented us very well and never left us waiting for a response. On more than one occasion I felt like he was really going above and beyond what we or anyone should expect of an agent. His responsiveness is incredible, and what might be important to more tech savvy buyers is that he embraces technology for communication (Phone, email, text messages, whatever was appropriate given the circumstances). Would recommend him to any friend or family member in a heartbeat
- James, Idaho
Billy provided hands-on support to all potential buyers and negotiated personally with contractors where required for licenses and property improvements. He took the time to know property in the greater Brevard area and Knew the activities in which other realtors were engaged. Billy answered questions and executed research needed. He made sure that a long distance closing completed smoothly.
- Anna, Pennsylvania
We contacted Billy based on personal reference to assist with purchase of a property. He was incredibly responsive given the quick turnaround and process. He clearly had great knowledge of the area and guided us during the deal and the close process. Even post-close he has been very helpful with various contacts and needs in the community. I highly recommend Billy.
- Henry, Charlotte
I had the pleasure of working alongside Billy during the management and marketing of several large land tracts in NC, VA, and SC for a private equity group. Billy was always professional, responsive, and has a thorough understand of the real estate market. I highly recommend him.
- Owen, Cashiers
Billy Harris is one of the hardest working realtors in Transylvania County. The relationships he has cultivated through his integrity, excellent communication skills, and knowledge of the housing market in our area makes him the prized representative of any property that needs to be sold in the area. He knows how to get the job done in an efficient and timely manner. His negotiation skills are stellar and yet he negotiates with great diplomacy and respect for everyone’s needs in a way that closes deals that leave all parties happy. In addition to his skills he is also a very likeable guy who is equally dedicated to his community and family as he is his profession. You CANNOT go wrong with Billy as your choice as a seller’s or buyer’s agent.
- Julie, Brevard
Billy is the best RE agent in NC. Period. He is polite, quick to respond, knows the market very well and if you are buying or selling your property I strongly suggest that you use Billy to get the results that you are seeking.
- Franco, Florida
Billy is a great local resource to have on your side when buying or selling a home. We would use him again and recommend him to anyone in need of a great realtor.
- Kelly, Brevard
Billy is a great resource to have in Cedar Mountain. As an out of state buyer, I needed someone to trust that would direct me in hiring respectable professionals related to closing the property deal. Billy continues to be a valuable contact even after the sale is complete. Great to work with him!
- Elaine, Orlando, Fl
What can I say about Billy…I work with dozens and dozens of people every week in my line of work. Honestly, I work with very few people that I’d have on “my team” … i.e. bring into my company. You would “make the team”, if I could afford to hire you. I figure that nearly everyone you deal with wants to bring you on board. That’s the ultimate compliment. I can tell you that in most cases, I usually harbor a slight bit of resentment towards most real estate agents who I’ve dealt with over the years … I figured that I knew what I wanted, I found the property, I bird-dogged the problems, I figured out the financing and they were just along for the ride leaching off the deal. As I’ve told you before, you linked me up with the seller because you took the initiative to LISTEN to what we wanted.
- Clay, Atlanta
It was very important to us to have a good line of communication with Billy and he kept us informed and always was available to us during the process of selling this home.
- Dee, Brevard
Billy helped sell a home that was very special to us for many years. His was respectful, courteous, straight to the point, and competent. He made the the process easy.
- Jeff, Weaverville
In my opinion, ANYONE looking for a Real Estate Agent in the Brevard, NC area needs to use Billy Harris. He’s about The Only Agent Ive seen that actually Works! He’s on top of ‘deals’ & listings and goes the extra distance for the client! He’s not just out for a quick sale. I’ll be doing business with him for a long time.
- Chuck – Cedar Mtn, NC
Billy is quite simply the best real estate agent with whom I have ever worked. He routinely goes above and beyond the scope of what an agent would be expected to do. His responsiveness and dedication is nothing short of amazing. And he’s very easy to get along with.
- Ira Savannah
Billy Harris is the best realtor I’ve ever worked with and in the last thirty years I’ve worked with a number of them. Billy is a thoughtful guy who really listens to the customers goals, is always willing to answer questions and is never pushy. He never tried to “sell” us anything but provided a valuable sounding board while we looked at properties. Once we were ready to make an offer he was a huge help in the negotiating process, not just with the price of the home but things like the results of the inspection as well. He helped us line up our lawyer, surveyor and home inspector, all of whom did a great job. A true professional.
- Toby Gordon