About Suzanne Devane and Sara Yakira
Suzanne: "Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."
Suzanne Devane is a highly dedicated agent in finding you just the right property! She will get you the best deal possible because she absolutely LOVES negotiating all facets of the transaction and moving the process forward smoothly to closing. It's important to Suzanne that you have fun working with her all while your needs are being met!
Suzanne has been a real estate ?groupie? for most of her life! If visiting Open Houses could be considered a hobby, it has long been hers! Binging on HGTV? Sublime! A few years ago, she decided to turn her real estate passion into her next career and has never regretted a minute of it. There's nothing like introducing clients to a home they love and seeing the joy on their faces.
Suzanne has been with her current company, Asheville Realty Group, since 2017. She is big into the "buy local" mindset, and a small boutique firm like ARG values the high level of service and dedication that she brings to her clients. She specializes in relocations, retiree markets, first time buyers, veterans, the medical community, luxury homes, second homes, and investment properties.
In addition, Suzanne is a wife and a mom. She is a foodie, wine enthusiast, movie buff, big reader, world traveler, animal lover, history junkie, avid gardener, adventurous chef, and an Ever-Optimistic Don Quixote!
Sara: "Your Resource for Everything Asheville"
Sara lived in San Francisco for many years, which gave her a deep appreciation for beautiful architecture and sparked her interest in real estate. She became a real estate agent while living in Jerusalem, Israel. One aspect that she cherished was serving a widely diverse clientele, many of whom were buyers from overseas, seeking retirement or vacation properties. Sara and her husband moved to Asheville just over two years ago; she so appreciated the charm and beauty of the area that she decided it was time to get back into the business. Sara joined Asheville Realty Group in November 2018, and finds the boutique nature of the agency contributes to fulfilling her clients' needs.
Making people feel at home is one of the joys in her life. And this is what Sara brings to serving her clients. She helps them find the home that will become their nest, and their place of comfort, safety and celebration. She also enjoys helping sellers prepare their homes for the market, so they can leave the nest for whatever their goals are. She loves working with people at every stage of their lives ? the excitement of the first-time home buyers, the growing family, the empty nesters and retirees. She has a special interest in helping older buyers find homes where they can age in place, as well as facilitating development of co-housing communities.
As an actress, Sara has won Bay Area (San Francisco) Critics Circle Awards and has developed a capacity for deep listening, enabling her to really understand her clients' needs.
Sara is also active within her neighborhood Residents' Association, serving on ad hoc committees. She serves on a Steering Committee for a Study Center at the University of North Carolina Asheville, and on the Ritual Committee at her house of worship. You can find her at one of the Asheville's many superb restaurants, at Tourists baseball games, or at fine theaters - you may even find her on stage now and then. Sara and her husband love adventuring; they continue to explore the areas in and around Asheville. Exploring broadens and deepens Sara's knowledge of her new home. She can't wait to help you find yours!
Testimonials of Suzanne Devane and Sara Yakira
Bought a home in 2018 in Bingham Heights, Asheville, NC 2880
It may seem insincere to have all 5 stars. But we genuinely are fully pleased with Suzanne's hard work for us. We moved down from VA to find either a long term property or a 'tweener' house. We did not want to rent/store while looking for a long term home. We started our search Nov. 2017, came down to report for work Apr. 1 into an apartment since we didn't like anything enough. Overall, after seeing 75 homes and many lots for a build and two homes that we bid on that fell through, we finally found both thanks to Suzanne's hard work and tenacity. We are now in a tweener home while our forever home is being renovated. She was constantly networking for us because she knows the locale quite well. Suzanne was always a text away while we were researching on our end. We would shoot a question to her and she was right on it. Then when it came down to the negotiation and realty process, she just got it done. I also appreciate Suzanne's honesty. If she felt something was 'fishy' or had risk to it, she'd be the first to say. That is her down-to-earth integrity. We were very thankful to have her stick with us through such an arduous and exciting process.
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Asheville, NC.
Suzanne Devane is the epitome of a great real estate agent. She was so patient and completely focused on helping us find the right home. I cannot sing her praises enough.
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Asheville, NC.
Suzanne Devane is an amazing real estate agent. Her depth of knowledge is impressive and she helped us thru a very complex transaction that involved many twists and turns. She was professional, attentive and just wonderful to work with. Highly recommended for anyone new to the Asheville area or locals like myself.
jennie p king, Asheville
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Candler, NC.
Working with Suzanne as my buyer's agent was a fantastic experience. It took six months of searching and five offers to finally find the perfect home, and Suzanne was proactive and on the ball the entire time. She got me showings as soon as a prospective home hit the market and helped me navigate the competitive Asheville market. I'm thrilled with my new home, and I might not have ended up in such a perfect place without Suzanne.
Suzanne is by far the best realtor I've ever worked with, and I highly recommend her. She will go to bat for you and make sure all contracts and negotiations are fair. The lenders, home inspector, and law firm she recommends are also top-notch. I never had to worry that anything might fall through the cracks or get missed. If I ever sell or buy a home again, I'll want Suzanne as my agent!
Showed home in 2018 in Lynn, Tryon, NC 28782.
Suzanne was very thorough and worked very hard to put our needs and interests first. She found us the perfect lot in the perfect place that met every one of our requirements. She put an incredible amount of time and effort into our search considering our purchase was only a $35,000 a lot. She also put us in touch with an excellent closing attorney to make the whole process effortless.
I would highly recommend Suzanne for anyone needing a realtor in the greater Asheville area, there are none better!!
Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Asheville, NC.
I highly recommend Suzanne. She was always professional and very knowledgeable. She never made us hurried in our search. She found the perfect home for us.