Nick Hinton

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Personal Story

Originally from Los Angeles, California, Nick, his wife, and their two dogs moved to Asheville in 2013. He was introduced to the Asheville community working at Hall Fletcher Elementary in the classroom as a teacher’s assistant for kindergarten and 2nd grade students. Prior to becoming a full-time realtor, Nick began his professional life as a behavior therapist and mentor for young children, as well as a touring guitarist for an original band.

Nick harbors a tremendous ability to perform under pressure with a relaxed, professional, and positive approach. Nick is there to guide his clients through every step of the complex transfer of property, making it a simple, easy and enjoyable process. Understanding that this is, in most cases, the biggest transaction ​one may make in their lifetime, he is diligent and professional while maintaining a personal and friendly connection with his clients.

He and his wife own and operate short- and long-term investment rental properties rounding out his personal experience even further. This experience allows him to act as a comprehensive guide for his clients.

Since 2014, Nick’s passion for real estate and care for his clients earned him MountainX’s best real estate agent for two years in a row while ranking in Asheville’s top 100 since 2018.

In his own words

“​Buying a home was one of the biggest and most emotional moments in my (and my wife’s) life. So much so, that it took my interest in real estate to the next level and prompted me to pursue a full time career helping others buy and sell real estate.”

In his client's words

Nick is the best! We were out-of-town buyers who were not very familiar with the neighborhood landscape in Asheville, and Nick was instrumental in getting us a home we love here. He was so patient with our many requests to tour homes (virtually), and always provided his honest take on homes and if he thought they’d be a good fit for us. He was a great negotiator, very knowledgeable about the market here, and we trusted him wholeheartedly in guiding us through this stressful process. Would absolutely use him again in the future (but I think we’ll be happily staying put for a long time in our new home).
– Julia & Joe M

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Top 100 agent in the area since 2016
Voted Mountain Xpress best of real estate agent 2X
2017 Board of director LOTSAR
2017 and 2023 Chair of legislative committee
2023 President Elect of LOTSAR
2024 President