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MOVE Asheville Realty - Don Rongstad

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Contact: Don Rongstad
Title: Realtor

Member Since 2018

Company Address
MOVE Asheville Realty

Asheville, North Carolina
United States 28801

Cities Served
Arden, Asheville, Black Mountain, Candler, Canton, Fairview, Fletcher, Hendersonville, Montreat, Old Fort, Swannanoa, Waynesville, Weaverville

Orientation
Gay-Friendly

Cell: (828) 337-5788

Professional Achievements
Top 100 producing Realtors in WNC 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

Don is a Florida native and has lived in many parts of WNC since 2004.  He is the Owner of his firm MOVE Asheville Realty.  Don uses his firm as a platform to give back to the community by volunteering and donations to numerous local charities.  Don prides himself on honesty and integrity by using his passionate and heartfelt drive to serve his clients' best interests. He is dedicated, knowledgeable, and committed to finding the perfect fit for his clients.  His devotion and unparalleled customer service has resulted in a continuously expanding network of loyal clients and referrals.  He has achieved many awards and designations including being one of the top 100 producing Realtors in WNC in 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020.  While the process can be stressful, Don focuses on making the transition as smooth and stress free as possible by getting to know his clients, meeting their needs and exceeding their expectations.

Danny M - Asheville, NC: 2021-04-19

Don Rangstad is a true professional and we highly recommend him to anyone who wants to purchase or sell a house in Asheville. Don was recommended to us by our Fort Lauderdale Dentist who has a home here in Asheville. From our very first meeting, we were extremely comfortable with his knowledge of the area and his recommendations on locations to look for a home in the Asheville area. As it turned out, the first house he showed us was the house we purchased. During our initial conversation, he discovered that I do project management for home renovations. The house he showed us was being sold by the estate of its long-time owner and it needed significant work. Some would say that having a relator who is both representing and seller and the buyer leaves the buyer at a disadvantage. His professionalism during the entire transaction demonstrated that we were not at a disadvantage. The seller had already completed a detailed home inspection which they shared with us. We were given access to the house for our own inspections to include engineering, plumbing, roof, chimney and electrical. We requested a 30-day closing and Don worked with everyone to make the closing date a reality. It has now been five months and we have no buyer remorse. Our due diligence during the purchase process allowed us to discover what needed to be done with the house to resolve issues we found. Don didn’t go away after closing. He has given us recommendations on contractors and other services needed to make the move from South Florida. We highly recommend Don Rangstad for your real estate needs.

Joshua N - Asheville, NC: 2021-04-16

Don Rangstad with MOVE Asheville Realty is THE MAN! My partner and I picked Don to be our Real Estate Agent because he came highly recommended from a lot of very credible people here in Asheville. After our consult, Mr. Don set us up with our own MLS portal to be able to start searching houses that fit our criteria (location, pricing, sq footage, etc). We decided upon a new construction home here in Asheville and knew it was going to be a rollercoaster since we were first time homebuyers. Don went to work for us from day 1! He came to all of our home building meetings and gave us advise on every detail of the building / buying process. He had individual inspections done to make sure everything was 100% before we closed. He was very instrumental in communicating with me, the sellers, and our mortgage lenders. We had a hiccup with the sellers on the day of closing and Don once again went to battle for us by simply quoting NC Real Estate laws and bringing out his bulldog side! Needless to say we got our keys! If you’re beginning the home buying process for the first time or looking for a new Real Estate agent to work with in WNC / Asheville, I wholeheartedly ask that you give Don a call! Thank you Don for everything you did during our home buying process. It’s something we won’t ever forget, and we’ll be calling you if we decide to stick up a For Sale sign anytime in the future!

María T - Asheville , North Carolina: 2020-05-13

We are moving from the Florida Keys to Asheville NC. My partner and I researched real estate agents and saw that he had lots of 5 star reviews. I was impressed with what people were saying about Don. I contacted him via email and he immediately responded. We then spoke on the phone shortly after our initial contact. From that first time that I spoke to him I felt a connection to him. We then drove to Asheville and met him in person. I was not wrong about him. We loved him. He was so personable, kind, a great listener and an all around good man. He helped us purchase our home in Asheville and he is not only a realtor to us he has and will become part of our extended family. He is one special person who will be responsive and help you get through all aspects of the buying process. We have gained a friend. I highly recommend Don for your next purchase or sale of real estate.

Melissa M - Asheville, NC: 2018-07-22

Don Rongstad is “Your Realtor” —and quite honestly the best realtor we have ever worked with. We started looking for a new vacation home that we could grow into that had more of what we were looking for - mountain view, larger living space, and more land so we weren’t looking into neighbors’ living rooms. Our initial realtor just wasn’t providing us with any options, and since we live in another state, all we could rely on was our own online research. Needless to say, we became frustrated. We were getting morning emails from an earlier inquiry to one of Don’s listings, so we called him and never looked back! Don immediately responded, we explained what we were looking for and by that night-which was Saturday -we had a full webpage specifically for us to review. One house in particular we liked and they were having an open house the next day. Again, being out of town, Don arranged his schedule to go to the open house and film for us so he could see if this would meet our needs. We actually Facetimed so we could see live the setting -which was (is) absolutely beautiful. We worked closely again for the next week to pick out sites to visit and came into town and set our day for house hunting. Don took us by the hand, handed us sell sheets on each property with pros / cons and notes pages and off we went. Ultimately we decided on the first house we saw (the one he filmed for us) and then the fun began. Don coached us on where we should offer, what we should request from the seller, and what we should expect back. We were extremely pleased with the settled price and after inspections we even received more money from the seller for fixes, and negotiated some items to be included. Don just took us by the hand and led the way and got us things we never even thought to ask for. On to the next item —our existing vacation home we needed to sell. Our original realtor basically told us we would never get our money back on the house as we had put in a new fence and made some other cosmetic improvements. Having closed on the house in November of 2016 we really only had a little over a year in the house and expected to barely breakeven. Don had a totally different opinion and he was right! Not only did we get what we put into the house, we closed for OVER our asking pricing with multiple offers. It takes connections, and marketing to get your property out there and Don does all of these to the extreme: video tours, marketing flyers, ads, etc. Your house is out there and offers fly in. All I can say is you will not find a more dedicated, trustworthy, hard working, and all around nice guy who will go over and way beyond to help you find your new home and or sell your property. He is simply the best.

Jesslyn and Ellen W - Asheville, N.C. : 2018-05-18

Don Rongstad is a breath of fresh air; a true leader exuding confidence and assurance. Don doesn't settle for status quo, going above and beyond aggressively yet intricately to get desired results. We have worked with a myriad of real estate professionals over the years; often times a stressful unnerving experience. Don's energy level, accountability, availability, professional connections and community network, computer savvy (bells and whistles, videography, top notch photography), can-do attitude and attention to (incredibly) minute details, makes him our champion. He has gone to great length to help us reach our real estate goals. Don sold our house in 4 days at a price most said could not be done. When our movers didn't show up, he rolled up his dress shirt sleeves and grabbed the moving dolly. Don Rongstad has EARNED our trust and our long-term business. He IS that go-to super agent one searches for. When going to the negotiation table and the closing table, we feel confident as the seller or the buyer with Don's leadership. Although Don isnt gay himself, he is a strong advocate for the LGBTQ community, presenting an “at-home, family” kind of demeanor. Because of Don’s genuine warmth and acceptance, it’s easy to talk authentically. This allows him to probe and pinpoint key aspects and perspectives, which ultimately leads to his understanding of our wishes. Don has everything it takes to help you realize your dreams. We highly recommend him.


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