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About | The Bourke Group | Asheville Real Estates Specialists

Our Mission: To combine the best of Keller Williams' philosophy with a team approach so that we can provide superior customer care through personalized attention, area expertise, open communication, and above all, honesty to ensure that we negotiate win-win deals and build lasting relationships with our clients. We love what we do and you will too.

The Bourke Group consists of enthusiastic, creative individuals dedicated to meeting the individual needs of each client whether buying or selling residential, commercial or investment property.

Asheville became synonymous with luxury when George Vanderbilt chose our beautiful mountainous region as the home for his Biltmore Estate in the late 1800s. Since then, Asheville continues to draw financially mobile clientele seeking opulent estates while enjoying the quality of life our area has to offer. Steve Bourke, Group Leader of The Bourke Group, is a Member of Keller Williams Luxury Homes, a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) and a Member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and LuxuryRealEstate.com™

We know the long history of Luxury and quality associated with the city and uphold the same high level of service with all of our clients. 
As Asheville real estate specialists, we want to achieve the individual goals of each client and make the sale or purchase of real estate a rewarding experience. Let us find you an Asheville home for sale that you will enjoy for years.
Meet The Team

Steve Bourke

Owner / Broker, REALTOR®

License Number: 192076

Steve Bourke is a full service real estate agent dedicated to providing you with exactly what you want - current information, attention to detail, no pressure and great service. He has a full-time team of consultants and office assistants ready to make Selling or Buying a service you want and deserve. Steve is an integral part of the Asheville community and family man. Steve has been recognized as a top producer for Keller Williams Professionals Realty, Asheville N.C. He looks forward to helping you with your Real Estate needs.

Carol Bourke

Buyer Specialist, REALTOR®

License Number: 150302

Licensed Real Estate Broker for 20 years in Asheville, NC. Realtor member. Co-owenr of The Bourke Group, Mega Agent Sales Team with Keller Williams Professionals.

Joey Torres


License Number: 303296

As a buyer specialist for The Bourke Group, Joe Torres is as passionate about finding great homes for families in Asheville. Joe is an Asheville local and grew up in the area. Not only can his clients expect an in-depth and extensive knowledge base of Asheville and surrounding areas, but they can expect expertise on the latest market trends in the local communities. When he isn’t on the phone negotiating great deals for his clients, he enjoys hiking, biking, Soccer, and diving into the local swimming holes with his wife and daughter. Joe believes Asheville is the perfect location to live a youthful, active lifestyle, get that fresh start or to occasionally get away for the weekend.

Irina Whiting

REALTOR®, MRP, Buyer Specialist

License Number: 288737

Irina is a Toronto native who has called the mountains of Western North Carolina her home for the past 5 years. She honorably served in the United States Marine Corps, which led her to meeting her husband, starting a family, and making their forever home in Asheville, NC. Real Estate is Irina’s passion, but it all stemmed from being raised in a hospitality family. Her experience in hospitality taught Irina the true importance of customer service, effective communication, attention to detail, and how to create the best possible experience for any given customer. She truly believes that, “It takes hands to build a house, but only a heart can build a home.” Irina is practical, logical and honest, and expressly uses these skills in order to meet the needs of her clients, no matter what their demands. She is a dedicated buyer’s agent on an award winning team, and is certified by the National Association of REALTORS® as a Military Relocation Professional. Nothing makes her happier than helping first time homebuyers achieve their home ownership dreams. When she’s not helping clients find their dream home she spends her spare time with her family, and enjoys hiking, running, backpacking, photography, cooking, traveling, and yoga.

Terry Hess


License Number: 194696

Terry has lived in Asheville since 1999; originally from Los Angeles, he has also lived in St Louis, Atlanta and Miami. After serving in the US Navy, Terry was involved in real estate development and commercial banking, receiving his real estate license in 2003. Terry specializes in the sale of residential homes and lots in Buncombe, Henderson & Madison Counties. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, traveling, golfing, performing arts and reading.

Bob Bryenton

Real Estate Consultant, REALTOR®

License Number: 289790

Bob received his bachelor science degree in business administration majoring in marketing and real estate investing and development from Plymouth state college. For over 37 years Bob owned an independent outdoor industry sales agency that focused in the Southeast, annual sales exceeded $23 million. His real estate career started in 1996 purchasing single-family rental homes, fix and flips, rehabs in developing a small residential community. This evolved over time into US Real Estate Ventures, LLC which was formed in 2008 focusing on multifamily apartment complexes throughout the Southeast, office buildings, and purchasing and selling discounted notes backed by real estate. US Real Estate Ventures and partners have successfully syndicated purchases over several thousand apartment units. With accredited investors, these syndications have produced double-digit returns for investors. Today US Real Estate Ventures has acquired more than $75 million worth of assets. Current holdings are in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas. Bob is a board member and chairman of the board of question's for North Carolina's Big Brothers Big Sisters, is a past board member with numerous committee chair positions of the Carolina Real Estate Investment Association, and has also held a North Carolina general contractors license. Bob looks forward to the opportunity to assist you with one of the most important decisions you'll make in your lifetime and will use his knowledge and assist you in your real estate transaction, whether that's purchasing or selling your home. He does not take the responsibility lightly.

Wesley Bourke

Broker | REALTOR®

License Number: 279267

Wes is a local Ashevillian and a five-year real estate veteran that has represented large businesses, individuals, families and first-time home buyers. His clients can expect an in-depth, intimate knowledge of Asheville and its surrounding areas. His specific areas of expertise include property matching, negotiating and staying current with the Asheville housing market trends. Mr. Bourke has a long record of successfully guiding locals and newcomers in and around Asheville neighborhoods. As a part of The Bourke Group, Wes has helped contribute to an average yearly sales volume of 10 million dollars in closed transactions, earning the group some of Keller Williams’ top accolades. He knows how to guide clients through the intricacies of buying and selling property in Asheville. Wes is here for you if you prefer the more hands-on approach. Outside of work, he is an avid Rock climber, Skater, Snowboarder and Fly Fisherman. “Each of my hobbies tests my limits and requires me to grow as a person and stay fit. Asheville is the perfect city for a healthy lifestyle. The endless national forests, great food scene and the active communities have all I need to maintain an active, enriching life.” Wes maintains his family values and high standards of his business. He has conveyed an unmatched level of professionalism to all his clients and wants to work with you personally to help you and your loved ones build your real estate dreams.
Keller Williams Realty - The Bourke Group - Asheville Real Estate Specialists
Steve Bourke And Wesley Bourke
86 Asheland Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

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