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  • About | The Bourke Group | Asheville Real Estates Specialists

    The Bourke Group is a team of enthusiastic, creative individuals dedicated to helping you buy and sell property tailored to your needs. Whether it’s a home for sale in Asheville, land to build on, an apartment building, or a commercial building, the agents and staff at The Bourke Group are here to help guide you through the process of owning Asheville real estate and your own piece of the mountains. We combine the best of Keller Williams’ philosophy with a teamwork approach that enhances communication and delivers focused personal attention. We like what we do.

    As Experienced Asheville Real Estate Agents, The Bourke Group is comprised of knowledgeable and experienced real estate professionals. We know Asheville homes, neighborhoods, communities, and schools. Our group has helped our clients buy and sell hundreds of properties.

    Experience with Asheville Luxury Homes 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, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) and Member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and LuxuryRealEstate.com™

    Experience with Asheville Commercial Property With over ten years of experience in commercial properties, The Bourke Group has extensive knowledge, negotiation skills, and expertise to offer our clients. Combined with our business background, our group has the skill sets to help investors navigate through the ins and outs of our commercial market. Steve Bourke is a member of the Keller Williams Realty Commercial Division.

    Featured Agents

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Wesley Bourke


    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.

    My wife and I will NEVER forget Wes and his team. He stuck it out with thru all the hurdles we came across. Gave us plenty of insight and knowledge. Was always courteous responded promptly and very professional. Will never recommend anyone else but him.

    by Travis

    Working with Steve and Shannon was an absolute pleasure. Everything was completed in a timely and professional manner. And they are really nice people! No mistakes, no drama, they make selling your home easy and stress free. We will definitely use them again and would highly recommend Steve Bourke, Shannon Paris and their group.

    by JR

    Great family operated company to work with. They kept us very informed every step of the way. Someone could always be reached by phone, text, or email. They answered questions and concerns promptly and made us feel like family. It was a pleasure to work with them in the sale of our home and the purchase of another. I highly recommend them if you are looking for good, honest, southern hospitality style realtors to work with.

    by Clara

    Steve Bourke and his Staff provided excellent advice and service in selling our condo unit. We were informed of the status of the listing at each step along the way and obtained a very satisfactory contract for the unit.

    by Jeffrey

    The Bourke Group worked as a team to ensure the 'deal' was done effectively and efficiently. I purchased the house in the spring of 2015 and everything that we were looking was going in a few days. So once the one that I wanted appeared we needed to move on it quickly. We were one of the first ones to view and give an offer. And once we provided the offer, Wes and Bourke Group kept up with every detail till we were accepted and the closed on the house.

    by Ryan

    The Bourke Group has been extremely responsive to our every call. Their entire staff has been helpful throughout the sale of our home and the purchasing process of a new home. They took the time to answer all of our questions. They are very personable, professional and their attention to detail has been outstanding. I highly recommend them.

    by John

    I found The Bourke Group to be very responsive to a somewhat difficult closing process. This included "lighting a fire" under the loan personnel along with mitigating CO monitoring issues raised by an inspector. Their involvement was particularly helpful to me as I was working to close the house from Denver, CO. Also appreciated was the provision of a binder with copies of all inspections and closing documents. Thoughtful and helpful!

    by Michael S.

    Steve Bourke and his office at Keller Williams are tremendous to work with and we can not provide enough accolades for their service to us. Steve was ethical and honest in his dealings with us. He was able to provide additional insight that made us feel very confident that we made the right decision. His closing coordinator Semia Ostrover was a blessing... extremely professional and patient with us throughout the process as we secured our first commercial building.

    by Bodie

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