Your Local Experts

Alexandra Schrank
Partner & Listing Specialist

Heather Hines
Partner & Listing Specialist

Rachel Rambo
Lead Buyer Specialist

Bob Gilkeson
Lead Buyer Specialist

Brandi King

Deanna Wellman
Buyer Specialist

Brandi King

Jennifer Ruane
Team Coordinator

The Mountain Star Team

Why Choose The Mountain Star Team at RE/MAX Executive?

The Mountain Star Team is a group of knowledgeable and professional real estate agents, committed allies to negotiate on your behalf with the systems in place to streamline buying or selling your home with the backing of a trusted company, RE/MAX Executive.

What makes The Mountain Star Team the perfect choice to be your trusted real estate advisor is our commitment to excellence. We have the experience, system, support, resources, and skills to earn your business and to deliver the best real estate experience. Our basic principle: to be honest and creative in helping clients to achieve their goals, whether it is buying or selling or both. Staying true to our purpose and being of service to others, is what drives our success.

We are YOUR LOCAL EXPERTS. We keep you educated with current market prices and help you negotiate the best terms for your unique situation. We are a team of experienced professionals to help you through the process.

For sellers: We know how to get your house sold quickly and for the highest price. We have an eye for design and fashion. We’ve spent years working locally in the industry. We offer free consulting to our clients for remodels and upgrades as well as staging tips and advice. Whether you are selling raw land, a commercial building, your first or second home, a new build, an inherited estate, a vacation rental or any other income-producing rentals, we have the experience to help you understand the process, prepare your property for the market, and negotiate the best terms.

For buyers: We know the different neighborhoods and areas and stay on top of this ever-changing market. We listen to your needs and desires to help you make the right move. Whether you are buying your first home, vacation getaway, retirement home, dream home, investment property, farmland, commercial land, or hiring a builder and purchasing new construction. We have the experience to help you understand the process and negotiate the best terms. Contact us today for a complimentary no-obligation Buyers Consultation. 

We service those who interested in purchasing or selling real estate in Western North Carolina. Because we are interconnected with and represent the #1 Global Real Estate Firm, RE/MAX, we can help connect you with top real estate professionals throughout the world. 

Our strong points include:

  • Networking
  • Creativity
  • Marketing
  • Listening & Communication
  • Strong Negotiation Skills

 

What you can expect when you hire our team:

  • Honesty
  • Professionalism
  • Market Knowledge
  • Experience with Proven Results
  • Frequent Communication
  • Strong Business Connections

Alexandra Schrank

USING MY TALENTS TO HELP OTHERS

Contact Alexandra today to discuss your next move.
(828)-782-1957
BrokerAlexandra@gmail.com

I moved to Asheville in 2010 to complete my undergrad in Business Management and soon after knew Asheville would be my new home. I immediately fell in love with what Asheville has to offer. The food and music scene is spectacular and I really enjoy the wide variety of outdoor sports and activities. There are many different hiking spots, watering holes, running trails, fishing hideouts, and camping grounds. Asheville has offered me a healthier, more holistic approach to living. I love the culture, the people, and the atmosphere that Asheville vibrates. This town is truly unique.

Hiring a realtor is an integral part of the process. You need a trusted professional who is educated and well connected to advocate for you. I will guide you through every step of the process. With a background in marketing and home staging, these skills add another layer of value to my clients, in particular, those looking to sell their homes in or near the Asheville area.

I have joined with RE/MAX Executive to develop the best expertise in my field. I decided to work with the RE/MAX brand because as I told you, I believe in being the best version of myself, and RE/MAX allows me to do that. My university background in Business Management established the foundation for my effectiveness as a realtor.

In my free time, I enjoy exploring the outdoors, hiking, and sports with my family. I’m married and have 3 sons. We love to travel the world; we spent our honeymoon in Africa and ventured to Australia as a family for Christmas 2014. Read through my “Why Asheville” blog to learn more about me and why I choose to make Asheville my home.

I focus my work in Asheville, North Carolina and surrounding areas including but not limited to Arden, Biltmore Forest, Black Mountain, Candler, Enka, Fairview, Fletcher, Hendersonville, Leicester, Mars Hill, Swannanoa, Woodfin, Weaverville, and others. I love working with investors, builders and developers, first-time homeowners, relocation and second home buyers, and all varieties of sellers.

I love RE/MAX because it is home to hardworking agents. Give us a call today and let’s put our experience and professionalism to work for you. 

Heather Hines

WORK HARD AND NEVER GIVE UP

Contact Heather today for a complimentary home analysis.
(828)-989-4228
MountainStarBroker@gmail.com

My personal philosophy in all areas of my life is to work hard and never give up. I had an impressive start to my career in Tampa, Florida in 2008’s, where I helped many homeowners stay out of foreclosure with much success. I am now leveraging my knowledge and years in the industry to list and close homes like no other. Research, communication and education set me above the rest.

My razor sharp focus as a licensed real estate professional helps me to educate my clients and walk them through the entire meticulous process. I strive daily to be the best realtor I can be for my current, future and past clientele.

Rachel Rambo

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

Contact Rachel today so that she can help you with your real estate ambitions.
MountainStarTeam@gmail.com

I began my career as a paralegal and throughout the process of working in different areas of the law, I discovered that I took a special interest in real estate litigation. After much fascinating work in that arena, I later transitioned into transactional real estate closings. This would prove to be an enlightening step on the road to becoming a Realtor.

Because I dealt with several realtors and clients every day, I was able to see the unique relationship established when engaged in real estate transactions. It requires honesty, hard work, integrity, education, and accountability. These are some key elements of the personal growth I seek in every aspect of my life. As such, I decided that becoming a Realtor was truly where I would thrive and gain the most out of both my career and my personal life.

This business is not just in property, it’s in building relationships with people. This is what drives me. Helping others achieve their real estate goals is the most rewarding part of my job.

Bob Gilkeson

WORKING IN YOUR BEST INTEREST

Contact Bob today so that he can make sure you find the right place to call home.
bobgilkeson@remax.net

Specialties:
Buyers, First-Timers, Relocation, Investment Properties

I have been married to my wife Cathy, for 27 years. We have three children; Tori, Jonah, and Will. We love to travel, hike, eat great food! I play golf, basketball, and love watching college sports. I’m privileged to work at the Masters golf tournament every year. My previous career was in social work helping at-risk youth and foster families. The skills I learned there help me to relate to my clients now. Listening, giving feedback, and having genuine empathy for my customers is a top priority. In my spare time I volunteer with youth at my church. They keep me young and I hope that I make some positive impact on their lives as well. At RE/MAX Executive, I have a career with the autonomy to do something rewarding, and the freedom to enjoy family and help others. I would really appreciate the opportunity to help you with any real estate needs you might have. It is my pleasure to help clients find just the right place to call “home.”

Brandi King

Deanna Wellman

Buyer Specialist

Contact Deanna Wellman today.

mountainstardeanna@gmail.com

Born and raised in Western, NC, I am passionate about these mountains and all they have to offer. After obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree from Clemson University I moved back to Asheville to begin my career.
This town means a lot to me, as it is not only where I grew up, but where I bought my first house, met and married my husband, and where we started our family!

Prior to becoming a real estate agent, I worked in banking/finance as a commercial loan underwriter for seven years, gaining a wealth of knowledge in commercial real estate lending. I know what banks are looking for and I’m ready to assist clients find and finance their commercial or investment property, walking them through the lending process, as needed.

Though my background is in commercial real estate, as a creative, I love exploring residential homes and their unique qualities, sharing design ideas with clients, and the feeling I get when introducing a family to their new home where so many memories will be made. Whatever your real estate needs, I am here to help make your dreams a reality!

When I’m not working, you will find me showering my new baby (Liam) with kisses, out on a trail with my husband (Josh), or you may hear my voice around town, as I enjoy singing with a local band.

Let’s connect today and start your personal journey through the home buying process!

Brandi King

Jennifer Ruane

Team Coordinator

Contact Jennifer Ruane today.

Jen@ashreal.com

Stand Out Service & Expertise

I moved to Asheville in 2002 after 10 years of a career as a Speech and
Hearing Therapist and a Special Education Teacher in Charlotte NC and
Western NY. I have always enjoyed working with the public so when an
opportunity in real estate was presented to me- I jumped in with both feet.
I have loved every one of my 17 years in this outstanding profession.

My reputation has been built on satisfied clients who seek honest and
ongoing communication in all matters of real estate. Buying or selling a
home, especially for first timers, can be intimidating. I use my experience
and joy of helping others to help make these transactions run smoothly. Many
clients have expressed that they now feel like family after we close a deal.

I spend my free time hiking these beautiful mountains, cooking, gardening,
supporting farm animal sanctuaries (as I am an avid animal lover), and
relaxing with friends.