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"Elena went above and beyond our expectations.

I highly recommend her and will use her again in the future."

Sarah Lee

Elena is the most wonderful realtor ever!

She is thorough, conscientious, and honest. We've been working with her for a few years now and she's the best!

Sandra Godwin

Deciding to work with Elena and her team when buying our first home out-of-state was the best decision we have ever made.

In fact, given the circumstances of the world today, we believe that if it wasn’t for her lightning-fast response times, her exemplary communication skills, and her precision attention to detail, there is no way that we would be anywhere close to living in the amazing place that we are today. She literally made the weight and worry of trying to acquire the perfect property from such a great distance in the most highly-competitive market (and during a pandemic, no less) feel virtually painless. Between her instantaneous and timely jump on getting showings, the detailed videos she took, the multiple inspections she attended and filmed in our absence, answering our numerous calls, texts, and emails, and fielding, managing, and following through on hundreds of details…we’re still completely mind-blown as to how she managed it all so perfectly. Elena handled every aspect of our deal as if she was making the investment herself. She asked questions on our behalf that we didn’t even have the knowledge or ability to ask ourselves. Her openness, willingness, and determination to just grab the ball and run the game like a boss demonstrates the caliber of passion, energy, and confidence you’ll find in a truly great businessperson. She really went above and beyond in every way possible to close our deal successfully, and we will be forever grateful to her. If you have ever experienced doing business with people who do not possess this level of intensity, integrity, and professionalism, working with Elena will restore your faith in humanity. We cannot recommend anyone more highly.

Jenelle Johannes

"Elena is a highly ambitious, focused, energetic, knowledgeable agent that responds to any request of the client.

She was a joy to work with during the entire process."

Carrie Leathers

Elena is attentive, thorough, knowledgeable and a pleasure to do business with.

The whole listing and selling process was very enjoyable. I felt that I had her undivided attention throughout the whole process. Everything she does is first class. The listing was offered so professionally. I was updated constantly. If you are interested in buying or selling in NC, she is highly competent and very sensitive to the needs and concerns of her clients. Her husband also works with her, which makes things even nicer. I completely trust Elena and the guidance that she offers.

Andrea Lamb

"My wife and I had a great experience with Elena!

She was knowledgeable of the neighborhoods and comparable homes in the area. She stayed in contact and made sure we knew what was going on with homes we were interested in. She showed us homes on short notice and was very accommodating to our schedules as our-of-towners. We would definitely recommend Elena based on our experience!"

Alex Young

Moving from Florida, we knew nothing about the area or anyone!

We had been watching YouTube to learn more about Asheville and ran across Elena’s channel. At first I thought ok cool, some insight. The more we watched though, the more we appreciated all the detail she gave and felt like we knew her. I turned to my wife and said if we do move, she’s our realtor. Fast forward to a quick trip up here and I was meeting her. She made time for me last minute to look at houses. Elena genuinely cares about her clients and what they want. She will look at 100 houses with you if necessary(we got lucky and found one on the first day of looking). She’s thorough, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. Her office is super quick when working with you and never makes you feel you are alone. I’m pretty sure she never stops smiling either. Even when she clearly doesn’t like something, she does it with a smile. As long as we are here and need a realtor, Elena is our number one. Do you want a realtor or do you want a friend? She’s the friend who just happens to be a realtor.

Mike Rollo

Elena takes the time to listen first and find out what the client wants in a new home.

She tries hard to find the right place for you based on your wants and needs. She is available and punctual whether it's on line or in person. Her knowledge of the area is a definite plus in being able to match listings to your wish list. I would highly recommend her as your partner in finding your next home.

Sherri Martens-Curtis

Elena is the hardest working professional.

Highly recommend her for all your real estate needs. 5 stars!

Дмитрий Баринов

Elena and her team’s professionalism were the support we needed to purchase our retirement home in the WNC area.

We discovered Elena on YouTube (from California) and her videos were extremely helpful getting us acquainted with the WNC area. From start to finish Elena balanced our needs and wants with the reality of the market and represented us every step of the way. We are very grateful to Elena and highly recommend her for all your realtor needs.

Robert and Sherri

"Elena Kovrigin is very driven and passionate about her work, community and helping others.

Whether it be finding the perfect home or closing out a chapter and selling a home. I had the best experience with Elena! She’s professional, very knowledgeable, helpful and diligent in her work. She was there every step of the way and made the process so easy! I highly recommend her to anyone and will certainly be in touch with her again with any future endeavors in real estate! Thanks again Elena!"

Tara Bradley

"We knew Elena from our gym and everyone who had used her services had great things to say.

We now see exactly why--she did a great job! We looked around at a few other realtors, but given the positive feedback from her other clients, Elena was an easy and obvious choice. Elena helped us navigate a tough market as first time home buyers and let us know what to expect at every stage. She was patient with our questions, and made sure we got answers as promptly as possible."

Kathy

"We just loved working with Elena.

She was just who we were looking for in a realtor. She went above and beyond in helping us find our forever home."

Roger and Jerry

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Nikolay Dolgushin

"Elena has posted some great videos describing life in the Asheville area.

They were informative and also showed her enthusiasm and passion for all this related to real estate and to Asheville. I am so happy that we found Elena and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone, and in fact I have given her card to a friend in the area already. Elena went over and above in ensuring that all of our needs were addressed and met through every step of the purchase process. And she was available to us for phone contact at odd hours due time changes with us being out west. All of this made very stressful process much easier for us. She is extremely knowledgeable about real estate laws and rules. She also knows who to contact for services and information and she frequently checked on her information to us to be sure it was relevant and correct."

Stu and Midge

"LOVED working with you.

Will hopefully get to do this all over again next year! :)"

JayV

Elena continues to impress with her dedication and hard work.

If you’re looking for a true real estate professional that will go the extra mile then Elena is the perfect choice! She is thorough with the details and provides excellent customer service! She’s responsive and a good communicator. I love working with her and her clients!!

Donna King

I cannot tell you all enough how wonderful Elena Kovrigin is.

She sold our home in record time and did it with such grace, professionalism and care. She went above and beyond throughout the entire process. Elena anticipated needs and met them all with a smile on her face while providing expert advice. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and made the selling of our home seamless. Thank you Elena! We feel so blessed to have you as our realtor.

Michelle Hladky

Good job.

Very professional and high quality. Search no more. Thank you very much.

Evgeny Fofanov

"We greatly enjoyed working with Elena!

She is always one step ahead and made the home buying process incredibly smooth. She is an excellent communicator, knowledgeable about the area, professional and friendly. As first time home buyers, we didn’t know what to expect but Elena was always available and ready to answer our questions and help us find solutions. She went the extra mile to make our dream a reality and we can’t thank her enough! We highly recommend her for all of your real estate needs."

The Mezeras

Elena and her entire team at Nesting Dolls Realty were amazing to work with.

I highly recommend them, Elena especially, as a truly knowledgeable real estate firm that is friendly, communicates well, and works very hard on their client's behalf. They found me a home in a few short weeks, helped me make a winning offer, and guided me expertly through the inspection, closing and beyond.

James Cunningham

Elena was great to work with!

She is passionate about her work, the community and helping others. Whether it be finding the perfect home or closing out a chapter in your life by selling a house. She is dependable, driven, very knowledgeable and super helpful! Especially for someone who has never sold their home before such as myself. Elena made the process very easy to navigate. I highly recommend Elena and I would work with her again in any future real estate endeavors!! Thanks again Elena!!

Tara Bradley

"Elena came SO highly recommended we didnt need to look further.

She understood our goals immediately and stayed in constant touch with us during our search. Elena answered all of our questions immediately and thoroughly, which made us feel very confident about our purchase. We could not ask for more than the excellent guidance we got from Elena. We will recommend her without a doubt!"

Kathy Welch

I was recommended to Elena as a professional realtor.

If you need a good and knowledgeable realtor in this business, then I recommend Elena to you. Thank her for her perseverance and hard work, thanks to her we acquired our cherished habitation. We are very pleased with this purchase and thank you for your support.

Irina Mereniuc

The professionalism and clear and prompt communication are above any expectations.

Paul Silver

We discovered Elena from her YouTube videos about relocating to Asheville.

They were incredibly helpful as we planned our move back East after 30 years living in the West. When we arrived in NC, I contacted her and we started looking for a home to buy. From day 1, Elena was available, accessible, down to Earth, and always willing to provide informed and honest input as we went through the process of trying to decide on which area town, part of town, type of neighborhood, etc. to look in. We ended up renting for a year and then resumed our search in Spring 2022. Elena and her team picked up with us right where we’d left off. Elena, Lois, and Alexey were like family every step of the way. They were infinitely patient, and always available and willing to show us any listings that we ran across or that we saw in her emails. It’s a tough market. On top of that, we changed our minds quite a bit over the months. But, Elena continued to reassure us that every setback or challenge was just part of us getting us closer to finding the perfect house for us. In the end, she was right. We’re in a great home in the perfect location for our lives. I can’t recommend Elena and her team enough. If you’re looking for a knowledgeable, compassionate, funny, honest, unflappable, and no-nonsense Asheville real estate expert who will stand by you every step of the way, check out Elena on YouTube and then reach out to her. She’s a very good agent and now a good friend to us.

Corey Isbell

"I really appreciated how patient Elena was as I navigated figuring out what I wanted in a home.

She was incredibly responsive to my inquiries, and gave great advice about what to watch out for. I felt like I had a great teammate on my side in the real estate buying experience, which was particularly important as a single lady and first time buyer!"

Alice Scott

Great experience!

Very knowledgeable and professional!

Marina Ropalo

"Elena Kovrigin is an outstanding agent to work with.

She is a great listener and has very depth knowledge of the local market. My girlfriend and I recently purchased a condo and Elena made sure everything from the negotiation to the contract to the closing went as smooth as possible. I will be recommending her to all family and friends going forward in need of real estate services. I look forward to working with Elena again in the very near future!"

Cody Owens

"Elena Kovrigin has a wealth of knowledge about moving to Asheville.

She shares her wisdom freely through an innovative channel on YouTube. We learned so much about Asheville through watching her videos. When we decided to move to Asheville, we got in touch with Elena by text message. She got back to us immediately, answered our questions about the home buying process in North Carolina, and shepherded us through the entire process. Elena was very good at describing the characteristics of specific neighborhoods and providing feedback on particular properties that met our criteria. For instance, we were attracted to one home until Elena pointed out that it lacked a garage ... and why having a garage is so desirable, especially in winter. Elena worked with us tirelessly until we finalized on our new home. The entire process went so smoothly — from making an offer, to getting into contract, too closing. Elena has also gone above and beyond the service that Realtors typically provide — watching over a number of deliveries that will arrive before we do. I could not be happier with Elena Kovrigin and her services."

David Ourisman

"Elena works very hard to make sure that she understands the needs of a buyer or seller.

She will bend over backwards to get the best deal for the person she represents, and is always there for questions With the pandemic she helped strategize when was the best time to sell, when to revamp and how to grab clients that were scared to get out. Without her, we would have never sold our home. She will talk you through every step of the process and ease fears that you have and help with the decisions that you need to make Very approachable, friendly, and understanding in what you need"

Susan

Elena looked out for us like family.

She gave us honest and knowledgable feedback throughout our process (which took about 6 months, over 30 showings and 4 offers). She was beyond patient with us as we navigated this really difficult market. The advice she gave was sometimes hard to hear because it wasn't what we wanted to hear, but it WAS what we needed to hear. There were plenty of houses we liked and considered putting an offer in on but she didn't hesitate to tell us something was going to be a money pit. She really looked out for us and ensured we got exactly what we wanted in the end. We couldn't ask for better. She kept our interests at the center of her efforts throughout the whole process.

Patricia Hoelle

Throughout the process of selling our home, Elena was there for us from beginning to end with any questions or concerns we had.

She maintained excellent communication with us at all times and even had to talk me down a few times when I became emotional about the process. She went the extra mile with advertising our home beautifully. She was a true professional and I would highly recommend her to assist with the process of selling or buying a home. Thank you Elena for making the process as smooth as possible with your guidance and support!

Alison Smoke

"Met Elena at the property- she was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

Elena kept us up to date on all progress. Elena went above and beyond sending me pictures and drone views. Elena was extremely professional and has my highest recommendation."

Mark Hartzman

Quite possibly the most knowledgeable & responsive realtor in the Asheville area.

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Richard Calhoun

I have known Elena for 17 years.

She is the most responsible, professional and caring person I have ever met. She is always getting the job done with best quality. And, the most important part of her, she always answers her phone anytime or she will give you call back as soon as possible.

Olesya Lisovskiy

Elena Kovrigin is awesome!

I would highly recommend them.

Jessica Bryant

"All of my expectations were exceeded.

She is seemingly always available and quickly replies to calls, texts, and emails. She explains the process well. I really like that she gives her honest opinion regarding homes, neighborhoods, and value. I feel like she really wants to deliver a great home at a great price for her clients, even if that means spending more time looking at more homes. That said, when I was ready to place an offer, she worked with lightening speed through both the offer letter and due diligence process. As an out-of-state buyer trying to get a home in a sellers market, I feel lucky to have had Elena in my corner."

Dane Meredith

She is not just a good friend but once it comes to business she becomes not your friend in a good way by telling you what needs to be done!

Hardworking lady, worth giving her a shot and you’ll see difference from others unless you you new to real estate, then I’m sure you’ll want to come back to her every time!

Yan Lisovskiy

"Thank you so much for helping us buy a house!

Keep doing a great job!"

Virgis Pavlavicius

We had a really positive experience buying our first home in WNC with Elena!

She really supported us through the process and was amazing at helping us get to know the area. I would highly recommend Elena as a helpful, friendly, and competent realtor!

Morna Neal

She is very professional and nice, I really recommend her, thanks so much Elena for your job!

Irina Dolgushina

While still living in Tulsa, we found Elena through her entertaining and practical YouTube videos.

Despite the extreme difficulty of finding an affordable house in Asheville in this hot seller's market, after less than a week of house hunting in Asheville, Elena had us under contract for a beautiful house in Fairview. In all our interactions with Elena here and in Tulsa, she has been unfailingly helpful and responsive. She has the one trait that is most important for anyone working in a service profession: she genuinely enjoys helping people. We think she's the best!

John Mercer

I highly recommend Elena Kovrigin - she assisted my husband and I in purchasing a home in the Asheville - Hendersonville North Carolina area.

We were purchasing the home long-distance, and she set us up for success, giving us all of the information we needed to feel comfortable in deciding to put an offer in on a house. She was wonderful about communicating with us, keeping us up-to-date and was a true professional. She is knowledgeable about the area and about real estate transactions. I recommend her enthusiastically.

Elizabeth Thompson

My husband and I came across Elena's Youtube channel when looking into possibly moving to Asheville.

Her videos are so informative and gives great insight into literally everything you need to know when considering moving to Asheville and surrounding areas. We decided to visit and with that emailed Elena, who was so helpful and prompt. Once we decided to move we had no doubt we wanted her to assist us when buying a home. We are first time homebuyers and had no clue what we should expect along the way. Elena and Alexey were incredibly supportive, broke the process down for us, were communicative every step of the way, and have gone above and beyond their role as realtors. We are just so grateful to have found her channel. Hands down the best people and realty group to work with!!

Faith Daigle

Elena was a pleasure to work with!

She was always and easily accessible. She was able to work with our schedules for showings and arrived promptly, well-informed, and ready to get us any information we needed/wanted. Elena was the consummate professional while also being warm, cheerful, and helpful. She guided us through a cumbersome and stressful process with ease. I would highly recommend anyone looking for property in the Asheville area and beyond! Thank you, Elena!!!

Abigail Riley

"Elena was very responsive and when there seemed to be hang-ups in the closing process, she was able to get the other parties moving forward.

Elena is very easy to get along with and listens to your needs and opinions."

Jason Moore

Elena Kovrigin assisted my husband and I, as our buyer's agent, during the intimidating process of buying our first home.

She was extremely supportive through the entire process, and was always there to answer any questions we had and to keep us updated. Elena is a very kind and caring person who encouraged my husband and I not to give up when the process became very discouraging. Long story short, we found our first home! We couldn't have done this without Elena's help! She ventured through several counties, towns and rural communites with us, in search of this one perfect home. Thank you, Elena!

Emily Ostertag

Elena is a joy to work with!

!! She is an excellent communicator, professional, reliable, knowledgeable, personable, and just an overall pleasure to interact with. She always available to answer questions and went above and beyond the call of duty. She’s proactive, responsive, detail-oriented, thoughtful, and extremely helpful every step of the way. She was mindful of our budget and was able to provide us with the names of experts when needed. She did what was necessary to ensure that we had a positive, enjoyable experience as we searched, and purchased, a land. We cannot say enough amazing things about her, and for sure we will miss our time together I would love to work with her again in the future. I would definitely recommend Elena to anyone who is looking for a realtor.

Olena Fedchenko

My husband and I were considering a move to Asheville from Florida and stumbled across Elena's very thorough YouTube videos (highly recommend).

This was the best tool to get a feel for what living in Asheville is like, so we sought her help with the buying process. Both Elena and Alexey were more than helpful during our search, providing valuable insights regarding different areas we might consider. Elena also provided tips about things that might not be obvious to someone living in WNC for the first time. She had great insight to help guide us through this difficult market. Elena went above and beyond during the entire process - she actually picked us up to take us to a showing after our car broke down! Elena walked us through what to expect from contract to closing, responding almost immediately to our many questions/concerns. Elena is a true professional and couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. We're so happy we chose Elena to help find our dream home!

Kellybelle Vandelelle

Elena has always been helpful and professional- regardless of our real estate needs.

Plus her YouTube channel and Instagram provide immense value when it comes to learning things about real estate and Asheville in general! Highly recommend Elena.

Stephanie Klein

"Throughout the process of selling our home, Elena was there for us from beginning to end with any questions or concerns we had.

She maintained excellent communication with us at all times and even had to talk me down a few times when I became emotional about the process. She went the extra mile with advertising our home beautifully. She was a true professional and I would highly recommend her to assist with the process of selling or buying a home. Thank you Elena for making the process as smooth as possible with your guidance and support!"

James and Alison

My husband and I were looking to move from California to the Asheville area and knew nothing about western North Carolina.

We discovered Elena by watching her Utube videos and made the decision to give her a call. We are so glad we did!! She was so helpful and patient throughout the process. Everything she promised to do she did from meeting us to do walk throughs to making sure all the inspections were done in a timely fashion. It took us awhile because of this crazy market but we finally found our “dream” home. I highly recommend Elena.

Patty Geary

"Thank you Elena!

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Summer Bibbee

Elena and her husband were very patient with our cross-state home search.

All in, we looked for just about a year before we found our forever home. They quickly got us into showings, even when the listings were sometimes spastic. We would highly recommend working with Elena on finding your perfect home!

Melane Nelson

I’ve known Elena for years and she’s always been an inspiration for me.

She is a responsible and hardworking individual, strong (both physically and emotionally) and independent woman and a true friend. I’ve always been inspired and motivated by the level of her expertise and persistence. She knows what she is doing. And she is doing her job with a passion-this is one of the most important factors for me.

Liliya Prokhorov

"We purchased a home/lot package in NC while living in NJ.

We did not travel to NC at any point during construction. Elena Kovrigin kept us up to date with construction progress and delays. She sent us charming videos and photos of construction progress on a regular basis. She responded to my emails and texts almost instantaneously. Any detail that we noted that was not consistent with our contract was promptly forwarded to the builder and corrected. All this was done cheerfully and professionally. Thanks for making the process easy Elena!"

Ann Schwarz

Really care about their clients in the most genuine way possible.

Very professional and know how to get the job done. This is the realtor you need, especially in this market!

Sergey Karpenko

My husband and I had a wonderful experience working with Elana and Alexey.

We knew from the beginning they had our best interests at heart. They were very responsive, communicated well and were very patient with us since buying a home in a sellers market is so difficult and stressful! They also both knew the Asheville and greater area extremely well. We knew were were in good hands and would highly recommend anyone choosing them as their realtor.

Liz S

Great customer service, local real estate expert who knows the area and market well!

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ASHEVILLE AVL TOWING AID

Great professional who truly cares about her clients and puts their needs first!

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"Elena was a pleasure to work with!

She was always and easily accessible. She was able to work with our schedules for showings and arrived promptly, well-informed, and ready to get us any information we wanted/needed. Elena was the consummate professional while also being warm, cheerful, and helpful. She guided us through a cumbersome and stressful process with ease. I would highly recommend Elena to anyone looking for property in the Asheville area and beyond."

Katie

"Elena actually "inherited" our situation from a former agent and she proved to be extremely helpful in helping us complete the purchase/construction of our new home.

She was always quick to respond to any concerns we had and relayed everything to the builder almost immediately.. We would highly recommend her!!"

Robert

Elena is fantastic!

We knew Elena from our gym and everyone who had used her services had great things to say. We now see exactly why -- she did a great job! We looked around at a few other realtors, but given the positive feedback from her other clients, Elena was an easy and obvious choice. Elena helped us navigate a tough market as first time home buyers and let us know what to expect at every stage. She was patient with our questions and made sure we got answers as promptly as possible.

Doug Ross

"I will recommend her to my family and friends who are looking to purchase a home here.

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Sandhya Maheshwari

"Elena Kovrigin was incredibly committed to helping us find the perfect home/land for us.

We were looking for something incredibly specific (a place where we could have a gentleman’s farm with water), and we traipsed over much of Western NC trying to find it. Elena always had a positive outlook, and even knocked on the door of a house that was no longer on the market that I had expressed interest in. It ended up being the house we purchased, and Elena made the entire process so easy. She was always available to answer questions I might have, or to suggest solutions or options to any of the worries I brought to her. Elena Kovrigin streamlined our home buying process. Signing papers, setting up inspections and appointments were all made very easy thanks to her. We are extremely grateful for her dedication to helping us find a home. Elena Kovrigin is a rock star realtor, and I would readily recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home."

Victoria Gaines

"Elena is such a wonderful person, we consider her a friend now, not just our realtor!

We couldn’t have found our Home without her! From the beginning Elena presented her knowledge of the area, and quickly grasped what we were looking for in our search. She made us feel comfortable, and important clients regardless of our price range and sexual orientation. Through our search we battled bidding wars and unprecedented circumstances in today’s market, but Elena didn’t give up on us, continued to keep our spirits up, and used her expertise to position us to get our dream home! Elena treated us as a top priority every step of the way! We can’t thank her enough, and absolutely wouldn’t recommend anyone else to use as their realtor here in the greater Asheville area!"

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