Asa Fleming

by Terry Watson | May 17th, 2017
Asa Fleming (Photos by Jerry Barbry)

Asa Fleming (Photos by Jerry Barbry)

Asa Fleming is a REALTOR® and proud member of Allen Tate Realtors® Raleigh-Glenwood. Described as the ultimate professional in regards to real estate transactions, Fleming’s negotiating style, knowledge, and experience is utilized to the fullest extent while he educates and guides others through the home buying and selling process.

He is an active member of the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® (RRAR) and the North Carolina REALTORS®, where he has served on multiple committees. He served as the President of RRAR in 2013 and was a member of the 2014 National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Leadership Academy class. Fleming is currently serving as the 2017 Chair of the NAR Leadership Academy Advisory Group.

A graduate of NC State University, Fleming worked at New York Hospital after college. When New York Hospital merged with Columbia Presbyterian Hospital to become New York Presbyterian Hospital, Fleming realized that he did not want to be part of another merger and began to explore other career options. He was fortunate to get a limousine ride with the hospital’s Chief Financial Officer who mentioned three places where Fleming should move if he wanted to get into real estate: Phoenix, Arizona, Washington D.C., and the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. That was in 1999, and he moved back to North Carolina in 2001.

“I started my real estate career in Queens, New York by selling property in Ocala, Florida. It was the best job ever, and I loved being there. It is the reason why I am in real estate today,” Fleming states. He began working in real estate on a part-time basis and would work nights and weekends. “Every weekend we would fly down to Ocala and show the properties on Saturday, write up the contracts on Sunday, and then fly back Sunday night to New York.”

“I chose this business because I wanted to be in charge of my own destiny. I love the schedule flexibility as well as being able to meet and help people from all walks of life. It has been a blessing to be there for my parents, children, and my wife when they needed me the most,” he says.

Being that he was home-schooled by his mother until he was 14 years old, outside of God, Fleming says his parents have impacted his life the most. They instilled a belief and faith in God that has enabled him to make it thus far. He is also inspired by the leaders he has worked with in the real estate industry.

“By engaging with and being involved in the associations, I have been able to learn from some of the leaders in my industry that are in the trenches doing this business, fighting for private property rights, home ownership, and our industry as a whole.” Fleming believes that the decision to get involved and engage with his peers and the leaders of his industry at the local, state, and national associations, had the greatest impact on his career.

The flexibility of his schedule also gives Fleming the opportunity to be involved and engaged with his community. In his spare time he is active in a variety of organizations, serving on the Boards of Directors for Marbles Kids Museum, The Carying Place, Southeast Raleigh Promise, and Rebuilding Together® of the Triangle, where he is currently serving as the Chair. Additionally, Fleming is a founding board member of Central Wake High School.

In the future, he plans to continue staying involved and engaged with the community and his industry. “I am honored to be currently running to serve as the 2018 President-Elect of the North Carolina Realtors®. I plan to mentor as many people that I can in this industry, and show them that you don’t necessarily have to be a mega producer or high profile agent to make it in this industry. You have to get involved as you only can keep what you give away, and you have to breathe out in order to breathe in to stay alive”.

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