Lori Gonce




  • Graduate of Cumbie Institute of Real Estate
  • Graduate of Blue Ridge Community College, A.A.S. Degree
  • Graduate of Edneyville High School
  • Certified E-Pro


  • Licensed as Real Estate Broker in 2005

Community Activities

  • President, Apple Valley Middle School PVO

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of National Board of Realtors
  • Member of North Carolina Association of Realtors
  • Member of Hendersonville Board of Realtors
  • Member of WNC Regional Multiple Listing Service


  • Native and life long resident of Hendersonville
  • Married to Doug for 26 years with one son, Kyle, daughter-in-law, Ashlee, and a dog, "Spot"
  • Enjoy family time and travel
  • Hobbies include photography, sewing, interior decorating
  • I truly love real estate business and enjoy the challenge of bringing buyers and sellers together!


“Lori was absolutely amazing and we so glad to have her as our realtor. This was our first time selling and she was so knowledgeable, answering all the questions we had. She was always looking for our best interest for our family and we are so blessed to have found her. Thank you so much Lori and Apple Country realty! We look forward to working with you again on our next home buying purchase.”

“Lori is just great. We have had her help in selling 2 properties and purchasing some land. We would definitely choose Lori as our realtor if the opportunity arises again.”

“We used Lori as a recommendation from a friend and I am so happy we did. Not only did she find us the perfect home but Lori is now a sweet friend, and I am so thankful for her care of us during this process. She made sure to answer all my questions and she was always just a text or phone call away. I am so very grateful to know Lori!”

“My fiance and I recently purchased a large tract of land in Edneyville. Lori Gonce has an incredible wealth of knowledge, from knowing the history of the property, to performing extensive research on any questions we had throughout the process. She was professional, responsive, and extremely attentive to our needs. The best realtor we have worked with hands down. We have continued to contract her services in our search for another home, and will use her for all future transactions! Thank you Lori for making this process so easy and enjoyable.”

“Lori is one of the most knowledgeable realtors I have ever dealt with in my 40 years of buying and selling homes and land. She knows this area better than others and knows land, something many realtors don't. We used her services recently to sell 2 parcels of land, asking a much higher price than the comps. We sold them quickly. She was on the ball during the whole due diligence period to make sure it went to closing. It was a very smooth process from my perspective. I will never use anyone else should I ever need real estate services again.”

“This is our 3rd time using Apple Country Realty and we have used Lori Gonce all 3 times. She has been absolutely amazing. She helped us buy our first home. Then when we wanted to sell, she was so knowledgeable about how we needed to fix things to get it on the market etc, and we had a buyer in 2 days. And most recently just helped us to buy our new home. I would definitely use her and Apple Country Realty again.”

“We have bought and sold many homes over the years and we have NEVER had an agent like Lori Gonce. She is one in a million! Since we were buying while in Alaska, it was an anxious event but Lori went above and beyond to get to know us, our desires, and our style of living. She did live video showings and worked with our schedule of a 4 hour time difference. She was candid and honest with her opinions of properties based on her astute perceptions of our life style. We had extreme confidence in her opinions. Again because we were in Alaska she took over all the aspects of inspections and appointments and it was an incredible 19 days from contract signing to closing. I have never experienced such an easy and stress free exchange in my 45 years of buying and selling homes. If I could nominate her for an award, I’d do it in a second.”

“Loved working with Lori at Apple Country.”

“My wife and I could not have been happier with our realtor, Lori Gonce. From the first conversation we had with her, she was a tireless, knowledgeable, and energetic advocate, a consummate communicator, and exactly the professional we needed to secure our forever property. We consider her not only our agent but also a friend, and will surely recommend her and Apple Country Realty to friends and family pursuing property transactions in Western North Carolina. We couldn't be happier with the entire process!”

“Thanks again for all the many hours of looking, driving, writing contract. If you want the best, call Lori. If you want a mess, call the rest.”

“My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Lori Gonce of Apple Country Realty for both a sale and a purchase. Lori was pleasant and professional throughout the process, responding quickly to questions and keeping us informed during each aspect of the transactions. She is very knowledgeable, with intelligent insights into marketing and managing her real estate business. I would definitely recommend Lori and would certainly be pleased to have her represent us in our future real estate dealings. ”

“We could not be happier with the service and attention we received during the process. Lori went way farther than she had to!”

“Lori Gonce has, again, been absolutely amazing. She is knowledgeable, professional, and at the same time, has great warmth. I would recommend her to friends and family alike.”

“We thoroughly enjoyed working with Lori on this recent lot sale, and are so glad we were introduced to her years ago when we were first looking for a home in North Carolina. She is a professional in every sense of the word; hard-working, knowledgeable, efficient and personable. She is also very patient, encouraging and detail-oriented, working to make sure everything goes smoothly with all aspects of a sale or purchase. We have worked with her as both a buyers’ and seller’s agent and can’t imaging working with anyone else.”