Realtor of the Year

Realtor of the Year

Sonny Iler
Beverly Hanks & Associates Realtors

I have lived in Hendersonville since the age of 3. I have a passion for serving our community and helping others. At the age of 15 I became active with Valley Hill Fire Department. I quickly found my first role in leadership when I was voted as the Valley Hill Junior Fire Brigade Chief. I continued my service with the fire department as an adult serving in several capacities and eventually served as the department’s Chief with 56 volunteers and 7 paid personnel.

Professionally, I worked for the City of Hendersonville at the Water Treatment facility. I obtained NC certifications for water treatment over 3 years of study and worked into the Chief operator’s position. During this time I attended Blue Ridge Community College studying business administration.

In 1992, I had the opportunity to pursue my dream of working in law enforcement and moved from working with the City of Hendersonville to working for Henderson County at the Sheriff’s department. I served in several positions during my tenure at the Sheriff’s department.

In 2003, I obtained my NC real estate broker’s license. I had a passion for real estate because my father was a broker in Hendersonville for 27 years. I went from selling real estate in 2014 to managing 3 Beverly-Hanks & Associates offices as a non-competing broker, coach & mentor. I have a passion for helping agents obtain goals, income and education. I’m vested in their success.

I have a wonderful wife Jennifer and three daughters, Amanda, Kelly & Jessica. My daughters are grown and all have successful careers. Jennifer and I are not empty nesters however. We share our house with our cocker spaniels Briscoe and Molly who are brother and sister.