When you’re just watching HGTV or fantasizing as you scroll through homes online, house hunting seems fun. When you actually need a place to live in a new city, things start to feel a little more stressful. This is where having a top-rated realtor comes in handy.
Charlotte’s housing market is especially hot right now with rising prices and increasing demand. Luckily, there’s plenty of building happening and lots of room to grow. But to find the house of your dreams, you’re going to want some help from an agent who knows the city’s neighborhoods and can guide you to the best home for you.
This list, which was created using recommendations, personal experience, and online reviews features some of the city’s top real estate agents. These are the realtors you want helping you as you begin the hunt for your new home.
In 2008 Shane McDevitt created The McDevitt Agency, which is now one of the top firms in town with more than $150 million in sales. The firm is especially popular for those seeking housing in the city’s center as they work with buyers and sellers with a focus on luxury condos and penthouses in high end uptown developments like SKYE Condos and Fifth and Poplar. McDevitt is a member of The Institute of Luxury Home Marketing and a certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, and he and his firm are known for offering a fresh take on the city’s fast-growing market.
While Amanda McLamb comes to Charlotte via New York and Los Angeles, the Cottingham Chalk Hayes realtor knows the city like a native.
When she’s not selling some of the area’s most gorgeous homes, the enthusiastic and energetic McLamb co-chairs the local opera’s young professionals group and writes reviews on the city’s dining scene. It’s no surprise that she’s also known for going above and beyond when it comes to her clients, working to ensure that the process is smooth and that they ultimately end up in the perfect home.
Growing up with a dad who was in the real estate industry, Sami MacDonald is a natural fit as a realtor with Savvy + Co. She understands the Charlotte market, loves to find charming homes for families, and is great at working to make things easy for buyers.
But what makes MacDonald especially popular is her genuine warmth with her clients. She takes the time and the steps to build real relationships with each client and family, ensuring that working with her feels like working with a friend. Plus, MacDonald is so passionate about her work that she actually teaches “How to Buy a House” classes through the local pop-up class service, SkillPop.
If you’re looking for a home in the South Charlotte area, you’d have a hard time finding a more enthusiastic set of realtors than the husband-and-wife pair, Ken and Kristin Vining. The Vining Group at Keller Williams specializes in stunning homes—often new builds—in the Fort Mill area to the south of Charlotte.
Ken is a former MLB pitcher for the Chicago White Sox and Kristin is a professional photographer, and they’re both parents of their 8-year-old fraternal twins, which means they especially understand the search for a family home.
As a Charlotte native, Ashley Pizzo comes with built-in in-depth knowledge of the city. Her background in nursing makes her especially good with people and when she’s not selling some of the city’s most beautiful homes for Cottingham Chalk Hayes, Pizzo enjoys volunteering with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.
A member of the National Association of Realtors, the North Carolina Association of Realtors, and the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, Pizzo is one of the company’s newer top performers, but has a natural knack for matching clients with the best possible homes.
While Jeff King works with buyers and sellers in many of the “in town” neighborhoods including Elizabeth, Uptown, Dilworth, and NoDa, the Savvy & Co. realtor may be best known for his sales of the historic bungalows in Plaza Midwood.
For years, the friendly realtor has worked in the popular close-to-town neighborhood known for its tree-lined streets and family-friendly vibe. His deep knowledge of all of the center city and surrounding neighborhoods though means that if you’re looking for something close to the urban action, King is a great guide for your search.
Before joining HM Properties as a realtor, Anna Medica was a senior designer with the upscale residential design firm, Laura Casey Interiors. Her understanding of space planning and eye for design details makes her the perfect person for helping you envision a home’s potential. And her work in client service made for a natural transition to realtor in 2013.
Medica has lived in Charlotte for ten years, which means she knows the city’s neighborhoods and homes well, and having worked with buyers and sellers around town, she has an impressive track record for someone relatively new to the business.
From renters and first-time buyers to those looking for a long-term family home, Andi Morgan of Dickens Mitchener is known for her work with all types of clients. And while she works around Charlotte, Morgan is especially focused on popular South Charlotte neighborhoods like Sedgefield, Ballantyne, SouthPark and Selwyn Park.
Living in Charlotte for almost a decade—and currently living in the Stonecroft neighborhood with her family—means that Morgan knows the neighborhoods and city in a way that ensures she’ll find her clients the best home for them.
Before he was the owner of MartinGroup Properties, Greg Martin worked as an agent for RE/MAX where his total sales exceeded $100 million. Today, he owns his own company and works with buyers and sellers from around the Charlotte metro area, including the Lake Norman area north of the city where he lives in Davidson.
Since receiving his real estate license in 1999, Morgan has worked with almost 1,000 families around Charlotte—which means he has the experience and the knowledge to quickly find your family’s perfect home.
Known as Mr. Uptown, RE/MAX realtor Chris Bonnefoux is passionate about selling center city condos. He grew up in New York City and enjoys the feeling of the high-rise skyscrapers so much that he’s live in four different one since moving to Charlotte in 1996. He knows the city’s urban market well—something that is especially important as Charlotte is growing fast with new developments popping up seemingly daily. If you’re interested in a luxury home inside Charlotte’s inner I-277 loop, Mr. Uptown is a top choice.