The Charlotte NC real estate market is hot! Last year, Zillow ranked the Charlotte Metro area as the 5th best real estate market in the U.S.
The Lake Norman market is especially booming. Lake Norman is home to several of the most desirable neighborhoods in the Charlotte area.
Neighborhoods like The Peninsula, The Point, River Run, Birkdale, and Governors Island in Westport.
Add to that a few of the area’s top private schools, golf clubs, fine dining restaurants, and abundant recreational amenities, and you have the recipe for one of the best places to call home in the U.S.
I truly believe there are several important factors to consider when hiring a realtor.
- Speed of response
- and a track record for high performance.
These are precisely the criteria the team and I used in our methodology for selecting the Top-10 real estate agents in the Lake Norman area.
The following list is not a ranking, but a collection of the best real estate professionals doing business in the Lake Norman area.
The Top 10 Lake Norman Real Estate Brokers for 2024
1. Matt & Britt Sarver | The Sarver Group (Keller Williams Lake Norman)
Matt Sarver began selling real estate in the Lake Norman area when he joined Keller Williams Lake Norman in 2005. Matt cites the company’s core values of “honesty, integrity, and service” as the key reasons for his decision to join Keller Williams.
Matt formed The Sarver Group in 2013, which continues to operate as a Keller Williams affiliate. That same year, Matt met his wife, Britt, and she would join The Sarver Group as a licensed realtor in 2016.
Today, Matt and Britt lead a team of real estate agents within The Sarver Group. The team is consistently among the top real estate producers in the Charlotte Metro area and in the top 10 in the Lake Norman area year after year.
Out of 20,000 local real estate agents in the Charlotte metro area, Matt Sarver has consistently ranked as one of the top real estate producers every year!
Matt and his team are proud to be an Endorsed Local Provider by the Dave Ramsey organization – a distinction they’ve held since 2013.
Matt Sarver | The Sarver Group (Keller Williams Realty Lake Norman)
19721 Bethel Church Rd.
Cornelius, NC 28031
2. Anita Sabates & Dixie Dean | Allen Tate Realtors (Luxury Portfolio)
Anita Sabates and Dixie Dean represent one of the most dynamic and experienced real estate broker partnerships in the Lake Norman area.
Anita Sabates is one of Lake Norman’s leading luxury real estate professionals. She has been representing buyers and sellers in the Lake Norman area as a full-time realtor since 1994.
Anita has deep ties to the Lake Norman community. Her son is a graduate of Davidson Day School, one of the Charlotte and Lake Norman area’s most prestigious private schools.
Anita received the Allan Tate Chairman’s Circle award for outstanding sales and listing performance in 2021, and was featured in the October 2023 issue of Charlotte Real Producers Magazine. That’s just the latest of an extremely long list of awards and accolades she’s received over her career.
Anita is an Allen Tate Luxury Certified Realtor, and her areas of expertise include waterfront, golf course, and investment properties. Anita has a degree in economics and experience as a residential mortgage originator prior to becoming a realtor.
Anita has also been consistently recognized as one of the Top 50 Lake Norman Women in Real Estate.
Dixie Dean has been serving discerning home buyers and sellers in the Lake Norman area for over 17 years. She is frequently looked to by local media outlets for insights into the Lake Norman real estate market. Dixie holds a master’s degree in education, which combined with prior experience in the counseling field gives her an exceptional ability to build trust and rapport with her clients.
Speaking of clients, Dixie has represented some of the most distinguished Charlotte and Lake Norman clientele during her career, including NASCAR celebrities, leaders of Fortune 500 companies, Wall Street executives, and several of Lake Norman’s most recognizable entrepreneurs.
Anita and Dixie have a combined 45 years of real estate experience and their real estate transactions have totaled over $500 million.
Anita Sabates & Dixie Dean | Allen Tate Realtors (Luxury Portfolio)
19460 Old Jetton Road
Cornelius, NC 28031
3. Cristina Grossu | Realty ONE Group Select
Cristina Grossu entered the real estate scene in 2012 and quickly established a reputation for excellence and high sales performance.
Born in London, and raised in Hawaii, Cristina attended college in California before calling Charlotte, NC home. She bought her first home in Uptown Charlotte in 2012 and became a real estate agent that same year.
In 2019, Cristina won the prestigious “30 Under 30” award from the National Association of Realtors, and that distinction catapulted her business to a new level.
These days, Cristina is not only a highly successful real estate agent but also an entrepreneur. She currently owns multiple businesses and even published her first book in 2023: Learning to Earn with Romanza Madge, a children’s book that promotes life skills.
Cristina is also a board member of the Lake Norman Humane Society.
You can get to know Cristina in episode 184 of the podcast!
Cristina Grossu | Realty ONE Select Group
241 Singleton Rd Suite E4
Mooresville NC 28117
4. Nicole Leininger | Ivester Jackson – Christie’s International Real Estate
A third-generation real estate broker, Nicole Leininger brings more than 18 years of experience to Ivester Jackson Christie’s and is continuously named one of the top brokers in the Lake Norman region. Nicole’s vast experience spans three states and ranges from working with buyers, sellers, to relocations and new construction. Exceptional customer satisfaction is her top priority.
Nicole is not only known for her excellence in real estate, but also for her outstanding digital media presence. She was named one of the top-10 Lake Norman real estate brokers to follow on Instagram in 2021, and she produces a high-quality and informative YouTube channel about Lake Norman.
Nicole Leininger | Ivester Jackson – Christie’s International Real Estate
350 Morrison Plantation Pkwy
Mooresville, NC 28117
5. Mike Feehley | Ivester Jackson – Christie’s International Real Estate
Originally from Erie, PA, Mike has lived in the Charlotte area for over 20 years. Today Mike, his wife, and two children call Denver home. In his spare time, Mike can be found boating or pulling kids around Lake Norman, traveling, or cheering on the Carolina Panthers.
Mike is dedicated to helping his clients navigate the real estate process seamlessly. He strives to provide an unparalleled real estate experience, marked by sincere conversations and heartfelt service. He walks with you every step of the transaction and beyond. Keeping in touch with his clients, past and present is his top priority.
Mike Feehley | Ivester Jackson – Christie’s International Real Estate
350 Morrison Plantation Pkwy
Mooresville, NC 28117
6. Christy Bradshaw | Christy & Co. Realty
Christy Bradshaw has a real passion for real estate. A local resident, Christy has been listing and selling homes in the Lake Norman area for over 15 years.
Christy has an eye for interior design, a keen sense for marketing, and remarkable business acumen. She and her team utilize all of the best technology when promoting their listings, including high-end professional photography. She is also a prolific creator of digital content for her Instagram account @christyandcompanyrealestate.
Speaking of media, Christy was a guest on a nationally syndicated podcast back in 2009 where she shared some advanced closing strategies for real estate professionals. When you call Christy, be sure to ask her about the time she was cast for an episode of HGTV!
Christy Bradshaw | Christy & Co. Realty
354 George Liles Pkwy.
Concord, NC 28027
7. Josh Tucker | Corcoran HM Properties Lake Norman
Whether it is setting records for the most expensive Lake Norman resales in 2020, 2021 & 2022 or selling his successful brokerage firm, Anchor Real Estate, in 2019 to Corcoran HM Properties to become the Managing Broker of their Lake Norman office, Josh remains a leader in the pack of luxury specialists in the greater Charlotte area.
Born and raised in Northern Indiana, Josh relocated to the Lake Norman area in 2002 to pursue a career in NASCAR. Not taking no for an answer, he landed his dream job and continued in the sport for 11 seasons working alongside some of the industries most respected drivers such as Carl Edwards, Jamie McMurray, David Ragan, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
The transition from NASCAR to real estate came in 2013. The competitive environment of NASCAR, where an extreme work ethic, drive and determination, a strong emphasis on building the best team and simply outworking the competition, certainly prepared him for a successful entry into the real estate industry. He continues to build on those traits and values personal relationships along with quality over quantity.
In his free time, he can be found volunteering with Lake Norman Humane, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, where he currently serves as the President of their Board of Directors. With rescue pets of his own, he is passionate about pursuing their vision, where pets are safe and healthy in loving homes.
Josh Tucker | Corcoran HM Properties Lake Norman
20035 Jetton RD, Suite D
8. Meredyth Holdenrid | Southern Homes of the Carolinas
Meredyth Holdenrid has made a name for herself around Lake Norman as a top-notch real estate broker. A licensed real estate broker since 2003, Meredyth began her career in new construction with such well-known builders as Shea Homes and DR Horton.
Today, Meredyth is part of a real estate team called The Carolina Lifestyle Team, which consistently wins top producer awards with Southern Homes. The team’s success is rooted in its focus of putting their clients first and delivering an exceptional experience.
Meredyth is a North Carolina native who calls Cornelius home. She and her family love to spend sunny days on the lake boating, wake surfing, and relaxing. When you live near Lake Norman, a mini-vacation is only minutes away!
Meredyth loves her real estate career, and it shows:
“The reason I love real estate so much is the opportunity to not only meet so many different types of people but to see and share in their joy when they find their new home. A lot of my past clients have become friends!”
Check out one of Meredyth’s magnificent 2024 listings on our YouTube channel!
Meredyth Holdenrid | Southern Homes of the Carolinas
18825 West Catawba Avenue Suite 200
Cornelius, NC 28031
9. Ben Bowen | Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
Ben Bowen served the greater Charlotte area as a highly successful realtor before founding his own real estate company, Ben Bowen Properties – a boutique real estate firm located in Cornelius.
Ben and his team specialize in the luxury home and golf community market. Their office is strategically and conveniently located near the entrance to one of the Lake Norman area’s most coveted golf and waterfront communities, The Peninsula.
Ben’s real estate sales performance ranks in the top 1% of real estate professionals in the U.S. Ben has also been recognized as “The Best of the Best” by a national home builder for his exceptional sales presentation skills.
Ben has a vast amount of experience in the luxury home market. He has personally brokered more than 50 $1-million+ transactions in his career.
Ben Bowen | Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
19401 Old Jetton Road
Cornelius, NC 28031
10. Brad & Heather Cook | The Curated Group
Brad and Heather Cook became realtors after careers in the corporate space. Seeking a more rewarding and fulfilling career path, the two jumped into the Lake Norman real estate scene and quickly became two of the top producers in the area.
One talk with this dynamic real estate duo, and you’ll realize their success is a result of a team effort. The couple brings complementary skill sets to their business partnership, and they credit each other equally for their success.
The Cooks are prolific on social media, especially Facebook. There you’ll find posts sharing the excitement of closing days, new listings, and client testimonials. The Cooks are also heavily involved with the local animal rescue community and have welcomed several foster dogs and cats into their homes over the years.
Heather was very fast and helpful in her response to our email inquiry.
Brad & Heather Cook | The Curated Group
5960 Fairview Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
There you have it! Our Top-10 Realtors in the Lake Norman area. If this is the year for you to buy or sell a home in the Lake Norman area, these are the brokers to call!
About the Author:
Jeff Hamm is the creator and producer of The Best of LKN.
He’s also the co-founder of the digital marketing agency Epic Journey Media.
When he isn’t editing podcasts, nerding out on the latest SEO trends, or writing blog articles & email newsletters, you can most likely find him taking walks with his dogs Sam and Maisy.