We’ve bought and sold many homes in many different cities, and our experience with Gail Craven has proven to be the best ... by a long shot. She was a terrific listener, understanding what we valued in a home for our family. She was relentless in finding the perfect fit, identifying and visiting countless homes and neighborhoods. She helped negotiate a perfect agreement that worked for both parties, and ensured our best interests were met (despite some late challenges). Finally, Gail really cares for her clients ... she was available anytime, any day to help navigate through the most complex purchase we’ve ever made. In the end, we couldn’t be more pleased with the home we’ve found, and give Gail all the credit for making it happen. We would strongly recommend her to anyone!!
When my wife and I moved to Charlotte two years ago we were looking to rent for about a year while we learned more about the city. Within a week of arriving in Charlotte we were introduced to Gail and its a good thing we were. She was very professional and her knowledgeable of the Charlotte market was impressive. She explained how much the market was growing and advised to consider buying instead of renting. We took her advice and decided that we would at start looking to buy. We gave her our requirements and told her we had to stay within our budget. Not only did Gail find us a great home in South Charlotte, she also met all our requirements and kept us within our budget. To this day we are so grateful that we listen to her because if we had waited, we would have spent a lot more than we did. If you are looking to buy or sell a house, we highly recommend Gail!
Jennifer Snyder Gibson
My husband and I just had the good fortune of working with Gail on selling our house. This was the third time we had worked with Gail Craven on buying or selling a home and Gail is WONDERFUL!! Gail takes the time to explain the process of buying or selling, she is realistic and honest with you on your expectations and goes out of her way to make you the most money. Gail and her husband Ken go the extra mile on each detail and walk you through every step of the process. Thank you Gail, I have been thrilled each time with the results you have made happen for us!
Joel and Carol Prystowsky
Gail is a knowledgeable and professional agent. She truly cares about her clients and goes the extra mile. She always makes herself available for questions or concerns you may have throughout the buying/selling experience. We have had the opportunity to have Gail sell our house, and then help us with a purchase of a new home as well. I would highly recommend her for any real estate needs. Gail is passionate about her work, and wants her clients to be happy. She knows the market and is assertive in finding the best buyer for your home, or finding you the best home to buy.
Louis and Shelley Poore
We recently had the pleasure of working with Gail Craven as our realtor in connection with the purchase of a new home in South Charlotte. We were relocating from Texas and did not know the Charlotte real estate market at all. With her many years of experience working in the area, Gail was able to provide us with valuable advice, insight and guidance. She listened to our concerns and was responsive to all of our requests.As a result, we found and closed on the perfect home in a relatively short period of time. But, Gail's help went way beyond providing real estate advice. She became a friend, who gave us guidance as to schools in the area for our middle school aged daughter and even shopped for appliances with us! She is the best. Her signature line states that she is “Going the Extra Mile For You”, and nothing could be more true. Gail worked hard to make our home purchase and relocation to a new city as simple and stress-free as possible, and we are grateful for all that she has done. She is highly recommended!Louis and Shelley Poorebusy professional couple moving from out of state
Gina and Jade Crittenden
We had just moved to Charlotte and didn't know a thing about the local real estate market. We were very fortunate to connect with Gail Craven as our real estate agent. It was amazing how much she knew about the Charlotte real estate market in general but she also provided incredible insight on specific areas and neighborhoods. She quickly assessed our needs and went right to work finding properties that fit our requirements and were within our budget. Once we found the house we wanted, she put us in touch with all the right people including an incredible mortgage broker, insurance agent and any other service providers we needed. Gail went above and beyond to make sure we found the right property and always kept us informed throughout the entire process. She is a consummate professional and we highly recommend Gail to anyone who is looking for a home in Charlotte area!
Gail took all our needs into consideration when showing us houses. She was very professional and upfront about everything.
Gail was fantastic in every way! We moved to the area from another state and had just one weekend to look at houses. She gave us her full attention and gave honest advice. We were so glad in this situation to have such an experienced, determined realtor with great knowledge of the market. We were not sure if buying a house from out of state would be a nightmare, but Gail kept us in the loop through the entire process and arranged for all of the inspections we wanted. She is efficient, caring, and very pleasant to work with! If you want a trustworthy realtor with experience, go with Gail.
Gail was awesome. My wife and I were relocating across the country and discovered Gail through the Relo company my company chose. My wife and I planned a weekend of house looking with Gail. We met on Friday and by the end of day on Saturday we had an offer on a beautiful home. Gail knew Charlotte and ready helped us get a lay of the land. We are so happy about our home choice and owe it all to Gail.
She made our loan process simple, and worked well with my mortgage broker in California.
Because we are still remote, and the house has several fixes, Gail has managed all of her recommended vendors and engaged with them to assure the work quoted was done. A big relief for us! Service continues even after the sale!
I'm not sure of your company's recognition program, but wanted to do a big shout out to Gail Craven! She rocks!!
Jon and Lauren Edwards
Gail did an incredible job staging and marketing our house. She gave us very sound advice for upgrades that would help sell our house at the price point we wanted without spending unnecessary dollars that we wouldn’t recoup. She lent us her own personal belongings to help add those perfect final touches so we wouldn’t have to purchase anything additional. She was professional AND friendly through the entire process, constantly following up and staying in touch so we knew what was going on. We weren’t in a rush to sell our house but she made sure it was a priority and scheduled open houses and other events to get folks inside. While she acted as the selling agent in this instance, we look forward to working with her as our buyer’s agent as we move closer to purchasing our ‘forever’ home. We are thankful to have had her through this process.”
Gail was so great to work with! She is friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive.
Dan and Angela Yochem
During our relocation to Charlotte, Gail took the time to get to know us and understand our lifestyle - so she was able to find the right house for our family and guide us through the process. As a result, she's not only our trusted real estate adviser, she's our friend! Thanks for all you do, Gail.
We had a fantastic experience selling our home with Gail Craven. My husband and I work demanding jobs and have a young daughter, and Gail made the process seamless and stress-free. From tastefully staging our home to handling all aspects of the negotiations with the buyer's realtor, Gail consistently impressed us with her responsiveness, professionalism, and market knowledge. We will absolutely recommend Gail to our friends and family.
My husband and I hired Gail Craven after learning we were expecting our fourth child. We had been happy however, the space had been tight and we wanted to move into a larger home with more bedrooms as well as a true home office. A coworker recommended Gail and we were impressed with her right from the start. She had a very warm, personable demeanor, but also was extremely professional, tough, and passionate about treating our money as her own. Gail listened closely to what we needed and was able to show us several options right away. We choose a house in Beverly Woods East that needed some improvements prior to moving in. Gail was instrumental in helping us estimate the cost of work that needed to be done. She had relationships with a number of different contractors and had them over to the house and providing estimates before we had even asked her to do so! Gail helped us negotiate a great price that took into account the work needed. Our new house is truly what our family needed and we feel lucky to live here everyday. As great as Gail was during the purchase of our new home, where she really shined was during the sale of our old home. Gail presented us with a plan that did involve a number of improvements. Gail was very confident that they would result in an exceptional price and a quick sale (which we needed so the house could close before our baby was due). Gail also gave us suggestions for some inexpensive staging. The photographer she used was amazing; I almost couldn’t believe that the pictures were of the house we had lived in for fourteen years! As she promised, we had several very good offers the same weekend that the house was put on the market. We picked one that had a price significantly higher than we had originally anticipated and that more than paid for the improvements we had made (we estimate that we doubled the money spent). Our entire experience with Gail was top notch. In addition to being an amazing real estate agent, she is also a wonderful human being and we enjoyed getting to know her and her husband during this process. I don’t think anyone who needs a real estate agent could go wrong by choosing Gail Craven!
Yanki and Lara Tumer
My husband and I recently purchased a home in north Charlotte and Gail made the process so easy and seamless. We contacted Gail early in 2018, explaining that since I was expecting twins and currently living in Chicago, we could only come to Charlotte for a single weekend, and needed to find a home. Prior to our trip, she spent time with us via phone, really trying to understand what it was we were looking for in a home. When we arrived in Charlotte, she had organized the weekend to make the most of our time, bringing forward so many great options. The house we wound up purchasing had gone on the market just hours before we saw it, and we're certain that without Gail's knowledge and connections in the industry, we never would have even known about it. Not only did Gail help us find a home, but also put is in touch with some great vendors - mortgage brokers, lawyers, painters, contractors, landscapers, etc. - helping us to navigate the process from start to finish. She is always available via phone and email and was quick to respond to our many questions - something that is very important to us. We have nothing but the highest of praise for Gail and feel so fortunate we found her to ease some of our stress during this chaotic transition.
We can't say enough about working with Gail. She makes what can be a very stressful process and makes it all very manageable. We have used her as both buyers and sellers and she has hit it out of the park on both ends of the deals. She has a vast network of inspectors, contractors and other realtors in the area which is helpful throughout the process. She is proactive and honest, ensuring that she is always up front with us regarding price and strategy. Gail is fantastic at what she does and helped us move into our dream home. She has become a close friend of our family and I recommend her to others as often as possible! She truly goes above and beyond!
Gail Craven worked with my husband and I tirelessly over the course of 1.5 years in order to help us find and ultimately build our very first house. We had no idea how to even begin the house search and Gail walked us through every single step. We knew from the very beginning of our relationship that she had our best interests in mind and would really guide us on what to look for and where we would be most happy in beginning our new life together as a married couple. We learned to change our mindset to what would realistically work for us and make us extremely happy. After a few months of house searching, we decided to take a break in order to get married. After the wedding festivities were behind us, we picked our house search back up, and after listening to Gail's advice, made some changes and ended up finding the perfect neighborhood to build a new home. Once we signed the papers, she was with us multiple times throughout the building process including design center appointments, house walkthroughs, the inspection and for the closing. We are so happy we worked with Gail and still catch up for coffee and get togethers because she has truly become a friend. If and when we grow out of our first home, we know who to call!
Joel & Elisabeth
Gail has been an absolute dream to work with over the last 5 yrs! We found our perfect-fit real estate agent. She is the unique combination of personable, tenacious and market savvy. Her unflappable determination in meeting our goals has aided us in 3 successful transactions.
Bob & Barbara Diachenko
We interviewed several agents prior to listing our home for the 2nd time. Gail exceeded our expectations. She was aggressive w/ the marketing and attended to every detail. She was relentless in the search and found the perfect home for our family. We highly recommend Gail.
Ken and Jenny White
Gail was amazing, knowledgeable about the Charlotte real estate market, professional and puts her clients first. She stayed in touch and helped us step by step; first selling our home and then helping us buy a great property. We have recommended her to many friends.
Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Bayles
Gail was highly recommended to us by our daughter who worked with her during her home purchase. Gail 's knowledge of real estate, her communication and negotiating skills and overall service were all excellent. She was the perfect realtor and a pleasure to work with.
Gail is a terrific real estate agent with great insight into the Charlotte market. She is enthusiastic, patient, and a great negotiator. We really felt like she had our best interest! We would use her again to buy or sell our home, as well as recommend her to anyone.
Steve and Katy Mora
Having a realtor with Gails experience and supreme knowledge of the Charlotte And surrounding areas helped find the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood for myself and my family.
Confident and persistent: that summarizes Gail's voluminous skill set and affirms how we went from list to contract in less than one week. Nicole and I fully attest to Gail's ability to deliver results - Brock Fankhauser
Bates and Brooks Grainger
Gail was the perfect agent for us and was instrumental in getting our house sold and helping us find exactly what we were looking for in our new home. She is experienced, knowledgeable and extremely relationship-oriented. We have nothing but great things to say about her and would highly recommend her to any of our friends.
When my husband and I moved to Charlotte 25 years ago - his company set us up with a Tate REALTOR. After having such a positive experience we didn't even think twice about calling Tate to find and build our dream home. 15 years flew by and suddenly we found ourselves needing to sell our home quickly for a big move to Texas. Not only did I need the best real estate company in Charlotte - I had to have the absolute BEST REALTOR in town - and when I asked a long-time Tate insider for a referral, she stated without hesitation . . ."Gail Craven". Not only was Gail professional, organized, helpful and enthusiastic about getting us the quickest sell for the best price - she was an absolute God send! With Gail and her husband's (her loyal wingman) expertise - our house was only on the market for about 24 hours - and we got our asking price!! While saying goodbye to Charlotte and my lifelong friends was oh so bittersweet - all the headaches and heartaches that come with a big move were virtually non-existent because of Gail - awesome woman, amazing REALTOR and now....a very good friend. I am so very grateful!
Gail provided outstanding professional services for my daughter in the purchase of her first home. I am a realtor in california and her level of communication for me was superb. I would reccommend her anytime.
I was a first time home buyer and beyond nervous about the process of buying a house – Gail Craven was a gem!!! She held my hand through the entire process and made me feel so comfortable. She showed me so many houses so that I could guarantee that I knew exactly what I was looking for when that special house would call my name & it did. She has great taste, knows Charlotte like the back of her hand and is truly a joy to be with. I would 100% recommend Gail Craven to anyone who is looking to buy a house!
Jerome A. Bailey
Initially, I did not look forward to the home search in a new city. I didn't want to be dragged around walking into other peoples homes trying to picture my wife and I living there. Then here comes Gail Craven, Realtor extraordinare. She was simply a breath of fresh air. She listened to what we wanted, found out I liked Krispy Kreme donuts, showed us homes that were geographically located where we wanted to live, and gave us good Charlotte living tips, At the end of the day I looked forwarded to the next day adventure with Gail. It didn't take long for Gail to figure out our style of home we were looking for. We have lived in our new home in Charlotte, SouthPark for a year now and I can't imagine a better real-estate agent than Gail Graven. Gail Craven is the best representation of Charlotte, North Carolina. She was like an ambassador treating us like we were dignitaries.
Gail Craven helped us land our dream home! We relocated to Charlotte with limited knowledge about the city and the market. Gail's high-touch approach to the client's experience far exceeded our expectations. Her active listening and through working knowledge of the housing market helped us find the perfect place to call home. Gail is a trusted advisor who graciously shares her wealth of knowledge through every stage of the process. The realtor-client relationship has extended to a person we now call a dear friend.
Moving to Charlotte from Philly was stressful enough and living in small apartment added to our frustration. Finding a house in short period ( 3 months) was no fun. We met Gail say accidentally, and I was impressed how organized she was. We looked a zillion houses and Gail was always available and very knowledgeable about ins and out. Actually she talked us out of a couple houses, and in hindsight we see why and that was for the best. She has a database of contacts and is a walking phonebook. She is very through with reviewing home inspections and stuff. When we found the house she lined up things so fast that we were able to close the house on about 20 days from the day the offer was placed to closing and everything in between. We have recommended her to a couple of our friends hope they will give her a call and if you're looking for house in charlotte, give her call and you will know the difference for yourself.
John and Rachel Evans
Gail is Truly a Rock Star!!!!!!! She is 5star Agent. Me and my wife were brand new to the Charlotte area. My wife was 6 months pregnant at the time and Gail made this process as easy as possible. Her professionalism and expertise are second to none. We really appreciate her knowledge and expertise and look forward to working with her in the future.
Gail is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and courteous. She is willing to go the extra mile for her clients and will treat you like family. She has represented me during both the purchase and sale of my home and I can say that I have full faith and confidence in her abilities. I would recommend her highly to all of my family and friends.
Witney Brooks, Attorney
B. Quick Chadwick
In today's digital world, it's easy to think you can find your next home or navigate through the home buying process alone, but make no mistake about it, you can't.
What you need is a professional real estate agent from a reputable company like Allen Tate - someone you trust, someone you can depend on, and someone that looks after you and your family's interests first, not theirs. You need a relationship.
We found that with Gail Craven. We could not have done it without her guidance. She made the process easy and with much less stress. I'm proud to say she is more than our agent, she is a family friend who we adore.
Gail strives to price the house just right. We had an offer within days of listing as comparable houses in our neighborhood remained on the market. She is fantastic at giving the perfect tips for a show ready house, and it really paid off.
Being under contract to sell your current house and looking for the perfect house to purchase is a very stressful time - especially when you are looking to close both transactions same day. Gail was diligent in her searches to find us just the perfect home in the right neighborhood. With her years of experience and knowledge of the market and Charlotte in general, she helped ease our worries during this time. She's excellent at negotiating to make sure you're getting the right purchase price. Gail was a pleasure to work with!
Tim and Meaghan Smith
We have used Gail as our realtor twice and we could not have more positive things to say about her or our experience as a buyer and seller. Gail has been a pivotal part of building our dream home. We could not be happier with our results and all Gail has done to facilitate this process. She was there every step of the way to make sure each detail was checked over thoroughly and any issues addressed immediately. We would highly recommend Gail's services to anyone who wants a stress free real estate experience.
Josh and Doriane Allison
Our experience with Gail Craven started years ago when she helped us buy our first house, from the start she took care of us like we were her clients for years. Right away we could see how knowledgeable she is. We felt protected and in good hands, she made sure we stayed on track with our check list to not settle for less. Naturally we had her sell it 5 years later. She is amazing, she had a stager and had incredible photos taken, she sold the house in 1 day with 3 offers!!! And of course her oustanding work helped us get our dream home! We love her she's amazing to work with. We recommend Gail to all our family, friends and clients.
Gail found us a great home and handled the entire process with professionalism and ease. Her follow up and attention to detail to close on our home quickly was most appreciated. Gail is a top notch realtor!!!
If we could clone Gail Craven we would! We just recently relocated from Raleigh. Gail was with us every step of the way from putting our house on the market to locating the house of our dreams in our first choice neighborhood. The area is very aggressive with offers/sales and Gail was always one step ahead of everyone involved! We are very picky and it took us a few months to find our house. She never became tired of us- only gave more ideas on how to be on top of what we wanted.
She has lived in the area for many years and knows everything about anywhere in Charlotte. I could call Gail at any time and she would answer any question I had- big or small. Over the months, she was an advisor, a counselor, a friend, and most of all someone we trusted entirely to represent us in all aspects of the purchase of our new home. She is certainly on a level of her own in this business! I would strongly recommend Gail Craven to anyone purchasing a new home.
- Jim & Michelle Zoladz
Hunting for a first home is a daunting experience. My wife and I had no experience, and had no idea what to look for or what to be wary of. We had a few friends who went through a similar experience. One of them recommended that we contact Gail Craven. It was the best recommendation I ever got!
From the very beginning, Gail put us at ease with valuable details and information. She sat down with us for an hour to give us a road map of what we needed to do and how the process would go. Immediately following that hour chat, we hit the road to look for houses. And it was a Saturday. Gail was very giving of her expertise, regardless of the day or time.
My wife sent Gail what seemed like 100 houses that she liked. We visited a number of them. None of them completely fit for our hopes and needs.
Then, on a Friday, Gail found a house that literally went on the market that day. And it was everything we were looking for. Her persistent research landed us the house of our dreams. We love it!
I highly recommend Gail Craven for your house hunting needs. She was perfect. We were so lucky!
Joe and Gerri DeLamielleure
We highly recommend Gail Craven with Allen Tate Realtors. She is the BEST we have ever worked with and she was with us every step of the way. She listed our Charlotte home and it sold very quickly due to her recommendations with a few updates and staging. We have moved 15 times and she made our move seamless. She can handle all of your real estate needs and there is no one in the area like her. if you are in need of buying or selling in the Charlotte area,treat yourself to the best..Gail Craven! Sincerely,
Joe and Gerri DeLamielleure
Gail and her team are simply the best. Industry expertise, professional demeanor, honesty, kindness and hard work. They make the what seems impossible (moving after 30 years) possible. We have not had much interaction with real-estate agents or the buying and selling of a house, indicated by the length of time we were in ours. However, over those years we have heard our fare share of horror stories from friends trying to sell or buy a home. Any agent can list a home, but it takes a dedicated and experienced one to actually successfully sell one. Her knowledge, leading us through the entire process from pricing, listing, staging and negotiations for the sale were invaluable. Gail Craven goes above and beyond! Her goal is to exceed expectations and she does!
Don and Janet Ptofant
Gail was extremely professional. She gave us great advice, in every phase of the sale. From start to finished. She negotiated our best interest.
Anders and Becca
We are so happy we found Gail! If I could rate more than five stars, I would. Being new to Charlotte and first time home buyers, Gail went above and beyond to make sure we understood the details involved in buying a home, as well as the dynamics of each neighborhood we visited. Her warm personality, as well as her husband Ken's, made us feel at home instantly! Both literally and figuratively. She walked us through the closing process, contacted inspectors and contractors for us, and was always there to answer our questions. She alone allowed for a very stressful process to feel like a breeze. We loved working with Gail and know that we now have a lifelong friend.
Louis and Shelley Poore
We recently had the pleasure of working with Gail Craven as our realtor in connection with the purchase of a new home in South Charlotte. We were relocating from Texas and did not know the Charlotte real estate market at all. With her many years of experience working in the area, Gail was able to provide us with valuable advice, insight and guidance. She listened to our concerns and was responsive to all of our requests. As a result, we found and closed on the perfect home in a relatively short period of time. But, Gail's help went way beyond providing real estate advice. She became a friend, who gave us guidance as to schools in the area for our middle school aged daughter and even shopped for appliances with us! She is the best. Her signature line states that she is “Going the Extra Mile For You”, and nothing could be more true. Gail worked hard to make our home purchase and relocation to a new city as simple and stress-free as possible, and we are grateful for all that she has done. She is highly recommended!
Mr. Pat RileyPresident, Allen Tate Realty6700 Fairview RoadCharlotte, NC 28210 Dear Mr. Riley,My wife and I recently moved from Charlotte to Matthews, North Carolina. I would like to bring to your attention the excellent service provided by Mrs. Gail Craven real estate agent for Allen Tate Realty.Prior to our move my wife contacted Mrs. Craven who had sold homes in our neighborhood and whose excellent reputation came to our attention. We informed her we wanted to downsize and asked her to give us an assessment of what it would take to sell our house at the best price possible. After making the necessary changes she recommended we put our house for sale. Our house sold right away, but finding a smaller house became a challenge due to the small inventory of homes at the time; my wife and I began to be very concerned. Mrs. Craven was very positive and reassured us she would help us find the right house. She continued to provide us with multiple listing of houses as they came on the market, reassuring us all would work out at the end. In spite of her busy schedule she was always available to take our calls and to take us to a number of houses for sale. Eventually she helped us find the house we were looking for.Mrs. Craven helped us with the inspection process and the work that needed to be done in our new house. She continued to follow-up to ensure all needed work was completed timely. Mrs. Craven is a true professional who always approached us with a smile. We are now in our new home and very happy with our surroundings. Moving can be extremely stressful but with a competent professional realtor the stress can be minimized. We are extremely thankful that Mrs. Craven was our realtor and grateful for all she did to make our house-buying experience a pleasant one. You can bet I would never hesitate to contact her if ever I contemplate moving. I will definitely recommend her services to anyone who is thinking of selling their house. Gail is an asset to Allen Tate Realty and should be commended for the excellent service she provides. Please convey my deepest gratitude to her for a job well done. Sincerely, Angelo E. Aguilera
Testimonial for Gail Craven and Allen Tate Realtors We were at wits end trying to sell our home on Selwyn Avenue when we met Gail Craven early July 2016. We worked with another realtor for almost eight months with a lot of showings and no legitimate offers. Gail had just listed and sold a neighbor’s home on Roswell Avenue all within the month of June. Having a great recommendation from our neighbor, we interviewed Gail and we were taken aback by the service that she said she would provide. She followed through! Gail and, her husband Ken were a great team to work closely with on the preparation and staging for the listing that was planned throughout. We were skeptical at first, but quickly found out that her organization and planning skills all contribute to a successful home sale. After a couple weeks of work getting our home ready for market, we listed. Gail did a tremendous job with her realtors’ luncheon that she organized and hosted 4 days later. Think we had 30 to 40 realtors preview that day. It was so busy that Ken had to prepare more chicken salad. We only had three showings that first week; however, we had two offers within six days. We accepted one on or about July 17 and closed the deal on August 31. In a nutshell, pre listing, post listing, and covering due diligence, Gail’s negotiating strength was evident throughout the process. In a transactional residential real estate environment, Gail Craven builds relationships that will last forever. Steve & Jana Spencer
Gail was extremely helpful throughout our entire home buying process. She made herself available whenever we asked for time without complaint and her patience with us throughout our search was incredible. She was proactive in searching for homes that met our (ever-changing!) criteria and helped to inform us along the way to understand which homes would be the best investments and why. Gail's knowledge of the Charlotte area is unmatched by any other realtor we've spoken with and it put our minds at ease working with someone who has such an extensive background in Charlotte real estate. From her ever-friendly demeanor to her willingness to help us solve any and all issues that we brought to her, it was a pleasure to work with Gail and we will certainly do so again in the future for our next home!