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WHO ARE WE? Lori McGowan and Chris McGowan, we are a mother and son team! Lori has been a full-time agent exclusively with the Allen Tate Company since 1999 licensed in both NC & SC. She has consistently been a top performing Broker/Realtor with the company and have closed over $200 million in volume with over 1000 transactions & satisfied past clients. Our past clients have upsized, empty nested, downsized, referred family, friends and co-workers over the years. Chris McGowan, joined the business in 2015 and is a full time licensed agent for both NC & SC and has been working with both our buyers and sellers. He brings up to date technology and social media knowledge and his knowledge of this fabulous city of Charlotte is also an asset to our buyers and sellers. Susan Garofalo is our licensed assistant who started working with us in 2006. Her mortgage background is very helpful as she assists our buyers and sellers through the contract to closing period. She keeps a tight rein on all our transactions and helps buyers and sellers get to a successful closing!


WHERE DO WE WORK AND LIVE? Our Allen Tate office is strategically located near the intersection of Providence Road and I-485. We have both lived in the immediate area since we relocated to Charlotte from Toronto, Canada in 1994. Chris and his wife now live just over the border in Fort Mill, South Carolina. We specifically work in South Charlotte & Union County in NC, and Indian Land, Fort Mill & Rock Hill in SC. We are very familiar with the schools, sports, neighborhoods, drive times, shopping, dining and recreation in these areas. Chris is also specializing in the hot new areas in Charlotte such as Plaza Midwood, Elizabeth, South End, NoDa and Wilmore. Our millennial clients are purchasing homes with us in these exciting revitalized neighborhoods!


LISTING YOUR HOME? We will evaluate your current property, at no obligation, to help you realize what your property is worth if you sold it today. We can offer constructive advice on what you need to do to your home to get top dollar when you sell. We also have the resources of tradespeople that will help you get the work done. Thinking of updating or adding an addition? Call us to discuss. We’ll help you make sure you’re adding value for resale when you’re making a change!


BUYING A HOME? Whether you are looking for new construction or a re-sale home, you need representation for both. You can be confident with the new construction experience we have after working with so many of the builders in the Charlotte area over the past 19 years. If/when something goes wrong during the building process, we are there to represent you! Whether you’re looking for a re-sale or new construction home, we will help you through the maze of options and help you get the best home and neighborhood for you and your family!


Our Team Members:
Lori McGowan

Chris McGowan

Susan Garofalo

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