Hands down best realtor ever. I worked with Chris to buy a house. Fast response times with email, phone calls, and text. She sets everything up for you for a streamlined buying process and explains everything so you understand what your options are. She is very trustworthy and I knew she had my best interest in mind. I will continue to recommend Chris Carlin to everyone I know.
We had the chance to work with both Chris and Mike on a rather complicated buy-sell transaction. Mike helped us with the purchase of a new home in a very tight sellers market and was able to get us a very good deal. Similarly, when it came to selling our old house, Chris was able to set us up for a successful sale on the very first day.
They both bring decades of real estate experience, and the advice they gave on several occasions was really on point. On more than one occasion, their advice saved us from incurring additional expenses amounting to several thousand dollars.
They really know and understand every strategy in the real estate process, and bring that expertise to the transaction. This was particularly helpful during the negotiation processes.
Mike and Chris made things so easy, plus you will not work with anyone better than Chris. She is very detailed, organized, and kept me informed of each and every step. Mike was very pleasant and is detailed and works hard to learn details about the home. They made a great team and sold my home in 2 days. I was very, very happy.
We have worked with Mike for the purchase of two homes and with Chris for the sell of one. I can not say enough good things about them. They are both extremely knowledgeable and treat you like a part of their own family. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
From the moment we starting working with Chris and Mike Carlin, we knew we were working with best in class professionals. Mike helped us find the right house in the right neighborhood for the right price, but to be honest, while that is all that most people could want and need, Mike didn’t stop there. Mike has quite literally rolled up his sleeves to help in any way that could benefit us, prior, during, and even after the transaction was completed. Our expectations were far exceeded by his generous, knowledgeable, and friendly engagement. Mike drilled down to uncover our needs, both spoken and unspoken, to create the most positive experience possible. He maintained his availability to work with us and our schedules as we were relocating from out of state. He shared an expertise in multiple categories that proved to be invaluable. We cannot recommend this team enough to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Charlotte/Lake Norman area.
Mike and Chris are amazing! Mike will do anything from repairing a window screen to walking a piece of land in the rain. Chris is smart and just makes things work! I have worked with them in the sale of 2 houses and will use them again!
We had the pleasure of working with both Chris and Mike on the sale of our home and in buying our new home. We could not have asked for a better experience! Both of them were extremely knowledgeable and always had our best interests at heart. When it came to selling our house, Chris provided us with a tremendous amount of research of the comps in our area, a variety of marketing avenues and advocated on our behalf to get the best price we could for our house. Mike has been such a huge help in representing us in the purchase of our new construction home. He's been with us every step of the way asking questions we wouldn't have known to ask, scheduling inspections and even climbing on top of counters to help us when finding things needing to be repaired prior to closing. He's done a lot of work behind the scenes as well working with the builder to ensure we get what we want and things are done according to schedule. Both Chris and Mike were always in constant communication and there any time we had a question no matter day or night. We highly recommend them both to anyone looking to buy or sale a home. They are great people that you will enjoy working with!
I loved working with Mike and Chris Carlin. Mike and I instantly became friends. He was someone I could trust and definitely served as a mentor. Since purchasing my home in 2014, Mike and I have stayed in contact and have remained friends. I feel like he had my best interest in mind the entire time and I have recommended him to both friends and family. When you are purchasing a new home, going through change, or doing something you don't normally do, you want to be in good hands and feel confident in your decisions. This is what you get if you work with the Carlins.
Chris represented us in the sale of our old home and Mike represented us in the purchase of our new home. Somehow, though, that statement doesn't seem to really sum up their service to their customers. They supported each other and us every step of the way during the entire process. Their knowledge of the area, their years of experience, their recommendations and help during the process of getting our house ready for market, their ability to ask the right questions and give honest and helpful feedback, all while maintaining a professional and calm demeanor - are qualities that you can't quantify, but have meant the world to us during these last few months! Moving can be a stressful time, but their warmth and responsiveness and "can do" attitudes made it seamless and as stress-free as possible. If you're looking for realtors with professionalism and humor, who always make you feel like you are the most important client to them, don't look any further than the Carlins. They truly are the best.
I lived in Colorado at the time. I sent out a search in April 2018 and was contacted by four realtors. I gave them all the same information and set them on the search. What I was doing was interviewing them for my upcoming move to NC. It was very apparent within a week that Mike was our realtor. With that being said, not only did he hear my request for a future home, but he in fact was listening well. I arrived in June and by this time had informed the other three prospective realtors that I had chosen Mike with Allen Tate. So he and I set out for our future dream home. We looked at approximately 30+ homes. Within 10 days we had found it.Mike is very personalable. He has great knowledge, gives advise and points out things that I would have never thought of. He is patient and has a great sense of humor. Mike is in my opinuon top notch in his field. I highly recommend him. In fact if I could by 100 houses I would choose him each and everytime.Thanks Mike for another job well done. Wishing the most sucdess to you!!If you are looking to purchase real estate, this is your guy!!!
Mike and Chris are the bar for all real estate professionals. They went over and above to secure the sales of our house. As it can be an emotional time, they kept everything calm and supported us through the whole process. They are best in the Lake Norman areas without a doubt.
I highly recommend Chris and Mike Carlin of The Carlin Group! They are so knowledgeable of the housing market, professional and ethical, easy to work with and very personable. They took great care of me and walked me through the house buying/selling process.
Mike and Chris are the best realtors we have ever had. We have sold 6 houses in Canada before relocating to Lake Norman and even though we had great realtors in the past we have never received the level of support, value and knowledge as we have from Mike and Chris. They have gone above and beyond, always held our best interest at heart and found us the most amazing home. They are simply the best realtors and and on top of that they are really great people too. They are honest , knowledgeable yet down to earth and passionate about their business and helping their clients. These people know their stuff!
I really can’t say enough positive things about Chris. She was professional and on top of the process every step of the way. She listened to what we wanted and offered valuable guidance along the way. She works hard and knows the industry well.
Chris and Mike are really buttoned up and are well versed in the nuances of residential real estate. They gave clear guidance from start to finish. I highly recommend their buy and/or sell side services to everyone in the Charlotte metro area.
I had the pleasure of working with Mike and Chris with the sale of my home and purchase of a new one. Every step of the way, they were there for me and gave me sound information for both transactions. I honestly never knew if you had the right realtors, it could be this easy. They answered all my questions (I had many), Chris gave me comps that were relative to my home (incidentally - after closing, we set a high mark for a townhome in my neighborhood). I did not expect to get that much for my home, but Chris had a gut feeling! Mike spent countless hours with me at different new construction neighborhoods and let me know all about them. When it comes time to sell and buy again, I will definitely use Mike and Chris!
Chris and Mike Carlin were way above our expectations! They get the job done! They are very friendly and easy to work with. Chris has a comprehensive marketing plan and brochure/booklet customized for your home. She communicates several times per week. Her suggestions created a successful sale in 4 days with multiple offers. They have necessary service providers lined up on short notice and can head off home problems in the sales process. Mike offered on site help and notary services. Thank you, excellent job!!
I always thought that Chris would do a great job since I have been receiving her newsletters thru the years. Chris brings a high caliber of professionalism at all times. Her preparedness and communication skills along with her marketing strategies and track record speak for themselves. The personal attention at all times and always making herself available to me demonstrates how she goes above and beyond to satisfy her clients. All realtors should take note of her style and process!
Mike Carlin was incredible. We were relocating from California and he took care of everything for us. I would definitely recommend him to everyone.
I've known Chris for over 20 years and she is the only realtor for me. She is hard working, dilegent, very knowledgable, and very professional. She gave us tops on how to stage our house and it sold to the first ones to look at it. She took the stress out of this move and Craig and I are forever grateful! A big thank you to Mike too! Team Carlin rocks!!!
Mike made our whole home buyer process very easy and smooth! He is the best.
From the moment we met Chris, she was very professional in her approach to selling our home. She was the detail oriented and responsive agent that we wanted representing us when we listed our home. The Marketing Plan that Chris developed provided an awesome brochure for prospective buyers, and it was just what was needed to sell our home so quickly. Chris kept informed from day one until well after the closing so that we always knew what was happening. She provided her expertise to guide us through the sales process, and made it a very enjoyable experience.
Dear Mr. Tate: I have worked with numerous real estate agents over the past 25 years…Mike Carlin is by far the best real estate agent we have ever had the pleasure of working with…Your company is fortunate to have such a competent, knowledgeable and personable agent.
Being both a buyer and a seller, I have worked with Chris over several real estate transactions. From a seller’s perspective, she seems to have her finger on the pulse of the real estate market because knows how to price a house to sell. I’ve listed two houses with Chris and both have gone under contract in less than a month. From a buyer’s perspective, she knows how to help negotiate a good deal. In both cases, she knows the contract process and will work with you every step of the way. She has always made herself available at times convenient to me even if it is just to answer a simple question. I put my trust in Chris for my real estate needs; time-after-time she has delivered. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
Dear Chris and Mike,
Thank you so much for all your hard work in selling my father’s house. As usual, your thoroughness and professionalism was top notch! Rest assured you will hear from us again….
Now that the sale of my house is completed, I'd like to thank you again for all of your very professional help. Your advice on strategy and pricing was just what I needed. You never hurried or pressured me, and you did a good job of keeping me informed of any new developments.
Dear Chris and Mike,
Your passion to get things done correctly and your expertise were enormously valuable to us…You two are an enormously valuable combination for your clients. We are thrilled to have worked with you and to have had such a successful outcome…
Chris Carlin has done a wonderful job selling our NorthStone home. She is well organized, creative and very pro-active in her approach to the overall sales process. Chris' attention to detail is amazing. Anyone who would like to deal with THE professional, here is the person.
We so appreciate your marketing expertise, networking resources, and incredible negotiating skills.
Sandy and I would like to thank you very much for helping us sell our house in Huntersville. We both feel like you are the hardest working, most involved, most knowledgeable, and most effective real estate agent we have ever worked with.
Johnny and Janet Todd
Mike and Chris are the experience you want and need. They are efficient and knowledgable and will be there for you until the end. We couldn't be happier with our decision to hire The Carlins to sell our home. They pay particular attention to detail and cover all bases. You won't be disappointed.
Ping & Dana
Mike and Chris are the best realtors we have had or have known anywhere. They are always helpful in a timely and very personal way. We had used to have doubts if the realtor we were using truly had our interest in mind, but such doubts never occurred to us when we were recently with Mike and Chris. We would recommend them to anyone we know. Thank you, Mike and Chris.
Chris is extremely knowledgeable and made the experience of selling a house a pleasure. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Steve & Deanna Wolz
Our experience with Chris Carlin was "10 stars" out of 5! We have used Chris twice now and won't even think about using another realtor should the situation present itself again. Both times, Chris has helped us sell our home rapidly. The first time was in a very sluggish market and our home sold at just below asking price in 3 weeks. The second time was a strong market and our condominium sold in 2 days -again, at near asking price. Chris is extremely professional, knowledgeable, thoughtful and detailed. She is a great listener and also has excellent ideas and suggestions from her wealth of experience. One of the things we most appreciate about Chris is her willingness to explain things in a clear, understandable manner. The process changes continually based on new laws and Chris is always up-to-date on those changes and able to explain them. She is very well networked within the real estate community as well as respected. We highly, highly recommend Chris.
Melvin and Lisa Taylor
Chris was great to work with, she took excellent photos of our home, she promoted our home very well. Our home sold in about twelve days so we are very happy with the results. She was always available for any questions we had. I will recommend Chris to anyone who is ready to sell their home. Thank you Chris for everything!
David and Danelle Higgins
Chris did an excellent job representing us selling our Lake Norman home. It was a rental property, and we live in south Charlotte. Chris made many excellent remodeling suggestions which we took. She then expertly marketed our house which generated many showings before we accepted an offer only 21 days after listing. During the remodeling and then a few corrective items following the inspection, she was a big help identifying and coordinating with vendors to perform the work. Chris was excellent with staying in regular contact with us. When there was a decision to be made she always provided her opinion about alternatives. We will certainly use Chris in the future.
Ashley Bland & Sidney Rountree
We LOVED having Mike Carlin as our realtor. He is very friendly, easy to work with, and knowledgeable about homes in general. He offered to drive us around to many different properties and discussed with us great opportunities for our financial needs. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a real estate agent that is willing to go the extra mile and look out for human beings best interest. Mike is a great guy to have on your side!
Jim and Bev Forrester
We could not have been more pleased with the decision we made to have Chris and Mike Carlin as the team to sell our home and help us purchase a new home. We found that the years of experience they provided as successful realtors were evident in every aspect of this very daunting experience. We sold our home in record time and are totally pleased with our new home selection. We highly recommend the Carlin team to anyone! You will also be making an excellent decision by choosing to work with them.
Joe & Betty Tucker
Mike & Chris were very good to work with. No surprises and excellent communication throughout the process of selling one house and buying another. Without Mike's presence at the initial new house walkthrough with the builder we would have missed many items that needed touching up...Thanks Mike. Highly recommended.
Betty & Joe Tucker
Dick & Linda McDonald
Mike is a great agent. He is very knowledgeable and helpful. He was especially helpful following up on every detail of the buying process. We would highly recommend Mike and his team.
Richard & Marjorie Gledhill
Mike Carlin came highly recommended from several previous clients. He is very professional and hard working. He has many resources he referred us to which helped us make decisions on how to make our purchase a dream home! He is knowledgeable about the area and follows up on all concerns and questions. Thanks Mike
Mike Carlin was referred to me by a friend in January of 2016. I was relocating from Austin Tx to the Charlotte area When I first spoke with Mike my intentions were to locate a rental. Mike encouraged me to check into purchasing as opposed to renting. Mike facilitated the contact with a lender and I found out that i qualified to purchase a home. When I was informed what my price range would be Mike was diligent in keeping me updated on the availability of homes not only in my price range but in my comfort level as well. He listened to my wants and needs and guided me from Texas up until i was able to come to the area and view homes. When I arrived in March with 36 hours to secure a home Mike had lined up a variety of homes for me to tour. Mike helped me keep my thoughts and reactions in check. After seeing many homes I finally walked in to "the place" that felt wonderful to me. I knew when I walked in the door. Mike then held my hand through the entire process of making the offer, negotiating and accepting the terms and conditions of the offer. Once the offer was in place we made contact throughout the inspections and I was even able to close from a distance so that I would not have to take time off of work. Mike has a great organization and a fabulous attention to detail and pride in what he does. I am very grateful for all that Mike and his team has provided me in the 4 months that i have worked with him and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home.
Dick & Linda McDonald
Chris did an excellent job selling our home. She is very professional and knowledgeable. Our home sold within a week at full list price. I would highly recommend The Carlin Group.
Mike & Kathy Sansone
Chris Carlin went above and beyond as our realtor! We used her to buy our home and then several years later to sell it. In both our transactions, Chris was extremely attentive, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. She really did an outstanding job for us and we would recommend her (and have!!) to all our friends and family looking for a realtor!
Chris made such a positive impression on me when she worked with my realtor to help us buy our home in Claiborne Woods in 1997 that she was the first realtor I considered when I decided to downsize to a smaller home last fall. My first impression was spot on. I contacted Chris in the fall of 2015. She came prepared with a report about my home versus sales in our area. I've always heard you should contact at least 3 realtors but after my first meeting I felt I had honest and unbiased information. She did a walk through the house and pointed out what she thought would help to show the house the best, what needed updating and how to de-clutter. I appreciate that Chris did not pressure us to get the house on the market right away. She worked with us at our speed. Yet, you can count on Chris to always return calls and keep you current on what's transpiring with your sale. I've sold three homes in my life and my experience with Chris was by far the best one. She is the best!
I want to give a big shout out to my realtor, Chris Carlin. I chose her long before I was ever ready to put my house on the market. I read her newsletters and helpful tips throughout the years that she and her husband (also a Realtor) would send out to our community periodically so when the time came to put my house on the market, of course I called Chris. When we met I knew I had the right realtor because it was important to me that the realtor knew our community and was honest, helpful and cared about the client. Chris is friendly, personable and passionate about what she does and very knowledgeable about the industry and our area market. I think the key here for us was that Chris and I was more like a team for the common goal-sell my house. She gave great advice and because I trusted her and also agreed that was the right choice, it paid off tremendously. I also like that Chris was right there to answer any questions and she kept me informed every step of the way. The pictures she took for listing my house blew me away! I couldn't believe it was my house. I feel that I have been blessed over the years in working with Allen Tate realtors and since my former Allen Tate realtor retired years ago, I feel I made the right choice with choosing to work with Chris to sell my home, which sold in just days after being on the market with 5 offers. I want to wish Chris continued success and I will definitely refer her to my friends and family when needed in the future! Chris you rock!
Chris Carlin represented me with the sale of my third house and she was by far the best agent I have worked with. She was professional and knows the market. Also, she kept me informed of the process and answered my questions fully. She was attentive and dependable. She has a great personality and sincere. I highly recommend her!
Mike Carlin of Alan Tate Realtors was wonderful to work with. He guided us through every step of the process and made purchasing a house extremely easy. His experience in the housing market gave us confidence that we were in good hands. Even after the sale was completed he made sure we were happy and was very helpful in recommending painters, handymen and overseeing the work that was done. He really cares about people.
Selling my Dad’s home was a very emotional and stressful event in my life. My brother communicated to me that Chris has excellent work ethics and she is person who will see me through this very difficult time. Chris was 100% honest with me through every step in selling the house. Chris is the only person who can help me purchase/sell a house in the future in North Carolina . Thank you, Sarah
Working with Chris Carlin was a pleasure! Chris helped us through every step of the home-selling process, making the the entire experience "drama-free" and uncomplicated. Chris is professional, honest, and industrious. I highly recommend Chris to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.
Jack and Bobbi Penninger
"Selling our home after 26 years, Chris confirmed we had selected the right agent following our first meeting. She came well prepared providing us with comprehensive information about the Carlin Group at Allen Tate Realtors. Her presentation was thorough providing the latest in comps, marketing materials, and guidelines for deciding on a list price. Chris leads you through the process step by step. To say she is detailed in her communications is an understatement. No matter day or night, we felt she was available to answer any questions or provide guidance. We truly felt Chris had our (the seller's) best interest at heart by supplying clear explanations which aided us in accepting the "best" offer. "
He is trustworthy, honest, and has been a great help in our process of buying and selling. We would not consider anyone else but MIKE CARLIN!
We were looking for places to move to from Jacksonville, FL to Charlotte and had no idea where to begin. We happened upon Mike when we wanted to look at one of his listings. It wasn't for us, but we looked at more places with him and finally decided on building in a newer subdivision. Since we were out of town, he really saved us in keeping checks on the progress, hiring inspectors, you name it, he was there every step of the way. We'd HIGHLY recommend him to anyone as he's extremely knowledgeable and really a hands-on guy to work with.
Tommy Lamar Cox
Mike Carlin was an outstanding agent. He was able to identify our needs and find the not just the right home, but the right neighborhood. He was highly knowledgeable, easy to work with, and had great negotiation skills. Mike Carlin exceeded all expectations and would highly recommend his services to any family moving into the area. He made everything an easy transition for me and my family.
Mike Carlin is an absolute dream. His professionalism and knowledge is second to noone I have experienced. From the moment we chose him, we new he was working for us. He went above and beyond his call of duty. He not only listened to our needs and desires , he actually heard us. I (Susan) went out on the street with him daily it seemed for a week, I believe we must have looked at 30+ properties. Mike was patient and relentless in his persuit to help me find our dream home. Within a week we found it. We are extremely happy with his work effort and as fsr as we are concerned he is the only agent in Mecklenburg County. Mike comes highly recommended by us and I hope to send prospective buyers his way whenever possible.
Great job Mike!!! Brian and I love this guy. Top notch.
Thank you for helping us to find our forever home.
Susan and Brian MacConnell
This was our second home we sold with Chris and both experiences were top-notch. We highly recommend her in the buying or selling of your home. She is an award-winning industry vet who is extremely knowledgeable about not only the industry but the local market. We used Chris to sell my mom's home this year and then I hired her again to sell my personal home. Her first email that contained the market analysis of my neighborhood and the surrounding area was extremely thorough, blew me away, and sealed the deal. You will have a smooth experience beginning to closing with Chris!
Always goes out of his way. He helped me purchase my first home 10 years. When I decided to buy again, he was the first person I went too. Always helpful, has a referral for all your needs. I couldn't be more pleased. Mike is the best!
You are a selling Superstar and we are lucky to have you as our agent. Thanks.
Chris is a tried and true professional and a pleasure to work with. She was our seller’s agent and handled every little detail with excellent judgement. She’s very savvy and has an intrinsic sense of fairness so we trusted and appreciated her recommendations and guidance. She’s also very detail oriented and proactive. She has a lifetime of relationships in the area, which came in very handy during the sale process. I wish we still lived in North Carolina so we could keep working with her!!
Mike and Chris were a pleasure to work with. They both supported us during the purchase and selling process at a very high level. You will not find more qualified realtors in the area. They helped us through the whole process. They are the bar for reality in the lake Norman area. Do not hesitate to get them working on your search. You will not be disappointed.
Mike and Chris are excellent partners for buying and selling the home. I bought my first home with Mike - I was on vacation when we finalized the deal. I had to do nothing and Mike took care of it. 8 years later, I decided to sell my home and I had no hesitation to call on Mike and Chris. Mike made extremely valuable suggestions about upkeeping the property. We more than recovered the amount invested - the house sold at list price, in less than a week. Chris has been phenomenal in sorting through all offers, dealing with relocation company. She reminded me at right time for things to be done by seller. She followed up with relocation company regularly. All of it went smoothly. My only regret is - we moved to Texas and I can no longer have them as my realtors.