About Us

Welcome to our website. Please browse around and try out all the useful tools and information. We answer the phone every time we are not with a client, so call us, text us, email us.  We will respond promptly.  We are glad to answer your questions, even if you are just kicking around the idea of buying or selling a home. You are inundated with real estate information from all kinds of sources, and we are here to help you make sense of it and how it applies to your situation.

Who we are:
We are Mike and Chris Carlin, The Carlin Group at Allen Tate Company.
We are both full-time agents, specializing in residential real estate in the Charlotte/Lake Norman area with 40 years of combined experience.  We have been through up markets and down markets, using our years of knowledge and experience to guide our clients to successful outcomes. Even in the down market, we continued to receive recognition for exceptional results.

  • Consistently named in the Top 100 in the #1 real estate company in the Carolinas with over 1500 agents
  •  Annually recognized as a Charlotte Magazine FIVE STAR Agents
  • Past recipient of the Barbara Tate Legendary Service Award
How we work:
We are committed to being available, responsive, and attentive to details for our clients, returning calls and emails the same day.
We are interested in what you want and in helping you reach your goals.
We will give you our honest advice, tell you what you need to know, so you can make informed decisions.
Our credentials:
Professional designations may look like alphabet soup to you, but they reflect our commitment to a Code of Ethics and professionalism. They include: Realtor®, Graduate of Realtor Institute, Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer Representative, New Home Specialist, and Relocation Specialist. We subscribe to real estate information services to keep up-to-date on the changing trends in our market.

Thinking of selling your property?   You have questions, and we've got answers. We take the guesswork out of your home sale, and plan with you exactly how to get the results you want. You will receive a detailed marketing plan, attentive service, and follow through. A promise made is a promise kept. Ask for our free Seller Guide or Market Report with sales information and stats for your neighborhood.

Thinking of purchasing a property?  We know the territory and we are available for you. You will find all kinds of information on the internet, and we will make sense of it with you. You can rely on us to guide you through the search process, the contract details, and through closing. We have resources for other professional services you may need throughout the process. Ask for our free Buyer Guide.

We enjoy our clients, and we think they enjoy us too. In fact, in any given year, over 70% of our business is repeat business from our past clients or referrals from past clients. That means a lot to us, and we strive to provide the kind of service which creates that kind of trust and loyalty.

We help home buyers and sellers within about a 20 mile radius of Huntersville, including the Lake Norman area, North Mecklenburg County, Iredell County, Cabarrus County and Eastern Lincoln and Gaston counties.

How may we help you today?

Our team members:
Mike Carlin
Chris Carlin 

Licensed in North Carolina


  • Red Penguin Quality Certification
  • Chairman's Circle
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  • GRI
  • Realtor®

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