Kathy Smith Realtor Charlotte North Carolina South Carolina Berkshire Hathaway


Once calling Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and St. Louis home, Kathy Smith has settled in nicely along the shores of Lake Norman and calls the Ballantyne office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty home. 

She laughs, "Yeah, many of my colleagues look at me as if I'm nuts - living on one side of Charlotte and yet, my office is nearly in South Carolina.  I like to think of it as genius.  I have resources on both sides of the city, so I'm best equipped to offer the highest levels of service to my clients.  They buy all over, so I am too!"

Whether you are looking to buy or sell, Kathy is the Realtor to know in this city.  With a successful 19 year real estate career, she has sold on both sides of the North Carolina and South Carolina border.  Maintaining high levels of success with her sales levels, she has earned awards and acclaim such as the "Circle of Excellence," "President's Club" and annual inclusion into the "Honor Society" with Berkshire Hathaway.  Kathy is currently ranked in the top 16% nationally.

"Yeah, I love the recognition from my peers, but the real reward for me is when I wake up each day, knowing I have the ability to help someone make their dreams come true just by going to work."  Kathy pauses, misty-eyed.  "For me, that emotional paycheck is the best part of this job.  That's why I love what I do."

You will never find this upbeat, witty and enthusiastic Realtor without a smile or a laugh for everyone she meets.  "One of my clients told me after they purchased their home the nickname they had for me throughout the transaction.  It was "Sunshine".  I had to laugh, since that's pretty apropos.  I never really thought about it, but I do try to maintain a positive attitude throughout the process and keep everyone on task.  There's plenty to stress about in real estate - I believe part of my job is to help keep that stress level low as possible.  It all starts with attitude."


Helping People Move with Military Precision

One way to keep stress levels down is for Kathy to be constantly be improving her skills and staying updated with the market. Focusing on those who have sacrificed so much for this country is one way she is able to uniquely serve. As a Certified Agent with theVA Loan,org and a Certified Military Residential Specialist, she is able to keep up with the changes to the programs which serve our Military and Veterans on an ongoing basis. "It's the least I can do to help those who have done so much to keep freedom alive. Military families know that freedom is not free, but heed the call to serve our country. For that, I am eternally grateful and if I can help them in any way with their homes, I am honored," says Kathy.

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Kathy has created this website in an effort to be your resource for all things real estate.  Whether you are buying your first home or looking to downsize and get a little place at the beach, she can help you.  There are pages dedicated to the buying process, the selling process, and even a few D-I-Y videos on home improvement.  Kathy goes interactive with her live feed on Facebook and has hosted "The Village Voice" on YouTube, so be sure to check that out to ask her a question in real time. 

As part of her passion for the arts and in a spirit of giving back to the community that means so much to her, Kathy has designed multimedia experiences for the patrons of Carolina Voices and the Charlotte Pride Band, including livestream events such as the The 66th Annual Singing Christmas Tree Premiere and the St. Patrick's Day Edition of Carolina Voices' Beer Choir. Her efforts have helped to keep those organizations relevant during the pandemic.

You can search the Multiple Listing Service for your new place, but if you cannot find what you're looking for, don't hesitate to reach out to Kathy with an email, text or instant message.  She has even more powerful resources to help you find the place of your dreams.


For the Discerning Luxury Client

For the luxury home Buyer, be sure to check out Berkshire Hathaway's Luxury Collection, featuring unique estates priced above $800,000.  As an experienced professional, Kathy knows the needs of the luxury market and understands the importance of being discreet, while simultaneously marketing a listing for her Sellers or representing her Buyer. As a Member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, Kathy is constantly keeping her skills updated to bring her Clients the latest technologies.     

If you are looking to sell, be sure to request a Marketing Consultation, complete with a complimentary marketing plan and analysis of your property.  Contact Kathy today so she can put her resources with her team to work for you.  Experience why she's known to have a common name, yet delivers uncommon results! 


Legislation for Fair Housing

NAGLREP Gay and Lesbian Real EstateBecause of The National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) having an integral role in passing legislation to ensure equal housing for all, as a Proud Ally, Kathy is a member of this organization and fully supports their efforts. 

NAGLREP has worked tirelessly towards getting legislation passed to extend protections to sexual orientation and gender identity in lending practices, the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Realtor Code of Ethics. This organization has an annual Housing Policy Summit, where members travel to Washington, D.C. to speak with Congress and Senate about real estate-related issues that are the most pressing for the LGBTQIA+ community.

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