Karen Wagner

I value people and relationships. The best part of my job is connecting with clients, listening to their unique needs and goals, and then working hard to make the buying or selling experience as streamlined and stress free as possible.

Real estate became a second career for me by happenstance. In 2015, I enlisted the trusted help of another Cottingham Chalk agent to sell a family member’s home in Indian Land, SC. It was a complicated move and along the way as I was packing the house and [...]

I value people and relationships. The best part of my job is connecting with clients, listening to their unique needs and goals, and then working hard to make the buying or selling experience as streamlined and stress free as possible.

Real estate became a second career for me by happenstance. In 2015, I enlisted the trusted help of another Cottingham Chalk agent to sell a family member’s home in Indian Land, SC. It was a complicated move and along the way as I was packing the house and readying it for market, we discovered that some of my natural strengths – organization, adaptability and attention to detail – would work well in residential real estate. She needed an assistant and I was on board.

After earning my license the following spring, I spent the next five years working and learning the business from the best agents at Cottingham Chalk before deciding to take that experience and start building my own business in 2021.

Prior to real estate, I worked for almost 15 years in Corporate Communications/Investor Relations, marketing and project management roles at a regional brokerage firm, Interstate/Johnson Lane, then at First Union (predecessor of Wells Fargo). At that time, I held my Series 7 and 63 securities licenses. I then spent some years at home raising my children and as an active volunteer.

I love matchmaking clients with houses and neighborhoods that will best suit their needs as well as fit their budgets. It is my privilege to work with all types of clients in the various stages of life, but I particularly enjoy working with seniors and their families, showing off Charlotte to newcomers and helping clients prepare to list their homes.

It is very fulfilling for me to connect with people and help ease the stress that moving can bring. With a commitment to a high standard of service, I strive to use my creativity, honesty and problem-solving skills – along with strong vendor connections – to streamline the process and deliver desirable results for every client.

PERSONAL STATEMENT

    I value people and relationships. The best part of my job is connecting with clients, listening to their unique needs and goals, and then working hard to make the buying or selling experience as streamlined and stress free as possible.

ACHIEVEMENTS & DESIGNATIONS

  • Licensed in 2016
  • National Association of Realtors®
  • North Carolina Association of Realtors®
  • Canopy Realtor® Association
  • Certified Military Specialist
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist, SRES

PERSONAL INFO

  • Born in the Midwest, but aside from a six-month stint in Tokyo, I have called Charlotte home for the last 40 years
  • Married with two teenage sons – when not working, I am happiest at home or traveling with my husband and our boys
  • Currently live near Freedom Park in Myers Park, but have lived in South Charlotte, Northwest Charlotte, the University area, Dilworth and Eastover – Charlotte has so many wonderful neighborhoods!

Fun Facts

  • I appreciate working for a company with strong leadership and a long presence in the community as well as a team of top-notch agents who support each other.
  • What I love about Charlotte is the diversity of its people, the beautiful trees, mild climate, proximity to the beach and the mountains, and our world class airport to take you anywhere you want to visit.
  • The list is long of favorite vacation spots, but I never grow tired of natural beauty – a dream would be to own a little cabin in Maine.
  • Enjoy: Traveling, reading, cooking (sometimes), health and fitness, rearranging furniture

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