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I came to the Western Carolina Mountains and the shores of Lake Lure years ago and fell in love with our rich and vibrant community immediately. I treasure the trust of friends and clients who have relied on me over the years to help them accomplish their real estate dreams. As one of the highest regional Real Estate producers in Western Carolina, I was honored to join the prestigious Keller Williams team last year. Now I bring the services of this renowned agency to my clients who are much more than customers; they are my neighbors and friends.
Charlene Efird is a Realtor/Broker and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist in North Carolina. Her continuing commitment to excellence has earned her the distinction of Certified Residential Specialist as well as the Million Dollar Guild award from the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing. Charlene specializes in quality investment opportunities for her clients ranging from lakefront and mountain estates to large land and development projects. Ms. Efird is a proud recipient of the 2006 Keller Williams Realty Individual Sales award for the Carolinas Region. Charlene's dedication to her clients and neighbors has resulted in a substantial repeat client base.
Kelly and Rick Spruill, New Jersey "Just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know about our experience with your office and specifically, Charlene Efird. We had been considering purchasing a summer / retirement home in the area for some time. After doing some research on your web site we decided to come down to Lake Lure and see a few homes. We contacted your office and spoke to Charlene. She was pleasant and helpful right out of the gate. We discussed a mutual time and date to meet. We came down on a Saturday, Charlene had blocked out the whole day (and we certainly needed it!). We spent the day looking at 4 properties, we just couldn?t seem to get our hearts set on any of them?.until number 5 came along. It was love at first sight. We knew we had to have it. Although it was late in the day Charlene took us back to your office and we processed the preliminary paperwork. We were leaving the next morning to head home to New Jersey so we were a little nervous as to how this was all going to play out while we were almost 700 miles away. So here we were buying our second home and we weren?t there! Charlene quickly helped us get over our fears. She helped us with finding an Attorney, Home Inspector, Septic Inspector, Electrician, Surveyor and even an Insurance agent. She helped us with information on all utilities, trash pick up etc. I must tell you that the entire transaction went smooth, and without a hitch. Charlene was always available and returned calls promptly. Charlene wasn?t happy unless we were happy. She followed through with everything from being on time at our first meeting to meeting with us when we came down to celebrate our new purchase. "
Todd Pierson, Pres., The Mortgage Firm, Inc., FL "As an owner of a large mortgage company in Central Florida, I must admit I was looking for flaws in Charlene's services.......I found none. She was a pleasure to work with on our home purchase and is a pleasure to know."
Doug and Sherry Strelka, Key West, FL "Charlene Efird is the reason we chose our vacation home on Lake Lure. She responded immediately to our email request for information and spent a lot of time pre-shopping for just the right places to show us when we flew in to meet her. We had visited several lake communities in North Carolina, but the time and extra attention Charlene gave us made it clear that Lake Lure would be our choice. She helped us find our home and get our offer accepted, all in one weekend. She walked through every step of the process with us, and researched all of our questions immediately. We not only recommend Charlene to everyone we think may be looking for property, but we will use her again to help find a permanent home on the lake!"
Kathy Schreiber and Tracey Moulton, Ohio "Charlene Efird was our agent when we purchased and later sold a cabin in Jericho Woods, Rutherfordton, NC and having purchased a lot of real estate in the past, we were pleased with her handling of our business for the following reasons. 1. Charlene is as honest as they come. No hidden agendas with her. 2. Charlene is efficient and timely. There are no goofs and things arrive when they are promised. 3. Charlene is a real people person and listened carefully to all of our requests. 4. Charlene is extremely knowledgeable about the area and could answer all of our questions. 5. After the sale, Charlene was helpful in informing us about local handymen, services, etc. 6. Charlene is hard working. Don't know many people who work as hard as Charlene does. 7. We give Charlene a 12 on a scale of 1-10. We would work again with her anytime. We are both pleased and honored to count Charlene and her husband, David, among our far-flung and much loved friends."
Dave and Kate Serada, Nevada "I had a great experience with Charlene. I found her when looking at a listing online for some property in Lake Lure. I dont think I could have asked for a better Realtor with experience and knowledge. But more than that, she has gone above and beyond the role and requirements of her position as a Realtor. Most real estate agents, after the closing of the sale, move on and you never hear from them any more. Being unfamiliar with the area, we have asked her several times for her assistance in giving us references to contractors etc, and she has been more than willing to help. In our view, she has become a role model in what other Realtors should hope to become. We consider her a dear friend."
Maureen Bay, New Jersey "Being in sales myself, I am keenly sensitive to being "sold to" and resent the pushy over-bearing attitude that one can sometimes find out in the real estate world. Happily, my husband and I had the good fortune to meet Charlene who I'm pleased to say does not display this characteristic.."
Chuck and Shirley Landever, Maryland "Wanted to thank you for your help in the purchase of our Lake Lure home. My wife and I really appreciated you taking the time to LISTEN to what we were looking for and doing your homework prior to taking us through homes. Because you did your job so well you saved us a tremendous amount of valuable time and allowed us to find our new home after one day of searching.. Again thank your professional service."
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.