Million Dollar Range Surges in 2016, Post-Election Showings Point to Further Momentum

Luxury Market Surges

The Charlotte luxury market surged forward in 2016, bolstered by a strong performance in the $1 million to $2 million dollar price range which showed a 30% annualized increase in Charlotte, and a whopping 59% increase in Union County.
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The entry luxury range below $1 million, also showed strong performance in both areas, posting a 17% increase in Charlotte, and a 23% increase in hopping Union County.

Pre and Post-Election Activity

Pre-election surveys reported as much as 45% of high net worth individuals indicated they had parked money on the sidelines, making the yearly results all the more impressive. Not surprisingly, post-election showing activity jumped, particularly in the million dollar range, with showings in Union County jumping 39% over the same November/December period last year, while Charlotte posted a 33% increase, a clear indication that first quarter 2017 looks to post strong results.
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The range above $2 million continued to see a competitive resale market due to custom build options and infill/tear down activity striking a popular chord with ultra luxury buyers. Sold resale results in this range were down slightly compared to 2015.
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Why You Should Hire a Successful Agent

Research, Review, References

When hiring a real estate agent do your research, read online reviews, ask friends for references, and make sure they have certain traits; such as honesty and integrity, knowledge of your local housing market, and focus.

Ivester Jackson | Christie’s has more than 50 highly successful agents in the Charlotte market ready to help you today.

“Rising Stars”

Two of our agents, Kim Raymond & Lisa McCrossan, were just named “Rising Stars” in Charlotte real estate by The Charlotte Observer.

Lisa McCrossan and Kim Raymond are Rising Stars in the Charlotte Real Estate Market
Lisa McCrossan and Kim Raymond are Rising Stars in the Charlotte Real Estate Market

Here’s a sample of just a few positive reviews you will find online.


Zillow – Lisa McCrossan

“Lisa is a true professional. We had our house listed with 2 other agents who like most real estate agents come in tell you all about their marketing programs “that will sell your home quickly”. They both fell short of expectations. Lisa however came in with a solid plan, brought in a interior designer to help stage the house. She made several suggestions on painting and removing wallpaper that made all the difference in the world. After 9+ months on the market with other realtors. Lisa had an offer within 30 days!

It is amazing what a little extra work will accomplish.
Lisa is the best realtor I have worked with in 25 years.”

Zillow – Christy Chaffee

“If we had to do it all again I would not hesitate to list our home with Christy Chaffe, Ivester Jackson. We were well represented from start to finish: our agent’s expertise, the amazing marketing materials created for our home to a smooth closing with no unexpected surprises. Thanks again, Christy Chaffee!”  twoangelsrus

Zillow – Leslie Fisher

“We worked with Leslie to purchase our first home about a year after we moved to Charlotte. She spent several months with us, driving around and just looking at houses and very quickly helped us figure out what we wanted. Over this time, we developed a great relationship with her. She was open and honest with us about all of the houses we looked at, and at no point in time did we feel any pressure to make offers or speed up our buying process. Once we decided to make an offer, Leslie’s key strengths kicked in– she is VERY organized and a tough negotiator.” 

Facebook – Susan Dolan

“She gets things done and has her clients best interest at heart. Breath of fresh air.” Bettina Morgan Howard

Zillow – Jackie Morgan Group

“Jackie was great from start to finish! From both the seller and buyer aspect she listened to our wants and needs and left very little work on our end. We always new she had our best interest in mind. When issues arose, she calmed our fears and guided us through it with ease. She comes highly recommended by us!” Kaitlyn Richer

Yelp – Dee Reid

“The epitome of professionalism and personalized service.  Dee was great and so vital to us finding the house that was a perfect fit.  We truly cannot say enough great things about all that Dee did to make finding and buying a house easy and painless.  A+++ with everything.”  Jay S.