North Carolina Real Estate and Homes for Sale | Ivester Jackson



Lori Ivester Jackson is one of the Southeast's leading luxury realtors and one of the area’s most experienced luxury negotiators with more than 800 million dollars in property transactions.

Lori is the #1 ranked agent for the Charlotte/Lake Norman region for total sales volume in 2017, she’s recognized as a Top Gun Realtor by Charlotte Magazine, and she’s a Certified Christie's International Real Estate Luxury Specialist.

A resident of Cornelius, Lori has led the Lake Norman market for several years, including a 52 million dollar year in 2017, with her husband and partner, Reed Jackson. Together they closed several of the area's highest-priced transactions; including a 3.2 million dollar home near the Peninsula Yacht Club, a 3.2 million dollar waterfront home in The Peninsula and a new 2 million estate in the premier Upper Jetton Peninsula.

She has experience working with major relocation firms in the successful transition of corporate executives to the Charlotte region, and with more than 20 years of experience, she remains one of the region's most respected, trusted, and admired experts.

Knowledgeable about the local area, Lori has lived in several Charlotte communities; including Lake Norman, Myers Park, Dilworth, South Charlotte and North Mecklenburg.Lori is active in many local community organizations including US Marine Corps Toys for Tots, First Book-Charlotte, Young Elites and the Ada Jenkins Center.



Reed Jackson, Ivester Jackson's managing partner, remains actively involved in assisting clients with the evaluation of the buying and selling of properties in the region. With a diverse background in corporate marketing, mergers and acquisition transition, private equity placement, and real estate investment analysis, Reed is one of the region's most experienced negotiators and strategists.

A native of Michigan, Reed lives on Lake Norman with his family and is frequently retained to coordinate the marketing for many of the area's most exclusive properties. He is a frequently featured analyst for area publications such as Business Today, The Charlotte Business Journal, and many of the area's news media outlets.

Reed serves on the influential Owners' Business Initiatives Committee with Christie's CEO Dan Conn. This involvement includes an important position on the Owners' Technology Committee, which helps keep Ivester Jackson/IJB on the cutting edge of technologies and best practices for real estate.



As A Connecticut native, Alison fell in love with North Carolina while attending college at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. She has lived in the Charlotte area now for almost 20 years and has enjoyed lake living on both Mountain Island Lake and Lake Norman while now residing in Huntersville and Charlotte's SouthEnd district.

Alison's career background as a licensed Financial Advisor in the brokerage industry and a small business owner has provided her with the opportunity to build strong marketing and business management skills, which she uses daily as a Real Estate Agent. Licensed in both North and South Carolina and certified as a Christie's Luxury Specialist, she is dedicated to diligently assisting home buyers through the process of finding their dream home and sellers in accomplishing their real estate goals. Alison also serves as the Director of Agent Development and Charlotte office Broker-In-Charge Ivester Jackson Christie's assisting in training & managing firm Brokers and operations.

Personally, Alison enjoys spending time with her children and friends, yoga, cooking, boating and exploring. She looks forward to assisting you and your family with all of your real estate needs!



Lee Steinour is the Digital Marketing Manager for Ivester Jackson – Christie’s International Real Estate. She manages IJ’s social media sites; including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and Vimeo. She also writes blog articles and helped create much of the content for the IJ company website, including two videos on the homepage – “Welcome to Lake Norman” and “Welcome to Charlotte.”

Before working for IJ, Lee began her career as a television news journalist. During her TV career she interviewed several U.S. presidents & senators, reported live from Washington DC during President Ronald Reagan’s funeral, flew in an F-16 fighter jet with the South Carolina Air National Guard, covered the DC Sniper shootings and court proceedings in 2002, and has appeared on both Fox News Channel and CBS “48 Hours Mystery.”

She made the transition from TV to PR/Social Media after the birth of her second son and began working for the Richmond based non-profit ChildFund International. While there Lee worked with overseas photographers to help capture the organizations work in Africa, Asia, North and South America. She also worked on several popular Facebook campaigns including “Trip of a Lifetime” and “Around the World with ChildFund.”

Lee loves to write, and volunteers her time/skills for Davidson United Methodist Church writing for their quarterly publication INSPIRE, she’s also traveled to Honduras several times for mission work. In her free time you can find Lee spending time outdoors with her husband and two sons; hiking, biking, traveling or out on the lake.



Karley is the Creative Brand Manager for Ivester Jackson - Christie's International Real Estate. As a copywriter-graphic designer hybrid, Karley creates compelling brand stories through the combination of art and language. As the Advertising Coordinator for Ivester Jackson, she provides ads and content for print and digital media channels, assisting at both the firm and agent level. She also produces Ivester Jackson's bi-monthly magazine, Portfolio of Fine Properties.

Karley graduated from Appalachian State University in 2014 with a degree in Advertising and a minor in Digital Photography. She has since gained experience writing copy and designing marketing materials for clients in a variety of different industries. Karley stays involved in the Charlotte design community as an active member of AIGA and a persistent juggler of numerous freelance projects.

Outside of work, Karley enjoys photography, cross-stitching, hiking, and attending concerts and design events in the Charlotte area. She is a passionate creative with a strong desire to solve communication problems with carefully crafted design solutions.



Carol Smith is the Compliance Administrator for Ivester Jackson, as well as a licensed realtor in both NC and SC. Carol has spent 29 years in residential sales and has been designated a Certified Residential Specialist and Certified Distressed Property Expert. Her experience in closing coordination and her commitment to providing excellence in service make her a strong asset to the IJ staff.





Sayma is the videographer for Ivester Jackson-Christie's International Real Estate. As a videographer he produces quality content for the firm and agents that ranges from house tours, interviews, event videos, and more.

Sayma graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2016 with a B.F.A. in Art with a concentration in Graphic Design. Since then, he has worked as a freelance graphic designer and photographer and now works full time for Ivester Jackson.

In his free time, he enjoys playing flag football, traveling, dancing, and listening to music. Sayma is a dedicated creative and loves working in different mediums to push his artistic limits.


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Creative thinker and strategic planner with high energy and a genuine love for people. As the Ivester Jackson Christie’s Business Development Associate, Teri helps to promote our luxury brand to the local Charlotte, Lake Norman and Asheville communities. On a personal note, she also has a love for all things golf related. You can frequently find her on the course at Myers Park Country Club. Teri also serves as a Marshall for the Wells Fargo PGA Tournament at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte on the 17th hole and in the media tent during the Chiquita Open annually.