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About Lake Realty


Broker In Charge – Frank Free

Frank is a graduate of University of South Carolina. He started Lake Realty in 1992, His prior background includes experience with an international CPA firms and as recruiter and then owner/manager of a national franchise recruiting firm.

He is also a licensed NC Mortgage Broker and owns Pinnacle Builders Lake Norman, LLC.  

Phone: 704.201.5262
Office: 800.295.6186
Email: ffree@lakerealty.com

Meet the Team

Alex Lee


With 20+ years of experience in the Real Estate market both selling, buying, working with investors along with property management allows me to provide a unique comprehensive approach when working with clients. There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional – integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I run my business. I have been lucky enough to be involved in two very demanding and competitive housing markets- Southern California and the North Charlotte Lake Norman area. This allows me to utilize successful proven winning strategies from one market to another offering my clients the win every time. That said, in my experience as a real estate professional, I’ve also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator and responding quickly to your needs. One transaction with me and you will see the difference a great agent makes.

Amy Feira


I love helping people and am committed to providing outstanding personalized service throughout your buying and selling process. I have a background in sales and marketing and am experienced in all aspects of real estate, including resales, new construction, rental investments, and relocations. My hard work ethic helped me become Lake Realty’s Top Producer in 2019 and I will work diligently to help you achieve your goals. I’ve enjoyed living in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Boston Area, and now here in the Charlotte, Lake Norman Area for the last 16 years where my husband and I chose to live and raise our two children. Feel free to reach out to me anytime. It would be my privilege to meet with you to discuss your real estate needs and earn your business!

Beverly Fennell Worley


Bret Masters


Bret, a native of South Carolina moved to North Carolina after having his first child to be closer to both new Grand Parents. Bret is married with 2 sons and he spends most of his spare time with his family. He is a Wofford College graduate and was actively involved playing football and baseball while enjoying college life and obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Economics. After graduating college he started his career in sales and has over 15 years sales experience including national sales, sales management and consultation. Bret’s interest in Real Estate was sparked by his Mother who has owned her own Real Estate Company and has over 20 years experience in Real Estate. Based on Bret’s family association with Real Estate and his success with sales on all levels makes Real Estate a natural fit. Bret would welcome the opportunity to help you with your Real Estate search to find the home of your dreams.

Brittany Crum


Hi, I’m Brittany! I am originally a native of Kentucky where I found success as a Realtor by helping many clients find their forever homes within the Appalachian mountains. Due to a job relocation for my husband, we were excited to begin a new life in North Carolina with the beautiful Lake Norman as our landscape. Since moving to the area along with our son, the area has proven to offer a sense of community and belonging. I am thrilled with the abundance of family friendly activities and the buzzing of businesses that make me thankful to call North Carolina our home. As a proud member of the Lake Realty team, I carry the values of integrity, hardwork, and outstanding client service. It is my goal to be an informative agent with good communication skills and a proactive mindset. Having been on the client side of several real estate transactions of my own prior to becoming a Realtor, I understand the importance of a quality agent and the difference that having one can make. I believe that my specialty as a Realtor is finding families their perfect home with ease. I have a real passion for real estate and I am ready to assist with all of your home buying and selling needs. Please call or email. I look forward to working with you.

Chip Free


Craig King


Hello, my name is Craig King. North Carolina has been my home all of my life. I had the privilege of attending and graduating Davidson College years ago, long before the current growth, amenities and conveniences were developed around us. My work in residential construction and management experience in a Fortune 50 company have helped to shape my client service model with hard work and acute attention to detail. Living here gives residents the opportunity to be at the beach in a few hours, similarly the mountains, and right in our backyard lies the city of Charlotte and Lake Norman. Whether it’s attending professional sporting events, visiting the U.S. National Whitewater Rafting Center, or boating, there is something for everyone. With so much opportunity and growth, it is important to have a knowledgeable guide to help not only navigate the real estate market, but also the pleasures of living life on the lake. When I’m not working, I’m enjoying family time, working on home projects, and cheering on my favorite sports teams. My wife and our three children love living in the Lake Norman area, and I am very excited to help you find your new home so that you can explore and enjoy the lake lifestyle!

David Brown


I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After living in Philadelphia and West Virginia for a few years, I moved my wife and 2 sons to NC for the vacation-like lifestyle and the great school systems. I am very involved in the community. My family and I dedicate hundreds of hours each year in volunteer work. Before becoming a Realtor in NC, I spent 20 years as a corporate sales and marketing professional. My years of dedicated service to fortune 100 customers give me a unique level of professionalism, attention to detail and drive to succeed.

Dennis Caudle


As a native North Carolinian and a Lake Norman resident for over 20 years I can attest that North Carolina and especially the Lake Norman area is a great place live. My wife and I raised 2 children in this area and could not have made a better choice for our family. The Lake Norman area has the best North Carolina has to offer, wonderful people, temperate climate, shopping, restaurants, and close proximity to Charlotte and it’s cultural, sports, and business opportunities. Prior to joining Lake Realty I was a corporate architect and designer in the retail industry for over 32 years. With my background in architecture and design I have the ability to clearly match clients with properties that meet their criteria. I appreciate your confidence in allowing me to assist you in your real estate needs whether purchasing or listing you property and assure you that I will work hard to earn your business and serve you with integrity and honesty.

Don And Meredith Jennings


Hi, I am Meredith Jennings and thank you for visiting our web site. My husband and I moved to Davidson, NC, in September of 2003. We love it here. Both of us were born and raised in Memphis, TN. We attended Univ. of Memphis and in 1973 were transferred to Davenport, Iowa. From there we lived in Bloomfield Hills, MI and Chicago, IL. We have a daughter in Phoenix and a son here in Mooresville. We loved our time in the Midwest, but were transferred back to the South. When the children were in school I remained at home being very active as a volunteer for United Way and active in our church and schools. When the children left home I went to work for a major bank and then was the purchasing agent for an international security firm. I am always amazed at how my years as a volunteer enhanced my years of employment. When moving to NC I started my real estate career?and I love it! Having moved often, built new homes as well as renovated some as old as 1857, I felt I had something to offer. It also gave me a greater appreciation for the role a Realtorplays in making life manageable and helping to ease the stresses and challenges a move involves. As a Broker/Realtor/ABR(Accredited Buyer Agent) and SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) with client-focused attitude I will listen well and respond to your needs in buying or selling your home or property.

Doris Horton


Edward Chen


Evan Barish


Gina Huynh


Hi I’m Gina Thu Huynh. Here is a little information about myself. I came to the US from Vietnam with my family in 1978. I grew up in Houston TX, and have been married to my husband Thinh Vu since 1985. We moved to Charlotte North Carolina in 1987. We have three sons, and 1 grandson. I acquired my real estate license in 2007 and have been with Lake Realty ever since. My family and the memories that we have together are what I cherish most in life and a home is where it all comes together. Helping my clients find their dream home to create memories of their own is something that I truly feel honored to be apart of. Thank you so much for taking the time and getting to know me better.

Jennifer King



Jennifer is an experienced Real Estate Broker licensed in North and South Carolina. As a multimillion-dollar producer, she has over 7 years experience and offers a full service, top notch experience for buyers and sellers seeking the “lake life.” Being a native of Charlotte, Jennifer offers valuable information about the local communities and the housing market. She is a proven resource for all things Lake Norman. Jennifer is frequently told by clients that she makes them feel like her only client. Jennifer’s way of demonstrating professionalism, honesty and friendliness is why she is designated as one of the top real estate brokers. Her continued success is largely based on referrals from past clients and friends. This is a true testament of the quality experience she offers clients and why she is often referred to as the Home?finding? Queen of the Lake. When Jennifer is not helping clients, she enjoys time with her 3 children and husband. They like to spend time at soccer games, going to their beach house and snowboarding. Jennifer enjoys coaching basketball and social gatherings with her family and friends. She spearheads the Toys for Tots Drive for Lake Realty by planning events and neighborhood collections in order to bring Christmas Joy to those less fortunate in the Lake Norman area. To learn more about Jennifer and how she can help you, call or text anytime to 828.713.1196.

Jessica Bachand


Growing up in Charleston, South Carolina and living the past 13 years in Lake Norman have given me a true appreciation of what the Carolinas have to offer. Lake Norman is a very beautiful, welcoming community with residents from all over the country. My husband, myself and our 3 active boys have spent countless hours on Lake Norman boating, swimming, and using kayaks. In just a few hours you can hike and bike in the Blue Ridge mountains, or relax at one of the many Carolina’s beaches. What an amazing place to live! I have successfully transitioned from a career in Marketing to Real Estate. This has given me extensive knowledge of the Lake Norman/Charlotte community. I have personal relationships with local schools, businesses, and nonprofits. My clients are like family to me. I am known for consistent communication, attention to detail, and ensuring a fun, positive experience for all. Listening to you and your family’s needs will be my main priority. Together we will endeavor to find you the perfect home. If you are new to the area, looking to purchase a larger/smaller home or investment property, I am the skilled negotiator you need by your side. I strongly believe it is my duty to represent you through every step of the process armed with top notch information and market insight. With us it’s Simple!

John Bove


We both are originally from ‘Long Island’ NY and have ‘been there, done that’ as well, and decided after long winters with lots of snow and many hurricanes causing havoc, we thought there must be a better way, a better lifestyle, a better everyday living…better weather. Then we discovered the Lake Norman Region!! A great place to start your family, retire to, relocate or just get away. We both come from very active families and the activities in and around Lake Norman and the greater Charlotte area continue to grow. Like many others who visited for the first time, we also fell in love with a vibrant and uplifting ‘place to be’. John served in the fire service and in the public sector for over 30 years. Erin-Marie has worked as a cosmetologist/hair stylist for over 25 years and continues to show off her skills at Studio Sixteen in Denver. We both enjoy working with the public and we will dedicate our time & experience with you in your real estate needs. We both enjoy boating and experienced the waters off of Long Island but having the beautiful surroundings of restaurants, golf courses, parks & beach areas along the shores of Lake Norman all year round continue to make this a relaxing and fun place to live. We are down to earth, fun, enjoy life to its fullest and we have 4 adult children and understand blended families along with the various changes that occur. Our motto is ‘Live, Laugh, and Love’. Our commitment to you is simply to provide you with the highest level of service in order to make the experience of buying or selling your home as headache free as possible.

Jorge Rizo


Kim Zarsadias


My husband and I arrived in the Lake Norman area nearly 20 years ago via Akron/Cleveland, Ohio and then Pittsburgh. It felt like home almost immediately because we found the people so friendly. I’m not sure if it is the abundant sunshine or the pretty lake that creates such a sense of community and happiness. Not only have we watched our three beautiful children grow and blossom in Cornelius but also have watched this area grow into a very amenity rich community that is suitable for all lifestyles young and old. As with many families…most of my husbands family followed us here! I truly believe in being commited to you as my client, providing you service with integrity. Your trust is very imortant to me. I will keep it simple for you as I help you navigate the selling and/or buying process while putting you in the most advantageous financial position with the home buying and selling processes. Before Real Estate I had a career first in Merchandise and Sales Management for a major department store and then Corporate Client Services and Product Implementation in banking. I am detail oriented and have an eye for design along with extensive knowledge of this area. If you would like an evaluation of your homes value or are thinking of buying or selling, please give me a call – I would love to meet you and work with you.

Kristopher Sowa


Kristopher Sowa has lived in Charlotte, Huntersville, and now resides in Mooresville. Originally from Connecticut, Kristopher attended the University of Hartford and then the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he studied Mechanical Engineering. After completing a few years at UNCC, he was given an opportunity to let his entrepreneurial desires go to work and took over a small business that his grandfather had started. After growing the company exponentially and selling products worldwide, Kristopher decided it was time to use his knowledge to start up his own company. Kristopher started up a small niche social networking company. Though it didn’t turn out to be as big of a hit, the knowledge he received while learning the back-end aspects of social media made up for it. Kristopher has been around real estate for most of his life and didn’t show much interest in it until he got older. Growing up, his parents owned a real estate business involving in real estate investing from rental properties to home renovations. During those times Kristopher spent most of his childhood working in and on those projects and has even done a total home renovation on his own with some guidance from his parents. After completion of the renovation, Kristopher became a licensed realtor in the state of Connecticut where he worked until moving back to the Lake Norman area in 2016. To this day Kristopher has a strong passion for real estate with an entrepreneur’s mindset. With the combination of his love of helping others, technology, and social media he uses it to his buyers and sellers advantage. He’s known to think out of the box and coming up with innovative ways to sell a property. When you work with Kristopher you’re working with someone with fresh ideas, high standards, and a positive, never give up attitude. In Kristopher’s spare time he enjoys the outdoors where he can go hiking, fishing, and kayaking. You can find him every now and then at a Hornets game. He also loves to cook out on the grill and smoker. Lastly, he has a strong passion for cars and auto racing. He enjoys attending cars and coffee and races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He also is starting his own car collection.

Lloyd And


Our Story… We moved to beautifulLake Norman, NC from Brewster, NY in May of 2005. We fell in love with Lake Norman on our first visit as most everyone does. We call it ‘Our Oasis in the Center of North Carolina’. AND how fortunate we are to be in the real estate business…. We get to enjoy all of Lake Norman over and over again with every single client. It doesn’t get any better that that. Our Past… We both owned successfulbusinesses back in NY and enjoyed a large repeat and referral business due to our strong commitment, work ethics, loyalty and personal service we offer our clients. Our Experience… We know the Lake Norman area extremely well and we also know many Lake Norman buyers are from out-of-state. Formally being out-of-towners ourselves we certainly understand the complexity of finding a home long distance. We have ‘been there, done that’, so rest assured we will make your transition to beautifulLake Norman a wonderfulexperience! Our Goal… Most important is ‘YOU’. We not only listen, we hear what YOU want, what YOU need, what YOU like and what will best fit YOU and YOUR family’s lifestyle. Finding YOU the perfect home and making YOUR real estate transaction simply awesome is what’s important and is a goal we take seriously. Our Hopes… We look forward to assisting you and hope to hear from you soon!

Lynn Keating


License Number: 290214

I was born and raised in Harrison, New York. I have always loved going to model homes in new housing developments in the area. I started doing this as soon as I got my Driver’s License. Still love doing that. After graduating from Berkeley, I worked for Westchester County, working my way up to Deputy Clerk and Chief of Staff of the County Legislature. However, my love for real estate was calling me and I got my real estate license in New York and I sold for 26 years, until my husband and I retired to the beautiful Lake Norman, North Carolina area. We settled in the quaint college town of Davidson. Davidson is home to Davidson College and reminds us of Westchester – only without the ice and snow. After settling in Davidson, I obtained a North Carolina Real Estate license. As a realtor, from the buying side, I strive to make the transition into a new home as easy as possible. I know what it is like to move to a new area and establishing new relationships with neighbors and business. On the selling side, I used my experience to make the selling cycle as simple as possible. I joined Lake Realty who’smotto is ‘With Us it’s Simple’. That fits my philosophy. I work very hard and listen more than talk to make sure each want and need is met. Let me help assist you.

Lynne Priestley


Integrity, service and extensive market knowledge combined with my 25-year career in marketing and business will provide you with the expertise you need to list and find your new home. I want to see you smile! I have lived in the Lake Norman and Charlotte area since 1994, originally from the Washington, DC area. My career includes management and consulting positions in real estate development, tourism, non-profit, retail, and hospitality industries. Resourcefulness, curiosity and a passion for making a difference are all reasons for my success. Living, working and raising a family throughout the area, along with a love for real estate provides me with great insight. Plus, my work as the Director of Marketing for the Charlotte Convention & Visitors Bureau allowed me to become an expert on the Charlotte region. My sharp negotiating skills and attention to detail will guide you through the buying and selling experience. I have an eye for design and can prepare your home ready to sell to get the best return on your investment. Lake Realty is local, family-owned business where we all work as a professional team. We provide advanced technology for marketing your home and have more 5- star Google reviews than any other firm in the Lake Norman area. If you are thinking about a move and would like to see a market report or look at properties, please give me a call. I would be happy to work with you! Outside of work, I love adventure travel, tennis, hiking, yoga, and fitness. My two sons and dog, Snickers make me smile! Affiliations National Association of Realtors (NAR) North Carolina Association of Realtors (NCAR) Charlotte Regional Realtors Association (CRRA) Charlotte Multiple Listing Service (CMLS) 2015 Judge – Lake Norman Home Builder’s Association- Best of the Lake Design Competition

Marianne Thomas

Broker/Realtor®, Accredited Staging Professional®

License Number: 290981

My journey started with me packing my bags, renting my out my condo and leaving northern New Jersey to head down to sunny North Carolina. What I thought was a temporary job transfer lead me to the place I’m proud to call home for over 20 years. The Lake Norman area has been a wonderful place to raise a family and enjoy life. Having raised two kids here, I know the importance of good schools and quality communities. I’m excited to help you as you take the next step in your journey. Whether you’re new to the area, up sizing, downsizing or ready to invest in Real Estate, I would love the opportunity to share my expertise in helping you with all of your Real Estate needs! If you are looking for a true ‘people person’ who has a passion for helping others, then reach out to me and let’s talk about how I can help YOU. :-).

Marsha Marold


Growing up in Bronx, NY to loving parents with visual challenges, taught me strength, courage, honesty, working together and being sensitive to others and their needs. I moved to NJ from the Bronx and raised my family. In 1989 I started my Real Estate career. My family and their happiness is what fulfills my needs and what brought me to the Lake Norman area in 2006, knowing I wanted to live the quality of life that this area, Lake Norman, our “inland sea”. offers. I then received my Real Estate licenses in both North and South Carolina. As your Realtor working together as my parents taught me, is what will help me to learn what your needs are and what will help to find a place you can call home, that will bring you lasting memories! As your Advocate, I will hear and listen to you and always have your back! Providing you with a pleasurable, fun and exciting Real Estate experience is key and my goal! A sense of community and camaraderie made me feel welcomed here as it will for you! I am happy to service all your Real Estate needs in and around Lake Norman, Charlotte and bordering towns in South Carolina! Since my reputation is built from your satisfaction, my goal is to provide you with the best possible service! “Bringing Families Home Since 1989!” Won’t You be One of Them!”

MaryAnne Stephens Shook


Call me MaryAnne!… A Cornelius resident for 25 years and a (former) military brat, with 6 siblings and wonderful parents, we came to NC in 1983. I am knowledgable in the public school system, after raising three children in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area. I am a trainer, educator and a local homeowner. I am a real estate property investor and I am very grateful and blessed to have contracted and competed the consttruction of three homes in waterfront neighborhoods of our beautiful Lake Norman. As we know, the homebuying and selling experience is an increasingly digital process. Today 80 % of us use the internet to research, when considering a home purchase, sale or investment property. In fact,millennials are currently the largest group of homebuyers (at 34% and growing).Mandatory, regulated documents can be signed virtually, homes can be viewed by video. Current marketing techniques will bring the buyers and sellers to the table for negotiations. At Lake Realty, our motto is ” With US, It’s Simple”… And I do just that, by using the most advanced technology and resources. So as an experienced licensed agent for over 30 years, lets have some fun and take the fuss out of buying and selling, with a stress-free experience. Let me meet and exceed your expectations. The only important question is (?)..:Would you like to travel by water or land to see our selection of properties?

Melissa Hinojosa

License Number: 285331

I have 15 years of experience the real estate and property management field. Our family is originally from Texas and we’ve lived in New York, Maryland and California. Our relocation to the Lake Norman area occurred over 10 years ago and we haven’t looked back since! I received my degree in Paralegal Studies and once I received my NC real estate license, I’ve had great success in helping renters and buyers find a place to call their own right here in the Lake Norman area. It’s important to spend time getting to know my clients and I’m thrilled to be part of Lake Realty team as a concierge to help navigate the often stressful process of moving to a new property. My husband and I have 2 children that are both in the local public school of Davidson Elementary. We especially enjoy time spending time outdoors in activities such as hiking, swimming and tubing (in Summer AND Winter activities!) as well as shopping in Birkdale Village and spending time with friends and family on the weekends.

Michael Adams


Mike Spunich


My name is Michael Spunich and I am a local Charlotte, NC Broker with Lake Realty. Lake Realty has been matching Buyers with Sellers since 1992. We are truly experienced with the added due diligence of buying and selling homes and lots on the three lakes. We will investigate every possible condition and contingency when marketing your home or when writing up your offer. I believe that by listening to people’s true concerns, I can produce results that are a win – win situation for all parties involved. I use creativity and energy to find solutions for my clients, when others may only find objections. I pride myself in telling people what they need to hear, and not necessarily what they want to hear, when it comes to the sale or purchase of property. This honest, informative approach keeps ugly surprises and miscommunications to a minimum during the buying and selling process. My hobbies include hiking, camping, fishing, flying, Bonsai, cabinet making, gardening and Taekwondo.

Nita Johnson


Scott Dixon


Stephen Whitfield


I am a native of the beautiful State of Oregon, and after a long consulting career in the nuclear industry, my wife and I moved to Charlotte in 2010 to be closer to our two sons and their families. The Charlotte area is an amazing part of the country with much to offer in the way of culture, city life, outdoor recreation, and generally easy living. It was a natural transition for me to move from consulting into becoming a real estate broker several years ago, and I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I particularly enjoy taking the time to develop a strong working relationship with my clients and making sure they find the perfect home to meet their personal goals and dreams. After helping a retired school teacher find her dream home recently , she sent me a wonderful thank you card noting…”I am so happy with my new home, and all the time you spent helping me find it……I realize that my home was not a million dollar sale, but you treated me as if it was…..a rare quality in a Real Estate Agent!” When I am not busy helping my clients, I am active in the local community as a volunteer and mentor, enjoying the lake and other outdoor activities, or just hanging out with friends and family. I am also a voracious reader, a life-long learner, and hold a Ph.D. in Science and Public Policy from George Mason University. I very much look forward to hearing from you soon, so we can work together to find your perfect home!

Vanessa Elliott


Vanessa has over 20 years of experience in the Real Estate field. Originally from Southern California, she was hugely successful at representing both buyers and sellers around the Los Angeles, Malibu, Calabasas region. She has won many awards over the years as an agent and loves helping clients find the perfect place to call home. Having moved from California to the Lake Norman area over 15 years ago, she truly understands the needs of clients looking to relocate. She knows the importance of finding an agent you can trust and depend on and she makes it her goal to make the relocation and selling process, seamless. She has watched the tremendous growth this area has had and is proud to call Lake Norman ‘Home’. Vanessa has 3 children and 2 grand children. They have all relocated to this area because of it’s amazing community spirit and beauty. When she is not with clients, you will most likely find her cooking, gardening or spending time with her two grand sons.

Vevie Gibbs

License Number: 198852

Hi, I’m Vevie C. Gibbs, born a Philadelphia Eagle, raised a Carolina Panther. I’ve had a chance to meet lots of people from different walks of life while living in Missouri, Kentucky, Philadelphia, & Germany. Living in Germany for two and a half years was a great experience and it allowed me to connect with people from different walks of live. When I’m not working with buyers & sellers, I’m spending time with my godchildren, husband, senior’s in the community, and singing in the church choir. Besides real estate, I’ve worked in the printing industry for 11 years, attended Catawba Valley Community College earning an associate’s degree in Information Systems, and attended Barbizon Modeling School in Charlotte. Current certification, ABR, e-Pro, WHS.

Wendy Liffers


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Lake Realty
Frank Free
19900 W. Catawba Ave. Ste. 103
Cornelius, NC 28031

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