A little about me

I am originally from upstate NY and moved to NC in 1979. After several years with IBM I moved into real estate in 1996 where I have been ever since. I started Wilson Realty in 2008 after several years with other local and national firms. Since then we have grown to over 85 agents and multiple markets. I am immensely proud of our agents and their dedication to their clients. Our believe is “take great care of the client” and we strive to live that every day. In addition to my role as broker/owner I have taught pre & post licensing courses and Continuing Education courses as an authorized instructor for the North Carolina Real Estate Commission for over 20 years. I have also authored two books “Hiking the NC Real Estate Trail” and its companion Field Guidebook. I am honored that you have stopped by and if I can assist you in any way please reach out. Thank you again for visiting, we look forward to working with you.

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Our clients are awesome

and here is what they are saying

“Kim is wonderful to work with. She staged our house for us included in her service and was very involved in the entire process. She made selling very smooth and easy. She always had our best interest at heart and worked hard to make sure we made the most money possible. I would highly recommend Kim if you’re looking for someone more personal who will work hard for you. Kim was always available to talk or come out to our house which made the entire process much less stressful. Very responsive and great with communication. Highly recommend!!”

“Kim Patel was our realtor when we were selling our home in Skybrook, Huntersville. From the very beginning, I found her to be very thorough and detail oriented. She has a very unique eye for designing and staging homes. She willingly helped us stage the house and even brought some decorative pieces/wall art to improve the look. Further, she knows the market well. I sincerely believe that it is because of her staging help and always putting her best foot forward, we were under contract in 3 days and were able to get a record breaking price for our neighborhood. She was very helpful during the due diligence period, as well. Additionally, Kim negotiated favorably with our inspection reports. She is well connected and was able to help us with our repairs using her connections, quickly and economically. She is well organized, stays on the top of the deadlines and is readily available. I recommend Kim Patel without an ounce of hesitation. Without a doubt, she will be my realtor for future transactions.”

“When beginning the process of selling my first home I felt overwhelmed and uneducated, but once Kim Patel stepped in all of those concerns vanished. From the start I felt entirely supported by Kim and she always made herself available. She answered every question I had, she asked questions I didn’t even think of, if she couldn’t answer she found the answers quickly. Her dedication to the sale of my home was beyond anything I could have expected. The road to selling my home ,that was in much need of TLC, seemed almost impossible especially during these time. As the process began Kim was there to support and guide me through all the most difficult decisions. As offers came in Kim was ready with a game plan, she continuously fought for the best options, and never settled. As some may know selling/buying a home is a roller coaster ride of ups, downs, and sometimes huge disappointments. Kim never let me lose hope. Her plan for our next move was already in the works, throughly thought out and always ready to implement. She was in constant contact with me providing me details of what to expect and what steps we would take next. Kim Patel is a phenomenal, trustworthy person and professional realtor, her assertive grace will get you exactly what you need/want. If u are buying/selling a home in the N.C./S.C. area I recommend Kim Patel she will not disappoint you and you will never feel unprepared. She is by far one of the most amazing, kind and trustworthy people I have met. I was thankful to have her by my side and for her constant dedication every step of the way. Thank you Kim Patel, your support was a blessing that I needed and prayed for.”

“Wow! Where do I begin? Kim Patel is the consummate professional! She is driven, organized & was a true partner in our home buying process. In working with my husband & I, Kim took the time to truly learn & understand what we were looking for in our forever home & worked tirelessly to find us our dream home. Throughout the process, we looked at many homes. With each one, she always gave us her honest opinions even if it differed from our own. She considered factors effecting resale even if they were not high on our list of priorities. She is very knowledgable about architecture/ the building industry and the cost associated with that process because of her own recent experience of building her personal home from the ground up. She knew to ask very pointed questions about the homes we were considering. She displayed great attention to detail and appreciated the finer finishes. No matter what area of Charlotte we were looking at, Kim always did her research & had a vast understanding of the local housing market. Once we were under contract, Kim ensured that the process was seamless & executed in a timely manner. One of the best things about Kim is her personality; she is warm, friendly, & easily connects with people. I feel that she wasn’t just a real estate agent, she was our partner in the process and always looked out for our best interest! We know she negotiated hard and smart on our behalf because we paid a lot less than we were willing to pay for the home and we got the home in a multiple offer situation. Highly recommend Kim!!”

“Tiffany's the best! My husband and I tried the buying process on our own and it was impossible! With Tiffany's help the entire buying process was so easy and stress free. Her hands on approach made a huge difference. We can't thank her enough for helping us find our new home.”

“Recently, I had Tiffany take me around to see some properties in Cornelius. She provided me with all the property details and was very knowledgeable on all the homes and the neighborhoods in Cornelius. I can't imagine seeing any property without her. I highly recommend using Tiffany for all your real estate needs.”

“I have referred Rie to several of my clients who transferred to the Charlotte area. She is professional, yet very personable, and her service is impeccable. All of my clients were happy with her services.”

“Rie was very helpful while I was looking for a rental property that fit for my family’s needs. As she is bilingual, she also served as an interpreter and helped me understand the application process and the lease contract, step by step. She accompanied the walk-through and prepared me for the potential issues that may arise with the rental property. At the end of our lease term, the property management company tried to hold the part of the security deposit for a false charge, but she dealt with them and had our full deposit returned. We are very happy with Rie’s thorough service, and we will definitely ask her to be our agent again!”

“We were so blessed to have Rie Martin as our Realtor! She is very personable and has a lot of knowledge and patience. We must have looked at over 50 houses and it was weeks and weeks of appointments and talking back and forth. She was so knowledgeable of the homes that we visited and that was very much appreciated. When we finally decided on the home that we wanted she walked us through everything and made phone calls and negotiated for us, we felt that we were in such good hands. We are still living in our home and have no regrets. We are grateful to have had such an important person in our lives during this time. We still keep in touch from time to time as she became a good friend to us. If you are looking for someone who isn’t pushy, looks out for your interests, is knowledgeable in the homes that you are looking at and most of all listens to what you want, then Rie Martin is your person.”

“Kim was wonderful to work with selling our home. She offered excellent recommendations and support in preparing the property for listing, truly going above and beyond. Because of her diligence and responsiveness our property was sold in record time. I highly recommend Kim as a realtor. She cares about her clients and wants the best for them. 5 stars!”