After studying biology in college, I became fascinated with building and creating things with my own hands. I began crafting custom guitars at Santa Cruz Guitar Co. (I love music) and fell in love with carpentry and home building. It was this love of creating that brought me to Charlotte.
In 2003, I moved from California to Charlotte to renovate houses and to be closer to family. Although I missed the beach and surfing, I fell in love with Charlotte. The Charlotte housing market was far more affordable than the market in California, so I was able to purchase my first home. Since then I’ve bought several others, remodeling and renovating them along the way. I love the mechanics of homebuilding and renovation.
Through this experience I developed a passion for bringing old homes back to life, and became fascinated by the historical neighborhoods around uptown. I love the idea of retaining the history of a home, while customizing it to fit the need of the owner.
Over the years, I’ve studied the “in town” market and spent time exploring Charlotte’s neighborhoods. It was through my understanding of carpentry, renovation, and the market, and some prodding from family and friends, that I finally decided to get my real estate license in 2006.
Currently, I live in Historic Plaza Midwood. The bars with great restaurants, the park to play with my children, and the friendly people waving from their porches… this charming neighborhood called my name from day one. Due to my California roots, I am super passionate about the Plaza Midwood and NoDa neighborhoods, and the areas around them.
For over 10 years, I have served my clients with my no-holds-barred honesty and transparency, even if they don’t want to hear it. I want to make sure my clients find the home that is the perfect financial and emotional investment for them. I’m an investor, a property owner (Charlotte and Costa Rica), a carpenter and I understand the ins and outs of home owning and buying better than most.
Whether you are looking for a great home to live in, an investment to add to your portfolio or a renovation project, I can help you find that perfect place. I’ll handle the contractors, etc. you focus on living. Oh, and I still love surfing and playing music!
A few words from my valued clients:
Jeff went over and beyond our expectations! He was personable, knowledgeable, attentive, and came up with creative solutions throughout the entire process. His attention to detail was impeccable and you knew right away that he took pride in his ability to provide his clients with the very best real estate experience.
– Pete and Kimberly Wall (6-9-11)
Jeff was our buyers agent for our first home. We were relocating to Charlotte and therefore could not be physically present throughout the entire process. His easygoing personality, honesty, dedication, proven knowledge of the area, and wide network of contacts enabled us to trust him to get things done. He supported our decisions and made us feel at ease with the process as he updated us at every step along the way. Anyone who uses Jeff will be in good hands..he won’t disappoint!
– Jeff & Ginalyn Butt (4-15-11)
Jeff helped me and my husband purchase our first home in Charlotte. From the the start he made us feel at ease, it was like we had known him for years! His honesty and love for what he does was apparent from beginning to end. He made us feel like his number 1 priority and his goal was to find us a place to call home no matter how long that took. His vast knowledge about the Midwood area and the real estate market are initially what drew us to him. I highly recommend Jeff and will definitely use him again.– Jori & Josh Goodman (4-13-11)
Jeff possesses all the strengths of a real estate agent that are critical to buying or selling a home in this market (he assisted us with both). Jeff has a strong understanding of the local markets (particularly the urban neighborhoods of Charlotte). Jeff has a great eye for aesthetics that is helpful in selling a home: staging, paint color, curb appeal, etc. Jeff is an expert negotiator on both the buy side and sell side.Jeff also has a solid understanding of home maintenance and can help identify and consult on issues that may arise in selling or buying a home. Most importantly, Jeff is very honest and forthright. I would highly recommend Jeff to anyone in need of a qualified real estate agent.
– Mike & Monica Ek (3-4-11)
Jeff sold two homes for us and was also our buyers agent on our recently purchased home. He went above and beyond the call of duty every time and in every way. I would highly recommend him on both the buying and selling side. He was professional, responsive, an expert, well-knowledged, and friendly!
– Anna & Jochen Tartak (1-20-11)
My wife and I are started looking for a home back in February of 2008. After buying and selling a home in Atlanta I had learned that having your agent work for you is absolute key. A good friend of ours referred us to Jeff King and he was the first agent we met. After our initial meeting with Jeff, I looked at my wife and said “no need to call any more agents” and she agreed. With Jeff we felt no pressure, knew he had the experience to facilitate the deal and his calm pleasant attitude sealed the deal. When we finally found a home it was by far a VERY difficult transaction. Every step of the way Jeff stepped up to the plate so that we could get into our new home. At one point this meant Jeff had to handle the agent responsibilities of both the buyer and seller as the sellers agent was not cooperating. Jeff made sure that every phone call was returned, every issue was resolved and did it with a smile. Jeff wanted us to get into this home as much as we did and that even meant he took a reduction in his commission because the sellers agent did not communicate our original offer correctly back to the seller. There are way too many praises to list. As a whole, Savvy and Co gave my wife and I all the tools and knowledge we needed to make a smart purchase. I would highly recommend Jeff to anybody looking for a home as he truly cares about the buyer and getting you into the right home.
– Scott and Mindie Felcher
We first met Jeff at his office in Elizabeth which is a really cool old house with a huge wrap around porch! This was our first time buying a home and Jeff was very thorough and walked us through every step. We had a pretty good idea of what we were looking for, but Jeff showed us a lot of great neighborhoods that we never knew existed. We finally nailed down exactly which neighborhood we wanted to be in, but the house that we wanted wasn’t on the market. Jeff has lots of great connections and was able to call some other realtors to see if any of them had a home that suited our needs coming on the market. As soon as “the” house came up, Jeff called us and we got it. At a great price too! I would highly recommend Jeff to anyone looking for a realtor that listens to your needs and works hard to make them a reality.
– Brian & Julie Mortenson