Broker,Team Leader Owner, NC And SC (11 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation

Team reviews

Terry was a great realtor to work with when purchasing our first home here in Charlotte. He listened to our needs and wants for our future home, and was readily available when we needed him. We couldn't be happier with the home he found for us!

  

03/06/2015 - user7325000
Bought a home in 2014 in Provincetowne, Charlotte, NC 28277.

Terry was a great realtor to work with when purchasing our first home here in Charlotte. He listened to our needs and wants for our future home, and was readily available when we needed him. We couldn't be happier with the home he found for us!

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02/17/2015 - RamsesLatiff
Sold a home in 2007.

I was living in Florida and looking to move to Charlotte area. I found Terry through the internet and explained my plans of moving to the area with my wife and kids. He was very diligent and honest in market values, location, schools, etc.. even offered advice for relocating. While I was in FL. he would send me listing meeting my criteria, he also advised for things I should be aware of that I hadn't even thought of. I eventually made my way to Charlotte and met up with him for a weekend. We nocked it out in a weekend, he had found the perfect home for me and my family. We made an offer and I went back to Fl. I thought it was going to be difficult to close while being away, but he made it happen.. I only needed to come back to sign the closing.

In 201, I was relocated to Virginia, I asked for Terry to help me rent the home while I was stationed in Virginia. He recommended an agent, It was rented out within a month and with an Incredible Tenant.

In 2014, It became apparent that I would no longer be moving back to Charlotte, I then contacted Terry to put the home up on the market in a time when it was a very difficult time to sell property, but again he made it happen. This time around, I was in Virginia the whole time.. It was difficult for me to make in back to Charlotte for any type of transaction. I trust Terry so much and am very thankful for having met him. he completed all transactions without me having to be there. Once the property closed. I received a check within weeks..

In a time when you need for things to happen and you need to trust someone unconditionally. Terry will be there.

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Response from Terry on 02/19/2015

Thanks Ramses, you and Paola were wonderful to work with too. Best of luck in Ft Lauderdale!

 

  

12/11/2014 - user9657673
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $500K in Matthews, NC.

When I first engaged Terry I was based in NYC and was prepping to relocate to Charlotte. At the time I had no clue about the area and had no real guidance or help.

From the get go, despite never having met me face to face, Terry spent extensive amounts of time on the phone discussing the Charlotte area, what each part had to offer, ascertaining what it was that the family and I wanted and then prompting us with questions that helped us navigate through the mind field of relocating to another state.

Once we arrived in Charlotte, through our previous communications, we had a short list of about 10 houses or so. Terry took us to each neighborhood, explaining in great detail his thoughts and the pros and cons of each neighborhood. He very quickly tuned in to our likes and dislikes.

Very quickly we found a house and Terry offered lots of guidance and recommendations. He took care of pretty much everything, inspectors, attorneys, NC law's, escrow advice and he even introduced us to the neighbor!

Terry was always accessible at all hours and very proactive in the management of our house purchase. Even 4 weeks after close I am still asking Terry questions about home ownership and the neighborhood in general and he continues to deliver.

All in all I will be doing business with Terry again and have (and will continue to) recommend him to others.

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Response from Terry on 12/14/2014

Thanks Amar, it's been great getting to know you and your family. Hoping your future here is all that you have hoped for!

 

  

12/08/2014 - user56285337
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.35M in Olde Providence North, Charlotte, NC.

Terry did not have the capacity to do the basic work expected from a realtor, did not manage details well and failed to negotiate a close to our contract.

To get inspections completed, I was told to find inspectors on my own as he did not have the resources to set up or locate even basic ones - let alone schedule/track them.

He often left town for personal business leaving us with limited/no access to him during critical contract needs.

On several occassions I corrected errors in documents with very simple changes - so many errors were made ongoing that it was clear that we did not have his full attention.

He lacked ability to develop a clear request for repair list/strategy without hours of my time to pull it together. He failed to close our contract due to poor negotiation skills. I later contacted the owner and negotiated a close on my own and only pulled Terry back in due to contract requirements that force us to use him should we buy a house that he showed us.

Safe to say that we would never recommend Terry.

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Response from Terry on 12/11/2014

I am very sorry you feel that way. I do my best every day. Rules of agent confidentiality prevent me from discussing the details of your transaction, suffice to say my memory is a bit different. Thanks for the review and best of luck to you and your family.

 

  

11/12/2014 - kurthavens
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $625K in Cotswold, Charlotte, NC.

Terry was exactly the agent we needed for our relocation from the New York area to Charlotte. We first explored a move to Charlotte a couple years ago, saw his video online and realized he had lived in Hoboken, NJ, where we were living at the time. We were looking to flee Wall Street for better weather and cost of living and we felt particularly comfortable because we learned Terry had helped many similar clients move from the banking world in NY to Charlotte.

Our move was pushed back, but I reached out again this year when we were finally ready to make a move, and Terry's guidance was critical. Like many people do, we had pre-selected several homes based on online photos before our arrival, but Terry counseled us that there is no substitute for seeing property in person. We did see those homes, but he also encouraged us to consider additional homes that he had found. As it turns out, the house we had loved online was our least favorite house, and the second house Terry showed us on our first day of the search was 100% perfect for us.

Here are our favorite things about Terry:

1) He lets you guide the process as much or as little as you want, but always offers helpful suggestions at the right time. He did not guide us to the most expensive house -- he was focused on getting us the *right* house.

2) He is a strong but reasonable negotiator.

3) He is extremely responsive.

4) He has good judgment. Terry will not hesitate to steer you away from a questionable purchase. For apartment-dwellers who have never dealt with houses, this is especially important.

5) He's fun to be around during a process that is inherently stressful. Don't underestimate the importance of a pleasant partner in this process.

I hope we never have to move again, but if we do, Terry will be our first call!

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Response from Terry on 12/11/2014

Thanks for the detailed review Kurt, I've enjoyed getting to know you and your family.

 

  

10/01/2014 - marymurchison1
Showed home in 2014 in Sedgefield, Charlotte, NC.

He responded quickly and set up a convenient time for me and my daughter to look at a house. On site, he was very courteous and helpful, and we both enjoyed our time with him.

The house was not what I was looking for, so our association didn't continue.

He did, however, contact me later to see if I had a renewed interest in the house.

I definitely would recommend him.

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Response from Terry on 12/11/2014

Thank you, we try to do our best with everyone

 

  

09/12/2014 - ricktheobald4
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC.

Terry McDonald is great! We had a very short window this summer to sell our house and buy a house before school started. it was critical that we sell our current house to get the equity to buy another. Terry used his knowledge of the area, considerable resources, and cutting-edge technology to give us advice on how to improve our house for a quick sale and make it attractive for buyers. In fact, so attractive we had 2 offers the first day, and 5 within the first weekend. In the end we sold the house for more than we were asking! Given some very specific features and a very specific area we wanted to buy, Terry then turned his attention to finding us the perfect house. We couldn't be happier with the process. Terry was able to guide us through the mortgage process, and found us the perfect house. We met all our requirements for time and were able to get the school district we wanted, the house we wanted, and got it all done in time for school registration. We couldn't be happier with the process and the outcome. Best experience ever. Thanks Terry!

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Response from Terry on 12/11/2014

Thanks Rick, it was a short window , glad it worked out so well. Thanks for the review!

 

  

06/04/2014 - theblakeneys
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Newell, Charlotte, NC.

Terry is the best buyers agent ANYONE could ever come across!!! He was very knowledgable about the area and what I, the customer, wanted for myself and my family. He showed my wife plenty of homes in the charlotte area that we were looking at and of course the one terry recommended we take a look at...WE BOUGHT!!!! We were able to get a BRAND NEW home for a GREAT price!!!! He is there when you need him....just a phone call or an email away. If you're moving to Charlotte ...TERRY IS YOUR GUY!!!! Oh did I mention that I closed on time in 30 days...

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Response from Terry on 12/11/2014

You had an unusual buying situation, a bit more difficult than some. Thanks for the review and glad it's worked so well for you guys

 

  

05/02/2014 - brengale
Bought a home in 2012.

Terry helped us find and buy our home in Weddington two years ago. His expertise made the process much easier on us, especially because we were trying to sell our home in Georgia at the same time. He handled all of the details for us and quickly got us into the home that we love!

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Response from Terry on 12/11/2014

Hope you are still loving it here. Thank for the review

 

  

04/23/2014 - bidwellg
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $450K in Providence Plantation, Charlotte, NC.

I found Terry to be very knowledgeable about the Charlotte real estate market. He was able to give me some key insights during the inspection process, because he has a background in the construction business. He was spot on with his estimate of the value of the home that I purchased. I would definitely contact Terry again for any of my real estate needs, and I would recommend him to anyone considering purchasing or selling a home.

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Response from Terry on 12/11/2014

Thanks for the review Garrett! Best of luck in the new place