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Chip Free

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My husband and I are originally from Southern California. We grew up in the beach area, moved a little inland when we married, raised our son and had our careers. We took the long route to get here, having spent five years in beautiful Maui, Hi, and are very glad we discovered the wonderful Lake Norman area of this great state. The mild seasonal temperatures, lower property taxes, affordable homes, and beautiful lake with its 560 miles of accessible shoreline, are just a few of the many reasons we love it here. For us, as well as the many clients I have helped find the home they were looking for, it is about the Lifestyle!

 I know from personal experience that making a change, even a positive change, can be very challenging. I take great pride in my profession and it is more than a job to me. I sincerely enjoy meeting my clients, showing them the beautiful areas, the homes, and helping them to navigate the next exciting season of their lives.  I look very forward to helping you and welcoming you to your new home here.


My Reviews

We were moving from Maryland and had some friends in the Lake Norman area, who referred us to Lake Realty. Pam and her team worked diligently to find all of the possible lake-front homes that might satisfy our significant requirements. Pam spent endless hours arranging our tours and driving us all over Lake Norman. She thoroughly understands the Lake Norman real estate market, and provided valuable guidance and support. As a result of her hard work and substantial efforts, we finally found the perfect home and breezed through settlement. We highly recommend Pam and Lake Realty for all of your real estate needs.

Cathy Grimes

Coming from out of town and not knowing the area, we needed a lot of help. My wife and I decided to shed our snow blowers, heavy winter coats and thermal gloves to migrate south from the Philadelphia area. For many reasons both personally and professionally we targeted the Lake Norman area to begin our search.

After going on-line and reading the reviews of realtors in the area, we made a cold call to Pam Dunalp. We could not have been more pleased with the results of that first call. Pam took the time at the very onset to understand our needs and at the same time educate us on the myriad of options to consider around the lake. She began the process by creating a fairly broad target that allowed us to learn about the areas and the choices. Once we made the decision to focus on lake front only she narrowed the search and we made our first trip down to see the area. Never once did we feel pressured to go in one direction or another. We were both impressed with her knowledge of the different communities on the lake and the pros and cons for us to consider.

After we returned home from our first trip, Pam kept in touch and one day called to say, "I think I found the perfect house for you and Karen". We flew down a couple days later and she absolutely nailed what we were looking for. We made the offer and Pam was with us every step of the way thru closing and move in. Pam co-ordinated every detail for us, arranging the inspections, making sure the work requested was completed and taking care of the mountains of paperwork that the real estate industry has created. For us the process was seamless and she represented us extremely well.

So, if you are looking for someone that will listen to your needs, work tirelessly on your behalf and deliver what she promises, I can't imagine that you could find anyone better than Pam to be your advocate. Best wishes on your search.

The Prestons

It is with great pleasure to write this testimonial for Pam Dunlap. I've met many realtors/brokers in my life-time but Pam stands out as one of those who exceeded all of my expectations. Pam was always prepared before my arrival with homes to view that she understood suited my tastes. Pam always responded quickly and had a knack for attention to detail.

One of the most important characteristics for Pam as a broker was her ability to effectively communicate with me. Pam was so easy to communicate with - so personable! Her accessibility was nearly a guarantee that I would receive an answer to my question(s) in a very timely manner whether it was an email, text or in many instances, a phone call. Her experience and foresight was commendable while she alerted me to various issues about certain homes so we did not waste valuable time in our home search. Above all else, she was honest, trustworthy, and very caring. Thank you Pam so very much in assisting Sophie (Border Collie) and I in finding our brand new lake community home!

Rob K. 

Pam is the BEST! Her patience and knowledge was invaluable to us as we searched the Lake Norman area for the "perfect" place to settle. We first came here (from Washington, DC area) to check out Lake Norman as one of several possible retirement locations. It quickly rose to the top of our list, in no small measure because of Pam's enthusiasm, understanding, and commitment to our needs. Her help throughout the house inspection and closing process was particularly amazing. . .we felt as though we had our very own, personal representative here working for us as we dealt with selling our home and packing up our belongings 400 miles away in Maryland. Most important, she continued to help us with all the details of settling into a new neighborhood. Thank you, thank you, Pam. We found not just a wonderful, smart realtor, but a great new friend, too!

Jim and Susan 

I contacted Pam Dunlap because she had been emailing us houses in the Lake Norman region. I was in the area and wanted to talk with someone familiar with the area since my husband and I are probably going to retire there in the near future. Even though Pam was unavailable, she had team member Vanessa show us several houses. Prior to the viewings, my sister and I were able to sit and talk with both women. Their knowledge of Lake Norman and other lakes in the area was invaluable! I love knowing Pam (and Vanessa) know exactly what we’re looking for and will be the perfect realtors to help us find the retirement home of our dreams. I wouldn’t want to work with anyone else!

Twila Wieringa

My wife and I first called Lake Realty the day before arriving in the Charlotte area. Pam Dunlap took our call and was very gracious to accommodate our schedule as we gave her all of 24 hours to build out some appointments for us to look at homes on Lake Norman. She delivered an amazingly productive itinerary the next day! We circumvented the lake with her and toured 6 homes that were all legitimate potential candidates. Pam was very knowledgeable about the communities we visited and she shared great insights. We look forward to continuing to work with her and making a smart home purchase with her assistance.

Darrell Stone

I wanted to commend you and Lake Realty on the great work that Pam and Candy did as our realestate agents for the purchase of our new home. Simply put, Pam and Candy are by far the best realestate agents we have ever met.

They understand the process of buying a home. They were great listeners and really interested in understanding our wants and needs. During a period of working with a troublesome mortgage company, they helped us overcome the issues. They have a deep and diverse understanding of the market area and gave us sound council and help. Even after the purchase of our new home, they were still instumental in helping us. Truely great service after the sale!!

I highly recommend Pam and Candy to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in this area. You may use Jane or myself as a reference to prospective clients for a great referral.

Bob Ucman

Pam Dunlap was so wonderful to work with. She helped us every step of the way. We were working from long distance, and she went out of her way to assist us in every way possible. She is a professional and caring person! 

Trish H.

Pam Dunlap was a wonderful Realtor to work with! Very friendly, very professional, and tireless! We would definitely recommend Pam and Candy, and would definitely call on them in the future for any of our NC real estate needs!

Debra M.


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