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The Free Team

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About The Free Team

We are here to answer ALL your questions Quickly & Accurately. We believe in a No Pressure, Friendly response to any questions. Don't hesitate to reach out whether it's simple or complicated. As the ownership group of Lake Realty with over 50 years of real estate experience, we take pride in providing you with the quality service you deserve.

The Free Team has successfully sold 80 listings at a value exceeding $24 million and helped 100 Buyers find their property at a value exceeding $33 million.

More About Frank, Martha & Chip

Frank's Specialty: Negotiating & Problem Solving. Frank started Lake Realty over 25 years ago. In addition of person sales transaction as Owner/Broker-In-Charge he has overseen thousands of transactions for Lake Realty’s Brokers. His knowledge and experience is a critical asset when negotiating a contract and solving any issues that may arise. In real estate, it's one thing to enter into a contract but it takes another set of skills to get it through escrow.

Martha's Specialty: Local Expert & Customer Service. Martha has lived most of her adult life in the Lake Norman area. Her helpful attitude and local knowledge truly benefits Buyers when deciding on which property best meets their needs. Her previous marketing and sales experience with Duke Energy and her expertise in home staging is a real value to home sellers.

Chip's Specialty: Home Value Analysis & Inspection Review.  In addition to real estate knowledge, Chip has home building and remodeling experience.  This experience assists the Buyers in evaluating a home when it's time to make an offer and in interpreting the home inspection report.  Chip performs a detailed market analysis providing both Buyers and Sellers key information about the home's value and likely appraisal price.


From Start to Finish We are here to Help!

We work hard to live up to Lake Realty’s Pledge that “With Us It's Simple”. 

Selected Reviews

I just want to give a huge shout out to Frank and Martha Free for not only being two of the most wonderful people I know, but for also being amazing real estate agents. They helped me buy my first home 6 years ago and they helped me sell that home (for more than asking price today!) I am truly honored to be able to call you both close friends and look forward to many more years of friendship! Thank you for Everything. I love you both . If anyone needs a great real estate agency in the Lake Norman/Charlotte area look them up!

Brandy Reece

Frank and Martha Free represented us in the long-distance sale of a rental property in Charlotte. Despite the complications during the six months it took to complete the sale, Frank made it easy for us to communicate and complete documents by e-mail and fax. He kept everyone -- seller, buyer and tenant -- fully informed and up to date. When the tenant had to delay his move-out date, Frank suggested accommodations to the buyer which were fair to everyone. All parties were satisfied when the sale was finally completed this week. Our thanks to Frank and Martha for always going the extra mile and for being such delightful people to work with.

Judy and Mois Macias

Completely positive from the time of listing to the closing. Frank and Martha provided me with the information needed to make decisions. They went above and beyond when I was not available to meet repair people by being there themselves.

Brenda R.

Martha is fantastic! She quickly understood what we were looking for in a home. She has a great deal of knowledge and familiarity with all three of the Lake Norman, Mountain Island and Lake Wylie areas including commercial aspects and development plans. She was very professional and made the search process so enjoyable. We would highly recommend Martha to anyone looking for an agent.

Renita Rathinam

Our home had been on the market for a year without a serious offer, when we began to work with Martha and Frank Free, who we knew to have special knowledge about real estate in the Lake Norman region. As soon as we contacted them, they toured our home and property and recommended the way forward.

Martha and Frank quickly listed our home and created a beautiful brochure and an online virtual tour, and we began to receive requests for showings. Martha, Frank and their staff are professional, reliable, personable and innovative. They were available at all times to address concerns, answer questions and discuss plans for sale of our home.

When we received a viable offer, they communicated quickly and effectively in helping us negotiate the sale and in the closing on our home, which went flawlessly.

We highly recommend Martha and Frank Free for your realty needs.

Earl & Cheryl

Frank and Martha Free are simply excellent real estate agents. They were referred to me by a friend who had previously used their services. Frank and Martha worked diligently to help sell my property under a short sell condition. Frank spent many tireless hours and days working with the various banks and insurance companies etc. to make this deal possible. This transaction would not have closed without his real estate knowledge, expertise, and familiarity with the tedious (and sometimes painful) short sale process. I will definitely use them on my next real estate purchase and highly recommend both Frank and Martha Free for their real estate services. Adrain H, Mooresville NC.

I have been in the real estate/construction industries for the better part of 20 years. Although not directly affiliated with Lake Realty, I know Frank and Martha, and have come to know many of the agents within their office through my home inspection company. Without a doubt, I can say that Lake Realty and its team of brokers are the most knowledgeable, considerate, and "client-centric" offices that I have run across in a very long time. It has been an absolute pleasure to be associated with such fine, knowledgeable, and caring people.

The good folks at Lake Realty...Martha and Frank Free, worked with us for over three years to find our dream home on Lake Norman. The three-year time frame was driven by our inability to sell our former home in Colorado. Throughout this time the Free's were as supportive and patient as can be...way beyond the call of duty. We spent countless hours using their search tool to screen and rank prospective properties. On each of our property tours Martha proved herself to be friendly, competent on real estate matters and knowledgeable about the communities around Lake Norman. Finally during our house acquisition, the Free's stepped up on our behalf when issues arose and advocated our position to a satisfactory conclusion. We have had about 20 realty transactions/interactions over the course of forty years of re-locations. So it is based upon considerable experience that we give Lake Realty and the Free's our highest accolades and recommendations. Your trust is well placed at Lake Realty. 

Ken and Trudy

Lake Realty

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