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Suzie Nichols

p: (704) 953-0980
e: [email protected]

Originally from Winston-Salem, NC, some of my fondest memories are working on our family farm. My parents taught me the importance of hard work, integrity, relationships and treating others the way I wanted them to treat me. Those values along with a strong faith have shaped who I am today. I enjoy spending time with my husband, family, friends and four adorable grandsons.

I bring to the real estate market almost 20 years of living in the Lake Norman area. I spent many years as a global analyst for an insurance brokerage firm, yet the greatest joys I could ever experience are right here in Lake Norman. I have watched many sunsets and spent countless hours with wonderful neighbors. I always found the most fulfilling times were right here at home.

My heart felt desire is to work with people one on one and find you a home that is comfortable, fits your lifestyle and gives you a place where lasting memories can be formed. Hope to see you soon! I look forward to working with you every step of the way!

My Reviews

I have worked with many Real Estate agents throughout my years, however none as professional and reliable as She Nichols. While looking for a home my wife and I happened to see one we wanted to look at that day. I called the agent listed on the sign, which happened to be Sue, and within 30 minutes we were viewing the home. A few minutes later we were sure she was the agent for us. She did not waste our time trying to show us what she wanted to, but listened to what we wanted, kept in touch, answered our calls Immediately and within a few days found us exactly what we were looking for. Sue worked with our Broker and made the entire process from start to finish absolutely painless. I would highly recommend this uniquely qualified person for all your real estate needs.

Drewes Rogge

Sue recently helped us sell a home that we inherited. It was not an easy sell, but Sue stayed on top of everything to make sure we got to closing. She went above and beyond the duties of a real estate agent and we are most appreciative. We would definitely (and already have) recommended Sue to our friends, relatives or anyone else looking to buy or sell a home. In fact, we have another home that we are going to list with Sue in the next few months. Sue is the very best!!

Richard and Jane Carter

What a joy it was to work with Sue Nichols! We would very much like to recommend her. Her attention to detail and her follow up made the entire process very smooth for us. The house we bought on the lake is very beautiful with a nice view of the water. She was very helpful to us and made us feel comfortable in purchasing this house. We are very much looking forward to moving in and enjoying our retirement.

Barbara Balch

I would like to recommend Sue as your next Realtor. She gave us great advice on preparing to sell and our home photos were top-notch. Buying our next home had it's difficulties but Sue was always upbeat, positive and kept us moving forward. The home we were about to close on got pulled off the market five days before the set date. Our home was already sold so we were facing living with our son and daughter-in-law. Not the plan we had in mind but Sue tirelessly found us homes to view and of course found us the perfect place. If you want a realtor that will listen to your needs and do her best to produce on that then you should choose Sue! We love her!!

Eric & Cynthia Pugh

Working with Sue was as easy and smooth as I could ever hope for . I flew in to house hunt for two days and found the perfect house with Sue . From that point on everything was done through email and phone and I didn't return till after the closing . Sue guided me through step by step and everything worked out perfectly. I would highly recommend Sue Nichols for all your real estate needs.

Thank you David Morton

Sue is awesome! My wife and I contacted Sue on her Lake Realty site and since that very start she has been just absolutely amazing. Without a doubt, one of the best service oriented and personable humans on earth.

We purchased a house through Sue and the entire process was flawless, and smooth as a baby's behind! She goes the extra mile to take care of the "little things" and the "big things" too. We cannot imagine a better realtor. Not much else to say... other than Sue has become a true friend in the process. Oh, and she is one mean laser tape measure user!

Thank you Sue, you're the best!

My wife and I were living in downtown Chicago, but recently considered relocating near Lake Norman. Initially the plan was to rent an apartment in Cornelius for about 6 months so we could get acclimated to the area prior to purchasing a home. I contacted Sue while I was in Chicago after performing a search on the internet and explained our situation. Even though we were not looking to initially purchase, Sue provided us so much information about the local areas and was there to answer any and all questions us unseasoned movers had. Ok, so let's just say the apartment that we were looking at was not going to work for us, after we arrived to visit the area.

I immediately called Sue and asked her if it was possible that she could show us some homes over the next couple of days, she gladly said, "Of course". Over the next day and a half, Sue showed us homes in Cornelius and some neighboring areas, and on day two, we made an offer that was accepted by the seller.

I can tell you from all of my experiences working with realtors both as a home buyer/seller and while working as a loan officer as well, I have never experienced such a comfort level working with anyone else. Sue is super attentive, informative, and any other adjective you can think of that you would want representing you and you interest when it comes to purchasing a home. My wife and I are your biggest fans and advocates Sue, and as long as you are in the realtor business, you are our rock star realtor!

Thanks bunches!

I was relocating from Seattle to the Charlotte area, and referred to Sue by a relative. She went above and beyond to work with me, given I was 3000 miles away. With her help and knowledge of the area, I was able to make a decision with very little time to look at properties (one day). She even offered to look at places and give me her feedback. This was so important to me, as I was traveling in my old position, and overseas during this time.

During the offer and purchase process, she offered assistance to help me with coordinating mortgage paperwork with my mortgage broker, easing my mind while I was in transition and trying to start in my new job.

I cannot express enough thanks for what she did in providing expert service and support during a very stressful time. Without that help, I would not have been successful in getting what I needed to have done.

I would highly recommend her for anyone who is looking for properties in the Lake Norman area....10 out of 10 for me.

Randy Floyd

Moving is one of the most stressful times a human experiences. Adding age and illness to trying to sell your home and you have a toxic experience! After a year of no bites on our home, we contracted with Sue Nichols of Lake Realty! Sue guided and guarded us from the pratfalls that are rampant in the real estate industry and within a month sold our home! Sue is one of those people who recognize and has the heart for the people that she is dealing with! I highly recommend Sue if your buying or selling a home!

We used Sue Nichols to help us by a condo on Lake Norman. Since we were moving from out of state we needed someone we could trust 100% to be our eyes in the area. Sue was wonderful from the start.

She was informative, patient and knowledgable. We spent many weekends doing marathon showings, if condos came on the market she would preview them to see if they suited our needs to save us a needless trip to view them.

When we found the right condo she handled the inspection and other odds and ends for us since we were not living nearby. We ended up buying the perfect waterfront unit, one she found for us since it was not formally on the market. I recommend her without reservation.

Donna G.

Great Experience Working With Sue

My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Sue Nichols to help us find and secure a new home in the Lake Norman area.

We had been coming to North Carolina on "retirement location adventures" and had met Sue during one of those trips. She wasn't the first Relator we spoke with but over the coming months she clearly became the Relator that we wanted to work with.

She clearly listened to the things we were looking for in a home and had the patience to stay with us when those requirements would take an occasional 90-degree turn.

She was always professional and always made sure that all the "t's" were crossed and the "i's" dotted. A lot of the work we did with Sue was done remotely since we were still living in the Northeast. My wife and I felt very comfortable working with Sue and feeling that she really had our best interests at heart.

Buying a home in a new area, far from your existing home can be a daunting task. I can say that we came thru it in good shape - and a large part of that goes to the good work that Sue did for us.

My wife and I highly recommend Sue for your realty needs and feel that we have not only gained a great relator, but a good friend as well.

Al & Christy Gaskill

We recently relocated from Colorado to Lake Norman, NC. Being new to the area we were at a loss as to where to begin the search. Then Sue Nichols came into our lives. Sue is extremely professional, experienced and knowledgeable, and above all else she listened to all our requests and needs. She only showed us property that she thought would be of interest to us, and nothing that did not match our criteria.

Sue was a very calming influence and carried us through our purchase from beginning to end with ease. She was able to answer all of our questions, arrange for all inspections and organize the closing schedules without us being in the same State. Sue is very thorough in her work, and we very much appreciate all the effort she put into making our buying experience a good one.

We highly recommend Sue to anyone who is looking to relocate to the Lake Norman area, or if you are simply looking to sell your home to buy a new. I would suggest that there is no-one out there to match Sue in her expertise of the housing market, and her calming personality really is a bonus in stressful times.

Thank you so much Sue for all your help!!

Stan and Linda

We had a wonderful experience working with Sue Nichols on the purchase of a home on Lake Norman. We have moved many times and throughout many states... this was probably the most pleasant experience out of all of the (dozen) transactions we've had.

From start to finish, Sue was extremely professional; was readily available to answer questions we had about the house, the neighborhood and the surrounding areas; made herself available to show the house to us (on numerous occasions); gave us various subcontractor names/numbers for work we wanted done on the house; provided a complete list of the utilities we needed to transfer service (since we are not from the Lake Norman area, this would have been time-consuming had we not been given all the appropriate information); communicated all details with the closing attorney's office. The list goes on and on with the positive comments we have. Most of all, we loved Sue's calm and sweet demeanor! We have passed her name and number along to friends who are looking in the area......and we will certainly call on her, should we ever decide to sell our home!!


Thank you, Sue!

Carol & Jim

We would like to thank you for the great job you did in selling our log cabin on Lake Norman in May 2014. The entire sale went very smoothly thanks to you. Your professionalism, communication and knowledge of the entire transaction made the sale enjoyable for both the buyers and us. Thank you for all you did to make it that way!


Chuck & Mary Bolton

Where do I begin? Right from my initial phone call expressing interest in our now property, Sue was so responsive. We didn't know each other at all. I called her number and didn't leave a message. She returned my call within the minute and was so pleasant and accommodating. I learned later on that she even cut her beach trip short so that she could show us the property that we were so excited about.

Sue is gracious, personable, considerate and attentive to details. She was extremely available during every step of our buying process. I honestly never felt that was inconveniencing her even when I would barrage her with emails and texts. She provided us with all the necessary forms well in advance so we never felt we had to scramble. She would send gentle reminders to keep us on track (so helpful!).

I have already recommended Sue to our friends and family. I was a little sad when we actually closed on our home because I knew I would miss regularly interacting with Sue. I feel that we developed a friendship and not just a working relationship. I shared with her some of my decorating ideas for our new cabin and she took the time to send me information on furniture sales, yard sales and log cabin decorating tips! A wonderful lady, and a very competent real estate agent!

I was not familiar with Lake Realty prior to working with Sue. Now, my husband and I have only positive things to say about our experience......and will pass that along to others. Sue represents this agency very well :)

Sharon DeVries

We researched and interviewed several realtors before deciding to hire Sue Nichols at Lake Realty to represent us as a buyer's agent. We were relocating from another state and not totally familiar with our new location. Sue was the only real estate agent who listened carefully to our needs up front. We specifically asked for a non-exclusive buyer's agent agreement and Sue didn't hesitate to provide us with exactly that. It wasn't that we didn't want an "exclusive" buyer's agent; we just didn't like the terms of the standard NC exclusive buyer's agent agreement. We preferred the terms of the "non-exclusive" buyer's agent agreement in NC. Every other realtor in NC told us something to the effect that it was simply standard practice to sign an exclusive buyer's agreement, which signified to us that every other realtor wasn't listening to us from the start.

We were pretty sure of the location where we wanted to live and we were ready to buy and Sue didn't waste any of our time showing us property outside our preferred location. Sue listened to us carefully and we closed on the perfect house within 60 days from the time we engaged her services.

Sue was responsive to every question or concern we had throughout the entire buying process. There were three of us buying the property and we had a lot of questions. She responded in some way almost immediately and we felt confident that no matter what concerns we had, Sue would be representing our interests in full force. She was prompt at every appointment we made for viewing property, for the home inspection, and for the closing. In fact, she always arrived early. We never had to wait for her. Simple and thoughtful things like that reduced a whole lot of stress and alleviated all our anxieties.

She didn't pressure us in any way to make a decision to buy or to look at property that didn't meet our needs. She advised us appropriately during the negotiation process and we are very satisfied with the outcome.

Sue gave us an outline of the buying process so that we knew what to expect. Sue arranged for the closing attorney, and that particular experience was "frosting on the cake." It was one of the best experiences ever! The closing attorney had both sides—the sellers and the buyers—smiling at each other! We would not hesitate to recommend Sue as a buyer's agent. It was a delightful experience for all three of us.

Cathy, Carol and Ed

What a great experience my husband and I had working with Sue Nichols. We both knew as soon as we met her that she was the agent for us. She had a positive attitude about getting our home sold and made sure she took the time to answer all our questions and addressed our concerns promptly. Sue took the time to listen to our needs and desires with regard to the sale of our home and she made them her goal which I can happily say she met. We would highly recommend Sue Nichols as your real estate agent.

Robert and Bobbie Harris - 2/05/14

In 41 years of married life and buying and selling homes, we've worked with a number of good realtors; working with Sue has raised the bar! Sue is competent, thorough, and the ultimate professional. She is always on the job; sometimes she addresses my concerns before I even articulate them. Sue is extremely patient and we appreciate that she does not push us but is always available to advise and support. We are still mid process but are confident as we move through it that Sue will bring us safely and happily to the home that is right for us. Sue does all of this with charm and care. She has removed stress from the process - our whole family has come to know and rely on her. Choosing Sue as our realtor has turned out to be the best decision we could have made.

Our total experience working with Sue Nichols-fantastic!!! We could not have had a better, more informed, highly educated and completely caring realtor than Sue. We understood that the home buying process can be stressful and Sue defused a few issues, which helped to keep us focused on the main goal. She took the time with us, was always cheerful and excited with us during the whole process. If we ever decide to buy another house, we wouldn't choose anybody but Sue again. She is so competent about the market, the product and the loan options available that it really takes some of the stress right off your shoulders because you know you're safe working with her. We trusted her completely and she never let us down. We love her and so will her next clients, you'll see.

Ed and Stacey

The minute we met Sue . . . we liked her! We took our friends along when she showed us places to rent, and they liked her as well. We all got the instant impression she knew what she was talking about, and she was friendly, easy to talk to, and made us feel comfortable. We will most certainly call her in the future if we need to rent or buy a new place and have absolutely no hesitation to recommend her to any one else.

Karin and Jim

We were fortunate to have a family member recommend Sue Nichols. Relocating from another state is difficult but Sue went out of her way to ensure the move was as easy as possible. Her knowledge of the area, properties, management processes were invaluable. When the townhouse we signed for did not have the appliances advertised, she contacted the management company and made it happen when exceeded our expectations. I thought that would be one of my responsibilities. She has periodically checked in with us in case we had any questions or concerns and followed up immediately! Sue's communications skills, empathy for her clients' needs and professionalism are exemplary and we would recommend her without hesitation. Thank you Sue!!!

Kathy & Mike

My husband Tripp and I were wanting to find the perfect place for us to move into, but didn't know where to start. We're lucky we found Sue! She was like an old friend the moment I met her. Always upbeat with a smile on her face, and full of laughs which is rare to find. After showing us several options and helping us weigh the pros and cons of each, she got us into our perfect little home on the lake without a hitch and we couldn't be happier. We've got a realtor and friend for life!!

Tripp & Wendy

Lake Realty

p: (704) 806-2410

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