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!
Sue is the most responsive real estate agent I have ever dealt with. This was the most expensive home of the 7 I have purchased in my life.... Thanks to Sue, it was relatively painless. She was always easy to get in touch with. Any questions I may have had were responded to almost immediately. Never once did I have an issue she was not able to lend assistance. She was always on time, every time. Follow up and responsiveness are without a doubt the most important things to me in an agent. One other important thing, she had a very good knowledge of the area around the lake.
If you want a GREAT Real Estate agent you want to go with Sue Nichols of Lake Realty. She is very professional and is so easy to work with. I have worked with many Real Estate Agents in the past and Sue is one of the best. The thing that I really liked the best was her quick responses to all my concerns and questions. And I had quite a few. I NEVER had to ask Sue twice about anything. This is so important in buying a house. She also has a great personality which takes some of the stress out of the whole process. I'm so glad we had Sue to help us with this purchase.
As first time home buyers and buying from out of state there were plenty of times that the home buying process could have easily been a nightmare. Thankfully, Sue was amazing! Sue was always available by call, text, and/or email. She is extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions, if there was anything she was unsure about she would get the answer quickly and get back to us immediately. Besides helping with finding us the perfect home, she set up all the necessary appts with appraisers, inspectors, etc. to get us the home we wanted as soon as possible.
Being local and in the real estate business for so long Sue was easily able to get ahold of anyone we needed to speak to, and knew exactly who to contact to get a situation taken care of. She has made home buying an extremely painless process for me and my husband. Above all Sue was honest, caring and extremely genuine from beginning to end. Thank you Sue!
From the very first conversation we had with Sue she was professional, insightful, helpful and interested in what our needs were. She helped us arrange everything with the selling of our home - professional pictures, determining a list price, how to stage the home to receive the best offer, etc. Once the home was listed we had an offer and contract in less than 8 hours!! Sue answered every question we had during the due diligence period and made sure we had everything in place as we moved toward closing. Our closing went off without a hitch because Sue had us prepared ahead of time so there were no surprises!! Thanks so much!
Finding and working with Sue was the ultimate excellent experience. Sue hung in there with us for 2 years while our desire to purchase and relocate became a reality. Sue was always available to answer any questions big or small and gives personal service a new meaning. Once she found us our dream home she worked tirelessly with us long distance-we still reside in California-as we navigated the completion of our sale. If any issue arose she was on it and made sure we had the information we needed to proceed. Her personal service did not end with the closing of our property. She has helped coordinate giving vendors access to our home and guiding us to service people we can trust. Sue is not just our Realtor, she is truly someone we call friend. We already are recommending her to our friends, who potentially will relocate with us in the coming years. If you want the best Realtor in the area, look no further -Sue Nichols is it!!!
Jeff, Renee & Kristine R.
Sue Nichols is professional, knowledgeable, prompt and friendly. It's is a pleasure working with a leader who anticipates her clients needs and efficiently guides every component of a real estate transaction. Thank you Sue for laying a great foundation leading to a smooth property acquisition process. It's been a pleasure working along side you.
I think of The Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award and how Sue's quality customer / client approach parallels the characteristics for that award. Mr. Baldridge was the Secretary of Commerce under President Reagan. The award is given annually to companies who meet or exceed the quality standards set forth for it.
Bruce & Angie T.
If you want a realtor that is knowledgeable, easy to work with, and has your back, Sue Nichols is the realtor for you. We have used her as our realtor 3 times and found her to be very professional. You can’t go wrong with Ms Sue.
Sincerely, Michael and Susie
This is a long overdue "Thank You", but I've always been a sooner or later person. Later is what most describes me...intentions are good though. So my husband and I are headed to Lauren & Justins for the families 1st Thanksgiving in their new home. I want to say its all been possible because of you. You were a wonderful advocate for them from start to finish, to believe in them and to see their dreams come true. As their smile went to tears in a matter of hours, it quickly turned around to joy. Thank you for accepting my all and more so believing me when I said 'my daughter wnats to buy a home today'.
We have been fortunate to have Sue Nichols as our agent for our last two home purchases and the selling of one. Sue has been the utmost professional and her knowledge of real estate rules and regulations involved with real estate were evident in our transactions. We had two instances where we thought the sell or purchase was not going to happen due to complications, however, if it wasn’t for Sue’s persistence both deals would’ve fell through. Thankfully they didn’t, and thanks to her we are now able to raise our children in our dream home. We have not only enjoyed her as our real estate agent, we were able to continue a great friendship as well. Thank you Sue for being on top of your game with these home transactions. We couldn't be more pleased with how things turned out, and it was all because of you! Thank you!!
Curtis & Megan S.
What can I say about Sue! She assisted me in purchasing a condo on Lake Norman a few years ago and most recently in selling my condo (in just a few hours). This was not my primary residence, so when repairs needed to be done for closing Sue hired repairmen and ensured that all was done in a timely manner. She has been an excellent advocate for my needs, and above all is an excellent communicator. I can’t say enough good things about her, you’re in good hands with Sue.
We had the absolute pleasure and true honor in having Sue Nichols as our real estate agent. We were first time home buyers and didn’t have a clue what to do or where to start. She not only guided us to make it as smooth as possible but she was also a educator to ensure we understood every step of the way. She was always a phone call away, it didn’t matter how early or late or how many times a day. You won’t find a more genuine, fair, honest and kind realtor as Sue is, she truly is one of a kind. Thank you Sue for making this process for us so easy and smooth!
Sue Nichols is an awesome realtor and has become a good friend. We started looking for a home in the area two years before we were actually able to move. Sue showed us countless homes, always with wonderfully positive encouraging attitude. She was available anytime we needed her and was fantastic about same day showings. I could text her anytime of the night or day (sorry about those late ones, Sue!)....and she was always responsive. When we found our home, we almost walked away from it because of a complication. Sue worked very hard to help us through it all. We are now in our house and are thrilled. I would highly recommend Sue to anyone!!!
Sue is very professional and knowledgeable, she went above and beyond to help us with our home purchase. We would highly recommend Sue to anyone who wishes to buy a new home with peace in mind. Sue knows a lot of great people who can help make the entire home buying process quick and easy, from home inspector, lender, attorney, and more, she can help make everything work out. One final tip, if there is any issue tell Sue, she has solution and we wished we've learned that sooner, thank you very much Sue, two thumbs up!!
Joe, Mei & Nate
I HIGHLY recommend Sue. I am a big yelper, trip advisor, google reviews user and after reading countless realtor reviews, we finally decided to use Sue Nichols as ours. I'm so glad we did. As first time home buyers new to the area, we wanted someone with experience. Sue lives in the Lake Norman area and is very familiar with the neighborhoods. Homes go so quickly here and she got us in the next morning to see the house and worked around our busy work schedules. Sue had a great inspector and recommended local vendors in the area. She was always on time, quick to respond to calls/emails/texts. She went above and beyond to ensure everything went well. I cannot recommend her enough. It is so worth it to use a realtor and Sue is the BEST. I now consider her a friend. She made the home buying process so easy and fun. We liked her so much, my mom will be using Sue when she relocates to the area.
We were so grateful to have Sue Nichols as our realtor to buy our first home. Everything was new to us - lingo, numbers, how to search and complete the process of being a homeowner. Sue walked us through everything at our pace and made things extremely easy and clear. I had full confidence knowing she was on our side, giving us great advice and leadership when we had questions. Sue was easy to get ahold of, quick with texts and emails to both us and our lenders. I could not be happier to have had Sue and call her a friend. Lake Realty also supplied our moving truck for free which was an unbelievable feature. Easily saved us hundreds of dollars. The truck was plenty big. They do not cheat you on size when they say free! Couldn't be happier in our new home. Thank you, Sue!
Couldn't ask for a better realtor! As a first time buyer, I was very nervous and unsure of the home buying process but Sue did an unbelievable job of walking me through step-by-step and putting my nerves at ease. She is extremely flexible with her schedule and always quick to respond to any questions I had. Even a month after closing, she is still just as responsive and willing to help with questions as she was prior to closing. I would highly recommend Sue to anyone looking for a realtor in the Charlotte area!
As first time homebuyers my fiancé and I were very excited, but also very anxious and nervous. We did not know what to expect. From start to finish, Sue made the process very simple (and enjoyable). She would send us daily listings that met our criteria and would make herself available on week nights or weekends for showings. Sue was very easy to communicate with. If I had a question she would promptly respond via e-mail, text, or phone call. Sue also made sure everything ran smoothly with our lender, inspection, appraisal, and attorney. I would HIGHLY recommend Sue Nichols to anyone who is in the market for a new home. Sue is honest, knowledgeable, and personable. She is great at what she does and made our first time home buying experience a great one!
I met Sue over a year ago when I was looking to sell my home in North Charlotte. I received an advertisement about her services in the mail and contacted her shortly thereafter to obtain an estimate on my home. From the very beginning Sue was very positive and had a pleasant spirit. She was extremely professional during the selling process and was always available to answer my questions. Several months after selling my home, Sue assisted me with purchasing another home in the Charlotte area. Buying my home was a very stressful process due to the low inventory market, but Sue was always willing to meet me, sometimes with short notice, if I came across a house that interested me. She guided me through each step of the closing process and followed up with the appropriate folks to ensure we stayed on track with our closing date. Thank you so much Sue for all your help! I really appreciate it. Rashana Singleton
Well we just finalized the sale of our home where we spent the last 27 years, so that we could open a new chapter in our experiences. Sue was introduced by a close family member who said she had been very good to work with. Sue did exactly what she told us, gave good advice when asked, but allowed us to make the decisions. Over the years we have worked with some pretty good realtors but Sue is right there at the top. It is refreshing to work with someone that knows the ins and outs of the market in the area and is knowledgeable of most legal issues, and can negotiate on her clients behalf. Way to go Sue Nichols. Thank you for such a great experience. Truly
David & Yonnie
Sue Nichols is such a honest, wonderful person and a pleasure to know and work with. She is a complete professional, and her knowledge of the area and market are above what you would expect. Selling and buying a home are stressful to say the least, but Sue always had a way of making sure things went smoothly and making me feel at ease. Sue was always available if I had any questions or concerns (I had many). She even went above and beyond to help us when the inspection revealed we needed work done on our crawlspace. Sue worked with us and suggested several people for the job until we found the right one. Something I sincerely appreciate since being a transplant from Miami,FL I had no idea who to call. I would highly recommend her if you are looking to buy or sell!
I have worked with many Real Estate agents throughout my years, however none as professional and reliable as Sue 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.
We had a great experience with Sue as our agent. From our initial visit, to multiple full days looking at homes, to finding the perfect home for us, she was kind, professional, and attentive. We couldn't have ask for a better agent. Sue made the process as easy and seemless as possible. Additionally, Lake Realty was a great agency to work with. Their complementary loaner moving van was a life saver for us. We were moving locally and it was so helpful to have the use of their van on numerous occasions. Thank you Sue and Lake Reality for helping us with our dream!
We had a relatively complex transaction for Sue to handle and she did a great job. The complexity is that we were relocating from Montana, which put a great deal of responsibility on Sue to be efficient with our limited time to see homes in NC. Sue did an excellent job getting to know our family and what we were looking for in our next home. The home we ultimately decided upon was in an estate and had been empty for a year. We went through a robust set of inspections and had an extended set of negotiations with the sellers. Sue represented our interests well through experienced advice and standing her ground on our behalf. It is with all confidence that we recommend our friend Sue as your partner in finding a new home.
Eric & Rhonda Reibsane
Sue is by far the best real estate agent I have dealt with. My New York sale was a living nightmare and Sue handled all the details for my sale here in North Carolina. Because of her, I was able to keep my sanity. She is very kind, compassionate, and very understanding. Every question I had was answered and I often needed advice. I really don't think this move would have been possible with any other agent. We are loving our new house and look forward to Sue selling our friends and families home when they are ready.
Sue Nichols is a fantastic real estate agent. We have found a perfect home on Lake Norman due to Sue Nichols expertise as an agent. She was always available and responded quickly to any questions or concerns. She worked tirelessly on our behalf as we negotiated our home price. She was able to recommend Inspectors and contractors. Again I would highly recommend her services to anyone who is looking at Lake Norman real estate.
Sue has been working with us for nearly a year and a half trying to find a new home. She is responsive, available and willing to help. She has become a friend. Once we found a home, she guided us through the process to the end. It was a great experience and she made sure everything was handled properly. I would highly recommend putting your home search or sale in her very competent hands. Thank you Sue.
Sue did a fantastic job...she handled everything almost before it happened. Sue pinpointed the purchase on the button. She suggested improvements for showing our home (she said it kindly). All of the work that needed to be done to satisfy the inspection, she arranged . Then got the invoices to me promptly..Sue collected all the receipts so that they would be available for the closing.
Everything went so smoothly! And this all took place while we were in upstate N Y👍 With all that...I liked her!!
Marsha and Spike F.
I meet Sue about a year ago when me and my fiancé were looking to move down to North Carolina from the Norther Virginia / DC area. I contacted Sue about the area and was looking to rent. She took the time to show me all about the area and the best places to live that would suit our needs. We were only in the market to rent a home at this time and Sue treated us like family. After we found a place, Sue keep me informed on listings in the area for about a year. We have just purchased a home from Sue about a week ago and could not be more happy. During the process she made sure to look out for my best interests and made sure the house was in perfect shape before we made any firm offer. This type of relationship and the time and effort Sue put into making sure we were happy was above and beyond anything I have experienced. I would recommend Sue to anyone that is looking in the area.
After working with many Realtors in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, we met Sue Nichols. Sue had an honest desire to show us the type of property that met our requirements. Sue answered all of our questions in an honest and professional way. Not only did Sue find us our new home, she sold our condo on Lake Norman for us.
Working with Sue was a pleasure. If you need a Realtor, Sue is the best!
Dan & Patti Land
Sue Nichols did a great job for us as we searched for over a year for the perfect home. She kept in touch and her no pressure helpful approach made the difference for us. Once we found our home she pursued all our questions and went above and beyond what other realitors have done. Even once we were finished she ensure we had everything we needed. Well done Sue!
Ben & Jackie Waldrep
Ms. Nichols is a very responsive and competent realtor. I was interested in a quick sale and she accomplished this, with some difficulty. She has always been pleasant, aware of what was going on with the property, and took personal effort to handle things that I could not since my residence was some distance from the property.
Sue is wonderful! She takes time to explain terms you may not know and is always available. She stood by us and caught all the wrong items we never would have caught ourselves. I would recommend her to anyone!!
My husband and I worked with Sue Nichols to find our dream home on Lake Norman - working with Sue was a dream! She listened to what we wanted in a home and showed us property that fit our needs. Sue is very professional, detailed and makes herself available for her clients.
Sue recently helped my husband and I find a house as we relocate from Maryland. She was always so accommodating with our crazy schedule. We had a ton of questions/concerns about properties and she went above and beyond to find us all the answers. Thanks Sue!
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.
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!
My wife and I came down to Huntersville from Long Island to purchase a home. We knew the area we wanted to move to and the price range we wished to buy a home. Before driving through the neighborhood, we saw a variety of homes that Sue provided for us. Each day we combed through a half dozen homes, highlighting to Mrs. Nichols the residences that interested us. We came down to the neighborhood in early Spring. Sue was prepared and drove us to dozens of houses. Sue was very relaxed as we observed each home, rating the benefits of each residence. Sue gaves us suggestions when we saw drawbacks to any particular home. The last place we looked at was the home of our dreams. We made an offer and a few months later, we relocated here outside the Charlotte area. We are enjoying our home, the walk through the neighborhood and the close proximity to the amenities in and around Charlotte. We thank Sue for introducing us to the area and for making the purchase such an easy transaction.
Sue has always responded quickly and efficiently to any questions I may have. This indicates professionalism and caring for those individuals she works with; whether a current or future client.
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.
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.
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 :)
Sue Nichols did a wonderful job helping us with our purchase and then selling our existing home. We would recommend her to anyone!
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