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Terese ODell gave us the most pleasant experience buying our first home.

She asked all the right question so that we could progress from not knowing what we wanted, to knowing exactly what we were looking for. That guidance in direction was absent when we used another agent prior to her. She has been incredibly pro active in every part of the process. From the viewing of various properties, to drawing up the contract, to ordering inspections, and reminding us of all the utility connections. Because it was a buyers market, it was going to be tough to get a property at the lower end of the price range in a good area. So as soon as a new property came on the market we scheduled a viewing. And when we decided on that property, She worked on the contract and had us signed within a few hours. She recommended a plan that was both attractive to the seller and still protected the buyer. She even wrote a cover letter. I'm really thankful to have her as our agent. The way I see it, if you're going to buy or sell via an agent, you might as well get the best one since you're going to pay an agent regardless. Terese is the Best!


I would highly recommend working with Terese O'Dell.

She has the ability to put clients at ease, the knowledge to inform and protect clients throughout the transaction, and she is truly a good person. Terese is pleasant and charismatic. Truly, you will feel like you just made a new best friend!

Teresa Springer

"Terese was absolutely AMAZING!

She helped my husband and I (new home buyers) through not only the process of purchasing a home, but also guided us through the mortgage process and what to expect. Every home we walked through, she was able to share her expert knowledge on the pros and cons of each home with our specifications in mind. Once we decided on a home, she was an advocate for us through and through and helped us to get the BEST contract possible. We went from initial offer to closing in ONE MONTH. She is awesome! Highly recommend this lady!"-R. Milliron 

Terese knocked it out of the park.

Found the perfect property then fought hard on our behalf to negotiate a great price, to top it off she delivered on every detail of the transaction with prompt follow-up and professionalism. We couldn't be happier and will recommend her services to our friends and co-workers. Joe Custer


Terese O'Dell and Lake Norman Realty were fantastic from beginning to end.

When we started our plans to make the move from California to Lake Norman, Terese sent daily listings so we could watch the market and narrow down areas of interest. She went over and above by helping us secure a temporary rental. Once we found a house we wanted to buy, we had full confidence in her expertise, and felt that she always had our best interest at heart. The house buying experience with Terese and Lake Norman Realty was seamless all the way through, If we could give 10 stars, we would!

Marla S

Terese was instrumental in helping us buy a condo in Santa Monica.

This market is moving quickly and the good ones don't last. Terese acted expediently and with expertise to help us secure the condo we loved. She was able to complete the transaction even though the seller had several other offers and seemed to be nervous. I cannot thank her enough for the professional, courteous, and knowledgeable way she was able to take us through this process from start to finish. I strongly recommend her to anyone and everyone.

Loren L.

I have worked with a number of prominent local real estate professionals in the area.

We have always come away from transactions underwhelmed, even when working with some of the lead agents in some of the biggest real estate offices in the area. When we started working with Terese O'Dell, we knew we had found the person we were looking for. We had a very specific property type that we were looking for, and Terese was very pleasant to work with, didn't waste our time, showed us appropriate properties, and went above and beyond to make sure a complicated closing went off without a hitch. When we're ready to buy our next property, she will absolutely be the one we call.

Jeff and Rebecca

Terese brings a unique blend of experience, knowledge, conscientiousness, and vivacity to her work.

While looking for property, we were able to focus on finding exactly what we wanted, knowing she completely had our best interests at heart. She stayed on top of every detail, realistically discussed pros and cons of various properties, negotiated skillfully--and somehow managed to make the process lively and fun. She is a treasure.

Lynn and Michael Y.

We really liked working with Terese and we hope that we can continue to do so.

Thanks so much for being on top of it and moving things along. You are such a great agent. We are lucky to have found you.

Kelli and Patrick F.

We were purchasing our first home and having trouble finding the right agent to work with- until we met Terese.

From the first moment we met her we knew she as perfect for us. She is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and responsive. We had lots of questions which were always answered honestly and completely- we always felt comfortable and valued. Once we found our perfect home we really saw this amazing lady in action. Unfortunately the listing agent on our dream home was an incredibly difficult and rude woman but our amazing agent handled all the negotiations with tact and authority. We were very impressed by her management of the process and overjoyed when our offer was accepted. We highly recommend Terese to everyone - you couldn't ask for a better Realtor!

Atissa and Shahab

We were very happy with all of the work and effort Terese O’Dell put in to our transaction.

We would certainly use her again and refer her to anyone we knew looking in the area.

Phiip Crane

One call to Terese and I knew I was in great hands.

A good long distance “relationship” for a big decision was very important. I had NO idea what I (we) wanted or what our options were. Terese was incredibly open to identifying rental properties on the water to allow me time to decide if we wanted to purchase a home in the Charlotte surrounding area. I recall during our first day of looking, asking why she would spend so much time with me for very little potential compensation from a rental? Without a beat, she said, “I love what I do and I know how it feels to be unsure about such a big decision, if I can help, I want to help”.Did she ever help! I quickly realized that rental properties were not very accessible and not ideal for what I needed. We switched from rental to considering purchasing a condo or even a home on Lake Norman. Terese was all over it, again trying her best to provide us options without us knowing what we wanted. At times, I felt like I was sending her on a real goose chase, but she never complained, never made me feel indecisive, she simply made me feel cared about!Terese took GREAT care of us through the entire process. My husband and I are both in the service business and we know what great service looks like. Terese went so far above and beyond to make sure every T was crossed and I was dotted…negotiations, extra inspections we requested, making sure the unit was safe and ready for us to enjoy! I knew and know that I can always count on Terese when I am unsure of who to turn to or trust. I know very few people in the area, which is a vulnerable position to be in. Knowing Terese is a call away has truly made this experience one of the best I (we) have ever had! We love our new home and are very proud to call it a home!I only hope others are as fortunate as we are to make that call to Terese! You will not be disappointed!Very Sincerely,Tami and Matt Strong

Tami and Matt Strong

We worked with Terese O’ Dell and she was absolutely the best.

This is my third time purchasing a home and she was by far the most professional, quick to respond and helpful out of all my previous experiences. She gathered details on what we wanted and had a search string set up on day one with available and upcoming properties coming through immediately. Always available for my last minute question and inquiries. I would definitely work with Terese again in the future.

Leslie McSwain

We had a wonderful experience working with Terese and we can’t say enough great things about her as an agent.

She is the consummate professional, extremely knowledgable, and has the desire to see that her clients are taken care of through the entire sales process. She is truly the best! We would highly recommend Terese to anyone who’s looking to buy or sell their home.

Matt and Kassy T.
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