The McDonald Group is a small team of dedicated real estate brokers using the Internet & 21st century technology to bring buyers and sellers together in an ethical manner.
A Team on the Rise in 2014!
We are full time agents dedicated to improving our skills, knowledge and the art of real estate. Through the use of modern technology, we are able to stay on top of the numbers, the fashionable areas, the up and coming hot spots. Take a walk through our blog and you will see we have reported on the many markets that make up the “Charlotte Market” here for years. Real estate is all local- we learn it, know it and use it to our Client’s advantage.
It is the nature of our relationship to our Clients. Your interests are first, always first- we do not do personal Dual agency.
fi·du·cia·ry- from Webster’s: the relation existing when good conscience requires one to act at all times for the sole benefit and interests of another with loyalty to those interests We are so dedicated! We have your back!
See our results below, you will want us on your team!
Our combined online presence is overwhelming the local market. ERA + Wilkinson + McDonald Group sites dominate search results online, mobil platforms, and social media. We are huge players on You Tube, and more and more on Facebook and Linked In. And unlike many of our competitors, we have measurable results.
Our Key numbers from 2013 are in. We beat the market averages on the Buy side and the Sell side.
- Terry is 8th (out of over 700 Agents) in Production, our Team is 4th.
- Our Selling Clients sold their homes 48% faster with the McDonald Group than the market average, while maintain a 97% List to Sale ratio
- Our Buying Clients bought their homes at a 95.5% of List- a whopping 44% savings over the market average of 97% of list price. On a $500,000 home this represents a $7500 savings, $15,000 per million. Of course these are averages, sometimes we did way better!
|Wilkinson and Associates ERA Powered 8604 Cliff Cameron Dr, St 110
Charlotte, NC, 28269
|Office: 704-351-1519 Cell: 704-390-6221
We could immediately appreciate his outstanding professionalism, and we knew we could rely on him for expert opinions, not just on the market but also for specific house-related questions (i.e. quality and foreseeable future costs). He allowed us to make our own decisions while eventually guiding us to our dream home.” Jon and Brenda DuncanWeddington
Relocation • Home Buyers • Home Sellers • Investors
Are you a real estate investor?
If so, please contact Terry directly 704-390-6221 to discuss your plans and strategies to buy from 5 to 500 properties in the Charlotte area. We offer a scaleable approach with turn key options, from pre-inspection through leasing and property management, adapting to your needs and requirements. Our integrity has never been questioned, our discretion is guaranteed, and negotiating and getting things done today are our strengths.
Technology is transforming the real estate business, and we are leaders here. First to the offer line often meeans first to the finish line. Pricing research is an ongoing affair here, so when a Client asks about property, we can quickly locate the short and longer term trends for an area.
We have experienced agents in luxury homes, new homes, foreclosure and short sale houses, investors, first home buyers- we have Agents who know the needs of each group. In addition we have the full complement of relocation help you may need, from mortgages to local attorneys, movers to renovation experts. We work with all relocation companies, and Terry is certified by Cartus as an A-Team Agent.
Terry’s Internet and technological savvy have allowed us to grow in 2012, growing by staying in front of local market trends, and moving to where the market is going, rather than to where it has been.
Terry McDonald: Broker, Blogger and former Builder
Terry began his professional life in new home sales while still in college (University of Maryland-Business BS 1980) and has spent a lifetime in professional sales and marketing. He has always been a closet “techie” and has worked to stay on the leading edge of technology. Working with both individuals and businesses, he has earned his living teaching and training sales people, designing everything from the individual sales presentation, to marketing strategies for small to mid sized companies. A serial entrepreneur, Terry enjoys the creative process found in real estate, exploiting new opportunities on the Internet, and the ongoing challenge of bringing home buyers and sellers together.
Terry has represented physicians, business owners, top executives and athletes, and plenty of first home buyers. He has represented buyers in some of the largest foreclosures in Charlotte, and has become a short sale expert. Selling your home? Terry has developed leading edge online systems to sell your home at the highest price possible in th shortest time. Online, he has thousands of signs where the Buyers are… Come to where the home buyers hang out, one of Terry’s top sites. Terry’s knowledge of local market conditions is on display in in our Charlotte Real Estate blog
Terry has won Charlotte Magazine’s acclaimed Customer Service awards, in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011- Awarded to top 5% of local Realtors. For the best in Charlotte NC realty,
Terry is a Broker with Wilkinson and Associates, the leading technology broker and 2nd largest Broker in NC with over 700 Agents. Now ERA Powered, Terry and Wilkinson have the strength of a major international real estate company behind us. Terry has been the top producer by volume, or Top Team at Wilkinson, from 2006 to 2011. He is licensed in NC and SC, and will make your real estate dreams come true.
Out of Area Broker Referrals
My Group and I stand ready for your referrals. We will work with your people as our own with honesty and diligence, passion and professionalism. Please call Terry direct at 704-390-6221 to discuss our services to your clients, and you.
Introducing the McDonald Group of Professional Real Estate Brokers
Fiduciary- it is about trustworthy advice. Our agents are trustworthy, extremely competent, and caring. We understand the role of Buyer agents, and Listing Agent, they work Always with the Client interest in mind. Our advice is always available, our commitment to the protection of your interests is always there, and Our Commitment to Extraordinary Agency, and to the success of the transaction is occasionally equaled- but never surpassed.
Terry puts his philosophy this way:
I’ve come to believe that you must have integrity and the desire to increase your competencies to be truly successful in life, and that these virtues are magnified by the practice of hard work. Creativity blossoms with determination, confidence under pressure is inspiring, and the ability to work with others to achieve goals is what makes this genuinely rewarding.
Integrity can’t be taught, an Agent has it or they don’t, and relationships are built on it. Increasing our Agent competencies is something we take seriously and work on regularly. Our increasing knowledge and commitment to modern Agency Best Practices means we are on your side every day, learning every day and getting better every day. We want our buyers and sellers to be happy with the process, happy at closing, and if we run in to you six months later we’ll still be your partner in real estate.
Jim Cusato- Real Estate Broker|Agent Lake Norman area
A native from New Jersey, Jim owned a Orthodontic Instrument company and later worked as a investment banker on Wall Street for the first half of his life. He moved with his family to Charlotte in 1994 and started in new homes sales with Beazer Homes.
He spent the next 10 years in New Home Sales, winning the prestigious “Rookie of the Year” award from the Charlotte…. Jim lives and works by Lake Norman, and covers a wide area for the McDonald Group- from Lake Norman to Concord, Huntersville to Denver.
Jim has a love for sailingfor more on Jim
Cheryl is from Westchester County and has been a Buyer Agent for more than 15 years. Many of you will start or have started your relationship with the McDonald Group through Cheryl- she is our point guard and starts most every customer.
Cheryl is a skilled Agent with many very satisfied customers, and anyone who talks with her appreciates her warmth and good humor. Cheryl lives in nearby Union County and works with investor clients, first home buyers and luxury buyers. Licensed in NC and SC
We are going to be there when our customers need us.We are going to know the answers to all the basic questions, most of the advanced ones, and how to find out the rest.
This doesn’t mean we are on call 24/7- it means that in every transaction, we are on all the time, from start to finish, we look in the places you don’t know about and sniff out most trouble before it’s too late- we don’t take mental vacations! You of course do your part. (we are not hand holders by nature)
Kind words from past clients…
a relocating family from New York
Terry assisted Mario and I with a long distance building process, which can be extremely difficult. Mr. McDonald was our eyes and ears during that time. He gave us briefings after he went to the construction site, took photos and even developed a website for us to view.”
Or from a client moving from London,
“Terry took the time to understand the type of house we were looking for, even if we couldn’t verbalize it ourselves at first. He was very responsive and flexible to our changing requirements with the difficulties of moving from overseas.“
A luxury home buyer from Connecticut, wound up in Longview Country Club, in a home not on the market!
From a Longview Country Club member:
I would highly recommend Terry McDonald for those people looking to purchase a house in the great Charlotte area. We were looking to relocate into the Charlotte area, and Terry was exceptional in helping us get a feel for the area, assist us in house-hunting while we were remote, and ultimately helped us purchase an exceptional property and an exceptional price.
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