What People Have Said
Reviews from Previous Clients
Charles was nothing short of amazing! As first time homebuyers starting this process was scary, but Charles continuously put our minds at ease. He was responsive, reliable, knowledgeable and flexible to name a few of his wonderful qualities. Not only did he teach us about the home buying process, but with his knowledge and life experiences he taught us so much more than that. Thanks to Charles we closed on our beautiful new home yesterday. We would recommend him in a heartbeat. If you are lucky enough to have Charles as your realtor - you are in very good hands!
-- Paul & Katelyn B.
I just wanted to take a minute to share my experience of working with Charles Christiansen. When my wife and I found out we would be relocating from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC for an employment opportunity we were assigned Charles by our relocation company, NRI, as the agent who would assist us in finding a home. We basically had about two and a half months to learn the Raleigh area, search for homes, close on a home and move in the last week of November so I could start my new job on 12/3. And within that two and a half month time period my wife and I were going to be out of the country traveling to India, which put added logistical pressure on us. Needless to say we were stressed and didnít think we could pull this off. But Charles turned out to be a godsend. From our first phone consolation with him back in September we knew we had the right guy. Charles is extremely knowledgeable about the area, the neighborhoods, the school districts, the traffic-commute patterns, shopping, amenities, recreational opportunities, etc. When he learned I love to bike he picked up a Raleigh bike trail map for me, which was a nice touch. But Charles is also an expert on the home buying process, an area in which I have little experience. He deftly advised and guided us through the complicated process of buying a home and all of the necessary legal and procedural steps that must be followed to complete the transaction. While we were looking at homes he would point out potential issues with the property that we, without untrained eyes, didnít see. He gave us valuable information on siding materials and various building construction techniques and how they have changed over the years and how that could impact our home. He spent all day with us on multiple occasions driving around the area looking at homes and we never felt rushed or pressured. Just as importantly he was extremely patient with us even at times when I know we were a pain. He returned our calls, emails, and texts immediately and was there with an answer with the hundreds of questions we shot at him during the process. It goes without saying we couldnít have done this so quickly and with no hiccups without him. We absolutely love our home in the Wendell Falls development. We canít say enough about Charles. I told Charles that if we ever hear of someone who needs the best real estate agent in Raleigh we are sending them over to Fonville Morisey to see Charles!
-- John G.
We recently moved from Phoenix, AZ to RDU area in NC and we came across with a property through Zillow and we met Charles! He became like a very dear friend of us during our house hunting process. It was great working with Charles and his knowledge of this area helped us a lot since we are new to this area! He has now became our family Realtor! :)
-- Samir T.
Relocating from Pennsylvania to North Carolina, I trusted Charles to be my eyes and ears when picking a rental for my family. I couldnít be happier! Thank you Charles.
-- Trisha K.
The thought of finding a place in Raleigh while still living in Florida was daunting. I wasn't familiar with the area and I just wasn't comfortable signing a lease sight unseen based purely on a few online photos. Charles was the exact person I needed and worked diligently with me to learn exactly what I was looking for and ultimately found me the perfect location. Within an hour of us both discovering the listing, he was inside that house giving me a video tour and also his honest opinion. I strongly recommend Charles for anyone looking for the perfect home in the area!
-- Adam P.
Charles went above and beyond my expectations in every aspect of finding a new house for my wife and myself. I would heartily recommend Charles as a realtor because he is candid and hard-working. His use of the latest technology is especially laudable; we were really impressed at how he used his phone to record or stream videos to show us houses while we were still living a long distance away. We really liked using DocuSign for almost all of the paperwork because it was very easily to fill out the forms online and remotely. We're really happy with the house that we got; it was certainly challenging to get the right house for us in the hot Raleigh market. Charles worked very hard for us when we had some financing problems, and he found the necessary contractors for repairs even on a very short notice. His years of experience in showing houses are especially valuable because he seems to know many common flaws in homes, which he would have already spotted by showing up early to the house. He's almost like having a free home inspector working for you at all times! He was willing to call out any problems in the negotiation process, even if the issue didn't affect himself personally, and as first time home buyers we really appreciated his candor and guidance. We're very grateful for working with Charles, and we'd happy recommend him to anyone else.
-- David J.
Charles is an extremely competent and knowledgeable agent. I have done many transactions with him, and he is thorough and professional as I have ever dealt with. Will continue doing business with him!
-- Bill R.
Charles is an incredible real estate professional. Committed, tenacious, loyal and masterful in his negotiation skills. He is a level headed insightful person with a great knowledge base. Charles partnered with me through an incredibly detailed and tedious estate sale with several layers of legal challenges. Incredibly, he came with me to legal reviews in court and attorney meetings. Not only to broaden his knowledge base but to support me in this process. Charles is a man of integrity and respect. He is a creative marketer. I would never consider using anyone else. Thank you Charles
-- Barbara D.
I met Charles when I went to view the house I bought. Very approachable from the start - nothing is too much trouble. I am a first time buyer so had lots of questions and "what's next" questions which he was very patient in answering . What I really liked about Charles is his interest in acting on your behalf- he was very thorough and organized - I didn't feel he would ever let me down . Loved that he did the final walk through before I got there to pre empt issues and even did one of the jobs on the home inspection himself !!! Thank you Charles !
-- Pippa W.
Selling your home can be stressful. Charles was with us every step of the way. We are so grateful for your patience, and insight. Due to your recommendations, we were able to get our home ready to put on the market. Because of your understanding of the market and what it takes to get the right buyers, we sold our home above the asking price, and within 2 days. Thank you Charles.
-- Kurt & Carrie G.
Charles helped my husband and I find the perfect town home to rent. Charles was very personable and took the time to really understand what we wanted and needed for our home. We sent him 5 places that we were interested in and he was able to set up walk throughs for all of them. He even found a 6th place in the same area that met our criteria. Of course out of ALL the options we saw, we loved the one he found the most! He helped us to work with the landlord to lower the rent and was quick to point out the strengths and concerns of each place. Above all, we felt that he was completely honest with us and kept our needs in mind at all times. My husband and I are hopeful that we will purchase our first home within the next year or two and we are confident that Charles will be our agent.
-- April S.
Charles was so helpful when I despaired that I would ever find the right house! I will always be grateful for his offer of help and his great insights. Thanks so much!
-- Cynthia G.
My husband and I met Charles at an open house during our initial days of house hunting. When we met at the open house, Charles spared some time to patiently listen to our house hunting experience and shared few tips for improved house search. We could gauge his sense of professionalism and diligent attitude when he followed up with us few days later and shared pertinent market research data, even before we had even agreed to make him our realtor. Two of his biggest assets were honesty and patience. He would patiently listen to our needs and would provide honest and realistic opinions that helped us throughout the home-buying process. When we scheduled to check out a property, he would ensure that he arrived before us and inspect the property. He would summarize the good, the bad and the ugly about the house. Being first time home buyers, we naturally had plenty of questions. Charles patiently and knowledgeably answered all of our questions. Charlesí vast experience was quite helpful while preparing purchase offers and contracts. We couldnít have asked for a better realtor to work with. We would recommend Charles to anyone without skipping a beat.
-- Aishwarya V.
I can't express how thankful I am that Charles was my agent! He was incredibly helpful and unbelievably patient in my search for a new place to live and I would highly recommend him to anyone searching for a new home.
-- Bo O.
Charles went above and beyond to assist in my families rental home. I couldn't be more proud! Thank you for all that you did!
-- Nicole V.
I highly recommend working with Charles. He was very helpful and accommodating to my schedule. He was able to preselect properties that closely matched our priorities, which saved us a lot of time. Finally, Charles was easily accessible and very responsive throughout the whole process. It was a pleasure working with him.
-- Adam B.
I worked with Charles for almost 2 months trying to find a place for my roommate and I to live in the N Raleigh area. He did everything but fall short in delivering excellent choices that fit our specific criteria. He spent a lot of his time and effort making sure we found the right place for us. I have and will still recommend Charles to anyone looking for a place to live that fits your personality and lifestyle.
-- Shawn M.
By sheer difinition Charles is the consumate professional. He really goes above and beyond to find you the perfect home. My family and I will be forever grateful for the time he devoted to showing us homes and taking the time to thoroughly assess our needs. I would unconditionally recommend him to family, friends and strangers too!!!
-- Roxanne G.
Charles worked with our family like a family friend and guide. In the first round of discussion he understood our criteria and budget very well. He was flexible to work in the evening. During daytime he used to complete his research and in the after noon he would send us a plan to utilize the evening efficiently. His understanding of the locality and our criteria was so great that almost everything he lined up was a good candidate. This helped us settle on our new home in Cary within a week. His courtesy & professionalism is exemplary. We would highly recommend Charles to friends and family.
-- SUPRIT B.
My family and I are from Los Angeles and we moved to North Carolina a year ago. We started off in an apartment and waited to feel the area out before renting a house. I was trying to navigate my house hunt on my own because, quite frankly, I couldn't find anyone to help us look. I would call the contact numbers listed on the Zillow site next to the house we were interested in but rarely could get a call back and I started getting super discouraged. I called about a little house in Cary and someone took my name and number and said someone would call me back. I was doubtful. A few hours later a received a call from Charles. Immediately I knew I had met someone special. Charles asked me a few questions about my family and needs and right away knew the house I called about wasn't a good fit. He then proceeded to ask me a hundred more questions and really listened to my answers. I could tell he genuinely cared about finding us the perfect home. It took Charles literally one afternoon to find us the most adorable home with ALL of our requirements and requests. He even took me to see it, flash light in hand, at 830pm!!!! We put our application in the next day and got the house the day after that!!! We are so pleased with this mans integrity and professionalism and he is just a joy to be around. I must of called and texted him 100 times in 3 days with questions and he patiently answered every single one for me. Thank you Charles! You are a God send. The Toskic Family
-- Natalie T.
On a random drop by for an open house, I met Charles Christiansen while looking at townhomes in the RTP area. I shared my frustration with him about the difficulty of finding rentals in my price range that accept pets, and how low the inventory for rentals were in general for the Triangle. Charles gave me his contact information and within a week I found the perfect place! Charles was so kind and patient driving miles, and spending time all over the place showing me options. If it wasn't for his perseverance, I wouldn't be at the perfect place for me. Highly recommend!!!
-- michelle c.
Looking for someone that is honest,hard working and dedicated to sell your home? Charles is the realtor you want in your corner. He sold our home and we were impressed on how much time he spent showing our house and the recommendations he gave us to get it ready to put on the market. He understands the market and what it takes to get the right buyers. If you are looking to buy a home Charles will be able to answer any questions and be your best friend to find the home of your dreams. In short he will treat you like family. Call him today.
-- Art G.
Charles is a fun and exciting realtor to work with. His knowledge and expertise got me through 2 real estate transactions seamlessly. He truly cares about his clients needs and his witty personality helps ease his clients stress during the tough negotiations of a buy or sale. I recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor.
-- Jason G.
My wife and I purchased our first home with the help of Charles back in 2007. Charles is a very patient and kind man. Charles must have shown us 50 - 60 homes. The very first home he had shown us pictures from the internet and my wife said no, she did not like the color stripes of the walls. After going all over and looking at homes the last one he had took us to was the very first one and we fell in love with it. I would recommend Charles Christiansen highly on any Real Estate business you may need. We are grateful for everything he has done. Thanks you Charles!
-- Steve and Debbie A.
Charles was not only the most helpful and knowledgeable real estate agent I have ever worked with, but the most patient. I was a first time home buyer in his early 20's, and was having issues making up my mind. Most agents would have pulled their hair out working with me, but not Charles. He helped me look for houses all over the city, and guided me through the process step by step. He even helped my parents sell their house later that same year. I would recommend him to anyone, young or old if you want an honest and professional agent.
-- David R.
Working with Charles to buy our first home was absolutely amazing. It was clear from the beginning that he didn't just want to find us a home; he want to find us the right home. He worked with us around our busy schedule and was always there when we needed him.
-- Brian A.
My husband and I purchased our first home with the help of Charles just over 5 years ago and the purchase of our second home 2 years later. I don't think we could have lucked out any more to have him as our realtor. Charles pays such great attention to detail, really takes into consideration your needs as a client and makes your home buying experience as easy as possible. Charles stuck with us throughout the entire process with such a positive outlook and wasn't content until we had the keys to our first (and second) home in our hands. I would definitely recommend Charles to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
-- Serina M.
I was the tenant of a home managed by Charles. Charles was very responsible when issues arose and was always willing to cooperate to balance the needs of myself as tenant and the property owners. I consider Charles to be very considerate and trustworthy. When the property was sold, Charles had no more responsibility for the property, but over a year later when the new owner was stalling on returning my deposit, Charles went the extra mile to help me confirm that the funds had been transferred to the new owner, which helped persuade the owner to do the right thing and return my deposit. Charles is a great guy and could be my agent anytime.
-- Dennis E.
I want to take a moment to personally give Charles Christiansen 5 stars. He is professional and gets the ball rolling when it comes to business matters. I will highly recommend this gentlemen to anyone looking for a rental or a purchase. I have worked with once and will work with him again and again.
-- Vic K.
Charles connects with his clients not only as a realtor but makes you feel like a personal friend, or family member. Charles helped my purchase and sell my first and second homes, and even though at the time I was a young adult, he made the process seamless and I really believed every step and piece of advice he gave me was putting my best interest first before a dollar amount was even brought to the table. He's always approachable and keeps a very open line of communication during the whole process so you never have to worry about what is going on with your sale/purchase. He is also a very patient man. He drove over an hour away once a week to show me houses for what had to have been 6 weeks straight. Never once showed a sign of frustration or pressure me into picking a house that I was not interested in. Charles is a one of a kind great man.
-- Jason F.
When we decided to sell our home to move to our lake house we contact Charles and began the ever-emotional process of preparing our home for the last 25 years. Charles guided us the preparations, pointing out things that buyers look for, as well as comforting us along the way. From the beginning until the closing Charles kept us informed, communicated clearly and regularly during the various stages, and considering I was traveling internationally that was a true testimony to his passion for his clients. I highly recommend Charles to handle any real estate needs you have.
-- Tom & Joycelyn F.
Charles was an outstanding Realtor and did everything he could to assist us in getting the home we were looking for. Not only was he able to find us a great landlord who was willing to rent to 3 guys in their early 20s (this was no easy feat I'm sure), but he was also able to hit virtually every want we had in the property itself in the process. We were extremely pleased with the house we ended up with, and that was due largely to Mr. Christiansens efforts to get us there. I cannot recommend Charles enough, let him help you find your home and you won't be disappointed!
-- Michael S.
Not only did Charles rent out our homes for us he was also our listing agent. He went above and beyond in renting out our homes and any issues tha came up with the renters, ie. Gas pilot going out, etc. We put our full faith and confidence in him and he did not disappoint. Being overseas during that time it was a relief to know that Charles was there to take care of our homes as if they were his own. We are grateful for all he has done for us. Sincerely, Bob and Vicki Lockhart
-- Victoria L.
I have had the privilege of knowing Charles going on 8 years, so when it came to something as important as looking for a house there was no question on who I'd want as my agent. Charles is one of the most patient, sincere and hard working people I know. He always went the extra mile answering any question and researching any and all leads on my behalf, we looked at houses from one end of the state to the other (or so it seemed lol - I tend to change my mind a lot) He was available 24/7 throughout the entire process! He took the stress out of something considered stressful and turned it into something enjoyable and exciting. Overall, Charles is a phenomenal person, exceptionally knowledgeable, extremely patient, and very dedicated to his clients. You will NOT find a better person to have in your corner!
-- Karla K.
We had a wonderful experience selling our home with Charles! He was very thorough, explained the process, and our house had offers within the first week of putting it on the market! I highly recommend Charles Christiansen.
-- Steve M.
Good afternoon Charles, I just wanted to Thank You for the role that you've played in placing my family in a beautiful area that is 4 miles from my job. This is a perfect area to buy a home!
-- Vic K.
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