I have loved real estate as far back as I can remember. As a little girl, I would dream of house plans. I used to draw and design homes in my free time. I loved reading the story of the boxcar children and how they made a home out of something unusual: “a boxcar.” This was intriguing to me. I also loved touring houses under construction with my dad in our free time. I have been “that girl” who traveled to cities and states and had to pick up a real estate magazine along the way to see what the houses were worth in the area.
I loved reading real estate books and magazines to increase my knowledge as I got older. I always knew I wanted to eventually get into sales. My career path led me into the apartment management industry first, which I did for 12 years. This was an educational foundation for real estate sales. My great grandfather was an architect, and my grandfather drew and designed his own home in Chicago, which was such a very unique home designed with a garden terrace in the middle of the home surrounded by contemporary windows. This was the highlight of a visit with him when we spontaneously knocked on the door of the home he designed and had built in Chicago. I’ll never forget the tear that was brought to my father’s and grandfather’s eyes being able to re-enter a home they had lived in 40 years prior, and for me to be able to see one of his own designs. You see, for me, a home is where memories are made… a place where you can always go back to in your heart… your childhood. I love being a part of that!
A little about my personality…. I am a 38-year-old true child at heart. I love to be light-hearted and playful and see the positive aspects of life that surround me. I can be serious when needed and am also a tough aggressive negotiator, which makes me good at what I do in real estate sales. I can help the buyer negotiate the right price to purchase their home. I am not afraid to negotiate! I provide the help the seller needs to market and sell his home accordingly in a competitive market in order to gain the best return on his asset.
I am passionate about helping others. I believe strongly in “paying it forward” in this life. We never know when we may make a positive impact in someone’s life by helping them at the right moment.
In my free time, I am a mother of a fun-spirited 9-year-old boy that is very active like myself. We love to be outdoors when given the opportunity. We enjoy the White Water Center, outdoor concerts, kayaking, sporting events, days at various local parks, hiking South Mountain or Crowders Mountain, mini trips to the beach with friends, Carowinds, and exploring small-town shops. I make it my goal to expose him to as much as possible in life so he isn’t afraid to tackle anything that comes his way in life.
I was born in Charlotte and have lived in Charlotte, Concord, Midland, Rock Hill, and Cramerton, NC. If you are new to the area, these are all small towns surrounding Charlotte. I am very familiar with a lot of the local regional restaurants, fun things to do and explore, as well as neighborhoods to help you when finding the “right home.”
It would be a true JOY to help you find the right home. Please allow me to spend time with you and talk about your preferences.
Katie and the Scarlett Team made our home buying and selling journey seamless. With Katie’s extensive knowledge and experience, we were able to sell our house and buy our new dream home. Thanks Katie!!
Wow this team knocked it out of the park! Made my first home buying experience enjoyable!
On the spot with quick responses, great information. Very fun to work with on investments.
Selling and/or purchasing a new home is very stressful, especially when you are doing both. However, their professionalism, experience and calm restored my faith in realtors and allowed my family and I to move into our new home seamlessly. I am excited to have found someone I can rely on for real estate needs!
We had a great experience selling our home with Kyle. He was quick to respond to all of our questions and concerns during the process. His knowledge and experience enabled him to effectively market our home.
Second to none! Sold our condo in one day for above asking price. And everyone at Scarlett was awesome to work with!
Given we were moving from Minnesota to South Carolina, we were 100% dependent on the knowledge & skill set of Scarlett Real Estate. We were 100% satisfied with the service & support we received. Kyle and his team exceeded our expectations. From having the patience to hang in there with us, as we looked at multiple homes, sometimes multiple times. Very prompt response to our emails and phone calls, including weekend requests and submittting offers over busy weekends. Accommodating our request to …
It was a pleasure working with Kyle Bender and his team at Scarlett Real Estate! Kyle went above and beyond to help us in selling our townhouse! From listing to closing of our home, Kyle was very responsive, kind and a constant professional! Thank you Kyle Bender and Scarlett Real Estate! A++
Kyle and his team were the best. They set expectations in the beginning and followed through with all expectations and promises. We were faced with some adversity with the original buyers, but Kyle regrouped and found new buyers that offered more than the original buyers. The team offered tips throughout the entire process. Even after we closed, Jodi and Kelly did not wash their hands of us, they helped contact the old owners to answer some questions once we got into our new home. I will absol…
It was a great experience working with Kyle Bender and his team. I interviewed a couple of agents before him, but needless to say he was the last. Once I spoke with Kyle I could easily tell he was a genuine person. That was really important to me for choosing an agent to sell my home. He is an expert in his field as he had my house under contract before it even hit MLS. Even though I had extremely particular buyer, Kyle was there for every step of the way. From negotiations to referrals, he was …