Real Estate in the Lake Norman and Surrounding Areas
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The Faces Of ROOST™ Real Estate
Broker-In-Charge - Managing Partner
License Number: 278241
Andrew has a Real Estate background with deep family roots. His Grandfather owned and operated a Real Estate Brokerage for over 40 years, where his Mother worked as an agent for 20 years. Andrew's Father and Brother are also in the business so as he likes to say, "it was simply a matter of time before I chose Real Estate as a profession". Andrew's background previously came in Sports and Entertainment, where he managed hospitality services for professional sports stadiums and arenas all over the country.
Andrew is responsible for the day to day operations of our real estate company. Calling the Lake Norman area home for over 12 years now, Andrew lives in Mooresville with his wife Jodi and four children, Anna, Mathew, Miles and Elle.
Real Estate Broker Extraordinaire
License Number: 286722
Chad has a passion and natural ability to work well with others and to provide them with localized knowledge of current market conditions. He prides himself in negotiating fiercely to get clients great properties at great prices. He has been the top
He is a firm believer that life is full of choices, chances, and changes and that often you must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.
Prior to his career in real estate, Chad was in the education world locally as a classroom teacher for three years and the Athletic Director for two years at a Lake Norman area middle and high school. He was also a Varsity Basketball and Varsity Cross Country coach for the school. The experience with athletics enabled him to connect with area schools, parks, and neighborhoods across the Charlotte area. Chad holds a Bachelors degree in Education with a focus in Social Studies and Communications.
Originally from Michigan, Chad left the snowy North in 2008 and hasn't missed the winter-wonderland since moving to the warm shores of Lake Norman shortly after. Chad knows the area well since training for multiple half-marathons and one full marathon have pushed him to run the sidewalks and streets of many Lake Norman neighborhoods. He enjoys working out, traveling, and having a good laugh with family or friends. He prides himself in being discerning, resourceful, and resilient in both business and in life.
Chad currently resides in Huntersville with his fiance and their overly fluffy dog, Cana. He has also lived in Mooresville, Cornelius, and Charlotte during his tenure in the area.
A recent transplant to the Lake Norman area, Cindy spent the majority of her life living in the Grand Rapids area of Michigan. Moving a few years ago to be closer to her two sons, Cindy confesses that although Michigan will always be a special place for her, she does love the weather here in NC. Cindy comes from a family with great ties and a love for the the sport of auto racing. Her father, two brothers, boths Sons, and herself have all worked, or work, in the racing industry. Melding passion with a cause, Cindy volunteers with a children's charity that uses auto racing to raise funds for the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital; which provide opportunities for kids to "forget" their illness, even if briefly, with special events. Cindy's background is in construction and customer service, as she and her husband owned a residential construction business for many years. Additionally, her customer service side stems most recently from working for a company that produced consumer shows. No matter where she is, Cindy brings with her a passion and professionalism that is second to none, making her a great fit for the team at ROOST Real Estate!
Real Estate Buyer Specialist
License Number: 288941
Doug Catropa is a licensed Real Estate Broker and Buyer’s Specialist. With a background in health care and small business entrepreneurship, Doug has a vast knowledge of understanding of peoples' needs and desires. He brings with him an element of customer service that is unsurpassed. Doug maintains, “One of the most rewarding aspects of being a real estate
agent is the ability of helping others realize the joy and excitement in finding that perfect property!”
Prior to becoming a real estate agent, Doug spent 20 years serving the needs of his patients as a registered X-ray technologist. He also worked in many leadership positions in the healthcare industry. At the same time, he owned and managed a local, small business. Doug is no stranger to working hard for people, and it shows with his clients.
Doug and his family moved to the Lake Norman area in 2005. They left behind the Florida sunshine to experience the beauty of four seasons that this area has to offer. The fresh water lake, the incredible array of autumn colors and the mild winters sold Doug and his family on this area. They enjoy boating, kayaking, bass fishing, camping and ATV trail riding.
Jennifer started her career in real estate after relocating to North Carolina from New York in 2006. Her past experience includes a degree in drafting and design, as well as ownership of her own business for the five years previous to moving, as a home therapist.
In particular, Jennifer describes work with her former company as a challenging yet rewarding endeavor that taught her much about working with people and helping them achieve positive results through incorporating communication and teamwork. These factors, in addition to growing up in a family owned and operated business, started by her Grandparents, have contributed to Jennifer's success in her current business.
Working alongside her husband, John, she brings with her vast knowledge and common sense when it comes to dealing with all aspects of business ownership. Moreover, Jennifer has the uncanny ability to pay attention to "all" the details, a main characteristic in a successful manager and business person alike. Jennifer is someone whom you can trust to get things done right, the first time, and runs a company you can rely on for all your real estate needs.
Jennifer and her family live in Mooresville, North Carolina and enjoy the diversity that the Lake Norman area offers their life.
License Number: 253319
Originally from upstate New York, John Mikesh has always had a passion for all things “home.” Prior to settling into his career in real estate, John worked in the fields of construction, interior design and architecture—each of which serves him well when advising his clients.
From the moment he began his career in real estate, John fell in love with the profession, finding that it was a natural fit for his personality and complemented his ability to understand peoples’ needs—even when they themselves may not. In addition, it drew on his past experience, while quenching his interest for all aspects relating to the home.
After deciding he wanted to provide more for his family, John and his wife, Jennifer, sought to relocate to a more vibrant economy with greater lifestyle opportunities. Lake Norman was just the place!
Once settled, John quickly began carving out his share of the market. Year-after-year he continues to be one of the top Realtors in his market. He has also been featured in multiple issues of Charlotte Magazine as a “5-Star Professional,” holds awards from every training program he has taken, is a nationally recognized best-selling author on the subject of real estate, and continues to set challenging goals for the future.
ROOST™ Real Estate is built upon a strong set of core values that recognize the importance of enhancing the client experience. Every member of the company shares in the commitment of achieving this goal. A true reflection of John’s determination can be summed up in one of his favorite quotes by Abraham Lincoln: “Good things come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
John and his family live in Mooresville, North Carolina and enjoy being connected to the community they serve.
License Number: 301321
Kim began her career in real estate after ten years of owning and running a successful home accessory business. The years of showing her merchandise at the High Point Furniture Market is what originally introduced Kim to North Carolina, and eventually led to her family relocating here from Long Island, NY.
The transition from home accessories to real estate was a natural progression, aided by Kim’s passion and belief that “home” is a warm, loving place that works perfectly for its owner. Kim's energy is a prized asset both to her client's and self alike. Her drive and continual positivity serve her client's needs no matter what circumstance may arise.
In her spare time, Kim enjoys spending time out on Lake Norman with her family and rooting for the UNC Tarheels in all sports (her daughter, Courtney’s alma mater) and the New York Jets (her
son Jack’s favorite team).
Kolleen Mikesh Organek
Real Estate Buyer Specialist
License Number: 267867
Kolleen Mikesh began her real estate career at a time when many were leaving the profession. During the “great recession,” the real estate industry was challenged arguably more than any other and many who had been working in real estate for years, found themselves finding other passions.
Kolleen, on the other hand, found her passion. By beginning her new career at a time when most people viewed the market as "challenging," Kolleen was able to lay a foundation that would set her apart from the rest.
Developing her knowledge of foreclosures, short sales, and estate sales, Kolleen gained skills many Realtors today do not have.
As the market has changed, Kolleen has adapted with it and has outstanding relationships with many local builders in new construction sales. She works with a diverse portfolio of clients from first time buyers to waterfront seekers, those moving up and those down-sizing. She is also an expert in the Uptown Charlotte market, condos and land sales.
Kolleen values communication and is sure her clients have an unmatched experience as a result. Many of her clients consider Kolleen their friend today as she prides herself on meeting new people and creating long-lasting relationships. She is excited for the opportunity to meet someone new and show them how much fun it can be to buy a home.
Kolleen lives in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.
Real Estate Listing Specialist
License Number: 283164
Mandy Miles is a licensed real estate broker and REALTOR. She brings a passion for exceptional customer service to the home buying experience. Mandy recognizes the excitement surrounding this milestone, and is dedicated to building relationships with her clients founded on strong communication, honesty and integrity. Focused on delivering value in every step along the way, she is devoted to creating a positive experience that will best serve the needs and interests of her clients.
Prior to beginning her real estate career, Mandy spent over 10 years working with successful dental practices in sales, marketing, and management roles. While homes and healthcare may not seem to be directly related, Mandy finds an undeniable link between these fields in relation to customer service. She believes wholeheartedly in the difference between a “process” and an “experience”, and takes pride in having the opportunity to show her clients that difference.
Originally from Williamsburg, VA, Mandy discovered the Lake Norman area while attending a business conference hosted by LKN residents. She determined then that this was exactly where she wanted to be, and through a series of very fortunate events, made that dream a reality. Mandy feels blessed to call this community home, and has a genuine excitement and desire to help other families do the same.
Mandy resides in Mooresville with her husband and children. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends, especially during their two favorite seasons -- boating and football.
Tammy Wagner is a client services specialist at ROOST™ Real Estate. Prior to joining ROOST™, Tammy worked in human resource recruiting and college admissions. Through her previous experience, Tammy gained a vast knowledge of sales and customer service—skills she now applies to her current position.
Originally from Thomasville, North Carolina, Tammy moved to Mooresville in 2003 after also living in Virginia, West Virginia, and Asheville. According to Tammy, “The Lake Norman area is definitely the best place I have ever lived!”
Tammy loves lake living, the small-town feel, the educational opportunities for her daughter and the close proximity to Charlotte. She is an expert in assisting clients, offering the help and information needed to list their home quickly and efficiently.
Tammy lives with her family in Mooresville, NC.
License Number: 256483
Candice began her career in real estate at the age of 21. In the years since, she has taken on many roles within the industry, including new home sales, listing agent, and now that of buyer specialist. This wide range of experience allows her to help clients through the buying process in a way that allows them to see all perspectives.
Candice believes that real estate shouldn't be confusing and feels her educational background in psychology and counseling give her an understanding in dealing with people through this BIG life step. In addition, this gives Candice an edge in being able to anticipate what will work best for her clients through the entire transaction, start to finish. Candice says that "serving her clients in a concierge manner instead of selling them, has allowed for repeat clients, that become like family".
Candice is married to Matt, a commercial contractor, and they reside with their two children in the Lake Norman area.
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