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The Faces Of ROOST™ Real Estate

Jamie Forte

REALTOR® | Owner

License Number: 322109

Jamie is originally from upstate New York and has a background in engineering, sales, and operations. Prior to joining ROOST™, Jamie served as Chief Operating Officer at a real estate business development company, as well as Managing Director of a sales team with eXp Realty in NY. Additionally, as a REALTOR®, Jamie helped clients buy and sell residential properties. Prior to starting his career in real estate, Jamie was a digital marketing consultant, and also developed 3 successful direct sales businesses where he sold telecommunications and energy services, and recruited, trained, and mentored thousands of independent distributors to do likewise. Jamie began his career as a mechanical engineer with General Motors in Research & Development where he developed hydrogen fuel cell systems. Jamie holds a Master of Engineering degree from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University. Personally, Jamie enjoys spending time with his family, boating, traveling, playing drums, and anything pertaining to cars. He and Jennifer live in Troutman, North Carolina, and love the Lake Norman area!

Kim Butler

REALTOR® | Broker-In-Charge

License Number: 301321

Kim Butler moved to North Carolina from Long Island New York and absolutely loves living here! Falling in love not only with the area but also the level of service she received during her own real estate experience, Kim joined ROOST Real Estate as a Real Estate Buyer Specialist after first working with ROOST as a client. She was first introduce to the warm hospitality of the TarHeel State when exhibiting her home accessories company at the High Point Furniture Market. Over the years, Kim made many lasting friendships here and finally decided to make NC her home. Kim understands that not only prioritizing her clients wants and needs, but also taking the time to understand who they are as a person ensures a positive and rewarding home search experience. She believes the connection she makes with them is what makes looking for a home a fun and meaningful adventure. Kim and her husband, Bob, reside in Mooresville. They have 2 grown children, Courtney and Jack. Her favorite pastimes are being out on the lake and rooting for her favorite sports teams, the NY Jets and Carolina TarHeels.

Cheri Lofquist


License Number: 181632

Prior to beginning her career in real estate, Cheri worked as a special education teacher for twenty-one years. Her passion, communication, organization, and patience, attributes cultivated through her years serving her students, now work to serve her clients well in their real estate purchase. Cheri believes that real estate should not be a difficult process, and buying a home should be both fun and enjoyable. Her commitment is to understand the personal needs of each client allowing her guide them in finding the right home, in the right place, at the right price! For Cheri, customer service is always her #1 objective. Through her positivity and care, she strives to provide a VIP experience for each and every client. Cheri, a Michigan native, resides in Cornelius with her husband, son and their goldendoodle, Auggie. When Cheri is not helping her clients find the perfect home, she and her family love traveling, boating, sports and being outdoors. She also loves cheering on her Michigan State Spartans!

Richard Anderson


License Number: 309638

Regardless of your role at the table, Seller, Buyer, or possibly both, a broker’s experience is front and center, navigating the process to a seamless and successful completion. The experience I bring to the table, though not grounded in Real Estate sales, has been very deliberate in leading me to this goal. My story includes influential roles in Marketing/Advertising, Brand Management, Business Finance, and Sales/Account Acquisition... principles at the heart of selling and purchasing Real Estate. After finding success early in the Real Estate space, in the Southern California Coastal Real Estate market, I made my way to Charlotte where I discovered an exciting new home within the diversity of the City’s many communities and personalities. Soon after my arrival, I found similar fulfillment and success with clients here in the Queen City. With over two decades in business as an owner and within the corporate environment, I've been afforded significant opportunities to shape my negotiation skills, and the very sales language necessary to engage a broad swath of clients. This culmination of experiences and the richness of its diversity provides me a unique perspective to communicate across cultural backgrounds, as well as up and down the corporate ladder. This experience is now at your disposal to secure a buyer for your home and if the need exists, finding and locking in the perfect residence for your family’s next chapter.

Thomas Legg


License Number: 325790

Patty Bender


License Number: 194380

Melissa Thornton


License Number: 313309

Shannon Wilhelm


License Number: 317004

Living in Iredell County her whole life, Shannon has an extensive knowledge of the Lake Norman area. Prior to her career in real estate, she worked for the Iredell-Statesville school system for 14 years, both in and out of the classroom. Working with children has contributed to both her compassion and organizational skills. Shannon currently lives in Troutman with her husband, three sons, and their Mini Goldendoodle. She loves traveling, boating, and cheering on her favorite sports teams.

Jennifer Forte

Client Services | Owner

License Number: 334356

Jennifer is originally from upstate New York and has a 20 year background in social work, with 12 years in adoption services.  She holds a Master of Social Work degree from Roberts Wesleyan College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Lee University.  Jennifer obtained her real estate license in NY, and is also licensed in NC.  One of Jennifer's greatest strengths is working with people, so her time is spent focusing on Client Services at ROOST™, as well as assisting Jamie in other areas as needed. Personally, Jennifer enjoys reading, shopping, outdoor activities, and serving at church.  She has a sweet spot for ice-cream too!  Jennifer and Jamie live in Troutman, NC and love the Lake Norman area!
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ROOST™ Real Estate at eXp Realty
630 Davidson Gateway Drive, Suite 150-E
Davidson, NC 28036

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