Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty Family of Companies

The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty family of companies is a full service residential real estate market leader in the Triad, the Triangle, Charlotte, Pinehurst and Southern Pines areas, with nearly 900 sales associates in 15 offices. It is one of the largest residential real estate firms in North Carolina doing business as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty in Charlotte and Winston-Salem, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood Realty in the Triangle, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Yost & Little Realty in Greensboro, and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Pinehurst Realty Group in Pinehurst and Southern Pines. They are owned by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, but operate locally. Affiliated services include mortgage services through HomeServices Lending, home warranty through HomeServices Warranty, relocation services through Carolinas Relocation Services, and title insurance through Preferred Carolinas Title company. For more information visit, – We Make Great Neighbors.


Recommendations (6696)


Ali Martin recommends Misty Morris

Where do I even begin? Working with Misty was an absolute pleasure. She was professional, responsive, knowledgeable, courteous, patient and kind throughout the entire selling and buying process. When aspects of our move became chaotic (which it did several times) Misty remained calm and composed which provided the reassurance I needed that it would all be ok in the end. I’m happy to say that, it was all ok in the end and that is largely due to Misty and everything she brings to her profession. I would highly recommend her to anyone and look forward to working with her again one day.
2 days ago

Francis and Linda N. recommend Renee Schenk

We are first time buyers and new to the area but Renee made the transition seamless and was by our side throughout the process. We felt comfortable contacting her any time we had questions. Renee always had our best interest and we had peace of mind having her in our corner.
2 days ago

Brianna Breault recommends Matt Boyd

Brianna Breault

Matt was absolutely OUTSTANDING. He was easy to work with, upfront & honest, and truly such a kind person. His background and knowledge in real estate was so reassuring for us since this was our first time selling a house & buying together. Matt was able to sell our house for the price we wanted & found us exactly what we were looking for in our next home. We will definitely be using Matt in the future & have already recommended him to tons of our friends & family.
3 days ago

Patricia Manzi recommends Adrienne Priest

HR Director

Adrienne was a delight to work with and represents BHHS Carolinas Realty extremely well. During the entire process, she was professional, responsive and kept us updated along the way. We were very fortunate to see our house sell so fast thanks to Adrienne's efforts.
3 days ago

Kiera Brown recommends Missy Farrell

ECommerce manager

We worked with Missy on our home sale receiving multiple offers within days of listing. She had wonderful staging ideas and even helped to provide us some decor to help! Our listing pictures were fantastic. She was knowledgeable in our fast changing market and very responsive. Missy was recommended to us and we greatly enjoyed working with her; happy to now be the one to recommend her.
Oct 15, 2019

Russell Cornell recommends K. Scott Hawkins


Scott was extremely helpful with the entire process of finding a place, picking out appliances and countertops, talking with the builders, and closing. He is a very knowledgeable, trustworthy, person who seems to really enjoy helping people. I felt very comfortable with him right from the beginning. I am very, very happy with the townhouse that we found and I would recommend Scott to anyone who is looking to purchase real estate in the Triangle. He is a true professional!
Oct 15, 2019

Amanda Butler recommends Nancy Caggia

Sr. Designer, Footwear

Nancy is a Cary expert who knows the market inside and out. She helped us find the perfect home in Cary in 2015 that fit our exact parameters by sending targeted listings that hit all of our criteria. When it came time to sell in 2019 due to an out-of-state move, Nancy gave us excellent staging suggestions and did exhaustive research on comps to help us set a listing price. Our house went on the market on Friday afternoon and we had seven offers in hand by Sunday evening, several of them at well over asking price. Nancy is experienced, professional, and everything she does has her clients' best interests in mind. I highly recommend Nancy!
Oct 15, 2019

Melinda Maxwell recommends Kerstin Joslin-Venus

Kerstin is the ABSOLUTE BEST choice for a Realtor. We were ready to purchase a home quickly , having recently moved from out of state. She came highly recommended by my husband's boss and he was spot on when describing her knowledge and talents. She was friendly, knowledgeable and truly listened to what we wanted as buyers....then made it happen. We didn't have much time and could not have done this without her. I can't believe that we could have found the perfect house for our family so quickly. She paid attention to every detail in the homes we visited and in our purchasing contract, something really important to us not living in SC and lacking familiarity with policies and procedures here. We appreciated her candor and enthusiasm throughout the process - and she was great with our children. Kerstin provided top notch service. Her honorable approach to the sales process was refreshing. She wanted to find the best home for us, financially and otherwise, and would have spent much time as needed to make sure we just did that. You won't find anyone who is more prompt in responding to questions or setting up visits to your desired homes. She was wonderful to work with and we are pleased to recommend her to anyone that is looking to buy or sell in the area. When we are ready to sell and buy again, she'll definitely be our choice.
Oct 15, 2019

Mike Henthorn recommends Kerstin Joslin-Venus

Architect / Builder

As Builders and developers in Upstate, we have had the opportunity to work with many Realtor’s in the area. A few years ago we met Kerstin-Joslin Venus. Her energy, knowledge and professionalism were, and continue to be, second to none.
Her many years in sales became apparent as she took the time to not only find out the specifics of each home but also to understand the philosophy that drives us and makes our homes unique. She probed to know why we did the things we did - and how they would be of benefit to a potential buyer. With that knowledge and understanding she has proven to be better equipped to help buyers evaluate alternatives while showing the advantages of our homes over the competition.
We have also been impressed with Kerstin’s forward thinking approach to the current and future real estate markets. As developers, builders and home owners become increasingly focused on environmentally friendly development and high performance construction, it’s clear that there is a current and future need for realtors who understand and can discuss with their clients issues relating to these topics. One of the few realtors in the area to achieve the NAR’s sustainable property designation, Kerstin has again proven to be ahead of the group. As we continue our companies drive toward a more sustainable future, we would choose no other realtor to help us achieve our goals.

Michael D. Henthorn, AIA, LEED AP
Certified Master Builder of South Carolina

Beeson Henthorn Development, LLC
Henthorn Architecture Construction
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Oct 15, 2019

Bob and Mary Almond recommend Kerstin Joslin-Venus

After our last parent died we were faced with selling their home 5 hours away from where we lived. We met Kerstin Joslin-Venus and knew right away she was the realtor to use! Her professionalism, savy with the latest technology to reach potential buyers, knowledge of Spartanburg and connections with the major industries in the area all were impressive. But her personality, warmth, and enthusiasm truly sold us! We were not disappointed. With her encouragement, we had the house on the market within a week and a contract within three weeks! She knew exactly how to market our home and how to advise us through each step. Being a long distance seller was never a problem. She called or e-mailed us often to keep us aware of everything. Her company, Coldwell Banker Caine, provided much needed assistance to find qualified and reliable repairmen and Kerstin was always available to provide access to the home as needed.
Throughout 20 years of military moves and another two moves since, buying and selling 4 homes and renting many others, we’ve had the full range of experiences with realtors. Kerstin is by far the very best we’ve ever worked with. She takes her job most seriously, has amazing integrity, and a wonderful demeanor that made each encounter a delight. She fought for our best interest constantly through the entire process. We confidently recommend her to anyone wishing to buy or sell.

Bob & Mary Almond
Roanoke, Virginia
July 2009

Oct 15, 2019

Rick and Debbie Byars recommend Kerstin Joslin-Venus

When we were ready to sell our home of 30 years, we did not know where to start. Luckily, our son-in-law knew Kerstin Joslin-Venus and highly recommended her. He had met her when she was working with one of his clients.

Kerstin has been so helpful to us. We did not know what to ask for the home nor what repairs were necessary for a successful sale. She came to the house several times and gave us suggestions. This was before we had even signed a contract with her. We painted the inside and cleaned around the outside.

Kerstin has remained in constant contact with us through e-mail and telephone calls during this entire process. We were kept up to date on the showings and received feedback from each showing. This enabled us to make any necessary changes to ensure the sale of the house.
Another added note: the house sold in about three and one half months! We were so pleased.

Rick and Debby Byars
December 2009
Oct 15, 2019

Davie DePratter recommends Kerstin Joslin-Venus

I was in the midst of getting a divorce and we were selling the family home as a part of the settlement. We had the house on the market for over eight months without an offer when we decided to change realtors. Kerstin Joslin-Venus was recommended to me by a reputable builder and friend in the area. Kerstin went right to work with flyers, internet listings, open houses, contacting realtors for past showings and whatever it took to flood the market with the information on the house. Within three months we had an offer at our asking price and were negotiating a sale.

Six days before closing, we were informed that the buyer's funding had been rejected. We had already moved out of the house in expectation of the pending sale. Within one week of the notification, we had another offer under contract and closed 30 days after the initial closing was supposed to have taken place. All of this in one of the most down real estate markets in history. I have no doubt this was mainly because of Kerstin's hard work and attention to detail.

She is by far the best realtor I have ever worked with, paying close attention to every detail and available to discuss issues at anytime. If you are in the market to buy or sell a house, I would definitely recommend using Kerstin. I assure you that you will not be disappointed!

David DePratter
Spartanburg, SC June 2011
Oct 15, 2019

Ghowing Lu recommends Kerstin Joslin-Venus

How wonderful for us to have sold our house so quickly! Our agent Kerstin worked so efficiently selling our house in only two months! We always got quick responses from her and her service was always patience and warmly. By the way, our international backgound never let us frustrated because Kerstin is also international! Thank you, Kerstin!

GW JL, April 2012
You are GREAT!!!
Oct 15, 2019

Georgia DuPree and Bill Hayes recommend Kerstin Joslin-Venus

Dear Kerstin,
Bill and I both want to thank you for your excellent work in finding us the perfect home in Spartanburg. In particular, your quick response to all phone calls and e-mails was greatly appreciated. We have never worked with a more responsive agent. We were very surprised and pleased that you delivered the extra keys on closing day and certainly enjoyed meeting Lucas!

Best regards, Georgia DuPree and Bill Hayes
Oct 15, 2019

Martin Schuebel recommends Kerstin Joslin-Venus


My house in Greer was on the market for 18 months and Kerstin was the 2nd Listing agent. Kerstin’s level of professionalism, dedication, energy level and trustworthiness is by far the highest amongst all realtors I ever dealt with. She took care of many things that others have not even thought about. She carefully positioned the house the right way using the best possible advertising material, treated each and every interested party (more than 20 showings) with respect, dedication, optimism and professionalism. She kept me informed of what was going on and what needed to be done to keep the house attractive; took care of, steered and monitored all necessary maintenance activities with various companies. She was key to the satisfactory closing by keeping a intense contact with the selling agent as well as with the buyers.
Whenever I will buy or sell a house again in the Greenville-Spartanburg area – she will be my agent!

Martin Schuebel, BMW
November 2012
Spartanburg, SC
Oct 15, 2019

Eric and Eileen Krichbaum recommend Kerstin Joslin-Venus


Eileen and I are very appreciative of the assistance you gave us in finding our new home in South Carolina. You made the process both fun and effective. Your responsiveness to our questions and follow-up on the tasks that needed to be taken care of prior to closing made everything run very smoothly. It was indeed a pleasure to work with you.

Best Regards,

Eric and Eileen Krichbaum
February 2013
Oct 15, 2019

Dr Brigitte Neary recommends Kerstin Joslin-Venus

Kerstin Joslin is the best. From my personal relationship with her I was aware of her integrity and honesty, which I cam to increasingly appreciate during the transaction process. She if a terrific professional, prepared, friendly, encouraging, consistent, knowledgeable and thorough. In addition, she is a great photographer: she prepared a most attractive slide show and flyers to advertise my property. I already recommended her to a friend.

Dr. Brigitte U. Neary, November 2013

Professor of Sociology

University of South Carolina Upstate
Oct 15, 2019

Vince and Elizabeth Pearson recommend Kerstin Joslin-Venus

Hi Kerstin,
I want you to know that you have been the absolute best in this whole process!
You were so kind, supportive and an absolute pro!

Vince and Elizabeth, April 2014
Oct 15, 2019

Suzanne Freed recommends Kerstin Joslin-Venus

Dear Kerstin,
I want to sincerely thank you for everything you did for me beginning with the first time you came to my house in Spartanburg. Because of your pre-market advice, I concentrated on what was necessary to get my house ready to show & wasted NO time or money on things that I thought needed to be done that didn't! I also will never forget you saying "we don't want any missed opportunities" as to the timing of getting it on the market. The proof is in the pudding... I had a contract within 48 hours of my house being listed!
So today, 2 months later, I'm in my dream home in Greenville! I'm so thankful you have knowledge in the Spartanburg AND Greenville markets. You made the search for my new home enjoyable, efficient & it was great working with someone that was just excited as me when I found my new home. Again, we didn't waste any time. You are extremely professional, had everything under control, and so quick to respond . I felt you were "on call" 24/7 & that gave me such peace of mind

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I didn't know selling a house & purchasing one could be so quick & easy. You are the best!
Suzanne Freed, July 2014
Oct 15, 2019

Ilker and Franziska Guner recommend Kerstin Joslin-Venus

Finding the right home for our family was as easy as it could be with Kerstin! She knew what we wanted and she found the right houses to look at within hours. After we have decided which house it will be, she guided us through the purchasing process step by step. We have never purchased a home before, but we felt very comfortable.

Since we are from Germany and oftentimes lack the "home-buyer" language, it was a huge help that Kerstin speaks both languages English and German fluently.

Kerstin was always on time, super fast to respond and was able to answer all of our questions. Not one time did we have to wonder "what's next" or "what do we have to do now".

It was an overall great experience, thank you so much!

Ilker, Franziska and Ela Guner
Oct 15, 2019

Tarkesh S and Beate B recommend Kerstin Joslin-Venus

When we decided to buy a house earlier this year (2016), we were overwhelmed by the suggestions and advice we got from many of our friends and also some realtors. One of our friends recommended Kerstin to us and what an advice that was! Kerstin guided us through the entire process, she was willing to spend a lot of time to learn about our preferences, and she helped us avoid mistakes that first-time home buyers can easily make. It was clear that she had our best interest in mind throughout the process, and Kerstin is phenomenal with her quick responses to questions via email or over the phone. At the end of the process, we realized that the most important aspects when hiring a realtor are trust and effective communication. We could not have picked a better realtor, and we will recommend Kerstin to anyone looking to buy a house.

Beate B. and Tarkesh S.
Oct 15, 2019

Ruth recommends Laura Bowman-Messick


"We moved my aging parents to a one-level residence and put their home on the market. We made the mistake of choosing a realtor who was a 'neighbor' and who did nothing more than list the house. He did little advertising, told us 'no one' does open houses anymore, and basically let my parents' home sit on the market generating no traffic. He told us we priced it too high, but he never did a market analysis to give us any guidance. We lost precious time. Then, we found a new realtor. That's how we met Laura! Laura was amazing! She met us on a time convenient for us, came prepared with information on how to effectively price the home, and gave us some practical suggestions for preparing our listing. She had a professional photographer take pictures, made sure the listing was on multiple sites, and kept us consistently informed on traffic, feedback, etc. We were shocked to find a realtor who was SO DIFFERENT than the first one!! Wow, realtors are like night and day, and finding a good one was a blessing!! I would absolutely use Laura in the future! She is professional without being overbearing. She's responsive, even if via text message. She's personable, has attention to detail, and went out of her way to make things run smoothly! Thank you, Laura, for selling my parents' beautiful home and for making it an actually pleasant experience!!"
Oct 15, 2019

Michael Bonuccelli recommends Misty Morris

Misty was great to work with. She was always prompt in communication and very knowledgeable in answering any questions we had. She helped us find exactly what were where looking for and was great during the negotiation process. I would definitely recommend using Misty to find the home you want!
Oct 14, 2019

Claudia Tussey recommends Jordan Laham


Jordan has been great to work with. She was a very responsive and mindful landlord to me and my family for a year. She is reliable and I'm sure she will go above and beyond to make sure the needs of her real estate clients are met.
Oct 14, 2019

Lisa Arakelian recommends Susan Napolitano

Home owner

Susan did a fantastic job helping our son find his first home in a very competitive entry level price point. She was knowledgeable, patient and always available to answer a question by phone or text. Competing with other buyers as well as investors took a lot of effort and high energy. They looked at A LOT of houses in a short time frame and were able to find the perfect fit! I would highly recommend Susan if you are looking for a reliable, dedicated and results driven realtor.