Client Reviews

HIGHLY recommend working Kristi Whitaker!  We ended up working with a builder and she was very knowledgeable and did not leave us hanging during any point of the 7 month process. We highly recommend her and look forward to working with her in the future. I can definitely say we have made a friend!
Satisfied Client
Bekah Emmons was the most amazing agent.  She had our best interest at heart from the very beginning!  I will recommend her and The Sandman Lonnen Home Group to anyone!
Satisfied Client
A big shout out to Bekah Emmons!! We loved working with you and we really appreciated your hard work and dedication in making buying a property stress free. Thank you again!
Satisfied Client
Steve Lonnen sold our old home in a week for top dollar and helped us purchase our new home.  I have known Steve for almost 15 years and his approach has always been built on integrity and a warm confidence.  You will not go wrong with Steve handling your real estate transactions.
Satisfied Client
Christopher Allen is a 5-star agent from all perspectives! I couldn't be happier with my recent transaction with Chris. He is always responsive, patient, and honest, never tried to push me into decisions, but instead offers his unbiased opinions. He always puts my interest first - great at negotiating, I ended up winning a deal at a better price than I thought I would have to pay. Towards the end of my transaction, there were some issues with the mortgage company I chose, and Chris tirelessly helped me sorted out the problems and coordinating with the mortgage company, seller and attorney, it was a tremendous help and I couldn't imagine how it would turn out without Chris' involvement. Seriously, best agent ever!
Satisfied Client
Jeff Welliver is extremely responsive, professional, and knowledgeable and has helped me out tremendously while I have been in the process of buying a home! I would highly recommend him to anyone searching for a new home.
Satisfied Client
We could not have asked for a better experience selling our town house. Steve communicated very clear expectations with us about the selling process. He followed up on everything he said he would do for us. We would recommend him to our friends and family without hesitation. He would be an asset to any client. Thank you, Steve!
Satisfied Client
Chris assisted my wife and I in purchasing our first home. He was professional, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Chris over the course of 6 months. He was prompt to respond to our questions/concerns, was organized in establishing many showings for us, and always on time. We felt Chris provided us honest advice and guidance and did not at all feel pressured into making any offers. Ultimately, Chris was our advocate and had our best interest in mind. We would certainly recommend Chris and would work with him again in the future.
Satisfied Client
Bekah, You've been amazing to work with through the whole process and got us to the finish line. Thank you so much for everything!
Satisfied Client
Jeff with SL Home Group has been amazing to work with. Quarterbacked the whole thing start to finish. Made my life super easy, kinda taking care of all the behind the scenes work. I would highly highly advocate and recommend Jeff for any real estate needs.
Satisfied Client
If you were to tell me I would have 3 real estate transactions off the market, I'd call you crazy. That's until working with Steve Lonnen! His network and knowledge base of Charlotte is second-to-none. I'm so grateful to have avoided the bidding wars and chaos that buying a home can be. I can't recommend Steve enough. Thanks for making what is usually a stressful process, so polished and easy!
Satisfied Client
Very helpful in finding a home. Was honest about opinions on properties I looked at and didn't pressure to buy. When it came time to make a decision and had to beat other perspective buyers, I took his advice and came in just above the other buyers to win without being excessive. Answered questions responsively and would be very happy to work with him again if I needed to buy or sell.
Satisfied Client
It has been nothing short of a blessing working with you Bekah :) Thank you so much for such an easy buy/sell with this Lundy Ln home. This is just the beginning!
Satisfied Client
Chris is a great real estate agent, very easy to work with and always puts his clients first. He will answer any time of day to make sure your questions are answered.
Satisfied Client
Kristi is a true professional. She is knowledgeable, thorough, and efficient. She provides honest information before walking into any house. Kristi is also extremely personable and kind; she truly has your best interests at heart. She listened to our wish list, explained pros and cons as we walked through each house, and really paid attention to our reactions. It was like she knew which house we were going to pick before we even did! She was so in tune with us and our wishes that right when she could tell that a house was "not the one", we didn't spend much more time there, but we did talk about pros and cons before leaving which helped us refine our wish for our "dream home". After we chose our house, the closing process could NOT have been easier with Kristi. She explains EVERY step of the process to you, and has all paperwork drawn up in a timely manner. I would highly recommend using Kristi as your realtor-you will not regret it, and you will find your dream home!
Satisfied Client
Christopher was prompt, knowledgeable and did a great job of marketing my property. So good, it was under contract prior to the listing. I live out of state and he communicated with my tenant and property manager on my behalf. It was the easiest selling of a property. He knows what he's doing, very impressive.

I was a real estate agent, so I know the process
Satisfied Client
Steve was instrumental in selling our home in South Park! He was extremely helpful in guiding us through the selling process. His experience in marketing helped sell our home quickly. We would highly suggest him to sell your home too!
Satisfied Client
The best decision I made in the home buying process was to work with Zach. He looked out for my best interest, knew my wants and needs, and put the perfect personalized tough on even the smallest of details. I'd recommend him time and time again.
Satisfied Client
Sophia was so easy to work with!
Satisfied Client
A professional at every step. Careful and deliberate with her actions. She uncovered every option to try and meet our needs. There was a lot of looking. She was very patient and accommodating. We had some deals that didn’t go through and had a finalized agreement where the sellers left some things undone. In the end though, a great success. She was the guiding light that got us through.
Satisfied Client
Working with Christopher was a delight. He was prompt, responsive, and always on top of things. He worked hand in hand with us to help narrow down properties, and shared his immense knowledge of the city, as well as instincts from years of experience. We moved from out of state in a very dynamic market, and felt lucky to have him as our realtor. We trusted his insights and ended up with the property of our choice. He went above and beyond to help guide us through the entire process, and we highly recommend him. We wish there were more stars because Christopher really deserves the highest rating possible!!
Satisfied Client
Steve and his team were amazing to communicate with from first point of contact until we closed. What a pleasure to do a transaction with!
Satisfied Client
Super excited about the purchase of my new home. If it wasn't for Jeff Welliver, my real estate agent, I would have never been able to make it happen. It's an extremely competative housing market and super hard to find a house that is one you love and in your sales price. If it wasnt for Jeff's tenacity and knowledge of this market I would have never been able to get this home. I couldn't be any more appreciative of his help through out the process with SL Home Group.
Satisfied Client
Bekah was a great agent! She was patient, thorough, knowledgeable, and available. In a sellers market you need someone like her on your side. We ran into some issues with the appraisal and HOA but Bekah was on top of everything.
Satisfied Client
The question is: What do I recommend about Steve Lonnen as a Realtor......The short answer is "EVERYTHING". Steve and I met over the phone about a year ago. My family and I lived in Nevada with a dream to move back to the South.
During that phone call, Steve became not only our Realtor, but a future friend. Fast forward six months later, we moved to Rock Hill, SC and started looking for that perfect home for us. Steve was with us all the way. We had a long 'wish' list when it came to the type of home, price point, location, distance from work, etc. and that did NOT phase Steve one second. When we found that home, he handled the negotiations, then all the paperwork, which he made smooth as silk. He was a true advocate in every way. Not only do we have exactly the home we wanted, we have a true friend. He went above and beyond for us and Steve Lonnen will do the same for you. Whether you are looking for a Million dollar home or a smaller 'empty-nest' home, Steve is your 1# fan. He can do it all, we know, he did it for us. We HIGHLY recommend Steve.
Satisfied Client
Chris was very active and accessible when buying my first home. Him and his colleagues were very knowledgeable and I feel like I learned a lot from them! I would work with Chris again and I'm buying or selling a house in the future.
Satisfied Client
The SL Home Group is an amazing group that makes closings fun and exciting at the closing table. I love the energy this team has. I love their systems in place and how smoothly the closing process occurs from start to finish. I really enjoy working with the team.
Attorney Partner Treze Stokes
As a first time home buyer my wife and I had so many questions and a lot of anxiety about making such a huge life decision. Steve was recommended by a trusted friend and he delivered exactly as our friend promised. Steve is personable, professional, fun to work with, and really great at his job. His real estate knowledge and intuition led us on an extremely fast buying scenario which we were and are so happy about! He guided us the entire way so there were no surprises. We always felt in control the entire way even though things happened very quickly. When it came time to put in an offer Steve was accurate on every aspect of the deal and despite being in a multiple offer situation, we got the first house we fell in love with while staying within our budget. During the inspection, appraisal, and closing process Steve and his amazing team were with us the entire way. When you work with Steve you will always know what to expect and you can also expect that you're going to be treated with care and respect. My wife and I honestly felt like we were his only client because of how much time and attention he gave to our house hunt. If I had to do it all over again I'd still go with Steve, luckily were in our dream house now so I doubt we will be needing him any time soon!
Satisfied Client
It was such a pleasure working with Kristi. She is the epitome of professionalism. She always made us feel like a priority regardless of how busy she was. She was always quick to respond to my many questions and made us feel comfortable every step of the way. She is very knowledgeable and I can’t imagine entrusting the home buying process to anyone other than her. If you are looking for a home then you will be extremely fortunate and blessed to work with Kristi. I know we were. Thank you Kristi for all your heard work and dedication and for the open communication in both the easy and the tough times. Our dream home wouldn’t be as special without you being such an integral part of it. We look forward to being a repeat client but mostly for our new found friendship! We wish you all the Best!
Satisfied Client
The home buying process can be stressful, especially when it’s your first home. From beginning to end, Rebekah was very informative about the process and the steps along the way. She provided us with her undivided attention when answering all of our questions. We had lots of questions) When you are buying for the first time, there are ups and down from beginning to end. Rebekah was always patient with us and made sure she was there the guide us at every turn and assured us everything would work out. And it did. She is very knowledgeable about the market and provided is with alerts with the most up to date availability. Rebekah carries herself with the utmost professionalism and most of all she truly cares. She listened to our needs and wants and she delivered. Rebekah had a genuine love for helping people and she does it well. Thank you Rebekah for everything and for being a part of this special journey with us.
Satisfied Client
Jeff is the real estate agent you want to have in your corner. He wont stop working for you until you find the right property and even after, he will stay by your side, making sure the purchase process is smooth. His commitment and open communication make him an outstanding realtor. His kindness and friendliness make him exceptional. I hope we continue working together for many more years.
Satisfied Client
Chris was extremely helpful and knowledgable with our home search. From start to finish, he was responsive with sending us updates on new listings, and assisting us throughout the process. After we went under contract on our first home that didn't pan out, he was there every step of the way. We want back to the drawing board and spent hours searching and finally found our dream home. After successful completion of being under contract and closing, he put is in touch with a couple general contractors to help modify our home. Chris has been nothing but professional and we greatly appreciate all the time he spent with us the past couple months to find our perfect home. I would recommend him to my family and friends.
Satisfied Client
We worked with Steve to help us identify investment properties in a very competetive market. Steve helped educate us on the market and the investment process and showed us many options. Due to a very competetive market, we submitted a couple of offers prior to having an offer chosen. Steve remained steadfast in his approach and keeping an eye out for us and we ended up closing on a great investment condo. We would recommend Steve to anyone looking to buy or sell a home or investment property.
Satisfied Client
Kristi was and is absolutely AMAZING. She was alway there when we had any questions no matter when we asked them. Her patience with us as we looked in multiple areas of charlotte never wavered. We have a 2 year old, who we had to bring with us on our search. She was very patient with her and even walked around with her so we could concentrate on the important things. We ended up working with a builder and she was very knowledgeable and did not leave us hanging during any point of the 7 month process. We highly recommend her and look forward to working with her in the future. I can definitely say we have made a friend!!
Satisfied Client
Jeff was wonderful to work with on selling our home. He helped guide us through the entire process with quick responses and followups to be sure we understand all of the steps and information. His hard work, dedication and great personality made the process so easy! We will definitely work with Jeff again in the future!
Satisfied Client
This was my husband and I first home and Bekah was nothing short of amazing! She took her time to explain to us the things what we did not understand but also spoke up when there were things we needed to pay close attention to!
Satisfied Client
Over the past 25 years, I have worked with numerous Real Estate agents in different capacities. At times, the search was for a rental property, at other times for a primary residence. I have worked with some realtors that I felt were “great”; until I worked with Jeff; and recognized the difference in what that relationship is really supposed to look like.

I was impressed from our initial point of contact with the level of interest Jeff took in seeking to understand my needs. He was transparent in his approach and how he set expectations; and delivered upon his commitments in a way that I have never seen before. It becomes easy for a realtor to not see the value in a client that is looking to secure a rental property; as the immediate value of the relationship is not always apparent; and many – while they understand the importance of building relationships that may bear fruit in the future will not invest the time for fear that the “juice isn’t worth the squeeze”.

Jeff, however, approached my search for a rental property with the same vigor that he would a multi-million dollar home sale. He maintained a commitment to “over communicate” and ensure that I was aware of any changes or new opportunities that may present themselves. He went above and beyond to not only understand my specific needs, but also my specific circumstances; preparing himself to go to bat for me and to be not just a realtor, but a true advocate. Through his efforts, Jeff was able to assist me in securing a location that fit every criterion identified, and exceeded all of my expectations. Jeff has built a relationship with me that I anticipate will last for as long as he continues to operate in the Real Estate market, and I will look for every opportunity to funnel my peers and colleagues toward Jeff. He is the reflection of Realtor excellence.
Satisfied Client
Christopher has been exceptionally helpful through the process of finding me a new home! He not only found me the home I wanted but suggested an amazing lender as well! I didn't know it could be this easy!
Satisfied Client
Rebekah was very helpful, resourceful, and just great overall. She communicated with us all throughout the process, which I think made the process easier and faster. I highly recommend Rebekah!
Satisfied Client
Steve was absolutely a pleasure to work with. Through the whole process he listened to my concerns and what I was interested in a house. He was very easily to get in touch with and always available to show a house to me. He even went and looked at houses for me when I couldn't make it. His knowledge about he market and what areas would be best for me really helped narrow the searching process down. As we found a house and moved through the closing process he really made it an any process for me. I never once was worried about the buying process cause I knew Steve was there for me. I hope I don't have to buy a house again for a while but if I do I will for sure be using Steve to help me through he process.
Satisfied Client
Chris is an amazing agent who I can 100% recommend. He helped us find our dream home and fulfilled every duty that an agent could and more. He has many contacts in the community which greatly helped us in financing, appraisals, repair requests and more. He is responsive, respectful, and helpful throughout the entire process. He never pushed us toward a certain property but was transparent with his opinion, expressing all the pros and cons. He is very knowledgeable of the charlotte south end area where we were looking which was greatly helpful. When the day comes for us to look for another property I know who to call!
Satisfied Client
Selling a house can be such an enjoyable experience when you have the right realtor by your side. Christopher Allen made selling my husband and I's first home more than enjoyable, he made it memorable! He went above and beyond to communicate with us every step of the way. Not only did he sell our house, he sold his service! He was very professional, friendly, and responded to every need we had in a timely fashion. Because of this, we were able to sell our home in record time! We would happily recommend him over and over and look forward to using him again in the future!
Satisfied Client
I’m not one for many words, but I had to jump on just to say that Bekah is the BEST realtor I’ve worked with. Her responsiveness, attention to detail and quality of work produced is head and shoulders above others I’ve worked with. She makes the process seamless and goes above and beyond what she’s supposed to do. She’s the gold standard for sure!
Satisfied Client
I have had the distinct pleasure to work with Steve as one of his colleagues prior to him becoming a real estate professional. I knew first hand how much of priority he makes his clients and the integrity that he possesses. There was no one else I would rather have at my side.

Steve immediately took action when I was ready to list and developed a game plan with me. He kept in constant communication, answered all of my questions and brought insight into the selling process. He worked closely with the builders of my new home as well and made sure none of the details slipped through the cracks.

Steve is upbeat, energetic, and most important, trustworthy. Costello REI and Steve have a client for life.
Satisfied Client
Steve will break things down for you and help you make the best decision for your situation. Communication is unbeatable, professionalism and availability are incredible. Everything was easy and laid out in an understandable way. We appreciate everything he brought to the table and strongly recommend him.
Satisfied Client
Very personable and knowledgeable. Always available to assist and provide guidance and expertise through the buying and selling process. Christopher was an asset and thoroughly helped us navigate buying and selling our houses.
Satisfied Client
BekahJoy Emmons helped me buy my first investments property in Charlotte when I was on vacation a few months ago. I met with her and within 24 hours we had a strong offer that got accepted within 48 hours. BekahJoy Emmons is very professional and easy to work with. She knew what I was looking for and did not make me waste time on offers not relevant. She is also very creative and knows how to make you aware of EVERY step of the buying process of a home. I would recommend her to whoever is looking to buy or sell a home in Charlotte, NC. Because of Bekah I will be investing in many more home with her assistance.
Satisfied Client
Christopher Allen is hard working, determined, and spot on in working with a client. He pays attention and really knows what a client is looking for in a home. My experience with him has been wonderful, and I highly recommend him as a realtor.
Satisfied Client
Steve recently helped us sell our house and buy a new house and the process could not have gone better! We were working on tight deadlines and several different pieces that all needed to work together and Steve made it all happen. He was highly communicative throughout the process and was always accessible. He kept us informed of all of our options and was a true adviser through the process. Buying and selling a home is stressful to begin with but Steve did a great job of keeping everything on track and helped us reach our goals. I could not recommend him highly enough.
Satisfied Client
From start to finish, it was a great experience working with Christopher. We didn't give him a lot of time to find us an investment property, but he did it in less than one week (more or less). His resources and contacts have also helped us make our new property a great home. We would highly recommend Christopher!! Call him, you won't be disappointed ;-))
Satisfied Client
We could not have picked a better realtor than Chris, especially for purchasing our first home. We were not quite sure what exactly we wanted in a home, and Chris was patient, understanding, picked up on what we liked immediately, and was able to show us some homes in as little as 10 minutes from when we asked about them! It did help that we lived in the same neighborhood as him, and we were looking to buy in that neighborhood as well, however he is the type of person who will drop what he is doing to get you the answers you are looking for, and you can feel confident that if he says he is looking into something, he is. He is prompt, and thorough, and very knowledgeable in his work. Him and his team made the home buying process so easy, the hardest part was waiting for the house to be ours! I would recommend him 10/10 every time! You will not be disappointed if you choose him as your realtor for Charlotte and surrounding areas!
Satisfied Client
I can't express enough how knowledgeable and thorough Steve was through our home buying experience. As first time home buyers we had our fair share of questions. He was patient with us and also pointed out things we didn't know we needed to know. He checked in with us during the lending process and reached out to them on our behalf when need be. Thanks to Steve the process in its entirety ran smoothly and efficiently. Thank you for your hard work Steve!
Satisfied Client
We were so happy with our experience with Steve. He was available to answer every question we had and made sure to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible. He not only helped us find a home we love but also made sure it was safe and a good investment. I would recommend Steve to anyone. He made our first home buying process a happy one!
Satisfied Client
I want to give a shoutout to Jeff Welliver with SL Home Group. Jeff helped me out tremendously in the process of buying my new home. If it wasn't for him I never would've found this beautiful place. Thank you Jeff. I really appreciate all of your hardwork and dedication. I highly recommend you to anyone out there looking for a new home.
Satisfied Client
Liked working with Steve. He knows the area and the market. He will get back to you with questions and or concerns you have even while he is on vacation. Very dedicated to his work!
Satisfied Client
Steve came as a strongly recommended Realtor and lived up to every expectation. Thorough and attention to detail through every step of our home buying process, he continued to make the entire experience worth the stress and decision-making that comes with the process. If you are looking for a reliable realtor that will always be in contact, I strongly recommend Steve.
Satisfied Client
Steve is the best agent we've ever worked with. He was responsive, understanding, and kept us in the loop on where things stood in the process. We were so pleased with him and will gladly work with him in the future!
Satisfied Client
Over the past 6 months we had been thinking about selling our current townhouse and moving to Lake Norman. Trying to time up everything was very important to us and Steve made the process stress free. Steve was proactive getting our house ready to list and finding our new home before it hit the market!

Throughout the process, Steve provided valuable market information as well as referrals for inspections, repairs, and insurance quotes. He was very responsive and always got our questions answered in a timely fashion.

We can't thank Steve enough for all of the help along the way. What we thought was going to be a stressful time for our family ended up being a fun and exciting process. We definitely recommend using Steve for any of your real estate needs!
Satisfied Client
I was a first time home buyer and Steve was great. He took the time to understand what I was looking for. Explained to me how he worked along with understand how I wanted him to work. Steve was responsive and quick to deliver any sort of news both good an bad. Steve was sending me contracts to sign at 11pm on weekends. His work ethic and his knowledge was exactly what I needed. Steve was an excellent resource for me and I hope to have the opportunity to work with him again in the future.
Satisfied Client
This past January, our son, Sean, quickly relocated to Charlotte for business. A work colleague of mine, and longtime Charlotte resident, introduced Sean to Steve so that he could ask some questions about the best places to rent. Steve was more than happy to speak with Sean, offered great advice and encouraged Sean to stay in touch. 7 months later, after falling in love with Charlotte, Sean decided that he wanted to pursue purchasing a condo or townhouse, and naturally called Steve. A first time real estate purchase is daunting for anyone, especially a young adult. My wife and I had some concerns about Sean making a real estate purchase on his own given that we live in NJ, which were quickly reduced. Sean and I met with Steve on a hot, August Sunday afternoon while I was visiting Sean. Steve took the time to really get to know Sean, and asked all the key questions before starting the search. I knew immediately upon meeting Steve in person that Sean was in great hands in working with Steve. I can’t say enough positive things about Sean’s, and my wife and my experience in working with Steve. He is the consummate professional, knows the Charlotte Real Estate market extremely well. Steve works with a lot of young professionals, and we know that he really helped Sean with a lot of guidance and support throughout the process given us being farther away, while also being a tremendous communicator to all of us, while also always being available to Sean. Steve was also able to recommend a number of great resources and people to work with, for whatever was or is needed now that Sean has closed on his new home. Lastly from my perspective, as a proud father, and longtime business person working in a corporate environment, Steve is a genuinely nice and sincere person who really cares about his clients, his family, the greater Charlotte community. I can’t say enough positive things about our experience in working with Steve, and would and we will recommend Steve to anyone looking to make a Real Estate purchase in the greater Charlotte area. More importantly, we are all now fortunate to have Steve as a friend.
Satisfied Client
Steve is detail-oriented, knowledgeable, responsive, thoughtful and business-Savvy. It’s very relieving to work with someone who can educate both parties and lead such a large transaction. Highly recommend Steve.
Satisfied Client
Steve was so incredibly helpful! As a first time homebuyer I had absolutely no idea what I was doing and was full of questions and concerns. The process was as smooth as possible and Steve answered my questions promptly & positively no matter the time of day. We love our home and are so thankful to Steve for helping us!
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