Carolina Real Estate Insider


Meet The Panelists

While these panelists shine as regulars, they're just the beginning. Brace yourself for a dynamic lineup of guest experts, each bringing unique perspectives on all the intricacies of real estate. Our podcast is a resource of industry brilliance, ensuring you get a comprehensive look at the ever-changing real estate landscape. Tune in for an enriching experience with both familiar faces and fresh insights.
Realtor Kathy Smith with a Samoyed white dog in front of a wall with hearts.

Your Host, Realtor Kathy Smith

Meet Kathy Smith, a seasoned and dynamic Realtor with a passion for guiding her Clients through their real estate journeys. With an impressive 20+ year track record in the industry, Kathy brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to delivering unparalleled service. Recipient of several real estate recognitions, including the “Circle of Excellence”, “President’s Club”, “Honor Society” and a Zillow Five Star Rating, Kathy has consistently maintained her status of being in the top 16% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Agents nationally.

Renowned for her insightful grasp of market dynamics, Kathy possesses a teaching spirit that sets her apart. Recognized as a reliable guide, she is committed to empowering clients with a comprehensive understanding of the intricate real estate journey. Kathy’s dedication ensures her clients navigate the complexities of buying or selling property with clarity, minimizing unexpected hurdles and maximizing informed decisions. Kathy can often be seen with her trusty sidekick, Loki. Her community contributions include singing with Carolina Voices as a Cast Member of the Annual Singing Christmas Tree and Agility co-Chair for the Charlotte Dog Training Club.

Attorney Nick Bolling

Meet Nick Bolling, an experienced and personable real estate attorney with a passion for customer service and fun closings.  With over 10+ years of closing experience, Nick brings a wide range of experiences and expertise to his clients to ensure they are informed and educated about their closing.  Known for being friendly and easy to reach, Nick has earned a reputation as the attorney you can talk to.  Nick is an avid fan of his Alma Mater, The Ohio State University, the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, Carolina Hurricanes, and the Atlanta Braves. When not at the office, Nick is likely to spend time with his wife and their daughter or play golf at one of the local courses.

Lender Chris Bennett, his daughter and dog

Senior Mortgage Consultant, Chris Bennett

Meet Chris Bennett, a seasoned mortgage consultant with over 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry.  Chris serves as a trusted advisor to his clients with a focus on communication and guidance throughout the mortgage process.  Chris has a vast knowledge of the loan programs that are available in the current mortgage market and what the requirements are for these programs.  Real estate agents that refer clients to Chris describe him as detail oriented, easy going, responsive and fun to work with.  Chris is a graduate of Appalachian State University and a huge fan of all of the professional sports teams in the Charlotte area.  He enjoys fishing, golf and spending time with his daughter, friends and 6 year old goldendoodle, Ruby.


Chief Happiness Officer, Loki

Meet Loki, the charismatic Samoyed born in 2021, who has quickly become a furry luminary in the canine world. Beyond his adorable exterior, Loki boasts an impressive resume, having achieved Canine Good Citizen, Canine Good Citizen Advanced and Rally Novice titles. As the cherished muse of Realtor Kathy Smith, Loki is not just a pet but an integral part of Kathy’s journey, even serving as the inspiration for her logo. This energetic Samoyed thrives on long walks and conquering challenging Agility courses, showcasing a perfect blend of beauty, intelligence and playfulness that makes him such a heartwarming companion.

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