Realtor® / Broker in North Carolina / South Carolina

704.364.4400 x1359
704.625.2364 fax
704.621.0613 cell phone


Buying or selling a house can be one of the most stressful, complicated and certainly expensive experiences in life. My goal is to give you the professional guidance, counsel and knowledge you need to make achieving your housing goals as smooth, convenient and stress-free as possible.


  • National Association of Realtors®

  • North Carolina Realtors®

  • Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association (CRRA)

  • Graduate Realtor® Institute (GRI)

  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)

  • CMLS Tempo Task Force – 2005 – 2011, Chair 2009

  • CRRA Professional Standards Committee – 2009 – 2011

  • CRRA Housing Opportunity Foundation Committee – 2012 – Present, Chair 2018
  • CMLS (now Canopy) Board of Directors – 2015 – 2017

  • CRRA Realtors® Care Day Core Committee – 2015 – Present, Chair 2019

  • NC Realtors®, Region 8 Director – 2015 – Present

  • CRRA Grievance Committee, 2016 -2018

  • CRRA Board of Directors, 2017 – Present

  • CRRA (now Canopy) Housing Foundation Board of Directors, 2018 – Present
  • Multi-year Top Producer at Cottingham Chalk

  • Certified Relocation Specialist

  • Certified Military Specialist


  • Charlotte native, married with 3 daughters (all App State!)
  • UNC Chapel Hill: BA Economics/Political Science

  • UNC Charlotte: MS Architecture/Urban Planning
  • Myers Park Presbyterian Church, life-long member, deacon, past elementary SS teacher, youth/adult volunteer, HFH/HFH El Salvador volunteer, Cuba Committee

  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, volunteer/mentor

  • Dilworth Community Development Association, past president, board member, contributing writer

  • Habitat for Humanity, volunteer, Certified Global Village Leader


  • It’s important to me to work for a company like Cottingham Chalk, where we always place our clients first and support one another in those efforts, where our agent’s and company’s reputation as caring and professional reflect the values that we hold together.

  • As a Charlotte native (and the son of 2 Charlotte natives), the city obviously holds a particular place in my heart and I’m constantly amazed at how (and where) it has grown over the years.
  • My favorite vacation spots include anywhere with big water, so naturally the Carolina beaches, Lake Michigan and Nantucket.

  • I’d be lying if I didn’t say working on one of my old houses or gardens, but would really like to spend more time working on my 1969 Datsun roadster—and buying more classic cars!
  • I am a trained Habitat for Humanity Global Village leader and have led a HFH trip to El Salvador, plus have participated on 3 other El Salvador trips. I’ve also traveled to Cuba as a mission volunteer.


Ed is proud to be a native Charlottean. He uses his knowledge of the area and its history to help his clients, whether newcomers or “naturalized” natives to find the perfect neighborhood and home. In addition to possessing a wealth of knowledge on the history of Charlotte and its neighborhoods, Ed approaches each transaction with a tremendous amount of patience and calmness, helping clients navigate today’s challenging markets. His expertise lies in his extensive market knowledge, preparation and attention to detail to deliver the best results to his clients (many with multiple transactions).

A graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Economics/Political Science, Ed also received a M.S. in Architecture/Urban Planning from UNC Charlotte. After a successful career in technical sales in the 2 Carolinas, he wanted to be a participant in the exciting growth and change in Charlotte and follow his life-long interest in real estate. Cottingham Chalk offered the perfect match as a family-oriented and caring organization with values that aligned with Ed’s.

Ed has lived in Dilworth with his wife, Ellen, and daughters for over 30 years and just discovered that his house is at least 10 years older than previously thought (1923!). In his free time, Ed spends as much time outdoors as possible – walking in-town neighborhoods in the early mornings with his two 4-legged boys, gardening, tending his plot at the Dilworth Neighborhood Garden and of course working on his old house. When the heat sets in, Ed finds time to escape to west Michigan with his family to spend time in a quaint town working on yet another old house (1850’s!) and enjoying the Lake Michigan beaches near White Lake.


Sales 1 - 8 of 8

2224 Sarah Marks Avenue - 2 BR, 1.1 BA - 1472 sqft
Sold for $465,000 on Oct 1, 2019 for 93.9% of list price
Subdivision: Dilworth
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2021 Stratford Avenue - 4 BR, 3 BA - 3293 sqft
Sold for $815,000 on Jul 26, 2019 for 99.4% of list price
Subdivision: Midwood
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2104 Bay Street - 2 BR, 1 BA - 1030 sqft
Sold for $321,500 on May 6, 2019 for 94.6% of list price
Subdivision: Chantilly
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121 Fox Chase Road - 3 BR, 2 BA - 1487 sqft
Sold for $190,000 on Apr 9, 2019 for 98.4% of list price
Subdivision: Fox Run
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12611 Rusty Blackbird Way - 5 BR, 4 BA - 3876 sqft
Sold for $459,900 on Dec 18, 2018 for 100% of list price
Subdivision: Chapel Cove
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1543 Southwood Avenue - 2 BR, 1 BA - 837 sqft
Sold for $300,000 on Sep 25, 2018 for 92.3% of list price
Subdivision: Wilmore
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3526 Sincerity Road - 3 BR, 3 BA - 3188 sqft
Sold for $435,000 on Sep 12, 2018 for 98.9% of list price
Subdivision: Arbor Way Ii
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320 White Water Drive - 3 BR, 3 BA - 2051 sqft
Sold for $215,000 on Sep 4, 2018 for 97.8% of list price
Subdivision: The Creeks Edge
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Sales 1 - 8 of 8


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