Dynamic Women: Chris Black, Cottingham Chalk

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May 5, 2022

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Chris Black’s clients have plenty of wonderful words to describe her qualities as a Realtor. From responsive and receptive to knowledgeable and experienced, all agree her personalized, clients-first approach delivers impressive results. But it’s her skill as an expert negotiator, along with her courteous demeanor, that comes up most often.

“An iron fist in a velvet glove,” one client remarked. Buying and selling a home in Charlotte’s tight real estate market has never been more stressful, with multiple offers for sellers and little to choose from for buyers. But Black never wavers from how she does business. “You can work through hard situations and be kind, yet still get so much done,” she says. “I am a strong negotiator.”

Black has modeled her career after her father’s, a man of faith who had great success as a large business owner. She credits her clients – many of whom have become longtime friends – as the reason her business has continued to grow and thrive throughout the years. Customers she once helped find the perfect home for with the right schools and neighborhoods are now the ones she’s helping to downsize.

Black also has extensive experience as a corporate relocation specialist. One of Cottingham Chalk’s top producers in 2021, she was honored by the National Association of Realtors with the status of Realtor Emeritus for valuable and lasting contributions to the real estate profession.

Her hobbies – triathlons, half-marathons and water sports – reflect her competitive, determined spirit. She holds two medals for 5-mile swims across Lake Waccamaw, her favorite place to be.

Licensed in North and South Carolina, Black continues to find great joy in assisting buyers and sellers with their real estate needs. “This is my story,” she says. “I’ve made great friends, and I love selling Charlotte and its beautiful surrounding communities.”

Chris Black
6846 Carnegie Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28211

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