Carolina United Realty is a full service Real Estate Company, able to handle any Real Estate Need. We may be the fastest growing Property Management Company in the Charlotte Area. However, we understand that just growing fast is not enough. We are committed to providing our
tenants, buyers and sellers with the best in customer service.
Carolina United Realty began as a full service Real Estate Company by
Jim and Kim Acord. While we remain a full service company, the
challenges of the current market and economy have led us to a focus on
property management. Jim’s work ethic and dedication have made CUR one
of Charlotte’s fastest growing property management companies. Our staff
is committed to excellence in customer service and ensuring that our
quality of service keeps pace with our rapid growth.
Jim Acord - Broker-in-Charge, Realtor / Broker NC, SC, GA
Jim was born in Arizona and moved to Augusta, Georgia when he was young.
After an exciting sports career in high school, he accepted a
scholarship to play tennis at Augusta State University. Fast forwarding
to the end of his never dull college days, Jim decided he was ready to
pursue a career as a tennis professional and accepted a job as a
teaching pro. He learned a lot about customer service, marketing,
organization, self assertiveness and the ability to smile after a long
day on the court, whether it was 95 degrees or 30 degrees. After 12
years teaching on the court and his body aching, he decided to enter the
real estate industry in 1998.
With his competitiveness still at a very high level, his thought was to
add that competitiveness with all of the other qualities he had acquired
and try to become the best Real Estate Broker around. Jim has been and
remains consistently in the top 1% of all Brokers maintaining an average
of between 25 and 35 active listings. His portfolio of listings and
rental properties range from multi-family properties in Salisbury, NC
(Rowan County) to a small new home community in Belmont, NC (Gaston
County) to condos and townhomes in South End, just outside of uptown
Charlotte, down to the Ballantyne area and into South Carolina. His
desire is to provide the best property management firm in the Charlotte
Kim Acord - Accounting
Steven Howell - Marketing - Realtor / Broker NC
Steven was born and raised in North Carolina.
He grew up in Rocky Mount, NC and eventually moved to Boone, NC to
attend Appalachian State University. While obtaining his Bachelors
of Science degree in Community & Regional Planning, he decided to get
his real estate license. After graduating, he moved to the
Charlotte area and began his career in real estate. Steven has an
extensive background in technology. His hobbies of website design,
graphic design, and internet marketing have given him an edge in this
very competitive field.
Stephen Lucas - Residential & Commercial Realtor /
Broker NC & SC
Stephen started an early real estate career and has
handled all types of transactions from residential to commercial for
past 27 years. Stephen obtained the elite commercial real estate
designation, Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and has
represented many Fortune 500 companies and individual investors in
leasing and property sales from small transactions to complicated
million dollar decisions. Stephen applies his local market knowledge and
skills to meet his clients needs and assist in making a smart and
profitable real estate decision.