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6 Closings in Less Than 3 Months of joining Showcase Realty!

Best Brokerage in North Carolina

​Powerhouse, Melanie Mills Johnson, became a REALTOR® 2 years ago, and closed her first sale within 32 days of getting her license. She joined Showcase Realty 3 months ago for award-winning Broker/Owner, Nancy Braun’s mentorship, our agent resources and support.

Within hours of joining Showcase Realty, she received her 1st lead. She had 6 Closings in less than 3 months. Is actively working with 7 prospects. Has 2 listings, with more coming up. She has received 177 leads from Showcase Realty already. Melanie attributes Showcase Realty marketing and agent support for her quick results. She LOVES our Inside Sales Agents because they take away the need to cold call, filter leads, and follow up — allowing her to focus on her business.

Listen to the interview and give us a call if you want to be a superstar agent too! Call Nancy Braun on her direct number at 704-488-3109 for a confidential discussion.

Get our FREE Book of Benefits to learn what you gain as a Showcase Realty agent, visit "I Guarantee That You Will Make At Least $25,000.00 More Over the Next 12 Months at my brokerage than you did in the last 12 months at your current brokerage, or I'll pay you the Difference*!" ~ Nancy Braun

Work with Melanie to close more deals! Email her at or call 704.733.7933.

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OPEN HOUSE: 2006 Carnoustie Ct, Indian Land, SC 29707

Absolutely gorgeous executive home in Firethorne! Three story home w/a versatile floor & open plan, perfect for entertaining! Stunning hardwood flooring on the main level, living room with built in shelving, and a gorgeous chef’s kitchen with stainless steel upgraded appliances and granite countertops! Luxurious Master Suite with custom closets and his & hers bathrooms! Private back patio overlooking large flat rear yard! 3rd floor bonus with entertainment bar. Enjoy all of the amenities!

Homeownership Open House Opportunity! –2006 Carnoustie Ct, Indian Land, SC 29707– This SATURDAY! July 28 – 11AM – 1PM!

If you have any questions about this property or want to know more about the Charlotte real estate market, you can call Nancy Braun at (704) 997-3794!

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OPEN HOUSE: Home for Sale in Gastonia NC | 1060 Laurel Ln, 28054

Great full brick ranch with basement on large acres!

Homeownership Open House Opportunity! –1060 Laurel Ln, Gastonia, NC 28054 – How to be a homeowner successfully purchasing this HUD-owned home for sale in Gastonia NC! This SATURDAY! April 7 – 10 AM – 12PM!

This Gastonia NC home for sale features wood floors in most of the rooms throughout, tiled bathrooms and so much more. Home has a lot of potential!


  • Elementary School: Sherwood
  • Middle School: Grier
  • High School: Ashbrook

If you have any questions, you can call Nancy Braun at (704) 997-3794! She will help you choose among the homes in Gastonia NC the one that best suits your needs.

If you’re looking for houses for sale by owner in Gastonia NC, homes in Gastonia NC for rent, similar properties in Gastonia North Carolina or in surrounding areas, visit:

OPEN HOUSE: 5005 Woodview Ln Weddington NC 28104 | Home for Sale

Home for Sale: Open House - 5005 Woodview Ln, Weddington, NC 28104

A dream home in a prominent neighborhood is waiting to be yours!

This stunning two level home brings comfortable living and entertaining to a whole new level. It features 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms on 5000+ square bart of living space.

It also has a private, flat backyard oasis with an outdoor kitchen and a double brick patio space. Bright and airy, this home seamlessly blends traditional style with upscale amenities, delivering an elegant living both indoors and out, making it a true dream home.

Join our OPEN HOUSE event on February 11 SUNDAY, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, you can call Nancy Braun at (704) 997-3794! You can also text Driftwood8929 to 704-870-2369 for more details!

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Gorgeous Furniture for Sale | Charlotte NC Homes

Gorgeous Furniture for Sale | Charlotte NC Homes

We just sold another house and our client has some really nice barely used furniture for sale!

Gorgeous Furniture for Sale | Charlotte NC Homes

Gorgeous Furniture for Sale | Charlotte NC Homes

Gorgeous Furniture for Sale | Charlotte NC Homes

Sofa and tables in new condition selling for ONLY $600!

Guest bedroom is rarely used and the mattress is always covered by protective mattress cover. The whole bedroom is ONLY for $700!

Gorgeous Furniture for Sale | Charlotte NC Homes

Gorgeous Furniture for Sale | Charlotte NC Homes

Gorgeous Furniture for Sale | Charlotte NC Homes

Gorgeous Furniture for Sale | Charlotte NC Homes


Send us a message if you are interested in any of these items!

If you are looking to sell your home, call 704-997-3794 today!

The Best Ever Show Podcast: Answering Your Clients Questions Before They Ask Them with Nancy Braun

Answering Your Clients Questions Before They Ask Them with Nancy Braun

Are you a real estate agent? Or are you a brokerage owner overseeing all the different types of revenue streams coming in? How do you identify where to put your focus to help to increase the overall profitability of your company?

“Communication – that is critical!” – Nancy Braun, Charlotte Real Estate Broker and Owner of Showcase Realty & Showcase Property Management 

In an episode of The Best Ever Show hosted by Joe Fairless, listen as Nancy Braun discusses how to answer a client’s question before they even ask them.

“Our sellers are much more educated and internet-savvy today than they were ten years ago. They go online and they wanna see that their property is marketed everywhere and they can find it online very easily. They’re checking on it, and we have an incredible team of marketing specialists that make sure that the property is plasted everywhere on the internet and has very strong SEO,” Braun said.

What is strategic marketing and how do you work with an investor?

If you’re a real estate agent and want to learn more, listen to the podcast by clicking here:

If you have any questions, you can call Nancy Braun at (704) 997-3794!

7 Ways REALTORS® Need To Communicate With Clients

Nancy Braun Real Estate

As professional real estate agents, we understand that we are there to offer support and advice to homebuyers and homeowners. These buyers and sellers are our clients, and as such need our honest input, but also our positive reinforcements. It’s important to remain tactful and considerate.

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If you want to earn their business and referrals, use these 7 tips:

Learn how to give constructive criticism. Instead of saying “Your home is a mess and you need to purge your stuff” – even though you might be thinking it! – turn that into “Here’s what we’ll need to do to properly stage your home so it sells faster,” and then give your clients some suggestions. That way, you are still addressing what needs to be changed, but without making the homeowners feel embarrassed or overwhelmed. They will appreciate your help, not your pointing out their faults.

Provide resources. Because your clients see you as knowledgeable, they count on you not say what’s wrong with their home, but how to make it more sellable to buyers. So instead of saying “You need to clean the walls or floor and make the place smell better,” try, “We can freshen up your home with the help of a contact I have who can do it for you – so you don’t have to.” Giving them suggestions that make their lives easier will be more appreciated, and go a long way in trusting your judgment.

Remain flexible. If you want your clients not to monopolize your time or try to reach you when it’s inconvenient, don’t say “Contact me during my office hours.” Instead, offer a range of hours when clients can expect to reach you, followed up with an assurance to cover unexpected situations that may arise – “You may reach me at or during (specify hours or range of hours), but I’m always willing to be of help to my clients.” And while you don’t have to be on-call like a doctor, let your clients know if they are trying to reach you outside of your available hours, you will do what you can to still be of help if something sudden comes up.

Redirect a misinformed client. Occasionally, your clients might say or do something that they insist is correct, when in fact you know they are misinformed. Rather than telling a client “You’re wrong. You have to follow what the contract says if you don’t want to be penalized,” say, “I know it isn’t easy to keep track of the deadlines for your contract, but they are there so both parties are protected.”

Avoid assumptions. Clients expect you to be non-judgmental, and to not make assumptions on their lifestyle. Rather than saying, “Hi there, this must be your daughter,” and risk insulting the client’s young-looking partner or other household member or acquaintance, say, “Hello, and what relation are you to (use homeowner’s name)?” to introduce yourself while asking an open-ended question and not a stereotype statement.

Keep your opinions to yourself. The time-old advice of if you don’t have anything nice to say, it’s best not to say it, is true. Your opinions are not necessarily shared by your clients, but they don’t have to know that. Remain professional as their realtor and instead of saying “This house isn’t right for you,” turn the thought around into a question to make them think, such as, “What do you think about this house?”

Be sensitive to clients’ sentimental possessions. Rather than telling sellers “You need to put away all of your family portraits,” when preparing to show their home to prospective buyers, turn that around into “I like how you’ve arranged your collection, but I think that we might need to take some of it down so buyers can consider how they would want to decorate the room according to the décor they would want in here. Would you mind taking some of it down?”

When you practice sensitivity and tact, your clients will easily work with you to make the entire experience far more pleasant. At the end of the day, the goal is to deliver excellent service with professional results.

As broker-in- charge and owner of Showcase Realty, I mentor my team of agents on all of these critical skills as they grow their real estate businesses. Knowing what it takes, I have built a company that helps nurture sales skills that really work — through support, mentorship, education and passion.

If you’d like to find out to more, email me at or call me directly at 704-488- 3109. I would love to explore the future of your real estate business with you, with no obligation. There are so many wonderful agent-focussed services that we provide at Showcase Realty that you might find helpful, valuable and beneficial.

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Charlotte NC Short Sales

Top Real Estate Agent in Charlotte NC

What is a Charlotte NC short sale?

A short sale means selling your property for less amount than what you actually owe on your mortgage.

Now, this is not a rock bottom real estate situation, most experts say it is a lot smarter than pursuing more serious measures like foreclosure or bankruptcy. If you can’t find the relevance of this, you may be surprised to read these benefits:

  • Your credit will not be hurt as much as it will be with a foreclosure.
  • You will be able to apply for a loan to buy a new home much sooner with a short sale than with a foreclosure.
  • You will be able to stay in your home until you close on the short sale.
  • All of your closing costs including the real estate commissions will need to be approved by your mortgage lender because they are the ones taking the loss. So they want to make sure they mitigate the loss as much as they can.

You will need the advice, support, and negotiation skills of a short sale expert like Nancy Braun, Broker/Owner of Showcase Realty in Charlotte NC.

I, Nancy Braun, and my team serve as trailblazers in Charlotte, NC and I’m happy to say we set the bar when it comes to services that stand out from the rest. My team and I, who specialize in short sales as one of our areas of expertise, will not just provide you with one agent but a whole team of professionals, for a quick and faultless sale.

We do all the heavy lifting!

Short Sales in Charlotte NC

How to qualify for a Charlotte NC Short Sale

Not all homeowners can qualify for a short sale. Let’s check some of the guidelines so you can determine if you can take advantage of this option:

  1. Your property is under water. Your property’s worth has to be less than your loan outstanding balance. We can provide a free home valuation so you will know how much your home is worth!
  2. Mortgage in or near default status. If you’ve missed payments, and you’ve explored other options, such as a loan modification, and you still don’t have a resolution, then call me for a totally confidential phone consultation. We will go through your options together.
  3. You’ve proven financial difficulties.  You must be able to submit a “letter of hardship” explaining why you can’t continue paying and why you won’t be able to pay the difference when you sell your property.

Examples of financial hardships:

  • Illness
  • Divorce
  • Death
  • Loss of job

Doing a Short Sale May Test Your Patience

As we work together, we will inevitably receive crazy and ridiculous lowball offers. The most important decision that you need to make is to “make a decision”. Do not avoid confronting the financial consequences of defaulting on your mortgage.

Consider all options available and when none of them will work, you will get the assistance that you deserve as you move forward from this chapter in your life. We’re excited to see you unfold better opportunities in the future! Check our proven track record and you’ll see we know the short sale process!

Call me, Nancy Braun, at 704-997-3794! This is the silver lining you’ve been waiting for!

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Home Partners of America Part 2 Advanced Training

Charlotte NC Real Estate Agents

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:15AM-1:30PM | To RSVP go to:


Showcase Realty is offering a free lunch learning event with Home Partners of America.

Advanced Presentation: This course is based on the best marketing strategies of Home Partners most successful agents nationwide. Subjects include:

  • Utilizing Home Partners in listing presentations
  • Using listings to market Home Partners
  • Working with loan and relocation officers
  • Partnering with property management firms
  • Other proven strategies for generating strong leads

The event is scheduled for Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:15 AM to 1:30 PM at Showcase Realty’s office, located at 1430 S. Mint Street in Historic South End. Seating is limited.

To RSVP, go to:

Showcase Realty North Carolina Realtors | A Day in the Life

Our team just keeps on growing! We love working with a lot of different types of people and we believe in each person’s capacity to grow and advance.

What’s it like being a Charlotte NC real estate agent at Showcase Realty?


Looking for a new real estate office to work at? Work with #ShowcaseRealty today! Make at Least $25,000* more over the next 12 months or I’ll pay you the Difference.

*Conditions Apply

Call us at 704-997-3794 or send me an email at today!

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