Walt and Emilie Davis - Testimonials

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Emilie is truly an OUTSTANDING REALTOR, standing out from the rest through her excellent communication, quick attention, and obvious care for her clients.

I have worked with some terrific agents, but Emilie Davis impressed me more than anyone. I see "treating customers like family" is a principle she and Walt live by, and it is actually true. A joy to work with, extremely professional and knowledgeable, and incredibly thorough! Emilie really went above and beyond, and I do hope to work with her in the future.

R Murphy

Emilie Davis has provided excellent service along with and her husband Walt.

They are a lovely couple and a joy to work with. I feel blessed because they reached out to me initially and on and on-going basis!

Kim P

Absolutely loved working with Emilie!

Helped us in every aspect of purchasing our home. I highly recommend Emilie (& Walt) to anyone wishing to have a great real estate experience.

Diane K

Walt & Emilie started as professional realtors and soon they understood our likes and dislikes.

It took one year to build our house, and they both were on top of every little detail. They were by our side and were a relief to us. We felt confident and satisfied in our purchase. We couldn't have done it without them. Their experience and knowledge in real estate helped us every step of the construction. We thank them both and wish them many more happy clients like us.

Sheetal Dave

I cannot even begin to say enough about Emilie and Walt and what they have done for me.

Always answered my phone calls. Ran out of their office to meet me when a new property became available. They helped me to find the perfect home and I am sincerely grateful for everything they did for me and  many things I would never expect from a realtor.

Matthew R

Walt and Emilie have earned our absolute strongest possible recommendation!

We could not have asked for a more professional, thorough and personable team to aid us in finding a community and home that met our needs and desires. We built a new home in Trilogy Lake Norman while living in Maryland, and Walt and Emilie visited the construction site often, providing updates and pictures . What's more, they assisted us to find vendors, hotels, medical professionals, etc. Finally, Walt and Emilie excel at communication.....they are extremely responsive....generally answer questions within minutes or hours, and often proactively seek and provide information before it is requested. Bottom line, we could not have been happier and will refer them to our friends relocating to the area.

Steve Schlientz

Walt and Emilie are the best in the industry!

Our first home purchase was nothing short of amazing. This team was prompt and thorough. They were always available to answer our questions and reassure us throughout the entire process. You will be making the right decision by choosing these two!! 

Kristin Wiggins

Walt and Emilie were incredibly helpful in our search for our home.

They were informative, thorough and experienced in the real estate market in the Charlotte area. They went above and beyond what we expected out of a real estate agent and Walt even power-washed our new driveway before we moved in! Highly recommended.

Daniel Miller


Very knowledgeable and helpful. Great follow-up. Very attentive and responsive. Accessible and available. Really took time to listen. Genuine and good people.

William Z

Walt and Emilie worked hard to make sure everything with our new house was perfect.

We were so glad to have them as our realtors!

Suzanne Reid

Who knew that when I went to 55 Plus, I would end up with the very best brokers in the area.

Emilie and Walt were responsive, totally knowledgeable, spent as much time as I needed, and held my hand through the search, selection, and move-in process. I could not have done it without them, and I would probably not be at a place that is so wonderful. Emilie showed me everything and what would have been a difficult process, turned out to be a fun experience and I learned all about the area, shopping, etc. Good, caring people are what is important when you are making a life decision.

Barbara Foster

To anyone considering a real estate purchase, we can strongly recommend working with Walt and Emilie Davis.

We recently purchased a property from Walt and were very happy with the entire process. We were out of town on a cruise while negotiating the purchase. Walt took care of all the details and handled the paperwork so we were able to enjoy our trip. When got back, the closing was all set up, all we needed to do was sign the paper. It was a great experience and we look forward to working with Walt and Emilie on any future real estate needs. Tom & Pam Bork Columbus, OH & Blowing Rock, NC

Tom & Pam Bork

As a Real Estate investor who has flipped over 100 homes in the past few years I have worked with and observed several Realtors over that time.

I have personally known Emilie and Walt for over 15 years and I can say without hesitation that they both will put 100% effort and dedication into either finding you the perfect place to fit your needs if you are looking to purchase or if you are looking to sell will take the time to market the key areas of your home to get it sold quick and for top dollar. I highly recommend Emilie and Walk at Real LKN!

B Powell

Walt and Emilie were great!

They were knowledgeable, courteous, professional and kind! They made the house hunting and buying experience painless! I would highly recommend them!

Andrew Otabor

Emilie and Walt Davis were a blessing to me from our first interaction.

Emily contacted me immediately when I made a request via 55PLACES. We scheduled a convenient time for us to talk about my desires and needs in detail. She selected the Cresswind community for me to view and both of them supported me with a commitment to excellence, knowledge and thoughtfulness. Once I drove through the community I knew it was the right place for me to build my dream house. I am pleased to say that we have become good friends as well. May God continue to bless and prosper you both in this ministry that He has chosen for you.

Kim Pleasant

In our time knowing them, Walt and Emilie Davis managed to take the overwhelming stress inherint in becoming first time homeowners and diffuse it into a clear, manageable process.

Apart from their warm disposition, encyclopedic knowledge of housing, and their immediate response to any questions or concerns we send their way, Emilie and Walt did not stop supporting us after we closed on the house. Every contractor hired since has come with their recommendation and they have given us a detailed, cost effective solution for every foreseeable problem about our property. They have exceeded their obligations as realtors; going beyond what is required of the profession, and have advocated on our behalf so that we can own our forever home. As competitive an industry as real estate can be, Walt and Emilie go out of their way not only to earn your business, but also, to earn your trust. We would not want to do business with any other realtor.

Emily & Jacob

Walt & Emilie are great people as well as being great at finding us the perfect home.

We searched for over a year before we found it & they were helpful & professional every step of the way. We wish them the best & encourage anyone looking for a home to look them up. They will give it their all until you find that perfect home. Thanks

Chris LeMaster

Emilie has been wonderful.

When we first met, I decided not to purchase at that time, At no point did she pressure me or make me feel uncomfortable about my decision. She was very supportive and said she’d be available whenever I was ready. When I was ready, I wouldn’t have considered working with anyone else. She has been supportive, efficient and helpful throughout this process. I’m very grateful to have worked with her and will recommend her to friends.

Cheryl T

Walt and Emilie, I can’t begin to thank you enough for your efforts and your friendly professionalism over the last 2 years.

I feel like you showed me every available lot in the High Country and made the entire process as easy and as stress free as purchasing property can be. You were more available to me than you needed to be, and responded to every one of my questions and all my whimsical thoughts and ideas either with a phone call, an email or a text. It genuinely mattered to you that these purchases be exactly what I wanted, and never once did I feel pressured to make a move despite you spending literally hundreds of hours with me and my family. Two purchases together so far, and I look forward to heading back out tomorrow to look for one or two more!

Matt Swartz

One of the saddest facts about leaving North Carolina is knowing I won’t get to work with Walt and Emilie Davis any more.

Two wonderful people, who are friendly, honest, exceptionally hard working, and relentless in their approach to getting for their clients nothing short of exactly what they expect. Over the years I’ve bought and sold more than one property with this team, but the most recent sale was the most important for my family. I will be forever grateful for the way they approached my situation and how they helped us get from where we were to where we needed to be in such a short time. At not a single point in this process did I feel like The Lone Ranger. I pummeled them with questions, but I never had to ask for help. They anticipated everything, they managed everything, and even from across the country, in the midst of a chaotic work schedule, while buying another home, I never felt like the situation wasn’t under control. If I ever move back to North Carolina, Walt and Emilie will be my first call. If I ever decide to buy investment property in North Carolina, Walt and Emilie will be my first call.


Walt and Emilie were very professional bearing timely responses to questions, knowledge of product and community, insightful in dealing with seller.

Great service from them.

Zigmund & Sandra Zudyk

I can’t say enough good things about Emilie & her husband, Walt.

What a great team they are. They even helped put us in contact with a local finance company. We truly enjoyed their personalities and now consider them friends. They really went above and beyond their services as they helped during  some issues that had come to light. We highly recommend them for your real estate needs. You’ll gain a friend for sure. Great people.

Regina B

We are so happy that we chose Walt and Emilie Davis from Lake Norman Realty.

They are very knowledgeable in what they do and made the buying process super.

Michael Ray Halter

Walt and Emilie Davis of Lake Norman Realty were simply amazing.

They are true professionals who go above and beyond for their clients. They are experienced and knowledgeable, but also warm and friendly, and easy to work with. Most of all, they are proactive and attentive. Emails and texts are always responded to promptly. They were supportive and helpful throughout the selling process, giving us insightful market feedback, and also did a great job marketing our home. On the buy side, when we expressed interest in a neighborhood or property, within a few hours Emilie would email us a complete set of research and comps, and Walt would visit the property and talk to the builders and provide us a community layout, sometimes before it was even public!!! They were with us every step of the way, from selling and buying. The offer they put together for our new house was so well written and thought out that the builder had no choice but to accept. The builder's agent said it was the best deal she'd ever seen! We became very close with them through the process, and now they are like family to us. In an industry where there are so many inexperienced and inept real estate agents out there, do yourselves a favor and avoid all that and hire these two! They are true professionals who care about their clients. We have referred several friends and coworkers to them because of the trust and confidence we have in them.

Christine B

Emily and Walt have been great.

Found us the right home in an area we wanted they went out of the way to help us and make us feel like family They are.the BEST

dr neil merlis

Realtors Walt and Emilie Davis are absolute GOLD!

We moved from Ohio and were clueless- they completely took us under their wings and coached and advised us the entire way! I honestly believe we couldn't have made it through selling a house up there and buying one here without them! They are truly a gift from God!!

Cat H

The Davis Team fully understood our needs.

They provided information of the area and condos regularly. Walt and Emilie were always available to answer questions we had throughout the purchasing process, as well as after our move. They are delightful to work with. 

Susan Bauer

Simply the Best!

Relocating shouldn't be hard right? Well it is and if you had all the trouble we had you might have have quit like we wanted to do. We found a home and the Davis Team was who showed it to us. It wasn't the right home, but that didn't stop them from taking me out to view homes for the next several days. They continued to make all the calls and setup the appointments without hesitation and we couldn't have lucked out any better than we did that day. Walt and Emilie also helped us with our home out of state, so that it would have the best chance for selling quickly, and it did! These are truly good people who care about you and not just a commission.

shelagh reilly

It was truly our pleasure to have Walt and Emilie represent us in the purchase of our new home.

We were impressed with their knowledge and expertise. They are very thorough, professional, and always available when needed. There was never a question they could not answer. They made the entire home buying process as smooth as it possibly could have been. We will not hesitate to use their services again for any future real estate needs.

Brandy E.

Walt and Emilie Davis were instrumental in finding our forever home in NC, it was especially difficult during Covid.

Emilie always responded to our questions in a timely manner. Since we were out-of-towners, she had a lot of suggestions for restaurants, hotels, shopping, and eating. You can't go wrong with these experienced, friendly people. Our new NC friends!!

Janice Bockert

"Walt and Emilie helped us to relocate here from PA.

They were extremely helpful in understanding the difference in the home buying process here. They listened and understood what were the important checkpoints in our search for our new home and recommended the property we ended up purchasing. We started the process during the first week of Covid-19 pandemic and they were extremely helpful in negotiating with the sellers to help us extend our contract secondary to the virus shutting down banks, lawyers etc in PA. All went smooth with our transaction thanks to Walt and Emilie. They have gone over and above what I would have expected from an agent."

Dennis Stewart

Emilie and her husband were enthusiastic and very well informed.

They answered all of our questions about housing opportunities and also about the whole area. They returned phone calls and emails and text messages very promptly. They presented properties with no bias and allowed us the space to make decisions. They are pleasant to work with and we anticipate a smooth trip all the way to the “move in”!!!! 

Nita K.

Excellent experience with Emilie and Walt Davis.

They were very helpful and involved throughout the entire process. They are knowledgeable and have great follow up. Good listeners and really take time to understand what you are looking for. They are very good and decent people also. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to buy a home. Glad I was lucky enough to meet them.

William Zucchero

This was our 11th home purchase, so we've had a lot of experience with realtors, both buying and selling.

NONE of them compare to Walt and Emilie! As busy as they are, they made us feel as if we were their only priority, always responsive, helpful, and two steps ahead of everything. Emilie is organized beyond belief, intensely thorough, and a strong advocate for her clients on every front. And Walt is willing to roll up his sleeves and help with anything! This couple goes above and beyond no matter what challenges get thrown their way. We couldn't have asked for better people to work with and get to know along the way. Wish we could give more than 5 stars!

Marsha Cuddington

Walt and Emilie Davis with Lake Norman Reality are absolutely the best!

Our experience with them was professional yet very personal and they compliment each other with different industry expertise that were extremely helpful. The process was streamline due to Emilie's phenomenal communication skills with always keeping us updated and maintaining precise records of everything. We enjoyed getting to know them and learning about our new community through their experiences. Being first time home buyers, they educated us a lot on all the legal, tax, & loan related stuff we needed to know to make the best real estate choice. We felt they truly cared about our family and where we would call home for many years to come. From our first communication in the house hunting process, everything in between, to the end closing on our new home and after, we couldn't have asked for a better realtor team. We will definitely recommend Walt and Emilie to all our family and friends in the future!

Kristi Bennett

I have worked with a number of realtors over the last several years, and Walt and Emilie are two of the best I have ever encountered.

I have never been so impressed with the work ethic and the willing to go above and beyond what is expected. I can't say enough good things about them. If I ever have an occasion again to purchase in the area, Walt and Emilie will be my first call.

Michael Fradin

Walt and Emilie were easy to talk to, understood our needs and went over and above what I would normally expect from an agent.

We had arrived from PA with a list of homes to view and were not satisfied with any of them. Walt suggested another house to look at, and although it wasn't in the exact area we were looking he told us that it "checked all our boxes" Sure enough it did. If they hadn't listened and understood our needs so well we would not have found our new home in NC with relatively little stress.

Dawn Stewart

Emilie and Walt took us under their wings and made us feel like part of their family, all while finding us the perfect home and dealing with our million off the wall questions!

We are so blessed to have them guide us through this exciting time!

Jessica Lanza

Walt and Emilie were amazing agents!

!! Very professional and welcoming! We would highly recommend them in the future. Thank you

Robin Buttrey

Excellent experience and service in all aspects of the house search and sale.

Friendly, personable, knowledgeable, and no limits to their helpfulness and responsiveness. You cannot go wrong with this dynamic duo.

Chet Z

Love, love, love, Emilie and Walt and Lake Norman Realty!

Best company to work with and always has the clients best interest at heart, We love them so much we bought and sold with them all in the same month! We figured doing both of those in the same month would be stressful but they made it so smooth and even took the time to pray with us! If you are looking for a knowledgeable agent that will always put your best interest first and go the extra mile then they are for you. They even helped us move furniture from our old house and dropped it off at Goodwill for us. Can’t say enough about this fine couple and agency.

Donna Rankins

I was overwhelmed!

I am sure I looked like "A deer in headlights" to Emilie and Walt when we first met. My sons, four pets and I were relocating from Loveland, CO to somewhere??? in Lake Norman area in NC. We hoped to rent...four pets became a stumbling block and we were desperate. Emilie and Walt were calm, encouraging and they understood I was in a pickle. They made themselves available quickly at my every request to see properties. And it didn't take long...A week or so after we met, my new dream home was under contract. Emilie pushed hard to get paperwork and inspections done and find an attorney for the final signing during Christmas week! Walt gave me all the pros and cons he could see of each property to help in my decisions. Their expertise was so valuable and graciously given. What a team! I am so grateful and highly recommend them.

Constance Bahman

This has been a great experience.

Emilie and Walt Davis have been available and responsive. They have really listened to my concerns and gone out their way to address them. This is the 4th home I’ve bought in 3 different states. I had one really bad experience and 2 less than stellar. I went into this skeptically. It was absolutely unnecessary. Emilie and Walt have been a dream. Too bad this is my last home purchase. I would gladly work with them again.

Cheryl Turner

I was very lucky I found Walt and Emilie.

The first time I talked with Emilie on the phone, I knew she was going to be a helpful, caring, knowledgeable, respectful, and professional agent. She proved it to me again and again during the process. Walt was so helpful during the inspections, it was like if he were buying his own home. I would highly recommend them to anyone!

Gloria Lievano

Walt and Emilie made an outstanding team in helping me to sell my home and find a perfect new one in a 55+ community in a short period of time.

Both are extremely conscientious, detailed, and excellent communicators. Being well connected, they certainly know the real estate business and I was fortunate to have found them on 55Places. From start to finish they were there and helped guide me every step of the way. They are the best!

Janine Golden

Emily and Walt great team to work with.

Very personable and extremely knowledgeable of the market. My wife and I would highly recommend reaching out to them for help and guidance with looking for your new home. 

John Pugh

Emilie and Walt worked with us for over a year helping us sort out what we really wanted to purchase NC.

We began looking at land, then a condo, rentals, a 2nd home and finally we purchase a permanent resident. Needless to say they were willing to put up with our conflicted decision making and continued to respond and work with our many inquiries. They were most patient, working tirelessly to answer questions and always willing to go out of their way to accommodate us. Once they understood what we truly wanted they would look at properties to see if it would be something we might be interested in. Truly devoted to ensuring clients find their dream residence. After months of looking we finally settled on a permanent resident. Emilie and Walt took a lot time helping us to decide and they understood that we wanted to be close to our children, a well constructed home, in a nice neighborhood with some yard space. Finding the home we purchased was a direct result of their endless efforts and time devoted to making us happy clients. We cannot express our appreciation enough as we settle into our new home. They continue to touch base and encourage us as we make this transition. Moving from Virginia to NC was big decision, but our hearts' desires have been met. We are so thankful that Emily and Walt crossed our paths and became our realtor. Any future purchases or sales will clearly be handled by them. No one we've ever dealt with in 48 years (12 real estate transactions) was as responsive, honest, dedicated, caring, and determined to help us fine the perfect home. Thank you Emilie and Walt. Emilie gave us a gift at closing with all the essentials for moving in day. Her thoughtfulness is certainly the exception! If you want a realtor that seeks to find the best for your and your family contact Walt and Emilie Davis.

Steve W

You won't find a more knowledgeable, genuine, and hard-working team of realtors around.

The sale of our previous home and the purchase of a new home was seamless. Our family feels very fortunate and blessed to have worked with Emilie an Walt.

James G
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"One of the saddest facts about leaving North Carolina is knowing I won’t get to work with Walt and Emilie Davis any more. Two wonderful people, who are friendly, honest, exceptionally hard working, and ... more "
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"Walt and Emilie helped us to relocate here from PA. They were extremely helpful in understanding the difference in the home buying process here. They listened and understood what were the important ... more "
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"I have worked with a number of realtors over the last several years, and Walt and Emilie are two of the best I have ever encountered. I have never been so impressed with the work ethic and the willing ... more "
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