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Elaine Eschert, Realtor, Broker/Owner of Golden Properties in Ballantyne provides a unique Zillow search format 



Elaine & Ray Eschert have lived, worked and raised a family in what is now the Ballantyne area of South Charlotte. Relocating here in 1978 that have both been active members of the community. Elaine is an award winning Realtor who was an honored member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame.  She has devoted 25 years to assisting local clients and those relocating here with their home buying needs. Both Elaine and Ray believe that you must know the area to represent the area. 

Take time to scroll down further to learn about us. Then gauge and evaluate our collective knowledge and commitment to the South Charlotte, Ballantyne area...then give Elaine a call.

Current Featured homes & communities

Featured Listing

Featured town home in Ballantyne gated Community

Stunning all brick town home in gated Ballantyne area community. Shows like a model and ready for you to move in. 


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Just Listed / Under Contract

New to list goes into MLS in a few days. Brick ranch on private community lake in Ballantyne area community.

This home went  under contract in less than 5 days!

A very hard to find ranch plan in Ballantyne area close to amenities. 

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Featured Community

Featured Ballantyne area community. Provides exceptional value as it is a well established community featuring a exceptional location.

I love where I live and over the years I have had over 100 transactions in Thornhill. A rare community adjoining Ballantyne with a historic nature park, lake and great amenities. Large treed properties in well established community. Listing sell fast as clients see the value of  Thornhill and its prime location.

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We Know South Charlotte

"Intelligent, Loyal, Dependable and Friendly ...but only one of us is a Realtor"

Elaine is a award winning real estate broker

Elaine Eschert, Broker/Owner of Golden Properties Realty in Ballantyne 

Elaine Is a 12 time   

 5-Star Best in Client Satisfaction Award Winner. 

She is one of only 30 agents to have received this award since it was established in 2008.

The Charlotte region has 17,050 agent Elaine is one of the 2% of agents to receive this award. 

Elaine has been a resident of the Ballantyne area of South Charlotte since 1978 with 25 years of local real estate experience. Her focus is on selling and listing South Charlotte Area Homes and providing relocation advice to newcomers to Charlotte.


Elaine is a member of the National Association of Realtors and licensed in both North and South Carolina. She is a Certified New Home Sales Specialist and an Accredited Buyers Representative 

During her career with RE/MAX she was a recognized award winning top producing agent and was honored to have been inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame.

Elaine was recognized in 2019 as one of the top 2% of agents to have won the  

"5-Star Best in Client Service Award" 

for 12 years since since it was initiated in Charlotte.

Elaine was the featured North Carolina Realtor in series four of the TV Program "My First Home". 

Elaine Knows Santa

(Published prior to Elaine opening her own agency.)   

Elaine is the Broker/Owner of 

Golden Properties Realty which is located at

13850 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Ste 500, Charlotte, NC 28277 

Ballantyne is at the Heart of South Charlotte

Welcome to Ballantyne greeting sign

The South Charlotte area's growth has been ongoing for a number of years. Much of it centered along Pineville-Matthews Road until the early 90's. That's when the the Harris and Bissell families decided to combine their efforts to begin development of 2,000 acres their families owned which they called Ballantyne 

Their vision was to create what some have called an edge city where people could Live, Work, Play  and Thrive. The scope of this plan as it developed was one of the most intensive projects in Charlotte at that time. It consisted of several resort like apartment communities, town homes, several desirable single family home communities, Ballantyne County Club, shopping and dining locations, two YMCA's, walking trails, schools, medical parks and the corporate park which has gained an international reputation. For over 20 years Ballantyne has been the growth engine for the entire area. Today, under the ownership of Northwood exciting developments are in the works. They have engaged an international development team to create an exciting new vision for Ballantyne. This will certainly enhance the value of the entire South Charlotte area. 

Here is a link to the latest information 


Both Ray and myself have been fully involved in the development and growth of the Ballantyne area. We were residents of the community of Thornhill before the grading and road construction started.

Ray was invited to attend the first office ground breaking event and several topping out celebrations over the year where he was invited to sign the last iron beam for those buildings.

Ray Eschert,Broker "Honorary Mayor of Ballantyne"

Ray Eschert is a committed community leader and Honorary Mayor of Ballantyne

Ray is well known and respected for his knowledge of South Charlotte real estate. He participated in a review that evaluated homes for sale in the Ballantyne area by price point and location. These finding were presented  to representatives of the Urban League review of the Ballantyne market area.

Ray's commitment to the city and the South Charlotte Ballantyne area are extensive and well known. He was honored to be assigned the Honorary title of Mayor of Ballantyne by both the developer of Ballantyne and elected city officials. Among his achievements are the following. 

  • HOA President and board member for two communities
  • In 2001 Ray founded the  Ballantyne Breakfast Club as a forum for the exchange of information between residents, business leaders, developers, elected officials and services providers. This was based on his belief that "An Informed Community is a Better Community". 
  • Over the years the BBC hosted over 100+ meetings and community events including several Chili Cook Offs, Community Picnics, and "Ballantyne After Dark" social events including several Tommy Bahama Parties. 
  • In 2018 Ray turned the BBC over to new leadership so he could devote his time to establishing South Charlotte Partners.  He served as its 1st Chair before becoming an Adviser for Communities to the Board. 
  • In 2020 he agreed to assist in establishing a new  community information forum the South Charlotte Breakfast Club. 
  • He was appointed and served on a year long regional Transportation Committee of 21 in 2008.
  • Has served several years as a director on the Board of the Ballantyne Chapter of the Chamber of Commerce as an ex officio . 
  • For 14 years he worked  with off duty police officers doing security patrols in local shopping centers. 
  • He served two terms on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission. Where he served a term as co-chair of the Planning Committee before moving over to the Zoning Committee.  
  • Served by request of the Mayor of Matthews on the Matthews Charter School Panel. 
  • Ray has been featured on TV and in numerous newspaper and magazines articles.
  • He was featured in a profile  done by the  Charlotte Business Journal. 
  • He was recognized by Charlotte Magazine in 2017 as one of the 50 most powerful people in Charlotte. 
  • He has also been featured online and in the media because of his involvement in the Apollo project while at Grumman Aerospace. He was involved with several vehicles include the Eagle or LM-5 / Apollo 11 "Eagle" , on LM-7 / Apollo 13 "Aquarius" and was the S/CAT Team Engineering Administrator on LM-10 / Apollo 15 "Falcon".

Charlotte Magazine Most Powerful People

Ballantyne Chili & Candidates Article

Serving ballantyne & south Charlotte region

I'm with Mr. & Mrs. Bissell at a Ballantyne Breakfast Club event.

Welcome to the South Charlotte Area

We have been residents of South Charlotte since 1978 and have over 25 years of real estate experience in the area. We specialize in relocations and buying/selling area homes. Our combined knowledge of the South Charlotte Ballantyne area communities and builders is extensive. We know the people, organizations, service providers, business leaders and developers that have made this area of Charlotte special. Elaine's career started as one of the first founding RE/MAX agents in South Charlotte 25 years ago, before she opened her own real estate firm, Golden Properties.

In observing the changes in the real estate profession with the creation of real estate mega teams Elaine realized personal service was of prime importance to her. She found that in many cases the process of sharing clients among team members was not ideal. Her goal has always been to develop a personalized relationship with her clients. She is totally focused on them from the initial meeting to closing and beyond.

Elaine is there to answer questions and to guide her clients throughout the real estate process.

                                                       That is Elaine's commitment to you.   

We're Focused on South Charlotte & Surrounding Areas

The area we focus on is the area we know best which covers the extended Ballantyne, South Charlotte area. After all, you should expect the agent you will be working with understands the relocation process and knows what South Charlotte homes and communities offer. 

The sad and simple truth is that many agents are simply assigned a relocating client. They may be new to real estate, new to the firm, do not know the area, do not live in it, or have never owned a home themself. You need to understand and appreciate the difference between a veteran full time professional and those who are part time or weekend warriors. Real Estate has been my only business for 25 years. 

South Charlotte is the southern most perimeter of Mecklenburg County and is bordered on the east by the Town of Matthews and to the south are the Towns of Weddington and Waxhaw. Over the years this growth has taken in the Lancaster and Fort Mill areas in South Carolina. Throughout this expansive area there is a wide range of homes for sale. Trust in my knowledge and experience to be your guide.

Desirable Ballantyne

Ballantyne is a large 2,000 acre South Charlotte  master planned "EDGE CITY" concept that was started in the early 1990's by the Bissell and Harris families. It consisted of several residential communities including Ballantyne Country Club, the business park, hotels including the Luxury Ballantyne Hotel, several shopping and dining destinations, schools both primary and secondary, health care facilities, parks and a Greenway nature trail.  Today in 2019, under the ownership of Northwood, an international design team is creating an exciting new world class vision for the area. This new vision will add even more value to the homes throughout the South Charlotte area. 

My focus as a Ballantyne area real estate agent began as the areas communities were being developed. Being able to show some of the first houses for sale in communities like Ballantyne Country Club and Ballantyne Meadows where I sold most of the first phase was an experience.

South Charlotte is About Community

The entire area has long been recognized as a premier relocation destination because of all it offers. It has easy access via the I-485 outer belt to uptown, the airport, business centers and interstate I-77 and

I-85. Within this south Charlotte area you will find a wide range of communities and homes for sale. These homes and communities offer a wide range of price points. There are large single family communities, townhome communities, senior 55 communities, gated communities, swim and tennis communities and several golf course Country Club communities such as Ballantyne, Raintree, Piper Glen, Providence and Long View. In addition, the area is well known for having excellent schools, health care, and an expansive range of shopping and dining venues. 

Introduction to South Charlotte

South Charlotte's Ballantyne Corporate Park and surrounding area.

Dynamic Business Growth

The entire South Charlotte Ballantyne area has been a major factor in Charlotte's dynamic growth. Today Ballantyne has more than four million square feet of class A office space, two million of which is LEED Gold certified.  Ballantyne also features thousands of apartments, over 1,000 single family homes and well over  nearly 600 plus hotel rooms. There are dozens of dozens of restaurants, healthcare facilities, day care schools and a ever growing list of retail destinations.

Start in 2020 Ballantyne is only going to become more desirable thanks to the future developments being planned by Northwood Investors.  As a real estate agent I know from past experience that this new vision for Ballantyne will create more value and increase the demand for homes throughout the area. 

Ballantyne is an Economic Engine 

Ballantyne is at the heart of the largest concentration of educated and most experienced workforce in Charlotte. Home to Fortune 500 headquarters and more than 35 Fortune 500 companies, present corporate clients include Wells Fargo, Brighthouse Financial (MetLife), Snyder's-Lance, SPX Flow, Liberty Mutual, Polypore, Siemens, XPO Logistic, TIAA, Synchrony and Sonic Automotive to name a few.

Ballantyne Business Directory

Thanks in part to Ballantyne, Charlotte is among the top three fastest growing cities in the country. It remains the 17th largest city in the nation with an average of 40 people moving here every day.

More About Ballantyne

The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance provides an expansive presentation on Charlotte and the region.

Take time to view the information provided by the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance. 


Shopping and More

South Charlotte offers a wide range of shopping and dining from fast food to elegant restaurants. The area has several shopping centers including Ballantyne Village, Stonecrest, Blakeney,  

Rea Farms, Waverly and others including Carolina Place Mall

Within a few miles you will find SouthPark Mall along with an assortment of nearby specialty shops and a wide range of dining venues from fast food to fine dining.

Of course, the City of Charlotte and surrounding areas are not lacking either. The entire region offers a wide range of destinations where you will find other shopping and dining opportunities. Of interest to most residents and visitors are the two major outlet malls Charlotte Premium Outlet and the Concord Outlet Mall in nearby Concord. 


The South Charlotte area is known for its communities including apartments, townhomes, single family home communities with and without amenities like clubhouses, pools, tennis, walking trails and more. There are several country club communities with golf and a range of senior designated communities. 

Most clients and visitors comment on the enjoyment to be found when weather brings out residents to enjoy  musical entertainment at the local shopping centers. 

Surrounding area amenities also include three YMCA facilities, a regional library, several county parks, miles of nature trails, Lake Wylie for boating and Carowind's Amusement Park

Health and Wellness

One of the most impressive features of the area is the expansive level of medical and wellness facilities throughout the South Charlotte area. There are two hospitals (with a third planned) and an assortment of healthcare facilities to choose from. There is a wide range of medical facilities located within  

 Ballantyne Corporate Park                    

Throughout the area there are numerous resources available both short and long term to provide for senior care and health / wellness issues. 

Atrium Health (See Pineville)

Novant Health (See Matthews)

In the future Novant will be adding a new hospital just south of the Ballantyne area.


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South Charlotte Homes and Relocation

Direct (704) 651-9946 or email to Golden Properties Realty 13850 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 500, Charlotte, NC, 28277 Licensed Real Estate Broker NC 224049 and SC 9455 REALTOR / Multiple Listing Service MLS