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I was thankful to have Carolann help me navigate through the process of buying my first home and adjoining plot of land.

She walked through the steps with me several times and provided useful references and additional homeowner information. Carolann never pressured or swayed me to make a decision. She was quick to follow up on details even through the holidays and while she had the flu. I liked how Carolann was not afraid to climb through crawl spaces and through the woods to help answer my questions. The closing for both properties went smoothly and I am happy to be living in my new home.

Matt F.

Sold house in Easley, SC Carolann was my daughter's agent, then my sister's.

Both of them highly recommended her. It was only natural that I called her to sell my house and help me find a new one. Selling my house was an emotional process, as it was following my husband's passing. She was supportive of my fragile state and yet direct with providing information. She kept me on track throughout the whole process and was always responsive. We were presented with some new challenges that she tackled head on. She handled all the details throughout every step of the process, from hiring the photographer/videographer to providing contractor information when needed. Carolann was even responsive while on vacation. In the end, working with Carolann was the best realtor experience I've had and I now consider her a friend as well. I highly recommend Carolann Newton and her Team!

Jannelle D.

I was very pleased with Carolann Newton, she is professional yet personal making you feel at ease with such a major decision and purchase.

I have recommended her to my friends and they were also happy with her services! She does a great job and I would not hesitate to use her in the future!!

Cindy Coddington

Working with Melanie is such a pleasure.

I have used her from a buyer’s and a seller’s standpoint, and she surpassed all of my expectations each time. She kept me informed throughout the entire process and always responded in a timely manner. She was a strong advocate for her client and she made the process painless and easy. I was most impressed by her efficiency and execution. I would recommend her as a realtor over and over again.

Erica Bromeling

Carolann listened to our wants/needs and was able to use her knowledge and experience to find us exactly what we were looking for.

We were very impressed with her abilities and professionalism

Jennifer C.

02/12/2019 - dickfranklinhsv Sold a Vacant Land in 2018 in Anderson, SC.

Mr McKee negotiated with buying realtor to get a fair price. He kept us informed about negotiations, other potential buyers, the housing market in Anderson, etc.. He informed us about inspections, closing process, etc..

Dick Franklin

Carolann was amazing!

We had already relocated while our house was on the market and she made selling the house so easy! She went by the house to check on it, and after it was under contract she was there when people were coming and going and scheduled everything for us. She made the selling process easy! I would highly recommend her if you are buying or selling your home!!

Jessica F

I could not have been more pleased with Karen Stokes service!

She was caring, very timely in her responses , patient with all my questions, helpful and fought for what I wanted every step of the way!! I would highly recommend her to anyone and her mortgage lender that she works with !

Jennifer White

09/05/2019 - johnford196 Bought a Single Family home in 2019 in Anderson, SC.

Hal McKee with Jackson Stanley Realtors was a superb choice as our realtor during our home buying process. His experience in the business provided us with great references for our needs, as well as additional insight in regards to the home buying process. Hal was very responsive to any questions we had during the process, and he was exceptionally quick and understanding of our time crunch. I would definitely recommend Hal McKee though Jackson Stanley Realtors, and would request his services again in the future with no hesitation!

John Ford

Back in early June of 2011 we had the opportunity to work with Carolann.

We were looking for a larger home, as we have had to move a parent in due to health issues. We were living in a two bedroom, one bath home. We have one teenage child, Moving in the mother was suppose to be temporary, but has become permanent due to being on oxygen and her becoming worse in health. We had to clear out our dining room, and create her a bedroom. We were so cramped in a home that was less than a 1000 sq ft. I told Carolann what we were looking for. The home we bought is so much more than we ever could have imagined living in. We went from less than a 1000 sq ft, to 2300 sq ft, and on 4.5 acres, in a very nice subdivision. The home was a foreclosure, but in very good condition. We decided to go USDA. It is a nightmare. But, with Carolann knowing the “in's and out's” of how USDA worked, she made us feel at ease through the whole process. She was there for us every step of the way. Buying a home is stressful, but if you have a good realtor, it doesn't have to be. I have had several co-workers who have been looking at buying, and watched us as we went through the process, and said they want Carolann as their realtor when they do buy. There are many steps in the process of buying. There is financing, termite inspections, home inspections, appraisals, negotiations if something comes back on an inspection. She helped us through it all. We have had a realtor before, but they can not hold a candle to her. She is upfront and honest. She tells you your options, and lets you make the decision. We learned a lot from her. She knows the laws of real estate. There is no gray area for her. If you decide to list or sell, you can't go wrong with Carolann. She will work hard for you and earns your business and respect.

Cissie Atkins

Sold 2 properties and helped us Buy a Property!

Carolann Newton is the epitome of what a person wants in a realtor. Carolann went above and beyond our expectations, and truly had our best interest, as buyers, at heart. She was thorough in explaining the home buying process, what to expect, and the best way for my husband and I to achieve it. I can’t rave enough about the communication (calls, emails, texts, etc.) between us, which is imperative when purchasing or selling a home. All questions were answered promptly and professionally. Spot on recommendations were provided when external experts were needed – all of whom were very qualified and knowledgeable contributors. Overall, Carolann made us feel like we were her number one priority by keeping us informed and constantly involved. Carolann provided us with an outstanding home-buying experience that was personalized down to last minute of closing!! We are so pleased and confident with Carolann’s performance, we will continue to use her services to market existing properties and homes. Kudos and job well done!

Sheree & David Clarke

We were browsing local houses online to buy our first home, but we were unsure of what process to take & who we should contact to be our realtor.

The next day we got an email from Carolann offering her assistance with helping us find our first home. Within 2 months, we found our dream house that Carolann found for us within our price range & closed on the house. I don't have experience in realty, but Carolann is truly a wonderful, caring & professional woman. We thank God for her & her assistance. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home. Thank you

Erica S.

My husband and I knew we were going to need expert advice on buying a home.

We contacted Carolann Newton by phone, and talked with her about a home we were interested in. She was able to meet us the next day. Carolann did a great job advising us through the offer process. In addition to the great service we received we were impressed with the professionalism demonstrated. She provided expert guidance at every step of the home buying process. My husband and I felt completely confident with Carolann every step of the way. We are now home owners! Thanks Carolann Newton

J Criste

Excellent experience: This isn't the first time Hal McKee was an invaluable resource during my property selling process!

He was always upfront and honest and helped every step of the way. Verified by RateMyAgent

Stan Dyshko

Great customer service.

Gives good advice and gets the listing sold!

Pamela Davis

Carolann is absolutely wonderful to work with!

!! She’s not only very knowledgeable but I love that she is honest!!! Highly recommend her!


Karen was incredible to work with!

We decided that we wanted to build a new home but we were intimidated by the process. We had to sell our former home and build the new home at the same time. There was an ocean of paperwork and details that we needed help with, and Karen knew exactly what needed to be filled out and we never worried once. We knew that building a new home would take months (5 months in our case) and Karen was there every step of the way. She looked out for our interests and when our builders gave us trouble, she was the one to go to bat for us. Never once did I feel out of the loop or confused. She sold our former home, negotiated us staying in the home until the new home was finished, and then helped us close on the new build on the same day as we closed on the former home. Because of that, I have no reservations about recommending Karen for your real estate needs.

Benjamin Reeves

We loved working with Karen and she became like a member of the family through the home buying and selling process.

It took us over 3 months to find the right home but Karen never pushed us or made us feel like a bother to her. She was flexible with her hours and was quick to get us into homes we requested to see. We also had to bring 4 young kids along for most of the showings but Karen just welcomed them in and worked to form a relationship with our kids as well. She took care of helping us buy and sell houses and made the process as pleasant as it could be. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a laid back but knowledgeable and reliable realtor.

Jessica Hollifield

Carolann is and has been a tremendous wealth of knowledge when it comes to buying / selling a home.

She has even called months after to make sure you are satisfied with your new home and to make sure everything is going ok. She really cares about the people she serves, helps, or whatever name you would like to call it. Carolann is awesome! Couldn't have asked for a better person and experience!

Brain N.

My husband and i highly recommend Carolann!

As a young couple searching for our first home and our first time making a "BIG" purchase with lots of decisions i thought it was going to be so stressful and i had no clue what to expect! Carolann made it such a smooth process and took her time showing us many houses for months and months til I was 100% satisfied. She was avaiable anytime to show us any house, even on weekends she would make time to meet with us. She made the experience wonderful and we worked with her from January 2009 to October 2009 looking at houses til we found the perfect house that satisfied me, my husband, and our price range. We have been in our house for almost 3 years now and it was one of the best decisions we ever made! Carolann will be the only person we recommend and will use her again if we ever move or sell!

Nikki & Jason

Karen is amazing!

! Very helpful motivated and trustworthy! As soon as I would call her to let her know I was interested in a home she was on the phone scheduling a viewing! If I ever have to sell my home and buy another she will be the first person I call!! I have recommended her to several of my friends and will continue to do so!

Alicia Walker

What I loved about Carolann was her patience and knowledge of the business and the area.

She never rushed me and never got frustrated with me when she sent me house after house to look at. I respected her opinion and her willingness to negotiate with my best interest at hand.

Tina Y.

Karen was the best she got us everything we need in a timely manner we highly recommend Karen stokes for the job.

if we decide to every sale this house we will be calling Karen stokes we try several realtor an they gave us the run around Karen found the right home for us in a timely manner

Kimberly Ballew

The entire process went well with Karen's expertise!

We felt she was personable, knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile. She did a great job!


Karen Stokes found my wife and I the perfect home.

She listened and delivered and we even closed within 30 days. I know there are a lot of realtors to chose from but if you are looking for someone who cares about you it is this girl!!

Jeff Allen

Karen was great!

She really looks out for her clients, and has their best interests in mind! I appreciate everything she did to help me! She was on top of every issue that arose, and was very quick to respond to our questions and needs. I would recommend her to anyone who wants an agent who will make sure everything is right!


Karen is amazing!

She listened to what my interests were in a home as we started our search. She will not allow you to settle on your purchase... she observes your reactions as you're viewing a couple home... she starts to visiualize what you're looking for, even though you haven't put in words yet. I knew when I first met her, she had passion in what she does. At the time of our first encounter, I wasn't fully prepared to buy... but that time was coming very soon... and just like a home, I wanted to get the right fit with a real estate agent. Karen is the most down to earth person you can meet. She is ALSO determined to make things happen for you, if it's truly what you what. BUT, trust me. She nails it!! Don't get confused, she WILL NOT make empty promises or provide false expectations. Karen responded to all questions I had and has stated she will still here to answer any other that may come up. She has definitely made loyal client and I will market her services to anyone I know in the surrounding upstate area. Thanks Karen- nothing less than amazing!

Stacy Eldridge

My husband and I moved from Alaska and Karen not only helped showing the houses we had chosen, but gave us information on the locations.

During and after the purchase she helped us settle in while we were traveling from Alaska. You won't regret it! Best of luck to all!

Cheryl Conner

Carol Ann is the ultimate professional.

She goes above and beyond when helping you find your new home. I wouldn't go to anyone else!

Todd Metz

Carolann went above and beyond our expectations as a real estate agent.

Through a number of complications that Carolann had no control over, we spent five years fixing up a property that was donated to us and eventually placed on the market. It seems that everything that could go wrong did but Carolann was very patient and helpful as we worked through every issue that came up. We joke that Carolann gained a lot more experience working with our property than our commission paid her. Carolann will listen to your needs and help you get the best value available

Samaritans Purse, Boone NC

She was very honest and upfront with me about property I was looking at, it seemed she had my best interests at heart, not her bottom line.

We looked at a house near my current home that had bullet holes in the windows and she wasn't shy about telling me that it was most likely someone in the neighborhood


Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Simpsonville, SC.

My family and I were very happy with our choice to work with Carolann! We were not easy buyers given our family situation, both having full time jobs with two young boys (3 yrs. and 6 months), so we really got to see Carolann perform in all aspects of real estate; local knowledge, expertise, responsiveness, negotiation skills and care. I added care, because not only did Carolann possess all of the skills we were looking for, she really cared about my family's best interests. We found the perfect home for us and this would not have happened without Carolann. I would highly recommend Carolann to friends, family and anyone looking for an exceptional realtor. Less

Paul Mixon

Karen was very professional and helped us buy our house in Greer.

She was flexible with our schedule as we were coming from out of state, working with us over several weekends on our wide-ranging search around the Upstate. She was also very patient with us and gracefully waited during my methodical approach to the search. We are glad we contracted with her and would not hesitate to recommend her to others

Phyllis Quillin

Melanie was great!

She really helped us to find the right home for us and was extremely patient and flexible in the process. We appreciated her hard work! ????

Melissa Ritter

Sold Several Properties and Helped Buy a Personal home in Easley!

I have used several Realtors and Carolann is the best. She knows the selling cycle well, knows what gets attention like tours and decorating ideas. The most recent home sold in less than 90 days and went very smooth. Carolann and her team were very responsive and had several showings early.

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