Chris epitomizes integrity, reliability, and enthusiastic hard work in every detail of your real estate transaction. Chris comes from a family of Realtors beginning with his grandparents on down to his mother, and a few other relatives mixed in there as well. Growing up around the real estate culture helped to instill in him the work-ethic, diligence, and patience needed to thrive in this ever changing industry.
Chris relocated down to Charlotte from just outside of Wilmington, Delaware after graduating from Virginia Tech where he received his bachelors of science in psychology. Chris joined the Allen Tate Company that fall in 2006 and hasn’t looked back since. Chris has been able to take his passion for understanding people and their motivations and blended that knowledge with his now extensive experience in residential real estate.
In 2010, Chris took a great opportunity and began working with the Andy Bovender Team. As a Licensed Broker in both North and South Carolina, Chris now works as a Listing and Buyer Specialist and is grateful to have such a phenomenal team backing him up.
In his free time, Chris’ passions vary quite a bit from just catching up on a book at home in South End to anything and everything outdoors, so long as he’s able to bring his Labrador retriever, Kingsley, along for the ride. Chris also never misses a chance to see live music and fortunately has Charlotte’s abundantly rich music scene to satisfy that need. Being a hobbyist guitar player himself has helped him to truly appreciate music and other forms of art and there’s nothing quite like a live performance.
Whether you just need some basic advice about the value of a home you’ve owned for 20 years or you are considering the purchase of your very first home, Chris has the knowledge and expertise needed to provide exceptional representation. With your specific interests and goals as his top priorities, he will always give his all to ensure that your experience exceeds your expectation.
My husband and I worked with Chris Makowski on the Andy Bovender Team and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We were first time Charlotte home buyers who did not know too much about the different neighborhoods throughout the area. Chris gave us overviews of the neighborhoods that we wanted to look at and also gave us recommendations to expand our search. We bought at a time where homes went within a few days of being listed so Chris was extremely fast to respond to our requests to see homes as they came on the market. As we walked into each house, Chris would point out things that we would have never noticed. For example whether windows could have to be replaced soon, wood rot, etc. and gave us renovation ideas as we walked through.
After our offer was accepted, Chris worked with Monica, the closing manager, and both of them made the closing process painless. Monica arranged all inspections for us and was a great liaison between all parties including the lender and attorney.
Overall, we could not have asked for a better experience. We felt well informed throughout the process and are extremely happy in the house that we ended up purchasing.Meredith Crisan
Articles by Chris
While buying the house of your dreams is tricky at the best of times, a seller’s market adds a whole other layer of difficulty to the transaction. Lack of upfront cash is often the biggest problem facing buyers in this scenario, as most sellers want to seal the deal as quickly and effortlessly as possible. But while there isn’t much you can do about your finances (or lack thereof), not all is lost. Here are five ways you can give yourself an edge in a hot seller’s market.read more