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Kevin Johnson

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Kevin Johnson is the co-founder of Homes of the South has a long and successful real estate career. He has sold homes and real estate in the Charlotte and Lake Norman market since 1989. He is a Charlotte native (a rarity in this day here in Charlotte) but has lived in several places around the country such as the Philadelphia area, San Antonio, Texas,  southern New Jersey and the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC (Fairfax County). He calls North Carolina home and has lived here since 1986. He has an undergraduate degree in Urban Planning from East Carolina University and a Master of Business Administration from UNC-Charlotte. Some brief career moves outside of the real estate industry were with a major technology supplier and a dot com. He enjoys travel (he has been to all 50 states and 20 foreign countries), (he has been also to 30 plus US state capitals), hiking and trips to the beach especially Hilton Head Island. Kevin is active in his church and also volunteers at the USO-NC in the Charlotte airport location and feeding the homeless in Concord. He can be reached by email at kevin@charlottehomes.com or by phone at 704-451-0526.

Ms. Kyle L. Pace Combs

Kyle L. Pace co-founder of Homes of the South comes from a long real estate background. Growing up she learned quite a bit from her father who owned one of the largest real estate firms in eastern North Carolina. She has worked in new home sales and specializes in 1031 tax-free exchanges and location of rental and investment properties. She is also a licensed auctioneer (NCAL#7301) and has conducted several real estate auctions. Her auction company is called Kyle L. Pace Auctions (NCAL#7300) She enjoys scuba diving, interior decorating, and acting. She is a native of Rocky Mount NC and grew up in Wilmington, NC. She graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a degree in business. She has been very successful with her thinking out of the box and helping people buy and sell homes.

Ms. Susan Halliday

Susan is a Lake Norman Area specialist. While she is happy to help you in other areas, she has lived invb the Lake Norman area for over 20 years and knows it thoroughly.  Her original career as a school music teacher gives her a unique perspective and knowledge about the local school districts. Susan was born and raised in Ohio and graduated from Otterbein College in Columbus, Ohio.  She is married with two children, David and Leanne and lives in a waterfront home on Lake Norman. She was initially licensed in Real Estate in NC in 1985 and has owned her own real estate rental company for over 15 years. Susan is a caring, fun-loving person who enjoys helping people realize their real estate dreams.





Suzanne S. Combs

Born and raised in the historic charm of Charleston, SC, and having spent significant years by the picturesque Lake Norman in NC, Suzanne Combs is a name synonymous with trust, expertise, and unparalleled service in the real estate industry in NC and SC. With over 30 years of experience, Suzanne has mastered the art of finding your dream home, securing lucrative investment properties, and guiding through the complexities of 1031 tax-free exchanges.

Suzanne’s diverse and unique background sets her apart. Her experience spans working for the world’s leading tech company and nurturing a love for horses, dogs, and chickens. This eclectic mix of experiences enriches her understanding of both the market and her client’s diverse needs.

When not navigating the real estate market, Suzanne, alongside her daughters, runs a luxury transportation business. Specializing in corporate events and weddings, they provide first-class service, ensuring every journey is as memorable as the destination.

If you are seeking a seasoned professional for your real estate needs Suzanne Combs is your go-to expert. Contact her by phone or text at 704-577-7616 or fill out the Contact Us form.


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Adam and Stacy C.

KJ & Homes of the South exceed all expectations again !
We first met KJ over twenty years ago when we...
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Ashley Fahey

Kevin was excellent to work with. My fiance and I are first-time homebuyers, and Kevin answered our many questions, was... read more

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John Calabrese
6/03/2021 - Google

Kevin was amazing to work with. He dealt with our very crazy schedule with ease, and was so responsive... read more

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