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Cara’s professional underwriting background with a top insurance company, as well as her skills in successful negotiation, proven marketing techniques and superior service, have all proven great assets to her Real Estate career.


Originally from Pennsylvania, Cara has been living in Charlotte since 1998 and selling Real Estate since 2004.  She has gained a broad knowledge of all areas of the city over the years.   Cara has assisted buyers and sellers in both local moves as well as relocation in and out of the Charlotte area.  Currently a resident of the Mountainbrook neighborhood in South Park,  Cara has lived in Dilworth, Plaza Midwood, Uptown, Myers Park and South Charlotte.  She enjoys running on our beautiful streets in her free time as well as a variety of outdoor activities, yoga and volunteering in the community.



  • 2014 Gold Sales Leader
  • 2013 Platinum Sales Leader
  • 2012 Silver Sales Leader
  • 2011 Bronze Sales Leader
  • 2010 Bronze Sales Leader
  • 2008-2010 Active Broker-in-Charge
  • 2007 Gold Sales Leader
  • 2006 Platinum Sales Leader and Platinum New Construction Sales Leader
  • 2005 Platinum Sales Leader
  • 2004 Rookie of the Year
  • Platinum and Gold Quality Service Leader - 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Five Star Agent Best in Client Satisfaction, Charlotte Magazine – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014


Accreditations, Affiliations and Education:

  • Licensed Broker-in-Charge 2008-2010
  • Luxury Home Council
  • Real Estate Buyer Agency Council (REBAC)
  • CPCU – Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter
  • Bucknell University – Mathematics, Bachelor of Arts


Community Involvement:

Junior League of Charlotte – Sustainer;  Bucknell University Charlotte Club – President;  Girls on the Run of Charlotte – Coach;  Hackberry Court Homeowners Association – Board of Directors;  Hospice – Chameleon’s Journey;  Summit House of Charlotte – Board of Directors.

Licensed In

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina


  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
  • Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS)
  • Member, Charlotte Regional Realtor Association (CRRA)
  • Member, National Association of REALTORS┬« (NAR)
  • Quality Service Certified
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Satisfaction: 99%

Recommendation: 100%

Performance: 100%

Cara Shields has been rated by 5 customers.
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Cara Shields made every effort to clearly understand our needs and was very patient throughout the buying process. Once under contract she was thorough and helpful with all the details which insured a smooth closing.

‐ Karen Heymann Charlotte, NC

Dealt with Cara on purchase of another property- she has my business

‐ Jason Johnson, Charlotte, NC

We have never had a better realtor!!! Cara did an outstanding job and I have already been sharing her name.


Market Activity - December 2017
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As with any real estate market, Charlotte's moves up and down seasonally and is influenced by the overall economic outlook. The micro-markets may perform differently, so, individual zip codes, neighborhoods or even streets may buck the overall trend. Your trusted real estate advisor can help you figure out how your home fits into the marketplace.
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