I am as passionate about my career today as the day I began. I continue to rank among the top percentage of REALTORSTM in the Charlotte area. My success comes from knowing who I am, following my passions, and fulfilling my purpose in life. I get up early to answer client needs and questions, and do not sleep until I have my results! My 20+ years of experience are at your disposal, whether it's marketing your home or finding the home that fits your needs. As a Charlotte real estate professional, I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting our clients first. This means keeping ourselves accessible, being good listeners, good communicators, and responding quickly to the needs of each and every client.
I am a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, a Five Star Award recipient, and I've also been designated as HGTV's Charlotte Real Estate Expert. I excel as a real estate relocation expert with concierge services. I am a firm negotiator and have extensive training and experience in this field. I lead our team of experts. I'm also a certified entrepreneur, life and success coach. I launched my coaching company, Destination You and I look forward to helping you “rock a new mind”, “rejuvenate your spirit” and ignite your DESTINATION!
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
Traveling is my most adored personal passion. Learning different cultures and meeting diverse people gives me life. Being a former flight attendant spurred the travel bug in me. My other hobbies include bicycle riding, reading and horseback riding.
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS
Former Board Member Girl Talk of Charlotte
Member of the Charlotte Regional Realtors Association
Member of North Carolina Association of Realtors
Real Estate Council, Girl Scouts of America
VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES AND CONTRIBUTIONS
Harvey Gantt Center
With the help of Nykole and Valarie, selling my home was an effortless process. From listing my home, to accepting the offer, all the way up to closing they were there to answer any questions that I had during the process. My home went under contract after only one day on the market. The best part is that I did not even have to attend the closing. I definitely recommend!
~Nikia Williams Esq.~
Valarie and team,
Thank you for exceeding our expectations as our buyer's agent. You came highly recommended by a colleague, and you didn’t disappoint. You and your team worked hard to make sure we were able to see every home that we had interest in. You negotiated as if the purchase was your own, and that gave me peace of mind. From the initial offer to the negotiations at closing, you got it done.
Moving is hard enough. You made sure that we didn’t have to worry about anything. Thank you for helping us land the home of our dreams.
Valarie R. Brooks and team did a phenomenal job of making my husband and I feel at ease during the selling and purchasing process, from beginning to end. Nykole and Valarie were on the same page throughout the processes, so it didn’t matter who we spoke with, our answers or concerns were address in a timely and professional manner while also making us feel like family. Home buying can be stressful but having a team such as Valarie’s team made the process less stressful. If we decide to move again, we wouldn’t’ hesitate to call them again to help us through the process.
~Markeisha and Damon Ford~
I absolutely love the VRB Real Estate team! Valarie and Nykole both have assisted me in two real estate transactions. Although presented with some challenges, they've always exhibited great knowledge, professionalism, and dedication to their clients. I will always return to Valarie R. Brooks Real Estate and Love Charlotte Homes for my real estate needs!
"Valarie R. Brooks sold my house so fast, we barely had time to get out of it. She understands the dynamics of real estate. If you are serious about buying or selling, talk to her. Her middle initial stands for realtor."
~John and Vernell Harvey~
I love my home. Valarie R. Brooks and her team was in touch with my home search needs and worked diligently to meet those needs in the many showings and ultimately the one showing that became my home. Thank you!
I would like to thank you and the entire staff for making my dream of home ownership into a reality. From the beginning and throughout the process you all came thru and I'm very thankful. Awesome job!!!
We want to start by letting everyone know that Valarie Brooks is a true advocate for her clients. She sold us our first home 14 years ago and we knew immediately when we decided to sale/purchase again she was the agent for us. Her expertise in real estate is valuable. Through this entire process, she knew exactly how to handle our needs. She knew when to give her advice, when to allow us to explore situations on our own, and when to advocate for us with other professionals within real estate. Valarie and her employees were accessible whenever necessary and made sure we felt like our business was extremely important to them. After many months of visiting many homes and communities, we landed exactly where we belong (exactly where Valarie knew we would end up). I can’t give Valarie and her team enough praises. We will be moving into our fabulous new home soon and it was made possible because of a fantastic realtor. Thanks a bunch to Valarie, Nykole, and Brittney. May God Bless!
I am highly satisfied with the professional staff and competent agency of Valarie R. Brooks Real Estate. With a collective 30+ years in the business they went far beyond exceeding my expectations. Valarie, the listing agent, suggested a price that attracted a buyer while constantly giving me great advice to make my home more inviting. I appreciate the team for always keeping me in the know at all times, especially while I was visiting London! My house sold in less than 2 weeks...for top $$$ and overall they gave me a peace of mind coupled with a phenomenal experience. I could not have asked for more! Thank you!
Valarie is exceptional! Valarie is very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to find the perfect property for me in a short timeframe and with very specific requests by me for my new home. The personal approach she gave made me feel as if I was the only Client and I never felt there wasn't any question she couldn’t or wouldn’t answer for me. Her ability to help maneuver me through this process with the many obstacles placed before me was priceless! I recommend Valarie; she is an absolute asset to have on your side when buying a home!”
I cannot say enough great things about how helpful Valarie R Brooks and Love Charlotte Homes were in assisting me with purchasing my first home. During our initial meeting, Nykole, one of the agents with Love Charlotte Homes was very thorough in explaining all of the processes I would go through in purchasing a home. I was given a very professional presentation that highlighted the steps that I would take and the support that I would receive from the company to assist with my purchase.
What I truly find remarkable about this experience is just how prompt Valarie and Nykole were in providing me with homes that matched exactly what I was looking for. I was somewhat concerned about buying in a market that was sizzling for sellers. Yet, through Valarie and Nykole's diligence, I was able to find my home in less than two weeks of our initial meeting.
I decided to purchase a home at a time in my life when I was making great professional and personal changes. Valarie R Brooks and Love Charlotte Homes made this particular aspect of my life exceptionally easy. They thoroughly communicated with me regarding steps that I needed to take and really made this process go smoothly for me. I enthusiastically recommend them to anyone purchasing a home.
You are a true professional.
As you know, selling a home can be stressful, but you walked us through every step of the way, from staging our home, selecting the professional photographer (who was outstanding, by the way), to selling our home. Every detail was taken care of professionally and completely.
Thanks again, Valarie. You were always there for us and it was our pleasure working with you.
~Angela and Daemon Woods~
“Valarie and her team are exceptional! Valarie is very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to find the perfect property for me in a short timeframe and with very specific requests by me for my new home. The personal approach she gave made me feel as if I was the only Client and I never felt there wasn't any question she couldn’t or wouldn’t answer for me. Her ability to help maneuver me through this process with the many obstacles placed before me was priceless! I recommend Valarie; she is an absolute asset to have on your side when buying a home!”
My journey began with the Valarie R. Brooks Real Estate Connection Team in May 2014. This is when I placed my house on the market. At the start of this journey until the end, the VRB Team has been exceptionally wonderful. During the selling of my home, I went through so many difficulties and setbacks. As expected, the VRB Team was right there providing the best realtor services throughout the whole process. Everything was explained in great details in order to make the best decision when it came to my home. I am happy to say that I did sell my house in October 2014. In addition, the VRB Team also help me purchase my new home in December 2014. Again, the Valarie R. Brooks Real Estate Connection Team did an awesome job. I will definitely refer them with no hesitation.
I've had the grand privilege of purchasing my home with Love Charlotte Homes and Valarie R. Brooks! The services rendered by Valarie and her staff were excellent and exceeded my expectations. This group of warm, welcoming people was extremely professional, attentive, caring, very knowledgeable and exceptionally resourceful. Moving from another state and essentially doing this alone, I went into the experience from the start intimidated by the process of purchasing a home, for fear of not knowing enough or not knowing all I should know, and with the fear of being taken advantage of. But Valarie and her staff were able to immediately sense my apprehensions and were able to diffuse them with the assurance of their talents, experience, and skills in real estate and understanding of me as a person. They treated my partner and me like family and with respect. They were available every time I needed them to answer questions, give guidance and even be emotional support during the gray areas. I would definitely recommend Love Charlotte Homes, Valarie R Brooks and her staff to any and everyone in the area seeking a secure experience in purchasing a home!!
I had an incredible experience buying my first home. As a 40-year old property virgin moving from NYC, I knew very little about the Charlotte market or the process of buying a home. Valarie was a great guide and coach through the process. She was patient, knowledgeable and I trusted that she always had my best interests at heart. Nykole was also fantastic in her responsiveness and willingness to do whatever necessary to enhance the client experience. In the end, I ended up with a wonderful new home and a wonderful new friend!
Valarie Brooks and team made our home buying experience seamless and stress-free. We never worried about anything because we knew we were in good hands. I highly recommend Valarie Brooks if you are looking for real estate.
Over 16 Years ago when I bought my first home in Charlotte NC, Ms. Valarie was the Amazing Realtor that greatly helped my family with the purchase. A few weeks ago when I purchased my second home in Concord, NC, I did not know of a better realtor, but to contact Ms. Valarie again to do that job. My kids call her Auntie Valarie because of her personal relationship, but still keeping the business aspect very professional with my family. Ms. Valarie has a fantastic team especially Ms. Nykole who worked for months without any complaint to make sure that I got the best deal in everything during my home buying process. I am planning on selling my first home, and you do not have to guess - Ms. Valarie will again be my agent, but now as a seller’s agent. Thank you, Ms. Valarie, Thank you Ms. Nykole & Thank you VRB Real Estate Connections.
I had the most amazing experience partnering with Valarie in the sale of my home. She is a hard-working, thoughtful and straight-forward real estate expert who looked out for my best interest. After the initial viewing of my home, she recommended a few, small improvements to maximize its appeal. I followed her suggestions exactly, enabling her to sell my house for more than I thought it would sell for. My goal was to have a contract on my home within a month of the listing. She had one in two days. I'm convinced that she is the best real estate professional to work within Charlotte.
"Words cannot fully express the level of gratitude and appreciation I have for Valarie R. Brooks and her team. I recently moved to Texas with my job and needed to sell my home within a short period of time. Ms. Brooks was very sensitive to my needs and worked diligently to sell my home. After our initial meeting, my house was on the market and sold within 2 short weeks! Not to mention I had multiple offers on my home. She is very professional and knowledgeable about the home selling process. She kept me informed and was very responsive during the process. The photographs and virtual tour created to market my home were of excellent, professional quality. What could have been a very stressful time, came at much ease because of Ms. Brooks and her team. I highly recommend Valarie R. Brooks for all of your real estate needs. She is absolutely amazing!"
"My husband and I were seeking a realtor in order that we purchase our second home. We had heard great things about the Valarie R. Brooks Real Estate Connections Team so we contacted Valarie personally. Once we made contact, we instantly formed a relationship. Valarie is an amazing person and made us feel so comfortable from all aspects of the home buying process. She is open, honest and compassionate about her clients. Additionally, her Office Management Consultant, Nykole Wyatt, offered exceptional services from start to finish. Nykole always went above and beyond to ensure we had all items in place from start to finish. She provided exceptional service! We are so grateful for the Valarie R. Brooks Real Estate Connections Team; we formed an excellent relationship! We are more like family and we would use them again and again. This team of professionals is an awesome group whom you can trust for all of your real estate needs!"
~Marcus and Errica Funderburk~
"As a first time home buyer, there isn't a better Realtor to choose from. Valarie R. Brooks (VRB) and her team went above and beyond as well as out of their way to not only, answer all of my questions from assisting me with finding a finance company to helping me find a great home and at all the times making sure that I was comfortable with the whole process of purchasing my home. They ALWAYS responded to my messages and ALWAYS made time for me to see any/all homes that were on my list. The VRB team makes the home buying process less stressful and they ADVOCATE for their clients!!! If you need someone to work hard to find you a home...then this is the team for you!! I highly recommend them and I would not hesitate to use them later when needed."
"Being a first time home buyer is an exciting and terrifying experience. As a single young woman far away from family to help me make the biggest decision of my life, Valarie was able to remove the stress and infuse the excitement into my home buying experience. She listened to my needs and wants while staying true to my budget and quickly led me to the desires of my heart. Her approach to real estate and specialized tactics are like no other. She is truly the hardest working woman in real estate!"
"Valarie R. Brooks Real Estate Connections team is the best! I was a first time home buyer and was recommended to Valarie and her team by a friend, a fellow first time home buyer who worked with Valarie. Being entirely new to the process I was looking for an experienced buyer’s agent and was blessed to be in very good hands. After making an offer and having it accepted, competing against multiple buyers, dealing with bullish sellers and being advised by Valarie, in my best interests, to terminate an offer to purchase contract I learned that the home buying/selling process can sometimes be a fight and Valarie is leading a team of soldiers looking out for her clients’ best interest. At the closing table, Valarie even found an error by the bank that ended up saving me thousands and had my mortgage paperwork updated and re-approved all during the closing process. Her experience, personality, and network make her the best realtor in the Charlotte area in my opinion; highly recommended."
~Steven T Fleming~
"I can’t even begin to express how grateful I am for everything Valarie and the whole team has done to help with this process. I came into this stressed out and had no idea how this process would work. From my first meeting with Valarie and Nykole, down to the last phone call they kept me up to date and informed during the entire process. I was very shaken up, coming in by, having to short sale my house. Never once did they treat me anything less than if I were their only priority. I know very well they must be dealing with a ton of people every day. I am very grateful that I was recommended to them and I would do the same over and over again.
Thank you again for everything you’ve done to help me through this chapter of my life."
~Willie Jackson Jr~
"I would definitely recommend Valarie R Brooks Real Estate Company. They are very professional and they make sure they get everything done right. I was very comfortable asking questions that I did not know and they had no problem explaining anything to me. Everything was done above and beyond my expectations. Thank you!"
“In 2011 I relocated to Cary, NC and was forced to place my house on the market in 2012 after having a horrible experience in renting it out to a tenant. After careful consideration, selling my home was the best option for me. I knew I could not afford to maintain 2 households long-term and had no intentions on moving back into my home in Charlotte.
After researching the best realtors in the area I decided to reach out to Valarie R. Brooks Agency. Immediately Valarie dug in and gave me the best options for my house based upon my property value and current market analysis. The current market value for my home was less than its appraisal value and what I owed on the home. Unfortunately, things were not looking in my favor and the only option I had was to place my house on the market asshort sale. During my short sale process, Valarie and her team immediately recommended me to a great lawyer. She literally held my hand every step of the way and made me feel okay during the entire process. She made 2-3 months seem effortless. Many days she would call or email me to make sure I turned in the correct documents and etc. She made me feel like I was her only customer and she put herself in my situation.
In addition to supporting my short sale process, Valarie was able to find a buyer for my property within the 1st 30 days of my home being on the market. Overall Valarie and her staff were always available, patient and knowledgeable about the best options during my short sale and I would recommend for any of your home buying and sales needs.”
"We highly recommend Valarie R. Brooks Real Estate Connections and we can confirm that she is the “hardest working woman in real estate”. As our agent, Valarie sold our house in two weeks. She did an excellent job in marketing our home, advising us on the bestselling price and her negotiation skills with the opposing agent and clients were remarkable. Valarie’s ability to understand our needs upfront made the experience a pleasurable one. She is extremely professional, honest, reliable, and patient. We thank you for your hard work, dedication, and guidance."
~Candice and Jerry Brennan~
"We actually met Valarie 3 years ago when I decided to purchase my first home. Not only was she very knowledgeable about the available real estate in the city, she was able to incorporate this knowledge to help me find my perfect home. So it was only logical for us as a couple to go back to her as our first choice to help us find our ultimate dream home. Once again she did not fail and was able to practically get us the exact criteria that we were looking for in record time. In real estate, it is really hard to find someone that you can trust and whom you feel gets who you are as a person so that your home buying experience is a good one. With Valarie, she embodies integrity, knowledge and tenacity, all of the ingredients that make a great realtor. We would definitely use her again and continue to recommend her to friends and family."
~Brian and Kenesha Kirkland, Software Engineer and Internal Medicine, MD~
“Valarie is a WORLD-CLASS real estate professional! She listens to the needs of her clients and finds homes that match one's style and needs. She provides very good advice and counsel throughout the buying and/or selling process. She is very trustworthy - she tells you the facts of the matter whether you like it at the time or not. Valarie will make sure you are delighted with the transaction for many years to come. She is a pleasure to work with!!!”
Her motto, The Hardest Working Woman in Real Estate, is an understatement in describing Valarie R. Brooks. She exemplifies the true meaning of Realtor. She was exceptional in making my move from New York as smooth and hassle-free as possible. She is a great Realtor and negotiator, she was able to get me a great price for my new home. She worked really hard on my behalf and I would not hesitate in recommending her to family, friends or anyone looking for a really knowledgeable and professional Real Estate Broker".
~Valerie R. Roberts, Attorney, Jones Day~
“Valarie is the best! She does what is necessary to get the job done effectively and efficiently. Her clients are always her first priority! She spoiled me so now she is the only realtor I will work with from here on out! I heard many horror stories from my friends but I did not experience any of that. If you are looking for the best then I recommend you give Valarie a ring!!
“Valarie is an expert in the real estate market in the Charlotte, NC area. Relocating to Charlotte from another state brought along challenges in knowing a lot about the market. Valarie was that knowledge bridge for us. She is extremely personable and made herself available to us to accommodate our schedule. She knows about the developers, builders, and communities. She is very resourceful and has an extended rolodex of industry contacts to form a team to make it happen! I would strongly recommend her to anyone!”
“Valarie R. is one of the best real estate agents I know. She is tenacious in her quest to find you the best possible property based on your needs. She is very detail-oriented and her follow through is impeccable! I have recommended her to many of my friends and they were all very pleased with the results. I would highly recommend her.”
“Valarie has always provided incredible customer service and expertise to her clients and she has been nothing but a joy to work with. It has been an honor to provide mortgage services to her clients. I would recommend her to any client I have without reservation."
“Valarie R. Brooks is a very knowledgeable, experienced, and determined Real Estate Agent who goes above and beyond to meet her client’s needs. Valarie R. Brooks reputation precedes her. My husband and I were looking to purchase a home in Charlotte, one of my husband's co-workers referred Valarie R. Brooks to us and we were satisfied with her CAN DO and WILL DO attitude and professionalism. Without a doubt, we highly recommend Valarie R. Brooks, the hardest working woman in Real Estate!!!"
“I had the pleasure of working with Valarie during my search for a home. I could not have been in better hands. Valarie is the consummate professional who takes great care with her clients. She listened to my needs and as a result, I obtained the home of my dreams. I highly recommend Valarie to anyone!”
“Valarie R. Brooks is a dedicated real estate professional that kept our best interest in mind throughout our home-buying process. Her knowledge of the industry was evident from our initial meeting and she represented us with great integrity. I would highly recommend her for all of your real estate needs. She is now my realtor for life!"
“Valarie's knowledge of the market and strong work ethic is impressive. But her level of customer service and commitment to excellence is even more impressive. Her positive attitude and energy are contagious. It is comforting to know that our shared clients are being taken care of by such a caring professional."
My family was extremely impressed with Valarie's knowledge and negotiating expertise. She helped us with our first purchase on our new home. Valarie and the team were very helpful throughout the entire process. When we needed things to get done they made it happen! I would definitely refer her to others. You can tell she really loves what she does! The Thomas Family"
“Valarie is a great resource for all of your Realty needs and has a strong work ethic with the knowledge backed by years of experience to assist you the way a Real Estate Professional should. I'd recommend her to anyone I know!"
~Doug Uneberg / Room 2 Roof Restoration~
"I cannot say enough about Valarie and her team! Valarie is VERY thorough with her work and follows through on EVERYTHING! Her team was an absolute pleasure to work with during the sale of the home! Everyone was so involved and detailed. Valarie is indeed an EXPERT at what she does and you can tell that her drives for results are her customers!!! When we are ready to purchase again, Valarie and her team will definitely be "head of the operation!"
~The Singletary Family~
"Valarie and her team were true professionals, accessible and willing to listen to my needs. I was treated with dignity and respect throughout my time as a client and would highly recommend the services provided by Valarie Brooks."
"In this time of economic uncertainty and bank apathy, Valarie represented the sanity that was leading me out of the hopelessness. Her efforts and connections pulled my home out of the quicksand to the closing table!" Thank you, Valarie!"
"I am going to be candid. My family was facing foreclosure. Prior to the recession my husband and I combined were in the high six figures. My husband lost his job and I was downsized. We were living in an $800K house and were embarrassed to admit we were going to lose it. We were referred to Valarie by another Realtor. Valarie explained the short sale process to us and we sold our property, gained major relief and are restructuring our lives. Valarie is awesome! She held our hand throughout the entire transaction. We will be able to buy again within 18 months and we are certainly going to connect with the Valarie R. Brooks Real Estate Connections."
My husband and I wanted to thank Love Charlotte Homes and Valarie R Brooks Real Estate for the wonderful, excellent and painless experience we had while purchasing our first investment property. Valarie is very professional and is totally on top of everything. There were things during the negotiation that my husband and I didn't even think about but were totally covered by Valarie. We got back more from the sale than we even expected. Nykole took us house hunting and OMG what a pleasure to work with! She did not just try to sell us a property but really looked out for our best interest by being honest and sincere. We would definitely recommend them to our friends and family. Can't wait to do it all over again when we are ready for our second property!!! Thank you!
~Ronald & Lenora~