Sam Cochran

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Sam is a native Charlottean and grew up on over 130 acres in eastern Mecklenburg County that was granted by the Queen of England to his family in 1780. This property was farmed for over 200 years and he still has a home there.

During his high school years, Sam attended the Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia. Upon graduation, he spent three years at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, until he was called to serve during the war for the U.S. Army as a Spec 4. After his tour was finished, he completed his last year at Western Carolina University and graduated with a B.S./B.A degree in Marketing Management.

Sam was hired by WB Dilliard Construction Co. and spent the next five years as a project manager overseeing the construction of lodging and restaurants. In 1980, he and a business partner opened their own residential real estate appraisal company called Cochran–Helms Associates in Charlotte, and he worked with hundreds of Brokers/Realtor®s throughout the Charlotte region. After 27 years in business, Sam made the decision to transition into selling real estate which was a perfect and natural fit for him. In 2009, he teamed with Meg Wilkinson, a top producer who was also long–time friend and former client, and they worked for Cottingham Chalk Hayes until joining HM Properties in July 2016.

Sam enjoys spending time outdoors especially with his gun dogs and wing shooting.

honors & credentials

  • Licensed in NC & SC
  • Top Producer since 2009
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • North Carolina Association of Realtors (NCAR)
  • South Carolina Association of Realtors (SCAR)
  • Charlotte Regional Realtor Association (CRRA)


  • Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC) - BS/BA Marketing Management
  • Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, VA)

Sam's listings

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    158.40 ac
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    Single Family

5201 Mount Carmel Road

Heath Springs, SC  29058

Remarkable & secluded authentic log home on 158 plus acres 1 hour from Charlotte, NC and 1 hour from Columbia, SC. This estate farm has 18 acres of fenced pasture, 6 stall …

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For years I have known Meg and Sam both personally and professionally through reputation for excellence in the Charlotte real estate market. I have confidently referred several friends - mine and those of my family, as well as business acquaintances seeking either to purchase or sell homes, to the Wilkinson and Cochran Team. ALWAYS feedback has been 100 percent positive! Even knowing the track record of these two people, my recent personal and very difficult process of selling a townhouse, has exceeded all expectations. The entire transaction has been handled through a combination of amazing professional and skilled knowledge, compassionate, understanding, and patience. From initial analysis and marketing, to contract, Meg and Sam move competently and decisively, with empathy for "side bar" issues. I could not be happier, more satisfied or more grateful with the outcome. They will continue to be my "go to" references for real estate information.

Dayna B

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