Carolina Gandrud

Carolina grew up in Ecuador, South America, and graduated from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania with B.A. in International Business. Over the next five years, she managed international logistics and supply chain roles for two Fortune 500 companies, Tyco Electronics and The Hershey Company, while earning an MBA at Penn State University.

She and her family moved to Northwest Arkansas and Mexico City, Mexico, for business opportunities before choosing Charlotte to be their home in 2016. Her extensive experience relocating and traveling made becoming a Broker/Realtor® a perfect career transition in 2017 and she worked at a local real estate firm before joining HM Properties in 2021.

Carolina truly understands the ins and outs of relocating nationally and internationally and uses her language, cultural, and professional experience to deliver exceptional service. She is passionate about finding her clients a home they love in a community where they can grow. Her warm personality puts clients at ease as she navigates them through the process of finding the right neighborhood, schools, and getting settled in their new community.

She and her husband, Karl, live in Ballantyne’s Bridgehampton neighborhood with their four children and Boston Terrier, Kaiser. English, Spanish and German are spoken in the home and they enjoy connecting with international groups and families in the area as well as traveling, working out, and exploring all that North Carolina has to offer.

honors & credentials

  • Licensed in NC & SC
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • North Carolina Assoc. of Realtors (NCAR)
  • Canopy RealtorĀ® Association (CRA)
  • Canopy MLS


  • Penn State University (Capital College, Harrisburg, PA) - MBA
  • Elizabethtown College - (Pennsylvania) - B.A. International Business
  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) - Marketing

community involvement

  • PTO Community House Middle School (fundraising volunteer)
  • Elevation Church - Team Leads E-Groups & Ladies Small Group (member)

hm properties is proud to be partnered with


SouthPark Office
6857 Fairview Rd
Charlotte, NC 28210
Waverly Office
7415 Waverly Walk Ave
Suite F2-2
Charlotte, NC 28277
Lake Norman Office
146 Mooresville Commons Way
Suite F
Mooresville, NC 28117

hm properties news

Fri, Oct 2, 2020 – Real estate history was made in the Charlotte, North Carolina region on September 4, 2020, when the highest priced residential home went on the market for sale in the Canopy MLS system for $7,995,000 and it was under contract four days later.

Known as Grand Lac Chateau, a grand 8.63-acre estate overlooking Lake Norman, 154 Tennessee Circle in …

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