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 Realtor® 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)


The first thing i noticed is Carolina is very quick to respond. When we met, I found her very easy to talk to. She actually listened to me when i told her what I am looking for and I felt like my desires were more important than just making a sale and she did not try to push me to compromise.

Buffy W

Carolina is so kind, helpful and informative! Such a pleasure to work with her while I looked for my ideal home! I had a hard time on my own searching for the right house, but Carolina almost immediately found the ideal layout I had been looking for months! Can’t recommend her enough.

Sasha M

Pleasure to have business with. Carolina never left any questions unanswered and always responded promptly. I would highly recommend her. Very passionate in her job.

Alexey Z

Carolina is an outstanding Realtor. She knows her market and is excellent at communicating market trends to her clients. She goes above and beyond the call of duty and is always prepared, helpful and willing to help in any way possible. In addition to her excellent communication skills, she is a strong negotiator. She has her client's best interest at heart and goes the extra mile to make a sale happen. Her genuine smile always makes you feel at ease and her soft yet professional approach makes looking for a house or selling one a true pleasure. I highly recommend Carolina, you will not be disappointed!

Lynda H

I would highly recommend Carolina to any of my friends or family going the the home buying or selling process. Not only is she responsive to calls/emails, she is so patient and kind in talking you through the process and answering questions. Her knowledge of the area is also very helpful! Carolina’s desire and passion to connect her clients to just the right home is evident!

Tricia S

Carolina is fabulous to work with! While looking to move closer to our kids’ school she provided us with excellent listings and knowledge of the area. She is a hard worker, very responsive and will help you find your dream home!!

Christy P

I met Carolina Ganrud recently when I made a cold call to the real estate firm where she happened to be answering phone calls. My wife and I were in Charlotte, primarily looking for a home to purchase, and decided to make an appointment to meet with Carolina as we both were impressed by her phone presence as well as what appeared to be her familiarity with the Charlotte housing market. To get the ball rolling, I provided Carolina with sufficient financial information so as to allow her to secure a pre approval letter. Our initial personal interview with Carolina did not disappoint as she, anticipating our visit, had already prepared a folder, based on our answers to a questionnaire she had emailed us, with our name on it filled with a large stack of sold comps for houses in the areas of Charlotte we had selected. In addition, our folder contained an equally large number of listing sheets for homes currently on the market that met our criterion. During that initial visit, with our permission, Carolina made several appointments for us to visit homes she deemed would suit our needs. Additionally, these appointments allowed us to get an idea of what we could expect in a house based on our price range and located within the radius restrictions we had provided. Carolina had done her homework well as by the end of our tour of homes, my wife and I were confident she would be able to find us a home satisfying all our requirements within our move time frame. Both I and my wife give Carolina Ganrud a 5 star review and would unconditionally recommend her as your Charlotte, NC real estate agent. We found her to be enthusiastic, personable, knowledgeable, energetic and dedicated to providing great customer service.

David M

Two years ago we were looking for a house to buy in the Charlotte Area. Carolina Gandrud was our Realtor. She understand our hopes and dreams for a house and a neighbourhood really well and helped us in our search. She was very flexible and made sure we could see as many houses possible in the short time frame we had, as we visited from Europe. She understood our European background and helped us to understand the American way of house hunting. I would recommend her expertise in a heartbeat.

Natalie P

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