October 3, 2014

Wilkinson ERA real estate company has announced that the company has expanded its reach in the Charlotte market and acquired Exit Realty South from John Byers with immediate effect.
Charlotte, NC Wilkinson ERA, the third largest* real estate company in the Charlotte metro area, is proud to announce it has acquired Exit Realty South in SouthPark, Charlotte, NC from Owner/Broker John Byers.
Exit Realty South will immediately become Wilkinson ERA, and remain in the same location at 4401 Barclay Downs Dr., Suite 1, Charlotte, NC 28209. The Phone # remains 704-602-9900 and the Fax # 704-602-9910.
Agents in the new Wilkinson ERA office in SouthPark will also have the ERA 'Distinctive Properties' designation for the luxury division of Wilkinson ERA, which will cater to all market segments with a focus on properties that have a unique value and typically, a higher sales price.

Wilkinson ERA will continue to serve the metro Charlotte, NC region providing clients with agents who are well trained and experienced in their markets.

Scott Wilkinson, President of Wilkinson ERA, said, "We are very excited that Exit Realty South is joining with Wilkinson ERA. Our expansion plans have always included providing the best service to our clients and the best marketing tools for our brokers. The Exit Realty South agents will be a terrific addition to our team."

Said John Byers, President of Exit Realty South, "Wilkinson ERA is a great fit for Exit Realty South in SouthPark, allowing us to maintain our boutique qualities while expanding our marketing power. We are thrilled with the merger, and with the size and presence of  Wilkinson ERA in this area. We'll bring a more powerful way of doing real estate in the region."

Bio : John W. Byers III
John W. Byers III, a native of Charlotte, has been president of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association and Carolina MLS, and he also is a past Regional Vice President of the Executive Committee of the North Carolina Association of Realtors. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, Byers worked in international banking and commercial real estate finance with Bank of America's predecessor prior to engaging a real estate career in 1993.

John is currently serving as a Regional Vice President of the Executive Committee of the North Carolina Association of Realtors. Now, he makes it his mission to acclimate newcomers and residents alike to their new neighborhoods. Byers works regularly in relocation because he knows how to sell Charlotte to the newcomer market. He takes pride in his hometown and it shows. He loves training as well and agents in his office benefit greatly from his insight and experience. Byers' accomplishments in the real estate industry include ranking in the top 1% of agents in the country while previously with Prudential Real Estate, CRRA's Presidents Award, and he won Prudential's Pinnacle Award (for a Top-Ten office nationally) four years in a row while managing its SouthPark office.

John is well-known in local circles for his annual Tomato Sandwich Luncheon that he hosts for the enjoyment of all who attend. He has been written up about his incredible knowledge of the lowly tomato and the many varietals he grows!
* Wilkinson ERA is ranked third in the Charlotte area based on Market Share Totals for 2013. See attached document.