~ Why should you choose Mountain Lake Paradise Realty as your REALTORS®? ~
- “They are Realtors Extraordinaire! Carol says they will tell you “the good, bad and the ugly,” and I can tell you, that is true. They are investment focused Buyer's Agents…” Marcy Palmer & Dr. Joe Palmer
- “Having been in sales & marketing all my life, I was amazed that Doug and Carol Patterson were light years ahead of most REALTORS…” Larry Greer [We sold his waterfront Keowee Key home & his friends' (Lynn and Terry) KK waterfront home as well. Both had been on the market a long time before we got the listings.]
- “We have worked with a lot of pretentious real estate agents over the years so we really enjoyed that Doug and Carol are real people…” Carol & Charles L. VanOver [We successfully sold their Keowee Key home and helped them find another in KK as well.]
- “We successfully listed and sold our Keowee Lake home with the Pattersons. My wife and I bought the home with their help for a vacation rental investment. When it was time to sell, there was no one else that I would want to work with. They have a very productive Real Estate website that draws a lot of buyers. Their attention to detail is very important to me as an investor.” John Holland, Custom-Med Compounding Pharmacy
We are like-minded, investment-focused real estate professionals dedicated to meeting the needs of buyers and sellers of upscale mountain lake and golf course community homes and land, consistently selling millions of dollars worth of properties each year.
Carol and I independently own Mountain Lake Paradise Realty. She was first licensed in 1988, Doug in 2004. We have both had Broker's Licenses. Doug is the Broker In Charge. To your benefit, we have maintained our many agent contacts that we have cultivated over the many years in the business. With this, we stay on the cutting edge of upcoming listings. We are a Christian based company. Our many client testimonials reflect that we are very professional and do not push our personal beliefs. We are simply happy to live and work by biblical principals.
“We owe our existence and prosperity to the Grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is our vision to create quality and caring to each of our customers, one customer at a time. When we succeed the thanks and praise belong to Christ. When we stumble, we renew our efforts and place our trust in His Care. We sincerely appreciate the confidence our customers and clients have in us.”
The Patterson Family
Doug and Carol moved to the Lake Keowee area in 2001. They are owners in the casual country club community of Keowee Key® and represent buyers and sellers on Lake Keowee and in the surrounding area exclusively. Although their main focus in the beginning was selling in Cashiers, NC (while living and playing in the Lake Keowee area), it became evident that their buyers were also interested in owning on Lake Keowee, so they began selling this lake as well in 2004. For years now they have given their full attention to Lake Keowee. Their clients say that Carol and Doug put the clients’ interests first. Your time is precious and they respect that. You will enjoy your adventurous search for your family’s new lakefront retreat. Carol and Doug will even share their secret places with you. Call them at 864.293.2853.
Brokers Doug & Carol Patterson honored as Trillium's 2004 “Preferred Brokers of the Year”
They were the high-selling Brokers from the Cashiers-Highlands area in this prestigious 2,000 acre Lake community in the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. This luxury community features a 4½ star Golf Digest rated course.
Since 2001, Doug & Carol have lived in the Lake Keowee area. For many years, they worked in Cashiers and on Keowee before deciding to specialize in the Keowee area. They can refer you to experienced, knowledgeable agents in Cashiers & Highlands if you have an interest there, also.
Carol & Doug have two beautiful Miniature Australian Shepherds named Sadie Rose and Annabella Rose.
They are all avid boaters and hikers. They are passionate about sharing the beauty of this area as you will see from their photo gallery.
The Pattersons' testimonials are the Bottom Line as
to who they really are and why they are successful REALTORS®. They are dedicated
REALTORS® with a passion to be the best they can be for each and every client who entrusts them
with this very important endeavor regarding their investment portfolio.
Doug and Carol have an extensive background in marketing as you will see by visiting their
Marketing Your Home page. They are the team leaders of the Keowee Lake Team.
Carol started visiting these mountain lakes as a teenager. Originally from Sarasota, Florida, Carol is the daughter of one of the first Sarasota real estate developers who built over twenty subdivisions there. She grew up working with her father in the Real Estate development business! She began selling mountain lake real estate in 1988 and has been a broker in NC. Rutledge Livingston, former Sales Manager of The Reserve at Lake Keowee, was one of Carol's trainers for first few years. She sold several million dollars worth of properties her first year becoming Rookie of the Year. Although they have lived in the Keowee area since 2001, Carol and Doug joined with Keller Williams Cashiers, NC in 2004 and also had their SC licenses with Keller Williams in SC for years to be able to sell on Keowee at the same time. They are now with RE/MAX Realty Professionals - Lake Keowee. Since they are owners in Keowee Key, having their office just outside the gate is convenient for them and for many of their clients. Carol is an active member of the Cosmopolitan Woman's Club. Its sole purpose is to help support the local Collins Childrens Home.
Carol's previous experience prepared her well to assist her clients in staging homes for sale and selecting homes that complement their unique tastes and lifestyles. She has an extensive background in ready-made and custom clothing design, sales and trade shows. She was also very active in the equestrian fashion world, which included traveling, designing, manufacturing and marketing of ready-made and custom clothing. Through this, she became known worldwide for her equestrian designs and for her ability to train and show horses. She lectured five times at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress (the world's largest horse show) on the Principles of Design for Horse and Rider and also lectured at Pennsylvania State University on design. One night, Carol had a dream in full color of a garment technology system that would revolutionize the custom clothing industry. Her husband, Doug, with his computer background (starting with the Coast Guard in 1981) developed the software that made the design system work with modern garment manufacturing equipment. Together, this team was awarded a U.S. patent. The Master Model system has been been written about in several articles in major garment industry magazines.
Doug has a B.S. in Economics and Management from the U. S. Coast Guard Academy. He received his real estate
licenses in NC (Broker) and SC many years ago.
Doug comes from three generations of research and development engineers at the Eastman Kodak Company; he grew up with photography. This experience helps the Pattersons provide excellent photography service to their listing clients. Adding drone photography came naturally to him. Doug is a US Coast Guard Veteran - a former commissioned officer - and is retired from the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. He served as Flotilla Commander twice and Vice Commander once. Doug is also the Emergency Coordinator for Oconee County ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service), a member of the Oconee County CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service); the last two fall under FEMA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Carol also served in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Both Doug and Carol are trained in the FEMA Incident Command System. As owners in Keowee Key, they are active in the “Honoring Their Service” event each year. Both of their fathers were World War 2 veterans.
Doug and Carol have been not only business partners but have also been happily married since 1991. In that time Carol and Doug have been hands-on in the building of their three homes. Carol is also a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary with Doug. They are also members of the Friends of Lake Keowee Society (FOLKS), an organization which is very active in protecting the beauty of our lake. Call Carol and Doug at 864.238.3176.
Combine a Real Estate Broker background with a passion for lake living, a love for helping people, and over 25 years business experience and you have the makings of a true Professional Realtor who represents your best interest as your Buyer's Agent on Lake Keowee, Lake Jocassee or Lake Hartwell.
Originally from the Midwest, Julie lived in California most of her life, until her job as a Real Estate Investment Sales Manager brought her to the Upstate of South Carolina in 2006. She took one look at gorgeous Lake Keowee, and it was love at first sight. After researching hundreds of cities looking for the best places to live, work or retire, Julie found what she was looking for in Seneca. She lives in a beautiful Keowee waterfront community.
Surrounded by water, natural beauty, and some of the kindest people you'll ever meet, Julie finally felt at home and enjoys sharing her passion for the area with her clients. “I love to see the faces of people when they see how much home they can get for the money here. It is possible to live on or near the lake for what it costs for a two-bedroom condo in many other cities. The values are amazing as is the quality of life! I welcome you to come out and see for yourself.”
Besides the fun she has working with her buyer clients, Julie enjoys traveling (she's lived in Japan & Europe), hiking, reading, metal detecting, photography, spending time with friends and family and boating on Lake Keowee. “Fourth of July is my favorite time to be out on the boat. Come join us for some family fun on the lake!”
Contact Julie Johnson at 843.826.0088 to discuss your property preferences, to set up your automatic property search notifications, or view amazing lake properties today.