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Doug Sidell Real Estate Agent

Doug Sidell

NC/SC Realtor and Land Broker
  • Direct 704. 794. 8740
  • Office 704. 439. 3300
  • Fax 704. 439. 3333
Lake Norman

19826 N Cove Rd, Suite F
Cornelius, NC 28031

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About Doug

I'm a real estate investor, broker, entrepreneur, and trusted advisor. My business is primarily land, farm, investment, development, and residential real estate in and around Charlotte, Lake Norman and the eight county surrounding region. I've marketed and sold virtually every type of real estate. My goal is to provide the best advice possible to my clients in the purchase and sale of real property. 


As a member of the Realtors Land Institute pursuing the Accredited Land Consultant credential I specialize in land transactions. I've marketed and sold vacant lots, farm land, recreational hunting land, entire subdivisions, and land being purchased by my buyers to get subdivisions approved.  In addition, as a licensed builder who has built multiple custom homes and homes on spec I'm grateful for the opportunity to work with hundreds of clients looking to buy a home or buy land and build a home. My building background has enabled me to provide wise counsel to these clients and assist them in the process of choosing a builder that's right for them.


* NC & SC Real Estate Broker

* Member - Realtors Land Institute

* Graduate - Charlotte Regional Realtor Assoc. Leadership Development Program

* Licensed Builder State of NC & MI

* BS Natural Resources & BBA finance - Michigan State University

* MBA Entrepreneurial Marketing & Supply Chain Management - Michigan State University


* Corporate Banking and Investment Mgt. - JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley 1997-2000

* Timberland Asset Mgt. and Sales - The Sidell Organization 2000-2007

* Real Estate Development & Investment - C. Douglas Sidell & Co. LLC 2003-Present

* Director - Town & Country Cedar Homes 2008-2012

* Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship/Investment Mgt./Strategic Planning - North Central Mich. College 2004-2008


I enjoy fly fishing, upland bird hunting, deer hunting, golfing, coaching my son's soccer teams, bible study, reading, traveling, working with people, and growing Christmas Trees! That's correct - Christmas Trees! My wife and I own Grace Tree Farm in Denver, NC where we grow choose-and-cut Christmas trees and propagate Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, and Green Giant Arborvitae trees in our greenhouse for landscape trees. Life's good! Thanks be to God.



May 2009 – Present

I joined Helen Adams Realty to offer buyer representation of vacant land and lots in and around Charlotte and Lake Norman. My client base has grown to several hundred individual homeowners, investors, builders/developers, farmers, etc. God's blessed me and I'm grateful for the opportunity to serve those He brings in my path.

President, C. Douglas Sidell & Co. LLC, Real Estate industry

May 2001 – Present

C. Douglas Sidell & Co. LLC is a real estate investment and building company.  It partners with Helen Adams Realty in the Charlotte/Lake Norman area offering realty brokerage services to homeowners, investors, and developers. 

Professional Training & Coaching industry

August 2004 – May 2007 (2 years 10 months)

Conducted lectures and 100 level courses in entrepreneurship, strategic planning in small business, raising early-stage capital, marketing, and investment management.



Groups and Associations

President/Organizer - Lake Norman Michigan State University Alumni Assocation

Member - Charlotte Regional Realtor Association
Member - National Association of Realtors
Member - REBIC Board of Governors - Charlotte Regional Realtors Association
Member - Charlotte MLS
Member - Michigan State University Alumni Association
Member -  Eli Broad College of Business Alumni Association - Michigan State University
Member -  Michigan State University Accounting and Finance Community 
Member - Trout Unlimited
Member - Realtors Land Institute
Member - Ruffed Grouse Society


Honors and Awards

Full-Tuition academic scholarship - Michigan State University
Charlotte Regional Realtor Association Leadership Academy graduate


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Licensed In

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina


  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
  • Broker
  • Commercial Land Sales Specialist
  • Developer
  • Masters Degree
  • Member, Charlotte Multiple Listing Service (CMLS)
  • Member, Charlotte Regional Realtor Association (CRRA)
  • Member, National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)
  • Member, North Carolina Association of REALTORS® (NCAR)
  • New Construction Home Sales Specialist
  • Professionally Trained in NINJA Selling
  • RealSatisfied Member
  • Residential Construction Certified (RCC)
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Satisfaction: 95%

Recommendation: 96%

Performance: 98%

Doug Sidell has been rated by 28 customers.
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Doug was responsive and good communicator. I would definitely work with Doug again on my next land purchase. I will be referring him to my friends and co workers.

‐ Brian Syvrud Charlotte NC

Doug listened carefully to what we were looking for and stayed in touch as opportunities came up. He encouraged us to remain patient which worked out, the perfect piece of land eventually became available. Doiug had reached oiut to the sellers previously. He negotiated a fair price for the land and carefully walked the sellers through the process. He also did an excellent... Read More

‐ Steve Walton

Doug Sidell is a true professional and was fantastic to work with. Doug was patient and very knowledgeful while walking with us through this process. Doug is a man of integrity and faith and if we ever needed a realtor again we would not hesitate to work with Doug and the team again.

‐ Bruce Denver NC

Very responsive, trustworthy, under promised and over delivered.highky recommended.

‐ Steve Walton


‐ es

I am well pleased with Doug's work for us. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a broker. In addition to that, I think a lot of Doug.

‐ Jim Kennerly, Lowesville,NC

I highly recommend Doug Sidell to handle anyone's real estate needs. He sold two acreage properties for us that involved dealing will town officials, and rezoning. It is a pleasure working with Doug and I believe anyone else would say the same.

‐ Jim Kennerly, Lincoln County, NC

Doug did an awesome job on the sale of our house. Walked us every step of the way. He was very respectful and knowledgeable on the things were looking for when purchasing another house..Great Person and one of the friendliest and Honest person we know....we have used Doug Sidell several times in the past and will Only use him for our buying and selling needs!

‐ Jen & Jill Simeone Denver Nc

Doug Sidell was a super broker! He had full knowledge of the entire buying process and educated us along the way. Super polite and friendly and really great to work with. I would recommend him to anyone buying or selling a property.

‐ Heidi Corripio, Belmont

Trustworthy, prompt , and friendly.

‐ Dave Garmon , Surfside Beach SC

Doug is an exceptional agent who got a contract early on a difficult to sale family property (and over asking price!). Doug impressed everyone with his work ethic, knowledge, patience, and prospect list! I am a 40 year veteran broker myself and I can truly say that Doug is a broker's broker! I hope to work with Doug on referrals soon. Happy Selling! Ted Alley

‐ Ted Alley, Broker, Charlotte

We have moved many times and to many different states over the years. Have never met or dealt with a realtor who has been more kind, helpful, knowledgeable, reliable and go above and beyond to help us get acclimated to the area. Thanks Doug! Looking forward to your follow-up every year! So glad your name was on that sign!

‐ Barb Wagner-Huntersville

Working with Doug was very smooth and easy for me. His assistance that he gave was of such great importance, also He extended himself when this was not in his job discription. I am eternally grateful

‐ Hyacinth Clark, Charlotte, NC

Doug went over, above and beyond for me! He gave me a thousand percent! I am eternally great full!

‐ Hyacinth Clark, Charlotte, NC

Doug is very diligent. We always feel we can trust his input on the market, current trends, and real estate economy. His work ethic is very self evident which helps us feel like we get help tailored to our needs. We never feel like we are given just a sales pitch or generic advice to make a sale happen. He is the example we compare all professionals to.

‐ Matthew Baxley, Statesville

We have used Doug Before in the past, he was very helpful and knew alot. We didn't feel pressured at all, and We enjoyed working with him. he became our friend more then our realtor. He tought us things we didn't know, and Look forward to working with him again. He was one of the nicest, Honest, Friendly, hard working guy we have met, hands down the best around the Lake... Read More

‐ Jen & Jill Simeone 6651 Maple Knob Ct Denver, NC

Went out of his way to meet our requested needs. The important thing to him was that we complete the deal in a fashion that worked for us. Excellent communications and very knowledgable and had creative solutions that got the deal done!

‐ Kerry Emery - Catawba NC

Doug has been our realtor for 5 or more years now. He maintained contact and a professional relationship with us after selling our first property and helping us purchase another one by checking in with us to see if we were satisfied, by keeping us up to date on our neighborhood market trends, and by simply popping in every now and then to offer a friendly hello and how are... Read More

‐ Trever Swint, Charlotte

Hi I would like to give credit where credit is due. My girlfriend and I just had the great fortune of purchasing a lake community home in the Lake Norman area. By fate after starting cold in the area, we were given Doug's name by another area realtor who was involved in a car accident and could no longer assist us. Wow! Did we luck out! In addition to being extremely... Read More

‐ David & Denise

We recently purchased a Beautiful new house with the help of our wonderful realtor Doug Sidell. He was very helpful In our search and very patient with the both of us and was able to help us find the perfect house that met our needs. We highly recommend Doug Sidell in finding your next house, and we look forward to working with Him again in the future.. Thanks for... Read More

‐ Jen & Jill Simeone

Doug is an excellent real estate agent. Four yeas ago he helped us buy what was the perfect home for us at the time. As our lives changed he was always in contact updating us on market trends and our houses value so that we were informed and ready to step back into the market when it came time to move on. Of course he once again helped us to sell and get the best deal... Read More

‐ Matthew and Nicole Baxley

Doug exceeded every expectation I considered of a realtor when purchasing my first investment property. He worked diligently hours on end searching for just the right property that was within my budget and ability to work with. Because of Doug's hard work, knowledge, and expertise in the field, I was able to acquire a property that immediately added value to my business and... Read More

‐ Swint City Realty Holdings

Thank you so much Doug. Buying a new home could not have gone any smoother. From start to finish you were extremely professional and friendly. Our tight timeline did not leave much room for error, and only because of your hard work, were we able to make it. I have and will continue to recommend you to anyone in need of a real estate agent. Thanks again buddy.

‐ Steve Sayrs

What makes a Realtor a great Realtor? Our experience working with Doug included the normally expected things ... a seasoned professional ally, respect for the client, a listening ear, timely responses, honest feedback and recommendations, a vast business background to draw upon for advice, and the ability to get a deal done. Were we expecting to much? Many people might... Read More

‐ Paul Scherbner

I have known Doug for several years. In fact we have become friends as part of the superior work he has provided. I originally was introduced to Doug in 2008. We hit it off right away. Over the first two years Doug worked tirelessly in helping us find the perfect retirement property. Doug has the utmost integrity of anyone I ever met in the real estate or building field. I... Read More

‐ Michael Flickman

Walking in to the Helen Adams office and meeting Doug was an amazing experience and truly a blessing! We entered the office unannounced just out of curiosity after discussing our need to move into a bigger home. Doug instantly made the time to sit down with us and took an active interest in our needs and concerns. After leaving the office Doug immediately got to work and was... Read More

‐ Trever & Mary Lou Swint

Doug: We wanted to drop you a note to thank you for all of your hard work and selling our property within three weeks of us listing it with you. You definitely exceeded our expectations...your professionalism, hard work and attention to detail made the difference for such a quick sale of our property. Not to mention that we had relocated out of state, and you took... Read More

‐ Mark & Jerilyn Connetti

We initially contacted Doug with regard to a lot my wife had seen on a run and it was out of target price range. Rather than let the opportunity pass, Doug found us a foreclosed property that would work in the same area. Fast-forward a little over a year and he helped us sell one of the two lots we had purchased. Move forward another year and Doug found us another... Read More

‐ Kamal Patel

Doug was very helpful when I recently bought a duplex. He went 'above and beyond' the call of duty by helping arrange a pest letter, a survey, and other necessary and helpful parts of the process. I would highly recommend Doug to anyone buying or selling a home.

‐ Tim Brumm

Doug was highly recommended to me and after working with him I can see why. He made the entire process as smooth as possible. For a first time buyer he answered any and all questions I had. I certainly would recommend him to any one.

Talk about a guy who goes over and above for his clients: Doug helped make my first home purchase a breeze. He has a wealth of industry knowledge in a diverse portfolio of homes in Charlotte and other neighborhoods within NC. He was there to lend a helping hand with any questions I had and was more than happy to hop in his car and meet me at almost any house anytime during... Read More

If you're looking for an agent that is professional and willing to meet your needs for selling or purchasing a new home, contact Doug Sidell at Helen Adams Realty. I recently moved to the Charlotte area from another State. I only had one week to find a new home. Doug got right to work scheduling appointments for viewing. By the end of the very first day, I was able to... Read More

‐ Barb S.