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When we decided to sell our custom built home in Denver, NC the name Cloninger Properties was recommended to us by our most trusted friend. The Cloninger Properties team offers the seller a complete package of expertise that cannot be found with other real estate offices. Tony, Karen and LaDonna were incredible to work with and the results were fantastic. Their professionalism was evident in all phases of the selling process from staging, photography, marketing, process management, negotiations and closing. We highly recommend Cloninger Properties to anyone buying or selling a home in the Denver area.

Mike and Linda Bowers/Denver, NC


The Cloninger Team was fantastic!  Their focus on a professionally done listing was a primary factor in my choice of agents.  They staged my house, brought in a professional photographer, and did a great job highlighting the house.  Most importantly, their listing generated a lot of traffic and a quick sale.  I would highly recommend Tony!

John and Mary Williams/Denver, NC



Tony and Karen and their team are wonderful to work with whether you are wanting to buy or sell a home. They have all the expertise needed to make the process a sucessful one! We highly recommend them to everyone.

Laura Lee Kitchen/Denver, NC


Tony, Karen, and LaDonna were great to work with! From the staging to the closing, they worked hard and took great care of us! I highly recommend them if you value excellent customer service!

Johnny and Leslie Smith/Denver, NC



Hey there friend, guessing you have heard we moved to Houston, Texas, at the end of January. I wanted to send you a message to thank you and Tony AGAIN for all you guys did to market our beautiful home on Lake Norman last year. As we have been shopping here in Texas for a new home, it becomes so MUCH MORE OBVIOUS what a GREAT job you guys did marketing our home. The photos of homes on MLS are often so poor it is amazing and the lack of attention to stage the home is apparent as well. It is obvious the home owner isn’t really interested in selling. Our staging and amazing pictures have been so far above the norm it has been surprising and for that we sincerely thank you both. Now that we are on the buying end of the process we truly see the value in what you guys did! You guys are the BEST and we wanted to say thank you again!!!!

Ferrell Williams/Denver, NC



It wasn’t just Tony, it was the whole Cloninger Properties Team working together that made our experience excellent. At our request, Karen got the house ready and on the market in a very short time frame. LaDonna never missed a detail and followed up on all open items. Tony helped us choose the right price point. A great triangle of efficiency!

Joe and Ginny Wirzbicki/Denver, NC


Almost two years after losing my husband to cancer, I felt it was time to sell our home and move closer to my daughter. LaDonna was our realtor when we purchased our home years ago, and I could not imagine working with anyone else. While I expected a great experience with LaDonna, I was very pleasantly surprised with how Cloninger Properties went above and beyond to ensure that my home was presented in the best manner possible.
The staff at Cloninger Properties walked me step-by-step through the process, from staging my home, to photography (which included drone aerial views), open houses, advertising, all the way down to finding a way to replace glass in a discontinued door. Any obstacle that came up, the team was readily available to address it.
On a daily basis, LaDonna patiently answered all my questions, often more then once, never making me feel like a burden or that I was just another job. I truly trusted her and Cloninger Properties to take care of me and to make decisions in my best interest. It was such a comfort knowing that I had someone in my corner making sure that I was taken care of.  I just cannot thank LaDonna and Cloninger Properties enough.

Pamela Wright/Denver, NC


Jim and I recently had the pleasure of working with Tony and Karen Cloninger of Cloninger Properties, Keller Williams Realty on the sale of our home. Tony was most professional in his initial market survey and assessment of our property. Karen and her team did a beautiful job of staging and photography. Their assistant, LaDonna, was extremely prompt in all details and vigilant in keeping us informed. Altogether, the sale was a very positive experience. We would highly recommend this team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

Jim and Gina Lisk/Denver, NC

LaDonna, Karen and Tony are exceptional.  They have developed a vast network able to complete our home buying experience in a timely manner.  We were on an accelerated closing schedule so we put our trust in the team to arrange our appraisal, inspections, survey and closing attorney with local, well respected professionals.  Cloninger Properties lives up to their top-notch reputation.  We knew we were in good hands and recommend them to anyone.

Josh and Kierstyn Varnum/Lincolnton, NC


Selling a house is very stressful. Tony and his team are excellent to partner with during the process. From the first meeting through closing, every detail was handled with a very high level of care. They are experts in their field, and true to their word..they get the job done. In addition, the  team is fun…which helped alleviate the stress! Highly recommend Cloninger Properties!

Cindy and Larry Meeler/Denver, NC


Highly recommend! We wanted someone local who knew the market and valuations. We wanted someone with experience and reputation. We wanted to list with a realtor becuase we didnt want any legal hassles and would make the process easy. And all of our expectations were surpassed! 5 stars and will list with them again!

Ian Leith/Iron Station, NC



This was the best real estate experience I ever had! Karen suggested trending paint and carpet colors, helped select appliances and coordinating fixtures, and then provided Jaime, an amazing stager who pulled it all together along with Barry, a brilliant photographer who captured the memory by taking the most vivid pictures I’ve ever seen! This initial combination led to the right buyer for my home, and then Tony took over the reigns. He and his assistant LaDonna, ushered me into the latter half of the sale by voicing my concerns and negotiating them in a manner that ultimately lead to the best deal for both parties. I couldn’t be more pleased and I would recommend the team of Cloninger Properties again and again!

Vivia Mighty/Charlotte, NC



The entire Cloninger Team was great to work with. Their market analysis was thorough and accurate. They did everything that they said they would do and did it timely and professionally. They staged our home beautifully so that it showed well. They went the extra mile by checking on our house when we were away. We would highly recommend Cloninger!

Doug and Trish Stanford/Denver, NC


Cloninger Properties was a dream to work with and we are certain that we wouldn’t have been able to sell our home so quickly without their help. They knew how to make our home the most attractive and the photos and video they shot were key in presenting our home. Tony’s knowledge and understanding of the local market was key in realistically pricing our home. He used sound data and trend analysis of our neighborhood and community to determine how we needed to price our home for the quick sale that we needed. He got us the results that we needed and a very competitive price for our home. If you are serious about selling your home, Cloninger Properties should be your first call. They know how to get results and they couldn’t come more highly recommended!

Dan and Pam Hodge/Denver, NC



I would recommend Tony. He has helped me in the past and is the utmost professional.

Tom Montgomery/Lincolnton, NC



Tony Cloninger is second to none when it comes to knowledge and expertise. He went out of his way to help us from the moment he listed our property until the final signatures at closing.  The whole Cloninger Properties Team was great!

Tim Killian/Denver, NC



Tony was great to work with in the purchase of our lot. He is extremely knowledgeable about our area. He was very responsive to our needs and answered all questions completely.

Susan Nunnery/Denver, NC



Tony, Karen, and LaDonna with Cloninger Properties Team were great to work with in selling our family’s home. Tony knows the Lake Norman area and was on point about every aspect of the process. His team made the whole process very easy. I highly recommend their team for any real estate transactions you might need.

Susan Graham/Denver, NC


It has been a pleasure working with LaDonna and Cloninger Properties as we purchased our ranch style home. Ladonna, Karen, and Tony walked my husband I through the home purchase process with such ease and absolutely NO stress. Not to leave out Andrea Kindley and others in the Cloninger Properties network that make you feel like family. Many thanks to you all! We will recommend Cloninger Properties to all our friends and family who are looking to purchase a home in the future.

Jessie and Annie Rich, Charlotte, NC



Tony and Karen Cloninger are top notch! They know exactly what it takes to sell your house, and they are equally as great at helping you find your new home. Their whole team makes working with them an awesome experience! They have a professional stager who will help you get your house sold for top dollar. And they have Ladonna in the office who keeps everything together and running smoothly, beginning to end. Anyone looking to buy or sell a home, don’t think twice about using Keller Williams and the Cloninger Properties Team. They can do it all!

Steven Ross/Stanley, NC



Four years ago, I bought a waterfront condo in Catawba County, NC using Cloninger Properties as my buyer’s agent. That experience was seamless. When it came time to sell the waterfront condo, I knew I would use them again, this time as the seller’s agent. The whole process went very smoothly. The contract signing, staging of the condo and photos, showing appointments, and the closing were all seamless. The use of the showing website was so easy to use and kept me well informed of all appointments. I moved to Florida in the meantime, and the closing was done remotely, causing no inconvenience for me. My condo sold in record time, and I was very pleased with the results. I highly recommend Cloninger Properties for any of your real estate needs.

Ruth Crumpton/Sherrills Ford, NC



I found the Cloningers to be excellent real estate agents! Tony and Karen gave me great advice before, during and after the sale of my home. Also, they were very patient and supportive when I was frustrated with issues that had to be addressed to make my home appealing to potential buyers. The whole team at Cloninger Properties with Keller Williams was wonderful to work with. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to sell their property. You can trust their experience!

Rosie Chapman/Denver, NC



I recently purchased a new home with the fantastic help of the team at Cloninger Properties. While the process took a good long while to achieve the desired outcome, no one in this group faltered in any way. Everyone was determined to find the perfect home for me! Karen Cloninger was tireless in her searches and always willing to take me to places I found online as well. Ultimately, she is the one who found the home I ended up buying. LaDonna Bumgarner was always there to answer my MANY questions and offer guidance as I needed it. Her positive and consistently professional approach was always customer-oriented and friendly. Tony Cloninger gave well informed and honest advice when needed. The experienced Cloninger Team really came through for me in so many ways. If you are looking to purchase a home in the Lake Norman area, I would highly recommend the Cloninger Team for your home search. Their expertise is limitless.

Rosie Chapman/Maiden, NC



Working with Cloninger Properties was a wonderful experience. They worked quickly to help us get our house on the market in a way that made it very attractive to potential buyers. Their marketing strategy offers free professional staging, photography, and drone services. Once they were done, we fell in love with our house all over again and almost didn’t want to move! With the help of their team, we were able to get our house under contract in 20 days! Thank you, Karen, LaDonna, and Tony!

Ron and Lindsay Schoff/Denver, NC



Please let me take this opportunity to thank you, Cloninger Properties Team, for all your hard work. In this day and age, I am often disappointed by the service from service-oriented businesses. Not at all in this case. The Cloninger team, with their vast experience and knowledge of the area really helped us in our search and in our discussions about price offers. We worked primarily with LaDonna, who was patient, detail-oriented, and really fun to work with. Once our offer was accepted, LaDonna kept on top of all the details with customer service that exceeded our expectations, through the moving day and even after closing. There were little details and extras that I have not experienced with any other realtor, and I highly recommend her and the entire Cloninger team.

Mark and Monica Farnsworth/Stanley, NC



I just want to say that the entire Cloninger Properties Team, Tony, Karen and LaDonna, did a fabulous job on selling our lake house. You were straight forward and very professional throughout the whole process. Many thanks for the great job you did in helping my family.

Larry Allen/Denver, NC



As we looked at potential homes, I could tell Tony had my best interest in mind. I would definitely work with Tony again and would recommend him to friends and family in the area. LaDonna, Tony’s assistant, was also very helpful and responded immediately whenever I had questions or needed assistance.

Joe Weaver and Lauren Davis/Huntersville, NC



I’m not usually a review writer, but I had to make an exception. Buying a home is a stressful process and my husband and I had some difficulty finding a realtor that was the right fit for us. Cloninger Properties was recommended to us by the realtor that sold our home in Wilmington NC. I have to say, it was truly a great experience buying our home with Karen and Tony!The whole Cloninger team went above and beyond our expectations. They made us feel like we were their top priority by being responsive, professional and caring.Karen and Tony are very sincere and honest, and my husband and I would highly recommend using Cloninger Properties, especially if you’re in the market for a realtor who cares and listens. The Cloninger Team Rocks!

Joe and Marsh Kotyk/Denver, NC



In 2015 we were living in Wisconsin. We had our home on the market and were pleased to get a contract a week after we had listed with a local agency. Good news/stressful news – the buyers wanted closing in less than 6 weeks. We knew what general area of NC we wanted and an Internet search found your agency for us. I emailed LaDonna Bumgarner and explained our situation. We arranged to be in the Hickory area for three days after Christmas. In the proceeding weeks LaDonna sent us listings of homes which met our requirements.
Meeting LaDonna was an instant stress reliever. Her professionalism and personality were perfect for us. We liked all the homes she showed us the first day. That night we narrowed our first day search to three houses. The next day we looked at more houses. When we walked into this house, we knew immediately it was “the one”. We all went out for coffee and within an hour we had put in an offer. By the third day, we were under contract and then back to Wisconsin to finish packing. LaDonna was invaluable in providing names of local inspectors, closing attorneys, etc. We moved our household into pods which were stored until our closing here in NC. When we had a question, we would text LaDonna. She always responded quickly and helped us keep our sanity. We would highly recommend LaDonna and Cloninger Properties without hesitation.

Elliot and Sue Alderman/Newton, NC



The decision to sell our home of 20+ years was not an easy one, so we were very selective in choosing the right realtor. We interviewed several, but we knew almost immediately that Cloninger Properties (Tony & Karen) would be the right choice. They were easy to work with and our meetings were more like new friends sitting around our table than realtors selling our house. We knew we had decorating challenges with the age of our home. The stager they provided made practical and effective recommendations on what mattered to buyers and what wouldn’t. Once she added her decorative touches, the house looked amazing, bringing a number of showings in just a few days. The result…..we had a contract, above asking price, in less than a week. Tony, Karen, and LaDonna are a great team and made the entire process relatively painless. We will be recommending them to everyone we know who is considering buying or selling….We really do appreciate all you did to help us with the sale.

David and Cheryl Martin/Stanley, NC



Tony and Karen Cloninger were excellent to work with and we would highly recommend them to anyone buying or selling a home in the Lake Norman area. The Cloningers have a really good system in place that puts you in the best position to sell at the maximum price in the minimum amount of time. For us, it was THREE DAYS to sell and at 98% of our asking price.

Craig Amick/Davidson, NC



We sold and purchased a home through Tony Cloninger and the Cloninger Properties Team and had a great experience. Very knowledgeable and professional team. Our home sold in THREE DAYS. They go above and beyond with their staging, photography and videography services. We would highly recommend Tony and team!!!

Fran Amick/Davidson, NC



I am very thankful to have had Karen Cloninger as my first real estate agent. I am twenty-four years old and had no idea what buying a home was going to be like. I was very excited, but so nervous at the same time. Karen and the Cloninger Properties Team made it seem so easy. They walked me through the process, step-by-step, and always answered any questions, explaining in full detail. Thanks to Karen, buying a house has been one of my greatest memories. She took lots of pictures of me and my new house. We even took a few selfies! The most memorable thing about my house is that Karen helped build it. Not only is she a real estate agent, but she is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. Another great fact about my house is that my house helped build houses in Guatemala. Karen has a heart of gold and takes pride in her work where ever she goes. I can’t thank her enough for all that she has done for me. I would definitely recommend her to you as a realtor.

Brittany Grubb/Huntersville, NC



Tony and Karen, with the Cloninger Properties Team, made home-buying as stress-free as possible. They understood our priorities and initiated the process with a great set of homes for us to see. We fell in love with a home right away. The Cloningers answered all of our questions and made the negotiating process easy. Their wonderful support staff made all of the paperwork and closing process streamlined and easy to understand. We have been in our new home for a few months now and couldn’t be happier! We’re looking forward to enjoying our new home for many years to come.

Ben and Lauren Gibson/Huntersville, NC



Working with the Cloninger Team for listing and selling our home was a great experience. They were thorough, professional, extremely knowledgeable and friendly.

Alan Schaefer/Denver, NC


We want to thank the Cloninger Properties Team for assisting us in finding a new home in the Maiden area.  Our experience with them was so beyond our expectations, it’s difficult to express our gratitude enough in words.

Our hands-on agent, Ladonna Bumgarner, was such a blessing.  She gave 150% for us, walking us through each step of the process.  Her communication skills were excellent, initiating calls to convey necessary information, and she never failing to return a phone call, e-mail, or text.

Even after the closing and move-in, she was still available.  We highly recommend the Cloninger Team.

Larry & Carolyn Rush/Maiden, NC


Tony and the Cloninger Properties team were wonderful to work with. They provided help through every step of the process. As we have other needs they will be my first call and I will recommend them to everyone.

Brandy Nixon/Denver, NC


Tony and his team were very hands on. Any question i had was addressed immediately. Several different things came up during the process that were not directly related to the sale of our home. Tony helped us get them worked out and back on track. They made sure everything was taken care of and the details all worked out. Fun, energetic and talented team! A pleasure to work with. They did such an amazing job i am listing another property with Tony and his team.

Marta Shore/Denver, NC


Working with Tony was a great experience, buying a house is a very stressful time but Tony was there every step of the way. I would highly recommend him for any of you buying/selling needs.

Jim Utke/Denver, NC


The Cloninger team does a great job working with you from start to finish. Their secret sauce is definitely their ability to bring a full team to work closely with you to sell your home. You can count on the team to deliver expertise, flexibility, good contacts and knowledge of the local market, and responsive service.

Louise Dixon/Denver, NC


Tony and his team were great to work with. With their expertise, we were able to sell out house at full offer in 18 hours! Would highly recommend them to anyone.

Adam and Kami Taylor/Denver, NC


Tony and Karen were AMAZING. We moved into a new home at the end of 2017 and we were 8 months pregnant due in January! Tony and Karen took care of everything and got a plan ready for us to follow step by step to get our vacant home ready to sell before the baby came. It looked amazing and within a couple months it was under contract. So very grateful for the quick process and for a team that really took the pressure off of us as sellers and gave us the ability to focus on our growing family. They definitely know the market and know how to take care of their clients!

John and Christina Eicher/Denver, NC



As a real estate attorney, I have the opportunity to work with and interact with multiple real estate agents and their teams on a daily basis. That means I interact with THOUSANDS of realtors a year. The most rewarding part of my job is to conduct a closing for a buyer or seller who is extremely satisfied with the job their agent has done. I can tell you honestly, I have yet to meet a client (either a buyer or a seller) who has not been happy with Tony’s service. He is the most professional agent I work with. He truly cares about his buyers/sellers and that shows in how much he gives to each and every client.
I respect Tony for many reasons, but one of things I admire most about him, he treats everyone of his client alike, whether you are buying a $2.5 million dollar lake front home or a $120,000.00 starter home. His knowledge may be the only attribute that overshadows his service-oriented approach. He knows the business, knows the area, and knows how to make a real estate transaction run as smoothly as possible.  When I know I have an upcoming closing and Tony’s name shows up as the agent, I know I will be dealing with folks that have been well-cared for and represented by one of the best, if not *the* best agents in the area.
I would highly recommend Tony to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Lake Normal area (Denver, Cornelius, etc.). You will not find a more knowledgeable, respected, client-services-oriented agent in the area or perhaps in all of Charlotte and the surrounding areas. The Cloninger Properties Team have the buying/selling process so fine tuned that you cannot go wrong with using them. To sum up my review, if my family moved down here from Michigan, Tony would be the man I would refer them all to.”
Ben Drayton/Hunoval Law Firm


I have been working with Cloninger Properties professionally since 2012 as an Accredited Home Staging Professional on their team. When it comes to working with residential real estate brokers and REALTORS, they are top-tier. Their marketing approach sets them apart from many other teams and agents I know. They use and provide highly skilled vendors to their clients including but not limited to stagers, photographers, measurers and floor plans, drone technology, and social media marketing and internet technology. If anyone is looking to buy or sell a home, I would highly recommend Cloninger Properties.
Jamie McNeilis, Owner/Accredited Staging Professional/Centerpiece Home Staging LLC