the-tatesWe are a family Real Estate solutions company in Charlotte, NC.

At the heart of Opening Doors Properties is an overwhelming desire to just make life better for others. Brother and sister team, Chad and Carie Tate, partnered with their mother, Diana, to build a comprehensive Real Estate solutions team.

We find the right solution for the real estate dilemma you are facing and there isn’t a situation we can’t help with, even if it is only offering helpful advice and letting you know what options you have. And just so we’re clear, you always have options!

At the very least, we want you to be glad you called. In fact, that is our true goal and what motivates us everyday. We believe that you “reap what you sow” and that reputation comes before profit.

As accredited members of the Better Business Bureau, we are passionate about ethically helping homeowners solve their real estate problems and helping prospective homebuyers find precisely what they want!

A daily focus at Opening Doors is living our values. As kids, Chad and Carie learned from their grandfather that identity and integrity come first. Business, like life, must begin with a desire to help as many people as you can. Our philosophy is that we will be most successful when we are constantly increasing the number of people we are helping. If it’s not a win-win, it’s not a deal.


Star of A&E’s “Flip This House”, Paul Esajian Promotes Opening Doors Properties

Our real estate success had a lot to do with our own tenacity, because really there is no overnight success in any business. They all take time, and hard work. Having said that, the reality is if it weren’t for a chance meeting with Than Merrill and Paul Esajian, we certainly would not be where we are today.

All the credit for our ability to quickly digest the real estate world and build our business goes to these guys at CT Homes LLC and their real estate education platform, Fortune Builders. We couldn’t have found better, or more trusted, mentors with a proven track record of success. Thanks guys for taking your time to share with us, teach us, lead us, and in the end, celebrate with us!


Paul Esajian Comes to One of Our Projects

Our relationship with Paul and Than begin over a year ago and we had the unique pleasure of walking Paul through our latest project this past summer. Where do you think we learned how to plan AND execute quality projects?? From the best! Check out this video of Paul giving our team “Two Thumbs Up!”

Meet Chad

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 4.09.17 PMOur Visionary, or “The Big Dreamer”
– by Carie Tate

From Corporate America to Entrepreneur. Chad is without a doubt our visionary, and that is for a reason. As his sister, I can honestly say you would be hard pressed to find a more sincere, positive, optimistic, “we can do this” kind of guy. It doesn’t matter the challenge he’s facing, he will find a way. He’s our David. He has no fear. He has faith. It doesn’t matter that he had no experience in the real estate arena when he had this dream for our family. He found a way. He made it happen. And here we are. Helping people solve their real estate problem and continually making life better for others.

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Meet Carie


Our Heart, or “The Walking Blueprint”
–By Chad Tate

Everything needs a plan. I’m the type of person who lives in the moment. If you’ve ever run a business, you know that’s not exactly the most efficient way to get things done. I’m so grateful that we have Carie to keep me in check. Whether it’s marketing, a sales pitch, or a renovation project, everything needs a plan.

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  • I just closed on a home that I bought from Opening Doors Properties in Mt. Holly, NC and having bought other homes this was the most pleasant experience ever. They made sure everything in the home was working and up to proper code and it is obvious that they really care about what they do and the people they are dealing with. - Alannah J., Mt. Holly, NC – Home buyer
  • We had a family house that we could not afford to fix up. I called Chad and he came in with a fair offer that worked for our family. He did what he said he was going to do when he said he was going to do it. His company did a beautiful renovation and even invited our family to a private reception when they were done. We are now looking to buy a house from him in the future. - Anthony A., Mt. Holly, NC – Home Seller
  • You are a true professional and you worked hard to go the extra mile to help my family. Chad, my dealing with you has been nothing but total satisfaction and my gratitude cannot be expressed by words, you are a true professional but you make people feel like an old friend. - Reggie C., Charlotte, NC – Home Seller
  • We have worked on many closings and title issues with Chad and his company. We cannot say enough about his professionalism and commitment to his clients. - John Renger, Charlotte, NC – Real Estate Attorney
  • I can not thank your company enough for helping me solve my real estate problems. I was behind on my mortgage and needed someone to close quickly. The company actually made up all of my back payments and continued to pay my mortgage which has helped me re-establish my credit. - Marie M., Mooresville, NC – Home Seller
  • My mother and I recently relocated from Florida to North Carolina. Like most people, we were looking for a great deal on the perfect house in a beautiful community. In addition, because I was making a career move, I needed the transaction to be as seamless as possible. Not only did we get the great deal, but Chad and his team took us all the way through closing step by step. I would highly recommend Chad to anyone looking to buy or sell their home! - Tracey B., Mooresville, NC – Home Buyer