Getting to Know Mike
I have been an enthusiastic Lake Gaston Real Estate Broker at Lake Gaston since 2003. From 2003-
2018 I was affiliated with South Shore Realty where I have proven to be a consistent multi-million dollar
producer. In 2019 I made the transition to Coldwell Banker Advantage. A native of neighboring Franklin
County, my family and I have owned waterfront property at Lake Gaston for over 30 years. As a full-time
Lake Gaston realtor, I have a down-to-earth common-sense approach along with up-to-date knowledge of
the current Lake Gaston real estate trends. I can be a genuine help to you to in your search for, or sale of,
lake property. I am a licensed real estate broker in both North Carolina and Virginia, so it doesn’t matter
where your Lake Gaston property search takes you—Coldwell Banker Advantage and I can help you
reach your goal.
Prior to selling real estate, I was the owner of a successful trucking company. Gupton & Gupton Trucking
was known throughout Franklin, Warren & the surrounding counties since 1979. Then in 2004 the
decision was made to transition that success into real estate sales, selling the trucking business to work
full time at Lake Gaston.
When not selling real estate, I enjoy spending time with my family and especially my two grandsons. I am
an avid fisherman and will make time in my schedule to go fishing at the lake or at the coast. When the
season calls for it, I’ve been known to enjoy a little hunting too.
I have a genuine enthusiasm for getting to know people. That, along with the experience and knowledge
acquired in Lake Gaston real estate sales, enables me to help you reach your real estate goals. A strong
background in sales has also helped me become a consistent multi-million dollar producer since 2004.
While affiliated with South Shore Realty, I proved to be a Multi-Million Dollar Top Producing Agent since
2005. In 2017 I had over 30 Million Dollars in closed sales. I was recognized as Top Producer not only for
South Shore Realty but for the entire Roanoke Valley/Lake Gaston Multiple Listing Service. I have a
passion for real estate and a proven record of success.
The old saying “a referral is the best compliment anyone could get” has worked. I have been able to build
a successful business through satisfied customers and referrals. Buying or selling a home can be
stressful, so I encourage you to tap into my knowledge, experience & enthusiasm to complete your real
estate transaction. I look forward to hearing from you and look forward to being your Realtor.
Mike Gupton has sold a lot of property for us in the past years! I would highly recommend Mike! He has always looked after us and we have always been very impressed in all areas! Excellent!
Mike immediately responded to a request while I was riding around looking at lots on Lake Gaston and his sign on a lot I was interested in considering. While that lot did not work for me. He asked my requirements and price range. He immediately created a list of potential properties matching my requirements. This made the process very efficient as my wife were familiar with the lake and knew what we wanted. We looked at all the recommended lots that weekend. After a second look at everything the next weekend we made our decision and made an offer that was a significant discount to the offered price and amazingly it was accepted. We had a few contingencies and experienced a few hurdles in resolving these issues. Mike was very helpful in resolution to these issues.
Mike did a great job in selling our home. We had some challenges in our sale that Mike helped us navigate. His extensive knowledge of our local housing market was vital.
Mike knows the Lake Gaston area better than anyone and is always working in your best interests. Best of all he is a great guy and made the experience fun. He showed us a variety of options and explained the associated trade offs, Which helped us to refine and prioritize our requirements.
First, we chose Mike due to his stellar track record, recommendations from others we know who used Mike, and his extensive knowledge of the area. He certainly did not disappoint, kicking off the process with his quick replies and timely meetings. His initial pricing recommendations clearly showed his knowledge of the properties in the area and his local contacts (he knows just about everyone!) allowed us to get the property on the market quickly. He also helped us buy another property in parallel with this one being under contract. All pieces had to come togehter in a timely manner and Mike's local and process knowledge ensured it happened successfully. All in all, a great experience.
Mike is your go-to man at Lake Gaston. He helped us purchase our waterfront home and sold our off-water home for us as well. He is very approachable with any request to see homes in any price range. He is very easy going, honest and upfront. He has been around Lake Gaston for many years and is an expert on the area. He has a very good handle on the fair market value of homes on the lake and off. It is my opinion that he will "do you right" and I would call him again for any real estate needs.
Mike Gupton is an outstanding real estate agent. His experience assists you as you move through the selling process. With his experience and wisdom, each detail of preparation and throughout the selling process nothing is overlooked. It was a pleasure to work with him and his excellent support crew from power washing the house to lawn care to house repairs to photography. I continue to highly recommend Mike Gupton to my friends.
Mike did an excellent job as our realtor. Because Mike is so good, he is very busy. We were spoiled by the realtor we had in Charleston, SC, when we sold a house there as well as the realtor at Lake TIllery where we bought a house. Both realtors were female and constantly giving us feedback on showings as well as what we needed to do once under contract for sale or purchase. We felt at times it was difficult to get up with Mike but in his defense, he was going through some issues with the health of his mother. Overall it was an excellent experience.
Great real estate agent and knows LKG market very well. Very professional and we followed his advice. We were offered top dollar for our house and it sold in (1) day. I would recommend Mike Gupton for amy of your LKG real estate needs.
Mike knows real estate. He marketed our home well and kept us informed. He knows the area and market and was very helpful in telling us what we needed to do for the best property presentation. He is professional and you won’t go wrong having him as your Realtor.
Mike is a consummate professional. His knowledge of lake Gaston is amazing. No matter how many times we changed our minds or direction we wanted to go mike was always willing to accommodate us. If you are considering buying a house on lake Gaston mike s your guy.
On our first contact with Mike we told him what type of property we were wanting to look at. He ask us several questions, like if and where we would like to keep the boat. He ask us to give him a few days to do some research and see what was available. The day arrived for us to meet him at his office. From the beginning we felt like we had known Mike for years. He is a no pressure easy going person. He continued to ask question about what we were looking for. He is very knowledgeable about property around Lake Gaston. Every property he showed us fit the profile we had told him we were looking for. We chose a property that first day and he really went to work. He lead us through every detail of the purchase process, gave advice when asked, and answered every question we ask. I can't imagine how anyone could have done a better job for us.
Mike had an uncanny ability to evaluate our spoken and unspoken likes and needs. This was transferred into the negotiating and closing processes, referrals to local resources and assistance with local norms. His customer service goes beyond the transactional process. He is exceptional in every way. He is a true professional
Mike was super patient and supportive during our search. He took all day on our first trip to look and educate us on lake houses. He had every house scheduled that we asked for and several others that he selected for us. Mike helped provide perspective on one house that had multiple offers and a bidding war. He suggested we pull out once the house was becoming over valued. On the house we purchased, he helped manage the emotions of the offer which ultimately helped us get a great price. I highly recommend Mike!
Showed up had no ideas of what to do . Mike put everything into quick perspective, daughter came down from NYCto help narrow choices Mike listened to both of us .
Seriously a lot if driving & patience .
Top it off he let me take my dog along.
Absolutely have no problems recommending Mike .
Mike is a true professional, knows the Lake Gaston market extremely well, and works hard to find the right property. He was a pleasure to work with. Even after the sale, I fully intend to remain in contact with Mike because he has become a friend as a direct result of how our teamwork developed during my real estate search.
Mike was our buying agent for our recent purchase at Lake Gaston. We had always heard that he was a great agent but he proved it on this sale. We were more than pleased with the deal he negotiated for us. His knowledge of the area and years of experience proved to be very beneficial. Mike is a great agent and a genuinely nice person to work with. I wouldn't deal with anyone but Mike at Lake Gaston.
very knowledgeable about lake gaston. responsive to all request and just a really nice person to work with. He is a good negotiator and understood both side of the sell. Highly recommend him!
Mike was a great asset for us during the buying process. He walked the lots with us and answered ALL of our questions. Definitely recommend him if you are purchasing a home around LKG!
Mike was tremendous to work with. He gave great insight to help us make the right decision. Very helpful also after purchase with connecting us with local tradespeople and services. A great experience from our side.
Mike is great! Grew up in the area and knows LKG. He looked for our interests, making the purchase simple and smooth. Even though we bought a lot, Mike did not walk away after the deal was done. He's given us guidance, such as recommending builders in the area.
We have worked with many realtors over the years and I have to say that working with Mike has been one of the best experiences when purchasing a home. He was honest, responsive and fair. He has been very helpful with all of our inquiries before, during and after our purchase. I highly recommend Mike to help you find the home that you are looking for!
I had an amazing experience selling my property on Lake Gaston, NC with the assistance of Mike Upton and his team.
We discussed listing my property. He created an excellent write up and well taken photos (including drone pics). We listed the property on March 1, 2019. That same afternoon, Mike called to advise me that the listing went live. We had a showing that day and that we have an offer! Just like that!! He successfully helped me negotiate a fair price. Closing took place 45 days later.
Mike Gupton went above and beyond during our process in buy our hours. He found a $4,000 mistake at closing and made sure it was corrected. Then he took us to get the power and water on and make sure everything was completed that same day.
He also set all inspections and worked with contractors for the repairs. Working with Mike was a pleasure and made the process as easy possible. I would recommend Mike in the future.
Mike Gupton was recommended to us by a friend. We were very pleased with how Mike handled our negotiations with the buyer. Even before the deal, Mike was pretty much on the mark when the deal was made. We recommend Mike Gupton to anyone interested in selling or buying real estate in the Lake Gaston area. Honest, personable and
Mike is very knowledgeable about the Lake Gaston area, both NC and VA. He knows the ins and outs of buying and selling real estate as well as people to call for assistance with repairs and local services. He has helped us with two purchases and one sale. We highly recommend him!
Mike did a great job for us under difficult circumstances. The realtor we had been working with had to withdraw, and Mike stepped in and quickly got up to speed. He was able to help us finalize a deal on a piece of property in a fairly short period of time. He was very helpful in getting the closing done, including help with getting a permit for a boathouse from Dominion Power, and making sure we had the septic permit we'd need. He was always very responsive, and was a pleasure to work with.
When the time came for us to purchase a home at lake Gaston we were advised to speak with Mike Gupton. Mike was very knowledgeable of the Lake Gaston area. He understood our needs and price point he never pressured or rushed us you can't meet a nicer man. When we found our new home Mike assisted on scheduling all inspections pre sale this was very helpful since we were out of state buyers. On the day of closing we met at the property for the pre close check then Mike drove us to both electric and water offices to have same put into our names. Mike was there from beginning to end and has offered his help after the purchase, you can't meet a nicer man.
Mike Gupton was great at helping us find and buy the property that we asked him to help us find. I would recommend Mike Gupton to anyone looking to buy or sell a property. Thank you Mike for all your help.
Mike sold us our vacation home at Lake Gaston. He was thoughtful and patient and was extremely knowledgable about the area and the entire purchase process. He have us great advice when we asked for it, but we never felt pressured in any way. I really enjoyed spending time with Mike. I would and will recommend Mike to anyone that asks for a referral.
Mike is very professional as well as personable. Excellent use of drone for marketing pics and great advice regarding how to make the property marketable with reasonable actions.
Mike was the key ingredient in our successful purchase or our townhome at Lake Gaston. Being at Lake Gaston has always been a dream of ours and Mike helped make it happen. We cannot say enough good things about Mike and his knowledge of the area, the closing process and getting things done to accommodate an early closing!
We used Mike as our Real Estate Agent when purchasing a lakefront house at Lake Gaston. Gaston spreads across 2 states and many counties, Mike new the entire lake, pros and cons of each area. He was great at showing us houses of the type we liked and steering away from houses that looked good on paper but were actually problem houses. He knew which houses had good areas for swimming or skiing/tubing and which had a lot of boat traffic. He knew which had direct access to the main lake and which had low bridges to pass through. We had some challenges come up as the seller had booked renters and Mike dealt with this cumbersome process of working with the seller, renter agency and renters to get them moved, he really did a lot for us. Mike was great, I would highly recommend him to someone looking for property in the Lake Gaston area.
Everything went as well as it could! We believe the new buyers are as happy as we are. Mike was very helpful by ensuring no obsticals got in the way of closing.
When my wife and I decided to look for that perfect vacation lake house, we weren’t sure where to begin. Lucky for us, Mike Gupton was recommended as the premier expert in Lake Gaston real estate. From the moment we met Mike, we clearly knew that we were partnering with a true expert. His customer service skills are phenomenal. He took the time necessary to understand what we were looking for in our “dream house;” and then put together a roadmap of houses to consider. Not only did he find the perfect house for us, but we gained a friend for life with Mike. He and his staff are terrific and I would recommend him to everyone I know!
Very easy going. Did a good job. He used a drone to take great pictures of our home. Worked with us on convenient times for showings. Kept us updated.
We truly loved working with Mike Gupton. He was very Personable and very Knowledgeable. He priced our house where we wanted it and we got it. We put the house on the market and it sold in less than 24 hours. He did a fantastic job with MLS and the pictures for our house. I will refer him to all my friends at the lake.
Mike Gupton is a fine real estate agent. We listed our lake house with him and had a cash contract 24 hours later - can't ask for more than that! The closing process was flawlessly handled which made for an all around good job on his part!
Mike was one of 4 agents that we interviewed. He was without question our first choice. He knows the market. He kept us informed along the way. He delivered papers that needed to be passed along to the lawyer which was a big help.
Mike is one of the greatest people you will ever meet and work with. Went out of his way to help us over and over. We must have looked at 70 homes over 8 months. Highly recommended!
On a rainy day last fall, I decided to take a drive from Durham to Lake Gaston with the vague notion I might like to relocate to the area. Quite by accident, I discovered South Shore Realty and by some miracle, Mike Gupton was called in to give me some suggestions of likely homes. After I gave him my price range, we were off to visit several homes - none of which quite suited my notion of what I was looking for. On the way back to the South Shore office, Mike suggested we see one more home which had not come up in his search because it was so far under the price range I had given him. Upon arriving at the property, I knew immediately, it was THE ONE. It is impossible to say how grateful I am to Mike for his help in not only helping me find the right house for me, but also his knowledge and expertise in follow through afterward. Mike Gupton is an amazing realtor and I would highly recommend him. His expertise and helpfulness before, during, and after purchase is beyond compare.
Mike was very prepared to show homes to us, and seemed to have a knack for the type of properties that fit our profile. He took care of all the details, like appraisals and inspections, and then was on top of getting all open actions completed. One of the easiest transactions we have ever had. And it was very clear, Mike is an expert in the Lake Gaston area, and has built a solid and reliable reputation with many local businesses. We would highly recommend Mike to anyone planning to buy in the Lake Gaston area.
Mike was referred to me with high regard, and now I understand why. He is so knowledgeable and sensitive to every need this client needed from him. This was an emotional sale for me, and Mike was able to keep me calm and his professional advice allowed me to make good decisions with proper facts. He is one very good agent to have on your side. I highly recommend anyone , looking for or selling property on Lake Gaston, to hire Mike Gupton. You will be glad you did.....Read Full Review
I felt like, was meeting an old friend. Quick to respond,knowlegde of area,had answersto all my questions. Everything went very smoothly.
Was able to help find,local venders,to help with projects,before move in.
Yes, would recomend,five stars.
Richard N. Smith
We loved how Mike took time to learn about us and then was able to tailor the homes we saw based on what we were hoping for. In the end the home we purchased was more than we could have ever hoped for ! We also loved working with Mike's team at South Shore Realty to make sure everything went smoothly....even during/after we moved in!
It was a pleasure working with Mike Gupton during the purchase of our new home. Mike represented us as a buyer’s agent. During our search he provided valuable insight regarding each location along the lake.
Mike was a great resource during the entire process. He took the extra step to provide recommendations on mortgage lenders, local contractors and helped us set up utilities.
Mike negotiated on our behalf to have the sellers cover the cost of the maintenance items identified during the home inspection, including arranging for the immediate repair of some items.
We had a very positive experience and we would highly recommend Mike to anyone considering buying or selling property along Lake Gaston.
Mike is great to work with, extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
Mike was an excellent real estate agent!! He was so knowledgeable about the homes @Lake Gaston and he was always willing to meet us when it worked for our schedule. After we decided to make an offer on a home, he was a great advocate for us. After closing, he still assisted us with resources in the area and anything we needed. We appreciated his expertise so much and would highly recommend him to any of our family/friends!!
Mike was very professional and knowledgable. His offered great advice and helped us through the entire process. I would definitely recommend Mike to my friends and family.
Mike was very patient with my wife and I on our search for our first lake home as we searched for over 12 months and negotiated more than once but finally found what we wanted to get started with and the transaction went quicker and smoother than average for sure. Mike's knowledge of the area was a big help to us in locating a property along with his relationships with subcontractors that have been helpful as well. We would highly recommend Mike if you are in the area looking for property and will work with him again in the future.
Mike was the perfect realtor! His knowledge and expertise regarding all elements of our transaction were superior. He made the whole process easy and seamless.
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