September Agency Spotlight- The Christy Allen Team Inc.
By Charlotte Top Producers |Sep 17, 2019

It’s no wonder that developer Wyatt Clark chose to work with Christy Schafer Allen and the talented The Christy Allen Team on his new development, Cornelius Woods an Active Adult Community in Cornelius, NC. This team is smart, committed, and inspiring – and they’re not afraid to dig in and get their hands dirty!

Written by: Allison Parker
Photography by: Frank Saraco
Publisher: Tom Bramhall

A new 55+ active adult community in quaint downtown Cornelius, Cornelius Woods will offer a myriad of choices from condos to villas in an affordable price range with multiple options. Who better to represent this development than someone who has a wealth of experience in real estate, a native Lake Norman background, and the ability to weave a talented team of professionals together as one?

Inspiring others and instilling knowledge come naturally to Christy Allen. A former teacher, she left teaching to open a teaching supply store which she successfully ran for 12 years. Her husband, Billy Allen, owns and runs D.A.S Don Allen & Associates, PA Land Surveying business, so Christy always had a hand in helping with his business. Back in 2004, Billy had the great instinct to suggest real estate to her, and Christy jumped in full throttle.

I had the opportunity to meet with Christy Allen and team on the morning of the groundbreaking for Cornelius Woods. Leaving from the Cornelius Woods sales office, we donned hard hats and shovels and headed to the project site of Cornelius Woods. I honestly felt like one of the team as we met with developer Wyatt Clark and previewed the development site.

Job sites, customer calls, walkthroughs, etc.: All in a day’s work for the knowledgeable and experienced team! They have an office in Mooresville as well where they work their magic.

Chatting with the group at Cornelius Woods was an excellent opportunity to connect with the ladies and see how their energy and skills come together.

Let’s take a look at the ladies that make up the terrific Allen team. Sitting around the rectangular table at the Cornelius Woods office, the ladies were pleasant and inviting.
They all had positive vibes and uplifting things to share about working with the team. I’ve found that a true leader has happy troopers!

The six ladies that comprise The Allen Team are all licensed ‘buyers’ agents that have a specialty niche within the team function. Leading, inspiring, and educating is Christy Allen. Creative and sales-oriented, Sallie Owler Bailie thrives as the marketing administrator and has been with the team since 2014. Coming from a background with home builders as a builder’s sales agent, Kathy Fenlon is knowledgeable and informative as the director of sales for Cornelius Woods. Kim Helms Gottberg is an outstanding office manager who keeps everything running smoothly on a daily basis and has been with the team since 2014 as well. Kim is known as the “paperwork guru.” Chloe’ Freeze is the team’s book keeper and wiz with numbers who also joined in 2014. She naturally ended up with the team as she knew Christy from an interning position with Don Allen & Associates after college. Bekah Brooke Schafer is the newest team member and she thrives with her area knowledge and customer focus. She is an area native and Christy’s niece who brings a technological focus to the team.

Organically coming together, the team is interwoven with a local bond as they all know and love the Lake Norman area. With Christy born and raised around Troutman, she has seen the many changes in the area as well as embraced the newcomers while keeping her long-standing ties in the communities.

Christy shares, “A team is only as good as its weakest link – and we don’t have one!”

Team love is full circle in this group. Working with Christy Allen is a wondrous experience- just ask these ladies!

Marketing guru Sallie Bailie shares, “I love working with Christy as she doesn’t micromanage us. She has a lot of confidence in all of us. For example, she was out of town and entrusted new agent Bekah with a million-plus buyer client. She has the confidence in us to let us shine on our own. She knows so much about real estate law she is like ‘Yoda.’”

Coming from a corporate homebuilder environment, Kathy Fenlon explains, “It is a joy to work with Christy and the team because it is not a cut-throat sale environment. We are all here to support each other, and everyone jumps in to
help with everyone’s success.”

Numbers guru Chloe Freeze loves that she has had the opportunity to grow with Christy and still maintain her work/family balance. With kids ages 8, 3, 2, and 1, she is happy to have flexibility with The Allen Team. The best thing about Christy, Chloe shares, “Christy is so down to earth even with all her success; she feels she is no better than anyone one else.”

Newest team member Bekah Schafer feels “blessed to work with this terrific team.’’ She explains, “Working with Christy is great because she lets us think outside the box and utilize our individual talents and personalities to serve the clients best.”

Christy’s team also shares one fundamental goal – to serve their clients in the best possible way.

“We strive to give our sellers the most equity or best market value for our buyers, and we seek out the best deal to give them instant equity in their home based on the market.”

Sallie Bailie shared a story which sums up the team dedication. “We had a call from a disabled veteran in Harmony. He needed to sell his property due to financial
reasons. He was given poor advice and was distressed as he thought he’d have to “give his property away.” Not willing to see that happen, Christy and team jumped in and helped him spruce it up by painting, staging, cleaning, etc. Not only did he not give it away he actually went under contract with an excellent profit.”

Whether in Cornelius Woods, helping clients find their dream home on Lake Norman or selling a property within a life change opportunity, The Allen Team is one team that is not afraid to get their hands dirty and give it their all for their customers.

For more information on The Allen Team, Inc., please You can call Christy at 704.677.5888 or email her at

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