September Agency Profile – The Dameron Group
September Agency Profile – The Dameron Group
By Charlotte Top Producers |Sep 6, 2022

When you get the best, you can give the best

Andy Dameron of Keller Williams SouthPark

Written by Heather Pluard

Photos by Kelly Klemmensen Photography

When you get the best, you can give the best, and REALTOR® Andy Dameron has built a thriving business by doing both. Since obtaining his license in 2017, he’s focused on providing his clients maximum value and white-glove service. Ready to expand his reach, Andy launched The Dameron Group in 2019. This growing team of four ended 2021 with $29 million in sales and countless five-star reviews.

“Clients are our utmost priority, not closings,” Andy says. “The Dameron Group brings tremendous expertise, market knowledge and service to every step of the real estate process. We love sitting down with clients and showing them the benefits of working with our group, including netting more in the end and having a hassle-free experience. And, because we know our value and worth, we are unapologetically not discount brokers.”

A Virginia Tech graduate, Andy majored in real estate and thought he’d follow in his parents’ footsteps by becoming a commercial agent. Instead, after completing his MBA, he was recruited into the senior healthcare and recovery industry, where he spent the next 10 years. “I oversaw the purchasing and selling of assets,” Andy says, “I’m a numbers guy, but I was also a hands-on executive who would visit patient bedsides with health care professionals. I have always loved impacting people’s lives.”

In 2017, Andy walked away from healthcare management to pursue his original passion — real estate. “I’m an outgoing person, and real estate allows me to help people without sitting behind a desk,” he says. “Today, I’m putting my numbers and negotiation skills to work for clients. I enjoy teaching them how to be successful in real estate and seeing their lifestyle progression through the years.”  

After talking to friends in the industry, Andy started his new career at Keller Williams SouthPark and sold over $2 million in his first full year in the business. “Keller Williams is the best brokerage for new agents, and they have awesome training,” he says. “I learned to hustle and persevered by doing an open house every Saturday and Sunday for the next six months. I also worked my sphere and became adept at turning internet leads into clients.”

With more leads than he could handle himself, Andy started The Dameron Group in 2019. “It was important to me to have the best systems in place before I launch a team,” he says. “For my group, I take it to the next level and invest in my business outside the brokerage. So, for example, I use a different CRM with the best follow-up and built-in systems. By doing that, I stay on the cutting edge of real estate without having to change brokerages. The grass isn’t always greener elsewhere. Sometimes it’s orange!”

In addition to never burning a bridge in the industry, Andy’s best advice for agents is to be truthful in transactions, treat other agents respectfully and get all agreements in writing — even if it’s just an email. As a team leader, he welcomes new ideas and ways of approaching real estate. “Diversity is a part of our culture,” Andy says. “And so is having fun. We believe in working and playing hard while finding balance in life. We cover for each other, so The Dameron Group is always available seven days a week, but everyone can take their vacations and have time off.”

Giving back to the community is also essential to Andy. He’s passionate about supporting Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte (RTGC). After serving on the board for five years, he recently stepped down as the treasurer but will continue to volunteer and help the organization both individually and with his team. “Access to affordable housing is a terrible crisis,” Andy says. “RTGC keeps people in generational homes. We pick a neighborhood and repair and remodel homes at zero cost to homeowners, helping them stay safe in their homes and pass on wealth to their descendants.”

Recently, Andy bought a vacant lot off-market in McCrorey Heights, where he and his newly wedded spouse, Steven Marano, got married and are building a custom home. “We are hoping it’s done in October so we can have a fall house-warming/wedding celebration,” Andy smiles. “Steven and I met in 2019, sailed through COVID-19 together, got engaged last year on a cruise and plan to visit the justice of the peace soon. He is the best!”

To learn more about Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte, please visit https://www.rebuildingtogetherclt.org.

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