Our Story

DwellNova was born during the recession in Charlotte, when the founders witnessed a cleansing period of our business — the strong survived. This, coupled with the evolution of technology, has really changed the way we work. Traditional main street business is a thing of the past, but it’s not just enough to be online either, you have to be pushing sales through multiple online marketing channels. We are more of a technology company that specializes in real estate.

We view the model of realtors being independent contractors out to fend for themselves as broken, it’s inefficient, and if you want to compete and serve your customers and clients exceptionally, you need to pool resources and inventory. DwellNova is a marketing alliance. It combines the energy of four of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s rising and top stars and makes us a powerhouse in a competitive arena.

Charlotte Luxury Real Estate Agents offering unparalleled performance, integrity and professionalism.

Says Giles Barker who been selling real estate in many of its forms internationally since 1998.  “We see Charlotte as an exciting place to live and raise a family. Affordable living, wonderful climate, great schools, excellent employment opportunities anchored by the Banking Industry and plenty to do in every direction, are just a few reasons Charlotte has prospered over the last decade. No wonder it has made it to become one of the most popular cities to move to in recent years, and this trend shows no sign of slowing.”

What makes us different? “We go the extra mile marketing, advertising and branding our listings to ensure that our luxury homes are exposed to the widest audience while maintaining an element of exclusivity – plus we are known for our vivacious tenacity of not resting until it is sold.” Giles adds “We focus on Prime Charlotte Real Estate and have collected a vast database of active buyers. We are a specialized group backed by the global reach of the Sotheby’s brand, crossed with the entrepreneurialism and personal touch of a boutique agency. We hope you find this business model refreshing and inviting.”


Our Team:

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Giles Barker
NC Real Estate Broker
M: 704.322.7747
E: giles.barker@sothebysrealty.com

Giles Barker brings international experience in both the commercial and residential real estate business. Giles began his career in the UK in 1998, where he managed a portfolio of central London property, he then moved to Florida in 2006 where he brokered the sale of Miami Beach luxury homes for Sotheby’s International Realty®. Giles also brings the experience of working with many captains of industries, celebrities and sports personnel during his almost two decade business career between London, Miami and Charlotte.

Giles was excited to relocate with his family to Charlotte and put his 15+ years of experience into forming the Barker Group in partnership with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty and building a highly professional team to serve the Charlotte luxury home market.

This team goes the extra mile when marketing, advertising and branding their listings to ensure that every home is exposed to the widest audience while maintaining an element of exclusivity, and they don’t rest until it is sold.

When asked what makes his team different, Giles responded, “We focus on prime Charlotte luxury homes and have collected a vast database of active buyers. We are a specialized group with the leverage of the global luxury superpower of the Sotheby’s brand, crossed with the entrepreneurialism and personal touch of a boutique agency. We hope you find this business model refreshing and inviting.”


Charlie Williams
NC & SC Real Estate Broker
M: 704.737.7741
E: charlie.williams@sothebysrealty.com

Charlie knew he was destined for a career in real estate ever since he was a child. His career mission is to provide his clients with the best possible customer experience, while working diligently for the most successful outcome in each and every transaction.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, he has an in-depth knowledge of the Charlotte market. Charlie’s background is complemented by his enthusiasm and strong interpersonal skills. Experienced with first-time and veteran home sellers as well as buyers and investors, he is devoted to further growing his business with the global resources of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.

In his leisure time, Charlie loves being on the golf course, traveling, driving anything with a motor, or spending time on the water in any form.


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