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Jo is a North Carolina native who received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Western Carolina University. She has taught High School and College English, served as a school principal, and co-founded a NC Public Charter School. During the 1980’s and early 90’s, Jo lived in the Bahamas and enjoyed success and acclaim as a best selling author of women’s fiction (Jolene Prewit-Parker). After moving to the Charlotte area in the late 1990’s, Jo achieved recognition as one of the area’s leading real estate professionals.  Her hobbies include boating, hiking, tennis, and horseback riding. Son, Jake is pursuing a career in Marine Biology. Husband, Chuck, a retired telecommunications exec, is the Charlotte area’s first certified EcoBroker and offers his “green” expertise to buyers, sellers, builders, and developers.



I take great pride in being personally and professionally involved with my clients in every step of the real estate transaction.   I am easily accessible, promptly return calls and e-mails, and deal one on one with all parties involved in the real estate process. I credit my success to hard work and a relentless pursuit of excellence in service for my clients. I am a dedicated client advocate who always places my clients’ interests and objectives above my own. First and foremost, you can count on me to assist you in making informed, educated, and carefully researched decisions regarding the sale or purchase of your home. I view my responsibilities as your trusted real estate advisor very seriously and strive to create for you those same “happily ever after” endings of my novels. My goals are to build strong, lasting relationships, earn your trust through hard work and performance, and inspire confidence in my expertise. I strive to be your Realtor for Life.   

Areas of Expertise, Performance and Experience include the Charlotte Metro area, Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, Myers Park, Dilworth, Ballantyne, and South Charlotte; Union County (Weddington, Marvin, and Waxhaw), Upper Lancaster County (Indian Land) and York County, SC (Fort Mill, Tega Cay, Rock Hill, Clover, and Lake Wylie).



As your Buyers Agent, I recognize that buying a home is a serious financial investment in your future. In addition to introducing you to neighborhoods and areas which met your specific search criteria, I will educate you in the homebuying process, present and negotiate offers, terms, and repairs on your behalf, and manage the contract by assisting financial, technical, and legal professionals in concluding the transaction. I am with you every step of the way from home viewing and selection to contract and closing. I work hard to be your trusted real estate advisor. I want to be your Realtor for Life.



Member, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Member, Charlotte Regional Realtors Association
Member, NC Association of Realtors
Member, Charlotte Multiple Listing Service
Member, Piedmont Realtors Association
Member, Piedmont Multiple Listing Service




  • NC and SC Broker since 2001
  • College English Professor, K-8 Principal, HS English Teacher
  • Founder of Brevard Academy, NC Public Charter School
  • Published Novelist (Jolene Prewit-Parker)

2015 Awards:

  • Greatest Sales Volume Increase by Volume Ballantyne Office
  • Listing Leader - Most Units Sold Ballantyne Office
  • Overall Office Sales Leader Ballantyne Office
  • Platinum Level Sales Leader
  • Platinum Quality Service Member 


  • #1 in Customer Service:Platinum Level Quality Service Award
  • Certified Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
  • Certification Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
  • Certification Relocation Specialist


  • BA Western Carolina University
  • MAED Western Carolina University


I enjoy hiking, horseback riding, tennis, and travel.

Licensed In

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina


  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
  • Broker
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Foreclosure / Short Sale / Bank Owned Specialist
  • Masters Degree
  • New Construction Home Sales Specialist
  • Quality Service Certified
  • Relocation Specialist
  • Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certified (SFR)

We have moved and bought homes many times and dealt with many Realtors®. Jo was by far the best, most professional Realtor® we've ever worked with. She's the kind of Realtor® you always hope you'll get but seldom do. We will tell anyone buying or selling about Jo.

We have moved and bought homes many times and dealt with many Realtors®. Jo was by far the best, most professional Realtor® we've ever worked with. She's the kind of Realtor® you always hope you'll get but seldom do. We will tell anyone buying or selling about Jo.

She lived on my street and I heard good things about her from other neighbors. She was very very attentive and caring. My situation was because my husband passed away and I could not stay in the home. She really cared I was treated fairly and made a point to work hard to get it done as quickly as she could. Love Jo Butterworth!

Jo was fantastic! From day one we could tell she had our best interest at heart, and was very very patient with our searching. I would recommend her to anyone.

Jo was great with us. We liked working with her

Jo, I wanted to reach out and say THANK YOU!!!! You, as always, have done a fantastic job. The little things you do for your clients really make a difference and I appreciate it very very much. I just wish I could have thanked you in person. I will always recommend you when we come across anyone moving in, out, or around the charlotte region.

‐ Thom S.

Customer gives his glowing referral for Jo Butterworth on You Tube. Please paste this link in your browser to see Lawrence's video for yourself!

‐ Lawrence

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