About Me

Licensed in both NC and SC, I began my real estate career in 2000.  Prior to that, I was a high school teacher, elementary school principal, college English professor, and co-founder of Brevard Academy, a NC Public Charter School.  During the eighties, I lived in Freeport, Grand Bahama, where I wrote historical romances, romantic suspense, and mainstream novels (Jolene Prewit-Parker). I am a native Carolinian and currently live in Tega Cay with my husband Chuck and yellow lab Tess.  I absolutely love being a realtor* and navigating folks through the sometimes confusing maze of home buying and selling.   My many years of experience give me invaluable insight into ways of circumventing potential problems before they occur.  I am totally committed to my clients and always put their well being above my own as I strive to obtain for them the absolute best price and terms with minimal stress and anxiety.  To that end, I personally remain in control of the transaction from start to finish…from house hunting to contract to close.  I never relinquish that responsibility to an assistant.  I am with you step by step throughout the buying or selling process, and I am unrelenting in my pursuit of the best ways in which I may serve you.  I take my responsibility seriously.  I will never let you down, and you will never be asked to settle for anything less than 100% from me.  I take enormous pride in my commitment to excellence in my profession and have served on the Professional Standards Committee and the Grievance Board for the Charlotte Regional Realtors* Association.   For nearly two decades, I have been one of Helen Adams Realty’s premier agents.  In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, horseback riding, beach walking, and growing orchids.  






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  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
  • Broker
  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Foreclosure / Short Sale / Bank Owned Specialist
  • Masters Degree
  • Member, Charlotte Multiple Listing Service (CMLS)
  • Member, Charlotte Regional Realtor Association (CRRA)
  • Member, North Carolina Association of REALTORS® (NCAR)
  • New Construction Home Sales Specialist
  • Relocation Specialist
  • Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certified (SFR)
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Satisfaction: 97%

Recommendation: 98%

Performance: 99%

Jo Butterworth has been rated by 46 customers.
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Jo is the best agent ever. We have completed previous buys/sells with her and would never even consider doing business with any other agent. She is simply the best in all categories knowledge of market, responsiveness, addressing any question or need and is the ultimate professional. Again simply the very best.

‐ Ben Flora, Rock Hill, SC

Jo is wonderful, knowledge, objective and always positive. She is highly recommended by us.

‐ Mary and Russ

Jo did an excellent job selling our home! She is an exceptional broker who is professional as well as being kind, considerate, understanding and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend her to help anyone with their real estate needs. We have used her before and would again. Always a pleasure to work with!

‐ Debbie and Bill Woods Imagery at Mountain Island Lake, Mount Holly, NC

This is the second time I’ve worked with Jolene and she is very professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy.

‐ Joe Insinga, Sarasota, Florida

Jo was really patient with me. She pretty much knew my needs and areas in which I was interested. She kept up with recommendations. I would recommend Jo because she is a very knowledgeable and caring person who has the client's wants and needs as a top priority.

‐ Ron Arcaini Indian Land SC

Jo Butterworth is the best realtor we have ever worked with! She was knowledgeable, patient, thorough and went above and beyond what one would ever expect from a realtor. We highly recommend Jo to anyone needing a realtor! Thanks, Jo!!

‐ Beth and Tom Karis. Charlotte, NC

I interviewed 2 other brokers before choosing Jo. Her direct conversation as to how she would price and market our property was very professional. Jo was always in constant communications with us even when she was getting away for the holidays. We would highly recommend her.

‐ Diana Everett, Charlotte

My wife and I were referred to Helen Adams by the relocation company my employer utilized. Jolene was very, very good to work with. Her knowledge of the area as well as the purchase process was second to none. I cannot say enough about how smooth she made the home buying process. Not just a great realtor, Jo is also a great person.

‐ Ernest Liffick, Charlotte, NC

Selling your home is always s stressful time however, Jolene Butterworth used her knowledge and professionalism to make the experience as stressless as possible. I would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling any real estate!

‐ Cindy Foster Lake Wylie SC

Jo was awesome to work with through the sale process. She always made herself available for the simplest of questions . We would recommend her to friends and would use her on next transaction without reservation.

‐ Joe Monahan

Will highly recommend Jo Butterworth and her husband Chuck. Excellent in every way! Love her, you better keep her! Jo, is the BEST, love her, trust her. She sold my son's house very Quick. Can highly recommend her. Sorry she is not my neighbor anymore!

‐ Regina Ebert, Sharon Towers Charlotte N C

We met Jolene Butterworth approximately 4.5 years ago when we relocated to the area. Her exceptional service as well as her friendship was the only deciding factor needed to chose her for our sale. Our home was listed and sold within 24 hours at the full asking price. We could not have had a better experience.

‐ Billy and Tracy Webber, Matthews NC

Jo was neck and neck with another Broker who was not referred but who I liked after interviewing . But Jo had a great portfolio of gorgeous pics , neighbor down street who was happy , friend who referred her & a great plan for selling our house. She is also one of the NICEST & Most Professional - people I have ever met!!. She never says no always finds a way to do what you... Read More

‐ Elaine Shimkus Tega Cay , SC

Highly recommend Jo...when it gets down to getting the most for your home she will come through.

‐ C Webb, Charlie

We were making a big move from Rhode Island to South Carolina. We were staying in a hotel and needed to see as many houses as possible in the shortest amount of time. Jolene Butterworth was very familiar with the area and quickly helped us in narrowing our search based on our financial ability to pay and our concern about being as close in South Carolina as possible to our... Read More

‐ Bill Custer, Tega Cay, SC

Jo is awesome! She always made me feel that she was enjoying looking at properties as much as I was. There was never a time that I asked to see a home that she wasn’t able to make it happen quickly, most of the time it was the same day. It is evident that Jo loves her job. Unlike so many realtors I’ve worked with before, Jo has such a ‘down to earth’ quality that you... Read More

‐ Penny Boling Charlotte, NC

Jo was the perfect realtor. Her knowledge of the area, patience with us, professionalism and friendliness, and integrity was outstanding.

‐ Robert Briggs Tega Cay SC

Thank you, for everything especially for taking care of our home while we moved overseas. Our family really thanks you for your hard work, commitment and customer service. If we or anyone we know are on the market, we will definitely be contacting you.

‐ Alex and Koeun Cho

Jo is a consummate professional and knows exactly what she is doing. She always has her clients best intentions at heart. I could not imagine buying a home in the future without her. Way to go Jo. Thank you for being available and so ready serve. Impeccable service and job well done

‐ John Morgan / Ballantyne

Jo was absolutely fabulous. Did everything for me from when my house was listed to the closing of my new home. She was constantly updating me on every move. Very personable, gracious, knowledgeable, going over and above what I thought a realtor would do for me. I will refer her every chance I get. She was a southern lady with me but a cougar when it came to selling my house... Read More

‐ Carol Barker, Charlotte

From day one, Jo had a clear understanding of the market. Despite all the advances in technology, this is still a people business and Jo took the time to really understand what we were trying to accomplish. Throughout the sales process Jo always demonstrated a calm demeanor, exuding confidence that she has done this before - which, of course, she has.....Jo quickly earned... Read More

‐ Holger Ebert

Jo was wonderful in her patience with me as I was juggling demanding priorities on the personal front while also trying to sell my home. Jo actually worked with me over an extended period while we were trying to secure a buyer. She was very prompt in her follow up and very approachable. Her local knowledge and experience helped me in my subsequent purchase decision as well.... Read More

‐ Edward Yang Charlotte

We would recommend Jo Butterworth to anyone who is selling or buying a home! She was there to answer any questions 24/7 through the whole process. She also helped us with preparations to sell.

‐ Debbie Zelewski

My home buying experience with Jo was excellent in every way. This is my 5th home purchase so have some history in the process. Jo went to work immediately looking for potential homes based on my requirements. Very accessible at all times, kept me up to date on the process. Handled all of the inspections and negotiations with the sellers. I cannot say enough about how... Read More

‐ Ken Hayes / Charlotte, NC

Working with Jo on the sale of my home was very nice. She was very professional but very personable and made me feel more like a friend than a client. The sale of my home took a long time but it was not because I was not provided with excellent service. She always kept me up to date. I truly appreciate all that she did.

‐ I Roper

I felt very comfortable with Ms Jolene. She got to understand exacly what we were looking for in a home. She helped make this move to a new city alot easier and I totally would recommend Jolene to any of my friends. She was always ready with suggestions about areas as well as filled with lttle historial tidbits of the areas we would go look at. I feel she is very... Read More

‐ Elizabeth Jackson, Belmont

I wholeheartedly recommend Jo Butterworth

‐ Gerry Weston Tega Cay SC

Jo is an awesome agent. She is super kind, patient, smart and will go to bat for you in a heartbeat. She has great experience and is a complete pleasure to work with.

‐ Louise Overcash, Tega Cay, SC

Jolene was a complete professional throughout a difficult closing with B of A.

‐ john vincent 772 nations ct Rock Hill SC 29730

Jolene helped me buy and sell my house in Charlotte. The property was somewhat unique and required a realtor with an open mind and experience in finding different markets. I could count on Jolene to be professional as well as personable. She went above and beyond her job as realtor. I would highly recommend Jolene Butterworth to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

‐ Simone Carmel, Charlotte, NC

Jo was fantastic! Very attentive and always willing to answer our questions. House sold in 6 hours! Jo was always available! We couldn't have been more happy with Jo. She made the entire process easy and went above and beyond what was expected.

‐ Todd and Leigh Carr Everidge Place

Working with Jo on the sale of my home was very nice. She was very professional but very personable and made me feel more like a friend than a client. The sale of my home took a long time but it was not because I was not provided with excellent service. She always kept me up to date. I truly appreciate all that she did.

‐ I Roper - Indian Trail NC

Jo was extremely knowledgeable about South Charlotte area. As an added bonus, she was also very familiar with many of the local equestrian facilities. Jo is very professional, friendly and responsive, and I would highly recommend her to others looking to buy a home in Charlotte.

‐ Ken M., Weddington

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 great with us. We liked working with her

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, 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.

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‐ Lawrence

Jo was extremely knowledgeable about South Charlotte area. As an added bonus, she was also very familiar with many of the local equestrian facilities. Jo is very professional, friendly and responsive, and I would highly recommend her to others looking to buy a home in Charlotte.

‐ Ken M. Weddington

Jo Butterworth is the epitome of a real estate sales associate.

Jo Butterworth provided excellent service and was willing to so anything to help sell our property. Wish we had used Jo the first 6 months we listed the property.

Jo continues to be an excellent professional and we now consider her a friend as well.

Jo is by far the best buying/selling agent we have ever used. She is professional, knowledgeable, and great to work with. I will recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in our area.

Jo Butterworth is a top notch realtor and quality individual. She represented her company well through; knowledge, preparedness, professionalism and attention to detail. She offered sound wisdom, as needed, as well as being proactive. She combined hard work and diligence with a personal touch. Her reputation is solid for good reason, even the buyers agent had nothing but... Read More

Jo Butterworth is the most helpful and smart lady in real estate I have ever known, kind, listens to your needs, compassionate, efficient.

Jo was very professional and paid attention to detail. No request was too small.

Jo was fantastic and helpful all the way through the process. We loved her! Jo was professional, genuinely warm & friendly, knowledgeable in all real estate areas, all of our questions were answered promptly and great communication with emails & phone calls. It was our pleasure to work with Jo and recommend her highly to anyone. She’s an expert in this field.

Jo was wonderful & will definitely recommend her to others. Will keep in touch with her.

Jo is the most friendly, professional, knowledgeable, kind & accommodating Realtor®/ person I’ve ever met.

Jo was always available to me and more that once provided extra help as I was selling from out of state. Jo made sure the house was closed and lights off after every showing. She helped locate a contractor two times when repairs had to be made. A real professional!

Jo was absolutely fantastic. She knew the area and the market. She was personable and professional. She always got back to us promptly when we contacted her. Stayed with us through the entire process and always went the extra mile for us. Can’t say enough good things about her.

Jo was the best agent I have ever used. She was available at any time & always gave a positive approach.

Jo was professional and efficient through the entire process. The stress of relocating became a fun experience and Jo, quickly became a family friend. When we are ready to buy a vacation home, Jo will get the call.

Jo is a great person, she cared no only about selling our previous home and the purchase of our new home but also about us. Jo checked in with me throughout the past year to make sure I was okay while I was dealing with health issues and while my husband was away. Jo also arranged for us to sign the closing docs a day early and brought the proceeds check to us so we... Read More

If you want the best sales associate, Jo Butterworth is your agent. She provided us with all of the above and more. She is the best agent you can ask for!

Very Happy with Jo Butterworth – Also consider her a friend in NC & will keep in touch with her. Thank you Jo!

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