MEET THE CARSWELL TEAM
I began my real estate career in 2009 right after the market crash of 2008. I wanted to become a Realtor for years prior and I was not going to let the failing housing market of 2008 stop me. I got up every day in 2009 and went to the office even though there was not much going on in real estate sales at that time. I was determined to learn this business and make it my career. In late 2009 and early 2010 my business began to grow and Paul Carswell joined me as a licensed Realtor. Over the years we have expanded into The Carswell Team consisting of 4 licensed real estate professionals.
My professional background started with retail management at Lee ‘n Ann’s children’s clothing store and Lee ‘n Ann’s Stride Rite shoe store. The long hours of retail prepared me for the many hours required for a very successful real estate career.
Real estate sales takes a lot of time and energy and I love it. Finding a passion is important and I rank real estate near the top of my list.
On a personal note I am married to Paul Carswell and we have 4 dogs and 3 cats. Animals are one of my passions and several rescues came to live with us and just never left. I rescue animals as they present themselves and thankfully most have found wonderful homes.
It is important to me to be involved in our community, support locally owned businesses and help people understand why they would want to live in this part of North Carolina. I love living in the foothills and being able to work here and into the mountains of North Carolina. We have the most beautiful state and I want everyone to know why this is the best place to work and live.
I am proud to call North Carolina home.
Tina O’Malley Bayonet
I love North Carolina! I came via Minnesota after doing research and finding my perfect sweetspot. Not too much heat, not too much cold…beautiful mountains, lovely ocean close enough to day trip. After spending 30+ years working in social services (and the last 17 of those developing housing services and programs as the Housing Coordinator for Washington County, MN), I knew it was time for a change. I’ve always been interested in real estate. I have completed 9 home rehab projects in 16 years. But I really hadn’t pursued this career until after my Design internship and persuasion by friends. Taking all my past into consideration, I made a decision that the best use of my skills and experience was to focus on being a Buyer’s Agent. I love discussing options, providing education and guiding my buyers in one of the biggest decisions for most. My passion is making them as knowledgeable of their transaction as I can and finding the best fit with what they have to work with. I love handing-off keys!
I started my real estate journey in 2014 as an assistant to a local home inspector. Shortly after, I joined The Carswell Team as a Listing and Communication Manager for sellers and buyers. It didn’t take long for me to decide I wanted to become a licensed agent and make this a career. I received my real estate license in 2016 and continued working with The Carswell Team.
Today I manage our team’s listings, as well as, work with our buyers and sellers throughout the closing process. I take great pleasure in helping families at such an important time. I personally understand that buying and selling a home can be time-consuming and an emotional experience. My goal is to provide great communication with a positive and seamless process for all of our clients.
Being born and raised in Hickory I have been blessed to be a part of this community my entire life. I have a keen awareness of this city I love, a city rich in culture, history and great place to raise children and retire.
I am married with two children, a step-daughter and a house full of Yorkies. I am a life time member of St Stephens Lutheran Church where I taught Sunday School for over ten years. When I’m not working, I enjoy working out, reading, vacationing at the beach and most importantly, hanging out with my family.
I am extremely proud to be a part of The Carswell Team and look forward to assisting our future clients.
As a Junior in college at Appalachian State University, I became a fully licensed real estate agent in October of 2019! I graduated in May of 2021 with a degree in Communication: Creative Advertising with a minor in Marketing and Sales. Not really sure which path to take with these components, I felt real estate might just be the perfect starting point. Turns out, I love it! I love being able to use my skills, creativity, and humor to work with this team to help people find their dream homes.
I have spent most of my life right here in Hickory, North Carolina and absolutely adore this area and the growth I am continuing to witness and be apart of. I hope to be able to bring more awesome people to this place I call home. I have 2 fur babies and one with scales: a kitty cat, golden retriever, and leopard gecko! I have a passion for animals and have joined Meredith on some rescue adventures. I am also passionate about art and travel.
More About The Carswell Team
The Carswell Team will get your property sold!
Residential, Farms, Acreage, Commercial, Multi Family & Investment Properties
Ready to find your dream home, farm, acreage or maybe a new office?
Tell us what you want and we will find the best possible options. If you need a real estate specialist in another area of the US or around the globe we will provide you with a connection to meet your specific needs.
Six Licensed Realtors are available to work for you so that all of your needs for the sale and/or relocation will be met.
Learn about us and how our team operates at www.CarswellTeam.com
About The Carswell Team:
6 North Carolina licensed Realtors
Specialties: Residential, Farms, Acreage, Commercial, Multi Family & Investment Properties
Tax Deferred Exchange: Connect Paul or Meredith Carswell with your accountant and attorney to coordinate the proper strategy
Paul Carswell: Listing Agent/Property Evaluation/Pricing Specialist
Meredith Carswell: Referral Specialist for your sale and/or purchase anywhere in the US and Worldwide/Listing Agent/Buyer's Agent/Photographer/Marketing
Kimberly Rogers: Listing Manager/Inspection-Repair Coordinator/Buyer's Agent
Tina Bayonet: Exclusive Buyer's Agent
Angie Annas: Exclusive Buyer's Agent
Macy Rudisill: Exclusive Buyer's Agent
Each member has unique skills making The Carswell Team a top performing team for our area selling approximately 130+ properties per year.
Worldwide, National & Local Marketing provided by:
The Carswell Team
RE/MAX is an American international real estate company.
Over 120,000 agents in 110+ countries & territories.
Partnering with a RE/MAX Realtor means better marketing worldwide which will translate to more money in your pocket. We offer the quality of experience needed for a smooth transaction.
Examples of The Carswell Team marketing:
High quality photos and video
Professionally drawn floor-plan
Promotion on Zillow, Realtor.com, Trulia and Homesnap
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok and other social media
Organizations that The Carswell Team works with to promote our team and properties:
Catawba County Chamber of Commerce and long standing member of the following subgroups:
Leadership Catawba, Women's Leadership Conference & Mixers, Wednesday Morning
Leads Group, Friday Morning Brew, etc.
HR Departments at large local companies and hospitals
Where we donate our time, energy and money:
Children's Miracle Network (National)
Fur Babies Rescue (Hickory, NC)
Hickory Foundation YMCA (Hickory, NC)
NETworX a program of Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (Local)
This is just part of what The Carswell Team does to make our team and our clients thrive in the ever changing world of real estate.