Charles S. Sparks, Jr

10 years of work experience
Rockford Realty Group
426 SW Commerce Dr
Lake City, FL, 32025
(386) 867-8148

Ratings & reviews (45)

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Highly likely to recommend
03/07/2015
johnstongirl11
Helped me buy home
Would recommend Charles to anyone. Very friendly, knowledgable, and made the process of buying our first home smooth and easy. Charles was easy to reach at all times during the process. Offered insight into things to look for while never being pushy.
Highly likely to recommend
03/04/2015
myelixiroflife
Listed and sold a home
When we decided to sell our house, we wanted an agent with expertise and knowledge of homes in our area and one who utilized heavy internet marketing. Charles Sparks, Jr did not disappoint in any way. Charles was also very responsive to any questions we had on a timely basis. We did not have to wonder what was going on with the sale of our house. Charles always kept in touch, which we truly appreciated. If someone is looking to find a superior listing agent and one who can get their house SOLD, I would highly recommend Charles S. Sparks,Jr ! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/07/2014
tatianaricketts
Helped me buy and sell homes
Charles Sparks is truly an outstanding real estate agent. He is professional, diligent, and has in depth knowledge of the market. I could not be any happier with the services that he has provided to me
Highly likely to recommend
12/07/2014
danieljjacobsjr
Listed and sold a home
Charles was very professional and responsive and gave good advice on selling my house. I could not be happier with the service that he provided to us. Scott & Terri Blocker
Highly likely to recommend
12/05/2014
kevin parady
Helped me buy home
From the initial inquiry to final singing Mr. Sparks was professional, helpful, and motivated. He was sanguine, made relevant suggestions, and his contacts for all aspects of the buy (insurance, inspections, surveys .etc) were the best available and whom we ended up using. This has been a most pleasant experience.
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2014
rhonda spell
Helped me buy home
Charles is a very knowledgeable and conscientious real estate professional. He worked with me every step of the way through the purchase of my new home. Even after the closing, Charles has followed the progress of building my home and has been available to answer any questions. If you are looking to relocate to Lake City, or already own a home and want to put it on the market, I highly recommend Charles Sparks, Jr.
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2014
ziobera
Listed and sold a home
Our home had been on the market for two years before we made the wise decision in choosing to partner with Charles Sparks. He and his team were able to provide us with decisive expert advice that three months later proved to be very wise. The Sparks? biggest attribute is their ability to provide well founded expert advice to get the outcome we were looking for. They know the market well, handle the transaction very thoroughly, have the foresight to address things preemptively, and ultimately close the deal. During our experience, the Sparks had the resources to address every issue quickly and professionally, which made a world of difference for us as we were over 1,000 miles away. We were extremely impressed with their capabilities. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/06/2014
barbsmith011
Listed and sold a home
Charles was our second agent used in selling our home. He immediately scheduled an open house and followed all leads. Mr. Sparks always answered our calls and responded to emails. He was diligent in negotiating on our behalf. This is a local family owned business but do not assume this limits their professionalism and knowledge. He was with us up to and including the closing. We highly recommend Mr. Sparks for your housing needs - selling or buying!
Highly likely to recommend
08/30/2014
marcia dove
Listed and sold a home
Charles was very professional, addressed all my concerns and always returned phone calls. He made the selling process easy for someone not living in the area. Marcia Dove
Highly likely to recommend
07/22/2014
VEGASDOC1
Listed and sold a home
We would highly recommend Mr. Sparks as an agent to sell your home. When we first listed our house with Mr. Sparks, we had unrealistic expectations about the market. He was very patient with us and respectful at all times. With time we realized his market analysis was more accurate than our own perceived value of our home and we reduced our price to be as competitive as possible with other similar homes. He was very knowledgeable about the market and our neighborhood. He returned all phone calls and emails very promptly and was very attentive and patient with our many questions and concerns. He gave us feedback on every showing and advice about staging. When we were away for extended time, he even looked after the house for us. I would not hesitate to have him sell our next house! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/19/2014
steffano2
Listed and sold a home
Charles made a plan and stuck to it. He promised to sell our home, his hard work marketing, promoting, and follow up with all showings and his understanding that our buyer wasn't local but a relocation. Bingo we had a buyer in 24 days. Guess what it was a relocation type situation just as he predicted. He handled all the details in a sometimes not so easy transaction b/c we where out of state sellers so all communication was done via email, text, or phone conversations. His follow up was paramount and his attention to detail was never lacking. I'd hire him again and recommend him to anyone who needs to sell a home in North Central Florida. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/11/2014
user8837685
Helped me buy home
Dealing with a Short Sale is a headache of it's own. With Mr. Sparks we were able to complete the process at a reasonable pace as well full file all required inspections and meet deadlines early. I felt comfortable asking questions and trusted Mr. Sparks advice. Today I am a home owner.
Highly likely to recommend
06/24/2014
mdnickelson
Listed and sold a home
Charles coordinated a successful sale of vacant land for me and everything went very well. He listed and sold a lot for me and we got what we needed from the property and the closing went very smooth.
Highly likely to recommend
05/01/2014
HanceLamar
Helped me buy home
Excellent service in handling the selling of my home. Very prompt response to any questions I had, always had a solution to the issues that came up. Uses technology to complete the transaction, made it very easy and convenient to get the paperwork done. From start to finish, he was extremely professional and competent, I would use him again in a heartbeat. I recommend his service to anyone looking to buy or sell.
Highly likely to recommend
05/01/2014
JohnCuellar3
Helped me buy and sell homes
Excellent service in handling the selling of my home. Very prompt response to any questions I had, always had a solution to the issues that came up. Uses technology to complete the transaction, made it very easy and convenient to get the paperwork done. From start to finish, he was extremely professional and competent, I would use him again in a heartbeat. I recommend hsi service to anyone looking to buy or sell.
Highly likely to recommend
05/01/2014
AmandaQuinco
Helped me buy and sell homes
I used Charles. His experience and knowledge helped out a lot. He kept me up to date and always returned my calls to answer question in a timely manner. He understood what I wanted and was never "pushy" or wanted to rush through anything. Thanks again.
Highly likely to recommend
05/01/2014
FlavioCesar
Helped me buy and sell homes
Out of MANY Realtors I decided to go with Charles. He made my first time home buying experience simple and easy. He was always there to answer any questions that I had. Even after the I purchased my home he was there to help me. I would Highly recommend Charles. .
Highly likely to recommend
05/01/2014
DarlaRuiz
Helped me buy and sell homes
Charles has helped with many of my Real Estate needs with promptness And very professional attention. Always keeping my interest as his client first by letting me know what was happening with the properties. I have always felt very cared for having him handle whatever I asked of him. It was rewarding having all the details handled for me knowing that I could trust that it would be done proper. He is certainly a Realtor that I would recommend highly.
Highly likely to recommend
04/24/2014
meganchristie0
Helped me buy home
Mr. Sparks was professional and efficient. He served as an advocate and was responsive to our home buying needs. He truly listened to our wish list and made it happen in the location and price range we desired. We enjoyed the process because Charles not only provided great service, he offered education on each step along the way which reduced the stress of buying a home. We would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
Highly likely to recommend
04/01/2014
user156883386
Helped me buy home
I do not know of very many agents that would help us as much as Charles did! We were looking at a house for a certain price and were going to make an offer on it, Charles called us and told us of a home he had just toured that he felt was perfect for us. We set an appointment to see the home and fell in love with it, we made an offer the next day! Charles could have not said anything because the house we eventually purchased was less expensive than the other house we were going to originally make an offer! Not too many agents we know would have recommended a lower priced house. Charles was great to work with and is one of the most honest people we know. I would recommend Charles to any one looking to buy a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/29/2014
user1942273
Helped me buy home
Charles helped me purchase my most recent house. His knowledge, responsive time and attention to detail are very good. Charles is one of the top agents in this area. I will use him again in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
03/02/2014
aprilsimone70
Helped me find a home to rent
I've had the opportunity to work with several good realtors in the past, however my recent experience with Charles Sparks Jr. transcends all previous experiences. At a time when I was going through some of life's most stressful events, changing jobs, moving to a new town and trying to find the right school for my daughter; Charles helped to make my relocation a smooth transition. He made sure that we fully explored all of my buying and leasing options and I'm excited to say that within two weeks I found the perfect home in a great area with several good school options. You can't go wrong working with Charles..... Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/26/2014
momvarden
Helped me buy home
Mr. Charles Sparks Jr, got us a great house with ease and a great deal. He is professional, but still easy to deal with, you will be comfortable asking him any questions you may have. I never had to wait very long for him to get back with us. I will gladly send my friends and family to him. Thank you Charles for such a great home purchasing experience.
Highly likely to recommend
02/26/2014
BobMclean1
Listed and sold a home
I needed to sell my property from a distance. Charles made the process easy and was there for every aspect of the transaction. He was very helpful with all matters that we could not handle because of the distance . I would recommend him and also use him in the future when the need arises . Our property sold and closed in a matter of months.
Highly likely to recommend
02/21/2014
jr9436
Listed and sold a home
We finally found a realtor that represented us, Charles Sparks. He worked with us to sell our house in Florida. We live in North Georgia, so he handled everything locally for us. He communicated with us regularly, and was a pleasure to work with. When the buyer ran into snags with their government backed loan, he stepped-up to have the property surveyed, completed some FEMA forms, and the property was re-zoned as not in a flood zone. We didn't even know this could be done. This helped both the buyer and us, the seller. Charles is great to have on your side, and we would highly recommend him to all of our family, friends, and everyone. If we move back to Florida, he will be our first call to find us a new house. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/18/2014
AnsonSimque
Listed and sold a home
I'm a former Realtor and worked with Charles (as well as many other agents) on many transactions during my real estate career. His knowledge, professionalism and care for his customers is why I chose Charles to represent me as an out of town seller in a complicated short sale situation. I won't share all of the details of about my transaction, I'll just say at the end of the day I was very glad I had Charles as my Realtor. Take it from a former agent, Charles is a pro.
Highly likely to recommend
01/15/2014
user3795252
Helped me buy home
Mr. Sparks was always accessible; that was most important. He was caring, expertly guiding us through each phase of ownership. My daughter's purchase was just a sweet humble abode, but his caring thoughtfulness made us feel that she was gaining a mansion instead.
Highly likely to recommend
01/06/2014
andrewcarrender
Listed and sold a home
Working with Charles on the sale of out house was excellent. He has incredible attention to detail, excellent follow-through, and is extremely kind and personable. I would highly recommend him to anyone, and it was a real pleasure working with him.
Highly likely to recommend
01/04/2014
user4943599
Helped me buy home
My husband and I picked Charles kind of randomly, but we are very happy with his assistance in helping us find our home we recently purchased. He was dedicated to finding homes we might be interested in. He listened to what we were looking for and he didn't try to push us in any particular direction. He gave advice and let us know what he thought, but he never came off as intimidating. We really appreciated the attention he gave and how he seemed to genuinely care about finding us our perfect home. When it came to submiting the offer and negotiating, he was on our side, but he was honest with us on what he thought would be a good offer and such. We really enjoyed his company and his help through the whole process and would use him again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/01/2014
DawnMcKinstry
Helped me buy home
Charles was great to work with when searching for and buying our home. He patiently found and viewed numerous homes over the course of a few months until we found our perfect home. He was knowledgeable through the purchasing process and even followed up after the sale to see how we were settling into the new house. I would definitely recommend Charles to anyone needing to buy or sell real-estate.
Highly likely to recommend
11/29/2013
user6980333
Helped me buy home
Does an amazing job, and he has a lot of great insights into what a home' strengths and weaknesses may be. Also, he seems to just generally be a good and honest man.
Highly likely to recommend
11/28/2013
JenniferMasteller
Helped me buy home
Charles was able to find us exactly what we wanted very quickly. He was very responsive and helpful, and the whole process went very smoothly. Would not hesitate to use him again.
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2013
smithy4
Helped me buy home
I can't speak highly enough about Charles Sparks. He handles every detail of the real estate transaction, and makes the entire transaction a pleasure. I've recommended him to my friends, and I know he will take care of them very well.
Highly likely to recommend
10/31/2013
bforsyth180
Listed and sold a home
I was very apprehensive about the process of selling my home, at first. Charles was able to alleviate some of my anxiety, just by the fact that he was so knowledgeable and confident about the whole process. Charles was very accessable. He always returned my phone calls and emails, which i feel is very important when it comes to things like this. He even worked with me after hours and on the weekends when necessary. His persistence, in dealing with some difficulties with my particular situation, is what payed off in the long run. I really feel like he went the extra mile to help me acheive my ultimate goal. I would highly recommend Charles Sparks Jr to anyone who is considering buying or selling a home or business. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/23/2013
mailepi
Listed and sold a home
Charles brought a buyer for my home after being listed on the MLS for only 7 days. Home closed in less then 30 days with no problems. I think the results speak for themselves......You will be very happy with this agent!!
Highly likely to recommend
10/22/2013
user4396408
Helped me buy home
Charles Sparks Jr. recently sold a house to my wife and I and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell! He is very knowledgeable, professional, dependable, honest and works extremely hard for his clients.
Highly likely to recommend
07/27/2013
user34623745
Listed and sold a home
This young man is phenomenal! He sold our home in 34 days in a very difficult market area. Charles was responsive, informative and very effective. He is a credit to his profession and those he serves. We would certainly seek him out again.
Highly likely to recommend
06/15/2013
user9105257
Listed and sold a home
It was a pleasure dealing with Charles Sparks, Jr. on the recent sale of our Itchetucknee River House. His professional and efficient manner of handling the negotiations and closing was exactly what is needed during these challenging times in the current real estate market. We would highly recommend using him in all real estate listings and sales.Thanks again Charles. Scott & Patty Middleton
Highly likely to recommend
05/06/2013
user9809449
Helped me buy home
Charles was a great help to me finding the perfect home. He was always there to answer any questions and let me in the house several times before closing to measure things. He was on top of all the paper work so I could close within 30 days. I would recommend to anyone buying or selling a house.
Highly likely to recommend
05/03/2013
user3929345
Helped me buy home
Charles Sparks Jr. worked hard for us as we searched for our new home. He has strong knowledge of the market, and the home buying process. He took the time to listen to our needs and wants and helped us find a home that suits our family perfectly. We would not hesitate to recommend him.
Highly likely to recommend
04/09/2013
IsaacNickelson
Helped me buy home
Charles Sparks sold my wife and I our first home a few years ago. Charles was very professional and always returned my calls very promptly when I had any questions or concerns. I would highly recommend Charles to anyone looking to buy or sell!
Highly likely to recommend
03/25/2013
user88156375
Listed and sold a home
Charles is a fine Professional, smart, honest, ethical, committed and hardworking. I would recommend using him in dealing with your real estate needs. Richard Nickelson - Controller - Creative Learning Corporation
Highly likely to recommend
03/23/2013
user1436818
Listed and sold a home
My husband and I were very impressed with the way Charles Sparks, Jr. handled the sale of our home. His initial appraisal of our home was almost exactly what the official appraisal ended up being, and what we were able to sell the home for. He was helpful with any questions that we had, and was quick to respond to our calls. We felt that he took care of the whole process so well, that we didn't have to worry about anything. I would definitely recommend to others that they use Charles as their real estate agent! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/18/2013
user3728399
Listed home, but didn't sell
Charles has been a great realtor to work with, he is honest, prompt, and understands the current market. Charles answers all our questions in a timely manner and has our best interest in mind. I would highly recommend Charles as a realtor to sell your home or show you a new home to buy.
Highly likely to recommend
03/15/2013
user98388380
Listed and sold a home
Charles Jr is an outstanding Realtor that is dedicated to his profession. He was very efficient in listing and selling my home and followed thru on every detail. I would recommend him to handle any transaction because of his honesty and integrity.