About Caranna

Bachelor of Arts, University of South Carolina 1997

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Caranna O’Melveny is a licensed Real Estate agent in North and South Carolina. A Charlotte local of 26 years, Caranna has lived in both the Sedgefield and SouthPark areas of town. She is an expert on all things Charlotte and is able to provide her expertise on the local neighborhoods, schools, and the overall Queen City lifestyle.

Before her real estate career, Caranna spent many years working in residential flooring sales for Carefree Carpets. In that role, she was constantly in different homes, measuring and looking at different flooring options that would best suit the clients’ needs. She managed each sale through installation/completion, making sure the process went smoothly and ensuring that the customer was happy with the end result.

Having a background in construction and flooring sales gives her a unique skillset because she knows what is involved in building a home and what lies beneath the floors and walls. She also currently owns and manages a homebuilding/remodeling company with her husband called O’Melveny Brothers Custom Homes. Her husband has been a General Contractor for 28 years and together, they handle each project taking it from the design stages all the way through selections and construction.

Caranna grew up in Mt. Pleasant, SC and graduated from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. After graduation, she moved to Charlotte where she went to work for Shea Homes and also met her husband. She and Charlie have been married for 21 years and they have two wonderful boys. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, doing hot yoga and shopping.

When you work with Caranna, she will treat you like family. You will feel listened to and cared about. She loves helping people through changes in their lives, and achieving their homeownership goals. She is patient and will do whatever it takes to make sure you are satisfied!

Pridemore Properties / Compass

Notable Past Sales

334 Riverwood Road


4 Beds | 3.5 Baths | 3,169 Sq. Ft. | 0.76 acre

334 Riverwood Road, Mooresville, NC 28117

10215 Hanover Glen Road


4 beds | 2/5 baths | 2,984 Sq. Ft. | 0.34 acres

10215 Hanover Glen Road, Charlotte, NC 28210

4614 Valley View Lane


5 beds | 4 baths | 3,300 Sq. Ft. | 0.36 acres

4614 Valley View Lane, Belmont, NC 28012

1900 Oak Shadow Way


5 beds | 5 baths | 5,021 Sq. Ft. | 0.73 acres

1900 Oak Shadow Way, Waxhaw, NC 28173

9102 Kingsmead Lane


5 beds | 5.5 baths | 4,590 sq. ft. | 0.39 acres

9102 Kingsmead Lane, Waxhaw, NC 28173

2025 Thatcher Way


4 Beds | 4 Baths | 3,597 sq. ft. | 0.29 acres

2025 Thatcher Way, Fort Mill, SC 29715

1100 Circlewood Drive


5 beds | 3.5 baths | 4,245 sq. ft. | 0.44 acres

1100 Circlewood Drive, Charlotte, NC 28211

3513 Highview Road


4 beds | 2.5 baths | 2,894 sq. ft. | 0.46 acres

3513 Highview Road, Charlotte, NC 28210

4009 Brandywine Terrace


4 beds | 2.5 baths | 2,401 sq. ft. | 0.24 acres

4009 Brandywine Terrace, Lancaster, SC 29720

210 North Church Street


2 beds | 2 baths | 1,080 sq. ft.

210 North Church Street, Unit 2715, Charlotte, NC 28202

2509 Stockbridge Drive, Unit A


1 bed | 1 bath | 647 sq. ft.

2509 Stockbridge Drive, Unit A, Charlotte, NC 28210

Caranna is a fantastic realtor. She is thoughtful, attentive, responsive and truly cares to execute every transaction with incredible attention to every detail. I would recommend her highly for any real estate transaction and I am so grateful for her patience and help with my home purchase and move to Charlotte.  – Victoriya B.

Throughout the home buying process Caranna was a joy to work with. Her professionalism, knowledge of the market and the personal attention give us allowed for a comfortable, thorough exchange. She consistently went well beyond what we expected to ensure we always had the information needed without having to initiate a call.Her communication skills were impeccable, constantly keeping us informed and updated on all the details. She was an excellent facilitator and a great liaison for us regarding our financial needs and guided us successfully from offer to closing. A true friendship was established during our time working with Caranna, a testimony to sincerity, integrity and character. She earned our respect, appreciation, and trust, which allows us to offer our most highest recommendation!!! – Mark and Jeanne

Caranna was the absolute best to work with! Moving on a tight timeline from Kansas City to Charlotte was a tough ask, but Caranna continually delivered really great options that met our needs. She also worked so hard to fit in a ton of house showings during our short visit in town so that we could actually see homes while we were in town. Her knowledge and connections helped us find what we needed, and allowed us to close in just 30 days. Caranna helped us find a darling home at the end of a cul-de-sac with a huge and well taken care of backyard for our dogs. She was a source of calm during the challenges of selling and buying halfway across the country. I’m beyond grateful for everything she did for us and would recommend her to anyone looking to buy in the Charlotte area! – Micah Hair

The best realtor in Charlotte, NC. For those who do not know Caranna, or “C”, our testimonial will be met with a feeling that our evaluation is exaggerated and excessive. However, the response from those who know and have interacted with her will quickly be, “That’s “C!” Our journey with C lasted over a year, starting with our first visit to NC from MD to gain a general knowledge of the real estate market in the Charlotte area. The first impression of “C” centered on her welcoming attitude, exuberant personality, and willingness to help us in our home search. From providing printouts of homes to electronic links of perspective properties, C was extremely thorough. We experienced “ups” with the identification of properties in which we were interested and “downs” when one owner of home on which we submitted a contract decided not to sell and removed the property from the market. But “C” forged forward and kept our spirits high. She responded to our requests for showings, even late on a Sunday afternoon when we knew she had family obligations. “C” simply stated, “If y’all seeing the house will help you decide (on another property), I’m willing to do it.” We eventually decided on a home and during this phase C excelled in negotiating the best deal for us. At this point we realized that one of C’s key attributes was that she knows everyone — inspectors, plumbers, electricians, and a host of other contractors. We plan to utilize her contacts as we are confident in the services we will receive as we modify our home to “make it ours” As one contractor stated to us, “I’ll do everything to satisfy you because I know Caranna will call me and ask, ‘Are they happy?” Now that is followup! We enjoyed working with “C” and have developed a close friendship with her which we know will continue as we settle in NC. And “C’s” befriending everyone, treating all with respect, fully explains why she maintains such a vast network of contacts as she does now view people as simply a source of service but as friends.  – Alex and Sherrie Majchrowicz

Working with Caranna is like having a friend, or a family member that you actually enjoy spending time with, as your realtor. She’s extremely professional & knows her stuff, but she’s also someone you’ll look forward to hearing from. Her memory is extremely sharp & even over the course of several months, we found ourselves surprised by the comments she recalled us making about our home preferences or who our NFL team was. We are so lucky to have met Caranna & landed her as our realtor. We couldn’t recommend her more highly! – Zac & Carolynn