After years of serving my community through teaching and ministry, I became a real estate agent in 2005. It’s a fantastic fit for me, because I love meeting new people and helping them! Since real estate is all about the needs of buyers and sellers, it was a great opportunity to turn my passion into action.
I grew up in South Carolina and have lived my adult life all over the south—including Florida, Georgia, Virginia, and now North Carolina. It’s wonderful being able to live in the Carolinas again! I’ve found out from experience that the Charlotte area is an awesome place to live and work.
My husband, Billy Ray, and I have been married since 1999, and we have a blended family. Between the two of us, we have four grown children and four grandchildren. They live all over the country, so it’s a challenge getting to see them as often as we’d like! We’re active in our church, where I have a blast working with 9th and 10th grade girls. I also love to rock the babies in the nursery! We’re avid NASCAR fans and we make an annual pilgrimage to Daytona each February for the 500!
Real estate is a service-oriented business. I work for my clients. I try to treat them the way I would want someone to treat me. This Bible verse is my motto: In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work as if you were doing it for the Lord, not for people. —Colossians 3:23 (NCV)
I’m looking forward to meeting you and finding out about you!
“Vivian Akins was beyond accommodating to our questions and requests to see houses. She is a wealth of knowledge and so easy to work with. When making a large investment like this, professionalism and knowledge are key criteria for me, and she demonstrates both extremely well. I highly recommend her to anyone searching or selling. Can’t say enough great things about MY realtor!” —Adam M., Mint Hill
“Vivian has gone above and beyond to make our experience stress free and relaxing.” —Susan B., Indian Trail
”Vivian was very creative in the sale of my townhome. She came up with several options to keep the buyer from walking away. Her creativity paid off and the sale was a success.” —Rodd P., Charlotte
REALTOR® since 2005
Consistent Top Producer
Member of the Carolina Multiple Listing Service (CMLS)
Member of the Carolina Regional Realtors Association
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Accredited Staging Specialist (ASP)
Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
Charlotte, Concord, Davidson, Harrisburg, Huntersville, Indian Trail, Matthews, Marvin, Monroe, Mooresville, Weddington, Waxhaw, Rock Hill, and Fort Mill.