A Charlotte native, Missy has witnessed Charlotte evolve over many years. She has 18 years of real estate experience and has a strong passion for helping people transition to the Queen City. Missy has been known to go above and beyond for both buyer and seller clients. She loves to be a resource for her clients before and after closing. She loves helping with pre-listing prep work, staging, and improvements. She specializes in several in-demand neighborhoods, including Eastover, Cotswold, Myers Park, Dilworth, Elizabeth, Chantilly and the SouthPark area.
Missy graduated from Charlotte Latin School, where she then went on to attend UNC, Chapel Hill earning her degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Missy grew up surrounded by the real estate business in many forms. Her father, a commercial real estate developer, developed shopping centers, commercial business sites, neighborhoods, and built many custom homes. Her aunt is a successful Realtor in Rock Hill, SC. After three years of working in advertising and marketing, in Atlanta and Raleigh, she decided to return home to Charlotte, and pursue her career in residential real estate. A licensed broker since 2000, she joined Marilyn Hartley Realty in 2003, and remained on their team for eleven years before transferring to Dickens Mitchener in 2014.
She resides with her family in Myers Park, and is the proud mom to Lila, Virginia, and Thomas, where she is active in each of their schools, Charlotte Latin and Myers Park Presbyterian Church Weekday School. She has been an active volunteer with the youth ministry at MPPC, teaching Sunday school and other opportunities. She has served as Co-chair for Pat’s Place Barbecue & Bluejeans (2011 and 2013), Charlotte Latin Alumni Governing Board Member (2010-2013), and a patron to the Homeowner’s Impact Fund (2020-2021). She is a member of the Duke Mansion Preservation Society. She gives a portion of her income to many charities, including the Homeowners Impact Fund, Wayfinders, Roof Above, Baby Bundles, to name a few and gives back to Charlotte Latin as well.
"Missy is a phenomenal agent. My husband and I have been working with her since 2014 and she has managed the purchase of two houses (and sale of one) for us. Missy has an abundance of market knowledge, as well familiarity with the neighborhoods in South Charlotte and she works well with other agents. Missy's professionalism and expertise was tremendously helpful during an equally exciting and stressful time in our lives and I highly recommend her!" - Lynsey Kmetz (Home Owner)
"We were so impressed by Missy's real estate knowledge and her sense of professionalism. She sold our house the same day she listed it. She also served as our buying agent and has an extensive knowledge of the Charlotte market. She works well with clients and has an excellent relationship with other agents. She made the purchase of our new home as seamless as possible and was with us every step of the way. We are so happy in our new home and would highly recommend Missy to other buyers and sellers!" - (Home Owner)
"We recommend Missy Highsmith to all of our friends without reservation. Missy helped us sell our house in challenging market conditions and then found the the perfect house for us to buy with her customized approach to real-estate . She was continuously patient and available throughout the buying and selling process. Being from Charlotte, Missy knowledge of this area is invaluable. We are very grateful to Missy for all of her hard work." - (Home Owner)
"When working together Missy made me feel as if I was her only client. She walked me through the purchasing process ensuring I understood all of the steps. My many questions were answered quickly and professionally. Missy is an outstanding negotiator that went above and beyond for me! I have complete trust in Missy and would highly recommend her to everyone. I am so grateful to Missy and feel very fortunate to have worked with her." - Heidi Gomula (Home Owner)
Awards & Designations
Homeowners Impact Fund Patron
2014 & 2015 Ambassador's Circle
2016 & 2017 Executive's Circle
2018 President's Circle
2019 Chairman's Circle
2014-2020 Dickens Mitchener Top Producer
Canopy Multiple Listing Services
Canopy REALTOR® Association
National Association of REALTORS®
North Carolina Association of REALTORS®
Award Winner of Charlotte Magazine’s Five Star Real Estate Agent