About Us


Preferred Properties on Lake Gaston has a reputation of personal service but with the experienced edge needed to close the deal! The agency has been on Lake Gaston for over 15 years servicing buyers, sellers and investment properties. Preferred Properties is now expanding it’s vacation rental program on beautiful Lake Gaston. Our mission is to provide you with the “Preferred Experience on Lake Gaston.” 

There is no better way to enjoy the lake than relaxing for a long weekend or a week at one of our lakeside homes! Once you experience the peaceful tranquility of the early morning, the daily water activities and the sounds of nature by night, you will be looking for your own dream home on the lake! I would be glad to help you with your search.

If you currently own a property on the lake and would like a free property analysis of your potential rental income, give us a call. We love our property owners and manage their homes like they are our own. If the owner is happy, the renter is happy and we at Preferred are happy. 




Preferred Properties on Lake Gaston is an agency with many years of experience under the leadership of Sherry Williams Realtor/Broker NC-VA.  Sherry grew up on Lake Gaston and knows the lake area extremely well.  With personal knowledge of how lasting memories are made at the Lake, Sherry provides your family with attentive, personal service to help you find your dream home! 


Sherry also has the background in determining properties that are best suited for rental income as an investment.  It is important you understand the market complexities to maximize your investment and profitability.  The real estate market changes very rapidly and it is important to have an agent that is always one step ahead! Anyone who knows Sherry will attest that she is always two steps ahead! Call Sherry and get the Preferred Experience on Lake Gaston!



I am excited about joining  Preferred Properties on Lake Gaston!  We have vacationed on Lake Gaston for 20 years and have made many memories with our children while enjoying our lakeside home.  I have a 20 year background in Accounting and Finance and look forward to helping you earn your best dollar.  My Accounting experience has led me along many different paths, but the best one is happening now.   I always knew I would like to live at the lake fulltime and that time is

Here! I get to enjoy lovely Lake Gaston while helping you make memories with your family and friends.  You can stay a few days, a few weeks or forever!  Contact me about our property management group.  We specialize in Vacation Rentals  and also service Long term rentals.  Our agents are of course available to sell your home or show you any home on the lake listed for purchase.   Call Michelle and get the Preferred Experience on Lake Gaston!



Ellen Stefura Realtor/Broker NC-VA has been with Preferred Properties since 2013.  She is experienced with both buying/selling homes and vacant land sales.  Ellen’s clients thank her for making their buying and selling experience simple and enjoyable. If you are looking for an agent that finds you what you want and gets the job done, Call Ellen and get the Preferred Experience on Lake Gaston!