Team Member Success Stories - High Performance Real Estate Advisors

Meet Our Founder & Agents

Thomas Elrod

Thomas Elrod led The Elrod Team at Keller Williams International in Charlotte, NC. Ranked the #1 Team in the #1 Keller Williams office in the world, Thomas and his team excel at bringing buyers and sellers together with expert knowledge in negotiation.

Thomas comes from a marketing, business, and finance background. Before starting in the real estate business in 2010, Thomas worked in various sales industries. His 20 years of sales experience have made him a strong leader and skilled negotiator. His marketing background is an asset in maintaining aggressive marketing strategy to get your home sold quickly.

Thomas’ work ethic and drive comes from his family and his inspiration comes from providing the highest level of customer service while assisting others in making the best investment of their lives. As an involved member of the community, he strongly believes in giving back and mentoring others.

Call High Performance Real Estate if you are a buyer looking for the best deal, or a seller looking to get your property sold for the most money – and in the least amount of time. Calling High Performance Real Estate costs you nothing, but not calling could cost you thousands. Just say “Sell my house fast in Charlotte, NC!” and High Performance’s Charlotte Real Estate Agents will take it from there.

Brian Boger

About Brian: Brian worked in the hospitality industry in 2010 when his good friend Thomas Elrod first tried to convince him to get into real estate. Brian didn’t know much about real estate and was hesitant about only relying on commission when he didn’t have the skills or training to be a real estate agent. Afraid of taking a risk, he decided to continue working in the hospitality industry and took on a management position for another company.

His Journey: After realizing his career wasn’t a good fit, Brian finally reached out to Thomas to see what a position on the team would look like. In 2014, Brian joined the team as an Inside Sales Associate prospecting, setting appointments, and learning the ins and outs of real estate. By the end of the year, his hard work and determination led him to become the Inside Sales Manager for the team. Brian continued to hustle for the next three years until he finally felt ready to start his career as a real estate agent.

His Results: In April 2017, Brian officially became an Outside Sales Agent for High Performance Real Estate Advisors and sold 58 houses by the end of the year. In 2018, he sold 106 houses. In 2021, Brian stepped into a role as our Sales Director and works side by side with all lead agents to ensure excellent care for all clients. Brian now has the experience and confidence to reach his goals and lead our team as one of our top agents, having his hand in successfully helping over 200 buyers and sellers.


Landon House


About Landon: Landon worked in the food and beverage industry for 8 years. After a night of serving, he went to Jocks and Jills to watch the Duke vs. North Carolina basketball game to kill some time before his wife got done with work. He ended up sitting next to Thomas Elrod and they got to talking. Thomas asked him if he’d ever consider a career in real estate and although a bit hesitant, Landon said he was open to the opportunity.

His Journey: After realizing he had nothing to lose, the very next day Landon called up Thomas to see if the offer still stood on the table. He came into the office for an interview, signed up for real estate classes, got his real estate license, and the rest is history! In May 2019, Landon joined The High Performance Team as an Inside Sales Associate.

His Results: In his first year working in real estate, his gross income doubled what he was making at his previous job. Landon had a hand in closing 60 homes his first year and is now a Lead agent. In 2021 he closed 63 transactions as a lead agent and over 90 as a lead agent and ISA.  Thanks to his career in real estate, Landon and his wife were able purchase their first home and are already on track to purchase their first investment property. Both of which he didn’t see as a possibility prior to his career move.





Noah Morris

About Noah: Noah started off by spending many years in the service industry. He practiced law for 3 years before getting into recruiting and consulting and ultimately finding his way to HPREA


His Journey: Noah joined HPREA in December 2019 as the Director of Talent Acquisition and worked his way onto the Leadership Team along with Thomas, Brian, and Mimi. He’s had the opportunity to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually as a result of being here. While still holding the title of Director of Talent Acquisition, he also earned the role of General Manager of HPREA in June of 2021 


His Results: As of August 2022, Noah has hired over 70 team members, including some of our top Lead Agents that continue to help our team grow. While not everyone decides that real estate is the career path for them, Noah spends time getting to know each and every candidate that walk through our doors helping us find the right people to fill the right seats. We can’t wait to see what the next year holds for the growth of our team thanks to Noah and his hard work!

Vicki Copeland

About Vicki: Vicki is originally from Connecticut, and moved to Charlotte in 2014. Vicki was a Real Estate Salesperson in Connecticut for 7 years. She left the real estate field, and worked for a mortgage company as a Collections Agent, and was later promoted to their Loss Mitigation/Foreclosure Department. She later worked for the State of Connecticut in their Collections Department. After moving to Charlotte, she took on a position with Cigna Insurance. After realizing the insurance industry was not a good fit, Vicki decided to go back to the field she loved the most, Real Estate.

Her Journey: After taking on a position as a solo agent with Keller Williams, Vicki quickly realized that restarting her real estate career would be more difficult in a new city. She decided to interview various teams, and decided to join High Performance Real Estate Advisors.
Her Results: Vicki joined HPREA in June 2020 as an Inside Sales Agent. After a short while, she took on the position of Showing Specialist, and later Lead Agent. In her role as a Lead Agent, she sold over 29 homes. Vicki is now the Sales Trainer for the Team.

Tyler Runnals

About Tyler: Tyler is originally from New Hampshire. He graduated from Temple University in 2021 with a degree in political science and economics.


His Journey: Tyler realized politics wasn’t for him. He wanted to be a part of something more positive. Having a family background in real estate, he decided thats what he wanted to join. He decided to move to Charlotte where there was more opportunity for him in the Real Estate business.


Results: Tyler joined HPREA in September 2021 as a Lead Agent. As of September 2022, he is currently on track to close over 40 homes and he intends to double that in 2023.

Austin Haden

About Austin: Austin is born and raised in Charlotte NC. He played collegiate basketball at Brunswick Community College in Wilmington and Clayton State University in Atlanta GA. He had to leave school due to personal reasons and moved back to Charlotte to decide his next career move.


His Journey: Austin always had a niche for knowing how to talk to people and working hard. He used to wholesale real estate and valet cars, so talking to people and negotiating was easy for him. After being on his own wholesaling, he wanted to focus on helping people and selling real estate with a reputable company. He found an ad on indeed about a wholesale position and was recruited by Noah for an Inside Sales Associate role on the team. He came in for a Day in the Life and never looked back.


Results: Austin joined HPREA in the fall of 2022 as an ISA. So far, he has helped 6 families close on their home and have 6 other friends set to close in the coming weeks. He loves helping families either buy their dream home or sell their property to move on to the next phase of their life. He’s currently studying to pass his Real Estate Licensure Exam and plans to become a Lead Agent on the team working with clients from the initial phone call all the way to close.