Realtors™ in Durham

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Top Real Estate Agents, Brokers and Realtors in Durham

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Renee Hillman

Renée Hillman & Hillman Real Estate Group

For over 23 years, Renée Hillman has consistently delivered unparalleled real estate excellence in North Carolina, establishing herself as a formidable force in the industry. A true native, Renée has proudly called the state home since infancy, fostering an intimate understanding of the local market. Her exceptional track record places her among the top 2% of realtors nationally and an impressive top 1% locally, a testament to her unwavering commitment to client satisfaction. Renée's accolades speak volumes, as she clinched the coveted title of Best Realtor by Indy Week readers and garnered recognition in the esteemed pages of Entrepreneur Magazine.

Justin Burleson

Premier Agents Network

The Carolinas' most successful agent, Justin Burleson, relies exclusively on repeat business and referrals. With an impressive track record, he soared to remarkable heights, closing $50 million in 2021 and 22, a testament to his exceptional abilities in client education and market knowledge. As a top producer on homelight.com and consistently ranked among the top five Realtors® in the Triangle, Justin's accolades include frequent recognition as the Best Real Estate Agent in various magazines and four consecutive wins of the Best Realtor® award from fellow agents. Leading the Premier Agents Network with a top-notch rating, he secures the top spot in The Triangle, further solidifying his position as an industry leader.

Matt Perry

The Perry Group

As a real estate agent, Matt Perry's goal is to make his clients' lives better by closing a deal with them in a better place than when they first met. He has assisted thousands of families under his care, and with the aid of his group, The Perry Group, they are able to do more. They are one of the top production and sales teams in the neighborhood. Together, Matt has kept his place among the top 10 brokers in the Triangle, the top 1% of Keller Williams agents worldwide, and the top 25 agents in the Carolinas. By exceptionally handling the challenging aspects of a transaction, their clients succeed.

Susan Richter

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood Realty

Susan Richter epitomizes efficiency and simplicity, eschewing extravagance in her approach to both professional and personal responsibilities. Her work reflects her personality and is driven by dedication, wisdom, and nearly 27 years of experience. As an expert in Durham's neighborhoods, she holds a leadership position in the Triangle real estate market, having successfully listed and closed deals on over 1,000 homes. Her illustrious career is further underscored by the prestigious Legend Award from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a recognition bestowed upon agents achieving Chairman's Circle status for the 10th consecutive year. Susan's unwavering dedication and expertise have solidified her as a legend in the real estate industry, leaving an indelible mark on the Triangle.

Amy Pomerantz

The Amy Pomerantz Group

Amy Pomerantz, a real estate veteran with over 36 years of experience, is committed to realizing her clients' ambitions. She is well-known as one of the Triangle's top-producing agents and a multi-million dollar producer, with a solid reputation based on efficiency and effectiveness. Transitioning from a background in education and entrepreneurship, Amy's journey in real estate commenced in 1986. She swiftly rose to prominence, achieving top rankings and affiliations with leading real estate firms. Founding The Amy Pomerantz Group, she curated a talented team dedicated to upholding her legacy of excellence. Amy's unparalleled service extends from first-time buyers to seasoned clients, supported by sophisticated marketing techniques and a history of unmatched success.

Ian Kipp

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood Realty

Ian Kipp is a highly skilled and knowledgeable real estate agent in Durham who specializes in historic properties and various housing types. With over 15 years of experience in Downtown Development in both public and private sectors, he has a deep understanding of the local market. Ian is well-versed in complex, multi-party transactions and is skilled at determining the best strategy for each deal. Ian's fluency in Spanish enables him to easily serve Hispanic customers. His online reviews serve as testimonials of his abilities, with many clients praising his skills at selling their homes quickly. Ian is multi-talented, educated, and prepared to provide high-quality service and current information about everything related to real estate.

Bill Stevenson

Spotlight Realty, Inc. A Compass team

Bill Stevenson was a top agent in the Triangle for 13 years and was named Best of Durham by Durham Magazine three times. In the Triangle, he has one of the highest volume records ever. He is a trusted negotiator, marketer, and all-around client advocate who ranks in the Top 3% of agents based on volume. Bill places a high value on morals and character, putting them above all else. He treats people with integrity and honesty. Bill is the team leader of Spotlight Realty Team, a top choice brokerage in Durham. They are experts in trends and analysis, curating service that is specifically tailored to each client's needs.

Jordan Lee

Jordan Lee Real Estate

Jordan Lee, founder of Jordan Lee Real Estate, places immense value on his work, recognizing the rarity of finding a job one genuinely loves. He is a seasoned real estate veteran with nearly two decades of experience and a remarkable record of over 2,000 sales and $600 million in volume, consistently ranking among the Triangle's top 25 Realtors®. His approach is characterized by a natural and efficient manner, viewing transactions as integral parts of a family's life, executed with intention, care, and respect. Jordan has gained practical experience by assisting clients throughout the Triangle, making him well-equipped to deal with unexpected outcomes and guide clients to success.

Patricia Hampton

Hampton & Company Real Estate

Patricia Hampton is a trusted real estate broker who loves working with people and helping them in their real estate journey. With over a decade of experience in the industry, she is a top-producing agent in her area. Patty specializes in providing support during significant life transitions, with expertise in buying, selling, and relocation. As a licensed real estate professional, she possesses strong communication skills, market knowledge, and organizational prowess. Patty's academic background, including a Ph.D. in Environmental Health and Toxicology from New York University, also contributes to her holistic approach. Her clients appreciate her dependable and commendable assistance, making her one of the most sought-after real estate professionals in the neighborhood.

Andrew Palumbo

My NC Homes

With a lineage of builders and three decades of experience, Andrew Palumbo is a seasoned real estate professional who seamlessly transitioned from construction to sales. His journey started in his childhood, and after college, he worked alongside his father in the construction industry. Andrew's expertise and commitment to his craft have earned him several accolades, including the 2016 Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society and recognition as one of the 2016 My NC Homes' 100 Most Influential Real Estate Teams in NC. As a proud Durham local, Andrew offers invaluable advice and is dedicated to assisting his clients in their buying and selling endeavors.

Michele Marinelli

Fonville Morisey Realty

Michele Marinelli is a seasoned Realtor® with 33 years of expertise in the field. Her in-depth knowledge of the market and economy has earned her a stellar reputation, with outstanding reviews and clients recommending her to their friends and family. With a BBA in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University and certifications as a Relocation Specialist, Home Stager, and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Michele belongs to the esteemed 4% of agents nationwide with this coveted National Association of REALTORS® designation. Her recent awards, including the 2021 Team Spirit Award and recognition in the Gold Team and Masters Club, further demonstrate her excellence in achieving over $20,000,000 in closed sales.

Stacy Slone

With a remarkable journey spanning over two decades in real estate, Stacy Slone has been a seasoned expert in the field since 1998. She has perfected her skills by navigating market fluctuations and economic challenges and seizing opportunities strategically. Stacy's commitment to excellence is evident in her meticulously executed action plans, backed by extensive experience and unwavering standards of service. Garnering outstanding ratings with glowing reviews, she has consistently upheld her values. Her real estate career has been marked by continuous growth and genuine dedication, with a focus on foreclosure and a strong desire to assist first-time homebuyers.

Gerald Mack

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Gerald Mack, a standout in the real estate realm, boasts unmatched versatility as an agent. With extensive professional training and a commitment to continuous learning, he has become adept at handling a diverse range of transactions. Homesnap recognized his hard work and diligence by awarding him the prestigious Top 5% award, and he is now proud to be one of the top real estate agents for 2022. Gerald's philosophy revolves around enabling everyone to achieve the opulent life they desire. Serving as the neighborhood real estate guru, he meticulously identifies optimal options for clients, seamlessly navigating everything from buying and selling to savvy investing. Gerald Mack is the key to unlocking real estate success.

Huazhi Hu

Huazhi Hu recognizes that the future of the market is online. Her online presence has paved the way for many people to find her and the company she founded, HHome Realty. Huazhi, who speaks Mandarin, is available to assist relocating families who are trying to find housing in the United States. As part of a team that sold over $20M+ in 2020, $60M+ in 2021, $82M in 2022 and over $60M+ in 2023, she possesses in-depth knowledge and experience in management and sales and is adept at successfully closing deals. Additionally, she started her own property management company, Zelen Co., in February 2022 alongside her partner Jackey Lee. Huazhi takes it upon herself to go the extra mile for every client she serves, including, but not limited to, doing social media marketing and whatever else that helps her clients get the best deal possible. In her free time, she enjoys dancing and spending time with her son.

Larry Tollen

My NC Homes

A stalwart presence in the Triangle real estate scene, Larry Tollen commands 32 years of industry expertise with a dedicated 18-year focus on Durham. Larry has been named one of the area's top agents and one of North Carolina's top 100 influential real estate professionals. He is known for his exceptional sales, production, and customer service, which have been recognized by various regional publications. Specializing in luxury estates, he adeptly employs diverse marketing techniques. Choosing Larry as their agent is an important first step for those navigating Durham's bustling real estate market. His extensive experience and unwavering commitment position Larry as a trusted guide in successfully maneuvering the intricacies of real estate transactions.

Kathryn Washburn

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

There is more to Kathryn Washburn's service than just a pretty box. She is forthright and truthful, with no secret goals other than to provide excellent, knowledge-based service. Kathryn is a top-rated agent with an exceptional rating, ensuring her ability to perform well and execute strategies effectively. She has assisted a lot of clients who are going through divorce to move on with their lives more easily. She has also assisted relocating families in finding the ideal residence for their way of life. Kathryn's track record is her most valuable trophy; no top agent award can compete with her market reputation.

Christina Valkanoff

Christina Valkanoff Realty Group

Christina Valkanoff is a leading real estate agent in Raleigh. For her work over the last 22 years, she has won numerous awards and accolades, and she has made a sizable contribution to the local real estate industry. In 2017 Christina was named Best Realtor in the Triangle by Midtown Magazine and Best Realtor in Cary Living Magazine. She is currently ranked #25 for residential real estate after closing 85 sales in the last 12 months on her own with the aid of her team. Christina was born and raised in a town just south of Raleigh and is a true advocate for her home.

Dusty Butler

Fonville Morisey Realty

Dusty Butler is a highly skilled real estate agent who brings a wealth of experience and success to the table. He is a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management, General & Accounting, leveraging his knowledge for specialized, data-driven solutions. With 26 years at Fonville Morisey Realty, he has consistently held the title of top listing agent for 22 years, showcasing his unmatched expertise. Whether selling a house, exploring investment properties, or assisting buyers, Dusty's individualized approach and commitment to excellence make him a dependable Realtor®. His hardworking, detail-oriented nature, coupled with extensive market analysis, ensures optimal outcomes in today's competitive real estate landscape.

Aaron Reel

Reel Realty

In the realm of real estate, Aaron Reel is a distinguished expert, weaving a compelling tapestry of achievements over his 8-year journey in the industry. His commitment to excellence is the cornerstone of his success, as evidenced by his Rising Star Award in 2015 and three consecutive Diamond Elite Awards in 2016–2018. As the Owner and Realtor® of Reel Realty, he channels his passion into tangible results, orchestrating transactions that totaled almost $15 million in 2020. With an active involvement in over 200 families' home buying and selling experiences, Aaron's professional prowess is matched only by his community-oriented approach and commitment to charitable acts, making him a standout figure in the real estate landscape.

Ryan Cassidy

Mallard Realty Group

Ryan Cassidy is a distinguished real estate agent in North Carolina, known for his thoroughness, subject-matter expertise, and fiercely competitive spirit. Heading Mallard Realty Group, he is renowned for delivering positive experiences with excellent customer service. As a licensed general contractor, he guides buyers in home analysis and helps sellers prep for the market, showcasing his multifaceted expertise. Ryan's proactive strategy, utilizing 3D tours, professional photos, and detailed floor plans, achieved a remarkable 'days on market' median of only 5 days for the initial four quarters of 2022. This surpasses the average Triangle area Realtor by 10 days, as per Triangle MLS data, showcasing his efficiency and success in the real estate market.

Susan Ungerleider

RED Collective

With over a decade of experience in both architecture and real estate, Susan Ungerleider is a seasoned professional in the industry. She leverages her expertise in both fields to offer clients well-informed decisions when it comes to buying or selling a property. Susan's exceptional attention to detail enables her to proactively anticipate her clients' needs, providing excellent service and working collaboratively with them throughout the entire process. She is the founder of the RED Collective, a team of dedicated professionals who provide top-notch service and expertise to their clients. Her unique perspective on sustainable design and construction practices is highly valued in the industry, further adding to her extensive knowledge and skill set.

Jeremy Cleveland

The Cleveland Realty Group

Jeremy Cleveland is the owner of Cleveland Realty Group, which is ranked in the top 1% of all Realtors® in North Carolina and the top 100 in Raleigh and surrounding areas. With 8 years of experience, he has personally facilitated over 400 home transactions. Under his leadership, his team provides comprehensive real estate services, including buying, selling, investing, and developing in the greater Raleigh and surrounding areas. Their aim is to ensure a smooth and stress-free move for their clients, utilizing their exceptional work ethic and knowledge of the local markets. Jeremy's dedication to providing top-notch real estate services has made him a leading professional in the industry.

Julian Jahoo

Team Jahoo Fonville Morisey Realty

Julian Jahoo is a highly experienced Realtor® who has spent over 18 years working in all aspects of residential real estate. His exceptional record is a testament to his unwavering commitment to service, dedication, and follow-through, with nearly 100% of his business coming from repeat or referral clients. Julian founded the Jahoo Team, which was recognized as the Company Wide New Homes Listing Team of the Year for two consecutive years in 2020-2021. He was also featured as a rising star in the 2016 Triangle Real Producers Magazine. Julian's expertise and professionalism make him an exceptional service provider in the real estate sector.
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One of North Carolina's safest places to live is Durham. The city is vibrant and locals are treated to frequent live performances. Known as the "City of Medicine," a large number of its over 294,000 residents are employed by healthcare organizations. Though the median home sales price is $433,700, the industry is quite competitive, with more people buying than selling. According to uphomes.com, the best neighborhoods are Old West Durham, Duke Park, and Trinity Park. Businesses are attracted to the area because the consumer market is continuing to expand, with Duke University enrolling about 15,000 new students each year. Any inquiries? These top-rated Realtors® can provide all the answers.

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