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Best Real Estate Agents in Durham

Why These Real Estate Agents?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored real estate agents on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best real estate agents in Durham, NC.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Amy Pomerantz

Realtor Amy Pomerantz leads the Amy Pomerantz Group at Keller Williams Realty and has over 30 years of experience. Her team is small but experienced and provides a high quality of service to clients throughout Durham, North Carolina, and the Triangle area. Amy focuses on residential real estate, working with buyers and sellers and is a certified relocation specialist. She believes her prior experience working as a teacher gives her the skills needed to thoroughly educate clients about real estate.

245 E NC Highway 54 Ste 101
Durham, NC 27713


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Andrew Palumbo

Andrew Palumbo is a Realtor and broker in charge at My NC Homes with Coldwell Banker Advantage in Durham, North Carolina. His real estate team has over 50 years of combined experience in the real estate industry and assists clients in buying and selling homes including first homes, retirement community homes, and investment properties. Mr. Palumbo also assists clients with home inspection reports, attending home inspections, and preparing their homes for sale.

1130 Weaver Dairy Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


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Bill Commander

Bill Commander is a Realtor at Spotlight Realty Inc., located in Durham, North Carolina. With his small team, he serves the Research Triangle area as a buyer's and listing agent for residential, single-family homes. He believes it's important to establish trust with clients and works patiently with first-time home buyers throughout the experience. Bill Commander uses paid social media advertising, premier listings, and strategic pricing to sell homes within days.

110 N Corcoran St
Durham, NC 27701


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Blake Townsend

Blake Townsend is a Realtor and the owner of Invested Realty in Durham, North Carolina. He and his team of consultants focus on residential buying and selling. Blake holds himself accountable to meeting timeline expectations and performance guarantees in order to maintain consistent results for each client, and he remains objective during negotiations to help clients make sound decisions. Invested Realty has a proven system in which every client achieves the best possible price, in the timeframe they want, with the least amount of stress!

3719 University Dr Ste B
Durham, NC 27707


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Charles & Christine Menear

Charles & Christine Menear comprise the Menear Realty Group of Keller Williams United Realty and have more than 16 years of experience serving clients in Durham, North Carolina, and the Research Triangle region. The couple relies on their extensive local knowledge to assist seniors, first-time home buyers, military veterans, and real estate investors to buy and sell commercial land and residential homes. Christine is also a short sale foreclosure resource, global property specialist, Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) and a Strategic Pricing Specialist.

101 Cosgrove Ave Ste 200
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


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Desiree Goldman

Desiree Goldman is a Realtor with RE/MAX serving the Durham Chapel Hill, North Carolina, metro area for over 20 years. She assists with the purchase and sale of primarily single-family residential property and vacant lots. She is an accredited buyer representative and certified luxury home marketing specialist. Ms. Goldman has a business background in consulting, which influences her approach to serving clients. Her long-time residency in Chapel Hill provides insight which she uses to better assist her clients.

1526 E Franklin St Ste 101
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


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Dolly Helbert

Dolly Helbert is the team lead and primary listing agent at The Helbert Team of RE/MAX in Cary, North Carolina, with more than 30 years of experience. She handles residential properties and believes in using staging and strategic pricing to sell homes for the highest price. Dolly sought out a diverse staff of specialists to form her team, striving to provide more services than a traditional agency while maintaining a high level of proficiency.

51 Kilmayne Dr Ste 100
Cary, NC 27511


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Dona Aguayo

Dona Aguayo is a Realtor and the founder of 919 Realty with Keller Williams Realty, and serves Durham, North Carolina, and surrounding areas. She is a certified residential specialist and represents both buyers and sellers, including first-time sellers, and relocation and move-up buyers. Dona is also experienced in handling real estate transactions involving short sales and foreclosures. She is dedicated to guiding clients toward the best financial decisions and has a strong relationship with local photography, renovation, and printing vendors.

245 E NC Highway 54 Ste 101
Durham, NC 27713


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Jennifer Patterson

Jennifer Patterson is a Realtor at Fonville Morisey Realty in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with more than a decade of experience serving clients in Chatham, Durham, Orange, and Wake counties. She is a buyer's and listing agent, and also works with investors. Jennifer's team of professional photographers and marketing specialists work to get sellers a high price by staging the home, installing a colorful sign, and creating custom marketing materials to promote to thousands of agents in the area.

1520 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


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Jodi Bakst

Jodi Bakst is the Realtor and owner of Real Estate Experts serving the Durham, North Carolina, area. She began her career in the real estate field over two decades ago. Focusing on the local real estate market in Chapel Hill, Durham, and surrounding communities, she specializes in residential properties, green building, digital marketing, and property management. Jodi holds many advanced certifications, including residential and luxury home marketing specialist, distressed property expert, and international property specialist.

501 Eastowne Dr Ste 140
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


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Lana Pierce

Lana Pierce is a Realtor at Fathom Realty in Raleigh, North Carolina, serving clients in Durham and surrounding areas. She represents buyers and sellers of residential homes, with experience acting as a dual-agent and handling first-time home buying and relocation. Lana takes a collaborative approach to real estate by providing up-to-date information, contractor and inspector recommendations, and honest feedback to clients so that they can choose their best options without stress.

11312 US 15 501 N Ste 107-128
Chapel Hill, NC 27517


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Lisa Ellis

Lisa Ellis is a Realtor and founder of Real Estate by Design in Durham, North Carolina. She has more than 22 years of real estate experience and focuses on country club communities in the Raleigh-Durham neighborhoods offering homeownership, investment, upsizing, and downsizing services. Ms. Ellis offers clients an individualized marketing plan that includes home staging, home redesign, professional photography, virtual tours, and custom websites. She also provides initial consultations that inform clients of the entire buying process.

5011 Southpark Dr
Durham, NC 27713


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Martha Newport

Martha Newport is a Realtor with over 15 years of experience helping clients in the Durham, North Carolina, metro area. Most of her deals concern residential property, and she is well versed in renovations and personal finance and has a corporate background. Ms. Newport is affiliated with Keller Williams and focuses primarily on consulting on pre-market listings, marketing properties, negotiating purchase prices, and consulting clients throughout the settlement process. Many of her listings involve renovations suggested by her to make the property more attractive to buyers.

101 Cosgrove Ave Ste 200
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


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Matt Perry

Matt Perry is a real estate broker and the owner of the Perry Group with Keller Williams Elite Realty, serving clients throughout the Durham, North Carolina, metro area since 2011. He markets single-family homes and vacant land and assists clients with home valuation, negotiation, and settlement. Mr. Perry's approach to serving clients is inspired by his past as a teacher, and he enjoys working with first-time home buyers. He has been a top 15 agent with Keller Williams from 2014-2018.

245 E NC Highway 54 Ste 101
Durham, NC 27713


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Melissa Schambs

Broker Melissa Schambs leads the Schambs Realty Group with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and serves clients in Cary, North Carolina, and surrounding areas. Melissa has worked in real estate for over 20 years and is an accredited buyer representative and top sales leader, handling luxury homes and properties for seniors. In 2018 and 2019, her team received the Diamond Award from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, which honors the top 1% of sales professionals in the network.

1400 Market Place
Morrisville, NC 27560


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Michele Burris

Michele Burris is the owner managing broker of Local Market Realty, and has represented buyers and sellers in Durham, Chapel Hill, and the Triangle area of North Carolina since 2001. She is certified in luxury home marketing and has experience assisting medical residents and physicians in the area. Michele also works with seniors, first-time buyers, and experienced homeowners, offering buyers data analysis and detailed reports to help them make sound decisions.

109 Conner Dr Ste 104
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


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Michele Marinelli

Realtor Michele Marinelli is the lead of the Front Door 54 Team and has worked at Fonville Morisey Realty in Durham, North Carolina, since 1989. She serves areas in Durham, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, and Raleigh. Michele is a certified residential specialist, representing sellers and buyers of condos, single-family homes, and investment properties. She has experience in handling foreclosures and in negotiating transactions concerning new construction and resales, move-up buying, and relocation.

1304 West North Carolina # 54
Durham, NC 27707


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Patricia Hampton

Patricia Hampton is a Realtor and the broker-in-charge at PattySellsNC in Durham, North Carolina, which is a part of Hampton & Company Real Estate. She works with home buyers, sellers, and investors in the Triangle area, utilizing her skills in market research analysis, certified pre-owned homes, negotiation, and video marketing to accomplish goals. Patricia enjoys assisting families with child-friendly staging and is familiar with top neighborhoods for elementary schools in the area.

5475 Lumley Rd Ste 101
Durham, NC 27703


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Trish Sweeney-Lowe

Trish Sweeney-Love is a Realtor and team leader at Triangle Top Choice Realty, a part of Coldwell Banker Real Estate in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She focuses on residential properties, assisting clients with buying and selling. Trish and her team excel at staging, marketing, and identifying investments needed to help sell homes quickly. She uses her previous experience as a teacher to guide and empathize with families through the financial, contractual, and emotional processes involved in relocation.

1600 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


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Yoana Nin

Yoana Nin is the broker in charge and founder of The Prosperous Agency located in Durham, North Carolina. She has been in the real estate industry since 2011 and uses innovative techniques to market properties targeted at buyers who are relocating from all over the world. Ms. Nin utilizes the latest technologies, market research, and business strategies to guide clients through the property search, financing, negotiation, and transaction processes. She is a certified international property specialist.

200 Littleford Ln
Cary, NC 27519


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