Central North Carolina includes a diverse blend of people, cultures, cuisines, employers, educators… and real estate. I’m expert in the latter. I represent buyers and sellers of luxury properties in Chapel Hill, Durham and the surrounding communities. I’m a preferred realtor for Duke Health’s Physician Diagnostic Clinic, so am expert in relocation issues.
On this website, I endeavor to provide you with information about the area’s favorite places, neighborhoods, schools, and real estate trends. You’ll also find helpful information to guide your home buying/selling experience.
Buying and selling a home requires making many important financial decisions, understanding complex issues and completing a lot of paperwork. It helps to have an expert in your corner. I look forward to helping you buy, sell or invest in one of the Triangle’s outstanding communities.
Dr. Joe & Lorie Davis
My wife and I were moving at short notice from over 500 miles away, and only had 2 days to find a home we liked. Chris was absolutely fantastic, helped us find the right home for us, and when we hit roadblocks beyond our control she made sure we got through them quickly. I could go on about all the things she did for us, and what a great realtor (and great person) she is, but the bottom line is this: We’re now living in our dream home, and we wouldn’t be if it weren’t for Chris.
Dr. Haywood Brown
A sincere thank you for your efforts in getting my property sold in such a short time after taking over this listing. You were so professional, responsive and attentive to making sure that the house was staged properly and that it would show well.
It has been such a pleasure to work with Chris. Her business style serves as an example inside and outside the real estate profession. At every turn, she responded fairly and truthfully, answering with respect for both the people and the process. She handled the details of the closing with expertise, no matter what challenge we faced in closing.
Chris created security for us in the process of selling our home, and we would place our trust in her over and over again. Her work ethic, openness to new ideas, creativity and insight exceeds any business professional I have ever met.
Doing business with Chris has been a true honor and a distinct pleasure.
Dr. T. Pidgeon
Chris was instrumental in helping us buy our first home. She is thoughtful, knowledgeable, available, and always had our best interests in mind. She is incredibly well-connected throughout the Triangle and set us up with the very best home inspectors, closing attorneys, structural engineers, etc. She is incredibly responsive and was always ready to answer a question or meet us for a showing. She would even play with our two-year-old daughter during showings so we could focus on looking at the home. In fact, our daughter still asks “where’s Chris?” from time-to-time as she had so much fun with her during our house search. We give Chris our highest recommendation for buyers looking for new homes in the Triangle.
Dr. Kunoor Jain Spangler
Chris is simply the best! She is thorough and knowledgeable and made us feel like we were part of her family from the start. We highly recommend her for anyone looking to buy in the Chapel Hill area!!
Dr. C. Costa
Chris made the experience of relocating from New England and buying our first home a breeze. We received notifications of new listings that met our criteria as soon as they were posted. Chris was patient with us during the decision making process. She knew exactly what professionals to get involved for settlement. She responds to emails off hours, even helped to prepare our closing documents while on vacation. She is a gem! Highly recommend.
Drs. Muhammad Abd-El-Barr and Mai ElMallah
Chris is an amazing real estate agent and person. She went well above the call of duty to make sure that our family got the house that fit us the best in all realms. She is patient, courteous and excellent at what she does. She even got the hot tub to work AFTER we had already closed, when many agents would have run the other way. We strongly recommend Chris without hesitation.
Chris is professional, personable and patient. She helped us identify that building a new home would best fit our needs, find a great lot and neighborhood and introduced us to an excellent builder. She is extremely knowledgeable about Chapel Hill neighborhoods and schools, and we highly recommend her! It was a real pleasure to work with her every step of the way.
Drs. Lola Fayanju and Ian MacMullen
We are so grateful to Chris for helping us buy our home. We were moving to Chapel Hill from Houston and only had a few days to find a home when we came out to visit a few months before we needed to start work. Chris took time out of a holiday with her family to meet us and drive us and our two young children around in search of a home. After we found the house we wanted, Chris guided us through the process of making an offer and negotiating the terms of sale. Notably, she did almost all of this on our behalf while we were out of state. Throughout the process, she was a shrewd negotiator, a well-informed advocate, and a true ally. Because we didn’t know the area, we relied on her to be our eyes and ears on the ground, and she did a phenomenal job. In addition to facilitating the purchase of our home, she helped us with various in-person tasks — such as dropping off school forms for our children — that we could not do because we were out of town. Furthermore, she seems to know everyone and everything about Chapel Hill and has been our go-to person for so many questions and tips as we have begun to set up our new home. Finally, she is warm, kind, and patient. She was great about working with our young children throughout the process, and our boys have come to love “Ms. Chris” as much as we do. We feel very fortunate to have had her on our side, and we love the home she helped us buy.
Dr. Kelly Machovec
Chris helped us purchase a home in Hillsborough. We already had an idea of what we wanted and had spent a great deal of time looking at properties online. Chris talked with us about our wishes and goals, then made sure we reviewed every property that may fit us. She went above and beyond, visiting and prescreening properties to so we would not waste our afternoons on homes that did not meet our needs. She was invaluable in helping coordinate our loan with the mortgage broker. Chris is honest, thoughtful, full of energy, very caring and fun to work with! Chris is an exceptional realtor, and made our home buying experience fantastic!
Shannon Klebe Page
Chris is friendly and personable, and was dedicated to helping us find the right home. She was also very honest, and had a good sense as to what would be best for our family. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone!
Dr. I. Vance
Chris was absolutely wonderful as our real estate agent. We were first time home buyers and she guided us through the whole process with great expertise and infinite patience. She was a phenomenal negotiator and we got a wonderful home at a great price. She was excellent at exploring our priorities with us, and she even charmed our often shy 2 year old who was always eager to go and look at houses. We really could not imagine having had a better experience with Chris — she was perfect!
Chris is fabulous! She knows the area, knows the housing market, and is incredibly thorough and professional. I had only a few days to find a house and she was able to quickly get the showings lined up, gave me a tour of the different neighborhoods, and helped me identify the perfect area and house for my family. If you’re moving to Durham/Chapel Hill, I highly recommend Chris.
Working with Chris throughout the process of finding our first home was an absolute pleasure. In addition to finding and showing us homes specified to our desires, Chris was always available to answer questions and provide guidance. Her professional and respectful manner made working with her a joy, and her experience and expertise were invaluable resources throughout the home buying process. Chris also went above and beyond in helping us get settled into our new home by connecting us with and coordinating services and making sure everything was seamlessly in place for the closing process. We are so happy to have had the opportunity to meet and work with Chris and would highly recommend her to any future home buyers.
Lou & Janet Shaheen
Chris is extremely attuned to her client’s personal needs. She is prompt, patient, honest and approachable. She has a great knowledge of the Triangle area, including schools and community events. Her follow through is wonderful. We recommend her services to all!
I can’t imagine how many people Chris has helped find their best home. She made us laugh, feel comfortable and so a part of the area before we even moved in. She’s the best, and it was such a good thing that we chose her to help us.
Dr. Alexandra Stefanovic
I consider myself very lucky to have Chris as my realtor. She was extremely knowledgeable, reliable and caring while helping me find a new home. She made sure the entire process was smooth and transparent. I am grateful she continues to be a valuable and supportive resource to me as I am getting settled in my new surroundings.
Jeff & Kim Rathmell
We were very happy with everything Chris did to help sell our home. We had moved out of state. She took care of everything, and made it easy!
Carole Lynn Moore Strickland
Chris went above-and-beyond what one would expect of a typical Real Estate agent. She showed genuine care for our family’s needs as we choose a home to grow into in the coming years. Upon our arrival at our new home, she was there making sure everything was in order, and she continues to help us even though we closed months ago! She is truly a person who stays with you through the home buying process every step of the way.
Dr. Camille Frazier-Mills
Finding an excellent realtor is like adopting a family member. Chris has truly been the best. She is extremely professional, kind, and insightful. She works well with all people and is a great advocate for her client. She helped us find our new home and also sold our former house. She made the process easy despite our challenging schedules.
Dr. Kathryn Crampton
Chris went above and beyond to help us find a new home in Chapel Hill. She was incredibly thorough, followed up on all leads/issues, and made our transition to the area successful. We could not have asked for a kinder, more competent realtor!
Dr. Stephanie Eucker
Chris is an amazing realtor! She really took the time to try to understand what we were looking for in a house and neighborhood, and to tailor her search to our interests. She understood we had very limited time, and made everything so much easier by doing much of the background research and legwork to make our house visits as productive as possible. She really seems to care about finding the right place for you.
Kurt Mueller, President, New Vista Development
I had the pleasure of working with Chris Knapp to acquire and sell a home in Southern Village. After the News & Observer did an article on my building process & company, Chris contacted me about an opportunity that she thought might suit me well. She assisted me and did most of the negotiating with not one, but four, different banks to acquire the property. After it had been brought up to our standards, she developed a wise and thoughtful business plan. Once it was listed for sale in its completed form, the property was under contract in two days. In my opinion as an experienced builder and developer, Chris did what she said she would do, when she said she would do it. She was proactive in what needed to be done, did not give up, got answers fast, and stayed away from pride & ego. I can’t recommend another realtor in this area more than her. She stands out from the pack. Thanks Chris.
Chris made our move a very convenient and easy process for us, both as buyers and sellers. She beautifully staged our home while we were at work. We came home to a new looking house! Chris routinely came to our home in the evening or to our place of employment to get signatures or just to go over paperwork with us. She patiently answered all of our questions and constantly assured us as we suffered two huge setbacks, one as a seller and one as a buyer. You will not find a more kind, more compassionate real estate agent. We have already recommended Chris to our friends.
Dr. Gary & Ashlie Schooler
Chris Knapp has been an absolute pleasure to work with. As a transplant family from the Northeast to Durham for work as a physician at Duke Medical Center, our family had restrictions on how much time we had to visit Durham for ‘house hunting’. This is the first major benefit Chris provided for us, as she worked very diligently to help us select a range of homes using her extensive knowledge of the area, commute times on highways, and local/national builders. When we were able to visit Durham she was incredibly hospitable and made us feel immediately like we were part of her family. As our home buying process progressed to purchasing, Chris was again fabulous. She worked tirelessly to make sure we were informed about every aspect of the purchasing process, and because we were not able to be present during the process she arranged and oversaw all the major components of the home purchasing process – even keeping in constant contact with our lender to ensure a smooth closing process. In short, without the amazing work of Chris Knapp, we would not be in the beautiful home we have today. Her wonderful personality, expertise with all aspects of the home buying process, and willingness to ‘go the extra mile’ are highly recommended!
Alex Raab & Kim Gowdy
Using Chris Knapp as our real estate agent was a fantastic experience. She has an amazing attention to detail, truly represents her client and understands the real estate market in the Triangle area. Chris and her insight helped us to be under contract with our house in minimal time and get the best price and buyer for our house. She will definitely go the extra mile for her clients.
John & Sharie Montgomery
Chris did a wonderful job marketing our Chapel Hill home. She invested her time, resources and talent to sell our home (quickly) and then used her knowledge of the market to make it possible for us to transition to the perfect neighborhood. She is very professional, and we enjoyed working with her throughout the entire process.
Drs. Pradeep Ramachandran & Maria Segovia
Our house hunting experience with Chris was great. We were relocating from another state, which complicated things. Chris managed the process in a way that felt very smooth and easy, and was always on top of things. After closing on our new home, she continued to be of great help, by providing information about local schools and activities. She clearly knows what she is doing and does it in an outstanding way!
Drs. John & Hilary Vaughn
When we moved from Ohio, we had very little knowledge of the area. We needed someone to do the legwork for us so we could make informed decisions long-distance. Chris did that for us and more. She made recommendations based on our list of requirements and found us a great home in a friendly neighborhood. She has continued to be helpful after closing with recommendations for goods and services here in Chapel Hill. Chris has been a great resource for our family during a big move. I’d recommend her for your next move!
Dr. TJ and Audrey Gann
I would highly recommend Chris – she is super awesome! In all aspects, she is very professional and extremely competent. Chris is thorough in her work, dependable and trustworthy. She goes the extra mile to make sure that everything goes smoothly and that we got the best possible price for our house.
Dr. Julius & Rhonda Wilder
It was an absolute blessing to have Chris as our realtor! After a short conversation, Chris presented us with a solution that fulfilled our very specific wish list for our dream home. Throughout the home building process, Chris stood up for our best interest to make sure that our finished home was everything we wanted. To help us sell our prior home, Chris advised us on the smartest upgrades to maximize our profit. Her expert staging and use of professional photography made our house stand out against the competition and was a key factor to get our home sold fast (with multiple offers) and above asking price. Chris continues to provide advice on vendors to complete the finishing touches as we settle into our dream home.
I would recommend Chris Knapp to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Triangle!
Chris is excellent. She is very professional and made us feel at ease right off the bat. She quickly figured out our needs and worked hard to find what might work for us. She remained positive and helpful through our experience with her. We would love to work with her again and will recommend her to friends and family. Thank you, Chris!