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Central North Carolina includes a diverse blend of people, cultures, cuisines, employers, educators… and real estate. We’re experts in the latter. We represent buyers, sellers and investors of properties in Chapel Hill, Pittsboro, Hillsborough, Durham and the surrounding communities. Chris is a preferred realtor for Duke Health’s Physician Diagnostic Clinic, so is expert in relocation issues. Kevin is an expert in real estate investment and offers property management services in support of his clients.
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 re...— Dr. T. Pidgeon
Chris assisted us in selling our house due to move. She immediately impressed us with how helpful she was in getting it ready to be on the market, her attention to detail, and her plan for how to roll it out with the biggest bang. Needless to say, our house was sold in less than 48hrs in a bidding war! After the house was under contract Chris was very efficient with communicating with the buyer's Realtor® and closing attorney. It was not a stressful process at all because of her help and expertise. She will work above and beyond for her clients, knows the market and how to efficiently sell a house. Other real estate agents pale in comparison to Chris!— Kym G.
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!— Buyer
Chris assisted me in the marketing and selling of this property. In my opinion as an experienced builder and developer, she did what she said she would do, was proactive in what needed to be done, did not give up, got answers fast when she did not have a credible answer and stayed away from pride and ego. I can't recommend another Realtor® in this area more than her. She stands out from the pack and the problems common in agents in this area. Thanks, Chris.— Kurt M.
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 with for settlement. She responds to emails during off-hours, even helped to prepare our closing documents while on vacation. She is a gem! Highly recommend.— Buyer
Kevin was very helpful in our home buying process. He was very accommodating in showing us houses at any time of the week and even in last-minute viewings. He was very quick to respond to questions via text messaging or phone calls. He also followed up with the sellers and sellers agent on questions. I would recommend Kevin to anyone in the future! Thank you, Kevin. Our home buying process went smooth as butter!— Buyer
We recently sold a townhome in Chapel Hill and Kevin was the Buyer's Agent. Every interaction we had with him was a positive one and he brought his knowledge and expertise to make the transaction smooth and simple. He was in constant communication with us during the entire process and we would definitely use him as an agent in the future. He knows the market well and will go above and beyond to get the job done.— Buyer & Seller
Kevin’s knowledge of the area and market as well as his contacts were instrumental in selling my home quickly and efficiently. I don’t live in the same town and he made the process seamless for me online, walking me through any questions and concerns. His responsiveness was amazing! I never had to wait for updates. He was very proactive on my behalf and was a joy to work with! Highly recommend!— Buyer & Seller
I have worked with Kevin now on two property purchases. I've been beyond impressed by Kevin's professionalism and attention to detail. Despite being a newer agent, Kevin brings years of professional business experience in the ways he helps his clients. He's incredibly quick to respond and I would highly recommend Kevin to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Raleigh/Chapel Hill area!— Adam K.
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.— Steve F.
Chris is wonderful. I have worked with her for over a year and half now through the process of buying new land, finding a builder, building my new home, and then selling my old home. Her attention to detail is without fault. She was my constant 'crusader' and helped keep me at ease throughout the process. I actually considered her my friend, not just my Realtor®. Thank you, Chris!— Diana
We purchased a townhome in Chapel Hill and spent most of the process out of town while we did so. Kevin did a fantastic job with arranging the contract, inspections, etc. We have purchased several homes in the past and this was by far the easiest process yet. He also has a robust understanding of the area and has contacts in case repairs are needed. I highly recommend him!— Todd C.
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.— Jennifer D.
Chris was extremely helpful and positive throughout the whole experience. She was always available, even though she lived and worked about 30 minutes away from us. She brought important papers to our home in the evening on multiple occasions. She staged our home beautifully and gave us tips on how to keep our home looking great for each show.— Seller
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. Camille F.
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!— Chelsea D.
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.— Dr. Alexandra S.
Extremely helpful and patient. I am a first-time homebuyer in a competitive market and Kevin did an excellent job. He is straightforward and will give you his honest opinion. I highly recommend Kevin Knapp. He is reliable, can help you navigate a difficult market, and has your best interest in mind.— Buyer
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.— Audrey G.
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!— Shannon K.