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Andrew Palumbo

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1130 Weaver Dairy Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 967-6363
(919) 451-7868
(919) 968-8509
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1130 Weaver Dairy Rd. , Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Experience - Integrity - Results

Andrew J. Palumbo

I was born and raised in the mountains of southern Vermont in the small ski resort town of Wilmington. My father grew up in the construction field in Connecticut and in the early 1970's he started a Real Estate Sales and Construction Company. I grew up longing to go with dad to the construction site. I particularly enjoyed the site work, riding in the excavators, dump trucks and log skidders. I was most excited when the operators would let me take a turn at the controls. Growing up in the mountains also fueled my passion for sports. As a teenager I lived on the soccer fields, golf courses, and on the ski slopes. In the winter months I skied six days a week and raced competitively throughout high school. Over the years the family business evolved with the times. We always focused on sales and construction but also added stints of time in the appraisal and mortgage businesses. I got me first Real Estate License in 1993 and my experience speaks for itself. Particularly my time spent as an appraiser and general contractor give me insights to the real estate market that a typical Real Estate agent does not have. I know what aspects of an area, or a home, can best drive demand. I have a hands on knowledge of the appraisal, mortgage, and underwriting process. I understand how homes are put together and can easily pick out quality and condition issues, good and bad. I will quickly walk you through a home inspection report, showing you what problems are big and what issues are not so important, plus I know how to best attack and needed repairs. I will make every effort to attend the entire home inspection with you which is not standard practice for most agents. I can also help you prepare your home for sale with ease. I can set you up with trusted contractors in the area along with designers and staging consultants to make sure you get top dollar for your home. In short, my experience, makes your buying or selling process much easier and much more profitable. Experience, Integrity, Results.

Local Knowledge: After too many long cold winters to count my wife and our two small children decided to relocate to Durham/Chapel Hill. I know what it is like to uproot your family and make a big move to an unfamiliar place. I understand how hard it is to decide on a new home in a new area and I do everything I can to make your relocation easier. We live in Durham and work in Chapel Hill and I know the areas inside and out. We have now called southwest Durham our home since early 2007 and could not be happier with the community we have chosen to raise our children. When we moved to Hope Valley Green in southwest Durham, one of the first neighbors we met welcomed us to the neighborhood said “this is a great place to live, the Triangle is kid heaven”, and he wasn't kidding. Both of my kids have thrived in the Durham Public School System, finishing elementary school at Hope Valley Elementary and now are currently enrolled at Githens Middle School. We have been actively involved in the school system and currently I am the Treasurer of the Githens Middle School Athletic Booster Club. We also spend a lot of time on both the Soccer and the Baseball fields. One of the things we first loved about Durham was hitting a Durham Bulls game, such a great time, even if you are not a huge baseball fan. As the kids got older they joined the Triangle United Soccer Club in Chapel Hill and they are getting ready to start their 5th season. I have volunteered for many years as a team manager and love to get to as many games as I can. My son spent several years with South Durham Little League and now plays Travel Baseball with a Durham based team. Being so involved in sports has allowed me to meet many diverse Triangle families, learn about the area, and get our family firmly planted in Durham. I'm also now an expert on the fastest route to any soccer field from the coast to the mountains!

In short, if you are looking to buy or sell in the Durham/Chapel Hill area I am well prepared to give you the expertise you need in all areas to complete a successful and rewarding real estate transaction.  

Specialties:  Country Property, Custom Home, Dream Home, Executive Home, Farm And Ranch, First Time Buyers, Green, Historic Home, Investment, Luxury Homes, New Construction, Residential, Retirement

What my clients are saying (62)

07/13/2017 - user9866087

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The My NC Homes Team did a great job helping us purchase our first home. They were flexible when it came to scheduling appointments and worked hard to make sure we could tour homes as soon as they came to market. The team members work well together and remained involved throughout the process.


03/27/2017 - zuser20161214063352241

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Larry helped me buy my first house on my own and then helped my husband and myself buy our first house together.

I wouldn't have used any other realtor. Larry's ridiculously responsive, genuinely attentive, has decades of experience under his belt and knows the ins and outs of houses. He's pragmatic, he works hard for you as a seller and as a buyer...and frankly, he's worth every penny.

It has been a pleasure to go through this experience twice with Larry and his team.


03/11/2017 - griffy edwards

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Larry was a great realtor to work with. He knew a tremendous amount about the area and was always just a phone call away. He was knowledgable about the entire process for first-time homebuyers like ourselves. Larry negotiated a good deal for us and even cut some of the closing costs.


02/01/2017 - atsirkdeer

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Andrew helped us find and purchase a new construction home in Chatham County. We are relatively new to the area and it was our first time purchasing new construction, so we were definitely feeling overwhelmed. Andrew was quite helpful in navigating the process and all of the twists and turns that come with new construction. His communication and responsiveness were excellent and he helped make the buying and building process a smooth one.

We were especially delighted to recently receive a extra copy of our settlement papers from his office just in time for tax time just in case those "documents may [have been] misplaced" during our move. What a nice touch!


11/28/2016 - ninabb6

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Andrew was an excellent fit for our home search!

To set the stage: We were pressed for time. We had to be out of our previous house very quickly, and our travel schedules cut that timeline down even more. That meant that we had to be incredibly aggressive with our home viewing schedule, and Andrew was absolutely up to the task! Not only was he swift, he was honest and helpful with all of the construction knowledge he brought to the table.

We've been in our new home for about four months now, and we keep feeling better and better about not only our purchase, but going with Andrew and My NC Homes.


08/31/2016 - Jordan & Francis Motta

Andrew helped us find a charming and solid home in Durham, and was exceptionally patient and available to us the entire way through. Our budget wasn't high, and the house we bought was pretty inexpensive, but we always felt like we were at the top of Andrew's priority list. He was willing to show us a lot of homes and tolerated our indecisiveness so well, asking questions to understand our needs and reservations, then thoughtfully sharing his opinion without being pushy at all. We were also impressed by how involved Larry was, even though Andrew was our main agent. As first time home buyers, we started out inexperienced, but through Andrew and Larry's guidance and expertise, ended the process with a real sense of confidence in what to look for when buying real estate. This is due in part to Andrew's previous work experience in construction and landscape, and we really benefited from that. Obviously, we would highly recommend Andrew and MyNCHomes

Home Buyers - November 2014

Jordan & Francis Motta


08/31/2016 - John and Mary Burbridge

We were prepared to move in early summer, During the late spring we contacted Larry Tollen and Andrew Palumbo. As a result of meeting with them, we were given a game plan for staging our house, pricing and timing. We followed their recommendations and five days after our house was listed, it was sold. To you prospective sellers, get in contact with Andrew and do what he says. You'll be very happy.

Sellers- July 2015

John and Mary Burbridge


08/31/2016 - Craig and Ginny Scmidth

After interviewing several realtors, with decided to work with Andrew and My NC Homes. We found him to be detail oriented, responsive, knowledgeable about the local market conditions, and easy to work with. All through the process, he stayed on top of all of the details and was very helpful in negotiations. We greatly appreciated his advice and would highly recommend him.

Sellers - July 2015

Craig and Ginny Scmidth


08/31/2016 - Michael and Paula Schneiderman

Andrew Palumbo and Larry Tollen have been wonderful to work with especially because they worked out many details of the transaction while we lived in another state. They both have complete knowledge about the finer points of real estate and go the extra mile in getting things done. We worked primarily with Andrew and his attitude is always calm,cheerful and efficient. He worked closely with his partner to insure that the deal went thru without any hitches. You will be fortunate to have Andrew on your side. A really nice guy and a great team.

Home Buyers - November 2014

Michael and Paula Schneiderman


08/31/2016 - Charles Noneman

I had a fantastic experience with Andrew! This was my first house purchase and Andrew was enormously helpful in explaining and guiding me through the process. Durham was extremely competitive when I was house hunting. Many houses were selling in less than a week and plenty were selling in less than two days. In spite of that, Andrew helped me find a house that I love.

Home Buyer - July 2015

Charles Noneman


08/31/2016 - Latoya Schultz and Brian Powell

We were first time home buyers that knew what we wanted. Andrew was great. He understood our needs and took all the steps need to accomplish the goal. He walked us through the process and made sure to check with us every step of the way to make sure we were comfortable before processing. He even meet us on a day off to get some paperwork. Thank you Andrew! We love our new home!

Home Buyers- September 2014

Latoya Schultz and Brian Powell


08/31/2016 - Jaime and Miranda Sanchez

Andrew is a fantastic Realtor. He is engaged and will ensure you see the houses that fit the needs you describe. His communication is outstanding with quick response times and detailed answers to your questions. If there are items that you might be missing he provides insight.

In our experience with Andrew and team we were delighted with the level of detail in the service. From Andrew's great work to his team's concierge service we could not be happier with the great work they do.

I would highly recommend working with Andrew and his team if you are in need of realty service

Home Buyers May 2015

Jaime and Miranda Sanchez


08/31/2016 - Wick and Kris Wickliffe

Wick and I can not thank you enough for your personal input resulting in the excellent above asking price signed contract on our house!!!! Just unbelievable that it was on the market for showing less than 24 hours and we have a signed contract ! I know Andrew has the highest value for your very astute and experienced advise, as do we...

I personally called Andrew to thank him since he has been indispensable in getting this miraculously quick and outstandingly priced contract for us from the very beginning, when getting contractors to the contract signing today !!! He has military diligence and valuable knowledge about every aspect of getting a house ready for market.. a true leader and go getter!!

Your team and company have honestly provided us with the highest level of service and integrity that we have ever received.... We look forward to your continued support as we move forward to a successful closing on May 26. It will be our pleasure to recommend your esteemed realty office and Andrew as well as you to anyone needing the BEST! We our sincere thanks.

Home Sellers April 2015

Wick and Kris Wickliffe


08/31/2016 - Meg and Patrick McElwee

If selling a house again, I would certainly want to work with Andrew again. We had a home out in the country that we expected to be on the market for 2 months or so (due to average time on market). Andrew's online strategy helped generate a large amount of traffic and we received the winning offer after just a week. Andrew helped us navigate the negotiations, even while at an out-of-state wedding on Easter weekend!

Andrew and the My NC Homes team are very organized, ready and able to help with the many tasks of getting a house market-ready, and his advice was always valuable.

Seller - August 2015

Meg and Patrick McElwee


08/31/2016 - Richard Newcome

We worked with Andrew Palumbo as our buyer's agent when looking for a home for our move from WV. He was always available on our schedule with our infrequent trips to NC to show us properties we selected. When we located a home that we had previously looked at but was not currently on the market, he contacted the owner for us and negotiated a fair price on our behalf. He also setup the inspections and attended them when we couldn't be there. He maintained frequent, timely correspondence with us at all times and arranged for a closing that we didn't have to attend. He offered us professional advice not only with our purchase, but also in relation to the sale of our home. I would recommend anyone considering property in the greater Durham area to strongly consider MyNCHomes as your realtor.

Home Buyer - August 2014

Richard Newcome


08/31/2016 - Joel and Nai-I Finney

It has only been 11 days since we closed, but it feels like so much longer. I want to thank you for your persistence and patience in guiding us to our home purchase. We appreciate all the effort you put into every showing, every rejected offer, and the final successful transaction – somewhat rocky though it was. There were several times when I wanted to do something foolish or futile, and you diplomatically brought me back on track, and I am grateful for that.

Homebuyers September 2015

Joel and Nai-I Finney


08/31/2016 - Nathan and Parul Goetz

MyNCHome’s Larry Tollen and Andrew Palumbo confidently and successfully guided us through the complexity that comes with the sale of an existing home and the building of another. With patience, professionalism, and, most importantly, serving steadfastly as our advocates during this process, they ensured that the sale of our house maximized the return in which we sought and the negotiations and building of our new home met all of our needs. Their combined knowledge of both the process, what to expect, communication with the builder, and recommendation of an ethical and reliable inspector set our minds at rest. They were tough when they needed to be as clearly demonstrated in their ability to ask the right questions of the builder which ensured that the job was done correctly and no detail was left out. We strongly recommend this team to anyone who is seriously considering a sale and then a build. As a family with a young child, the stress and uncertainty that such a project can bring can be daunting. Having the right team is everything and Larry and Andrew get it done. Period. Sellers 2015 / New Construction Buyers 2016

Nathan and Parul Goetz Sellers 2015 / Buyers 2016


07/10/2016 - HollyRollins01

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My husband and I recently worked with Larry to purchase our first home and we could not be more pleased with the outcome. Not only were we about to become first time homeowners, but also first time parents, so we were working against a budget and the countdown to the arrival of our son.

Larry has so much knowledge and understanding of the real estate market and as brand new shoppers this was so helpful to us. He was able to tell us things about a home we saw that we may not have noticed or thought to ask about and this helped us really see the whole picture and not just the price tag while we were out looking at homes.

Larry made himself available to us on the weekends so we could work within our work schedules and also made last minute changes to the lineup of homes we wanted to see if a house came on the market late the day before our scheduled outing.

In addition to being extremely knowledgeable, Larry was also a lot of fun to work with! We enjoyed our time with him and also felt comfortable and confident with any additional vendors he suggested (such as homeowners insurance agents, lenders etc.). We had hoped to be moved into our new home prior to our son joining our family and although we knew this was a tall order given the limited time we had (less than 4 months), with Larry's help we were moved into our home with time to spare.

Although we love our house, when/if we plan to move again we will definitely be giving Larry a call!


04/26/2016 - kheadman7

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Andrew and Larry are awesome. They worked with us through the entire process. They are extremely responsive and knowledgeable. They made useful suggestions and kept us informed through the entire project. They made my job so easy and relaxed. I would highly recommend them for any of your real estate needs. They are very professional and highly ethical. No hesitation with them.


04/19/2016 - nathaniel h goetz

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MyNCHome’s Larry Tollen and Andrew Palumbo confidently and successfully guided us through the complexity that comes with the sale of an existing home and the building of another. With patience, professionalism, and, most importantly, serving steadfastly as our advocates during this process, they ensured that the sale of our house maximized the return in which we sought and the negotiations and building of our new home met all of our needs. Their combined knowledge of both the process, what to expect, communication with the builder, and recommendation of an ethical and reliable inspector set our minds at rest. They were tough when they needed to be as clearly demonstrated in their ability to ask the right questions of the builder which ensured that the job was done correctly and no detail was left out. We strongly recommend this team to anyone who is seriously considering a sale and then a build. As a family with a young child, the stress and uncertainty that such a project can bring can be daunting. Having the right team is everything and Larry and Andrew get it done. Period.


12/31/2015 - scout84

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This was our first home purchase and Andrew was amazing. He took the time to explain the whole process to us up front and answer all of our questions. Once we put in an offer he was also on top of every detail, made sure that everything happened as it should, and kept everyone on the same page from the start of the process all the way to the end. He was always available whenever we needed him and made sure everything went smoothly. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in buying or selling a home in the area.


08/27/2015 - Tara

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Read the good things everything everyone else wrote. It's true. Larry is great at his job. He helped me buy my first home. I went through the process and bought this house on my own, so it was extra important for me to work with someone who was thorough, patient, and honest.


08/05/2015 - pmcelwee

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If selling a house again, I would certainly want to work with Andrew again. We had a home out in the country that we expected to be on the market for 2 months or so (due to average time on market). Andrew's online strategy helped generate a large amount of traffic and we received the winning offer after just a week. Andrew helped us navigate the negotiations, even while at an out-of-state wedding on Easter weekend!

Andrew is very organized, ready and able to help with the many tasks of getting a house market-ready, and his advice was always valuable.


07/21/2015 - eglowery

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Larry worked with us to both buy and sell our home. Both were great experiences, and we highly recommend Larry for either buying or selling your property. Larry worked with us tirelessly to find our home. He was patient with our requests, knowledgeable about the areas in which we were looking, and willing to offer advice on the home buying process that we felt was invaluable as first-time home buyers. With his combined experience in real estate and construction, we found we could count on Larry to recommend certain homebuilding materials over others based on maintenance costs and resale value. On the selling front, Larry worked with us to determine the sale price of our home based on the present market and was a true champion of its value. Again, he offered wise advice throughout the process and kept us on track towards a successful sale. Larry is direct and fair, qualities that we found refreshing and necessary while navigating the arduous processes of home buying and selling. Our only regret is that we moved out of the area and will not be able to work with him again to find our next home!


07/21/2015 - mmd2744

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My husband and I were comforted knowing that we were in such capable hands during our home building and buying process. Larry eloquently and effectively handled several mishaps on the part of the builder that occurred while our home was being built. Larry is an honest, dedicated realtor that shares his knowledge of critical aspects of the home and buying process with his buyers. He never pressured us to rush into any contract with him or the seller. We sincerely appreciate his expertise and highly recommend him to prospective buyers.


07/20/2015 - jjmarkow

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?My family recently relocated from New York City to Durham, NC, and Larry helped us throughout the process. I really can't recommend him highly enough. The experience was ideal and we are delighted with our new home. Larry combines a deep knowledge of the real estate environment down here (as well as home construction) with a strong sense of professionalism and integrity, as well as a robust network of resources for the home buyer and home owner. He quickly became our "go to" person for any questions we had related to our move, including referrals to a host of related services. We were particularly impressed with Larry's responsiveness. He very efficiently balanced a heavy load of clients during a busy season with our needs for information and questions about our house search. Larry is a calm and easygoing person, which was very reassuring during the occasionally stressful process of buying a home. His confidence and knowledge were always reassuring, and his proactive handling of the due diligence, legal, and financial aspects made everything that much easier for us. So, all in all, we will recommend Larry very highly to anyone who asks (and will likely take him up on his invitation to use him as a referral source for home services-related information!)?.


07/20/2015 - charles noneman

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I had a fantastic experience with Andrew! This was my first house purchase and Andrew was enormously helpful in explaining and guiding me through the process. Durham was extremely competitive when I was house hunting. Many houses were selling in less than a week and plenty were selling in less than two days. In spite of that, Andrew helped me find a house that I love.


07/20/2015 - smgifford0

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We couldn't have been more pleased with Larry as our realtor. As first time home buyers, he thoroughly explained the home buying process and was patient with our questions and inquires. We found him to be highly knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate and the local market. He also made the house tours fun and enjoyable.


07/01/2015 - craigschmith

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After interviewing several realtors, with decided to work with Andrew. We found him to be detail oriented, responsive, knowledgeable about the local market conditions, and easy to work with. All through the process, he stayed on top of all of the details and was very helpful in negotiations. We greatly appreciated his advice and would highly recommend him.


06/19/2015 - Matthew Spencer

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Larry was thoughtful and imaginative about what we were looking for, and often was able to anticipate both the limitations and the advantages of a space in relation to our vision. He has an eye for the possibilities of a space. He had from the outset a patient understanding that the search could take some time; we never felt the slightest pressure about time. He was flexible about scheduling. He is knowledgeable about building and repair: he can judge the life of a roof or an HVAC system or siding. He knows a lot about the way a house sits on a lot (he gave good notes on potential sources of flooding, the grading of the earth around the foundation, etc.). He is the king of email responsiveness: we always heard back from him within a few hours, often within a few minutes. He is very well connected and has helpful contact lists full of people who do not want to disappoint him (we used one of his recommended bankers, who very clearly works hard to remain high on Larry's list). I will recommend Larry to everyone I know and will call on him again the next time we're in the market.


06/10/2015 - Larrygoldberg

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Larry was recommended to us by my son & daughter-in-law after acting as a sellers agent for their home in Durham, and their buyer's agent in purchasing their new home. My wife and I were searching for a very specific set of requirements in a new home that would be an alternative to a very extensive addition to our existing house. He worked diligently and expertly to find the specifics we were looking for, and helped us through the purchase; he then proceeded to support us in the necessary renovation to prepare our old house for sale. In this he was invaluable, having a great deal of expertise in building and repairs. Once the renovation was complete, he was able to achieve his targeted price for our house, a price which that we had not thought possible, and which was a full 10% above the best appraisal we were able to receive. In fact the house was not on the market for more than a few days. While this is a reflection of the very strong demand at that time in Cary, his sense and reading of the market, and his timing of the process was impeccable. I highly recommend Larry.

Larry, thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review. I enjoyed working with you and Jillian and couldn't be happier with the way things worked out.


06/10/2015 - vetter alex

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Larry did a fantastic job assisting my wife and me with buying our first home! He was always very prompt in returning emails and answering questions. He was also a very effective negotiator when it came to ironing out the details of our transaction. We would absolutely use Larry again!


06/09/2015 - tedstank

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Larry is an ultimate professional who brings a discipline to the real estate selling/buying process. His negotiating skills and knowledge of the local "landscape" were invaluable and served to deliver a highly satisfying result. I strongly recommend him for both buying and selling a house in the area.


06/01/2015 - Valzv63

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I know Larry for a few years. He helped me to buy a house and he helped me to sell a house when I had to move out of the area because of the family situation. The first of all Larry is very personable and amazing to work with! His knowledge of the market around the area is exceptional.His responsiveness is top-notch, and I felt like he was totally and completely selfless to make sure the house was looked after since I had move to a new area before the house was sold. He did an excellent job, the house was sold within a day of being on the market.
I highly recommend Larry to everybody and especially to a new buyers.


05/20/2015 - mamberdoll

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If you want an agent who is straightforward, honest, knowledgeable, and a true advocate for his clients, then Larry is your man. The services he provided prior to listing all the way through closing were invaluable - if you are selling, he will provide a stager, have a professional come in to take measurements and draw an accurate floor plan, have professional pictures taken and virtual tour done, and a professional cleaner come in before closing. Larry is an absolute gem, and if he worked the Raleigh area I would choose him to be my buyer's agent.

Amber, Thank you for the kind words. it was a pleasure assisting you and I was thrilled with the way things worked out.


05/18/2015 - highfi13g

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Andrew is a fantastic Realtor. He is engaged and will ensure you see the houses that fit the needs you describe. His communication is outstanding with quick response times and detailed answers to your questions. If there are items that you might be missing he provides insight.

In our experience with Andrew and team we were delighted with the level of detail in the service. From Andrew's great work to his team's concierge service we could not be happier with the great work they do.

I would highly recommend working with Andrew and his team if you are in need of realty services.


04/23/2015 - user8800691

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My wife and I were referred to Larry by some friends of ours who purchased their first home with him. Even considering the glowing recommendation we got from them Larry and his team exceeded all our expectations. This was our first experience buying a house and throughout the entire process Larry did a great job of helping us feel educated and confident in our decisions and was not afraid to leverage his expertise and experience to challenge us to look at things from multiple perspectives. Everyone he referred us to from the inspector to the mortgage and legal teams was outstanding. Larry made us feel like we were the only client he was working with and helped us find the perfect home for us in a fraction of the time we expected to spend looking. Whether you are buying your first home like us or you've been through this before and know exactly what you want, I can't say enough to recommend him.

Corey and Sam, Thanks for taking the time to write and post such a nice review. I look forward to our getting together soon to play in the kitchen together. Larry


04/02/2015 - Anne Aylin

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I would never work with another Realtor. Larry is exceptionally knowledgeable and communicative throughout the process. When I thought I might have to pull out of the deal due to my current lease situation, he came up with such a great alternative that my lender was envious, saying, "I wish I had thought of that!" We closed on time with very few hiccups. You will not regret hiring Larry as your Realtor!


01/15/2015 - Jillian

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Larry is very easy to get along with and he understands what the client is looking for. He is extremely well versed in his profession and he makes the process a fully informed experience.


11/06/2014 - pdrjeff

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Before we even moved to Durham, my husband and I contacted Larry to help us find a house. After a quick conversation Larry ascertained our needs and desires and put together a list for us to peruse, and from that list we selected houses of interest. Once we arrived in town Larry took us on a multi-day tour to visit every house we wanted to see, and let us spend as much or as little time as we needed to get a feel for each home, while asking important questions along the way so he could further tailor the list to our needs. Larry put together a great list for us and helped us understand what matters in a house, and is excellent at inspecting properties for potential pitfalls, such as roof and HVAC age, siding, and mold. With his expert assistance we found a fantastic house in no time and he helped us close in record speed. Larry is knowledgeable and will give you no-nonsense advice in selecting a home, and he will steer you towards the wisest decision you can make while acknowledging your desires. He knows the Triangle very well, understood our commutes and social needs, and has recommended excellent restaurants to visit along the way. He also did a great job negotiating the price for us and works with very competent inspectors. We couldn't recommend him more highly and are very happy with our new home.

Ali and Logan, thanks for the lovely reviewed you posted regarding your experience working with me. I appreciate it. I enjoyed getting to know you and look forward to getting to cook a meal together. Larry


11/04/2014 - Bennett2338

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We first got to know Larry as our buyers agent in 2010. That process went smoothly, and Larry was very responsive over the years helping us find excellent contractors to work on our home when needed. Aware that we would be selling again in a few years, we also talked with him before doing improvements to make sure we weren't maxing out our home's potential value.

We recently had an unexpected relocation across the country and consulted Larry on whether to rent our house out through the fall/winter or sell it right away. We followed his advice to get it on the market as quickly as possible, which meant that he had to coordinate some things for us while we were gone. He had a yard crew come in and clean up the lot (we had been gone). When we decided we wanted to have the exterior painted at the last minute, he knew the guy to do the job (done affordably and within 2 days!). His photographer's marketing pictures were stunning. When Larry needs things done, he finds a way to get them done and knows exactly who can help. Most importantly, he knows the market extremely well and priced our house right on the money. We got three offers in the first two days and were closed in a little more than a month. His timing and efficiency with it all was impeccable. Throughout the whole process, we knew we were in good hands and couldn't have asked for a more experienced and knowledgable agent. All in all, selling was a very easy process, thanks to Larry's expertise and hard work. We would recommend him to anyone and in fact have recommended him to all of our friends looking into buying or selling.


11/03/2014 - user3239542

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Larry helped us find and buy our first home in Durham. He made the whole process of buying a house seem so easy. We never once were in the dark about what was going on and he made it a point to explain everything to us when we had questions. We couldn't have been happier with Larry.

A year and a half later, we had to sell our first home due to a relocation. Of course we went with Larry. Again, he did not disappoint. He had our house sold within three days for over our asking price. Larry really knows what he is doing.

After working with two pretty awful agents near Chicago to buy our new home, we realized how good we had it with Larry. Larry knows the real estate business inside and out. He is incredibly professional, always keeps you in the loop, and makes sure you are completely satisfied with his business. I wish I could hire him as our real estate agent every time.

JIm and Lindsey, Thank you for posting such a nice review. It was a pleasure helping you both when you bought and sold and if you ever find yourself back here in the Triangle, I hope you'll give me a call. Best of luck in your new jobs!


10/24/2014 - sara.mosher

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As first time home buyers with a limited budget, we were in need of a Realtor who would be patient and willing to explain the process to us, and Larry met our needs and exceeded our expectations. Working with Larry was a pleasure, and his reassurances and suggestions were immensely valuable throughout this process. During viewings, Larry would point out all manner of things (while we were walking around doing the emotional assessment, he was busy looking for potential financial pitfalls: "Guys, I'd like you to come look at this..." was a phrase we heard often). He was good with giving guesstimates of the ages of things like the roof and HVAC system, and educating us about things like "just house settling cracks" and "signaling distress cracks" in the foundation.
Because of Larry's experience doing market analysis, his evaluations about pricing were dead-on and realistic. He was patient with our emotional approach to home buying, but he also continued to point to the bottom line, and explained us whether or not the house was worth the price in the current market.
When we decided on a house, Larry took care of EVERYTHING! He organized the inspections to be done all on one day, and the inspectors he set us up with were courteous and thorough. When someone else (the sellers, for instance) were taking too long to respond, Larry was quick to write a short note "just checking in" to make sure that the process didn't drag on. We were kept up to date on each communication Larry had with every other person we dealt with.
I can't recommend him enough!


10/18/2014 - mpschneiderman0

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Larry Tollen has successfully been in the real estate business for more than two decades so he must be doing something right. We recently bought a home that he brokered for my wife and I. The transaction had been nothing less than exceptional. What made it exceptional was that we were purchasing the house while living in another state with few opportunities to be hands on.
We have owned several properties over the years and found the transaction process less than fun. Larry working extremely well with his excellent associate Andrew Palumbo has made our acquisition go extremely well. Larry absolutely knows real estate and communicates verbally and in writing clearly and understandably. He always has his client in mind and goes beyond what is usually required to make the transaction go smoothly as possible. We are glad we found him and you will be too.


09/19/2014 - toyaschultz

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As first time home buyers, Andrew was the perfect agent for us. His knowledge from his previous work in the construction business was a huge aid as we could literally walk into any home for sale and he would be able to point out the good, the bad and the inconsequential, or as he put it "problems with a big P or little P!" He was able to work with our schedule which included looking at houses on weekends or after work and he always took us to see the homes we were interested in. As soon as he learned our preferences, he was able to set us up with a automatic mail list that included all the relevant information that would help us decide if we wanted to see a home. He was never pushy and stressed to us the importance of a home that would leave us with rainy day money instead of trying to get us to dump all our savings into the most expensive home he could find and be done with us. In then end when we chose a home, he did a great job of negotiating, getting us closing cost assistance and extra money to help with repairs! He even helped us after we closed with finding contractors to help us with repairs. He continues to offer us advice and assistance and we could not ask for a more dedicated and knowledgeable agent! And would you believe, after all this, he even got us a house warming present!


08/24/2014 - JordanMotta

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Andrew helped us find a charming and solid home in Durham, and was exceptionally patient and available to us the entire way through. Our budget wasn't high, and the house we bought was pretty inexpensive, but we always felt like we were at the top of Andrew's priority list. He was willing to show us a lot of homes and tolerated our indecisiveness so well, asking questions to understand our needs and reservations, then thoughtfully sharing his opinion without being pushy at all. We were also impressed by how involved Larry was, even though Andrew was our main agent. As first time home buyers, we started out inexperienced, but through Andrew and Larry's guidance and expertise, ended the process with a real sense of confidence in what to look for when buying real estate. This is due in part to Andrew's previous work experience in construction and landscape, and we really benefitted from that. Obviously, we would highly recommend Andrew and Larry!


08/19/2014 - mbrandm

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Larry helped us buy a home in the Chapel Hill area. Our situation was unique in that we had specific requirements and we also were commuting to Chapel Hill from 450 miles away. Larry maximized the use of emails and telephone calls to make the long distance process much easier.
Furthermore, Larry's exceptional knowledge of home construction helped tremendously in that we were planning to perform major modifications to the home after our purchase.


08/13/2014 - zuser20140813172819113

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We were prepared to move in early summer, During the late spring we contacted Larry Tollen and Andrew Palumbo. As a result of meeting with them, we were given a game plan for staging our house, pricing and timing. We followed their recommendations and five days after our house was listed, it was sold. To you prospective sellers, get in contact with Andrew and do what he says. You'll be very happy.


08/13/2014 - richnewcome

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We worked with Andrew Palumbo as our buyer's agent when looking for a home for our move from WV. He was always available on our schedule with our infrequent trips to NC to show us properties we selected. When we located a home that we had previously looked at but was not currently on the market, he contacted the owner for us and negotiated a fair price on our behalf. He also setup the inspections and attended them when we couldn't be there. He maintained frequent, timely correspondence with us at all times and arranged for a closing that we didn't have to attend. He offered us professional advice not only with our purchase, but also in relation to the sale of our home. I would recommend anyone considering property in the greater Durham area to strongly consider NCHomesbyLarryT as your realtor.


08/12/2014 - spark513

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Andrew is a very responsive agent who showed a good understanding of the type of property we were looking for and always answered emails and calls quickly. He helped us understand aspects of the buying process that were confusing to us as first time buyers. He also had helpful knowledge about different neighborhoods that we explored in our search.


08/12/2014 - Bennett1238

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Larry Tollen was a great broker to work with! Although I did not purchase the home that I was interested in, Larry worked very diligently to get information for me regarding the home buying process and the home itself. It was very communicative and made sure I understood each step of the home buying process which was good for me since I am a first-time home buyer.


08/06/2014 - Lars

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Andrew helped me buy a new home in Durham and I couldn't be more satisfied. He was prompt, professional and willing to go the extra mile. Not only did I get a great house within my budget, but Andrew also helped me figure out long term plans for the property. I would definitely recommend Andrew to anyone looking to purchase a home.


07/30/2014 - sebanc

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Larry is an excellent agent. He was honest, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.


07/29/2014 - bethfloyd

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Larry Tollen is truly great at what he does. He provides a wealth of knowledge for both buyers & sellers in the real estate market. He listens to clients & guides them to their best options based on both their needs & wants, providing insight & clarity along the way. A true professional, Larry makes what is a daunting task seem relatively easy. I trust his opinions in the world of real estate & look forward to the opportunity of working with him again.


06/21/2014 - wmcmanes

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Larry is attentive and effective and extremely knowledgeable. he knows a great deal about the local market and that knowledge was put to the test on our transaction when the appraisal came in low-- it was Larry's experience and local knowledge that saved the day


05/25/2014 - zuser20140525155541999

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Larry has helped me buy and sell many homes over the years. Anyone can show a house and anyone can write an offer to purchase. But, where Larry is invaluable is in guiding both the buyer and the seller, and sometimes another novice realtor, through the due diligence process, keeping everyone focused and on track. He brings everyone back to focus on the most important parts of the process while steering them through the maze of emotions and things that can easily sidetrack a contractual agreement. While Larry is sensitive to the needs of both parties, he helps take the emotions out of the equation in order to finalize a deal and have both parties win. This, and this alone, is what makes it so necessary to have the services of a true professional, and Larry is stellar in his performance throughout the sometimes tangled web of real estate transactions. I often just sit back and let him run the show, confident that he has my best interest at heart, along with getting the deal closed! This is what makes Larry shine and this is why it is so important to have a true professional realtor, such as Larry, on your side during such an important decision. I am so happy to have had his experience and knowledge available to me on many occasions, and would highly recommend his services for great RESULTS!

Dr. Karen Bremer
Chapel Hill, NC


03/11/2014 - jen684

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As a first time homebuyer, I was pretty nervous about the whole process. Larry never pressured me to make any decisions; however, he worked more quickly than I could have asked for once I decided on a home. He is full of knowledge that extends farther than what I would expected with a broker. He gave me advice and held my hand through the whole process. I am extremely happy in my new home and have no regrets about any of the steps. Larry is a great guy, and I enjoyed working with him immensely.


02/22/2014 - aimeemeyer97

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Larry Tollen is unquestionably the best realtor we have ever dealt with. We live in Minnesota and about a year we started looking for condos in the Durham area. Our daughter and family live in Durham and she found Larry's website and we followed suit.
Within a few months we arranged an appointment with Larry. From our first meeting we concluded that he was truly a professional, and exhibited a willingness to "go the extra mile". He was always available to address whatever issues came our way, even long distance. We finally "fell in love" with a foreclosure in the area. Larry was very up front with us and educated us to the pros and cons of this type of transaction. He was with us every step of the way and always reflected our best interest. He worked extremely hard and generous with his time.
Larry is a personable,sensitive and exceptional realtor and we would highly recommend him . Thank you Larry !
Sincerely,

Bruce and Peggy Lodewyk


02/14/2014 - tmjohns7

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We are extremely pleased to have chosen Larry to help us buy our first home. We were a bit unsure at first about what exactly we wanted, but Larry was very accommodating and we soon found the perfect house for us. We appreciated that Larry did not hesitate to share his opinions about the houses we viewed. He seemed at all times to have our best interests in mind and wanted to make sure the house we bought is one we would be happy in for many years to come.
Once we found the house for us, Larry seemed to effortlessly guide us through to closing even though we were several states away. We felt very comfortable throughout the whole process and Larry has some great connections in the area that made thing go very smoothly.


02/04/2014 - aroush83

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We were first time home buyers that knew what we wanted. Andrew was great. He understood our needs and took all the steps need to accomplish the goal. He walked us through the process and made sure to check with us every step of the way to make sure we were comfortable before processing. He even meet us on a day off to get some paperwork. Thank you Andrew! We love our new home!


01/07/2014 - kelapure

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Larry,
Helped us sell our town home in Morrisville and buy a new home. I recommend him without reservation. He was an excellent source of support and his professional advice helped us through several tricky situations.


12/31/2013 - john j martin

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Larry is a gifted realtor. I have bought four houses in my lifetime, but I have never worked with a realtor who combines such a sharp an eye for value with such a thorough grasp of the buyer’s aspirations. In addition, in my most recent transaction, Larry went out of his way to make every single step as painless as possible. I am deeply appreciative, and recommend Larry to anyone seeking a realtor in the Triangle.

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2833 Mcdowell Road
Durham, NC 27705
4 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 3,090 SqFt $460,000
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Chapel Hill, NC 27516
3 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 2,000 SqFt $345,000
311 Damascus Church Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Zoning | 13.10 Acre(s)$325,000
105 Indian Beach Way
Louisburg, NC 27549
4 Bed(s) | 4 Total Bath(s) | 3,314 SqFt $325,000
100 Stratford Lakes Drive #255
Durham, NC 27713
3 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 1,603 SqFt $175,000

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