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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
apalumbo@advantagecb.com
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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 (32)

09/07/2017 - zuser20160209133532958

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Andrew sold my last house for me and got me way more money than any other realtor I talked to thought we could get. It was because he understand the value proposition that my old house offered. He brought in a team of workers to get the house ready to show and list it properly. He did such a great job that we got a full price offer on day 1. This was before the boom in Durham. From the moment we signed the rep agreement, everything went perfectly smoothly and I knew I was in the best hands.
All of this experience convinced me that I could never use another realtor. Then, for two years he chased every rainbow I pointed at, through budget changes and me figuring out what I actually wanted, with enthusiasm and sound advice. He then helped me through the process of being outbid 6 times in the madness that is currently the downtown Durham housing boom.
When we finally found a house we loved he expertly ushered us through the negotiating process, helping us find the best people to work with. He answers the phone, he was wise, patient and a true gentlemen. He surrounds himself with good people. I can't recommend him enough.


07/06/2017 - paolo bocci

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Andrew helped us immensely to purchase of our first home. We trusted him whenever we had to make important decisions and during tough calls. He was very respectful of our choices (and changes in mind) but was always there to offer his expert opinion on all aspect of the transaction.
Andrew was very responsive and always showed the houses we wanted even the same day. We ended up finding a great house and he was available to send an offer and negotiate on Easter Sunday!


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.


11/10/2016 - brandonandsarahbowser

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Andrew was absolutely terrific from the first moment we were connected to him up until even after we closed! This guy knows his stuff. We were first time home buyers, so we had endless questions. He helped us consider things that we didn't even know we should be considering. He has incredible experience in construction, so helped us look at windows/walls/doors/air conditioning/foundation at every home we viewed. He always responded right away to our emails and texts. We had multiple family members come to town before we closed, and he went out of his way to show the house to them even though it was the weekend. Andrew was extremely helpful and honest in telling us if a house was overpriced, if he thought we should offer a little more, etc. We would recommend him 100 times over to anyone buying a home, especially for first time buyers. We continued to go to him for help after we moved in for questions about our dishwasher and plumbing. He is kind and helpful, he made the buying process painless and fun!


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


07/03/2016 - balvirmithusingh

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Andrew is an expert of his field. He has local knowledge and market understanding. We are grateful to him to help and guide us in buying our very first home as beautiful as we imagined.
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06/30/2016 - user873176

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Andrew was amazing to work with - he walked us through his plan for selling our home step by step. He explained not only what he recommended but WHY it was important and what impact it would probably have on our goals in selling our home. His advice, guidance and marketing helped sell our home quickly and made the process as stress-free as possible. We highly recommend Andrew and My NC Homes to anyone looking to sell their home in the Triangle!


05/09/2016 - phogan87

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We worked with Andrew Palumbo to buy our home and we were thoroughly impressed. From the first time we met him, he was extremely easy to work with and really understood what we were looking for. Andrew was an expert on the area and the process in general, which was a great asset to us as it was our first home purchase. During our search, we were interested in houses that we could work on and improve over the next few years, and Andrew's knowledge of construction upgrades/repairs was a great help as he could give us an idea of what costs and work might be involved at each home. He was also very quick to answer all our questions and made time to show us houses as they came on the market. Overall, we cannot recommend Andrew enough. Working with him was absolutely wonderful and we plan to work with him again.


05/04/2016 - ErikaLewis6

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Andrew J. Palumbo was an amazing agent to work with. He was very knowledgeable about the area we bought a house in. He came with a great recommendation from a friend which it turn was a very great choice on our part to use him through the process. He always responded to us in a timely fashion and was all about business. No surgar coating things he gave us very useful and real information. He also has a good sense of humor that makes looking at houses fun. He's an amazing realtor and I would recommend him to anyone and use him again if we choose to buy another house one day.


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.


08/05/2015 - 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.


07/20/2015 - 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.


07/01/2015 - 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.


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.


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!


08/13/2014 - 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.


08/06/2014 - 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.


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!

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Property Address Details Price
2002 Peninsula Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278
4 Bed(s) | 5 Total Bath(s) | 4,064 SqFt$619,000
1015 Grassland Court
Hillsborough, NC 27278
4 Bed(s) | 4 Total Bath(s) | 3,434 SqFt$525,000
2833 Mcdowell Road
Durham, NC 27705
4 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 3,090 SqFt$475,000
600 Constitution Drive
Durham, NC 27705
5 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 2,636 SqFt$325,000
197 Centennial Court
Apex, NC 27523
Resd Zoning | 5.32 Acre(s)$318,000
336 Thornwood Lane
Youngsville, NC 27596
3 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,200 SqFt$174,900
106 Mossbark Lane
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
2 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,172 SqFt$170,000
1732 Netherfield Lane
Raleigh, NC 27610
2 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,087 SqFt$132,500

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